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Don't Buy School Supplies

Hi Coleman Families! If you're wondering when school supply shopping lists will be posted, wonder no more! The PTO is purchasing school supplies for all our classrooms and having them delivered directly to our fabulous teachers before school begins. In other words, you are off the hook. ߘʼ/span>

Enjoy the rest of your summer and remember to support your PTO through our Annual Pledge Drive when the time comes. See you all in just a few weeks!

Welcome Back Tigers!



Dear Coleman Families,


I would like to formally welcome your family to our school community. Coleman is a school rich in history, culture and learners. Our staff and teachers are experts at what they do and work diligently to make sure students are in a learning environment where they can be successful, challenged, supported and nurtured. We want to make sure that each of you is well supported to start the year, also. Please think of the following dates as a stepping stone to a school year packed with community and fundraising events - something for everyone.


Some Important Dates:

Coleman Jumpstart Day


2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Located in the Multi-purpose Room. You are invited to complete an emergency card and other important paperwork, find out classroom assignment, and to (re)connect with friends!!!

Kindergarten Orientation


11:00 am - 12:00 pm

11:00 am - 12:00 pm Kinder families only. Please bring your student to the MPR for the chance to connect with friends and their teacher.

First Day of School


8:45 am - 3:20 pm (K), 3:25 pm (1-5)

Welcome all! Wish your student well and stop into a coffee chat (8:45am - 9:30am) hosted by the PTO at Tiger Terrace.

K/1/ New Student Picnic


6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

At Gerstle Park K-1 & New Student Picnic at Gerstle Park, 6:00 p.m. Hosted by PTO!

Ice Cream Social/PTO Meeting


6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

A family event hosted at Coleman. Our first PTO general meeting of the year + ice cream for kids. Make new friends and learn more about our school.


The Coleman teachers and staff collaborate to provide an extensive and enriching program for your child. Each classroom will concentrate on creating a foundation for children to grow, both socially and academically, throughout their school careers. During the year, the children will be supported, guided and encouraged along their journey.


If you have any questions, feel free to call the office 415-485-2420 (ext 202) or send me an email at mtaylor@srcs.org.


Looking forward to seeing you all soon.




Mike Taylor


Coleman Elementary    


Estimadas Familias  Coleman,


Me gustaría dar la bienvenida a su familia a nuestra comunidad escolar. Coleman es una escuela rica en historia, cultura y estudiantes. Nuestro personal y maestros son expertos en lo que hacen y trabajan diligentemente para asegurarse de que los estudiantes están en un ambiente de aprendizaje donde pueden ser exitosos, desafiados, apoyados y cuidados. Queremos asegurarnos de que cada uno de ustedes esté bien apoyado para comenzar el año, también. Por favor, considere las siguientes fechas como un escalón para un año escolar lleno de eventos comunitarios y de recaudación de fondos - algo para todos.


Algunas Fechas Importantes:

Coleman Dia de Inicio


2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Sera en la Sala de Multiusos. Usted está invitado a completar la tarjeta de emergencia y otros documentos importantes, averiguar la asignación de clase, y (re) conectar con amigos!!!

Orientacion de Kindergarten


11:00 am - 12:00 pm

11:00 am - 12:00 pm Solo familias de Kinder. Por favor traiga su estudiante al salón de multiusos para la oportunidad de conectar  con amigos y su maestra.

Primer Dia de Escuela


8:45 am - 3:20 pm (K), 3:25 pm (1-5)

Bienvenidos todos!Desee a su estudiante todo bien y vaya a la charla café patrocinada por el PTO en la terraza del tigre.

K/1/Picnic  Estudiantes nuevos


6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

En Gerstle Park K-1 & Picnic estudiantes nuevos en Gerstle Park, 6:00 p.m. Patrocinado por PTO!

Social helado/ Reunion PTO


6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Un evento familiar organizado en Coleman. Nuestra primera reunión general del PTO del año + helado para niños. Hacer nuevos amigos y aprender sobre nuestra escuela..

Los maestros y el personal de Coleman colaboran para proporcionar un programa extenso y enriquecedor para su hijo. Cada salón de clase se concentrará en crear una base para que los niños crezcan, social y académicamente, a lo largo de sus carreras escolares. Durante el año, los niños serán apoyados, guiados y animados a lo largo de su viaje.


Si tiene preguntas sobre nuestra escuela, por favor de comunicarse conmigo al (415) 485-2420 ext. 208 (Ms. Martha) o 202 (Sr. Taylor) o puede enviarme un correo electrónico a mtaylor@srcs.org.


Esperamos este contento de empezar un nuevo ano escolar,




Mike Taylor


School Hours

CLASSES START: Kindergarten - 5:  8:45 a.m.



Mon, Tues, Thurs. Fri. Kindergarten  3:20 p.m.


Mon, Tues, Thurs. Fri. Grades 1-5  3:25 p.m.


Wednesday Kindergarten            1:45 p.m.


Wednesday Grades 1-5  1:50 p.m.


On site aftercare is provided by the City of San Rafael and is open until 6:30 PM (415-485-3121)

Welcome to Coleman Elementary School!

Technology Teaching Tools

If your child is looking for some screen time over the break, these are some websites that we use at Coleman:



BBC Dance Mat Typing




Free Educational Games for K-5








Story Writing



Computational Thinking





Math - your child will have a login




Reading - your child will have a login


Child Care at Coleman School

Conveniently locatad on site, the City of San Rafael offers state-licensed, year-round childcare to children in Kindergarten through 5th grade. The center provides a safe, enriching and child-centered environment for children. The Center is open Monday through Friday from 1:40 - 6:30 p.m., school day and 7:30 a.m. - 6:30 p.m. non-school day.  Part-time and full-time care is offered. For more information please click here or call 415.485.3121.

Common Core for Parents

Click below for CCSS Information for parents


800 Belle Avenue

San Rafael, CA 94901

(415) 485-2420

Fax: (415) 485-2494

Map and Directions

Line to Report Student Absences and Tardies

485-2420 ext. 3

Linea para Reportar Ausencias y Tardanzas

485-2420 ext. 5

Mission Statement

The mission of the staff and community members of Coleman Elementary School is to guide and support each child in the journey toward academic and personal excellence.  

Coleman Elementary Expectations




800 Belle Avenue

San Rafael, CA 94901

(415) 485-2420

Fax: (415) 485-2494

Map and Directions

School Spirit Wear


Every Wednesday is School Spirit Day at Coleman! 


Wear your Coleman gear and get in the spirit, or, wear Tiger print, Blue or Orange!


Need to order some gear? Visit  http://www.mylocker.net/my/shop/coleman-elementary/index.html