Comet Chronicle, Jr.
April 30, 2021
Brand New Books Coming Soon to a Mailbox Near You!
Is anyone else thinking of summer yet? I know I am, mostly to get rid of these nasty seasonal allergies!
To keep everyone reading over the summer, Coloma Elementary has enrolled our elementary students in the Kids Read Now (KRN) program. This is a non-profit company that supplies books to children all summer long!
Your child’s teacher sat with each student and created a wish list helping them choose books that piqued their individual interests. We are hoping that your student told you a little about that. I know that some of them even got to use a MARKER to circle all the books they wanted. That is a pretty big deal when a teacher hands you a marker and says, “Let's pick out 8 free books together!” I personally got to help out in the Young 5’s room and it made me reminisce about circling toys I wanted for Christmas from the J.C. Penny’s holiday catalog!
For more information on Kids Read Now and this awesome program please visit. https://kidsreadnow.org/parents/
Be on the lookout for your first book arriving in JUNE!
School Social Work Scene
In 2012 Coloma Community Schools began our partnership with Lory’s Place (a free Grief Healing and Education Center for Children and Families, located in St. Joseph). Lory's Place grief support groups are regularly scheduled sessions here in the schools that bring children together who are grieving after the death of a family member or friend. These sessions are open not only to our students who attend sessions at Lory's Place, but also to our students who cannot get to Lory's Place because of transportation problems, work, or schedule conflicts.
A great way for us to give back each year to this organization that provides so much to our students and families is by participating in the Lory’s Place annual 5K Run, Walk, or Rock. This year there is even a 5k Run or 5K Walk virtual option available.
Donations and participation in this event make it possible for Lory's Place to keep providing its unique variety of programs and services such as our own grief support groups that meet monthly right here at Coloma Elementary. All of the programs and services at Lory’s Place are available at no charge. That means that no child or adult is ever turned away because of an inability to pay. Several of our staff members have participated in the 5K, both competitively and non-competitively, for a number of years.
We invite you to join us in supporting Lory’s Place and the important work that they do for our children. Hope to see you at the 5K!
❤ ~Mrs. DeMercado, School Social Worker
Make New Friends
Cub Scout Opportunity
From Our Food Service Department
In accordance with Board of Education policies, our Return to Learn plans and direction from local, state, and federal health officials, if your student has any of the following symptoms, you must keep them home from school.
Temperature of 100.4 degrees Fahrenheit or higher
An uncontrolled cough that causes difficulty breathing
The onset of a severe headache
Diarrhea and/or vomiting
Unusual belly pain
New loss of taste or smell
Based on Board policies and written guidance from local, state, and federal health official, in order for your child to return to school after experiencing one or more of the above symptoms, a parent/guardian must provide the school with:
A negative COVID-19 test result
A doctor’s note releasing the student to attend school
Exclude from Coloma Community Schools for ten (10) days from the first day they had symptoms. They must also be fever free for 24 hours and/or their symptoms have improved after the ten (10) day exclusion period before they can return.
Reading At Home
Dropping Off and Picking Up Reminder
- Pull all the way forward so that we can unload/load as many students as possible. This will make the process more smooth and efficient.
- Do not attempt to make a left turn into the car rider lane. Traffic is often backed up down S. West St. for drivers making a righthand turn into the lane. Instead, join the back of the line and make the righthand turn.
A safe and smooth process is our priority. Thank you for your support!
Late Start Wednesday
24 Hour Rule
- Come ready to learn
- Always responsible
- Exceptionally safe
Expectations for the hallway, bathrooms, cafeteria, playground, arrival, and dismissal are posted throughout the school. We teach the expectations and review them throughout the school year. Students also earn CARE tickets when they follow the expectations. The office does a ticket drawing where students pick a prize from the CARE Box.