Collegium Newsletter March 19, 2018

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2018-2019 School Year Calendar Update!

Collegium asks all families to make sure that they are using the most up-to-date 2018-2019 School Year Calendar. We have made some changes to the Calendar, including correcting the MLK Jr. Day observance date and updating PSSA and Keystone Exam testing windows. The most current version of the 2018-2019 School Year Calendar is located on Collegium’s website and at the link below.

Please encourage your friends and family to access the newest School Year Calendar version, and to disregard previous versions that may be outdated.

Mark Your Calendar

Monday, Mar. 19th - Day 3

  • St. Jude's Math-a-Thon Begins

Tuesday, Mar. 20th - Day 4

  • Intramurals: 5th and 6th Grade Flag Football 4:15pm - 5:30pm @ 500 Gym
  • Intramurals: Spring K-1 Club 4:15pm - 5:30pm @ 486 Building Gym and 150 Building Gym

Wednesday, Mar. 21st - Day 5

  • 500 Building: Principal Coffee Chat with Parents 2:30pm - 3:30pm @ 500 Conference Room
  • 150 Building: Junior Artists Club 3:45pm - 4:45pm @ Room 908
  • 468 Building: Little Artists Club 4:00pm - 5:00pm @ Room 425
  • 486 Building: Junior Artists Club 4:00pm - 5:00pm @ Room 532
  • High School Pops Concert 7:00pm - 9:00pm @ 515 Auditorium (See Article)

Thursday, Mar. 22nd - Day 6

  • National Honor Society Red Cross Blood Drive 7:00am - 5:00pm @ 535 Gym (See Article)
  • Intramurals: 5th and 6th Grade Flag Football 4:15pm - 5:30pm @ 500 Gym
  • Intramurals: Spring K-1 Club 4:15pm - 5:30pm @ 486 Building Gym and 150 Building Gym
  • National Art Honor Society Induction 6:00pm - 7:30pm @ 535 Building Library

Friday, Mar. 23rd - Day 1

  • Benchmark 2 Window Ends
  • 515 Building: Principal Coffee Chat with Parents 8:30am - 9:30am @ 515 Conference Room (See Invitation Video)
  • 500 Building: 6th Grade Heritage Fair (Students Only) 12:45pm - 2:45pm @ 500 Gym

Monday, Mar. 26th - Spring Break Begins

Honoring the Victims of Parkland, Florida

On Wednesday, March 14th, a large number of Collegium students in Grades 2 through 12 joined together at 10:00am to participate in the National School Walkout event. Participation by Collegium was initiated by students themselves, who braved the 33-degree temperature for 17 minutes to honor the 17 victims of the Parkland, Florida school shooting and to highlight school safety awareness.

"Aside from the noise of the biting, cold wind," said Mrs. Ousey, 486 Building Assistant Principal, "there was respectful silence as I stood with a small group of 468/486 Building students and a colleague in remembrance of the lives lost in Florida."

Student participants at the 500 Building.

At the 500 Building, 5th and 6th Graders gathered in silent solidarity. "We made sure that there were ample faculty/staff members in our classrooms, hallways, and outside during the 17 minutes," said Mr. Murphy, 500 Building Principal. "It was clear that the students who participated felt safe as they stood in silent reflection, showing respect for the victims of the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School shooting. Words cannot express how impressed I was to see such a large group of 10- to 12-year-old students be so mature."

Student participants at the 515 Building.

515 Building administrators and staff expressed pride in their participating 7th and 8th Grade students for taking the national event so seriously. "The students took the lead, walked quietly through the halls, stood outside, and got right back to class after 17 minutes,” said 515 Building Principal, Mr. Sterious. “They handled themselves in a mature manner. Our staff worked together to secure the designated meeting place for the students to give them the full 17 minutes to reflect on the tragedy in Florida."

Student participants at the 535 Building.

Dr. O’Brien, 535 Building Principal, shared, “The student-led walkout at our High School was impressive, emotional, and incredibly moving. The student organizers set a tone of respect and reflection that was stirring. I was reminded of the power of our youth, and felt a deep sense of pride that I have the privilege of working with them.”

Mr. Duffy, CCS Director of Operations and School Safety Coordinator, asserted that "Ensuring student safety is always my highest priority. In addition to the immense dedication of CCS’s Operations Team, I collaborated with the West Whiteland Police Department (WWPD) for this event so that our students could safely demonstrate across Collegium’s campus. As resources, the WWPD provided two officers in WWPD radio patrol cars during the entire walkout. I continue to be impressed by, and grateful for, the care and attention the WWPD provides to the Collegium school community."

2018-2019 Attendance Policy

Watch the video below to see Dr. O'Brien, CCS High School Principal, share details about the 2018-2019 Attendance Policy.

Review the full Attendance Policy by accessing the link below.

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.

Collegium Shines at Sixth Grade MATHCOUNTS Competition

On Saturday, March 10th, CCS 6th Graders Andrew Carver, Nathan Hitchens, Shubham Kulkarni, and Manny Pulgarin competed in the Chester County Sixth Grade MATHCOUNTS Competition at Marsh Creek Sixth Grade Center in Downingtown. MATHCOUNTS is a national program whose mission is to encourage and challenge students with a passion for mathematics. This was Collegium’s first appearance in the 6th-Grade-only competition.

Andrew, Nathan, Shubham, and Manny competed against more than 150 sixth-grade students from 26 schools throughout Chester County. The competition was intense, but our CCS mathletes stood strong, and worked well together as a team. We are very proud of you!

CCS High School Pops Concert

On Wednesday, March 21st, at 7:00pm, the CCS High School Music Department will present a Pops Concert in the 515 Auditorium. This fundraiser concert will feature popular music performed by our talented High School musicians playing in various ensembles and combinations. The program includes familiar pieces by The Beatles, Queen, Taylor Swift, Leonard Cohen, and more!

Shake the winter blues, and come out to hear Collegium’s talented High School musicians perform on Wednesday, March 21st! Tickets are $10.00 each, and can be purchased at the door (by cash or check payable to “CCS”). After the concert, you can purchase sweet treats from a Rita's Water Ice Truck in the parking lot.

All proceeds from tickets and Rita's Water Ice sales will go directly toward the May High School Music Trip to Buffalo/Niagara Falls.

Kickball Intramurals Program

Students in 5th and 6th Grades are encouraged to join our Kickball Intramurals Program. ​We will provide a non-competitive environment for your child to become physically active while having fun, learning new skills, developing team building and good sportsmanship traits—all while making new friends.

To participate, please return a $25.00 registration fee and a completed Registration Form (below) by 8:30am on Wednesday, April 11th. Please make your check or Money Order payable to "CCS."

Questions about our Intramurals Programs? Email Mr. Handley, Intramural Program Coordinator.

500 Building Honor Roll

Congratulations to our hard-working students for achieving T2 Honor Roll!

Sixth Grade High Honors

GPA of 93%+ and no grade below 85%

Isabella Agatone, Leandro Aguilar-Sanchez, Kevin Aguilera, Saereen Ahmed, MacKenzie Anderson, Sophia Anderson, Carley Banninger, Kylie Borden, Jazmin Bravo-Rodriguez, Hailey Burke, Lukas Carlson, Andrew Carver, Luis Colmenares-Bittar Jr, Dominique Dillard, ShoShoni Drake, Brandon Erskine, Layla Evans, Leanna Evans, Alexander Fedor, Andrew Fedor, Kyra Fedorenko, Kereagan Gallant, Kya Gallimore, Isabella Geibel, Ian Hackett, Zuri Harris, Raiann Hawes, Nathan Hitchens, Emily Humphreys, Gennea Johnson, Clayton Krieger, Shubham Kulkarni, Ethan Lambert, Caitlin Lamplugh, Penelope Lang, Andrea Lara-Marcial, Joash Linson, Beckett Linzey, Leen Madanat, Gavin Massimi, Joseph Mathew, Khalil Mendez, Evelyn Mercado Sanchez, Joseph Moorhead, Sienna Morales, Vladimir Muravyev, Aaron Myrie, Odote Ondiek, Ogunda Ondiek, Vraj Patel, Yash Patel, Tristan Perry-Vetter, Courtney Powell, Christina Pratt, Sydney Pryor, Manny Pulgarin, Aasia Reeves, Itzel Salgado, Kevin Sanchez, Evan Schnitzius, Vivian Schreiber, Kiera Seikel-Hillbish, Pranav Shenoy, Delaney Simerly, Shawn Sims, Madison Solt, Antonio Steele, Nicholas Steinfeldt, Mohammad Syed, Matthew Thomas, Mia Toman, Jordan Toth, Jeffrey Trego, Ariana Trowery, Jacqueline Weer, Joshua Westwood, and Chase Woolfolk

Sixth Grade Honors

GPA of 85%+, with no major subject grade of less than 85%, and no grade below 70%

Rayan Abdallah, Kimberlee Alder, Anisa Anwar, Nora Baudat, Ivan Cartagena, Ana Cordova, Sara Fisher, Cole Gustafson, Sircha Hanna, Markos Karros, Gurleen Kaur, Denian Maqbool, Sean Mattis, Kayla Moore, Hasan Rovi, Jennifer Silvano, Madeline Soliven, Nialani Tapealava-Watson, Keyaira Tozer, Rilynn Van De Gejuchte, Kadiatu Varnie, and Olivia Wakefoose

Fifth Grade High Honors

GPA of 93%+ and no grade below 85%

Rylan Alderman, Marek Bako, Madison Baldwin, Ashleigh Batdorf, Nicole Bierlmaier, Mallory Bogle, Luke Bonnes, Roxanne Boyer, Jacob Bromley, Ethan Burr, Sophia Butler, Dylan Butts, Marker Carnes, Justin Carpio, Addison Carter, Joselyn Castillo Marcial, Manan Chheda, Karen Chin, Keith Cochran, Aaron Colella, Corina Colmenares-Bittar, Juan Pablo Colmenares-Bittar, Jacob Comarato, Theresa Conroy, Ashley Coria-Flores, Ana Cortez-Ramirez, Judith De Jesus Marcial, Norah DeTurck, Coriana DiBerardino, Daniel Dolan, Erin Dolan, Isabella Dolph, Abigail Dorley, Anya Drew, Lailah Durrell, Joaquin Fernandes, Elliot Fraser, Colin Gallagher, Sofia Garzon, Bennett Geibel, Brandon Green, Maura Haughey, Omar Helali, Sean Ihlenfeld, Lauren Jackson, Laila Jones, Adarsh Kabekkodu, Hayden Katzor, Shane Keeler, Emma Keen, Noah Keen, Sofia Keith, Vrishti Kulkarni, Krish Kumar, Ridhi Kumar, Juliana Lane, Kate Laughlin, Sophia Le, Jack Lioumis, Stephanie Loaeza, Kayla Lusby, Joshua Marnien, Xavier McClanahan, Declan McDermott, Andrew McFarlane, Sakshi Mehta, Pooja Menon, Dylan Montijo, Eric Morrison, Sisira Noolu, Walker O'Brien, Samantha Ocran, Samara Ocran, Ebunoluwa Ojikutu, James Parmiter, David Rager, Re'Shaun Reed, Alexa Reeder, Jason Rice, Julius Rigo, Diego Rodriguez, Saena Sarkari, Taylor Scott, Alexander Shank, Hazel Simms, Isaac Smith, Rachael Smith, Ayden Smith-Ford, Velmiana Soto-Vega, Lily Spears, Wesley Steiger, Annika Swanson, Brooke Taylor, Kaelyn Vega, Julia Wagaman, Emerson Wagner, Marissa Walker, Maya Weeks, Aneyah Williams, Naomi Wright, William Wynne, and Lincy Yob

Fifth Grade Honors

GPA of 85%+, with no major subject grade of less than 85%, and no grade below 70%

Colin Alexander, Cameron Bershas, Jazmin Cedillo Miranda, Finnegan Ciliberti, Gabriel Costanzo, Nevaeh Dais, Monika DeSpirito, Jormeo Diaz, Josue Hernandez, Kamryn Jones, Abu Koita, Michael Mason, Zachary McFarlane, Logan Peters, Isabella Reck, Boden Riehl, Hamnah Siddiqui, and Bailey Steimel

150 Building Honor Roll

Congratulations to our hard-working students for achieving T2 Honor Roll!

Fourth Grade High Honors

GPA of 93%+ and no grade below 85%

Victoria Agatone, Ryanne Allen, Amryl Anderson, Alyssa Aughey, Meredith Baccile, Connor Bergman, Brian Carter, Leah Cheek, Sophia Compton, Lily Copeland, Devyn Davenport, Charlotte Dawson, Lucy Dean, Avery Dunn, Aasiyah Ferguson-Brown, Miles Fields, Brogan Fleitz, Faith Garrett, Brody Golder-Marinari, Gavin Gonzalez, Evan Gross, Leeloo Hart, Camille Holman, Carson Holmes, Warrin John, Savannah Johnson, Rishan Joseph, Lilian Kiedaisch, Connor Knecht, Krishna Koyyalamudi, Destinee Leister, Gianni Lucianetti, Aydia MacGuire, Jad Madanat, Courtney Melcher, Harrison Mendenhall, Lillian Miller, Mikayla Morris, Samantha Moses, Samantha Mungai, Isabella Nast, Malin Neff, Prisha Negi, Rowen O'Brien, Patrick O'Hara II, Katelyn O'Hara, McKenna Ott, Anthony Pandosh, Alyssa Perry, Isabella Picciocchi, Caleb Pryor, Viraaj Randhawa, Misha Rao, Aidan Rieder, Casey Rodriguez, Mehul Rojy, Isabella Sanchez, Madelyn Schuibbeo, Jason Thankachan, Christos Trifonas, Ashton Ulmer, Gabriella Ulmer, Shaina Ulmer, Carli van Baal, Kathryn Vilchock, Bryson Weisman, Jackson Young, and Joshua Young

Fourth Grade Honors

GPA of 85%+, with no major subject grade of less than 85%, and no grade below 70%

Kabba Bangura, Allison Burke, Nicholas Cammer, Keegan Locke, Andres Malo, Matthew Mitroka, Mason Norris, Jordan Sellers, Zain Smith, Diego Soto, Braydon Spina, Carly Staso, and Giselle Torres

Third Grade High Honors

GPA of 93%+ and no grade below 85%

David Alvarez Flores, Morgan Anderson, Summer Anderson, Allison Arpa, Mohammad Ather, Sage Bennett, Kevin Cleveland Jr., Jassir El-Issaoui, Alexis Erskine, Marely Estrada, Ryan Fareno, Harper Fraser, Anna Gilles-Convery, Jonathan Gutierrez, Aryan Kumar, Christian Kurzeja, Julian Leithead, Zane McCafferty, Brian McFadden Jr., Braydon Milito, Emma Mitchell, Shreyasee Nanda, Liam Nicol, Bailey Phillips, Emith Robin, Fabian Ruilova, Addison Sahagian, Lyla Salmon, Siddhanth Satturu, Katherine Schroeder, Nadia Steiger, Alexa Toth, Nelson Venero, Aubrey Watkins, Olivia Woolfolk, Arianna Zomorrodian, and Juan Zuniga Rivera

Third Grade Honors

GPA of 85%+, with no major subject grade of less than 85%, and no grade below 70%

Mehdi Abdallah, Charles Adair, Brinae Bowman, Leon Chakraborty, Grace Clark, Derek Comarato, Liam DiRocco, Cadence Engler, Connor Fanelli, Sophia Giovanetti, Olivia Harris, Danica Horwath, Brianna Howse, Amalia Johnson, Leah Kopitsky, Payton Lewis, Cooper Markoski, Zachary Mathew, Alani McCoy, Jasmin Murungi, Major Narula, Joseph Perry, Aiden Rager, Christopher Rigo, Niyanna Warren, and Payton Wheeler

468/486 Building Honor Roll

Congratulations to our hard-working students for achieving T2 Honor Roll!

Fourth Grade High Honors

GPA of 93%+ and no grade below 85%

Danica Aaronson, Ciara Alston, Lauren Ayers, Althea Balmonte, Gabrielle Bookard, Zoey Borys, Julio Contreras, Julianna Cotter, Hailey Crane, Campbell Elkins, Gabriel Ercolino, Caleb Fedon, Miyako Glemser, Landon Gustafson, Marjorie Hagan, Lucas Hursh, Joshua Jones-Pinilla, Ryleigh Kerrigan, Morgan King, Sophia Leydet, Rylan Maloney, Max Martini, Adonis Miller, McKenna Mullen, Adrian Naranjo, Isabelle Newman, Avery Noel, Madelyn Okolowicz, Casey Pasbjerg-Albright, Emma Pearson, Anastasia Podolak, Madeleine Porreca, Mohib-ur Rehman, Nishant Saraswat, Dylan Scarani, Rosalinda Segarra, Desmond Sheerin, George Simeone, Ava Smith, Aidan Soler, Carrington Taylor, Alexandra Van Remoortel, and Ryan Wagner

Fourth Grade Honors

GPA of 85%+, with no major subject grade of less than 85%, and no grade below 70%

Zackery Baldwin, Kyra Borden, Charles Brubach, Jackson Hursh, K.I.D. Ivey, Brianna Mulvaney, Starlie Ouellette, Rayomand Patel, Keegan Poth, Emma Rapisarda, Abiha Shahid, Mason Sharp, Presley Solt, Samantha Strohm, Karina Thomas, Aaron Trego, and Eskine Wollie

Third Grade High Honors

GPA of 93%+ and no grade below 85%

Mahad Ahmed, Caleb Alexander, Amyah Alston, Ali Asghar, Arely Ayala-Vences, Ellison Baxter, Lyla Burgess, Sela Butts, Jose Castillo-Marcial, Alexandra Chacko, Sebastian Chin, Michael Coleman II, Charles Copeland, Elizabeth Daniels, Maya Davis, Saya Enea, Isla Faragasso, Nicandro Flores-Garcia, Julia Fuller, Brody Gleason, Keira Goins, Ellen Green, Colton Harris, Henry Herman, Gianna Jackson, Camryn Johnson, Seth Joseph, Sophia Keeler, Avery Kenworthy, Emma Kenworthy, Tyler Kinyanjui, Mina Krieger, Salena Le, Maria Leon Daza, Jason Lin, Charlotte McBride-King, Finley Melvin, Roman Milliron, Cyrus Patel, Vincent Paterno, Walker Potter, Heidi Potts, Hannah Quinn, Avalyn Rakoff, Pratham Rawat, Nathan Richards, Lennon Rissi, Simran Sachdeva, Marina Sagers, Sarah Scharf, Mishri Shah, Shrey Shah, Anvita Shenoy, Sophia Stoy, Addison Sutton, Emma Swope, Laura Tarau, Jonathan Thomas, Emily Wachter, Sydney Yack, and Daniel Zugarek Jr.

Third Grade Honors

GPA of 85%+, with no major subject grade of less than 85%, and no grade below 70%

Kyle Bonanni, Zayne Byerly, Nina Carver, Iman Faisal, Yasmine Fritzinger, Carlos Gonzalez, Kacie Griffith, Sophia Harris, Allisson Idrovo Guzman, Will Ihlenfeld, Milan Jacks, Michael Leslie III, Nathan Marnien, Aiden Minker, Grace Ottinger, Austin Reichert, Chelsea Sackor, Sara Shade, Rohan Singhal, Samohd Stewart-Boyd, Benjamin Washington, and Vanessa Wildman

515 Building Coffee Chat

In their latest Coffee Chat Invitation Video, Mr. Sterious and Mr. Harkins welcome 515 Building families to attend their next discussion on Friday, March 23rd, at 8:30am.

Coffee Chat topics can range from preparing for PSSAs, increasing academic opportunities (like the recent "What's So Cool About Manufacturing?" video competition), or any other area of interest related to Collegium's Middle School.

Here is a list of upcoming building-specific Coffee Chats:

  • 500 Building: Wednesday, March 21st, 2:30pm @ 500 Conference Room
  • 515 Building: Friday, March 23rd, 8:30am @ 515 Conference Room
  • 535 Building: Thursday, April 5th, 2:00pm @ 535 Conference Room
  • 150 Building: Tuesday, April 10th, 7:30am @ 150 Conference Room (Rm. 825)
  • 468/486 Building: Tuesday, April 10th, 5:00pm @ 486 Conference Room

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 Dr. Wight, 468/486 Building Principal.

Guided Reading

Guided Reading is a strategy Collegium teachers use within their overall classroom reading programs. Guided Reading helps teachers individualize reading instruction for students, with the proven result that they become better readers.

The way Guided Reading works is:

  • A teacher selects small groups of students who have similar reading development rates.
  • Each group meets for about 15 to 25 minutes, during which the teacher provides focused instruction on learning about reading.
  • The teacher selects a new book for the students that is appropriate for their reading levels, but also provides a small, yet significant, challenge for them.
  • Students are then introduced to the book and guided through the process of reading the text with accuracy, fluency, and understanding.
  • Within Guided Reading small groups, teachers also encourage students to express their thoughts about the book and to listen to other students’ thinking.

With observations gathered during Guided Reading small groups, teachers can assess students' comprehension and word attack skills, design strategic action plans for each student, and implement effective reading instruction. The ultimate goal of Guided Reading is for each student to learn the skills they need to read independently, and to gain meaning and understanding from their reading.

Being able to read successfully is the key that unlocks education and careers, enriches our lives, brings personal pleasure, and gives us access to the world around us. Thanks to teaching tools like Guided Learning, we are better able to help individual students learn to read, be comfortable with reading, and enjoy it, as well!

For more information about Guided Reading, see the article below.

Collegium Employee Spotlight: Anastasia Angelillo

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!

3rd Annual 5K Cougar Classic

On Saturday, April 21st, Collegium will host its 3rd Annual 5K Cougar Classic. Race Day activities include: A competitive 5K Race, 1-Mile Fun Run/Walk, and a Kids' Dash. Registration rates increase after March 21st, so sign up now!

Proceeds of the 3rd Annual 5k Cougar Classic go to specific needs in each Collegium building. For online registration, information, and details for becoming a sponsor, visit the 5K Cougar Classic website via the link below.

Camp Collegium 2018 Waiting Lists

Registration for Camp Collegium 2018 is still open! Although most weeks have reached camper capacity (see the list below), registrations for those weeks are still being accepted, but will be placed on the Camp Collegium 2018 waiting list in case there are cancellations. Registrations are still being accepted for the open week, as well (also listed below).

Camp Collegium weeks that are full (but for which we are accepting waiting list registrations):

  • June 25th - 29th
  • July 9th - 13th
  • July 16th - 20th

The following week is rapidly approaching camper capacity; less than 10 spaces remain:

  • July 2nd - July 6th

Visit the Summer Camps page of our website for additional details about Camp Collegium 2018 and registration. If you are ready to submit registration information now, please use the link below. Questions? Email Ms. Horsey, Director of Child Care Programs.

Reminder: Upcoming PSSA Testing

PSSA (Pennsylvania System of School Assessment) testing for Grades 3 to 8 begins Tuesday, April 10th, and will follow the schedule below. It is important that students are well-rested, eat a healthy breakfast, and arrive to school on time for their assessments.

English/LA (Tuesday, April 10 to Thursday, April 12th)

  • Grades 3-6: 8:40am-10:40am
  • Grades 7-8: 7:48am-10:47am

Math (Tuesday, April 17th to Wednesday, April 18th)

  • Grades 3-6: 8:40am-10:40am
  • Grades 7-8: 7:48am-10:47am

Science (Tuesday, April 24th to Wednesday, April 25th)

  • Grade 4: 8:40am-10:40am
  • Grade 8: 7:48am-10:47am

Please take a moment to review the parent/guardian information linked below that outlines: Frequently Asked Questions, the policy for electronic devices, the policy related to calculator use on the assessment, and the PSSA Student Code of Conduct.

Questions? Email Mrs. Ammon if your child is in Grades 3-6. If your child is in Grades 7 or 8, please email Mrs. Ratti.

Help Wanted: Part-Time Nurse

This is a school-year position with a start date of as soon as possible. The schedule is Monday through Friday, for four (4) hours per day. Hours are flexible, but must cover the lunch hour (12:00pm-1:00pm). Schedule options include 11:00am-3:00pm, 10:00am-2:00pm, etc.

Interested? Please complete and return a Collegium Application, and/or email your resume and Nursing License via PDF email attachment to our Human Resources Department.

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:

NHS Red Cross Blood Drive

The CCS National Honor Society (NHS) will once again sponsor a spring Red Cross Blood Drive at Collegium. Scheduled for Thursday, March 22nd in the 535 Gym, donation appointments are available from 7:00am to 5:00pm that day.

Last fall, donations totaled 63 units, exceeding the NHS Blood Drive goal. Blood supply levels are very low right now because of catastrophic storms last year. In response, we have raised the spring Blood Drive goal to 80 units. Come out to help us meet that objective!

Note that blood donors must meet certain age (16 years or older), height, and weight criteria. These are listed on the American Red Cross website at the link provided below.

Please consider donating to those in need of this priceless resource. To register for our donation event, visit the link below and use Collegium’s Sponsor Code (CollegiumCS) when asked for the Zip Code or Sponsor Code.

Questions about donating at the NHS Blood Drive? Email NHS Advisor, Mrs. Fronheiser.

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!

Pawsitive Praise

Thank you to the families who have submitted Hershey Park ticket orders! Remember, Wednesday, March 21st is the order deadline!

Discounted Hershey Park Ticket Sale

Last Chance: Order forms are due this Wednesday, March 21st.

The HSA is selling discounted tickets for Hershey Park again this year. Tickets are available at a discounted rate of $35 per ticket (for all ages)—that is 48% less than the gate price! You may also add a meal ticket for an additional $12. All orders must be submitted by Wednesday, March 21st.

Print the order form, and return to your child's teacher with payment. Please mark the envelope: "ATTN HSA: Hershey Tickets."

Save the Dates

1. Hershey Park Ticket Deadline: Wednesday, March 21st.

2. Box Tops Classroom Contest: April 3rd - April 20th. Details coming soon!

3. Chick-fil-A Spirit Night: Wednesday, April 11th from 4:30pm until 7:30pm (Downingtown and Lionville locations)

4. Teacher Appreciation Week: May 7th - May 11th

5. HSA Outgrown & Vendor Sale: Saturday, May 19th (See Article Below)

HSA Outgrown & Vendor Sale

Get ready CCS, the HSA is hosting our first Outgrown and Vendor Sale on Saturday, May 19th!

This is your opportunity to clear out those closets of outgrown kids' clothes in good condition. We will accept children's clothes and shoes in all sizes, in addition to sporting equipment, toys, books, video games, and even CCS Uniforms (with a fee to the Scholarship Fund). Consignor registration is now open exclusively to CCS families.

Consignors: Please complete the online registration (link is below), and read the Consignor Guidelines provided. Signed Consignor Agreements (also below) must be returned to school before April 13th to the attention of "HSA Outgrown & Vendor Sale."

Vendor spots will be available on a first come, first served basis. One vendor per company will be accepted. We cannot accept prepared food vendors. Registration is now open exclusively to CCS families through April 1st. Beginning April 2nd, registration will open to the general public, as well.

Vendors: Please register online using the link provided. Vendors must review the Vendor Guidelines and return a signed Vendor Agreement (in hard copy) to Collegium by April 13th. Please mark your envelopes "Attn: HSA Outgrown & Vendor Sale."

Join us for our next planning meeting: Sunday, April 8th, at 2:00pm in the 535 Building Cafeteria. (Enter the 535 Building via the rear entrance furthest from the rear 535 Gym entrance.)

If you are not available on Sunday, April 8th, but want to help with the planning, let us know by completing our Contact Information form.

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 May HSA meeting. For more information, please email the HSA Officers directly.

HSA Social Media Chair Wanted

The HSA’s Facebook Page is an important way the HSA communicates with the Collegium Community. We need your help to develop, organize, and post photos and content. Interested? Please email the HSA Officers directly.

Elementary School Store Volunteers Needed!

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

Ongoing Fundraisers


Simply shop at AmazonSmile and choose Collegium Charter School as your charity. A percentage of your purchase will be donated back to CCS!

Ongoing Fundraisers


Download the free app, shop as you normally do, and then snap a picture of your receipt to earn money for Collegium.

Upcoming HSA Monthly Meeting

The next HSA General Meeting will be Wednesday, April 4th, at 4:30pm in the 535 Cafeteria.

The rear entrance of the 535 Building, furthest from the rear 535 Gym entrance.

Please enter the 535 Building via the rear entrance (shown in photo) furthest from the rear 535 Gym entrance. Building access is not available after 4:45pm, so please arrive before 4:30pm! Thank you!

Community Opportunities

In this section, Collegium passes along information on local events and activities our families may want to explore. We will not include information about activities that compete with Collegium programs, non-Collegium fundraisers, or information from for-profit companies.

2018 Pi Wars USA Experience

Achievement House Cyber Charter School is inviting local MS/HS students to participate in its 2018 Pi Wars USA Experience Event on Saturday, May 19th, between 11:00am and 3:00pm. This is a family opportunity to: Learn about Raspberry Pi Robotics; try, bring, or build a Raspberry Pi Car; program a car; compete with other Raspberry Pi cars; and more. General participation is free, but registration is requested. Pre-registration and a materials fee are required for the optional Build-a-Pi Workshop. For information and to register, visit the website link below. Questions? Email the event at the link provided.

Academy Sports Complex - Girls' Lacrosse Clinics

Thorndale's Academy Sports Complex is offering lacrosse clinic sessions for girls in 5th to 8th Grades on Saturdays in March. The two-hour sessions will focus on stickwork, shooting, footwork, and scrimmaging. Hosted by Division I players from Drexel University and William and Mary University, as well as local club coaches, the sessions are geared to prepare players for their seasons. New players will be introduced to the country's fastest-growing sport. Access the link below for additional information.

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