Coleman Connection

Coleman Middle School Newsletter, 11/04/2022

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DR. HERNANDEZ' WEEKLY VIDEO MESSAGE:

THE COLEMAN CONNECTION CAN NOW BE TRANSLATED TO MULTIPLE LANGUAGES:

I am very excited to announce that our newsletter can now be translated to multiple languages.

Use this LINK to learn how to view The Coleman Connection in other languages.

MARK YOUR CALENDAR:

Our upcoming Coffee with the Principal will take place on November 15th at Noon on a digital setting. Use this LINK to connect and engage in conversation. This is a great opportunity to ask questions and share any feedback. I hope to see you there!

Dr. Hernandez.

CATS TIME CONTINUES WITH MATH ON MONDAY:

Parents,


At Coleman MS we have a collective commitment to the success of each and every student!


As part of that commitment, we have launched CATS time at Coleman MS this week. We started with Reading assistance, and we will start Math assistance on Monday. We will be monitoring progress so that students can move between assistance, review, and enrichment according to their progress.


As a reminder, CATS, or Challenging All To Succeed, is a 20 minute-time on Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays, after Morning Meetings, for all students to engage in academic assistance, review, and/or enrichment with web-based technology platforms and with their teacher. CATS will take place in homeroom with the homeroom teacher, so there won't be any impact on the student's schedule. CATS is part of our school 2022-2023 plan for improvement.


If a student has been selected to start receiving Math assistance you should have received a letter and an email with more information.


Please do not hesitate to reach out to your student's grade level Assistant Principals if you have any questions.


Thank you,

Dr. Hernandez.

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  • Teachers will post assignments for students on Google Classroom.
  • Students will be given the opportunity to ask questions and/or review their assignments upon return.
  • Teachers will be participating in professional learning.
  • Buses will be delivering meals at bus stops between 10:45 and 11:15 AM!

OUR 2022-2023 LOCAL SCHOOL PLAN FOR IMPROVEMENT (LSPI):

You can use this LINK to review our 2022-2023 Local School Plan for Improvement.

*Google Translator HERE.

2022-2023 COLEMAN MS THEME:

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STAY CONNECTED AT COLEMAN:

Use this quick access LINK showing you the different ways you can get information about your student, our school, and our district.

DISTRICT NEWS:

Click HERE for GCPS news.

TEACHING & LEARNING:

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SCHOOL YEAR CALENDAR:

Use this LINK to access the GCPS 2022-2023 school year calendar.

STEAM & PBL:

QUARTER 2 PBL DRIVING QUESTIONS:

Q2 PBL STUDENT PANELS:

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VISIT OUR TEAMS' SOCIAL MEDIA PAGES FOR MORE PICTURES ON TEACHING AND LEARNING!

MUSIC TECHNOLOGY

Use this LINK to have access to Mr. Bertram's November Music Tech Newsletter!

IMPORTANT SCHOOL INFORMATION:

MESSAGE FROM DISTRCT NURSE:

We have been given an opportunity for various Vaccine Clinics by the Department of Health this month to get 7th graders up to date on their vaccines. These clinics are open to anyone needing the grade required vaccines!


Schedule:

3pm-6:30pm at all locations




11/2: Mill Creek HS


11/3: Archer HS

11/15: Brookwood HS

11/16: South Gwinnett HS

11/17: Central Gwinnett HS

FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 11 IS OUR NEXT MONTHLY NEW STUDENT ORIENTATION!

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A MESSAGE FROM YEARBOOK:

Parents, please use this LINK to share pictures with Yearbook!

RECOGNITIONS:

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OCTOBER STUDENT LEADERS OF THE MONTH

Our Student Leaders of the Month for October will be celebrated next Thursday, November 10th at 10:00 AM. Parents will receive their invite via email!

OUR 7TH GRADE STUDENT SARAH JOHNSON IS INVITING OUR COMMUNITY TO PARTICIPATE IN A FUNDRAISER:

This is part of a school project for Dr. Dement' class and Sarah will have the proceeds going to support housing in Gwinnett.
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OUR 7TH GRADE STUDENT TAYLOR SHAW IS INVITING OUR COMMUNITY TO PARTICIPATE IN A FUNDRAISER:

As part of a school project for Dr. Dement' class, Taylor will be selling jewelry designed by her on Wednesday, November 16 to have the proceeds going to support Coleman MS Arts Integration. Students can see Taylor's posters around the school for more information.

BASEBALL PODCAST BY A COLEMAN MS STUDENT:

Do you like Baseball? You can listen to Grayson Scheinbaum on Baseball Podcasts Are Fun, available on Spotify and his YouTube channel of the same name!

SPECTACULAR SCIENCE PODCAST BY A COLEMAN MS STUDENT:

Are you interested in Science? You can listen to Akshay Jayaraman on Spectacular Science or visit his website: www.spectacularsci.com

ANNOUNCEMENTS:

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GIRLS ON THE RUN

December 3 – Girls on the Run 5K

Girls on the Run 5K registration for Running Buddies and community participants will open later this month, and stay tuned for an announcement on the new 5K location!

MIDDLE SCHOOL ESSAY CONTEST OPPORTUNITY:

The 21st annual Metropolitan North Georgia Water Planning District Middle School Essay Contest is now open. Sixth, seventh, and eighth graders in Bartow, Cherokee, Clayton, Cobb, Coweta, DeKalb, Douglas, Fayette, Forsyth, Fulton, Gwinnett, Hall, Henry, Paulding and Rockdale counties are invited to participate in the annual essay contest. Use this LINK to access more information.

FROM OUR BUSINESS PARTNERS

GENERAL REMINDERS:

ARRIVAL AND DISMISSAL:

Review Coleman MS procedures for arrival and dismissal on this LINK, -Including a video for procedures for car riders.


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.

CONNECT TO OUR SOCIAL MEDIA TO GET LIVE UPDATES ON BUS DELAYS:

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BREAKFAST AND LUNCH:

The School Nutrition Program will now transition to pre-pandemic operations. Meals are no longer available at no charge to all students.


Use this LINK to review information regarding GCPS nutrition program and to have access to the Free and Reduced Lunch application.

GCPS BOARD OF EDUCATION POLICY JCDI AND PARENT & STUDENT HANDBOOK:

On August 18, 2022 the Gwinnett County Board approved Policy JCDI - Board's Theory of Action for Change to Improve Student Behavior and Outcomes. You can use this LINK to review the new JCDI policy.


To accommodate the new tenants of Policy JCDI, a new Parent & Student Handbook has been released. You can find the new 2022-2023 GCPS Student Conduct Behavior Code and 2022-2023 GCPS Handbook for Students and Families on this LINK.


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GCPS ANNUAL ACADEMIC KNOWLEDGE & SKILLS (AKS) REVIEW:

Gwinnett County Public Schools (GCPS) invites GCPS families, Gwinnett county residents, students, and GCPS staff members to participate in the school district’s review of the Academic Knowledge and Skills (AKS) curriculum by Oct. 6. The public may review proposed standards online, offering feedback on AKS that have been developed to align the curriculum with the Georgia Standards of Excellence (GSE) and/or Georgia Performance Standards (GPS).


Access this LINK to review the AKS and share your feedback.


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ARE YOU INTERESTED IN HAVING YOUR OWN RESERVED PARKING SPOT FOR DISMISSAL WHILE HELPING THE SCHOOL?

  • First come first serve, 6 spaces
  • Located on the side parking lot (Across Parson's Alley)
  • Cost $600
  • Money goes back to our STEAM program!
  • Contact our bookkeeper Monique.Young@gcpsk12.org

INTERESTED IN BECOMING A COLEMAN MS BUSINESS PARTNER FOR THE 2022-2023 SCHOOL YEAR?

Review the different business partner levels on this LINK. Contact Dr. Hernandez if you are interested at gypsy.hernandez@gcpsk12.org


Thank you to our 2021- 2022 business partners for your support!

CURRENT GCPS COVID-19 GUIDELINES:

For current information about COVID-19, please use this LINK to visit the GCPS COVID-19 Information.

* 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.


English:

https://vimeo.com/728568833


Spanish:

https://vimeo.com/728568860


At your service,

Dr. Hernandez.

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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