East Harlem

Elementary School

A message from your Principal

Dear Fabulous EHES Families,

For over 13 years I have had the amazing opportunity to be a part of this school community, and I am so thankful for your partnership. Every day our students are doing so much more than just reading, writing, and math - they are learning how to engage in thoughtful discussions built on evidence, they are respectfully agreeing, disagreeing and adding on to someone else's thinking, and learning how to respond and react to difficult situations. Our students are asking difficult questions, engaging in courageous conversations, and advocating for their needs as learners and as young people. We are constantly learning from them, and I continue to be humbled to be their principal.

As we enter 2022, I am so excited for all that our children will accomplish in our school community.

In partnership,

Renee Canales

Contact Information

School Leaders/Main Office


first grade

  • Comets:

  1. Elaine Proscia - eproscia@wearedream.org

  2. Melissa Goldsmith - mgoldsmith@wearedream.org

  • Stars:

  1. Marshall Metcalf - mmetcalf@wearedream.org

  2. Ronaldo Rivas - rrivas@wearedream.org

  • Cometas:

  1. Elaine Proscia - eproscia@wearedream.org

  2. Melissa Goldsmith - mgoldsmith@wearedream.org

second grade

third grade

fourth grade

fifth grade


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Greetings families!

We hope you are having an amazing summer . We wanted to cordially invite you to our mandatory, in-person EH Elementary School Family Orientation!

Please see the details below:

What: EH Elementary School Family Orientation

When: Wednesday, August 17th

Time: 8:30AM and another at 5:00PM, you only have to attend ONE.

Where: School gym (1991 2nd Avenue), refreshments will be provided.

Why is it important: You will have the opportunity to meet our new Principal, Ms. Shanice Sanchez!

The orientation will be an overview of the elementary school experience, schedule, an update on our policies and more. Lastly, welcome to our new DREAM families!

  • If you haven't had your FAMILY/HOME VISIT scheduled please reply to this email.

  • Please see the EH August Family Calendar below and attached in this email.

  • If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact me at the information below. We are very excited to see you soon!


¡Saludos familias!

Esperamos que estén teniendo un verano increíble . Queríamos invitarlos cordialmente a nuestra Orientación Familiar de la Escuela Primaria, obligatoria y en persona.

Por favor vea los detalles a continuación:

Que: Orientación Familiar de la Escuela Primaria

Cuándo: Miércoles 17 de agosto

Hora: 8:30 AM y otro a las 5:00 PM, solo tiene que asistir a UNA sesión.

Dónde: Gimnasio de la escuela (1991 2da Avenida), se proporcionarán refrigerios.

Por qué es importante: ¡Va a tener la oportunidad de conocer a la nueva Directora, Shanice Sanchez!

La orientación será una descripción general de la experiencia de la escuela primaria, el horario, una actualización de nuestras políticas y más. Por último, ¡bienvenidas a nuestras nuevas familias de DREAM!

  • Si no ha programado su VISITA FAMILIAR, responda a este correo electrónico.

  • Consulte el Calendario Familiar de Agosto de EH a continuación y adjunto en este correo electrónico.

  • Si tiene alguna pregunta, no dude en ponerse en contacto conmigo en la información a continuación. ¡Estamos muy emocionados de verle pronto!


Family Engagement Manager- Elementary

Gerente de Involucramiento Familiar- Escuela Primaria


1991 Second Avenue New York, NY 10029


Health & Safety Updates

Below you will find a running list of all 2022 COVID cases in the DREAM EHES community. We will be keeping this section up-to-date in real time, allowing you to check this resource often and with confidence. Last updated June 27, 2022 at 8AM.

Newly reported positive cases for the week of:

6/24/22: 1

6/17/22: 3
6/10/22: 3

6/2/22: 3
5/20/22: 0
5/1/22: 0
4/1/22: 0
3/25/22: 0

3/19/22: 0
3/12/22: 1
2/14/22: 0
1/29/22: 0
1/22/22: 5
17/22: 4
1/8/22: 9

Classroom closures:
Week of 1/8/22: 1

Family Newsletters

You can find our current weekly newsletter below.

monthly calendar

EH August Calendar 2022-2023.pdf

Helpful Resources

EHES Recording.mp4

SY21-22 Family Orientation

2021-2022 DCS Network Family Handbook.pdf

2021-2022 Family Handbook

PK & K-12 School and Family Contracts_21-22.pdf

2021-2022 Family Contracts

EH ES Family Cafe- October 2021.pdf

EHES Family Cafe October 2021

_EH ES Family Cafe- November 2021.pdf

EHES Family Cafe November 2021

Thanksgiving Food Distribution

Family Support Guide.pdf

Family Support Guide

Update on P-EBT Benefits_ Actualización sobre los beneficios de P-EBT.pdf

Update on P-EBT Benefits


EHES Family Cafe January 2022

Sample Schedules by grade level

Copy of Grade Specific Schedules for Website.