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ERHS Calendar - Week of 10/7/19

Dear ERHS Community,

 

I hope everyone had a positive first month of school and as the weather begins to cool off and fall is in the air, we continue our efforts to provide a positive school experience for all in our community. As everyone settles into the year, I want to make sure I share this reminder. We, the adults in the school, are here to support and help our students grow as they continue their education at ERHS. There will be times where students experience stress and academic challenges. It is the natural reality of growing up and moving through adolescence. We are in partnership with families in this work and we hope all understand some of the realities that exist, such as formal assessments being concentrated in a small period of time and the ebb and flow of the school year. 

 

With that said, we expect faculty to schedule no more than two major assessments in a school day, as they have a formal grade level planning calendar that ensures this is normal practice. It is also expected that homework assignments be posted publicly by the end of the school day (3:05pm) in order for students to prioritize their time, ideally, posted by the end of the class meeting period. I hope all in the community work collaboratively through the academic challenges that are faced, as students continue to grow and expand their skillset in preparation for assessments/major projects, across the disciplines, and use their in school time, such as study halls to complete school work, while at school. A reminder that teachers have a daily half hour of professional responsibilities time built into their schedule, other than Wednesdays and alternate Mondays, so students and families should reach out for a meeting, if needed. 

 

Last week, during the shortened week, we had our first evening of open houses. It was such a treat to hear from prospective families how much they enjoyed hearing about our school, and were particularly impressed with our ElRo Ambassadors! Thanks to all that volunteered. We will have two more tours, with the next one happening on Wednesday, 10/23. We thank everyone involved in sharing about our school. Please contact Layla A. or any member of the ElRo Ambassadors. Thank you also to all that represented us at the Borough Fair at Bayard Rustin Educational Complex this weekend. 

 

Welcome to our new School Leadership Team (SLT) student members, Samuel A. (10th), Veda F.(12th), Rohan S. (11th), who were selected last week by a subcommittee of the SLT. We look forward to their contributions as we continue to discuss important school related issues, including school environment, academics, school experience and the future of our admissions policy. Our next meeting is on Tuesday, 10/15.

 

A reminder that this week will commence with a Special Monday schedule, as the faculty will be meeting at the end of Monday to discuss how faculty/staff can further promote and ensure a safe environment for our students. All students will be dismissed at 2:20pm and are asked to quickly exit the building. 

 

See the first entry in this week’s ElRo Corner regarding National Coming Out Day, and our recognition of this important day, to raise awareness and support of the LGBTQ+ community and those that are closeted. Thanks to our school’s GSA for their continued work to help educate all in the ERHS community. Coincidentally, Friday 10/11 is also Eleanor Roosevelt’s birthday, who we all know contributed greatly to our country and world during her lifetime, recognized as “First Lady to the World”. We will formally honor her later in the fall semester, but with National Coming Out Day, Mrs. Roosevelt’s own sexuality is one that we should also recognize, as she lived in an era where staying closeted was normal. While we recognize this day, let’s also make sure we continue to consider the reality that intersectionality exists for many in our community and far beyond. We are in solidarity with our LGBTQ+ community and hope all will join in supporting this day this Friday.

 

As mentioned last week, we will honor Hispanic Heritage Month (9/15-10/15) with special announcements/activities during the week of 10/7 and we will have a special assembly for all grades on Tuesday, 10/15 during 3rd and 4th periods. See the second ElRo Corner entry by the Spanish Club for more information on how you can get involved. 

 

This week there will be no school on Wednesday, as schools in NYC are closed in recognition of Yom Kippur. We extend our best wishes to all members in the ERHS community observing Yom Kippur. As you gather to fast and pray with your families and friends next week, we hope the occasion provides you the opportunity to once again reflect on the past year and prepare for the year ahead with renewed purpose.

 

Please note that the official SAT/PSAT Day is now 3/4/20. It was originally posted as 3/25/20 in the summer mailing. Classes will not be held on 3/4/20 and 11th graders will take the SAT, while 10th graders will take the PSAT. We will plan for a special program for 12th and 9th graders for that day.


Late PSAL Sports Update - Congrats to the GIrls Cross Country Team, with two terrific results in this weekend's Mayor's Cup. Our Varsity Team finished in 3rd place and our Freshmen finished in 1st place! Congrats to the team and Coach Curran. 

 

Wishing everyone well in the coming week.

 

Sincerely,

 

Mr. Saliani

Principal

 

Seen around ElRo last week: Whether on the fields or in the classrooms there were big smiles for October, fall and even a little rain and shorter days. Happy October! Remember to share your week with us all by submitting your photographs. (instructions below)

 

Thank you to this week's featured photographers: Portia Y, Ellery B, Matthew C, Sreya C, Jenna S, Paulina Y, Charlotte L, Nolan B, Ellery B, Kaitlin K, Lily E, Lina A. and Mr. Curran.

 

Photograph submissions for the calendar

Click on this form (2019-20 form) and submit your image to the weekly school calendar. Please note all calendar submissions need to be horizontal images. All photographs must be taken during the current calendar week.

The deadline is Thursday midnight for the next week’s calendar. 

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ElRo Corner #1

 

Dear ERHS Community,

 

This Friday, October 11th, we are celebrating National Coming Out Day! For those who are unfamiliar with this day, here’s a short description.

 

Established in 1988, National Coming Out Day is a day of awareness about the LGBTQ+ community and the experiences of those who are still closeted. It is also a day for us to take time to consider the hardships others experience. Coming out is an important choice that greatly impacts the way people in our community live their lives. Though National Coming Out Day was established 31 years ago, the importance of this day has not diminished. While this day of recognition is very meaningful, coming out is a continuous process that all queer people must undertake. An LGBTQ+ community member has to choose whether or not they feel comfortable coming out to every new person they meet. This is a day of reflection and respect for those of us who are still in the closet.

 

On Friday, the GSA will be handing out ribbons to show support for National Coming Out Day.

 

We hope that all ERHS community members will wear a ribbon in solidarity with the LGBTQ+ community.

 

Thank you all for showing your support and happy National Coming Out Day!

 

Sincerely, 

 

ERHS GSA

 

ElRo Corner #2

 

Hello Students and Families! 

 

We are the Spanish Club and this month, from September 15th to October 15th, is Hispanic Heritage Month! To celebrate, we will be holding an assembly on October 15th where we will spread awareness about what the month represents for Hispanic people and its importance. There will be music, poetry, and other performances featured and it is going to be a great, enriching experience for the whole community. However, we need YOUR help! We would love to include more acts from different grades and different people. If you would like to be a part of this celebration, please reach out to Señor Molina (amolina@erhsnyc.net) and come to Spanish Club, Fridays after ninth in room 521! We hope to see you there! ¡Adiós! 

 

Lola A. and Spanish Club

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GENERAL ANNOUNCEMENTS

 

Internship with The Renovated Home

Are you interested in architecture, design, or project management?  Please see Ms. Bennett this week in Room 212 for information about an internship with The Renovated Home.  

 

The Renovated Home is a design and build firm that works in high-end residential projects all over NYC.  If you have any interest in the renovation or restoration of buildings, staging homes for photo shoots, or learning about the various trades necessary for renovation, this could be an amazing opportunity for you!

 

Apply for the CUE Teen Collective - Applications due September 28th at 4:00pm

The CUE Teen Collective is a free, year-long after school program designed for NYC high school students who are passionate about visual culture and interested in exploring careers in the fine arts. Participants meet on Wednesday afternoons from October through May to investigate the contemporary art world, develop professional skills, and produce artwork for a group exhibition in CUE’s gallery space. With behind-the-scenes access to the New York art world, the CTC demystifies career paths available to students, while inspiring them to develop their own personal artistic voices. During talks with artists and curators, trips to gallery and museum shows, visits to art fairs, and hands-on studio sessions, students will have the opportunity to ask questions of working arts professionals about their careers and practices, learning about various approaches to a sustainable and rewarding career in the arts.

 

Math Center: Any students interested in becoming a math peer tutor, please contact Ms. Witt (ewitt@erhsnyc.net) ASAP.  Tutors are needed for all Math subjects, before school and after school.  

The Math Center schedule is rather lenient; peer tutors can come anywhere from once a week to every day, before school and/or after school. Remember: participating in the Math Center can serve as community service!

 

BYOD School Wifi: You are welcome to bring online devices to school for schoolwork. These devices may be used in class ONLY at the discretion of the teacher. If you are not sure, please ask your teacher.

The erhs network will be open until the end of September. 

Use network: erhs

Password: see Ms. Mendlowitz, Mr. Molina, Mr. Anderson or Ms. Ettenheim to get the password

 

Making Strides Against Breast Cancer: On October 20th, ElRo will have a team in the annual Making Strides Against Breast Cancer walk in Central Park. This is a moving event and a great community service opportunity. To sign up, go to https://secure.acsevents.org/site/STR?fr_id=94431&pg=team&team_id=2462318 Any donation is helpful and anyone (students/families/friends) is welcome to come. Hope to see you there!

 

ERHS school grade email lists - Fill out this form, Parent/Guardian ERHS grade mailing lists  to be added to your ERHS grade parent/guardian email list. If you are already receiving the weekly calendar then you are on the list already.

 

Sign Up For The PTA Email List - Please click here and add your contact information to receive weekly email alerts and other communication from the ERHS PTA.  Sign up today to stay informed about upcoming events, guest speakers, and opportunities to connect with fellow parents.

 

WEB DESIGN - Are you interested in learning html, css and react.js for web design? Email or stop by and see Ms. Ettenheim in 518. We’re going to start a group this fall!

 


Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

Saturday

Sunday


10/7

10/8

10/9

10/10

10/11

10/12

10/13

Events

 

SPECIAL MONDAY


 

SCHOOL CLOSED 

Financial Aid Presentation (6pm)




Birthdays

Madelyn G.

Sara A.

Jake F.

Stephanie N.

Elena P.

 

Emmi K.

Alexandra G

Anthony D.

 

Grace W.

Alexander  H.

 

Justin G..

Robert S.

 

Aiden H.

Emma R.

 

Julia W..

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COLLEGE OFFICE

 

Link to Scoir: app.scoir.com

Link to the College Office Blog: www.elrocollegecounseling.blogspot.com

 

College Visits- Seniors sign up for college visits via Scoir. If the visit occurs during a class, they must get permission from the teacher in order to attend. If the visit occurs during study hall, they must check in with the teacher first and get a pass. Space permitting, younger students are welcome to attend any visit so long as they have a lunch or study hall, but they must email Ms. Kleiman at least 2 days in advance to RSVP. 

 

Week of October 7

 

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

8:10 am - Marymount Manhattan College

 

8:40 - George Washington University

 

9:24 am - Wheaton College (MA)

 

10:10 am - Skidmore College

 

1:00 pm - University of Waterloo

 

2:25 pm - Western New England University

12:00 pm - Drexel University

 

12:46 pm - University of Maryland, Baltimore County

 

1:33 pm - St. John’s College (MD)

No School

8:47 am - Buffalo State

 

9:34 am - University of Wisconsin, Madison

 

10:25 am - Smith College

 

1:33 pm - Pomona College

 

2:20 pm - University of Southern California

8:10 am - St. John’s University

 

9:34 am - Connecticut College

 

12:46 pm - Salem College

 

Week of October 14

 

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

No School

8:10 am - Bennington College

 

12:00 - CUNY Baruch

 

12:46 pm - Plymouth University

 

1:33 pm- Simmons University

8:10 am - Whitman College

 

9:32 am - Ohio Wesleyan University

 

10:18 am - University of Delaware

 

11:05 am - Hobart & William Smith Colleges

 

2:06 pm - Dartmouth College

 

2:52 pm - Dickinson college

8:10 am - University of Massachusetts, Amherst

 

11:12 am - Adelphi University

 

12:00 pm - Bowdoin College

 

12:46 pm - Indiana University

 

2:20 pm - Farmingdale State College

12:46 pm - American University

 

1:33 pm - Michigan State University

 

2:20 pm - Haverford College

 

3:05 pm - University of Vermont

 

Seniors

  • Keep Scoir list up to date, sign up for College visits to ElRo
  • Register for any final SAT/ACT testing
  • Invite your 2 teacher recommenders through Scoir and be sure your ‘applying’ list has your accurate earliest deadline posted
  • Sign up for Essay help from Ms. Taitz during lunch/study via the binder in the Guidance Office

 

Juniors

  • Review practice PSAT questions via Khan Academy and the distributed booklet

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EXTRA-CURRICULAR (Unless otherwise specified, meetings will begin the week of September 23th.)

 


Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

Before School 

Math Center

7:30 - 8 am

Ms. Witt

Room 315

Math Center

7:30 - 8 am

Ms. Witt

Room 315

Math Center

7:30 - 8 am

Ms. Witt

Room 315

Math Center

7:30 - 8 am

Ms. Witt

Room 315

Math Center

7:30 - 8 am

Ms. Witt

Room 315

During School 


Language Center

1st Period

Room 306

Mr. Cacioppo

Language Center

1st Period

Room 306

Mr. Cacioppo

Language Center

1st Period

Room 306

Mr. Cacioppo


After School

Percussion Club

Room 201

Mr. Anderson

 

Young Democrats

Room 306

Mr. Cacioppo

(Only on Mondays when there is no PL for staff)

Choir

Auditorium

Mr. Anderson

 

Creative Music Ensemble

Room 201

Mr. Anderson

 

Green Team

Room 322

Ms. Stalec

 

Table Tennis

Gym

Mr. Guttman

 

Equity Club

Room 521

Mr. Molina

 

Language Center 

Room 306

Mr. Cacioppo

Tech Club 

Room 518

Ms. Ettenheim

GSA

 Room 306

Mr. Cacioppo

 

Chamber Music Society

Room 201

Mr. Anderson

 

Yearbook

3:10- 4:00pm

Room 322

Ms. Duke

Ms. Stalec

 

Language Center

Room 323

Ms. Hinchy

 

Women in Science

Room 403

Ms. Corbett

Gaming Club Room 402

Ms. Shahid

 

Spanish Club

Room 521

Mr. Molina

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ATHLETICS

 

This is the area where you will come to check out the current results and recaps from the latest games. This is also the area where you will look to see when sports interest meetings are planned for the upcoming season.  Remember, if you will be trying out for a team, you will need a current medical form filled out by a doctor, and a parent consent form. You can pick up both forms in the PE Office on the 2nd floor.

 

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

Saturday

Sunday

10/7

10/8

10/9

10/10

10/11

10/12

10/13



Girls Cross Country @ Van Cortlandt Park

4:00 pm

 

Boys Varsity Soccer @ Randall’s Island Field 54

4:00 pm

 

Girls Varsity Tennis @ Williamsbridge Oval Tennis Courts

4:00 pm

Girls Varsity Soccer @ Randall’s Island Field 82

4:00 pm

Girls Varsity Tennis @ Williamsbridge Oval Tennis Courts

4:00 pm

 

Girls Varsity Volleyball @ Central Park East - Gym

5:30 pm


Girls Cross Country @ Van Cortlandt Park 

 

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LIBRARY & RESOURCE CENTER

 

The first Cartoon Caption Contest of the school year has been posted in the LRC and down in the lobby by the elevators. If you can’t think of a caption right off the bat, take a picture and mull it over. Remember, you can submit as many ideas as you like. Just don’t forget to include your full name on each one. The winner will be awarded a prize right before the Thanksgiving break. Ms. Mendlowitz & Mr. Cacioppo look forward to seeing your gems!

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COMMUNITY SERVICE & INTERNSHIPS

 

Ms. Mendlowitz’s hours for meetings regarding community service and internships are:

Thursday & Friday, period 7

 

Both the Community Service and Internship pages (Under “Activities” on the ERHS website) provide categorized links (dropdown menu) to a wide variety of opportunities for students seeking to fulfill their community service hours or who are interested in internships. Both pages also provide portals/directories of other community service (“Teen Life”) and internship opportunities (Chegg). Be sure to check the Latest Opportunities pages on both pages. Here’s the latest Community Service Opportunity:

  • Light The NIght Walk to Cure Leukemia & Lymphoma- Oct. 17, 2019
    Light The NIght Walk to Cure Leukemia & Lymphoma- Oct. 17, 2019
    This event is sponsored by the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. People walk a mile together to raise awareness and donate money towards a cure for leukemia. Participants carry yellow, red, or white lanterns that indicate why they are participating: as survivors, family members of someone with leukemia; or supporters. Check the website​​​​​​​ for more details.

    Participants will gather at South Street Seaport on Friday, October 17, 2019.
    ElRo's team will be led by your fellow student, Daisy Zheng (dzheng2020@erhsnyc.net). 

Click HERE to join the team and make a difference.

Remember, you are required to complete five hours of community service per marking period (20 hours per year). Your advisor will share the Service Learning Form with you, so you can documents your hours. The homepage answers other FAQs. 

 

Here’s the latest Internship Opportunity, and it’s a good one. However, the deadline for the Fall sesson is Oct. 2 (this coming Wednesday):

 

Tomorrow's Business Leaders- Deadline for Fall Registration: 10/7/19

"Tomorrow's Business Leaders  (TBL) is a volunteer-run non-profit organization that aims to introduce New York City high school students to business-related topics, ranging from basic finance to how to create a successful business plan. Since our inception in 2004, volunteers have taught weekly classes in various NYC-based high schools, reaching hundreds of students each year.

MISSION:

 

Tomorrow's Business Leaders exposes public high school students to the basic business and entrepreneurial skills for building successful careers. Driven young professionals from top firms who bring practical knowledge and experience straight into the classroom. Students gain real-world perspectives and direct access to inspiring role models."

The 16 week program is divided into two halves- 8 weeks from October to December and again 8 weeks from February to April.

 

1. There is no application process for students at the moment. Maximum number of students from your school is 4 , for this program. Advisors are free to choose any students, at their discretion, for this program provided that the students are very committed to attending all of those 16 weeks of class. Students are advised not to miss more than 2 classes or they will NOT be awarded their Certificate of Completion.

2. The class timing is 5 - 7 pm, every Tuesday and the location is - 277 Park Avenue, NY, NY (JP Morgan Building). Orientation day is on the 16 October.

3. The topics are: Resume Writing/Mock Interview Workshop, LinkedIn Workshop, How to build a Company, Personal Finance. 

 

STUDENTS MAY CONTACT THE CEO OF THE PROGRAM DIRECTLY:

 

Farnaaz Rehman

CEO, Tomorrow's Business Leaders

Phone: 917-589-9945

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MUSIC, THEATER, AND ART

 

For more opportunities go to www.erhsnyc.org and click on Activities>> Music, Theater, and Art>> Link

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MENU

Breakfast and Lunch are free of charge to all students

 

Lunch Daily Offerings:

Fresh fruit, PB&J, Cheese Sandwiches

 

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday




 

   School Closed

 

Teriyaki Chicken Dumplings

 

Vegetable Rice

 

Orange Ginger Carrots

 

Fresh New York Apples

 

New York Cookie Treat

 

!! Pizza !!

 

Margherita Pizza

 

Cold Chickpea Salad

 

UPCOMING EVENTS:  

 

Thurs 10/10 - Minimizing Costs for College - 6 pm - Auditorium - All are Welcome

Mon 10/14 - Columbus Day - School Closed

Tues 10/15 - Hispanic Heritage Month Assemblies (3rd & 4th) 

                     SLT Meeting (5:00 pm)

Wed 10/16 - PTA Meeting 

Sat 10/19 - PSAT (11th Grade) 

Mon 10/21 - Special Monday Schedule 

Weds 10/23 - Open Houses 4:30pm, 5:30pm, 6:30pm

Mon - Fri  10/28 - 11/1 - Spirit Week

Fri 11/1 - International Dinner