Cougar Connect – May 12, 2024

Hi Everyone!

I hope you had a great weekend and very happy Mother's Day! All the latest PTO updates are below. Have a great week!

Mr Famularo's weekend email can be found here.


May Dinner 

Thank you to Liz Walker, Allison Makowsky, all of their volunteers, and our many raffle basket sponsors for an incredible May Dinner last Thursday evening! I’d also like to thank Judy Kaufman for the amazing step & repeat and table decorations! It was a wonderful opportunity to get together, dance, win some great prizes, and celebrate the graduating 5th grade moms. Great memories were made for sure!

If you’re interested in chairing next year’s May Dinner, please reach out to 1st VP Kristin Borrelli at [email protected]

Staff Appreciation Week Thank You

 From May 6th- May 10th, the PTO Executive Board and the Class Parent Co-Chairs organized our PTO Staff Appreciation celebration at Coolidge. Here are the treats that were provided to our much loved Coolidge staff members:

Monday: Staff Appreciation Luncheon from the Executive Board

Tuesday: Gourmet Popcorn Buffet

Wednesday: Individual Potted Succulents for the Staff

Thursday- Nothing Bundt Cakes themed “Bundtinis”

Friday- "Survival kits" filled with lip balms, lotions, and hand sanitizers.

Lunch Volunteers Needed on Mondays and Wednesdays

Volunteers help is needed on Mondays and Wednesdays during lunch. Click the links below for info, schedules, and the sign up grids.

Monday Lunch Volunteer Signup

Pizza Lunch Volunteer Signup


Nominating Committee Updates - 1 Position left to fill!!!

We need your help to ensure we can continue to offer exciting enrichment and community events next year.  The Coolidge PTO Nominating Committee is still searching for one member who can fill the following board position: 

2nd Vice President Fundraising (one position)

Please reach out to Amy Minatelli ([email protected]) or Cheryl Jaffa ([email protected]) if you are interested or know someone who would be a great fit.  

Wyckoff School District- Connected Parent Series Seminar on Harassment, Intimidation, and Bullying

All parents are invited and encouraged to attend this seminar presented by the Wyckoff School District on Harassment, Intimidation, and Bullying on May 28, 2024 at 6:30pm at EMS. Click the link below for more information and to register. 

HIB Presentation Flyer

Reminder for 2023-2024 Committee Chairs

If you chaired or co-chaired a PTO committee this past school year, please submit the google form that was sent out regarding your intentions for next year. Your quick response will help us get an early start with event planning for the 2024-2025 school year. If you can’t locate the email, reach out to [email protected]

Economy Shop-  Sign up to Volunteer!

 Please use the link below to sign up and volunteer at the Economy Shop. 

Click here for the Economy Shop Volunteer Sign Up

Thank you so much for your donations, your time, and all your support with the Economy Shop. The Economy Shop has donated $9,000 to Coolidge thus far this year with one check to go. All your hard work is paying off!

Path to Rhythm Assembly

The PTO will sponsor grade-level assemblies by Path to Rhythm on May 30th, at Coolidge. We’re excited about this opportunity to provide a “Day of Drum and Dance”  at the school, made possible by the support from our Coolidge PTO community.

Bike Safety Rally - 3rd and 4th Grade

On Wednesday June 5th, the Coolidge School PTO will hold the annual Bicycle Safety Rally.  This is a day for 3rd and 4th grade to ride (or bring) their bikes or scooters and helmets to school.

 Starting at 9:00 AM, individual classes will meet with an officer from the Wyckoff Police Department. The 3rd and 4th grade students will participate in a short series of bicycle handling tests and safety checks.

 If your child will be participating in the Bike Rally, please be sure that his/her bicycle, scooter and helmet are in good working condition.  Also, use this time to be outside practicing before the June 5th Rally. 

If you have any questions please feel free to reach out.

Ongoing Fundraisers:

Find out more about Box Tops here

Find our more about Name Bubble labels here


Dates to Remember:

5/18- Economy Shop Town Wide Garage Sale

5/21-5/22- Musical- Beauty and The Beast

5/24- Field Day

5/27- Memorial Day- Schools Closed

5/28- Field Day Rain Date

5/29- 5th Grade Field Trip to Spring Lake in Ringwood 

5/30 - Path to Rhythm Assembly at Coolidge 

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