• February 3

    Dear Corl Street families,

     

    I hope you all had a great week. Today was the 100th day of school which is hard to believe. There are many updates today, so thank you for taking the time to read over them.

     

    February PTO Meeting

    Our next meeting will be Tuesday, February 7 at 7:00pm. Here is the Zoom link to join: https://scasd.zoom.us/j/93009149267

     

    5th grade Cereal Drive

    Random Acts of Kindness Day takes place February 17 and is celebrated all week long by doing small acts to celebrate kindness using a pay it forward mentality. The 5th grade STEM classes at Corl Street Elementary are partnering with SCASD’s Family Intervention Team and the State College Food Bank to give back to the community and fight food insecurity. We need your help to raise awareness about those experiencing hunger!

     

    February 13 through February 17, students are asked to bring in cereal boxes as a way to give back. The simple task of collecting cereal for others turns into a fun experiment  that the whole school can enjoy. Thus creating the Cereal Box Domino Challenge! 

     

    Corl Street’s (Our) 5th graders will be using their STEM skills when creating an exciting domino effect using the cereal boxes. All week long, each grade level will be competing to collect the most boxes for the cereal box domino challenge as well as raising awareness about food insecurity.

     

    Please bring in boxes of cereal during the week of February 13 - February 17. 

    The class who donates the most cereal boxes will win a reward with Mrs. Albright!

     

    All boxes of cereal will be donated to the district-wide food pantry and the State College Food Bank. 

     

    PAWS Kindness Day - February 23 Volunteers Needed

    Volunteers will be assisting the students with projects to show kindness for our community. They will be making cards for various community members, creating bookmarks for the children’s library at Schlow, and writing positive affirmations for friends, family and community members.

     

    Parent volunteers must be cleared per the SCASD 2022-2023 school year guidelines. Information regarding the volunteer guidelines can be found on the SCASD volunteer website www.scasd.org/volunteer.

     

    If you are able to volunteer please use this link to sign up for a time. Thank you!

     

    State College Magazine - Teacher of the Year!

    We all know how hard our teachers work for our students and school community. State College Magazine has opened its nominations for Teacher of the Year. Use this link if you’d like to nominate someone: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/MGHRG9Z.

     

    Upcoming Dates

    Tuesday, February 7 at 7:00pm PTO Meeting

    Monday, February 27 NO SCHOOL Records Day

    March 6-10 NO SCHOOL Spring Break


    January 27

    Dear Corl Street families,

    One of these weeks is bound to be a full week of school! February is right around the corner which brings the 100th Day of school and Valentine’s Day celebrations. I hope you have great weekend and stay warm next week!

    4th/5th grade Choir
    The next rehearsal is scheduled for Thursday, February 2.

    Corl Street EXPO
    Our yearly EXPO event will take place on Wednesday, March 29 from 6-8pm. More information will be shared in the coming weeks, but the format of the evening will be the same as last year. Any performances will be recorded and put together to watch, and projects will be displayed in school. Thank you to the PTO for their support of this event. 

    Upcoming Dates

    Tuesday, February 7 at 7:00pm PTO Meeting

    Monday, February 27 NO SCHOOL Records Day

    March 6-10 NO SCHOOL Spring Break


    January 13

    Dear Corl Street families,

    We are working on resetting our school-wide expectations during the month of January. In particular, we are going to focus on cafeteria expectations. The 5th grade PAWS ambassadors worked with me this month to create a visual with concrete examples of volume expectations. I’ll be meeting with each grade level during lunch before the end of the month to work on setting these expectations. 

    4th/5th grade Choir
    The next rehearsal is scheduled for Wednesday, January 18.

    Writing Society 2023

    We have had a great Fall/Winter Writing Society! Club members have written up a storm, and it's so fun to see young writers flexing their creativity. 

     

    More information and new permission slips for the next semester of Writers Club will come out in mid-January, with a start date TBD.


    January 2, 2023

    Happy New Year!

    We look forward to seeing all of our Cougars tomorrow. It will be a Day 5 in our cycle schedule. Starting this week there will not be a crossing guard at the intersection of Corl and Dorum due to a retirement. The State College Police are working on finding a replacement. If anyone is interested, or knows of someone who may be, please reach out to them directly. They’ve also alerted me to many safety concerns during arrival and dismissal, so please read over the reminders below.

    Arrival & Dismissal

    Car drop off occurs along Corl Street. Have your child(ren) exit your vehicle on the side closest to the school. It is a safety concern to drop off on the opposite side of the street. 

    DO NOT drop off or pick up your child in the alley. Not only does it pose a safety concern, but it creates congestion for school buses and employees. 

    As we move through these winter months and beyond, students need to use the stairs or sidewalk leading up to the school when they arrive and leave. We want to take care of our property both inside and outside. Please do not have your children walk up the grass hill through the parking spaces.

    Thank you for your attention to these reminders.

    Dr. Mark


    December 2

    Dear families,

    Pajama Day was an excellent way to end the week! As the weather continues to get colder, please remember to label your child’s winter gear. It really helps us sort through the lost and found table. I hope you all have a great weekend!

     

    Progress Reports

    Your child’s first progress report card will be available in ParentVue, Monday, December 5 at 10:00 am. In order to view the progress report this year please log in to ParentVUE. Then, on the left-hand menu, please select the “Documents” option. An electronic copy of your child’s progress report will be posted here. 

     

    Please note that the “Report Card” section of ParentVUE is only used in secondary, and no information will be displayed here for elementary students.

     

    If you have questions regarding your child’s report card please contact your child’s teacher.

     

    If you do not see your child’s report card in ParentVUE by Monday after 10:00 am, or you are having trouble accessing ParentVUE, please contact itsupport@scasd.org.

     

    It is important to know that teachers have been working hard to synthesize and summarize their observations of your child’s growth and learning during this marking period. We know that this year is rather unusual, and everyone is doing their best to provide accurate information and feedback. Teachers are following our usual curriculum, but the pacing with which they work their way through our curriculum is adjusted based on students’ needs. Teachers will only report out on the standards they have taught in each area as they typically do so you have an overall sense of how your child is progressing. 

     

    Scholastic Book Fair Results!

    We had a super successful book fair this year!  Thank you to everyone who volunteered and shopped!

     

    We sold 1101 items over the three days the book fair was open for total sales of $7670.40.  We choose to receive our profits in Scholastic Bucks, which means we earned $3685.20 Scholastic Bucks for Mrs. Davis to use to purchase books for our school.  In addition to this we earned another $200 Scholastic Bonus Bucks.

     

    Through our All For Books Fundraiser, we were also able to give gift certificates to over 30 students and $55.00 gift certificates to 14 of our amazing teachers which they used during the fair to purchase books for their classrooms!

     

    Thank you for supporting our school!!

     

    Upcoming Dates

    December 23 - January 2 Winter Break

    No School Friday, January 13 & Monday, January 16


    November 11

    Dear Corl Street families,

     

    We had a fabulous Veterans Day assembly today. We are so grateful to the teachers and students who led today’s events. Next week, we’re equally as excited to welcome Kay Haring. The preparations in Art and Library for her visit have been phenomenal.

     

    Visiting Author - Kay Haring

    On Friday, November 18, author Kay Haring will be visiting Corl Street and Gray's Woods!  She is the sister of artist Keith Haring, and the author of a picture book about Keith titled, Keith Haring: The Boy Who Just Kept Drawing.  Students may remember this book was part of March Book Madness a few years ago.  We are fortunate that Kay can join us, as her visit was originally planned pre-pandemic.  Thank you to Shannon Stallings (art teacher at CS back then and currently a CS parent) for applying for a grant to make this happen!

    In preparation for the event, two things are happening:

    1) AT SCHOOL: In art and library classes, all students will learn about Keith and Kay Haring, as well as read the book The Boy Who Just Kept Drawing.  

    2) AT HOME: Families may pre-purchase a signed copy of Kay Haring's book, The Boy Who Kept Drawing.  Purchasing a book is optional.  Families who wish to order a signed copy of the book can do so by printing and returning this order form with $15 (cash or check) to their child's classroom teacher by Wednesday, November 9th.  The paper copy of this form was also sent home with your child today (Wednesday, Oct 26) that you can fill out and send back. Books will not be for sale on the day of the event.  Our goal is for signed books to be delivered to students on the day of this author visit.

    Please reach out to Paije Davis (pss12@scasd.org), Courtney Latorre (ctl14@scasd.org), and/or Kelsi Dalton (kbs19@scasd.org) with any questions.

    PTO Updates

    Did you know that there are 2 easy ways you can help support our school (that require very little effort & no additional spending on your part!).

    1. SIGN UP FOR AMAZON SMILE (and before all that holiday shopping, encourage friends/family members to do the same!)

    Follow this link to learn how you can sign up for Amazon Smile, which allows you to support the Corl St PTO every time you shop on Amazon, with no extra cost to you! 

     

    2. DOWNLOAD the BOX TOPS APP and scan receipts and/or items when relevant

    • Download the Box Tops App from the App Store or Google Play

    • Sign up with an account (through Google, Facebook, or your email address)

    • Any time you purchase an item with the Box Tops logo, simply scan the store receipt in your app, and voila! Corl St earns money.

    The logo looks like this:

     

    Dates for your calendar

    November 18 - Kay Haring Author Visit

    November 22 - Picture Retake Day

    November 23-25 - No School


    November 4

     

    Dear Corl Street families,

    What a beautiful end to our week! I hope you all enjoy what looks to be a warm weekend, and don’t forget to “fall back” with the time change this weekend. It’s a short update this week!

     

    MNE/MNMS Clothing Drive

    Please see the attached flyer for a great opportunity to donate clothing items and shop this weekend at MNMS!

     

    Visiting Author - Kay Haring

    On Friday, November 18, author Kay Haring will be visiting Corl Street and Gray's Woods!  She is the sister of artist Keith Haring, and the author of a picture book about Keith titled, Keith Haring: The Boy Who Just Kept Drawing.  Students may remember this book was part of March Book Madness a few years ago.  We are fortunate that Kay can join us, as her visit was originally planned pre-pandemic.  Thank you to Shannon Stallings (art teacher at CS back then and currently a CS parent) for applying for a grant to make this happen!

    In preparation for the event, two things are happening:

    1) AT SCHOOL: In art and library classes, all students will learn about Keith and Kay Haring, as well as read the book The Boy Who Just Kept Drawing.  

    2) AT HOME: Families may pre-purchase a signed copy of Kay Haring's book, The Boy Who Kept Drawing.  Purchasing a book is optional.  Families who wish to order a signed copy of the book can do so by printing and returning this order form with $15 (cash or check) to their child's classroom teacher by Wednesday, November 9th.  The paper copy of this form was also sent home with your child today (Wednesday, Oct 26) that you can fill out and send back. Books will not be for sale on the day of the event.  Our goal is for signed books to be delivered to students on the day of this author visit.

    Please reach out to Paije Davis (pss12@scasd.org), Courtney Latorre (ctl14@scasd.org), and/or Kelsi Dalton (kbs19@scasd.org) with any questions.

    Dates for your calendar

    November 11 - Veterans Day wear red, white, and blue

    November 18 - Kay Haring Author Visit

    November 22 - Picture Retake Day

    November 23-25 - No School


    October 14

    Dear Corl Street Families,

    October has quickly arrived and we are looking forward to our Harvest Festival on Wednesday, October 26, which will include class celebrations as well as an all-school parade. Remember there is no school on Thursday and Friday, October 27 and 28 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 26 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 class celebration), please respond to this email by Monday, October 17, 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


    Hello Corl Street Families!

     

    It is a busy few weeks for Corl Street Cougars!  

    Friday morning: Cougar Cat Run

    Next Week: All For Books Coin Drive (please see below for important info)

    October 26-28: Scholastic Book Fair (a flyer with information should be coming home by the end of the week)

     

    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 $1300, and were able to give:

    1300 books donated on behalf of Corl Street

    16 - $6 library contest gift certificates
    15 - $65 teacher gift certificates
    SEVERAL additional gift certificates to students who could use them, AND  $80 left for Mrs. Davis to use in the library!!!

    Dates (and coins) to remember for next week:

    Monday, October 17th is PENNY day 

    Tuesday, October 18th is NICKEL day

    Wednesday, October 19th is DIME day 

    Thursday, October 20th is QUARTER day

    Friday, October 21st is DOLLAR day

     

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

     

    Thanks so much for your support!

    The Book Fair Committee


    October 7, 2022

    Dear Corl Street families,

    We are looking forward to our annual Cougar Cat Run next Friday, from 9:45-10:45. Fourth and fifth grades run from 9:55-10:10, second and third grades from 10:10-10:25, and kindergarten and first from 10:25-10:40. Thank you for supporting our main fundraiser as we are so grateful for all the support from our families.

     

    Crossing Guard week of October 10-from the police department

    Due to a shortage of available staff, the crossing guard position at Corl Street and Dorum Ave. will not be staffed from October 10, 2022 through October 17, 2022.  Please instruct your children to walk on the west side of Corl Street where they will not have to cross any streets without the aid of a crossing guard.  It has been observed by guards recently that many adults are crossing with children diagonally across Corl Street not within intersections.  Please do not do this when walking children to school as it teaches dangerous habits to children.

     

    PTO Meeting

    Our next meeting is Tuesday, October 11 at 7:00. Here is the Zoom link to join:

    https://scasd.zoom.us/j/98994185727

     

    Cougar Cat Run Volunteers

    We are just a little under 1 week away from the Cougar Cat Run!  We appreciate all your donations that help to fund necessary items and experiences at our school.... Things like school supplies, field trips, Field Day, special projects, and teacher appreciation days, which are all sponsored by our PTO.  Our ability to continue these programs depends on the success of this fundraiser. 

    In addition to monetary donations, we need volunteers to help on October 14.

    Please sign up using this link: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/30E0C4FA4A929A1FA7-cougar1

    THANK YOU!

     

    Picture Day follow up

    If you still have a paper Lifetouch photo order form that your child did not turn in on Wednesday, please bring it into the main office before Wednesday, October 12. We will be sending in any remaining paper order forms first thing on Thursday morning.

     

    As a reminder, you can order online at any point as well using the directions below:

     

    1. Visit www.mylifetouch.com

    2. Enter your Picture Day ID:  EVTJ7K84G

    3. You will be asked to enter in your student's name/grade.

    4. Begin ordering pictures!


    September 30

    Dear Corl Street families,

     

    It was such a joy to see so many of you at Back to School Night last night. There are 2 important dates coming up next week. The first is Picture Day on Wednesday and Friday there is no school. I hope you have a wonderful weekend!

     

    MNE/MNMS Clothing Drive

    Please see the attached flyer regarding this wonderful event coming up in November. You can donate clothing or shop for clothing at no cost!

     

    Picture Day

    Picture Day is happening on Wednesday, October 5th. You can order two ways and that ordering can be done before or after picture day:

     

    Online:

    1. Visit www.mylifetouch.com

    2. Enter your Picture Day ID:  EVTJ7K84G

    3. You will be asked to enter in your student's name/grade.

    4. Begin ordering pictures!

     

    Paper Order Form

    1. Use paper Lifetouch form that was sent home with your child last week. Select picture day package & include payment.

    2. Send picture day form with your child on Wednesday, October 5th to turn into the photographer.

     

    Dates for your calendar

    October 5 Picture Day

    October 7 No School

    October 14 Cougar Cat Run


    September 23, 2022

    Dear Corl Street families,

     

    Another week in the books! It was certainly a special one as we had our first all-school event, Pinwheels for Peace. If you weren’t able to see the pinwheels in person, I hope you got to see the heartwarming pictures on Facebook. 

     

    Back to School Night

    We look forward to welcoming you on Thursday, September 29 for Back to School Night. K-2 presentations will be 6-6:30, I will present at 6:30, and 3-5 presentations will be from 7-7:30. Our specialists will also be here to greet you and introduce themselves. Please remember, we kindly ask that only parents/guardians attend.

     

    Picture Day

    Wednesday, October 5 is our scheduled picture day. A Lifetouch order form came home earlier this week, and we’ll send home a reminder as it gets closer.

     

    Cougar Cat Run

    Earlier this week, a letter about the CCR came home. The event is scheduled for Friday, October 14 from 9:45-10:45. Families are welcome to attend and cheer on our students. Today, envelopes should be heading home for students to collect their donations. We appreciate your support of this FUNdraiser!

     

    Dates for your calendar

    September 29 Back to School Night 

    October 5 Picture Day

    October 7 No School

    October 14 Cougar Cat Run


    Sep16, 2022

    Dear Corl Street families,

    This weekend is our open house to view the ‘Future Forward’ mural. Please consider stopping by anytime from 1-3pm to see the gorgeous culmination of a multi-year project. Attached to this email is the September PTO newsletter. I hope everyone’s school year is off to a great start. Enjoy your weekend!

     

    Intramurals Grades 4 & 5

    If your 4th or 5th grade student is interested in participating in our fall intramurals, field games, please visit our website to learn more information and access a permission slip. Hard copies are also available for students to take home.

     

    Back to School Night

    Our BTSN will be held on Thursday, September 29. This evening is for parents/guardians only. We kindly ask that students do not attend this evening. If you do have the ability to walk or bike to Corl Street that evening, we would appreciate it as parking can be tight. The schedule is below: 

    6:00-6:30 K-2 presentations in classrooms

    6:40-7:00 Dr. Mark presentation in LGI

    7:00-7:30 3-5 presentations in classrooms

    Specialists will also be available in their classrooms from 6:15-7:15 

     

    Corl Street Gear- LAST DAY

    https://stores.collegiateprideinc.com/corl_street_2022/shop/home

    All orders need to be placed by the end of day on September 16 in order to receive them by the Cougar Cat Run on October 14. 

     

    September 29 Back to School Night 

    October 5 Picture Day

    October 7 No School

    October 14 Cougar Cat Run

     

    Take care, 

    Dr. Mark


    Sep 13, 2022

    Dear Corl Street families,

     

    My apologies for this change and how it may impact your families. I am going to restructure Back to School Night to ONE NIGHT on Thursday, September 29. I hope this change is mostly a positive one as it will only affect one night of your week. Please remember that Back to School Night is for parents/guardians only. If you do have the ability to walk or bike to Corl Street that evening, we would appreciate it as parking can be tight. The schedule is below: 

     

    6:00-6:30 K-2 presentations in classrooms

    6:40-7:00 Dr. Mark presentation in LGI

    7:00-7:30 3-5 presentations in classrooms

    Specialists will also be available in their spaces from 6:15-7:15 

     

    Thank you for your flexibility and understanding with this change.


    Sep 9, 2022

    Dear Corl Street families,

    Thanks to all who joined us for the PTO meeting this past week. Attached is a summary of the meeting in case you’d like to check it out. Tonight will be a great night for a football game. I hope your family can join us at the State High vs. Hollidaysburg game. The Mark family will definitely be there, and two lucky Corl Street Kindergarten students will be out on the field before the game with me! But whatever your weekend plans entail, I hope you have a relaxing one.

     

    You’re Invited!

    We would like to extend an invitation to a special viewing showcase of Future Forward, our new tile mural on Saturday, September 17th from 1-3 pm. Please join us in celebrating our children, their collaborative artwork, and the future ahead. The viewing showcase is a 2 hour "come and go" type of event. Enter through the main doors and down the hall to the colorful glimmering jewel that now graces the wall. As an expression of gratitude, we will be offering dairy full and dairy free ice cream sandwiches. Hope to see you then!

     

    PTO 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 23, 2022.  If you have any questions or miss having the paper copy please contact Yoon Hur at yoonsun.hur@gmail.com and let her know.

    Corl Street Gear

    https://stores.collegiateprideinc.com/corl_street_2022/shop/home

    All orders need to be placed by the end of day on September 16 in order to receive them by the Cougar Cat Run on October 14. 

     

    Upcoming Dates

    September 9 Kindergarten Night at the State High Football game

    September 28 Back to School Night K-2

    September 29 Back to School Night 3-5

    October 5 Picture Day

    October 7 No School

    October 14 Cougar Cat Run

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