Happy February!  No school February 16th-President's Day Holiday; February 17th is a Pupil Free Day-no school; February 18th is our CC meeting at 8:45 in the MPR; February 19th is our 50th birthday planning meeting at 6PM in our MPR; End of the 2nd Trimester is February 20th;

McDonald's McTeacher's Night
Date: 3/11/2015, 3:30 PM 7:30 PM
Location: McDonald's on Grand Ave., Walnut
Scholastic Spring Book Fair
Date: 3/13/2015
Location: March 13th-20th in the MPR
Walk-A-Thon
Date: 3/13/2015, 8:30 AM 11:30 AM
Location: Upper playground
Community Club Meeting
Date: 3/17/2015, 8:45 AM 10:30 AM
Location: Robotics Lab
Open House
Date: 3/19/2015

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!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7KMM387HNQk


For our kids,

Joan Perez


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Family Movie Night
Mr. Peabody and Sherman, 6:30 p.m.; Collegewood MPR
McDonald's McTeacher Night
Come visit Collegewood Teachers as they serve students and their families dinner! McDonald's Restaurant on Grand Ave. in Walnut from 3:30-7:30.
Scholastic Spring Book Fair; March 13th-20th
Please consider volunteering for a shift. Volunteer sign-up in the office.
Collegewood Turns 50!!!
SAVE THE DATE...MARCH 20TH, 2015!
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Open Enrollment for the 2015-16 School Year Begins on January 21st, 2015
January 21st-23rd- for those children with siblings already attending school in our district.

January 26th, 2015 & on- for those children new to the district at any grade level.
Student Fees
Typing Programs that assist students.
Many parents have asked about typing programs that will help their child learn typing. Here are some links you might find useful:
CCSS Parent Night Information
Attached is the CCSS Parent Night Information distributed at our meeting on Thursday. Please feel free to email Mrs. Perez with any questions you may have.
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