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

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    What a crazy week we had this week with our first snow of the winter!  What a pretty start to December!  This is another full week of school as we inch closer to holiday break!

    In exciting news, Spiritwear is expected this week - look for an email the day it goes in backpacks!
     
    Rutgers Basketball Game - Paper Problem!
    cartoon-basketball.jpgThe truth is... we ran out of paper this week and we weren't able to make copies of the flyer!  YIKES!!
     
    No worries, the Basketball Flyer will be in backpacks on Monday!  Save the date - January 25, 2020 at 2 pm!
     
    Variety Show Program and Ads
    The Variety Show Program will be published this year to support the 2020 J.A. Coles Variety Show.  To place a shout out, group ad or business ad, please complete this form and return it ASAP to reserve your space.  NO ad will be reserved without full payment and a completed form.  Deadline is Friday, January 10, 2020.
     
    The Variety Show is also looking for sponsors!  Sponsors can have a banner advertising their business prominently displayed in the lobby during both shows for $250.  If you would like to be a show sponsor, please make a check payable to JA Coles PTA with this completed form.
     
    ASE Instructor Meeting - December 13th at 8:50 am
    There will be an orientation for all ASE Instructors and Floaters on Friday, 12/13 at 8:50am-10:00am in the Multi Purpose Room. This meeting will give teachers and floaters an opportunity to learn how the program is run and even if you have volunteered in the past, you will have the opportunity to meet the floater/instructor you will be working with. We strongly encourage you to attend!
     
    Author Visit by Jeff Mack Inspired and Entertained
    Students in grades K-4th had an inspiring and entertaining visit from author/illustrator Jeff Mack on Wednesday.  Is anyone else hearing all about how amazing he was at home?  My kiddos haven't stopped talking about him!!


    Each grade had a unique presentation that included helpful writing tips, insightful personal experiences about his writing and illustrating journey and easy to follow illustration lessons.  Mr. Mack showed how he uses old school techniques and modern technology to produce his artwork which was amazing for the students and staff to see.
     
    As a surprise, Mr. Mack chose Coles School to debut his new book which he shared with students in 2nd grade.  They were treated to the inaugural reading of Just A Story, available in the fall of 2020 so keep an eye out for it.  Many of Mr. Mack's other books are available at the Media Center.  His clever use of words and images are entertaining for both adults and kids.

     
    On Thursday, Mr. Mack hosted writing and illustration workshops for each 4th grade class.  Students got to experience being an illustrator of someone else's story as well as being authors.
     
    The Powers of Social Media Discussion by Law Enforcement and SPF Administrators - December 9, 2019
    Join members of Union County Law Enforcement & SPF Administration for a discussion on the powers of Social Media, our responsibility as users and an education on the legalities and safety concerns of posting on December 9, 2019 at 7:30 pm at Scotch Plains-Fanwood High School.
     

     
    Holiday Cookies for our Amazing Staff
    We are looking for volunteers to help bring in cookies to spread the holiday cheer this year.  Click here to sign up to bring in cookies on Thursday, December 19, 2019.
     
     
     
    ASE Pretzel and Water Sale
    If you have a child registered for January 2020's 3 weeks of ASE, then you should have received an email regarding ordering Philly Pretzel Factory pretzels and/or water for your child.  The deadline is December 11, 2019 to place your order.  Remember to send in your check labeled ASE Pretzel Sale and fill out the Google form!  If you have any questions, please reach out to Amy DiFabio at taylor914@hotmail.com.
     
    Holiday Shopping Giveback with Amazon
    online_shopping_cart.jpgYou can easily support the JA Coles PTA by shopping on Amazon Smile!  If you already have an Amazon account, simply go to smile.amazon.com and sign in with your existing login. When prompted to choose a charity to support, find J Ackerman Coles on the list and shop as you always do. Amazon will donate a portion of the proceeds to Coles. What an easy way to earn cash for our school, especially at the holidays!!!
     
     
    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!