Mark Your Calendar
Monday, May 15th - Day 6
- K-6: Spring Book Fair Begins @ 500 Library
- 10th Grade Literature Keystone Exam
- Golf TCISL Championship 9:00am @ Butter Valley Golf Port
- 150 Building: Grades 2 & 3 Art Club 3:45pm - 4:45pm @ 150 Art Room #908
- 150 Building: K & 1 Art Club 3:45pm - 4:45pm @ 150 Art Room #802
- Elementary Beginner Band Spring Concert (Ticketed Event) 6:00pm - 6:30pm @ 500 Gym
- Elementary Concert Band and Jazz Lab Spring Concert (Ticketed Event) 7:30pm - 8:15pm @ 500 Gym
Tuesday, May 16th - Day 1
- 3rd Grade Field Trip to Colonial Plantation (Cortlessa, Egolf, Morganstern, Gubanich, and Perrino)
- Literature Keystone Exam
- MS Baseball vs.Odyssey Charter 3:15pm @ Boot Road Park
- 468 Building: K & 1 Art Club (Club A) 3:45pm - 4:45pm @ 486 Art Room #531
Wednesday, May 17th - Day 2
- Biology Keystone Exam
- 468/486 Building Principals' Coffee Chat 10:00am @ 486 Cafeteria
- 468 Building: K & 1 Art Club (Club B) 3:45pm - 4:45pm @ 486 Art Room #531
- MS Baseball vs. Barrack HA 3:45pm @ Sutcliffe Park (10th and Freedley)
- HSA Public Meeting 6:30pm @ 435 Conference Room
Thursday, May 18th - Day 3
- 4th Grade: BVA Field Trip (Ryan AM)
- Biology Keystone Exam
- Middle School Band & Orchestra Dress Rehearsal 3:00pm - 6:30pm @ 535 Gym
- 500 Building: Grades 4-6 Art Club 3:45pm - 4:45pm @ 500 Art Room
- K-6: Spring Book Fair Family Night 5:00pm - 7:30pm @ 500 Library
- Board of Trustees Public Work Session 6:00pm - 7:00pm @ 435 Conference Room
- Middle School Orientation for Students & Families 6:00pm - 7:00pm @ 515 Building
- Board of Trustees Regular Public Meeting 7:00pm
Friday, May 19th - Day 4
- Barnes & Noble Book Fair Ends (Proceeds Benefit CCS Libraries) @ Exton Barnes & Noble
- Grades K-12: Cougar Pride Day - Wear Your Cougar Gear with Uniform Bottoms or Jeans
- Make-Up Keystone Exams
- 24 Challenge Competition @ CCIU 8:30 am
- Girls' Lacrosse vs. Perkiomen School 3:00 pm @ United Sports (Field #1)
- High School Music Ensembles Dress Rehearsals 3:00pm - 6:00pm @ 535 Gym
- Grades 3-6: Rec Night Sponsored by Elementary Student Council 4:30pm - 6:30pm @ 500 Gym
- 8th Grade Formal Dance 7:00pm - 9:00pm @ 515 Cafeteria
Saturday, May 20th
- K-12 Art Show 12:00pm - 3:00pm @ 535 Caf & Gym
CCS Secures a $43.3 Million Bond Issuance
Proceeds of our recently secured and announced $43.3 million bond sale have been used to purchase two of our existing buildings – 150 Oaklands Boulevard and 515 James Hance Court.
By purchasing the two buildings, we will save tens of millions of dollars over the 30-year life of the bonds, as the bond payments will be stable and less than our annually escalating lease costs.
Also planned with the bond proceeds is the construction of a Performing Arts Center at our 515 Building. We are well regarded for our strong music and drama programs. With this new Performing Arts Center, our students and teachers will have a top-notch facility to match their talents and ambitions.
Attention Parents and Guardians
As you may or may not have heard, a recent Netflix drama entitled 13 Reasons Why has garnered national attention, both positive and negative. The fictional drama centers on a teenager and his quest to find out why one of his classmates completes suicide. While one of the intentions of the show’s design was to get teens talking about suicide and depression, it does so amid scenes of harsh bullying, sexual assault and - ultimately - the suicide of the main character. As with anything that has a potential impact on our students, we wanted to reach out to you.
While this series is what is currently in the spotlight, we‘re cognizant that our children have access and exposure to many other sources of a similar nature and content. We encourage you to use the attention that this series is generating as a reminder to be monitoring what your children are watching and exposed to via social media. We understand the challenge that this presents in our advanced digital age and we are here to support you in whatever way possible.
As a school community, we are taking this opportunity to refresh our staff on preventative measures as well as on the following suicide risk warning signs:
- Suicide threats, both direct (I am going to kill myself. I need life to stop.) and indirect (I need it to stop. I wish I could fall asleep and never wake up.). Threats can be verbal or written, and they are often found in online postings.
- Giving away prized possessions.
- Preoccupation with death in conversation, writing, drawing, and social media.
- Changes in behavior, appearance/hygiene, thoughts, and/or feelings. This can include someone who is often sad who suddenly becomes extremely happy.
- Emotional distress.
- Isolating from family and friends.
- Increased use of drugs and alcohol.
The National Association of School Psychologists has compiled information about the series for both educators and parents, as well as resources for both school personnel and parents regarding preventing youth suicide. The information is available via the link below.
Be assured that the safety and well-being of our students is our number one priority and our School Counselors will continue to address any issues and concerns with students as they arise. Please do not hesitate to reach out to your building Administrators or School Counselors if you have any questions or concerns.
Thank you for your attention to this matter and for your ongoing cooperation and support.
Annual K-12 Art Show Update
Please join us Saturday, May 20th from 12:00 noon until 3:00pm in our 535 Building for our Annual K-12 Art Show!
Some of the highlights of our Annual K-12 Art Show include:
- Maggie Moo's Ice Cream
- A Bake Sale
- High School Ceramics Sale
- Student Artwork from Every Grade
- Silent Auction Fundraiser for CCS Arts
- National Art Honor Society Face Painting for Kids
Learn more about the event by reviewing the Annual K-12 Art Show website via the link below.
New Teacher Book Drive
The National Elementary Honor Society (NEHS) is sponsoring their 9th Annual NEHS New Teacher Book Drive in the 150, 500, and 468 Buildings. The purpose of this drive is to help new CCS teachers (and teachers changing grade levels) build classroom libraries.
Beginning Wednesday, May 24th, collection boxes will be placed near the entrances of each building through Wednesday, June 7th. Please help classroom libraries blossom and broaden students’ reading selection by donating new and/or gently used books. We appreciate your support!
Questions? Please email Mrs. Hirst.
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:
- Matthew Blakely
- Malena Hoffman
- Faith Hilton
- Chantel Hatfield
- Sedona Hogan
- Aiden Shields
Uniform Resale Shop
We are excited to say that our Uniform Resale Shop got wiped-out of our smaller sizes uniforms during the CCS Kindergarten Screening Day, last Saturday.
If you have any outgrown uniforms (particularly sizes 4-8), please consider donating to our Uniform Resale Shop. All donations are tax-deductible and all proceeds go directly to the CCS Uniform Scholarship Fund. The Resale Shop is located in the 500 building and open 9:00am - 3:00pm and 4:00pm - 6:00pm during school days.