6/14 School Closure Update

Posted by Jennifer Buller on 6/14/2020 6:00:00 AM

Hello Coolidge Corner School Families and Friends,

It is hard to believe that we are entering our final full week of the 2019-2020 school year! Below are some reminders and updates as we get ready for a very busy week both at our school building and in our digital spaces.  They include: 

  • This Week’s Virtual Events
  • All School Assembly Follow Up
  • Last chance to pick up items at school TOMORROW
  • Garden News and Notes


This Week’s Virtual Events


  • Final week of live P.E. classes
  • Final Wednesday morning announcements: you don’t want to miss this one! 
  • Grade level band community meetings focused on celebration and transitions 


Weekly Bedtime Stories Week 14


Meeting ID: 817 4736 0047

Password: 2PV5ge


PreK-8 Family Forum (Monday at 8:15pm)


Meeting ID: 864 7636 1537

Password: 1RfgwF


LAST Wednesday Morning  Announcements (Wednesdays at 8:30am) Don’t forget to share your bees! 


Meeting ID: 859 2561 1219

Password: 1hfpPk


K-2 Community Meeting (Thursday, June 18th 9:00a)


Meeting ID: 875 4288 4155

Password: 3asQ6a


K-2 Weekly Virtual PE class on Tuesdays 9:30-9:55:


Meeting ID: 897 9206 2838

Password: 7c7UTy


Grades 3-5 Community Meeting (Tuesday, June 16th 2:00p)


Meeting ID: 819 7310 8856

Password: 4U0pAr


Grades 3-5 Weekly Virtual PE class on Wednesdays 9:30-9:55:


Meeting ID: 874 9827 7519

Password: 8cPgpp 


Grades 6-8 Community Meeting (Wednesday, June 17th 9:30a)


Meeting ID: 864 2437 2144

Password: 3Ywt7U


Grades 6-8 Weekly Virtual PE class on Thursdays 9:30-9:55:


Meeting ID: 864 9586 0848


All School Assembly Follow Up 

On Friday, June 12th we had close to 600 attendees at our all school assembly.  We know that represents way more actual people in attendance since many families watched together.  We acknowledged that there is much work that needs to be done and that the most important thing to do next is keep our momentum and movement forward.  

Our Access and Equity team will be meeting this week and throughout the summer to learn together and plan for what specific action steps we will be taking amongst our staff, with our students in the classroom, and out in the community with our families.  As we do this work we want to incorporate as many voices and perspectives as possible.  Please take 5 minutes to complete this short survey.  You (and/or your child(ren)) do not need to have attended the assembly to complete this survey.  


Reminder for June 15th Student Item Pick Up

For families that were unable to come to the building to retrieve items we will have a make-up window on Monday, June 15th from 10:00a.m. - 1:00p.m.  Below are the details for that day:

    • K-2 Families: Come to door 10 (left of the main entrance if you are looking at the building) and give the student’s name and homeroom and the bag will be brought out to you.  You may pick up for other families/students. 
    • Grades 4-5: Come to door 12 (right of the main entrance if you are looking at the building) and give the students name and homeroom and the bag will be brought to you.  You may pick up for other families/students. 
    • Grades 6-8: Come to the main entrance.  We recommend students come to pick up their items as they know where their lockers are.  The person picking up the items will have their temperature taken and be allowed to enter the building, proceed up the main stairwell, and check the locker, multipurpose room, and grade level lost and founds. They will exit down the back stairwell to the playground. 
    • General Lost and Found: There will be carts and crates set outside in the main loop in front of the building.  We ask that families keep physical distance while looking through racks and bins for missing items. 
    • Picking up medication: Our nurses will be here from 10:00a.m. - 1:00p.m. for any families who need to pick up medications in the nurses’ office.  If you are also picking up student items you can share with the staff member at the door that you need to pick up medications and then proceed to the main entrance.  Otherwise you can just come to the main entrance. 


  • Instruments still in the building: We will gather all instruments still left in the building and place them sorted by instrument type in the front of the building.  Any instruments left after Monday June 15th will be held in the building.  We are still waiting on a plan from the director of K-12 music for the Public Schools of Brookline on how rented instruments will be returned and picked up by the rental company.  We ask that you only take instruments that are clearly marked with your student’s name.  If you already received a replacement rental delivered to your home during this closure, you do not need to pick up the one that is still here at school.  
  • Grade 3 Families: Refer to the Profile in Courage award pick up schedule and email from Mrs. Burke. 
  • Library Books: There will be baskets on either side of the main entrance on the benches for anyone who needs to return library books.  


The front loop will be closed to vehicle traffic between 9:00 - 2:00pm.  All items in the Lost and Found that are not picked up tomorrow will be donated.  All bags of student items not picked up tomorrow will be stored until the fall. 


Garden News and Notes

The Garden Committee wanted to update our community on what has been going on in our garden amidst school closure. Despite our time away from school these past 4 months, our garden continues to grow and blossom! Herbs, lettuce, kale, potatoes, onions, and other delicious foods are growing in our garden beds. We know many community members enjoy this space, so we wanted to give some guidelines and information about our plans for this food, and how you can help us preserve this space:

What will happen to the food that's growing?

Food ready to be harvested is delivered directly to the Brookline Food Pantry. We have wonderful parent volunteers who have been visiting the garden to help with weeding, harvesting, and delivering foods to the food pantry. These volunteers communicate regularly with the garden committee to determine what will be harvested and when. We ask community members to be safe and respect this process. Although we certainly want everyone to enjoy this beautiful space by looking, smelling, and touching safely - please do not harvest anything from the garden! 

What if I want to get involved?

If you would like to assist with watering the garden over the summer, please contact Lisa Ting at lisating@gmail.com. She is compiling a Sign-Up Genius site to help coordinate family volunteers. 

Check Us Out on Twitter!

Go to https://twitter.com/CCSGarden to see Mr. B's updates on the garden. 


I hope to see many of you at this week’s virtual events!