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Coffee Fundraiser Hoodie Update-  Good news and bad news, the gray hoodies for everyone who earned them are in.  However, if you ordered a black hoodie, they are still on backorder.  However, we were the first of all the schools who participated in the coffee fundraiser to place our order.  Fingers crossed they come in soon.

CHP Toys for Kids: As in previous years, we will have a barrel in our office for new, unwrapped toys for the CHP toy drive. The drive will start after our Thanksgiving Break and go through December 13th. When you are out holiday shopping, pick up an extra toy and have your student bring it into our office. Thanks so much!

Salvations Army: Salvation Army will be here on Tuesday, 11/27, to take all Lost and Found. Please check the Lost and Found before that date for items that you are missing. Thank you.

Wrestling Season: Our wrestling season starts Saturday, December 1st. There will be a practice followed by a pasta dinner for $5 per person. You can eat until the food is gone. After dinner, there is a parent meeting which wrestlers can also attend. You must turn in your participation forms to Coach Salis before you can practice. Thank you.

Our First Trimester Honor Roll Party will be on Thursday, 11/29. Please contribute a snack/treat for the 494 students who made the Honor Roll. Thanks so much. https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0d4dafad2ba2ff2-20181

Friday Snake Pit: Due to air quality donut day has been postponed to Nov. 30. The snake pit will be closed today.

Donation Drive:  At Cooley one of our school wide expectations is kindness. We believe that kindness means taking care of each other and extends to anyone who needs help. This week we will be collecting donations for the victims of the Camp Wildfire. Donations can be dropped off in room SC5 anytime this week. Suggested donation items include ready to eat single serving foods (granola bars, jerky, trail mix), diapers & baby wipes, NEW Socks and undergarments, new bedding, new towels and washcloths, backpacks, individual toiletries, hand sanitizer and sanitizing wipes, coats, pet food, litter, toilet paper, forks, spoons, paper plates, tissue, paper towels.

CHP Toys for Kids: As in previous years, we will have a barrel in our office for new, unwrapped toys for the CHP toy drive. The drive will start after our Thanksgiving Break and go through December 13th. When you are out holiday shopping, pick up an extra toy and have your student bring it into our office. Thanks so much!

GATE Identification: The 2019-2020 school year GATE identification test will be administered at the District Office for students currently in 2nd – 7th grade. The students will take the Otis-Lennon School Ability Test, OLSAT, that tests abstract thinking and reasoning ability. Students must attend one of the testing dates on the OLSAT Parent Permission Form in order to complete the testing by the district. The Parent Permission Forms will be made available on November 1, 2018 on our district website @ www.rcsdk8.org under the “Parent” tab. All forms must be returned to the District Office by January 11, 2019 if you would like your student tested. There are no exceptions as materials are ordered based on the number of returned forms. Make sure you check the RCSD website for more information regarding GATE services and testing. Click on the Main Menu and then under Programs – Gifted and Talented Education.

Birthday Marquee:  Celebrate your student’s birthday in style on the Cooley Marquee located in the front of the school.  Seen by hundreds of people every day!! For $20 you may buy a birthday message that will be displayed on the marquee on the date of your student’s birthday. Forms are in the office.  All proceeds go to Cooley Cares for helping students in need.