Welcome to Coles PTA NewsCongratulations to NJ Governor's Educator of the Year!Each year the Governor's office recognizes outstanding educators through a nomination process at schools across the state. This year we received nominations from parents and staff for outstanding educators at Coles. Please join in with the Coles community in saying Congratulations to Senora Tara Mann!! What a well deserved honor.PTA Meeting- THIS Wednesday Jan 16th, 7:00 - 7:30 p.m. in LibraryAll are welcomed and encouraged to attend! All Committee Chairs with an event happening in the next few months should attend. Room Parents, this is a great opportunity to hear about events/activities at Coles and also school updates from Dr. Wetherell. Light refreshments will be served.Parenting Perspectives Series- THIS Wednesday Jan 16th, 7:30 - 8:15p.m. in LibraryPlease join us for an amazing discussion on how Mindfulness can enhance your family's interactions. Space is still available. Join special guest presenter, Annette Ferrigno, Licensed Clinical Social Worker, from Scotch Plains, NJ and click on the flyer attached HERE to learn more. You won't want to miss this FREE series, so Please click here to RSVP TODAY!Thanks to everyone who has brought in new and unused toys, books, and games thus far. f you have leftover goodies from the holidays, or have other new or unused toys/games (Ages Pre K - 4th grade) consider sending them in with your child or dropping them off to the Coles Lobby. The Prize Closet will remain open until January 31. We appreciate your support!!Variety Show Art Contest -Deadline extendedFor more information, please see the PTA Website or the Virtual Backpack in this email for the flyer with more information. Deadline has been extended until Friday Jan 18th.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 REGISTERED: Click 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 REGISTERED: Click 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.
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!
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 - firstname.lastname@example.org. (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)
Check back here or on Facebook for fliers, announcements, events and forms.Corporate SponsorshipsAs 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.