CCS Family Calendar
Mon., Sep. 10th—Day 3
- 500 Building ROAR T-Shirt Sale Begins (Ends Friday, September 21st)
- Boys And Girls Varsity Golf vs. Perkiomen School 3:00pm @ Butter Valley Golf Port
- Girls Middle School Volleyball vs. Calvary Baptist School | 500 Gym 4:00pm
Tue., Sep. 11th—Day 4
- Varsity Boys and Girls Golf v. Holy Cross Prep School & Jenkintown High School 3:00pm - 5:00pm @ Torresdale-Frankford C.C.
- 535 Building Detention 3:00pm - 4:30pm
- Boys Middle School Soccer vs. Perkiomen School 3:45pm @ Perkiomen School
- 150 Building Little Artists Club (Session 1) | Room 827 4:00pm - 5:00pm
- Boys Varsity Soccer vs. The Christian Academy 4:00pm @ The Christian Academy
- Girls Junior Varsity Volleyball vs. Perkiomen School 4:00pm @ Perkiomen School
- 468/486 Building Junior Artists Club (Session 1) | Building 486, Room 515 4:00pm - 5:00pm
- Girls Varsity Volleyball vs. Perkiomen School 5:00pm @ Perkiomen School
- Grades 5-6: Back-to-School Night 6:00pm - 8:00pm @ 500 Building
Wed., Sep. 12th—Day 5
- Grades K-6: ROAR T-Shirt Day | All Elementary (K-6) Buildings
- Boys Varsity Cross Country vs. All TCISL Schools 3:45pm @ Perkiomen School
- Girls Varsity Cross Country vs. All TCISL Schools 3:45pm @ Perkiomen School
- 150 Building Junior Artists Club (Session 1 | Room 908 4:00pm - 5:00pm
- 468/486 Building Little Artists Club (Session 1) | 486 Building, Room 518 4:00pm - 5:00pm
- 468/486 Building: Back-to-School Night 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Thu., Sep. 13th—Day 6
- 535 Building Detention 3:00pm - 4:30pm
- Boys And Girls Varsity Golf vs. Upper Dublin High School 3:30pm @ Ingleside Golf Club
- Boys Varsity Soccer vs. Morrisville 3:30pm @ United Sports TC
- Boys Middle School Soccer vs. Renaissance Academy 3:45pm @ United Sports Training Center
- Girls Varsity Volleyball vs. Phoenixville High School 3:45pm @ Phoenisville ASD Gym
- Girls Junior Varsity Volleyball vs. Phoenixville High School 4:45pm @ Phoenixville ASD Gym
- 150 Building: Back-to-School Night 6:00pm - 8:00pm
- Board of Trustees Work Session | 435 Building Conference Room 6:00pm
Fri., Sep. 14th—Day 1
- 468/486 Building ROAR T-Shirt Sale Ends (Began Friday, August 31st)
- Grades 7-12: Cougar Pride Day
- Grades 7-8: Mesh Backpack and Mesh Tote Sales End (Began Tuesday, September 4th)—Sponsored by the National Honor Society
- Grades 9-12: Collegium College Fair | 535 Building Gym, Library, Cafeteria 9:00am - 11:00am
- Girls Junior Varsity Volleyball vs. Nazareth Academy | 535 Building Gym 3:45pm
- Girls Varsity Volleyball vs. Nazareth Academy | 535 Building Gym 4:45pm
Cougar Challenge 2018 Information
What's the Cougar Challenge? It's our annual walk/exercise-a-thon to raise money for Collegium's Home & School Association (HSA). The HSA provides considerable financial support to Collegium by sponsoring student-oriented projects, hosting special events for families, providing additional funds for classroom materials, and offering scholarships for uniforms and field trips.
Why walking and exercising? These activities represent the huge efforts by volunteers and Collegium founders to secure the 1,000+ community member signatures that helped Collegium first open its doors to students in January 1999.
Last year, our families raised over $30,000 through the Cougar Challenge. We want to exceed that amount this year on Friday, September 28th, the day of the event. If each CCS family is able to solicit just $100 in donations, we will far exceed that goal! The HSA will use the proceeds for the needs of CCS and its students.
If credit card purchases are preferable for your family and friends, use the link below.
Earn Cash Rewards for CCS Through Giant's A+ School Rewards Program
Collegium participates in and earns cash from A+ School Rewards, a great fundraising program run through your local Giant!
To participate, visit the link below and follow the prompts to create your online Giant account. You’ll need your 11-digit BONUSCARD® number and Collegium's ID number, 23968. You do not need to re-register your card if your school selection(s) remains the same as last year's.
If you don't know your BONUSCARD® number, call Giant Customer Care at 1-888-814-4268, option #1.
You can earn cash for Collegium by using your registered BONUSCARD® every time you shop. The number of points you earn will appear on your store receipt. You can log into your Giant account to check the total cash rewards Collegium has earned so far (Giant calculates your points and converts them into cash rewards monthly). Collegium receives the total A+ School Rewards annually, and uses them for student educational needs.
Please encourage your family members and friends to support our school through Giant's A+ School Rewards program!
Education Explained: The Importance of Safety and Security Drills
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. Vogelgesang, Collegium’s Safety Officer.
Feeling emotionally and physically safe at school helps students fully focus on learning. By performing safety and security drills, Collegium helps students understand that emergencies can happen, but that we can be better prepared for them by having procedures and plans in place. This is truly a case where information is power: By knowing how their building responds to emergencies and having practiced them, students have a greater sense of control over their environments and are better able to react appropriately.
We don’t just schedule a drill at Collegium. Building Administrators first educate their staffs on the unique emergency protocols in place for their buildings. In turn, teachers help students understand that emergencies sometimes do occur. They also discuss with students how their building plans to handle emergency events if they arise. This information is always delivered in an age-appropriate manner.
Drills are not announced to students or staff beforehand, which gives them the chance for a real-time practice of what they’ve learned about safety and security. The three main types of drills Collegium conducts are:
- Fire Drills
- Security Drills
- Severe Weather Drills
Pennsylvania law requires schools to conduct drills on a regular basis. To meet those requirements, Collegium holds monthly fire drills in all buildings, as well as multiple security and severe weather drills each school year.
Our teachers and building administrators do a great job educating students about emergencies and the importance of emergency plans, protocols, and drills. It is also very important for parents/guardians to calmly discuss these matters at home with their children. Please have these vital conversations with them!
One other important note for parents and guardians: During an emergency, all available Collegium employees devote their energies and attention to keeping your children safe. We also work to coordinate help from all township and county resources available to us. Collegium will keep parents/guardians informed, as possible, using SchoolMessenger, our website, and/or telephone messages. Our first priority, however, will always be to ensure the safety of our students.
2nd Annual Hispanic Heritage Festival
Save The Date
Our 2nd Annual Hispanic Heritage Festival is scheduled for Saturday, September 22nd from 11:00am until 3:00pm, rain or shine!
Bring your family, friends, and neighbors to enjoy music performances by CCS students and Herencia Jibara, face painting, games, dancing, food trucks, local vendors, community resources, and more!
Email Mrs. Tobin for more information. Hope to see you there!
The 500 Building Diversity Committee is looking for vendors to participate in our 2nd Annual Hispanic Heritage Festival on Saturday, September 22nd.
This event is open to direct sales businesses (one representative per company), makers of handmade items, food vendors, and other community businesses.
If you would like more information or are interested in participating, please email Mrs. Tobin.
Home & School Association (HSA) Updates
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.
HSA Volunteer Opportunities
Working with the HSA in support of their numerous fundraisers and activities is a great way to connect with other Collegium families. If you're interested in any of the opportunities listed below, please email the HSA Officers using the link provided.
- HSA Recruitment Committee: Members are needed for this Committee.
- Box Tops for Education: We need help counting for the Fall and Spring contests.
- Uniform Resale Shop: This involves sorting donations, folding, and hanging uniform items.
- Elementary School Store: The School Store is a student favorite. We need volunteers on Wednesdays to cashier before school or during lunches.
- Family Bingo (Saturday, December 1, 2018): For this event to be successful, the HSA needs volunteers for set-up and clean-up, help during the games, and soliciting donations.
- Teacher Appreciation Week: These volunteers solicit donations, decorate, organize teacher/staff luncheons, and clean up.
- HSA Talent Show Snack Bar: The HSA sells snacks and drinks at this event.
Grades K-6 KidStuff Coupon Book Fundraiser
KidStuff Coupon Books are full of great discounts and values families can use for area businesses. The books sell for $25 each, and they are on sale now!
The oldest child in each Kindergarten through 6th Grade family was given a KidStuff Coupon Book to bring home and review. If you don't receive a book for your family, please email the HSA Officers directly.
If you'd like to purchase the book and/or buy additional books for friends and family, return the Order Form and payment by Monday, September 17th. Simply return the Coupon Book if you don't wish to purchase it.
This year, we are excited to announce that students can earn T-shirts and sweatshirts by selling KidStuff Coupon Books. We are also happy to announce that KidStuff will include a code for its new KidStuff Coupon App for each book purchased. You won't need to carry the book around anymore!
If you have questions or need assistance with the KidStuff Coupon Book Fundraiser, please email the HSA Officers directly.
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 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):
Collegium's Main Number
Extensions For Our Buildings' Main Offices
- 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