Collegium Newsletter February 27, 2017

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Mark Your Calendar!

Monday, Feb. 27th - Day 1

  • 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

Tuesday, Feb. 28th - Day 2

Wednesday, Mar. 1st - Day 3

  • 468 Building: K & 1 Art Club 3:45 pm - 4:45 pm @ 486 Building, Art Room #531

Thursday, Mar. 2nd - Day 4

  • 535 Building Principals' Coffee Chat 8:30am - 9:30am @ 535 Building
  • 500 Building Principals' Coffee Chat 9:00am - 10:00am @ 500 Conference Room
  • Grades 9-12: 2017-2018 Course Scheduling Night 3:00pm - 7:00pm @ 535 Building
  • 500 Building: Grades 4-6 Art Club 3:45pm - 4:45pm @ 500 Art Room

Friday, Mar. 3rd - Day 5

  • Early Dismissal for Students (Grades 7-12: 11:30am and Grades K-6: 12:15pm)
  • Grades K-6: School Spirit Day - Decade Day (Dress Like Your Favorite Decade - 60s, 80s, Etc.)
  • HSA Chuck E. Cheese's Fundraiser 12:15pm - 9:00pm @ Chuck E Cheese's

Saturday, Mar. 4th

  • HSA Zumbathon 8:30am - 2:00pm @ 500 Gym

Video Contest - Vote for Collegium

A team of our Middle School students is competing in the Dream It Do It PA What's So Cool About Manufacturing video contest, sponsored by the ​Chester County Economic Development Council (CCEDC). Members of the team visited CNC Manufacturing / MTI Dental, Inc. in Coatesville in November. During the visit, the students used GoPro video equipment to capture the manufacturing facility in action and conducted interviews with employees. Students then edited and produced their video for the competition.

From left to right, our Middle School students that participated in the CCEDC video contest: Jacob Iseminger, Zion Stephens, Rachel Bromley, Madison Stewart, Ronald Lavender, Nathan Wholey, and Mark Norris.

The following Middle School students participated in the project:

  • Mark Norris (Video Production Team Leader)
  • Ronald Lavender (Videographer)
  • Jacob Iseminger (Video Production Editor)
  • Madison Stewart (Team Leader/Interviewer)
  • Rachel Bromley (Audio Engineer)
  • Nathan Wholey (Videographer)
  • Zion Stephens (Videographer)

The winners of the video contest will be determined via online voting and voting begins Monday, February 27th! Beginning February 27th, access the link below to submit your vote for the Collegium students' video. Please share the link with everyone you know. The more votes we get, the better our chances of receiving an award at the awards ceremony! Voting ends Wednesday, March 1st.

Spring K-1 Club Intramurals

The Spring K-1 Club Intramural Program is scheduled to begin in March. During the program, students will learn basic skills and play games to practice each lesson. We will emphasize team building and good sportsmanship traits - all while encouraging students to make new friends! To register, please complete and return a building-specific registration form (below).

Registration and payment are due by Wednesday, March 15th. Participant rosters will be posted on the Athletics webpage on Friday, March 24th. Individual notifications regarding participation will not be provided. If necessary, participants will be selected via lottery.

Questions? Email Coach Handley.

Collegium Artwork at PA Dept. of Education

CCS is proud of students Kole Trumble (Kindergarten), Joanna Zeng (Kindergarten), and Peyton Lewis (Second Grade) for being selected to show their artwork at the PA Dept. of Education's state-wide art show!

Abstract Lines and Dots by Peyton Lewis, Wooden Cat by Johanna Zeng, and Flowers by Kole Trumble.

The PA Dept. of Education's art show can be viewed from February 27th until April 7th at 333 Market Street, Harrisburg, PA from 8:00am - 5:00pm daily.

468 Building Principals' Coffee Chat

Dr. Wight-Mahoney and Mrs. Moore, Principals of the 468 Building, offer parents and guardians the opportunity to join them for conversation and coffee. Enjoy an informal chat with the Principals about the school, events, and academic programming.

Their next Coffee Chat will be Wednesday, March 15th, from 5:00pm-6:00pm in our 486 Multipurpose Room. Interested in attending? Just email Mrs. Fritzinger.

Dr. Wight-Mahoney and Mrs. Moore hope to see many parents/guardians, but they also understand not everyone will be available March 15th. Additional Coffee Chats will be held on the third Wednesday of each month!

150 Building Principals' Coffee Chat

Mrs. Mraz (left), Mrs. Camburn (middle), and Mr. Lawler (right), Principals of the 150 Building, offer parents and guardians the opportunity to join them for conversation and coffee. Enjoy an informal chat with the Principals about the school, events, and academic programming.

The first Coffee Chat will be Monday, March 13th, from 9:00am-9:30am in room #827. Interested in attending? Just email Mrs. Schreiber.

Mrs. Mraz, Mr. Lawler and Mrs. Camburn hope to see many parents/guardians, but they also understand not everyone will be available March 13th. Additional Coffee Chats will be held at the same time on April 3rd and May 8th.

500 Building Principals' Coffee Chat

Dr. Wight-Mahoney and Mr. Murphy, Principals of the 500 Building, offer parents and guardians the opportunity to join them for conversation and coffee. Enjoy an informal chat with the Principals about the school, events, and academic programming.

The first Coffee Chat will be Thursday, March 2nd from 9:00am-10:00am in the 500 Conference Room. Interested in attending? Just email Mrs. Holton.

Dr. Wight-Mahoney and Mr. Murphy hope to see many parents/guardians, but they also understand not everyone will be available March 2nd. Additional Coffee Chats will be held at the same time on April 20th, May 11th, and June 8th.

515 Building Principals' Coffee Chat

Mr. Sterious (right) and Mr. Harkins (left), Principals of the 515 Building, offer parents and guardians the opportunity to join them for conversation and coffee. Enjoy an informal chat with the Principals about the school, events, and academic programming.

Their next Coffee Chat will be Friday, March 24th from 8:30am until 9:30am in our 515 Conference Room. Interested in attending? Just email Mrs. Martin.

Mr. Sterious and Mr. Harkins hope to see many parents/guardians, but they also understand not everyone will be available March 24th. Additional Coffee Chats will be held on the fourth Friday of each month!

535 Building Principals' Coffee Chat

Dr. O'Brien and Mr. Dryburgh, Principals of the 535 Building, offer parents and guardians the opportunity to join them for conversation and coffee. Enjoy an informal chat with the Principals about the school, events, and academic programming.

The first Coffee Chat will be Thursday, March 2nd from 8:30am until 9:30am in our 535 Building. Interested in attending? Just email Mrs. Balsam.

Dr. O'Brien and Mr. Dryburgh hope to see many parents/guardians, but they also understand not everyone will be available March 2nd. Additional Coffee Chats will be held April 6th and May 4th.

High School Course Selection

From the High School School Counseling Office

Course Scheduling Nights will be offered on Thursday, March 2nd and Thursday, March 9th from 3-7 pm in the 535 Building. School Counselors and Principals will be available to speak with families of Collegium's current 8th-11th grade students about 2017-2018 course offerings and provide scheduling assistance.

In addition to these scheduling nights, the High School Open House for New HS Students and Current 8th Grade Students with be held on Tuesday, March 7, 2017 at 6pm in 535 Building. The faculty and staff of the High School hope to see all our 8th grade students and their parents/guardians on the 7th!

Between the dates of March 1st-14th, parents/guardians of rising 9th through 12th grade students (this year’s 8th-11th grade students) will be able to review core course recommendations made by teachers and make course selections for the 2017-2018 school year. Students and their parents/guardians will be using the PowerSchool Parent Portal (link below) to make course selections for the 2017-2018 school year. Both core and elective course selections can be made. More information will be shared next week and at the upcoming Course Scheduling nights to walk you through the process!

In order to make these selections, families who attend a Course Scheduling night will be provided with the 2017-2018 High School Program of Studies. This will also be made available to all families on the Collegium website starting March 1st. The Program of Studies will include course progression information to aid in the appropriate selection of courses. Parents and students can use their computer, smartphone, or tablet to make these selections. The portal also provides easy access to class grades, attendance, and student schedule information. Parents who do not already have a PowerSchool Parent Portal account will need to create one in order to access course requests for the 2017-2018 school year. Directions for creating a PowerSchool Parent Portal account can be accessed via the link below.

Thank you for working as our partner in this process! ​​​Questions? Email one of our High School Counselors, Mrs. Wolfe or Ms. Tracey.

DCCC Application Session

Attention Seniors

A Delaware County Community College (DCCC) representative will be on site to meet with students Wednesday, March 8th during the school day. The representative will discuss their application process and college programs available to our graduating seniors. All students interested in this post-secondary opportunity should RSVP via the link below. Please note, this meeting will not include Dual Enrollment information.

If you have any questions, please email Mrs. Wolfe or Ms. Tracey.

From Our 515 Building

Donations Received: On behalf of the entire 515 Building, Ms. Pouncy shares the amazement and gratitude for all of the recent donations sent by the Collegium Community!

8th Grade Field Trip: The final payment for the 8th grade Washington DC field trip is due Friday, March 3rd. The payment is $60.00 and can be either cash or check. Please make sure it is in a clearly marked envelope with your child's first and last name listed. If you have questions, please email Mrs. Wallace.

New Summer Camp Options

Collegium will be offering new summer camp opportunities to students during the week of June 19, 2017. New offerings will include a Drama Camp and Sports Camp run by Collegium employees and students. More details about each one of the programs will be provided in late-March. Stay tuned!

Camp Collegium 2017

Registration for Camp Collegium 2017 is still open, but some weeks have already reached camper capacity. We are accepting registrations for the weeks that have space available and currently accepting waiting list only registrations for the weeks that are full.

The following weeks are full, but registrations are still being accepted for the Camp Collegium 2017 waiting list:

  • July 10th - 14th
  • July 17th - 21st

The following weeks are rapidly approaching camper capacity, as less than 10 spaces remain for each:

  • June 26th - June 30th
  • July 3rd - July 7th

Visit the Summer Camps page of our website for detailed information. If you're ready to submit registration information now, please access the link below. Questions? Email Ms. Horsey.

Cougar Classic 5K

Event Registration: 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 open! For registration, more information, and details on how to become a sponsor, access the link below.

Event Sponsors: Collegium is seeking sponsors for our Cougar Classic 5K. Businesses, families, or individuals are welcome to become a sponsor. Over 500 people registered for the race last year, so it's especially great exposure for small businesses! Click on the link below for more information. Thank you!

Music Man Tickets On Sale Now

Tickets for the Collegium Center Stage Theatre (CCST) production of The Music Man are now on sale! This classic Tony-winning musical has been entertaining audiences since 1957 and is a family-friendly story for all ages.

Evening shows will take place at 7:00pm on Thursday, March 16th, Friday, March 17th, and Saturday, March 18th. There will also be two matinee performances at 1:00pm on Saturday, March 18th and Sunday, March 19th. Tickets are $12.00 each.

Use the link below to order your tickets online now and guarantee your spot in the audience for what promises to be a wonderful show!

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:

  • Nashan Walker
  • Acelynn Levine
  • Kabir Khanna
  • Shannon Miller
  • Matthew Glemser
  • Apollo Miller
  • Samir Boggs

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!

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 everyone who has liked the HSA Facebook page. Keep sharing the page with other families, as it is your one-stop shop for everything HSA related!

HSA Presents: Zumbathon!

On Saturday, March 4th, join our professional Zumba instructors for some family fun and fitness at Zumbathon! It's pretty much the most awesome workout ever! Dance to great music with great people - and burn a TON of calories without even realizing it!

Choose either the Adult Session (10:00am-11:00am) or bring your whole crew to the Family Session (11:30am-12:30pm). Tickets are $10/Adult and $5/Child - or - $20/Family (3+). Buy your tickets now by using the link below.

Coin hip scarves, bottled water, and healthy snacks will be available for purchase. It's going to be head-boppin', hip-shakin' good time!

Questions? Email the HSA Officers.

HSA Presents: Pirate and Princess Pancake Party!

Bring your hungry Pirates and Princesses to the Pancake Party for your whole family! Tickets are only $8.00/Adult and $5.00/Child (ages 2 and under are FREE). Price includes all you can eat pancakes and sausage links, plus unlimited drinks (coffee, orange juice, soda, or tea).

Dress up as your favorite princess or fearsome pirate for extra fun (encouraged but not required)! free face painting, provided by Paintings On People. Buy your tickets online (scroll past Zumbathon) or at the door, but seating is limited so don't delay!

Community Opportunities

Summer Opportunity for Local Teenagers

Young adults ages 14-18 living in the Coatesville Area School District are encouraged to gain valuable work experience, leadership skills, and a summer income by participating in ServiceCorps. The eight-week summer service and leadership development program is offered by Coatesville Youth Initiative and benefits both participants and the community. Applications are due by Friday, March 10th at 4:00pm. Access the link below for more information, including the application and details about information sessions for applicants and their parents or guardians.

Philadelphia Area Team Tennis Association

The Philadelphia Area Team Tennis Association (PATTA) will run programs this spring at Downingtown East High School in Exton on Sunday early afternoons, East Goshen Park in West Chester on Saturday afternoons, and Broad Run Park in Downingtown on Saturday afternoons. These programs are affordable and a great way for kids to play and learn in a team environment. All leagues start the weekend of April 22nd and run until June 11th. For more information, access the link below.

Collegium Main Number

610-903-1300

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 slake@ccs.us. Our Community Opportunities 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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