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September Meeting

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Hey all you cool cats and kittens!
Our first PTO meeting of the year is tonight, Thursday (Sept 17th), at 7pm via zoom. Link and details will be posted in the Facebook group soon. We are looking forward to connecting with you – anyone who has a child or is a teacher at CS is welcome to join!
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Happy School Year’s Eve!

Happy School Year’s Eve, everyone!

Cohort A students, don’t forget your labelled water bottles and headphones/earbuds. The breakfast and lunch menus can be found here. Cohort B students, your at-home activities for August 31st can be found on the College Square home page. Virtual Students, don’t forget to charge your devices!

Cohort A, Cohort B, and Virtual families – you are all our College Square Families just like every year. Some things may be different right now, but we’re still part of the larger College Square family. Wishing everyone a great night’s rest before an exciting start to the new year!

#WeGotThis

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School Supplies, Orientation Information

School Supplies

New for the 2020-21 school year, the College Square PTO will be providing the items from the official school supply list for all students (hybrid students and full virtual.) Hundreds of pencils, glue sticks, dry erase markers, crayons and more have been delivered to your students’ teachers at the College Square building. Thanks to everyone who helps with PTO fundraising and donations – you’re making this possible! In the past, we have offered to purchase school supplies for around $20 for Kindergarten and $35 for First and Second grade students. For those who have asked about donating to the PTO for this project, please use our PayPal link or feel free to send in a donation (check or cash) in a labelled envelope on your student’s first day of school.

Families participating in hybrid education are asked to send in either headphones or earbuds to plug into an iPad (not air buds or bluetooth) that will best suit your student. These will remain at school to be used during the in-school hybrid days. Please label these with your child’s name. It is optional for full virtual families to purchase this item.

Orientation Information

While not technically a school supply, hybrid families may wish to provide your student with a labelled water bottle as the water fountains have been disconnected. Check out the 20-21 School Year CS Student and Family Orientation Slides on College Square’s homepage for more specifics about snacks and treats, school meals, arrival and dismissal procedures, specials, recess, and more.

The College Square homepage has been updated with What to Expect documents for Hybrid and Virtual students. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact our principal, Dr. Hiles (hilesj@basd.k12.pa.us).

We look forward to supporting the College Square teachers and staff and looking for unique and different ways to stay involved with our students this upcoming year. We will be posting information about our upcoming September PTO meeting here and in the PTO Facebook group. Breathe deeply, and here’s to a great start to the school year!

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Teacher Wish Lists – Updated 12.17.19

The College Square teachers have been asked to provide a list of their favorite places/things to help you in your Holiday shopping if you choose. Below is a list of what we have to this point. If your child’s teacher is not on here yet, don’t worry, they will be updated as we get them.

KINDERGARTEN:

Mrs. Morgan- Target, Amazon, Macy’s, Teachers Pay Teachers gift cards, Starbucks, any local business gift cards

Mrs. York- coffee, Amazon, Teachers Pay Teachers gift cards, Michael’s, succulents or plants, cozy socks

Mrs. Knisley- Kohl’s, Amazon, Target, Marshall’s, HomeGoods, Java Hut, Kirkland’s, hand soap, socks, stickers, snacks

Mrs. Zachewicz- Target, Marshall’s, TJ Maxx, Pet Supply Plus, Teachers Pay Teachers gift cards, Amazon, restaurant gift cards, Starbucks

Mrs. O’Neill- anything local in our cute town, Marshall’s, TJ Maxx, Target, any restaurant, donations to Polar Plunge link: https://www.classy.org/fundraiser/2527539

FIRST GRADE:

Mrs. Russian- Target, Amazon, Toms Shoes, Beaver Bagel, JCrew, Cafe Kolache

Mrs. Balik- Marshall’s, HomeGoods, PetSmart, Sharpie Flair Pens, Astro bright paper, any local business gift card, coffee, tea

Mrs. Saylor- JCrew, Target, Amazon, any local business gift cards, Erin Condren, Teachers Pay Teachers gift cards

Mrs. Appel- Starbucks, Target, Amazon, Polar Plunge donations to: https://www.classy.org/fundraiser/2516967

Mrs. Spanik- Target, Amazon, Teachers Pay Teachers gift cards, stickers, cool pens and markers

Mrs. Boariu- Starbucks, Marshall’s, dry-erase markers, bath and body works aromatherapy soap and lotion, Teachers Pay Teachers gift cards, smelly stickers

Mrs. Murphy- Michael’s, Target, Texas Roadhouse, Starbucks, Teachers Pay Teachers, Beaver Bagel

SECOND GRADE:

Mrs. Rose-Target, Amazon, Sharpie Flair Pens, Starbucks, Mario’s Dockside, Teachers Pay Teachers gift cards

Mrs. Rosso- Target, Amazon, Starbucks, Papermate pens, Kirkland’s, Michael’s

Mrs. Frye- Target, Amazon, classroom games, puzzles, Magic Track cars, marble maze, Legos, Teachers Pay Teachers gift cards, Starbucks

Mrs. Zorich- Barnes and Noble, Target, Amazon, any local business gift cards, candles, chocolate

Ms. Kopka- Matchaccino Construction Fort Building (amazon), Amazon, Legos, wax melts for warmers or candles, restaurant gift card, Starbucks

LEARNING SUPPORT, SPECIALISTS, SECRETARIES, NURSES, TEACHING ASSISTANTS:

Mrs. Mohr- Teachers Pay Teachers gift cards, multicolored cardstock, Amazon, colored pens, Expo markers

Mrs. Bayer- Target, Starbucks, Teachers Pay Teachers gift cards

Ms. T (art/tech)- Target, Amazon, Michael’s, Starbucks

Mrs. Brailey (library)- Barnes and Noble, books, dry-erase markers, hand soap, snacks, cheese

Mr. Graham- Polar Plunge donations to https://www.classy.org/fundraiser/2533978,

Mrs. Weimer- Teachers Pay Teachers gift cards, Amazon, Target, snacks, Spider Man or other superhero stickers, Starbucks

Mrs. Gido- Polar Plunge donations, Beaver Bagel, Target, dessert scented candles, Peace Love and Little Donuts

Nurses- laundry soap, Amazon, Dollar Tree

Mrs. Druschel- Amazon, Starbucks, Target

Mrs. Schwartz- Amazon, Target

Mrs. Eckels- Target, Amazon, Teachers Pay Teachers gift cards, Don’s Deli

Happy shopping!!!

 

 

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McTeacher’s Night Tonight!

Don’t worry about cooking dinner tonight!! Stop by McDonald’s any time between 4:30-6pm and see your friendly teaching staff cooking up some delicious McD’s!!!! A portion of proceeds come back to College Square PTO!!! See you there and come hungry!!! 🍔🍟

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Veterans Day Program 2019

November 8th, 2019 2:30pm
Information should have come home about the Veterans Day program on Friday. (Please see picture of note.)
Students are welcome to invite any special veterans from their lives to attend the program with them. Photography by James is donating their time and efforts to take a special picture of each child with their veteran. Due to this, we welcome veterans to the school at 2pm.

If anyone plans to attend, please fill out the bottom of the note coming home and return it to school so that we can communicate this to the teachers. We will also need this info to announce each veteran in attendance during the program AND for sign-in purposes.

If your veteran is unable to attend, you can email pictures to include in a slideshow. If you emailed Amanda a pic last year, you can send a message to Amanda or email her at the address below.
amanda.c.cypher@gmail.com

Please reach out to Amanda Cypher with any questions.

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November 7th – Thankful for Our Teachers Potluck

We are so lucky to have such amazing teachers guiding our little ones through some of the biggest learning years. Let’s show them how much we appreciate them at our annual Thankful for Our Teachers Potluck! You can sign up at the following link:

https://www.signupgenius.com/go/508044aaca72da7ff2-thankful

 

 

 

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PTO Meeting

Reminder that we have a PTO Meeting this week!

Thursday, October 14th at 7pm

Location: College Square Elem. Conference Room

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School Store Fundraiser

 

Today all our College Square Students went home with a large SchoolStore Envelope in their book bags.  This is amazing fundraiser and very easy for our school to raise a large amount of money.  Last year we raised $9600 in Caring for Classroom Teacher Gift Cards and $2200 in Cash Rebates to help fund Field trips and purchase Supplies for our school with.

All you have to do is go to www.schoolstore.net to sign up to participate and then return the filled out envelope back to your student’s teacher.  Every student who returns their envelope completed will receive a participation prize, a plush book bag buddy.  Every child who returns their complete envelope by Friday, September 20th will be entered in to a classroom and school (College Square) wide drawing.  The classroom prize is a plush arm buddy and the school wide drawing is a talking dancing Emoji Robot.

SchoolStore works like E-Bates.  Once on the School Store’s website click on the merchants tab and then choose the online store you wish to shop on.  Our school will get a portion of what was spent.

School Store also offers Teacher Gift Cards called Caring for Classrooms.

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School Supply List

It’s hard to think summer is almost over and that school is right around the corner!  Please click on the link below to view the required school supplies families are required to purchase for grades K – 3.   Happy Shopping!
2019-2020 School Supply List

 

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School Supply Orders Due by June 6th

Please take some time to consider ordering next years school supplies through the PTO.  The PTO has offered this service to you to help our College Square Families save some money and also bring in funds for our school.  Not only will it save you money and help our school it will also be a few less things that your student will have to carry with him/her on the first day of school.  All suppy orders will be waiting in your kid’s rooms for them.  ALL ORDERS ARE DUE NO LATER THAN JUNE 6TH!

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Teacher Appreciation Luncheon

Next week is Teacher Appreciation Week.  We will be treating our teaching staff at College Square Elementary all week to THANK them for all they do for our kids.

The main luncheon for our teaching staff is being held on Thursday, May 9th.  We are looking for families to donate soups, salads, breads, and deserts for this luncheon.  Please click the link below to sign up to donate food.  All food must be at the school no later than 10am the day of the luncheon.  Please make sure your name is on your containers if you wish to get them back.  Thank you all for helping to Thank our wonderful staff here atr College Square Elem.

https://www.signupgenius.com/go/5080448a9a728a6fa7-teacher

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Scholastic Book Fair

The Scholastic Book Fair is coming to College Square Wednesday May 1st and Thursday May 2nd during school hours. The Book Fair will also be open to the public Sunday May 5th during the Story walk. We need your help to make this fundraiser a success and to help our students have a good experience shopping for books. This is a “Family Fun Event” because our volunteers are not supervising students, but you are helping them shop for books. Just a reminder that you must have your clearances and be a member of the PTO to volunteer.
Please click on the link posted below to sign up to volunteer. Also, click on the link below to see the class shopping schedule.
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STEAM Family Game Night

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Our New Buddy Bench is Here

We are so excited to have our new Buddy Bench finished and placed on our playground at College Square Elem.

Thank you to everyone who contributed their time and money to make this happen!