Coolidge School participated in Representative Josh Gottenheimer’s Annual “Valentines for Veterans” program. This opportunity allows students to show their appreciation to our brave veterans for their service to our country. Students created handmade Valentine’s cards and notes for veterans in our community who have put their lives on the line to protect our freedom and values.
Each year our 5th/1st grade Book Buddies come together for a special gathering where they do something fun and meaningful together, incorporating community service. This year we will be supporting the Emmanuel Cancer Foundation (ECF) as part of the book buddy party, being held in school on the morning of 2/16. 1st and 5th-grade parents have received further information about this event and a request for donations.
Registration for the 2023 Wyckoff Summer Academies opened on Monday, February 6th. The program will run during the month of July and is open to WSD students entering grades K-7. To view information on the program’s offerings and to register, visit our website at https://www.wyckoffps.org/page. Here is the Summer Academies Brochure.
Kindergarten Registration for the 2023-2024 school year is underway. Parents should register online on our District website between January 27th and February 18th. Please spread the word to any families who do not have children already in the Wyckoff Schools.
READ ACROSS AMERICA AND SPIRIT WEEK
Coolidge School will be celebrating Read Across America during the week of February 27th to March 3rd. We have many fun activities planned that week as well as a spirit day every day. Mrs. Needleman told the students that they shouldn't go out and buy anything for the spirit days--just use whatever they have around the house and their imagination!
Here's the schedule so you can plan ahead:
Monday, Feb. 27
Let’s Cheer for Reading-wear spirit wear for our schoolwide meeting.
Tuesday, Feb. 28
Reading Gives You Superpowers. Wear a shirt with a superhero on it (no full costumes). If you don’t have one, we can give you a picture to tape to your shirt (or draw or print out your own at home). Or use a towel as a cape!
Wednesday, March 1
Cozy Up with a Good Book. Wear pajamas.
Thursday, March 2
Book Character Day. Dress up as a favorite book character. Many characters are just regular kids, so students can wear an outfit they think that character would wear and put on a nametag. They really can make their costumes as simple or complicated as they want!
Friday, March 3
Read My Shirt. Wear a shirt that needs to be read.
VALENTINE’S DAY- REMINDER
This was sent out earlier, but here is a reminder. Valentine’s Day will be approaching shortly. Food or goody bags are not permitted to be brought into school to be shared with classmates. Students in grades K-3 typically give a card to each classmate (be sure there is a card for each child in the class if you do). No food may be attached to the cards but, if you want, students may attach a simple non-edible item such as a sticker or a pencil. Students in grades 4-5 do not exchange cards in school but teachers celebrate the holiday with their students in different ways.
STUDENT COUNCIL FOOD DRIVE
This February, the Coolidge Student Council is looking forward to spreading the love to their local community by once again partnering with the Social Service Association of Ridgewood! This organization serves the local communities of Glen Rock, HoHoKus, Midland Park, Ridgewood, Waldwick, and Wyckoff. Students and families are encouraged to bring in the following items that will be donated. Items are divided by grade. Students can put their items in the collection bins throughout the school. The collection will take place from February 6-15th. Here is the flyer.
Food Drive Items By Grade:
K- Pasta sauce and tomato products
1- Boxed milk and cereal
2- Peanut Butter and snacks
3- Canned meats and rice products
4- Main meals (ravioli, spaghettios, etc) and drinks (100% juice, coffee)
5- Canned tuna and personal care items (toothbrush, toothpaste, soap, deodorant, etc)
Other items encouraged: laundry detergent, household cleaning items, diapers
WYCKOFF EDUCATION FOUNDATION (WEF) - CASINO NIGHT
The Wyckoff Education Foundation’s annual Casino Night will be held on March 2nd from 7-11 pm at Macaluso’s in Hawthorne. Please consider joining the community for a fun and memorable evening of dinner, cocktails, a silent auction, and dancing. The Wyckoff Education Foundation (WEF) raises funds that support the educational mission of each of the five Wyckoff schools. I look forward to seeing many of our Coolidge families there!
Please click here for the flyer, and to order pre-sale tickets.
COOLIDGE FAMILY STEAM AFTERNOON- MARCH 23RD- 4:00-5:30 PM
As part of the Wyckoff Connected Parent Series, join Jodi Levine, technology specialist, Sue Needleman, media specialist, and Coolidge teachers in the Coolidge MPR as families explore a variety of STEAM activities and challenges. Families will participate in the design process while making Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Math fun for all!
DATES TO REMEMBER
2/20-2/24- Schools Closed for Winter Break
3/2- WEF Casino Night
3/23- Coolidge Family STEAM Afternoon- 4:00-5:30 PM
FRIDAY FOLDER HANDOUTS
Read Across America Spirit Days- 2/27 to 3/3
6th Grade TAP Portfolio Letter (for 5th-grade parents)
Student Council Food Drive
Wyckoff Kindergarten Registration
WEF Casino Night Information and Registration
YMCA After School Programs- Registration