• October 20
    Dear Corl Street families,

    We're looking forward to seeing our families during conferences next week. I will be out of the building on Thursday and Friday next week, however if you need something, I can certainly catch up with you the following week. I loved seeing all of the amazing school pictures distributed this week. Should you need a retake, those are scheduled for November 21. I hope you have a great weekend!

    MAP reports grades 2-5
    If your child is in grades 2-5, they should have brought their MAP report home by today. Our next benchmarking period is in January. Please let me know if you have any questions about MAP.

    Harvest Parade- please refer to my email sent on October 9 for guidelines
    Wednesday, October 25 beginning at 1:40 will be our parade. If you are planning to spectate, please be in the playground equipment area, just like the Cougar Cat Run. The school will exit out the back door closest to the parking lot and walk along the path up to the blacktop area. The parade will continue along the blacktop and head down the path toward the entrance to the K/1 hallway. This is the opposite direction of the Cougar Cat Run.

    Please note, classroom teachers will communicate about when they will have their individual parties. If there is inclement weather, there will not be a parade for families to attend. 

    News from the PTO:
    We had a great in-person meeting last Tuesday - thanks to all who came! We'll meet again in person in November (with a virtual option too). Please consider joining us on Tuesday, November 14th at 6:45 PM. The meeting starts at 7:00 so we'll leave some time to socialize and enjoy some snacks beforehand. Any and all Corl St. parents are welcome, and we hope to see you there!

    Also, please check out these easy ways to support our school


    Box Tops: You don't even have to cut out the tops of cereal boxes to contribute (but if you're old school and that's your preference, you can! - please turn them into the main office!). Simply download the Box Tops app from the Apple app store or Google Play store, buy products that have the Box Tops logo, scan your store receipts in the app, and designate Corl Street Elementary as the recipient of the funds. Any physical Box Tops can be returned to the main office. For more info: https://www.boxtops4education.com/.

    Shop at Weis Market? Did you know that you can link your Weis card to Corl Street so that our school earns money when you shop? Go to the Weis4Schools website, where all you need to do is enter your name, your Weis Card number, and select "Corl St Elementary" from the dropdown menu. 

    The PTO and Corl Street faculty greatly appreciate your support

    Veterans Day 

    This year, we will continue our tradition of honoring veterans on Veterans Day. On Friday, November 10, we will be having a school assembly filled with music and poems. During the assembly, we would love to honor the family members of Corl Street students that are serving or have served our country. We will be making a video to share names and pictures of our military family members during the assembly. Please note this is an assembly for students, not an event for families to attend.

    1. If you would like your family members who are serving or have served in a branch of the armed forces to be honored during our assembly, please fill out this google form. 

    2. If you would also like pictures of your family members who are serving or have served in a branch of the armed forces to be included in our video, please email the pictures to Katie Shoemaker kip11@scasd.org by Friday. October 27, 2023. 

    If you filled out the google form and submitted pictures last year, you do not need to fill it out again. We saved all the pictures and information from last year. 

    Upcoming Dates

    October 25 Harvest Parade @ 1:40 

    October 25-27 Book Fair - Oct. 25 Donut Day after school

    October 26 & 27 No School


    October 13

    Dear Corl Street families,

    This week went by so quickly! October is already here and I hope you have seen emails this week from both myself and your classroom teacher about our upcoming Harvest Festival and conferences. If you missed those, please remember I archive my emails on our school website. I hope you have a wonderful weekend!

    Reflex for grades 2-5

    Please see the slideshow linked below which our MTSS support teacher, Cathy Miller, provided. She has asked for teacher and parent support in ensuring that all students in grades 2-5 earn a minimum of 3 green lights per week in Reflex (district-purchased program to achieve math fact fluency). We are very fortunate that SCASD has continued to purchase Reflex for our students-- it is a highly effective program for all learners.

    Just as independent reading at home is an important routine, we ask that students make Reflex an important routine as well. Although time is offered in school to work on Reflex, many students need additional minutes to obtain the green light (especially at the beginning of the year), which is how they quickly improve their fact fluency.

    Slides 7 and 8 of the slideshow are for parents-- they detail important Parent Information about the Reflex Program, an optional Reflex Club Permission Form if you would like your child to participate before school, and Research behind Reflex.  If you have any questions about Reflex or our optional Reflex Club program, please reach out to Mrs. Miller at cjq11@scasd.org.

    Thanks for your support!

    Flex Your Math Muscles with Reflex!

    Veterans Day 

    This year, we will continue our tradition of honoring veterans on Veterans Day. On Friday, November 10, we will be having a school assembly filled with music and poems. During the assembly, we would love to honor the family members of Corl Street students that are serving or have served our country. We will be making a video to share names and pictures of our military family members during the assembly. Please note this is an assembly for students, not an event for families to attend.

    1. If you would like your family members who are serving or have served in a branch of the armed forces to be honored during our assembly, please fill out this google form.

       

    2. If you would also like pictures of your family members who are serving or have served in a branch of the armed forces to be included in our video, please email the pictures to Katie Shoemaker kip11@scasd.org by Friday. October 27, 2023. 

    If you filled out the google form and submitted pictures last year, you do not need to fill it out again. We saved all the pictures and information from last year. 

    Corl Street Gear

    Don’t forget you can order gear at any time and have it shipped directly to you! Attached you will find a pdf with information on how to access the clothing items.

    Upcoming Dates

    October 16-20 All for Books coin drive

    October 25 Harvest Parade @ 1:40 

    October 25-27 Book Fair - Oct. 25 Donut Day after school

    October 26 & 27 No School


     

    October 12

     

    Hello Corl Street Families,

     

    NEXT WEEK is our All For Books Coin Drive! 

    The All for Books Coin Drive takes place every year during the week before the book fair.  ALL OF THE MONEY (every single penny!) goes DIRECTLY back to our school community for purchasing books! In addition, for each dollar we raise, Scholastic donates 1 book to children & schools in need of more reading material.

    Last year we raised over $1100!, and were able to give:

    1100 books were donated on behalf of Corl Street

    12 - $6 library contest book fair certificates

    14 - $55 teacher book fair certificates

    SEVERAL additional book fair certificates were given  to students who could use them, AND $50 for Mrs. Davis to use in the library!!!

    Dates (and coins) to remember for next week:

    Monday, October 16th is PENNY day 

    Tuesday, October 17th is NICKEL day

    Wednesday, October 18th is DIME day 

    Thursday, October 19th is QUARTER day

    Friday, October 20th is DOLLAR day

     

    So, please, if you can, search pockets, couches & car floors, and send those coins in!

     

    Thanks so much for your support!

    The Book Fair Committee


    October 9

    Dear Corl Street Families,

    October has quickly arrived and we are looking forward to our Harvest Festival on Wednesday, October 25, which will include class celebrations as well as an all-school parade. Remember there is no school on Thursday and Friday, October 26 and 27 for conferences.

    Costumes 

    Costumes are always optional. Children who choose to bring costumes to school will be given a brief amount of time to change shortly before class celebrations begin. When planning your child’s costume, please be sure they are age and weather appropriate. Also, please remember our district weapons policy - weapons of any kind, even replicas, are not permitted. Inflatables will be allowed for the parade, but will need to be deflated in the classroom. Additionally, there will not be time for your child to apply any makeup.

    Class Celebrations

    Brief class celebrations will take place before or after the parade on October 25 depending on the class schedule. Please watch for notification from your child’s teacher regarding times and need for volunteers. If you plan to volunteer in the classroom during this time, please be sure you have completed the volunteer requirements found on the SCASD website: https://www.scasd.org/volunteer.

    All-School Parade

    Weather permitting, the parade will take place outdoors. Classes will begin the parade at 1:40pm. Classes will exit the back of the building, follow the path up and around the perimeter of the playground and reenter the building through the K/1 hallway doors then return to their classrooms. Spectators should plan to watch the parade from the playground area, just like the Cougar Cat Run. In the case of inclement weather, the outdoor parade will not happen, so fingers crossed for great weather!

    Opt Out Procedure

    Finally, participation in the Harvest Festival is not mandatory. If you prefer that your child NOT participate in these activities (parade and/or class celebration), please respond to this email by Monday, October 16, as alternative activities will be available during this time.

    Please don’t hesitate to contact me with questions or concerns. We look forward to this special fall event and truly appreciate your cooperation and support!

    Sincerely,

    Dr. Mark


    October 6

     

    Dear Corl Street families,

    I am so thrilled to share that our Cougar Cat Run fundraiser raised $21,207.02!!!! A HUGE thank you to our incredible committee and to this amazing Corl Street community.

    From the PTO

    Thank you again to all of the families who raised money for the Cougar Cat Run, and who came to the event to help and cheer on our runners. It was a big success! 

     

    Please consider joining us for our next meeting, this coming Tuesday 10/10 at the Corl St library. We’ll have snacks to share, and we are going to meet at 6:30pm, 30 minutes before the meeting begins, so people have a chance to chat. We hope to see you there! 

    Veterans Day 

    This year, we will continue our tradition of honoring veterans on Veterans Day. On Friday, November 10, we will be having a school assembly filled with music and poems. During the assembly, we would love to honor the family members of Corl Street students that are serving or have served our country. We will be making a video to share names and pictures of our military family members during the assembly. Please note this is an assembly for students, not an event for families to attend.

    1. If you would like your family members who are serving or have served in a branch of the armed forces to be honored during our assembly, please fill out this google form.

       

    2. If you would also like pictures of your family members who are serving or have served in a branch of the armed forces to be included in our video, please email the pictures to Katie Shoemaker kip11@scasd.org by Friday. October 27, 2023. 

    If you filled out the google form and submitted pictures last year, you do not need to fill it out again. We saved all the pictures and information from last year. 

    Upcoming Dates

    October 10 PTO Meeting in the Library 6:30-8

    October 25 Harvest Party 

    October 25-27 Book Fair

    October 26 & 27 No School - Conferences


    The Scholastic Book Fair is coming to Corl Street! Similar to past years, we will hold our All For Books Coin Drive the week before the fair (October 16-20).  This coin drive raises money for student and teacher gift certificates and provides books for children in need across the country.  More information about the coin drive will be e-mailed out next week and children will bring home fliers with information about Book Fair Events & how to set up eWallet accounts.

    Wednesday, October 25th

    Student Preview & Sale: On Wednesday, October 25th, all classes will visit the book fair during school. Students are welcome to purchase books on this day if they would like to bring money from home or families can use eWallet to provide funds for children to purchase books. The link to set up eWallet is the same as the online shopping link below.

    Donut Day:  This year, we are planning once again to open the Scholastic Book Fair up after school from 3:30 - 5:30 (for more info please see book fair info coming home). 

    Thursday, October 26th & Friday, October 27th

    Book Fair Open during Conferences

    On Thursday, October 26th the book fair will be open from 8:00 am to 4:00 pm, & on Friday, October 27th the book fair will be open from 8:00 am to 12:00 pm. 

    Shop Online: You can also shop online at: https://www.scholastic.com/bf/corlstreetelementaryschool.  Corl Street does not get as high of a percentage back from online sales, so we encourage families to come and shop in person if possible!  

    Volunteering at the Book Fair: As with all of our events, we need volunteers!  If you have some time, please consider helping us out for a couple of hours! You can use this link to sign up:  https://www.signupgenius.com/go/4090A44AFAC2BA46-44317649-corl#/

    If shopping at the fair presents a hardship for your family, please reach out to Dr. Mark or Mrs. Blair.  Our Sunshine Fund can help! :)

    Thank you!

    The CS Book Fair Committee


    September 29

    No matter the weather, the Cougar Cat Run is one of the best events of the year! Thank you all for your support. It’s not too late to turn in your donations, so if you have any envelopes at home, please bring them in next week. You can also donate online through next Thursday, October 5.

    Picture Day - October 4

    Wednesday is picture day here at Corl Street! You can either bring in your payment or pay online. These communications from Lifetouch have come home with your child.

    Family/Teacher Conferences

    Teachers will be sharing sign ups for conference times at the end of the month. The plan is to share those out on October 9, and we hope you will sign up for a time to come in and meet with your child’s teacher to hear all about how the year is going so far. 

    Upcoming Dates

    October 4 School Picture Day

    October 9 No School Act 80 Day

    October 10 PTO Meeting in the Library 6:30-8

    October 25 Harvest Party - more information to come

    October 25-27 Book Fair

    October 26 & 27 No School - Conferences

     


    September 22

     

    Dear Corl Street families,

     

    What a busy week here at school! It was a pleasure to connect with so many of you at Back to School Night. I hope you were able to admire the pinwheels on the front lawn in honor of International Peace Day. Remember, there is no school on Monday. We hope you can join us on Friday, September 29 to support the Cougar Cat Run!

     

    Cougar Cat Run

    Friday is our planned day for the annual Cougar Cat Run. Families are welcome to come to the school to cheer on your student(s). For this event, please remain in the playground equipment area so there is plenty of space for classes and runners around the track area.

     

    If you are able to volunteer, please sign up here:

    https://www.signupgenius.com/go/30E0C4FA4A929A1FA7-cougar2

     

    If you are able to donate, please use this link. We are over $9,000!!!!
    https://bit.ly/cougarcatrun2023 

     

    Here is the schedule for the event:

    Grades 4&5 run from 9:55-10:10

    Grades 2&3 run from 10:10-10:25

    Grades K&1 run from 10:25-10:40

    Upcoming Dates

    September 25 NO SCHOOL

    September 29 Cougar Cat Run

    October 4 School Picture Day

    October 10 PTO Meeting in the Library 6:30-8


    September 15

     

    Dear Corl Street families,

     

    It was another fantastic week here at the building! I hope you all enjoy your weekend and I appreciate your attention to this update!

     

    Corl Street Back to School Night

    Next Thursday, September 21, we will welcome parents and guardians to our Back to School Night. At Corl Street, each teacher gives a presentation that reviews all about what your child will learn in their grade level. From 6:00-6:40 K-2 families will attend their teachers’ presentations. I will present in the APR from 6:45-7:15, and then 3-5 families will attend their teachers’ presentations from 7:20-8:00. If you have more than one presentation to attend at a time, teachers understand that you may be coming and going. 

     

    Parking can be a challenge, so please consider walking or biking if you are able. Additionally, please avoid the back parking lot so faculty have parking to access. 

     

    This is an evening for grown ups only. It’s not for children to attend. We hope to see many of you there, and reach out if you have any questions!

     

    Cougar Cat Run

    How much should we donate?

    • It may be helpful to know that the PTO currently spends about $115 per student per year to support our students and teachers.  

    • To maintain the programs currently in place (such as Field Trips, School Supplies, Author Visits, Field Day, etc.) we are hopeful that families who are able will donate generously – both for their own students and to support our school community.

    • Donations to the PTO as part of the Cougar Cat run are entirely voluntary and any amount is welcomed. We appreciate any donation in any amount!

    How do we get donations?

    • Ask friends, neighbors, family members & co-workers. Children should not go door-to-door to solicit donations.

    • On-line, credit card donations can be made by going to https://bit.ly/cougarcatrun2023 

    • Donors contribute a flat amount (not per minute or lap).

    • If your family prefers not to solicit donations for our fundraiser, please consider making a personal donation on behalf of your child/children.

    • Corporate sponsor donations are welcome at Bronze: $150; Silver: $250; and Gold: $500 recognition levels.

    From the PTO

    Thanks to all who attended our first PTO meeting of the year! And thank you SO much to everyone who has donated to the Cougar Cat Run! We appreciate your support. 

     

    We hope you’ll consider joining us at our October meeting (Tues 10/10), which we’ll hold in person. There will be an opportunity to come early to enjoy snacks and chat with other parents - more details coming soon :)

     

    Upcoming Dates

    September 15 Kindergarten Night at the State High Football game

    September 21 Back to School Night 6-8 pm

    September 25 NO SCHOOL

    September 29 Cougar Cat Run (more information to come)

    October 4 School Picture Day


    September 8

     

    Dear Corl Street families,

    It was a great week here at school. We’re all looking forward to the Cougar Cat Run later this month. This is definitely a time where families can come and cheer on our runners. I’ll send more specific times later on. Please see the information about how to donate below!

    PTO - from Sarah Schwartz

    Hello Corl Street Families! I hope that the school year is off to a great start for your family. We have our first PTO meeting next Tuesday at 7pm, on Zoom. The agenda is attached, and we'd love to see you at the meeting!  meet.google.com/eyc-hxaa-nam

    Sunshine Fund

    At Corl Street we have a PTO sponsored account called the Sunshine Fund that supports Corl Street students in need. We can provide items such as cold weather clothing, school supplies, and various other items throughout the year that a student might need.  This program is optional and meant to help students who otherwise would not be able to obtain the items that they need. Names of children and families are kept confidential with the counselor and principal.  Please use this link to complete the sunshine request form.  

    Cougar Cat Run

    How much should we donate?

    • It may be helpful to know that the PTO currently spends about $115 per student per year to support our students and teachers.  

    • To maintain the programs currently in place (such as Field Trips, School Supplies, Author Visits, Field Day, etc.) we are hopeful that families who are able will donate generously – both for their own students and to support our school community.

    • Donations to the PTO as part of the Cougar Cat run are entirely voluntary and any amount is welcomed. We appreciate any donation in any amount!

    How do we get donations?

    • Ask friends, neighbors, family members & co-workers. Children should not go door-to-door to solicit donations.

    • On-line, credit card donations can be made by going to https://bit.ly/cougarcatrun2023 

    • Donors contribute a flat amount (not per minute or lap).

    • If your family prefers not to solicit donations for our fundraiser, please consider making a personal donation on behalf of your child/children.

    • Corporate sponsor donations are welcome at Bronze: $150; Silver: $250; and Gold: $500 recognition levels.

    Corl Street Directory

    Do you ever wonder how to get in touch with other Corl Street Families for homework help, play dates, or birthday parties?  Corl Street PTO makes it easy by providing free access to an online directory for you at https://corlstreetpto.membershiptoolkit.com.  We need your help to create our directory.  Don't worry this is not a huge commitment.  If you are a returning family, please log in to your directory account and make sure your information is up to date.  That is it.  If  you are a new family, go to https://corlstreetpto.membershiptoolkit.com and do the following steps:

    1.     Click the Register>>Login button

    2.     Click Create Account button under New User

    3.     Fill in the account information and click verify email.

    4.     Go to your email and click the link to verify the account within two hours.

    5.     You will be prompted to login.

    6.     Update your family information.

    7.     Choose your preferences for what you want displayed in the directory.

    PTO will be distributing a paper copy of the directory at the end of September. To be in this directory make sure you have your information updated in the directory by September 25, 2023.  If you have any questions or miss having the paper copy please contact Yoon Hur at yoonsun.hur@gmail.com and let her know. 

    Upcoming Dates

    September 12 PTO Meeting 7-8 pm meet.google.com/eyc-hxaa-nam

    September 15 Kindergarten Night at the State High Football game

    September 21 Back to School Night 6-8 pm

    September 25 NO SCHOOL

    September 29 Cougar Cat Run (more information to come)


    September 7

    Dear Parents/Guardians,

    Beginning the week of September 11th, our 2nd-9th grade students will take the beginning of the year Measures of Academic Progress (MAP) assessments. MAP tests are an important tool we use to guide your child’s educational development and are given in the Fall, Winter and Spring. These tests help to determine your child’s instructional level and measure academic growth throughout the school year, and from year to year, in the areas of math and reading.  The window for fall testing this year is Sept.11th-Sept. 29th. Virtual Academy students will receive separate testing dates and times from their teachers soon. 

    All SCASD students in grades 2-9 take the reading and math MAP assessments three times a year. Our 1st grade students complete the math MAP in the Winter and Spring only and do not take the reading MAP.  The fall assessment provides a beginning of the year instructional level while the mid-year MAP test is helpful because it provides teachers with an update on your child’s progress. Overall growth is best determined with at least three data points so the Spring assessment is an even better picture of student overall growth for the year. 

    MAP tests are unique in that they are computer adaptive tests. This means that the test will become more difficult the more questions your child answers correctly. When your child answers incorrectly, the test will become easier. Therefore, your child will take a test specifically created for his or her learning level. In addition, your child should have had the opportunity to learn the information presented on the test because the tests are aligned with the Pennsylvania Common Core Standards of Learning.

    Your child’s MAP test results will be reported in RIT scores. This is a different type of score than a typical test that provides a percentage correct. It is also different from many tests that provide results based on your child’s score compared to others in his or her grade.  Instead, the RIT score is an equal-interval scale, like feet and inches, that is independent of grade level. As a result, we can easily measure growth in learning. This type of score increases the value of the tests as a tool to improve student learning because it enables teachers to recognize where to focus attention for your child’s learning.

    For more information on resources for parents, you can learn more by visiting the Parent Toolkit page at: https://www.nwea.org/parent-toolkit/.  Please take a few moments to discuss these tests with your child - specifically trying their best, the purpose of measuring growth and getting a good night's sleep before testing. Your child’s individual MAP score will be sent home to you in a sealed envelope at the conclusion of the testing window in October. Thank you for taking an active interest in your child’s education.  If you have questions, please contact me.

    Sincerely,

    Dr. Mark


    September 5

     

    Hello Corl Street Parents and Guardians,

     

    My name is Shelly Blair and I am your child’s school counselor! It is so great to be back this year! My role as the school counselor is to support all students with their academic, social/emotional and career development.  Here are a few ways I can support your child this year:

    • Counselor Lessons: I will lead lessons in the classroom monthly.  Here are some of the topics/curriculums we will cover by grade level

      • Kindergarten: Zones of Regulation, Career Awareness and Bully Prevention

      • First: Zones of Regulation, Career Awareness and Bully Prevention

      • Second: You Are a Social Detective, Career Awareness and Bully Prevention

      • Third: Superflex, Career Awareness and Bully Prevention

      • Fourth: Superflex, Career Awareness and Bully Prevention

      • Fifth: Career Awareness, Bully Prevention and Middle School Transition

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    • Small Groups: Groups are offered upon availability and need. Through our PBIS program, skills groups may be held which can focus on Impulse control, friendship and social skills. Parent permission will be requested if your child is invited to join a formal skills or support group.  I will also invite students informally to lunch bunch. This is a time for students to connect with others, make new friends, and have fun while practicing important friendship skills.

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    • Individual Counseling:  I am available to talk with students individually anytime there is a need.  Students, teachers and parents can request to have me talk with them anytime! Students can talk to me about anything including when they have experienced a death, family change, friendship struggle, or when they are just having a bad day. Students can talk to me in confidence and I will share information as they are comfortable, unless someone is at risk for harm, then I am obligated to share information.  If I have concerns for your child or if I feel your child would benefit from regularly scheduled sessions, I will contact you to talk about your child’s needs and together we can decide what is most appropriate.  School counseling is intended to be short term in nature so if your child is in need of more services, I can help make referrals for outside counseling.

    •  
    • Consultation: I try my best to have an open door policy for students, teachers and parents.  Please feel free to call or email me  if I can ever be of help to your family.  If you ever feel your child is in need of more support, please contact me to discuss your concerns.  If needed, we will work together to set up an MTSS (Multi-tiered system of supports) meeting.

     

    The school counselor’s office should be a comfortable and safe place for everyone! I always do my best to work with the student, parent and teacher to solve any problems and help the student have a successful school year.  Don’t hesitate to contact me with questions or concerns.   I’m looking forward to a great year!

     

    Sincerely,

     

    Mrs. Shelly Blair

    Phone: 231-1185 

    Email: mrb44@scasd.org


    September 1

     

    Dear Corl Street families,

     

    I’m pleased to share that we have hired a new attendance secretary in the main office. Her name is Lauren Shaw and her email is lms57@scasd.org. Please keep this on hand for any attendance related communication. We are so happy to welcome her to this incredible community.

     

    The children learned all about our BIG school-wide fundraiser for the year today. Thank you to Naomi Radio, Becca Thornsen and our Cougar Cat Run committee for all their work for this event.

     

    The Cougar Cat Run is coming up on Friday, September 29 from 9:55-10:40 AM in the Corl Street Playground.  

     

    We need helpers to participate at the event and we also need some supplies. Please sign up for a volunteer opportunity here:

    https://www.signupgenius.com/go/30E0C4FA4A929A1FA7-cougar2

    What is the Cougar Cat Run?

    • The Cougar Cat Run is Corl Street Elementary PTO’s primary (only) annual fundraiser. 

    • Students simply seek donations to support their efforts while they run (or walk, if needed) on the track for a 15 minute time period during the school day.

    How much should we donate?

    • It may be helpful to know that the PTO currently spends about $115 per student per year to support our students and teachers.  

    • To maintain the programs currently in place (such as Field Trips, School Supplies, Author Visits, Field Day, etc.) we are hopeful that families who are able will donate generously – both for their own students and to support our school community.

    • Donations to the PTO as part of the Cougar Cat run are entirely voluntary and any amount is welcomed. We appreciate any donation in any amount!

    How do we get donations?

    • Ask friends, neighbors, family members & co-workers. Children should not go door-to-door to solicit donations.

    • On-line, credit card donations can be made by going to https://bit.ly/cougarcatrun2023 

    • Donors contribute a flat amount (not per minute or lap).

    • If your family prefers not to solicit donations for our fundraiser, please consider making a personal donation on behalf of your child/children.

    • Corporate sponsor donations are welcome at Bronze: $150; Silver: $250; and Gold: $500 recognition levels.

    Does my child participate even if they do not have donations?

    • Yes. All children will run (or walk, or skip) in the Cougar Cat Run. 

    • Children are encouraged to wear maroon and gray or school spirit items and their gym shoes on the day of the event.

     

    Upcoming Dates

    September 4 NO SCHOOL

    September 12 PTO Meeting 7-8 pm

    September 15 Kindergarten Night at the State High Football game

    September 21 Back to School Night

    September 29 Cougar Cat Run (more information to come)


    August 24

     

    Dear Corl Street families,

    It has been such a joyful start to our school year. Please remember there is NO SCHOOL tomorrow. Next week is our first, full five-day week. Monday will be a Day 4 in our five-day cycle. 

    Corl Street Gear

    With this new vendor you can access the store at any time throughout the school year and have items shipped directly to you! Attached you will find a pdf with information on how to access the clothing items. There is also an additional attachment that has some weekly specials!

    Corl Street Back to School Night

    On September 21, we will welcome parents and guardians to our Back to School Night. At Corl Street, each teacher gives a presentation that reviews all about what your child will learn in their grade level. From 6:00-6:45 K-2 families will attend their teachers’ presentations. I will present in the APR from 6:45-7:15, and then 3-5 families will attend their teachers’ presentations from 7:15-8:00. If you have more than one presentation to attend at a time, teachers understand that you may be coming and going. 

    Parking can be a challenge, so please consider walking or biking if you are able. Additionally, please avoid the back parking lot so faculty have parking to access. 

    This is an evening for grown ups only. It’s not for children to attend. We hope to see many of you there, and reach out if you have any questions!

    Upcoming Dates

    August 25 NO SCHOOL

    September 4 NO SCHOOL

    September 12 PTO Meeting 7-8 pm

    September 15 Kindergarten Night at the State High Football game

    September 21 Back to School Night

    September 29 Cougar Cat Run (more information to come)


     

    August 21

     

    Dear Corl Street families,

     

    In an effort to promote and sustain a safe school environment and adhere to state law, we conduct multiple school safety drills throughout the year.  The purpose of these drills is to prepare, not scare, our staff and students to respond accordingly in the event of an actual emergency at school.  As such, caution and concern for student well being are exercised when conducting these drills.

    Our safety drills include:

    • Evacuation Drill: conducted once per month - prepares us for a substance or situation (not person) that could cause harm or danger - faculty, staff, and students evacuate the building using their room or office’s exit route and report to designated outside area for attendance

    • Stay-Put Drill: conducted at least once per trimester - prepares us for a dangerous person/situation outside of the school, any peril inside the school that will not require evacuation, or a medical emergency requiring hallways to be clear - rooms are locked and secured and teaching continues

    • Severe Weather Drill: conducted two times each school year - prepares us for a severe weather event in which it would be dangerous for faculty, staff, and students to be on secondary floors, near windows, or outside

    • Bus Evacuation Drill: conducted two times each school year - prepares those students who ride a bus and their drivers for an emergency evacuation or situation that may occur while traveling to or from school

    • Lockdown Drill: not conducted on a regular basis - prepares us for anyone inside the building that presents a danger or threat to those inside the building (i.e. possesses a weapon, alcohol/drug intoxication, threatening, etc.) - would result in running, hiding, or fighting

    Building safety procedures are reviewed with students prior to each drill.

    You may find it helpful to discuss these safety drills at home with your student and to reinforce that the purpose of the drills is to practice being safe.

    If you have any questions, please contact me.

     

    Sincerely,

     

    Dr. Mark


    August 18

     

    Dear Corl Street families,

     

    What a wonderful ice cream social this week! I’m sorry I had to sneak out early, but it was PFMS Back to School Night for 7th grade. I hope you were able to see the fabulous pictures on Facebook. Thank you to the PTO for sponsoring one of the best events of the year.

     

    Four more sleeps until the first day of school! We are ready for our Cougars and are looking forward to a GREAT school year!

     

    Kindergarten Orientation

    Remember, our Kindergarten students and caregivers come to Corl Street together on Tuesday, August 22 from 9-10:30 for orientation. The first full day of school for Kindergarten is Wednesday, August 23.

     

    Arrival/Dismissal times

    The building will open at 7:55am this year and doors close at 8:10. Any student who arrives after 8:10 will need to be signed in by a parent/guardian in the office. Breakfast continues to be FREE for all students this year. Like past years, the front loop will be blocked during arrival and dismissal as many students will be walking. If you drop your child off or pick up by vehicle, please park along Corl Street. DO NOT park in the alley. I understand it’s super convenient, but it is NOT a designated drop off or pick up area.

     

    Kindergarten is dismissed at 2:55. If you are picking up your K student, please be close to the main entrance for this process, and then move away as other grade levels are dismissed which will begin at 3:00pm. 

     

    If your child plans to ride a bike to school, they must wear a helmet. We also have a permission slip your child will receive at school to complete and return.

     

    Visitors 

    Visitors to the building must go to our front entrance, ring the bell, and state the purpose for their visit.  There is a kiosk for the new visitor management system located in the Main Office.  Visitors intending to enter the school beyond the Main Office will need a state-issued photo ID card to complete the check-in process.

     

    Volunteers

    As in the past, clearances will be required if volunteering in our school.  This information can be found on our district website or via this link.

     

    Upcoming Dates

    August 16 6-7 PTO Ice Cream Social (5:15 for new and K families in LGI)

    August 22 First day of school and Kindergarten orientation (9-10:30)

    August 23 First day for K students

    August 25 NO SCHOOL

    September 4 NO SCHOOL

    September 12 PTO Meeting 7-8 pm

    September 15 Kindergarten Night at the State High Football game

    September 21 Back to School Night

    September 29 Cougar Cat Run (more information to come)

     


    August 11

     

    Dear Corl Street families,


    Next week, our amazing Corl Street teachers will return to start preparing for a fantastic school year. We’re also looking forward to seeing many families on Wednesday evening for our Ice Cream Social provided by the PTO. Please note this event is outside, and not a time to be in classrooms. So far the weather looks promising! 

    Staffing Update

    It is very bittersweet to share that Laura Henderson, one of our fabulous second grade teachers has taken a position as a Gifted Support teacher in the district. Mrs. Henderson will support students at Corl Street, so she’ll continue to be a Cougar! 

    I have recommended Mrs. Becky Grove for our opening in second grade. Becky has taught first grade for the past two years, and is very excited to be joining our village at Corl Street! I know our community will make her feel welcome.

    Dismissal Plans

    We work very hard to ensure we have solid, clear dismissal plans for each student at Corl Street. Here is the link to access the Google Form to share your plan with us. We know this is early, but it will help Brooke with the start of the year.

    Class Lists and School Supplies

    Class assignments will be available on Tuesday, August 15. Our fabulous PTO provides all of the school supplies for the year! You will receive a letter from your classroom teacher by the end of next week. Typically headphones and/or tissues are items teachers ask students to provide. 

    Arrival/Dismissal times

    The building will open at 7:55am this year and doors close at 8:10. Any student who arrives after 8:10 will need to be signed in by a parent/guardian in the office. Breakfast continues to be FREE for all students this year. Like past years, the front loop will be blocked during arrival and dismissal as many students will be walking. If you drop your child off or pick up by vehicle, please park along Corl Street. DO NOT park in the alley. I understand it’s super convenient, but it is NOT a designated drop off or pick up area.

    Kindergarten is dismissed at 2:55. If you are picking up your K student, please be close to the main entrance for this process, and then move away as other grade levels are dismissed which will begin at 3:00pm. 

    If your child plans to ride a bike to school, they must wear a helmet. We also have a permission slip your child will receive at school to complete and return.

    Upcoming Dates

    August 16 6-7 PTO Ice Cream Social (5:15 for new and K families in LGI)

    August 22 First day of school and Kindergarten orientation (9-10:30)

    August 23 First day for K students

    August 25 NO SCHOOL

    September 4 NO SCHOOL

    September 12 PTO Meeting 7-8 pm

    September 15 Kindergarten Night at the State High Football game

Last Modified on October 20, 2023