Cougar Connect – December 10th, 2023

Dear Coolidge Families,

The holiday season is underway! Wishing a fun and festive December to everyone in our community!  Here’s the weekly PTO update with info about a recent author visit, the staff holiday cookie exchange, and more.

A Visit from Wendy Mass 

Last Friday, the PTO sponsored an author visit from Wendy Mass. We are grateful to Mrs. Needleman, our Coolidge Media Specialist, who was instrumental in the planning of this exciting opportunity. Please see her message below regarding the visit:

“Thank you SO much to the PTO for a great visit with author Wendy Mass. She gave two wonderful presentations that taught all about the writing process. She gave lots of tips and encouraged the students to keep up the great reading. The students asked really thoughtful questions that really impressed her. It was a terrific day! Thanks so much for the support to make it happen.”

Staff Cookie Exchange – Bakers Needed!

On December 19th the PTO is excited to host a cookie exchange for the staff!
We are still looking for 10 or more bakers/ buyers to help out!  If you think you can bake or buy three dozen cookies for our hard working staff please click the link for the sign up form below.

If the drop off time for the cookies is not convenient, other arrangements can be made! We are flexible!

If you think you can bring a little winter cheer to Coolidge please consider putting your baking hats on and sharing your wonderful cookie recipes.

We would love for our first cookie exchange to be a success! Any questions contact Kristin [email protected]

Sign Up Form:
Cookie Exchange Donation Signup


Green Team -Used Toy Drive

The Coolidge PTO Green Team is pleased to again participate in a Used Toy Drive on WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 13 from 2:45 – 3:45 at the MPR doors. It’s a wonderful initiative which helps keep plastic out of landfills while providing toys to children in need. The recipient of our donations is Victory Outreach Manhattan, a church that will distribute the toys to kids in need throughout Harlem.

Toy tips!
Imagine giving a toy to a friend: no missing parts or broken pieces; it must be ready to play with and in good condition.
Toys should be clean, fully intact, and with working batteries (if applicable).
NO stuffed animals.
Boxes of puzzles and games should be taped or tied closed.
If you have a significant amount of toys, please bring them in black trash bags.
We are very lucky to have so much this holiday season. We look forward to seeing Coolidge families dropping off their toys at pick-up on 12/13 by the MPR!

Kids Night Grades K-3

Here’s an update from our K-3 Kids Night Chairs – Ashley Bell and Cheryl Jaffa

Calling all Kindergarten through Third Grade Cougars…
You will not want to miss this awesome night of fun, games, and laughable competition.
Come Join us at the Coolidge County Fair!
Your skills will be tested and fun will be had at
The Coolidge PTO Kid’s Night!
Friday Night January 12th – 1st & 3rd Grade
Friday Night January 26th – Kindergarten & Second Grade
Parents: Stay Tuned for plenty of Volunteer Opportunities.


Kids Night – Grades 4 and 5

Thank you to Kelly Harteveld for chairing 4th and 5th Grade Kids night at SkyZone! Parents, please be sure to fill out a permission form (linked below) if you would like your child to attend.

All Coolidge 4th and 5th graders are invited to attend Coolidge PTO Kids Night at Sky Zone in Allendale on January 19th, 2024 from 7:00-9:00pm. If you would like your child to attend, please fill out the appropriate permission slip below. If you have more than one child attending, please complete one form for each child.
Fourth Grade Permission Form :Click here
Fifth Grade Permission Form: Click here

Economy Shop

The Economy Shop is always in need of volunteers! Volunteer during a Coolidge week or an All Schools week. It’s a 2 hour shift where you’ll meet new people, find cool stuff, and help our school raise funds! Sign up here ! Questions? Contact Ashley @ 607-280-2054.


Coolidge is a Box Tops School!

Since Coolidge began participating in Box Tops we have earned over $11,000 for the school!
Here are some important reminders and updates about the program:
– If you haven’t joined Box Tops yet, now’s the time. Download the BoxTops app and use referral code OPH57EHN help us get even more money for Coolidge! This week, when you use the PTO referral code and scan your first receipt, you will earn additional money for our school! Don’t forget to share your personal referral code with friends and family. Their purchases will help Coolidge too!
– No more cutting required! Simply download the BoxTops app and scan your store receipts to earn money for Coolidge. So easy!
– Digital receipts are now accepted. When you’re in the app, hit the “+” button labeled “Scan” at the bottom of the home screen. Select “Digital Receipt” from the list. Choose the retailer and follow the prompts.


Name Bubbles

Create your custom labels, clothing labels, everyday labels and more.
Name Bubbles will ship your order quickly and donate 20% of the total back to the Coolidge PTO.
This is the Coolidge PTO Fundraising page link.
Our personal pto reference code is rfsn=7533508.5d0c3c


Important Dates

December 18-22 is  Wacky Winter Week (see Mr. Famularo’s email for info!)

December 25- Jan 1st – Schools Closed
January 2nd – Schools Reopen
January 4th – PTO Meeting
January 12th – Kids Night: Grades 1 and 3
January 19th – Kids Night: Grades 4 and 5


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