Coleman Connection

Coleman Middle School Newsletter, 1/15

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Principal's Weekly Video Message

All Students Will Connect & Learn Digitally January 19 - January 22

Students must log-in at the appropriate times and remain logged in to be counted present for each class!

All students will engage in LIVE instruction with their teacher - students should log-in and the following times:

6th grade

Homeroom: 9:15 AM

1st academic: 9:45 AM

2nd academic: 11:10 AM (Lunch break at 12 PM)

3rd academic: 1:15 PM

Connections: 2:40 PM

7th grade

Homeroom: 9:15 AM

1st academic: 9:45 AM

Connections: 11:10 AM

Lunch: 12:30 PM

2nd academic: 1:10 PM

3rd academic: 2:40 PM

8th grade

Homeroom: 9:15 AM

1st academic: 9:45 AM

Lunch: 11:00 AM

2nd academic: 11:40 PM

Connections: 1:05 PM

3rd academic: 2:35 PM

Current face-to-face students who are in need of a device will be provided with a device to take home on Friday, January 15!

GCPS will offer meal service during this transition to digital learning (Jan. 19-22). Meals will be available for curbside pick-up at schools, and, the district will deliver meals along all bus routes countywide during this time. Families should expect buses to run their routes from approximately 10:45 a.m. to noon, beginning at the first stops on the route.

Updates regarding the return to in-person learning on Monday, January 25, will be shared on the district website and through SchoolMessenger messages.


Please log-in on January 19th to connect with me! I will be discussing digital learning and other topics as we begin 2nd semester. Bring your questions...I look forward to seeing you!

All Java sessions will be held on Zoom at the following times:

8:30 AM

Meeting ID: 940 5967 1836
Passcode: 989940

12:00 PM

Meeting ID: 934 1814 9568
Passcode: 302835

6:00 PM

Meeting ID: 916 4149 4309
Passcode: 752004

Teen Lures Classroom Guidance from our School Counselors

Mrs. Parker and Mrs. Turner, our school counselors, will begin their classroom lessons for ALL students during the week of January 25th. Please read the attached letter regarding the Teen Lures curriculum. If you have questions, please reach out to our counselors:

6th grade - Jennifer Turner -

7th and 8th grade - Dianne Parker -

One School, One Read!

The 2021 Coleman Reads One Book One School book is New Kid by Jerry Craft.

Our goal is to have our school community, students, parents, teachers and other community members reading the same book. We want people to be talking about the book in the classrooms, at the PTA meetings and at the grocery store. we want our whole community to be excited about reading!

The Coleman Library Media Center will be having contests and events pertaining to the book from January 7th—February 12th 2021 and the book will be available for purchase both online and at the in person Coleman Scholastic Book Fair.

For more information about the program:

Every Tuesday through the month of January we will have an activity or trivia contest associated with our book New Kid by Jerry Craft.

We will announce it on the morning broadcast and share the link to that weeks activity. There will be prizes! This week's link is trivia questions from the book. Students have until Monday, January 19 to submit their answers.

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Business Partnerships/Friends of Coleman

Please consider donating $100 and becoming "Friends of Coleman".

Do you know of a business that might be interested in becoming a business partner? Business Partnerships begin at $100 as well.

Partnership proceeds go directly to the classroom to support PBL projects, technology initiatives, and other innovations!

Please contact me at if you are interested. We appreciate your support and generosity!

Thank you for our 2020-2021 Coleman Middle Business Partners! We appreciate your support!

A4L American - Appliances for Less

James Wang, Owner

6930 Buford Hwy, Suite B, Doraville 30340


Academic Center for Excellence

Rabia Shahbaz

3195 Buford Hwy Duluth GA 30097

Phone: 678-878-4999


Indigo Trade Paper Co., LLC

500 Pinnacle Court

Suite 125

Norcross, GA. 30096


Yolanda Grace, MBA

Digital Learning Assistance


Who to contact & When

Your student's teacher is always the most appropriate first contact. You may contact them by e-mail. All teachers use OUTLOOK (NOT Google) for parent e-mail. E-mails are

Our Assistant Principal Contact Info...

Jennifer Dunn, 6th grade,

Kim Booth, 7th grade,

Jamie Larkin, 8th grade,

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