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    Welcome to the Coles PTA Webpage!
    Thank you for your commitment in serving the Coles School community. 
     

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    More than half-way through January and the PTA kicks off two great events: one to help those in need and one to give a sweet treat to those you love while supporting a local business AND the PTA.
     
    Something Sweet for Your Special Someones!
    Looking for a little something different to give those you love on Valentine's Day?  Looking to show gratitude to a neighbor or a friend?  
     
    Celebrate with a Cookie-Gram for $3.00 per cookie!  The PTA will provide you pre-wrapped and labeled cookies and deliver to your doorstep on February 12th!  Cookies will be purchased from The Swiss Pastry Shoppe in Scotch Plains.  You can deliver the surprise and make someone's day!
     
    Show love to those you love and support a local small business and the Coles PTA.
     
    We will take orders starting Sunday, January 17th until January 29th on MobileArq.
     
     
    Any questions, contact Claudine at JAColesPTAPresident@gmail.com
     
    Hat, Gloves, Socks and Scarves Collection NEW
    The PTA's Coles Kids Care committee is hosting a NEW Hat, Gloves, Socks and Scarves Collection starting January 19th through January 29th, 8 am - 8 pm for the homeless!  Two drop off locations for your convenience!
    8 Unami Lane, Scotch Plains
    1205 Sunnyfield Lane, Scotch Plains
     
    Keep Others Warm this Winter!  All donated items must be NEW!
    FROM THE BOARD OF EDUCATION - Focus Group Nominations Requested - Due January 18th
    We are actively preparing for the next phase in the SPF district communication planning process later this month. Beginning on January 26th, a series of one-hour virtual focus groups will be conducted with multiple stakeholders regarding district communications. Focus groups will be conducted by an external facilitator. The goal is to learn more about stakeholder perceptions and preferences regarding district communications.
     
    Your assistance is appreciated as we seek nominations for focus group participants. Please complete one nomination form for each person that you nominate. (*) A nomination does not guarantee an invitation to participate as space is limited in each group. We will make every effort to accommodate as many interested participants as possible.
     
    Focus groups will help to gain qualitative insight into perceptions, preferences, and priorities regarding communication from the district and schools. In order to ensure that we have all voices at the table, we are asking you to make recommendations for the invitation list. The goal is to have a mix of individuals including those who have expressed dissatisfaction, those who have expressed satisfaction, and those who rarely express an opinion. We also want a balance based on gender, position, race/ethnicity, and longevity.
     
     
    For your reference, the tentative focus group schedule is as follows:
     
    Computer Stickers ON SALE THROUGH JANUARY!
    Did you miss the opportunity to purchase a computer sticker for your child?  We have re-opened the store through the month of January! 
     
    Purchase one sticker for $12 OR buy more at a discount: TWO for $20, THREE for $27 or FOUR for $36!

     
    You can customize EACH Sticker you purchase - even in the bulk orders!

    We will send you a link after your purchase to customize your stickers.
     
    If you have any questions, concerns, or ideas, please feel free to contact me at JAColesPTAPresident@gmail.com

    Claudine


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    Become a Member to volunteer at any school event!

    **Becoming a Member and Making a Donation are EASY ways to support PTA activities including: HS Senior Scholarships, Author Visits, Assemblies (virtual and in person) and purchasing Books for our Library!**


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    Celebrate your child's birthday with a BIRTHDAY BOOK!

    Consider donating a book to our Coles library in honor of your child's birthday. A book plate will be placed in the front cover stating that the book is for your child.    Mrs. Giannacio will take a picture of him/her holding the book and post it on the Library bulletin board where it will remain until the end of the school year.  Also, your child will get to check the book out first!  

    Check out the Wish List put together by Mrs. Giannacio for you to choose from to celebrate your child's birthday!