Collegium Newsletter October 15, 2018

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CCS Family Calendar

Mon., Oct. 15th - Day 3

  • Grades 5-8: Book Fair Ends (Fair Started October 8th) | Library 7:45am - 3:00pm @ 500 Building
  • Grades 9-12: Military Stocking Drive Begins (Sponsored by Tri-M Music Honor Society) (Ends Friday, October 26th) 8:00am - 9:00am @ 535 Building
  • Boys Middle School Cross Country vs. Fugett Middle School (Rescheduled from October 11th) 3:15pm @ Lionville Middle School Fields
  • Boys Varsity Soccer vs. Lower Moreland High School 3:45pm @ Lower Moreland High School
  • Girls Junior Varsity Volleyball vs. Pottsgrove High School | Gym 3:45pm - 4:45pm @ 535 Building
  • Girls Middle School Volleyball vs. Penn Christian Academy | Gym 4:00pm @ 500 Building
  • Girls Varsity Volleyball vs. Pottsgrove High School | Gym 4:45pm @ 535 Building

Tue., Oct. 16th - Day 4

  • Grades 9-12: Detention 3:00pm - 4:30pm @ 535 Building
  • Boys Varsity Soccer vs. Renaissance Academy 3:45pm @ Friendship Field
  • Girls Middle School Volleyball vs. Chester Charter School for the Arts 4:00pm @ Chester Charter School for Arts

Wed., Oct. 17th - Day 5

  • Grades 9-12: Field Trip to "Antigone" at West Chester University
  • Boys Middle School Cross Country vs. The Swain Middle School 3:45pm @ Kimberton Waldorf School Upper Field
  • Boys Varsity Cross Country vs. Delaware Valley Friends School 3:45pm @ Norristown Farm Park
  • Girls Junior Varsity Volleyball vs. Marple Newtown High School | Gym 3:45pm @ 535 Building
  • Girls Middle School Cross Country vs. The Swain Middle School 3:45pm @ Kimberton Waldorf School Upper Field
  • Girls Varsity Cross Country vs. Delaware Valley Friends School 3:45pm @ Norristown Farm Park
  • 468/486 Building: Grades K-4 Lego STEM/Coding Club | 486 Building Music and Art Rooms 4:00pm - 5:00pm
  • Girls Varsity Volleyball vs. Marple Newtown High School | Gym 4:45pm @ 535 Building
  • Grades 9-12: Dual Enrollment Night | Library, Cafeteria, & Various Classrooms 6:00pm - 7:00pm @ 535 Building
  • Grades 11 and 12: Financial Aid Night | Library, Cafeteria, & Various Classrooms 7:00pm - 9:00pm @ 535 Building
  • Grades 7-8: Junior Tri-M Music Honor Society Induction Ceremony | Cafeteria 7:00pm - 9:00pm @ 515 Building

Thu., Oct. 18th - Day 6

  • Grades 9-12: Detention 3:00pm - 4:30pm @ 535 Building
  • Boys Middle School Cross Country vs. Fugett Middle School 3:15pm @ Lionville Middle School Fields
  • Girls Middle School Cross Country vs. Fugett Middle School 3:15pm @ Lionville Middle School Fields
  • Girls Varsity Volleyball Quarter-Finals vs. Kimberton Waldorf School | Gym 3:45pm @ 535 Building
  • 150 Building: Student Council Meeting | Room 902 3:45pm - 4:45pm
  • Board of Trustees Work Session | Conference Room 6:00pm @ 435 Administrative Offices
  • "Our Town" Performance (Ticketed Event) | Auditorium 7:00pm - 10:00pm @ 515 Building
  • Board of Trustees Regular Public Meeting | Conference Room 7:00pm @ 435 Administrative Offices

Fri., Oct. 19th - Day 1

  • 468/486 Building: Grade 4 Field Trip @ The Philadelphia Zoo
  • Elementary Student Council T-Shirt Sale for Students and Employees Ends (Began Monday, October 8th)
  • Grades K-12: Cougar Pride Day - Wear Your Cougar Gear With Uniform Bottoms or Jeans
  • Grades 9-12: CCS Morning News After-School Meeting | Room 755 (Mac Lab) 3:30pm - 4:30pm @ 535 Building
  • Grade 5 Rec Night | Gym and Various Classrooms 6:00pm - 8:00pm @ 500 Building
  • "Our Town" Performance (Ticketed Event) | Auditorium 7:00pm - 10:00pm @ 515 Building
  • Boys Varsity Soccer vs. Christopher Dock Mennonite High School 7:15pm @ Christopher Dock Stadium Field

Saturday, Oct. 20th

  • Grades 9-12: Detention 8:00am - 11:00am @ 535 Building
  • "Our Town" Performance (Ticketed Event) | Auditorium 7:00pm - 10:00pm @ 515 Building

News From Our High School Art Department

Experimenting With Oil Paints

“It was clear that our more advanced students were ready for the challenge." -Mrs. Steines, CCS High School Art Teacher

Students in the CCS High School Art Department’s Painting 2 and Studio courses are experimenting with a new medium this year—oil paints! “Working with oil paints is much more difficult technically,” according to CCS High School Art Teacher Mrs. Beth Steines. “It was clear that our more advanced students were ready for the challenge, though, and CCS’s fantastic visual arts program is allowing them to explore it.”

Advantages to working with oil paints include that they contain more pigment so they produce richer, more vivid colors. “Oil paints also don’t darken when they dry, as acrylic paints can,” explained Mrs. Steines, “and they stay wet longer. The oil paint colors on an artist’s palette will still be wet a day after the painting is started, and the paints on the canvas will still be blendable.” CCS’s High School Art Department uses water-soluble oil paints that don’t require paint thinners, like turpentine. Mrs. Steines is a professional artist who works in oils (see one of her works pictured below), so she’s thrilled when her students do the same.

This piece is by Mrs. Steines. She and her son, Eliot, a CCS 1st Grader, spend their summers on Martha’s Vineyard, where Mrs. Steines actively participates in the local artisan community.
"I really liked my first time using oil paints!" -Olivia J., 10th Grade
Olivia J. (Studio 2) working on her oil painting study of dumplings.

Most recently, CCS Studio 2 students researched artists like Wayne Thiebaud who use food as their subjects. Pictured above is 10th Grader Olivia J. and her painting of dumplings. Olivia chose oil paints as her medium. "It's nice to actually be able to blend,” Olivia said of the medium. “Everything stays wet. I really liked my first time using oil paints!" The students' creations show how truly ready they were for this new medium!

CCS Decorates Longwood Gardens

The CCS K-12 Art Department is happy to announce that we have once again been selected to participate in Longwood Gardens' Winter Children's Tree program. The theme Art Teachers selected for this year's tree is "Candy Land." The teachers have been working with their students to create some adorable ornaments. Our tree is sure to be delectable!

The High School students are planning to complete Collegium's Winter Tree topper using Candy Land games. If you have Candy Land games you no longer use—even incomplete ones—please consider donating them to the Art Department! You can send Candy Land game donations to the attention of Mrs. Steines in the 535 Building. Thank you!

Our tree will be on display at Longwood Gardens throughout its holiday season, November 22nd through January 6th. For details and ticketing information, see the Longwood Gardens website (linked below).

High School Cross Country Dominates League Meet

Collegium's Boys and Girls Cross Country Teams dominated the Tri-County Independent School League (TCISL) meet at The Perkiomen School on Tuesday, October 9th.

Both teams finished in 1st place after some fantastic performances. Leading our Boys Team were Sophomore Jacob I. (18:11) and Junior Manny H. (19:14), while our Girls Team was paced by Lily I. (22:55).

Congratulations to all of our student-athletes who participated. We look to continue our dominance as we take this momentum into the TCISL Championships on Tuesday, October 23rd.

Parents' Night Out

Need a few hours to yourself? The CCS Middle and High School Music Departments have just the solution: A Parents’ Night Out with child care! This evening will feature lots of fun for kids, including games and a movie. Pizza and juice will be provided, along with a snack.

MS/HS Music Department Teachers (left to right): Mrs. Gabel, Ms. Stell, Mr. Motter, Mr. Grayberg, and Mrs. Jones.

Our Parents' Night Out Fundraiser will take place on Saturday, October 27th from 5:00pm until 9:00pm in our 515 Building. The child care fee is $20.00 for the first child; $15.00 for each additional child. Children must be at least three (3) years old and fully toilet-trained (no pull-ups or diapers). Children must be CCS students or CCS students’ younger siblings (fully toilet-trained). Younger siblings may only attend if their older CCS student siblings attend.

Interested? Fill out the form below, and send it to the attention of Mrs. Gabel in the 515 Building, along with your payment (cash or check made payable to “CCS”) by Wednesday, October 24th!

All proceeds of this Fundraiser will benefit CCS's Middle and High School Music Departments. If you have questions, email Mrs. Gabel for assistance.

150 Building Book Fair Volunteers Wanted

Our Fall Scholastic Book Fair will be held in the 150 Building Library from Monday, October 29th through Tuesday, November 6th.

We are looking for parent volunteers to help out! The Book Fair is for students in Kindergarten through 4th Grade and is held during school hours. Volunteers are needed to assist our younger students as they create their wish lists and to help all students with their purchases. Please consider donating some of your time to this fun event! Use the link below to sign up. Thank you!

Email Ms. Hollinshead for more details or if you have questions.

Reporting Health Screening Results Via Magnus

CCS School Nurses will report students' annual vision and hearing screening results differently this year. In the past, the results were sent home on paper. After our School Nurses enter results into Magnus this year, the Magnus system will send families an email telling them to check their child's Magnus account for a new treatment note. This is where your child's screening results will be located.

Two of our School Nurses: Mrs. Mellone (left) and Mrs. Wilkins (right).

If you don't have email access or if you have questions, please contact your child's School Nurse for assistance.

If you have not yet completed the required Magnus information, please refer to our July 2018 Magnus Introductory Letter (below), and complete the information as soon as possible.

CCS's K-12 Anamnesis Yearbook On Sale Now!

Sales of the 2019 Edition of the CCS's K-12 Anamnesis yearbook have begun! Taken from the Greek word meaning "Recollection," Anamnesis is a one-of-a-kind, limited edition collection of stories and events gathered throughout the school year at CCS.

To make sure your child doesn't miss out on the opportunity to have a copy of Anamnesis, order yours now! Anamnesis allows K-12 students to share and enjoy memories of their classmates and this year's school activities for years to come.

The 2019 K-12 Anamnesis yearbook will be delivered this spring. This edition is a quality hardback publication that features 24 additional full-color pages and includes a spring supplement. If purchased before November 23rd, the cost is $45.00.

Anamnesis makes a wonderful gift for CCS K-12 students. For a small additional fee, parents/guardians can even have their child's copy personalized! Be sure to place your order(s) now, because after November 23rd, the cost for Anamnesis will increase:

  • Before November 23rd: $45.00
  • November 24th until February 2nd: $55.00
  • February 3rd until April 1st: $65.00

For your convenience, there are several purchasing options:

  • Order online using the link below;
  • Fill out the Order Form (below) and mail your order directly to Student Services Company (address is on the Order Form);
  • Phone Student Services Company directly to place your order (phone number is on the Order Form); or
  • Fax your Order Form directly to Student Services Company (fax number is on the order form).

The yearbook staff is working very hard to create a wonderful 2019 yearbook for the Collegium Community. Don't delay! Order yours today!

Questions? Email our Yearbook Advisor, Mr. Springer.

Collegium Center Stage Theatre Updates

CCST Presents: "Les Misérables"

All 7th-12th Grade students interested in being a part of this year's musical, Les Misérables (School Edition), are invited to attend our Les Mis Interest Meeting on Monday, October 29th.

Our meeting will take place at 7:00pm in the 535 Building's Library. Parents and guardians are also encouraged to attend this meeting. If you cannot attend or if you have questions, email Ms. Stell.

"Our Town": Purchase Your Tickets Now

CCST Presents Our Town by Thornton Wilder. Described by Edward Albee as “…the greatest American play ever written," Our Town follows the lives of the Webb and Gibbs families in their small town of Grover’s Corners. Narrated by a stage manager and performed with minimal props and sets, Our Town invites audiences to experience life from the Webb and Gibbs families' perspectives through three acts: “Daily Life,” “Love and Marriage,” and “Death and Eternity.”

Tickets for this wonderful production are $10.00 each. They can be purchased now using the link below or at the door before each performance. Cash-only concessions will be available during intermission.

Questions? Email Ms. Stell.

5th Grade Rec Night

Our 5th Grade Team is planning a Rec Night on Friday, October 19th, just for Collegium's 5th Grade students.

Each 5th Grade Homeroom Teacher distributed Rec Night Permission Slips on Monday, October 1st. Completed and signed Permission Slips and the $5.00 fee are both due on Tuesday, October 16th.

Our Rec Night will be held in the 500 Building beginning at 6:00pm and ending at 8:00pm. During Rec Night, students will have the opportunity to:

To help make sure Rec Night student pickups run smoothly, all participating 5th Graders will receive a Rec Night Pickup Slip on Thursday, October 18th. If you are allowing your child to participate in Rec Night, please follow and complete the Pickup Slip instructions.

Questions? Email your child's 5th Grade Homeroom Teacher, who will be happy to help.

Thank You, Collegium Community

We asked, and the Collegium Community answered! Mrs. Leach thanks all families for their generous donations of keychain lanyards.

Mrs. Leach is Collegium's Operations Department Manager.

Collegium frequently distributes lanyards to employees and vendors, and our supply is now better than ever. Thank you for your kind, swift, and thorough support.

Education Explained: How CCS Is Helping To Bridge The U.S. STEM Gap

Each week, CCS employees highlight common terms and philosophies in education, and explain how they impact teaching and learning at Collegium. This week's contribution comes from Mr. Sean Kelley, CCS Middle School Teacher.*

Today, Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) are everywhere. They're used to run our smartphones and computers, build houses and roads, store documents, help doctors diagnose and treat illness, and much, much more. STEM jobs are the fastest-growing segment of the U.S. economy. Yet, we're facing a dire shortage of skilled STEM workers. In the not-too-distant future, this “skills gap” could threaten our economy’s stability and our ability to compete in the global marketplace.

One way we can combat this shortage is to stimulate students' interest with fun, engaging STEM programs. CCS is among the nation’s schools using and developing programs specifically designed to expose students early to technology areas like computer science, robotics, manufacturing, medical technologies, and design. Our STEM programs begin in Elementary School and continue through High School.

Enter Project Lead the Way (PLTW), a tried-and-true STEM education program for all grade levels. In CCS’s Middle School, for instance, we currently offer two PLTW classes—Design and Modeling, and Automation and Robotics—where students learn everything from technical sketching and toy design, to building and programming VEX robotic vehicles! Our STEM program is growing; students will have more electives choices in the future, like Energy and the Environment, Space and Flight, and The Magic of Electrons.

CCS also uses non-PLTW programs, including some created by our own CCS teachers, like Engineering, Computer Science, and Wildlife Ecology and Conservation (for those budding ecologists and wildlife biologists out there). With all of these choices, it’s difficult for CCS students to not be exposed to STEM concepts and possible STEM career options!

CCS is making a major effort to help students realize their technical potential early, and to guide interested students toward rewarding and productive STEM careers. We sincerely hope that our STEM programs, along with others across the country, will help to increase the number of skilled STEM workers in the U.S. soon!

*Mr. Kelley teaches both Design and Modeling, Automation and Robotics, and Wildlife Ecology classes for CCS Middle School students.

Collegium Employee Spotlight: Phalena Boyd

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

Watch this video to learn more about Phalena Boyd, 150 Building Kindergarten Instructional Assistant.

2019-2020 Sibling Enrollment At Collegium

General Information

According to PA Charter School Law, siblings of currently enrolled Collegium students are considered for enrollment ahead of new, non-sibling enrollees. Sibling enrollment is not guaranteed, however. CCS must first ensure that the Sibling Enrollment materials families submit are complete. Then CCS determines if space is available for the sibling.

Sibling Enrollment is only for prospective students who are siblings of currently enrolled Collegium students. Siblings of currently enrolled Collegium students include:

  • Siblings by birth,
  • Step-siblings,
  • Adopted siblings, and
  • Foster siblings.

Also included in Sibling Enrollment are wards subject to legal guardianship, or other children related by blood or marriage who live with the currently enrolled CCS student’s family in a regular parent-child relationship and who are dependent upon the current student’s parent(s) for support. A Court Order or a completed and notarized Guardianship Form is required to document guardianship status.

Prepare Your Documents Now

Collegium's 2019-2020 Sibling Enrollment process begins Monday, November 5th at 9:00am and ends Monday, November 19th at 12:00pm. Exceptions to enrollment deadlines are not considered.

The process is completed online*, only and families must upload certain required information (outlined below). To "digitize"** the documents for uploading, you can scan them with a dedicated scanner or take clear photos using a smartphone or tablet. The documents are:

  • Copy of the child's Birth Certificate
  • Copy of the child's current Immunization Record
  • Two (2) Proofs of Residency for the family
  • Student ID (Food Service PIN) of the child's oldest sibling attending Collegium

If you do not have a copy of your child's Immunization Record, please obtain it from your child's health care provider. Do not ask the health care provider to send the Immunization Record to Collegium; instead, please personally receive the Immunization Record so you can control when Collegium receives it.

Proofs of Residency (two are required) are limited to: A deed, lease, mortgage statement, current utility bill, current credit card bill, property tax bill, vehicle registration, driver’s license, or PennDOT identification card. Proofs of Residency documents may not be expired.

Student IDs (Food Service PINs) are five-digit numbers assigned to each Collegium student. Families receive their children's Student IDs in their Summer Information Packets. If you need help finding your child's Student ID, please ask your child for it or contact the Main Office of your child's building.

Email our Enrollment Department with questions about the documents required for Collegium's 2019-2020 Sibling Enrollment process. Thank you!

*If you don't have internet access or if you need help scanning your child's documents, we can assist you at our 435 Building (435 Creamery Way, Suite 300, Exton, PA 19341) in November between 8:30am and 3:30pm on days when school is in session.

**Digitizing documents means converting them into electronic files like photos or scanned images. Families can upload photos or scanned images of Birth Certificates, Immunization Records, and Proofs of Residency. Digitized items must be clear, readable, and include all four corners of each document. Please remove documents from their envelopes before taking their pictures or scanning them. If you wish, you may keep dollar amounts confidential by covering them with marker or ink.

High School Updates

MS/HS Talent Show

The Middle School/High School Talent Show, "Collegium's Got Talent," is scheduled for Tuesday, October 30th at 7:00pm in our 515 Building Cafeteria. Come out and see our amazingly talented and entertaining students perform!

All interested students must submit a video audition by Monday, October 15th to Mrs. Jones and Mrs. Gabel, who can also answer questions you may have.

Dual Enrollment And Financial Aid Night

The CCS High School Counseling Department will be hosting a Dual Enrollment and Financial Aid Night on Wednesday, October 17, 2018.

CCS High School Counseling Department: Mrs. Wolfe (right), Mrs. White (center), and Ms. Whisler (left).

From 6:00pm until 7:00pm, Dual Enrollment Representatives will be on site to discuss course opportunities at Immaculata University and Delaware County Community College. Dual Enrollment programs allow students to take college courses for credit while in High School. This event is open to all High School students and their families.

Also on Wednesday, October 17th, Juniors, Seniors, and their Parents/Guardians are invited to attend a Financial Aid Night from 7:00pm until 9:00pm in the 535 Building Library. Mr. Michael Burke from Pennsylvania’s Higher Education Assistance Agency (PHEAA), will present helpful information about the financial components of the college planning process and answer family's questions regarding financial aid.

If you are interested in attending either of these events, please RSVP using the link below.

Questions? Email our High School Counseling Administrative Assistant, Ms. Whisler.

Elementary Art Fundraiser: Kids Kreations

This year’s Annual Elementary Art Fundraiser is just a few weeks away! The Elementary Art Team has worked closely with your young artists to help them prepare special pieces for the event. Their works have already been submitted to Kids Kreations, the new company the Elementary Art Team selected for this year’s fundraiser.

Kids Kreations offers a lot of advantages for Collegium families, including that they will be able to choose from literally dozens of quality keepsakes, gift items, and other treasures imprinted with their children’s artwork. According to Ms. Amanda Shortridge, who teaches Elementary Art in our 468/486 Building, “Families will love Kids Kreations' products. They include new items like phone cases, iPad covers, blankets, matted prints, cutting boards, jewelry, and much more. There'll be something for every family’s budget and gift list!”

Ms. Darci Galie, who teaches Elementary Art in the 150 Building, is also pleased with Kids Kreations. “The company is very school- and family-friendly. Each student will receive a personalized order form to take home, along with a free pack of stickers with their artwork.” The personalized catalogs and free stickers will come home in early November. Completed orders will be delivered before Winter Break.

“My favorite Kids Kreations feature,” said Ms. Allison Thomas, a 500 Building Elementary Art teacher, “is that families who order online can preview items that already show their child’s artwork. Also, online orders can be shipped to school and sent home with students, or Kids Kreations will ship them to another address for families.”

Kids Kreations also helps make families' participation in the Fundraiser more valuable for CCS and its Elementary Art students, because it returns a larger portion of each order to the school. All Kids Kreations Fundraiser proceeds will be used to purchase materials and improve your children’s Elementary Art Rooms.

Our Elementary Art students are so proud of their artwork and are very excited to see how it will look on Kids Kreations’ different products. Watch for more information in the coming weeks about this fun fundraiser!

Secret Student STEAM Activity Items

At the end of October, the 500 Building will begin its STEAM activity. While we would love to share what we'll be doing, we want to keep the activity a secret from our students. For it to be successful and to keep costs low, we need our CCS families' and employees' help to gather supplies. Your support in donating and collecting the following items will be greatly appreciated!

Donations can be sent to Mrs. Eileen Kahl, 500 Building. Thank you! We look forward to sharing our fun project with you!

Questions? Email Mrs. Kahl.

Upcoming CCS Annual Science/STEM Fairs

Upcoming Open House

"Their ideas could someday change our world. We want to strongly encourage their creativity and confidence in that direction!"

The Science/STEM Fair committee will hold an Open House on Wednesday, October 24th from 6:00pm until 7:00pm in the 515 Auditorium. We would love for more students to participate in this year’s events, which include a 1st-12th Grade STEM Fair in mid-January and a Kindergarten Science/STEM Fair a few weeks later.

"The Science/STEM Fairs are a great way for students to explore topics they love and relate them to what they are learning in school," said Mrs. Kassaundra High, a CCS 3rd Grade Teacher and Science/STEM Fair Committee Member. "Their ideas could someday change our world. We want to strongly encourage their creativity and confidence in that direction!"

Please stop by our Open House if you're thinking of participating in this year's Science/STEM Fairs! We can answer your questions and help if you need ideas. If your child already knows that they'd like to sign up, please visit the link below.

Committee Members and Volunteers Needed

For the Science/STEM Fairs to run smoothly, we need both parent/guardian and CCS faculty and staff volunteers at the event. If you'd like to help plan this year's Science/STEM Fairs, we always welcome new committee members!

The committee consists of families and CCS employees. It meets about every three weeks on Wednesdays at 5:00pm in the 435 Building's Conference Room. Upcoming meetings are scheduled on:

  • Wed., October 17th
  • Wed., November 14th
  • Wed., December 5th
  • Wed., January 9th

The committee works together on both the 1st-12th Grade STEM Fair and the Kindergarten Science/STEM Fair events.

For questions and additional information, email Mrs. High. We hope to see you at our next meeting!

500 Building Career Day Scheduled

On Monday, November 19th between 9:00am to 11:00am, Collegium's 500 Building will host a Career Day for our 5th and 6th Grade students.

"Learning about careers can help students choose the best behaviors that could be great influences in life and career choices..." - Kaelyn V., 6th Grade

We need parents/guardians and community members to come to Collegium that day to speak with students about their careers and to answer questions they may have. This is a wonderful opportunity to help students explore the many possibilities their futures hold. Volunteers will make three or four 20-minute presentations on Career Day, including the Q&A session after each.

"Career Day is another stepping stone in CCS students' educational experience that will guide them in preparing for college, technical school, or the workforce after High School." -Mrs. Hirst, 6th Grade School Counselor

Questions or interested in participating? Please email Mrs. Hirst no later than Monday, November 12th. Your support and encouragement of our students are greatly appreciated!

Home & School Association (HSA) Update

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! Proceeds from HSA fundraisers and activities help fund CCS education and operations.

K-6 Fall Box Tops Contest

It’s time for a fun classroom Box Tops collection contest!

Clipping Box Tops is an easy way to help earn cash for Collegium. Each Box Tops coupon is worth 10¢! Just look for the Box Tops coupons on hundreds of products that you probably already use and own. Clip the coupons, and send them in to school!

The fun part of clipping Box Tops is our friendly competition between CCS' K-6 building classrooms. The class in each building that collects the most Box Tops will receive tickets for free items from our School Stores.

The contest will run from Monday, October 15th through Friday, October 26th. Simply send your clipped Box Tops to your child’s homeroom teacher in sealed plastic bags or envelopes. Box Tops will not be accepted after Friday, October 26th.

If you have questions, don't hesitate to email our HSA Officers directly. Happy clipping, and thank you for your support!

Tip Resources From The West Whiteland Police Department

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 use to provide information quickly and directly to them.

The email address and phone line above are monitored by the WWPD Criminal Investigation Unit. We encourage anyone with information about suspected criminal activity to contact the WWPD using the email address, or by leaving a voicemail message on the WWPD Tip 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 your Building Principal(s):

Important Collegium Telephone Numbers

Collegium's Main Number


Building 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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