Collegium Newsletter May 20, 2019

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CCS Family Calendar

Mon., May 20th - Day 5

  • 468/486 Building: 4th Grade Field Trip @ National Constitution Center
  • Grades 7-10: Spring Keystone Exams | Library, Conference Room, and Classrooms 7:30am - 3:30pm @ 535 Building
  • 150 Building: 4th Grade Ecosystem Exploration Field Trip | Ms. Sayler's Class 8:30am - 11:30am @ Shamona Creek Park
  • 150 Building: 4th Grade Ecosystem Exploration Field Trip | Ms. Morrison's Class 11:30am - 2:30pm @ Shamona Creek Park
  • Grades 7-12: CCST "Moment Work" Workshop | Cafeteria 3:00pm - 6:00pm @ 535 Building
  • Girls Lacrosse TCISL Semi-Finals v. Barrack Hebrew Academy 4:45pm @ Barrack Hebrew Academy
  • Kindergarten Screening Makeup Night | Room 429 4:45pm - 7:15pm @ 468 Building

Tue., May 21st - Day 6

  • Grades 7-10: Spring Keystone Exams | Library, Conference Room, and Classrooms 7:30am - 3:30pm @ 535 Building
  • Grade 5: Science in the Park | Classes: Mrs. Mullin, Ms. Putt, Ms. McCook, Mrs. Chandler 8:30am - 2:00pm @ Bell Tavern Park
  • Grades 9-12: Detention | Designated Classroom 3:00pm - 4:30pm @ 535 Building
  • 150 Building: K-4 STEM Mentoring Club | Room 961 3:45pm - 5:00pm
  • 486 Building: Little Artists Club (Session 4) | Room 515 4:00pm - 5:00pm
  • Boys Varsity Baseball: District I Playoffs v. Christopher Dock High School High School 4:00pm @ Christopher Dock High School
  • Grades K-4: Title 1/RAP Spring Family Literacy Night | East Cafeteria (Room 804) 6:15pm - 8:00pm @ 150 Building

Wed., May 22nd - Day 1

  • Grades K-6: ROAR T-Shirt Day With Uniform Bottoms
  • New K-6 Teacher Library and MS Library Book Drives Begin (End Wednesday, June 5th) (Sponsored by NEHS and NJHS)
  • Grades 7-10: Spring Keystone Exams | Library, Conference Room, and Classrooms 7:30am - 3:30pm @ 535 Building
  • Grade 5: Science in the Park | Classes: Mrs. Cassner, Ms. Leone, Ms. McIntyre, and Mrs. Dawson 8:30am - 2:00pm @ Bell Tavern Park
  • 500 Building: Advancing Artists Club (Session 4) | Room 228 4:00pm - 5:00pm
  • 468/486 Building: Scholastic Book Fair Family Night | 486 Building Room 520 5:00pm - 7:00pm
  • K-12 Bring Your Own Picnic (Sponsored by the HSA) | Field 5:00pm - 7:00pm @ 500 Building
  • Middle School Spring Concert | Gym 7:00pm - 9:00pm @ 500 Building

Thu., May 23rd - Day 2

  • 468/486 Building: Scholastic Book Fair Ends (Began Tuesday, May 14th)| 486 Building Room 520
  • 8th Grade: Field Trip @ Washington, D.C.
  • Grades 7-10: Spring Keystone Exams | Library, Conference Room, and Classrooms 7:30am - 3:30pm @ 535 Building
  • 150 Building: 4th Grade Ecosystem Exploration Field Trip | Mrs. Sherman 8:30am - 11:30am @ Shamona Creek Park
  • Grade 5: Science in the Park | Classes: Mr. Fowlkes, Mrs. McLaughlin, Ms. Dardes 8:30am - 2:00pm @ Bell Tavern Park
  • 150 Building: 4th Grade Ecosystem Exploration Field Trip | Ms. Richmond 11:30am - 2:30pm @ Shamona Creek Park
  • Grades 9-12: Detention | Designated Classroom 3:00pm - 4:30pm @ 535 Building
  • 150 Building: Student Council Meeting | Room 902 3:45pm - 4:45pm
  • CougarTek Club Meeting | Room 352 4:30pm - 5:30pm @ 515 Building
  • CougarTek Team Meeting 4:30pm - 6:30pm @ Level13 eSports Gaming Center
  • High School Spring Concert | Gym 7:00pm - 9:00pm @ 500 Building

Fri., May 24th - Day 3

  • 7th Grade: Field Trip @ the National Aquarium
  • 8th Grade: Field Trip @ Washington, D.C.
  • Grades 7-10: Spring Keystone Exams | Library, Conference Room, and Classrooms 7:30am - 3:30pm @ 535 Building
  • Grades K-6: Collegium's Annual Art Show | Gym & Lobby 6:00pm - 8:30pm @ 500 Building

468/486 Building PSSA Carnival Celebration

A PSSA Carnival? Yes! That’s what teachers in the 468/486 Building held last week for their 3rd and 4th Graders, who did tremendously well preparing for and taking this year’s PSSAs.

The Dunk Tank!

“PSSAs are significant events for students and can be pretty stressful,” said Mrs. High, a 3rd Grade teacher. “To do well, they must set goals, create plans, study hard, and do their best. Our 3rd and 4th Graders did a phenomenal job in all of those areas. So, we thought we’d recognize that by having a fun event!”

The students really relaxed and enjoyed all of the PSSA Carnival magic, including refreshments, face painting, raffles, a Dunk Tank (with grown-ups as dunkees!), and lots of other fun activities. Parent/guardian volunteers helped to run games, and donations from families and staff made for wonderful raffle prizes.

PSSA Carnival at the 468/486 Building.
“It felt good to be recognized for our hard work. It was also a lot of fun to play games and have time to relax after putting forth our best effort.” -468/486 Building 3rd Grade Student

Before attending the PSSA Carnival, the 3rd and 4th Graders “earned” Carnival tickets through good study habits and behavior. The more tickets students earned (up to three a day), the more they could “spend” at the Carnival.

“We recognize that our 3rd and 4th Graders worked really hard to prepare for the rigors of the PSSAs,” said Ms. Mallory Goggins, a 468/486 Building Assistant Principal. “We’re incredibly proud of the time and energy every student put toward doing their very best on the tests. We wanted to celebrate their efforts, and what better way than through a fun carnival?”

“It was motivating to know that there would be something for us after the test. It helped me to focus and really try my best to show what I learned this year.” -468/486 Building 4th Grade Student
As our photos show, everyone who attended the 468/486 Building’s PSSA Carnival had a wonderful time.

It’s so important for teachers and parents/guardians to recognize and applaud students for jobs well done. In this case, our 468/486 Building's 3rd and 4th Graders (and all CCS students who took the PSSAs) clearly showed that they understood the hard work and perseverance they needed to get through the rigid PSSA testing. We are thankful to all those involved with our PSSA Carnival for helping to celebrate our students' commitment and dedication.

Congratulations to everyone at CCS for successfully completing the 2019 PSSAs!

News From Our Middle School

New NJHS Students Inducted

On Tuesday, May 7th, thirteen 7th Graders were inducted into the National Junior Honor Society (NJHS). They were selected for membership based on the five pillars of NJHS:

  • Scholarship
  • Service
  • Citizenship
  • Leadership
  • Character
"I'm really honored to be chosen. It just shows that hard work pays off!" -MacKenzie A., 7th Grade
Mrs. Wallace, the NJHS Advisor, shared, "These students have all worked very hard to be inducted into NJHS. They're a collection of leaders who have served their community and school in many ways. I can't wait to see what they accomplish as a chapter!"
"I'm happy to be included in NJHS. It will give me a chance to help the school and help the community." -David G., 7th Grade

Please join us in congratulating our new NJHS members! The students are listed below in alphabetical order:

  • MacKenzie A.
  • Andrew C.
  • David G.
  • Cole G.
  • Ian H.
  • Raiann H.
  • Shubham K.
  • Penelope L.
  • Andrea L.-M.
  • Odote O.
  • Ogunda O.
  • Matthew T.
  • Chase W.

Upcoming Coffee Chat With Mr. Sterious

Collegium Principals host Coffee Chats to give parents/guardians a chance to spend time having coffee and discussing CCS topics, events, and academic programming with them.

In his Coffee Chat Invitation video below, CCS Middle School Principal, Mr. Ted Sterious, shares information on Middle School events and invites families to the last 515 Building Coffee Chat of this school year: Friday, May 31st at 7:00am in the 515 Building Conference Room.

7th Grade Field Trip Reminder

Our 7th Grade Field Trip to the National Aquarium is this Friday, May 24th!

Please make sure that your child packs a lunch for Friday's trip and wears their CCS uniform tops with khaki bottoms. Buses will leave CCS at 7:30am.

Please use the button below to email Ms. Pouncy with questions.

Learn more about the National Aquarium at the button below, which will take you to the Aquarium's website.

CCS Uniform Policy Change

Attention Families of Incoming 7th and 9th Grade Students

During its Thursday, May 16th, Regular Public Meeting, the CCS Board of Trustees (the Board) voted in favor of changing the CCS Uniform Policy at our Middle and High (MS/HS) Schools.

Beginning with the 2019-2020 school year, students in 7th and 9th Grades will no longer be allowed to wear a hooded CCS sweatshirt. Instead, these students will be permitted to wear the new A+ Unisex Sweatshirt option in "Performance Wine" (7th Grade) or "Performance Navy" (9th Grade). The A+ Unisex Sweatshirt examples are pictured below.

Examples of the new A+ Unisex Sweatshirt in "Performance Wine" (left) and "Performance Navy" (right).

This change to the CCS Uniform Policy will save families money and enhance the safety of our MS/HS Schools by allowing CCS personnel to identify students more quickly. Also, the new A+ Unisex Sweatshirt better prepares our students for the workforce by providing a more professional uniform option.

The Board’s decision is specific to all 2019-2020 7th Grade and 9th Grade students; however, all MS/HS families are advised that the hooded CCS sweatshirt will be eliminated from the CCS Uniform Policy for all MS/HS students in 2020-2021.

If you have questions or concerns about how this change will impact your Middle School child, please email Mr. Sterious. Dr. O’Brien can help families with questions or concerns related to High School children.

500 Building Orientation Scheduled

Attention Parents/Guardians of 2019-2020 5th and 6th Grade Students

Your family is invited to our 500 Building Orientation on Thursday, May 30th from 6:00pm until 7:30pm. During this event, you'll have the opportunity to meet the following from our 500 Building:

  • Mr. Shaun Murphy, Principal
  • Mr. Brian Booher, Assistant Principal
  • Our 5th and 6th Grade Team of teachers and special area teachers
  • Mrs. Corinne Hirst and Mr. Josiah Ramsey, School Counselors

It will be our pleasure to share some of the 500 Building's features and activities we feel make it a great place to learn and work. In addition, we'll offer resources to assist with your child’s transition to our building. Finally, there will be plenty of time for questions and answers.

If you're interested in joining us for our 500 Building Orientation, please use the button below to email Mrs. Hirst by Tuesday, May 28th. We look forward to meeting you!

Collegium Employee Spotlight: Chris Steinbrecher

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 Chris Steinbrecher, Middle/High School Library Assistant.

Education Explained: 2019-2020 Athletic Participation Guidelines

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 John Allen, our Director of Athletics & Extracurricular Activities.

The 2018-2019 season is winding down for CCS Athletics! All teams performed very well this year, thanks to our exemplary student-athletes and coaching staff.

With the end of one school year comes the beginning of a new chapter in CCS Athletics’ journey. As I announced last October, next year CCS sports teams will compete within the prestigious Bicentennial Athletic League (BAL). The BAL consists of 16 small PIAA schools in southeastern Pennsylvania. The league offers a higher level of play and more stable game scheduling for our players and families.

2019-2020 CCS-Sponsored Sports Participation Guidelines

It's also time to bring our families up-to-speed on the 2019-2020 CCS sports program participation guidelines. All students who wish to participate must submit:

  1. A completed Registration Form signed by their parent/guardian. Registration Forms are specific to each sport and are made available two weeks before each team's first practice.
  2. A PIAA Evaluation Physical Form (available at the button below) signed by their health care provider.

Guidelines for Participation in 2019-2020 Home School District-Sponsored Sports

If your child plans to participate in a sport sponsored by your home school district (and not CCS), you must contact that district's Athletic Department to make those arrangements. To be dismissed* appropriately from CCS for home district sports games, CCS must receive the following for your child:

  1. A note signed by the child’s parent/guardian stating that the child has permission to participate in the home school district sport.
  2. Confirmation from the home school district's coaches that the child is a member of the district’s team.
  3. A game schedule for the district-sponsored team requiring the student to leave CCS early.

The 2019-2020 season promises to be fun and exciting for all of CCS’s sports teams, intramural programs, camps, and clinics. Playing sports has huge benefits. I encourage your children to participate!

Please use the button below to contact me directly with questions about CCS Athletics programs and 2019-2020 participation guidelines.

*Students are only excused early for games, and may not leave CCS early for district-sponsored sports practices. CCS does not excuse students for district-sponsored off-season workouts.

4th Annual K-12 Bring Your Own Picnic

CCS's 4th Annual Bring Your Own Picnic (BYOP) event is scheduled for Wednesday, May 22nd* from 5:00pm until 7:00pm. This year, the event will be sponsored by the CCS Home & School Association (HSA).

Pictured above are CCS families and who gathered at the 2018 BYOP.

The HSA has reserved the 500 Building Field for the event so that CCS families can bring everything they need for a great BYOP, including blankets, chairs, yard games, food, and drinks (nonalcoholic). The BYOP is a perfect event for families to relax, spend time together and with others in the Collegium Community, and wind down before attending additional CCS events that evening:

  • CCS Middle School Spring Concert (MS families, only), 7:00pm to 9:00pm, 500 Building Gym
  • 468/486 Building Scholastic Book Fair Family Night, 5:00pm to 7:00pm, 486 Building Room 520
More 2018 BYOP attendees are pictured above.

Please add the BYOP to your family's calendar for Wednesday, May 22nd from 5:00pm to 7:00pm. Our HSA Officers look forward to meeting as many members of the Collegium Community as possible at the event.

Access the HSA's Facebook page at the link below to learn more about their news and activities. More HSA information appears in the CCS HSA Updates & Events section later in this Newsletter.

*If weather doesn't permit us to use the 500 Building's Field on Wednesday, May 22nd, the 2019 BYOP will be canceled and a related message will be posted on CCS's homepage by 2:00pm that day. The 2019 BYOP will not be rescheduled.

NHS Texas Roadhouse Fundraiser

Yee-Haw! Come on out and enjoy a meal at Texas Roadhouse on Friday, May 31st between 5:00pm and 9:00pm to benefit CCS's National Honor Society (NHS)! Just present a paper or digital version of the flyer below to your server, and Texas Roadhouse will donate 15% of your total food purchase to NHS.

Members of NHS will also sell baked goods in the restaurant’s lobby that evening. Stop by to say hello and buy some goodies! All baked goods sale proceeds will also benefit NHS.

Your support of the Texas Roadhouse fundraiser on Friday, May 31st will help NHS continue to organize events and opportunities for our school*. We hope to see you at Texas Roadhouse!

Questions? Email Miss Kristin Chan.

*About NHS

NHS is made up of students in Grades 9-12 who have GPAs of 3.5 or higher. NHS does many different things, like organizing the American Red Cross Blood Drive at CCS, acting as tour guides for our Back-to-School Nights, and volunteering at PowerBack Rehabilitation. NHS also awards a scholarship each year to a senior who will attend college in the fall.

From Our Board Of Trustees

There are two important future planning processes going on now at Collegium. They are the CCS 20/20 strategic planning project and the School Improvement Process.

CCS 20/20 is the strategic planning project the CCS Board of Trustees (the Board) is conducting with Strategy Arts, a local planning firm. The School Improvement Process began in response to CCS’s designation as a Pennsylvania school requiring additional targeted support and improvement. A lot of work continues on both initiatives, as summarized below.

CCS 20/20 Strategic Planning

Strategic Planning Meetings were held on February 7th and April 4th with a representative group of CCS administrators, Board, and staff from across the campus. The group worked through the summarized findings from the planning research which included a market scan, interviews, focus groups, and surveys. They wrestled with key strategic questions that allowed them to produce a set of strategic initiatives that will define Collegium’s identity going forward and develop the systems and processes to ensure organizational excellence.

The process will continue:

  • Strategy Arts compiled the output from the two Strategic Planning Meetings into recommendations for an Action Plan. The Action Plan was presented and discussed with the full CCS Board of Trustees during their quarterly Public Work Session (Sunday, May 19th @ 1:00 PM in the 435 Building).
  • The final approval of the Action Plan and the activities associated with implementing the plan will most likely occur at the Board’s June Public Meeting (Thursday, June 6th @ 6:00 PM in the 515 Building).

Once approved, the Board’s Planning Committee (a selected group of Board members charged with leading the Strategic Planning effort) will work with Strategy Arts and the administration to implement the Action Plan.

School Improvement Process

The School Improvement Process began with the formation of a School Steering Committee comprised of building-level school improvement teams, parents/guardians, and high school students.

A significant amount of work has been completed:

  • A representative group from the Steering Committee took part in three training sessions at the Chester County Intermediate Unit (CCIU); each training session outlined a specific part of the process and produced action items to be completed by the next training session.
  • The Steering Committee met to review the current CCS Mission Statement and created a long-term Vision Statement that will guide the work of the Improvement Process (and may be adopted as the new CCS Vision and Mission Statement).
  • The process has been guided by PA 18 Essential Practices for Schools and their Communities, which are broken down into four conditions: Focus on Continuous Improvement of Instruction, Empowering Leadership, Providing Student-Centered Supports and Fostering Quality Professional Learning.
  • The Steering Committee participated in a day-long self-assessment process focused on the PA 18 Essential Practices facilitated by an educational consultant from the CCIU. The Self-Assessment produced two priority areas which will become the focus of the improvement plan.

Presently, the School Steering Committee is creating a one year plan comprised of measurable goals and action plans to be presented to the CCS Board of Trustees during their May meetings. Once approved, the plan will be shared with the CCS community and implemented during the 2019-2020 school year. We welcome your attendance at the meetings and participation in this important process.

News From Our Athletics Department

Collegium Soccer Camp

Collegium is excited to offer our Girls & Boys Soccer Clinic to students in Grades 2-6. Come out and learn from Collegium’s Varsity Soccer Coaches and student-athletes as they teach the fundamentals of soccer and share their love of the game!

The Clinic is scheduled from Saturday, July 8th until Thursday, July 11th on the 500 Building Field. Each day of the camp will be for students in Grades 2-6 from 9:00am until 3:00pm. The cost is $100.00/child. Payment and Registration Forms (linked below) are due by Thursday, June 27th.

If you have questions about Collegium’s Soccer Clinic, email Coach Steve Norris using the button below.

Collegium Lacrosse Clinic

Collegium is happy to offer a Girls & Boys Lacrosse Clinic to our students in Grades 3-7. Come out and learn from Collegium’s Varsity Lacrosse Coaches and student-athletes as they teach lacrosse fundamentals and share why the sport is so fun and rewarding.

The Clinic is scheduled for Saturday, June 8th and Sunday, June 9th, 9:00am until 12:00pm, on the 500 Building Field. The cost is $50.00/child. Payment and Permission Slips (available below) are due by Monday, June 3rd.

If you have questions about Collegium’s Lacrosse Clinic, email Coach Sherry Pryor.

CCS Basketball Day Camp Coming This Summer

Coach Markel Jones and CCS's Boys Basketball Team are excited for their 1st Annual Collegium Basketball Day Camp. The Day Camp is designed for 2nd through 8th Grade boys and girls of all skill levels. Activities will emphasize skill development in fundamental areas of the game like passing, shooting, and dribbling, while also promoting a fun and open learning atmosphere.

All participants will receive a free Collegium Basketball Day Camp T-shirt. Email Coach Jones using the link below for information and answers to your questions.

Coaching Positions Available

Our Athletics Department is looking for candidates for the following coaching position(s):

  • High School Soccer Head Coach
  • High School Volleyball Assistant Coach

All interested coaching candidates should email their resume and cover letter to John Allen, CCS Director of Athletics & Extracurricular Activities.

June 1st's 4th Annual 5K Cougar Classic

Ready, set, go! Our 5K Cougar Classic is only two weeks away! Time to lace up those sneakers and start running, dashing, and walking to get ready for the event on Saturday, June 1st. Our mascot, Carl the Cougar, will be there and hopes you and your family will be, too!

Left: Carl the Cougar with the 2018 Men's 5K winner. Right: Participants from our 2018 5K Cougar Classic.

Use the link below to register for the 5K Cougar Classic competitive race, 1-Mile Fun Run/Walk, and/or Kids' Dash. You'll find additional event details on the 5K Cougar Classic website, including registration instructions and information on how to become a sponsor.

Questions? Email our event organizers using the link below.

NEHS And NJHS Sponsoring Book Drives

​The CCS National Elementary Honor Society (NEHS) and National Junior Honor Society (NJHS) have partnered this year to sponsor two CCS book drives:

  • The Annual New Teacher Book Drive in the 150, 500, and 468/486 Buildings: This drive helps to build classroom libraries for new teachers and teachers who are changing grade levels.
  • Middle School Library Book Drive: This drive will help grow the ​new ​Middle School Library, which is in need of many books!

We welcome donations of your new and/or gently used books to help our New Teacher and ​Middle School Libraries blossom! Each donation will broaden our students' reading selections and encourage their love of reading.

Book Drive collection boxes will be placed in all buildings near their main entrances between Wednesday, May 22nd and Wednesday, June 5th. We appreciate your dedication to helping every CCS student learn to read!

Questions? Please email Mrs. Hirst (NEHS) or Mrs. Wallace (NJHS) using the buttons provided below.

8th Grade Students' Baby Pictures Needed

In preparation for the 8th Grade's Moving Up Ceremony on Friday, June 7th, we're collecting baby pictures of our 8th Grade students to use in the end-of-year video.

By Friday, May 31st, please send your child's baby picture—just ONE favorite!—to Ms. Megan Shields. You can email an electronic photo file using the link below or send the photo itself to school with your 8th Grade child in an envelope labeled "Ms. Shields." Hard copies of photos will be scanned and returned.

Whether you email your photo or deliver it by hand, be sure to include your child's name so Ms. Shields can properly identify each photo. Ms. Shields is available by email (use the link below) to answer your questions. Thank you!

2019-2020 Child Care And Bus Transportation Information

Will your child need transportation next school year to and/or from a day care center or babysitter within the Downingtown, West Chester, or Coatesville School Districts? Families who need alternate bus arrangements—like those for day care centers, babysitters, or bus stops other than your home—must complete a new Child Care Form each year. Current school year arrangements will not carry over to new school years.

You can find the Child Care Forms for the Downingtown, West Chester, and Coatesville Area School Districts at the buttons below. The Child Care Forms are also posted in the Resource section of our Transportation webpage linked below.

By Friday, June 14th, please complete your 2019-2020 school year Child Care Form and email it to Collegium's Transportation Department using the button provided. If your family doesn't need alternate bus transportation for the 2019-2020 school year, there's nothing that you need to do.

Note: Your local school district's transportation office will mail details about your child's 2019-2020 home bus stop. Expect that mailing about one week before school starts. This is also when CCS receives students' bus information from our transporting districts.

Questions? Email CCS's Transportation Department via the link below.

5th Grade Science Day In The Park

This week, our 5th Grade classes will travel to Downingtown’s Bell Tavern Park for a special Science Day in the Park.

Our 5th Grade teachers have planned a whole variety of fascinating Science activities for their students to explore at the Park, like Roller Coaster Races, Bridge Building, and Speed Challenges. Students will also enjoy a pizza lunch, which will be provided.

The class schedule for Science Day in the Park is:

  • Tuesday, May 21st: Mrs. Mullin, Ms. Putt, Ms. McCook, and Mrs. Chandler
  • Wednesday, May 22nd: Mrs. Cassner, Ms. Leone, Ms. McIntyre, and Mrs. Dawson
  • Thursday, May 23rd: Mr. Fowlkes, Mrs. McLaughlin, and Ms. Dardes

Students will travel with their teachers by school bus on their scheduled days for Science in the Park. Classes will leave school at about 8:30am and return around 2:00pm.

A Permission Slip is required for your child to participate in Science Day in the Park. Permissions Slips were sent home earlier this month with students.

Questions about Science Day in the Park? Please contact your 5th Grader’s teacher directly.

CCS HSA Updates & Events

Serving in a capacity similar to a Parent-Teacher Association (PTA) or Parent-Teacher Organization (PTO), our Home & School Association (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.

Elementary Building School Stores

Volunteers are needed to open the School Stores in our 150, 468, 486, and 500 Buildings before school and during lunch. The School Stores are a real treat for CCS’s students, and volunteering is very rewarding! Please sign up for a few hours (or more!) using the SignUpGenius link below. We appreciate your support!

500 Building Resale Shop

Volunteers are needed to spend time each week organizing our Uniform Resale Shop. The Resale Shop is a tremendous CCS fundraiser, as well as a valuable resource for CCS families. Volunteers help keep donations in order and available for sale.

Please use the SignUpGenius link below to donate your time to the Resale Shop! Thank you.

WWPD 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 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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