From the Desk of Mrs. Morton

The Latest Coleman Happenings for Families / Sept. 19, 2022

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Ellen Ochoa, Astronaut

Ellen Ochoa was born in Los Angeles, California in 1958. Her paternal grandparents immigrated to the United States from Mexico. She first received her physics degree from San Diego State University and later earned a masters and doctorate degrees in electrical engineering from Stanford University by 1985.


In July of 1991 NASA selected Ochoa, based on her amazing research work, to become an astronaut. Two years later, she made history on board the Space Shuttle Discovery on a mission to study the Earth’s ozone layer. Ellen Ochoa was the first Hispanic American woman to participated this nine-day space mission. She later completed three more missions.


In 2013 Ochoa became the first Hispanic American director of the Johnson Space Center. She was the second woman to take this position in the history of the program. Ochoa retired with 30 years of service and continues to be an advocate for women in the area of S.T.E.M.

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Parent Information Night with Señora DeJesus


Greetings to our Spanish Speaking parents at W.G. Coleman!


I invite you to attend a presentation in Spanish at 6 pm on Wednesday, September 21.

We will share options for:

  • participating in the classroom

  • volunteering in the PTO

  • sponsoring an after-school club with your student

  • serve as the liaison for other parents


Help us reach the goal for every parent to receive school communications and become engaged in the daily events of our students.

School personnel will be available to help you log into Schoology and Class Dojo.


In the meantime, below are some how-to videos to get you started:


Schoology (Academic Materials and Class Announcements)- https://www.loom.com/share/518b4b9cb4794cf49fa10a3865f7c40f


Class Dojo (Parent Communications & Behavior) - https://www.loom.com/share/cad097b49e164085b2a1c8c22f3dd008


Light snacks will be served. Please email to reserve your spot:

Lydia.dejesus@fcps1.org

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Habit #2 -Begin With the End in Mind

To begin with the end in mind is to think about an individual goal and the steps needed to reach that goal. As in a game of chess, forethought is needed to reach success. Goal setting is continuous and takes the efforts of students, teachers and families alike. Students must continue to take take responsibility for their own actions and think about how the choices they make in the present will affect what happens in their future. Small steps lead to larger outcomes and impact. We encourage families to practice creating goals and building strategies together to accomplish those goals. This is a valuable life skill.
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Have You Signed Up for Schoology?

If you have not already done so, please sign up for Schoology today. Please contact your child's teacher if you have not received your parent access code. Help us get to 100% parent participation on Schoology!
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Movie Night Fundraisier

Please join us for our first PTO fundraiser of the school year! Please support this fundraiser with the purchase of snacks and drinks at this event! CASH sales only.
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Parent Survey

Please take a moment to complete this short survey. This will help us with future planning.

Pre-K through 2nd Grades https://forms.gle/UWdJJpzcGEQDtAqz6

3rd through 5th Grades https://forms.gle/UfA1XBpAu7t6u1eQ9

Interim Reports Go Home

Please check your child's Monday folder today, September 19 for this report. Information will include your child's strengths, areas of improvement, and recommendations for practice at home.

Monday, September 19 is a Half Day Dismissal at 12:30

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Student Council Organization Timeline

September 20th– Speech rehearsal and recording after school

September 21st- General election happens in the classrooms. Speeches are shown through video and voting is conducted through Google Forms.

September 22nd- Classroom representatives are decided (students who do not win in the general election are eligible to run for reps). Meeting permission slips go home.

September 26th- Induction ceremony at 2:30

September 28th- Meeting permission slips are due

September 29th- First SCO Meeting


As a reminder, during the candidate’s speech, they are to not make any promises or offer incentives to class. Students are allowed to have ONE poster for the classroom speech. If they are selected to run, we can display their poster in the cafeteria.


Ms. Hanson and Ms. Wallace -Sponsors

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The Book Fair is Coming! The Book Fair is Coming!

October 3-13 at Coleman School, Bookworm Central will bring their wonderful collection of books for sale. Look for flyers and information to come home with your child.

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The Plains Community League

Free tutoring services are offered afterschool on Tuesdays and Thursdays for students in grades 3rd through 5th. Please see the flyer below to sign your child up!
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