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Principal Scott Carson is serving his first year as Coleman Principal. He comes to Coleman after years of experience as both a teacher and administrator. Most recently, Mr. Carson was ...more

Today: 4/23/14

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.


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.


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!

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485-2420 ext. 3

Welcome to Coleman!

Home of the Tigers!

Upcoming Events

April 23                    Bike Mobile (bike tune up in preparation for the big event)

April 25                    Farmers Market at Coleman

April 26                    Community Story Time in Library , 9:30 a.m.

April 28 - May 9       Online Auction  

May 2                      Bingo Night - New Event!

May 4                      Run for the Gold

May 5 - 9                 Staff Appreciation Week

May 7                      National Bike to School Day

May 15                    SSC Survey Results & PTO Budget Mtg

May 16                    Principal Coffee Chat

May 21                    Open House (6:00 - 7:30) & Spaghetti Feed (5:30 - 7:00)

May 26                    Memorial Day

May 31                    International Festival

June 12                   Last day of School



Pennies for Patients

Our school joined school nationwide in Pennies for Patients and Pasta for Pennies. For the new few weeks, we will help patients with blood cancers. All you have to do is collect coins and other donations and put them in your classroom's collection box. Remember that  every penny counts! Our school goal is to raise over $1,000.00.

Library Corner

Author Talks: Environmental lawyer and author of Operation Redwood, Susannah Terrell French, will be coming to Coleman on April 23rd to speak with 3rd - 5th grade students about the California Redwoods and what children can do to protect the environment and what prompted her to write a book for children.  Books available at Book Passage (tell them you’re from Coleman!)

Story Time - Saturday, April 26th we will have our neighborhood story time 9:30am - 11:00am for any people interested in Coleman, incoming kindergarteners - and our own Coleman students.  Includes stories, songs, crafts and snacks.


Run for the Gold

Coleman's 10th Annual run up Gold Hill Grade is coming up Sunday, May 4th! This great community event features a 1 mile walk, a 4k and a 7k up through the Dominican campus and onto Gold Hill Grade, followed by a delicious pancake breakfast and health fair!

Not sure you want to run? We always need trail monitors along the path to cheer our runners on, registration help, pancake flippers and health fair helpers. If you are interested, please contact Sara Sonnet at
sbsonnet@hotmail.com or 415-485-2420, ext. 144.

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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.