11-22-21 CIS News

Coloma Intermediate

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Kindness & Compassion Drive

Dear Coloma Families,


Coloma Elementary and Intermediate schools continue to encourage and embrace a message of kindness and compassion throughout our campus, and among our student body and staff. As part of our ongoing efforts to teach and model empathy, we are consciously focusing on the message of kindness and compassion which equips students and adults to create and sustain a safe, caring and supportive learning environment essential for

academic achievement. In order to promote kindness and compassion within the school and community, specifically this holiday season, we are encouraging participation in a collaborative KINDNESS and COMPASSION DRIVE from Monday, November 22nd through Friday, December 3rd. Items we will be collecting include:


▪ NEW unwrapped toys will benefit the Mosaic Wonderland Toy Store, providing parents in financial crisis a way to shop for their children for Christmas. (See reverse side for a detailed shopping guide)

▪ Canned goods Non-perishable food items & dry goods will be donated to Hope Resources.

▪ New or gently used winter coats and

▪ Waterproof winter gear (waterproof snow gloves, snow boots, and snow pants) will benefit our students who are without weather appropriate snow gear.


We hope that you will join us and support our goal of 100% participation in any way that you are able. We hope that this will provide students with an opportunity to experience extending kindness and compassion through giving. Thank you so much!

Sincerely,



Kelsey Nimtz, LLMSW - Coloma Intermediate

Nicole DeMercado, LMSW - Coloma Elementary

Upcoming Dates

11/22 - 12/3 Kindness & Compassion Drive

11/22 - PTO Meeting @ CIS Media Center

11/23 - Half Day

11/24 - 11/26 No School Holiday Break

11/29 - Picture Retake

12/1 - Late Start

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 knimtz@ccs.coloma.org if you have any questions. Additional info can be found on our school's website under the "School Life" tab.

Second Step

CIS incorporates social-emotional learning (SEL) through our Second Step curriculum. All of our students in grades K-8 have a designated time each week for SEL lessons. Second Step uses a holistic approach to building supportive communities for every child through social-emotional learning.

Late Start Wednesdays

On late start Wednesdays, the CIS doors will open at 9:45am and school begins at 10:10am.

Contact Information

Mrs. Winifred Staffen

Coloma Intermediate School Principal

District Special Education Director