We have a busy week ahead. Remember that the week after this is Homecoming!
A quick reminder that tomorrow, September 25th, is Picture Day at CES and CHS! Picture retakes are on Monday, November 13th. Please bring/send your completed picture day materials to school.
Last year our district hosted 27 local volunteers who shared their career paths, job experiences & and advice for our students on “What To Be Wednesday” - please consider joining us again and we welcome new speakers! We currently only have 4 volunteers, so we are in need of local community members to share about your post-high school career and work experiences. Share your knowledge with our elementary, middle, or high students! Lunch is on us, a volunteer reception will follow the event. Click on the quick Google Form link to RSVP: https://tinyurl.com/ColonCareer23
Yesterday we shared our Homecoming 2023 events, and now we are excited to announce our Dress Up Days for both elementary and junior/senior high school students. Can't wait to see all of our families participate. If you have questions about the Dress Up Days, please contact: Elementary, Amanda PeGan & Jr/Sr High, Ann Vinson
Magi Pride Day at Colon Elementary is getting very competitive! The class showing the most pride for Friday Pride Day is Mrs. Vreeman's with 100% participation. Hers was close with Mrs. Bowen's and Mrs. Priest's, 94% and 93%, and then Mrs. Fergison and Mrs. Ray with 90% and 89%. WAY TO GO!
Save the date for our FAFSA Night for College and Career Week. We will be holding 2 this year. The first one in October is aimed at providing a basic overview for families and getting everyone set up with access. Part 2 will be held in December, after FAFSA opens, to provide more support to our families.
CES Parents, please remember that we are offering our before AND after school program, CARE, and there are still slots available. This program is FREE! Please contact the front office if you are interested or have questions. 269-432-2121.
Don't forget our FFI is tomorrow, Sept 21 at 4:30PM.
Last year our district hosted 27 local volunteers who shared their career paths, job experiences & and advice for our students on “What To Be Wednesday” - please consider joining us again! Share your knowledge with our elementary, middle, or high students! Lunch is on us, a volunteer reception will follow the event. Click on the quick Google Form link to RSVP: https://tinyurl.com/ColonCareer23
A reminder that we have an early release day tomorrow, Wednesday, September 20th. All buildings release exactly one hour early for teacher collaboration/professional learning communities. Please visit the following URL to save your copy of our school calendar: https://tinyurl.com/ColonSchoolsCalendar23-24
Seniors, Class of 2024! We want to honor your progress toward post-secondary plans. We already have one senior who has turned in her college acceptance letter... don't wait to share yours with us. We want to share your good news for life after high school. Bring any of the following to Mrs. Kowalski for our "Amazon for Acceptance" prizes... college acceptance letters, technical/vocational program acceptance letters offers of employment, and other documentation of your post-secondary plan. These can be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Don't forget our Attendance Awareness Spirit Week & Dress Up Days! We start Tuesday with our "Team Tuesday" - where we wear our favorite team shirts AND support our teams just like we do good attendance!
In case you missed this news over the summer that we shared: Last winter Megann was nominated by CHS Teacher Jennifer Leckrone and Superintendent Kowalski to serve on the Michigan Department of Education Student Advisory Council. Once nominated, Megann went through a rigorous application process. Megann was accepted as a new member of the MDE Student Advisory Council for the 2023-2024 school year! We are so proud of you Megann. Thank you for representing our district and student voices, especially students from small and rural schools!
Just a quick reminder that tomorrow there is No School for Teacher Professional Development. It also happens to be Fair Day! Enjoy your day!
Breaking News! We are prepared to share our agenda for our Magi Parent Academy & Title I Night sessions on October 19th! This event coincides with Parent Teacher Conferences and our Fresh Food Initiative event. Families can visit teachers for conferences, participate in FFI, and then check out our AMAZING sessions from Magi staff. This October the location is Colon Elementary. We are giving away several baskets full of cleaning and household supplies. Please contact the Superintendent's Office at 269-386-2239 if you have any questions.
We are very excited to share Parent Access to iReady results so you can see progress monitoring data for your student(s) and also see the academic growth that they are making throughout the school year. Please review this information carefully. You will visit https://tinyurl.com/iReadyColonParent and this document will provide the information that you need. Students will log in to their iReady account through Clever, and we have provided a code so that you can access the resources. Mrs. Kowalski also recorded a video example of what your student/you will do to gain access. This video is linked in the document, but it can also be viewed at https://tinyurl.com/iReadyColonParentVideo Parents and Families YOU play a critical role in your student's success and journey. Please reach out to the Superintendent's Office at 269-386-2239 if we can help you access this information. Finally, please visit the iReady Family Center for more information on i-Ready and how you can motivate your student at home: iReadyCentral.com/FamilyCenter Lastly, the "Sharing Data w/Family" document is linked here. There are many valuable links for those families who want to dig in deeper: https://i-readycentral.com/download/?res=127351&view_pdf=1
Parents and local community members! This is your opportunity to volunteer, through our partnership with Junior Achievement. Our Leadership Team is again planning some great events for our October 23-27, 2023 College and Career Week. Junior Achievement would like to partner with us for this week by providing their widely used and popular volunteer programming in our classrooms on Entrepreneurship, Work Readiness, and Financial Literacy! If you would like to be a volunteer, please contact Laura Lutterbeck, District Director and Chief Education Officer at email@example.com OR (269) 968 9188!
Seniors! Mark your calendars for our annual parking lot painting!
Staying up to date on your student's success is easy with the PowerSchool app or website! Simply follow this link: https://ps.colonschools.org to access Colon PowerSchool. If you need assistance with logging in please call Olivia Spidle at 269-386-2239 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Join us before the football game next Saturday, September 23rd at 11:30 AM. We will officially cut the ribbon on our track resurfacing project. We also will be recognizing the many generous donors who made the new scoreboard possible.