Coleman Middle School Newsletter, 5/19/2023
DR. HERNANDEZ' WEEKLY VIDEO MESSAGE:
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👉Student/Parent handbook & school reminders posted at the bottom of the newsletter!
2022-2023 COLEMAN MS THEME:
We will be announcing our 2023-2024 theme next Friday, on the last edition of this year's Coleman Connection!
NEXT WEEK IS THE LAST WEEK OF SCHOOL:
MONDAY, 5/22 @ 6 PM: 8TH GRADE END OF THE YEAR AWARDS
TUESDAY, MAY 23 @ 10 AM: Q4 PBL SHOWCASE
The students, faculty and staff of Coleman Middle School are so excited to be able to host our final community showcase of the 2022-2023 school year! We believe input from our stakeholders is an integral part of "The Coleman Experience" for our students. We will host a showcase fair for all grades on Tuesday, May 23, 2023, from 10 am - 11 am. We hope you will be able to attend and provide feedback to the students and their projects. I have included the grade level driving question along with locations. Feel free to invite any of your colleagues, family, and friends. Please follow the link below to sign-up for the showcase prior to attending on May 23.
8th Grade Driving Question:
How can we as beverage entrepreneurs, develop and market a unique drink for a target demographic?
Location: Bus Lanes in front of the school
7th Grade Driving Question:
How can we protect the balance of Georgia's ecosystem from invasive species?
Location: 7th grade hallways and classrooms
6th Grade Driving Question:
What innovative product will people of the future need to live in space?
Location: 6th grade hallways and classrooms
WEDNESDAY 5/24: FIELD DAY (LAST DAY OF SCHOOL)
Students must earn participation by:
- Remaining in good standing for behavior, from Monday 5/8 to Tuesday 5/23. Please encourage your student to follow classroom, school, and bus expectations so they can enjoy a fun day full of activities with their peers and teachers!
- Returning their Chromebook on 5/23 or paying standing fees.
Remind your student that misbehaving during field day will result on the student being removed from field day and escorted to the detention room. The code of conduct remains active until dismissal on the last day of school and therefore, consequences may be applied to the beginning of next school year.
Students will rotate through several stations that day:
- Field Day Station
- Fun Game Station
- Yearbook Signing at Duluth Town Green (Yearbooks or journals)
- Movie and Classroom Activities (Disney PG movie, "Raya and The Last Dragon". If you would like your student to opt out, please contact the homeroom teacher)
- Tennis shoes are a MUST for students to participate in games. Due to safety concerns, students should not take their shoes off.
- Students must wear regular and appropriate school clothing.
- Sunscreen is recommended.
- Students are encouraged to wear a shirt that matches their homeroom’s color.
Bags and Cell Phones:
- Students should keep their bookbags at home, but they can bring a small purse or string bag for their personal items and cell phones.
- Cell phones must be turned off and put away.
Water and Concessions:
- Students will have access to water at no cost.
- Snacks, drinks, and ice cream can be purchased at $2. (The proceeds will be used, as usual, for walk-n-talks, but also for our new student store, coming next year as part of the Positive Behavior Interventions & Supports (PBIS) program!
- We will follow regular procedures for dismissal.
If you have any questions or concerns, or need assistance, please contact your student's Assistant Principal in advance.
IMPORTANT SCHOOL INFORMATION:
LOOKING AHEAD: 2023-2024 CALENDAR
Students who are not meeting promotion criteria and did not participate in our Academic Assistance Program, may have to attend Summer School. Invites have been sent via email.
Please contact your grade level Assistant Principal if you have any questions either about promotion or summer school:
6th Grade: Dr. Tookes- email@example.com
7th Grade: Ms. Booth- firstname.lastname@example.org
8th Grade: Ms. Larkin- email@example.com
8TH GRADE PARENT INFORMATION ABOUT CARNEGIE UNITS:
As your 8th grade teachers have shared this year, Carnegie units of credit may be awarded to 8th grade students for approved high school level courses. 8th graders taking Physical Science, Algebra, Accelerated Algebra, Spanish at Coleman MS have this option.
Parents are required to sign the Carnegie Unit Credit Decision at the end of the school year
indicating whether the credit earned in math for the course(s) taken will be for middle school credit or as a Carnegie unit towards high school graduation. All other courses will receive Carnegie credit unless otherwise specified by the parent on the form. Courses that earn a high school Carnegie credit in middle school will not be used in the grade point average (GPA) calculation for high school. They are reported with a P, instead of a numerical grade.
Use this LINK to access the directions to accept Carnegie credit for high school courses on Parent Vue and please contact our 8th grade administrator, Ms. Larkin, at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions.
8TH GRADE SOCIAL PICTURES:
Attention 8th Grade Families: Please enjoy the photos from the 8th Grade Dance by clicking on the below link:
END OF THE YEAR MESSAGE FROM THE CLINIC:
The clinic will remain open on the 25th and 26th of May for you to pick up medications brought to the clinic during the school year.
Clinic hours during these two days will be 8AM to 4PM.
Gwinnett County Public School Procedure P.JBA states that a current Georgia certificate of immunization, form 3231, must be submitted to school otherwise your student must be excluded from attendance. All students are required to receive one dose of Tdap and one dose of MCV4 vaccines before starting 7th grade.
If you are not sure if your student is up to date with his/her vaccines, please contact your health care provider, or you can call the school clinic at 678-407-7410.
Angeles Stamm, BSN, RN, CPN
Coleman Middle School / Clinic Worker
Phone # 678-407-7410
Fax # 678-407-7436
"Health is like money, we never have a true idea of its value until we lose
it." - Josh Billings
Attention Rising 6th, 7th, and 8th Grade Families: Order your School Supply Kits for Next School Year by JULY 17TH:
The Coleman PTA is partnering with a School Supply Company called "My Easy School Supply" to offer school supply kits containing the requested brands, colors, and quantities of supplies as specified by your Coleman teachers. Just simply scan the below QR code on the digital flyer or click on the following link . Enter your school's zip code and select the school. Your order will be delivered directly to your school. Purchasing these school supply kits is completely OPTIONAL, but it may save you the hassle of shopping for each item individually. These kits are made with high quality supplies from well known brands and are available at discounted prices. The order deadline is July 17th.
If you have any questions, please feel free to email us at email@example.com.
Thank you Administrators, Teachers, Support Staff, Parents, Family Members, and Students for supporting our Coleman PTA through your donations and volunteer time! YOU ALL are the reason for our success in supporting all the needs of Coleman Middle School. Congratulations to our 8th Graders on completing Middle School! We look forward to seeing all of our Rising 6th, 7th, and 8th Graders at "Meet Your Teacher Day" at the beginning of the new school year! Have an amazing summer full of fun and relaxation!
Your Coleman PTA
PROJECT PIPELINE ARCHITECTURE CAMP INFORMATION:
Project Pipeline Architecture Camp, a national program established by the National Organization of Minority Architects (NOMA), introduces middle to high school students to a talented group of architecture and design professionals. The students have the opportunity to learn, collaborate, and develop design solutions to community-focused issues throughout a three-day hands-on activity that builds creativity and design innovation. Pipeline students are asked to think creatively about the spaces around them and are given the opportunity to investigate how they can best influence those spaces. Each day consists of various hands-on activities and learning sessions designed to encourage students to synthesize and interpret new information as they design a new building for their city to engage with. By the end of camp, Pipeline students have created the building that would fit within their city blocks for a better city and designed a community that reflects their academic, cultural, and design interests!
Registration Includes: all program supplies, as well as light breakfast, lunch, and snacks.
As we are heading into summer 2023, we wanted to reach out to the prospective Project Pipeline Campers and extend a personal invitation to attend this year's summer camp. This year’s Project Pipeline will be hosted by NOMATLANTA in-person!
The program this year will be hosted at the Georgia Institute of Technology College of Design on July 26th -July 28th, 2023. More information to be shared!
Program Sessions are from 10:00am -12:00pm EST and 1:00pm-3:00pm. Check-in from 9:30am-10:00am! Student Registration is open now! Registration fee $35 If interested in joining us this summer, please use the link to register:
In addition to registration, a required student participation release form must be signed and returned via email to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Greetings Wildcat Family!
On May 13th, Duluth High School will be holding its annual Wildcat 5k! We encourage you all to join us for a fun morning of community and fellowship. All proceeds go towards supporting Duluth High School Athletics. We’re hoping to continue growing this event bigger and bigger each year, so please consider signing up and even bring a friend or two! Go to www.wildcat5k.com to register before April 20th to guarantee a 5k T-Shirt!
Thanks, and hope to see you all there!
Duluth High School, GA
2023 Introduce a Girl to Engineering Day
April 16 | Hops Into Spring
Join the Girls on the Run Young Professionals Board (YPB) for an afternoon of family fun at the second annual Hops Into Spring fundraiser from 12 – 3 pm at Wild Heaven-West End Brewery and Gardens.
April 19 | Office Volunteer Day
Office volunteers are needed from 9 am – 12 pm to help with organizing and labeling 5K Coach gifts.
April 29 | Spring Girls on the Run 5K Celebration
Join us for the Girls on the Run 5K at Center Parc Stadium (formerly Georgia State Stadium) and be a part of our end-of-the-season celebration!
May 3 & 5 | Office Volunteer Days
Individual volunteers or volunteer groups are needed from 9 am – 12 pm to help with our post-5K clean up and organizing fall season supplies.
May 6 | Spring Fitness Series – Strength Training
Join us on Saturday, May 6 for a Strength+Sculpt class at Two Urban Licks and enjoy a complimentary mimosa or bloody mary after class.
May 20 | Spring Fitness Series - Yoga
Join us on Saturday, May 20 for a yoga class at Steady Hand Brewery, enjoy a complimentary pour of beer, and hang out at the brewery after class!
FROM OUR BUSINESS PARTNERS
IMPORTANT INFORMATION REGARDING UNSUPERVISED STUDENTS DURING AFTER SCHOOL EVENTS:
We have had a few incidents during some of our after school events at Coleman MS and Duluth High School and we want to make sure our performing students and families enjoy these opportunities to showcase and enjoy the result of long hours of learning and practice. We expect students to be accompanied and supervised by a parent during after school events, with the exception of their grade level socials.
Moving forward, unsupervised students won't be allowed to remain at the event. The student will be escorted out of the event, parents will be called for pick up, and any ticket money will be reimbursed.
As a general reminder, district and school code of conduct applies during any school- sponsored event, regardless of location and time, and students not meeting school expectations may receive consequences.
Please let me know if you have any questions or concerns.
- In order to maximize our students' opportunity to participate in Morning Meetings and CATS time in the mornings, we will start accommodating grab-and-go breakfast after spring break for students riding late buses. The grab-and-go breakfast will include cereal, fruits, and other choices of dry breakfast items included on the weekly menu, that students can eat in their homeroom
- beverages are not allowed in classroom, so avoid dropping them students late with an open drink as this will further affect their start time.
Arrival and Dismissal Reminders:
For question, concerns, and dispatch services about buses, call transportation: 770-513-6686.
- Parents please be advised that during morning drop off and dismissal, Coleman Middle School will provide student supervision while students are on school property only.
- No students should be dropped off and/or picked up on any of the immediate streets surrounding Coleman.
- Riding with parents or the bus ensures a safe and secure arrival and dismissal for students at Coleman Middle each day.
- We do not provide supervision once students are off campus.
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* 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.
At your service,
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
ATTENTION 8TH GRADE PARENTS!
8th graders taking Algebra I, Accelerated Algebra I, and Spanish have this option also.
Starting Monday 5/10, students will have access to accepting or declining the high school credit on the portal. We are waiting on a handout for parents from the district next week and we will send it to you as soon as we receive it.
Please contact your student's teacher if you have any questions.