Cougar Connect – January 14th, 2024

Dear Coolidge Families,

Please see below for event information, updates, and reminders from the PTO!



 Schools are closed tomorrow, January 15th in observance of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day.


 Kids Night - Grades 1 and 3

Thank you to Ashley Bell, Cheryl Jaffa, and their team of parent volunteers for providing a night of fun for 1st and 3rd graders on Friday evening.

Kindergarteners and 2nd graders will have their chance to attend the “Coolidge County Fair” on Friday, January 26th. 


Kids Night - 4th and 5th Grade

Coolidge 4th and 5th graders will attend Kids Night at SkyZone at the end of the week, on Friday, 1/ 19

Thanks to Kelly Harteveld for organizing such an exciting night for the kids!


Volunteers for Monday lunch needed!

Calling all Monday lunch volunteers! We have 200 orders for Monday lunch, but don’t have any volunteers to help serve. If you ordered lunch for your child, please consider taking one time slot Monday between now and June to help out. We’ve created a new, streamlined serving process to make this one of the easiest volunteer opportunities for the PTO. Your help is extremely appreciated! 

Click here to volunteer!


Pizza Lunch Orders

Pizza Orders are due on January 24th. Click here to order.

Please look out for a volunteer schedule and signups soon.

Executive Board Update 

Liz Walker will fill the vacant Secretary position on the PTO executive board until June. Thank you for your help, Liz!! 


Nominating Committee 

 There are several positions on the PTO Executive Board that will be vacated in June. Our Nominating committee is currently forming and will begin accepting nominations for those roles in February. 

If you or someone you know would be a great fit for one of the positions below, please reach out to Amy Minatelli at

        1st Vice President


2nd VP - Fundraising (1 open position)

Economy Shop Chair (1 open position)

*Job descriptions are available for review*


Francesca’s Pizza Fundraiser

Celebrate Valentine’s Day with your Coolidge Cougar Sweethearts by having a fun DIY Pizza party!

The Coolidge PTO has partnered with Francesca’s in Glen Rock to offer a few heart Pizza Kit options.

Each kit includes sauce, cheese and a dough option (raw dough, prebaked (Boboli style), or a prebaked gluten free). Each kit is $15.

Order a kit for your kids to share and one for you and your sweetheart! Or even better have a pizza party and order a few more kits for all to enjoy!

Please place your pizza kit(s) orders by 2/2/2024, use the link here

Kits will be available for pickup on 2/13/2024 at the MPR (sidedoor entrance) from 2:50 – 3:45.

Note: Kits should be refrigerated upon pick up and are good to be used for 2-3 days after you pick them up on 2/13/2024.


May Dinner Update

Our annual May Friendship Dinner will take place on Thursday May 9, 2024 at the Indian Trail Club in Franklin Lakes. We can’t wait to see you there! We would love support from the Coolidge community and appreciate any donations that our families can offer. An email with more information will be sent this evening.

If you have any questions, please email

Please see the linked Google Form for available volunteer opportunities! 

May Dinner Volunteers



The Harlem Wizards are Coming to Town - Save the Date!

On April 4, 2024 the Wizards will take on Wyckoff Elementary School teachers from around the district in a fun game of trick basketball at Ramapo High School. Details about ticket sales and sponsorships opportunities are coming soon!

All elementary school PTOs in Wyckoff will help with event support. We need a few parents to team up and join the Coolidge volunteer committee, please contact Sammi Eletto at  for more information.


Economy Shop 

Economy Shop shifts are fun, fast, and easy! Two hour shifts run from 10-12 or 12-2. Coolidge weeks are listed below. Sign up with the link below on a day that works for you.

Questions? Contact Ashley @ 607-280-2054 

Economy Shop Coolidge Weeks:
Feb 27 - March 3
April 30 - May 4
*Or any other date that works for you! Sign Up Here!


Lost and Found 

The “Lost and Found” at Coolidge is overflowing. If your child is missing anything, please check the bin in the front hall. Unclaimed items will be donated

As a reminder, Name Bubbles clothing labels are available to order. Create your custom labels, clothing labels, everyday labels and more. Your order will ship quickly and 20% of your purchase will be donated back to the Coolidge PTO Click here to order:


District News:

Superintendant Series: Our district is always looking for new, innovative ways to enhance our children's education. Our Assistant Superintendant, Grace White, will attend the Superintendant Summit next week, which will highlight the latest innovations in AI technology. Magma Math, Spotify, and Kognity will be featured.

Summer Academies Information:  Click here.

Kindergarten Registration Information : Click here.

Connected Parents Series: Click here.


Mr. Famularo's weekend email can be found here.

Important Dates

January 15th - School Closed - Martin Luther King, Jr. Day

January 19th - 4th and 5th Grade Kids Night at SkyZone

January 26th - Kindergarten and 2nd Grade Kids Night 

February 2 - Francesca's Pizza Order Kits Due



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