Mr. O'Connell's Weekly Updates


Coolidge Kids Heart Challenge 2021

Calling all Heart Heroes!

Thank you to all who have already joined our fight against heart disease by collecting donations for the American Heart Association!

So far - Colidge has raised over $4,200 - That's amazing!

It isn’t too late to join - we will be collecting online donations Until MArch 8th! Just use the link below to sign up your child. Go to and find Coolidge in CR, Iowa.

Kids Heart Challenge Online Collection Directions

Each class will celebrate by participating in a “Glow” Kids Heart Challenge Jump Rope Event. Here are some pics from the first round!

Mrs. Szabo

KHC Parent Letter 2021

KHC Online Registration Directions

Kindergarten/Preschool/Alternative Kindergarten Registration

Progress reports (Report Cards) for our students this year

Progress reports or report cards will be made available for families starting on February 1st. Here is a link to a very short video on how to access your child progress report in Infinite Campus. We will not be sending home copies with students. Conferences will be March 29-April 9.

Weather Changes

The weather is ever changing now, so this is a reminder to make sure you are sending your child to school with clothing that is suitable for the weather. We will be going outside for recess unless the wind chill is below 10 degrees. Having appropriate winter gear will help your child to stay warm while they are playing outside. Please have your child's clothing marked with their names too! It is pretty sloppy out there this week, so please continue to send boots...even if you child doesn't want to play in the snow. It keeps their feet from being wet...and sometimes the temptation to be in the snow is is just toooo much! Thanks so much!

January Coolidge School Newsletter

Here is the LINK to the January newsletter. A hard copy per family will be sent next week. Check out all the cool photos!

Health Guidelines

We have had a great two weeks back in school! Just a reminder to continue to let us know here in the office if your child has been exposed to someone with the virus or if there is someone in the house with the virus Updated district guidelines

We appreciate you contacting the Nurse ( or or Mr. O'Connell ( if you have been exposed or have tested positive for the virus while on break. This just keeps us informed and also helps to keep everyone healthy in return from break.

Newly released this morning:

Governor Kim Reynolds announced lifting Iowa mask rule, but CRCSD mask mandate remains within all school buildings and buses. Additionally, mitigation strategies remain for all school athletics and activities. You can view mask protocol on our Health and Safety site.

School Pictures

During the fall, we were not allowing photographers into our CR buildings. We now have a date for our spring photos, it is March 8th. We will have time for our in person learners and our remote learners if they choose to come into the building to be photographed. Please stay tuned.

February Books to read

Here is a link to Winter books to read/listen to online with your child!

Here is a link to some books referencing Black History Month.