grade 1-2 students at an author visit assembly

Students in grades 3, 4 & 5 will be taking the NJSLA, the New Jersey Standardized Learning Assessment, beginning on Tuesday, May 9th.  The assessment will begin at the very start of the day, so please try to ensure that your son or daughter is at school on time during testing.  The assessments last between 60 and 90 minutes each morning.  Here are a few helpful hints for a successful assessment experience:

  • Make sure your child gets ample sleep the night before the assessment.

  • Provide a nutritious breakfast each morning.

  • As with all assessments, students should put forth their best effort. 

  • Suggest that your child go back to double-check answers prior to submitting the test, and take his/her time on the assessment.

The testing schedule will be as follows:

English Language Arts (Grades 3-5) - May 9th-10th  

Science (Grade 5 only) - May 11th-12th 

Mathematics (Grades 3-5) - May 16th-18th


Author, poet, and staff developer Amy Ludwig VanDerwater visited Coolidge School on May 2nd. During her visit, Mrs. VanDerwater met with grades 1-2  teachers to conduct lesson studies in the area of writing instruction. She also presented an assembly to our grade 1-2 students about writing and her inspiration to be an author. Mrs. VanDerwater inspired and encouraged our students to “write from their hearts” and helped show that we all can be writers!


We are reading a wide variety of books in Media this month. First graders are reading folktales and discussing why they think these stories have been passed down. Second graders are reading popular nonfiction authors Steve Jenkins and Gail Gibbons. Third graders are reading fractured fairy tales and comparing them to the originals. Fourth graders are reading Greek myths and learning lessons from the stories. It's always so much fun to expose them to all of these great books!


All parents are invited to hear a presentation by author, presenter, and humorist Jack Berckemeyer titled “Understanding Adolescents” on Tuesday, 5/9 at 7:30 PM at Eisenhower Middle School. This presentation is open to all K-8 parents but is focused on children ages 10-15.


The Wyckoff Summer Academies is still accepting registration for classes this summer. Use this link to register your child(ren)! These programs have been well-received and extremely popular with our students!


5/9- Parent Presentation (“Understanding Adolescents”)- 7:30 PM @EMS

5/9-5/10- NJSLA ELA- Grades 3-5

5/11-5/12- NJSLA Science- Grade 5

5/16/-5/18- NJSLA Math- Grades 3-5

5/20- Fifth Grade Car Wash Fundraiser

5/23-5/24- Coolidge Musical

5/31- 5th Grade Trip- Spring Lake in Ringwood


Visit our Website for Friday Folder Announcements

  • 5th Grade Spring Lake YMCA Permission Slip (New)

  • TREP$ Marketplace @EMS (New)

  • Parent Night/Presenter @ EMS 

  • Immunization Letter for 5th-Grade Parents 

  • Wyckoff Lions Club Carnival 

  • 2023 Summer Tennis Camp 

  • 2023 Wyckoff Recreation 5-8 Camp 

  • 2023 Wyckoff Recreation K-4 Camp 

  • Girls Volleyball Wyckoff Recreation 

  • Wyckoff Rec 2023 Summer Clinics 

Visit the Coolidge PTO's website for handouts and PTO-related information. 


For information about all school, district and PTO events, please visit our calendar on the Coolidge home page. Be on the lookout for weekly e-blast updates from the school and from our PTO, usually sent out over the weekend.  

Please note that we also have an official Coolidge School Facebook page.  You may also follow Coolidge School on Twitter and Instagram.