What's Buzzing at the Hive #6

Posted by Jennifer Buller on 11/24/2019 8:00:00 PM

Hello Coolidge Corner School Families and Friends,

We hope that everyone stayed warm and dry this weekend amidst the driving cold rain.  Winter sure is right around the corner! As a reminder with the cold weather approaching, please know that we go out for recess as long as the temperatures are safe.  We follow the Weather Guidelines for Children and will head out as long as the air temperature with the windchill is 13 degrees or above.  Please help your child remember their warm winter jackets, hats, mittens, scarves, and boots to keep warm and dry while we are outdoors playing.  If you are in need of financial assistance for cold weather gear, please reach out to your child’s guidance counselor.  

Below, please find information about the Jolly Jaunt for Special Olympics, our upcoming Hive Pride Day and DFL Superbowl this Wednesday, and topics for our upcoming School Council meeting and PTO Coffee and Conversation, upcoming CCS Priorities check in and feedback session, and after school programming forum.  As always, please do not hesitate to reach out with questions or feedback.  


Jolly Jaunt

We hope everyone will consider joining us next Saturday, December 7th for a fun 5K run/walk to benefit Special Olympics MA.  Our goal is to have participating from PreK-8 with many staff and families joining in this fun and festive community building event.  To join or donate to our team please visit our Hive at 345 Team Page. 


Hive Pride Day/DFL Superbowl/Noon Dismissal

This Wednesday, November 27th is a HIVE PRIDE day.  Help us celebrate by wearing your Work Hard, Be Kind, Help Others grey t-shirt and/or black and yellow.  School will dismiss at 12:00 noon with NO LUNCH being served. Join us at 12:30p on the back field for our annual flag football league (DFL) Superbowl where Texas Tech will take on Boston College.  At this annual community building event we will also dedicate the bench and sycamore tree in honor of former principal Dave O’Hara. This is an event you won’t want to miss!


School Council/PTO Coffee and Conversation

On Friday, December 6th our School Council will meet at 7:00a.m. in the Coolidge Corner School library.  On the agenda will be a conversation about the recent budget message that Superintendent Lummis shared. All are welcome to join the meeting.  Directly following the School Council meeting starting at 8:00a.m. in the CCS cafeteria will be the December PTO Coffee and Conversation where Kathleen Hubbard will be joining us to discuss math curriculum and instruction here in Brookline.  We hope to see many families at both meetings! 


CCS Priorities Check In and Feedback Session

As we work on measuring and assessing progress towards the action items that will move us towards achieving our identified priorities for this year we want to offer families a chance to share their feedback in a guided open feedback session.  Please save the date of Wednesday January 8th at 6:30p.m. for this opportunity to help us continue to improve the climate and culture at CCS.


After School Programming Forum

In response to feedback and information shared through forums and listening sessions we will be hosting an after school programming forum.  The goal of this forum is for families to learn more about what DASEP and DPEDP offer our community as well as for families to provide direct feedback about needs regarding after school child care.  Following the forum, Cathy Nowacki (DPEDP director), Lauren Bernard (DASEP director) and myself will use the feedback to assess current offerings and explore expanding and enhancing programming for CCS families.  Please save the date of Wednesday, January 15th at 6:30p.m for this event. 


As we approach Thanksgiving, I want to take a moment to share my gratitude and thanks to each of you, our families and friends of the Coolidge Corner School.  Each day you share with us your children and by extension your hopes and dreams for the future. We have a remarkable community that is working hard on knitting itself tighter through acts of kindness, generosity, and curiosity.  I feel fortunate and honored to lead our school community during such a critical time, and appreciate the patience, acceptance, and support so many of you have shown in these past few months. I wish each of you a season of peace, mindfulness, and togetherness as we take some time away from school.