We will be holding our November school-wide meeting on Wednesday, 11/23. All students and staff are encouraged to wear Coolidge Spirit Wear or blue/yellow. Go Cougars!!
As a reminder, Wednesday, 11/23 is a minimum day with a 1:05 PM dismissal. There is no school on Thursday and Friday. Happy Thanksgiving!
STUDENT COUNCIL COAT DRIVE
Looking to help others this holiday season? Coolidge Student Council will be partnering with One Warm Coat to host a Holiday Coat Drive! Families are encouraged to donate gently used coats to benefit the Boys and Girls Club of Paterson. There is a large need for children's coats, but coats of all sizes will be accepted. The drive will be held from November 21st- 30th, students should bring the coats to school and drop them in the collection bin near the front entrance.
CONGRATULATIONS TO MS. VYAS
We are proud to share that Coolidge instructional coach Ms. Jigisha Vyas, was invited to speak at the NCTE annual convention for the National Council of Teachers of English. Ms. Vyas recently co-authored a series of instructional books, published by Scholastic, called Read Alouds with Heart. We are proud of Ms. Vyas’ pursuit of excellence on behalf of the Wyckoff School District.
STEAM LAB UPDATE
Grades K-5 have been working very hard and enjoying the STEAM Lab. Some of the topics covered in each grade level have included Fire Safety and Halloween safety in Kindergarten. First graders enjoyed using the Ozobots as they coded an emergency route from their house to a meeting spot outside. 2nd graders were introduced to a keyboarding website called Typing Pal. 3rd graders have been using/reviewing Slides to create a presentation on Cyberbullying. 4th grade has been focusing on how to be a good digital citizen by creating a Pixton Comic. Finally, 5th graders have culminated their Digital Safety unit on Cyberbullying by creating a Pixton Comic that resolves a bullying situation.
Moving forward, all grade levels are beginning a unit on Coding in preparation and celebration of the Hour of Code which takes place internationally, December 5-9, 2022. We will be focussing on using Kodable in the lower grades. Grade 2 will be introduced to a block coding program called Scratch. Grades 3-5 will all be creating a variety of different projects using Scratch and using other coding websites.
If you would like to see what your child is working on each week, please visit the following websites. These webpages will keep you updated on what excitement is going on in Technology and the STEAM Lab!
PHYSICAL EDUCATION UPDATE
In PE, each grade level has engaged in a variety of movement activities. Our kindergarten students have been using skills, such as offense/defense, throwing, movement patterns, and teamwork. They played activities with the parachute, which was a fan favorite! Each grade participated in Battleship, Wizards, and Stryker. Grades 1-2 enjoyed Fire and Ice, Poison Ball, and Finding Nemo. Grades 3-5 used a range of strategies in Hula Hut Throwdown and 3-Zone Pin Guard. It’s been an active November!
WYCKOFF ENVIRONMENTAL COMMISSION GREEN FAIR- 11/19
See this flyer for information about a Green Fair on Saturday, 11/19 at the Wyckoff Public Library hosted by the Wyckoff Environmental Commission. Students and parents may also enjoy watching this video on the importance of pollination that was put out by the Commission.
COOLIDGE SUPPORTS THE RAMAPO H.S. HOLIDAY FESTIVAL
Coolidge School is supporting the Ramapo High School Holiday Festival by collecting new winter gloves, mittens, and socks. These items will be given to elementary school children from the Paterson Public Schools when they visit Ramapo High School in early December. A collection box has been placed in the Coolidge front foyer. Donations will be accepted until December 2nd. Please consider giving to spread some holiday cheer!
DATES TO REMEMBER
Minimum Day- 11/23- Happy Thanksgiving!
FRIDAY FOLDER HANDOUTS
Wyckoff Township Green Fair
Kindergarten Girl Scouts