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Mar. 3

     □SELAC Meeting/Reunion de SELAC, 6:00 p.m.

Mar. 4

     □Rock N' Reading Assembly/Asamblea de Rock N' Reading

Mar. 5

     □ Nursery Rhyme Play

Mar. 6

     □SSC Meeting/ Reunion de SSC, 7:45 a.m.

     □Principal Coffee Chat/Charla Café, 9:00 a.m.  

Mar. 9

     □Author Jennifer Lynn Alvarez (MPR) for grades 3-5

     □PTO Board Meeting/Reunion del Tablero del PTO, 6:00 p.m.

     □Dad's Club Meeting/Reunion del Grupo de los Padres

Mar. 13

     □School Tour, Tour Escolar, 9:00 a.m.

     □Game Night

Mar. 16-20

     □Conference Week/Semana de Conferencia

     □March 16 Non-Student Day/Marzo 16 No Hay Escuela para los Estudiantes

Mar. 21

     □Story Time/Tiempo de Lectura, 9:30-11:00 a.m.

Mar. 27

     □ Authors Jon and Pamela Voelkel of the Jaguar Stones series for 4th Grade in the library, 10:50 a.m.

     □Darci Tucker's Colonial America presentation for 5th grade in the MPR, 10:50 a.m.

Apr. 13-17

     □Spring Break/Vacaciones de Primavera

June 11

     □Last day of School/Ultimo dia de Escuela


Parents of students who will enter kindergarten Fall 2015 or parents of prospective Coleman students in other grades are invited to join Mr. Scott Carson, School Principal, for an orientation and classroom observation.  Tours are from 9:00 to 10:00 AM and are for adults only. The dates are as follows:

Friday, March 13, 2015

Tuesday, April 7, 2015


Please call85-2420 ext. 201 to reserve a spot. We look forward to seeing you!


Common Core for Parents

Click below for CCSS Information for parents


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 Coleman Center is Monday through Friday from 1:40 - 6:30 p.m. Part-time and full-time care is offered. For more information please click here or call 415.485.3121.

Line to Report Student Absences

485-2420 ext. 3

Linea para Reportar Ausencias

485-2420 ext. 5

Pawsitive winners for the month of January!!! Congrats to Ms. Adler's 2nd grade class and Ms. Kenney's 3rd class!


Please join us on Wednesday, Feb. 25 at 4 pm at the Davidson Middle School Library for a Visioning Meeting for our Master Facilities Planning process. The meeting is an opportunity for you to review and provide feedback on design options for our growing schools. The District is hosting these meetings District-wide, and the Feb. 25 meeting will be specific to Coleman, Glenwood and Sun Valley Elementary Schools. Click here to download the flyer or learn more at www.srcs.org/mfp.


This year at Coleman we are implementing a new positive behavior system. What is PBIS? Positive Behavior Intervention Support (PBIS) supports students by explicitly teaching students what is expected of them at school. Often adults assume kids know what to do and what is expected of them when frequently no one has explained what students are supposed to do or why. School-wide PBIS focuses on proactive procedures to prevent problem behavior for students and improve school climate by explaining what the correct behavior should be in the classroom, restrooms or lunch area - to name a few examples. While we have explicit expectations for behavior - a full matrix, which we will explain at Back-to-School-Night, we have just a few positively stated rules that facilitates  the teaching and consistency of behavioral expectations across school settings.

Coleman's School-Wide Rules:


1. I Am Respectful                                                              

2. I Am Responsible                                                      

3. I Am A Learner

Story Time

What better to do than read when the days get short and weather gets cool?  Come to Coleman School library for a story time on Saturday, March 21 at 9:30 – 11:00 a.m. Children of all ages and parents are invited to listen to stories and participate in rhymes in the Coleman library, followed by crafts and a snack in one of our first grade classrooms.

Free Money for Coleman

Pennies and dimes add up in a big way - close to $15,000 a year! We make it happen every day in different ways - box tops, recycled cans, Script, Dine and Donate, and out partners below. Help us! It's super easy. 

Box Tops for Education - Thanks for everyone who clipped box top labels, collected them from neighbors and had grandmas send them. We bundled up $273 dollars worth and mailed them Monday. Please collecting them. The next batch gets mailed late March 2015.

United Market - Pick up a United Market card in the office and show it every time you shop at United. Coleman receives over $6,000 a year from United through the Scrip program! Please support our generous partner. 

Amazon Smile - If you shop on Amazon, be sure to register for Amazon Smile at smile.amazon.com and select Coleman Elementary School PTO as the organization you want donations to go to. That's it, afterwards every time you shop on Amazon .5% of your eligible purchase price will be donated to Coleman (remember, it ALL adds up!)

Target Red Card - If you have a Target Red Card (or you are considering getting one) you can register your card and designate Coleman to receive 1% of your purchases. Ask friends and family to do the same. 

Superintendent's Message re: Program Improvement

Recently you may have received a letter regarding Coleman being identified as a Program Improvement school. I hope the additional information I have provided in the attached letter can answer questions and ease any concerns you may have regarding Program Improvement status.

Please read the full text of the letter here: English   Spanish

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Coleman Mission Statement

The School Site Council, parents, staff and students at Coleman Elementary School are dedicated to the belief that Coleman School can offer an excellent learning opportunity for each and every student. We are firm in our understanding that every child's learning style can be accommodated, every child's talents cultivated and each child's challenges addressed and resolved. The comprehensive program at Coleman is designed to meet the individual needs and learning styles of all its students through full access to and participation in a rigorous core curriculum.


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