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Nov. 16 - 20

     □Book Fair

Nov. 19

     □Poetry Cafe, 6:00 - 7:30 p.m. 

Nov. 20

     □Father's Group Poker Tournament

Nov. 25 - 27

     □Thanksgiving Holiday, No School

Nov. 30

     □Teacher Work Day, No School

Dec. 1

     □School Resumes

Dec. 21 - Jan. 4

     □Winter Break

Jan. 5

     □School Resumes

Jan. 18

     □MLK Holiday

Feb. 15 - Feb. 19

     □Mid-Winter Break

Common Core for Parents

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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.

Line to Report Student Absences and Tardies

485-2420 ext. 3

Linea para Reportar Ausencias y Tardanzas

485-2420 ext. 5

School Hours

Kindergarten: 8:45 AM - 1:40 PM

1st- 5th grades: 8:45 AM – 3:15 PM (Wednesday’s dismissal is 1:40 PM)

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


Thursday, November 19th

6:00pm – 7:30pm

Under the lights in Tiger Terrace

Come share a poem with your Coleman friends!  Students are asked to wear black shirts and jeans to honor the Beatnik culture in which poetry readings at small coffee shops were popular.  Snacks and drinks will be available for sale. Book Fair will be open for shopping throughout.


Annual Book Fair

November 16th - 20th!

All sales provide $$ for new books for our school library.

Book Fair Hours

Monday               12:00pm – 4:00pm

Tuesday               8:00am – 4:00pm

Wednesday         8:00am – 3:00pm

Thursday             8:00am – 7:30pm

Friday                   8:00am – 1:10pm

Remember that you can support the Coleman Book Fair by shopping at the Book Passage stores - in Corte Madera and at the San Francisco Ferry Building. Mention COLEMAN BOOK FAIR - and your purchases will count towards our fundraising efforts. This includes purchases of books, travel items, handbags, scarves, hats, cards, etc. 

Do you want to help out? We need volunteers to help us set up, work the fair, assist with the Beatnik and clean-up. It's fun! Come join us by volunteering at the volunteer spot or contact Jeannie Futscher at jeannefutscher@aol.com or 415-446-8658.

Thank you for supporting our school library!

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Parents of students who will enter kindergarten Fall 2016 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:

Wednesday, December 9, 2015


Wednesday, January 13, 2016

Wednesday, February 10 2016


Wednesday, March 9, 2016


--Wednesday April 6, 2016



Please call 415-485-2420 ext. 201 to reserve a spot!

School Spirit Wear


Every Wednesday is School Spirit Day at Coleman! 


Wear your Coleman gear and get in the spirit. Need to order some gear? Visit  http://www.mylocker.net/my/shop/coleman-elementary/index.html 

Quick Links

Coleman Recycles for money on Friday Mornings!

Drop off your plastic bottles and aluminum cans Friday mornings in front of the school. Be sure that all of the items read CA CASH REFUND, CA CRV, or CRV on the label.

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.