Coleman Connections

Communications, Conversations, Collaborations

Wendel Welcome

Coleman Families,

We had a great week! We wrapped up our middle-of-the-year assessments with great success! Starting on January 30th, we will be celebrating 100 days of school! We will be celebrating all week! Information below!

Also, Valentine's Day party information along with the sign-up form is also included in this week's Coleman Connection.

Have a great weekend!

Kara Wendel


January Word of Focus: RESPECT

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Mrs. Maass: 4th Grade

My son has done such a great job because of Mrs. Maass and her understanding and love for her students. She sees the positive in all of her students and helps them build confidence, daily.

-Jennifer Williams

Mrs. Macy Scott: 2nd Grade

Mrs. Scott is so sweet, caring and relatable! It makes my heart happy that my son is so comfortable with her as his teacher!

-Jacqueline Lara

Mrs. Laura Burns: Kinder

She is not just an amazing teacher, but an amazing person!

-The parents of Alexandra Vivoni

Mrs. Jenny Brown: 3rd Grade

My family & I are so blessed to have Mrs. Brown! She has made this year absolutely amazing for my daughter. She loves what she does & it shows. Thank you for being YOU! -We love you, Mrs. Brown!

-The Whitesel’s

JCE Staff Member of the Week!

Ms. Cindy Dolezal, Receptionist Extraordinaire

Boosterthon Big Earners!

Donuts with Officer Brown!

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Picnic at the Park with Admin!

Coleman TEAM SPOTLIGHT for the WEEK!

Our Fabulous 4th Grade Team

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Fun Facts about our 4th Grade Teachers

Megan Smith:

1. I’ve been stuck in an elevator three separate times!

2. I love to ride rollercoasters!

3. In college, I camped out for three days (and nights!) for tickets to the Cotton Bowl. #gigem

Jean Waddill:

1. I started dating my now husband when I was 14 and married after dating for 6 years :D

we have been together for 43 years: married for 37

2. I sang at my high school graduation ceremony :D

3. I live at the Lake :D

Melissa Maass:

1. I have 3 brothers-meteorologist/cyber security/reporter

2. I can sing the beginning of 'Can you Feel the Love Tonight" the part between Timon and Pumba by heart

3. My husband works for the Texas Rangers!

Robin Mayer:

1. I have been to 46 of our 52 states

2. I loved to snow ski, and play tennis

3. My favorite food is seafood!

Tracey Xavier:

1. I have a pet pig named Lucy. She has her own air-conditioned/heated house.

2. I lettered in badminton in high school.
3. I have 7 grandchildren.

Ellis County Weather GUY Visits Coleman!

Celebrating a week in the 100s!

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News from the Library

Students were challenged to create snowflakes using Makerspace materials.

Coleman Elementary is gearing up to have our first visiting author in February! Award-winning children's book author, Tammi Sauer is coming soon and if your child would like to order one of her books she will autograph it too! Order forms were due by Friday, Jan. 20th - If you did not send your order, please send it by Monday, Jan. 23rd. Please send exact change if paying in cash. Thank you!

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Planning Ahead.....

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Below is the link for the Valentine's Party Reservation form.

Valentines Reservation Form

Thank you,

5th Grade Parents:

Here is the slideshow from the Parent Night at Dieterich Middle School

DMS Incoming 6th Grade Information

Arrival Reminders

During morning arrival, if your child is a car rider, Coleman's procedure is for you to drop your child off in the back carline. The front entrance is designated for bus drop-off, daycare drop-off, and walkers. Walkers are defined as students walking from nearby neighborhoods that don't qualify for transportation through the district. We don't allow for car drop-off due to the safety of our students crossing the parking lot.

Please be mindful that school starts at 7:30 a.m. and it is important for your student to be here and in class on time.

If you arrive after the back car line has finished, then please drive around to the front of the school and walk your child into the building to complete the late arrival QR code. For safety reasons, students should not be dropped off out front alone or left unattended outside.

Attendance Incentive

It is so important for our students to be at school each day. Each class is working towards completing their JCE Strong challenge. Every day that all students in the class are present they will be able to color a letter. When all letters are colored then they will receive a class reward of their choice.

Texas 90% Attendance and Truancy Rules

The Texas attendance rules say that a student has to be in a class at least 90% of the time if they want to be sure to get credit for that class. This rule applies even if your child has an Individualized Education Program (IEP) or Section 504 plan.

Credit Recovery

If a student has excessive absences (17 days absent) or excessive tardies (more than 10 days tardy), they will be given an opportunity to regain credit by completing a credit recovery plan approved by the principal that provides the student an opportunity to regain instructional requirements.

Attendance: If your child is absent, please email our Attendance Clerk, Christi Piekos, at Doctor's notes may be sent via email or brought to the office within 48 hours of the absence.

Procedures for Transportation Changes

Let's talk about transportation changes. If you need to communicate a change in transportation, PLEASE call the front office at 469-856-6700 and inform Ms.Cindy about the change before 2:00 pm. Ms. Cindy will communicate that with your child's teacher with a pink note or phone call to their classroom. If the teacher does not get a phone call or a pink note from Ms. Cindy, the teacher will send your child home the previously communicated way.

Coleman Arrival and Dismissal Procedures

YouTube Video Arrival/Dismissal



MISD prioritizes the safety and security of our staff and students. We ask our MISD visitors to help us in the effort to keep kids as safe as possible. MISD appreciates your patience as we follow these procedures. To learn more about campus security and visitor guidelines, visit

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Message from Child Nutrition

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The free federal breakfast and lunch program has expired, so breakfasts and lunches will be an expense. Snacks may also be purchased.

Online Payments

The Child Nutrition Department offers a convenient, easy, and secure online pre-payment service called MySchoolBucks. Parents can view their child's account balance, deposit money for meals, and print reports on their eating history.

MySchoolBucks Features:

  • View current balances
  • Receive low-balance email alerts
  • Add funds to your student's accounts (the process may take 24 hrs to post to student's account)
  • Set up student alerts (low balances, etc.)
  • Set it & forget it… Automatic payments
  • A flat rate convenience fee of $2.49 per transaction
  • Download the app for on-the-go transactions


Guests are welcome at lunch!

Please review the procedures our guests are expected to follow:

  • Guests sit with their child at the bistro tables. Friends stay at their assigned tables.
  • Your child may bring a lunch from home, go through the cafeteria line, or you may bring your child a lunch. You may provide a lunch for your child only.
  • We do not distribute snacks, treats, or other items to classmates.
  • When the cafeteria monitor calls a time-out, please direct your attention to them. They typically call a time-out for snacks or cleaning up.


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Would you like to help out with events at Coleman?

Signing up does not mean you have to be a part of every event or activity. You pick and choose what you would like to be a part of. #jceistheplacetobe

Click below to sign up.

Click below to complete a background check.

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District News

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Launch into the Weekend!

“Knowledge will give you power, but character respect.” - Bruce Lee

January Recognitions

January 6 -- Sam Rayburn Day

January 23 - 27 -- Holocaust Remembrance Week