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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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    June starts tomorrow Coles Families!  I hope this emails finds you and yours healthy and well!
     
    A Note From Dr. Wetherell re: Student Item Pickups
    *This was sent out as an email from Dr. Wetherell on May 27, 2020*
     
    I would like to offer you the opportunity to come to Coles (weather permitting) to pick up any belongings that your child may have left at school and allow you the chance to return anything that belongs to the school.  The procedure is as follows: 
    • Items will be organized alphabetically by class and lined up in the bus circle
    • There will be a cart for returning library books and a box for returning other school items.
    • Cars can park in the parking lot or on Kevin Road.
    • Only adults should pick up these bags, no students.
    • All adults must wear masks
    • Please adhere to proper social distancing and do not gather
    • Chromebooks will not be collected at this time
    The schedule below indicates the day and time (weather permitting) for each grade level pick up:

    Monday, June 1
    • 10:00AM - 12:00 PM  Grade 4
    • 11:30 AM - 1:30 PM  Grade 3
    Wednesday, June 3
    • 10:00AM - 12:00 PM  Grade 2 & Mrs. Mercier's Class
    • 11:30 AM - 1:30 PM  Grade 1
    Thursday, June 4
    • 10:00AM - 12:00 PM  Kindergarten
    • 11:30 AM - 1:30 PM  Pre K
     
    I  do understand there are extenuating circumstances, so please email me directly at kwetherell@spfk12.org, if that is the case.

    This will be weather permitting and I will communicate with everyone first thing each morning to confirm that we are good to go!
     
    A Note from Dr. Wetherell re: Parent Survey
    *This was sent out as an email from Dr. Wetherell on May 29, 2020.*
     
    The survey is optional and if your child's teacher is already aware of the information you are about to provide, there is no need to complete the survey. Surveys should be completed by June 14, 2020.

    Please note, that requests for specific teachers will not be considered.

    The links below will take you to the brief survey.
     
    Students entering First Grade
    Students entering Second Grade
    Students entering Third Grade
    Students entering Fourth Grade
     
    4th Grade Updates
    4th Grade Lawn Signs
    Good News!  The 4th Grade signs have arrived!!  The members of the 4th Grade Recognition Committee will be dropping them off to every student on Monday, June 1st between 3:00pm - 5:00pm.  If you do not want the sign placed on your yard, please email 4thColes2020@gmail.com by TONIGHT, Sunday night and we will leave by your front door. 

    4th Grade Slideshow
    The 4th Grade Recognition Committee is requesting Vision Pictures for the End of the Year Slideshow which includes ALL students.  Please email 4thColes2020@gmail.com with a current picture of your child and their 2020 Vision by Monday, June 1st.; otherwise, we will use your child's 4th Grade School Picture.
     
    Thank you to those of you who have already submitted a picture, that slideshow is coming along nicely!
     
    Scholastic Virtual Book Fair Update
    Thank you to everyone who purchased books through out Scholastic Book Virtual Book Fair!  We made $959 worth of sales from the online fair, earning $240 in Scholastic Dollars. 
     
    Mixed Bags Fundraiser
    Our Mixed Bags Fundraiser is still happening, but only until June 15, 2020! 

    If you would like to check out our Mixed Bag fundraiser, you may find the perfect gift for someone you love! 40% of the proceeds go directly to the PTA!  Click here to access our fundraising page!
     
    Coles School is Still Sharing!!
    colored_balloons_girl.jpgSince we can't be helping our neighbors in need with Sharing Lunches these last few months of school, we have coordinated with the Salvation Army in Plainfield to continue to try and help.  Throughout this time of social distancing, the Salvation Army continues to operate their food/diaper/hygiene Pantry and daily Soup Kitchen.  They are only 2 miles from Coles School and are helping the most vulnerable, including our impoverished and senior citizen neighbors.  

    Here is what you can do:  When you next go to a store or plan a grocery delivery, add a few items to donate.  They will be accepting donations Mondays and Wednesdays 9am-12pm.

    Salvation Army Peace Corps
    615 Watchung Avenue, Plainfield

    There is a collection bin at the back of the parking lot, next to the building.  Please put your donations in the bin. 

    Needed:
    • hygiene products (including diapers)
    • canned goods/packaged goods
    • fresh foods
     
    We Are One Fundraiser
    Life as we know it has changed drastically throughout the Covid-19 crisis. Families have been impacted emotionally and financially, but our community has shown resilience, strength and love through it all. To commemorate this sense of community,  we have collaborated with the EEF to create a collection of T-shirts, face masks and lawn signs to show that We Are One. 
     
    All proceeds from the SPF We Are One campaign will be used to support families in our communities who are struggling financially during this crisis.
     
    Please visit the link below to learn more, purchase We Are One items or suggest a family in need! 
     
     
    If you have any questions, concerns, or ideas, please feel free to contact me at JAColesPTAPresident@gmail.com

    Claudine



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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!