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Welcome to Coleman!

Home of the Tigers!


Pawsitive winners for the month of October! Mr. Medved's kinder class and Ms. Thomas' 3rd grade class!

Today: 11/23/14

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We are the tigers,

the mighty Coleman Tigers.

We’re going change the world

Because we’re readers

and we’re writers.

We’re here to work hard.

We’ll be safe in the yard.

We’re going to try our best.

We’re going to pass the test.

We’re going to help a friend.

We’ll be tigers to the end.

We are the tigers,

the mighty Coleman Tigers.

We’re going to change the world

Because we’re readers

and we’re writers.


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

485-2420 ext. 3

Linea para Reportar Ausencias

485-2420 ext. 5

Important Dates


November        14         Pajama Day!

                        15         Neighborhood Story Time, 9:30 a.m.

                        17         PTO Board Meeting, 6:00 p.m. - ALL WELCOME!

                      18-21      5th Grade at Walker Creek Ranch

                        21         Principal Coffee Chat, 8:45 a.m. 

                                     Poker Night at Elks Logde (for more info click here) 

                       25          Kindergarten Thanksgiving Family Feast

                     26-28       Thanksgiving Recess

December       16          K-1 Holiday Sing Celebration

December 22 - Jan 2    Winter Break

January            5          Non- Student Day

                         6          School Resumes

Neighborhood Story Time

Neighborhood Story Time is coming up Saturday, November 15th at 9:30 a.m.  Current students and preschoolers are invited to join us in the Coleman library for stories, songs, and rhymes - followed by crafts in Ms. Shouse's room.  This is also a great opportunity for all parents to come to the library and check out our great collection of books.  In the past year we have added many new early readers, non-fiction books, great new novels and several bilingual books - thanks to our birthday book club members and all the money we raise with our book fair.  Remember parents are allowed to check out books too!

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. 


Parents of students who will enter kindergarten Fall 2014 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, November 14, 2014

Tuesday, December 9, 2014

Wednesday, January 14, 2015

Thursday, February 5, 2015

Thursday, March 12, 2015

Tuesday, April 7, 2015


We look forward to meeting you!



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

HeadsUp for San Rafael Schools!



Click on the logo to learn more about how HeadsUp, the foundation for San Rafael City Schools, supports our students!

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

Community News

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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.

Common Core for Parents

Click below for CCSS Information for parents