Cougar Connect -November 19,2023

Dear Coolidge Families, 

Please see the following PTO updates and reminders.

On behalf of the Coolidge School PTO Executive Board, I'd like to wish you all a very Happy Thanksgiving! The success of our organization is due to the generosity of our Coolidge families. We are grateful for all your support throughout the year! Enjoy the break!



-Bagel lunch will be served tomorrow

-Due to the minimum day this Wednesday, Pizza Lunch will not be served

-School is closed this Thursday and Friday 


December PTO Meeting

Our next meeting will take place on December 6th at 2:15pm, in the MPR. 

Immediately after the Principals Report, Mr. Cosman and Ms. Pennino will provide us with a Promethean Board demonstration. This is a great opportunity for us, as PTO members, to see how our fundraising efforts benefit the Coolidge School Community. Please be sure to attend.

*If you have a committee report to add to the December meeting agenda, please email [email protected] by December 3rd at noon*

The November meeting minutes can be found here.

A Word About Meetings...

I would like to remind everyone of a few important guidelines to ensure that our meetings are productive and respectful.

First, questions about current agenda items are welcomed but should be held until the Q&A portion of the meeting. This takes place after the Mr. Famularo's report. 

Second, I would like to maintain a positive meeting environment for all of our members. Please refrain from making comments that can be perceived as offensive to others. All opinions matter, but should be expressed respectfully.  

If you have any concerns outside of the current agenda, please reach out to me anytime at [email protected]

Thank you for your continued support!


Blue Moon Fundraiser

Order from Blue Moon on December 5th and a portion of the proceeds will benefit the Coolidge PTO! This applies to Lunch, Dinner, Dine-In, Take Out, Catering, and Gift Card purchases too! A flyer with more information is coming soon.

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.


 December Author Visit - Wendy Mass

The Coolidge PTO is excited to sponsor an upcoming author visit! Wendy Mass will visit Coolidge School on Friday, December 8th to meet with students and talk about her writing process. Special thanks to Mrs. Needleman for organizing this fantastic opportunity! Parents, if you would like to order autographed books for your children, please see the order form that was sent home with your children at the end of October. If you need to print additional forms, a PDF is available in the Friday Folder Handouts on the Coolidge School website. 

Orders must be placed by tomorrow, November 20th.


5th Grade Parents - Yearbook Reminder

Please submit your fifth grader's baby picture to the yearbook committee ASAP. An email with information and a link to the submission form was sent out on November 5th. If you didn't receive that email, please reach out to the committee at [email protected]


Strategic Planning Meetings

The 2023 Wyckoff School District Strategic Planning process includes a series of three stakeholder meetings facilitated by the New Jersey School Boards Association (NJSBA). The third and final meeting will take place on November 30th. All members of the Wyckoff educational community are invited to participate.


 Ongoing Fundraisers

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

November 22nd - Minimum Day

November 24th /25th - School Closed

December 1st - Jersey Mike's Lunch

December 5th - Blue Moon Fundraiser

December 8th-  Author Visit- Wendy Mass

December 25- Jan 1st - Schools Closed

January 2nd - School's Reopen





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