Collegium Newsletter February 11, 2019

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CCS Family Calendar

Mon., Feb. 11th - Day 1

  • Winter Coat & Sock Collection Drive Begins (Sponsored by Junior Tri-M) (Ends Friday, Feb. 22nd) | All Buildings
  • Grades 9-12: Valentine's Day Flower Sale Through Thurs., Feb. 14th (Sponsored by She's The First Club) | Outside Cafeteria 10:00am @ 535 Building
  • Grades 9-12: CCS Morning News After-School Meeting | Room 755 (Mac Lab) 3:30pm - 4:30pm @ 535 Building
  • Grades 5-6: Student Council Meeting | Room 126 4:25pm - 5:25pm @ 500 Building

Tue., Feb. 12th - Day 2

  • Grades 9-12: Cupcake Sale (Sponsored by National Art Honor Society) | Outside Cafeteria 10:00am - 1:00pm @ 535 Building
  • Grades 9-12: Detention 3:00pm - 4:30pm @ 535 Building
  • 150 Building: Little Artists Club (Session 3) | Room 827 4:00pm - 5:00pm
  • 486 Building: Junior Artists Club (Session 3) | Room 515 4:00pm - 5:00pm
  • National Elementary Honor Society Student Meeting | Room 228 4:00pm - 5:30pm @ 500 Building

Wed., Feb. 13th - Day 3

  • Grades 7-8: Candy Gram Sale Ends (Sponsored by the National Junior Honor Society) (Began Tues., Feb. 5th) @ 515 Building
  • Grades K-6: ROAR T-Shirt Day With Uniform Bottoms
  • Junior Class Ring Meeting | Cafeteria 2:25pm - 2:45pm @ 535 Building
  • 150 Building: Junior Artists Club (Session 3) | Room 908 4:00pm - 5:00pm
  • 468/486 Building: Grades K-1 Lego STEM/Coding Club (3rd Session) | 486 Building Art Room (#515) 4:00pm - 5:00pm
  • 500 Building: Advancing Artists Club (Session 3) | Room 228 4:00pm - 5:00pm
  • Grades 5-6: STEM Design Challenge Teams | Library and Room 202 4:30pm - 6:00pm @ 500 Building

Thu., Feb. 14th - Day 4

  • 150 and 500 Buildings: Red T-Shirt Day With Uniform Bottoms for A - Be Accepting/Accept It
  • 468/486 Building: American Heart Challenge and Wear Red Day | 468 and 486 Building Gyms
  • Grades 5-6: American Heart Challenge Volleyball Tournament | Gym @ 500 Building
  • Grades 9-12: Valentine's Day Flower Sale Last Day! (Sponsored by She's The First Club) (Began Mon., Feb. 11th) | Outside Cafeteria 10:00am @ 535 Building
  • Grades 9-12: Detention 3:00pm - 4:30pm @ 535 Building
  • Board of Trustees Work Session | Conference Room 6:00pm @ 435 Administrative Offices

Fri., Feb. 15th - Day 5

  • K-12: No School for Students (Professional Development Day for Faculty/Staff)

Sat., Feb. 16th

  • 535 Detention 8:00am - 11:00am @ 535 Building

World Read Aloud Day In CCS 500 Building Library

To celebrate World Read Aloud Day each year, people all over the globe read aloud to one another. The Day's purpose is to increase awareness that it’s a basic human right to be able to read and write!

On Friday, February 1st, Mrs. Natalie Wallace, the 500 Building’s Librarian, selected some of her favorite books and read aloud to her 5th and 6th Grade students. The students don’t get to hear their teachers read stories aloud on a regular basis because they’re getting older, so it was a nice break from their school work to have someone read to them again like when they were younger.

"My 5th Grade teacher used to read the Wayside stories aloud when I was younger. I thought it was a perfect book to share with my students on World Read Aloud Day." -Mrs. Wallace, 500 Building Librarian
The stories Mrs. Wallace read included "The Day the Crayons Quit," by Drew Daywalt (a picture book about a box of crayons experiencing various personal dilemmas) and "Sideways Stories from Wayside School," by Louis Sachar (a children’s comedy novel which has also been adapted into a television series).

The students thoroughly enjoyed being read to—their enthusiasm was clear from their smiling faces! Mrs. Wallace also had a blast as she read aloud. “World Read Aloud Day allows students to hear interesting stories and encourages them to read more,” she observed.

Learning to read is like a puzzle. Reading aloud to children is one really effective way to help them understand how the puzzle pieces fit together. In the end, reading aloud to children helps them to become better independent readers who enjoy what they read more.

Our 500 Building Library is the largest library on Collegium’s campus. It will be great to see how many more students check out books after the excitement of World Read Aloud Day!

High School Honor Roll

Congratulations to our hard-working students for achieving Q2 Honor Roll!

Image Caption: High School Principal, Dr. O'Brien, sharing, "You inspire all of us to strive for excellence! Thank you! Dr. O."

High School High Honors

GPA 93% or above, with no grade below 85%.

12th Grade: Mina Bourquin, Abigail Dean, Kendra Ebke, Zyad Helali, Marshall Lentz, Madison Schneider, Gloria Sepulveda, Cristopher Story, Matthew Wachter, and Daniel Wagner

11th Grade: Daniela Astudillo, Tyler Correll, Kaia Farstad, Diana Galan-Galan, Rose Garzon, Gloria Grothaus, Brynn Henry, Morgan Linkins, Sydney MacKenzie, Shayna Miele, Krish Nair, Armi Patel, Christina Pham, Cheyenne Rivas, Tayah Rogers, Karl Romberger, Kevin Schaeffer, Sydney Schroeder, Amina Tahir, Laiba Tariq, Aalaiyah Whitfield, and Melinda Williams

10th Grade: Antwone Barnett, Timothy Carlson, Christopher Correll, John Darnall, Paige Henry, Thuvarakaa Johnson, Hannah Luong, Taylor Nagel, Tinaye Shoriwa, Jacob Smith, Albert Sommar, Madison Stewart, Brandon Traut, and Emma Trego

9th Grade: Lucia Garzon, Mikhael Joseph, Jordan Kelly, Noelle Mast, Sadie Miller, Alexandra Muravyev, Cecelia Newman, Kevin Nguyen, Kobe Nguyen, Trung Nguyen, Vidhi Patel, Alexander Pham, Maia Rissi, Adam Saad, Zahra Siddiqui, and Kaleah Tuttle

High School Honors

GPA 85% or above, with no grade below 85%.

12th Grade: Brianna Thompson

11th Grade: Morgan Gualtieri, Madison Reeder, and Ryan Rowe

10th Grade: Rachel Bromley, Alicerose Dempsey, Molay Kollie, Rachel Ocran, and Tristin Schuette

9th Grade: Sage Bauer, Jose Bravo-Rodriguez Jr., Cory Lindenbaum, Terrell Mack, Spencer Nicol, and Ainsley Robinson

Middle School Honor Roll

Congratulations to our hard-working students for achieving Q2 Honor Roll!

Image Caption: Mr. Sterious, Middle School Principal, sharing, "I've never doubted you! Congrats! Mr. S."

Middle School High Honors

GPA 93% or above, with no grade below 85%.

8th Grade: Zavion Allen, Hannah Au, Olivia Brusco, Michelle Canel, Nicholas Carabio, Ava Colon, Mariah Colon, Kawinthip Deethae, Warda Faisal, Joshua Franck, Matthew Gabrielle, Vanessa Gethin, Zoe Greene, Caroline Hackett, Mark Hinlo, Kylie Hogg, Abigail Holton, Aditi Inamdar, Kristina Kaiser, Nicholas Kiley, Jay Labik, Paul LaGravenis, Andrew Lis, Matthew Lis, Melanie Luong, Nile Mahmood, Addison Mann, Tamlynn Margolin, Brian McCoy, Malavika Menon, Ryan Miller, Delaney Mitchell, Sophia Morrison, Grace O'Brien, Madison Ott, Alyson Pennington, Aaron Pitt, Robert Porreca, Lyndsey Reef, Anagelea Reese-Lockstone, Kyla Revnell, Elizabeth Riehl, Chelsea Scarani, Lauren Solitario, Brooklyn Thompson, and Skye Zolomij

7th Grade: Isabella Agatone, Madden Alexander, MacKenzie Anderson, Sophia Anderson, Carley Banninger, Nora Baudat, Hailey Burke, Andrew Carver, Taran Cotto, Kereagan Gallant, Cole Gustafson, Ian Hackett, Raiann Hawes, Nathan Hitchens, Hooria Iqbal, Gurleen Kaur, Clayton Krieger, Shubham Kulkarni, Penelope Lang, Andrea Lara-Marcial, Beckett Linzey, Alexander Marshall, Khalil Mendez, Manny Pulgarin, Itzel Salgado, Delaney Simerly, Matthew Thomas, Mia Toman, and Jordan Toth

Middle School Honors

GPA 85% or above, with no grade below 85%.

8th Grade: Chabari Murungi

7th Grade: There were no students in this category this quarter.

500 Building Staff Members Create Office Mural

Several motivated 500 Building staff members recently worked together to create a bright and attractive mural for the Main Office wall. The idea started with Mrs. Jeri Lyn Pearson, Administrative Assistant to the 500 Building’s Principals.

Mrs. Pearson explained, “Over the summer, Mrs. Stickland, our 500 Building Receptionist, did a great job painting the Main Office wall and my office. Once the walls were finished, it just seemed to me that a mural would look great!”

Mrs. Pearson suggested the idea to Mrs. Stickland and Mrs. Patti Zwahlen, the 500 Building’s Library Instructional Assistant. “Both ladies are very crafty people,” boasted Mrs. Pearson. “I was so happy when they decided to take on the project!”

Mrs. Zwahlen said that she and Mrs. Stickland copied the logo artwork from a Collegium sweatshirt (wow!), and then used acrylic paint, vinyl, and their talents to create the mural. Mrs. Stickland would also like to give a shout-out to 5th Grader Faith G., whose artistic eye helped guide the project throughout.

“We love how these three staff members collaborated to complete this project for our Main Office,” said Mr. Shaun Murphy, 500 Building Principal. “The mural and newly painted wall really brighten up the office area, which naturally lifts everyone’s spirits when they’re in it!”

CCS Athletics Department News

Varsity Boys Basketball Advances To The TCISL Championship

For the first time since 2015, Collegium's Varsity Boys Basketball Team has advanced to the TCISL Finals!

With a recent 62-50 win over AIM Academy, the Varsity Boys Basketball Team now hopes to secure Collegium's second TCISL Championship during its game against Mercy Academy on Tuesday, February 12th. Tip-off is scheduled for 7:00pm at AIM Academy. We would love to see strong support from the Collegium Community at this Championship event. Directions to AIM Academy are included below. Go, Cougars!

Middle School Boys Basketball Has An Undefeated Season

Congratulations to our 7th Grade Boys Basketball Team members on their undefeated season!

On Wednesday, February 6th, the boys finished their season with a win over Showalter Middle School from Chester, giving our student-athletes a perfect 12-0 record. Very impressive!

Varsity Boys Basketball Celebrates Senior Day

Collegium’s Varsity Boys Basketball team recognized its graduating senior athletes at its home game on Friday, February 1st.

Seniors Sion A., Daniel W., Cris S. and their families walked onto the court and through a tunnel formed by underclassmen and cheerleaders. They were met with handshakes, hugs, and congratulatory signs the cheerleaders made, after which their smiling Assistant Principal, Mr. Dryburgh, and proud Coaches, Mr. Jones and Mr. Lawrence, happily embraced the players. The seniors' night ended with a vigorous send-off by their team—an exciting 74-34 win over Phelps School.

"Through good and bad, these guys stayed true and loyal to the program. This is something that is recognized among our coaching staff. The leadership that they have shown gives me confidence that all of these young men will be successful in everything they do." -Coach Jones

All three of the graduating seniors plan to attend college next fall and major in different subjects. We know that many of the skills the student-athletes learned playing Collegium Varsity Boys Basketball—teamwork, leadership, sportsmanship, persistence, goal-setting—will serve them in their collegiate careers. Best of luck to each of you!

2019 Spring Intramural Programs

Collegium’s Elementary Intramural Programs offer a variety of opportunities for students in Kindergarten through 6th Grade to participate in activities designed to promote a healthy and active lifestyle. Our programs focus on athletic fundamentals and social interactions with an emphasis on sportsmanship. Programs this spring consist of a variety of activities including Running, Basketball, Kickball, Flag Football, and Cougar Olympic Games.

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Programs are scheduled after school. The number of sessions offered will vary depending upon the particular program. To register, please complete the registration for the desired Intramurals Program and return it to Mr. Revnell, along with the necessary fee, by the designated due date. Registration form links are shared in the weekly Newsletter and posted on the CCS Intramurals webpage prior to the start of each program.

The spring program will begin with Basketball Intramurals for Grades 5-6 on Tuesday, February 19th. Basketball Intramurals are designed for both first-time players, as well as students with a known passion for basketball. Students enrolled in the Basketball Intramurals Program will learn appropriate techniques and rules for the game. Coaches will motivate players to set goals, accomplish them, and then set new ones. In addition, there will be meaningful lessons centered on team building, developing relationships, and making new friends.

Questions? Email our Intramurals Program Coordinator, Mr. Revnell.

February 2019 Skills & Drills Basketball Clinic

Collegium is happy to offer another Skills & Drills Basketball Clinic to our students in Grades 1-6.

The Clinic is scheduled for Monday, February 18th in the William D. Winters Gymnasium (535 Building Gym). The cost is $10.00/child. Payment and Permission Slips (linked below) are due by Monday, February 18th. The first Skills & Drills Basketball Clinic session will be for students in Grades 1-3 from 10:00am until 11:00am. The session for our 4th-6th Grade students will be from 11:00am until 12:00pm.

At the Clinic, students will learn from Collegium’s Boys and Girls Varsity Basketball Coaches and student-athletes as they teach the fundamentals of basketball and share their love of the game!

If you have questions about Collegium’s Spring 2019 Skills & Drills Basketball Clinic, email Coach Jones.

Elementary Career Days Coming This Spring

486 Building Career Day

On Friday, March 29th, the 486 Building will host its 2nd Annual Career Day for Grades 2 through 4. We are looking for volunteers to come and speak with our students about their careers. The event will begin at about 8:30am and runs through 11:30am.

Career Day is an excellent opportunity for students to think about what their futures could look like. At this stage in their career development, it's important for students to be exposed to and aware of the variety of different career fields and opportunities available to them.

The 486 Building is excited for the 2nd Annual Career Day to be a great event! With help from parents, teachers, and members of the community, students will be even more prepared for their futures.

Would you like to participate? Do you want to share your career or area of expertise? Please complete and submit the 486 Building Career Day Sign-Up Form below.

Questions? We encourage you to email Mrs. Yack or Ms. Warfield for further assistance.

150 Building Career Day

Career Day is rapidly approaching for the CCS 150 Building, and we need YOUR experiences! We're looking for a variety of people interested in spending a morning talking about their careers with our students. Whether you're a nurse, mechanic, astronaut, custodian, or business owner—our students want to hear from you!

Many students are unaware of the different career opportunities available to them. Career Day is a fantastic way to provide students with first-hand knowledge of potential career paths. The event will also help you to get involved with CCS and make an impact on our students’ future. If you're interested, please use the link below to sign up for the 150 Building's Friday, March 22nd Career Day.

Questions? Email Mr. Dower, 150 Building K-1 School Counselor.

Success At The Grades 1-12 STEM/Science Fair

Many Collegium students participated in our Grades 1-12 STEM/Science Fair on Wednesday evening, January 23rd. The evening was a great success...one that the students really enjoyed and that totally impressed our judges! Our thanks to everyone who helped make it a positive and encouraging event for students, and a great experience overall.

“There is nothing more thrilling as an educator than seeing a student really engaging with something that interests them!” said Mrs. Kassaundra High, our Science/STEM Fair Coordinator. “Just listening to the children talk about their projects, the work they did and how, the fun they had, what they learned, and even what they would do differently in the future was an amazing experience.”

One participating 3rd Grader, Haley B., remarked, “It made me nervous to talk to the judges, but it was a lot of fun. I got to show them everything I had learned.” According to Mr. Travis Wolfe, a 4th Grade Teacher and STEM/Science Fair Judge, “The kids may have thought they were nervous, but I was so impressed and absorbed by their explanations and enthusiasm!”

Parents were as invested in their children’s work as the students themselves. One was overheard commenting, “I think the Science/STEM Fair not only teaches science but also other important lessons that will benefit [my child] tremendously throughout his life.”

There was an Awards Ceremony on February 1st to honor the students who participated in this year’s Grades 1-12 STEM/Science. Each student received a medal, along with applause and smiles from other participants, teachers, and building administrators. It was a proud celebration for everyone.

The need for Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math workers increases every day in our world. Our STEM/Science Fairs are examples of activities Collegium offers to generate students’ interest in these areas. We're confident that many of your children will be among the STEM experts of the future!

468/486 Building Kids Heart Challenge

Kids Heart Challenge is this Thursday, February 14th! All students will participate and are invited to wear a red top with PE bottoms and sneakers the day of the Challenge. If they choose not to wear red, please send them in their PE uniform with sneakers.

If your child raised money for the American Heart Association, please send the completed Kids Heart Challenge envelope and money with them to school on Thursday, February 14th. All donations are due the day of the Challenge. Please convert all cash donations to a check or money order payable to the "American Heart Association." Thank you for your support!

Lunch Menu Change For K-8 Students

On Thursday, February 14th, whole grain pasta with meatballs will no longer be served. Instead, students in Grade K-8 can look forward to the following menu items:

  • Stuffed Crust Pizza
  • Seasoned Green Beans
  • Mandarin Oranges
  • Choice of Milk

Questions? Email our Food Service Assistant, Mrs. McGrath.

NJHS Middle School Candy Gram Sale

The National Junior Honor Society (NJHS) is selling Candy Grams for students in our 515 Building. Students in Grades 7 and 8 can purchase Candy Grams for $1.00 and send a special messages to their friends.

Members of Collegium's National Junior Honor Society showing a preview of their Candy Grams.

Sales take place during all Middle School lunches and end on Wednesday, February 13th, just in time for Candy Grams to be delivered for Valentine's Day!

Questions? Email Mrs. Wallace.

She's the First Flower Fundraiser In 535 Building

Our High School's She's the First Club is hosting a Valentine's Day Flower Sale this week in the 535 Building.

Students and teachers can order a flower and message to be delivered to another student or teacher on Valentine's Day. Club members will take orders during lunches on Monday, February 11th through Wednesday, February 13th. Each flower and message cost $1. The proceeds will benefit Collegium's She's the First Club.

Learn more about She's the First by accessing the website below.

Junior Tri-M Winter Coat and Sock Collection

Can you imagine not having a winter coat or warm socks during a Pennsylvania winter? Neither can the members of the Junior Tri-M Music Honor Society. That's why they've organized a Sock and Winter Coat Drive to benefit families in need.

Beginning on Monday, February 11th, the Middle School Music Honor Society will collect donations of new or gently used winter coats and new, warm socks. Donations of clothing in all sizes from newborn to adult are also welcome.

The children's clothing donations will go to the Chester County Intermediate Unit's Early Head Start Program. This program supports area families in need by providing full-time, high-quality childcare for children up to three years of age. Larger-sized clothing will be donated to local shelters.

Please consider sharing the gift of warmth with your community this winter by supporting the Junior Tri-M Honor Society's Sock and Winter Coat Drive. You can gather donations from your family's closets and buy donations of new winter socks from your local clothing or discount stores. Collection boxes will be set up in the lobbies of all student buildings through Friday, February 22nd.


NEHS 10th Annual Pajama Read-a-Thon Party

On Friday, March 1st, from 6:30pm until 9:15pm, our National Elementary Honor Society (NEHS) with host its 10th annual Pajama Read-a-Thon Party for students in Grades 3-6.

Reading activities will include Reader's Theater, Book Blitz, Read Alouds, Partner Reads, and lots of D.E.A.R. time. Permission Slips are available below and are due, along with the participation fee, by Monday, February 25th. There are limited spaces available; registration will be completed on a first come, first served based.

Questions? Email Mrs. Hirst.

Collegium Employee Spotlight: Don Mosley

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 Don Mosley, 150 Building Custodian.

Education Explained: Fundations®

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 Jessica Guarente and Judi Hagerty, K-4th Grade Instructional Coaches.

Fundations® is a multisensory language program offered by Wilson Language Training that helps students have fun and succeed in learning to read and spell. The program presents skills in a particular order, with each one building upon the last. The instruction involves techniques designed to reach students through various senses—seeing, hearing, touching, and doing—that help children of all abilities build a foundation for reading and spelling learning. Fundations® focuses on areas like the ability to hear, identify, and manipulate individual sounds (phonics), and the way those sounds and their spellings are structured into words. Teachers also instruct students in vocabulary, fluency, and reading/spelling understanding.

At Collegium, Kindergarten through 3rd Grade students learn the Fundations® program for 30 minutes each day. During that time, they complete about three to four different activities. Every lesson begins with “drill sounds”; students practice the new sounds they are learning or have learned along with a “keyword” that is associated with the sound. After drilling the sounds, teachers engage students in various “hands-on” activities. For example, the children use magnetic tiles to build words and sounds, as well as dry erase boards to practice writing and making words and sentences.

Collegium began using Fundations® in the 2014-2015 school year. The program progresses with each grade level, introducing students to more advanced word structures and spelling rules that build on those they’ve previously studied. Reading specialists from Wilson Language Training and Collegium Instructional Coaches help teachers plan Fundations® lessons and work together as a team to ensure the quality of instruction and that its goals are challenging for students. The team’s overall goal is to ensure our students’ reading and spelling success!

To discover more about Fundations® and its effectiveness, visit the website below.

Video Contest: It's Time To Vote For Our Middle School Students' Video!

For the third year in a row, a team of Collegium Middle School students has submitted an entry into the What's So Cool About Manufacturing? Video Contest. The contest is very challenging, and our students worked hard and did a terrific job.

Vote for CCS's team video Wednesday, February 13th through Friday, February 15th.

CCS's team visited Infiana USA’s Malvern, Pennsylvania location last December and, using GoPro video equipment and Infiana employee interviews, they worked together to compile, edit, and produce their competition submission.

Middle School Principal, Mr. Sterious, shown with members of Collegium's student video team during their Infiana USA visit.

Winners of the What’s So Cool About Manufacturing? Video Contest are determined through online voting. Please show your support for CCS's Middle School student team by accessing the link below and voting for their video! (Note that voting will begin on Wednesday, February 13th and end on Friday, February 15th.)

Share the link with everyone you know; the more votes cast for our students, the better their chances of receiving an award at the Awards Ceremony scheduled for Wednesday, March 6th, at Penn State Great Valley.

468/486 Building Heritage Celebration

The 468/486 building will celebrate its first annual Heritage event on Wednesday, March 20th from 6:00pm to 7:30pm.

This Heritage Celebration is designed to be a colorful international event where students and their families can showcase traditional clothes, food, flags, pictures, songs, dances, artifacts, and more from their country of origin (or any country in which they are interested). The overall goal of the Heritage Celebration is to have fun learning about the diversity of students and cultures represented at Collegium.

Please click the links below to access the Heritage Celebration flyer and participation form.

Questions? Email Mrs. Inaganti.

College Board AP Exam Registration: May 2019

Taking the Advanced Placement (AP) Exams is an important part of all AP courses. Collegium would like all students to take AP Exams for the AP classes that they've completed. Scoring well on an AP Exam can often earn students college credit for the high school class, saving a significant amount on tuition for families.

For the 2019 College Board AP Exams, CCS students will register online through a third-party website, called "Total Registration." Using Total Registration (linked below), you can directly access Collegium's Advanced Placement Exam Registration page.

AP Exam registration will close on Friday, February 22nd at 12:00pm. After that time, all registrations will incur a $10.00 late fee. Late registrations will only be accepted until Friday, March 1st. Letters were mailed home in December to AP students' families with all the details pertaining to the online AP Exam registration process.

Questions? Contact Ms. Jenkins.

Upcoming Parents' Night Out

Need a few hours to yourself? The CCS Middle and High School Music Departments have just the solution: A Parents’ Night Out with childcare! This evening will feature lots of fun for kids, including games and a movie. Pizza and juice will be provided, along with a snack.

Our Parents' Night Out Fundraiser will take place on Saturday, February 23rd from 5:00pm until 9:00pm in our 515 Building. The child care fee is $20.00 for the first child, and $15.00 for each additional child. Children must be at least three (3) years old and fully toilet-trained (no pull-ups or diapers). Children must be CCS students or CCS students’ younger siblings (fully toilet-trained). Younger siblings may only attend if their older CCS student siblings attend.

Interested? Fill out the form below, and send it to the attention of Mrs. Jones in the 515 Building, along with your payment (cash, or check made payable to “CCS”) by Wednesday, February 20th.

All proceeds of this fundraiser will benefit CCS's Middle and High School Music Departments. If you have questions, email Mrs. Jones for assistance.

Updates From CCS's HSA

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.

HSA Annual Outgrown & Vendor Sale Back By Popular Demand

The 2nd Annual HSA Outgrown & Vendor Sale is scheduled for Saturday, March 2, 2019 from 8:00am to 2:00pm. We anticipate a fun and successful sale again this year. The Outgrown & Vendor Sale is an HSA Fundraiser that benefits Collegium.

Outgrown & Vendor Sale Consignors

Consignors are now being accepted! Pay $25.00 to consign, or volunteer for two hours and consign for free! Consignors receive 70% of their sales; 30% of each sale benefits CCS. Email Sarah Hanna to sign up.

Volunteers Needed For The Outgrown & Vendor Sale

We need volunteers for the Outgrown And Vendor Sale to run well. Please use the SignUpGenius link below to schedule one or two hours. Thank you!

Early Admission Tickets For The Sale

Want to access the sale before the general public? Purchase your Early Admission tickets using the link below.

Consignors: Information About Purchasing Your Tags

Consignors can purchase tags at the next monthly HSA meeting (Wednesday, February 6th at 4:30pm) or send an email to Mrs. Anna McFadden to coordinate pickup.

Spring Box Tops For Education Contest

Our Spring Box Tops Contest is coming soon. Don’t forget to start clipping and saving your Box Tops now!

Teacher Appreciation Week

This spring’s Teacher Appreciation Week is also approaching. We’ll be in touch soon to ask for volunteers and donations for this important recognition event!

School Store Volunteers Needed!

Please consider volunteering to work a School Store in our 150, 468, 486, and/or 500 Buildings. Your kids love their school stores, and we need volunteers to make them available to students in the morning and at lunch. The School Store SignUpGenius link is below. Note that clearances are required for School Store volunteers.

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 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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