Coloma Intermediate

April 25, 2022

Lilia Trzebunia's, Mirrored House, was one of the winning artworks at the Box Factory last month. Lilia's ability to use line and shapes; while simultaneously incorporating warm and cool colors is absolutely amazing. Great Job, Lilia!

Multiplication Super Stars

Students at CIS are blazing through their multiplication facts and earning their Multiplication Super Star award. To earn their award, students should practice the Facts pages.

Jack Selvidge was one of the first students to memorize all math facts- addition, subtraction, multiplication to 12s, and division. Keep a look out for some more out of this world photos of our CIS Multiplication Super Stars this week.

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Secretary's Day

Wednesday, April 27th is Secretary's Day!

Mrs.Trail and Mrs Tucker, secretaries at Coloma Intermediate, are the smiling faces that greet us as we enter on a daily basis. Whether it is in person, email, or on the phone, their kindness and positivity radiates throughout the building and into the community. Laughter and smiles are regularly viewed in the main office. From helping a student after losing a tooth to listening to their recent projects, Mrs. Trail and Mrs. Tucker are always there for all of us. We appreciate their smiling faces at Coloma Intermediate.

4/28 Community Forum at HS

5/3 MSTEP ELA (4th & 5th Grade)

5/5 MSTEP MATH (4th & 5th Grade)

5/10 MSTEP SCIENCE (5th Grade)

5/11 Late Start


5/25 Late Start

5/25 Girls on the Run 5K at SWMC

5/30 No School

6/8 Half Day

6/9 Last Day of School (Half Day)

Field Trip Chaperones

The safety of all students is our number one priority. Therefore, all chaperones/volunteers must have a completed a background check. Background checks can be requested at this LINK. It can take up to seven days to get approved. All approved chaperones/volunteers will be issued a badge that can be picked up at the CIS office, prior to the event. The badge must be worn during the event.

Community Forum

Our new strategic plan incorporates improvements to our facilities and sites. Please attend the community forum on April 28 to discuss ideas and help us plan for the future of our schools. On this date, we will provide information on the current state of our facilities, as well as our needs. We will then break into small groups to discuss and share ideas. After the discussion, the small groups will share out with the entire group! Your input is vital! Please join us in the Coloma High School Auditorium at 6:00 PM.
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Local Resident Donates 72 Dictionaries to students, staff at CIS

Mr. Burswell, a local resident and member of the,

donated 72 dictionaries to our 4th graders.

Girls on the Run

Girls on the Run will run for 10 weeks beginning the week of March 21st. Practices will be held on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 3:30 - 5:00 pm at CIS. Girls on the Run will conclude with a community 5K at Southwest Michigan College on May 25, 2022.

Student Illness

Just a reminder to please keep your child home if they are exhibiting any of the following symptoms as laid out in our Return to Learn Plan.

● Fever (temp over 100.4) or feeling feverish/chills

● Cough

● Sore throat

● Runny or stuffy nose (congestion)

● Muscle or body aches

● Headaches

● Fatigue (tiredness)

● Vomiting and diarrhea

● Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing

● New loss of taste or smell

Second Step

Coloma Intermediate started the new digital Second Step SEL program this year! The new program offers a variety of videos, activities, and interactive components that are engaging and provide culturally relevant learning opportunities for classrooms. Our 4th and 5th grade students have completed the first two units of the new program: Growth Mindset & Goal-Setting and Emotion Management. The Growth Mindset & Goal-Setting unit discussed what it means to set a good goal, how to work through roadblocks, and also worked together towards a classroom goal. The Emotion Management unit explored how to rethink different situations, identify stress, and what they can do to help themselves through stressful situations. We have now begun the third unit, Empathy & Kindness, where students will learn how to have empathy for others by seeing things from their point of view, and how empathy and kindness are important elements of building and maintaining relationships.

Lory's Place

Our Lory’s Place grief group meets once a month, during school hours, to help students process the grief of losing a loved one. If you would like your student to be a part of the group, participation is free, but parent/guardian permission must be given.

Please contact Ms. Nimtz (CIS Social Worker) at if you have any questions. Additional info can be found on our school's website under the "School Life" tab.

Contact Information

Mrs. Winifred Staffen

Coloma Intermediate School Principal

District Special Education Director

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