Monday, March 16th ~ Day 3 Tuesday, March 17th ~ Day 4 Wed., March 18th ~ Day 5 Thursday, March 19th ~ Day 6 Friday, March 20th ~ Day 1 Monday, March 23rd ~ Day 2 Tuesday March 24th ~ Day 3 Mark Your Calendar! Monday, March 16th Grades K-5: St Jude’s Math-a-Thon Begins Tuesday, March 17th Grades K-5: Go For Greens Day Grades 10-12: Dual Enrollment Info Night, 535 Library 7pm NJHS Induction Ceremony, 515 Auditorium 9am CCS Foundation Public Meeting, 435 Conference Room 5:30pm Parent Education Night, 535 Library 6pm th Thursday, March 19 National Art Honor Society Induction Ceremony, 535 Library 6pm Board of Trustees Public Work Session, 435 Conference Room 6pm Board of Trustees Public Meeting, 435 Conference Room 7pm Grades K-12: Cougar Pride Day - Wear Your Cougar Gear with Uniform Bottoms or Jeans Grades K-8: Pay $1.00 to Wear a Hat for Caps for CURE Girls Lacrosse @ Academy Park HS, 3:45pm th 6 Grade Rec Night, 515 Gym 6-8pm 500: (610) 903-1300, ext. 6106 150: (610) 903-1300, ext. 6811 515: (610) 903-1300, ext. 6372 535: (610) 903-1300, ext. 6602 CCS Board of Trustees: [email protected] or (610) 903-1300, ext. 7501 www.collegiumcharter.com Parent Education Night Chester County Science Fair th Please join us on Wednesday, March 18 at 6pm in the 535 Library for a presentation on Strategies for Addressing Difficult Behaviors. Our presenter is Chris McCloskey, a Board Certified Behavior Analyst from the Chester County Intermediate Unit. Please RSVP to Ms. Mellone at [email protected] by Monday, th March 16 at noon. Dual Enrollment Info Night Wed., March 18th Friday, March 20th Collegium Newsletter ~ March 16, 2015 Sophomores, Juniors, and their parents/ guardians are encouraged to attend the Dual th Enrollment Info Night on Tuesday, March 17 in the 535 Library at 7pm. Dual Enrollment is a partnership program with Delaware County Community College that allows our Juniors and Seniors to take college courses for credit while still in high school. Caps for CURE Our National Elementary Honor Society is ushering in the first day of spring with their annual fundraiser for children's cancer research, Caps for CURE. On Friday, March th 20 , students in grades K-8 may pay $1.00 and wear a favorite, school-appropriate hat of their choice. All proceeds will be donated to CURE Childhood Cancer research. Annual Parent Survey Based on their outstanding projects at our Science Fair, the following students th th represented CCS at the 6 -12 Grade Chester County Science Fair: Jacob Iseminger, Rowan Kelley, Tristin Schuette, Shouro Shuvit, Nathan Cain, Anusha Kalavacharla, and Julianna Ohnjec. Special congratulations to Rowan, Shouro, Anusha, and Julianna! Rowan won rd th th 3 place in his division (6 -8 Grade Environmental Science), Shouro won a special award for Excellence in nd Sustainability, Anusha won 2 place in her th division (9 Grade Botany), and Julianna st th won 1 place in her division (10 Grade Mathematics). In April, Anusha and Julianna will advance to the next level and represent CCS in the Delaware Valley Science Fair. Good luck, ladies! Like to Decorate? Our Junior/Senior Prom Committee needs parent volunteers to help decorate this year's th event on Saturday, May 16 at the Coatesville Country Club. If you have a th th student in 11 or 12 grade and are interested in assisting, please contact Evelyn Linkins ([email protected], 484-8682861) or Ms. Roberts ([email protected]). The link to the survey was emailed to our Go for the Greens Day parents/guardians last week. Please respond th th On Tuesday, March 17 , K-5 grade th to the survey by March 20 . Your feedback is students are encouraged to bring green important to Collegium! veggies or fruits for snacks and lunch. 2015-2016 School Year Greens are on our lunch menu, too. Please Planning for the next school year is underway. join us in promoting healthy eating choices Parents of elementary students who have at school and home. concerns regarding their child’s placement for Donation & Volunteer Time next year should send a letter to their child's Sharpened pencils are needed for our current principal, Mrs. Mraz (150) or, Mrs. upcoming standardized testing in April and Wight Mahoney (500). The letter should May. Thousands of pencils are needed by indicate your concern(s) and share your child's th April 6 . CCS families are encouraged to strengths and weaknesses, along with an idea purchase Dixon Ticonderoga or Oriole #2 of the teaching style and learning environment pencils, sharpen them, and donate them to that works best for your child. Parent emails or CCS. Please send in your sharpened pencils th letters must be received by March 27 . marked "435 Building for Curriculum & Requests for specific teachers will not be Assessment Department”. honored and requests received after the due Cell Phone Use date will not be considered. For the safety of our students and staff, Camp Collegium please do not use your cell phones once our Camp Collegium is back for summer 2015! arrival and dismissal lines start moving. The camp registration form is now posted on Texting, gaming, etc. leads to dangerous the Activities page of our website. Sign up now and distracted driving. to save 5% on your total tuition! Collegium Newsletter Page 2 of 2 Character Counts th K- 5 Grade Character Development Program: Fairness, Responsibility, Respect, Citizenship, Trustworthiness, and Caring. Here at Collegium, students are recognized by staff for their good character and their names and photos are added to the Good Character Walls. We have new additions to our Good Character Walls: Akarsh Doki, Aiden Parker, Leila Rubin, Gianni Lucianetti, Yasmine Fritzinger, Jillian Dieckhaus, Shruthika Rajkannan, and Gavin Gonzalez. Floor Hockey & Kindergarten Club Intramurals Floor Hockey (grades 2-5) and Kindergarten Club intramural programs begin in late April. Registration forms and payment th are due by Wednesday, April 8 . Registration forms for Floor Hockey and Kindergarten Club are available on the Athletics page of the CCS website. If necessary, participants will be selected via lottery. Participant rosters will be posted on the th Athletics page by April 16 . Coach Bag Bingo th Coach Bag Bingo, sponsored by the CCSHSA, returns to CCS on Saturday, May 9 . This is one of the CCSHSA’s biggest fundraisers of the year and a very exciting event. Registration is now open. For more information, see the homepage of our website. Remember, 100% of the proceeds from this event are used to support our students and teachers! To register to help at the event or donate food, beverages, or paper products, please sign-up: www.SignUpGenius.com/go/10C0544ABAC22A46-coach3. Technology Fundraiser st Shop at Giant? When you use your shopper’s card at Giant through March 21 , our Technology Department will earn cash back. Simply register your shopper’s card with CCS’s number (03968). Encourage family, friends, and neighbors to register their cards, too. To view your account, confirm that you’ve selected Collegium, or to register, please visit http://www.giantfoodstores.com/aplus/. If you’re new to the program, select Customer Registration. Registering for this program does not negatively impact any other Giant bonus programs. th Lost and Found Bins th The bins will be cleaned out on March 27 . Items remaining in the bins on the 27 will be donated to the Uniform Resale Shop or a local charity. Five Below st The CCSHSA has again teamed up with the Downingtown Five Below store. When you shop at Five Below from March 1 th through April 4 and use the flyer that’s posted on our website, our CCSHSA earns 10% of each purchase. Questions? Contact [email protected] 2014-2015 Yearbook Order forms for the 2014-2015 K-12 CCS Yearbook are available on our website. The price is $65.00. Order now before they are sold-out! The Yearbook includes a special senior class section, lots of photos, and is hard bound in full-color. Help CCS’s Technology Department Here’s an easy way to help CCS’s Technology Department raise money…without buying anything! CCS’s Technology Department has a recycling program for empty laser/inkjet cartridges and used cell phones. Drop off the products in the collection boxes near CCS’s main offices. CCS sends the cartridges and phones to Funding Factory and in exchange, CCS earns cash or our choice of technology products! Not only can you send in your cartridges, but you can ask family, neighbors, and local businesses to help, too. Funding Factory will send each supporting business free prepaid shipping labels for the return of collected cartridges and cell phones. Items donated by these supporting businesses will also be credited to Collegium! Need your personal information removed from your cell phone before donating? Contact Mrs. Leach at [email protected] Community Opportunities While CCS is not endorsing these or any other programs that occur outside CCS, we pass along information on community opportunities that CCS families may want to explore. Philadelphia Area Team Tennis Association: Programs start in late April for children ages 5-18 in Exton, Downingtown, and West Chester. For more information, visit www.phillyteamtennis.org. st 1 Annual American Helicopter Museum Girls Science Expo: Girls in grades 3-12 are invited to enter a science th project for display in the March 28 Expo. For more information, visit http://www.americanhelicopter.museum/ or contact [email protected] th WBYA is offering boys’ golf (ages 7-18) and girls’ lacrosse (K-6 grades) programs this spring. For more information, visit www.wbya.org or contact [email protected] or 610-344-9444. All content for the newsletter must be submitted by 4:00pm on Thursdays via email to [email protected] The Community Opportunities section will not include information about non-CCS fundraisers or information from for-profit companies. CCS reserves the right to edit submissions and deny material for submission if deemed inappropriate or if it is determined to be of little or no interest to CCS families.
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