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March 12, 2021
Art Room Update
The whole school collaborative heART project was a success, and we have received lots of great comments since it was hung at the front of the school! Thanks to all the students who did such awesome work. It's amazing what we can do when we work together :) This month we are drawing pictures of animals and things we can see on a farm to compliment our school reading challenge Charlotte’s Web. We are also working on drawing dragons in Kindergarten, 1st and 2nd grade. 3rd grade is working on drawing multimedia dragon eyes with pastels and paint!
In February we participated in our annual Kids Heart Challenge with the American Heart Association. We raised $4,932. This is our highest total since I started at Coloma Elementary 4 years ago. We am so proud of our students. We had 44 students registered. Those 44 students pledged to be kind, drink more water, and move more during heart health month. I was pied in the face by our top two fundraising students last week. Check the website for that video. The prize order was placed last week. Students receiving larger prizes will get them after spring break. Due to uncontrollable circumstances, I plan to get students caught up in March on some jump rope lessons they missed last month. Students will participate in fun locomotor and throwing games as we lead up to spring break.
If there are snow gear that your student needs, please reach out to your child's teacher and we will do all that we can to support!
Dropping Off and Picking Up Reminder
- Pull all the way forward so that we can unload/load as many students as possible. This will make the process more smooth and efficient.
- Do not attempt to make a left turn into the car rider lane. Traffic is often backed up down S. West St. for drivers making a righthand turn into the lane. Instead, join the back of the line and make the righthand turn.
A safe and smooth process is our priority. Thank you for your support!
Late Start Wednesday
24 Hour Rule
- Come ready to learn
- Always respectful
- Exceptionally safe
Expectations for the hallway, bathrooms, cafeteria, playground, arrival, and dismissal are posted throughout the school. We teach the expectations and review them throughout the school year. Students also earn CARE tickets when they follow the expectations. The office does a ticket drawing where students pick a prize from the CARE Box.
A Common Question
One of the most commonly asked questions is: “How long will someone have to quarantine if there’s a case of COVID-19?" Our response is:
“The health and safety of our students, families, and staff is and will always be our primary concern. We have been working diligently over the past several months to prepare for the safe return to school for our students and staff—implementing sanitization and social distancing protocols across the district. In the event of a COVID-19 situation in one of our buildings or classrooms, we will work with the Berrien County Health Department to assist in contact tracing to determine who needs to quarantine and for how long as every COVID exposure is unique. Ultimately, the BCHD will provide specific guidance related to quarantining and isolation.”