Coleman Connection

Coleman Middle School Newsletter, 8/5/22

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DR. HERNANDEZ' WEEKLY VIDEO MESSAGE:

2022-2023 Coleman MS Theme:

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TEACHING & LEARNING:

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IMPORTANT INFORMATION:

SCHOOL HOURS AND ARRIVAL & DISMISSAL:

  • School hours are 9:15 AM to 4:00 PM.
  • Review Coleman MS procedures for arrival and dismissal on this LINK, including a video included for car riders).
  • Students will report to the cafeteria upon arrival if they will have breakfast, otherwise, they will go to homeroom.

Please be patient at car rider's lane. Other parents are trying to pick up their children too and 6th grade students and parents have to learn the process.

BREAKFAST AND LUNCH:

The School Nutrition Program will now transition to pre-pandemic operations. Meals are no longer available at no charge to all students.


· Breakfast

    • Free and Reduced-Price students will receive breakfast at no charge. Students with Full Pay eligibility will be charged $1.50

· Lunch

    • All students will be charged for lunch based on their current eligibility status (Free, Reduced, Full Pay). Meal Prices for lunch are as follows: Reduced - $.40 cents; Regular Lunch - $2.50


Use this LINK to review information regarding GCPS nutrition program and to have access to the Free and Reduced Lunch application

CHROMEBOOKS:

Parents, help your students by establishing a routine and place to charge their device every night!

LANYARDS:

Please remind your student to bring their lanyard and school ID to school every day. They use them when they leave their classroom with a hallway pass, breakfast and lunch!

BUSES:

Please be patient with buses during the first few days of school as students, parents, and bus drivers are getting used to their schedule. If a bus is running late, we will post the picture on the left on our Instagram, Facebook, and Tweeter.


For question, concerns, and dispatch services, call transportation: 770-513-6686

FOLLOW US ON SOCIAL MEDIA:

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MORNING HELP SESSIONS

Help sessions will start on Friday, August 19, 2022. More information coming soon...

MESSAGE FROM OUR PTA:

We hope your student has had a great first couple days of school! We loved meeting so many of you at Sixth Grade Parent Night and Meet Your Teacher Day!


PTA Memberships:

If you would like to join our PTA, please click on the following link to purchase a Coleman PTA Membership online: https://cmswildcats.memberhub.com/store. This link takes you to the Coleman Middle School PTA Store. Under store items, a parent or guardian will click on the link that says, "Parent/Guardian" ($10.00 is the listed price under the link.). Then, you will fill out the member type, name, email, and mobile phone number and add to cart to pay. This link is also available on the Coleman Facebook Page.


Spiritwear Order Deadline Extended:

We are extending the order deadline for Coleman Spiritwear to Friday, August 12, 2022. We are only selling the black t-shirt and the black hoodie seen in the below picture. Please click on this link to order spiritwear: Coleman Middle School Spirit Wear Order Form. Any orders received after August 12th will not be placed. Once the order is placed, your Spiritwear will be delivered within two weeks to your child’s Homeroom Teacher. We will do another Spiritwear Sale this winter.


Kroger and Publix cards:

If you use a Kroger or Publix card and already have the proceeds of your sale being sent directly back to Chattahoochee Elementary School or another home school, please notify Kroger or Publix to switch the school to your child’s new school of Coleman Middle School. Coleman PTA receives monthly checks from Kroger and Publix when our parents use their grocery cards. The more money we receive the more effectively we can support our teachers, parents, and students!


If you have any questions or concerns about anything, please email us at colemanwildcatspta@gmail.com.

See you soon!

Your Coleman PTA

2022-2023 SCHOOL YEAR CALENDAR (MULTIPLE LANGUAGES):

Use this LINK to access the GCPS 2022-2023 school year calendar.

HOW TO STAY CONNECTED WITH COLEMAN MIDDLE SCHOOL IN 2022-2023?:

Use this quick access LINK showing you the different ways you can get information about your student, our school, and our district.

GCPS NEWS:

FOR DISTRICT INFORMATION, VISIT THE GCPS WEBSITE

CURRENT GCPS COVID-19 GUIDELINES:

For current information about COVID-19, please use this LINK to visit the GCPS COVID-19 Information.

ANNOUNCEMENTS:

ARE YOU INTERESTED IN HAVING YOUR OWN RESERVED PARKING SPOT FOR DISMISSAL WHILE HELPING THE SCHOOL?

  • First come first serve, 6 spaces
  • Located on the side parking lot (Across Parson's Alley)
  • Cost $600
  • Money goes back to our STEAM program!
  • Contact our bookkeeper Monique.Young@gcpsk12.org

INTERESTED IN BECOMING A COLEMAN MS BUSINESS PARTNER FOR THE 2022-2023 SCHOOL YEAR?

Review the different business partner levels on this LINK. Contact Dr. Hernandez if you are interested at gypsy.hernandez@gcpsk12.org


Thank you to our 2021- 2022 business partners for your support!

RECOGNITIONS:

BASEBALL PODCAST BY A COLEMAN MS STUDENT:

Do you like Baseball? You can listen to Grayson Scheinbaum on Baseball Podcasts Are Fun, available on Spotify and his YouTube channel of the same name!

SPECTACULAR SCIENCE PODCAST BY A COLEMAN MS STUDENT:

Are you interested in Science? You can listen to Akshay Jayaraman on Spectacular Science or visit his website: www.spectacularsci.com

* About Your Principal:

Hello Coleman Middle School Parent or Guardian,


If you would like to learn more about how my personal and professional background connect to Coleman Middle School, and you did not have the opportunity to meet me during my transition on December 2021, please feel free to click the link below to watch my introduction message.


English:

https://vimeo.com/728568833


Spanish:

https://vimeo.com/728568860


At your service,

Dr. Hernandez.

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Coleman Middle School, GCPS

Gwinnett's flagship STEAM school & GA Department of Education STEAM-certified school

Principal: Dr. Gypsy Hernandez



Summer School Hours: 7:30 AM - 3:30 PM

Regular School Hours: 9:15 AM - 4:00 PM