Cougar Connect – March 3, 2024

Dear Coolidge Families,

What a gorgeous day! I hope you’re out enjoying the weather! We have lots of good stuff coming up including Read Across America Week, Robert Skead’s visit to Coolidge, Wizards ticket sales, the Science Fair, and the monthly PTO meeting. Read below for all the info.

Have a great week!


Wizards Tickets Go On Sale Tonight at 8pm!

Tickets to see the Harlem Wizards vs Wyckoff Teachers on 4/4/24 will go on sale tonight at 8pm. Seating is limited, so don’t wait! Click the link below to order your tickets!

Harlem Wizards Tickets


Coolidge PTO Meeting This Thursday

The March meeting of the Coolidge PTO will take place this Thursday from 9:15am – 10:00am in the MPR. Hope to see you all there!

Click here to review the minutes from last month’s meeting. 


Science Fair – Registration Closes Soon!

Please read the following message from our PTO Science Fair chairs, Marissa Abruzzo and Kerri Norcia:

The Coolidge School PTO Science Fair is open to all scientists in grades K-5 on March 13, 2024, from 6:30-7:30 in the MPR. Discover your inner Einstein and start planning your experiments to display & present in the Multipurpose Room. You can present an experiment by yourself, with a friend, or in a small group. 

Scientists typically create a trifold board (supplied by you) with their experiment to showcase on a table in the MPR. Scientists will stay at their table during the fair

to present their findings, but will have time to explore the other projects in the room. 

Do not use anything valuable at your table. The room will be busy and we wouldn’t want anything of value to be misplaced. Also, please remember that no flammables or dry ice are permitted to be used. 

Use your imagination, be creative and most importantly, have fun!

Participation is easy! Fill out the form linked below, create your experiment, and set up your project on March 13th after school. Come to the fair that evening to showcase your project and visit other scientist’s stations! 

Sign up no later than March 8. 

Just a reminder, this is not a drop off event.  A parent or guardian must be present for the duration of the event. Please contact Marissa Abruzzo ( or Kerri Norcia ( with any questions.

Science Fair Sign Up Form

Read Across America Week Starts Tomorrow! 

Mrs. Needleman has organized some really fun ways to celebrate Read Across America Week!

Click here for the schedule and details.

The PTO is excited to join in the fun by sponsoring a visit from local author and Coolidge alum, Robert Skead on Friday. We’re excited about this visit and grateful for the support of our PTO community, which made this possible. 


Economy Shop

Thank you to all the Coolidge parents who lent a hand at the Economy Shop last week!

Volunteers are needed all throughout the year. Please continue to volunteer to help out. 

Sign Up Here!

We’re also in need of managers!! It’s all the same volunteer work except you get to choose the music and use the scanner! Contact Ashley if you’re interested in manager training. 

Thank you SO MUCH for all your help in keeping the Economy Shop open and running smoothly. We’re 100% volunteer run, and 100% of the profits go back to our schools. 


Lunch Volunteers Needed on Mondays and Wednesdays

We appreciate the enthusiastic response to our call for lunch volunteers! We can use a few more parents to jump in and help out on Mondays and Wednesdays.  All help is extremely appreciated! 

Volunteers for 3-5th grade are especially needed on both days, so please consider taking the time to come help out. 

Monday Lunch Volunteer Signup

 Pizza Lunch Volunteer Signup

Theme Day

Are you looking for supplies for your Theme Day room? Or, do you have extra items from previous years that another group can use? If so, please post your items or ISO requests on our Coolidge PTO Facebook page. 

 If you aren’t a part of the PTO Facebook group yet , click here to join.

Nominating Committee Updates

The Coolidge PTO Nominating Committee is searching 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. There will be an open/ unassigned seating plan, opportunities to win some incredible Tricky Tray baskets, a 50/50 raffle, and more! 

Volunteer assistance is needed and appreciated! Many hands make light work, so please use your talents to help our chairs create another unforgettable PTO event! Click here to explore available opportunities to help out. 

If you can’t volunteer your time, but would like to make a material or financial contribution to the event, please reach out to Liz Walker and Allison Makowsky at


The Coolidge PTO Golf Outing

We are in the early planning stages for the Fall 2024 Coolidge PTO Golf Outing. All parents are welcome to join the planning committee! 

Reach out to for more information. 


 In case you missed it, Mr. Famularo’s weekend email can be found here.


Important Dates

March 4th – March 8th: Read Across America Week

March 7th- 9:15am:  PTO Meeting (MPR)

March 8th: Science Fair Registrations Deadline

March 13th – PTO Science Fair 6:30- 7:30pm

March 29th – Schools Closed (Good Friday)

April 4th – Harlem Wizards vs Wyckoff Teachers

April 12th – Theme Day

April 15th- 19th – Schools Closed (Spring Break)

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