Collegium Newsletter January 2, 2017

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Mark Your Calendar!

Monday, Jan. 2nd

  • School Closed: Winter Break

Tuesday, Jan. 3rd - Day 1

  • School Resumes
  • HS Girls' Basketball vs. Mercy VT 3:45pm @ Gustine Lake Rec Center

Wednesday, Jan. 4th - Day 2

  • HS Boys' JV Basketball vs. Delaware Valley Friends 3:45pm @ Valley Forge Ed Center
  • Science Fair Committee Meeting 5:00pm - 6:00pm @ 435 Conference Room

Thursday, Jan. 5th - Day 3

  • HS Boys' Basketball vs. Phelps School 3:45 pm @ The Phelps School

Friday, Jan. 6th - Day 4

  • CCST @PA HS Speech Language Competition
  • Grades K-6 School Spirit Day: Mismatch Day
  • Academic Team Meet @ CCS 9:15am @ 535 Library
  • MS Boys' Basketball vs. Delaware County Christian 3:45pm @ Delaware County Christian School School
  • HS Girls' Basketball vs. Lower Moreland 6:00pm @ Lower Moreland High School

Saturday, Jan. 7th

  • CCST @ PA HS Speech Language Competition
  • HS Boys' Basketball vs. Downingtown West 1:00pm @ 535 Gymnasium

CCS Baseball Skating Party Fundraiser

The Collegium Varsity Baseball team will host a Skating Party Fundraiser on January 28, 2017. The fundraiser will be from 5:00-7:00pm at Chester County Sports Arena (formerly Caln Roller Rink) in Downingtown, PA.

The event is open to all CCS students and their families. Parents of Kindergarten through 3rd Grade students are required to stay with their children at the event. The cost of admission will be $10.00 and all proceeds will benefit our varsity baseball program. Permission forms (see the link below) will be sent home with K-6 students and made available to 7-12 students.

Questions? Please email Coach Slusser.

CCST State Competition Performance

On January 6th and 7th, Collegium Center Stage Theatre (CCST) will perform a segment of our fall play, 12 Angry Jurors, at the PA High School Speech League's State Drama Festival, an annual competition dating back to 1967.

The competition will be held at Bloomsburg University. This is CCST's first entry into a drama competition and the team is thrilled to be participating in this prestigious event. As they say in the business, "Break-a-Leg" CCST and we're so proud of your recognition and accomplishment.

2017-2018 New Student Enrollment

We are actively assisting new families interested in enrolling their children in Collegium for the 2017-2018 school year (next year). If you have friends and family interested in joining Collegium, please share our Enrollment FAQs and the link to the 2017-2018 Online Enrollment Form.

The deadline for submitting enrollment information and participating in our 2017-2018 Enrollment Lottery is Wednesday, January 11, 2017 at 12 noon. Exceptions to the deadline will not be considered.

Families with current CCS students do not need to re-enroll their children. Collegium automatically re-enrolls our current students each year.

Questions? Email our Enrollment Department.

Donation Needed

Our arrival and dismissal teams are asking for donations of hand-warmers. Please send your donations to “Mrs. McMichael, 150 Bldg.” Thank you!

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!

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:

  • Riley Hudler
  • Mikayla Perry
  • Grace Plank
  • Domenick Lauro
  • Corbin Cywinski
  • Cinthya Pena-Gomez
  • Xavier McClanahan
  • Grace Anderson
  • Lauren Jackson
  • Cole Bohm

View from the Middle School

In the newest video in his View from the Middle School video series, Mr. Sterious, Middle School Principal is joined by Mr. Harkins, Middle School Assistant Principal. Watch as the two share more information about their building-wide PRIDE positive behavior program.

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!

January HSA Meeting

Our next meeting is Wednesday, January 11th at 6:30pm in the 435 Building Conference Room. Not sure you can attend, but still want to be involved? Let us know! Just complete our interest form below.

HSA Volunteer Opportunities

School Store — Stores are open every Wednesday in the morning and at lunchtime. Due to the overwhelming success of the school stores we have added additional slots for volunteers! Please sign up by using the link below.

Uniform Resale Shop — Our children are growing and the weather is changing. Check out our Uniform Resale Shop for good-condition uniforms at greatly reduced prices. Have your students outgrown their uniforms? Please consider donating good-condition uniforms to our Uniform Resale Shop. All Uniform Resale Shop sales go directly into the Uniform Scholarship Fund, benefiting CCS families in need. If you are interested in helping to sort, organize and shelve uniform donations, please sign up below.

HSA on Facebook

Collegium’s Home & School Association is officially on Facebook! Everything you need to know about the HSA in one place, including information about each of our committees, upcoming events and fundraisers, even volunteer opportunities. Visit us today!

Community Opportunities

While CCS does not endorse programs occurring outside CCS or included in this Newsletter section, we pass along information on community opportunities CCS families may want to explore.

Attention DASD Families

A group of concerned Downingtown Area School District (DASD) families are starting the process of investigating bus ride durations for students who reside in DASD, but attend Collegium Charter School or local parochial schools within the district. Interested in getting involved with other parents? Contact DASD resident, Robert Armstrong, by using his contact information below.

Girls Exploring Tomorrow's Technology (GETT)

Registration for the 17th annual GETT event begins at 8:00am on Tuesday, February 14th. This program will be held on Saturday, March 25, 2017, at West Chester East High School from 12:30pm until 5:00pm. This is a free event for girls in 5th-10th grade and is designed to be an hands-on, interactive, and fun event which will give girls the opportunity to meet successful women role models with careers based on science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM). Parents and Educators are also urged to attend by registering for this event. Parents will be charged a fee of $10.00. Questions? Want to learn more? View the video below and visit the GETT website.

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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