Collegium Newsletter January 23, 2017

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Mark Your Calendar!

Monday, Jan. 23rd - Day 2

  • 5th Grade Spice Market Sale Begins (During Lunches) @ 500 1st Floor Foyer
  • HS Girls' Basketball vs. Kimberton Waldorf 3:45pm @ Kimberton Waldorf School

Tuesday, Jan. 24th - Day 3

  • Grade 12: FAFSA Completion Night 7:00pm - 9:00pm @ 535 Library
  • HS Boys' Basketball vs. Phelps School 7:00pm @ 535 Gymnasium

Wednesday, Jan. 25th - Day 4

  • MS Boys' Basketball vs. Wyndcroft 3:45pm @ 500 Gymnasium
  • MS Girls' Basketball vs. Wyndcroft 3:45pm @ The Wyndcroft School
  • HS Girls' Basketball vs. Mercy VT 5:00pm @ 535 Gymnasium

Thursday, Jan. 26th - Day 5

  • Academic Team Meet @ CCS 9:15am @ 535 Library
  • MS Girls' Basketball vs. Delaware County Christian 3:30pm @ Delaware County Christian School School
  • HS Boys' Basketball vs. Barrack Hebrew Academy 3:45pm @ 535 Gymnasium

Friday, Jan. 27th - Day 6

  • Grades K-6: Character Counts Dress Down Day for the Character Trait of Caring - Purple Shirt w/Uniform Bottoms
  • Grades K-6: Elementary Student Council Food Drive Collection Ends

Saturday, Jan. 28th

  • HS Girls' Basketball vs. Academy Park 1:00pm @ Academy Park High School
  • CCS Skating Night at Chester County Sports Arena (Thorndale) 5:00pm - 7:00pm

Cougar Classic 5K

Our 2nd Annual Cougar Classic 5K will take place Saturday, April 22nd, right here on campus. Activities include a 5K, 1 Mile Fun Run/Walk, and a Kids' Dash. Registration is now OPEN!

For registration, more information, and details on how to become a sponsor, access the link below.

PSAT Score Reports

All students who completed the PSAT Testing in October will receive their score reports during the week of January 23rd.

If you have any questions after reviewing these reports, please contact your child's School Counselor. If your child's last name begins with A-Ga, please contact Ms. Tracey. If your child's last name begins with Gb-Z, please contact Mrs. Wolfe.

Basketball Intramurals

Basketball intramurals for students in grades 2nd-6th begin in February. To register, complete and return the form below.

Registration and payment are due by Wednesday, February 8th. Participant rosters will be posted on the CCS Athletics webpage on February 15th. Individual notifications concerning participation will not be made. If necessary, participants will be selected via lottery.

Questions? Email Coach Handley.

Deadline Extended - CCS Baseball Skating Party Fundraiser

The Collegium Varsity Baseball team will host a Skating Party Fundraiser on January 28, 2017. The fundraiser will be from 5:00pm-7:00pm at Chester County Sports Arena (formerly Caln Roller Rink) in Downingtown, PA. The deadline to submit payment for the Skating Fundraiser has been extended until Wednesday, January 25th.

The event is open to all CCS students and their families. Parents of Kindergarten through 3rd Grade students are required to stay with their children at the event. The cost of admission will be $10.00 and all proceeds will benefit our varsity baseball program. Permission forms are available via the link below.

Questions? Please email Coach Slusser.

468 Building Jump Rope for Heart

Our Jump Rope for Heart (JRFH) event kicks off this week! The objective of this annual event is heart-health education and community service. CCS also earns gift certificates from the American Heart Association for new PE equipment.

Donation envelopes and a parent letter explaining the event were sent home already. If your child did not receive these items, please contact their homeroom teacher. Donations are encouraged, but are not mandatory.

Students in the 468 Building will participate in JRFH on Friday, February 10th! All students will participate in the event regardless of donation status. The students that raise the most money may have an opportunity to “pie” their favorite teacher on the day of the event!

Collegium Employee Spotlight

This Newsletter section highlights one Collegium employee each week and allows families and students to get to know them even more. Now, when you see featured employees on campus, you'll have a better chance of being able to greet them by name and strike up conversations!

Character Counts

Grades K-6th Character Development Program: Fairness, Responsibility, Respect, Citizenship, Trustworthiness, and Caring.

Here at Collegium, students are recognized by staff for their good character and their names and photos are added to the Good Character Walls. We have new additions to our Good Character Walls:

  • Grace Ottinger
  • Denzel Robinson
  • Nicole Mierlmaier
  • Elsa Sagers
  • Maya Weeks
  • Grace Anderson
  • Saereen Ahmed
  • Aarden Love

7th Grade Field Trip Reminder

The due date for 7th grade field trip permission slips and payments is Friday, January 27th. If you have questions or need a permission slip, please email Ms. Pouncy.

From the CCS Home and School Association (HSA)

Serving in a capacity similar to a Parent-Teacher Association (PTA) or Parent-Teacher Organization (PTO), our HSA owes its success to the efforts of our many parent, teacher, and staff volunteers!

PAWsitive Praise

Thank you to all CCS families for your continued support of the HSA and our efforts to enhance our school community for students, teachers, administration and families.

HSA Family Bowling Night

Back by popular demand! We had so much fun in October...we planned another Family Bowling Night.

Gather your friends, classmates, and family members and join fellow CCS families Saturday, February 4th from 5:30pm-7:30pm, for a fun night of bowling. Tickets are $12.00 per person (a $22.00 value) and include two-hour unlimited bowling and shoe rental. Food and beverages can be purchased at an additional cost. Tickets are on sale now! Use the link below to make your purchase.

School Stores

Students have enjoyed shopping at our School Stores each Wednesday throughout the first half of the year. We are open for business again and need your help to keep the stores open! All volunteers must have clearances on file with the school. There are many opportunities still available!! Sign up today by accessing the link below.

Earn Money for CCS with Shoparoo

It's really as easy as 1, 2, 3!

  1. Shop: Buy any item from any store.
  2. Snap: Take a picture of the receipt.
  3. Earn: Shoparoo donates to Collegium.

For more information, visit the website below or download the Shoparoo mobile app from the Apple App Store or Google Play Store today!

Upcoming HSA Events - Save the Dates

The HSA has lots of fun events planned for the second half of the school year.

  • February 4th – HSA Family Bowling Night (See Article Above)
  • February 15th – HSA Meeting in 435 Building Conference Room at 6:30pm.
  • March 3rd – Chuck E. Cheese Event
  • March 18th – Pirate & Princess Pancake Party @ Lionville Applebees 8:00am-10:00am
  • April 1st – Comedy Night at CCS
  • May 13th – Ladies Night Out Bingo

Mark these dates on your calendar and check out our Facebook page for more details.

HSA Volunteer Opportunities

Looking for an opportunity to help the HSA? We will begin posting the Volunteer Opportunities available for specific spring events. Follow our Facebook page to keep up with the latest opportunities!

Resale Shop—If you are interested in helping to sort, organize, and shelve donations please sign up below.

Community Opportunity

Nominate a Great CCS Teacher

The Philadelphia Phillies encourages you to nominate your 2017 teacher all-star! The Phillies will celebrate the 17th annual ENGIE Teacher Appreciation Night on Friday, May 5th. This night allows the Phillies to thank area teachers for their hard work and dedication.

To celebrate, they need your help! Nominate a CCS teacher or administrator who has positively impacted your children. To submit your nomination, access the link below by March 24th.

Ten winners (both teachers and nominators) will receive two complimentary tickets and will participate in an awards ceremony prior to the Phillies game May 5th.

Collegium Main Number


Campus Main Office Extensions

  • 468/486 Building: ext. 6401
  • 150 Building: ext. 6811
  • 500 Building: ext. 6106
  • 515 Building: ext. 6336
  • 535 Building: ext. 6602

All content for the Newsletter must be submitted by 7:00am on Thursday via email to Our Community Opportunity section will not include information about non-CCS fundraisers or information from for-profit companies. CCS reserves the right to edit submissions and deny material for submission if deemed inappropriate or if it is determined to be of little or no interest to CCS families.

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