Cougar Connect – January 28th 2024

Hello Coolidge Parents,

Another weekend has flown by and February is right around the corner!  I look forward to seeing everyone at the monthly PTO meeting this Thursday, February 1st at 7pm on Zoom.

A registration link will be sent out tomorrow. If you'd like to review the minutes from the January meeting, please click here.

See below for info about Kids Night, Science Fair, Theme Day, and volunteer opportunities too!


K-3 Kids Night - Thank You and Updates

Thank you to our K-3 Kids Night Chairs, Ashley Bell and Cheryl Jaffa for coordinating two fun Friday evenings for our kids! They had a blast at the “Coolidge County Fair”  and we are so appreciative for all of the time and effort that went into this successful community building event! 

Please read the message below, from Ashley and Cheryl:



We just wanted to thank all the parent volunteers for the Kindergarten, First, Second and Third grade kids night.  Without your help and enthusiasm these events would not be as successful as they are.  We appreciate your continued support and hope all the kids had a great time.  

Ashley Bell & Cheryl Jaffa


4th and 5th Grade Kids Night 

A great big “Thank you!!” to Kelly Harteveld for all of the planning and rescheduling she’s done for 4th and 5th Grade Kids Night! Here’s the latest, for those who may have missed the recent update:

The NEW date for 4th/5th grade kids night is Friday, February 9th from 7-9pm at Skyzone in Allendale.

You do not need to RSVP again; BUT if your RSVP has changed please email me at  If I don't hear from you I will assume your child is attending.

For those few who couldn't make the initial date- if your child can now attend- can you please email me as well.

Volunteers- I will assume you can make it on the 9th unless I hear from you.

Remember- sky zone socks and white/neon shirts.


Pizza Fundraiser

 Francesca’s Pizza Kit orders are due soon! The deadline is this upcoming Friday, February 2nd.  Click here to order.



Science Fair!

The Science Fair is back! All aspiring scientists in grades K-5 are invited to participate in the Coolidge PTO Science Fair on March 13th from 6:30-7:30pm.

Click here to sign up


Volunteers for Monday lunch needed!


Calling all Monday lunch volunteers! We have 200 orders for Monday lunch, but only have a few parents to help serve. If you ordered lunch for your child, please consider taking one 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 sign up 🙂



Pizza Lunch Volunteer Opportunity

We ask that you also consider volunteering to serve pizza lunch.  The obligation only takes about 20 minutes and it helps the lunch run smoothly if parents who know the kids are the ones serving them.  Please sign up for a session or 2!

Volunteer Here

Theme Day

Our Theme Day rooms are almost all claimed! If you are interested in leading a workshop, please reach out to ASAP.


Room leaders:  This week, you will receive a digital guidebook with some helpful planning info. If you don’t receive anything by this Thursday, email



Coolidge PTO Nominating Committee  - Board Member Search

In February, the Coolidge PTO Nominating Committee will begin their search for members who can fill the following three board positions.

1st Vice President

2nd Vice President Fundraising (one position)


Economy Shop chair (one position)

If you are interested in taking one of the above roles, or know someone who would be a great fit, please contact Amy Minatelli @

Job descriptions are available for review.



May Dinner Update

Our annual May Friendship Dinner will take place on May 9, 2024 at the Indian Trail Club in Franklin Lakes. We can’t wait to see you there!

 Please click here to learn how you can donate materials or time to make this the best May Dinner yet!

Click the link below for available volunteer opportunities


WEF Sweetheart Dance Info

If you and your child/children will be attending the WEF Sweetheart Dance in February, then you'll want to take advantage of these opportunities to show up in style! Click the links below for info...

WEF Sweetheart Dance Hair Styling Promo   

Sweetheart Dance Corsage/Boutonniere Purchase Info

Lost and Found 

The “Lost and Found” at Coolidge is overflowing. If your child is missing anything, please stop by and check the bin in the front hall. Items must be claimed by February 16th, or they will be donated to a local charity.



Important Dates

Feb 1- PTO Meeting 7pm - Zoom

Feb 2 - Francesca's Pizza Fundraiser Deadline

Feb 19 - 23rd - Winter Break



Click here for Mr. Famularo's Weekend Email










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