Coleman Connection

Coleman Middle School Newsletter, 9/11

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Principal's Weekly Video Message

Important News from Your Parent-Teacher Association (PTA)!

Virtual 5K

We’re only 2 weeks away from our first ever WILDCAT DASH VIRTUAL 5k! Our goal is to raise $18,000 for classroom technology.

Here are a few things to know about this important fundraiser:

· All families can support our school by either donating or sharing on

· All students get to participate in the Event day, regardless of financial participation

We are working hard to make this fundraiser safe, fun, and successful for everyone!

Key dates to remember:

· Donating Opens - 9/14

Register on FUNRUN.COM, SHARE, & GIVE!

· Fundraiser Kick Off - 9/21

· Event Day - 10/2
SAVE THE DATE! You’re Invited!


Help us reach 300 members! It's not too late to join the Coleman Middle PTA! The annual $10 membership helps support our teachers, students and parent community in so many ways! You can join through your My Payments Plus account.

Spiritwear is Still Available

A limited number of t-shirts, hoodies, PJ Pants and masks are still available for purchase. We have very limited sizes in each style. If you are interested in purchasing please email to order.


We have extended our picnic table project through the end of the year. If you or someone you know would be interested in donating funds for picnic tables at Coleman for outdoor lunches, you can access our give site at 100% of funds donated goes toward the purchase of outdoor tables for student and faculty use.

Thank you for working with us to make our school stronger. We are grateful for your support!

GCPS to provide meals free of charge to students and to children 18 and younger

Last week, the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) granted additional waiver extensions that allow school districts to offer meals at no charge through December 31 through the Seamless Summer Option (SSO). This extension, paired with guidance received from the Georgia Department of Education, will allow Gwinnett County Public Schools to offer meals at no charge at school sites to all students. These meals are provided at no cost to the individual through the federal School Nutrition Program.

Students Attending School In-Person

Those attending school in-person will receive meals free-of-charge during their school’s scheduled meal times.

Curbside Pick-up for Digital Learners

Digital learners may pick up meals through the curbside pick-up programs in the Coleman bus lanes, Monday through Thursday, between 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. Each day’s pick-up includes both breakfast and lunch with Thursday’s pick-up including meals for Friday.

Curbside Pick-up for Others 18 Years of Age or Younger:

As part of the Seamless Summer Option, curbside pick-up meals also will be available at no charge to anyone 18 years of age or younger, even to children who are not a GCPS student.


Homeroom teachers will be e-mailing progress reports today. Please take a moment to review your child's progress. Encourage your child to follow up with teachers on assignments that are missing and/or incomplete!

8th grade CogAT Testing, Thursday, September 17

8th graders who are attending school in-person and those digital learners who registered will take the CogAT exam on Thursday, September 17 from 9:20 am - 12:00 pm. Digital learners should plan to be car riders and report directly to homeroom by 9:20 am; they should be picked up in the bus lanes at 12 pm.

Digital learners who did not register to take CogAT will be working on other assignments during the testing time; teachers will communicate this information to students.

Additional information is included in the attached letter.

GA Tech CEISMC one day STEAM virtual camps

6-8th grade

$18 per student


Fall CEISMC STEAM workshops for students all online:

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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!

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

Owner Grace Virtual Office Solutions Corp.


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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