National Summer School Initiative for AFCHES 3rd & 4th Grade Scholars

We know that this summer, with camps and activities likely closed, many families are wondering how their scholars will stay active and engaged. We also know that many families want to make sure that their scholars’ academic progress isn’t disrupted by school closures. Because of this, Achievement First has partnered with other school districts around the country to participate in the National Summer School Initiative.

The National Summer School Initiative is a remote summer school that focuses on exciting and engaging content for students. All lessons will be taught by Achievement First teachers. Lessons will focus on math problem-solving and ELA close reading, and students will have morning meeting or advisory along with classes in movement and enrichment (curated science, history, and arts content). The National Summer School Initiative is open to all students currently in grades 3 – 8 (rising 4th to 9th graders) who want to spend the summer growing their brains!

• The program runs for five weeks, from June 29 – July 31st
• Scholars will have class from approximately 10:00am – 2:30pm
• Scholars will have approximately 60 minutes of homework a day

This program is not specifically designed to be remedial, though it IS designed to effectively serve a wide range of students … from those struggling in ELA and math to those scoring advanced on state assessments.

Right now, we can’t 100% guarantee your child will have a spot, but we are going to work really, really hard to accommodate any scholar who wants to attend. The deadline to apply is 6/10.

How to sign up your AFCHES 3rd or 4th grader: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScdMbljlC7HcxuFXDl-xkRVWL2HY0F2vYEJKRt5nE-uoRzd2g/viewform

If you have questions about the program, feel free to reach out to your scholar’s teacher or the main office at crownheightselementary2@achievementfirst.org. Thank you for your continued partnership in helping your scholar grow!

Free Summer Learning for K-2nd Grade Scholars

We know that many of you are wondering how best to support your children’s learning this summer. We’re thrilled to share this opportunity!

Our partners at Springboard Collaborative and Teach For America have teamed up to offer free summer programming for a limited number of K-2nd grade students and their families. They’re offering a 4-week program that pairs families with tutors to help kids become stronger readers and to help families sharpen their teaching skills.

Over four weeks starting June 15, students and families will benefit from personalized phonics instruction; parent workshops; daily reading tips & reminders via text message; and access to e-books. Springboard even has a rewards program so families can earn a backpack and school supplies based on participation and time spent reading.

Learn more about the program, including dates and times, through the attached flyer.

Sign your family up using this link: http://tfaforms.com/4827706

Hurry! Slots are filling fast through a first come, first served basis.

Free Virtual Tutoring with EduMate NYC (Ages 6- 17+)

We are excited to offer free virtual tutoring from volunteer undergraduate and graduate students, through EduMate NYC for our K-4 scholars. This is an optional opportunity for any of our scholars. Via phone or zoom, these volunteers can provide scholars support with their current distance learning program or provide supplemental assignments on top of their current learning program. 

  1. Student & Family Signup (English)
  2. Student & Family Signup (Spanish)
  3. Student & Family Signup (Arabic)

For more information, visit:

AFCHES Updates 5.15

Academics: If you have any questions about your child’s academics, your first point of contact should be the teacher who will be working closely with your child over the next few weeks. They should have reached out already.
● Food: For any meal related concerns please reach out to crownheightselementary2@achievementfirst.org
● Technology: For any technology concerns please submit a ticket by using this link https://remotelearning.achievementfirst.org/tech
● Other Concerns or Questions: Please email crownheightselementary2@achievementfirst.org.

20-21 School Enrollment

Thank you for your interest in our school! We are still accepting applications for the 2020 – 21 school year. We’d love to have your family join ours.

Amazing things happen when potential meets opportunity.

That’s what we see inside our schools every day. Our students will be teachers, artists, business leaders, scientists and senators. They’ll be anything they dream of. It’s our job to help them get there.

WHAT WE DO:

  • We run high-quality, college-prep, K-12 public charter schools in New Haven, Bridgeport and Hartford, Connecticut; Brooklyn, New York; and Providence, Rhode Island.
  • All of our students learn to read by the end of kindergarten. Beyond our strong academics, we also offer drama, music, physical education, art, and more.
  • We welcome ALL students including students with disabilities and English language learners.
  • Our non-profit network of public schools accepts all students through blind lottery. There are never any admissions tests, interviews, or fees.

Click the link to start the application https://achievementfirst.schoolmint.net/welcomeback

AFCHES Digital Learning Overview

We are here for you and we want to hear from you! Please see below for important contact information:
● Academics: If you have any questions about your child’s academics, your first point of contact should be the teacher who will be working closely with your child over the next few weeks. They should have reached out already.
● Food: For any meal related concerns please reach out to crownheightselementary2@achievementfirst.org
● Technology: For any technology concerns please submit a ticket by using this link https://remotelearning.achievementfirst.org/tech
● Other Concerns or Questions: Please email crownheightselementary2@achievementfirst.org.