The Coolidge Weekly Newsletter
The Week of December 9
Brought to you by Sarah Marchant, Principal
The Week Ahead at Coolidge
Monday, December 9 (Day 6)
- 6:30 - 7:30: "How to Have the Talk" (about sex) presentation & discussion, Reading Public Library. For more information, click here or see the flyer below!
Tuesday, December 10 (Day 1)
- 2-D Art field trip (9:00 - 12:50)
- Early Release/ 1:00 Dismissal.
- SEPAC meeting (6:30 PM, RMHS Library) (more info below)
- Chipotle Fundraiser to benefit the Coolidge PTO (Walkers Brook Drive): 4:00 - 8:00. Bring this flyer with you (digitally or in person)!
Friday, December 13 (Day 4)
Looking Ahead... (Dates of Note)
- Acapella and chime choir performances @ local senior centers.
- Chipotle fundraiser to benefit the Coolidge Science Olympiad Team (4 - 8 PM, Walkers Brook Drive). Click on the flyer here for more information!
December 17: Team Voyager field trip to the Museum of Fine Arts (Groups 64 & 65)
December 18: Team Voyager field trip to the Museum of Fine Arts (Groups 63 & 66)
- Team Explorer field trip to the Museum of Fine Arts (Groups 61 & 62)
- 7th grade field trip: A Christmas Carol (North Shore Music Theater)
January 2: School resumes
January 8: Early Release (1:00 Dismissal)
January 17: Early Release (11:00 Dismissal)
January 17 - 19: Coolidge Musical
January 24: End of Term 2/ Semester 1
January 27: Start of Term 3/ Semester 2 (Day 1 of cycle)
January 29: Early Release (1:00 Dismissal)
Challenge Day Success and Thanks!
This day wouldn't have been possible without:
- A grant from Pegasus Springs, which we received this year to support social-emotional opportunities. This grant will cover the cost of Challenge Day, our upcoming speaker (February) Mykee Fowlin (both middle schools will have a presentation and there will also be a community presentation in the evening), and the cost of being official members of the ADL's Peer Leader program.
- Adult participants: Challenge Day itself requires a 4:1 student:adult ratio. So the participation of adults is critical in our ability to hold the day(s). This includes Coolidge staff members, parents, other school administration, RMHS staff (who start to get to know our students), and school resource officers. Special thanks to all of the adults who participated! And for those who may consider it for the future, please know we welcome you with open arms!
- One of our Challenge Days was supposed to be on Tuesday, but due to the cancellation of school due to snow, it was moved to Friday. These days normally take a LOT of planning in order to organize enough adults to participate and also to get substitutes/ coverage for those adults who are from our building. Moving the day had a huge impact on this organization. SO MANY staff members in our building stepped up to help to make the shift happen. Staff offered to participate in the day. Others offered to cover classes when they had a free block. Paraeducators taught classes. It was an amazing effort across the board, one that was made possible through the shared mentality that this is important! Special thanks for Ms. Karow, who put together the pieces of the coverage puzzle!
Holiday Concert: What an Amazing Night!
Festival of Trees: Coolidge Provides a "Breakfast Themed" tree!
SEPAC Meeting: December 10
The SEPAC's next business meeting is Tuesday, December 10th, at 7:00 p.m., in the RMHS library media center. A representative from the DESE (Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education) is scheduled to present about the new Tiered Focused Monitoring (TFM) parent information plan. There will also be time for public comment.
For a more detailed agenda, please click here:
To learn more about the SEPAC, please click here:
Coolidge Community Service
- Used-up Markers (for recycling)
- Pull tabs (from cans) for Shriner's.
- Plastic film recycling. Click here for what is accepted. We have collected 30 pounds of plastics so far!!
Parent Enrichment/ Learning Opportunities
"How to talk to your kids about sex" (December 9!)
The purpose of this information session is to give support to parents about how to talk to their kids about sex, what topics to cover at what age/developmental level and how to respond to common questions. We will also give tips and trick on when/where/how to have the talk with your child. We welcome parents of children of ALL ages to this talk, as information early on has proven to reduce risk-taking behaviors. This is presented by Lauren Sabella, our District Director of Behavioral Health.
Coolidge Spirit Wear: Show Your School Pride and Support the PTO!
Brienne Karow, Assistant Principal (x1302)
Marianna Zanni, Administrative Assistant (x1303)
Karen Mungenast, School Secretary (x1304)
Cindy Ventura, School Nurse (x1305)