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    Thank you for your commitment in serving the Coles School community.
     

    Red Sneakers Production- Poetry in Motion Assembly, Friday, March 8
    PreK-4th grade students participated in an engaging poetry program by Anthony Cascio combined acting, mime, humor and audience participation. The assembly included poems by A.A. Milne, Lewis Carroll, Langston Hughes, and Edgar Allen Poe.
     
     
    Sharing Lunch contest March results
    AMAZING way to start the contest.... 661 lunches collected!!!!  WOW! See results by grade and class below. THANK YOU to every student who participated.  
      
     
    Garden plans 
    Excited that the weather is finally turning, so we are gearing up for the Coles Gardens, once again.  We will need some parent assistance this spring for some planting activities, so coming up your room parent will send more announcements about opportunities to assist our committee- both during school hours with the class and after school with your family.  All grades will get involved in the garden with their classes, growing either flowers or veggies for our community.
     
    Hershey Park ticket sale results 
    Over 400 Hershey park tickets were sold this month.... Tickets will be picked up at the Coles Lobby in early May.  Stay tuned for an announcement of exact date.  Thank you to all who supported this exciting fundraiser. 
     
    Kids Kreations orders due this week 
    Last chance to get your Kids Kreations orders in!!!  All orders due ONLINE or by PHONE by this Wednesday, March 20, direct with the Kids Kreations ... see personalized backpack flyers for address and phone number. Did you know you can even contact the company if you missed out on previous grades??  DON'T MISS OUT any longer! If you have any questions about the ordering process or items, please contact Kerry Ricci or Stacey Lindo .  
     
    Skate Night ....Get your tickets today 
    This week, the flyer for the NEW Skate Night date will come home in the backpacks.  If you missed out the first time, feel free to order tickets for the new date, Sunday April 28th.  If you already purchased tickets for the original date and no changes are needed, just show up on April 28th. Changes can be made until April 11th to prior ticket orders.  No tickets will be issued in advance, simply check in at Woodbridge Community Center on the night of the event. We hope to see you there for one of our beloved Family Fun Nights. 
     
    Casino Night Results are IN!
    Thanks to the generosity of the Coles Community, not only did everyone have a super fantastic night of dancing, gambling and catching up with friends at Casino Night, but we managed to raise almost $5000 that night. 100% proceeds will be used to buy Coles a fantastic Birthday Present.....  will we add to the computers we purchased last year? Will we purchase much needed outdoor equipment?  Stay tuned for more details as the Spring unfolds!  If you are interested in leading the plans for a future Parent Social, please contact me or any of the Executive Board members to express your interest.
     
    Reflections STATE Winners
    Excellent News!!!! Two Entries from our school has WON NJ STATE Award of Excellence (the highest of honors awarded) and now have moved on to National Level judging!!!

    Lily Gallagher, for Intermediate Division: Film Production 
    Aditi Gokhale, for Intermediate Division: Literature 

    Congratulations Lily and Aditi and each of their proud parents!!  What a great achievement!! 

    Variety Show Lobby Volunteers 
    Only a handful of spots remain to be a Lobby volunteer at the upcoming Variety Show.  Volunteers can help out with concessions and other sales, and still see their children perform, without a ticket!  Please consider donating some of your time to this adorable event.  Click here to volunteer ---> I want to be a Variety Show Volunteer

    Retirement Announcement from Dr. Hayes
    Please see the attached letter from Dr. Hayes about her upcoming retirement, and interim appointment of superintendent. 
     
     
    MobileArq Giving You Trouble?
    If you are having trouble logging into MobileArq, don't worry!  Follow these simple steps.  You DO NOT need a CODE!
     
    1.  NOT REGISTEREDClick on this link to create a profile.  Once you complete the profile, you will need to be approved in the system (this is to protect the security of our Coles Family Directory).  Once approved (usually 24-48 hours), you will receive login information.
     
    2.  ALREADY REGISTEREDClick here.  If you can't login, select the "Forgot Password" option and follow the prompts.
     
    3.  NEED TO CHANGE YOUR INFORMATION: Such as update an address, correct spelling of a name, make a part of your profile public (like an address or phone number) or even add a child, login into your account and select the "gear" in the top right corner and select "Edit Profile".
     
    For more information and an FAQ, look at the left-hand side of this page for MobileArq Instructions and an FAQ. 
     
    Still need help?  Contact Claudine Doyle.
     
     

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    We are a volunteer run organization of enthusiastic parent volunteers and hard-working teachers collaborating together for the benefit of our Coles students and community.  Our primary mission is to create a fun & educational, friendly & inviting environment for our families and children to learn and grow through dynamic events and programs.  These events and programs will not only enhance the classroom experience, but also foster a sense of community and help our school to achieve its goals and objectives.  Our success relies totally on volunteers, so we encourage you to become an active member! If you're not a PTA member yet, please consider joining! 

    Click here for the membership form. 

    In our site you will find the most up to date information regarding PTA sponsored-events and activities!  Please keep checking back throughout the year, as this site is regularly updated. If you are unable to download the forms, please contact PTA Vice President, Claudine Doyle - claudine@ndoyle.com(Forms are available as pdf files; most web browsers can open them. If you need a free pdf reader, it can be downloaded from the Adobe website: Get a free PDF reader)

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    Corporate Sponsorships 
    As you shop for the perfect gift for birthdays, graduations, Mother's Day or whatever the occasion, don't forget Coles School.  Click here for Coles School Corporate Sponsorships, offering terrific discounts to our community, including Amazon Smile, eScrips and Shutterfly! 
       
     
    Coles Library Birthday Book Program 

    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 books from the Wish List put together by Mrs. Giannacio (Check back frequently as this list is updated often). Click here for the wishlist. Send the book in to the library with your child.  Please note that hard cover books are the most durable with constant library usage and will last so much longer than soft cover books; therefore they are our library's preferred donation.  Please contact Jessica George with any questions.

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