September is in full swing!  Here are some important reminders... Picture day is Monday, September 8th; September 12th is Family Movie Night in our MPR at 6:30PM; The In & Out truck is visiting Collegewood  on Wednesday, September 24th; Common Core Parent Night on Thursday, September 25th;

Community Club Meeting
Date: 9/16/2014, 8:45 AM 10 AM
Location: Fun Club
In & Out Truck Luncheon
Date: 9/24/2014, 11:15 AM 1:15 PM
Location: Primary Playground
Common Core Parent Information Night
Date: 9/25/2014, 6:30 PM 8 PM
Location: Multipurpose Room

Dear Cougar Families,

Welcome back to school! The 2014-2015 school year promises to be a year of going “Above & Beyond” (see link below) to achieve our 21st Century teaching and learning goals for our students! As principal, I am so excited to continue on our journey to provide your child with a learning environment that meets the ever-changing world in which we live. This is going to be an exciting year as we reach our vision:
“Collegewood is a community of 21st Century Learners working collaboratively to empower student to develop intellectually, physically, socially and emotionally.”

Our team is committed to enabling students to meet the challenges of an ever-changing world and to empower our students to create, collaborate, communicate well, think critically and be global citizens prepared to take on the challenges of their future! The staff spends a great deal of time getting to know each child in order to better meet their specific learning needs. We believe, “Children don’t care how much you know, until they know how much you care.

This year we are proud to implement a technology rich environment. We have added an additional computer lab, two new laptop carts and additional iPads. We now have a mobile lab for every grade level and two stationary labs! In addition, we will continue our goal to develop as a STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Mathematics) school. With the addition of our robotics lab and new Digital Media Center, students will be challenged to use their critical thinking skills to be problem-solvers of tomorrow. In our Digital-Media center, our students will have the opportunity to check our eBooks in addition to the hard-bound books they check out each week. This year students will engage in projects that have real world connections and provide an opportunity to learn how to authentically research solutions to problem-solve.

To provide social emotional balance, we are excited to fully implement our Positive Behavior Intervention System (PBIS) to create an atmosphere of caring and respect. We will be using positive behavior incentives to reward students who demonstrate our school-wide expectations of: Respect, Responsibility, Readiness, and Resourcefulness (The 4Rs). We will use a token system to provide students who demonstrate these behaviors an opportunity to earn a reward for the entire school! Students will engage in some service learning projects so that our students learn the importance of helping others in our school and local community.

We celebrate learning! When you walk on campus of Collegewood Elementary, it is not unusual to see kids supporting one another, to hear children cheering because they met a learning goal, or to see students working collaboratively on a group project. At our school we partner with our parents and community. As principal, I am delighted to invite parents to join us in our journey to take teaching and learning “Above and Beyond” in an effort to meet the needs of the whole child!
To learn more about Collegewood feel free to visit our office. We are happy to assist!

For your summer planning please add the following dates to your calendar:
  • Collegewood Classroom Assignment days;  August 11th & 12th (See parent resource section for forms to download).
  •  First day of school begins on August 18th,
  • Back-to-School Night is August 18th from 6:00-8:00 PM (See website for more info on grade level times)
Until then, continue to enjoy a restful and replenishing summer with your families!

For our kids,

Joan Perez



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Enroll now for the 2014-2015 School Year
Back to School Night
Back to School is Monday, August 18th. Attached is the time schedule for all teachers. There will be an All School Community meeting on 6:30-6:45 in our Amphitheater.
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Schedule for Classroom Assignment Days
See attached schedule for Class Assignment Days. Please come at the time that corresponds to your last name.
Documents for 2014-2015 Class Assignment Day
This year Collegewood will continue an on-campus class assignment process. Class assignment day for last names beginning A-L will be August 11th. Class assignments for last names beginning M-Z will be August 12th. Please click on the link above to download, print, and completely fill out documents and bring them with you on your designated enrollment/registration day.
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