Cougar Connect – October 29, 2023

Good Evening Coolidge Families, 

Here are your PTO updates and reminders for the week! Have a fun and safe Halloween!


Harvest Fest 

A great big "thank you!" to Whitney Castellvi, Kristy Vogt, Jon and Gina Doick, and all of our PTO volunteers for creating another memorable Harvest Fest for Coolidge families to enjoy! The incredibly decorated pumpkins, fun activities, and yummy treats made for a fantastic kickoff to the Halloween and Harvest season. Feeling grateful for such a wonderful community that goes above and beyond to create special memories for the children.


Fall Fundraiser

Our Goffle Brook Farms and Rohsler's fundraisers are still going! Please remember to support these local businesses if you need any last minute mums or pumpkins.  15% of all purchases will go to the Coolidge PTO! Simply mention Coolidge at the register. 


Halloween Information

Please see Mr. Famularo's weekly email for information about the Halloween parade and in-class celebrations at Coolidge.

PTO Meeting

Our monthly PTO meeting will take place in the MPR this Thursday, November 2nd at 9:15am. I look forward to seeing everyone there!  


 December Author Visit - Wendy Mass

The Coolidge PTO is excited to sponsor an upcoming author visit! Wendy Mass will visit Coolidge 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 last week. Orders must be placed by November 20th.


Coolidge PTO Directories

All dues-paying PTO members should receive their 2023-24 directories by end of day, Monday October 30th. If you paid your annual dues and did not receive your directory, please contact Kristin Borrelli at [email protected]


4th and 5th Grade Lunch Schedule Update  

Fourth and fifth grade parents,  please see Mr. Famularo's Sunday evening email regarding the updated lunch and recess schedule for fourth and fifth grades. Bagel and Pizza Lunch volunteers will receive an email from their respective committees regarding changes to volunteer shift times. Thank you for your flexibility!


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. 


"We Are Wyckoff" Spirit Wear Sale   

The "We Are Wyckoff" Spirit Wear sale is back and has some great new selections!  Click here for the PDF and link to purchase your gear! Your purchase will benefit the Coolidge PTO. Please remember to select "Coolidge" in the drop down menu for each item that you purchase. 


WEF Thanksgiving Pie Fundraiser

Please click here for information about the WEF Thanksgiving Pie Fundraiser, which helps benefit Families for Families. Orders must be placed by November 14th.

*Please note that these purchases are made through Zeffy. At checkout, you will be asked to leave a tip. These tips do not benefit WEF or Families for Families. If you do not wish to add a tip, please click "Other amount" and enter "0" before proceeding with your purchase.


Strategic Planning Meetings

Please see the info below, taken from Dr. Postma's email dated 10/27, regarding the 2nd WSD Strategic Planning Meeting:

Join us on November 2nd for Strategic Planning Session #2! The 2023 Wyckoff School District Strategic Planning process includes a series of three stakeholder meetings facilitated by the New Jersey School Boards Association (NJSBA). All members of the Wyckoff educational community are invited to participate in any or all meetings.

The November 2 session will focus on crafting a vision statement based on the feedback from the first meeting and from our recent community survey. The third and final session date is November 30.

All sessions run from 7:00 to 8:30pm at Eisenhower Middle School.

To register for the November 2 session, please complete this form:

Cougar Connect E-blasts

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!


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

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

November 2nd - 9:15am PTO Meeting (MPR)

                                  7:00pm - Strategic Planning Meeting - Eisenhower

November 6th-  School Closed for Parent Teacher Conferences

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

November 13th - Minimum Day - Parent Teacher Conferences

                                  6:30pm -Board of Education Meeting - Eisenhower

November 14th - Delayed Opening - Drop off begins at 10:05am, School starts at 10:20am.

November 22nd - Minimum Day

November 24th /25th - School Closed: Thanksgiving

December 8th-  Author Visit- Wendy Mass





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