COLINA MIDDLE SCHOOL

A California Gold Ribbon School

Events Coming Up This Week

Dear Colina Parents

Last week, students were introduced to the Sandy Hook Promise by participating in a school wide assembly to recognize the importance of connectedness and empowering students to START WITH HELLO. Looking forward and continuing this message, Colina’s Kind Club has just started which is a place where students can positively impact our campus climate and culture, if your student is interested please have them connect with Mrs. Stone in room 43 (meetings are held at lunch). With September winding down, October brings National Bullying Prevention Month and two important assemblies (one parent night 10/1 and one school assembly 10/2) with Brooks Gibbs so please mark your calendars.


Help keep our students safe during pick up/drop off!

Cell phones should not be accessed during pick up/drop off time.

Be sure to utilize the crosswalk on Hillcrest. Two experienced crossing guards are available to assist parents and students. When coming onto campus, only use the sidewalks and crosswalk. Do not cut across the parking lots.

Contact information:

It is critical that contact information for each of our students is correct. Q Parent Connection is your source to update student and parent information. By logging into Q Parent Connect, you can update parent contact information such as phone numbers and email addresses. Q also allows you to add or delete Emergency Contacts for your student.

To Update Student or Parent Information

· Log in to Q Parent Connect.

· Select “My Information” tab at the top right corner of the page

· To change student information select “Edit” located to the right of student name

o To update Emergency Contacts, select “Emergency Contacts” on the left side of the screen

· To change parent information, select “Edit” located to the right of parent name


Vision and Hearing Volunteers Needed

https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10C054EA8A62DAB9-hearing


Colina PTSA DIRECT DONATION

Colina PTSA and school administration is working hard to provide an incredible middle school experience for every student and we can't accomplish this without your support. We've made a commitment not to engage in magazine drives/wrapping paper drives where nearly 40% of proceeds go to a company vs directly to our students and their classrooms. If you haven't yet had the chance to participate in PTSA's Direct Donation, please click the attachment; support levels can start at $1 a day! Thank you all who have already contributed to making middle school a great experience full of great motivation assemblies, socials, dances, renaissance rewards and so much more!


Colina Connection Updates

To stay up to date with PTSA activities, news and volunteer opportunities, please visit the Colina PTSA website and sign up to receive updates of our newsletter. While on the site, you can buy membership, send your donation and participate! https://www.colinaptsa.com/blog


Reflections Program

Use the arts to share your personal Reflections on this year’s theme: Look Within. You may use the following mediums to submit an entry: Dance Choreography, Film Production, Literature, Music Composition, Photography, Visual Arts and Special Artist. Submissions due to Mrs. Tobin in the Library by October 14, 2019. Entry forms and further information available in the library or by clicking here https://capta.org/programs-events/reflections/


School Cents

If you shop at THE OAKS Mall you could be helping support our school. School Cents is partnering with shopping centers and local schools like ours! See the attachment for more information or click this link https://www.shoppingpartnership.com/theoaks/index.html to find out how shopping at THE OAKs can positively impact our school.


Free Cardiac Screening for Students/Athletes - Sponsored by Conejo Council of PTA's

FREE Cardiac Screening for Students online registration is now open!

As we continue to support student health, our Conejo Council of PTA’s invite all students and athletes ages 12-24 to participate. The event will be held on Saturday, October 19th at Westlake High School Gym (100 N. Lakeview Canyon Rd, Westlake Village, CA) between 10am and 3pm.

Pre-register at: https://www.savingheartsfoundation.com/westlake-high-school-saturday-october-19th-2019/ or see the attached flyer for more information.


COLINA SPORTS


GIRLS VOLLEYBALL Practices:

  • Tuesdays and Thursdays 330-500 pm Gym


Games for 6th graders will be on Mondays at the Teen Center and 7/8th grade games on Wednesdays. More information will come after the fall schedule has been built.


BOYS BASKETBALL

  • 8th Grade Boys Basketball M & W 3:30-5:00 pm Gym
  • 7th Grade Boys Basketball M & W 3:30 pm Gym


The Boys Basketball League is a 7th/8th grade league, however Colina does allow 6th graders to tryout with the 7th graders. In order to fulfill a space on the 7th grade team, a 6th grade student has to be clearly more advanced than the lowest 7th grade player.


BOYS SOCCER Tryouts


  • 9/13 3:30-5:00 pm Fields
  • Must bring shin guards, cleats and a ball



Events :

9/24 LATE START DAY, School Site Council 330-500 pm

9/25 Washington DC Info Meeting 7:30-8:30 pm Auditorium (8th Grade Only)

9/26 PTSA General Meeting: Student Support Services Presentation 9:10 am AUD, New to School Groups at Lunch in the B&G Club

Looking Ahead



9/30 NO School- Local Holiday

10/1 Late Start Day, Brooks Gibbs Parent Assembly 6pm Colina Gym https://www.brooksgibbs.com/

10/2 Brooks Gibbs Student Assembly, ELAC Meeting 8-9 am Library, Picture Make-up Day, New to School Groups @ lunch

10/3 New to School Groups @ lunch


10/8 Late Start Day

10/9 No School: Local Holiday

10/10 Youth Outreach Workshop Focus "Bullying" Library


10/15 Late Start Day, Strings Coffee Concert

10/16 GATE Lunch Time Activities

10/17 Great California Shake Out, Choir Dessert Concert 6 pm AUD

10/18 Band Coffee Concert, 7th Grade Cell Models Displayed AUD


10/22 Late Start Day, School Site Council 330-500 pm Library

10/25 Halloween Carnival