Collegium Newsletter April 30, 2018

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Mark Your Calendar

Monday, Apr. 30th - Day 2

  • PSSA Make-Up Exams for 3rd-8th Grades Begin
  • 486 Building: 4th Grade AM Shamona Creek Field Trip (Koerber) 9:00am - 11:00am
  • Boys' And Girls' Varsity Golf v. The Woodlynde School 3:00pm @ Shannondell Golf Club
  • Boys' Varsity Baseball v. Jenkintown High School 3:45pm @ Jenkintown Stadium
  • Girls' Varsity Lacrosse v. Interboro High School 3:45pm @ United Sports
  • 150 Building: Kindergarten STEM Club 4:00pm - 5:15pm @ Room 951
  • 486 Building: 3rd and 4th Grades STEM Club 4:00pm - 5:30pm @ Room 575
  • Intramurals: 2nd-4th Grades Cougar Fit Club 4:15pm - 5:30pm @ 150 Small Gym and 486 Cafeteria

Tuesday, May 1st - Day 3

  • 468/486 Building: 2nd Grade Field Trip To Longwood Gardens (Hannan, Guarente, and Capolarello)
  • 486 Building: 4th Grade AM Shamona Creek Field Trip (Wolfe) 9:00am - 11:00am
  • 468/486 Building: Principal Coffee Chat for Parents 10:00am - 11:00am @ 486 Conference Room
  • Optional Keystone Preparation Session 3:00pm - 5:00pm @ 535 Cafeteria
  • Middle School Art/Clay Club 3:15pm - 4:30pm @ 500 Building, Room 207
  • Boys' Middle School Baseball v. Phoenixville Area School District 3:45pm @ Phoenixville Area School District Field 1 - Baseball
  • Boys' Varsity Baseball v. Plumstead Christian School 3:45pm @ Plumstead Christian School
  • Girls' Varsity Lacrosse v. Sun Valley High School/Northley Middle School 3:45pm @ United Sports
  • Intramurals: 5th and 6th Grades Kickball 4:30pm - 5:30pm @ 500 Field or Gym
  • Spring Concert: Small Ensembles (High School Jazz Band) 7:00pm - 9:00pm @ 500 Gym

Wednesday, May 2nd - Day 4

  • 468/486 Building: 2nd Grade Field Trip To Longwood Gardens (Lewis, Dannenhower, and Romano)
  • Boys' And Girls' Varsity Golf v. Renaissance Academy 3:00pm @ Kimberton Golf Club
  • 150 Building: Junior Artists Club 3:45pm - 4:45pm @ Room 908
  • 150 Building: Little Artists Club 3:45pm - 4:45pm @ Room 827
  • Girls' Middle School Lacrosse v. AIM Academy 3:45pm @ United Sports
  • Girls' Varsity Lacrosse v. Jack M. Barrack Hebrew Academy 3:45pm @ United Sports
  • 468 Building: Little Artists Club 4:00pm - 5:00pm @ Room 425
  • 486 Building: Junior Artists Club 4:00pm - 5:00pm @ Room 532
  • 468/486 Building: 4th Grade Band Rehearsal 4:15pm - 5:00pm @ 468 Gym/Multipurpose Room
  • Intramurals: 2nd-4th Grades Cougar Fit Club 4:15pm - 5:30pm @ 150 Small Gym and 486 Cafeteria
  • HSA Public Meeting 4:30pm - 5:30pm @ 435 Conference Room
  • Elementary Musical Performance 6:30pm - 7:30pm @ 515 Cafeteria and Auditorium

Thursday, May 3rd - Day 5

  • Boys' Varsity Baseball TCISL Semifinals
  • PSSA Make-Up Exams for 3rd-8th Grades End
  • Middle School Art/Clay Club 3:15pm - 4:30pm @ 500 Building, Room 207
  • 150 Elementary Student Council Meeting 3:45pm - 4:45pm @ Room 902
  • Girls' Middle School Lacrosse v. Perkiomen School 3:45pm @ Perkiomen School
  • 150 Building: Kindergarten STEM Club 4:00pm - 5:15pm @ Room 951
  • 486 Building: 3rd and 4th Grades STEM Club 4:00pm - 5:30pm @ Room 575
  • 500 Building: Advancing Artists Club 4:00pm - 5:00pm @ Room 228
  • Intramurals: 5th and 6th Grades Kickball 4:30pm - 5:30pm @ 500 Field or Gym

Friday, May 4th - Day 6

  • 150 Building: 4th Grade AM Field Trip to Brandywine Red Clay Alliance (Haldeman) 8:15am - 12:00pm
  • 486 Building: 4th Grade PM Shamona Creek Field Trip (Jackson) 12:00pm - 1:30pm
  • Boys' Middle School Baseball v. Calvary Baptist Schools 3:15pm @ Memorial Park
  • Girls' Middle School Lacrosse v. Phoenixville Area School District 3:45pm @ MES Field 20 - Manavon Turf
  • Boys' Varsity Baseball v. Church Farm School 4:00pm @ Church Farm School
  • Elementary Musical Performance 6:30pm - 7:30pm @ 515 Cafeteria and Auditorium
  • High School Honors Music Festival (Select CCS High School Band Students) 7:00pm @ Immaculata University's Alumnae Hall

Saturday, May 5th

  • After-School Care and Before-School Care 2018-2019 Program Registration Ends at 12:00pm
  • Kindergarten Screening Day for Incoming Kindergarten Students @ 150 Building and 468/486 Building
  • Optional Keystone Preparation Session 9:00am - 12:00pm @ 515 Cafeteria
  • Junior/Senior Enchanted Forest Prom 2018 6:00pm - 10:00pm @ Coatesville Country Club

Successful 3rd Annual 5K Cougar Classic

Collegium’s 3rd Annual 5K Cougar Classic on Saturday, April 21st was a huge success! Race Headquarters buzzed with activity and smiles from hundreds of excited runners, walkers, dashers, and volunteers. The weather cooperated beautifully as friends, families, and coworkers came together for a fun morning and a great cause. The area’s best school mascot, Carl the Cougar, was also in attendance to cheer everyone on!

This year’s 5K Cougar Classic raised over $7,000 thanks to the generous support of our sponsors and event participants. The proceeds will go directly to Collegium’s buildings to purchase iPads, Chromebooks, behavior incentives, and other items earmarked by Building Principals for their students.

Highlights of the 3rd Annual 5K Cougar Classic included the competitive 5K, a 1-Mile Fun Run/Walk, and Kids’ Dashes. Cash prizes were given to the top three male and female 5K winners. The top three winners in all age categories were awarded 5K Cougar Classic medals.

Two Collegium students earned special shout-outs for their spectacular 5K performances: 7th Grader Lyndsey Reef, who won the Bronze Medal for her third-place win among all female 5K runners, and 2nd Grader Morgan Mitroka, who crossed the finish line in 4th place about 90 seconds after Lyndsey. Although Morgan did not place, race organizers were so impressed by her results that they decided to give Morgan the 5K Cougar Classic’s first-ever Honorable Mention award.

Ms. Sullivan, who volunteered and was a supportive parent at our 5K Cougar Classic, also helps coach Collegium’s 2nd-4th Grades Spring Running Clubs. “It was so rewarding to see Running Club members attaining and surpassing their goals as they ran with other students, parents, and teachers. We hope they heard the volunteers’ and coaches’ cheers from the sidelines! The Running Clubs are only in their first year at Collegium, but seven members placed within their age groups. And there were countless smiles and high fives shared among teammates. Kudos runners!"

Mr. Lawler, 150 Building Principal and a 5K contender, had a lot to say about the day: “I definitely enjoyed participating with our parents and students in a way I don’t usually have the opportunity to. I feel it’s important for our students and parents to see staff and faculty interacting with our student body when we are not in a school setting. The event was great fun, and I am looking forward to next year!”

Thank you to everyone who participated in Collegium’s 3rd Annual 5K Cougar Classic! Our organizers are already planning next year’s event, and hope to see you there. To locate race results and photos, go to the event’s website and search by participant name or bib number.

2nd Annual CCS Public Speaking Contest Names Winner

On Friday, April 20th, Collegium High School’s student body gathered in the William D. Winters Auditorium to witness the school’s 2nd Annual Public Speaking Contest. This year’s eight contestants were selected from dozens who auditioned to speak on the theme: How can curiosity and discovery shape the future?

Each contestant trained over the course of 12 weeks with a Collegium teacher, who, acting as a coach, helped refine the contestant’s delivery by focusing on body language, eye contact, pacing, poise, vocal variety, and the connection the contestant's speech had to the assigned theme.

This year’s contestants and coaches were:

  • Russell Washington (coached by Ms. Perez)
  • Maddy Schneider (coached by Mr. Schneider)
  • Daijah Patton (coached by Ms. Hanson)
  • Robertson Garcia (coached by Mr. Lockhart)
  • Kaia Farstad (coached by Ms. Burton)
  • Aliyah Green (coached by Ms. Riehl)
  • Brin Whiteman (coached by Ms. Tiegs)
  • Austin James (coached by Mr. Stackhouse).

The competitors each delivered a three- to five-minute speech, wowing the competition audience with their power and theme mastery. When emcees Doug Bailey and Skyler James announced this year’s winner, Robertson Garcia, the crowd broke into thunderous applause, and the other competitors gathered in a group hug to support and celebrate Robertson's victory.

CCS High School’s Science Department hosted the event, which was organized by Public Speaking Contest Committee members Mr. Norris, Ms. Lawrence, Ms. Borig, Ms. Tiegs, and Ms. Appelbaum. The Committee would like to thank Judges Dr. Laura Brown and Mr. Bruce Norris of West Chester University, as well as Ms. Polgardy, a former CCS High School English teacher.

150 Building & 468/486 Building Book Fair Volunteers Needed

Our Spring Scholastic Book Fair for the 150 and 468/486 Buildings is approaching fast, and we are in need of volunteers! Our volunteers help students create wish lists and make purchases at the Book Fair.

Ms. Hollinshead is ready to work with CCS parent volunteers during the upcoming Book Fair events!

Upcoming Book Fairs are scheduled during school hours as follows:

  • 468/486 Building: Monday, May 14th and through Friday, May 18th
  • 150 Building: Monday, May 21st through May 25th

To sign up to volunteer, please use the SignUpGenius link provided.

Feel free to email Ms. Hollinshead, our Elementary Librarian, with questions!

6th Graders Attend PMEA District 12 Chorus Fest

On Wednesday, April 24th, Collegium students Andrew Carver, Lindsey Compton, and Sienna Morales joined choir students from 35 other area schools to participant in the PMEA (Pennsylvania Music Educators Association) District 12 5th and 6th Grade Chorus Fest at Strath Haven High School.

Sienna Morales (left), Andrew Carver (center), and Lindsey Compton (right).

At the Chorus Fest, Andrew, Lindsey, and Sienna were able to spend seven hours making music with other participants before performing in the 2018 PMEA 5th and 6th Grade Chorus Fest Concert.

Congratulations on your hard work and wonderful musical achievement!

Nominate Top CCS Teachers Today

With the CCS Home & School Association's Teacher Appreciation Week festivities right around the corner (May 7th to May 11th; see the article below), the time is perfect for Collegium families to acknowledge CCS teachers they feel are truly outstanding.

One way to recognize inspiring Kindergarten through 12th Grade teachers is to nominate them for Main Line Today's 2018 Top Teachers feature, which will run in its September issue. Winners will be selected by the Main Line Times (MLT) editorial staff. The nomination deadline is Friday, May 18th.

To submit a nomination, follow the link below. When making your nominations, considering providing specific examples of how your 2018 Top Teacher nominees:

  • Demonstrate excellence in their field;
  • Constantly go above and beyond their duties;
  • Show their commitment to the Collegium Community;
  • Exemplify CCS as The Smart Choice in Public Education; and
  • Make a significant impact on an individual or Collegium as a whole.

If you have questions about the nomination process, please email MLT's Lisa Dukart. Thank you!

100 Lacrosse Career Goals Achieved

We are happy to announce that CCS Senior Tatianna "Tatie" Washington recently reached, and quickly exceeded, a lacrosse career milestone.

In the Girls' Varsity Lacrosse Team's April 21st game against Delaware County Christian School, Tatie scored her 100th career goal! Watch the video below to see the actual goal.

Girls’ Lacrosse Coach Pryor has high praise for Tatie. “This is a terrific milestone for a player who I think very highly of, not only on the field but off, where she serves as a positive role model for her teammates.” Tatie is Co-Captain and plays in the attacker position for the CCS Girls’ Lacrosse Team. Way to go, Tatie!

Upcoming Barnes & Noble Book Fair

Here is your opportunity to grab some coffee and look for some great reads for you and your children! Collegium's annual Barnes & Noble Book Fair begins Wednesday, May 9th and continues through Sunday, May 13th at the Main Street Exton location. This event supports literacy, Collegium library purchases (a percentage of your purchase amount* goes to Collegium), and family fun.

When you visit Barnes & Noble (Exton) between Wednesday, May 9th and Sunday, May 13th, be sure to mention that your purchases are for Collegium. Even better, join us for our kick-off event on Wednesday, May 9th at 4:00pm, featuring a live, in-store performance by the CCS Chamber Choir.

If you prefer, you can shop Barnes & Noble online until Sunday, May 13th using the link below. Be sure to enter the Collegium Charter School Book Fair Event ID Number, 12352159, in the designated field at the bottom of the payment page during checkout.

We hope to see you at Barnes & Noble during the Book Fair! Questions? Feel free to email Mrs. Ferry.

*The following products and services are not eligible for inclusion in online purchase totals: Barnes & Noble Memberships, Gift Cards, Gift Certificates, used and out-of-print books, textbooks, ebooks, digital hardware and accessories, and other select products. NOOK and NOOK accessories are eligible items but not included in the online totals.

AP Exam Procedures & Reminders

AP® Exams begin Monday, May 7th. For students taking exams, be sure to arrive at school on time for your scheduled AP Exam. Late admittance or alternate testing times are not permitted by the College Board.

  • High school students taking exams at 8:00am must report to the 535 Main Office by 7:15am to be transported to the Exton Campus of Delaware County Community College for their exams.
  • All students taking exams at 12:00pm must report to the 535 Main Office by 11:00am to be transported to the Exton Campus of Delaware County Community College for their exams.

If a student only has one AP exam on a given day, a parent/guardian may submit a note for early dismissal or late arrival and the student will be excused from the rest of that school day. If students do not have alternate transportation and remain at school for the entire day, they will be expected to attend regularly scheduled classes.

All Advanced Placement® students received personalized letters and permission slips last week with important details pertaining to each Exam.

Questions? Please email our Curriculum & Assessment Coordinator for Grades 7-12, Mrs. Ratti.

AP® and Advanced Placement® are registered trademarks of the College Board. Used with permission.

CCS Board of Trustees Elects New Member

At the CCS Board of Trustees April 19th meeting, the Board officially recognized Dr. Matthew Anderson as its newest elected member. Collegium CEO Dr. Rath welcomed Dr. Anderson on behalf of CCS's administration: "We look forward to working with Dr. Anderson. He is now part of an exceptional team that works tirelessly to meet the tenants of Collegium's Mission Statement."

Dr. Anderson is a tenured Associate Professor of Psychology at Saint Joseph’s University (SJU), where he currently serves as Associate Dean of Social Sciences. Dr. Anderson has held a variety of other service and leadership roles at SJU, including founding and directing the University's interdisciplinary minor in Animal Studies.

Dr. Anderson is the author of numerous articles and book chapters, has edited two scholarly books, and also wrote and illustrated a children’s picture book. He holds a B.A. in Psychology from Susquehanna University, and an M.A. and Ph.D. in Experimental Psychology from Kent State University. Dr. Anderson resides in Caln Township with his wife and two children, who are both CCS students.

Part-Time Food Service Assistants Needed

Looking for part-time employment? We have immediate openings for part-time Food Service Assistants. The work schedule for this position is Monday through Friday, for approximately 25 hours per week on days when school is open.

To apply, access the TalentEd link below, and complete the application process.

Email Collegium’s HR Department with questions.

School Bus Driver Needed

Collegium has an immediate opening for a School Bus Driver to transport students to/from sports events and other school activities. The work schedule will vary depending upon the time of year, but will largely occur during the school day. Occasionally, work hours will extend into the evening. Summer hours may also be available.

Applicants must have School Bus driving experience and meet Pennsylvania’s School Bus Driver certification requirements. Applicants eligible for School Bus Driver recertification will also be considered.

Interested? Access the link below and complete an application.

Email Collegium’s HR Department with questions.

Collegium Employee Spotlight: Nicole D'Auria

This Newsletter section highlights one Collegium employee each week, and allows families and students to get to know them even better. Now, when you see featured employees on campus, you will be better able to greet them by name and strike up conversations!

Education Explained

Each week, CCS Administrators highlight common terms and philosophies in education, and explain how they impact teaching and learning at Collegium. This week's contribution comes from Ted Sterious, Middle School Principal, and Paul Harkins, Middle School Assistant Principal.

The Differences Between Bullying, Rude, and Mean Behaviors

It is important for educators and parents/guardians to understand the differences between rude, mean, and bullying behaviors. Distinguishing between each affects how we can more efficiently and effectively respond to these behaviors, and the issues and conflicts surrounding them.

Rude behavior can be classified as one person's inadvertently saying or doing something that hurts someone else. Examples can be when a student burps in someone’s face, "butts in line,” or even brags about an accomplishment. Bullying may include these behaviors, but when rude behavior happens alone and infrequently, it is just plain rude.

The motive behind mean behavior is to hurt another person by saying or doing something on purpose. To be categorized as mean behavior, the “something” happens once, or maybe twice. Mean behaviors could include statements like, “I hate you,” “You are so fat (or ugly, or stupid),” or “Are you wearing that again? Didn't you wear it last week?" Mean behavior can be very hurtful, especially to children, but it is technically not always bullying behavior.

Bullying, on the other hand, is unwanted, intentionally aggressive behavior that is repeated over a period of time. It has three key elements:

  • an idea to harm,
  • a power imbalance between the bully and the person the bully wishes to control or harm, and
  • aggressive behavior repeated over time.

Among students, the imbalance in power can be created by varying physical strength, popularity, or embarrassing information one person has about another. Kids who exhibit bullying behavior may not feel remorse or regret, even when they are told that what they are doing is hurtful and harmful to themselves and others. Rude, mean, and bullying behaviors all have negative consequences, but the effects of bullying can be terrible and life-changing.

The circumstances all of these behaviors involve tend to be negative, emotional, and complicated. By understanding the characteristics and motives of the behaviors, we can intervene more quickly, consistently, and appropriately, and also minimize their impact on students and families.

If you or your child feel that they are being bullied, encourage them to speak with their School Counselor or a Principal as soon as possible. By speaking up early, there is a better chance that school personnel can get the situation under control before it escalates.

Please also complete Collegium’s comprehensive Bullying, Harassment, or Intimidation Incident Report Form available to families and linked below. School administrators investigate alleged bullying intensively, and communicate with all parties about their findings to help ensure that the problem behavior and underlying issues are addressed.

If you have questions on this topic, do not hesitate to reach out to your child’s building administration or guidance team. We are all here to help! Also see the articles below, which contain a lot of practical information about rude, mean, and bullying behaviors, situations, and ways to manage them.

It's Book Fair Time Again for Grades 5-8

This year’s 5th-8th Grade Book Fair is scheduled for Monday, May 7th through Tuesday, May 15th in the 500 Building Library. We need parent/guardian volunteers to help the Book Fair run!

Please consider signing up for as many one-hour time slots as you can using the SignUpGenius link below. Book Fair volunteers have a great time helping students as they attend the Book Fair with their classes, and can also check out Book Fair items for their own children.

Book Fair hours are 9:00am to 3:00pm each day. Volunteers must have current clearances on file in advance with Collegium. Go to the Volunteering page of Collegium’s website for links and information on required clearances.

Another way you can help is to donate plastic shopping bags. Please send them to school labeled 500 Building Library, Attn: Mrs. Wallace. We will put them to good use during our Book Fair events.

All families are invited to come out and enjoy the 5th-8th Grade Book Fair at our Book Fair Family Night on Wednesday, May 9th, from 5:00pm until 7:00pm. There will be treats and prize drawings, along with a wonderful selection of books your family can choose from together. Also, beginning Wednesday, May 2nd, you can get a sneak peek at the Book Fair selection by accessing the online Book Fair link below!

Mrs. Wallace welcomes your emails with Book Fair and Book Fair Family Night questions.

Dental and Physical Exam Forms Due Monday, April 30th

This is a final reminder that state-required Dental Exam Forms for Kindergarten, 3rd Grade, and 7th Grade, and required Physical Exam Forms for Kindergarten, 6th Grade, and 11th Grade, are due no later than Monday, April 30th.

Since these Dental and Physical Exam Forms are required in Pennsylvania, students in the grades above whose forms are not returned by Monday, April 30th, will be excluded from school until the school nurse receives the completed forms.

If you have questions, please contact the nurse in your child's building as soon as possible.

New Family Registration for 2018-2019 After-School and Before-School Care

2018-2019 After-School Care (ASC) and Before-School Care (BSC) Registration began Monday, April 23rd and will end on Saturday, May 5th at 12:00pm.

Families with children enrolled in Collegium's 2018-2019 Kindergarten through 6th Grade may participate in the online registration process. To register for each program, please use the links below.

For more information, review the ASC and BSC pages of Collegium's website. Questions about ASC and/or BSC? Please email our Director of Child Care Programs, Ms. Horsey.

May Keystone Exams

The Pennsylvania State Keystone Exams will be held in our 535 Building between Monday, May 14th and Friday, May 25th. The schedule is:

Biology Keystone Exam

  • Monday, May 14th
  • Tuesday, May 15th

Literature Keystone Exam

  • Wednesday, May 16th
  • Thursday, May 17th

Algebra 1 Keystone Exam

  • Monday, May 21st
  • Tuesday, May 22nd

All testing starts at 7:45am. Students should make sure to get a good night's rest and eat a healthy breakfast before taking their Keystone Exams.

If your student is absent during Keystone testing, they will participate in make-up testing on Friday, May 18th; Wednesday, May 23rd; Thursday, May 24th; and Friday, May 25th (as needed).

Please take a moment to review informative Keystone Exam resources below.

Questions? Email our Curriculum Coordinator for Grades 7-12, Mrs. Ratti.

Obtaining Approval for 2017-2018 Planned Absences

Will your child be absent from school because you are planning a trip, visiting relatives, scheduling college visits, or for religious instruction/observation? Ten days prior to the first date of absence, please submit a Request for Approval of Planned Absence Form for your child. Principal approval is required for these days of absence to be excused. Access the Approval of Planned Absence Form at the link provided.

West Whiteland Police Department Tip Resources

Collegium is committed to maintaining a strong and trusting partnership with the West Whiteland Police Department (WWPD). Together, we encourage all Collegium students, staff, and parents/guardians to contact the WWPD with any information they feel should be investigated.

The WWPD has a dedicated email address and phone number for the public to provide information quickly and directly to the WWPD.

The email address and phone line are monitored by the WWPD Criminal Investigation Unit. We encourage anyone with information concerning suspected criminal activity to contact the WWPD using the email address, or by leaving a voicemail message on the WWPD phone line. Everyone utilizing the phone number or email address can remain anonymous, if they wish.

If your concerns are specific to the Collegium campus, we ask that you also contact our Building Principals:

From the CCS Home and School Association (HSA)

The CCS HSA serves in a capacity similiar to a Parent-Teacher Association (PTA) or Parent-Teacher Organization (PTO). We owe our success to the enthusiasm and dedication of our many parent, teacher, and staff volunteers!

Pawsitive Praise

Thank you to all the families who have signed up to volunteer for Teacher Appreciation Week (TAW) and the Outgrown & Vendor Sale. We truly appreciate your time and support. We are still in need of more volunteers for both events, so please use the links below to help make these events run smoothly.

Hershey Park Tickets

Hershey Park tickets have arrived! They will be available for pick-up at the 435 Building on Monday, April 30th from 3:00pm until 6:00pm. If you are not able to pick up your tickets during that time frame, please email the HSA Officers directly to make other arrangements.

HSA Outgrown & Vendor Sale

Thank you to all the families who have signed up to be a consignor for our first Outgrown & Vendor Sale!

Consignors should have received an email with detailed information about purchasing tags as well as the link for volunteer slots. If you have not received this email please let us know by emailing us directly at the email address below.

We will need lots of help and volunteers to help make this event successful for everyone. Please help by signing up for a two-hour volunteer time slot during the event.

Teacher Appreciation Week 2018

It is almost time to celebrate all of our CCS Superheroes! This year's Teacher Appreciation Week (TAW) starts Monday, May 7th, and runs through Friday, May 11th.

To help the Collegium Community with ideas to show appreciation for Collegium's employees, the HSA asked our amazing CCS Superheroes to complete a survey about their favorite things. You can view the survey results, which are sorted by employees' last names, at the link below.

Please reach out to any CCS Superheroes directly if their information is not included in the survey results. Thank you!

*Results are shared using a View-Only link to a Google Sheet. If your company or professional network blocks access to Google Sheets, please access the information from your home computer, tablet, or smartphone.

Our super team of volunteers has created another awesome celebration week for the CCS Squad. Families are invited to participate as much as they would like. We have attached a list of ways you can help show appreciation for our CCS Superheroes below. Remember, your family can participate as much or as little as you are able. CCS Superheroes enjoy all gestures of appreciation!

We also need volunteers and donations towards staff luncheons planned for each CCS building. A sign-up link is below, if you can help or donate. Thank you!

Upcoming HSA Monthly Meeting

The next HSA General Meeting will be Wednesday, May 2nd, at 4:30pm in the 535 Cafeteria. Please enter the 535 Building using the rear entrance furthest from the rear 535 Gym entrance (see photo). Building access is not available after 4:45pm.

HSA Co-President Needed for 2018-2019

Interested in joining the HSA, collaborating with HSA Officers, and helping to move the organization and its goals forward? The position of HSA Co-President will be available at the end of the 2017-2018 school year. An election for the position will be held at our HSA meeting on Wednesday, May 2nd. For more information, please email the HSA Officers directly.

HSA Social Media Chair Wanted

Facebook is one way the HSA communicates with the Collegium Community. We need your help to develop, organize, and post photos and content to the HSA's Facebook page. Interested? Please email the HSA Officers directly.

Elementary School Store Volunteers Needed

Collegium's Elementary students love their School Stores! HSA Volunteers are needed to open the School Stores for students in Buildings 150, 468, 486, and 500 every Wednesday before school and at lunchtime. Please sign up to volunteer today! Clearances are required.

Ongoing Fundraisers


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Ongoing Fundraisers


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Campus Main Office Extensions

  • 150 Building: Ext. 6811
  • 435 Building: Ext. 6002
  • 468 Building: Ext. 6401
  • 486 Building: Ext. 6501
  • 500 Building: Ext. 6106
  • 515 Building: Ext. 6336
  • 535 Building: Ext. 6602

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