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Coleman Home & School Association

Together we can make a difference!

Executive HSA Board
Presidents Letter
Principals Letter
Nominating Committee
H.S.A? What is that?
Federated HSA
Notes from the Treasurer
HSA Reports
Forms & Flyers
Lunch Forms
New Coleman Parent
Shop With Scrip
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Welcome to the Coleman Home & School Association Web Site


Coleman School is fortunate to have a very active, supportive and generous parent organization.  The H.S.A supports Coleman in a variety of ways with more than forty committees such as Book Fair, Cultural Enrichment, Character Education, Great Book Giveaway and a School Wide Fair. Together we can make a difference, and all parents are encouraged to participate in any way they can.




Please read the new updated Coleman Family Handbook 2013 Principal's Letter  and President's Letter are now posted.  Ultimate 50/50. AED page. New Pomptonian Lunch Ordering On Line System. Habitat Day. Walk-a-Thon. Field Day.



NJ Required New Law -  Harassment, Intimidation and Bullying (HIB) for more detail, go to NJ HIB LAW Page 

Coleman School’s Anti-Bullying Specialist is Mrs. Moger.







Dismissal Letter to Parents
Welcome all Kindergarten and Elementary NEW families! Please download this Dismissal Letter to Parents and return it the first day of school, September 9. Thank you!  Dismissal Letter to Parents  


The H.S.A. has a new meeting schedule and time for 2013-2014. Our day meetings will now begin at 8:45 am and end at 9:45 am and our evening meetings will continue to begin at 7:30 pm and end at 8:30pm. The new meeting schedule can be found on our Calendar Page . Going forward the H.S.A. will only have 5 general meetings per year instead of 10.



The Coleman H.S.A. is excited to announce Conference Calling for our meetings. We will now offer parents the opportunity to call in and join our meetings. This is not a substitute for attending a meeting just another way to join us and find out what is happening at our school and around the district. Below is the dial in number, access code and agenda for the meeting. Conference calling for AM meetings only.

Our next meeting is Tuesday, Sept 16th at 7:30 pm in the School Library.


Conference calling for AM meetings only.

Dial Number - 712-432-1500

Access Code - 592321#




Next HSA Meeting - Tuesday, Sept 16 th at 7:30 pm in the School Library. Come and join us to learn about Coleman School and what's going on around the district. If you have questions or ideas and would like to reach a board member, please go to H.S.A Executive Board page.


Don't be afraid to

Class Parents are required, and all other members are encouraged, to attend all HSA meetings with the expectation that they will be learning about association activities and exchanging ideas and opinions in an open and respectful


Please go to the Forms & Flyers Page for Class Parent Responsibilities, Class Parent Party Instructions and Teacher EOY Collection Form


Dear Coleman Families,

Hope your summer is off to a good start. 

Attached is information for a Blood/Marrow Drive for Mr. Martin.

David & Amy Martin have a kindergartner, third & fifth grader at Coleman School.  Your support is appreciated.


Dawn Cappadona


Dawn Cappadona


Clara E. Coleman School



Glen Rock 07452







School Tool Box


Dear Parents,

We are happy to announce that once again the HSA is partnering with "School Tool Box" to sell prepackaged school supplies for the new school year.

The ordering time frame is May 19 - June 15th.

"School Tool Box" includes the whole list of supplies needed for each grade level selected and approved by the teachers at Coleman school. The boxes will be directly delivered to you child's classroom for the first day of school.

"School Tool Box" brings you the convenience of not running from store to store to find all the supplies at a negotiated discount.

Did your child have a folder that did not hold up over the school year and needed to be replaced, taped, stringed? This school year "School Tool Box" replaced all plastic folders ordered within the program. Furthermore more sturdy folders will be supplied in the 2014/15 school year and "School Tool Box" is working with the Vendor of the folders to improve the product.

This year "School Tool Box" is offering an additional program called"Teacher's Wish List". Teacher's from our school will be able to specify items from over 1,200 items that they wish to use in your child's classroom next year (similar to a baby or wedding registry). After you purchased a school tool box you will be prompted to view the list and can purchase items of the list to support your child's teacher(s) if you wish.

This year all orders are to be placed online. This is the policy from SchoolTool Box.

Register or log in at If you purchased a box before your child should already be listed. Update their grade information to ensure the right tool box is being ordered. If you are new to the program or want to include additional siblings click on add a child. Type in Clara E. Coleman school and our school will appear in the list. Enter name and grade information for the fall. Click on buy boxes....

SchoolToolBox Cost

1st Grade - $37.00

2nd Grade -$41.00

3rd Grade - $29.00

4th Grade - $28.00

5th Grade - $39.00

Resource Room - Grades K-3 - $13.00

Resource Room - Grades 4-5 - $12.00

If you do not want to participate in the "SchoolToolBox" offering a list with the new school year supplies will be available on the Coleman school and Coleman H.S.A websites before the new school year begins.

If you have any questions, please contact Petra Inbar . Thank you!














Coleman’s HSA Committee Sign-Up (2014-2015)


The Coleman HSA is a terrific way to become more involved

 in your child’s elementary school experience and become

 part of the Coleman Community. We have opportunities for

 people who want to be actively involved, at all levels of time

commitment.  This year, we’re looking for volunteers to

 Chair and “lend a hand” to specific committees. Even if

you’ve never “chaired” a committee, the HSA will help!

  Please fill out the form below and place in the box in the

 main lobby. All forms are due 5/19/14. For more

 information, please reference the back of the form.


Please fill out Committee Sign Up Form 2014-2015 and

return to the bin in the school lobby. THANK YOU!




Amazon will donate 0.5% of the price of your eligible Amazonsmile purchase to Coleman H.S.A.

Amazonsmile is the same Amazon you know. Same products, same prices and same service. Simply go to, select Clara E Coleman School Hsa as your designated charity and do your regular shopping at

Thank you for your support,

Coleman H.S.A.

New Kindergarten Registration Process


Kindergarten Placement Process

The sequence of steps for kindergarten placement is being accelerated this year. Following registration, each child's school placement will be determined through a process that seeks to balance enrollment figures across the four elementary schools, taking into consideration the presence of siblings. Families will be notified of their child's school assignment by March 27, 2014.
Dates for parent Orientation and student "Round-Up" have also been moved up. Each elementary will host incoming Kindergarten families on April 2, 2014.
Please save the date. Parents will visit their assigned school for a brief Orientation and the children will attend a "Round-up" session in the Kindergarten classrooms. Information regarding time and place for these events will be included in the March letter.
The elementary principals, along with the Kindergarten teaching staff, will utilize their expertise to establish the most appropriate grouping of students for morning and afternoon placement. To that end, family requests for placement will not be considered. Parents will be notified of their child's class placement on April 12, 2014. Expediting the process in this way should provide families sufficient time to make individual arrangements for childcare or enrichment opportunities if they desire.
Interested families will also be able to register for the Glen Rock Community School's Kindergarten Plus enrichment program at the time of kindergarten registration. Kinderplus Registration Link



Scrip Orders are due on WEDNESDAY,
Shop with Scrip this holiday season. Scrip cards are wonderful gifts for teachers, coaches, instructors, service providers, family, friends, babysitter, neighbors or the person who has everything!
For this holiday season ONLY we are offering Scrip cards for purchase. Please fill out Scrip Order Form and return to the school lobby box marked ("SCRIP"). Please make all checks payable to Coleman H.S.A. or follow the online directions below.


What is Shop with Scrip?

Scrip is fundraising while you shop: With each purchase, our school earns cash rebates that can quickly add up. The money raised from Scrip is used to fund field trips, assemblies, books, author visits and number of school related items. Every dollar counts with Scrip.


How do I place an order?

Go to log in or register as a new user. Use the code below or enter Coleman School. Enter your order, select the option to pick up your order at school. Print your copy and attach check and return to the school lobby box marked SCRIP.


For NEW USERS, follow the instructions and include the school enrollment code: F4E2E2371333L. After completing your order, print out a receipt and include it with your check.

Have a question? Please contact Jessica Taromia @

Shop online with scrip:

All the best to you, and your family,
Coleman HSA



Box Tops are due the last Wednesday of the month


There is a NEW Box Tops program, if you register your Shoprite card, points are automatically given to the school you register for when you buy certain products.  Here is the link:



What do we do? 

Cut Box Top Coupons off of your favorite products and earn money for Coleman School.  Look for them on products such as: 

Cheerios      Kleenex     Yoplait   Pillsbury


Click here to see the entire list.



An easy way to help the school all year. Boxes from participating supermarket items have a small "Box Tops For Education" coupon on it. Clip the coupons and periodically send them into school with your child. Prizes are given monthly to the grade who collects the most Box Tops that month.   



The Glen Rock School District is partnering

with Pomptonian Food Service to enhance

the School Lunch program


Dear Parents,

Lunch menus are available online. Please visit to place an order by credit card.


Our Village Fresh chefs have put together a menu that is healthy, tasty, and visually appealing. Pomptonian sources high-quality ingredients and infuses healthy options into kid-appealing meals. Our all-natural selections contain no antibiotics, preservatives, hormones, or nitrates. We use only Boar's Head deli products on our deli sandwiches and salads. All meals are prepared fresh each day right in Glen Rock.

On April 11th, have a happy day with our Chick'N Giggles smiley faced chicken nuggets or try a turkey burger with potato tots on April 28th.As always, we appreciate your comments and suggestions.  You can reach us at .




Library Events

Glen Rock Library Spring Story Times

The 2014 five week Spring Story Time Session for children from ages 3 to Kindergarten-age will be offered on Wednesday mornings beginning on April 8th. Three-year-olds will meet from 9:30 to 10:00 and Fours, Fives and Kindergarten age children will enjoy their program from 10:30 to 11:00. Please register for this free program in the Children’s Room.



Activity Story Times

Glen Rock children ages 3 and up are invited to attend Friends supported Spring story times on Fridays from 12:45 to 1:30. Play Dough Story Times on April 11th and May 16th  invite children to enjoy a few stories and then dig into soft homemade play dough for a relaxing session of creativity. Children’s Librarian, Trisha Fishelman, notes that playing with dough is a great way to develop and strengthen the finger and arm muscles that are important as children begin to write and cut with scissors.

Crafty Story Times include a make-and-take project.  On April 25th recycled CD’s will be transformed into adorable mice and on May 9th Mother’s Day and flowers will be the theme. Registration is required for these programs.





What's Happening at School?

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06/16/145th Grade Class Night
06/17/14Sandwich Day


Pizza Day

5th Grade Year Book



Last Day of School



Go to the Calendar Page for more dates


Pizza Day Contact - Denise Kellerk at 


Subway Day Contact - Ameri Sardi at


Ice Cream Day Contact - Kristen Heller at


Don't be afraid to

Class Parents are required, and all other members are encouraged, to attend all HSA meetings with the expectation that they will be learning about association activities and exchanging ideas and opinions in an open and respectful  



Please go to the  Forms & Flyers Page for Class Parent Responsibilities, Class Parent Party Instructions and Teacher EOY Collection Form


For more school information, please visit the Coleman School Website and the District Website



Supplies List 2013 - 2014


2013-2014 School Calendar



2014-2015 School Calendar






BIG THANKS to Bari Engel and volunteers for another wonderful BINGO NIGHT!


Reminder: Dogs are not allowed on school property at any time.
Thank you for your cooperation.
Parking Reminder
This is a reminder that parents picking up Kindergarteners must use parking spaces around the loop or on the street. Parking in the staff lot to pick up or drop off kindergarteners is prohibited. The Police Department has granted permission for parents to park adjacent to the yellow curb in the traffic loop at dismissal time to pick up morning kindergarteners; however, you may not leave your car unattended at any time. This is a fire zone and you will be ticketed
Parking in front of the school, in the staff lot or in front of the angled spaces is prohibited at any time. Do not drive through the parking lot at any time to pick up or drop off your child. This is for staff access only.
Please be certain every caregiver who transports your child to and from school knows and understands the procedures. They are in place for the safety of our entire school community.



Please read the Facts About Bullying- New Teacher Orientation 2012-13


Curriculum & Instruction

New Curriculum Report Card Grading and Information



To introduce culture to our children

2013-2014 TIC TOC season has opened.

Please click on the TIC TOC FLYER for more information.


For more information on this wonderful program, please go to