Collegium Newsletter April 16, 2018

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Mark Your Calendar

Monday, Apr. 16th - Day 4

  • K-12 National Honor Society Soles for Souls Shoe Drive Begins
  • CANCELED: Boys' Middle School Baseball v. Pottstown High School 3:15pm @ Boot Road Park (A practice is scheduled for 3:30pm in the 535 Building Gym.)
  • CANCELED: Boys' And Girls' Varsity Golf v. The Renaissance Academy 3:30pm @ Ingleside Golf Club
  • Boys' Varsity Baseball v. Phelps School 3:45pm @ Phelps School
  • CANCELED: Girls' Middle School Lacrosse v. Pottstown High School 3:45pm @ Pottstown High School Multi Purpose. (There will be a practice in the 515 Building Gym at 3:30pm.)

Tuesday, Apr. 17th - Day 5

  • PSSAs: Math 3rd-8th Grades Begin
  • Boys' And Girls' Varsity Golf v. Delaware Valley Friends School 3:00pm @ Downingtown Country Club
  • Boys' Varsity Baseball v. Mercy Vocational High School 3:15pm @ Boot Road Park
  • Girls' Varsity Lacrosse v. Kimberton Waldorf School 3:45pm @ Kimberton Upper Field
  • Intramurals: 150 Building 2nd-4th Grade Spring Running Club 4:00pm - 5:30pm @ 150 and 515 Building Parking Lots
  • Intramurals: 468/486 Building 2nd-4th Grade Spring Running Club 4:00pm - 5:30pm @ 468 Building Parking Lot

Wednesday, Apr. 18th - Day 6

  • PSSAs: Math 3rd-8th Grades End
  • Boys' Middle School Baseball v. The Renaissance Academy 3:15pm @ DeSanno Field
  • 150 Building: Junior Artists Club 3:45pm - 4:45pm @ Room 908
  • 150 Building: Little Artists Club 3:45pm - 4:45pm @ Room 827
  • 468 Building: Little Artists Club 4:00pm - 5:00pm @ Room 425
  • 486 Building: Junior Artists Club 4:00pm - 5:00pm @ Room 532
  • High School Tri-M Induction Ceremony 6:00pm - 8:00pm @ 535 Library

Thursday, Apr. 19th - Day 1

  • Middle School/High School Marking Period Report Cards Distributed
  • 150 Elementary Student Council Meeting 3:45pm - 4:45pm @ Room 902
  • Boys' Varsity Baseball v. Jack M. Barrack Academy 3:45pm @ Sutcliffe Park
  • Girls' Varsity Lacrosse v. Perkiomen High School 3:45pm @ Perkiomen School
  • 500 Building: Advancing Artists Club 4:00pm - 5:00pm @ Room 228
  • Intramurals: 150 Building 2nd-4th Grade Spring Running Club 4:00pm - 5:30pm @ 150 and 515 Building Parking Lots
  • Intramurals: 468/486 Building 2nd-4th Grade Spring Running Club 4:00pm - 5:30pm @ 468 Building Parking Lot
  • Board of Trustees Public Work Session 6:00pm - 7:00pm @ 435 Conference Room
  • Board of Trustees Regular Public Meeting 7:00pm @ 435 Conference Room

Friday, Apr. 20th - Day 2

  • Early Dismissal for Students - Grades 7-12: 11:30am/Grades K-6: 12:15pm. Professional Development for Faculty/Staff (PM)
  • Grades K-12: Cougar Pride Day - Wear Your Cougar Gear with Uniform Bottoms or Jeans
  • Grades K-6: HSA Box Tops Classroom Contest Ends
  • 535 Building: Public Speaking Contest 10:00am - 11:30am @ 535 Gym
  • Boys' Varsity Baseball v. Phil-Mont Christian Academy 3:15pm @ Boot Road Park
  • Girls' Varsity Lacrosse v. Lower Moreland High School 3:45pm @ Lower Moreland High School

Saturday, Apr. 21st

  • 5K Cougar Classic 7:00am - 12:00pm @ Collegium Campus (Race Headquarters at 150 Building)
  • Girls' Varsity Lacrosse v. Delaware County Christian School 3:00pm @ United Sports

Immaculata University High School Honors Music Band Festival: 8 Collegium Students Accepted!

Congratulations to our eight outstanding Collegium High School instrumentalists accepted into the 1st Annual Immaculata University Honors Band Music Festival! The students (pictured below) were first nominated by their Collegium teachers, and then accepted into the Festival by Immaculata University. Each instrumentalist excels at a high level in Collegium's High School Concert and Jazz Bands. The rigorous wind band repertoire selected by Immaculata University for the Festival will challenge the students to increase their skills even further.

Back Row (L-R): Evan Trego, John Darnall; Albert Sommar; Calder Adkins. Front Row (L-R): Kaia Farstad; Alyssa Bicker; Brynn Henry; Brianna Green.

According to Calder Adkins (Junior Saxophonist), “Playing with other high school students and learning from different instructors is exciting. The music in this concert is more advanced than what we normally play, and I am looking forward to performing it.” Acceptance into the Festival offers additional opportunities for the students, including rehearsing with other talented musicians from across Southeastern Pennsylvania, receiving instruction from top collegiate music faculty, and participating in Immaculata University campus events/tours.

The Festival is scheduled for Friday, May 4th, in Immaculata University's Alumnae Hall. It will culminate with a concert conducted by Mr. Joseph Gehring, Director of Ensembles at Immaculata, and Conductor of the Chester County POPS Orchestra. The concert is open to the public, and begins at 7:00pm. Tickets will be sold at the door for $1 each. Come on out for a great evening of music featuring our CCS High School instrumentalists!

Upcoming Elementary STEM Clubs

150 Building: Kindergarten STEM Club

STEM Club permission slips were sent to 150 Building Kindergarten students this past week. Due to limited availability, the permission slips are due back by Tuesday, April 17th. To be considered for participation, you must complete the form and return it by this date.

The program empowers students to adopt a design-thinking mindset through compelling activities, projects, and problems that build upon each other and relate to the world around them. As students engage in hands-on, technology-oriented activities in engineering, they will become creative, collaborative problem-solvers ready to take on any challenge. We will be using iPads to explore these innovative projects.

Please contact Ms. Yanoviak with questions about the 150 Kindergarten STEM Club.

486 Building: 3rd and 4th Grade STEM Club

STEM Club permission slips were sent to the 486 Building's 3rd and 4th Grade students this past week. Permission slips must be completed and returned by Tuesday, April 17th, as there is limited availability for this club.

The program empowers students to adopt a design-thinking mindset through compelling activities, projects, and problems that build upon each other and relate to the world around them. As students engage in hands-on, technology-oriented activities in engineering, they become increasingly creative, collaborative problem-solvers ready to take on any challenge. We will be using iPads to explore these innovative projects.

Please contact Ms. Cortlessa with questions about the 486 STEM Club for 3rd and 4th Grade students.

Dental and Physical Exam Forms Due This Month

This is a final reminder that state-required Dental Exam Forms for Kindergarten, 3rd Grade, and 7th Grade, and required Physical Exam Forms for Kindergarten, 6th Grade, and 11th Grade, are due no later than Monday, April 30th.

Since these Dental and Physical Exam Forms are required in Pennsylvania, students in the grades above whose forms are not returned by Monday, April 30th, will be excluded from school until the school nurse receives the completed forms.

If you have questions, please contact the nurse in your child's building as soon as possible.

SAT School Day, April 24th: Important Information

This is a reminder to all students registered for the SAT School Day Administration on Tuesday, April 24th. Please come to school that day with two #2 pencils, an approved calculator, and a student or government ID. Cell phones will not be permitted in testing rooms. You must be on time to this exam.

Your counselors will hold pre-administration sessions on Wednesday, April 18th during 10th period and STRETCH. Students will have the opportunity to complete the required demographic information prior to the exam to leave more time for testing. This pre-administration is mandatory. Please see your counselor with questions.

CCS Student-Athlete at 43rd Annual Pennsylvania vs. Maryland All-Star Weekend

Congratulations to senior Destyni Wood of Collegium's Girls' Basketball Team for representing our school in the 43rd annual Pennsylvania vs. Maryland All-Star weekend at Harrisburg Christian School on April 6th and April 7th.

Collegium Senior, Destyni Wood (#20), with members of her All-Star Weekend team.

Destyni averaged 20.1 points and 11 rebounds a game this season playing with the Lady Cougars. She also led the team to back-to-back Tri-County Independent School League championships during her time with the team.

The Pennsylvania vs. Maryland All-Star weekend hosts some of both states' top seniors. We are very proud and excited that Destyni was chosen to represent Pennsylvania and Collegium at this event.

2​nd​-4​th​ Grade Spring Cougar FIT Intramural Program

Our 2​nd​-4​th​ Grade Spring Cougar FIT Program will be held in the 150 and 486 Buildings on ​Monday, April 30th; Wednesday, May 2nd; Monday, May 7th; and Wednesday, May 9th, from 4:15pm until 5:30pm. Learn more by reviewing the Registration Forms below. Registration information is due Tuesday, April 24th. Questions? ​Email Mr. Handley, Intramural Program Coordinator.

May Keystone Exams

The Pennsylvania State Keystone Exams will be held in our 535 Building between Monday, May 14th and Friday, May 25th. The schedule is as follows:

Biology Keystone Exam

  • Monday, May 14th
  • Tuesday, May 15th

Literature Keystone Exam

  • Wednesday, May 16th
  • Thursday, May 17th

Algebra 1 Keystone Exam

  • Monday, May 21st
  • Tuesday, May 22nd

All testing starts at 7:45am. Students should make sure to get a good night's rest and eat a healthy breakfast before taking their Keystone Exams.

If your student is absent during Keystone testing, they will participate in make-up testing on Friday, May 18th; Wednesday, May 23rd; Thursday, May 24th; and Friday, May 25th (as needed).

Please take a moment to review informative Keystone Exam resources below.

Questions? Email our Curriculum Coordinator for Grades 7-12, Mrs. Ratti.

Algebra 1 Keystone Preparation Sessions

Collegium is offering intensive small group study sessions that cover topics from both modules of the Algebra I Keystone Exam. The study sessions are appropriate for students who have attempted, but not passed, the exam and students who are taking the exam for the first time in May 2018.

  • Tuesday, May 1st and Saturday, May 5th: These preparation sessions will cover the Keystone Exam's Module 1 (Operations and Linear Equations and Inequalities).
  • Tuesday, May 8th and Saturday, May 12th: These sessions will cover Module 2 (Linear Functions and Data Organizations).

The Tuesday study sessions will take place from 3:00pm to 5:00pm. The Saturday study sessions are scheduled for 9:00am to 12:00pm. Students may attend any combination of sessions. Due to the need for comprehensive and rigorous instruction, only the first 40 students will be accepted for each session.

Please return signed permission slips by Monday, April 30th to either Mrs. Whitmore, Ms. Esposito, or Ms. Parkins.

Elementary Lost & Found Clean-Out

On Friday, April 20th, all Lost & Found items in the 150, 500, and 468/486 Buildings will be donated to the CCS Uniform Resale Shop or a local charity.

Please remind your children to check the Lost & Found for their belongings before Friday, April 20th!

High School Spring Carnivale

On Friday, April 20th, Collegium’s High School Student Council and Spanish Honor Society will team up to host the last High School dance of the year before the Junior/Senior Prom. The event cost is $10 per person. Tickets will be sold during lunch in the 535 Building from Monday, April 16th through Friday, April 20th. (There is an Early Dismissal on Friday, April 20th; listen to the announcements that day for ticket sales information.)

The annual Carnivale dance is a celebration of life, lights, and laughter, and has been a smashing success in past years. Doors open at 7:00 pm. Refreshments and a DJ will keep students grooving until the event's conclusion at 10:00pm.

We hope to see all of our High School students on the dance floor!

CCS Enchanted Forest Prom 2018

It is time for the Prom! Juniors and Seniors are invited to get enchanted at Collegium Charter School’s Enchanted Forest Prom 2018 on Saturday, May 5th, from 6:00pm to 10:00pm. The Enchanted Forest awaits just over the river and through the woods at the Coatesville Country Club.

Once you complete your permission slip, bring it and your payment (in cash, $60.00 per person) to school, and follow the breadcrumbs to Ms. Spangler’s Room during homeroom, STRETCH, or at dismissal to purchase your tickets. Payments and permission slips must be submitted by Monday, April 23rd. No tickets will be sold after Monday, April 23rd. All payments must be in CASH!

Questions? Email Collegium’s Forest Fairy, Ms. Spangler.

515 Building Career Day

The 515 Building will host community volunteers for a Career Day on Friday, April 27th, from 7:30am to 10:30am. The volunteers will talk with our 7th and 8th Grade students about their careers, as well as the educational and training paths they followed to prepare for them.

Volunteers from the following fields will be represented at the 515 Building Career Day: Health Care, Education, Information Technology, Finance, Criminal Justice, and more! As our students continue to develop their career readiness, this opportunity will help them learn about a number of professions. Our goal is to motivate our students to continue to reflect on possibilities that await them in the future.

If you have questions regarding this event please email Ms. Barry for assistance.

What's In Your Drink?

Do you have a difficult time concentrating during the day? Feeling tired and irritable on a regular basis? It could have something to do with what you are drinking!

Really! Sugary drinks are the #1 source of refined sugar in our diets, and studies have shown that sugar is one of the main causes of mood swings. Consuming high amounts of sugar over the long term has also been linked to depression, heart disease, obesity, diabetes, and other serious health issues.

Studies vary on whether or not sugar is a main cause of mood swings, but parents and educators feel otherwise! Mood swings can have a negative impact on your children’s (and your) focus and energy. Ever drink a soda and feel great one minute, only to fight falling asleep ten minutes later? Sugar only appears to raise your energy level. That feeling is short-lived. Too soon, your “extra energy” dissipates, and the dreaded sugar falls hits. Zzzzz!

Want to be more focused and have energy throughout the day? Drink more water! Water can keep you hydrated and feeling energized. Best of all, water has zero calories and zero sugar.

Questions? Please email our Food Service Director, Mr. Ely.

Attached are some helpful articles and useful projects to help you Rethink Your Drink.

Collegium Employee Spotlight: Sarah Parkins

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!

Education Explained

Each week, CCS Administrators highlight common terms and philosophies in education, and explain how they impact teaching and learning at Collegium.

The following article was written by CCS High School Health and Physical Education Teacher, Mr. Prieto. Mr. Prieto worked in conjunction with Dr. O’Brien, CCS High School Principal, to create the article, which also serves as part of his ongoing work towards achieving Administration/Principal Certification.

Pre-AP Classes: Are You AP Ready?

An exciting opportunity is upon Collegium’s High School! We will participate in a new Pre-AP Program launching for the 2018-2019 school year. The College Board developed the program in response to feedback from teachers and students on additional support they needed to prepare for college. Collegium will participate from the very start of the College Board’s program with the addition of four new Pre-AP classes to our 2018-2019 school year curriculum:

  • World Literature
  • World History
  • Algebra 1
  • Visual Arts

The coursework will challenge participating students to strengthen and improve their knowledge, which will better equip them along their journey to college.

To prepare for the new courses, Collegium’s Pre-AP teachers will spend part of their summers taking in-person training and studying online learning modules. The training will provide our teachers with information to align their coursework to the College Board’s rigorous program standards. They will also come away with countless resources and tools to help their students build, strengthen, and master content knowledge and skills.

There is no need for students to sign up for the Pre-AP classes or change their schedules; all current Honors and College Prep students will automatically be enrolled in these courses based on their current schedules.

As part of Collegium’s Mission Statement, we commit to “prepare each student for the rigors of college life, and to hold ourselves and our students accountable for our mutual success.” By offering the Pre-AP Program, we aim to increase the number of students able to access and complete college-level work, and to improve their overall college readiness.

Collegium and the College Board want to hear your feedback! Throughout the year, the College Board will ask teachers and students to share their thoughts on how the Program can be improved to best meet students’ individual needs. In addition, teachers will receive a report after assessments describing where each student needs additional support and focus. To share your comments and observations, please contact Collegium Guidance Counselors Mrs. Wolfe or Ms. Tracey.

If you would like to learn more, visit the Collegium High School Counseling website and the College Board’s Pre-AP homepage.

2018 K-12 Talent Show

The 2018 K-12 Talent Show is scheduled for Wednesday, June 6th. Tryout dates/times will be assigned for students who submitted permission slips and music (if it will be used) by the deadline, Friday, April 13th. (No late permission slips can be accepted.)

Tryout locations are determined by students' buildings. For students in the 468/486 Building, tryouts will be scheduled for Monday, April 23rd, from 4:00pm to 6:00pm in the 486 Building's Music Room. All other students on campus will audition on either Monday, April 23rd, or Tuesday, April 24th, from 4:00pm to 6:00pm in the 150 Building Cafeteria.

Questions? Please email Ms. Grandizio or Mr. Stevenson.

468/486 Assembly: Phanatic About Reading

Guess what! The Phillie Phanatic is coming to Collegium’s 468/486 Building! The visit and assembly with Philadelphia’s “zaniest mascot” is a reward earned by select classrooms in our 468/486 Building who participated in the Phanatic About Reading Program. The Phanatic About Reading Program began in 2004, and encourages students in Grades K-8 to read for 15 minutes a day or more to improve their reading skills.

We are very proud of our participating students. In addition to classroom instruction and reading at home, they have worked hard all year to learn more about reading through the Phanatic About Reading Program. We cannot wait to meet the Phillie Phanatic, have our pictures taken with him, and hear all about the history and background story of the Philadelphia Phillies. Congratulations, and thank you to all the students and teachers who participate in the Program!

For more information on the Phanatic About Reading Program, visit 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.

Final Week Until 5K Cougar Classic

On Saturday, April 21st, Collegium will host its 3rd Annual 5K Cougar Classic. You can still register!

Come join your family, friends, and community members for a fun morning at CCS. Race Day activities include: A competitive 5K Race, 1-Mile Fun Run/Walk, and a Kids' Dash.

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

New Family Registration for 2018-2019 After-School and Before-School Care

2018-2019 After-School Care (ASC) and Before-School Care (BSC) Registration will take place online from Monday, April 23rd through Saturday, May 5th.

Program registration for 2018-2019 ASC and BSC will begin online on Monday, April 23rd, at 9:00am. Families with children enrolled in Collegium's 2018-2019 Kindergarten through 6th Grade may participate in the online registration process.

For more information, review the ASC and BSC pages of Collegium's website.

Questions about ASC and/or BSC? Please email our Director of Child Care Programs, Ms. Horsey.

April PSSA Testing Schedule

PSSA testing for Grades 3 to 8 will continue to 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.

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.

Registration for Camp Collegium 2018 Still Open

Most Camp Collegium 2018 weeks have reached camper capacity (see the list below), but registrations for those weeks are still being accepted and 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.

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:

From the CCS Home and School Association (HSA)

The CCS HSA serves in a capacity similiar to a Parent-Teacher Association (PTA) or Parent-Teacher Organization (PTO). We owe our success to the efforts of our many parent, teacher, and staff volunteers!

Pawsitive Praise

Thank you to everyone who visited Chick-fil-A for our CCS Spirit Night! We had a great turnout, and it was fun to see so many CCS faces!

Spring Box Tops Contest

Keep clipping those Box Tops! Box Tops are blooming at CCS, and the HSA is excited to see which classroom can collect the most!

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

The fun part of clipping Box Tops is the friendly competition between classrooms in each K-6 CCS building. The contest is now underway, and will end on Friday, April 20th. Simply send your clipped Box Tops (attached to the collection sheet, or in sealed plastic bags or envelopes) to your child’s teacher.

We will collect Box Tops and keep a tally for each classroom. The class in each building (150, 468/486, and 500) that collects the most Box Tops will receive a special prize in May!

For more Box Tops information, including a list of participating products, access the link below. Be sure to sign up as a member of the site (at no charge), so you can check out Collegium’s earnings and access coupons and bonus offers.

If you have questions, email the HSA Officers directly. Thanks for your participation, and happy clipping!

Teacher Appreciation Week 2018

It is almost time to celebrate all of our CCS superheros!

This year, Teacher Appreciation Week (TAW) will be held May 7th to May 11th. We are currently looking for volunteers and donations to help with our staff luncheons at each CCS building. See the sign-up link 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."

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 HSA meeting on Wednesday, May 2nd. For more information, please email the HSA Officers directly.

HSA Social Media Chair Wanted

Facebook is one way the HSA communicates with the Collegium Community. We need your help to develop, organize, and post photos and content to the HSA's Facebook page. Interested? Please email the HSA Officers directly.

Elementary School Store Volunteers Needed

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

Ongoing Fundraisers


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Ongoing Fundraisers


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Upcoming HSA Monthly Meeting

The next HSA General Meeting will be Wednesday, May 2nd, 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.

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.

JDG Basketball Youth Skills Clinic & Basketball Camp

JDG Basketball will host a Youth Skills Clinic (ages 7–12) and Basketball Camp (ages 7–16) in the Collegium 535 Gym. The Youth Skills Clinic runs on Sunday mornings beginning May 6th. The JDG Basketball Camp tips off Monday, June 18th, and continues through Friday, June 22nd, from 9:00am to 3:00pm each day. The JDG Basketball Camp and Clinic sessions are designed to challenge the prospective athlete physically and cognitively with a caring, supportive, and nurturing approach. For additional details and contact information, please access the link below.

Collegium Main Number


Campus 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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