Mr. O'Connell's Weekly Updates


Arrival and Dismissal

A phone message was sent out last night regarding being patient as you are picking up or dropping off students at school. Please make sure you are not parking and getting out of your car in the horseshoe as this creates a mess for the flow of traffic. We will be out there in the afternoon to help create 2 lines of traffic so that we can keep the flow moving, we ask that you do not create a third lane as this only makes the flow stagnate.

There is no parking on Atwood on the west side of the school for the bus lane.

Thanks again for your continued patience and support to keep ALL of our children safe at arrival and dismissal.

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 - Coolidge has raised over $5,200 - 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

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 or it is raining. 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! Please send an extra pair of socks in their backpack for after recess too! Thanks so much!

School Pictures

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.

A note has been sent from Lifetouch to all families with a link to order their picture packages online instead of using the form. They would prefer that, however an order form will be sent home with your child today if you prefer to use that. Here is the LINK to Lifetouch to order and you will need the code: EVT8FQH2J

Remote learners will be allowed to come to the Library doors on March 8th from 2:30-3:30 PM to get their photo taken. Family member would bring your child to the library doors and staff member will meet them there and take them into the LIbrary for their photo and then return them to the same door. They will need to be masked as they enter the building. Thanks for understanding.

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.

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!

March Books to read

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

Here is a link to Read Across America for some awesome books for this week!