Cougar Connect – October 15, 2023

Dear Coolidge Families,

I hope you all had a wonderful weekend! Please see the Coolidge PTO updates and reminders below.


Parents Night Out

A big thank you to Nicole Dennis, Christina DeGennaro, and all of the Parents Night Out volunteers for organizing such a great evening! It's a busy time of year, so a night out to connect with friends and have some fun was just what everyone needed! Congrats to our Beer Pong champs and all of our raffle and auction winners too!

Picture Day

Tomorrow is Picture Day at Coolidge. Please read the following information from Rod Bolton Photography:

Rod Bolten Photography will be offering online ordering and proofing for picture day. No order forms will be distributed prior to picture day. After photos are taken we will email you a link to view and purchase your child’s photos. All photos will be mailed directly to your home. Please allow 1-2 weeks after picture day to receive your child’s photo link. Please email us at [email protected] if you have any questions. 


Harvest Fest

The PTO now has a dedicated Harvest Fest page on the websiteCheck it out here

Please see the following from the Harvest Fest Committee:

Harvest Festival is quickly approaching, and we need your help with making it a success!  Below is the volunteer sign up sheet requesting help with set up, break down, stations during the event, and donation of food/drinks. 

Sign up here

We have a strong need for more help with bake sale donations (which should be purchased and individually wrapped- nut free), set up, and pumpkin drop off, and food and pumpkin sales.

Please note the following for the sign up: 

  • Under each task name the details button gives you more information about the task
  • Times are listed for the volunteer opportunities
  • Don’t forget to click on the next page to view the table borrowing and water donations.


Thank you in advance for all of your help, we really appreciate it!

Don't forget to stop by Goffle Brook Farms or Rohsler's. These local businesses are donating 15% of all purchases to the Coolidge PTO! Simply mention Coolidge when checking out 🙂

Magma Math

The Wyckoff Coordinating Council invites all K-8 parents to attend a presentation about Magma Math, a new classroom resource being rolled out this year.  Attendees will have the opportunity to experience the program for themselves in this interactive workshop.  Click here for info

Strategic Planning Meetings

The Wyckoff School District's strategic planning meetings provide the community with opportunities to discuss goals for the future of our schools. The first session took place last week, on Thursday October 12th. The next two meetings are scheduled for November 2, and November 30 at 7 p.m. at Eisenhower. If you missed the first meeting, you can still participate by filling out the survey below. The submission deadline is  October 20th

The survey responses will be added to the feedback received during last week's meeting.  All information will be compiled and used in the next phase of the planning process.

The meetings are open to staff, parents, and guardians of the school district, Wyckoff residents, and Wyckoff community members. Registration info for the next meeting is forthcoming.

Bagel Lunch Volunteers Needed

There are some openings available for Bagel Lunch volunteers. Your help is needed and very much appreciated! Please click here to sign up. 


Cougar Connect E-blast Update

Along with weekly inbox delivery, you can now find all Cougar Connect updates in the "More Information" section on our website! Thanks to Eric Simon for adding in that option for us!

Important Dates

*Please note: Our November PTO meeting was initially scheduled for November 2nd at 7pm.  Due to a time conflict with the school district's strategic planning session, I will need to reschedule. Once a new date has been set, I will send out an update. Thank you! 

October 16th – School Picture Day

                               Board of Education Meeting: 6:30pm at Eisenhower

October 20th – Harvest Festival (rain date October 27th)

October 25th-   Magma Math Presentation 9:30am at Eisenhower

October 31st –      Halloween Parade at Coolidge 2:30pm

November 6th-      School Closed - Parent Teacher Conferences

November 9th/10th - School Closed - NJEA Convention

November 13th - Minimum Day - Parent Teacher Conferences

                                 -Board of Education Meeting 6:30pm

November 14th - Delayed Opening

November 22nd - Minimum Day

November 24th /25th - School Closed: Thanksgiving




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