Daily Student Announcements

PARCC testing is HERE! Make sure you are here to show what you know! Get a good night's sleep, eat a healthy breakfast, arrive on time, and do your best! Don't forget that every homeroom will award a total of 4 gift certificates for the most improved score and the highest score in reading and math.

Wednesday – April 11, 2018

Tomorrow's Lunch ~ Spaghetti with Meat Sauce; Garlic Bread; Garden Salad/Ranch; Fresh Broccoli

1. The 3rd Grade Girl Scout Troop is working on a project for our community called Birthday Boxes. They want to collect everything needed to put on a birthday party for a child, including cake mix, frosting, balloons, candles, birthday banner, small plates, plastic silverware, etc. There is a donation box set up in the office.

2. The final Box Tops for Education contest is going on now until May18. Every student who turns in a completed sheet will get a lollipop. The classroom that turns in the most Box Tops will win a party of their choice and the teacher will win a $25 gift card.

3. 5th Grade Girls ~ CCIS volleyball intramurals begin on April 23rd at CCIS from 3:00-4:30.

4. The Lil Diggers Volleyball Program is at CCMS from 4:30-5:30 for 4th and 5th graders. The program dates are April 11, 17, and 18.

5. Congratulations to gymnast Kate Promis, who also competed over the weekend in a State Tournament and qualified for Regionals!

6. CABARET NIGHT dress rehearsal is on April 13 at CCHS and the show is on April 20th at CCHS. Congratulations to Evelyn Wills, who will be one of the performers!

7. 5th Grade Gentlemen ~ Please keep your hands off of the P.E. equipment until you are given permission to use it.

8. Muffins for Moms is on May 11th. Please register by May 2nd. Every CCIS student can attend along with their “special someone”.

9. TODAY we dismiss at 11:35. Make sure your ride is aware.

10. PARCC testing is HERE! Make sure you are here to show what you know! Get a good night's sleep, eat a healthy breakfast, arrive on time, and do your best! Don't forget that every homeroom will award a total of 4 gift certificates for the most improved score and the highest score in reading and math.

11. Get excited for the following Fun Fridays: April 13 Baseball/MLB Day, April 20 Dress Like a Teacher Day, and May 4 Cinco de Mayo Dress Up Day.

12. No band lessons this week, BUT there is full band. Full band practice schedule ~ Woodwinds and percussion do not report to full band until 11:00 on Tuesdays and Brass will report to full band at 11:00 on Thursdays.

13. Students – Please tell your ride they must park in a designated parking space when they drop you off or pick you up. Do not get in the car at the end of the sidewalk. Do not cross any street to get into or out of a car unless you are with a crossing guard.

14. This year’s Ag Jeopardy competition will be held at Saratoga School in Morris on Friday, April 27 @ 6pm.

15. Coal City Spirit Keychains are still on sale! Each keychain is only $5.00 and $2.00 from each order goes to our PSO.

16. Please be responsible in the bathroom, and throw your paper towels away in the garbage can.

17. Bus Students ~ You MUST wait for a teacher to lead you to the buses. WAIT on the sidewalk at the end of the playground blacktop. A teacher needs to get to buses before any of the students.

18. Students ~ You should not be using your cell phone to call or text during the school day unless you have permission from a teacher. If you are sick or need something from home, you need to let an adult know. Do not call or text home without us knowing.

19. Please stay off of the stage in the North Gym and keep your hands and feet off of the stage mat. If you need to retrieve something from the stage, ask for permission to use the stairs. Do not climb up/down the stage mat.

20. 5th Grade Students ~ Please don't make any stops between your Specials. Report to your next class and then ask permission for the bathroom, a drink, or the nurse. You need to be on time for class.

21. Fourth Grade Students ~ After lunch/recess please be quiet in the hallway as you walk back to class.

22. Students – If you get picked up after school, please tell your ride they must park in a designated parking space. Do not get in the car at the end of the sidewalk. Do not cross any street to get into or out of a car unless you are with a crossing guard.

23. Make it a great day AND be kind to one another!

24. School begins at 8:05, but students can enter the building at 7:50. Students can enter the cafeteria at 7:40 if they want breakfast.

25. If your child is tardy to school (arrives at or after 8:05) an adult must come into the office to sign in your child.

26. If your child is absent, please call the office at 815-634-2182 by 9:00 a.m., press 1 for the attendance line, and be sure to state the reason for the absence. If we do not hear from you or know the reason why your child is absent, he/she will be marked unexcused for the day.

27. Homework requests can be made when you call in your child’s absence. Homework can be sent home with another student at CCIS, or it can be picked up in the office from 3:00 – 4:00.

28. Lunch begins at 11:10 for 5th grade and 12:20 for 4th grade. The cost is $2.65. Breakfast is served from 7:40 – 8:00 a.m. The cost is $1.35. Without a drink the breakfast cost is $1.00.

29. Please keep your contact information current, so we can reach you in case of an emergency. If your address, email or phone number changes please update your child’s records in PowerSchool or contact the office.

Tuesday – April 10, 2018

Tomorrow's Lunch ~ NONE due to early dismissal

1. The 3rd Grade Girl Scout Troop is working on a project for our community called Birthday Boxes. They want to collect everything needed to put on a birthday party for a child, including cake mix, frosting, balloons, candles, birthday banner, small plates, plastic silverware, etc. There is a donation box set up in the office.

2. The final Box Tops for Education contest is going on now until May18. Every student who turns in a completed sheet will get a lollipop. The classroom that turns in the most Box Tops will win a party of their choice and the teacher will win a $25 gift card.

3. 5th Grade Girls ~ CCIS volleyball intramurals begin on April 23rd at CCIS.

4. The Lil Diggers Volleyball Program is at CCMS from 4:30-5:30 for 4th and 5th graders. The program dates are April 11, 17, and 18.

5. Happy National Library Week! Congratulations to our bookmark contest winners: 4th Grade – Lana Larsen and 5th Grade - Emily Bergmark.

6. CABARET NIGHT dress rehearsal is on April 13 at CCHS and the show is on April 20th at CCHS.

7. 5th Grade Gentlemen ~ Please keep your hands off of the P.E. equipment until you are given permission to use it.

8. Muffins for Moms is on May 11th. Please register by May 2nd. Every CCIS student can attend along with their “special someone”.

9. Tomorrow we dismiss at 11:35. Make sure your ride is aware.

10. PARCC testing is HERE! Make sure you are here to show what you know! Get a good night's sleep, eat a healthy breakfast, arrive on time, and do your best! Don't forget that every homeroom will award a total of 4 gift certificates for the most improved score and the highest score in reading and math.

11. Get excited for the following Fun Fridays: April 13 Baseball/MLB Day, April 20 Dress Like a Teacher Day, and May 4 Cinco de Mayo Dress Up Day.

12. No band lessons this week, BUT there is full band. Full band practice schedule ~ Woodwinds and percussion do not report to full band until 11:00 on Tuesdays and Brass will report to full band at 11:00 on Thursdays.

13. Students – Please tell your ride they must park in a designated parking space when they drop you off or pick you up. Do not get in the car at the end of the sidewalk. Do not cross any street to get into or out of a car unless you are with a crossing guard.

14. This year’s Ag Jeopardy competition will be held at Saratoga School in Morris on Friday, April 27 @ 6pm.

15. Coal City Spirit Keychains are still on sale! Each keychain is only $5.00 and $2.00 from each order goes to our PSO.

16. Please be responsible in the bathroom, and throw your paper towels away in the garbage can.

17. Bus Students ~ You MUST wait for a teacher to lead you to the buses. WAIT on the sidewalk at the end of the playground blacktop. A teacher needs to get to buses before any of the students.

18. Students ~ You should not be using your cell phone to call or text during the school day unless you have permission from a teacher. If you are sick or need something from home, you need to let an adult know. Do not call or text home without us knowing.

19. Please stay off of the stage in the North Gym and keep your hands and feet off of the stage mat. If you need to retrieve something from the stage, ask for permission to use the stairs. Do not climb up/down the stage mat.

20. 5th Grade Students ~ Please don't make any stops between your Specials. Report to your next class and then ask permission for the bathroom, a drink, or the nurse. You need to be on time for class.

21. Fourth Grade Students ~ After lunch/recess please be quiet in the hallway as you walk back to class.

22. Students – If you get picked up after school, please tell your ride they must park in a designated parking space. Do not get in the car at the end of the sidewalk. Do not cross any street to get into or out of a car unless you are with a crossing guard.

23. Make it a great day AND be kind to one another!

24. School begins at 8:05, but students can enter the building at 7:50. Students can enter the cafeteria at 7:40 if they want breakfast.

25. If your child is tardy to school (arrives at or after 8:05) an adult must come into the office to sign in your child.

26. If your child is absent, please call the office at 815-634-2182 by 9:00 a.m., press 1 for the attendance line, and be sure to state the reason for the absence. If we do not hear from you or know the reason why your child is absent, he/she will be marked unexcused for the day.

27. Homework requests can be made when you call in your child’s absence. Homework can be sent home with another student at CCIS, or it can be picked up in the office from 3:00 – 4:00.

28. Lunch begins at 11:10 for 5th grade and 12:20 for 4th grade. The cost is $2.65. Breakfast is served from 7:40 – 8:00 a.m. The cost is $1.35. Without a drink the breakfast cost is $1.00.

29. Please keep your contact information current, so we can reach you in case of an emergency. If your address, email or phone number changes please update your child’s records in PowerSchool or contact the office.

Monday – April 9, 2018

Tomorrow's Lunch ~ Pizza; Carrot Sticks/Ranch; Steamed Peas; Mixed Fruit

1. The 3rd Grade Girl Scout Troop is working on a project for our community called Birthday Boxes. They want to collect everything needed to put on a birthday party for a child, including cake mix, frosting, balloons, candles, birthday banner, small plates, plastic silverware, etc. There is a donation box set up in the office.

2. The final Box Tops for Education contest is going on now until May18. Every student who turns in a completed sheet will get a lollipop. The classroom that turns in the most Box Tops will win a party of their choice and the teacher will win a $25 gift card.

3. 5th Grade Girls ~ CCIS volleyball intramurals begin on April 23rd at CCIS.

4. The Lil Diggers Volleyball Program begins today at CCMS from 4:30-5:30 for 4th and 5th graders. The program dates are April 9, 11, 17, and 18.

5. Happy National Library Week! Congratulations to our bookmark contest winners: 4th Grade – Lana Larsen and 5th Grade - Emily Bergmark.

6. CABARET NIGHT dress rehearsal is on April 13 at CCHS and the show is on April 20th at CCHS.

7. 5th Grade Gentlemen ~ Please keep your hands off of the P.E. equipment until you are given permission to use it.

8. Muffins for Moms is on May 11th. Please register by May 2nd. Every CCIS student can attend along with their “special someone”.

9. Congratulations to our gymnasts who competed over the weekend in a State Tournament. The following competitors qualified for Regionals: Azira Eilertson, Miley Smith, Camryn Planeta, and Naomi Stoudt. If I left your name out, please let me know.

10. PARCC testing is HERE! Make sure you are here to show what you know! Get a good night's sleep, eat a healthy breakfast, arrive on time, and do your best! Don't forget that every homeroom will award a total of 4 gift certificates for the most improved score and the highest score in reading and math.

11. Get excited for the following Fun Fridays: April 13 Baseball/MLB Day, April 20 Dress Like a Teacher Day, and May 4 Cinco de Mayo Dress Up Day.

12. No band lessons this week, BUT there is full band. Full band practice schedule ~ Woodwinds and percussion do not report to full band until 11:00 on Tuesdays and Brass will report to full band at 11:00 on Thursdays.

13. Students – Please tell your ride they must park in a designated parking space when they drop you off or pick you up. Do not get in the car at the end of the sidewalk. Do not cross any street to get into or out of a car unless you are with a crossing guard.

14. This year’s Ag Jeopardy competition will be held at Saratoga School in Morris on Friday, April 27 @ 6pm.

15. Coal City Spirit Keychains are still on sale! Each keychain is only $5.00 and $2.00 from each order goes to our PSO.

16. Please be responsible in the bathroom, and throw your paper towels away in the garbage can.

17. Bus Students ~ You MUST wait for a teacher to lead you to the buses. WAIT on the sidewalk at the end of the playground blacktop. A teacher needs to get to buses before any of the students.

18. Students ~ You should not be using your cell phone to call or text during the school day unless you have permission from a teacher. If you are sick or need something from home, you need to let an adult know. Do not call or text home without us knowing.

19. Please stay off of the stage in the North Gym and keep your hands and feet off of the stage mat. If you need to retrieve something from the stage, ask for permission to use the stairs. Do not climb up/down the stage mat.

20. 5th Grade Students ~ Please don't make any stops between your Specials. Report to your next class and then ask permission for the bathroom, a drink, or the nurse. You need to be on time for class.

21. Fourth Grade Students ~ After lunch/recess please be quiet in the hallway as you walk back to class.

22. Students – If you get picked up after school, please tell your ride they must park in a designated parking space. Do not get in the car at the end of the sidewalk. Do not cross any street to get into or out of a car unless you are with a crossing guard.

23. Make it a great day AND be kind to one another!

24. School begins at 8:05, but students can enter the building at 7:50. Students can enter the cafeteria at 7:40 if they want breakfast.

25. If your child is tardy to school (arrives at or after 8:05) an adult must come into the office to sign in your child.

26. If your child is absent, please call the office at 815-634-2182 by 9:00 a.m., press 1 for the attendance line, and be sure to state the reason for the absence. If we do not hear from you or know the reason why your child is absent, he/she will be marked unexcused for the day.

27. Homework requests can be made when you call in your child’s absence. Homework can be sent home with another student at CCIS, or it can be picked up in the office from 3:00 – 4:00.

28. Lunch begins at 11:10 for 5th grade and 12:20 for 4th grade. The cost is $2.65. Breakfast is served from 7:40 – 8:00 a.m. The cost is $1.35. Without a drink the breakfast cost is $1.00.

29. Please keep your contact information current, so we can reach you in case of an emergency. If your address, email or phone number changes please update your child’s records in PowerSchool or contact the office.


PARCC testing begins next week. Make sure you are here to show what you know! Get a good night's sleep, eat a healthy breakfast, arrive on time, and do your best! Don't forget that every homeroom will award a total of 4 gift certificates for the most improved score and the highest score in reading and math.

Friday – April 6, 2018

Tomorrow's Lunch ~ French Toast Sticks; Sausage Patty; Hash Brown; Celery Sticks/Ranch; OJ

1. The 3rd Grade Girl Scout Troop is working on a project for our community called Birthday Boxes. They want to collect everything needed to put on a birthday party for a child, including cake mix, frosting, balloons, candles, birthday banner, small plates, plastic silverware, etc. There is a donation box set up in the office.

2. The final Box Tops for Education contest is going on now until May18. Every student who turns in a completed sheet will get a lollipop. The classroom that turns in the most Box Tops will win a party of their choice and the teacher will win a $25 gift card.

3. 5th Grade Girls ~ CCIS volleyball intramural registration is due today. It begins on April 23rd.

4. Lil Diggers Volleyball Program registration is due by Monday, April 9. This program is at CCMS for students in grades 2nd - 5th. It begins on Monday, April 9.

5. Spring pictures are TODAY. The photographer will take two different poses of each student along with a class photo, which every student will receive for free even if they don't purchase a package. Proofs will be distributed at a later date and parents will be able to order the pictures at that time if they choose to.

6. "CABARET NIGHT 2018" is your time to shine!! The Annual Variety Show which is open for all schools, our community, and surrounding communities is hosting auditions on Friday, April 6 in the HS Performing Arts Center! Any age can audition! The sign up sheet for a time to audition will be posted right after school on Friday, April 6 on the Auditorium Doors at the High School. Auditions run 6-8 minutes each! Bring I-Pods or CDs with your music if you're singing or dancing. Dress in the attire you would be performing in if you were chosen to perform in the show! Bring all props and performing items with you! A piano and microphones will be available upon request. If chosen, you will be required to attend the dress rehearsal on April 13 and perform in the show on April 20th!

7. 5th Grade Gentlemen ~ Please keep your hands off of the P.E. equipment until you are given permission to use it.

8. Muffins for Moms is on May 11th. Please register by May 2nd.

9. The Chicago Cubs home opener is Monday! Wear your Cubs gear on Monday!

10. PARCC testing begins next week. Make sure you are here to show what you know! Get a good night's sleep, eat a healthy breakfast, arrive on time, and do your best! Don't forget that every homeroom will award a total of 4 gift certificates for the most improved score and the highest score in reading and math.

11. Get excited for the following Fun Fridays: April 13 Baseball/MLB Day, April 20 Dress Like a Teacher Day, and May 4 Cinco de Mayo Dress Up Day.

12. Full band practice schedule ~ Woodwinds and percussion do not report to full band until 11:00 on Tuesdays and Brass will report to full band at 11:00 on Thursdays.

13. Students – Please tell your ride they must park in a designated parking space when they drop you off or pick you up. Do not get in the car at the end of the sidewalk. Do not cross any street to get into or out of a car unless you are with a crossing guard.

14. This year’s Ag Jeopardy competition will be held at Saratoga School in Morris on Friday, April 27 @ 6pm.

15. Coal City Spirit Keychains are still on sale! Each keychain is only $5.00 and $2.00 from each order goes to our PSO.

16. Please be responsible in the bathroom, and throw your paper towels away in the garbage can.

17. Bus Students ~ You MUST wait for a teacher to lead you to the buses. WAIT on the sidewalk at the end of the playground blacktop. A teacher needs to get to buses before any of the students.

18. Students ~ You should not be using your cell phone to call or text during the school day unless you have permission from a teacher. If you are sick or need something from home, you need to let an adult know. Do not call or text home without us knowing.

19. Please stay off of the stage in the North Gym and keep your hands and feet off of the stage mat. If you need to retrieve something from the stage, ask for permission to use the stairs. Do not climb up/down the stage mat.

20. 5th Grade Students ~ Please don't make any stops between your Specials. Report to your next class and then ask permission for the bathroom, a drink, or the nurse. You need to be on time for class.

21. Fourth Grade Students ~ After lunch/recess please be quiet in the hallway as you walk back to class.

22. Students – If you get picked up after school, please tell your ride they must park in a designated parking space. Do not get in the car at the end of the sidewalk. Do not cross any street to get into or out of a car unless you are with a crossing guard.

23. Make it a great day AND be kind to one another!

24. School begins at 8:05, but students can enter the building at 7:50. Students can enter the cafeteria at 7:40 if they want breakfast.

25. If your child is tardy to school (arrives at or after 8:05) an adult must come into the office to sign in your child.

26. If your child is absent, please call the office at 815-634-2182 by 9:00 a.m., press 1 for the attendance line, and be sure to state the reason for the absence. If we do not hear from you or know the reason why your child is absent, he/she will be marked unexcused for the day.

27. Homework requests can be made when you call in your child’s absence. Homework can be sent home with another student at CCIS, or it can be picked up in the office from 3:00 – 4:00.

28. Lunch begins at 11:10 for 5th grade and 12:20 for 4th grade. The cost is $2.65. Breakfast is served from 7:40 – 8:00 a.m. The cost is $1.35. Without a drink the breakfast cost is $1.00.

29. Please keep your contact information current, so we can reach you in case of an emergency. If your address, email or phone number changes please update your child’s records in PowerSchool or contact the office.

Thursday – April 5, 2018

Tomorrow's Lunch ~ Mini Corn Dogs; Fresh Broccoli/Ranch; Steamed Corn; Orange Smiles

1. The 3rd Grade Girl Scout Troop is working on a project for our community called Birthday Boxes. They want to collect everything needed to put on a birthday party for a child, including cake mix, frosting, balloons, candles, birthday banner, small plates, plastic silverware, etc. There is a donation box set up in the office.

2. The final Box Tops for Education contest is going on now until May18. Every student who turns in a completed sheet will get a lollipop. The classroom that turns in the most Box Tops will win a party of their choice and the teacher will win a $25 gift card.

3. We have a scheduled fire/evacuation drill this afternoon. Grab your coat; it will be cold.

4. The public library bookmark contest entries are due today.

5. Spring pictures are Friday. The photographer will take two different poses of each student along with a class photo, which every student will receive for free even if they don't purchase a package. Proofs will be distributed at a later date and parents will be able to order the pictures at that time if they choose to.

6. "CABARET NIGHT 2018" is your time to shine!! The Annual Variety Show which is open for all schools, our community, and surrounding communities is hosting auditions on Friday, April 6 in the HS Performing Arts Center! Any age can audition! The sign up sheet for a time to audition will be posted right after school on Friday, April 6 on the Auditorium Doors at the High School. Auditions run 6-8 minutes each! Bring I-Pods or CDs with your music if you're singing or dancing. Dress in the attire you would be performing in if you were chosen to perform in the show! Bring all props and performing items with you! A piano and microphones will be available upon request. If chosen, you will be required to attend the dress rehearsal on April 13 and perform in the show on April 20th!

7. 5th Grade Gentlemen ~ Please keep your hands off of the P.E. equipment until you are given permission to use it.

8. Donuts for Dads is Friday, April 6th before school 7:30-8:00 a.m. for those who have signed up to attend with their "special someone". Enter the cafeteria through the back door near the playground blacktop.

9. Congratulations to our 5th grade SADD (Students Against Destructive Decisions) poster contest winners: 1st place Kylee Kennell; 2nd Naomi Stoudt; 3rd Corinna Barkley. Thank you to everyone who participated. The posters will be on display in the cafeteria.

10. PARCC testing begins next week. Make sure you are here to show what you know! Get a good night's sleep, eat a healthy breakfast, arrive on time, and do your best! Don't forget that every homeroom will award a total of 4 gift certificates for the most improved score and the highest score in reading and math.

11. Get excited for the following Fun Fridays: April 13 Baseball/MLB Day, April 20 Dress Like a Teacher Day, and May 4 Cinco de Mayo Dress Up Day.

12. Full band practice schedule ~ Woodwinds and percussion do not report to full band until 11:00 on Tuesdays and Brass will report to full band at 11:00 on Thursdays.

13. Students – Please tell your ride they must park in a designated parking space when they drop you off or pick you up. Do not get in the car at the end of the sidewalk. Do not cross any street to get into or out of a car unless you are with a crossing guard.

14. This year’s Ag Jeopardy competition will be held at Saratoga School in Morris on Friday, April 27 @ 6pm.

15. Coal City Spirit Keychains are still on sale! Each keychain is only $5.00 and $2.00 from each order goes to our PSO.

16. Please be responsible in the bathroom, and throw your paper towels away in the garbage can.

17. Bus Students ~ You MUST wait for a teacher to lead you to the buses. WAIT on the sidewalk at the end of the playground blacktop. A teacher needs to get to buses before any of the students.

18. Students ~ You should not be using your cell phone to call or text during the school day unless you have permission from a teacher. If you are sick or need something from home, you need to let an adult know. Do not call or text home without us knowing.

19. Please stay off of the stage in the North Gym and keep your hands and feet off of the stage mat. If you need to retrieve something from the stage, ask for permission to use the stairs. Do not climb up/down the stage mat.

20. 5th Grade Students ~ Please don't make any stops between your Specials. Report to your next class and then ask permission for the bathroom, a drink, or the nurse. You need to be on time for class.

21. Fourth Grade Students ~ After lunch/recess please be quiet in the hallway as you walk back to class.

22. Students – If you get picked up after school, please tell your ride they must park in a designated parking space. Do not get in the car at the end of the sidewalk. Do not cross any street to get into or out of a car unless you are with a crossing guard.

23. Make it a great day AND be kind to one another!

24. School begins at 8:05, but students can enter the building at 7:50. Students can enter the cafeteria at 7:40 if they want breakfast.

25. If your child is tardy to school (arrives at or after 8:05) an adult must come into the office to sign in your child.

26. If your child is absent, please call the office at 815-634-2182 by 9:00 a.m., press 1 for the attendance line, and be sure to state the reason for the absence. If we do not hear from you or know the reason why your child is absent, he/she will be marked unexcused for the day.

27. Homework requests can be made when you call in your child’s absence. Homework can be sent home with another student at CCIS, or it can be picked up in the office from 3:00 – 4:00.

28. Lunch begins at 11:10 for 5th grade and 12:20 for 4th grade. The cost is $2.65. Breakfast is served from 7:40 – 8:00 a.m. The cost is $1.35. Without a drink the breakfast cost is $1.00.

29. Please keep your contact information current, so we can reach you in case of an emergency. If your address, email or phone number changes please update your child’s records in PowerSchool or contact the office.

Wednesday – April 4, 2018

National Walking Day ~ April 4th, 2018

The American Heart Association recommends 150 minutes of physical activity a week for adults and 60 minutes a day for children. Many of today’s youth don’t meet that standard and they are at greater risk for heart disease, stroke and other chronic diseases. CCIS is taking steps toward longer, stronger & healthier lives for our students and raising awareness about the importance of being physically active by walking together for 30 minutes on April 4, 2018 during P.E.

Tomorrow's Lunch ~ Chicken Nuggets; Mashed Potatoes/Gravy; Celery Sticks/Ranch; Teddy Grahams; Apple Slices

1. The 3rd Grade Girl Scout Troop is working on a project for our community called Birthday Boxes. They want to collect everything needed to put on a birthday party for a child, including cake mix, frosting, balloons, candles, birthday banner, small plates, plastic silverware, etc. There is a donation box set up in the office.

2. The final Box Tops for Education contest is going on now until May18. Every student who turns in a completed sheet will get a lollipop. The classroom that turns in the most Box Tops will win a party of their choice and the teacher will win a $25 gift card.

3. MS Wrestlers ~ Your awards night is tonight at CCMS at 4:30. Return your singlet if you still have it.

4. National Walking Day is TODAY! Students will be walking during P.E. Thank you for supporting the American Heart Association.

5. Spring pictures are Friday. The photographer will take two different poses of each student along with a class photo, which every student will receive for free even if they don't purchase a package. Proofs will be distributed at a later date and parents will be able to order the pictures at that time if they choose to.

6. "CABARET NIGHT 2018" is your time to shine!! The Annual Variety Show which is open for all schools, our community, and surrounding communities is hosting auditions on Friday, April 6 in the HS Performing Arts Center! Any age can audition! The sign up sheet for a time to audition will be posted right after school on Friday, April 6 on the Auditorium Doors at the High School. Auditions run 6-8 minutes each! Bring I-Pods or CDs with your music if you're singing or dancing. Dress in the attire you would be performing in if you were chosen to perform in the show! Bring all props and performing items with you! A piano and microphones will be available upon request. If chosen, you will be required to attend the dress rehearsal on April 13 and perform in the show on April 20th!

7. 5th Grade Gentlemen ~ Please keep your hands off of the P.E. equipment until you are given permission to use it.

8. Donuts for Dads is Friday, April 6th before school 7:30-8:00 a.m. for those who have signed up to attend with their "special someone". Enter the cafeteria through the back door near the playground blacktop.

9. Full band practice schedule ~ Woodwinds and percussion do not report to full band until 11:00 on Tuesdays and Brass will report to full band at 11:00 on Thursdays.

10. Students – Please tell your ride they must park in a designated parking space when they drop you off or pick you up. Do not get in the car at the end of the sidewalk. Do not cross any street to get into or out of a car unless you are with a crossing guard.

11. Today is National Librarian Day and Paraprofessional Appreciation Day. Thank you to Mrs. Vignocchi and all of our aides for everything they do to help make CCIS an awesome school!

12. This year’s Ag Jeopardy competition will be held at Saratoga School in Morris on Friday, April 27 @ 6pm.

13. Coal City Spirit Keychains are still on sale! Each keychain is only $5.00 and $2.00 from each order goes to our PSO.

14. Please be responsible in the bathroom, and throw your paper towels away in the garbage can.

15. Bus Students ~ You MUST wait for a teacher to lead you to the buses. WAIT on the sidewalk at the end of the playground blacktop. A teacher needs to get to buses before any of the students.

16. Students ~ You should not be using your cell phone to call or text during the school day unless you have permission from a teacher. If you are sick or need something from home, you need to let an adult know. Do not call or text home without us knowing.

17. Please stay off of the stage in the North Gym and keep your hands and feet off of the stage mat. If you need to retrieve something from the stage, ask for permission to use the stairs. Do not climb up/down the stage mat.

18. 5th Grade Students ~ Please don't make any stops between your Specials. Report to your next class and then ask permission for the bathroom, a drink, or the nurse. You need to be on time for class.

19. Fourth Grade Students ~ After lunch/recess please be quiet in the hallway as you walk back to class.

20. Students – If you get picked up after school, please tell your ride they must park in a designated parking space. Do not get in the car at the end of the sidewalk. Do not cross any street to get into or out of a car unless you are with a crossing guard.

21. Make it a great day AND be kind to one another!

22. School begins at 8:05, but students can enter the building at 7:50. Students can enter the cafeteria at 7:40 if they want breakfast.

23. If your child is tardy to school (arrives at or after 8:05) an adult must come into the office to sign in your child.

24. If your child is absent, please call the office at 815-634-2182 by 9:00 a.m., press 1 for the attendance line, and be sure to state the reason for the absence. If we do not hear from you or know the reason why your child is absent, he/she will be marked unexcused for the day.

25. Homework requests can be made when you call in your child’s absence. Homework can be sent home with another student at CCIS, or it can be picked up in the office from 3:00 – 4:00.

26. Lunch begins at 11:10 for 5th grade and 12:20 for 4th grade. The cost is $2.65. Breakfast is served from 7:40 – 8:00 a.m. The cost is $1.35. Without a drink the breakfast cost is $1.00.

27. Please keep your contact information current, so we can reach you in case of an emergency. If your address, email or phone number changes please update your child’s records in PowerSchool or contact the office.

Tuesday – April 3, 2018

Welcome Back!

Tomorrow's Lunch ~ Hamburger; Green Beans; Red Pepper Strips; Fruit Cup; Jell-O

1. The 3rd Grade Girl Scout Troop is working on a project for our community called Birthday Boxes. They want to collect everything needed to put on a birthday party for a child, including cake mix, frosting, balloons, candles, birthday banner, small plates, plastic silverware, etc. There is a donation box set up in the office.

2. The final Box Tops for Education contest is going on now until May18. Every student who turns in a completed sheet will get a lollipop. The classroom that turns in the most Box Tops will win a party of their choice and the teacher will win a $25 gift card.

3. Student Council Meeting Wednesday, 4/4 at 7:30 a.m.

4. National Walking Day is Wednesday, 4/4. Students will be walking during P.E. If you purchased a shirt to support the American Heart Association, wear it tomorrow.

5. Spring pictures are Friday. The photographer will take two different poses of each student along with a class photo, which every student will receive for free even if they don't purchase a package. Proofs will be distributed at a later date and parents will be able to order the pictures at that time if they choose to.

6. "CABARET NIGHT 2018" is your time to shine!! The Annual Variety Show which is open for all schools, our community, and surrounding communities is hosting auditions on Friday, April 6 in the HS Performing Arts Center! Any age can audition! The sign up sheet for a time to audition will be posted right after school on Friday, April 6 on the Auditorium Doors at the High School. Auditions run 6-8 minutes each! Bring I-Pods or CDs with your music if you're singing or dancing. Dress in the attire you would be performing in if you were chosen to perform in the show! Bring all props and performing items with you! A piano and microphones will be available upon request. If chosen, you will be required to attend the dress rehearsal on April 13 and perform in the show on April 20th!

7. 5th Grade Gentlemen ~ Please keep your hands off of the P.E. equipment until you are given permission to use it.

8. Donuts for Dads is Friday, April 6th before school 7:30-8:00 a.m. for those who have signed up to attend with their "special someone".

9. The full band practice schedule ~ Woodwinds and percussion do not report to full band until 11:00 on Tuesdays and Brass will report to full band at 11:00 on Thursdays.

10. Students – Please tell your ride they must park in a designated parking space when they drop you off or pick you up. Do not get in the car at the end of the sidewalk. Do not cross any street to get into or out of a car unless you are with a crossing guard.

11. The next student council meeting is on April 4th at 7:30 a.m.

12. This year’s Ag Jeopardy competition will be held at Saratoga School in Morris on Friday, April 27 @ 6pm.

13. Coal City Spirit Keychains are still on sale! Each keychain is only $5.00 and $2.00 from each order goes to our PSO.

14. Please be responsible in the bathroom, and throw your paper towels away in the garbage can.

15. Bus Students ~ You MUST wait for a teacher to lead you to the buses. WAIT on the sidewalk at the end of the playground blacktop. A teacher needs to get to buses before any of the students.

16. Students ~ You should not be using your cell phone to call or text during the school day unless you have permission from a teacher. If you are sick or need something from home, you need to let an adult know. Do not call or text home without us knowing.

17. Please stay off of the stage in the North Gym and keep your hands and feet off of the stage mat. If you need to retrieve something from the stage, ask for permission to use the stairs. Do not climb up/down the stage mat.

18. 5th Grade Students ~ Please don't make any stops between your Specials. Report to your next class and then ask permission for the bathroom, a drink, or the nurse. You need to be on time for class.

19. Fourth Grade Students ~ After lunch/recess please be quiet in the hallway as you walk back to class.

20. Students – If you get picked up after school, please tell your ride they must park in a designated parking space. Do not get in the car at the end of the sidewalk. Do not cross any street to get into or out of a car unless you are with a crossing guard.

21. Make it a great day AND be kind to one another!

22. School begins at 8:05, but students can enter the building at 7:50. Students can enter the cafeteria at 7:40 if they want breakfast.

23. If your child is tardy to school (arrives at or after 8:05) an adult must come into the office to sign in your child.

24. If your child is absent, please call the office at 815-634-2182 by 9:00 a.m., press 1 for the attendance line, and be sure to state the reason for the absence. If we do not hear from you or know the reason why your child is absent, he/she will be marked unexcused for the day.

25. Homework requests can be made when you call in your child’s absence. Homework can be sent home with another student at CCIS, or it can be picked up in the office from 3:00 – 4:00.

26. Lunch begins at 11:10 for 5th grade and 12:20 for 4th grade. The cost is $2.65. Breakfast is served from 7:40 – 8:00 a.m. The cost is $1.35. Without a drink the breakfast cost is $1.00.

27. Please keep your contact information current, so we can reach you in case of an emergency. If your address, email or phone number changes please update your child’s records in PowerSchool or contact the office.

Friday – March 23, 2018

April 3rd's Lunch ~ Chicken Patty; Pudding; Steamed Carrots; Peaches; Salad/Ranch

1. The 3rd Grade Girl Scout Troop is working on a project for our community called Birthday Boxes. They want to collect everything needed to put on a birthday party for a child, including cake mix, frosting, balloons, candles, birthday banner, small plates, plastic silverware, etc. There is a donation box set up in the office.

2. The final Box Tops for Education contest is going on now until May18. Every student who turns in a completed sheet will get a lollipop. The classroom that turns in the most Box Tops will win a party of their choice and the teacher will win a $25 gift card.

3. Musical Cast and Mrs. Ness ~ CCIS is so proud of your "Beauty and the Beast" performance yesterday. It was fantastic! We are looking forward to seeing you in future productions!

4. Have a wonderful Spring Break! We return to school on Tuesday, April 3rd.

5. We will have a PBS Assembly TODAY. If you want to enter the raffles, make sure you bring your SIGNED Coaler Cash.

6. "CABARET NIGHT 2018" is your time to shine!! The Annual Variety Show which is open for all schools, our community, and surrounding communities is hosting auditions on Friday, April 6 in the HS Performing Arts Center! Any age can audition! The sign up sheet for a time to audition will be posted right after school on Friday, April 6 on the Auditorium Doors at the High School. Auditions run 6-8 minutes each! Bring I-Pods or CDs with your music if you're singing or dancing. Dress in the attire you would be performing in if you were chosen to perform in the show! Bring all props and performing items with you! A piano and microphones will be available upon request. If chosen, you will be required to attend the dress rehearsal on April 13 and perform in the show on April 20th!

7. 5th Grade Gentlemen ~ Please keep your hands off of the P.E. equipment until you are given permission to use it.

8. Donuts for Dads is coming on April 6th before school for those who have signed up to attend with their "special someone".

9. The full band practice schedule has changed. Woodwinds and percussion do not report to full band until 11:00 on Tuesdays and Brass will report to full band at 11:00 on Thursdays.

10. Students – Please tell your ride they must park in a designated parking space when they drop you off or pick you up. Do not get in the car at the end of the sidewalk. Do not cross any street to get into or out of a car unless you are with a crossing guard.

11. The next student council meeting is on April 4th at 7:30 a.m.

12. This year’s Ag Jeopardy competition will be held at Saratoga School in Morris on Friday, April 27 @ 6pm.

13. Coal City Spirit Keychains are still on sale! Each keychain is only $5.00 and $2.00 from each order goes to our PSO.

14. Please be responsible in the bathroom, and throw your paper towels away in the garbage can.

15. Bus Students ~ You MUST wait for a teacher to lead you to the buses. WAIT on the sidewalk at the end of the playground blacktop. A teacher needs to get to buses before any of the students.

16. Students ~ You should not be using your cell phone to call or text during the school day unless you have permission from a teacher. If you are sick or need something from home, you need to let an adult know. Do not call or text home without us knowing.

17. Please stay off of the stage in the North Gym and keep your hands and feet off of the stage mat. If you need to retrieve something from the stage, ask for permission to use the stairs. Do not climb up/down the stage mat.

18. 5th Grade Students ~ Please don't make any stops between your Specials. Report to your next class and then ask permission for the bathroom, a drink, or the nurse. You need to be on time for class.

19. Fourth Grade Students ~ After lunch/recess please be quiet in the hallway as you walk back to class.

20. Students – If you get picked up after school, please tell your ride they must park in a designated parking space. Do not get in the car at the end of the sidewalk. Do not cross any street to get into or out of a car unless you are with a crossing guard.

21. Make it a great day AND be kind to one another!

22. School begins at 8:05, but students can enter the building at 7:50. Students can enter the cafeteria at 7:40 if they want breakfast.

23. If your child is tardy to school (arrives at or after 8:05) an adult must come into the office to sign in your child.

24. If your child is absent, please call the office at 815-634-2182 by 9:00 a.m., press 1 for the attendance line, and be sure to state the reason for the absence. If we do not hear from you or know the reason why your child is absent, he/she will be marked unexcused for the day.

25. Homework requests can be made when you call in your child’s absence. Homework can be sent home with another student at CCIS, or it can be picked up in the office from 3:00 – 4:00.

26. Lunch begins at 11:10 for 5th grade and 12:20 for 4th grade. The cost is $2.65. Breakfast is served from 7:40 – 8:00 a.m. The cost is $1.35. Without a drink the breakfast cost is $1.00.

27. Please keep your contact information current, so we can reach you in case of an emergency. If your address, email or phone number changes please update your child’s records in PowerSchool or contact the office.

Thursday – March 22, 2018

Tomorrow's Lunch ~ Taco; Churro; Salad/Ranch; Red Pepper Strips; Applesauce

1. The 3rd Grade Girl Scout Troop is working on a project for our community called Birthday Boxes. They want to collect everything needed to put on a birthday party for a child, including cake mix, frosting, balloons, candles, birthday banner, small plates, plastic silverware, etc. There is a donation box set up in the office.

2. The final Box Tops for Education contest is going on now until May18. Every student who turns in a completed sheet will get a lollipop. The classroom that turns in the most Box Tops will win a party of their choice and the teacher will win a $25 gift card.

3. We will be walking to the HS today for the musical. Please make sure you have a warm coat.

4. Friday is Hawaiian Day! Wear sunglasses, flip-flops and a Hawaiian shirt.

5. We will have a PBS Assembly on Friday. If you want to enter the raffles, make sure you bring your SIGNED Coaler Cash.

6. "CABARET NIGHT 2018" is your time to shine!! The Annual Variety Show which is open for all schools, our community, and surrounding communities is hosting auditions on Friday, April 6 in the HS Performing Arts Center! Any age can audition! The sign up sheet for a time to audition will be posted right after school on Friday, April 6 on the Auditorium Doors at the High School. Auditions run 6-8 minutes each! Bring I-Pods or CDs with your music if you're singing or dancing. Dress in the attire you would be performing in if you were chosen to perform in the show! Bring all props and performing items with you! A piano and microphones will be available upon request. If chosen, you will be required to attend the dress rehearsal on April 13 and perform in the show on April 20th!

7. 5th Grade Gentlemen ~ Please keep your hands off of the P.E. equipment until you are given permission to use it.

8. Donuts for Dads is coming on April 6th before school for those who have signed up to attend with their "special someone".

9. The full band practice schedule has changed. Woodwinds and percussion do not report to full band until 11:00 on Tuesdays and Brass will report to full band at 11:00 on Thursdays.

10. Students – Please tell your ride they must park in a designated parking space when they drop you off or pick you up. Do not get in the car at the end of the sidewalk. Do not cross any street to get into or out of a car unless you are with a crossing guard.

11. Musical Cast ~ Good luck today and have fun! We are very proud of how hard you have worked. Thank you Mrs. Ness for all the time you have spent directing the musical.

12. This year’s Ag Jeopardy competition will be held at Saratoga School in Morris on Friday, April 27 @ 6pm.

13. Coal City Spirit Keychains are still on sale! Each keychain is only $5.00 and $2.00 from each order goes to our PSO.

14. Please be responsible in the bathroom, and throw your paper towels away in the garbage can.

15. Bus Students ~ You MUST wait for a teacher to lead you to the buses. WAIT on the sidewalk at the end of the playground blacktop. A teacher needs to get to buses before any of the students.

16. Students ~ You should not be using your cell phone to call or text during the school day unless you have permission from a teacher. If you are sick or need something from home, you need to let an adult know. Do not call or text home without us knowing.

17. Please stay off of the stage in the North Gym and keep your hands and feet off of the stage mat. If you need to retrieve something from the stage, ask for permission to use the stairs. Do not climb up/down the stage mat.

18. 5th Grade Students ~ Please don't make any stops between your Specials. Report to your next class and then ask permission for the bathroom, a drink, or the nurse. You need to be on time for class.

19. Fourth Grade Students ~ After lunch/recess please be quiet in the hallway as you walk back to class.

20. Students – If you get picked up after school, please tell your ride they must park in a designated parking space. Do not get in the car at the end of the sidewalk. Do not cross any street to get into or out of a car unless you are with a crossing guard.

21. Make it a great day AND be kind to one another!

22. School begins at 8:05, but students can enter the building at 7:50. Students can enter the cafeteria at 7:40 if they want breakfast.

23. If your child is tardy to school (arrives at or after 8:05) an adult must come into the office to sign in your child.

24. If your child is absent, please call the office at 815-634-2182 by 9:00 a.m., press 1 for the attendance line, and be sure to state the reason for the absence. If we do not hear from you or know the reason why your child is absent, he/she will be marked unexcused for the day.

25. Homework requests can be made when you call in your child’s absence. Homework can be sent home with another student at CCIS, or it can be picked up in the office from 3:00 – 4:00.

26. Lunch begins at 11:10 for 5th grade and 12:20 for 4th grade. The cost is $2.65. Breakfast is served from 7:40 – 8:00 a.m. The cost is $1.35. Without a drink the breakfast cost is $1.00.

27. Please keep your contact information current, so we can reach you in case of an emergency. If your address, email or phone number changes please update your child’s records in PowerSchool or contact the office.

Wednesday – March 21, 2018

Tomorrow's Lunch ~ Taco in Tortilla with a Churro; Romaine Lettuce/Ranch; Red Pepper Strips; Applesauce

1. The 3rd Grade Girl Scout Troop is working on a project for our community called Birthday Boxes. They want to collect everything needed to put on a birthday party for a child, including cake mix, frosting, balloons, candles, birthday banner, small plates, plastic silverware, etc. There is a donation box set up in the office.

2. The final Box Tops for Education contest is going on now until May18. Every student who turns in a completed sheet will get a lollipop. The classroom that turns in the most Box Tops will win a party of their choice and the teacher will win a $25 gift card.

3. We will be walking to the HS tomorrow for the musical. Please make sure you have a warm coat.

4. Friday is Hawaiian Day! Wear sunglasses, flip-flops and a Hawaiian shirt.

5. We will have a PBS Assembly on Friday. If you want to enter the raffles, make sure you bring your SIGNED Coaler Cash.

6. "CABARET NIGHT 2018" is your time to shine!! The Annual Variety Show which is open for all schools, our community, and surrounding communities is hosting auditions on Friday, April 6 in the HS Performing Arts Center! Any age can audition! The sign up sheet for a time to audition will be posted right after school on Friday, April 6 on the Auditorium Doors at the High School. Auditions run 6-8 minutes each! Bring I-Pods or CDs with your music if you're singing or dancing. Dress in the attire you would be performing in if you were chosen to perform in the show! Bring all props and performing items with you! A piano and microphones will be available upon request. If chosen, you will be required to attend the dress rehearsal on April 13 and perform in the show on April 20th!

7. 5th Grade Gentlemen ~ Please keep your hands off of the P.E. equipment until you are given permission to use it.

8. Donuts for Dads is coming on April 6th before school for those who have signed up to attend with their "special someone".

9. The full band practice schedule has changed. Woodwinds and percussion do not report to full band until 11:00 on Tuesdays and Brass will report to full band at 11:00 on Thursdays.

10. Students – Please tell your ride they must park in a designated parking space when they drop you off or pick you up. Do not get in the car at the end of the sidewalk. Do not cross any street to get into or out of a car unless you are with a crossing guard.

11. The next musical practice is TODAY at the HS 3:00-5:30.

12. This year’s Ag Jeopardy competition will be held at Saratoga School in Morris on Friday, April 27 @ 6pm.

13. Coal City Spirit Keychains are still on sale! Each keychain is only $5.00 and $2.00 from each order goes to our PSO.

14. Please be responsible in the bathroom, and throw your paper towels away in the garbage can.

15. Bus Students ~ You MUST wait for a teacher to lead you to the buses. WAIT on the sidewalk at the end of the playground blacktop. A teacher needs to get to buses before any of the students.

16. Students ~ You should not be using your cell phone to call or text during the school day unless you have permission from a teacher. If you are sick or need something from home, you need to let an adult know. Do not call or text home without us knowing.

17. Please stay off of the stage in the North Gym and keep your hands and feet off of the stage mat. If you need to retrieve something from the stage, ask for permission to use the stairs. Do not climb up/down the stage mat.

18. 5th Grade Students ~ Please don't make any stops between your Specials. Report to your next class and then ask permission for the bathroom, a drink, or the nurse. You need to be on time for class.

19. Fourth Grade Students ~ After lunch/recess please be quiet in the hallway as you walk back to class.

20. Students – If you get picked up after school, please tell your ride they must park in a designated parking space. Do not get in the car at the end of the sidewalk. Do not cross any street to get into or out of a car unless you are with a crossing guard.

21. Make it a great day AND be kind to one another!

22. School begins at 8:05, but students can enter the building at 7:50. Students can enter the cafeteria at 7:40 if they want breakfast.

23. If your child is tardy to school (arrives at or after 8:05) an adult must come into the office to sign in your child.

24. If your child is absent, please call the office at 815-634-2182 by 9:00 a.m., press 1 for the attendance line, and be sure to state the reason for the absence. If we do not hear from you or know the reason why your child is absent, he/she will be marked unexcused for the day.

25. Homework requests can be made when you call in your child’s absence. Homework can be sent home with another student at CCIS, or it can be picked up in the office from 3:00 – 4:00.

26. Lunch begins at 11:10 for 5th grade and 12:20 for 4th grade. The cost is $2.65. Breakfast is served from 7:40 – 8:00 a.m. The cost is $1.35. Without a drink the breakfast cost is $1.00.

27. Please keep your contact information current, so we can reach you in case of an emergency. If your address, email or phone number changes please update your child’s records in PowerSchool or contact the office.

Tuesday – March 20, 2018

Youth Art Night ~ March 20, 2018

Go to the Coal City Public Library on March 20th 5:00-6:30 p.m. to enjoy the following activities:

1. View the Collaborative Art Piece that Coal City students created at school ~ "Fly With Art"

2. Have a Snack

3. Make a Craft - bird sculpture using model magic and feathers.

4. Picture/ Photo Booth - The library will print out the pictures as a bookmark to take home.

5. Other Crafts & Games - The children's side will have a craft younger students can work on. The teen side will have a drawing game; Abstract Art Roll & Draw.

Tomorrow's Lunch ~ Quesadilla/Salsa; Black Beans/Corn; Orange Smiles

1. The 3rd Grade Girl Scout Troop is working on a project for our community called Birthday Boxes. They want to collect everything needed to put on a birthday party for a child, including cake mix, frosting, balloons, candles, birthday banner, small plates, plastic silverware, etc. There is a donation box set up in the office.

2. The final Box Tops for Education contest is going on now until May18. Every student who turns in a completed sheet will get a lollipop. The classroom that turns in the most Box Tops will win a party of their choice and the teacher will win a $25 gift card.

3. There is a Student Council meeting Wednesday at 7:30 a.m.

4. Friday is Hawaiian Day! Wear sunglasses, flip-flops and a Hawaiian shirt.

5. Youth Art Night is TONIGHT at the Public Library 5:00-6:30 p.m.

6. "CABARET NIGHT 2018" is your time to shine!! The Annual Variety Show which is open for all schools, our community, and surrounding communities is hosting auditions on Friday, April 6 in the HS Performing Arts Center! Any age can audition! The sign up sheet for a time to audition will be posted right after school on Friday, April 6 on the Auditorium Doors at the High School. Auditions run 6-8 minutes each! Bring I-Pods or CDs with your music if you're singing or dancing. Dress in the attire you would be performing in if you were chosen to perform in the show! Bring all props and performing items with you! A piano and microphones will be available upon request. If chosen, you will be required to attend the dress rehearsal on April 13 and perform in the show on April 20th!

7. 5th Grade Gentlemen ~ Please keep your hands off of the P.E. equipment until you are given permission to use it.

8. Donuts for Dads is coming on April 6th before school for those who have signed up to attend with their "special someone".

9. The full band practice schedule has changed. Woodwinds and percussion do not report to full band until 11:00 on Tuesdays and Brass will report to full band at 11:00 on Thursdays.

10. Congratulations to Aubrey Grunwald, who got 1st place on her dance solo over the weekend! Congratulations to Cade Poyner and Brody Widlowski for placing at the IKWF State Wrestling Tournament over the weekend! Cade placed 7th and Brody placed 8th.

11. The next musical practice is TODAY at the HS 3:00-5:30.

12. This year’s Ag Jeopardy competition will be held at Saratoga School in Morris on Friday, April 27 @ 6pm.

13. Coal City Spirit Keychains are still on sale! Each keychain is only $5.00 and $2.00 from each order goes to our PSO.

14. Please be responsible in the bathroom, and throw your paper towels away in the garbage can.

15. Bus Students ~ You MUST wait for a teacher to lead you to the buses. WAIT on the sidewalk at the end of the playground blacktop. A teacher needs to get to buses before any of the students.

16. Students ~ You should not be using your cell phone to call or text during the school day unless you have permission from a teacher. If you are sick or need something from home, you need to let an adult know. Do not call or text home without us knowing.

17. Please stay off of the stage in the North Gym and keep your hands and feet off of the stage mat. If you need to retrieve something from the stage, ask for permission to use the stairs. Do not climb up/down the stage mat.

18. 5th Grade Students ~ Please don't make any stops between your Specials. Report to your next class and then ask permission for the bathroom, a drink, or the nurse. You need to be on time for class.

19. Fourth Grade Students ~ After lunch/recess please be quiet in the hallway as you walk back to class.

20. Students – If you get picked up after school, please tell your ride they must park in a designated parking space. Do not get in the car at the end of the sidewalk. Do not cross the street to get into a car unless you are with a crossing guard.

21. Make it a great day AND be kind to one another!

22. School begins at 8:05, but students can enter the building at 7:50. Students can enter the cafeteria at 7:40 if they want breakfast.

23. If your child is tardy to school (arrives at or after 8:05) an adult must come into the office to sign in your child.

24. If your child is absent, please call the office at 815-634-2182 by 9:00 a.m., press 1 for the attendance line, and be sure to state the reason for the absence. If we do not hear from you or know the reason why your child is absent, he/she will be marked unexcused for the day.

25. Homework requests can be made when you call in your child’s absence. Homework can be sent home with another student at CCIS, or it can be picked up in the office from 3:00 – 4:00.

26. Lunch begins at 11:10 for 5th grade and 12:20 for 4th grade. The cost is $2.65. Breakfast is served from 7:40 – 8:00 a.m. The cost is $1.35. Without a drink the breakfast cost is $1.00.

27. Please keep your contact information current, so we can reach you in case of an emergency. If your address, email or phone number changes please update your child’s records in PowerSchool or contact the office.

Monday – March 19, 2018

Tomorrow's Lunch ~ Corn Dog; Red Pepper Strips; Green Beans; Mixed Fruit; Pudding Cup

1. The 3rd Grade Girl Scout Troop is working on a project for our community called Birthday Boxes. They want to collect everything needed to put on a birthday party for a child, including cake mix, frosting, balloons, candles, birthday banner, small plates, plastic silverware, etc. There is a donation box set up in the office.

2. The Box Tops for Education contest will run from March 12-May18. Every student who turns in a completed sheet will get a lollipop. The classroom that turns in the most Box Tops will win a party of their choice and the teacher will win a $25 gift card.

3. 5th grade students ~ Please turn in your SADD, Students Against Destructive Decisions, posters to your teacher today to be submitted for the poster contest. The posters will be judged by high school SADD students and a winner will be announced at the end of the week. The poster should be on white printed paper, with your name on it, and the theme is positive decisions and healthy choices.

4. Thank you to everyone who participated in our Family Bean Tournament yesterday! We were able to raise around $500.00 for children's cancer research! Congratulations to our Finalists: Champions Baggin n Braggin/Colten Williams, 2nd Place Toss with Doss/Blaine Doss, 3rd Place Hole Hunting Hodgen's/Addison Hodgen; 4th Place Team Chernesky/Eliana Chernesky.

5. Youth Art Night is Tuesday at the Public Library 5:00-6:30 p.m.

6. "CABARET NIGHT 2018" is your time to shine!! The Annual Variety Show which is open for all schools, our community, and surrounding communities is hosting auditions on Friday, April 6 in the HS Performing Arts Center! Any age can audition! The sign up sheet for a time to audition will be posted right after school on Friday, April 6 on the Auditorium Doors at the High School. Auditions run 6-8 minutes each! Bring I-Pods or CDs with your music if you're singing or dancing. Dress in the attire you would be performing in if you were chosen to perform in the show! Bring all props and performing items with you! A piano and microphones will be available upon request. If chosen, you will be required to attend the dress rehearsal on April 13 and perform in the show on April 20th!

7. Students ~ Slime is not allowed during lunchtime.

8. Donuts for Dads is coming on April 6th before school for those who have signed up to attend with their "special someone".

9. The full band practice schedule has changed. Woodwinds and percussion do not report to full band until 11:00 on Tuesdays and Brass will report to full band at 11:00 on Thursdays.

10. The t-shirt order for National Walking Day is due TODAY. The $10.00 for your shirt will go to the American Heart Association.

11. The next musical practice is TODAY at the HS 3:00-5:30.

12. This year’s Ag Jeopardy competition will be held at Saratoga School in Morris on Friday, April 27 @ 6pm.

13. Coal City Spirit Keychains are still on sale! Each keychain is only $5.00 and $2.00 from each order goes to our PSO.

14. Please be responsible in the bathroom, and throw your paper towels away in the garbage can.

15. Bus Students ~ You MUST wait for a teacher to lead you to the buses. WAIT on the sidewalk at the end of the playground blacktop. A teacher needs to get to buses before any of the students.

16. Students ~ You should not be using your cell phone to call or text during the school day unless you have permission from a teacher. If you are sick or need something from home, you need to let an adult know. Do not call or text home without us knowing.

17. Please stay off of the stage in the North Gym and keep your hands and feet off of the stage mat. If you need to retrieve something from the stage, ask for permission to use the stairs. Do not climb up/down the stage mat.

18. 5th Grade Students ~ Please don't make any stops between your Specials. Report to your next class and then ask permission for the bathroom, a drink, or the nurse. You need to be on time for class.

19. Fourth Grade Students ~ After lunch/recess please be quiet in the hallway as you walk back to class.

20. Students – If you get picked up after school, please tell your ride they must park in a designated parking space. Do not get in the car at the end of the sidewalk. Do not cross the street to get into a car unless you are with a crossing guard.

21. Make it a great day AND be kind to one another!

22. School begins at 8:05, but students can enter the building at 7:50. Students can enter the cafeteria at 7:40 if they want breakfast.

23. If your child is tardy to school (arrives at or after 8:05) an adult must come into the office to sign in your child.

24. If your child is absent, please call the office at 815-634-2182 by 9:00 a.m., press 1 for the attendance line, and be sure to state the reason for the absence. If we do not hear from you or know the reason why your child is absent, he/she will be marked unexcused for the day.

25. Homework requests can be made when you call in your child’s absence. Homework can be sent home with another student at CCIS, or it can be picked up in the office from 3:00 – 4:00.

26. Lunch begins at 11:10 for 5th grade and 12:20 for 4th grade. The cost is $2.65. Breakfast is served from 7:40 – 8:00 a.m. The cost is $1.35. Without a drink the breakfast cost is $1.00.

27. Please keep your contact information current, so we can reach you in case of an emergency. If your address, email or phone number changes please update your child’s records in PowerSchool or contact the office.

Friday – March 16, 2018

Tomorrow's Lunch ~ French Toast Sticks; Sausage Patty; Hash Brown; Celery Sticks/Ranch; Orange Juice

1. The 3rd Grade Girl Scout Troop is working on a project for our community called Birthday Boxes. They want to collect everything needed to put on a birthday party for a child, including cake mix, frosting, balloons, candles, birthday banner, small plates, plastic silverware, etc. There is a donation box set up in the office.

2. The Box Tops for Education contest will run from March 12-May18. Every student who turns in a completed sheet will get a lollipop. The classroom that turns in the most Box Tops will win a party of their choice and the teacher will win a $25 gift card.

3. TODAY is the last day to turn in your yearbook order form. It is also the last day to turn in your Splash Station reading log.

4. CCIS is hosting a Family Bean Bag Tournament on Sunday, March 18th from 1:00-4:00 for those who have pre-registered. Anyone can come to the tournament to watch and cheer on your friends/family. There is no charge to attend.

5. Youth Art Night is Tuesday at the Public Library 5:00-6:30 p.m.

6. "CABARET NIGHT 2018" is your time to shine!! The Annual Variety Show which is open for all schools, our community, and surrounding communities is hosting auditions on Friday, April 6 in the HS Performing Arts Center! Any age can audition! The sign up sheet for a time to audition will be posted right after school on Friday, April 6 on the Auditorium Doors at the High School. Auditions run 6-8 minutes each! Bring I-Pods or CDs with your music if you're singing or dancing. Dress in the attire you would be performing in if you were chosen to perform in the show! Bring all props and performing items with you! A piano and microphones will be available upon request. If chosen, you will be required to attend the dress rehearsal on April 13 and perform in the show on April 20th!

7. Students ~ Slime is not allowed during lunchtime.

8. Donuts for Dads is coming in April. Every student and their special someone will get a donut and milk for free if you sign up by TODAY.

9. The full band practice schedule has changed. Woodwinds and percussion do not report to full band until 11:00 on Tuesdays and Brass will report to full band at 11:00 on Thursdays.

10. The t-shirt order for National Walking Day is due on Monday, March 19. The $10.00 for your shirt will go to the American Heart Association.

11. The next musical practice is Monday at the HS 3:00-5:30.

12. This year’s Ag Jeopardy competition will be held at Saratoga School in Morris on Friday, April 27 @ 6pm.

13. Coal City Spirit Keychains are still on sale! Each keychain is only $5.00 and $2.00 from each order goes to our PSO.

14. Please be responsible in the bathroom, and throw your paper towels away in the garbage can.

15. Bus Students ~ You MUST wait for a teacher to lead you to the buses. WAIT on the sidewalk at the end of the playground blacktop. A teacher needs to get to buses before any of the students.

16. Students ~ You should not be using your cell phone to call or text during the school day unless you have permission from a teacher. If you are sick or need something from home, you need to let an adult know. Do not call or text home without us knowing.

17. Please stay off of the stage in the North Gym and keep your hands and feet off of the stage mat. If you need to retrieve something from the stage, ask for permission to use the stairs. Do not climb up/down the stage mat.

18. 5th Grade Students ~ Please don't make any stops between your Specials. Report to your next class and then ask permission for the bathroom, a drink, or the nurse. You need to be on time for class.

19. Fourth Grade Students ~ After lunch/recess please be quiet in the hallway as you walk back to class.

20. Students – If you get picked up after school, please tell your ride they must park in a designated parking space. Do not get in the car at the end of the sidewalk. Do not cross the street to get into a car unless you are with a crossing guard.

21. Make it a great day AND be kind to one another!

22. School begins at 8:05, but students can enter the building at 7:50. Students can enter the cafeteria at 7:40 if they want breakfast.

23. If your child is tardy to school (arrives at or after 8:05) an adult must come into the office to sign in your child.

24. If your child is absent, please call the office at 815-634-2182 by 9:00 a.m., press 1 for the attendance line, and be sure to state the reason for the absence. If we do not hear from you or know the reason why your child is absent, he/she will be marked unexcused for the day.

25. Homework requests can be made when you call in your child’s absence. Homework can be sent home with another student at CCIS, or it can be picked up in the office from 3:00 – 4:00.

26. Lunch begins at 11:10 for 5th grade and 12:20 for 4th grade. The cost is $2.65. Breakfast is served from 7:40 – 8:00 a.m. The cost is $1.35. Without a drink the breakfast cost is $1.00.

27. Please keep your contact information current, so we can reach you in case of an emergency. If your address, email or phone number changes please update your child’s records in PowerSchool or contact the office.

Thursday – March 15, 2018

Thursday's Lunch ~ Fish Sticks; Nutrigrain Bar; Fresh Cauliflower/Ranch; Peas; Grapes

1. The 3rd Grade Girl Scout Troop is working on a project for our community called Birthday Boxes. They want to collect everything needed to put on a birthday party for a child, including cake mix, frosting, balloons, candles, birthday banner, small plates, plastic silverware, etc. There is a donation box set up in the office.

2. The Box Tops for Education contest will run from March 12-May18. Every student who turns in a completed sheet will get a lollipop. The classroom that turns in the most Box Tops will win a party of their choice and the teacher will win a $25 gift card.

3. Friday is the last day to turn in your yearbook order form. It is also the last day to turn in your Splash Station reading log.

4. CCIS is hosting a Family Bean Bag Tournament on Sunday, March 18th from 1:00-4:00 for those who have pre-registered. Anyone can come to the tournament to watch and cheer on your friends/family. There is no charge to attend.

5. The next musical practice is TODAY after school.

6. "CABARET NIGHT 2018" is your time to shine!! The Annual Variety Show which is open for all schools, our community, and surrounding communities is hosting auditions on Friday, April 6 in the HS Performing Arts Center! Any age can audition! The sign up sheet for a time to audition will be posted right after school on Friday, April 6 on the Auditorium Doors at the High School. Auditions run 6-8 minutes each! Bring I-Pods or cds with your music if you're singing or dancing. Dress in the attire you would be performing in if you were chosen to perform in the show! Bring all props and performing items with you! A piano and microphones will be available upon request. If chosen, you will be required to attend the dress rehearsal on April 13 and perform in the show on April 20th!

7. Friday is Decades Day.

8. Donuts for Dads is coming in April. Every student and their special someone will get a donut and milk for free if you sign up by March 16th.

9. The full band practice schedule has changed. Woodwinds and percussion do not report to full band until 11:00 on Tuesdays and Brass will report to full band at 11:00 on Thursdays.

10. The t-shirt order for National Walking Day is due on Monday, March 19. The $10.00 for your shirt will go to the American Heart Association.

11. 5th Graders and Dr. Bennett ~ Great job at the music concert last night!

12. This year’s Ag Jeopardy competition will be held at Saratoga School in Morris on Friday, April 27 @ 6pm.

13. Coal City Spirit Keychains are still on sale! Each keychain is only $5.00 and $2.00 from each order goes to our PSO.

14. Please be responsible in the bathroom, and throw your paper towels away in the garbage can.

15. Bus Students ~ You MUST wait for a teacher to lead you to the buses. WAIT on the sidewalk at the end of the playground blacktop. A teacher needs to get to buses before any of the students.

16. Students ~ You should not be using your cell phone to call or text during the school day unless you have permission from a teacher. If you are sick or need something from home, you need to let an adult know. Do not call or text home without us knowing.

17. Please stay off of the stage in the North Gym and keep your hands and feet off of the stage mat. If you need to retrieve something from the stage, ask for permission to use the stairs. Do not climb up/down the stage mat.

18. 5th Grade Students ~ Please don't make any stops between your Specials. Report to your next class and then ask permission for the bathroom, a drink, or the nurse. You need to be on time for class.

19. Fourth Grade Students ~ After lunch/recess please be quiet in the hallway as you walk back to class.

20. Students – If you get picked up after school, please tell your ride they must park in a designated parking space. Do not get in the car at the end of the sidewalk. Do not cross the street to get into a car unless you are with a crossing guard.

21. Make it a great day AND be kind to one another!

22. School begins at 8:05, but students can enter the building at 7:50. Students can enter the cafeteria at 7:40 if they want breakfast.

23. If your child is tardy to school (arrives at or after 8:05) an adult must come into the office to sign in your child.

24. If your child is absent, please call the office at 815-634-2182 by 9:00 a.m., press 1 for the attendance line, and be sure to state the reason for the absence. If we do not hear from you or know the reason why your child is absent, he/she will be marked unexcused for the day.

25. Homework requests can be made when you call in your child’s absence. Homework can be sent home with another student at CCIS, or it can be picked up in the office from 3:00 – 4:00.

26. Lunch begins at 11:10 for 5th grade and 12:20 for 4th grade. The cost is $2.65. Breakfast is served from 7:40 – 8:00 a.m. The cost is $1.35. Without a drink the breakfast cost is $1.00.

27. Please keep your contact information current, so we can reach you in case of an emergency. If your address, email or phone number changes please update your child’s records in PowerSchool or contact the office.

Wednesday – March 14, 2018

Thursday's Lunch ~ Chicken Nuggets; Mashed Potatoes/Gravy; Carrot Sticks/Ranch; Teddy Grahams; Pears

1. The 3rd Grade Girl Scout Troop is working on a project for our community called Birthday Boxes. They want to collect everything needed to put on a birthday party for a child, including cake mix, frosting, balloons, candles, birthday banner, small plates, plastic silverware, etc. There is a donation box set up in the office.

2. The Box Tops for Education contest will run from March 12-May18. Every student who turns in a completed sheet will get a lollipop.

3. Today is Pi (3.14) Day! Pi is the ratio of the circumference of a circle to its diameter. It doesn't matter how big/small the circle is; the ratio stays the same. Pi is a never ending, irrational number. Our Pi Day champion was Kylee Kennell. She memorized 38 digits of Pi! Addy Ely came in 2nd place and D'Arcy Ness came in 3rd place.

4. CCIS is hosting a Family Bean Bag Tournament on Sunday, March 18th from 1:00-4:00 for those who have pre-registered.

5. The next musical practice is Thursday after school.

6. TODAY we dismiss at 11:35. Make sure your ride is aware of this.

7. Friday is Decades Day.

8. The School Store will be open Thursday, March 15th 7:40-8:00 a.m. in the library. This will be the last shopping date of the school year.

9. The full band practice schedule has changed. Woodwinds and percussion do not report to full band until 11:00 on Tuesdays and Brass will report to full band at 11:00 on Thursdays.

10. "CABARET NIGHT 2018" is your time to shine!! The Annual Variety Show which is open for all schools, our community, and surrounding communities is hosting auditions on Friday, April 6 in the HS Performing Arts Center! Any age can audition! The sign up sheet for a time to audition will be posted right after school on Friday, April 6 on the Auditorium Doors at the High School. Auditions run 6-8 minutes each! Bring I-Pods or cds with your music if you're singing or dancing. Dress in the attire you would be performing in if you were chosen to perform in the show! Bring all props and performing items with you! A piano and microphones will be available upon request. If chosen, you will be required to attend the dress rehearsal on April 13 and perform in the show on April 20th!

11. 5th Graders ~ The music concert is tonight at 7:00 p.m. at the HS for all 5th graders. You need to report to the HS chorus room between 6:30-6:45.

12. Donuts for Dads is coming in April. Every student and their special someone will get a donut and milk for free if you sign up by March 16th.

13. This year’s Ag Jeopardy competition will be held at Saratoga School in Morris on Friday, April 27 @ 6pm.

14. Coal City Spirit Keychains are still on sale! Each keychain is only $5.00 and $2.00 from each order goes to our PSO.

15. Please be responsible in the bathroom, and throw your paper towels away in the garbage can.

16. Bus Students ~ You MUST wait for a teacher to lead you to the buses. WAIT on the sidewalk at the end of the playground blacktop. A teacher needs to get to buses before any of the students.

17. Students ~ You should not be using your cell phone to call or text during the school day unless you have permission from a teacher. If you are sick or need something from home, you need to let an adult know. Do not call or text home without us knowing.

18. Please stay off of the stage in the North Gym and keep your hands and feet off of the stage mat. If you need to retrieve something from the stage, ask for permission to use the stairs. Do not climb up/down the stage mat.

19. 5th Grade Students ~ Please don't make any stops between your Specials. Report to your next class and then ask permission for the bathroom, a drink, or the nurse. You need to be on time for class.

20. Fourth Grade Students ~ After lunch/recess please be quiet in the hallway as you walk back to class.

21. Students – If you get picked up after school, please tell your ride they must park in a designated parking space. Do not get in the car at the end of the sidewalk. Do not cross the street to get into a car unless you are with a crossing guard.

22. Make it a great day AND be kind to one another!

23. School begins at 8:05, but students can enter the building at 7:50. Students can enter the cafeteria at 7:40 if they want breakfast.

24. If your child is tardy to school (arrives at or after 8:05) an adult must come into the office to sign in your child.

25. If your child is absent, please call the office at 815-634-2182 by 9:00 a.m., press 1 for the attendance line, and be sure to state the reason for the absence. If we do not hear from you or know the reason why your child is absent, he/she will be marked unexcused for the day.

26. Homework requests can be made when you call in your child’s absence. Homework can be sent home with another student at CCIS, or it can be picked up in the office from 3:00 – 4:00.

27. Lunch begins at 11:10 for 5th grade and 12:20 for 4th grade. The cost is $2.65. Breakfast is served from 7:40 – 8:00 a.m. The cost is $1.35. Without a drink the breakfast cost is $1.00.

28. Please keep your contact information current, so we can reach you in case of an emergency. If your address, email or phone number changes please update your child’s records in PowerSchool or contact the office.

Tuesday – March 13, 2018

Thursday's Lunch ~ Chicken Nuggets; Mashed Potatoes/Gravy; Carrot Sticks/Ranch; Teddy Grahams; Pears

1. There is PSO meeting tonight at 6:30 at CCIS.

2. The Box Tops for Education contest will run from March 12-May18. Every student who turns in a completed sheet will get a lollipop.

3. Pi Day is tomorrow! If you want to participate in the Pi challenge, learn as many digits of Pi as you can and Mrs. Carlson will test you TODAY at recess. Pi Day is Wednesday, 3/14....get it? 3.14!! We have study sheets in the office if you want one.

4. CCIS is hosting a Family Bean Bag Tournament on Sunday, March 18th from 1:00-4:00 for those who have pre-registered.

5. The next musical practice is today after school. Musical t-shirt orders are due TODAY. There is no practice Wednesday due to early dismissal.

6. Wednesday we dismiss at 11:35. Make sure your ride is aware of this.

7. Friday is Decades Day.

8. The School Store will be open Thursday, March 15th 7:40-8:00 a.m. in the library. This will be the last shopping date of the school year.

9. The full band practice schedule has changed. Woodwinds and percussion do not report to full band until 11:00 on Tuesdays and Brass will report to full band at 11:00 on Thursdays.

10. "CABARET NIGHT 2018" is your time to shine!! The Annual Variety Show which is open for all schools, our community, and surrounding communities is hosting auditions on Friday, April 6 in the HS Performing Arts Center! Any age can audition! The sign up sheet for a time to audition will be posted right after school on Friday, April 6 on the Auditorium Doors at the High School. Auditions run 6-8 minutes each! Bring I-Pods or cds with your music if you're singing or dancing. Dress in the attire you would be performing in if you were chosen to perform in the show! Bring all props and performing items with you! A piano and microphones will be available upon request. If chosen, you will be required to attend the dress rehearsal on April 13 and perform in the show on April 20th!

11. 5th Graders ~ There will be a special music practice with Dr. Bennett today at 11:10 if you don't have band at that time. The concert is on Wednesday at 7:00 p.m. at the HS for all 5th graders. You will take a bus to the HS to practice on Wednesday from 8:15-10:45 a.m.

12. Donuts for Dads is coming in April. Every student and their special someone will get a donut and milk for free if you sign up by March 16th.

13. Fourth grade students, who are interested in being on the Ag Jeopardy Team, should report to Mrs. Jelm's room TODAY at 12:45pm to test for a spot on the team. This year’s competition will be held at Saratoga School in Morris on Friday, April 27 @ 6pm.

14. Coal City Spirit Keychains are still on sale! Each keychain is only $5.00 and $2.00 from each order goes to our PSO.

15. Please be responsible in the bathroom, and throw your paper towels away in the garbage can.

16. Bus Students ~ You MUST wait for a teacher to lead you to the buses. WAIT on the sidewalk at the end of the playground blacktop. A teacher needs to get to buses before any of the students.

17. Students ~ You should not be using your cell phone to call or text during the school day unless you have permission from a teacher. If you are sick or need something from home, you need to let an adult know. Do not call or text home without us knowing.

18. Please stay off of the stage in the North Gym and keep your hands and feet off of the stage mat. If you need to retrieve something from the stage, ask for permission to use the stairs. Do not climb up/down the stage mat.

19. 5th Grade Students ~ Please don't make any stops between your Specials. Report to your next class and then ask permission for the bathroom, a drink, or the nurse. You need to be on time for class.

20. Fourth Grade Students ~ After lunch/recess please be quiet in the hallway as you walk back to class.

21. Students – If you get picked up after school, please tell your ride they must park in a designated parking space. Do not get in the car at the end of the sidewalk. Do not cross the street to get into a car unless you are with a crossing guard.

22. Make it a great day AND be kind to one another!

23. School begins at 8:05, but students can enter the building at 7:50. Students can enter the cafeteria at 7:40 if they want breakfast.

24. If your child is tardy to school (arrives at or after 8:05) an adult must come into the office to sign in your child.

25. If your child is absent, please call the office at 815-634-2182 by 9:00 a.m., press 1 for the attendance line, and be sure to state the reason for the absence. If we do not hear from you or know the reason why your child is absent, he/she will be marked unexcused for the day.

26. Homework requests can be made when you call in your child’s absence. Homework can be sent home with another student at CCIS, or it can be picked up in the office from 3:00 – 4:00.

27. Lunch begins at 11:10 for 5th grade and 12:20 for 4th grade. The cost is $2.65. Breakfast is served from 7:40 – 8:00 a.m. The cost is $1.35. Without a drink the breakfast cost is $1.00.

28. Please keep your contact information current, so we can reach you in case of an emergency. If your address, email or phone number changes please update your child’s records in PowerSchool or contact the office.

Monday – March 12, 2018

Tomorrow's Lunch ~ Rib Patty on Bun; Celery Sticks/Ranch; Steamed Broccoli; Apple Slices

1. Today's Perfect Attendance Social is at 8:10 for 5th grade and 8:40 for 4th grade in the North Gym.

2. The Box Tops for Education contest will run from March 12-May18. Every student who turns in a completed sheet will get a lollipop.

3. Pi Day is coming. If you want to participate, learn as many digits of Pi as you can and Mrs. Carlson will test you on Tuesday at recess! Pi Day is Wednesday, 3/14....get it? 3.14!! We have study sheets in the office if you want one.

4. CCIS is hosting a Family Bean Bag Tournament on Sunday, March 18th from 1:00-4:00.

5. The next musical practice is today after school. Musical t-shirt orders are due Tuesday, March 13th. There is no practice Wednesday due to early dismissal.

6. Wednesday we dismiss at 11:35. Make sure your ride is aware of this.

7. Friday is Decades Day.

8. The School Store will be open Thursday, March 15th 7:40-8:00 a.m. in the library. This will be the last shopping date of the school year.

9. The full band practice schedule has changed. Woodwinds and percussion do not report to full band until 11:00 on Tuesdays and Brass will report to full band at 11:00 on Thursdays.

10. Congratulations to Mackenzie Croxton, who was the All-Around State Champion this past weekend in the State gymnastics meet in Bloomington!

11. 5th Graders ~ There will be a special music practice with Dr. Bennett on Tuesday at 11:10 if you don't have band at that time. The concert is on Wednesday at 7:00 p.m. at the HS for all 5th graders. You will take a bus to the HS to practice on Wednesday from 8:15-10:45 a.m.

12. Donuts for Dads is coming in April. Every student and their special someone will get a donut and milk for free if you sign up by March 16th.

13. Each year the Grundy County Farm Bureau hosts Ag Jeopardy, a competition for all the 4th grade classes in Grundy County. Each school participating selects a 6-person team to represent their school. All students interested will then have the opportunity to test for a spot on the team on Tuesday, March 13, at 12:45pm. This year’s competition will be held at Saratoga School in Morris on Friday, April 27 @ 6pm. Study packets are available from Mrs. Jelm.

14. Coal City Spirit Keychains are still on sale! Each keychain is only $5.00 and $2.00 from each order goes to our PSO.

15. The lunch/recess order changes TODAY.

16. Bus Students ~ You MUST wait for a teacher to lead you to the buses. WAIT on the sidewalk at the end of the playground blacktop. A teacher needs to get to buses before any of the students.

17. Students ~ You should not be using your cell phone to call or text during the school day unless you have permission from a teacher. If you are sick or need something from home, you need to let an adult know. Do not call or text home without us knowing.

18. Please stay off of the stage in the North Gym and keep your hands and feet off of the stage mat. If you need to retrieve something from the stage, ask for permission to use the stairs. Do not climb up/down the stage mat.

19. 5th Grade Students ~ Please don't make any stops between your Specials. Report to your next class and then ask permission for the bathroom, a drink, or the nurse. You need to be on time for class.

20. Fourth Grade Students ~ After lunch/recess please be quiet in the hallway as you walk back to class.

21. Students – If you get picked up after school, please tell your ride they must park in a designated parking space. Do not get in the car at the end of the sidewalk. Do not cross the street to get into a car unless you are with a crossing guard.

22. Make it a great day AND be kind to one another!

23. School begins at 8:05, but students can enter the building at 7:50. Students can enter the cafeteria at 7:40 if they want breakfast.

24. If your child is tardy to school (arrives at or after 8:05) an adult must come into the office to sign in your child.

25. If your child is absent, please call the office at 815-634-2182 by 9:00 a.m., press 1 for the attendance line, and be sure to state the reason for the absence. If we do not hear from you or know the reason why your child is absent, he/she will be marked unexcused for the day.

26. Homework requests can be made when you call in your child’s absence. Homework can be sent home with another student at CCIS, or it can be picked up in the office from 3:00 – 4:00.

27. Lunch begins at 11:10 for 5th grade and 12:20 for 4th grade. The cost is $2.65. Breakfast is served from 7:40 – 8:00 a.m. The cost is $1.35. Without a drink the breakfast cost is $1.00.

28. Please keep your contact information current, so we can reach you in case of an emergency. If your address, email or phone number changes please update your child’s records in PowerSchool or contact the office.

Friday – March 9, 2018

Tomorrow's Lunch ~ Chicken Wrap Snax; Romaine Lettuce/Ranch; Steamed Carrots; Peaches

1. There will be an Easter Egg Scramble on Saturday, March 10th at CCIS from 3:00-5:00. The Coal City Jr. Women's Club is sponsoring the egg hunt, jump house, Easter Bunny and goodie bags!

2. The Box Tops for Education contest will run from March 12-May18. Every student who turns in a completed sheet will get a lollipop.

3. Pi Day is coming. If you want to participate, learn as many digits of Pi as you can and Mrs. Carlson will test you on Tuesday at recess! Pi Day is 3/14....get it? 3.14!!

4. CCIS is hosting a Family Bean Bag Tournament on Sunday, March 18th from 1:00-4:00. Registration is due TODAY.

5. The next musical practice is today after school.

6. Musical t-shirt orders are due next week!

7. TODAY is National Day of Unplugging. Your lunch will be cooked over a fire. If you need to contact your family, you will need to write a letter.

8. Good luck to Landin Benson who is competing in the middle school STATE wrestling tournament today!! He is one of the ONLY 13 5th grade wrestlers out of the 456 wrestlers that made it state. That means only 3% of the state wrestlers are 5th graders. WOW!! CCIS is so proud of you, Landin!

9. The full band practice schedule has changed. Woodwinds and percussion do not report to full band until 11:00 on Tuesdays and Brass will report to full band at 11:00 on Thursdays.

10. This week is National School Breakfast Week. If you purchase school breakfast this week, you might win a prize! Try to eat breakfast every day to help maintain a healthy weight and to help your memory.

11. 5th Graders ~ There will be a special music practice with Dr. Bennett on Thursday at 11:10 if you don't have band at that time.

12. Donuts for Dads is coming in April. Every student and their special someone will get a donut and milk for free if you sign up by March 16th.

13. Each year the Grundy County Farm Bureau hosts Ag Jeopardy, a competition for all the 4th grade classes in Grundy County. Each school participating selects a 6-person team to represent their school. All students interested will then have the opportunity to test for a spot on the team on Tuesday, March 13, at 12:45pm. This year’s competition will be held at Saratoga School in Morris on Friday, April 27 @ 6pm. Study packets are available from Mrs. Jelm.

14. Coal City Spirit Keychains are still on sale! Each keychain is only $5.00 and $2.00 from each order goes to our PSO.

15. The lunch/recess order will change on Monday.

16. Bus Students ~ You MUST wait for a teacher to lead you to the buses. WAIT on the sidewalk at the end of the playground blacktop. A teacher needs to get to buses before any of the students.

17. Students ~ You should not be using your cell phone to call or text during the school day unless you have permission from a teacher. If you are sick or need something from home, you need to let an adult know. Do not call or text home without us knowing.

18. Please stay off of the stage in the North Gym and keep your hands and feet off of the stage mat. If you need to retrieve something from the stage, ask for permission to use the stairs. Do not climb up/down the stage mat.

19. 5th Grade Students ~ Please don't make any stops between your Specials. Report to your next class and then ask permission for the bathroom, a drink, or the nurse. You need to be on time for class.

20. Fourth Grade Students ~ After lunch/recess please be quiet in the hallway as you walk back to class.

21. Students – If you get picked up after school, please tell your ride they must park in a designated parking space. Do not get in the car at the end of the sidewalk. Do not cross the street to get into a car unless you are with a crossing guard.

22. Make it a great day AND be kind to one another!

23. School begins at 8:05, but students can enter the building at 7:50. Students can enter the cafeteria at 7:40 if they want breakfast.

24. If your child is tardy to school (arrives at or after 8:05) an adult must come into the office to sign in your child.

25. If your child is absent, please call the office at 815-634-2182 by 9:00 a.m., press 1 for the attendance line, and be sure to state the reason for the absence. If we do not hear from you or know the reason why your child is absent, he/she will be marked unexcused for the day.

26. Homework requests can be made when you call in your child’s absence. Homework can be sent home with another student at CCIS, or it can be picked up in the office from 3:00 – 4:00.

27. Lunch begins at 11:10 for 5th grade and 12:20 for 4th grade. The cost is $2.65. Breakfast is served from 7:40 – 8:00 a.m. The cost is $1.35. Without a drink the breakfast cost is $1.00.

28. Please keep your contact information current, so we can reach you in case of an emergency. If your address, email or phone number changes please update your child’s records in PowerSchool or contact the office.

Thursday – March 8, 2018

Tomorrow's Lunch ~ Pizza; Garden Salad/Ranch; Red Pepper Strips; Mixed Fruit

1. There will be an Easter Egg Scramble on Saturday, March 10th at CCIS from 3:00-5:00. The Coal City Jr. Women's Club is sponsoring the egg hunt, jump house, Easter Bunny and goodie bags!

2. The Box Tops for Education contest will run from March 12-May18. Every student who turns in a completed sheet will get a lollipop.

3. Pi Day is coming. Stayed tuned.

4. CCIS is hosting a Family Bean Bag Tournament on Sunday, March 18th from 1:00-4:00. Registration is due by March 9th.

5. The next musical practice is today after school.

6. If you go to Buffalo Wild Wings TONIGHT and give them our Teammate Card, our PSO gets 10% of your bill. Stop in the office for a Teammate Card if you still need one. They have been emailed to your parents.

7. Tomorrow is National Day of Unplugging.

8. The Miners Football Team is sponsoring a football jersey day tomorrow to show their support and love for the sport. Wear your favorite football jersey, t-shirt, or sweatshirt.

9. The full band practice schedule has changed. Woodwinds and percussion do not report to full band until 11:00 on Tuesdays and Brass will report to full band at 11:00 on Thursdays.

10. This week is National School Breakfast Week. If you purchase school breakfast this week, you might win a prize! Try to eat breakfast every day to help maintain a healthy weight and to help your memory.

11. 5th Graders ~ There will be a special music practice with Dr. Bennett on Thursday at 11:10 if you don't have band at that time.

12. Donuts for Dads is coming in April. Every student and their special someone will get a donut and milk for free if you sign up by March 16th.

13. Each year the Grundy County Farm Bureau hosts Ag Jeopardy, a competition for all the 4th grade classes in Grundy County. Each school participating selects a 6-person team to represent their school. All students interested will then have the opportunity to test for a spot on the team on Tuesday, March 13, at 12:45pm. This year’s competition will be held at Saratoga School in Morris on Friday, April 27 @ 6pm. Study packets are available from Mrs. Jelm.

14. Coal City Spirit Keychains are still on sale! Each keychain is only $5.00 and $2.00 from each order goes to our PSO.

15. The lunch/recess order will change on Monday.

16. Bus Students ~ You MUST wait for a teacher to lead you to the buses. WAIT on the sidewalk at the end of the playground blacktop. A teacher needs to get to buses before any of the students.

17. Students ~ You should not be using your cell phone to call or text during the school day unless you have permission from a teacher. If you are sick or need something from home, you need to let an adult know. Do not call or text home without us knowing.

18. Please stay off of the stage in the North Gym and keep your hands and feet off of the stage mat. If you need to retrieve something from the stage, ask for permission to use the stairs. Do not climb up/down the stage mat.

19. 5th Grade Students ~ Please don't make any stops between your Specials. Report to your next class and then ask permission for the bathroom, a drink, or the nurse. You need to be on time for class.

20. Fourth Grade Students ~ After lunch/recess please be quiet in the hallway as you walk back to class.

21. Students – If you get picked up after school, please tell your ride they must park in a designated parking space. Do not get in the car at the end of the sidewalk. Do not cross the street to get into a car unless you are with a crossing guard.

22. Make it a great day AND be kind to one another!

23. School begins at 8:05, but students can enter the building at 7:50. Students can enter the cafeteria at 7:40 if they want breakfast.

24. If your child is tardy to school (arrives at or after 8:05) an adult must come into the office to sign in your child.

25. If your child is absent, please call the office at 815-634-2182 by 9:00 a.m., press 1 for the attendance line, and be sure to state the reason for the absence. If we do not hear from you or know the reason why your child is absent, he/she will be marked unexcused for the day.

26. Homework requests can be made when you call in your child’s absence. Homework can be sent home with another student at CCIS, or it can be picked up in the office from 3:00 – 4:00.

27. Lunch begins at 11:10 for 5th grade and 12:20 for 4th grade. The cost is $2.65. Breakfast is served from 7:40 – 8:00 a.m. The cost is $1.35. Without a drink the breakfast cost is $1.00.

28. Please keep your contact information current, so we can reach you in case of an emergency. If your address, email or phone number changes please update your child’s records in PowerSchool or contact the office.

Wednesday – March 7, 2018

Tomorrow's Lunch ~ Sloppy Joe; French Fries; Carrot Sticks/Ranch; Grapes

1. There will be an Easter Egg Scramble on Saturday, March 10th at CCIS from 3:00-5:00. The Coal City Jr. Women's Club is sponsoring the egg hunt, jump house, Easter Bunny and goodie bags!

2. The Box Tops for Education contest will run from March 12-May18. Every student who turns in a completed sheet will get a lollipop.

3. Pi Day is coming. Stayed tuned.

4. CCIS is hosting a Family Bean Bag Tournament on Sunday, March 18th from 1:00-4:00. Registration is due by March 9th.

5. The next musical practice is today after school.

6. If you go to Buffalo Wild Wings by March 8th and give them our Teammate Card, our PSO gets 10% of your bill. Stop in the office for a Teammate Card if you still need one. They have been emailed to your parents.

7. Friday is National Day of Unplugging.

8. The Miners Football Team is sponsoring a football jersey day on Friday to show their support and love for the sport. Wear your favorite football jersey, t-shirt, or sweatshirt.

9. The full band practice schedule has changed. Woodwinds and percussion do not report to full band until 11:00 on Tuesdays and Brass will report to full band at 11:00 on Thursdays.

10. This week is National School Breakfast Week. If you purchase school breakfast this week, you might win a prize! Try to eat breakfast every day to help maintain a healthy weight and to help your memory.

11. 5th Graders ~ There will be a special music practice with Dr. Bennett on Thursday at 11:10 if you don't have band at that time.

12. Donuts for Dads is coming in April. Every student and their special someone will get a donut and milk for free if you sign up by March 16th.

13. Each year the Grundy County Farm Bureau hosts Ag Jeopardy, a competition for all the 4th grade classes in Grundy County. Each school participating selects a 6-person team to represent their school. All students interested will then have the opportunity to test for a spot on the team on Tuesday, March 13, at 12:45pm. This year’s competition will be held at Saratoga School in Morris on Friday, April 27 @ 6pm. Study packets are available from Mrs. Jelm.

14. Coal City Spirit Keychains are still on sale! Each keychain is only $5.00 and $2.00 from each order goes to our PSO.

15. The lunch/recess order will change on Monday.

16. Bus Students ~ You MUST wait for a teacher to lead you to the buses. WAIT on the sidewalk at the end of the playground blacktop. A teacher needs to get to buses before any of the students.

17. Students ~ You should not be using your cell phone to call or text during the school day unless you have permission from a teacher. If you are sick or need something from home, you need to let an adult know. Do not call or text home without us knowing.

18. Please stay off of the stage in the North Gym and keep your hands and feet off of the stage mat. If you need to retrieve something from the stage, ask for permission to use the stairs. Do not climb up/down the stage mat.

19. 5th Grade Students ~ Please don't make any stops between your Specials. Report to your next class and then ask permission for the bathroom, a drink, or the nurse. You need to be on time for class.

20. Fourth Grade Students ~ After lunch/recess please be quiet in the hallway as you walk back to class.

21. Students – If you get picked up after school, please tell your ride they must park in a designated parking space. Do not get in the car at the end of the sidewalk. Do not cross the street to get into a car unless you are with a crossing guard.

22. Make it a great day AND be kind to one another!

23. School begins at 8:05, but students can enter the building at 7:50. Students can enter the cafeteria at 7:40 if they want breakfast.

24. If your child is tardy to school (arrives at or after 8:05) an adult must come into the office to sign in your child.

25. If your child is absent, please call the office at 815-634-2182 by 9:00 a.m., press 1 for the attendance line, and be sure to state the reason for the absence. If we do not hear from you or know the reason why your child is absent, he/she will be marked unexcused for the day.

26. Homework requests can be made when you call in your child’s absence. Homework can be sent home with another student at CCIS, or it can be picked up in the office from 3:00 – 4:00.

27. Lunch begins at 11:10 for 5th grade and 12:20 for 4th grade. The cost is $2.65. Breakfast is served from 7:40 – 8:00 a.m. The cost is $1.35. Without a drink the breakfast cost is $1.00.

28. Please keep your contact information current, so we can reach you in case of an emergency. If your address, email or phone number changes please update your child’s records in PowerSchool or contact the office.

Tuesday – March 6, 2018

Tomorrow's Lunch ~ Hamburger; Fresh Broccoli; Green Beans; Orange Wedge; Birthday Treat

1. Student Council meeting tomorrow at 7:30 a.m.

2. The wrestling Warriors traveled to East Peoria for their sectional tournament on Saturday. The 23 teams included many top area teams. The Warriors finished in first with 173 points! Second place went to Tremont and third went to Bradley Central. The Warriors advanced 10 wrestlers to the state tournament in DeKalb on Friday including CCIS student, Landin Benson!

3. Pi Day is coming. Stayed tuned.

4. CCIS is hosting a Family Bean Bag Tournament on Sunday, March 18th from 1:00-4:00. Registration is due by March 9th.

5. The next musical practice is tomorrow after school.

6. If you go to Buffalo Wild Wings in Morris by March 8th and give them our Teammate Card, our PSO gets 10% of your bill. Stop in the office for a Teammate Card if you still need one. They have been emailed to your parents.

7. The full band practice schedule has changed. Woodwinds and percussion do not report to full band until 11:00 on Tuesdays and Brass will report to full band at 11:00 on Thursdays.

8. This week is National School Breakfast Week. If you purchase school breakfast this week, you might win a prize! Try to eat breakfast every day to help maintain a healthy weight and to help your memory.

9. 5th Graders ~ There will be a special music practice with Dr. Bennett today and Thursday at 11:10.

10. Coal City Spirit Keychains are still on sale! Each keychain is only $5.00 and $2.00 from each order goes to our PSO.

11. Bus Students ~ You MUST wait for a teacher to lead you to the buses. WAIT on the sidewalk at the end of the playground blacktop. A teacher needs to get to buses before any of the students.

12. Students ~ You should not be using your cell phone to call or text during the school day unless you have permission from a teacher. If you are sick or need something from home, you need to let an adult know. Do not call or text home without us knowing.

13. Please stay off of the stage in the North Gym and keep your hands and feet off of the stage mat. If you need to retrieve something from the stage, ask for permission to use the stairs. Do not climb up/down the stage mat.

14. 5th Grade Students ~ Please don't make any stops between your Specials. Report to your next class and then ask permission for the bathroom, a drink, or the nurse. You need to be on time for class.

15. Fourth Grade Students ~ After lunch/recess please be quiet in the hallway as you walk back to class.

16. Students – If you get picked up after school, please tell your ride they must park in a designated parking space. Do not get in the car at the end of the sidewalk. Do not cross the street to get into a car unless you are with a crossing guard.

17. Make it a great day AND be kind to one another!

18. School begins at 8:05, but students can enter the building at 7:50. Students can enter the cafeteria at 7:40 if they want breakfast.

19. If your child is tardy to school (arrives at or after 8:05) an adult must come into the office to sign in your child.

20. If your child is absent, please call the office at 815-634-2182 by 9:00 a.m., press 1 for the attendance line, and be sure to state the reason for the absence. If we do not hear from you or know the reason why your child is absent, he/she will be marked unexcused for the day.

21. Homework requests can be made when you call in your child’s absence. Homework can be sent home with another student at CCIS, or it can be picked up in the office from 3:00 – 4:00.

22. Lunch begins at 11:10 for 5th grade and 12:20 for 4th grade. The cost is $2.65. Breakfast is served from 7:40 – 8:00 a.m. The cost is $1.35. Without a drink the breakfast cost is $1.00.

23. Please keep your contact information current, so we can reach you in case of an emergency. If your address, email or phone number changes please update your child’s records in PowerSchool or contact the office.

Friday – March 2, 2018

Tomorrow's Lunch ~ Chicken Patty; Celery Sticks/Ranch; Corn; Peaches

1. No School Monday.

2. 5th Grade Sectional Wrestlers ~ You have practice today after school, so hop on the MS bus. Good luck at Sectionals tomorrow.

3. Pi Day is coming. Stayed tuned.

4. CCIS is hosting a Family Bean Bag Tournament on Sunday, March 18th from 1:00-4:00.

5. Musical practice TODAY after school.

6. If you go to Buffalo Wild Wings in Morris by March 8th and give them our Teammate Card, our PSO gets 10% of your bill. Stop in the office for a Teammate Card if you still need one. They have been emailed to your parents.

7. The full band practice schedule has changed. Woodwinds and percussion do not report to full band until 11:00 on Tuesdays and Brass will report to full band at 11:00 on Thursdays.

8. Coal City Spirit Keychains are still on sale! Each keychain is only $5.00 and $2.00 from each order goes to our PSO.

9. Bus Students ~ You MUST wait for a teacher to lead you to the buses. WAIT on the sidewalk at the end of the playground blacktop. A teacher needs to get to buses before any of the students.

10. Students ~ You should not be using your cell phone to call or text during the school day unless you have permission from a teacher. If you are sick or need something from home, you need to let an adult know. Do not call or text home without us knowing.

11. Please stay off of the stage in the North Gym and keep your hands and feet off of the stage mat. If you need to retrieve something from the stage, ask for permission to use the stairs. Do not climb up/down the stage mat.

12. 5th Grade Students ~ Please don't make any stops between your Specials. Report to your next class and then ask permission for the bathroom, a drink, or the nurse. You need to be on time for class.

13. Fourth Grade Students ~ After lunch/recess please be quiet in the hallway as you walk back to class.

14. Students – If you get picked up after school, please tell your ride they must park in a designated parking space. Do not get in the car at the end of the sidewalk. Do not cross the street to get into a car unless you are with a crossing guard.

15. Make it a great day AND be kind to one another!

16. School begins at 8:05, but students can enter the building at 7:50. Students can enter the cafeteria at 7:40 if they want breakfast.

17. If your child is tardy to school (arrives at or after 8:05) an adult must come into the office to sign in your child.

18. If your child is absent, please call the office at 815-634-2182 by 9:00 a.m., press 1 for the attendance line, and be sure to state the reason for the absence. If we do not hear from you or know the reason why your child is absent, he/she will be marked unexcused for the day.

19. Homework requests can be made when you call in your child’s absence. Homework can be sent home with another student at CCIS, or it can be picked up in the office from 3:00 – 4:00.

20. Lunch begins at 11:10 for 5th grade and 12:20 for 4th grade. The cost is $2.65. Breakfast is served from 7:40 – 8:00 a.m. The cost is $1.35. Without a drink the breakfast cost is $1.00.

21. Please keep your contact information current, so we can reach you in case of an emergency. If your address, email or phone number changes please update your child’s records in PowerSchool or contact the office.

Thursday – March 1, 2018

Tomorrow's Lunch ~ Bosco Sticks/Marinara Sauce; Carrot Sticks/Ranch; Yogurt; Steamed Peas; Grapes

1. Friday is Dr. Seuss Day and Read Across America Day!

2. 5th Grade Sectional Wrestlers ~ You have practice today after school, so hop on the MS bus.

3. If you have a Popcorn Coupon from Family Wellness Night, you can turn it in to the office. We will give out the popcorn on Friday. You can also buy popcorn with two Coaler Cash.

4. CCIS is hosting a Family Bean Bag Tournament on Sunday, March 18th from 1:00-4:00. Register by March 1 to be entered into a special raffle!

5. Musical practice TODAY after school.

6. If you go to Buffalo Wild Wings in Morris by March 8th and give them our Teammate Card, our PSO gets 10% of your bill. Stop in the office for a Teammate Card if you still need one. They have been emailed to your parents.

7. The full band practice schedule has changed. Woodwinds and percussion do not report to full band until 11:00 on Tuesdays and Brass will report to full band at 11:00 on Thursdays.

8. Coal City Spirit Keychains are still on sale! Each keychain is only $5.00 and $2.00 from each order goes to our PSO.

9. Bus Students ~ You MUST wait for a teacher to lead you to the buses. WAIT on the sidewalk at the end of the playground blacktop. A teacher needs to get to buses before any of the students.

10. Students ~ You should not be using your cell phone to call or text during the school day unless you have permission from a teacher. If you are sick or need something from home, you need to let an adult know. Do not call or text home without us knowing.

11. Please stay off of the stage in the North Gym and keep your hands and feet off of the stage mat. If you need to retrieve something from the stage, ask for permission to use the stairs. Do not climb up/down the stage mat.

12. 5th Grade Students ~ Please don't make any stops between your Specials. Report to your next class and then ask permission for the bathroom, a drink, or the nurse. You need to be on time for class.

13. Fourth Grade Students ~ After lunch/recess please be quiet in the hallway as you walk back to class.

14. Students – If you get picked up after school, please tell your ride they must park in a designated parking space. Do not get in the car at the end of the sidewalk. Do not cross the street to get into a car unless you are with a crossing guard.

15. Make it a great day AND be kind to one another!

16. School begins at 8:05, but students can enter the building at 7:50. Students can enter the cafeteria at 7:40 if they want breakfast.

17. If your child is tardy to school (arrives at or after 8:05) an adult must come into the office to sign in your child.

18. If your child is absent, please call the office at 815-634-2182 by 9:00 a.m., press 1 for the attendance line, and be sure to state the reason for the absence. If we do not hear from you or know the reason why your child is absent, he/she will be marked unexcused for the day.

19. Homework requests can be made when you call in your child’s absence. Homework can be sent home with another student at CCIS, or it can be picked up in the office from 3:00 – 4:00.

20. Lunch begins at 11:10 for 5th grade and 12:20 for 4th grade. The cost is $2.65. Breakfast is served from 7:40 – 8:00 a.m. The cost is $1.35. Without a drink the breakfast cost is $1.00.

21. Please keep your contact information current, so we can reach you in case of an emergency. If your address, email or phone number changes please update your child’s records in PowerSchool or contact the office.

Wednesday – February 28, 2018

Tomorrow's Lunch ~ Salisbury Steak; Mashed Potatoes/Gravy; Celery Sticks/Ranch; Wheat Bread; Apple

1. Family Reading Night is TONIGHT at the ECC from 6:00 - 7:30 p.m.

2. 5th Grade Sectional Wrestlers ~ You have practice today after school, so hop on the MS bus.

3. If you have a Popcorn Coupon from Family Wellness Night, you can turn it in to the office. We will give out the popcorn on Friday. You can also buy popcorn with two Coaler Cash.

4. CCIS is hosting a Family Bean Bag Tournament on Sunday, March 18th from 1:00-4:00. Register by March 1 to be entered into a special raffle!

5. Musical practice TODAY after school for the Gaston group.

6. Mrs. Ness's class won the Box Tops contest. Her homeroom earned a cupcake party!

7. The full band practice schedule has changed. Woodwinds and percussion do not report to full band until 11:00 on Tuesdays and Brass will report to full band at 11:00 on Thursdays.

8. Coal City Spirit Keychains are still on sale! Each keychain is only $5.00 and $2.00 from each order goes to our PSO.

9. Bus Students ~ You MUST wait for a teacher to lead you to the buses. WAIT on the sidewalk at the end of the playground blacktop. A teacher needs to get to buses before any of the students.

10. Students ~ You should not be using your cell phone to call or text during the school day unless you have permission from a teacher. If you are sick or need something from home, you need to let an adult know. Do not call or text home without us knowing.

11. Please stay off of the stage in the North Gym and keep your hands and feet off of the stage mat. If you need to retrieve something from the stage, ask for permission to use the stairs. Do not climb up/down the stage mat.

12. 5th Grade Students ~ Please don't make any stops between your Specials. Report to your next class and then ask permission for the bathroom, a drink, or the nurse. You need to be on time for class.

13. Fourth Grade Students ~ After lunch/recess please be quiet in the hallway as you walk back to class.

14. Students – If you get picked up after school, please tell your ride they must park in a designated parking space. Do not get in the car at the end of the sidewalk. Do not cross the street to get into a car unless you are with a crossing guard.

15. Make it a great day AND be kind to one another!

16. School begins at 8:05, but students can enter the building at 7:50. Students can enter the cafeteria at 7:40 if they want breakfast.

17. If your child is tardy to school (arrives at or after 8:05) an adult must come into the office to sign in your child.

18. If your child is absent, please call the office at 815-634-2182 by 9:00 a.m., press 1 for the attendance line, and be sure to state the reason for the absence. If we do not hear from you or know the reason why your child is absent, he/she will be marked unexcused for the day.

19. Homework requests can be made when you call in your child’s absence. Homework can be sent home with another student at CCIS, or it can be picked up in the office from 3:00 – 4:00.

20. Lunch begins at 11:10 for 5th grade and 12:20 for 4th grade. The cost is $2.65. Breakfast is served from 7:40 – 8:00 a.m. The cost is $1.35. Without a drink the breakfast cost is $1.00.

21. Please keep your contact information current, so we can reach you in case of an emergency. If your address, email or phone number changes please update your child’s records in PowerSchool or contact the office.

Tuesday – February 27, 2018

Tomorrow's Lunch ~ Fiestada (Mexican pizza - beef, cheese, taco sauce); Steamed Broccoli; Fresh Cauliflower; Pears

1. Family Reading Night is Wednesday at the ECC from 6:00 - 7:30 p.m.

2. 5th Grade Sectional Wrestlers ~ You have practice today after school, so hop on the MS bus.

3. If you have a Popcorn Coupon from Family Wellness Night, you can turn it in to the office. We will give out the popcorn on Friday. You can also buy popcorn with two Coaler Cash.

4. CCIS is hosting a Family Bean Bag Tournament on Sunday, March 18th from 1:00-4:00. Register by March 1 to be entered into a special raffle!

5. Musical practice TODAY after school.

6. Wednesday is Primary Colors Days! Wear Red, Blue and Yellow.

7. The full band practice schedule has changed. Woodwinds and percussion do not report to full band until 11:00 on Tuesdays and Brass will report to full band at 11:00 on Thursdays.

8. Coal City Spirit Keychains are still on sale! Each keychain is only $5.00 and $2.00 from each order goes to our PSO.

9. Bus Students ~ You MUST wait for a teacher to lead you to the buses. WAIT on the sidewalk at the end of the playground blacktop. A teacher needs to get to buses before any of the students.

10. Students ~ You should not be using your cell phone to call or text during the school day unless you have permission from a teacher. If you are sick or need something from home, you need to let an adult know. Do not call or text home without us knowing.

11. Please stay off of the stage in the North Gym and keep your hands and feet off of the stage mat. If you need to retrieve something from the stage, ask for permission to use the stairs. Do not climb up/down the stage mat.

12. 5th Grade Students ~ Please don't make any stops between your Specials. Report to your next class and then ask permission for the bathroom, a drink, or the nurse. You need to be on time for class.

13. Fourth Grade Students ~ After lunch/recess please be quiet in the hallway as you walk back to class.

14. Students – If you get picked up after school, please tell your ride they must park in a designated parking space. Do not get in the car at the end of the sidewalk. Do not cross the street to get into a car unless you are with a crossing guard.

15. Make it a great day AND be kind to one another!

16. School begins at 8:05, but students can enter the building at 7:50. Students can enter the cafeteria at 7:40 if they want breakfast.

17. If your child is tardy to school (arrives at or after 8:05) an adult must come into the office to sign in your child.

18. If your child is absent, please call the office at 815-634-2182 by 9:00 a.m., press 1 for the attendance line, and be sure to state the reason for the absence. If we do not hear from you or know the reason why your child is absent, he/she will be marked unexcused for the day.

19. Homework requests can be made when you call in your child’s absence. Homework can be sent home with another student at CCIS, or it can be picked up in the office from 3:00 – 4:00.

20. Lunch begins at 11:10 for 5th grade and 12:20 for 4th grade. The cost is $2.65. Breakfast is served from 7:40 – 8:00 a.m. The cost is $1.35. Without a drink the breakfast cost is $1.00.

21. Please keep your contact information current, so we can reach you in case of an emergency. If your address, email or phone number changes please update your child’s records in PowerSchool or contact the office.

Monday – February 26, 2018

Tomorrow's Lunch ~ Pizza; Green Beans; Pineapple; Carrot Sticks/Ranch

1. The wrestling Warriors hosted a 12-team regional tournament over the weekend and were regional champions! Landin Benson placed 2nd and Ryan Flynn placed 4th. The Warriors are sending 18 wrestlers to East Peoria to compete in Sectionals on Saturday. Good luck!

2. 5th Grade Sectional Wrestlers ~ You have practice today after school, so hop on the MS bus.

3. If you have a Popcorn Coupon from Family Wellness Night, you can turn it in to the office. We will give out the popcorn on Friday. You can also buy popcorn with two Coaler Cash.

4. CCIS is hosting a Family Bean Bag Tournament on Sunday, March 18th from 1:00-4:00. Register by March 1 to be entered into a special raffle!

5. Musical practice Tuesday after school.

6. Dress warmly! We go outside for recess unless the wind chill temperature is below 10 degrees. Don't forget your boots and snow pants. You can't play in the snow at recess without them.

7. The full band practice schedule has changed. Woodwinds and percussion do not report to full band until 11:00 on Tuesdays and Brass will report to full band at 11:00 on Thursdays.

8. Coal City Spirit Keychains are still on sale! Each keychain is only $5.00 and $2.00 from each order goes to our PSO.

9. Bus Students ~ You MUST wait for a teacher to lead you to the buses. WAIT on the sidewalk at the end of the playground blacktop. A teacher needs to get to buses before any of the students.

10. Students ~ You should not be using your cell phone to call or text during the school day unless you have permission from a teacher. If you are sick or need something from home, you need to let an adult know. Do not call or text home without us knowing.

11. Please stay off of the stage in the North Gym and keep your hands and feet off of the stage mat. If you need to retrieve something from the stage, ask for permission to use the stairs. Do not climb up/down the stage mat.

12. 5th Grade Students ~ Please don't make any stops between your Specials. Report to your next class and then ask permission for the bathroom, a drink, or the nurse. You need to be on time for class.

13. Fourth Grade Students ~ After lunch/recess please be quiet in the hallway as you walk back to class.

14. Students – If you get picked up after school, please tell your ride they must park in a designated parking space. Do not get in the car at the end of the sidewalk. Do not cross the street to get into a car unless you are with a crossing guard.

15. Make it a great day AND be kind to one another!

16. School begins at 8:05, but students can enter the building at 7:50. Students can enter the cafeteria at 7:40 if they want breakfast.

17. If your child is tardy to school (arrives at or after 8:05) an adult must come into the office to sign in your child.

18. If your child is absent, please call the office at 815-634-2182 by 9:00 a.m., press 1 for the attendance line, and be sure to state the reason for the absence. If we do not hear from you or know the reason why your child is absent, he/she will be marked unexcused for the day.

19. Homework requests can be made when you call in your child’s absence. Homework can be sent home with another student at CCIS, or it can be picked up in the office from 3:00 – 4:00.

20. Lunch begins at 11:10 for 5th grade and 12:20 for 4th grade. The cost is $2.65. Breakfast is served from 7:40 – 8:00 a.m. The cost is $1.35. Without a drink the breakfast cost is $1.00.

21. Please keep your contact information current, so we can reach you in case of an emergency. If your address, email or phone number changes please update your child’s records in PowerSchool or contact the office.

Friday – February 23, 2018

Tomorrow's Lunch ~ Chicken & Waffles; Celery/Ranch; Carrot; Applesauce

1. The final YMCA basketball games are Saturday at 8:30 for 5th grade and 9:50 for 4th grade. The 5th grade teams have been invited to play during the halftime of the JV Boys' basketball game TONIGHT at the HS. Please arrive at 5:30 p.m. and wear your jersey.

2. 5th Grade MS Wrestlers ~ You have practice today after school, so hop on the MS bus. Good luck at Regionals tomorrow at CCHS!

3. There is a Box Tops contest going on now until TODAY. Check the dates on your Box Tops!! If ANY of the Box Tops are expired the ENTIRE sheet does not count and cannot be turned in.

4. Family Reading Night is Wednesday at the ECC from 6:00 - 7:30 p.m.

5. If you have a Popcorn Coupon from Family Wellness Night, you can turn it in to the office. We will give out the popcorn next Friday. You can also buy popcorn with two Coaler Cash.

6. CCIS is hosting a Family Bean Bag Tournament on Sunday, March 18th from 1:00-4:00. Register by March 1 to be entered into a special raffle!

7. Remember ~ Music class is now downstairs in the room next to Spanish.

8. Today's musical practice is canceled. The next practice is Tuesday after school.

9. Your Six Flags reading log is due TODAY.

10. Dress warmly! We go outside for recess unless the wind chill temperature is below 10 degrees. Don't forget your boots and snow pants. You can't play in the snow at recess without them.

11. The full band practice schedule has changed. Woodwinds and percussion do not report to full band until 11:00 on Tuesdays and Brass will report to full band at 11:00 on Thursdays.

12. Coal City Spirit Keychains are still on sale! Each keychain is only $5.00 and $2.00 from each order goes to our PSO.

13. Bus Students ~ You MUST wait for a teacher to lead you to the buses. WAIT on the sidewalk at the end of the playground blacktop. A teacher needs to get to buses before any of the students.

14. Students ~ You should not be using your cell phone to call or text during the school day unless you have permission from a teacher. If you are sick or need something from home, you need to let an adult know. Do not call or text home without us knowing.

15. Please stay off of the stage in the North Gym and keep your hands and feet off of the stage mat. If you need to retrieve something from the stage, ask for permission to use the stairs. Do not climb up/down the stage mat.

16. 5th Grade Students ~ Please don't make any stops between your Specials. Report to your next class and then ask permission for the bathroom, a drink, or the nurse. You need to be on time for class.

17. Fourth Grade Students ~ After lunch/recess please be quiet in the hallway as you walk back to class.

18. Students – If you get picked up after school, please tell your ride they must park in a designated parking space. Do not get in the car at the end of the sidewalk. Do not cross the street to get into a car unless you are with a crossing guard.

19. Make it a great day AND be kind to one another!

20. School begins at 8:05, but students can enter the building at 7:50. Students can enter the cafeteria at 7:40 if they want breakfast.

21. If your child is tardy to school (arrives at or after 8:05) an adult must come into the office to sign in your child.

22. If your child is absent, please call the office at 815-634-2182 by 9:00 a.m., press 1 for the attendance line, and be sure to state the reason for the absence. If we do not hear from you or know the reason why your child is absent, he/she will be marked unexcused for the day.

23. Homework requests can be made when you call in your child’s absence. Homework can be sent home with another student at CCIS, or it can be picked up in the office from 3:00 – 4:00.

24. Lunch begins at 11:10 for 5th grade and 12:20 for 4th grade. The cost is $2.65. Breakfast is served from 7:40 – 8:00 a.m. The cost is $1.35. Without a drink the breakfast cost is $1.00.

25. Please keep your contact information current, so we can reach you in case of an emergency. If your address, email or phone number changes please update your child’s records in PowerSchool or contact the office.

Thursday – February 22, 2018

Tomorrow's Lunch ~ Fish Sticks; Nutrigrain Bar; Coleslaw; Fresh Broccoli; Grapes

1. The final YMCA basketball games are Saturday at 8:30 for 5th grade and 9:50 for 4th grade. The 5th grade teams have been invited to play during the halftime of the JV Boys' basketball game on Friday at the HS. Please arrive at 5:30 p.m. and wear your jersey.

2. 5th Grade MS Wrestlers ~ You have practice today after school, so hop on the MS bus.

3. There is a Box Tops contest going on now until February 23rd. Check the dates on your Box Tops!! If ANY of the Box Tops are expired the ENTIRE sheet does not count and cannot be turned in.

4. Family Wellness Night is TONIGHT at CCHS from 6:00-8:00 p.m. Come for free food, activities, give-a-ways, and a free raffle! CCIS students will receive a popcorn coupon for attending.

5. Friday is Rainbow Day!

6. CCIS is hosting a Family Bean Bag Tournament on Sunday, March 18th from 1:00-4:00. Register by March 1 to be entered into a special raffle!

7. Remember ~ Music class is now downstairs in the room next to Spanish.

8. The next musical practice is TODAY after school in the South gym.

9. Your Six Flags reading log is due Friday.

10. Dress warmly! We go outside for recess unless the wind chill temperature is below 10 degrees. Don't forget your boots and snow pants. You can't play in the snow at recess without them.

11. The full band practice schedule has changed. Woodwinds and percussion do not report to full band until 11:00 on Tuesdays and Brass will report to full band at 11:00 on Thursdays.

12. Coal City Spirit Keychains are still on sale! Each keychain is only $5.00 and $2.00 from each order goes to our PSO.

13. Bus Students ~ You MUST wait for a teacher to lead you to the buses. WAIT on the sidewalk at the end of the playground blacktop. A teacher needs to get to buses before any of the students.

14. Students ~ You should not be using your cell phone to call or text during the school day unless you have permission from a teacher. If you are sick or need something from home, you need to let an adult know. Do not call or text home without us knowing.

15. Please stay off of the stage in the North Gym and keep your hands and feet off of the stage mat. If you need to retrieve something from the stage, ask for permission to use the stairs. Do not climb up/down the stage mat.

16. 5th Grade Students ~ Please don't make any stops between your Specials. Report to your next class and then ask permission for the bathroom, a drink, or the nurse. You need to be on time for class.

17. Fourth Grade Students ~ After lunch/recess please be quiet in the hallway as you walk back to class.

18. Students – If you get picked up after school, please tell your ride they must park in a designated parking space. Do not get in the car at the end of the sidewalk. Do not cross the street to get into a car unless you are with a crossing guard.

19. Make it a great day AND be kind to one another!

20. School begins at 8:05, but students can enter the building at 7:50. Students can enter the cafeteria at 7:40 if they want breakfast.

21. If your child is tardy to school (arrives at or after 8:05) an adult must come into the office to sign in your child.

22. If your child is absent, please call the office at 815-634-2182 by 9:00 a.m., press 1 for the attendance line, and be sure to state the reason for the absence. If we do not hear from you or know the reason why your child is absent, he/she will be marked unexcused for the day.

23. Homework requests can be made when you call in your child’s absence. Homework can be sent home with another student at CCIS, or it can be picked up in the office from 3:00 – 4:00.

24. Lunch begins at 11:10 for 5th grade and 12:20 for 4th grade. The cost is $2.65. Breakfast is served from 7:40 – 8:00 a.m. The cost is $1.35. Without a drink the breakfast cost is $1.00.

25. Please keep your contact information current, so we can reach you in case of an emergency. If your address, email or phone number changes please update your child’s records in PowerSchool or contact the office.

Wednesday – February 21, 2018

Tomorrow's Lunch ~ Chicken Nuggets; Mashed Potatoes/Gravy; Celery/Ranch; Teddy Grahams; Applesauce

1. The next YMCA basketball practice is TODAY after school. The 5th grade teams have been invited to play during the halftime of the JV Boys' basketball game on Friday at the HS. Please arrive at 5:30 p.m. and wear your jersey.

2. 5th Grade MS Wrestlers ~ You have practice today after school, so hop on the MS bus.

3. There is a Box Tops contest going on now until February 23rd. Check the dates on your Box Tops!! If ANY of the Box Tops are expired the ENTIRE sheet does not count and cannot be turned in.

4. Family Wellness Night is Thursday, February 22 at CCHS from 6:00-8:00 p.m. Come for free food, activities, give-a-ways, and a free raffle!

5. Friday is Rainbow Day!

6. CCIS is hosting a Family Bean Bag Tournament on Sunday, March 18th from 1:00-4:00. Register by March 1 to be entered into a special raffle!

7. Remember ~ Music class is now downstairs in the room next to Spanish.

8. The next musical practice is Thursday after school.

9. Your Six Flags reading log is due Friday.

10. Dress warmly! We go outside for recess unless the wind chill temperature is below 10 degrees. Don't forget your boots and snow pants. You can't play in the snow at recess without them.

11. The full band practice schedule has changed. Woodwinds and percussion do not report to full band until 11:00 on Tuesdays and Brass will report to full band at 11:00 on Thursdays.

12. Coal City Spirit Keychains are still on sale! Each keychain is only $5.00 and $2.00 from each order goes to our PSO.

13. Bus Students ~ You MUST wait for a teacher to lead you to the buses. WAIT on the sidewalk at the end of the playground blacktop. A teacher needs to get to buses before any of the students.

14. Students ~ You should not be using your cell phone to call or text during the school day unless you have permission from a teacher. If you are sick or need something from home, you need to let an adult know. Do not call or text home without us knowing.

15. Please stay off of the stage in the North Gym and keep your hands and feet off of the stage mat. If you need to retrieve something from the stage, ask for permission to use the stairs. Do not climb up/down the stage mat.

16. 5th Grade Students ~ Please don't make any stops between your Specials. Report to your next class and then ask permission for the bathroom, a drink, or the nurse. You need to be on time for class.

17. Fourth Grade Students ~ After lunch/recess please be quiet in the hallway as you walk back to class.

18. Students – If you get picked up after school, please tell your ride they must park in a designated parking space. Do not get in the car at the end of the sidewalk. Do not cross the street to get into a car unless you are with a crossing guard.

19. Make it a great day AND be kind to one another!

20. School begins at 8:05, but students can enter the building at 7:50. Students can enter the cafeteria at 7:40 if they want breakfast.

21. If your child is tardy to school (arrives at or after 8:05) an adult must come into the office to sign in your child.

22. If your child is absent, please call the office at 815-634-2182 by 9:00 a.m., press 1 for the attendance line, and be sure to state the reason for the absence. If we do not hear from you or know the reason why your child is absent, he/she will be marked unexcused for the day.

23. Homework requests can be made when you call in your child’s absence. Homework can be sent home with another student at CCIS, or it can be picked up in the office from 3:00 – 4:00.

24. Lunch begins at 11:10 for 5th grade and 12:20 for 4th grade. The cost is $2.65. Breakfast is served from 7:40 – 8:00 a.m. The cost is $1.35. Without a drink the breakfast cost is $1.00.

25. Please keep your contact information current, so we can reach you in case of an emergency. If your address, email or phone number changes please update your child’s records in PowerSchool or contact the office.

Tuesday – February 20, 2018

Tomorrow's Lunch ~ Hamburger; Steamed Broccoli; Carrot Sticks/Ranch; Pineapple

1. The next YMCA basketball practice is Wednesday after school.

2. 5th Grade MS Wrestlers ~ You have practice today after school, so hop on the MS bus.

3. There is a Box Tops contest going on now until February 23rd. Check the dates on your Box Tops!! If ANY of the Box Tops are expired the ENTIRE sheet does not count and cannot be turned in.

4. Family Wellness Night is Thursday, February 22 at CCHS from 6:00-8:00 p.m. Come for free food, activities, give-a-ways, and a free raffle!

5. Science Night is TONIGHT at CCHS from 6:00-8:00 p.m. for students in 4th-8th grade. You must register for this event. We have additional flyers in the office.

6. The Warriors wrestled at the IVC tournament over the weekend. At the Varsity level Vincy Mugnolo finished in 2nd place. At the JV tournament, Rey Gonzalez was a champion! Finishing in second was Dylan Young and Chandler Norris. Finishing in 3rd place was Cam Harrington and Sam Sterba.

7. Welcome back Dr. Bennett! Remember ~ Music class is now downstairs in the room next to Spanish.

8. The next musical practice is Thursday after school.

9. Your Six Flags reading log is due Friday.

10. Dress warmly! We go outside for recess unless the wind chill temperature is below 10 degrees. Don't forget your boots and snow pants. You can't play in the snow at recess without them.

11. The full band practice schedule has changed. Woodwinds and percussion do not report to full band until 11:00.

12. Coal City Spirit Keychains are still on sale! Each keychain is only $5.00 and $2.00 from each order goes to our PSO.

13. Bus Students ~ You MUST wait for a teacher to lead you to the buses. WAIT on the sidewalk at the end of the playground blacktop. A teacher needs to get to buses before any of the students.

14. Students ~ You should not be using your cell phone to call or text during the school day unless you have permission from a teacher. If you are sick or need something from home, you need to let an adult know. Do not call or text home without us knowing.

15. Please stay off of the stage in the North Gym and keep your hands and feet off of the stage mat. If you need to retrieve something from the stage, ask for permission to use the stairs. Do not climb up/down the stage mat.

16. 5th Grade Students ~ Please don't make any stops between your Specials. Report to your next class and then ask permission for the bathroom, a drink, or the nurse. You need to be on time for class.

17. Fourth Grade Students ~ After lunch/recess please be quiet in the hallway as you walk back to class.

18. Students – If you get picked up after school, please tell your ride they must park in a designated parking space. Do not get in the car at the end of the sidewalk. Do not cross the street to get into a car unless you are with a crossing guard.

19. Make it a great day AND be kind to one another!

20. School begins at 8:05, but students can enter the building at 7:50. Students can enter the cafeteria at 7:40 if they want breakfast.

21. If your child is tardy to school (arrives at or after 8:05) an adult must come into the office to sign in your child.

22. If your child is absent, please call the office at 815-634-2182 by 9:00 a.m., press 1 for the attendance line, and be sure to state the reason for the absence. If we do not hear from you or know the reason why your child is absent, he/she will be marked unexcused for the day.

23. Homework requests can be made when you call in your child’s absence. Homework can be sent home with another student at CCIS, or it can be picked up in the office from 3:00 – 4:00.

24. Lunch begins at 11:10 for 5th grade and 12:20 for 4th grade. The cost is $2.65. Breakfast is served from 7:40 – 8:00 a.m. The cost is $1.35. Without a drink the breakfast cost is $1.00.

25. Please keep your contact information current, so we can reach you in case of an emergency. If your address, email or phone number changes please update your child’s records in PowerSchool or contact the office.

Wednesday – February 14, 2018

Tomorrow's Lunch ~ No Lunch = 11:35 Dismissal

1. The next YMCA basketball practice is TODAY after school.

2. 5th Grade MS Wrestlers ~ You have practice today, so hop on the bus for the MS after school.

3. There is a Box Tops contest going on now until February 23rd. Check the dates on your Box Tops!! If ANY of the Box Tops are expired the ENTIRE sheet does not count and cannot be turned in.

4. Family Wellness Night is Thursday, February 22 at CCHS from 6:00-8:00 p.m. Come for free food, activities, give-a-ways, and a free raffle!

5. Science Night is Tuesday, February 20 at CCHS from 6:00-8:00 p.m. for students in 4th-8th grade. You must register for this event. We have additional flyers in the office.

6. Thursday is Tech Day. We also dismiss at 11:35 on Thursday.

7. Parent/Teacher Conferences are Thursday 4:00-8:00 p.m. and Friday 8:00-9:00 a.m. by appointment.

8. The next musical practice is Thursday, February 22nd.

9. No School Friday and Monday.

10. Dress warmly! We go outside for recess unless the wind chill temperature is below 10 degrees. Don't forget your boots and snow pants. You can't play in the snow at recess without them.

11. No Band Thursday.

12. Do not throw snow before/after school or at recess.

13. The full band practice schedule has changed. Woodwinds and percussion do not report to full band until 11:00.

14. Coal City Spirit Keychains are still on sale! Each keychain is only $5.00 and $2.00 from each order goes to our PSO.

15. Bus Students ~ You MUST wait for a teacher to lead you to the buses. WAIT on the sidewalk at the end of the playground blacktop. A teacher needs to get to buses before any of the students.

16. Students ~ You should not be using your cell phone to call or text during the school day unless you have permission from a teacher. If you are sick or need something from home, you need to let an adult know. Do not call or text home without us knowing.

17. Please stay off of the stage in the North Gym and keep your hands and feet off of the stage mat. If you need to retrieve something from the stage, ask for permission to use the stairs. Do not climb up/down the stage mat.

18. 5th Grade Students ~ Please don't make any stops between your Specials. Report to your next class and then ask permission for the bathroom, a drink, or the nurse. You need to be on time for class.

19. Fourth Grade Students ~ After lunch/recess please be quiet in the hallway as you walk back to class.

20. Students – If you get picked up after school, please tell your ride they must park in a designated parking space. Do not get in the car at the end of the sidewalk. Do not cross the street to get into a car unless you are with a crossing guard.

21. Make it a great day AND be kind to one another!

22. School begins at 8:05, but students can enter the building at 7:50. Students can enter the cafeteria at 7:40 if they want breakfast.

23. If your child is tardy to school (arrives at or after 8:05) an adult must come into the office to sign in your child.

24. If your child is absent, please call the office at 815-634-2182 by 9:00 a.m., press 1 for the attendance line, and be sure to state the reason for the absence. If we do not hear from you or know the reason why your child is absent, he/she will be marked unexcused for the day.

25. Homework requests can be made when you call in your child’s absence. Homework can be sent home with another student at CCIS, or it can be picked up in the office from 3:00 – 4:00.

26. Lunch begins at 11:10 for 5th grade and 12:20 for 4th grade. The cost is $2.65. Breakfast is served from 7:40 – 8:00 a.m. The cost is $1.35. Without a drink the breakfast cost is $1.00.

27. Please keep your contact information current, so we can reach you in case of an emergency. If your address, email or phone number changes please update your child’s records in PowerSchool or contact the office.

Tuesday – February 13, 2018

Tomorrow's Lunch ~ Bosco Sticks; Green Beans; Mixed Fruit; Fresh Broccoli; Birthday Treat

1. The next YMCA basketball practice is Wednesday after school.

2. 5th Grade MS Wrestlers ~ You have a meet today, so hop on the bus for the MS after school.

3. There is a Box Tops contest going on now until February 23rd. Check the dates on your Box Tops!! If ANY of the Box Tops are expired the ENTIRE sheet does not count and cannot be turned in.

4. Family Wellness Night is February 22 at CCHS from 6:00-8:00 p.m.

5. Science Night is February 20 at CCHS from 6:00-8:00 p.m. for students in 4th-8th grade. You must register for this event. We have additional flyers in the office.

6. Thursday is Tech Day. We also dismiss at 11:35 on Thursday.

7. Parent/Teacher Conferences are Thursday 4:00-8:00 p.m. and Friday 8:00-9:00 a.m. by appointment.

8. The next musical practice is TODAY after school for scenes 3-6 in the South/rock wall gym.

9. No School Friday and Monday.

10. Dress warmly! We go outside for recess unless the wind chill temperature is below 10 degrees. Don't forget your boots and snow pants. You can't play in the snow at recess without them.

11. Candy-grams will be on sale again Wednesday before school 7:40-8:05 a.m.

12. The PSO meeting is canceled.

13. Full band is changing a little bit starting today. Woodwinds and percussion do not report to full band until 11:00. There is no band on Thursday.

14. Coal City Spirit Keychains are still on sale! Each keychain is only $5.00 and $2.00 from each order goes to our PSO.

15. Bus Students ~ You MUST wait for a teacher to lead you to the buses. WAIT on the sidewalk at the end of the playground blacktop. A teacher needs to get to buses before any of the students.

16. Students ~ You should not be using your cell phone to call or text during the school day unless you have permission from a teacher. If you are sick or need something from home, you need to let an adult know. Do not call or text home without us knowing.

17. Please stay off of the stage in the North Gym and keep your hands and feet off of the stage mat. If you need to retrieve something from the stage, ask for permission to use the stairs. Do not climb up/down the stage mat.

18. 5th Grade Students ~ Please don't make any stops between your Specials. Report to your next class and then ask permission for the bathroom, a drink, or the nurse. You need to be on time for class.

19. Fourth Grade Students ~ After lunch/recess please be quiet in the hallway as you walk back to class.

20. Students – If you get picked up after school, please tell your ride they must park in a designated parking space. Do not get in the car at the end of the sidewalk. Do not cross the street to get into a car unless you are with a crossing guard.

21. Make it a great day AND be kind to one another!

22. School begins at 8:05, but students can enter the building at 7:50. Students can enter the cafeteria at 7:40 if they want breakfast.

23. If your child is tardy to school (arrives at or after 8:05) an adult must come into the office to sign in your child.

24. If your child is absent, please call the office at 815-634-2182 by 9:00 a.m., press 1 for the attendance line, and be sure to state the reason for the absence. If we do not hear from you or know the reason why your child is absent, he/she will be marked unexcused for the day.

25. Homework requests can be made when you call in your child’s absence. Homework can be sent home with another student at CCIS, or it can be picked up in the office from 3:00 – 4:00.

26. Lunch begins at 11:10 for 5th grade and 12:20 for 4th grade. The cost is $2.65. Breakfast is served from 7:40 – 8:00 a.m. The cost is $1.35. Without a drink the breakfast cost is $1.00.

27. Please keep your contact information current, so we can reach you in case of an emergency. If your address, email or phone number changes please update your child’s records in PowerSchool or contact the office.

Monday – February 12, 2018

Fine Arts Festival 5th Grade Best in Show­: Melody Kinder- Monochromatic Scene

Fine Arts Festival 4th Grade Best in Show­: Bridget Feeney- Radial Print

Tomorrow's Lunch ~ Rib Sandwich; Tater Tots; Celery Sticks/Ranch; Orange Smiles

1. The next YMCA basketball practice is Wednesday after school.

2. 5th Grade MS Wrestlers ~ You have practice after school, so hop on the bus for the MS after school.

3. There is a Box Tops contest going on now until February 23rd. Check the dates on your Box Tops!! If ANY of the Box Tops are expired the ENTIRE sheet does not count and cannot be turned in.

4. Cade Poyner has been chosen as a finalist in the judging for the Economics and Financial Literacy Concepts Poster Contest. There were more than 800 posters from 25 different classrooms in 19 different schools. Cade is invited to attend a reception to accept his award in May at the University of St. Francis. Congratulations Cade!

5. The Daddy/Daughter Snowflake Ball pictures will be given out today.

6. Thursday is Tech Day. We also dismiss at 11:35 on Thursday.

7. Parent/Teacher Conferences are Thursday 4:00-8:00 p.m. and Friday 8:00-9:00 a.m. by appointment.

8. The next musical practice is TODAY after school for scenes 3 and 4 in the South/rock wall gym.

9. The following students were selected to be published in an anthology called A Celebration of Young Poets: Lexi Ragland, Aidan Kenney, Evan Greggain, Miley Smith, Austin Harding, Shannon Dempsey, and Devin Dearth. Only the best poems in Illinois and Indiana were selected for this honor. There were thousands of entries in the contest and most were not invited to be published. Being published represents talent, hard work, and dedication from our teachers and students!

10. Dress warmly! We go outside for recess unless the wind chill temperature is below 10 degrees. Don't forget your boots and snow pants. You can't play in the snow at recess without them.

11. Candy-grams will be on sale Tuesday and Wednesday before school 7:40-8:05 a.m.

12. The next PSO meeting is Tuesday at 6:30 p.m.

13. Full band is changing a little bit starting tomorrow. Woodwinds and percussion do not report to full band until 11:00. There is no band on Thursday.

14. Coal City Spirit Keychains are still on sale! Each keychain is only $5.00 and $2.00 from each order goes to our PSO.

15. Bus Students ~ You MUST wait for a teacher to lead you to the buses. WAIT on the sidewalk at the end of the playground blacktop. A teacher needs to get to buses before any of the students.

16. Students ~ You should not be using your cell phone to call or text during the school day unless you have permission from a teacher. If you are sick or need something from home, you need to let an adult know. Do not call or text home without us knowing.

17. Please stay off of the stage in the North Gym and keep your hands and feet off of the stage mat. If you need to retrieve something from the stage, ask for permission to use the stairs. Do not climb up/down the stage mat.

18. 5th Grade Students ~ Please don't make any stops between your Specials. Report to your next class and then ask permission for the bathroom, a drink, or the nurse. You need to be on time for class.

19. Fourth Grade Students ~ After lunch/recess please be quiet in the hallway as you walk back to class.

20. Students – If you get picked up after school, please tell your ride they must park in a designated parking space. Do not get in the car at the end of the sidewalk. Do not cross the street to get into a car unless you are with a crossing guard.

21. Make it a great day AND be kind to one another!

22. School begins at 8:05, but students can enter the building at 7:50. Students can enter the cafeteria at 7:40 if they want breakfast.

23. If your child is tardy to school (arrives at or after 8:05) an adult must come into the office to sign in your child.

24. If your child is absent, please call the office at 815-634-2182 by 9:00 a.m., press 1 for the attendance line, and be sure to state the reason for the absence. If we do not hear from you or know the reason why your child is absent, he/she will be marked unexcused for the day.

25. Homework requests can be made when you call in your child’s absence. Homework can be sent home with another student at CCIS, or it can be picked up in the office from 3:00 – 4:00.

26. Lunch begins at 11:10 for 5th grade and 12:20 for 4th grade. The cost is $2.65. Breakfast is served from 7:40 – 8:00 a.m. The cost is $1.35. Without a drink the breakfast cost is $1.00.

27. Please keep your contact information current, so we can reach you in case of an emergency. If your address, email or phone number changes please update your child’s records in PowerSchool or contact the office.

Thursday – February 8, 2018

Tomorrow's Lunch ~ Mini Corn Dogs; Corn; Fresh Broccoli; Grapes

1. The next YMCA basketball games are Saturday at 8:30 for 5th grade at 9:40 for 4th grade.

2. 5th Grade MS Wrestlers ~ You have practice after school, so hop on the bus for the MS after school.

3. There is a Box Tops contest going on now until February 23rd. Check the dates on your Box Tops!! If ANY of the Box Tops are expired the ENTIRE sheet does not count and cannot be turned in.

4. 4th Graders - Great job at your concert last night! You gave us MILES OF SMILES!

5. The Daddy/Daughter Snowflake Ball pictures will be given out on Friday.

6. Friday will be pajama day. Dress in your comfy clothes.

7. The next musical practice is TODAY after school for scenes 1, 2, and 3 in the North/Stage Gym.

8. The Fine Arts Festival is Sunday, February 11th from 1 – 4 pm at Coal City High School. Everyone will have their artwork on display and there will be performances all afternoon in the Coal City Performing Arts Center (auditorium). The CCIS beginning band plays from 2:45-3:00.

9. Dress warmly! We go outside for recess unless the wind chill temperature is below 10 degrees. Don't forget your boots and snow pants. You can't play in the snow at recess without them.

10. Congratulations to Coach Alderson and her Poms Squad for qualifying for State! Good luck this weekend!

11. Coal City Spirit Keychains are still on sale! Each keychain is only $5.00 and $2.00 from each order goes to our PSO.

12.. Bus Students ~ You MUST wait for a teacher to lead you to the buses. WAIT on the sidewalk at the end of the playground blacktop. A teacher needs to get to buses before any of the students.

13. Students ~ You should not be using your cell phone to call or text during the school day unless you have permission from a teacher. If you are sick or need something from home, you need to let an adult know. Do not call or text home without us knowing.

14. Please stay off of the stage in the North Gym and keep your hands and feet off of the stage mat. If you need to retrieve something from the stage, ask for permission to use the stairs. Do not climb up/down the stage mat.

15. 5th Grade Students ~ Please don't make any stops between your Specials. Report to your next class and then ask permission for the bathroom, a drink, or the nurse. You need to be on time for class.

16. Fourth Grade Students ~ After lunch/recess please be quiet in the hallway as you walk back to class.

17. Students – If you get picked up after school, please tell your ride they must park in a designated parking space. Do not get in the car at the end of the sidewalk. Do not cross the street to get into a car unless you are with a crossing guard.

18. Make it a great day AND be kind to one another!

19. School begins at 8:05, but students can enter the building at 7:50. Students can enter the cafeteria at 7:40 if they want breakfast.

20. If your child is tardy to school (arrives at or after 8:05) an adult must come into the office to sign in your child.

21. If your child is absent, please call the office at 815-634-2182 by 9:00 a.m., press 1 for the attendance line, and be sure to state the reason for the absence. If we do not hear from you or know the reason why your child is absent, he/she will be marked unexcused for the day.

22. Homework requests can be made when you call in your child’s absence. Homework can be sent home with another student at CCIS, or it can be picked up in the office from 3:00 – 4:00.

23. Lunch begins at 11:10 for 5th grade and 12:20 for 4th grade. The cost is $2.65. Breakfast is served from 7:40 – 8:00 a.m. The cost is $1.35. Without a drink the breakfast cost is $1.00.

24. Please keep your contact information current, so we can reach you in case of an emergency. If your address, email or phone number changes please update your child’s records in PowerSchool or contact the office.

Wednesday – February 7, 2018

Tomorrow's Lunch ~ Taco in Tortilla; Churro; Romaine Lettuce/Ranch; Red Pepper Strips; Apple

1. The next YMCA basketball practice is today after school.

2. 5th Grade MS Wrestlers ~ You have practice after school, so hop on the bus for the MS after school.

3. There is a Box Tops contest going on now until February 23rd. Check the dates on your Box Tops!! If ANY of the Box Tops are expired the ENTIRE sheet does not count and cannot be turned in.

4. The 4th grade music concert is TONIGHT at the HS at 7:00 p.m. Please arrive at 6:30. We will take a bus to the HS this morning to rehearse from 8:15-10:45.

5. The Daddy/Daughter Snowflake Ball pictures will be given out later this week.

6. Friday will be pajama day. Dress in your comfy clothes.

7. The next musical practice is on Thursday after school for scenes 1, 2, and 3.

8. The Fine Arts Festival is Sunday, February 11th from 1 – 4 pm at Coal City High School. Everyone will have their artwork on display and there will be performances all afternoon in the Coal City Performing Arts Center (auditorium). The CCIS beginning band plays from 2:45-3:00.

9. Dress warmly! We go outside for recess unless the wind chill temperature is below 10 degrees. Don't forget your boots and snow pants. You can't play in the snow at recess without them.

10. Congratulations to Coach Alderson and her Poms Squad for qualifying for State!

11. Coal City Spirit Keychains are still on sale! Each keychain is only $5.00 and $2.00 from each order goes to our PSO.

12.. Bus Students ~ You MUST wait for a teacher to lead you to the buses. WAIT on the sidewalk at the end of the playground blacktop. A teacher needs to get to buses before any of the students.

13. Students ~ You should not be using your cell phone to call or text during the school day unless you have permission from a teacher. If you are sick or need something from home, you need to let an adult know. Do not call or text home without us knowing.

14. Please stay off of the stage in the North Gym and keep your hands and feet off of the stage mat. If you need to retrieve something from the stage, ask for permission to use the stairs. Do not climb up/down the stage mat.

15. 5th Grade Students ~ Please don't make any stops between your Specials. Report to your next class and then ask permission for the bathroom, a drink, or the nurse. You need to be on time for class.

16. Fourth Grade Students ~ After lunch/recess please be quiet in the hallway as you walk back to class.

17. Students – If you get picked up after school, please tell your ride they must park in a designated parking space. Do not get in the car at the end of the sidewalk. Do not cross the street to get into a car unless you are with a crossing guard.

18. Make it a great day AND be kind to one another!

19. School begins at 8:05, but students can enter the building at 7:50. Students can enter the cafeteria at 7:40 if they want breakfast.

20. If your child is tardy to school (arrives at or after 8:05) an adult must come into the office to sign in your child.

21. If your child is absent, please call the office at 815-634-2182 by 9:00 a.m., press 1 for the attendance line, and be sure to state the reason for the absence. If we do not hear from you or know the reason why your child is absent, he/she will be marked unexcused for the day.

22. Homework requests can be made when you call in your child’s absence. Homework can be sent home with another student at CCIS, or it can be picked up in the office from 3:00 – 4:00.

23. Lunch begins at 11:10 for 5th grade and 12:20 for 4th grade. The cost is $2.65. Breakfast is served from 7:40 – 8:00 a.m. The cost is $1.35. Without a drink the breakfast cost is $1.00.

24. Please keep your contact information current, so we can reach you in case of an emergency. If your address, email or phone number changes please update your child’s records in PowerSchool or contact the office.

Tuesday – February 6, 2018

Tomorrow's Lunch ~ Quesadilla/Salsa; Black Beans/Corn; Carrot/Ranch; Mixed Fruit

1. The next YMCA basketball practice is Wednesday after school.

2. 5th Grade MS Wrestlers ~ You have a meet at Reed Custer today, so hop on the bus for the MS after school if you are wrestling tonight. Good luck!

3. There is a Box Tops contest going on now until February 23rd. Check the dates on your Box Tops!! If ANY of the Box Tops are expired the ENTIRE sheet does not count and cannot be turned in.

4. The 4th grade music concert is on February 7th at the HS at 7:00 p.m. We will take a bus to the HS during the day to rehearse from 8:15-10:45.

5. The Daddy/Daughter Snowflake Ball pictures will be given out later this week.

6. There will a student council meeting Wednesday at 7:30 a.m. in the library.

7. The next musical practice is on Thursday after school for scenes 1, 2, and 3.

8. Don't forget your boots and snow pants. You can't play in the snow at recess without them.

9. Dress warmly! We go outside for recess unless the wind chill temperature is below 10 degrees.

10. Congratulations to Coach Alderson and her Poms Squad for qualifying for State!

11. Coal City Spirit Keychains are still on sale! Each keychain is only $5.00 and $2.00 from each order goes to our PSO.

12.. Bus Students ~ You MUST wait for a teacher to lead you to the buses. WAIT on the sidewalk at the end of the playground blacktop. A teacher needs to get to buses before any of the students.

13. Students ~ You should not be using your cell phone to call or text during the school day unless you have permission from a teacher. If you are sick or need something from home, you need to let an adult know. Do not call or text home without us knowing.

14. Please stay off of the stage in the North Gym and keep your hands and feet off of the stage mat. If you need to retrieve something from the stage, ask for permission to use the stairs. Do not climb up/down the stage mat.

15. 5th Grade Students ~ Please don't make any stops between your Specials. Report to your next class and then ask permission for the bathroom, a drink, or the nurse. You need to be on time for class.

16. Fourth Grade Students ~ After lunch/recess please be quiet in the hallway as you walk back to class.

17. Students – If you get picked up after school, please tell your ride they must park in a designated parking space. Do not get in the car at the end of the sidewalk. Do not cross the street to get into a car unless you are with a crossing guard.

18. Make it a great day AND be kind to one another!

19. School begins at 8:05, but students can enter the building at 7:50. Students can enter the cafeteria at 7:40 if they want breakfast.

20. If your child is tardy to school (arrives at or after 8:05) an adult must come into the office to sign in your child.

21. If your child is absent, please call the office at 815-634-2182 by 9:00 a.m., press 1 for the attendance line, and be sure to state the reason for the absence. If we do not hear from you or know the reason why your child is absent, he/she will be marked unexcused for the day.

22. Homework requests can be made when you call in your child’s absence. Homework can be sent home with another student at CCIS, or it can be picked up in the office from 3:00 – 4:00.

23. Lunch begins at 11:10 for 5th grade and 12:20 for 4th grade. The cost is $2.65. Breakfast is served from 7:40 – 8:00 a.m. The cost is $1.35. Without a drink the breakfast cost is $1.00.

24. Please keep your contact information current, so we can reach you in case of an emergency. If your address, email or phone number changes please update your child’s records in PowerSchool or contact the office.

Monday – February 5, 2018

Tomorrow's Lunch ~ Chicken Patty; Celery/Ranch; Peas; Mandarin Oranges; Pudding

1. The next YMCA basketball practice is Wednesday after school.

2. 5th Grade MS Wrestlers ~ You have LATE practice today, so go home after school. Your practice time has moved up to 4:30-6:00.

3. There is a Box Tops contest going on now until February 23rd. Check the dates on your Box Tops!! If ANY of the Box Tops are expired the ENTIRE sheet does not count and cannot be turned in.

4. The 4th grade music concert is on February 7th at the HS at 7:00 p.m. We will take a bus to the HS during the day to rehearse from 8:15-10:45.

5. The Daddy/Daughter Snowflake Ball pictures will be given out later this week.

6. There will a student council meeting Wednesday at 7:30 a.m. in the library.

7. Today's musical practice is in the South Gym for scenes 1, 2 and 3.

8. Don't forget your boots and snow pants. You can't play in the snow at recess without them.

9. Dress warmly! We go outside for recess unless the wind chill temperature is below 10 degrees.

10. Congratulations to Coach Alderson and her Poms Squad for qualifying for State!

11. Coal City Spirit Keychains are still on sale! Each keychain is only $5.00 and $2.00 from each order goes to our PSO.

12.. Bus Students ~ You MUST wait for a teacher to lead you to the buses. WAIT on the sidewalk at the end of the playground blacktop. A teacher needs to get to buses before any of the students.

13. Students ~ You should not be using your cell phone to call or text during the school day unless you have permission from a teacher. If you are sick or need something from home, you need to let an adult know. Do not call or text home without us knowing.

14. Please stay off of the stage in the North Gym and keep your hands and feet off of the stage mat. If you need to retrieve something from the stage, ask for permission to use the stairs. Do not climb up/down the stage mat.

15. 5th Grade Students ~ Please don't make any stops between your Specials. Report to your next class and then ask permission for the bathroom, a drink, or the nurse. You need to be on time for class.

16. Fourth Grade Students ~ After lunch/recess please be quiet in the hallway as you walk back to class.

17. Students – If you get picked up after school, please tell your ride they must park in a designated parking space. Do not get in the car at the end of the sidewalk. Do not cross the street to get into a car unless you are with a crossing guard.

18. Make it a great day AND be kind to one another!

19. School begins at 8:05, but students can enter the building at 7:50. Students can enter the cafeteria at 7:40 if they want breakfast.

20. If your child is tardy to school (arrives at or after 8:05) an adult must come into the office to sign in your child.

21. If your child is absent, please call the office at 815-634-2182 by 9:00 a.m., press 1 for the attendance line, and be sure to state the reason for the absence. If we do not hear from you or know the reason why your child is absent, he/she will be marked unexcused for the day.

22. Homework requests can be made when you call in your child’s absence. Homework can be sent home with another student at CCIS, or it can be picked up in the office from 3:00 – 4:00.

23. Lunch begins at 11:10 for 5th grade and 12:20 for 4th grade. The cost is $2.65. Breakfast is served from 7:40 – 8:00 a.m. The cost is $1.35. Without a drink the breakfast cost is $1.00.

24. Please keep your contact information current, so we can reach you in case of an emergency. If your address, email or phone number changes please update your child’s records in PowerSchool or contact the office.

Friday – February 2, 2018

1. The next YMCA basketball games are Saturday at 8:30 for 5th grade and 9:40 for 4th grade.

2. 5th Grade MS Wrestlers ~ You have practice today, so hop on the bus for the MS after school. Good luck in DeKalb tomorrow!

3. There is a Box Tops contest going on now until February 23rd. Check the dates on your Box Tops!! If ANY of the Box Tops are expired the ENTIRE sheet does not count and cannot be turned in.

4. The 4th grade music concert is on February 7th at the HS at 7:00.

5. The Daddy/Daughter Snowflake Ball pictures will be given out next week.

6. BINGO!!! Saturday at CCIS 1:00 - 4:00.

7. Today's musical practice is canceled.

8. CCIS is hosting Family Bingo on Saturday, February 3rd from 1:00-4:00. There will be FREE hot chocolate and many awesome prizes! Bingo cards are only $0.25 per game. There will also be a concession stand. Bring your family and friends!

9. AIMSweb testing is this week and next week if you were absent. Try your best!

10. Today is National wear Red Day to show support for the American Heart Association.

11. Coal City Spirit Keychains are still on sale! Each keychain is only $5.00 and $2.00 from each order goes to our PSO.

12.. Bus Students ~ You MUST wait for a teacher to lead you to the buses. WAIT on the sidewalk at the end of the playground blacktop. A teacher needs to get to buses before any of the students.

13. Students ~ You should not be using your cell phone to call or text during the school day unless you have permission from a teacher. If you are sick or need something from home, you need to let an adult know. Do not call or text home without us knowing.

14. Please stay off of the stage in the North Gym and keep your hands and feet off of the stage mat. If you need to retrieve something from the stage, ask for permission to use the stairs. Do not climb up/down the stage mat.

15. 5th Grade Students ~ Please don't make any stops between your Specials. Report to your next class and then ask permission for the bathroom, a drink, or the nurse. You need to be on time for class.

16. Fourth Grade Students ~ After lunch/recess please be quiet in the hallway as you walk back to class.

17. Students – If you get picked up after school, please tell your ride they must park in a designated parking space. Do not get in the car at the end of the sidewalk. Do not cross the street to get into a car unless you are with a crossing guard.

18. Make it a great day AND be kind to one another!

19. School begins at 8:05, but students can enter the building at 7:50. Students can enter the cafeteria at 7:40 if they want breakfast.

20. If your child is tardy to school (arrives at or after 8:05) an adult must come into the office to sign in your child.

21. If your child is absent, please call the office at 815-634-2182 by 9:00 a.m., press 1 for the attendance line, and be sure to state the reason for the absence. If we do not hear from you or know the reason why your child is absent, he/she will be marked unexcused for the day.

22. Homework requests can be made when you call in your child’s absence. Homework can be sent home with another student at CCIS, or it can be picked up in the office from 3:00 – 4:00.

23. Lunch begins at 11:10 for 5th grade and 12:20 for 4th grade. The cost is $2.65. Breakfast is served from 7:40 – 8:00 a.m. The cost is $1.35. Without a drink the breakfast cost is $1.00.

24. Please keep your contact information current, so we can reach you in case of an emergency. If your address, email or phone number changes please update your child’s records in PowerSchool or contact the office.

Thursday – February 1, 2018

1. The next YMCA basketball games are Saturday at 8:30 for 5th grade and 9:40 for 4th grade.

2. 5th Grade MS Wrestlers ~ You have a meet today, so hop on the bus for the MS after school if you have a match tonight.

3. There is a Box Tops contest going on now until February 23rd. Check the dates on your Box Tops!! If ANY of the Box Tops are expired the ENTIRE sheet does not count and cannot be turned in.

4. The 4th grade music concert is on February 7th at the HS at 7:00.

5. The Daddy/Daughter Snowflake Ball is TONIGHT 6:00-7:30 p.m. Tickets are $10.00. You can still buy a ticket tonight!

6. The top 10 creations from the 100 Day Creations Contest are: Drawing of Horse, Popsicle House with Two Trees, Igloo of Sugar Cubes, Tower of Cups, Bookshelf with Popsicle Stick Books, “Paws”itively Awesome Puppy, Colored Paper Cube Structure, “I Survived” Band Aides, Skittles “100”, and Jerry Rice. You will get your prize on Friday, and everyone who participated will get something.

7. There is musical practice for those in Scene 1 and 2 after school TODAY until 4:00 in the South/rock wall gym.

8. CCIS is hosting Family Bingo on Saturday, February 3rd from 1:00-4:00. There will be FREE hot chocolate and many awesome prizes! Bingo cards are only $0.25 per game. There will also be a concession stand. Bring your family and friends!

9. AIMSweb testing is this week. Try your best!

10. Friday is National wear Red Day to show support for the American Heart Association.

11. Coal City Spirit Keychains are still on sale! Each keychain is only $5.00 and $2.00 from each order goes to our PSO.

12.. Bus Students ~ You MUST wait for a teacher to lead you to the buses. WAIT on the sidewalk at the end of the playground blacktop. A teacher needs to get to buses before any of the students.

13. Students ~ You should not be using your cell phone to call or text during the school day unless you have permission from a teacher. If you are sick or need something from home, you need to let an adult know. Do not call or text home without us knowing.

14. Please stay off of the stage in the North Gym and keep your hands and feet off of the stage mat. If you need to retrieve something from the stage, ask for permission to use the stairs. Do not climb up/down the stage mat.

15. 5th Grade Students ~ Please don't make any stops between your Specials. Report to your next class and then ask permission for the bathroom, a drink, or the nurse. You need to be on time for class.

16. Fourth Grade Students ~ After lunch/recess please be quiet in the hallway as you walk back to class.

17. Students – If you get picked up after school, please tell your ride they must park in a designated parking space. Do not get in the car at the end of the sidewalk. Do not cross the street to get into a car unless you are with a crossing guard.

18. Make it a great day AND be kind to one another!

19. School begins at 8:05, but students can enter the building at 7:50. Students can enter the cafeteria at 7:40 if they want breakfast.

20. If your child is tardy to school (arrives at or after 8:05) an adult must come into the office to sign in your child.

21. If your child is absent, please call the office at 815-634-2182 by 9:00 a.m., press 1 for the attendance line, and be sure to state the reason for the absence. If we do not hear from you or know the reason why your child is absent, he/she will be marked unexcused for the day.

22. Homework requests can be made when you call in your child’s absence. Homework can be sent home with another student at CCIS, or it can be picked up in the office from 3:00 – 4:00.

23. Lunch begins at 11:10 for 5th grade and 12:20 for 4th grade. The cost is $2.65. Breakfast is served from 7:40 – 8:00 a.m. The cost is $1.35. Without a drink the breakfast cost is $1.00.

24. Please keep your contact information current, so we can reach you in case of an emergency. If your address, email or phone number changes please update your child’s records in PowerSchool or contact the office.

Wednesday – January 31, 2018

1. The next YMCA basketball practice is TODAY after school.

2. 5th Grade MS Wrestlers ~ You have practice today, so hop on the bus for the MS after school.

The wrestling Warriors hosted Minooka and Manteno last night. Culan Lindenmuth, Cam Harrington, Rey Gonzalez, Shaun Polarek, Sam Sterba, Dylan Young, Ryan Flynn, and Vincy Mugnolo all had wins.

3. There is a Box Tops contest going on now until February 23rd. Check the dates on your Box Tops!! If ANY of the Box Tops are expired the ENTIRE sheet does not count and cannot be turned in.

4. The 4th grade music concert is on February 7th at the HS at 7:00.

5. The Daddy/Daughter Snowflake Ball is Thursday, February 1st 6:00-7:30 p.m. Tickets are $10.00.

6. The winners of the 100 Day Creations Contest will be announced today. We will take a picture of the top five winners with your creation tomorrow morning. Tomorrow all creations need to be taken home or they will be thrown out. We need the space for the dance.

7. There is musical practice for those in Scene 1 and 2 after school on Thursday until 4:00 in the South/rock wall gym.

8. CCIS is hosting Family Bingo on Saturday, February 3rd from 1:00-4:00. There will be FREE hot chocolate and many awesome prizes! Bingo cards are only $0.25 per game. There will also be a concession stand. Bring your family and friends!

9. AIMSweb testing is this week. Try your best!

10. Coal City Spirit Keychains are still on sale! Each keychain is only $5.00 and $2.00 from each order goes to our PSO.

11. Bus Students ~ You MUST wait for a teacher to lead you to the buses. WAIT on the sidewalk at the end of the playground blacktop. A teacher needs to get to buses before any of the students.

12. Students ~ You should not be using your cell phone to call or text during the school day unless you have permission from a teacher. If you are sick or need something from home, you need to let an adult know. Do not call or text home without us knowing.

13. Please stay off of the stage in the North Gym and keep your hands and feet off of the stage mat. If you need to retrieve something from the stage, ask for permission to use the stairs. Do not climb up/down the stage mat.

14. 5th Grade Students ~ Please don't make any stops between your Specials. Report to your next class and then ask permission for the bathroom, a drink, or the nurse. You need to be on time for class.

15. Fourth Grade Students ~ After lunch/recess please be quiet in the hallway as you walk back to class.

16. Students – If you get picked up after school, please tell your ride they must park in a designated parking space. Do not get in the car at the end of the sidewalk. Do not cross the street to get into a car unless you are with a crossing guard.

17. Make it a great day AND be kind to one another!

18. School begins at 8:05, but students can enter the building at 7:50. Students can enter the cafeteria at 7:40 if they want breakfast.

19. If your child is tardy to school (arrives at or after 8:05) an adult must come into the office to sign in your child.

20. If your child is absent, please call the office at 815-634-2182 by 9:00 a.m., press 1 for the attendance line, and be sure to state the reason for the absence. If we do not hear from you or know the reason why your child is absent, he/she will be marked unexcused for the day.

21. Homework requests can be made when you call in your child’s absence. Homework can be sent home with another student at CCIS, or it can be picked up in the office from 3:00 – 4:00.

22. Lunch begins at 11:10 for 5th grade and 12:20 for 4th grade. The cost is $2.65. Breakfast is served from 7:40 – 8:00 a.m. The cost is $1.35. Without a drink the breakfast cost is $1.00.

23. Please keep your contact information current, so we can reach you in case of an emergency. If your address, email or phone number changes please update your child’s records in PowerSchool or contact the office.

Tuesday – January 30, 2018

1. The next YMCA basketball practice is Wednesday after school.

2. 5th Grade MS Wrestlers ~ You have a meet today at CCHS, so hop on the bus for the MS after school. Good luck at your meet!

3. There is a Box Tops contest going on now until February 23rd. Check the dates on your Box Tops!! If ANY of the Box Tops are expired the ENTIRE sheet does not count and cannot be turned in.

4. The 4th grade music concert is on February 7th at the HS at 7:00.

5. The Daddy/Daughter Snowflake Ball is Thursday, February 1st 6:00-7:30 p.m. Tickets are $10.00.

6. TODAY is the 100th day of school!!! Don't forget to vote on your favorite 100 Day creation that are set up in the cafeteria. The winners will get to pick from free bingo cards for Family Bingo on 2/3, a CCIS t-shirt, certificates, and more!

7. There is musical practice for those in Scene 1 and 2 after school on Thursday until 4:00 in the South/rock wall gym.

8. CCIS is hosting Family Bingo on Saturday, February 3rd from 1:00-4:00. There will be FREE hot chocolate and many awesome prizes! Bingo cards are only $0.25 per game. There will also be a concession stand. Bring your family and friends!

9. AIMSweb testing is this week. Try your best!

10. Coal City Spirit Keychains are still on sale! Each keychain is only $5.00 and $2.00 from each order goes to our PSO.

11. Bus Students ~ You MUST wait for a teacher to lead you to the buses. WAIT on the sidewalk at the end of the playground blacktop. A teacher needs to get to buses before any of the students.

12. Students ~ You should not be using your cell phone to call or text during the school day unless you have permission from a teacher. If you are sick or need something from home, you need to let an adult know. Do not call or text home without us knowing.

13. Please stay off of the stage in the North Gym and keep your hands and feet off of the stage mat. If you need to retrieve something from the stage, ask for permission to use the stairs. Do not climb up/down the stage mat.

14. 5th Grade Students ~ Please don't make any stops between your Specials. Report to your next class and then ask permission for the bathroom, a drink, or the nurse. You need to be on time for class.

15. Fourth Grade Students ~ After lunch/recess please be quiet in the hallway as you walk back to class.

16. Students – If you get picked up after school, please tell your ride they must park in a designated parking space. Do not get in the car at the end of the sidewalk. Do not cross the street to get into a car unless you are with a crossing guard.

17. Make it a great day AND be kind to one another!

18. School begins at 8:05, but students can enter the building at 7:50. Students can enter the cafeteria at 7:40 if they want breakfast.

19. If your child is tardy to school (arrives at or after 8:05) an adult must come into the office to sign in your child.

20. If your child is absent, please call the office at 815-634-2182 by 9:00 a.m., press 1 for the attendance line, and be sure to state the reason for the absence. If we do not hear from you or know the reason why your child is absent, he/she will be marked unexcused for the day.

21. Homework requests can be made when you call in your child’s absence. Homework can be sent home with another student at CCIS, or it can be picked up in the office from 3:00 – 4:00.

22. Lunch begins at 11:10 for 5th grade and 12:20 for 4th grade. The cost is $2.65. Breakfast is served from 7:40 – 8:00 a.m. The cost is $1.35. Without a drink the breakfast cost is $1.00.

23. Please keep your contact information current, so we can reach you in case of an emergency. If your address, email or phone number changes please update your child’s records in PowerSchool or contact the office.

Monday – January 29, 2018

1. The next YMCA basketball practice is Wednesday after school.

2. This weekend the Wrestling Warriors split squads and traveled in different directions. The Varsity headed to Eureka to take part in a 6-team dual tournament. Coal City went undefeated with a 5-0 record. The following 5th grade wrestlers made the all-tournament team: Culan Lindemuth 4-1 and Landin Benson 5-0. The Junior Varsity Warriors wrestled at the New Lenox tournament on Saturday. Champions were Rey Gonzalez and Cam Harrington. Tyler Hogan got 2nd place and Shaun Polarek got 3rd place.

3. 5th Grade MS Wrestlers ~ You have practice today, so hop on the bus for the MS after school.

4. There is a Box Tops contest going on now until February 23rd. Check the dates on your Box Tops!! If ANY of the Box Tops are expired the ENTIRE sheet does not count and cannot be turned in.

5. The 4th grade music concert is on February 7th at the HS at 7:00.

6. The Daddy/Daughter Snowflake Ball is Thursday, February 1st 6:00-7:30 p.m. Tickets are $10.00.

7. Tuesday, January 30th is the 100th day of school! Wear your comfy clothes and you can bring a tech device for reading purposes. All students will be reading for 100 minutes that day. We will also have a 100 Day Creation Contest! At home build/create anything using exactly 100 items. We will display all creations in the cafeteria. Students and faculty will vote during the day and winners will be announced on 1/31. Prizes include student’s choice of free bingo cards for Family Bingo on 2/3, a CCIS t-shirt, certificates, and more!

8. There is musical practice for those in Scene 1 after school TODAY until 4:00 in the South/rock wall gym.

9. CCIS is hosting Family Bingo on Saturday, February 3rd from 1:00-4:00. There will be FREE hot chocolate and many awesome prizes! Bingo cards are only $0.25 per game. There will also be a concession stand. Bring your family and friends!

10. AIMSweb testing is this week. Try your best!

11. Coal City Spirit Keychains are still on sale! Each keychain is only $5.00 and $2.00 from each order goes to our PSO.

12. Bus Students ~ You MUST wait for a teacher to lead you to the buses. WAIT on the sidewalk at the end of the playground blacktop. A teacher needs to get to buses before any of the students.

13. Students ~ You should not be using your cell phone to call or text during the school day unless you have permission from a teacher. If you are sick or need something from home, you need to let an adult know. Do not call or text home without us knowing.

14. Please stay off of the stage in the North Gym and keep your hands and feet off of the stage mat. If you need to retrieve something from the stage, ask for permission to use the stairs. Do not climb up/down the stage mat.

15. 5th Grade Students ~ Please don't make any stops between your Specials. Report to your next class and then ask permission for the bathroom, a drink, or the nurse. You need to be on time for class.

16. Fourth Grade Students ~ After lunch/recess please be quiet in the hallway as you walk back to class.

17. Students – If you get picked up after school, please tell your ride they must park in a designated parking space. Do not get in the car at the end of the sidewalk. Do not cross the street to get into a car unless you are with a crossing guard.

18. Make it a great day AND be kind to one another!

19. School begins at 8:05, but students can enter the building at 7:50. Students can enter the cafeteria at 7:40 if they want breakfast.

20. If your child is tardy to school (arrives at or after 8:05) an adult must come into the office to sign in your child.

21. If your child is absent, please call the office at 815-634-2182 by 9:00 a.m., press 1 for the attendance line, and be sure to state the reason for the absence. If we do not hear from you or know the reason why your child is absent, he/she will be marked unexcused for the day.

22. Homework requests can be made when you call in your child’s absence. Homework can be sent home with another student at CCIS, or it can be picked up in the office from 3:00 – 4:00.

23. Lunch begins at 11:10 for 5th grade and 12:20 for 4th grade. The cost is $2.65. Breakfast is served from 7:40 – 8:00 a.m. The cost is $1.35. Without a drink the breakfast cost is $1.00.

24. Please keep your contact information current, so we can reach you in case of an emergency. If your address, email or phone number changes please update your child’s records in PowerSchool or contact the office.

Friday – January 26, 2018

1. The next YMCA basketball games are Saturday morning ~ 8:30 for 5th grade; 9:40 for 4th grade. It is also picture day tomorrow, so remember to bring your picture form.

2. The Wrestling Warriors hosted a tri-meet on Thursday. The Warriors came away with 2 victories. Against Channahon the Warriors won 88-6. Culan Lindenmuth, Vincy Mugnolo and Landin Benson all had wins. JV winners were Chandler Norris and Alec Waliczek. Against Shorewood Troy the Warriors won 57-25. Varsity winners were Culan Lindenmuth, Vincy Mugnolo and Landin Benson. The JV winners included Rey Gonzalez, Dylan Young, Cam Harrington and Ryan Flynn.

3. 5th Grade MS Wrestlers ~ You have practice today, so hop on the bus for the MS after school. Good luck at your meet on Saturday!

4. There is a Box Tops contest going on now until February 23rd. Check the dates on your Box Tops!! If ANY of the Box Tops are expired the ENTIRE sheet does not count and cannot be turned in.

5. The 4th grade music concert is on February 7th at the HS at 7:00.

6. The Daddy/Daughter Snowflake Ball is Thursday, February 1st 6:00-7:30 p.m. Tickets are $10.00.

7. There will be another Mix-it-Up Day during lunch TODAY. You will sit with different students in order to meet new people and hopefully make new friends while playing a game.

8. There is musical practice for those in Scene 1 after school TODAY until 4:00 in the South/rock wall gym.

9. CCIS is hosting Family Bingo on Saturday, February 3rd from 1:00-4:00. There will be FREE hot chocolate and many awesome prizes! Bingo cards are only $0.25 per game. There will also be a concession stand. Bring your family and friends!

10. There is a Dodgeball Tournament at CCHS on Sunday. Fourth and 5th graders play at 1:00. The registration form is due TODAY. See Mr. McCleary or the office with any questions.

11. Coal City Spirit Keychains are still on sale! Each keychain is only $5.00 and $2.00 from each order goes to our PSO.

12. Tuesday, January 30th is the 100th day of school! Wear your comfy clothes and you can bring a tech device for reading purposes. All students will be reading for 100 minutes that day. We will also have a 100 Day Creation Contest! At home build/create anything using exactly 100 items. We will display all creations in the cafeteria. Students and faculty will vote during the day and winners will be announced on 1/31. Prizes include student’s choice of free bingo cards for Family Bingo on 2/3, a CCIS t-shirt, certificates, and more!

13. Bus Students ~ You MUST wait for a teacher to lead you to the buses. WAIT on the sidewalk at the end of the playground blacktop. A teacher needs to get to buses before any of the students.

14. Students ~ You should not be using your cell phone to call or text during the school day unless you have permission from a teacher. If you are sick or need something from home, you need to let an adult know. Do not call or text home without us knowing.

15. Please stay off of the stage in the North Gym and keep your hands and feet off of the stage mat. If you need to retrieve something from the stage, ask for permission to use the stairs. Do not climb up/down the stage mat.

16. 5th Grade Students ~ Please don't make any stops between your Specials. Report to your next class and then ask permission for the bathroom, a drink, or the nurse. You need to be on time for class.

17. Fourth Grade Students ~ After lunch/recess please be quiet in the hallway as you walk back to class.

18. Students – If you get picked up after school, please tell your ride they must park in a designated parking space. Do not get in the car at the end of the sidewalk. Do not cross the street to get into a car unless you are with a crossing guard.

19. Make it a great day AND be kind to one another!

20. School begins at 8:05, but students can enter the building at 7:50. Students can enter the cafeteria at 7:40 if they want breakfast.

21. If your child is tardy to school (arrives at or after 8:05) an adult must come into the office to sign in your child.

22. If your child is absent, please call the office at 815-634-2182 by 9:00 a.m., press 1 for the attendance line, and be sure to state the reason for the absence. If we do not hear from you or know the reason why your child is absent, he/she will be marked unexcused for the day.

23. Homework requests can be made when you call in your child’s absence. Homework can be sent home with another student at CCIS, or it can be picked up in the office from 3:00 – 4:00.

24. Lunch begins at 11:10 for 5th grade and 12:20 for 4th grade. The cost is $2.65. Breakfast is served from 7:40 – 8:00 a.m. The cost is $1.35. Without a drink the breakfast cost is $1.00.

25. Please keep your contact information current, so we can reach you in case of an emergency. If your address, email or phone number changes please update your child’s records in PowerSchool or contact the office.

Thursday – January 25, 2018

1. The next YMCA basketball game is Saturday morning.

2. No Band today. Mr. Blunk is at a conference.

3. 5th Grade MS Wrestlers ~ You have a home meet today, so hop on the bus for the MS after school. Good luck!

4. There is a Box Tops contest going on now until February 23rd. Check the dates on your Box Tops!! If ANY of the Box Tops are expired the ENTIRE sheet does not count and cannot be turned in.

5. The 4th grade music concert is on February 7th at the HS at 7:00.

6. The Daddy/Daughter Snowflake Ball is Thursday, February 1st 6:00-7:30 p.m. Tickets are $10.00. If you are ordering a flower wristlet, your order form is due TODAY.

7. There will be another Mix-it-Up Day during lunch on Friday. You will sit with different students in order to meet new people and hopefully make new friends while playing a game.

8. There is musical practice TODAY, Friday, and Monday after school until 4:00 in the South/rock wall gym.

9. CCIS is hosting Family Bingo on Saturday, February 3rd from 1:00-4:00. There will be FREE hot chocolate and many awesome prizes! Bingo cards are only $0.25 per game. There will also be a concession stand. Bring your family and friends!

10. There is a Dodgeball Tournament at CCHS on Sunday. Fourth and 5th graders play at 1:00. The registration form is due by Friday. See Mr. McCleary or the office with any questions.

11. Coal City Spirit Keychains are still on sale! Each keychain is only $5.00 and $2.00 from each order goes to our PSO.

12. Tuesday, January 30th is the 100th day of school! Wear your comfy clothes and you can bring a tech device for reading purposes. All students will be reading for 100 minutes that day. We will also have a 100 Day Creation Contest! At home build/create anything using exactly 100 items. We will display all creations in the cafeteria. Students and faculty will vote during the day and winners will be announced on 1/31. Prizes include student’s choice of free bingo cards for Family Bingo on 2/3, a CCIS t-shirt, certificates, and more!

13. Bus Students ~ You MUST wait for a teacher to lead you to the buses. WAIT on the sidewalk at the end of the playground blacktop. A teacher needs to get to buses before any of the students.

14. Students ~ You should not be using your cell phone to call or text during the school day unless you have permission from a teacher. If you are sick or need something from home, you need to let an adult know. Do not call or text home without us knowing.

15. Please stay off of the stage in the North Gym and keep your hands and feet off of the stage mat. If you need to retrieve something from the stage, ask for permission to use the stairs. Do not climb up/down the stage mat.

16. 5th Grade Students ~ Please don't make any stops between your Specials. Report to your next class and then ask permission for the bathroom, a drink, or the nurse. You need to be on time for class.

17. Fourth Grade Students ~ After lunch/recess please be quiet in the hallway as you walk back to class.

18. Students – If you get picked up after school, please tell your ride they must park in a designated parking space. Do not get in the car at the end of the sidewalk. Do not cross the street to get into a car unless you are with a crossing guard.

19. Make it a great day AND be kind to one another!

20. School begins at 8:05, but students can enter the building at 7:50. Students can enter the cafeteria at 7:40 if they want breakfast.

21. If your child is tardy to school (arrives at or after 8:05) an adult must come into the office to sign in your child.

22. If your child is absent, please call the office at 815-634-2182 by 9:00 a.m., press 1 for the attendance line, and be sure to state the reason for the absence. If we do not hear from you or know the reason why your child is absent, he/she will be marked unexcused for the day.

23. Homework requests can be made when you call in your child’s absence. Homework can be sent home with another student at CCIS, or it can be picked up in the office from 3:00 – 4:00.

24. Lunch begins at 11:10 for 5th grade and 12:20 for 4th grade. The cost is $2.65. Breakfast is served from 7:40 – 8:00 a.m. The cost is $1.35. Without a drink the breakfast cost is $1.00.

25. Please keep your contact information current, so we can reach you in case of an emergency. If your address, email or phone number changes please update your child’s records in PowerSchool or contact the office.

We dismiss at 2:55 today; normal time.

Wednesday – January 24, 2018

1. The next YMCA basketball practice is TODAY after school.

2. The Wrestling Warriors traveled to Joliet Hufford last night winning the dual 100-12. Winners on the JV were Rey Gonzalez, Cam Harrington, and Ryan Flynn. Varsity winners were Culan Lindemuth and Landin Benson.

3. 5th Grade MS Wrestlers ~ You have practice today, so hop on the bus for the MS after school.

4. There is a Box Tops contest going on now until February 23rd. Check the dates on your Box Tops!! If ANY of the Box Tops are expired the ENTIRE sheet does not count and cannot be turned in.

5. The 4th grade music concert is on February 7th at the HS at 7:00.

6. The Daddy/Daughter Snowflake Ball is Thursday, February 1st 6:00-7:30 p.m. Tickets are $10.00. If you are ordering a flower wristlet, your order form is due Thursday. During lunch today, the girls will be able to make song suggestions for the Daddy/Daughter dance.

7. There will be another Mix-it-Up Day during lunch on Friday. You will sit with different students in order to meet new people and hopefully make new friends while playing a game.

8. There is musical practice Thursday, Friday, and Monday after school until 4:00 in the South/rock wall gym.

9. CCIS is hosting Family Bingo on Saturday, February 3rd from 1:00-4:00. There will be FREE hot chocolate and many awesome prizes! Bingo cards are only $0.25 per game. There will also be a concession stand. Bring your family and friends!

10. There is a Dodgeball Tournament at CCHS on Sunday. Fourth and 5th graders play at 1:00. The registration form is due by Friday. See Mr. McCleary or the office with any questions.

11. Coal City Spirit Keychains are still on sale! Each keychain is only $5.00 and $2.00 from each order goes to our PSO.

12. Today is National Belly Laugh Day!!! How do you make a tissue dance? Put a boogie in it! Why can't you give Elsa a balloon? Because she will Let it Go! What do you call a bear with no teeth? A gummy bear!

13. Bus Students ~ You MUST wait for a teacher to lead you to the buses. WAIT on the sidewalk at the end of the playground blacktop. A teacher needs to get to buses before any of the students.

14. Students ~ You should not be using your cell phone to call or text during the school day unless you have permission from a teacher. If you are sick or need something from home, you need to let an adult know. Do not call or text home without us knowing.

15. Please stay off of the stage in the North Gym and keep your hands and feet off of the stage mat. If you need to retrieve something from the stage, ask for permission to use the stairs. Do not climb up/down the stage mat.

16. 5th Grade Students ~ Please don't make any stops between your Specials. Report to your next class and then ask permission for the bathroom, a drink, or the nurse. You need to be on time for class.

17. Fourth Grade Students ~ After lunch/recess please be quiet in the hallway as you walk back to class.

18. Students – If you get picked up after school, please tell your ride they must park in a designated parking space. Do not get in the car at the end of the sidewalk. Do not cross the street to get into a car unless you are with a crossing guard.

19. Make it a great day AND be kind to one another!

20. School begins at 8:05, but students can enter the building at 7:50. Students can enter the cafeteria at 7:40 if they want breakfast.

21. If your child is tardy to school (arrives at or after 8:05) an adult must come into the office to sign in your child.

22. If your child is absent, please call the office at 815-634-2182 by 9:00 a.m., press 1 for the attendance line, and be sure to state the reason for the absence. If we do not hear from you or know the reason why your child is absent, he/she will be marked unexcused for the day.

23. Homework requests can be made when you call in your child’s absence. Homework can be sent home with another student at CCIS, or it can be picked up in the office from 3:00 – 4:00.

24. Lunch begins at 11:10 for 5th grade and 12:20 for 4th grade. The cost is $2.65. Breakfast is served from 7:40 – 8:00 a.m. The cost is $1.35. Without a drink the breakfast cost is $1.00.

25. Please keep your contact information current, so we can reach you in case of an emergency. If your address, email or phone number changes please update your child’s records in PowerSchool or contact the office.

Tuesday – January 23, 2018

1. The next YMCA basketball practice is Wednesday after school.

2. The Student Council will meet at 7:30 a.m. on Wednesday in Mrs. Ness's room.

3. 5th Grade MS Wrestlers ~ You have have a meet at Hufford today. Good luck! If you are wrestling in the meet today, hop on the bus for the MS after school. If you are not wrestling today, go home after school.

4. There is a Box Tops contest going on now until February 23rd. Check the dates on your Box Tops!! If ANY of the Box Tops are expired the ENTIRE sheet does not count and cannot be turned in.

5. The 4th grade music concert is on February 7th at the HS at 7:00.

6. The Daddy/Daughter Snowflake Ball is Thursday, February 1st 6:00-7:30 p.m. Tickets are $10.00. If you are ordering a flower wristlet, your order form is due Thursday.

7. There will be another Mix-it-Up Day during lunch on Friday. You will sit with different students in order to meet new people and hopefully make new friends while playing a game.

8. There is musical practice Thursday, Friday, and Monday after school until 4:00 in the South/rock wall gym.

9. During lunch on Wednesday, the girls will be able to make song suggestions for the Daddy/Daughter dance.

10. Bus Students ~ You MUST wait for a teacher to lead you to the buses. WAIT on the sidewalk at the end of the playground blacktop. A teacher needs to get to buses before any of the students.

11. Coal City Spirit Keychains are still on sale! Each keychain is only $5.00 and $2.00 from each order goes to our PSO.

12. CCIS is hosting Family Bingo on Saturday, February 3rd from 1:00-4:00. There will be FREE hot chocolate and many awesome prizes! Bingo cards are only $0.25 per game. There will also be a concession stand. Bring your family and friends!

13. There is a Dodgeball Tournament at CCHS on Sunday. Fourth and 5th graders play at 1:00. The registration form is due by Friday. See Mr. McCleary or the office with any questions.

14. Students ~ You should not be using your cell phone to call or text during the school day unless you have permission from a teacher. If you are sick or need something from home, you need to let an adult know. Do not call or text home without us knowing.

15. Please stay off of the stage in the North Gym and keep your hands and feet off of the stage mat. If you need to retrieve something from the stage, ask for permission to use the stairs. Do not climb up/down the stage mat.

16. 5th Grade Students ~ Please don't make any stops between your Specials. Report to your next class and then ask permission for the bathroom, a drink, or the nurse. You need to be on time for class.

17. Fourth Grade Students ~ After lunch/recess please be quiet in the hallway as you walk back to class.

18. Students – If you get picked up after school, please tell your ride they must park in a designated parking space. Do not get in the car at the end of the sidewalk. Do not cross the street to get into a car unless you are with a crossing guard.

19. Make it a great day AND be kind to one another!

20. School begins at 8:05, but students can enter the building at 7:50. Students can enter the cafeteria at 7:40 if they want breakfast.

21. If your child is tardy to school (arrives at or after 8:05) an adult must come into the office to sign in your child.

22. If your child is absent, please call the office at 815-634-2182 by 9:00 a.m., press 1 for the attendance line, and be sure to state the reason for the absence. If we do not hear from you or know the reason why your child is absent, he/she will be marked unexcused for the day.

23. Homework requests can be made when you call in your child’s absence. Homework can be sent home with another student at CCIS, or it can be picked up in the office from 3:00 – 4:00.

24. Lunch begins at 11:10 for 5th grade and 12:20 for 4th grade. The cost is $2.65. Breakfast is served from 7:40 – 8:00 a.m. The cost is $1.35. Without a drink the breakfast cost is $1.00.

25. Please keep your contact information current, so we can reach you in case of an emergency. If your address, email or phone number changes please update your child’s records in PowerSchool or contact the office.

Monday – January 22, 2018

1. The next YMCA basketball practice is Wednesday after school.

2. The Student Council will meet at 7:30 a.m. on Wednesday in Mrs. Ness's room.

3. 5th Grade MS Wrestlers ~ You have LATE practice after school today, so go home after school.

4. There will be a CCIS Musical meeting TODAY at 11:45 in the South gym.

5. The 4th grade music concert is on February 7th at the HS at 7:00.

6. The Daddy/Daughter Snowflake Ball is Thursday, February 1st 6:00-7:30 p.m. Tickets are $10.00. If you are ordering a flower wristlet, your order form is due Thursday.

7. Bus Students ~ You MUST wait for a teacher to lead you to the buses. WAIT on the sidewalk at the end of the playground blacktop. A teacher needs to get to buses before any of the students.

8. Coal City Spirit Keychains are still on sale! Each keychain is only $5.00 and $2.00 from each order goes to our PSO.

9. The Wrestling Warriors traveled to Dekalb to compete in a 24-team tournament with mostly large schools. The Warriors finished in 5th place. Culan Lindenmuth took 6th place and Landin Benson finished in seventh. The Lil Coaler Wrestlers placed first in the Reed Custer Rumble on Sunday. There were 18 champions from Coal City, including Cade Poyner and Brody Widlowski.

10. CCIS is hosting Family Bingo on Saturday, February 3rd from 1:00-4:00. There will be FREE hot chocolate and many awesome prizes! Bingo cards are only $0.25 per game. There will also be a concession stand. Bring your family and friends!

11. There is a Dodgeball Tournament at CCHS on Sunday. Fourth and 5th graders play at 1:00. The registration form is due by Friday. See Mr. McCleary or the office with any questions.

12. Please stay off of the stage in the North Gym and keep your hands and feet off of the stage mat. If you need to retrieve something from the stage, ask for permission to use the stairs. Do not climb up/down the stage mat.

13. 5th Grade Students ~ Please don't make any stops between your Specials. Report to your next class and then ask permission for the bathroom, a drink, or the nurse. You need to be on time for class.

14. Fourth Grade Students ~ After lunch/recess please be quiet in the hallway as you walk back to class.

15. Students – If you get picked up after school, please tell your ride they must park in a designated parking space. Do not get in the car at the end of the sidewalk. Do not cross the street to get into a car unless you are with a crossing guard.

16. Make it a great day AND be kind to one another!

17. School begins at 8:05, but students can enter the building at 7:50. Students can enter the cafeteria at 7:40 if they want breakfast.

18. If your child is tardy to school (arrives at or after 8:05) an adult must come into the office to sign in your child.

19. If your child is absent, please call the office at 815-634-2182 by 9:00 a.m., press 1 for the attendance line, and be sure to state the reason for the absence. If we do not hear from you or know the reason why your child is absent, he/she will be marked unexcused for the day.

20. Homework requests can be made when you call in your child’s absence. Homework can be sent home with another student at CCIS, or it can be picked up in the office from 3:00 – 4:00.

21. Lunch begins at 11:10 for 5th grade and 12:20 for 4th grade. The cost is $2.65. Breakfast is served from 7:40 – 8:00 a.m. The cost is $1.35. Without a drink the breakfast cost is $1.00.

22. Please keep your contact information current, so we can reach you in case of an emergency. If your address, email or phone number changes please update your child’s records in PowerSchool or contact the office.

Friday – January 19, 2018

1. The next YMCA basketball games are Saturday morning at 8:30 for 5th grade and 9:40 for 4th grade.

2. Please remember to dress warmly. You will go outside for recess unless the wind chill temperature is below 10 degrees.

3. 5th Grade MS Wrestlers ~ You have practice after school today, so hop on the bus for the MS.

4. There will be a CCIS Musical meeting Monday at 11:45 in the North gym.

5. The 4th grade music concert is on February 7th at the HS at 7:00.

6. The Daddy/Daughter Snowflake Ball is Thursday, February 1st 6:00-7:30 p.m. Tickets are $10.00.

7. Bus Students ~ You MUST wait for a teacher to lead you to the buses. WAIT on the sidewalk at the end of the playground blacktop. A teacher needs to get to buses before any of the students.

8. Coal City Spirit Keychains are still on sale! Each keychain is only $5.00 and $2.00 from each order goes to our PSO.

9. Student Council elections for the second semester will take place this week in your homeroom.

10. We are still accepting 5th grade band registrations. If you are interested in band, let us know or contact Mr. Blunk at jblunk@ccu1.net. Band lessons take place on Tuesdays or Thursdays. Full band takes place from 10:45-11:30 on Tuesdays or Thursdays. You do not have recess on days when you have full band. Take your band instrument home after school. You cannot leave it in the hallway.

11. Please stay off of the stage in the North Gym and keep your hands and feet off of the stage mat. If you need to retrieve something from the stage, ask for permission to use the stairs. Do not climb up/down the stage mat.

12. 5th Grade Students ~ Please don't make any stops between your Specials. Report to your next class and then ask permission for the bathroom, a drink, or the nurse. You need to be on time for class.

13. Fourth Grade Students ~ After lunch/recess please be quiet in the hallway as you walk back to class.

14. Students – If you get picked up after school, please tell your ride they must park in a designated parking space. Do not get in the car at the end of the sidewalk. Do not cross the street to get into a car unless you are with a crossing guard.

15. Make it a great day AND be kind to one another!

16. School begins at 8:05, but students can enter the building at 7:50. Students can enter the cafeteria at 7:40 if they want breakfast.

17. If your child is tardy to school (arrives at or after 8:05) an adult must come into the office to sign in your child.

18. If your child is absent, please call the office at 815-634-2182 by 9:00 a.m., press 1 for the attendance line, and be sure to state the reason for the absence. If we do not hear from you or know the reason why your child is absent, he/she will be marked unexcused for the day.

19. Homework requests can be made when you call in your child’s absence. Homework can be sent home with another student at CCIS, or it can be picked up in the office from 3:00 – 4:00.

20. Lunch begins at 11:10 for 5th grade and 12:20 for 4th grade. The cost is $2.65. Breakfast is served from 7:40 – 8:00 a.m. The cost is $1.35. Without a drink the breakfast cost is $1.00.

21. Please keep your contact information current, so we can reach you in case of an emergency. If your address, email or phone number changes please update your child’s records in PowerSchool or contact the office.

Thursday – January 18, 2018

1. The next YMCA basketball game is Saturday morning.

2. Please remember to dress warmly. You will go outside for recess unless the wind chill temperature is below 10 degrees.

3. 5th Grade MS Wrestlers ~ You have practice after school today, so hop on the bus for the MS. Today's meet is canceled.

4. There will be a CCIS Musical meeting Monday at 11:45 in the North gym.

5. The 4th grade music concert is on February 7th at the HS at 7:00.

6. The Daddy/Daughter Snowflake Ball is Thursday, February 1st 6:00-7:30 p.m. Tickets are $10.00.

7. Bus Students ~ You MUST wait for a teacher to lead you to the buses. WAIT on the sidewalk at the end of the playground blacktop. A teacher needs to get to buses before any of the students.

8. Coal City Spirit Keychains are still on sale! Each keychain is only $5.00 and $2.00 from each order goes to our PSO.

9. Student Council elections for the second semester will take place this week in your homeroom.

10. We are still accepting 5th grade band registrations. If you are interested in band, let us know or contact Mr. Blunk at jblunk@ccu1.net. Band lessons take place on Tuesdays or Thursdays. Full band takes place from 10:45-11:30 on Tuesdays or Thursdays. You do not have recess on days when you have full band. Take your band instrument home after school. You cannot leave it in the hallway.

11. Please stay off of the stage in the North Gym and keep your hands and feet off of the stage mat. If you need to retrieve something from the stage, ask for permission to use the stairs. Do not climb up/down the stage mat.

12. 5th Grade Students ~ Please don't make any stops between your Specials. Report to your next class and then ask permission for the bathroom, a drink, or the nurse. You need to be on time for class.

13. Fourth Grade Students ~ After lunch/recess please be quiet in the hallway as you walk back to class.

14. Students – If you get picked up after school, please tell your ride they must park in a designated parking space. Do not get in the car at the end of the sidewalk. Do not cross the street to get into a car unless you are with a crossing guard.

15. Make it a great day AND be kind to one another!

16. School begins at 8:05, but students can enter the building at 7:50. Students can enter the cafeteria at 7:40 if they want breakfast.

17. If your child is tardy to school (arrives at or after 8:05) an adult must come into the office to sign in your child.

18. If your child is absent, please call the office at 815-634-2182 by 9:00 a.m., press 1 for the attendance line, and be sure to state the reason for the absence. If we do not hear from you or know the reason why your child is absent, he/she will be marked unexcused for the day.

19. Homework requests can be made when you call in your child’s absence. Homework can be sent home with another student at CCIS, or it can be picked up in the office from 3:00 – 4:00.

20. Lunch begins at 11:10 for 5th grade and 12:20 for 4th grade. The cost is $2.65. Breakfast is served from 7:40 – 8:00 a.m. The cost is $1.35. Without a drink the breakfast cost is $1.00.

21. Please keep your contact information current, so we can reach you in case of an emergency. If your address, email or phone number changes please update your child’s records in PowerSchool or contact the office.

Wednesday – January 17, 2018

1. The next YMCA basketball practice is TODAY after school.

2. Please remember to dress warmly. You will go outside for recess unless the wind chill temperature is below 10 degrees.

3. 5th Grade MS Wrestlers ~ You have practice after school today, so hop on the bus for the MS.

4. The wrestling Warriors traveled to Wilmington last night and won 67 to 36. Fifth grade winners were Rey Gonzalez and Vincy Mugnolo. The Warriors also wrestled Clifton Central and won 63-34. Fifth grade winners were Landin Benson and Dylan Young.

5. The 4th grade music concert is on February 7th at the HS at 7:00.

6. The Daddy/Daughter Snowflake Ball is Thursday, February 1st 6:00-7:30 p.m. Tickets are $10.00.

7. Bus Students ~ You MUST wait for a teacher to lead you to the buses. WAIT on the sidewalk at the end of the playground blacktop. A teacher needs to get to buses before any of the students.

8. Coal City Spirit Keychains are still on sale! Each keychain is only $5.00 and $2.00 from each order goes to our PSO.

9. Student Council elections for the second semester will take place this week in your homeroom.

10. We are still accepting 5th grade band registrations. If you are interested in band, let us know or contact Mr. Blunk at jblunk@ccu1.net. Band lessons take place on Tuesdays or Thursdays. Full band takes place from 10:45-11:30 on Tuesdays or Thursdays. You do not have recess on days when you have full band. Take your band instrument home after school. You cannot leave it in the hallway.

11. Please stay off of the stage in the North Gym and keep your hands and feet off of the stage mat. If you need to retrieve something from the stage, ask for permission to use the stairs. Do not climb up/down the stage mat.

12. 5th Grade Students ~ Please don't make any stops between your Specials. Report to your next class and then ask permission for the bathroom, a drink, or the nurse. You need to be on time for class.

13. Fourth Grade Students ~ After lunch/recess please be quiet in the hallway as you walk back to class.

14. Students – If you get picked up after school, please tell your ride they must park in a designated parking space. Do not get in the car at the end of the sidewalk. Do not cross the street to get into a car unless you are with a crossing guard.

15. Make it a great day AND be kind to one another!

16. School begins at 8:05, but students can enter the building at 7:50. Students can enter the cafeteria at 7:40 if they want breakfast.

17. If your child is tardy to school (arrives at or after 8:05) an adult must come into the office to sign in your child.

18. If your child is absent, please call the office at 815-634-2182 by 9:00 a.m., press 1 for the attendance line, and be sure to state the reason for the absence. If we do not hear from you or know the reason why your child is absent, he/she will be marked unexcused for the day.

19. Homework requests can be made when you call in your child’s absence. Homework can be sent home with another student at CCIS, or it can be picked up in the office from 3:00 – 4:00.

20. Lunch begins at 11:10 for 5th grade and 12:20 for 4th grade. The cost is $2.65. Breakfast is served from 7:40 – 8:00 a.m. The cost is $1.35. Without a drink the breakfast cost is $1.00.

21. Please keep your contact information current, so we can reach you in case of an emergency. If your address, email or phone number changes please update your child’s records in PowerSchool or contact the office.

Tuesday – January 16, 2018

1. The next YMCA basketball practice is Wednesday after school.

2. Please remember to dress warmly. You will go outside for recess unless the wind chill temperature is below 10 degrees.

3. 5th Grade MS Wrestlers ~ You have a meet after school today, so hop on the bus for the MS.

4. There is a PSO meeting tonight at 6:30 p.m. at CCIS.

5. The 4th grade music concert is on February 7th at the HS at 7:00.

6. The Daddy/Daughter Snowflake Ball is Thursday, February 1st 6:00-7:30 p.m. Tickets are $10.00.

7. Bus Students ~ You MUST wait for a teacher to lead you to the buses. WAIT on the sidewalk at the end of the playground blacktop. A teacher needs to get to buses before any of the students.

8. Coal City Spirit Keychains are still on sale! Each keychain is only $5.00 and $2.00 from each order goes to our PSO.

9. Student Council elections for the second semester will take place this week in your homeroom.

10. We are still accepting 5th grade band registrations. If you are interested in band, let us know or contact Mr. Blunk at jblunk@ccu1.net. Band lessons take place on Tuesdays or Thursdays. Full band takes place from 10:45-11:30 on Tuesdays or Thursdays. You do not have recess on days when you have full band. Take your band instrument home after school. You cannot leave it in the hallway.

11. Please stay off of the stage in the North Gym and keep your hands and feet off of the stage mat. If you need to retrieve something from the stage, ask for permission to use the stairs. Do not climb up/down the stage mat.

12. 5th Grade Students ~ Please don't make any stops between your Specials. Report to your next class and then ask permission for the bathroom, a drink, or the nurse. You need to be on time for class.

13. Fourth Grade Students ~ After lunch/recess please be quiet in the hallway as you walk back to class.

14. Students – If you get picked up after school, please tell your ride they must park in a designated parking space. Do not get in the car at the end of the sidewalk. Do not cross the street to get into a car unless you are with a crossing guard.

15. Make it a great day AND be kind to one another!

16. School begins at 8:05, but students can enter the building at 7:50. Students can enter the cafeteria at 7:40 if they want breakfast.

17. If your child is tardy to school (arrives at or after 8:05) an adult must come into the office to sign in your child.

18. If your child is absent, please call the office at 815-634-2182 by 9:00 a.m., press 1 for the attendance line, and be sure to state the reason for the absence. If we do not hear from you or know the reason why your child is absent, he/she will be marked unexcused for the day.

19. Homework requests can be made when you call in your child’s absence. Homework can be sent home with another student at CCIS, or it can be picked up in the office from 3:00 – 4:00.

20. Lunch begins at 11:10 for 5th grade and 12:20 for 4th grade. The cost is $2.65. Breakfast is served from 7:40 – 8:00 a.m. The cost is $1.35. Without a drink the breakfast cost is $1.00.

21. Please keep your contact information current, so we can reach you in case of an emergency. If your address, email or phone number changes please update your child’s records in PowerSchool or contact the office.

Friday – January 12, 2018

1. The next YMCA basketball practice /game is Saturday 8:30-9:30 for 5th grade and 9:40-10:40 for 4th grade.

2. Please remember to dress warmly. You will go outside for recess unless the wind chill temperature is below 10 degrees.

3. 5th Grade MS Wrestlers ~ You have practice after school today, so hop on the bus for the MS.

4. Band Students ~ Please remember your lesson time and get to band on time.

5. No School Monday in honor of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day.

6. The Daddy/Daughter Snowflake Ball is Thursday, February 1st 6:00-7:30 p.m. Tickets are $10.00. The order form will be given to all CCIS girls today.

7. Bus Students ~ You MUST wait for a teacher to lead you to the buses. WAIT on the sidewalk at the end of the playground blacktop. A teacher needs to get to buses before any of the students.

8. Coal City Spirit Keychains are still on sale! Each keychain is only $5.00 and $2.00 from each order goes to our PSO.

9. Student Council elections for the second semester will take place next week in your homeroom.

10. We are still accepting 5th grade band registrations. If you are interested in band, let us know or contact Mr. Blunk at jblunk@ccu1.net. Band lessons take place on Tuesdays or Thursdays. Full band takes place from 10:45-11:30 on Tuesdays or Thursdays. You do not have recess on days when you have full band. Take your band instrument home after school. You cannot leave it in the hallway.

11. Please stay off of the stage in the North Gym and keep your hands and feet off of the stage mat. If you need to retrieve something from the stage, ask for permission to use the stairs. Do not climb up/down the stage mat.

12. 5th Grade Students ~ Please don't make any stops between your Specials. Report to your next class and then ask permission for the bathroom, a drink, or the nurse. You need to be on time for class.

13. Fourth Grade Students ~ After lunch/recess please be quiet in the hallway as you walk back to class.

14. Students – If you get picked up after school, please tell your ride they must park in a designated parking space. Do not get in the car at the end of the sidewalk. Do not cross the street to get into a car unless you are with a crossing guard.

15. Make it a great day AND be kind to one another!

16. School begins at 8:05, but students can enter the building at 7:50. Students can enter the cafeteria at 7:40 if they want breakfast.

17. If your child is tardy to school (arrives at or after 8:05) an adult must come into the office to sign in your child.

18. If your child is absent, please call the office at 815-634-2182 by 9:00 a.m., press 1 for the attendance line, and be sure to state the reason for the absence. If we do not hear from you or know the reason why your child is absent, he/she will be marked unexcused for the day.

19. Homework requests can be made when you call in your child’s absence. Homework can be sent home with another student at CCIS, or it can be picked up in the office from 3:00 – 4:00.

20. Lunch begins at 11:10 for 5th grade and 12:20 for 4th grade. The cost is $2.65. Breakfast is served from 7:40 – 8:00 a.m. The cost is $1.35. Without a drink the breakfast cost is $1.00.

21. Please keep your contact information current, so we can reach you in case of an emergency. If your address, email or phone number changes please update your child’s records in PowerSchool or contact the office.

Thursday – January 11, 2018

1. The next YMCA basketball practice is Saturday 8:30-9:30 for 5th grade and 9:40-10:40 for 4th grade.

2. Please remember to dress warmly. You will go outside for recess unless the wind chill temperature is below 10 degrees.

3. 5th Grade MS Wrestlers ~ Today's wrestling meet has been CANCELED due to the forecasted freezing rain. Go home after school.

4. Band Students ~ Please remember your lesson time and get to band on time.

5. No School Monday in honor of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day.

6. The CCIS Coat Closet will be open TODAY from 4:15-5:45. If you need winter clothing stop by and shop for FREE.

7. Bus Students ~ You MUST wait for a teacher to lead you to the buses. WAIT on the sidewalk at the end of the playground blacktop. A teacher needs to get to buses before any of the students.

8. Coal City Spirit Keychains are still on sale! Each keychain is only $5.00 and $2.00 from each order goes to our PSO. They make great gifts for your family members.

9. Student Council elections for the second semester will take place next week in your homeroom.

10. We are still accepting 5th grade band registrations. If you are interested in band, let us know or contact Mr. Blunk at jblunk@ccu1.net. Band lessons take place on Tuesdays or Thursdays. Full band takes place from 10:45-11:30 on Tuesdays or Thursdays. You do not have recess on days when you have full band. Take your band instrument home after school. You cannot leave it in the hallway.

11. Please stay off of the stage in the North Gym and keep your hands and feet off of the stage mat. If you need to retrieve something from the stage, ask for permission to use the stairs. Do not climb up/down the stage mat.

12. 5th Grade Students ~ Please don't make any stops between your Specials. Report to your next class and then ask permission for the bathroom, a drink, or the nurse. You need to be on time for class.

13. Fourth Grade Students ~ After lunch/recess please be quiet in the hallway as you walk back to class.

14. Students – If you get picked up after school, please tell your ride they must park in a designated parking space. Do not get in the car at the end of the sidewalk. Do not cross the street to get into a car unless you are with a crossing guard.

15. Make it a great day AND be kind to one another!

16. School begins at 8:05, but students can enter the building at 7:50. Students can enter the cafeteria at 7:40 if they want breakfast.

17. If your child is tardy to school (arrives at or after 8:05) an adult must come into the office to sign in your child.

18. If your child is absent, please call the office at 815-634-2182 by 9:00 a.m., press 1 for the attendance line, and be sure to state the reason for the absence. If we do not hear from you or know the reason why your child is absent, he/she will be marked unexcused for the day.

19. Homework requests can be made when you call in your child’s absence. Homework can be sent home with another student at CCIS, or it can be picked up in the office from 3:00 – 4:00.

20. Lunch begins at 11:10 for 5th grade and 12:20 for 4th grade. The cost is $2.65. Breakfast is served from 7:40 – 8:00 a.m. The cost is $1.35. Without a drink the breakfast cost is $1.00.

21. Please keep your contact information current, so we can reach you in case of an emergency. If your address, email or phone number changes please update your child’s records in PowerSchool or contact the office.

Wednesday – January 10, 2018

1. The next YMCA basketball practice is TODAY after school until 4:15.

2. Please remember to dress warmly. You will go outside for recess unless the wind chill temperature is below 10 degrees.

3. 5th Grade MS Wrestlers ~ You have practice right after school today, so hop on the wrestling bus.

4. Last night the Wrestling Warriors traveled to Seneca for their first JV dual meet of the season. The Warriors won 57-23. The following 5th grade students recorded a win: Cam Harrington, Rey Gonzalez, and Alec Waliczek.

5. No School Monday in honor of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day.

6. The CCIS Coat Closet will be open on Thursday, January 11th from 4:15-5:45. If you need winter clothing stop by and shop for FREE.

7. Reminder ~ We do NOT make or throw snowballs before or after school or at recess. If you do not have boots and snowpants, you must stay on the blacktop during recess. If you do have boots and snowpants, you can play in the snow, make a snowman, make snow angels, etc. but just remember NO THROWING SNOWBALLS!!

8. Bus Students ~ You MUST wait for a teacher to lead you to the buses. WAIT on the sidewalk at the end of the playground blacktop. A teacher needs to get to buses before any of the students.

9. Coal City Spirit Keychains are still on sale! Each keychain is only $5.00 and $2.00 from each order goes to our PSO. They make great gifts for your family members.

10. Student Council elections for the second semester will take place next week in your homeroom.

11. We are still accepting 5th grade band registrations. If you are interested in band, let us know or contact Mr. Blunk at jblunk@ccu1.net. Band lessons take place on Tuesdays or Thursdays. Full band takes place from 10:45-11:30 on Tuesdays or Thursdays. You do not have recess on days when you have full band. Take your band instrument home after school. You cannot leave it in the hallway.

12. Please stay off of the stage in the North Gym and keep your hands and feet off of the stage mat. If you need to retrieve something from the stage, ask for permission to use the stairs. Do not climb up/down the stage mat.

13. 5th Grade Students ~ Please don't make any stops between your Specials. Report to your next class and then ask permission for the bathroom, a drink, or the nurse. You need to be on time for class.

14. Fourth Grade Students ~ After lunch/recess please be quiet in the hallway as you walk back to class.

15. Students – If you get picked up after school, please tell your ride they must park in a designated parking space. Do not get in the car at the end of the sidewalk. Do not cross the street to get into a car unless you are with a crossing guard.

16. Make it a great day AND be kind to one another!

17. School begins at 8:05, but students can enter the building at 7:50. Students can enter the cafeteria at 7:40 if they want breakfast.

18. If your child is tardy to school (arrives at or after 8:05) an adult must come into the office to sign in your child.

19. If your child is absent, please call the office at 815-634-2182 by 9:00 a.m., press 1 for the attendance line, and be sure to state the reason for the absence. If we do not hear from you or know the reason why your child is absent, he/she will be marked unexcused for the day.

20. Homework requests can be made when you call in your child’s absence. Homework can be sent home with another student at CCIS, or it can be picked up in the office from 3:00 – 4:00.

21. Lunch begins at 11:10 for 5th grade and 12:20 for 4th grade. The cost is $2.65. Breakfast is served from 7:40 – 8:00 a.m. The cost is $1.35. Without a drink the breakfast cost is $1.00.

22. Please keep your contact information current, so we can reach you in case of an emergency. If your address, email or phone number changes please update your child’s records in PowerSchool or contact the office.

Tuesday – January 9, 2018

1. Welcome back everyone! I hope you had a wonderful winter break! The school year is half over, but don't worry there is still a lot of fun to be had, memories to be made, and of course exciting learning to do!

2. The Warriors hosted their annual wrestling invitational tournament on Saturday with a loaded field. The Warriors took first place and had 5 champions, one of whom was Culan Lindenmuth! Landin Benson took fifth place and Vincy Mugnolo placed 6th. Congratulations!

3. 5th Grade MS Wrestlers ~ If you are a part of today's JV Wrestling meet, hop on the wrestling bus to the MS after school today. Otherwise, go home after school and report to the ES by 4:00 for practice.

4. The lunch and recess homeroom order rotates today.

5. No School Monday in honor of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day.

6. The CCIS Coat Closet will be open on Thursday, January 11th from 4:15-5:45. If you need winter clothing stop by and shop for FREE.

7. Reminder ~ We do NOT make or throw snowballs before or after school or at recess. If you do not have boots and snowpants, you must stay on the blacktop during recess. If you do have boots and snowpants, you can play in the snow, make a snowman, make snow angels, etc. but just remember NO THROWING SNOWBALLS!!

8. Bus Students ~ You MUST wait for a teacher to lead you to the buses. WAIT on the sidewalk at the end of the playground blacktop. A teacher needs to get to buses before any of the students.

9. Coal City Spirit Keychains are still on sale! Each keychain is only $5.00 and $2.00 from each order goes to our PSO. They make great gifts for your family members.

10. Our After School Assistance Program (ASAP) meets on Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays from 3:00-4:00.

11. We are still accepting 5th grade band registrations. If you are interested in band, let us know or contact Mr. Blunk at jblunk@ccu1.net. Band lessons take place on Tuesdays or Thursdays. Full band takes place from 10:45-11:30 on Tuesdays or Thursdays. You do not have recess on days when you have full band. Take your band instrument home after school. You cannot leave it in the hallway.

12. Please stay off of the stage in the North Gym and keep your hands and feet off of the stage mat. If you need to retrieve something from the stage, ask for permission to use the stairs. Do not climb up/down the stage mat.

13. 5th Grade Students ~ Please don't make any stops between your Specials. Report to your next class and then ask permission for the bathroom, a drink, or the nurse. You need to be on time for class.

14. Fourth Grade Students ~ After lunch/recess please be quiet in the hallway as you walk back to class.

15. Students – If you get picked up after school, please tell your ride they must park in a designated parking space. Do not get in the car at the end of the sidewalk. Do not cross the street to get into a car unless you are with a crossing guard.

16. Make it a great day AND be kind to one another!

17. School begins at 8:05, but students can enter the building at 7:50. Students can enter the cafeteria at 7:40 if they want breakfast.

18. If your child is tardy to school (arrives at or after 8:05) an adult must come into the office to sign in your child.

19. If your child is absent, please call the office at 815-634-2182 by 9:00 a.m., press 1 for the attendance line, and be sure to state the reason for the absence. If we do not hear from you or know the reason why your child is absent, he/she will be marked unexcused for the day.

20. Homework requests can be made when you call in your child’s absence. Homework can be sent home with another student at CCIS, or it can be picked up in the office from 3:00 – 4:00.

21. Lunch begins at 11:10 for 5th grade and 12:20 for 4th grade. The cost is $2.65. Breakfast is served from 7:40 – 8:00 a.m. The cost is $1.35. Without a drink the breakfast cost is $1.00.

22. Please keep your contact information current, so we can reach you in case of an emergency. If your address, email or phone number changes please update your child’s records in PowerSchool or contact the office.


Have a wonderful Winter Break!

Friday – December 22, 2017

1. The musical cast will be announced later today. I am so proud of everyone who tried out. If you didn't make it, don't give up! Try again next year. The musical will be on March 22nd. Practices will take place during recess beginning in January. There will also be some practices after school. See Mrs. Ness if you have any questions.

2. Have a wonderful, fun, and safe Winter Break! School resumes on Tuesday, January 9th.

3. 5th Grade MS Wrestlers ~ NO PRACTICE TODAY!

4. Thank you to all students and staff, who contributed and supported our Cocoa Candy Christmas for a Cause. As a school, we raised $1665! We are able to contribute $665 to Heifer International, $500 to Help for Hope, and $500 to Children's Cancer Research. What an amazing gift to give to others in need!

5. The PSO is sponsoring a movie at The Mar Theatre in Wilmington on Saturday, 12/23 at 11:00 a.m. For $5.00 you will get your movie ticket, a drink, and popcorn. PSO will pay the rest! The movie is Elf.

6. For today's lunch, there may not be enough milk so 100% juice will be served if we run out of milk.

7. The CCIS Coat Closet will be open again on January 11th from 4:15-5:45. If you need winter clothing stop by and shop for FREE.

8. Bus Students ~ You MUST wait for a teacher to lead you to the buses. WAIT on the sidewalk at the end of the playground blacktop. A teacher needs to get to buses before any of the students.

9. Coal City Spirit Keychains are still on sale! Each keychain is only $5.00 and $2.00 from each order goes to our PSO. They make great gifts for your family members.

10. Our After School Assistance Program (ASAP) meets on Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays from 3:00-4:00.

11. We are still accepting 5th grade band registrations. If you are interested in band, let us know or contact Mr. Blunk at jblunk@ccu1.net. Band lessons take place on Tuesdays or Thursdays. Full band takes place from 10:45-11:30 on Tuesdays or Thursdays. You do not have recess on days when you have full band. Take your band instrument home after school. You cannot leave it in the hallway.

12. Please stay off of the stage in the North Gym and keep your hands and feet off of the stage mat. If you need to retrieve something from the stage, ask for permission to use the stairs. Do not climb up/down the stage mat.

13. 5th Grade Students ~ Please don't make any stops between your Specials. Report to your next class and then ask permission for the bathroom, a drink, or the nurse. You need to be on time for class.

14. Fourth Grade Students ~ After lunch/recess please be quiet in the hallway as you walk back to class.

15. Students – If you get picked up after school, please tell your ride they must park in a designated parking space. Do not get in the car at the end of the sidewalk. Do not cross the street to get into a car unless you are with a crossing guard.

16. Make it a great day AND be kind to one another!

17. School begins at 8:05, but students can enter the building at 7:50. Students can enter the cafeteria at 7:40 if they want breakfast.

18. If your child is tardy to school (arrives at or after 8:05) an adult must come into the office to sign in your child.

19. If your child is absent, please call the office at 815-634-2182 by 9:00 a.m., press 1 for the attendance line, and be sure to state the reason for the absence. If we do not hear from you or know the reason why your child is absent, he/she will be marked unexcused for the day.

20. Homework requests can be made when you call in your child’s absence. Homework can be sent home with another student at CCIS, or it can be picked up in the office from 3:00 – 4:00.

21. Lunch begins at 11:10 for 5th grade and 12:20 for 4th grade. The cost is $2.65. Breakfast is served from 7:40 – 8:00 a.m. The cost is $1.35. Without a drink the breakfast cost is $1.00.

22. Please keep your contact information current, so we can reach you in case of an emergency. If your address, email or phone number changes please update your child’s records in PowerSchool or contact the office.

For tomorrow's lunch (12/22), there may not be enough milk so 100% juice will be served if we run out of milk.

Thursday – December 21, 2017

1. Tryouts for CCIS's musical, "Beauty and the Beast, Jr.", will be during recess TODAY for Last Names N-Z. Students who want to tryout should eat lunch first and report to the North gym at the following times: 11:40-12:10 for 5th grade and 12:40-1:05 for 4th grade. The musical will be on March 22nd. Practices will take place during recess beginning in January. There will also be some practices after school. See Mrs. Ness if you have any questions.

2. Friday, 12/22 is Polar Express/PJ Day.

3. 5th Grade MS Wrestlers ~ You have practice right after school today, so hop on the bus that takes you to the MS.

4. Congratulations to the yearbook cover contest winners! 3rd Place ~ Emily Bergmark 2nd Place ~ Kylee Kennell 1st Place ~ Kate Promis

5. The PSO is sponsoring a movie at The Mar Theatre in Wilmington on Saturday, 12/23 at 11:00 a.m. For $5.00 you will get your movie ticket, a drink, and popcorn. PSO will pay the rest! The movie is Elf.

6. This week (through Thursday morning) the students from Mrs. Rink's class will be selling hot cocoa before school and after lunch for $1.00. The proceeds from this classroom service will all go towards purchasing an animal through Heifer International, a global charity organization working to end hunger around the world by providing livestock and training to struggling communities. TODAY is the last day.

7. There is no band today. Make sure you practice over Winter Break!

8. The CCIS Coat Closet will be open again on January 11th from 4:15-5:45. If you need winter clothing stop by and shop for FREE.

9. Bus Students ~ You MUST wait for a teacher to lead you to the buses. WAIT on the sidewalk at the end of the playground blacktop. A teacher needs to get to buses before any of the students.

10. Coal City Spirit Keychains are still on sale! Each keychain is only $5.00 and $2.00 from each order goes to our PSO. They make great gifts for your family members.

11. Our After School Assistance Program (ASAP) meets on Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays from 3:00-4:00.

12. We are still accepting 5th grade band registrations. If you are interested in band, let us know or contact Mr. Blunk at jblunk@ccu1.net. Band lessons take place on Tuesdays or Thursdays. Full band takes place from 10:45-11:30 on Tuesdays or Thursdays. You do not have recess on days when you have full band. Take your band instrument home after school. You cannot leave it in the hallway.

13. Please stay off of the stage in the North Gym and keep your hands and feet off of the stage mat. If you need to retrieve something from the stage, ask for permission to use the stairs. Do not climb up/down the stage mat.

14. 5th Grade Students ~ Please don't make any stops between your Specials. Report to your next class and then ask permission for the bathroom, a drink, or the nurse. You need to be on time for class.

15. Fourth Grade Students ~ After lunch/recess please be quiet in the hallway as you walk back to class.

16. Students – If you get picked up after school, please tell your ride they must park in a designated parking space. Do not get in the car at the end of the sidewalk. Do not cross the street to get into a car unless you are with a crossing guard.

17. Make it a great day AND be kind to one another!

18. School begins at 8:05, but students can enter the building at 7:50. Students can enter the cafeteria at 7:40 if they want breakfast.

19. If your child is tardy to school (arrives at or after 8:05) an adult must come into the office to sign in your child.

20. If your child is absent, please call the office at 815-634-2182 by 9:00 a.m., press 1 for the attendance line, and be sure to state the reason for the absence. If we do not hear from you or know the reason why your child is absent, he/she will be marked unexcused for the day.

21. Homework requests can be made when you call in your child’s absence. Homework can be sent home with another student at CCIS, or it can be picked up in the office from 3:00 – 4:00.

22. Lunch begins at 11:10 for 5th grade and 12:20 for 4th grade. The cost is $2.65. Breakfast is served from 7:40 – 8:00 a.m. The cost is $1.35. Without a drink the breakfast cost is $1.00.

23. Please keep your contact information current, so we can reach you in case of an emergency. If your address, email or phone number changes please update your child’s records in PowerSchool or contact the office.

Wednesday – December 20, 2017

1. Tryouts for CCIS's musical, "Beauty and the Beast, Jr.", will be during recess TODAY, 12/20 (Last Name A-M) and Thursday, 12/21 (Last Name N-Z). Students who want to tryout should eat lunch first and report to the North gym at the following times: 11:40-12:10 for 5th grade and 12:40-1:05 for 4th grade. The musical will be on March 22nd. Practices will take place during recess beginning in January. There will also be some practices after school. See Mrs. Ness if you have any questions.

2. Friday, 12/22 is Polar Express/PJ Day.

3. 5th Grade MS Wrestlers ~ You have LATE practice today, so go home after school.

4. The next YMCA basketball practice is TODAY after school until 4:15.

5. The PSO is sponsoring a movie at The Mar Theatre in Wilmington on Saturday, 12/23 at 11:00 a.m. For $5.00 you will get your movie ticket, a drink, and popcorn. PSO will pay the rest! The movie is Elf.

6. This week the students from Mrs. Rink's class will be selling hot cocoa before school and after lunch for $1.00. The proceeds from this classroom service will all go towards purchasing an animal through Heifer International, a global charity organization working to end hunger around the world by providing livestock and training to struggling communities. Thursday morning is the last day.

7. There is no band on Thursday. Make sure you practice over Winter Break!

8. The CCIS Coat Closet will be open again on January 11th from 4:15-5:45. If you need winter clothing stop by and shop for FREE.

9. Bus Students ~ You MUST wait for a teacher to lead you to the buses. WAIT on the sidewalk at the end of the playground blacktop. A teacher needs to get to buses before any of the students.

10. Coal City Spirit Keychains are still on sale! Each keychain is only $5.00 and $2.00 from each order goes to our PSO. They make great gifts for your family members.

11. Our After School Assistance Program (ASAP) meets on Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays from 3:00-4:00.

12. We are still accepting 5th grade band registrations. If you are interested in band, let us know or contact Mr. Blunk at jblunk@ccu1.net. Band lessons take place on Tuesdays or Thursdays. Full band takes place from 10:45-11:30 on Tuesdays or Thursdays. You do not have recess on days when you have full band. Take your band instrument home after school. You cannot leave it in the hallway.

13. Please stay off of the stage in the North Gym and keep your hands and feet off of the stage mat. If you need to retrieve something from the stage, ask for permission to use the stairs. Do not climb up/down the stage mat.

14. 5th Grade Students ~ Please don't make any stops between your Specials. Report to your next class and then ask permission for the bathroom, a drink, or the nurse. You need to be on time for class.

15. Fourth Grade Students ~ After lunch/recess please be quiet in the hallway as you walk back to class.

16. Students – If you get picked up after school, please tell your ride they must park in a designated parking space. Do not get in the car at the end of the sidewalk. Do not cross the street to get into a car unless you are with a crossing guard.

17. Make it a great day AND be kind to one another!

18. School begins at 8:05, but students can enter the building at 7:50. Students can enter the cafeteria at 7:40 if they want breakfast.

19. If your child is tardy to school (arrives at or after 8:05) an adult must come into the office to sign in your child.

20. If your child is absent, please call the office at 815-634-2182 by 9:00 a.m., press 1 for the attendance line, and be sure to state the reason for the absence. If we do not hear from you or know the reason why your child is absent, he/she will be marked unexcused for the day.

21. Homework requests can be made when you call in your child’s absence. Homework can be sent home with another student at CCIS, or it can be picked up in the office from 3:00 – 4:00.

22. Lunch begins at 11:10 for 5th grade and 12:20 for 4th grade. The cost is $2.65. Breakfast is served from 7:40 – 8:00 a.m. The cost is $1.35. Without a drink the breakfast cost is $1.00.

23. Please keep your contact information current, so we can reach you in case of an emergency. If your address, email or phone number changes please update your child’s records in PowerSchool or contact the office.

Tuesday – December 19, 2017

1. Tryouts for CCIS's musical, "Beauty and the Beast, Jr.", will be during recess on Wednesday, 12/20 (Last Name A-M) and Thursday, 12/21 (Last Name N-Z). Students who want to tryout should eat lunch first and report to the North gym at the following times: 11:40-12:10 for 5th grade and 12:40-1:05 for 4th grade. The musical will be on March 22nd. Practices will take place during recess beginning in January. There will also be some practices after school. See Mrs. Ness if you have any questions.

2. Friday, 12/22 is Polar Express/PJ Day.

3. 5th Grade MS Wrestlers ~ You have practice right after school today, so hop on the bus that takes you to the MS.

4. The next YMCA basketball practice is Wednesday after school until 4:15.

5. The PSO is sponsoring a movie at The Mar Theatre in Wilmington on Saturday, 12/23 at 11:00 a.m. For $5.00 you will get your movie ticket, a drink, and popcorn. PSO will pay the rest! The movie is Elf.

6. This week the students from Mrs. Rink's class will be selling hot cocoa before school and after lunch for $1.00. The proceeds from this classroom service will all go towards purchasing an animal through Heifer International, a global charity organization working to end hunger around the world by providing livestock and training to struggling communities.

7. There is no band on Thursday. Make sure you practice over Winter Break!

8. The CCIS Coat Closet will be open again on January 11th from 4:15-5:45. If you need winter clothing stop by and shop for FREE.

9. Bus Students ~ You MUST wait for a teacher to lead you to the buses. WAIT on the sidewalk at the end of the playground blacktop. A teacher needs to get to buses before any of the students.

10. Coal City Spirit Keychains are still on sale! Each keychain is only $5.00 and $2.00 from each order goes to our PSO. They make great gifts for your family members.

11. Our After School Assistance Program (ASAP) meets on Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays from 3:00-4:00.

12. We are still accepting 5th grade band registrations. If you are interested in band, let us know or contact Mr. Blunk at jblunk@ccu1.net. Band lessons take place on Tuesdays or Thursdays. Full band takes place from 10:45-11:30 on Tuesdays or Thursdays. You do not have recess on days when you have full band. Take your band instrument home after school. You cannot leave it in the hallway.

13. Please stay off of the stage in the North Gym and keep your hands and feet off of the stage mat. If you need to retrieve something from the stage, ask for permission to use the stairs. Do not climb up/down the stage mat.

14. 5th Grade Students ~ Please don't make any stops between your Specials. Report to your next class and then ask permission for the bathroom, a drink, or the nurse. You need to be on time for class.

15. Fourth Grade Students ~ After lunch/recess please be quiet in the hallway as you walk back to class.

16. Students – If you get picked up after school, please tell your ride they must park in a designated parking space. Do not get in the car at the end of the sidewalk. Do not cross the street to get into a car unless you are with a crossing guard.

17. Make it a great day AND be kind to one another!

18. School begins at 8:05, but students can enter the building at 7:50. Students can enter the cafeteria at 7:40 if they want breakfast.

19. If your child is tardy to school (arrives at or after 8:05) an adult must come into the office to sign in your child.

20. If your child is absent, please call the office at 815-634-2182 by 9:00 a.m., press 1 for the attendance line, and be sure to state the reason for the absence. If we do not hear from you or know the reason why your child is absent, he/she will be marked unexcused for the day.

21. Homework requests can be made when you call in your child’s absence. Homework can be sent home with another student at CCIS, or it can be picked up in the office from 3:00 – 4:00.

22. Lunch begins at 11:10 for 5th grade and 12:20 for 4th grade. The cost is $2.65. Breakfast is served from 7:40 – 8:00 a.m. The cost is $1.35. Without a drink the breakfast cost is $1.00.

23. Please keep your contact information current, so we can reach you in case of an emergency. If your address, email or phone number changes please update your child’s records in PowerSchool or contact the office.

Monday – December 18, 2017

1. Tryouts for CCIS's musical, "Beauty and the Beast, Jr.", will be during recess on Wednesday, 12/20 (Last Name A-M) and Thursday, 12/21 (Last Name N-Z). Students who want to tryout should eat lunch first and report to the North gym at the following times: 11:40-12:10 for 5th grade and 12:40-1:05 for 4th grade. The musical will be on March 22nd. Practices will take place during recess beginning in January. There will also be some practices after school. See Mrs. Ness if you have any questions.

2. Friday, 12/22 is Polar Express/PJ Day.

3. 5th Grade MS Wrestlers ~ You have practice right after school today, so hop on the bus that takes you to the MS.

4. Can you GUESS WHO is pictured in the cafeteria? Try to figure out which staff members are pictured in the Christmas photos from long ago!

5. The PSO is sponsoring a movie at The Mar Theatre in Wilmington on Saturday, 12/23 at 11:00 a.m. For $5.00 you will get your movie ticket, a drink, and popcorn. PSO will pay the rest! The movie is Elf.

6. This week the students from Mrs. Rink's class will be selling hot cocoa before school and after lunch for $1.00. The proceeds from this classroom service will all go towards purchasing an animal through Heifer International, a global charity organization working to end hunger around the world by providing livestock and training to struggling communities.

7. This weekend the Wrestling Warriors traveled to Homer to compete in a 24-team tournament. The Warriors finished in 5th place as a team. Culan Lindemuth took 5th place and Landin Benson finished in 7th place.

8. The CCIS Coat Closet will be open again on January 11th from 4:15-5:45. If you need winter clothing stop by and shop for FREE.

9. Bus Students ~ You MUST wait for a teacher to lead you to the buses. WAIT on the sidewalk at the end of the playground blacktop. A teacher needs to get to buses before any of the students.

10. Coal City Spirit Keychains are still on sale! Each keychain is only $5.00 and $2.00 from each order goes to our PSO. They make great gifts for your family members.

11. Our After School Assistance Program (ASAP) meets on Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays from 3:00-4:00.

12. We are still accepting 5th grade band registrations. If you are interested in band, let us know or contact Mr. Blunk at jblunk@ccu1.net. Band lessons take place on Tuesdays or Thursdays. Full band takes place from 10:45-11:30 on Tuesdays or Thursdays. You do not have recess on days when you have full band. Take your band instrument home after school. You cannot leave it in the hallway.

13. Please stay off of the stage in the North Gym and keep your hands and feet off of the stage mat. If you need to retrieve something from the stage, ask for permission to use the stairs. Do not climb up/down the stage mat.

14. 5th Grade Students ~ Please don't make any stops between your Specials. Report to your next class and then ask permission for the bathroom, a drink, or the nurse. You need to be on time for class.

15. Fourth Grade Students ~ After lunch/recess please be quiet in the hallway as you walk back to class.

16. Students – If you get picked up after school, please tell your ride they must park in a designated parking space. Do not get in the car at the end of the sidewalk. Do not cross the street to get into a car unless you are with a crossing guard.

17. Make it a great day AND be kind to one another!

18. School begins at 8:05, but students can enter the building at 7:50. Students can enter the cafeteria at 7:40 if they want breakfast.

19. If your child is tardy to school (arrives at or after 8:05) an adult must come into the office to sign in your child.

20. If your child is absent, please call the office at 815-634-2182 by 9:00 a.m., press 1 for the attendance line, and be sure to state the reason for the absence. If we do not hear from you or know the reason why your child is absent, he/she will be marked unexcused for the day.

21. Homework requests can be made when you call in your child’s absence. Homework can be sent home with another student at CCIS, or it can be picked up in the office from 3:00 – 4:00.

22. Lunch begins at 11:10 for 5th grade and 12:20 for 4th grade. The cost is $2.65. Breakfast is served from 7:40 – 8:00 a.m. The cost is $1.35. Without a drink the breakfast cost is $1.00.

23. Please keep your contact information current, so we can reach you in case of an emergency. If your address, email or phone number changes please update your child’s records in PowerSchool or contact the office.

Friday – December 15, 2017

1. Tryouts for CCIS's musical, "Beauty and the Beast, Jr.", will be during recess on Wednesday, 12/20 (Last Name A-M) and Thursday, 12/21 (Last Name N-Z). Students who want to tryout should eat lunch first and report to the North gym at the following times: 11:40-12:10 for 5th grade and 12:40-1:05 for 4th grade. The musical will be on March 22nd. Practices will take place during recess beginning in January. There will also be some practices after school. See Mrs. Ness if you have any questions.

2. Friday, 12/22 is Polar Express/PJ Day.

3. 5th Grade MS Wrestlers ~ You have practice right after school today, so hop on the bus that takes you to the MS.

4. Can you GUESS WHO is pictured in the cafeteria? Try to figure out which staff members are pictured in the Christmas photos from long ago!

5. The PSO is sponsoring a movie at The Mar Theatre in Wilmington on Saturday, 12/23 at 11:00 a.m. For $5.00 you will get your movie ticket, a drink, and popcorn. PSO will pay the rest! The movie is Elf.

6. This week the students from Mrs. Rink's class will be selling hot cocoa before school and after lunch for $1.00. The proceeds from this classroom service will all go towards purchasing an animal through Heifer International, a global charity organization working to end hunger around the world by providing livestock and training to struggling communities.

7. The Winter Poms Clinic students will perform TONIGHT, December 15 during half-time of the Varsity Boys Basketball Game at CCHS.

8. The CCIS Coat Closet will be open again on January 11th from 4:15-5:45. If you need winter clothing stop by and shop for FREE.

9. CCIS's spring musical will be Beauty and the Beast, Jr. There will be an informational meeting TODAY in the North gym at 11:45 for 5th grade and 12:40 for 4th grade. Tryouts will be 12/20 and 12/21.

10. Bus Students ~ You MUST wait for a teacher to lead you to the buses. WAIT on the sidewalk at the end of the playground blacktop. A teacher needs to get to buses before any of the students.

11. Coal City Spirit Keychains are still on sale! Each keychain is only $5.00 and $2.00 from each order goes to our PSO. They make great gifts for your family members.

12. There will be Open Gym at CCMS from 1:00-3:00 on Sunday, December 17. The cost is $5.00.

13. On Sunday, December 17th there will be a Winter Wonderland Toy Drive at CCMS from 4:00-7:00. There will be inflatables to play on, cookie decorating, fitness games, and bus rides to view Christmas lights around town. The entry fee is a toy, gift card or cash donation.

14. Our After School Assistance Program (ASAP) meets on Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays from 3:00-4:00.

15. We are still accepting 5th grade band registrations. If you are interested in band, let us know or contact Mr. Blunk at jblunk@ccu1.net. Band lessons take place on Tuesdays or Thursdays. Full band takes place from 10:45-11:30 on Tuesdays or Thursdays. You do not have recess on days when you have full band. Take your band instrument home after school. You cannot leave it in the hallway.

16. Please stay off of the stage in the North Gym and keep your hands and feet off of the stage mat. If you need to retrieve something from the stage, ask for permission to use the stairs. Do not climb up/down the stage mat.

17. 5th Grade Students ~ Please don't make any stops between your Specials. Report to your next class and then ask permission for the bathroom, a drink, or the nurse. You need to be on time for class.

18. Fourth Grade Students ~ After lunch/recess please be quiet in the hallway as you walk back to class.

19. Students – If you get picked up after school, please tell your ride they must park in a designated parking space. Do not get in the car at the end of the sidewalk. Do not cross the street to get into a car unless you are with a crossing guard.

20. Make it a great day AND be kind to one another!

21. School begins at 8:05, but students can enter the building at 7:50. Students can enter the cafeteria at 7:40 if they want breakfast.

22. If your child is tardy to school (arrives at or after 8:05) an adult must come into the office to sign in your child.

23. If your child is absent, please call the office at 815-634-2182 by 9:00 a.m., press 1 for the attendance line, and be sure to state the reason for the absence. If we do not hear from you or know the reason why your child is absent, he/she will be marked unexcused for the day.

24. Homework requests can be made when you call in your child’s absence. Homework can be sent home with another student at CCIS, or it can be picked up in the office from 3:00 – 4:00.

25. Lunch begins at 11:10 for 5th grade and 12:20 for 4th grade. The cost is $2.65. Breakfast is served from 7:40 – 8:00 a.m. The cost is $1.35. Without a drink the breakfast cost is $1.00.

26. Please keep your contact information current, so we can reach you in case of an emergency. If your address, email or phone number changes please update your child’s records in PowerSchool or contact the office.

Thursday – December 14, 2017

1. Coal City Schools are hosting a Toy Drive competition until 12/15. There is a donation box in the office. Let's show our giving spirit and try to win the competition against the four other schools!

2. Friday, 12/15 is Holiday Spirit Day. Friday, 12/22 is Polar Express/PJ Day.

3. 5th Grade MS Wrestlers ~ You have late practice today, so go home after school.

4. Can you GUESS WHO is pictured in the cafeteria? Try to figure out which staff members are pictured in the Christmas photos from long ago!

5. The PSO is sponsoring a movie at The Mar Theatre in Wilmington on Saturday, 12/23 at 11:00 a.m. For $5.00 you will get your movie ticket, a drink, and popcorn. PSO will pay the rest! The movie is Elf.

6. This week the students from Mrs. Rink's class will be selling hot cocoa before school and after lunch for $1.00. The proceeds from this classroom service will all go towards purchasing an animal through Heifer International, a global charity organization working to end hunger around the world by providing livestock and training to struggling communities.

7. There will be a Winter Poms Clinic on December 14 at CCIS 3:30-5:30. There will be a performance at the Varsity Boys Basketball halftime on December 15th at CCHS.

8. The CCIS Coat Closet will be open again on January 11th from 4:15-5:45. If you need winter clothing stop by and shop for FREE.

9. CCIS's spring musical will be Beauty and the Beast, Jr. There will be an informational meeting Friday in the North gym at 11:45 for 5th grade and 12:40 for 4th grade. Tryouts will be 12/20 and 12/21.

10. Bus Students ~ You MUST wait for a teacher to lead you to the buses. WAIT on the sidewalk at the end of the playground blacktop. A teacher needs to get to buses before any of the students.

11. Coal City Spirit Keychains are still on sale! Each keychain is only $5.00 and $2.00 from each order goes to our PSO. They make great gifts for your family members.

12. There will be Open Gym at CCMS from 1:00-3:00 on Sunday, December 17. The cost is $5.00.

13. On Sunday, December 17th there will be a Winter Wonderland Toy Drive at CCMS from 4:00-7:00. There will be inflatables to play on, cookie decorating, fitness games, and bus rides to view Christmas lights around town. The entry fee is a toy, gift card or cash donation.

14. Our After School Assistance Program (ASAP) meets on Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays from 3:00-4:00.

15. We are still accepting 5th grade band registrations. If you are interested in band, let us know or contact Mr. Blunk at jblunk@ccu1.net. Band lessons take place on Tuesdays or Thursdays. Full band takes place from 10:45-11:30 on Tuesdays or Thursdays. You do not have recess on days when you have full band. Take your band instrument home after school. You cannot leave it in the hallway.

16. Please stay off of the stage in the North Gym and keep your hands and feet off of the stage mat. If you need to retrieve something from the stage, ask for permission to use the stairs. Do not climb up/down the stage mat.

17. 5th Grade Students ~ Please don't make any stops between your Specials. Report to your next class and then ask permission for the bathroom, a drink, or the nurse. You need to be on time for class.

18. Fourth Grade Students ~ After lunch/recess please be quiet in the hallway as you walk back to class.

19. Students – If you get picked up after school, please tell your ride they must park in a designated parking space. Do not get in the car at the end of the sidewalk. Do not cross the street to get into a car unless you are with a crossing guard.

20. Make it a great day AND be kind to one another!

21. School begins at 8:05, but students can enter the building at 7:50. Students can enter the cafeteria at 7:40 if they want breakfast.

22. If your child is tardy to school (arrives at or after 8:05) an adult must come into the office to sign in your child.

23. If your child is absent, please call the office at 815-634-2182 by 9:00 a.m., press 1 for the attendance line, and be sure to state the reason for the absence. If we do not hear from you or know the reason why your child is absent, he/she will be marked unexcused for the day.

24. Homework requests can be made when you call in your child’s absence. Homework can be sent home with another student at CCIS, or it can be picked up in the office from 3:00 – 4:00.

25. Lunch begins at 11:10 for 5th grade and 12:20 for 4th grade. The cost is $2.65. Breakfast is served from 7:40 – 8:00 a.m. The cost is $1.35. Without a drink the breakfast cost is $1.00.

26. Please keep your contact information current, so we can reach you in case of an emergency. If your address, email or phone number changes please update your child’s records in PowerSchool or contact the office.

Wednesday – December 13, 2017

1. Coal City Schools are hosting a Toy Drive competition until 12/15. There is a donation box in the office. Let's show our giving spirit and try to win the competition against the four other schools!

2. Friday, 12/15 is Holiday Spirit Day. Friday, 12/22 is Polar Express/PJ Day.

3. 5th Grade MS Wrestlers ~ You have practice right after school today, so meet by the office before getting on the bus.

4. The next YMCA basketball practice is TODAY right after school.

5. Can you GUESS WHO is pictured in the cafeteria? Try to figure out which staff members are pictured in the Christmas photos from long ago!

6. The PSO is sponsoring a movie at The Mar Theatre in Wilmington on Saturday, 12/23 at 11:00 a.m. For $5.00 you will get your movie ticket, a drink, and popcorn. PSO will pay the rest! The movie is Elf.

7. This week the students from Mrs. Rink's class will be selling hot cocoa before school and after lunch for $1.00. The proceeds from this classroom service will all go towards purchasing an animal through Heifer International, a global charity organization working to end hunger around the world by providing livestock and training to struggling communities.

8. There will be a Winter Poms Clinic on December 14 at CCIS 3:30-5:30. There will be a performance at the Varsity Boys Basketball halftime on December 15th at CCHS.

9. The CCIS Coat Closet will be open again on January 11th from 4:15-5:45. If you need winter clothing stop by and shop for FREE.

10. CCIS's spring musical will be Beauty and the Beast Jr. There will be an informational meeting Friday in the North gym at 11:45 for 5th grade and 12:40 for 4th grade. Tryouts will be 12/20 and 12/21.

11. Bus Students ~ You MUST wait for a teacher to lead you to the buses. WAIT on the sidewalk at the end of the playground blacktop. A teacher needs to get to buses before any of the students.

12. Coal City Spirit Keychains are still on sale! Each keychain is only $5.00 and $2.00 from each order goes to our PSO. They make great gifts for your family members.

13. There will be Open Gym at CCMS from 1:00-3:00 on Sunday, December 17. The cost is $5.00.

14. On Sunday, December 17th there will be a Winter Wonderland Toy Drive at CCMS from 4:00-7:00. There will be inflatables to play on, cookie decorating, fitness games, and bus rides to view Christmas lights around town. The entry fee is a toy, gift card or cash donation.

15. Our After School Assistance Program (ASAP) meets on Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays from 3:00-4:00.

16. We are still accepting 5th grade band registrations. If you are interested in band, let us know or contact Mr. Blunk at jblunk@ccu1.net. Band lessons take place on Tuesdays or Thursdays. Full band takes place from 10:45-11:30 on Tuesdays or Thursdays. You do not have recess on days when you have full band. Take your band instrument home after school. You cannot leave it in the hallway.

17. Please stay off of the stage in the North Gym and keep your hands and feet off of the stage mat. If you need to retrieve something from the stage, ask for permission to use the stairs. Do not climb up/down the stage mat.

18. 5th Grade Students ~ Please don't make any stops between your Specials. Report to your next class and then ask permission for the bathroom, a drink, or the nurse. You need to be on time for class.

19. Fourth Grade Students ~ After lunch/recess please be quiet in the hallway as you walk back to class.

20. Students – If you get picked up after school, please tell your ride they must park in a designated parking space. Do not get in the car at the end of the sidewalk. Do not cross the street to get into a car unless you are with a crossing guard.

21. Make it a great day AND be kind to one another!

22. School begins at 8:05, but students can enter the building at 7:50. Students can enter the cafeteria at 7:40 if they want breakfast.

23. If your child is tardy to school (arrives at or after 8:05) an adult must come into the office to sign in your child.

24. If your child is absent, please call the office at 815-634-2182 by 9:00 a.m., press 1 for the attendance line, and be sure to state the reason for the absence. If we do not hear from you or know the reason why your child is absent, he/she will be marked unexcused for the day.

25. Homework requests can be made when you call in your child’s absence. Homework can be sent home with another student at CCIS, or it can be picked up in the office from 3:00 – 4:00.

26. Lunch begins at 11:10 for 5th grade and 12:20 for 4th grade. The cost is $2.65. Breakfast is served from 7:40 – 8:00 a.m. The cost is $1.35. Without a drink the breakfast cost is $1.00.

27. Please keep your contact information current, so we can reach you in case of an emergency. If your address, email or phone number changes please update your child’s records in PowerSchool or contact the office.

Tuesday – December 12, 2017

1. Coal City Schools are hosting a Toy Drive competition 12/1-12/15. There is a donation box in the office. Let's show our giving spirit and try to win the competition against the four other schools!

2. Wednesday, 12/13 is the last student council meeting of the 1st semester. Breakfast will be provided. Friday, 12/15 is Holiday Spirit Day. Friday, 12/22 is Polar Express/PJ Day.

3. 5th Grade MS Wrestlers ~ YOUR SCHEDULE HAS CHANGED.......You have LATE practice today, so go home after school.

4. The next YMCA basketball practice is Wednesday right after school.

5. The next PSO meeting is TONIGHT at 6:30 p.m. at CCIS. Please ask your parents to attend. Remember, the PSO paid for our Pro-Kids Show assembly!

6. The PSO is sponsoring a movie at The Mar Theatre in Wilmington on Saturday, 12/23 at 11:00 a.m. For $5.00 you will get your movie ticket, a drink, and popcorn. PSO will pay the rest! The movie is Elf.

7. This week the students from Mrs. Rink's class will be selling hot cocoa before school and after lunch for $1.00. The proceeds from this classroom service will all go towards purchasing an animal through Heifer International, a global charity organization working to end hunger around the world by providing livestock and training to struggling communities.

8. There will be a Winter Poms Clinic on December 12 and 14 at CCIS 3:30-5:30. There will be a performance at the Varsity Boys Basketball halftime on December 15th at CCHS.

9. The CCIS Coat Closet will be open again on January 11th from 4:15-5:45. If you need winter clothing stop by and shop for FREE.

10. CCIS's spring musical will be Beauty and the Beast Jr. Tryout information will be available soon.

11. Bus Students ~ You MUST wait for a teacher to lead you to the buses. WAIT on the sidewalk at the end of the playground blacktop. A teacher needs to get to buses before any of the students.

12. Coal City Spirit Keychains are still on sale! Each keychain is only $5.00 and $2.00 from each order goes to our PSO. They make great gifts for your family members.

13. There will be Open Gym at CCMS from 1:00-3:00 on Sunday, December 17. The cost is $5.00.

14. On Sunday, December 17th there will be a Winter Wonderland Toy Drive at CCMS from 4:00-7:00. There will be inflatables to play on, cookie decorating, fitness games, and bus rides to view Christmas lights around town. The entry fee is a toy, gift card or cash donation.

15. Our After School Assistance Program (ASAP) meets on Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays from 3:00-4:00.

16. We are still accepting 5th grade band registrations. If you are interested in band, let us know or contact Mr. Blunk at jblunk@ccu1.net. Band lessons take place on Tuesdays or Thursdays. Full band takes place from 10:45-11:30 on Tuesdays or Thursdays. You do not have recess on days when you have full band. Take your band instrument home after school. You cannot leave it in the hallway.

17. Please stay off of the stage in the North Gym and keep your hands and feet off of the stage mat. If you need to retrieve something from the stage, ask for permission to use the stairs. Do not climb up/down the stage mat.

18. 5th Grade Students ~ Please don't make any stops between your Specials. Report to your next class and then ask permission for the bathroom, a drink, or the nurse. You need to be on time for class.

19. Fourth Grade Students ~ After lunch/recess please be quiet in the hallway as you walk back to class.

20. Students – If you get picked up after school, please tell your ride they must park in a designated parking space. Do not get in the car at the end of the sidewalk. Do not cross the street to get into a car unless you are with a crossing guard.

21. Make it a great day AND be kind to one another!

22. School begins at 8:05, but students can enter the building at 7:50. Students can enter the cafeteria at 7:40 if they want breakfast.

23. If your child is tardy to school (arrives at or after 8:05) an adult must come into the office to sign in your child.

24. If your child is absent, please call the office at 815-634-2182 by 9:00 a.m., press 1 for the attendance line, and be sure to state the reason for the absence. If we do not hear from you or know the reason why your child is absent, he/she will be marked unexcused for the day.

25. Homework requests can be made when you call in your child’s absence. Homework can be sent home with another student at CCIS, or it can be picked up in the office from 3:00 – 4:00.

26. Lunch begins at 11:10 for 5th grade and 12:20 for 4th grade. The cost is $2.65. Breakfast is served from 7:40 – 8:00 a.m. The cost is $1.35. Without a drink the breakfast cost is $1.00.

27. Please keep your contact information current, so we can reach you in case of an emergency. If your address, email or phone number changes please update your child’s records in PowerSchool or contact the office.

Monday – December 11, 2017

1. Coal City Schools are hosting a Toy Drive competition 12/1-12/15. There is a donation box in the office. Let's show our giving spirit and try to win the competition against the four other schools!

2. Wednesday, 12/13 is the last student council meeting of the 1st semester. Breakfast will be provided. Friday, 12/15 is Holiday Spirit Day. Friday, 12/22 is Polar Express/PJ Day.

3. 5th Grade MS Wrestlers ~ You have practice right after school today, so come to the office to board the bus that will take you to the MS.

4. The next YMCA basketball practice is Wednesday right after school.

5. The next PSO meeting is on Tuesday at 6:30 p.m. at CCIS. Please ask your parents to attend. Remember, the PSO paid for our Pro-Kids Show assembly!

6. The PSO is sponsoring a movie at The Mar Theatre in Wilmington on Saturday, 12/23 at 11:00 a.m. For $5.00 you will get your movie ticket, a drink, and popcorn. PSO will pay the rest! The movie is Elf.

7. This week the students from Mrs. Rink's class will be selling hot cocoa before school and after lunch for $1.00. The proceeds from this classroom service will all go towards purchasing an animal through Heifer International, a global charity organization working to end hunger around the world by providing livestock and training to struggling communities.

8. There will be a Winter Poms Clinic on December 12 and 14 at CCIS. There will be a performance at the Varsity Boys Basketball halftime on December 15th at CCHS.

9. The CCIS Coat Closet will be open again on January 11th from 4:15-5:45. If you need winter clothing stop by and shop for FREE.

10. CCIS's spring musical will be Beauty and the Beast Jr. Tryout information will be available soon.

11. Bus Students ~ You MUST wait for a teacher to lead you to the buses. WAIT on the sidewalk at the end of the playground blacktop. A teacher needs to get to buses before any of the students.

12. Coal City Spirit Keychains are still on sale! Each keychain is only $5.00 and $2.00 from each order goes to our PSO. They make great gifts for your family members.

13. There will be Open Gym at CCMS from 1:00-3:00 on Sunday, December 17. The cost is $5.00.

14. On Sunday, December 17th there will be a Winter Wonderland Toy Drive at CCMS from 4:00-7:00. There will be inflatables to play on, cookie decorating, fitness games, and bus rides to view Christmas lights around town. The entry fee is a toy, gift card or cash donation.

15. Our After School Assistance Program (ASAP) meets on Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays from 3:00-4:00.

16. We are still accepting 5th grade band registrations. If you are interested in band, let us know or contact Mr. Blunk at jblunk@ccu1.net. Band lessons take place on Tuesdays or Thursdays. Full band takes place from 10:45-11:30 on Tuesdays or Thursdays. You do not have recess on days when you have full band. Take your band instrument home after school. You cannot leave it in the hallway.

17. Please stay off of the stage in the North Gym and keep your hands and feet off of the stage mat. If you need to retrieve something from the stage, ask for permission to use the stairs. Do not climb up/down the stage mat.

18. 5th Grade Students ~ Please don't make any stops between your Specials. Report to your next class and then ask permission for the bathroom, a drink, or the nurse. You need to be on time for class.

19. Fourth Grade Students ~ After lunch/recess please be quiet in the hallway as you walk back to class.

20. Students – If you get picked up after school, please tell your ride they must park in a designated parking space. Do not get in the car at the end of the sidewalk. Do not cross the street to get into a car unless you are with a crossing guard.

21. Make it a great day AND be kind to one another!

22. School begins at 8:05, but students can enter the building at 7:50. Students can enter the cafeteria at 7:40 if they want breakfast.

23. If your child is tardy to school (arrives at or after 8:05) an adult must come into the office to sign in your child.

24. If your child is absent, please call the office at 815-634-2182 by 9:00 a.m., press 1 for the attendance line, and be sure to state the reason for the absence. If we do not hear from you or know the reason why your child is absent, he/she will be marked unexcused for the day.

25. Homework requests can be made when you call in your child’s absence. Homework can be sent home with another student at CCIS, or it can be picked up in the office from 3:00 – 4:00.

26. Lunch begins at 11:10 for 5th grade and 12:20 for 4th grade. The cost is $2.65. Breakfast is served from 7:40 – 8:00 a.m. The cost is $1.35. Without a drink the breakfast cost is $1.00.

27. Please keep your contact information current, so we can reach you in case of an emergency. If your address, email or phone number changes please update your child’s records in PowerSchool or contact the office.

Friday – December 8, 2017

1. Coal City Schools are hosting a Toy Drive competition 12/1-12/15. There is a donation box in the office. Let's show our giving spirit and try to win the competition against the four other schools!

2. Wednesday, 12/13 is the last student council meeting of the 1st semester. Breakfast will be provided. Friday, 12/15 is Holiday Spirit Day. Friday, 12/22 is Polar Express/PJ Day.

3. 5th Grade MS Wrestlers ~ You have practice right after school today, so come to the office to board the bus that will take you to the MS.

4. The next YMCA basketball practice is Saturday 8:30-9:40 (5th grade) and 9:45-10:50 (4th grade).

5. The next PSO meeting is on Tuesday at 6:30 p.m. at CCIS. Please ask your parents to attend. Remember, the PSO paid for our Pro-Kids Show assembly!

6. The PSO is sponsoring a movie at The Mar Theatre in Wilmington on Saturday, 12/23 at 11:00 a.m. For $5.00 you will get your movie ticket, a drink, and popcorn. PSO will pay the rest! The movie is Elf.

7. Next week the students from Mrs. Rink's class will be selling hot cocoa before school and after lunch for $1.00. The proceeds from this classroom service will all go towards purchasing an animal through Heifer International, a global charity organization working to end hunger around the world by providing livestock and training to struggling communities.

8. There will be a Winter Poms Clinic on December 12 and 14 at CCIS. There will be a performance at the Varsity Boys Basketball halftime on December 15th at CCHS.

9. The CCIS Coat Closet will be open again on January 11th from 4:15-5:45. If you need winter clothing stop by and shop for FREE.

10. CCIS's spring musical will be Beauty and the Beast Jr. Tryout information will be available soon.

11. Bus Students ~ You MUST wait for a teacher to lead you to the buses. WAIT on the sidewalk at the end of the playground blacktop. A teacher needs to get to buses before any of the students.

12. Coal City Spirit Keychains are still on sale! Each keychain is only $5.00 and $2.00 from each order goes to our PSO. They make great gifts for your family members.

13. There will be Open Gym at CCMS from 1:00-3:00 on the following Sundays: December 10, and 17. The cost is $5.00 per session.

14. On Sunday, December 17th there will be a Winter Wonderland Toy Drive at CCMS from 4:00-7:00. There will be inflatables to play on, cookie decorating, fitness games, and bus rides to view Christmas lights around town. The entry fee is a toy, gift card or cash donation.

15. Our After School Assistance Program (ASAP) meets on Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays from 3:00-4:00.

16. We are still accepting 5th grade band registrations. If you are interested in band, let us know or contact Mr. Blunk at jblunk@ccu1.net. Band lessons take place on Tuesdays or Thursdays. Full band takes place from 10:45-11:30 on Tuesdays or Thursdays. You do not have recess on days when you have full band. Take your band instrument home after school. You cannot leave it in the hallway.

17. Please stay off of the stage in the North Gym and keep your hands and feet off of the stage mat. If you need to retrieve something from the stage, ask for permission to use the stairs. Do not climb up/down the stage mat.

18. 5th Grade Students ~ Please don't make any stops between your Specials. Report to your next class and then ask permission for the bathroom, a drink, or the nurse. You need to be on time for class.

19. Fourth Grade Students ~ After lunch/recess please be quiet in the hallway as you walk back to class.

20. Students – If you get picked up after school, please tell your ride they must park in a designated parking space. Do not get in the car at the end of the sidewalk. Do not cross the street to get into a car unless you are with a crossing guard.

21. Make it a great day AND be kind to one another!

22. School begins at 8:05, but students can enter the building at 7:50. Students can enter the cafeteria at 7:40 if they want breakfast.

23. If your child is tardy to school (arrives at or after 8:05) an adult must come into the office to sign in your child.

24. If your child is absent, please call the office at 815-634-2182 by 9:00 a.m., press 1 for the attendance line, and be sure to state the reason for the absence. If we do not hear from you or know the reason why your child is absent, he/she will be marked unexcused for the day.

25. Homework requests can be made when you call in your child’s absence. Homework can be sent home with another student at CCIS, or it can be picked up in the office from 3:00 – 4:00.

26. Lunch begins at 11:10 for 5th grade and 12:20 for 4th grade. The cost is $2.65. Breakfast is served from 7:40 – 8:00 a.m. The cost is $1.35. Without a drink the breakfast cost is $1.00.

27. Please keep your contact information current, so we can reach you in case of an emergency. If your address, email or phone number changes please update your child’s records in PowerSchool or contact the office.

Thursday – December 7, 2017

1. Coal City Schools are hosting a Toy Drive competition 12/1-12/15. There is a donation box in the office. Let's show our giving spirit and try to win the competition against the four other schools!

2. Friday, 12/8 is Ugly Christmas Sweater Day. Wednesday, 12/13 is the last student council meeting of the 1st semester. Breakfast will be provided. Friday, 12/15 is Holiday Spirit Day. Friday, 12/22 is Polar Express/PJ Day.

3. 5th Grade MS Wrestlers ~ You have practice right after school today, so come to the office to board the bus that will take you to the MS.

4. The next YMCA basketball practice is Saturday 8:30-9:40 (5th grade) and 9:45-10:50 (4th grade).

5. There will be a Winter Poms Clinic on December 12 and 14 at CCIS. There will be a performance at the Varsity Boys Basketball halftime on December 15th at CCHS.

6. The CCIS Coat Closet will be open again on January 11th from 4:15-5:45. If you need winter clothing stop by and shop for FREE.

7. CCIS's spring musical will be Beauty and the Beast Jr. Tryout information will be available soon.

8. Bus Students ~ You MUST wait for a teacher to lead you to the buses. WAIT on the sidewalk at the end of the playground blacktop. A teacher needs to get to buses before any of the students.

9. Coal City Spirit Keychains are still on sale! Each keychain is only $5.00 and $2.00 from each order goes to our PSO. They make great gifts for your family members.

10. There will be Open Gym at CCMS from 1:00-3:00 on the following Sundays: December 10, and 17. The cost is $5.00 per session.

11. On Sunday, December 17th there will be a Winter Wonderland Toy Drive at CCMS from 4:00-7:00. There will be inflatables to play on, cookie decorating, fitness games, and bus rides to view Christmas lights around town. The entry fee is a toy, gift card or cash donation.

12. Our After School Assistance Program (ASAP) meets on Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays from 3:00-4:00.

13. We are still accepting 5th grade band registrations. If you are interested in band, let us know or contact Mr. Blunk at jblunk@ccu1.net. Band lessons take place on Tuesdays or Thursdays. Full band takes place from 10:45-11:30 on Tuesdays or Thursdays. You do not have recess on days when you have full band. Take your band instrument home after school. You cannot leave it in the hallway.

14. Please stay off of the stage in the North Gym and keep your hands and feet off of the stage mat. If you need to retrieve something from the stage, ask for permission to use the stairs. Do not climb up/down the stage mat.

15. 5th Grade Students ~ Please don't make any stops between your Specials. Report to your next class and then ask permission for the bathroom, a drink, or the nurse. You need to be on time for class.

16. Fourth Grade Students ~ After lunch/recess please be quiet in the hallway as you walk back to class.

17. Students – If you get picked up after school, please tell your ride they must park in a designated parking space. Do not get in the car at the end of the sidewalk. Do not cross the street to get into a car unless you are with a crossing guard.

18. Make it a great day AND be kind to one another!

19. School begins at 8:05, but students can enter the building at 7:50. Students can enter the cafeteria at 7:40 if they want breakfast.

20. If your child is tardy to school (arrives at or after 8:05) an adult must come into the office to sign in your child.

21. If your child is absent, please call the office at 815-634-2182 by 9:00 a.m., press 1 for the attendance line, and be sure to state the reason for the absence. If we do not hear from you or know the reason why your child is absent, he/she will be marked unexcused for the day.

22. Homework requests can be made when you call in your child’s absence. Homework can be sent home with another student at CCIS, or it can be picked up in the office from 3:00 – 4:00.

23. Lunch begins at 11:10 for 5th grade and 12:20 for 4th grade. The cost is $2.65. Breakfast is served from 7:40 – 8:00 a.m. The cost is $1.35. Without a drink the breakfast cost is $1.00.

24. Please keep your contact information current, so we can reach you in case of an emergency. If your address, email or phone number changes please update your child’s records in PowerSchool or contact the office.

Wednesday – December 6, 2017

1. I am so proud of your behavior at today's assembly. Thank you for being respectful and responsible.

2. Bring your family to see Tim's Pro-Kids Show! TONIGHT is the FREE Family Show at the High School at 6:30. Remember, tonight's show is completely different from our show today. It will be full of magic, music and fun!

3. The next school store shopping day is Thursday, December 7th 7:40-8:00 a.m.

4. Coal City Schools are hosting a Toy Drive competition 12/1-12/15. There will be a donation box in the office. Let's show our giving spirit and try to win the competition against the four other schools!

5. Friday, 12/8 is Ugly Christmas Sweater Day. Wednesday, 12/13 is the last student council meeting of the 1st semester. Breakfast will be provided. Friday, 12/15 is Holiday Spirit Day. Friday, 12/22 is Polar Express/PJ Day.

6. 5th Grade MS Wrestlers ~ You have late practice today, so go home after school.

7. TODAY is an 11:35 dismissal day. Make sure your ride is aware of this.

8. The next YMCA basketball practice is TODAY at 3:00.

9. There will be a Winter Poms Clinic on December 12 and 14 at CCIS. There will be a performance at the Varsity Boys Basketball halftime on December 15th at CCHS.

10. The CCIS Coat Closet will be open again on January 11th from 4:15-5:45. If you need winter clothing stop by and shop for FREE.

11. CCIS's spring musical will be Beauty and the Beast Jr. Tryout information will be available soon.

12. Bus Students ~ You MUST wait for a teacher to lead you to the buses. WAIT on the sidewalk at the end of the playground blacktop. A teacher needs to get to buses before any of the students.

13. Coal City Spirit Keychains are still on sale! Each keychain is only $5.00 and $2.00 from each order goes to our PSO. They make great gifts for your family members.

14. There will be Open Gym at CCMS from 1:00-3:00 on the following Sundays: December 10, and 17. The cost is $5.00 per session.

15. On Sunday, December 17th there will be a Winter Wonderland Toy Drive at CCMS from 4:00-7:00. There will be inflatables to play on, cookie decorating, fitness games, and bus rides to view Christmas lights around town. The entry fee is a toy, gift card or cash donation.

16. Our After School Assistance Program (ASAP) meets on Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays from 3:00-4:00.

17. We are still accepting 5th grade band registrations. If you are interested in band, let us know or contact Mr. Blunk at jblunk@ccu1.net. Band lessons take place on Tuesdays or Thursdays. Full band takes place from 10:45-11:30 on Tuesdays or Thursdays. You do not have recess on days when you have full band. Take your band instrument home after school. You cannot leave it in the hallway.

18. Please stay off of the stage in the North Gym and keep your hands and feet off of the stage mat. If you need to retrieve something from the stage, ask for permission to use the stairs. Do not climb up/down the stage mat.

19. 5th Grade Students ~ Please don't make any stops between your Specials. Report to your next class and then ask permission for the bathroom, a drink, or the nurse. You need to be on time for class.

20. Fourth Grade Students ~ After lunch/recess please be quiet in the hallway as you walk back to class.

21. Students – If you get picked up after school, please tell your ride they must park in a designated parking space. Do not get in the car at the end of the sidewalk. Do not cross the street to get into a car unless you are with a crossing guard.

22. Make it a great day AND be kind to one another!

23. School begins at 8:05, but students can enter the building at 7:50. Students can enter the cafeteria at 7:40 if they want breakfast.

24. If your child is tardy to school (arrives at or after 8:05) an adult must come into the office to sign in your child.

25. If your child is absent, please call the office at 815-634-2182 by 9:00 a.m., press 1 for the attendance line, and be sure to state the reason for the absence. If we do not hear from you or know the reason why your child is absent, he/she will be marked unexcused for the day.

26. Homework requests can be made when you call in your child’s absence. Homework can be sent home with another student at CCIS, or it can be picked up in the office from 3:00 – 4:00.

27. Lunch begins at 11:10 for 5th grade and 12:20 for 4th grade. The cost is $2.65. Breakfast is served from 7:40 – 8:00 a.m. The cost is $1.35. Without a drink the breakfast cost is $1.00.

28. Please keep your contact information current, so we can reach you in case of an emergency. If your address, email or phone number changes please update your child’s records in PowerSchool or contact the office.

Tuesday – December 5, 2017

1. No band today. Mr. Blunk is not here.

2. The CCHS Madrigals will sing for us today at 1:00. Please be a respectful audience and remember our assembly expectations.

3. Tomorrow is going to be a BIG DAY for everyone. In fact, you might say it's going to be a magical day! If you don't know why, find the letter you took home to your parents last week.

4. Coal City Schools are hosting a Toy Drive competition 12/1-12/15. There will be a donation box in the office. Let's show our giving spirit and try to win the competition against the four other schools!

5. Friday, 12/8 is Ugly Christmas Sweater Day. Wednesday, 12/13 is the last student council meeting of the 1st semester. Breakfast will be provided. Friday, 12/15 is Holiday Spirit Day. Friday, 12/22 is Polar Express/PJ Day.

6. 5th Grade MS Wrestlers ~ You have late practice today, so go home after school.

7. Wednesday is an 11:35 dismissal day. Make sure your ride is aware of this.

8. The next YMCA basketball practice is Wednesday at 3:00.

9. There will be a Winter Poms Clinic on December 12 and 14 at CCIS. There will be a performance at the Varsity Boys Basketball halftime on December 15th at CCHS.

10. The CCIS Coat Closet will be open TODAY from 4:15-5:45. If you need winter clothing stop by and shop for FREE.

11. CCIS's spring musical will be Beauty and the Beast Jr. Tryout information will be available soon.

12. Bus Students ~ You MUST wait for a teacher to lead you to the buses. WAIT on the sidewalk at the end of the playground blacktop. A teacher needs to get to buses before any of the students.

13. Coal City Spirit Keychains are still on sale! Each keychain is only $5.00 and $2.00 from each order goes to our PSO. They make great gifts for your family members.

14. There will be Open Gym at CCMS from 1:00-3:00 on the following Sundays: December 10, and 17. The cost is $5.00 per session.

15. The next school store shopping day is Thursday, December 7th 7:40-8:00 a.m.

16. Our After School Assistance Program (ASAP) meets on Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays from 3:00-4:00.

17. We are still accepting 5th grade band registrations. If you are interested in band, let us know or contact Mr. Blunk at jblunk@ccu1.net. Band lessons take place on Tuesdays or Thursdays. Full band takes place from 10:45-11:30 on Tuesdays or Thursdays. You do not have recess on days when you have full band. Take your band instrument home after school. You cannot leave it in the hallway.

18. Please stay off of the stage in the North Gym and keep your hands and feet off of the stage mat. If you need to retrieve something from the stage, ask for permission to use the stairs. Do not climb up/down the stage mat.

19. 5th Grade Students ~ Please don't make any stops between your Specials. Report to your next class and then ask permission for the bathroom, a drink, or the nurse. You need to be on time for class.

20. Fourth Grade Students ~ After lunch/recess please be quiet in the hallway as you walk back to class.

21. Students – If you get picked up after school, please tell your ride they must park in a designated parking space. Do not get in the car at the end of the sidewalk. Do not cross the street to get into a car unless you are with a crossing guard.

22. Make it a great day AND be kind to one another!

23. School begins at 8:05, but students can enter the building at 7:50. Students can enter the cafeteria at 7:40 if they want breakfast.

24. If your child is tardy to school (arrives at or after 8:05) an adult must come into the office to sign in your child.

25. If your child is absent, please call the office at 815-634-2182 by 9:00 a.m., press 1 for the attendance line, and be sure to state the reason for the absence. If we do not hear from you or know the reason why your child is absent, he/she will be marked unexcused for the day.

26. Homework requests can be made when you call in your child’s absence. Homework can be sent home with another student at CCIS, or it can be picked up in the office from 3:00 – 4:00.

27. Lunch begins at 11:10 for 5th grade and 12:20 for 4th grade. The cost is $2.65. Breakfast is served from 7:40 – 8:00 a.m. The cost is $1.35. Without a drink the breakfast cost is $1.00.

28. Please keep your contact information current, so we can reach you in case of an emergency. If your address, email or phone number changes please update your child’s records in PowerSchool or contact the office.

Monday – December 4, 2017

1. Lil Coaler wrestlers did a great job yesterday in Plainfield. That was a tough tournament!

2. Coal City Schools are hosting a Toy Drive competition 12/1-12/15. There will be a donation box in the office. Let's show our giving spirit and try to win the competition against the four other schools!

3. Friday, 12/8 is Ugly Christmas Sweater Day. Wednesday, 12/13 is the last student council meeting of the 1st semester. Breakfast will be provided. Friday, 12/15 is Holiday Spirit Day. Friday, 12/22 is Polar Express/PJ Day.

4. 5th Graders - MS wrestling begins TODAY. You will get on a bus near the CCIS office. Report to the office after school, so we can show you where to go.

5. Wednesday is an 11:35 dismissal day. Make sure your ride is aware of this.

6. The next YMCA basketball practice is Wednesday at 3:00.

7. There will be a Winter Poms Clinic on December 12 and 14 at CCIS. There will be a performance at the Varsity Boys Basketball halftime on December 15th at CCHS. The registration form is due TODAY.

8. The CCIS Coat Closet will be open on December 5th from 4:15-5:45. If you need winter clothing stop by and shop for FREE.

9. CCIS's spring musical will be Beauty and the Beast Jr. Tryout information will be available soon.

10. Bus Students ~ You MUST wait for a teacher to lead you to the buses. WAIT on the sidewalk at the end of the playground blacktop. A teacher needs to get to buses before any of the students.

11. Coal City Spirit Keychains are still on sale! Each keychain is only $5.00 and $2.00 from each order goes to our PSO. They make great gifts for your family members.

12. There will be Open Gym at CCMS from 1:00-3:00 on the following Sundays: December 10, and 17. The cost is $5.00 per session.

13. The next school store shopping day is Thursday, December 7th 7:40-8:00 a.m.

14. Our After School Assistance Program (ASAP) meets on Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays from 3:00-4:00.

15. We are still accepting 5th grade band registrations. If you are interested in band, let us know or contact Mr. Blunk at jblunk@ccu1.net. Band lessons take place on Tuesdays or Thursdays. Full band takes place from 10:45-11:30 on Tuesdays or Thursdays. You do not have recess on days when you have full band. Take your band instrument home after school. You cannot leave it in the hallway.

16. Please stay off of the stage in the North Gym and keep your hands and feet off of the stage mat. If you need to retrieve something from the stage, ask for permission to use the stairs. Do not climb up/down the stage mat.

17. 5th Grade Students ~ Please don't make any stops between your Specials. Report to your next class and then ask permission for the bathroom, a drink, or the nurse. You need to be on time for class.

18. Fourth Grade Students ~ After lunch/recess please be quiet in the hallway as you walk back to class.

19. Students – If you get picked up after school, please tell your ride they must park in a designated parking space. Do not get in the car at the end of the sidewalk. Do not cross the street to get into a car unless you are with a crossing guard.

20. Make it a great day AND be kind to one another!

21. School begins at 8:05, but students can enter the building at 7:50. Students can enter the cafeteria at 7:40 if they want breakfast.

22. If your child is tardy to school (arrives at or after 8:05) an adult must come into the office to sign in your child.

23. If your child is absent, please call the office at 815-634-2182 by 9:00 a.m., press 1 for the attendance line, and be sure to state the reason for the absence. If we do not hear from you or know the reason why your child is absent, he/she will be marked unexcused for the day.

24. Homework requests can be made when you call in your child’s absence. Homework can be sent home with another student at CCIS, or it can be picked up in the office from 3:00 – 4:00.

25. Lunch begins at 11:10 for 5th grade and 12:20 for 4th grade. The cost is $2.65. Breakfast is served from 7:40 – 8:00 a.m. The cost is $1.35. Without a drink the breakfast cost is $1.00.

26. Please keep your contact information current, so we can reach you in case of an emergency. If your address, email or phone number changes please update your child’s records in PowerSchool or contact the office.

Friday – December 1, 2017

1. Today's Grandparents Day homerooms include Mrs. Gernenz, Mr. Boresi, Mrs. Boresi and Mrs. Rink. Please remind your Grandparents to bring their ID and remind them what time to come. All of the times are listed in the newsletter, which can be found on the CCIS website.

2. Coal City Schools are hosting a Toy Drive competition 12/1-12/15. There will be a donation box in the office. Let's show our giving spirit and try to win the competition against the four other schools!

3. Friday, 12/8 is Ugly Christmas Sweater Day. Wednesday, 12/13 is the last student council meeting of the 1st semester. Breakfast will be provided. Friday, 12/15 is Holiday Spirit Day. Friday, 12/22 is Polar Express/PJ Day.

4. 5th Graders - MS wrestling begins Monday. You will get on a bus near the CCIS office. Report to the office after school on Monday, so we can show you where to go.

5. The next YMCA basketball practice is Saturday morning 8:30-9:40 (5th grade) and 9:45-10:50 (4th grade).

6. The 5th grade band concert last night was wonderful! I am so proud of your performance and can't wait for your next concert in the Spring.

7. There will be a Winter Poms Clinic on December 12 and 14 at CCIS. There will be a performance at the Varsity Boys Basketball halftime on December 15th at CCHS. The registration form is due December 4th.

8. The CCIS Coat Closet will be open on December 5th from 4:15-5:45. If you need winter clothing stop by and shop for FREE.

9. CCIS's spring musical will be Beauty and the Beast Jr. Tryout information will be available soon.

10. Bus Students ~ You MUST wait for a teacher to lead you to the buses. WAIT on the sidewalk at the end of the playground blacktop. A teacher needs to get to buses before any of the students.

11. Coal City Spirit Keychains are still on sale! Each keychain is only $5.00 and $2.00 from each order goes to our PSO. They make great gifts for your family members.

12. There will be Open Gym at CCMS from 1:00-3:00 on the following Sundays: December 3, 10, and 17. The cost is $5.00 per session.

13. The next school store shopping day is Thursday, December 7th 7:40-8:00 a.m.

14. Our After School Assistance Program (ASAP) meets on Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays from 3:00-4:00.

15. We are still accepting 5th grade band registrations. If you are interested in band, let us know or contact Mr. Blunk at jblunk@ccu1.net. Band lessons take place on Tuesdays or Thursdays. Full band takes place from 10:45-11:30 on Tuesdays or Thursdays. You do not have recess on days when you have full band. Take your band instrument home after school. You cannot leave it in the hallway.

16. Please stay off of the stage in the North Gym and keep your hands and feet off of the stage mat. If you need to retrieve something from the stage, ask for permission to use the stairs. Do not climb up/down the stage mat.

17. 5th Grade Students ~ Please don't make any stops between your Specials. Report to your next class and then ask permission for the bathroom, a drink, or the nurse. You need to be on time for class.

18. Fourth Grade Students ~ After lunch/recess please be quiet in the hallway as you walk back to class.

19. Students – If you get picked up after school, please tell your ride they must park in a designated parking space. Do not get in the car at the end of the sidewalk. Do not cross the street to get into a car unless you are with a crossing guard.

20. Make it a great day AND be kind to one another!

21. School begins at 8:05, but students can enter the building at 7:50. Students can enter the cafeteria at 7:40 if they want breakfast.

22. If your child is tardy to school (arrives at or after 8:05) an adult must come into the office to sign in your child.

23. If your child is absent, please call the office at 815-634-2182 by 9:00 a.m., press 1 for the attendance line, and be sure to state the reason for the absence. If we do not hear from you or know the reason why your child is absent, he/she will be marked unexcused for the day.

24. Homework requests can be made when you call in your child’s absence. Homework can be sent home with another student at CCIS, or it can be picked up in the office from 3:00 – 4:00.

25. Lunch begins at 11:10 for 5th grade and 12:20 for 4th grade. The cost is $2.65. Breakfast is served from 7:40 – 8:00 a.m. The cost is $1.35. Without a drink the breakfast cost is $1.00.

26. Please keep your contact information current, so we can reach you in case of an emergency. If your address, email or phone number changes please update your child’s records in PowerSchool or contact the office.

Thursday – November 30, 2017

1. Today's Grandparents Day homerooms include Mr. Leve and Mr. Nicholson. Friday's homerooms include Mrs. Gernenz, Mr. Boresi, Mrs. Boresi and Mrs. Rink. Please remind your Grandparents to bring their ID and remind them what time to come. All of the times are listed in the newsletter, which can be found on the CCIS website.

2. Coal City Schools are hosting a Toy Drive competition 12/1-12/15. There will be a donation box in the office. Let's show our giving spirit and try to win the competition against the four other schools!

3. Friday, 12/8 is Ugly Christmas Sweater Day. Wednesday, 12/13 is the last student council meeting of the 1st semester. Breakfast will be provided. Friday, 12/15 is Holiday Spirit Day. Friday, 12/22 is Polar Express/PJ Day.

4. 5th Graders - If you are interested in joining the MS wrestling team, optional Cardio and Strength Training will take place 4:00-5:00 p.m. TODAY at CCES. Enter Door 6. Practice at the MS begins Monday. You will get on a bus near the CCIS office. Report to the office after school on Monday, so we can show you where to go.

5. The next YMCA basketball practice is Saturday morning 8:30-9:40 (5th grade) and 9:45-10:50 (4th grade).

6. There is a 5th grade band concert TONIGHT at CCHS at 7:00 p.m. Come to support the CCIS band.

7. There will be a Winter Poms Clinic on December 12 and 14 at CCIS. There will be a performance at the Varsity Boys Basketball halftime on December 15th at CCHS. The registration form is due December 4th.

8. The CCIS Coat Closet will be open on December 5th from 4:15-5:45. If you need winter clothing stop by and shop for FREE.

9. If you want to save 5% off of this year's yearbook, you need to place your order online by the end of November. Go to the CCIS website for more details.

10. Bus Students ~ You MUST wait for a teacher to lead you to the buses. WAIT on the sidewalk at the end of the playground blacktop. A teacher needs to get to buses before any of the students.

11. Coal City Spirit Keychains are still on sale! Each keychain is only $5.00 and $2.00 from each order goes to our PSO. They make great gifts for your family members.

12. There will be Open Gym at CCMS from 1:00-3:00 on the following Sundays: December 3, 10, and 17. The cost is $5.00 per session.

13. The next school store shopping day is Thursday, December 7th 7:40-8:00 a.m.

14. Our After School Assistance Program (ASAP) meets on Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays from 3:00-4:00.

15. We are still accepting 5th grade band registrations. If you are interested in band, let us know or contact Mr. Blunk at jblunk@ccu1.net. Band lessons take place on Tuesdays or Thursdays. Full band takes place from 10:45-11:30 on Tuesdays or Thursdays. You do not have recess on days when you have full band. Take your band instrument home after school. You cannot leave it in the hallway. Your first concert is November 30th.

16. Please stay off of the stage in the North Gym and keep your hands and feet off of the stage mat. If you need to retrieve something from the stage, ask for permission to use the stairs. Do not climb up/down the stage mat.

17. 5th Grade Students ~ Please don't make any stops between your Specials. Report to your next class and then ask permission for the bathroom, a drink, or the nurse. You need to be on time for class.

18. Fourth Grade Students ~ After lunch/recess please be quiet in the hallway as you walk back to class.

19. Students – If you get picked up after school, please tell your ride they must park in a designated parking space. Do not get in the car at the end of the sidewalk. Do not cross the street to get into a car unless you are with a crossing guard.

20. Make it a great day AND be kind to one another!

21. School begins at 8:05, but students can enter the building at 7:50. Students can enter the cafeteria at 7:40 if they want breakfast.

22. If your child is tardy to school (arrives at or after 8:05) an adult must come into the office to sign in your child.

23. If your child is absent, please call the office at 815-634-2182 by 9:00 a.m., press 1 for the attendance line, and be sure to state the reason for the absence. If we do not hear from you or know the reason why your child is absent, he/she will be marked unexcused for the day.

24. Homework requests can be made when you call in your child’s absence. Homework can be sent home with another student at CCIS, or it can be picked up in the office from 3:00 – 4:00.

25. Lunch begins at 11:10 for 5th grade and 12:20 for 4th grade. The cost is $2.65. Breakfast is served from 7:40 – 8:00 a.m. The cost is $1.35. Without a drink the breakfast cost is $1.00.

26. Please keep your contact information current, so we can reach you in case of an emergency. If your address, email or phone number changes please update your child’s records in PowerSchool or contact the office.

Wednesday – November 29, 2017

1. Today's Grandparents Day homerooms include Mrs. Ness and Mrs. Gaffigan. Thursday's homerooms include Mr. Leve and Mr. Nicholson. Friday's homerooms include Mrs. Gernenz, Mr. Boresi, Mrs. Boresi and Mrs. Rink. TEACHERS ~ Please help Mrs. Vignocchi out by taking pictures when your homeroom is in the library this week with their Grandparents.

2. Coal City Schools are hosting a Toy Drive competition 12/1-12/15. There will be a donation box in the office. Let's show our giving spirit and try to win the competition against the four other schools!

3. Friday, 12/8 is Ugly Christmas Sweater Day. Wednesday, 12/13 is the last student council meeting of the 1st semester. Breakfast will be provided. Friday, 12/15 is Holiday Spirit Day. Friday, 12/22 is Polar Express/PJ Day.

4. 5th Graders - If you are interested in joining the MS wrestling team, optional Cardio and Strength Training will take place 4:00-5:00 p.m. on November 30 at CCES. Enter Door 6. Practice at the MS begins Monday. You will get on a bus near the CCIS office. Report to the office after school on Monday, so we can show you where to go.

5. 4th and 5th grade YMCA basketball practice begins TODAY, right after school until 4:15. Make sure you are registered before attending practice. Report to the South Gym right after school.

6. There is a 5th grade band concert on Thursday at CCHS at 7:00 p.m. Come to support the CCIS band.

7. There will be a Winter Poms Clinic on December 12 and 14 at CCIS. There will be a performance at the Varsity Boys Basketball halftime on December 15th at CCHS. The registration form is due December 4th.

8. Grandparents Week is THIS WEEK during your library time. Your grandparents will be able to spend an hour with you. Please remind them to bring their ID and remind them what time to come. All of the times are listed in the newsletter, which can be found on the CCIS website.

9. If you want to save 5% off of this year's yearbook, you need to place your order online by the end of November. Go to the CCIS website for more details.

10. Bus Students ~ You MUST wait for a teacher to lead you to the buses. WAIT on the sidewalk at the end of the playground blacktop. A teacher needs to get to buses before any of the students.

11. Coal City Spirit Keychains are still on sale! Each keychain is only $5.00 and $2.00 from each order goes to our PSO. They make great gifts for your family members.

12. There will be Open Gym at CCMS from 1:00-3:00 on the following Sundays: December 3, 10, and 17. The cost is $5.00 per session.

13. The next school store shopping day is Thursday, December 7th 7:40-8:00 a.m.

14. Our After School Assistance Program (ASAP) meets on Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays from 3:00-4:00.

15. We are still accepting 5th grade band registrations. If you are interested in band, let us know or contact Mr. Blunk at jblunk@ccu1.net. Band lessons take place on Tuesdays or Thursdays. Full band takes place from 10:45-11:30 on Tuesdays or Thursdays. You do not have recess on days when you have full band. Take your band instrument home after school. You cannot leave it in the hallway. Your first concert is November 30th.

16. Please stay off of the stage in the North Gym and keep your hands and feet off of the stage mat. If you need to retrieve something from the stage, ask for permission to use the stairs. Do not climb up/down the stage mat.

17. 5th Grade Students ~ Please don't make any stops between your Specials. Report to your next class and then ask permission for the bathroom, a drink, or the nurse. You need to be on time for class.

18. Fourth Grade Students ~ After lunch/recess please be quiet in the hallway as you walk back to class.

19. Students – If you get picked up after school, please tell your ride they must park in a designated parking space. Do not get in the car at the end of the sidewalk. Do not cross the street to get into a car unless you are with a crossing guard.

20. Make it a great day AND be kind to one another!

21. School begins at 8:05, but students can enter the building at 7:50. Students can enter the cafeteria at 7:40 if they want breakfast.

22. If your child is tardy to school (arrives at or after 8:05) an adult must come into the office to sign in your child.

23. If your child is absent, please call the office at 815-634-2182 by 9:00 a.m., press 1 for the attendance line, and be sure to state the reason for the absence. If we do not hear from you or know the reason why your child is absent, he/she will be marked unexcused for the day.

24. Homework requests can be made when you call in your child’s absence. Homework can be sent home with another student at CCIS, or it can be picked up in the office from 3:00 – 4:00.

25. Lunch begins at 11:10 for 5th grade and 12:20 for 4th grade. The cost is $2.65. Breakfast is served from 7:40 – 8:00 a.m. The cost is $1.35. Without a drink the breakfast cost is $1.00.

26. Please keep your contact information current, so we can reach you in case of an emergency. If your address, email or phone number changes please update your child’s records in PowerSchool or contact the office.

Tuesday – November 28, 2017

1. Today's Grandparents Day homerooms include Mrs. Housman, Mrs. Jelm and Mrs. Anderson/Mrs. Alderson. Wednesday's homerooms include Mrs. Ness and Mrs. Gaffigan. Thursday's homerooms include Mr. Leve and Mr. Nicholson. Friday's homerooms include Mrs. Gernenz, Mr. Boresi, Mrs. Boresi and Mrs. Rink. TEACHERS ~ Please help Mrs. Vignocchi out by taking pictures when your homeroom is in the library this week with their Grandparents.

2. Food must be taken out of your locker every day when you go home. You cannot keep ANY food or snacks in your locker overnight.

3. There is a student council meeting Wednesday at 7:30 a.m.

4. 5th Graders - If you are interested in joining the MS wrestling team, optional Cardio and Strength Training will take place 4:00-5:00 p.m. on November 28 & 30 at CCES. Enter Door 6. Practice at the MS begins next week.

5. 4th and 5th grade YMCA basketball practice begins on Wednesday, November 29th, right after school until 4:15. Make sure you are registered before attending practice. Report to the South Gym right after school.

6. There is a 5th grade band concert on Thursday at CCHS at 7:00 p.m. Come to support the CCIS band.

7. There will be a Winter Poms Clinic on December 12 and 14 at CCIS. There will be a performance at the Varsity Boys Basketball halftime on December 15th at CCHS. The registration form is due December 4th.

8. Grandparents Week is THIS WEEK during your library time. Your grandparents will be able to spend an hour with you. Please remind them to bring their ID and remind them what time to come. All of the times are listed in the newsletter, which can be found on the CCIS website.

9. If you want to save 5% off of this year's yearbook, you need to place your order online by the end of November. Go to the CCIS website for more details.

10. Bus Students ~ You MUST wait for a teacher to lead you to the buses. WAIT on the sidewalk at the end of the playground blacktop. A teacher needs to get to buses before any of the students.

11. Coal City Spirit Keychains are still on sale! Each keychain is only $5.00 and $2.00 from each order goes to our PSO.

12. There will be Open Gym at CCMS from 1:00-3:00 on the following Sundays: December 3, 10, and 17. The cost is $5.00 per session.

13. The next school store shopping day is Thursday, December 7th 7:40-8:00 a.m.

14. Our After School Assistance Program (ASAP) meets on Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays from 3:00-4:00.

15. We are still accepting 5th grade band registrations. If you are interested in band, let us know or contact Mr. Blunk at jblunk@ccu1.net. Band lessons take place on Tuesdays or Thursdays. Full band takes place from 10:45-11:30 on Tuesdays or Thursdays. You do not have recess on days when you have full band. Take your band instrument home after school. You cannot leave it in the hallway. Your first concert is November 30th.

16. Please stay off of the stage in the North Gym and keep your hands and feet off of the stage mat. If you need to retrieve something from the stage, ask for permission to use the stairs. Do not climb up/down the stage mat.

17. 5th Grade Students ~ Please don't make any stops between your Specials. Report to your next class and then ask permission for the bathroom, a drink, or the nurse. You need to be on time for class.

18. Fourth Grade Students ~ After lunch/recess please be quiet in the hallway as you walk back to class.

19. Students – If you get picked up after school, please tell your ride they must park in a designated parking space. Do not get in the car at the end of the sidewalk. Do not cross the street to get into a car unless you are with a crossing guard.

20. Make it a great day AND be kind to one another!

21. School begins at 8:05, but students can enter the building at 7:50. Students can enter the cafeteria at 7:40 if they want breakfast.

22. If your child is tardy to school (arrives at or after 8:05) an adult must come into the office to sign in your child.

23. If your child is absent, please call the office at 815-634-2182 by 9:00 a.m., press 1 for the attendance line, and be sure to state the reason for the absence. If we do not hear from you or know the reason why your child is absent, he/she will be marked unexcused for the day.

24. Homework requests can be made when you call in your child’s absence. Homework can be sent home with another student at CCIS, or it can be picked up in the office from 3:00 – 4:00.

25. Lunch begins at 11:10 for 5th grade and 12:20 for 4th grade. The cost is $2.65. Breakfast is served from 7:40 – 8:00 a.m. The cost is $1.35. Without a drink the breakfast cost is $1.00.

26. Please keep your contact information current, so we can reach you in case of an emergency. If your address, email or phone number changes please update your child’s records in PowerSchool or contact the office.

Monday – November 27, 2017

1. Welcome Back! We hope you had an enjoyable Thanksgiving Break.

2. Food must be taken out of your locker every day when you go home. You cannot keep ANY food or snacks in your locker overnight.

3. There is a student council meeting Wednesday at 7:30 a.m.

4. 5th Graders - If you are interested in joining the MS wrestling team, optional Cardio and Strength Training will take place 4:00-5:00 p.m. on November 27, 28 & 30 at CCES. Enter Door 6. Practice at the MS begins next week.

5. 4th and 5th grade YMCA basketball practice begins on Wednesday, November 29th, right after school until 4:15. Make sure you are registered before attending practice. Report to the South Gym right after school.

6. There is a 5th grade band concert on Thursday at CCHS at 7:00 p.m. Come to support the CCIS band.

7. There will be a Winter Poms Clinic the second week of December at CCIS. There will be a performance at the Varsity Boys Basketball halftime on December 15th at CCHS. The registration form is due December 4th.

8. Grandparents Week is THIS WEEK during your library time. Your grandparents will be able to spend an hour with you. Please remind them to bring their ID and remind them what time to come. All of the times are listed in the newsletter, which can be found on the CCIS website.

9. If you want to save 5% off of this year's yearbook, you need to place your order online by the end of November. Go to the CCIS website for more details.

10. Bus Students ~ You MUST wait for a teacher to lead you to the buses. WAIT on the sidewalk at the end of the playground blacktop. A teacher needs to get to buses before any of the students.

11. Coal City Spirit Keychains are still on sale! Each keychain is only $5.00 and $2.00 from each order goes to our PSO.

12. There will be Open Gym at CCMS from 1:00-3:00 on the following Sundays: December 3, 10, and 17. The cost is $5.00 per session.

13. The next school store shopping day is Thursday, December 7th 7:40-8:00 a.m.

14. Our After School Assistance Program (ASAP) meets on Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays from 3:00-4:00.

15. We are still accepting 5th grade band registrations. If you are interested in band, let us know or contact Mr. Blunk at jblunk@ccu1.net. Band lessons take place on Tuesdays or Thursdays. Full band takes place from 10:45-11:30 on Tuesdays or Thursdays. You do not have recess on days when you have full band. Take your band instrument home after school. You cannot leave it in the hallway. Your first concert is November 30th.

16. Please stay off of the stage in the North Gym and keep your hands and feet off of the stage mat. If you need to retrieve something from the stage, ask for permission to use the stairs. Do not climb up/down the stage mat.

17. 5th Grade Students ~ Please don't make any stops between your Specials. Report to your next class and then ask permission for the bathroom, a drink, or the nurse. You need to be on time for class.

18. Fourth Grade Students ~ After lunch/recess please be quiet in the hallway as you walk back to class.

19. Students – If you get picked up after school, please tell your ride they must park in a designated parking space. Do not get in the car at the end of the sidewalk. Do not cross the street to get into a car unless you are with a crossing guard.

20. Make it a great day AND be kind to one another!

21. School begins at 8:05, but students can enter the building at 7:50. Students can enter the cafeteria at 7:40 if they want breakfast.

22. If your child is tardy to school (arrives at or after 8:05) an adult must come into the office to sign in your child.

23. If your child is absent, please call the office at 815-634-2182 by 9:00 a.m., press 1 for the attendance line, and be sure to state the reason for the absence. If we do not hear from you or know the reason why your child is absent, he/she will be marked unexcused for the day.

24. Homework requests can be made when you call in your child’s absence. Homework can be sent home with another student at CCIS, or it can be picked up in the office from 3:00 – 4:00.

25. Lunch begins at 11:10 for 5th grade and 12:20 for 4th grade. The cost is $2.65. Breakfast is served from 7:40 – 8:00 a.m. The cost is $1.35. Without a drink the breakfast cost is $1.00.

26. Please keep your contact information current, so we can reach you in case of an emergency. If your address, email or phone number changes please update your child’s records in PowerSchool or contact the office.

Tuesday – November 21, 2017

1. Girl Scout Troop 134 in Coal City will be collecting items for children cancer patients. If you would like to make a donation by Thanksgiving, here is a list of needed items: Band-Aids with Fun Characters, Chap-sticks, Colored Pencils, Washable Markers, Crayons, Coloring/Activity Books, Crossword Puzzles, Word Searches, Art Kits, Match Box Cars/Trucks, Velvet Coloring Posters (8 x 10 or 11x13), $5.00 Gift Cards (McDonalds, Walmart, Target, Dunkin Donuts, Subway, Starbucks), Oreos (Individual Snack Pack Size), Fruit Snacks (Individual Snack Pack Size), Cheese Dip and Sticks (Individually Wrapped), Cheeze-Its (Individual Snack Pack Size), Small Bottles of Water, Nail Decor Kits, Nail Polish, Nail Polish Remover Pads, Small Tubes of Body Lotion, Small Backpacks, and Reusable Shopping Bags.

2. Food must be taken out of your locker every day when you go home. You cannot keep ANY food or snacks in your locker overnight.

3. Our yearbook cover contest is going on NOW! Your design is due TODAY. The top 3 covers will win a prize.

4. 5th Graders - If you are interested in joining the MS wrestling team, optional Cardio and Strength Training will take place 4:00-5:00 p.m. on November 27, 28 & 30 at CCES. Enter Door 6.

5. 4th and 5th grade YMCA basketball practice begins on Wednesday, November 29th, right after school until 4:15. Make sure you are registered before attending practice. Report to the South Gym right after school.

6. This week we do not have school Wednesday-Friday for Thanksgiving Break. What are you thankful for?

7. There will be a Winter Poms Clinic the second week of December at CCIS. There will be a performance at the Varsity Boys Basketball halftime on December 15th at CCHS. The registration form is due December 4th.

8. Grandparents Week is NEXT WEEK during your library time. Your grandparents will be able to spend an hour with you. Please remind them to bring their ID.

9. If you want to save 5% off of this year's yearbook, you need to place your order online by the end of November. Go to the CCIS website for more details.

10. Bus Students ~ You MUST wait for a teacher to lead you to the buses. WAIT on the sidewalk at the end of the playground blacktop. A teacher needs to get to buses before any of the students.

11. Coal City Spirit Keychains are still on sale! Each keychain is only $5.00 and $2.00 from each order goes to our PSO.

12. There will be Open Gym at CCMS from 1:00-3:00 on the following Sundays: December 3, 10, and 17. The cost is $5.00 per session.

13. The next school store shopping day is Thursday, December 7th 7:40-8:00 a.m.

14. Our After School Assistance Program (ASAP) meets on Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays from 3:00-4:00. No ASAP TODAY.

15. We are still accepting 5th grade band registrations. If you are interested in band, let us know or contact Mr. Blunk at jblunk@ccu1.net. Band lessons take place on Tuesdays or Thursdays. Full band takes place from 10:45-11:30 on Tuesdays or Thursdays. You do not have recess on days when you have full band. Take your band instrument home after school. You cannot leave it in the hallway. Practice over Thanksgiving break. Your first concert is November 30th.

16. Please stay off of the stage in the North Gym and keep your hands and feet off of the stage mat. If you need to retrieve something from the stage, ask for permission to use the stairs. Do not climb up/down the stage mat.

17. 5th Grade Students ~ Please don't make any stops between your Specials. Report to your next class and then ask permission for the bathroom, a drink, or the nurse. You need to be on time for class.

18. Fourth Grade Students ~ After lunch/recess please be quiet in the hallway as you walk back to class.

19. Students – If you get picked up after school, please tell your ride they must park in a designated parking space. Do not get in the car at the end of the sidewalk. Do not cross the street to get into a car unless you are with a crossing guard.

20. Make it a great day AND be kind to one another!

21. School begins at 8:05, but students can enter the building at 7:50. Students can enter the cafeteria at 7:40 if they want breakfast.

22. If your child is tardy to school (arrives at or after 8:05) an adult must come into the office to sign in your child.

23. If your child is absent, please call the office at 815-634-2182 by 9:00 a.m., press 1 for the attendance line, and be sure to state the reason for the absence. If we do not hear from you or know the reason why your child is absent, he/she will be marked unexcused for the day.

24. Homework requests can be made when you call in your child’s absence. Homework can be sent home with another student at CCIS, or it can be picked up in the office from 3:00 – 4:00.

25. Lunch begins at 11:10 for 5th grade and 12:20 for 4th grade. The cost is $2.65. Breakfast is served from 7:40 – 8:00 a.m. The cost is $1.35. Without a drink the breakfast cost is $1.00.

26. Please keep your contact information current, so we can reach you in case of an emergency. If your address, email or phone number changes please update your child’s records in PowerSchool or contact the office.

Monday – November 20, 2017

1. Girl Scout Troop 134 in Coal City will be collecting items for children cancer patients. If you would like to make a donation by Thanksgiving, here is a list of needed items: Band-Aids with Fun Characters, Chap-sticks, Colored Pencils, Washable Markers, Crayons, Coloring/Activity Books, Crossword Puzzles, Word Searches, Art Kits, Match Box Cars/Trucks, Velvet Coloring Posters (8 x 10 or 11x13), $5.00 Gift Cards (McDonalds, Walmart, Target, Dunkin Donuts, Subway, Starbucks), Oreos (Individual Snack Pack Size), Fruit Snacks (Individual Snack Pack Size), Cheese Dip and Sticks (Individually Wrapped), Cheeze-Its (Individual Snack Pack Size), Small Bottles of Water, Nail Decor Kits, Nail Polish, Nail Polish Remover Pads, Small Tubes of Body Lotion, Small Backpacks, and Reusable Shopping Bags.

2. Food must be taken out of your locker every day when you go home. You cannot keep ANY food or snacks in your locker overnight.

3. Our yearbook cover contest is going on NOW! Your design is due by Thanksgiving break. The top 3 covers will win a prize.

4. 5th Graders - If you are interested in joining the MS wrestling team, optional Cardio and Strength Training will take place 4:00-5:00 p.m. on November 20, 27, 28 & 30 at CCES. Enter Door 6.

5. 4th and 5th grade YMCA basketball practice begins on Wednesday, November 29th, right after school until 4:15. Make sure you are registered before attending practice. Report to the South Gym right after school.

6. This week we do not have school Wednesday-Friday for Thanksgiving Break. What are you thankful for?

7. There will be a Winter Poms Clinic the second week of December at CCIS. There will be a performance at the Varsity Boys Basketball halftime on December 15th at CCHS. The registration form is due December 4th.

8. Grandparents Week is NEXT WEEK during your library time. Your grandparents will be able to spend an hour with you. Please remind them to bring their ID.

9. If you want to save 5% off of this year's yearbook, you need to place your order online by the end of November. Go to the CCIS website for more details.

10. Bus Students ~ You MUST wait for a teacher to lead you to the buses. WAIT on the sidewalk at the end of the playground blacktop. A teacher needs to get to buses before any of the students.

11. Coal City Spirit Keychains are still on sale! Each keychain is only $5.00 and $2.00 from each order goes to our PSO.

12. There will be Open Gym at CCMS from 1:00-3:00 on the following Sundays: December 3, 10, and 17. The cost is $5.00 per session.

13. The next school store shopping day is Thursday, December 7th 7:40-8:00 a.m.

14. Our After School Assistance Program (ASAP) meets on Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays from 3:00-4:00. No ASAP next Tuesday.

15. We are still accepting 5th grade band registrations. If you are interested in band, let us know or contact Mr. Blunk at jblunk@ccu1.net. Band lessons take place on Tuesdays or Thursdays. Full band takes place from 10:45-11:30 on Tuesdays or Thursdays. You do not have recess on days when you have full band. Take your band instrument home after school. You cannot leave it in the hallway.

16. Please stay off of the stage in the North Gym and keep your hands and feet off of the stage mat. If you need to retrieve something from the stage, ask for permission to use the stairs. Do not climb up/down the stage mat.

17. 5th Grade Students ~ Please don't make any stops between your Specials. Report to your next class and then ask permission for the bathroom, a drink, or the nurse. You need to be on time for class.

18. Fourth Grade Students ~ After lunch/recess please be quiet in the hallway as you walk back to class.

19. Students – If you get picked up after school, please tell your ride they must park in a designated parking space. Do not get in the car at the end of the sidewalk. Do not cross the street to get into a car unless you are with a crossing guard.

20. Make it a great day AND be kind to one another!

21. School begins at 8:05, but students can enter the building at 7:50. Students can enter the cafeteria at 7:40 if they want breakfast.

22. If your child is tardy to school (arrives at or after 8:05) an adult must come into the office to sign in your child.

23. If your child is absent, please call the office at 815-634-2182 by 9:00 a.m., press 1 for the attendance line, and be sure to state the reason for the absence. If we do not hear from you or know the reason why your child is absent, he/she will be marked unexcused for the day.

24. Homework requests can be made when you call in your child’s absence. Homework can be sent home with another student at CCIS, or it can be picked up in the office from 3:00 – 4:00.

25. Lunch begins at 11:10 for 5th grade and 12:20 for 4th grade. The cost is $2.65. Breakfast is served from 7:40 – 8:00 a.m. The cost is $1.35. Without a drink the breakfast cost is $1.00.

26. Please keep your contact information current, so we can reach you in case of an emergency. If your address, email or phone number changes please update your child’s records in PowerSchool or contact the office.

Friday – November 17, 2017

1. Girl Scout Troop 134 in Coal City will be collecting items for children cancer patients. If you would like to make a donation by Thanksgiving, here is a list of needed items: Band-Aids with Fun Characters, Chap-sticks, Colored Pencils, Washable Markers, Crayons, Coloring/Activity Books, Crossword Puzzles, Word Searches, Art Kits, Match Box Cars/Trucks, Velvet Coloring Posters (8 x 10 or 11x13), $5.00 Gift Cards (McDonalds, Walmart, Target, Dunkin Donuts, Subway, Starbucks), Oreos (Individual Snack Pack Size), Fruit Snacks (Individual Snack Pack Size), Cheese Dip and Sticks (Individually Wrapped), Cheeze-Its (Individual Snack Pack Size), Small Bottles of Water, Nail Decor Kits, Nail Polish, Nail Polish Remover Pads, Small Tubes of Body Lotion, Small Backpacks, and Reusable Shopping Bags.

2. Food must be taken out of your locker every day when you go home. You cannot keep ANY food or snacks in your locker overnight.

3. Our yearbook cover contest is going on NOW! Your design is due by Thanksgiving break. The top 3 covers will win a prize.

4. 5th Graders - If you are interested in joining the MS wrestling team, optional Cardio and Strength Training will take place 4:00-5:00 p.m. on November 20, 27, 28 & 30 at CCES. Enter Door 6.

5. Let’s Make a Difference Week at CCIS ~ November 13-17

CCIS is collecting donations for those in need in our community. Students who bring in items will receive a Coaler Cash each day he/she contributes.

Munchie Monday (11/13): Snacks and nonperishable food items

Toiletry Tuesday (11/14): Toilet paper, paper towels, napkins, tissue

Wash-up Wednesday (11/15): Soap, body wash, shampoo, conditioner, loofah

It’s Thursday, Baby (11/16): Diapers, wipes, formula, pacifiers

Floss Friday (11/17): Toothpaste, toothbrush, floss, mouth wash

6. Next week we do not have school Wednesday-Friday for Thanksgiving Break.

7. There will be a Winter Poms Clinic the second week of December at CCIS. There will be a performance at the Varsity Boys Basketball halftime on December 15th at CCHS. The registration form is due December 4th.

8. Was Mrs. Cowherd your 4th grade teacher? If she was your teacher and you read the book WONDER, she is inviting YOU and all her former students to the movies. She will be attending “Wonder” on Sunday at 4:15 at the Morris theatre. She recommends purchasing your ticket online to ensure you get in the movie. You need to find your own ride.

9. If you want to save 5% off of this year's yearbook, you need to place your order online by the end of November. Go to the CCIS website for more details.

10. Bus Students ~ You MUST wait for a teacher to lead you to the buses. WAIT on the sidewalk at the end of the playground blacktop. A teacher needs to get to buses before any of the students.

11. Friday is Twin Day!

12. There will be Open Gym at CCMS from 1:00-3:00 on the following Sundays: November 19, December 3, 10, and 17. The cost is $5.00 per session.

13. The pictures from the Mother/Son dance will be given to you this week or early next week to take home.

14. Our After School Assistance Program (ASAP) meets on Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays from 3:00-4:00. No ASAP next Tuesday.

15. We are still accepting 5th grade band registrations. If you are interested in band, let us know or contact Mr. Blunk at jblunk@ccu1.net. Band lessons take place on Tuesdays or Thursdays. Full band takes place from 10:45-11:30 on Tuesdays or Thursdays. You do not have recess on days when you have full band. Take your band instrument home after school. You cannot leave it in the hallway.

16. Please stay off of the stage in the North Gym and keep your hands and feet off of the stage mat. If you need to retrieve something from the stage, ask for permission to use the stairs. Do not climb up/down the stage mat.

17. 5th Grade Students ~ Please don't make any stops between your Specials. Report to your next class and then ask permission for the bathroom, a drink, or the nurse. You need to be on time for class.

18. Fourth Grade Students ~ After lunch/recess please be quiet in the hallway as you walk back to class.

19. Students – If you get picked up after school, please tell your ride they must park in a designated parking space. Do not get in the car at the end of the sidewalk. Do not cross the street to get into a car unless you are with a crossing guard.

20. Make it a great day AND be kind to one another!

21. School begins at 8:05, but students can enter the building at 7:50. Students can enter the cafeteria at 7:40 if they want breakfast.

22. If your child is tardy to school (arrives at or after 8:05) an adult must come into the office to sign in your child.

23. If your child is absent, please call the office at 815-634-2182 by 9:00 a.m., press 1 for the attendance line, and be sure to state the reason for the absence. If we do not hear from you or know the reason why your child is absent, he/she will be marked unexcused for the day.

24. Homework requests can be made when you call in your child’s absence. Homework can be sent home with another student at CCIS, or it can be picked up in the office from 3:00 – 4:00.

25. Lunch begins at 11:10 for 5th grade and 12:20 for 4th grade. The cost is $2.65. Breakfast is served from 7:40 – 8:00 a.m. The cost is $1.35. Without a drink the breakfast cost is $1.00.

26. Please keep your contact information current, so we can reach you in case of an emergency. If your address, email or phone number changes please update your child’s records in PowerSchool or contact the office.

Thursday – November 16, 2017

1. Girl Scout Troop 134 in Coal City will be collecting items for children cancer patients. If you would like to make a donation by Thanksgiving, here is a list of needed items: Band-Aids with Fun Characters, Chap-sticks, Colored Pencils, Washable Markers, Crayons, Coloring/Activity Books, Crossword Puzzles, Word Searches, Art Kits, Match Box Cars/Trucks, Velvet Coloring Posters (8 x 10 or 11x13), $5.00 Gift Cards (McDonalds, Walmart, Target, Dunkin Donuts, Subway, Starbucks), Oreos (Individual Snack Pack Size), Fruit Snacks (Individual Snack Pack Size), Cheese Dip and Sticks (Individually Wrapped), Cheeze-Its (Individual Snack Pack Size), Small Bottles of Water, Nail Decor Kits, Nail Polish, Nail Polish Remover Pads, Small Tubes of Body Lotion, Small Backpacks, and Reusable Shopping Bags.

2. Food must be taken out of your locker every day when you go home. You cannot keep ANY food or snacks in your locker overnight.

3. Our yearbook cover contest is going on NOW! Your design is due by Thanksgiving break. The top 3 covers will win a prize.

4. 5th Graders - If you are interested in joining the MS wrestling team, optional Cardio and Strength Training will take place 4:00-5:00 p.m. on November 16, 20, 27, 28 & 30 at CCES. Enter Door 6.

5. Let’s Make a Difference Week at CCIS ~ November 13-17

CCIS is collecting donations for those in need in our community. Students who bring in items will receive a Coaler Cash each day he/she contributes.

Munchie Monday (11/13): Snacks and nonperishable food items

Toiletry Tuesday (11/14): Toilet paper, paper towels, napkins, tissue

Wash-up Wednesday (11/15): Soap, body wash, shampoo, conditioner, loofah

It’s Thursday, Baby (11/16): Diapers, wipes, formula, pacifiers

Floss Friday (11/17): Toothpaste, toothbrush, floss, mouth wash

6. Next week we do not have school Wednesday-Friday for Thanksgiving Break.

7. The School Store will be open Thursday before school in the library 7:40-8:00 a.m.

8. Was Mrs. Cowherd your 4th grade teacher? If she was your teacher and you read the book WONDER, she is inviting YOU and all her former students to the movies. She will be attending “Wonder” on Sunday at 4:15 at the Morris theatre. She recommends purchasing your ticket online to ensure you get in the movie. You need to find your own ride.

9. If you want to save 5% off of this year's yearbook, you need to place your order online by the end of November. Go to the CCIS website for more details.

10. Bus Students ~ You MUST wait for a teacher to lead you to the buses. WAIT on the sidewalk at the end of the playground blacktop. A teacher needs to get to buses before any of the students.

11. Friday is Twin Day!

12. There will be Open Gym at CCMS from 1:00-3:00 on the following Sundays: November 19, December 3, 10, and 17. The cost is $5.00 per session.

13. The pictures from the Mother/Son dance will be given to you this week or early next week to take home.

14. Our After School Assistance Program (ASAP) meets on Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays from 3:00-4:00. No ASAP next Tuesday.

15. We are still accepting 5th grade band registrations. If you are interested in band, let us know or contact Mr. Blunk at jblunk@ccu1.net. Band lessons take place on Tuesdays or Thursdays. Full band takes place from 10:45-11:30 on Tuesdays or Thursdays. You do not have recess on days when you have full band. Take your band instrument home after school. You cannot leave it in the hallway.

16. Please stay off of the stage in the North Gym and keep your hands and feet off of the stage mat. If you need to retrieve something from the stage, ask for permission to use the stairs. Do not climb up/down the stage mat.

17. 5th Grade Students ~ Please don't make any stops between your Specials. Report to your next class and then ask permission for the bathroom, a drink, or the nurse. You need to be on time for class.

18. Fourth Grade Students ~ After lunch/recess please be quiet in the hallway as you walk back to class.

19. Students – If you get picked up after school, please tell your ride they must park in a designated parking space. Do not get in the car at the end of the sidewalk. Do not cross the street to get into a car unless you are with a crossing guard.

20. Make it a great day AND be kind to one another!

21. School begins at 8:05, but students can enter the building at 7:50. Students can enter the cafeteria at 7:40 if they want breakfast.

22. If your child is tardy to school (arrives at or after 8:05) an adult must come into the office to sign in your child.

23. If your child is absent, please call the office at 815-634-2182 by 9:00 a.m., press 1 for the attendance line, and be sure to state the reason for the absence. If we do not hear from you or know the reason why your child is absent, he/she will be marked unexcused for the day.

24. Homework requests can be made when you call in your child’s absence. Homework can be sent home with another student at CCIS, or it can be picked up in the office from 3:00 – 4:00.

25. Lunch begins at 11:10 for 5th grade and 12:20 for 4th grade. The cost is $2.65. Breakfast is served from 7:40 – 8:00 a.m. The cost is $1.35. Without a drink the breakfast cost is $1.00.

26. Please keep your contact information current, so we can reach you in case of an emergency. If your address, email or phone number changes please update your child’s records in PowerSchool or contact the office.

Wednesday – November 15, 2017

1. Girl Scout Troop 134 in Coal City will be collecting items for children cancer patients. If you would like to make a donation by Thanksgiving, here is a list of needed items: Band-Aids with Fun Characters, Chap-sticks, Colored Pencils, Washable Markers, Crayons, Coloring/Activity Books, Crossword Puzzles, Word Searches, Art Kits, Match Box Cars/Trucks, Velvet Coloring Posters (8 x 10 or 11x13), $5.00 Gift Cards (McDonalds, Walmart, Target, Dunkin Donuts, Subway, Starbucks), Oreos (Individual Snack Pack Size), Fruit Snacks (Individual Snack Pack Size), Cheese Dip and Sticks (Individually Wrapped), Cheeze-Its (Individual Snack Pack Size), Small Bottles of Water, Nail Decor Kits, Nail Polish, Nail Polish Remover Pads, Small Tubes of Body Lotion, Small Backpacks, and Reusable Shopping Bags.

2. Food must be taken out of your locker every day when you go home. You cannot keep ANY food or snacks in your locker overnight.

3. Our yearbook cover contest is going on NOW! Your design is due by Thanksgiving break. The top 3 covers will win a prize.

4. 5th Graders - If you are interested in joining the MS wrestling team, optional Cardio and Strength Training will take place 4:00-5:00 p.m. on November 16, 20, 27, 28 & 30 at CCES. Enter Door 6. There will be a Parent Meeting on 11/15 at CCMS in the small gym at 6:00 p.m.

5. Let’s Make a Difference Week at CCIS ~ November 13-17

CCIS is collecting donations for those in need in our community. Students who bring in items will receive a Coaler Cash each day he/she contributes.

Munchie Monday (11/13): Snacks and nonperishable food items

Toiletry Tuesday (11/14): Toilet paper, paper towels, napkins, tissue

Wash-up Wednesday (11/15): Soap, body wash, shampoo, conditioner, loofah

It’s Thursday, Baby (11/16): Diapers, wipes, formula, pacifiers

Floss Friday (11/17): Toothpaste, toothbrush, floss, mouth wash

6. Next week we do not have school Wednesday-Friday for Thanksgiving Break.

7. TODAY we dismiss at 11:35. Make sure your ride knows!

8. The School Store will be open Thursday before school in the library 7:40-8:00 a.m.

9. If you want to save 5% off of this year's yearbook, you need to place your order online by the end of November. Go to the CCIS website for more details.

10. Bus Students ~ You MUST wait for a teacher to lead you to the buses. WAIT on the sidewalk at the end of the playground blacktop. A teacher needs to get to buses before any of the students.

11. Friday is Twin Day!

12. There will be Open Gym at CCMS from 1:00-3:00 on the following Sundays: November 19, December 3, 10, and 17. The cost is $5.00 per session.

13. The pictures from the Mother/Son dance will be given to you this week to take home.

14. Our After School Assistance Program (ASAP) meets on Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays from 3:00-4:00. No ASAP next Tuesday.

15. We are still accepting 5th grade band registrations. If you are interested in band, let us know or contact Mr. Blunk at jblunk@ccu1.net. Band lessons take place on Tuesdays or Thursdays. Full band takes place from 10:45-11:30 on Tuesdays or Thursdays. You do not have recess on days when you have full band. Take your band instrument home after school. You cannot leave it in the hallway.

16. Please stay off of the stage in the North Gym and keep your hands and feet off of the stage mat. If you need to retrieve something from the stage, ask for permission to use the stairs. Do not climb up/down the stage mat.

17. 5th Grade Students ~ Please don't make any stops between your Specials. Report to your next class and then ask permission for the bathroom, a drink, or the nurse. You need to be on time for class.

18. Fourth Grade Students ~ After lunch/recess please be quiet in the hallway as you walk back to class.

19. Students – If you get picked up after school, please tell your ride they must park in a designated parking space. Do not get in the car at the end of the sidewalk. Do not cross the street to get into a car unless you are with a crossing guard.

20. Make it a great day AND be kind to one another!

21. School begins at 8:05, but students can enter the building at 7:50. Students can enter the cafeteria at 7:40 if they want breakfast.

22. If your child is tardy to school (arrives at or after 8:05) an adult must come into the office to sign in your child.

23. If your child is absent, please call the office at 815-634-2182 by 9:00 a.m., press 1 for the attendance line, and be sure to state the reason for the absence. If we do not hear from you or know the reason why your child is absent, he/she will be marked unexcused for the day.

24. Homework requests can be made when you call in your child’s absence. Homework can be sent home with another student at CCIS, or it can be picked up in the office from 3:00 – 4:00.

25. Lunch begins at 11:10 for 5th grade and 12:20 for 4th grade. The cost is $2.65. Breakfast is served from 7:40 – 8:00 a.m. The cost is $1.35. Without a drink the breakfast cost is $1.00.

26. Please keep your contact information current, so we can reach you in case of an emergency. If your address, email or phone number changes please update your child’s records in PowerSchool or contact the office.

Tuesday – November 14, 2017

1. Girl Scout Troop 134 in Coal City will be collecting items for children cancer patients. If you would like to make a donation by Thanksgiving, here is a list of needed items: Band-Aids with Fun Characters, Chap-sticks, Colored Pencils, Washable Markers, Crayons, Coloring/Activity Books, Crossword Puzzles, Word Searches, Art Kits, Match Box Cars/Trucks, Velvet Coloring Posters (8 x 10 or 11x13), $5.00 Gift Cards (McDonalds, Walmart, Target, Dunkin Donuts, Subway, Starbucks), Oreos (Individual Snack Pack Size), Fruit Snacks (Individual Snack Pack Size), Cheese Dip and Sticks (Individually Wrapped), Cheeze-Its (Individual Snack Pack Size), Small Bottles of Water, Nail Decor Kits, Nail Polish, Nail Polish Remover Pads, Small Tubes of Body Lotion, Small Backpacks, and Reusable Shopping Bags.

2. Food must be taken out of your locker every day when you go home. You cannot keep ANY food or snacks in your locker overnight.

3. Our yearbook cover contest is going on NOW! Your design is due by Thanksgiving break. The top 3 covers will win a prize.

4. 5th Graders - If you are interested in joining the MS wrestling team, optional Cardio and Strength Training will take place 4:00-5:00 p.m. on November 14, 16, 20, 27, 28 & 30 at CCES. Enter Door 6. There will be a Parent Meeting on 11/15 at CCMS in the small gym at 6:00 p.m.

5. Let’s Make a Difference Week at CCIS ~ November 13-17

CCIS is collecting donations for those in need in our community. Students who bring in items will receive a Coaler Cash each day he/she contributes.

Munchie Monday (11/13): Snacks and nonperishable food items

Toiletry Tuesday (11/14): Toilet paper, paper towels, napkins, tissue

Wash-up Wednesday (11/15): Soap, body wash, shampoo, conditioner, loofah

It’s Thursday, Baby (11/16): Diapers, wipes, formula, pacifiers

Floss Friday (11/17): Toothpaste, toothbrush, floss, mouth wash

6. PSO Meeting tonight at CCIS at 6:30 p.m.

7. Tomorrow we dismiss at 11:35. Make sure your ride knows!

8. The School Store will be open Thursday before school in the library 7:40-8:00 a.m.

9. If you want to save 5% off of this year's yearbook, you need to place your order online by the end of November. Go to the CCIS website for more details.

10. Bus Students ~ You MUST wait for a teacher to lead you to the buses. WAIT on the sidewalk at the end of the playground blacktop. A teacher needs to get to buses before any of the students.

11. Friday is Twin Day!

12. There will be Open Gym at CCMS from 1:00-3:00 on the following Sundays: November 19, December 3, 10, and 17. The cost is $5.00 per session.

13. The pictures from the Mother/Son dance will be given to you this week to take home.

14. Our After School Assistance Program (ASAP) meets on Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays from 3:00-4:00.

15. We are still accepting 5th grade band registrations. If you are interested in band, let us know or contact Mr. Blunk at jblunk@ccu1.net. Band lessons take place on Tuesdays or Thursdays. Full band takes place from 10:45-11:30 on Tuesdays or Thursdays. You do not have recess on days when you have full band. Take your band instrument home after school. You cannot leave it in the hallway.

16. Please stay off of the stage in the North Gym and keep your hands and feet off of the stage mat. If you need to retrieve something from the stage, ask for permission to use the stairs. Do not climb up/down the stage mat.

17. 5th Grade Students ~ Please don't make any stops between your Specials. Report to your next class and then ask permission for the bathroom, a drink, or the nurse. You need to be on time for class.

18. Fourth Grade Students ~ After lunch/recess please be quiet in the hallway as you walk back to class.

19. Students – If you get picked up after school, please tell your ride they must park in a designated parking space. Do not get in the car at the end of the sidewalk. Do not cross the street to get into a car unless you are with a crossing guard.

20. Make it a great day AND be kind to one another!

21. School begins at 8:05, but students can enter the building at 7:50. Students can enter the cafeteria at 7:40 if they want breakfast.

22. If your child is tardy to school (arrives at or after 8:05) an adult must come into the office to sign in your child.

23. If your child is absent, please call the office at 815-634-2182 by 9:00 a.m., press 1 for the attendance line, and be sure to state the reason for the absence. If we do not hear from you or know the reason why your child is absent, he/she will be marked unexcused for the day.

24. Homework requests can be made when you call in your child’s absence. Homework can be sent home with another student at CCIS, or it can be picked up in the office from 3:00 – 4:00.

25. Lunch begins at 11:10 for 5th grade and 12:20 for 4th grade. The cost is $2.65. Breakfast is served from 7:40 – 8:00 a.m. The cost is $1.35. Without a drink the breakfast cost is $1.00.

26. Please keep your contact information current, so we can reach you in case of an emergency. If your address, email or phone number changes please update your child’s records in PowerSchool or contact the office.

Monday – November 13, 2017

1. Girl Scout Troop 134 in Coal City will be collecting items for children cancer patients. If you would like to make a donation by Thanksgiving, here is a list of needed items: Band-Aids with Fun Characters, Chap-sticks, Colored Pencils, Washable Markers, Crayons, Coloring/Activity Books, Crossword Puzzles, Word Searches, Art Kits, Match Box Cars/Trucks, Velvet Coloring Posters (8 x 10 or 11x13), $5.00 Gift Cards (McDonalds, Walmart, Target, Dunkin Donuts, Subway, Starbucks), Oreos (Individual Snack Pack Size), Fruit Snacks (Individual Snack Pack Size), Cheese Dip and Sticks (Individually Wrapped), Cheeze-Its (Individual Snack Pack Size), Small Bottles of Water, Nail Decor Kits, Nail Polish, Nail Polish Remover Pads, Small Tubes of Body Lotion, Small Backpacks, and Reusable Shopping Bags.

2. Food must be taken out of your locker every day when you go home. You cannot keep ANY food or snacks in your locker overnight.

3. Our yearbook cover contest is going on NOW! Your design is due by Thanksgiving break. The top 3 covers will win a prize.

4. 5th Graders - If you are interested in joining the MS wrestling team, optional Cardio and Strength Training will take place 4:00-5:00 p.m. on November 13, 14, 16, 20, 27, 28 & 30 at CCES. Enter Door 6. There will be a Parent Meeting on 11/15 at CCMS in the small gym at 6:00 p.m.

5. Let’s Make a Difference Week at CCIS ~ November 13-17

CCIS is collecting donations for those in need in our community. Students who bring in items will receive a Coaler Cash each day he/she contributes.

Munchie Monday (11/13): Snacks and nonperishable food items

Toiletry Tuesday (11/14): Toilet paper, paper towels, napkins, tissue

Washup Wednesday (11/15): Soap, body wash, shampoo, conditioner, loofah

It’s Thursday, Baby (11/16): Diapers, wipes, formula, pacifiers

Floss Friday (11/17): Toothpaste, toothbrush, floss, mouth wash

6. If you want to save 5% off of this year's yearbook, you need to place your order online by the end of November. Go to the CCIS website for more details.

7. Bus Students ~ You MUST wait for a teacher to lead you to the buses. WAIT on the sidewalk at the end of the playground blacktop. A teacher needs to get to buses before any of the students.

8. Friday is Twin Day!

9. There will be Open Gym at CCMS from 1:00-3:00 on the following Sundays: November 19, December 3, 10, and 17. The cost is $5.00 per session.

10. The pictures from the Mother/Son dance will be given to you this week to take home.

11. Our After School Assistance Program (ASAP) meets on Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays from 3:00-4:00.

12. We are still accepting 5th grade band registrations. If you are interested in band, let us know or contact Mr. Blunk at jblunk@ccu1.net. Band lessons take place on Tuesdays or Thursdays. Full band takes place from 10:45-11:30 on Tuesdays or Thursdays. You do not have recess on days when you have full band. Take your band instrument home after school. You cannot leave it in the hallway.

13. Please stay off of the stage in the North Gym and keep your hands and feet off of the stage mat. If you need to retrieve something from the stage, ask for permission to use the stairs. Do not climb up/down the stage mat.

14. 5th Grade Students ~ Please don't make any stops between your Specials. Report to your next class and then ask permission for the bathroom, a drink, or the nurse. You need to be on time for class.

15. Fourth Grade Students ~ After lunch/recess please be quiet in the hallway as you walk back to class.

16. Students – If you get picked up after school, please tell your ride they must park in a designated parking space. Do not get in the car at the end of the sidewalk. Do not cross the street to get into a car unless you are with a crossing guard.

17. Make it a great day AND be kind to one another!

18. School begins at 8:05, but students can enter the building at 7:50. Students can enter the cafeteria at 7:40 if they want breakfast.

19. If your child is tardy to school (arrives at or after 8:05) an adult must come into the office to sign in your child.

20. If your child is absent, please call the office at 815-634-2182 by 9:00 a.m., press 1 for the attendance line, and be sure to state the reason for the absence. If we do not hear from you or know the reason why your child is absent, he/she will be marked unexcused for the day.

21. Homework requests can be made when you call in your child’s absence. Homework can be sent home with another student at CCIS, or it can be picked up in the office from 3:00 – 4:00.

22. Lunch begins at 11:10 for 5th grade and 12:20 for 4th grade. The cost is $2.65. Breakfast is served from 7:40 – 8:00 a.m. The cost is $1.35. Without a drink the breakfast cost is $1.00.

23. Please keep your contact information current, so we can reach you in case of an emergency. If your address, email or phone number changes please update your child’s records in PowerSchool or contact the office.

Friday – November 10, 2017

1. Girl Scout Troop 134 in Coal City will be collecting items for children cancer patients. If you would like to make a donation by Thanksgiving, here is a list of needed items: Band-Aids with Fun Characters, Chap-sticks, Colored Pencils, Washable Markers, Crayons, Coloring/Activity Books, Crossword Puzzles, Word Searches, Art Kits, Match Box Cars/Trucks, Velvet Coloring Posters (8 x 10 or 11x13), $5.00 Gift Cards (McDonalds, Walmart, Target, Dunkin Donuts, Subway, Starbucks), Oreos (Individual Snack Pack Size), Fruit Snacks (Individual Snack Pack Size), Cheese Dip and Sticks (Individually Wrapped), Cheeze-Its (Individual Snack Pack Size), Small Bottles of Water, Nail Decor Kits, Nail Polish, Nail Polish Remover Pads, Small Tubes of Body Lotion, Small Backpacks, and Reusable Shopping Bags.

2. Food must be taken out of your locker every day when you go home. You cannot keep ANY food or snacks in your locker overnight.

3. Our yearbook cover contest is going on NOW! Your design is due by Thanksgiving break. The top 3 covers will win a prize.

4. 5th Graders - If you are interested in joining the MS wrestling team, optional Cardio and Strength Training will take place 4:00-5:00 p.m. on November 13, 14, 16, 20, 27, 28 & 30 at CCES. Enter Door 6. There will be a Parent Meeting on 11/15 at CCMS in the small gym at 6:00 p.m.

5. Let’s Make a Difference Week at CCIS ~ November 13-17

CCIS is collecting donations for those in need in our community. Students who bring in items will receive a Coaler Cash each day he/she contributes.

Munchie Monday (11/13): Snacks and nonperishable food items

Toiletry Tuesday (11/14): Toilet paper, paper towels, napkins, tissue

Washup Wednesday (11/15): Soap, body wash, shampoo, conditioner, loofah

It’s Thursday, Baby (11/16): Diapers, wipes, formula, pacifiers

Floss Friday (11/17): Toothpaste, toothbrush, floss, mouth wash

6. If you want to save 5% off of this year's yearbook, you need to place your order online by the end of November. Go to the CCIS website for more details.

7. Bus Students ~ You MUST wait for a teacher to lead you to the buses. WAIT on the sidewalk at the end of the playground blacktop. A teacher needs to get to buses before any of the students.

8. Tomorrow is Veterans Day. Be sure to thank a Vet EVERY time you see one.

9. There will be Open Gym at CCMS from 1:00-3:00 on the following Sundays: November 12, 19, December 3, 10, and 17. The cost is $5.00 per session.

10. The pictures from the Mother/Son dance will be given to you next week to take home.

11. Our After School Assistance Program (ASAP) meets on Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays from 3:00-4:00.

12. We are still accepting 5th grade band registrations. If you are interested in band, let us know or contact Mr. Blunk at jblunk@ccu1.net. Band lessons take place on Tuesdays or Thursdays. Full band takes place from 10:45-11:30 on Tuesdays or Thursdays. You do not have recess on days when you have full band. Take your band instrument home after school. You cannot leave it in the hallway.

13. Please stay off of the stage in the North Gym and keep your hands and feet off of the stage mat. If you need to retrieve something from the stage, ask for permission to use the stairs. Do not climb up/down the stage mat.

14. 5th Grade Students ~ Please don't make any stops between your Specials. Report to your next class and then ask permission for the bathroom, a drink, or the nurse. You need to be on time for class.

15. Fourth Grade Students ~ After lunch/recess please be quiet in the hallway as you walk back to class.

16. Students – If you get picked up after school, please tell your ride they must park in a designated parking space. Do not get in the car at the end of the sidewalk. Do not cross the street to get into a car unless you are with a crossing guard.

17. Make it a great day AND be kind to one another!

18. School begins at 8:05, but students can enter the building at 7:50. Students can enter the cafeteria at 7:40 if they want breakfast.

19. If your child is tardy to school (arrives at or after 8:05) an adult must come into the office to sign in your child.

20. If your child is absent, please call the office at 815-634-2182 by 9:00 a.m., press 1 for the attendance line, and be sure to state the reason for the absence. If we do not hear from you or know the reason why your child is absent, he/she will be marked unexcused for the day.

21. Homework requests can be made when you call in your child’s absence. Homework can be sent home with another student at CCIS, or it can be picked up in the office from 3:00 – 4:00.

22. Lunch begins at 11:10 for 5th grade and 12:20 for 4th grade. The cost is $2.65. Breakfast is served from 7:40 – 8:00 a.m. The cost is $1.35. Without a drink the breakfast cost is $1.00.

23. Please keep your contact information current, so we can reach you in case of an emergency. If your address, email or phone number changes please update your child’s records in PowerSchool or contact the office.

Thursday – November 9, 2017

1. Girl Scout Troop 134 in Coal City will be collecting items for children cancer patients. If you would like to make a donation by Thanksgiving, here is a list of needed items: Band-Aids with Fun Characters, Chap-sticks, Colored Pencils, Washable Markers, Crayons, Coloring/Activity Books, Crossword Puzzles, Word Searches, Art Kits, Match Box Cars/Trucks, Velvet Coloring Posters (8 x 10 or 11x13), $5.00 Gift Cards (McDonalds, Walmart, Target, Dunkin Donuts, Subway, Starbucks), Oreos (Individual Snack Pack Size), Fruit Snacks (Individual Snack Pack Size), Cheese Dip and Sticks (Individually Wrapped), Cheeze-Its (Individual Snack Pack Size), Small Bottles of Water, Nail Decor Kits, Nail Polish, Nail Polish Remover Pads, Small Tubes of Body Lotion, Small Backpacks, and Reusable Shopping Bags.

2. Food must be taken out of your locker every day when you go home. You cannot keep ANY food or snacks in your locker overnight.

3. Our yearbook cover contest is going on NOW! Your design is due by Thanksgiving break. The top 3 covers will win a prize.

4. 5th Graders - If you are interested in joining the MS wrestling team, optional Cardio and Strength Training will take place 4:00-5:00 p.m. on November 9, 13, 14, 16, 20, 27, 28 & 30 at CCES. Enter Door 6. There will be a Parent Meeting on 11/15 at CCMS in the small gym at 6:00 p.m.

5. Let’s Make a Difference Week at CCIS ~ November 13-17

CCIS is collecting donations for those in need in our community. Students who bring in items will receive a Coaler Cash each day he/she contributes.

Munchie Monday (11/13): Snacks and nonperishable food items

Toiletry Tuesday (11/14): Toilet paper, paper towels, napkins, tissue

Washup Wednesday (11/15): Soap, body wash, shampoo, conditioner, loofah

It’s Thursday, Baby (11/16): Diapers, wipes, formula, pacifiers

Floss Friday (11/17): Toothpaste, toothbrush, floss, mouth wash

6. If you want to save 5% off of this year's yearbook, you need to place your order online by the end of November. Go to the CCIS website for more details.

7. Bus Students ~ You MUST wait for a teacher to lead you to the buses. WAIT on the sidewalk at the end of the playground blacktop. A teacher needs to get to buses before any of the students.

8. In honor of Veterans Day, CCIS will be collecting Candy for Troops this week. If you would like to donate your extra Halloween candy, please give it to your homeroom teacher by TODAY. Also, wear Red, White and Blue to school on Friday.

9. There will be Open Gym at CCMS from 1:00-3:00 on the following Sundays: November 12, 19, December 3, 10, and 17. The cost is $5.00 per session.

10. Our annual Mother/Son Fall Ball is Tonight from 6:00-7:30 p.m. Tickets are on sale now and will also be available the night of the dance. If you already purchased a ticket, you should have received it to take home.

11. Our After School Assistance Program (ASAP) meets on Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays from 3:00-4:00.

12. We are still accepting 5th grade band registrations. If you are interested in band, let us know or contact Mr. Blunk at jblunk@ccu1.net. Band lessons take place on Tuesdays or Thursdays. Full band takes place from 10:45-11:30 on Tuesdays or Thursdays. You do not have recess on days when you have full band. Take your band instrument home after school. You cannot leave it in the hallway.

13. Please stay off of the stage in the North Gym and keep your hands and feet off of the stage mat. If you need to retrieve something from the stage, ask for permission to use the stairs. Do not climb up/down the stage mat.

14. 5th Grade Students ~ Please don't make any stops between your Specials. Report to your next class and then ask permission for the bathroom, a drink, or the nurse. You need to be on time for class.

15. Fourth Grade Students ~ After lunch/recess please be quiet in the hallway as you walk back to class.

16. Students – If you get picked up after school, please tell your ride they must park in a designated parking space. Do not get in the car at the end of the sidewalk. Do not cross the street to get into a car unless you are with a crossing guard.

17. Make it a great day AND be kind to one another!

18. School begins at 8:05, but students can enter the building at 7:50. Students can enter the cafeteria at 7:40 if they want breakfast.

19. If your child is tardy to school (arrives at or after 8:05) an adult must come into the office to sign in your child.

20. If your child is absent, please call the office at 815-634-2182 by 9:00 a.m., press 1 for the attendance line, and be sure to state the reason for the absence. If we do not hear from you or know the reason why your child is absent, he/she will be marked unexcused for the day.

21. Homework requests can be made when you call in your child’s absence. Homework can be sent home with another student at CCIS, or it can be picked up in the office from 3:00 – 4:00.

22. Lunch begins at 11:10 for 5th grade and 12:20 for 4th grade. The cost is $2.65. Breakfast is served from 7:40 – 8:00 a.m. The cost is $1.35. Without a drink the breakfast cost is $1.00.

23. Please keep your contact information current, so we can reach you in case of an emergency. If your address, email or phone number changes please update your child’s records in PowerSchool or contact the office.

Wednesday – November 8, 2017

1. Girl Scout Troop 134 in Coal City will be collecting items for children cancer patients. If you would like to make a donation by Thanksgiving, here is a list of needed items: Band-Aids with Fun Characters, Chap-sticks, Colored Pencils, Washable Markers, Crayons, Coloring/Activity Books, Crossword Puzzles, Word Searches, Art Kits, Match Box Cars/Trucks, Velvet Coloring Posters (8 x 10 or 11x13), $5.00 Gift Cards (McDonalds, Walmart, Target, Dunkin Donuts, Subway, Starbucks), Oreos (Individual Snack Pack Size), Fruit Snacks (Individual Snack Pack Size), Cheese Dip and Sticks (Individually Wrapped), Cheeze-Its (Individual Snack Pack Size), Small Bottles of Water, Nail Decor Kits, Nail Polish, Nail Polish Remover Pads, Small Tubes of Body Lotion, Small Backpacks, and Reusable Shopping Bags.

2. Food must be taken out of your locker every day when you go home. You cannot keep ANY food or snacks in your locker overnight.

3. Our yearbook cover contest is going on NOW! Your design is due by Thanksgiving break. The top 3 covers will win a prize.

4. 5th Graders - If you are interested in joining the MS wrestling team, optional Cardio and Strength Training will take place 4:00-5:00 p.m. on November 9, 13, 14, 16, 20, 27, 28 & 30 at CCES. Enter Door 6. There will be a Parent Meeting on 11/15 at CCMS in the small gym at 6:00 p.m.

5. Let’s Make a Difference Week at CCIS ~ November 13-17

CCIS is collecting donations for those in need in our community. Students who bring in items will receive a Coaler Cash each day he/she contributes.

Munchie Monday (11/13): Snacks and nonperishable food items

Toiletry Tuesday (11/14): Toilet paper, paper towels, napkins, tissue

Washup Wednesday (11/15): Soap, body wash, shampoo, conditioner, loofah

It’s Thursday, Baby (11/16): Diapers, wipes, formula, pacifiers

Floss Friday (11/17): Toothpaste, toothbrush, floss, mouth wash

6. If you want to save 5% off of this year's yearbook, you need to place your order online by the end of November. Go to the CCIS website for more details.

7. THIS WEEK - Full Band will start meeting on Tuesdays AND Thursdays.

8. In honor of Veterans Day, CCIS will be collecting Candy for Troops this week. If you would like to donate your extra Halloween candy, please give it to your homeroom teacher by THIS THURSDAY. Also, wear Red, White and Blue to school on Friday.

9. There will be Open Gym at CCMS from 1:00-3:00 on the following Sundays: November 12, 19, December 3, 10, and 17. The cost is $5.00 per session.

10. Our annual Mother/Son Fall Ball is on Thursday, November 9th from 6:00-7:30 p.m. Tickets are on sale now and will also be available the night of the dance. If you already purchased a ticket, you should have received it to take home.

11. Our After School Assistance Program (ASAP) meets on Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays from 3:00-4:00.

12. We are still accepting 5th grade band registrations. If you are interested in band, let us know or contact Mr. Blunk at jblunk@ccu1.net. Band lessons take place on Tuesdays or Thursdays. Full band takes place from 10:45-11:30 on Tuesdays or Thursdays. You do not have recess on days when you have full band. Take your band instrument home after school. You cannot leave it in the hallway.

13. Please stay off of the stage in the North Gym and keep your hands and feet off of the stage mat. If you need to retrieve something from the stage, ask for permission to use the stairs. Do not climb up/down the stage mat.

14. 5th Grade Students ~ Please don't make any stops between your Specials. Report to your next class and then ask permission for the bathroom, a drink, or the nurse. You need to be on time for class.

15. Fourth Grade Students ~ After lunch/recess please be quiet in the hallway as you walk back to class.

16. Students – If you get picked up after school, please tell your ride they must park in a designated parking space. Do not get in the car at the end of the sidewalk. Do not cross the street to get into a car unless you are with a crossing guard.

17. Make it a great day AND be kind to one another!

18. School begins at 8:05, but students can enter the building at 7:50. Students can enter the cafeteria at 7:40 if they want breakfast.

19. If your child is tardy to school (arrives at or after 8:05) an adult must come into the office to sign in your child.

20. If your child is absent, please call the office at 815-634-2182 by 9:00 a.m., press 1 for the attendance line, and be sure to state the reason for the absence. If we do not hear from you or know the reason why your child is absent, he/she will be marked unexcused for the day.

21. Homework requests can be made when you call in your child’s absence. Homework can be sent home with another student at CCIS, or it can be picked up in the office from 3:00 – 4:00.

22. Lunch begins at 11:10 for 5th grade and 12:20 for 4th grade. The cost is $2.65. Breakfast is served from 7:40 – 8:00 a.m. The cost is $1.35. Without a drink the breakfast cost is $1.00.

23. Please keep your contact information current, so we can reach you in case of an emergency. If your address, email or phone number changes please update your child’s records in PowerSchool or contact the office.

Tuesday – November 7, 2017

1. Girl Scout Troop 134 in Coal City will be collecting items for children cancer patients. If you would like to make a donation by Thanksgiving, here is a list of needed items: Band-Aids with Fun Characters, Chap-sticks, Colored Pencils, Washable Markers, Crayons, Coloring/Activity Books, Crossword Puzzles, Word Searches, Art Kits, Match Box Cars/Trucks, Velvet Coloring Posters (8 x 10 or 11x13), $5.00 Gift Cards (McDonalds, Walmart, Target, Dunkin Donuts, Subway, Starbucks), Oreos (Individual Snack Pack Size), Fruit Snacks (Individual Snack Pack Size), Cheese Dip and Sticks (Individually Wrapped), Cheeze-Its (Individual Snack Pack Size), Small Bottles of Water, Nail Decor Kits, Nail Polish, Nail Polish Remover Pads, Small Tubes of Body Lotion, Small Backpacks, and Reusable Shopping Bags.

2. Due to recess football getting too rough, 5th grade will NOT be able to play football during recess until 11/9.

3. Our yearbook cover contest is going on NOW! Your design is due by Thanksgiving break. The top 3 covers will win a prize.

4. 5th Graders - If you are interested in joining the MS wrestling team, optional Cardio and Strength Training will continue tonight at CCES 4:00-5:00 (as well as November 7, 9, 13, 14, 16, 20, 27, 28 & 30). Enter Door 6. There will be a Parent Meeting on 11/15 at CCMS in the small gym at 6:00 p.m.

5. Let’s Make a Difference Week at CCIS ~ November 13-17

CCIS is collecting donations for those in need in our community. Students who bring in items will receive a Coaler Cash each day he/she contributes.

Munchie Monday (11/13): Snacks and nonperishable food items

Toiletry Tuesday (11/14): Toilet paper, paper towels, napkins, tissue

Washup Wednesday (11/15): Soap, body wash, shampoo, conditioner, loofah

It’s Thursday, Baby (11/16): Diapers, wipes, formula, pacifiers

Floss Friday (11/17): Toothpaste, toothbrush, floss, mouth wash

6. If you want to save 5% off of this year's yearbook, you need to place your order online by the end of November. Go to the CCIS website for more details.

7. THIS WEEK - Full Band will start meeting on Tuesdays AND Thursdays.

8. In honor of Veterans Day, CCIS will be collecting Candy for Troops this week. If you would like to donate your extra Halloween candy, please give it to your homeroom teacher by THIS THURSDAY. Also, wear Red, White and Blue to school on Friday.

9. There will be Open Gym at CCMS from 1:00-3:00 on the following Sundays: November 12, 19, December 3, 10, and 17. The cost is $5.00 per session.

10. Our annual Mother/Son Fall Ball is on Thursday, November 9th from 6:00-7:30 p.m. Tickets are on sale now and will also be available the night of the dance. If you already purchased a ticket, you should have received it to take home.

11. Our After School Assistance Program (ASAP) meets on Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays from 3:00-4:00.

12. We are still accepting 5th grade band registrations. If you are interested in band, let us know or contact Mr. Blunk at jblunk@ccu1.net. Band lessons take place on Tuesdays or Thursdays. Full band takes place from 10:45-11:30 on Tuesdays or Thursdays. You do not have recess on days when you have full band. Take your band instrument home after school. You cannot leave it in the hallway.

13. Please stay off of the stage in the North Gym and keep your hands and feet off of the stage mat. If you need to retrieve something from the stage, ask for permission to use the stairs. Do not climb up/down the stage mat.

14. 5th Grade Students ~ Please don't make any stops between your Specials. Report to your next class and then ask permission for the bathroom, a drink, or the nurse. You need to be on time for class.

15. Fourth Grade Students ~ After lunch/recess please be quiet in the hallway as you walk back to class.

16. Students – If you get picked up after school, please tell your ride they must park in a designated parking space. Do not get in the car at the end of the sidewalk. Do not cross the street to get into a car unless you are with a crossing guard.

17. Make it a great day AND be kind to one another!

18. School begins at 8:05, but students can enter the building at 7:50. Students can enter the cafeteria at 7:40 if they want breakfast.

19. If your child is tardy to school (arrives at or after 8:05) an adult must come into the office to sign in your child.

20. If your child is absent, please call the office at 815-634-2182 by 9:00 a.m., press 1 for the attendance line, and be sure to state the reason for the absence. If we do not hear from you or know the reason why your child is absent, he/she will be marked unexcused for the day.

21. Homework requests can be made when you call in your child’s absence. Homework can be sent home with another student at CCIS, or it can be picked up in the office from 3:00 – 4:00.

22. Lunch begins at 11:10 for 5th grade and 12:20 for 4th grade. The cost is $2.65. Breakfast is served from 7:40 – 8:00 a.m. The cost is $1.35. Without a drink the breakfast cost is $1.00.

23. Please keep your contact information current, so we can reach you in case of an emergency. If your address, email or phone number changes please update your child’s records in PowerSchool or contact the office.

Monday – November 6, 2017

1. Girl Scout Troop 134 in Coal City will be collecting items for children cancer patients. If you would like to make a donation by Thanksgiving, here is a list of needed items: Band-Aids with Fun Characters, Chap-sticks, Colored Pencils, Washable Markers, Crayons, Coloring/Activity Books, Crossword Puzzles, Word Searches, Art Kits, Match Box Cars/Trucks, Velvet Coloring Posters (8 x 10 or 11x13), $5.00 Gift Cards (McDonalds, Walmart, Target, Dunkin Donuts, Subway, Starbucks), Oreos (Individual Snack Pack Size), Fruit Snacks (Individual Snack Pack Size), Cheese Dip and Sticks (Individually Wrapped), Cheeze-Its (Individual Snack Pack Size), Small Bottles of Water, Nail Decor Kits, Nail Polish, Nail Polish Remover Pads, Small Tubes of Body Lotion, Small Backpacks, and Reusable Shopping Bags.

2. Due to recess football getting too rough, 5th grade will NOT be able to play football during recess until 11/9.

3. Our yearbook cover contest is going on NOW! Your design is due by Thanksgiving break. The top 3 covers will win a prize.

4. 5th Graders - If you are interested in joining the MS wrestling team, there will be a meeting with Coach Petersen during lunch today. Optional Cardio and Strength Training will begin tonight at CCES 4:00-5:00 (as well as November 6, 7, 9, 13, 14, 16, 20, 27, 28 & 30). Enter Door 6. There will be a Parent Meeting on 11/15 at CCMS in the small gym at 6:00 p.m.

5. Students ~ Do NOT enter the cafeteria in the morning UNLESS you are purchasing breakfast.

6. If you want to save 5% off of this year's yearbook, you need to place your order online by the end of November. Go to the CCIS website for more details.

7. THIS WEEK - Full Band will start meeting on Tuesdays AND Thursdays.

8. In honor of Veterans Day, CCIS will be collecting Candy for Troops this week. If you would like to donate your extra Halloween candy, please give it to your homeroom teacher by THIS THURSDAY. Also, wear Red, White and Blue to school on Friday.

9. There will be Open Gym at CCMS from 1:00-3:00 on the following Sundays: November 12, 19, December 3, 10, and 17. The cost is $5.00 per session.

10. Our annual Mother/Son Fall Ball is on Thursday, November 9th from 6:00-7:30 p.m. Tickets are on sale now and will also be available the night of the dance. If you already purchased a ticket, you will receive your ticket on Monday.

11. Our After School Assistance Program (ASAP) meets on Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays from 3:00-4:00.

12. We are still accepting 5th grade band registrations. If you are interested in band, let us know or contact Mr. Blunk at jblunk@ccu1.net. Band lessons take place on Tuesdays or Thursdays. Full band takes place from 10:45-11:30 on Tuesdays or Thursdays. You do not have recess on days when you have full band. Take your band instrument home after school. You cannot leave it in the hallway.

13. Please stay off of the stage in the North Gym and keep your hands and feet off of the stage mat. If you need to retrieve something from the stage, ask for permission to use the stairs. Do not climb up/down the stage mat.

14. 5th Grade Students ~ Please don't make any stops between your Specials. Report to your next class and then ask permission for the bathroom, a drink, or the nurse. You need to be on time for class.

15. Fourth Grade Students ~ After lunch/recess please be quiet in the hallway as you walk back to class.

16. Students – If you get picked up after school, please tell your ride they must park in a designated parking space. Do not get in the car at the end of the sidewalk. Do not cross the street to get into a car unless you are with a crossing guard.

17. Make it a great day AND be kind to one another!

18. School begins at 8:05, but students can enter the building at 7:50. Students can enter the cafeteria at 7:40 if they want breakfast.

19. If your child is tardy to school (arrives at or after 8:05) an adult must come into the office to sign in your child.

20. If your child is absent, please call the office at 815-634-2182 by 9:00 a.m., press 1 for the attendance line, and be sure to state the reason for the absence. If we do not hear from you or know the reason why your child is absent, he/she will be marked unexcused for the day.

21. Homework requests can be made when you call in your child’s absence. Homework can be sent home with another student at CCIS, or it can be picked up in the office from 3:00 – 4:00.

22. Lunch begins at 11:10 for 5th grade and 12:20 for 4th grade. The cost is $2.65. Breakfast is served from 7:40 – 8:00 a.m. The cost is $1.35. Without a drink the breakfast cost is $1.00.

23. Please keep your contact information current, so we can reach you in case of an emergency. If your address, email or phone number changes please update your child’s records in PowerSchool or contact the office.

Friday – November 3, 2017

1. Girl Scout Troop 134 in Coal City will be collecting items for children cancer patients. If you would like to make a donation by Thanksgiving, here is a list of needed items: Band-Aids with Fun Characters, Chap-sticks, Colored Pencils, Washable Markers, Crayons, Coloring/Activity Books, Crossword Puzzles, Word Searches, Art Kits, Match Box Cars/Trucks, Velvet Coloring Posters (8 x 10 or 11x13), $5.00 Gift Cards (McDonalds, Walmart, Target, Dunkin Donuts, Subway, Starbucks), Oreos (Individual Snack Pack Size), Fruit Snacks (Individual Snack Pack Size), Cheese Dip and Sticks (Individually Wrapped), Cheeze-Its (Individual Snack Pack Size), Small Bottles of Water, Nail Decor Kits, Nail Polish, Nail Polish Remover Pads, Small Tubes of Body Lotion, Small Backpacks, and Reusable Shopping Bags.

2. Due to recess football getting too rough, 5th grade will NOT be able to play football during recess for 1 week (until 11/9).

3. Our yearbook cover contest is going on NOW! Your design is due by Thanksgiving break. The top 3 covers will win a prize.

4. 5th Graders - If you are interested in joining the MS wrestling team, there will be a meeting with Coach Petersen during lunch on Monday.

5. Students ~ Do NOT enter the cafeteria in the morning UNLESS you are purchasing breakfast.

6. If you want to save 5% off of this year's yearbook, you need to place your order online by the end of November. Go to the CCIS website for more details.

7. NEXT WEEK - Full Band will start meeting on Tuesdays AND Thursdays.

8. The cold weather is here! Make sure you have a coat and be prepared to bring your hat and gloves too.

9. There will be Open Gym at CCMS from 1:00-3:00 on the following Sundays: November 5, 12, 19, December 3, 10, and 17. The cost is $5.00 per session.

10. Our annual Mother/Son Fall Ball is on Thursday, November 9th from 6:00-7:30 p.m. Tickets are on sale now and will also be available the night of the dance. If you already purchased a ticket, you will receive your ticket on Monday.

11. Our After School Assistance Program (ASAP) meets on Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays from 3:00-4:00.

12. We are still accepting 5th grade band registrations. If you are interested in band, let us know or contact Mr. Blunk at jblunk@ccu1.net. Band lessons take place on Tuesdays or Thursdays. Full band takes place from 10:45-11:30 on Tuesdays or Thursdays. You do not have recess on days when you have full band. Take your band instrument home after school. You cannot leave it in the hallway.

13. Please stay off of the stage in the North Gym and keep your hands and feet off of the stage mat. If you need to retrieve something from the stage, ask for permission to use the stairs. Do not climb up/down the stage mat.

14. 5th Grade Students ~ Please don't make any stops between your Specials. Report to your next class and then ask permission for the bathroom, a drink, or the nurse. You need to be on time for class.

15. Fourth Grade Students ~ After lunch/recess please be quiet in the hallway as you walk back to class.

16. Students – If you get picked up after school, please tell your ride they must park in a designated parking space. Do not get in the car at the end of the sidewalk. Do not cross the street to get into a car unless you are with a crossing guard.

17. Make it a great day AND be kind to one another!

18. School begins at 8:05, but students can enter the building at 7:50. Students can enter the cafeteria at 7:40 if they want breakfast.

19. If your child is tardy to school (arrives at or after 8:05) an adult must come into the office to sign in your child.

20. If your child is absent, please call the office at 815-634-2182 by 9:00 a.m., press 1 for the attendance line, and be sure to state the reason for the absence. If we do not hear from you or know the reason why your child is absent, he/she will be marked unexcused for the day.

21. Homework requests can be made when you call in your child’s absence. Homework can be sent home with another student at CCIS, or it can be picked up in the office from 3:00 – 4:00.

22. Lunch begins at 11:10 for 5th grade and 12:20 for 4th grade. The cost is $2.65. Breakfast is served from 7:40 – 8:00 a.m. The cost is $1.35. Without a drink the breakfast cost is $1.00.

23. Please keep your contact information current, so we can reach you in case of an emergency. If your address, email or phone number changes please update your child’s records in PowerSchool or contact the office.

Thursday – November 2, 2017

1. Keychain sales are going on NOW through 11/3. For $5.00 you can order a Coal City, Warrior, or Coaler keychain and $2.00 of each sale will go to our PSO! The order form was emailed with our weekly newsletter, and a copy was given to students to take home.

2. Due to recess football getting too rough, 5th grade will NOT be able to play football during recess for 1 week (until 11/9).

3. If your family needs holiday assistance, you can fill out paperwork from We Care. The application is due by Friday, November 3rd and must be brought to We Care in Morris. We have applications in the office. You can contact We Care at 815-942-4556 or wecareofgrundy.com.

4. 5th Graders - If you are interested in joining the MS wrestling team, there will be a meeting with Coach Petersen during lunch on Monday.

5. Students ~ Do NOT enter the cafeteria in the morning UNLESS you are purchasing breakfast.

6. If you want to save 5% off of this year's yearbook, you need to place your order online by the end of November. Go to the CCIS website for more details.

7. NEXT WEEK - Full Band will start meeting on Tuesdays AND Thursdays.

8. The cold weather is here! Make sure you have a coat and be prepared to bring your hat and gloves too.

9. Today we will WALKING to the HS to see "Charlie and the Chocolate Factory". We will be gone 12:15-2:50. Make sure you represent CCIS well.....be respectful and responsible!

10. There will be Open Gym at CCMS from 1:00-3:00 on the following Sundays: November 5, 12, 19, December 3, 10, and 17. The cost is $5.00 per session.

11. Our annual Mother/Son Fall Ball is on Thursday, November 9th from 6:00-7:30 p.m. Tickets are on sale now and will also be available the night of the dance.

12. Our After School Assistance Program (ASAP) meets on Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays from 3:00-4:00.

13. We are still accepting 5th grade band registrations. If you are interested in band, let us know or contact Mr. Blunk at jblunk@ccu1.net. Band lessons take place on Tuesdays or Thursdays. Full band takes place from 10:45-11:30 on Tuesdays or Thursdays. You do not have recess on days when you have full band. Take your band instrument home after school. You cannot leave it in the hallway.

14. Please stay off of the stage in the North Gym and keep your hands and feet off of the stage mat. If you need to retrieve something from the stage, ask for permission to use the stairs. Do not climb up/down the stage mat.

15. Our yearbook cover contest is going on NOW! Your design is due by Thanksgiving break. The top 3 covers will win a prize.

16. 5th Grade Students ~ Please don't make any stops between your Specials. Report to your next class and then ask permission for the bathroom, a drink, or the nurse. You need to be on time for class.

17. Fourth Grade Students ~ After lunch/recess please be quiet in the hallway as you walk back to class.

18. Students – If you get picked up after school, please tell your ride they must park in a designated parking space. Do not get in the car at the end of the sidewalk. Do not cross the street to get into a car unless you are with a crossing guard.

19. Make it a great day AND be kind to one another!

20. School begins at 8:05, but students can enter the building at 7:50. Students can enter the cafeteria at 7:40 if they want breakfast.

21. If your child is tardy to school (arrives at or after 8:05) an adult must come into the office to sign in your child.

22. If your child is absent, please call the office at 815-634-2182 by 9:00 a.m., press 1 for the attendance line, and be sure to state the reason for the absence. If we do not hear from you or know the reason why your child is absent, he/she will be marked unexcused for the day.

23. Homework requests can be made when you call in your child’s absence. Homework can be sent home with another student at CCIS, or it can be picked up in the office from 3:00 – 4:00.

24. Lunch begins at 11:10 for 5th grade and 12:20 for 4th grade. The cost is $2.65. Breakfast is served from 7:40 – 8:00 a.m. The cost is $1.35. Without a drink the breakfast cost is $1.00.

25. Please keep your contact information current, so we can reach you in case of an emergency. If your address, email or phone number changes please update your child’s records in PowerSchool or contact the office.

Wednesday – November 1, 2017

1. Keychain sales are going on NOW through 11/3. For $5.00 you can order a Coal City, Warrior, or Coaler keychain and $2.00 of each sale will go to our PSO! The order form was emailed with our weekly newsletter, and a copy was given to students to take home.

2. We have A LOT of sweatshirts left in BOTH gyms and the lost and found in the cafeteria. Please retrieve the items you have left behind.

3. If your family needs holiday assistance, you can fill out paperwork from We Care. The application is due by Friday, November 3rd and must be brought to We Care in Morris. We have applications in the office. You can contact We Care at 815-942-4556 or wecareofgrundy.com.

4. We hope you enjoyed Mix It Up Day last week during lunch. Maybe this week you can play with the new friends you made during recess.

5. If you want to save 5% off of this year's yearbook, you need to place your order online by the end of November. Go to the CCIS website for more details.

6. NEXT WEEK - Full Band will start meeting on Tuesdays AND Thursdays.

7. The cold weather is here! Make sure you have a coat and be prepared to bring your hat and gloves too.

8. Tomorrow, we will WALKING to the HS to see "Charlie and the Chocolate Factory". We will be gone 12:15-2:50.

9. There will be Open Gym at CCMS from 1:00-3:00 on the following Sundays: November 5, 12, 19, December 3, 10, and 17. The cost is $5.00 per session.

10. Our annual Mother/Son Fall Ball is on Thursday, November 9th from 6:00-7:30 p.m. Tickets are on sale now and will also be available the night of the dance.

11. Our After School Assistance Program (ASAP) meets on Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays from 3:00-4:00.

12. We are still accepting 5th grade band registrations. If you are interested in band, let us know or contact Mr. Blunk at jblunk@ccu1.net. Band lessons take place on Tuesdays or Thursdays. Full band takes place from 10:45-11:30 on Tuesdays or Thursdays. You do not have recess on days when you have full band. Take your band instrument home after school. You cannot leave it in the hallway.

13. Please stay off of the stage in the North Gym and keep your hands and feet off of the stage mat. If you need to retrieve something from the stage, ask for permission to use the stairs. Do not climb up/down the stage mat.

14. Our yearbook cover contest is going on NOW! Your design is due by Thanksgiving break. The top 3 covers will win a prize.

15. 5th Grade Students ~ Please don't make any stops between your Specials. Report to your next class and then ask permission for the bathroom, a drink, or the nurse. You need to be on time for class.

16. Fourth Grade Students ~ After lunch/recess please be quiet in the hallway as you walk back to class.

17. Students – If you get picked up after school, please tell your ride they must park in a designated parking space. Do not get in the car at the end of the sidewalk. Do not cross the street to get into a car unless you are with a crossing guard.

18. Make it a great day AND be kind to one another!

19. School begins at 8:05, but students can enter the building at 7:50. Students can enter the cafeteria at 7:40 if they want breakfast.

20. If your child is tardy to school (arrives at or after 8:05) an adult must come into the office to sign in your child.

21. If your child is absent, please call the office at 815-634-2182 by 9:00 a.m., press 1 for the attendance line, and be sure to state the reason for the absence. If we do not hear from you or know the reason why your child is absent, he/she will be marked unexcused for the day.

22. Homework requests can be made when you call in your child’s absence. Homework can be sent home with another student at CCIS, or it can be picked up in the office from 3:00 – 4:00.

23. Lunch begins at 11:10 for 5th grade and 12:20 for 4th grade. The cost is $2.65. Breakfast is served from 7:40 – 8:00 a.m. The cost is $1.35. Without a drink the breakfast cost is $1.00.

24. Please keep your contact information current, so we can reach you in case of an emergency. If your address, email or phone number changes please update your child’s records in PowerSchool or contact the office.

Tuesday – October 31, 2017

1. Keychain sales are going on NOW through 11/3. For $5.00 you can order a Coal City, Warrior, or Coaler keychain and $2.00 of each sale will go to our PSO! The order form was emailed with our weekly newsletter, and a copy was given to students to take home.

2. We have A LOT of sweatshirts left in BOTH gyms and the lost and found in the cafeteria. Please retrieve the items you have left behind.

3. Happy Halloween boys and girls! If you go trick-or-treating tonight remember to be safe and don't walk alone.

4. We hope you enjoyed Mix It Up Day last week during lunch. Maybe this week you can play with the new friends you made during recess.

5. If you want to save 10% off of this year's yearbook, you need to place your order online by the end of October. Go to the CCIS website for more details.

6. Congratulations to Mrs. Gernenz's class for winning the Box Tops Contest. Their homeroom will win a pizza party! Keep saving Box Tops for Education. There will be another contest in December.

7. The cold weather is here! Make sure you have a coat and be prepared to bring your hat and gloves too.

8. Student Council is sponsoring a canned food drive for Halloween. Any students wanting to dress up on Halloween are encouraged to bring in a non-perishable item(s).

9. There will be Open Gym at CCMS from 1:00-3:00 on the following Sundays: November 5, 12, 19, December 3, 10, and 17. The cost is $5.00 per session.

10. Our annual Mother/Son Fall Ball is on Thursday, November 9th from 6:00-7:30 p.m. Tickets are on sale now and will also be available the night of the dance. If you want to order a flower for your mom, you need to turn in your order by 10/31.

11. Our After School Assistance Program (ASAP) meets on Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays from 3:00-4:00. We will NOT have ASAP on 10/31.

12. We are still accepting 5th grade band registrations. If you are interested in band, let us know or contact Mr. Blunk at jblunk@ccu1.net. Band lessons take place on Tuesdays or Thursdays. Full band takes place from 10:45-11:30 on Tuesdays or Thursdays. You do not have recess on days when you have full band. Take your band instrument home after school. You cannot leave it in the hallway.

13. Please stay off of the stage in the North Gym and keep your hands and feet off of the stage mat. If you need to retrieve something from the stage, ask for permission to use the stairs. Do not climb up/down the stage mat.

14. Our yearbook cover contest is going on NOW! Your design is due by Thanksgiving break. The top 3 covers will win a prize.

15. 5th Grade Students ~ Please don't make any stops between your Specials. Report to your next class and then ask permission for the bathroom, a drink, or the nurse. You need to be on time for class.

16. Fourth Grade Students ~ After lunch/recess please be quiet in the hallway as you walk back to class.

17. Students – If you get picked up after school, please tell your ride they must park in a designated parking space. Do not get in the car at the end of the sidewalk. Do not cross the street to get into a car unless you are with a crossing guard.

18. Make it a great day AND be kind to one another!

19. School begins at 8:05, but students can enter the building at 7:50. Students can enter the cafeteria at 7:40 if they want breakfast.

20. If your child is tardy to school (arrives at or after 8:05) an adult must come into the office to sign in your child.

21. If your child is absent, please call the office at 815-634-2182 by 9:00 a.m., press 1 for the attendance line, and be sure to state the reason for the absence. If we do not hear from you or know the reason why your child is absent, he/she will be marked unexcused for the day.

22. Homework requests can be made when you call in your child’s absence. Homework can be sent home with another student at CCIS, or it can be picked up in the office from 3:00 – 4:00.

23. Lunch begins at 11:10 for 5th grade and 12:20 for 4th grade. The cost is $2.65. Breakfast is served from 7:40 – 8:00 a.m. The cost is $1.35. Without a drink the breakfast cost is $1.00.

24. Please keep your contact information current, so we can reach you in case of an emergency. If your address, email or phone number changes please update your child’s records in PowerSchool or contact the office.

Monday – October 30, 2017

1. Keychain sales are going on NOW through 11/3. For $5.00 you can order a Coal City, Warrior, or Coaler keychain and $2.00 of each sale will go to our PSO! The order form was emailed with our weekly newsletter, AND you will get a copy to take home today.

2. We have A LOT of sweatshirts left in BOTH gyms and the lost and found in the cafeteria. Please retrieve the items you have left behind.

3. There is a Parent Presentation on Cyber-Safety and Social Media tonight at 6:00 p.m. at CCHS.

4. We hope you enjoyed Mix It Up Day last week during lunch. Maybe this week you can play with the new friends you made during recess.

5. If you want to save 10% off of this year's yearbook, you need to place your order online by the end of October. Go to the CCIS website for more details.

6. You are allowed to wear costumes to school on Tuesday, October 31st. Make-up should be minimal and props should be left at home. No weapons or look-a-like weapons are allowed.

7. The cold weather is here! Make sure you have a coat and be prepared to bring your hat and gloves too.

8. Student Council is sponsoring a canned food drive for Halloween. Any students wanting to dress up on Halloween are encouraged to bring in a non-perishable item(s).

9. There will be Open Gym at CCMS from 1:00-3:00 on the following Sundays: November 5, 12, 19, December 3, 10, and 17. The cost is $5.00 per session.

10. Keep saving Box Tops for Education. There will be another contest in December.

11. Our annual Mother/Son Fall Ball is on Thursday, November 9th from 6:00-7:30 p.m. Tickets are on sale now and will also be available the night of the dance. If you want to order a flower for your mom, you need to turn in your order by 10/31.

12. Our After School Assistance Program (ASAP) meets on Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays from 3:00-4:00. We will NOT have ASAP on 10/31.

13. We are still accepting 5th grade band registrations. If you are interested in band, let us know or contact Mr. Blunk at jblunk@ccu1.net. Band lessons take place on Tuesdays or Thursdays. Full band takes place from 10:45-11:30 on Tuesdays or Thursdays. You do not have recess on days when you have full band. Take your band instrument home after school. You cannot leave it in the hallway.

14. Please stay off of the stage in the North Gym and keep your hands and feet off of the stage mat. If you need to retrieve something from the stage, ask for permission to use the stairs. Do not climb up/down the stage mat.

15. Our yearbook cover contest is going on NOW! Your design is due by Thanksgiving break. The top 3 covers will win a prize.

16. 5th Grade Students ~ Please don't make any stops between your Specials. Report to your next class and then ask permission for the bathroom, a drink, or the nurse. You need to be on time for class.

17. Fourth Grade Students ~ After lunch/recess please be quiet in the hallway as you walk back to class.

18. Students – If you get picked up after school, please tell your ride they must park in a designated parking space. Do not get in the car at the end of the sidewalk. Do not cross the street to get into a car unless you are with a crossing guard.

19. Make it a great day AND be kind to one another!

20. School begins at 8:05, but students can enter the building at 7:50. Students can enter the cafeteria at 7:40 if they want breakfast.

21. If your child is tardy to school (arrives at or after 8:05) an adult must come into the office to sign in your child.

22. If your child is absent, please call the office at 815-634-2182 by 9:00 a.m., press 1 for the attendance line, and be sure to state the reason for the absence. If we do not hear from you or know the reason why your child is absent, he/she will be marked unexcused for the day.

23. Homework requests can be made when you call in your child’s absence. Homework can be sent home with another student at CCIS, or it can be picked up in the office from 3:00 – 4:00.

24. Lunch begins at 11:10 for 5th grade and 12:20 for 4th grade. The cost is $2.65. Breakfast is served from 7:40 – 8:00 a.m. The cost is $1.35. Without a drink the breakfast cost is $1.00.

25. Please keep your contact information current, so we can reach you in case of an emergency. If your address, email or phone number changes please update your child’s records in PowerSchool or contact the office.

Friday – October 27, 2017

1. Keychain sales are going on NOW through 11/3. For $5.00 you can order a Coal City, Warrior, or Coaler keychain and $2.00 of each sale will go to our PSO! The order form was emailed with our weekly newsletter, AND you will get a copy to take home today.

2. We have A LOT of sweatshirts left in BOTH gyms and the lost and found in the cafeteria. Please retrieve the items you have left behind.

3. If you would like to order the All-School Photo, you have until THIS morning to turn in your order.

4. Mix It Up Day is TODAY, so we will ask students to move out of their comfort zones and connect with someone new over lunch. It’s a simple act with a great impact! Studies have shown that interactions across group lines can help reduce prejudice. When students interact with those who are different from them, this builds empathy and understanding. We hope that you are positive during this lunch period and choose to have a positive impact on other students during this time! You can make great change happen!

5. If you want to save 10% off of this year's yearbook, you need to place your order online by the end of October. Go to the CCIS website for more details.

6. You are allowed to wear costumes to school on Tuesday, October 31st. Make-up should be minimal and props should be left at home. No weapons or look-a-like weapons are allowed.

7. Red Ribbon Week is HERE! Red Ribbon Week reminds us to stay away from drugs and make good decisions. Student Council is sponsoring the following dress up days.

10/23 "Making good decisions is magical!" (Disney Day)

10/24 "Our future is too bright to make bad decisions!" (Sunglasses Day)

10/25 "Save the day by making good decisions!" (Superhero Day)

10/26 "Put on a smile and make good choices!" (Emoji Day)

10/27 WEAR RED

8. Student Council is sponsoring a canned food drive for Halloween. Any students wanting to dress up on Halloween are encouraged to bring in a non-perishable item(s).

9. There will be Open Gym at CCMS from 1:00-3:00 on the following Sundays: November 5, 12, 19, December 3, 10, and 17. The cost is $5.00 per session.

10. You have until TODAY to turn in Box Tops for the pizza party contest. There will be another contest in December, so keep collecting Box Tops for Education!

11. Our annual Mother/Son Fall Ball is on Thursday, November 9th from 6:00-7:30 p.m. Tickets are on sale now and will also be available the night of the dance. If you want to order a flower for your mom, you need to turn in your order by 10/31.

12. Our After School Assistance Program (ASAP) meets on Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays from 3:00-4:00. We will NOT have ASAP on 10/31.

13. We are still accepting 5th grade band registrations. If you are interested in band, let us know or contact Mr. Blunk at jblunk@ccu1.net. Band lessons take place on Tuesdays or Thursdays. Full band takes place from 10:45-11:30 on Tuesdays or Thursdays. You do not have recess on days when you have full band. Take your band instrument home after school. You cannot leave it in the hallway.

14. Please stay off of the stage in the North Gym and keep your hands and feet off of the stage mat. If you need to retrieve something from the stage, ask for permission to use the stairs. Do not climb up/down the stage mat.

15. Our yearbook cover contest is going on NOW! Your design is due by Thanksgiving break. The top 3 covers will win a prize.

16. 5th Grade Students ~ Please don't make any stops between your Specials. Report to your next class and then ask permission for the bathroom, a drink, or the nurse. You need to be on time for class.

17. Fourth Grade Students ~ After lunch/recess please be quiet in the hallway as you walk back to class.

18. Students – If you get picked up after school, please tell your ride they must park in a designated parking space. Do not get in the car at the end of the sidewalk. Do not cross the street to get into a car unless you are with a crossing guard.

19. Make it a great day AND be kind to one another!

20. School begins at 8:05, but students can enter the building at 7:50. Students can enter the cafeteria at 7:40 if they want breakfast.

21. If your child is tardy to school (arrives at or after 8:05) an adult must come into the office to sign in your child.

22. If your child is absent, please call the office at 815-634-2182 by 9:00 a.m., press 1 for the attendance line, and be sure to state the reason for the absence. If we do not hear from you or know the reason why your child is absent, he/she will be marked unexcused for the day.

23. Homework requests can be made when you call in your child’s absence. Homework can be sent home with another student at CCIS, or it can be picked up in the office from 3:00 – 4:00.

24. Lunch begins at 11:10 for 5th grade and 12:20 for 4th grade. The cost is $2.65. Breakfast is served from 7:40 – 8:00 a.m. The cost is $1.35. Without a drink the breakfast cost is $1.00.

25. Please keep your contact information current, so we can reach you in case of an emergency. If your address, email or phone number changes please update your child’s records in PowerSchool or contact the office.

Thursday – October 26, 2017

1. Keychain sales are going on NOW through 11/3. For $5.00 you can order a Coal City, Warrior, or Coaler keychain and $2.00 of each sale will go to our PSO! The order form was emailed with our weekly newsletter.

2. Here are the top results from last night's Cupcake Launch:

Manual Launchers Air Cannon Launchers

Batter Blaster 110.5 Feet - Zander M. EMC Cannon 225.5 Feet - Mackenzie C.

Junk Shot 90.1 Feet - Cam H. & Elarik S. Big Bertha 222.1 Feet - Ayden H., Alec W. & Grady G.

Cupcakeanator 76.7 Feet - Mackenzie M. & Melody K. Cupnialator 110.8 Feet - Trevor Perino

Sparkly Sweet Launcher 60.7 Feet - Isabella A.

The Reclaimer 48.1 Feet - Aidan Picard

3. If you would like to order the All-School Photo, you have until Friday morning to turn in your order.

4. Tomorrow is Mix It Up Day at lunch. This is a national campaign where thousands of schools are participating! Mix It Up at Lunch Day encourages students to identify, question, and cross social boundaries. Students have identified the cafeteria as the place where divisions are most clearly drawn. Have fun mixing it up!

5. If you want to save 10% off of this year's yearbook, you need to place your order online by the end of October. Go to the CCIS website for more details.

6. You are allowed to wear costumes to school on Tuesday, October 31st. Make-up should be minimal and props should be left at home. No weapons or look-a-like weapons are allowed.

7. Red Ribbon Week is HERE! Red Ribbon Week reminds us to stay away from drugs and make good decisions. Student Council is sponsoring the following dress up days.

10/23 "Making good decisions is magical!" (Disney Day)

10/24 "Our future is too bright to make bad decisions!" (Sunglasses Day)

10/25 "Save the day by making good decisions!" (Superhero Day)

10/26 "Put on a smile and make good choices!" (Emoji Day)

10/27 WEAR RED

8. Student Council is sponsoring a canned food drive for Halloween. Any students wanting to dress up on Halloween are encouraged to bring in a non-perishable item(s).

9. There will be Open Gym at CCMS from 1:00-3:00 on the following Sundays: November 5, 12, 19, December 3, 10, and 17. The cost is $5.00 per session.

10. You have until Friday to turn in Box Tops for the pizza party contest. There will be another contest in December, so keep collecting Box Tops for Education!

11. Our annual Mother/Son Fall Ball is on Thursday, November 9th from 6:00-7:30 p.m. Tickets are on sale now and will also be available the night of the dance. If you want to order a flower for your mom, you need to turn in your order by 10/31.

12. Our After School Assistance Program (ASAP) meets on Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays from 3:00-4:00. We will NOT have ASAP on 10/31.

13. We are still accepting 5th grade band registrations. If you are interested in band, let us know or contact Mr. Blunk at jblunk@ccu1.net. Band lessons take place on Tuesdays or Thursdays. Full band takes place from 10:45-11:30 on Tuesdays or Thursdays. You do not have recess on days when you have full band. Take your band instrument home after school. You cannot leave it in the hallway.

14. Please stay off of the stage in the North Gym and keep your hands and feet off of the stage mat. If you need to retrieve something from the stage, ask for permission to use the stairs. Do not climb up/down the stage mat.

15. Our yearbook cover contest is going on NOW! Your design is due by Thanksgiving break. The top 3 covers will win a prize.

16. 5th Grade Students ~ Please don't make any stops between your Specials. Report to your next class and then ask permission for the bathroom, a drink, or the nurse. You need to be on time for class.

17. Fourth Grade Students ~ After lunch/recess please be quiet in the hallway as you walk back to class.

18. Students – If you get picked up after school, please tell your ride they must park in a designated parking space. Do not get in the car at the end of the sidewalk. Do not cross the street to get into a car unless you are with a crossing guard.

19. Make it a great day AND be kind to one another!

20. School begins at 8:05, but students can enter the building at 7:50. Students can enter the cafeteria at 7:40 if they want breakfast.

21. If your child is tardy to school (arrives at or after 8:05) an adult must come into the office to sign in your child.

22. If your child is absent, please call the office at 815-634-2182 by 9:00 a.m., press 1 for the attendance line, and be sure to state the reason for the absence. If we do not hear from you or know the reason why your child is absent, he/she will be marked unexcused for the day.

23. Homework requests can be made when you call in your child’s absence. Homework can be sent home with another student at CCIS, or it can be picked up in the office from 3:00 – 4:00.

24. Lunch begins at 11:10 for 5th grade and 12:20 for 4th grade. The cost is $2.65. Breakfast is served from 7:40 – 8:00 a.m. The cost is $1.35. Without a drink the breakfast cost is $1.00.

25. Please keep your contact information current, so we can reach you in case of an emergency. If your address, email or phone number changes please update your child’s records in PowerSchool or contact the office.

Wednesday – October 25, 2017

1. Keychain sales are going on NOW through 11/3. For $5.00 you can order a Coal City, Warrior, or Coaler keychain and $2.00 of each sale will go to our PSO! The order form was emailed with our weekly newsletter.

2. The 5th Grade Cupcake Launch is TODAY at 4:00. Everyone is invited to watch.

3. If you would like to order the All-School Photo, you have until Friday morning to turn in your order.

4. The next student council meeting is TODAY after school from 3:00-4:00 to help with the candy apples.

5. If you want to save 10% off of this year's yearbook, you need to place your order online by the end of October. Go to the CCIS website for more details.

6. Candy Apple pickup is TODAY at CCIS 3:00-4:00.

7. Red Ribbon Week is HERE! Red Ribbon Week reminds us to stay away from drugs and make good decisions. Student Council is sponsoring the following dress up days.

10/23 "Making good decisions is magical!" (Disney Day)

10/24 "Our future is too bright to make bad decisions!" (Sunglasses Day)

10/25 "Save the day by making good decisions!" (Superhero Day)

10/26 "Put on a smile and make good choices!" (Emoji Day)

10/27 WEAR RED

8. Student Council is sponsoring a canned food drive for Halloween. Any students wanting to dress up on Halloween are encouraged to bring in a non-perishable item(s).

9. There will be Open Gym at CCMS from 1:00-3:00 on the following Sundays: November 5, 12, 19, December 3, 10, and 17. The cost is $5.00 per session.

10. CCHS is hosting Haunted Hallways indoor trick or treating TODAY from 4:00-7:00 for students in 5th grade and under. Adults $3.00, Students $1.00, and 3 & Under are FREE.

11. Our annual Mother/Son Fall Ball is on Thursday, November 9th from 6:00-7:30 p.m. Tickets are on sale now and will also be available the night of the dance. If you want to order a flower for your mom, you need to turn in your order by 10/31.

12. Our After School Assistance Program (ASAP) meets on Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays from 3:00-4:00. We will NOT have ASAP on 10/31.

13. We are still accepting 5th grade band registrations. If you are interested in band, let us know or contact Mr. Blunk at jblunk@ccu1.net. Band lessons take place on Tuesdays or Thursdays. Full band takes place from 10:45-11:30 on Tuesdays or Thursdays. You do not have recess on days when you have full band. Take your band instrument home after school. You cannot leave it in the hallway.

14. Please stay off of the stage in the North Gym and keep your hands and feet off of the stage mat. If you need to retrieve something from the stage, ask for permission to use the stairs. Do not climb up/down the stage mat.

15. Our yearbook cover contest is going on NOW! Your design is due by Thanksgiving break. The top 3 covers will win a prize.

16. 5th Grade Students ~ Please don't make any stops between your Specials. Report to your next class and then ask permission for the bathroom, a drink, or the nurse. You need to be on time for class.

17. Fourth Grade Students ~ After lunch/recess please be quiet in the hallway as you walk back to class.

18. Students – If you get picked up after school, please tell your ride they must park in a designated parking space. Do not get in the car at the end of the sidewalk. Do not cross the street to get into a car unless you are with a crossing guard.

19. Make it a great day AND be kind to one another!

20. School begins at 8:05, but students can enter the building at 7:50. Students can enter the cafeteria at 7:40 if they want breakfast.

21. If your child is tardy to school (arrives at or after 8:05) an adult must come into the office to sign in your child.

22. If your child is absent, please call the office at 815-634-2182 by 9:00 a.m., press 1 for the attendance line, and be sure to state the reason for the absence. If we do not hear from you or know the reason why your child is absent, he/she will be marked unexcused for the day.

23. Homework requests can be made when you call in your child’s absence. Homework can be sent home with another student at CCIS, or it can be picked up in the office from 3:00 – 4:00.

24. Lunch begins at 11:10 for 5th grade and 12:20 for 4th grade. The cost is $2.65. Breakfast is served from 7:40 – 8:00 a.m. The cost is $1.35. Without a drink the breakfast cost is $1.00.

25. Please keep your contact information current, so we can reach you in case of an emergency. If your address, email or phone number changes please update your child’s records in PowerSchool or contact the office.

Tuesday – October 24, 2017

1. TODAY is the last day for the Box Tops contest. Keep clipping and turning in Box Tops for Education and your homeroom might win a pizza party!

2. The 5th Grade Cupcake Launch is tomorrow, 10/25 at 4:00. Everyone is invited to watch.

3. If you would like to order the All-School Photo, you have until Friday morning to turn in your order.

4. The next student council meeting is tomorrow, 10/25 AFTER school from 3:00-4:00 to help with the candy apples.

5. If you want to save 10% off of this year's yearbook, you need to place your order online by the end of October. Go to the CCIS website for more details.

6. Candy Apple pickup is Wednesday, 10/25 at CCIS 3:00-4:00.

7. Red Ribbon Week is HERE! Red Ribbon Week reminds us to stay away from drugs and make good decisions. Student Council is sponsoring the following dress up days.

10/23 "Making good decisions is magical!" (Disney Day)

10/24 "Our future is too bright to make bad decisions!" (Sunglasses Day)

10/25 "Save the day by making good decisions!" (Superhero Day)

10/26 "Put on a smile and make good choices!" (Emoji Day)

10/27 WEAR RED

8. Student Council is sponsoring a canned food drive for Halloween. Any students wanting to dress up on Halloween are encouraged to bring in a non-perishable item(s).

9. There will be Open Gym at CCMS from 1:00-3:00 on the following Sundays: November 5, 12, 19, December 3, 10, and 17. The cost is $5.00 per session.

10. CCHS is hosting Haunted Hallways indoor trick or treating on Wednesday, 10/25 from 4:00-7:00 for students in 5th grade and under. Adults $3.00, Students $1.00, and 3 & Under are FREE.

11. Our annual Mother/Son Fall Ball is on Thursday, November 9th from 6:00-7:30 p.m. Tickets are on sale now and will also be available the night of the dance. If you want to order a flower for your mom, you need to turn in your order by 10/31.

12. Our After School Assistance Program (ASAP) meets on Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays from 3:00-4:00. We will NOT have ASAP on 10/31.

13. We are still accepting 5th grade band registrations. If you are interested in band, let us know or contact Mr. Blunk at jblunk@ccu1.net. Band lessons take place on Tuesdays or Thursdays. Full band takes place from 10:45-11:30 on Tuesdays or Thursdays. You do not have recess on days when you have full band. Take your band instrument home after school. You cannot leave it in the hallway.

14. Please stay off of the stage in the North Gym and keep your hands and feet off of the stage mat. If you need to retrieve something from the stage, ask for permission to use the stairs. Do not climb up/down the stage mat.

15. Our yearbook cover contest is going on NOW! Your design is due by Thanksgiving break. The top 3 covers will win a prize.

16. 5th Grade Students ~ Please don't make any stops between your Specials. Report to your next class and then ask permission for the bathroom, a drink, or the nurse. You need to be on time for class.

17. Fourth Grade Students ~ After lunch/recess please be quiet in the hallway as you walk back to class.

18. Students – If you get picked up after school, please tell your ride they must park in a designated parking space. Do not get in the car at the end of the sidewalk. Do not cross the street to get into a car unless you are with a crossing guard.

19. Make it a great day AND be kind to one another!

20. School begins at 8:05, but students can enter the building at 7:50. Students can enter the cafeteria at 7:40 if they want breakfast.

21. If your child is tardy to school (arrives at or after 8:05) an adult must come into the office to sign in your child.

22. If your child is absent, please call the office at 815-634-2182 by 9:00 a.m., press 1 for the attendance line, and be sure to state the reason for the absence. If we do not hear from you or know the reason why your child is absent, he/she will be marked unexcused for the day.

23. Homework requests can be made when you call in your child’s absence. Homework can be sent home with another student at CCIS, or it can be picked up in the office from 3:00 – 4:00.

24. Lunch begins at 11:10 for 5th grade and 12:20 for 4th grade. The cost is $2.65. Breakfast is served from 7:40 – 8:00 a.m. The cost is $1.35. Without a drink the breakfast cost is $1.00.

25. Please keep your contact information current, so we can reach you in case of an emergency. If your address, email or phone number changes please update your child’s records in PowerSchool or contact the office.

Monday – October 23, 2017

1. There is a Box Tops contest going on NOW through 10/24. Keep clipping and turning in Box Tops for Education and your homeroom might win a pizza party!

2. Don't forget - Today the lunch/recess order changes.

3. Picture retakes are on Tuesday, 10/24. We will also have an All-School photo that day.

4. The next student council meeting is 10/25 AFTER school from 3:00-4:00 to help with the candy apples.

5. If you want to save 10% off of this year's yearbook, you need to place your order online by the end of October. Go to the CCIS website for more details.

6. Candy Apple pickup date is Wednesday, 10/25 at CCIS 3:00-4:00.

7. Red Ribbon Week is HERE! Red Ribbon Week reminds us to stay away from drugs and make good decisions. Student Council is sponsoring the following dress up days.

10/23 "Making good decisions is magical!" (Disney Day)

10/24 "Our future is too bright to make bad decisions!" (Sunglasses Day)

10/25 "Save the day by making good decisions!" (Superhero Day)

10/26 "Put on a smile and make good choices!" (Emoji Day)

10/27 WEAR RED

8. Student Council is sponsoring a canned food drive for Halloween. Any students wanting to dress up on Halloween are encouraged to bring in a non-perishable item(s).

9. Our After School Assistance Program (ASAP) meets on Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays from 3:00-4:00. We will NOT have ASAP on 10/31.

10. We are still accepting 5th grade band registrations. If you are interested in band, let us know or contact Mr. Blunk at jblunk@ccu1.net. Band lessons take place on Tuesdays or Thursdays. Full band takes place from 10:45-11:30 on Tuesdays or Thursdays. You do not have recess on days when you have full band. Take your band instrument home after school. You cannot leave it in the hallway.

11. Please stay off of the stage in the North Gym and keep your hands and feet off of the stage mat. If you need to retrieve something from the stage, ask for permission to use the stairs. Do not climb up/down the stage mat.

12. Our yearbook cover contest is going on NOW! Your design is due by Thanksgiving break. The top 3 covers will win a prize.

13. 5th Grade Students ~ Please don't make any stops between your Specials. Report to your next class and then ask permission for the bathroom, a drink, or the nurse. You need to be on time for class.

14. Fourth Grade Students ~ After lunch/recess please be quiet in the hallway as you walk back to class.

15. Students – If you get picked up after school, please tell your ride they must park in a designated parking space. Do not get in the car at the end of the sidewalk. Do not cross the street to get into a car unless you are with a crossing guard.

16. Make it a great day AND be kind to one another!

17. School begins at 8:05, but students can enter the building at 7:50. Students can enter the cafeteria at 7:40 if they want breakfast.

18. If your child is tardy to school (arrives at or after 8:05) an adult must come into the office to sign in your child.

19. If your child is absent, please call the office at 815-634-2182 by 9:00 a.m., press 1 for the attendance line, and be sure to state the reason for the absence. If we do not hear from you or know the reason why your child is absent, he/she will be marked unexcused for the day.

20. Homework requests can be made when you call in your child’s absence. Homework can be sent home with another student at CCIS, or it can be picked up in the office from 3:00 – 4:00.

21. Lunch begins at 11:10 for 5th grade and 12:20 for 4th grade. The cost is $2.65. Breakfast is served from 7:40 – 8:00 a.m. The cost is $1.35. Without a drink the breakfast cost is $1.00.

22. Please keep your contact information current, so we can reach you in case of an emergency. If your address, email or phone number changes please update your child’s records in PowerSchool or contact the office.

Thursday – October 19, 2017

1. There is a Box Tops contest going on NOW through 10/24. Keep clipping and turning in Box Tops for Education and your homeroom might win a pizza party!

2. Did you know it's Bus Safety Week?!? What a great time to honor our bus drivers AND remember the importance of bus rules to keep us all safe! Each student will receive a bus safety sticker sometime this week.

3. Picture retakes are on Tuesday, 10/24. We will also have an All-School photo that day.

4. The next student council meeting is 10/25 AFTER school from 3:00-4:00 to help with the candy apples.

5. If you want to save 10% off of this year's yearbook, you need to place your order online by the end of October. Go to the CCIS website for more details.

6. Candy Apple pickup date is Wednesday, 10/25 at CCIS 3:00-4:00.

7. Red Ribbon Week is NEXT WEEK. Red Ribbon Week reminds us to stay away from drugs and make good decisions. Student Council is sponsoring the following dress up days.

10/23 "Making good decisions is magical!" (Disney Day)

10/24 "Our future is too bright to make bad decisions!" (Sunglasses Day)

10/25 "Save the day by making good decisions!" (Superhero Day)

10/26 "Put on a smile and make good choices!" (Emoji Day)

10/27 WEAR RED

8. Student Council is sponsoring a canned food drive for Halloween. Any students wanting to dress up on Halloween are encouraged to bring in a non-perishable item(s).

9. Our After School Assistance Program (ASAP) meets on Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays from 3:00-4:00.

10. We are still accepting 5th grade band registrations. If you are interested in band, let us know or contact Mr. Blunk at jblunk@ccu1.net. Band lessons take place on Tuesdays or Thursdays. Full band takes place from 10:45-11:30 on Tuesdays or Thursdays. You do not have recess on days when you have full band. Take your band instrument home after school. You cannot leave it in the hallway.

11. Please stay off of the stage in the North Gym and keep your hands and feet off of the stage mat. If you need to retrieve something from the stage, ask for permission to use the stairs. Do not climb up/down the stage mat.

12. The CCIS Book Fair is open October 17-20. It will also be open during Parent/Teacher Conferences, but it will close at 11:00 a.m. on Friday.

13. Parent/Teacher Conferences are TONIGHT 4:00-8:00 and Friday 8:00-1:00.

14. Due to Parent/Teacher Conferences, we dismiss at 11:35 today, and there is No School on Friday.

15. 5th Grade Students ~ Please don't make any stops between your Specials. Report to your next class and then ask permission for the bathroom, a drink, or the nurse. You need to be on time for class.

16. Fourth Grade Students ~ After lunch/recess please be quiet in the hallway as you walk back to class.

17. Students – If you get picked up after school, please tell your ride they must park in a designated parking space. Do not get in the car at the end of the sidewalk. Do not cross the street to get into a car unless you are with a crossing guard.

18. Make it a great day AND be kind to one another!

19. School begins at 8:05, but students can enter the building at 7:50. Students can enter the cafeteria at 7:40 if they want breakfast.

20. If your child is tardy to school (arrives at or after 8:05) an adult must come into the office to sign in your child.

21. If your child is absent, please call the office at 815-634-2182 by 9:00 a.m., press 1 for the attendance line, and be sure to state the reason for the absence. If we do not hear from you or know the reason why your child is absent, he/she will be marked unexcused for the day.

22. Homework requests can be made when you call in your child’s absence. Homework can be sent home with another student at CCIS, or it can be picked up in the office from 3:00 – 4:00.

23. Lunch begins at 11:10 for 5th grade and 12:20 for 4th grade. The cost is $2.65. Breakfast is served from 7:40 – 8:00 a.m. The cost is $1.35. Without a drink the breakfast cost is $1.00.

24. Please keep your contact information current, so we can reach you in case of an emergency. If your address, email or phone number changes please update your child’s records in PowerSchool or contact the office.

Wednesday – October 18, 2017

1. There is a Box Tops contest going on NOW through 10/24. Keep clipping and turning in Box Tops for Education and your homeroom might win a pizza party!

2. Did you know it's Bus Safety Week?!? What a great time to honor our bus drivers AND remember the importance of bus rules to keep us all safe! Each student will receive a bus safety sticker sometime this week.

3. Picture retakes are on Tuesday, 10/24. We will also have an All-School photo that day.

4. The next student council meeting is 10/25 AFTER school from 3:00-4:00 to help with the candy apples.

5. If you want to save 10% off of this year's yearbook, you need to place your order online by the end of October. Go to the CCIS website for more details.

6. Candy Apple pickup date is Wednesday, 10/25 at CCIS 3:00-4:00.

7. Red Ribbon Week begins on 10/23. Student Council is sponsoring the following dress up days.

10/23 "Making good decisions is magical!" (Disney Day)

10/24 "Our future is too bright to make bad decisions!" (Sunglasses Day)

10/25 "Save the day by making good decisions!" (Superhero Day)

10/26 "Put on a smile and make good choices!" (Emoji Day)

10/27 WEAR RED

8. Student Council is sponsoring a canned food drive for Halloween. Any students wanting to dress up on Halloween are encouraged to bring in a non-perishable item(s).

9. Our After School Assistance Program (ASAP) meets on Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays from 3:00-4:00.

10. We are still accepting 5th grade band registrations. If you are interested in band, let us know or contact Mr. Blunk at jblunk@ccu1.net. Band lessons take place on Tuesdays or Thursdays. Full band takes place from 10:45-11:30 on Tuesdays or Thursdays. You do not have recess on days when you have full band. Take your band instrument home after school. You cannot leave it in the hallway.

11. Please stay off of the stage in the North Gym and keep your hands and feet off of the stage mat. If you need to retrieve something from the stage, ask for permission to use the stairs. Do not climb up/down the stage mat.

12. The CCIS Book Fair will be open October 17-20. It will be open during Parent/Teacher Conferences.

13. Parent/Teacher Conferences are this week on Thursday 4:00-8:00 and Friday 8:00-1:00.

14. Due to Parent/Teacher Conferences, we dismiss at 11:35 on Thursday and there is No School on Friday.

15. 5th Grade Students ~ Please don't make any stops between your Specials. Report to your next class and then ask permission for the bathroom, a drink, or the nurse. You need to be on time for class.

16. Fourth Grade Students ~ After lunch/recess please be quiet in the hallway as you walk back to class.

17. Students – If you get picked up after school, please tell your ride they must park in a designated parking space. Do not get in the car at the end of the sidewalk. Do not cross the street to get into a car unless you are with a crossing guard.

18. Make it a great day AND be kind to one another!

19. School begins at 8:05, but students can enter the building at 7:50. Students can enter the cafeteria at 7:40 if they want breakfast.

20. If your child is tardy to school (arrives at or after 8:05) an adult must come into the office to sign in your child.

21. If your child is absent, please call the office at 815-634-2182 by 9:00 a.m., press 1 for the attendance line, and be sure to state the reason for the absence. If we do not hear from you or know the reason why your child is absent, he/she will be marked unexcused for the day.

22. Homework requests can be made when you call in your child’s absence. Homework can be sent home with another student at CCIS, or it can be picked up in the office from 3:00 – 4:00.

23. Lunch begins at 11:10 for 5th grade and 12:20 for 4th grade. The cost is $2.65. Breakfast is served from 7:40 – 8:00 a.m. The cost is $1.35. Without a drink the breakfast cost is $1.00.

24. Please keep your contact information current, so we can reach you in case of an emergency. If your address, email or phone number changes please update your child’s records in PowerSchool or contact the office.

Tuesday – October 17, 2017

1. There is a Box Tops contest going on NOW through 10/24. Keep clipping and turning in Box Tops for Education and your homeroom might win a pizza party!

2. Did you know it's Bus Safety Week?!? What a great time to honor our bus drivers AND remember the importance of bus rules to keep us all safe! Each student will receive a bus safety sticker sometime this week.

3. Picture retakes are on Tuesday, 10/24. We will also have an All-School photo that day.

4. The next student council meeting is 10/25 AFTER school from 3:00-4:00 to help with the candy apples.

5. If you want to save 10% off of this year's yearbook, you need to place your order online by the end of October. Go to the CCIS website for more details.

6. Candy Apple pickup date is Wednesday, 10/25 at CCIS 3:00-4:00.

7. Red Ribbon Week begins on 10/23. Student Council is sponsoring the following dress up days.

10/23 "Making good decisions is magical!" (Disney Day)

10/24 "Our future is too bright to make bad decisions!" (Sunglasses Day)

10/25 "Save the day by making good decisions!" (Superhero Day)

10/26 "Put on a smile and make good choices!" (Emoji Day)

10/27 WEAR RED

8. Student Council is sponsoring a canned food drive for Halloween. Any students wanting to dress up on Halloween are encouraged to bring in a non-perishable item(s).

9. Our After School Assistance Program (ASAP) meets on Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays from 3:00-4:00.

10. We are still accepting 5th grade band registrations. If you are interested in band, let us know or contact Mr. Blunk at jblunk@ccu1.net. Band lessons take place on Tuesdays or Thursdays. Full band takes place from 10:45-11:30 on Tuesdays or Thursdays. You do not have recess on days when you have full band. Take your band instrument home after school. You cannot leave it in the hallway.

11. Please stay off of the stage in the North Gym and keep your hands and feet off of the stage mat. If you need to retrieve something from the stage, ask for permission to use the stairs. Do not climb up/down the stage mat.

12. 4th Grade is going to Brookfield Zoo TODAY. Do you have your sack lunch? Remember to be respectful and responsible.

13. The next PSO meeting is TONIGHT, October 17th at CCIS at 6:30 p.m.

14. The CCIS Book Fair will be open October 17-20. It will be open during Parent/Teacher Conferences.

15. Parent/Teacher Conferences are this week on Thursday 4:00-8:00 and Friday 8:00-1:00.

16. Due to Parent/Teacher Conferences, we dismiss at 11:35 on Thursday and there is No School on Friday.

17. 5th Grade Students ~ Please don't make any stops between your Specials. Report to your next class and then ask permission for the bathroom, a drink, or the nurse. You need to be on time for class.

18. Fourth Grade Students ~ After lunch/recess please be quiet in the hallway as you walk back to class.

19. Students – If you get picked up after school, please tell your ride they must park in a designated parking space. Do not get in the car at the end of the sidewalk. Do not cross the street to get into a car unless you are with a crossing guard.

20. Make it a great day AND be kind to one another!

21. School begins at 8:05, but students can enter the building at 7:50. Students can enter the cafeteria at 7:40 if they want breakfast.

22. If your child is tardy to school (arrives at or after 8:05) an adult must come into the office to sign in your child.

23. If your child is absent, please call the office at 815-634-2182 by 9:00 a.m., press 1 for the attendance line, and be sure to state the reason for the absence. If we do not hear from you or know the reason why your child is absent, he/she will be marked unexcused for the day.

24. Homework requests can be made when you call in your child’s absence. Homework can be sent home with another student at CCIS, or it can be picked up in the office from 3:00 – 4:00.

25. Lunch begins at 11:10 for 5th grade and 12:20 for 4th grade. The cost is $2.65. Breakfast is served from 7:40 – 8:00 a.m. The cost is $1.35. Without a drink the breakfast cost is $1.00.

26. Please keep your contact information current, so we can reach you in case of an emergency. If your address, email or phone number changes please update your child’s records in PowerSchool or contact the office.

Monday – October 16, 2017

1. There is a Box Tops contest going on NOW through 10/24. Keep clipping and turning in Box Tops for Education and your homeroom might win a pizza party!

2. Did you know it's Bus Safety Week?!? What a great time to honor our bus drivers AND remember the importance of bus rules to keep us all safe! Each student will receive a bus safety sticker sometime this week.

3. Picture retakes are on Tuesday, 10/24. We will also have an All-School photo that day.

4. The next student council meeting is 10/25 AFTER school from 3:00-4:00 to help with the candy apples.

5. If you want to save 10% off of this year's yearbook, you need to place your order online by the end of October. Go to the CCIS website for more details.

6. Candy Apple pickup date is Wednesday, 10/25 at CCIS 3:00-4:00.

7. Red Ribbon Week begins on 10/23. Student Council is sponsoring the following dress up days.

10/23 "Making good decisions is magical!" (Disney Day)

10/24 "Our future is too bright to make bad decisions!" (Sunglasses Day)

10/25 "Save the day by making good decisions!" (Superhero Day)

10/26 "Put on a smile and make good choices!" (Emoji Day)

10/27 WEAR RED

8. Student Council is sponsoring a canned food drive for Halloween. Any students wanting to dress up on Halloween are encouraged to bring in a non-perishable item(s).

9. Our After School Assistance Program (ASAP) meets on Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays from 3:00-4:00.

10. We are still accepting 5th grade band registrations. If you are interested in band, let us know or contact Mr. Blunk at jblunk@ccu1.net. Band lessons take place on Tuesdays or Thursdays. Full band takes place from 10:45-11:30 on Tuesdays or Thursdays. You do not have recess on days when you have full band. Take your band instrument home after school. You cannot leave it in the hallway.

11. Please stay off of the stage in the North Gym and keep your hands and feet off of the stage mat. If you need to retrieve something from the stage, ask for permission to use the stairs. Do not climb up/down the stage mat.

12. 4th Grade will be going to Brookfield Zoo on Tuesday. Remember to bring a sack lunch.

13. The next PSO meeting is Tuesday, October 17th at CCIS at 6:30 p.m.

14. The CCIS Book Fair will be open October 17-20. It will be open during Parent/Teacher Conferences.

15. Parent/Teacher Conferences are this week on Thursday 4:00-8:00 and Friday 8:00-1:00.

16. Due to Parent/Teacher Conferences, we dismiss at 11:35 on Thursday and there is No School on Friday.

17. 5th Grade Students ~ Please don't make any stops between your Specials. Report to your next class and then ask permission for the bathroom, a drink, or the nurse. You need to be on time for class.

18. Fourth Grade Students ~ After lunch/recess please be quiet in the hallway as you walk back to class.

19. Students – If you get picked up after school, please tell your ride they must park in a designated parking space. Do not get in the car at the end of the sidewalk. Do not cross the street to get into a car unless you are with a crossing guard.

20. Make it a great day AND be kind to one another!

21. School begins at 8:05, but students can enter the building at 7:50. Students can enter the cafeteria at 7:40 if they want breakfast.

22. If your child is tardy to school (arrives at or after 8:05) an adult must come into the office to sign in your child.

23. If your child is absent, please call the office at 815-634-2182 by 9:00 a.m., press 1 for the attendance line, and be sure to state the reason for the absence. If we do not hear from you or know the reason why your child is absent, he/she will be marked unexcused for the day.

24. Homework requests can be made when you call in your child’s absence. Homework can be sent home with another student at CCIS, or it can be picked up in the office from 3:00 – 4:00.

25. Lunch begins at 11:10 for 5th grade and 12:20 for 4th grade. The cost is $2.65. Breakfast is served from 7:40 – 8:00 a.m. The cost is $1.35. Without a drink the breakfast cost is $1.00.

26. Please keep your contact information current, so we can reach you in case of an emergency. If your address, email or phone number changes please update your child’s records in PowerSchool or contact the office.

Friday – October 13, 2017

1. 5th Grade Students ~ Please don't make any stops between your Specials. Report to your next class and then ask permission for the bathroom, a drink, or the nurse. You need to be on time for class.

2. There will be a Craft/Vendor Fair benefiting 1 year-old "Johnny the Great" Johnny Carver (brother of CCECC and CCES students) on Sunday, October 15th 10:00-4:00 at the Coal City Lions Club. The entry fee is $1.00, which includes 2 raffle tickets. There is a costume contest at 2:30. Johnny has Stage 5 Kidney Disease.

3. Picture retakes are on 10/24.

4. TODAY we will be WALKING to CCHS to watch the Middle School Musical, Into the Woods. Make sure you behave, be respectful and be good role models for the younger students while you watch the musical.

5. If you want to save 10% off of this year's yearbook, you need to place your order online by the end of October. Go to the CCIS website for more details.

6. Candy Apple Sales are going on now through 10/13. The pickup date is Wednesday, 10/25 at CCIS 3:00-4:00. All proceeds will go to local charities.

7. Red Ribbon Week begins on 10/23. Student Council is sponsoring the following dress up days.

10/23 "Making good decisions is magical!" (Disney Day)

10/24 "Our future is too bright to make bad decisions!" (Sunglasses Day)

10/25 "Save the day by making good decisions!" (Superhero Day)

10/26 "Put on a smile and make good choices!" (Emoji Day)

10/27 WEAR RED

8. Student Council is sponsoring a canned food drive for Halloween. Any students wanting to dress up on Halloween are encouraged to bring in a non-perishable item(s).

9. Our After School Assistance Program (ASAP) meets on Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays from 3:00-4:00.

10. We are still accepting 5th grade band registrations. If you are interested in band, let us know or contact Mr. Blunk at jblunk@ccu1.net. Band lessons take place on Tuesdays or Thursdays. Full band takes place from 10:45-11:30 on Tuesdays or Thursdays. You do not have recess on days when you have full band. Take your band instrument home after school. You cannot leave it in the hallway.

11. Please stay off of the stage in the North Gym and keep your hands and feet off of the stage mat. If you need to retrieve something from the stage, ask for permission to use the stairs. Do not climb up/down the stage mat.

12. 4th Grade will be going to Brookfield Zoo on Tuesday. Remember to bring a sack lunch.

13. The next PSO meeting is Tuesday, October 17th at CCIS at 6:30 p.m.

14. The CCIS Book Fair will be open October 17-20. It will be open during Parent/Teacher Conferences.

15. Good luck to the Miners Football players, who are in playoff action on Saturday. Good luck to our soccer players and anyone else who is competing this weekend. Good luck Cubbies!

16. Fourth Grade Students ~ After lunch/recess please be quiet in the hallway as you walk back to class.

17. There is a Box Tops contest going on NOW through 10/24. Keep clipping and turning in Box Tops for Education and your homeroom might win a pizza party!

18. Students – If you get picked up after school, please tell your ride they must park in a designated parking space. Do not get in the car at the end of the sidewalk. Do not cross the street to get into a car unless you are with a crossing guard.

19. Make it a great day AND be kind to one another!

20. School begins at 8:05, but students can enter the building at 7:50. Students can enter the cafeteria at 7:40 if they want breakfast.

21. If your child is tardy to school (arrives at or after 8:05) an adult must come into the office to sign in your child.

22. If your child is absent, please call the office at 815-634-2182 by 9:00 a.m., press 1 for the attendance line, and be sure to state the reason for the absence. If we do not hear from you or know the reason why your child is absent, he/she will be marked unexcused for the day.

23. Homework requests can be made when you call in your child’s absence. Homework can be sent home with another student at CCIS, or it can be picked up in the office from 3:00 – 4:00.

24. Lunch begins at 11:10 for 5th grade and 12:20 for 4th grade. The cost is $2.65. Breakfast is served from 7:40 – 8:00 a.m. The cost is $1.35. Without a drink the breakfast cost is $1.00.

25. Please keep your contact information current, so we can reach you in case of an emergency. If your address, email or phone number changes please update your child’s records in PowerSchool or contact the office.

Thursday – October 12, 2017

1. 5th Grade Students ~ Please don't make any stops between your Specials. Report to your next class and then ask permission for the bathroom, a drink, or the nurse. You need to be on time for class.

2. There will be a Craft/Vendor Fair benefiting 1 year-old "Johnny the Great" Johnny Carver (brother of CCECC and CCES students) on Sunday, October 15th 10:00-4:00 at the Coal City Lions Club. The entry fee is $1.00, which includes 2 raffle tickets. There is a costume contest at 2:30. Johnny has Stage 5 Kidney Disease.

3. Picture retakes are on 10/24.

4. Friday we will be WALKING to CCHS to watch the Middle School Musical, Into the Woods.

5. If you want to save 10% off of this year's yearbook, you need to place your order online by the end of October. Go to the CCIS website for more details.

6. Candy Apple Sales are going on now through 10/13. The pickup date is Wednesday, 10/25 at CCIS 3:00-4:00. All proceeds will go to local charities.

7. Red Ribbon Week begins on 10/23. Student Council is sponsoring the following dress up days.

10/23 "Making good decisions is magical!" (Disney Day)

10/24 "Our future is too bright to make bad decisions!" (Sunglasses Day)

10/25 "Save the day by making good decisions!" (Superhero Day)

10/26 "Put on a smile and make good choices!" (Emoji Day)

10/27 WEAR RED

8. Student Council is sponsoring a canned food drive for Halloween. Any students wanting to dress up on Halloween are encouraged to bring in a non-perishable item(s).

9. Our After School Assistance Program (ASAP) meets on Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays from 3:00-4:00.

10. We are still accepting 5th grade band registrations. If you are interested in band, let us know or contact Mr. Blunk at jblunk@ccu1.net. Band lessons take place on Tuesdays or Thursdays. Full band takes place from 10:45-11:30 on Tuesdays or Thursdays. You do not have recess on days when you have full band. Take your band instrument home after school. You cannot leave it in the hallway.

11. Please stay off of the stage in the North Gym and keep your hands and feet off of the stage mat. If you need to retrieve something from the stage, ask for permission to use the stairs. Do not climb up/down the stage mat.

12. Friday, 10/13 is Comfy Clothes Day. Make sure you wear good walking shoes since we will be walking to the HS.

13. Fourth Grade Students ~ After lunch/recess please be quiet in the hallway as you walk back to class.

14. There is a Box Tops contest going on NOW through 10/24. Keep clipping and turning in Box Tops for Education and your homeroom might win a pizza party!

15. Students – If you get picked up after school, please tell your ride they must park in a designated parking space. Do not get in the car at the end of the sidewalk. Do not cross the street to get into a car unless you are with a crossing guard.

16. Make it a great day AND be kind to one another!

17. School begins at 8:05, but students can enter the building at 7:50. Students can enter the cafeteria at 7:40 if they want breakfast.

18. If your child is tardy to school (arrives at or after 8:05) an adult must come into the office to sign in your child.

19. If your child is absent, please call the office at 815-634-2182 by 9:00 a.m., press 1 for the attendance line, and be sure to state the reason for the absence. If we do not hear from you or know the reason why your child is absent, he/she will be marked unexcused for the day.

20. Homework requests can be made when you call in your child’s absence. Homework can be sent home with another student at CCIS, or it can be picked up in the office from 3:00 – 4:00.

21. Lunch begins at 11:10 for 5th grade and 12:20 for 4th grade. The cost is $2.65. Breakfast is served from 7:40 – 8:00 a.m. The cost is $1.35. Without a drink the breakfast cost is $1.00.

22. Please keep your contact information current, so we can reach you in case of an emergency. If your address, email or phone number changes please update your child’s records in PowerSchool or contact the office.

Wednesday – October 11, 2017

1. 5th Grade Students ~ Please don't make any stops between your Specials. Report to your next class and then ask permission for the bathroom, a drink, or the nurse. You need to be on time for class.

2. TODAY, 10/11 is an 11:35 dismissal day. Make sure your ride is aware of this. Fourth grade will have Specials.

3. Picture retakes are on 10/24.

4. Friday we will be WALKING to CCHS to watch the Middle School Musical, Into the Woods.

5. If you want to save 10% off of this year's yearbook, you need to place your order online by the end of October. Go to the CCIS website for more details.

6. Candy Apple Sales are going on now through 10/13. The pickup date is Wednesday, 10/25 at CCIS 3:00-4:00. All proceeds will go to local charities.

7. Red Ribbon Week begins on 10/23. Student Council is sponsoring the following dress up days.

10/23 "Making good decisions is magical!" (Disney Day)

10/24 "Our future is too bright to make bad decisions!" (Sunglasses Day)

10/25 "Save the day by making good decisions!" (Superhero Day)

10/26 "Put on a smile and make good choices!" (Emoji Day)

10/27 WEAR RED

8. Student Council is sponsoring a canned food drive for Halloween. Any students wanting to dress up on Halloween are encouraged to bring in a non-perishable item(s).

9. Our After School Assistance Program (ASAP) meets on Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays from 3:00-4:00.

10. We are still accepting 5th grade band registrations. If you are interested in band, let us know or contact Mr. Blunk at jblunk@ccu1.net. Band lessons take place on Tuesdays or Thursdays. Full band takes place from 10:45-11:30 on Tuesdays or Thursdays. You do not have recess on days when you have full band. Take your band instrument home after school. You cannot leave it in the hallway.

11. Please stay off of the stage in the North Gym and keep your hands and feet off of the stage mat. If you need to retrieve something from the stage, ask for permission to use the stairs. Do not climb up/down the stage mat.

12. Friday, 10/13 is Comfy Clothes Day. Make sure you wear good walking shoes since we will be walking to the HS.

13. Fourth Grade Students ~ After lunch/recess please be quiet in the hallway as you walk back to class.

14. There is a Box Tops contest going on NOW through 10/24. Keep clipping and turning in Box Tops for Education and your homeroom might win a pizza party!

15. Students – If you get picked up after school, please tell your ride they must park in a designated parking space. Do not get in the car at the end of the sidewalk. Do not cross the street to get into a car unless you are with a crossing guard.

16. Make it a great day AND be kind to one another!

17. School begins at 8:05, but students can enter the building at 7:50. Students can enter the cafeteria at 7:40 if they want breakfast.

18. If your child is tardy to school (arrives at or after 8:05) an adult must come into the office to sign in your child.

19. If your child is absent, please call the office at 815-634-2182 by 9:00 a.m., press 1 for the attendance line, and be sure to state the reason for the absence. If we do not hear from you or know the reason why your child is absent, he/she will be marked unexcused for the day.

20. Homework requests can be made when you call in your child’s absence. Homework can be sent home with another student at CCIS, or it can be picked up in the office from 3:00 – 4:00.

21. Lunch begins at 11:10 for 5th grade and 12:20 for 4th grade. The cost is $2.65. Breakfast is served from 7:40 – 8:00 a.m. The cost is $1.35. Without a drink the breakfast cost is $1.00.

22. Please keep your contact information current, so we can reach you in case of an emergency. If your address, email or phone number changes please update your child’s records in PowerSchool or contact the office.

Tuesday – October 10, 2017

1. 5th Grade Students ~ Please don't make any stops between your Specials. Report to your next class and then ask permission for the bathroom, a drink, or the nurse. You need to be on time for class.

2. Tomorrow, 10/11 is an 11:35 dismissal day. Make sure your ride is aware of this. Fourth grade will have Specials.

3. The next Student Council meeting is tomorrow, 10/11 at 7:30 a.m.

4. Friday we will be WALKING to CCHS to watch the Middle School Musical, Into the Woods.

5. If you want to save 10% off of this year's yearbook, you need to place your order online by the end of October. Go to the CCIS website for more details.

6. Candy Apple Sales are going on now through 10/13. The pickup date is Wednesday, 10/25 at CCIS 3:00-4:00.

7. Our After School Assistance Program (ASAP) meets on Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays from 3:00-4:00.

8. We are still accepting 5th grade band registrations. If you are interested in band, let us know or contact Mr. Blunk at jblunk@ccu1.net. Band lessons take place on Tuesdays or Thursdays. Full band takes place from 10:45-11:30 on Tuesdays or Thursdays. You do not have recess on days when you have full band. Take your band instrument home after school. You cannot leave it in the hallway.

9. Please stay off of the stage in the North Gym and keep your hands and feet off of the stage mat. If you need to retrieve something from the stage, ask for permission to use the stairs. Do not climb up/down the stage mat.

10. Friday, 10/13 is Comfy Clothes Day.

11. Fourth Grade Students ~ After lunch/recess please be quiet in the hallway as you walk back to class.

12. There is a Box Tops contest going on NOW through 10/24. Keep clipping and turning in Box Tops for Education and your homeroom might win a pizza party!

13. Students – If you get picked up after school, please tell your ride they must park in a designated parking space. Do not get in the car at the end of the sidewalk. Do not cross the street to get into a car unless you are with a crossing guard.

14. Make it a great day AND be kind to one another!

15. School begins at 8:05, but students can enter the building at 7:50. Students can enter the cafeteria at 7:40 if they want breakfast.

16. If your child is tardy to school (arrives at or after 8:05) an adult must come into the office to sign in your child.

17. If your child is absent, please call the office at 815-634-2182 by 9:00 a.m., press 1 for the attendance line, and be sure to state the reason for the absence. If we do not hear from you or know the reason why your child is absent, he/she will be marked unexcused for the day.

18. Homework requests can be made when you call in your child’s absence. Homework can be sent home with another student at CCIS, or it can be picked up in the office from 3:00 – 4:00.

19. Lunch begins at 11:10 for 5th grade and 12:20 for 4th grade. The cost is $2.65. Breakfast is served from 7:40 – 8:00 a.m. The cost is $1.35. Without a drink the breakfast cost is $1.00.

20. Please keep your contact information current, so we can reach you in case of an emergency. If your address, email or phone number changes please update your child’s records in PowerSchool or contact the office.

Friday – October 6, 2017

1. 5th Grade Students ~ Please don't make any stops between your Specials. Report to your next class and then ask permission for the bathroom, a drink, or the nurse. You need to be on time for class.

2. The Poms Clinic performance is TONIGHT at the Coaler HS Football game!

3. Good luck to the Miners Football Teams, who are entering into playoffs this weekend.

4. Coal City's Octoberfest is Saturday. The parade is at 3:00. Don't forget to stand for the American Flag during the parade when it passes by.

5. If you want to save 10% off of this year's yearbook, you need to place your order online by the end of October. Go to the CCIS website for more details.

6. Candy Apple Sales are going on now through 10/13. The pickup date is Wednesday, 10/25 at CCIS 3:00-4:00.

7. Our After School Assistance Program (ASAP) meets on Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays from 3:00-4:00.

8. We are still accepting 5th grade band registrations. If you are interested in band, let us know or contact Mr. Blunk at jblunk@ccu1.net. Band lessons take place on Tuesdays or Thursdays. Full band takes place from 10:45-11:30 on Tuesdays or Thursdays. You do not have recess on days when you have full band. Take your band instrument home after school. You cannot leave it in the hallway.

9. Please stay off of the stage in the North Gym and keep your hands and feet off of the stage mat. If you need to retrieve something from the stage, ask for permission to use the stairs. Do not climb up/down the stage mat.

10. The HS is hosting a FREE drive-in movie on Saturday at 7:00 p.m. They will be showing the movie Moana in their West parking lot. Concessions will be on sale.

11. Friday, 10/13 is Comfy Clothes Day. Please note this change.

12. Fourth Grade Students ~ After lunch/recess please be quiet in the hallway as you walk back to class.

13. There is a Box Tops contest going on NOW through 10/24. Keep clipping and turning in Box Tops for Education and your homeroom might win a pizza party!

14. Students – If you get picked up after school, please tell your ride they must park in a designated parking space. Do not get in the car at the end of the sidewalk. Do not cross the street to get into a car unless you are with a crossing guard.

15. There is another home football game tonight at CCHS. If you attend the game you need to watch the game. Do not run around. All school rules apply.

16. Make it a great day AND be kind to one another!

17. School begins at 8:05, but students can enter the building at 7:50. Students can enter the cafeteria at 7:40 if they want breakfast.

18. If your child is tardy to school (arrives at or after 8:05) an adult must come into the office to sign in your child.

19. If your child is absent, please call the office at 815-634-2182 by 9:00 a.m., press 1 for the attendance line, and be sure to state the reason for the absence. If we do not hear from you or know the reason why your child is absent, he/she will be marked unexcused for the day.

20. Homework requests can be made when you call in your child’s absence. Homework can be sent home with another student at CCIS, or it can be picked up in the office from 3:00 – 4:00.

21. Lunch begins at 11:10 for 5th grade and 12:20 for 4th grade. The cost is $2.65. Breakfast is served from 7:40 – 8:00 a.m. The cost is $1.35. Without a drink the breakfast cost is $1.00.

22. Please keep your contact information current, so we can reach you in case of an emergency. If your address, email or phone number changes please update your child’s records in PowerSchool or contact the office.

Thursday – October 5, 2017

1. 5th Grade Students ~ Please don't make any stops between your Specials. Report to your next class and then ask permission for the bathroom, a drink, or the nurse. You need to be on time for class.

2. The Poms Clinic will continue TODAY at CCIS from 4:00-5:30. If you bring a note from home, you can stay after school in Mrs. Alderson & Mrs. Anderson's classroom until practice begins. The performance is Friday night at the Coaler HS Football game!

3. Congratulations to the students who were chosen to go to the Coal City Fire Department Friday morning from 8:15-9:15. This is one of our activities for October's Fire Safety Month. Later this month Firefighter Nick will come to CCIS to discuss fire safety with all of our students. The following students will ride in a fire truck Friday morning from CCIS to the Fire Station and will be treated to breakfast: Kyliee Jones, Andrew Banach, Liam Maier, Elarik Shoulders, Zander Meents, Brittnae Combes, Erin Dempsey, Hayden Francisco, Lillie Wren, Destiny Medina, Mekhi Riley, Christian Wren, Aiva Tourigny, and Becca Hall.

4. If you want to save 10% off of this year's yearbook, you need to place your order online by the end of October. Go to the CCIS website for more details.

5. Candy Apple Sales are going on now through 10/13. The pickup date is Wednesday, 10/25 at CCIS 3:00-4:00.

6. Our After School Assistance Program (ASAP) meets on Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays from 3:00-4:00.

7. We are still accepting 5th grade band registrations. If you are interested in band, let us know or contact Mr. Blunk at jblunk@ccu1.net. Band lessons take place on Tuesdays or Thursdays. Full band takes place from 10:45-11:30 on Tuesdays or Thursdays. You do not have recess on days when you have full band. Take your band instrument home after school. You cannot leave it in the hallway.

8. Please stay off of the stage in the North Gym and keep your hands and feet off of the stage mat. If you need to retrieve something from the stage, ask for permission to use the stairs. Do not climb up/down the stage mat.

9. The HS is hosting a FREE drive-in movie on Saturday at 7:00 p.m. They will be showing the movie Moana in their West parking lot. Concessions will be on sale.

10. Friday, 10/6 is Mismatch Day. Friday, 10/13 is Comfy Clothes Day. Please note this change.

11. Fourth Grade Students ~ After lunch/recess please be quiet in the hallway as you walk back to class.

12. There is a Box Tops contest going on NOW through 10/24. Keep clipping and turning in Box Tops for Education and your homeroom might win a pizza party!

13. Students – If you get picked up after school, please tell your ride they must park in a designated parking space. Do not get in the car at the end of the sidewalk. Do not cross the street to get into a car unless you are with a crossing guard.

14. This year's CCIS t-shirt is on sale NOW through Friday, 10/6. Congratulations to Melody Kinder, who designed the t-shirt!

15. Make it a great day AND be kind to one another!

16. School begins at 8:05, but students can enter the building at 7:50. Students can enter the cafeteria at 7:40 if they want breakfast.

17. If your child is tardy to school (arrives at or after 8:05) an adult must come into the office to sign in your child.

18. If your child is absent, please call the office at 815-634-2182 by 9:00 a.m., press 1 for the attendance line, and be sure to state the reason for the absence. If we do not hear from you or know the reason why your child is absent, he/she will be marked unexcused for the day.

19. Homework requests can be made when you call in your child’s absence. Homework can be sent home with another student at CCIS, or it can be picked up in the office from 3:00 – 4:00.

20. Lunch begins at 11:10 for 5th grade and 12:20 for 4th grade. The cost is $2.65. Breakfast is served from 7:40 – 8:00 a.m. The cost is $1.35. Without a drink the breakfast cost is $1.00.

21. Please keep your contact information current, so we can reach you in case of an emergency. If your address, email or phone number changes please update your child’s records in PowerSchool or contact the office.

Wednesday – October 4, 2017

1. 5th Grade Students ~ Please don't make any stops between your Specials. Report to your next class and then ask permission for the bathroom, a drink, or the nurse. You need to be on time for class.

2. The Poms Clinic will continue on Thursday at CCIS from 4:00-5:30. If you bring a note from home, you can stay after school in Mrs. Alderson & Mrs. Anderson's classroom until practice begins. The performance is Friday night at the Coaler HS Football game!

3. Tonight is McTeacher Night at the Coal City McDonald's from 5:00-8:00 p.m. Staff members from CCMS will be working there tonight to help raise money for the MS.

4. Congratulations to the students who were chosen to go to the Coal City Fire Department Friday morning from 8:15-9:15. This is one of our activities for October's Fire Safety Month. Later this month Firefighter Nick will come to CCIS to discuss fire safety with all of our students. The following students will ride in a fire truck Friday morning from CCIS to the Fire Station and will be treated to breakfast: Kyliee Jones, Andrew Banach, Liam Maier, Elarik Shoulders, Zander Meents, Brittnae Combes, Erin Dempsey, Hayden Francisco, Lillie Wren, Destiny Medina, Mekhi Riley, Christian Wren, Aiva Tourigny, and Becca Hall.

5. If you want to save 10% off of this year's yearbook, you need to place your order online by the end of October. Go to the CCIS website for more details.

6. Candy Apple Sales are going on now through 10/13. The pickup date is Wednesday, 10/25 at CCIS 3:00-4:00.

7. Our After School Assistance Program (ASAP) meets on Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays from 3:00-4:00.

8. We are still accepting 5th grade band registrations. If you are interested in band, let us know or contact Mr. Blunk at jblunk@ccu1.net. Band lessons take place on Tuesdays or Thursdays. Full band takes place from 10:45-11:30 on Tuesdays or Thursdays. You do not have recess on days when you have full band. Take your band instrument home after school. You cannot leave it in the hallway.

9. Please stay off of the stage in the North Gym and keep your hands and feet off of the stage mat. If you need to retrieve something from the stage, ask for permission to use the stairs. Do not climb up/down the stage mat.

10. The VFW is coming to CCIS again today for a presentation about our American flag. They will also take us outside to view the Veterans War Monument on CCIS's front lawn. Please be on your best behavior and be 100% respectful.

11. The HS is hosting a FREE drive-in movie on Saturday at 7:00 p.m. They will be showing the movie Moana in their West parking lot. Concessions will be on sale.

12. Friday, 10/6 is Mismatch Day. Friday, 10/13 is Comfy Clothes Day. Please note this change.

13. Fourth Grade Students ~ After lunch/recess please be quiet in the hallway as you walk back to class.

14. There is a Box Tops contest going on NOW through 10/24. Keep clipping and turning in Box Tops for Education and your homeroom might win a pizza party!

15. Students – If you get picked up after school, please tell your ride they must park in a designated parking space. Do not get in the car at the end of the sidewalk. Do not cross the street to get into a car unless you are with a crossing guard.

16. This year's CCIS t-shirt is on sale NOW through Friday, 10/6. Congratulations to Melody Kinder, who designed the t-shirt!

17. Make it a great day AND be kind to one another!

18. School begins at 8:05, but students can enter the building at 7:50. Students can enter the cafeteria at 7:40 if they want breakfast.

19. If your child is tardy to school (arrives at or after 8:05) an adult must come into the office to sign in your child.

20. If your child is absent, please call the office at 815-634-2182 by 9:00 a.m., press 1 for the attendance line, and be sure to state the reason for the absence. If we do not hear from you or know the reason why your child is absent, he/she will be marked unexcused for the day.

21. Homework requests can be made when you call in your child’s absence. Homework can be sent home with another student at CCIS, or it can be picked up in the office from 3:00 – 4:00.

22. Lunch begins at 11:10 for 5th grade and 12:20 for 4th grade. The cost is $2.65. Breakfast is served from 7:40 – 8:00 a.m. The cost is $1.35. Without a drink the breakfast cost is $1.00.

23. Please keep your contact information current, so we can reach you in case of an emergency. If your address, email or phone number changes please update your child’s records in PowerSchool or contact the office.

Tuesday – October 3, 2017

1. 5th Grade Students ~ Please don't make any stops between your Specials. Report to your next class and then ask permission for the bathroom, a drink, or the nurse. You need to be on time for class.

2. The Poms Clinic begins TODAY at CCIS from 4:00-5:30. If you bring a note from home, you can stay after school in Mrs. Alderson & Mrs. Anderson's classroom until practice begins. The second practice is on Thursday from 4:00-5:30. The performance is Friday night at the Coaler HS Football game!

3. If you want to save 10% off of this year's yearbook, you need to place your order online by the end of October. Go to the CCIS website for more details.

4. Candy Apple Sales are going on now through 10/13. The pickup date is Wednesday, 10/25 at CCIS 3:00-4:00.

5. Our After School Assistance Program (ASAP) meets on Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays from 3:00-4:00.

6. We are still accepting 5th grade band registrations. If you are interested in band, let us know or contact Mr. Blunk at jblunk@ccu1.net. Band lessons take place on Tuesdays or Thursdays. Full band takes place from 10:45-11:30 on Tuesdays or Thursdays. You do not have recess on days when you have full band. Take your band instrument home after school. You cannot leave it in the hallway.

7. Please stay off of the stage in the North Gym and keep your hands and feet off of the stage mat. If you need to retrieve something from the stage, ask for permission to use the stairs. Do not climb up/down the stage mat.

8. The VFW is coming to CCIS today and tomorrow for a presentation about our American flag. They will also take us outside to view the Veterans War Monument on CCIS's front lawn. The fourth grade presentation is today 1:10-2:10 and fifth grade is tomorrow 8:15-9:15. Please be on your best behavior and be 100% respectful.

9. The HS is hosting a FREE drive-in movie on Saturday at 7:00 p.m. They will be showing the movie Moana in their West parking lot. Concessions will be on sale.

10. Friday, 10/6 is Mismatch Day. Friday, 10/13 is Comfy Clothes Day. Please note this change.

11. Fourth Grade Students ~ After lunch/recess please be quiet in the hallway as you walk back to class.

12. There is a Box Tops contest going on NOW through 10/24. Keep clipping and turning in Box Tops for Education and your homeroom might win a pizza party!

13. Students – If you get picked up after school, please tell your ride they must park in a designated parking space. Do not get in the car at the end of the sidewalk. Do not cross the street to get into a car unless you are with a crossing guard.

14. This year's CCIS t-shirt is on sale NOW through Friday, 10/6. Congratulations to Melody Kinder, who designed the t-shirt!

15. Make it a great day AND be kind to one another!

16. School begins at 8:05, but students can enter the building at 7:50. Students can enter the cafeteria at 7:40 if they want breakfast.

17. If your child is tardy to school (arrives at or after 8:05) an adult must come into the office to sign in your child.

18. If your child is absent, please call the office at 815-634-2182 by 9:00 a.m., press 1 for the attendance line, and be sure to state the reason for the absence. If we do not hear from you or know the reason why your child is absent, he/she will be marked unexcused for the day.

19. Homework requests can be made when you call in your child’s absence. Homework can be sent home with another student at CCIS, or it can be picked up in the office from 3:00 – 4:00.

20. Lunch begins at 11:10 for 5th grade and 12:20 for 4th grade. The cost is $2.65. Breakfast is served from 7:40 – 8:00 a.m. The cost is $1.35. Without a drink the breakfast cost is $1.00.

21. Please keep your contact information current, so we can reach you in case of an emergency. If your address, email or phone number changes please update your child’s records in PowerSchool or contact the office.

Monday – October 2, 2017

1. 5th Grade Students ~ Please don't make any stops between your Specials. Report to your next class and then ask permission for the bathroom, a drink, or the nurse. You need to be on time for class.

2. The Poms Clinic begins tomorrow at CCIS from 4:00-5:30. If you bring a note from home, you can stay after school in Mrs. Alderson & Mrs. Anderson's classroom until practice begins. The second practice is on Thursday from 4:00-5:30. The performance is Friday night at the Coaler HS Football game!

3. If you want to save 10% off of this year's yearbook, you need to place your order online by the end of October. Go to the CCIS website for more details.

4. Candy Apple Sales are going on now through 10/13. The pickup date is Wednesday, 10/25 at CCIS 3:00-4:00.

5. Our After School Assistance Program (ASAP) begins today. ASAP meets on Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays from 3:00-4:00.

6. We are still accepting 5th grade band registrations. If you are interested in band, let us know or contact Mr. Blunk at jblunk@ccu1.net. Band lessons take place on Tuesdays or Thursdays. Full band takes place from 10:45-11:30 on Tuesdays or Thursdays. You do not have recess on days when you have full band. Take your band instrument home after school. You cannot leave it in the hallway.

7. Please stay off of the stage in the North Gym and keep your hands and feet off of the stage mat. If you need to retrieve something from the stage, ask for permission to use the stairs. Do not climb up/down the stage mat.

8. Today is National Custodian Day! Thank you Miss Mary and Miss Lynn for working so hard to keep our school looking so clean!

9. Today is also World Day of Bullying Prevention. Thank you for wearing a BLUE shirt to show your support for bullying prevention!

10. Friday, 10/6 is Mismatch Day. Friday, 10/13 is Comfy Clothes Day. Please note this change.

11. Fourth Grade Students ~ After lunch/recess please be quiet in the hallway as you walk back to class.

12. There is a Box Tops contest going on NOW through 10/24. Keep clipping and turning in Box Tops for Education and your homeroom might win a pizza party!

13. Students – If you get picked up after school, please tell your ride they must park in a designated parking space. Do not get in the car at the end of the sidewalk. Do not cross the street to get into a car unless you are with a crossing guard.

14. This year's CCIS t-shirt is on sale NOW through Friday, 10/6. Congratulations to Melody Kinder, who designed the t-shirt!

15. Make it a great day AND be kind to one another!

16. School begins at 8:05, but students can enter the building at 7:50. Students can enter the cafeteria at 7:40 if they want breakfast.

17. If your child is tardy to school (arrives at or after 8:05) an adult must come into the office to sign in your child.

18. If your child is absent, please call the office at 815-634-2182 by 9:00 a.m., press 1 for the attendance line, and be sure to state the reason for the absence. If we do not hear from you or know the reason why your child is absent, he/she will be marked unexcused for the day.

19. Homework requests can be made when you call in your child’s absence. Homework can be sent home with another student at CCIS, or it can be picked up in the office from 3:00 – 4:00.

20. Lunch begins at 11:10 for 5th grade and 12:20 for 4th grade. The cost is $2.65. Breakfast is served from 7:40 – 8:00 a.m. The cost is $1.35. Without a drink the breakfast cost is $1.00.

21. Please keep your contact information current, so we can reach you in case of an emergency. If your address, email or phone number changes please update your child’s records in PowerSchool or contact the office.

Friday – September 29, 2017

1. 5th Grade Students ~ Please don't make any stops between your Specials. Report to your next class and then ask permission for the bathroom, a drink, or the nurse. You need to be on time for class.

2. Tonight is the Coaler Homecoming Football Game. If you attend the game, please watch the game. Do not run around or play catch. All school rules apply. Go Coalers!

3. If you want to save 15% off of this year's yearbook, you need to place your order online by the end of September. Go to the CCIS website for more details.

4. We are still accepting 5th grade band registrations. If you are interested in band, let us know or contact Mr. Blunk at jblunk@ccu1.net. Band lessons take place on Tuesdays or Thursdays. Full band takes place from 10:45-11:30 on Tuesdays or Thursdays. You do not have recess on days when you have full band. Take your band instrument home after school. You cannot leave it in the hallway.

5. Please stay off of the stage in the North Gym and keep your hands and feet off of the stage mat. If you need to retrieve something from the stage, ask for permission to use the stairs. Do not climb up/down the stage mat.

6. There will be another PSO Cheese pickup TODAY at CCIS from 5:30-6:00 p.m.

7. Monday, 10/2 is World Day of Bullying Prevention. Wear a BLUE shirt to show support for bullying prevention.

8. Friday, 10/6 is Mismatch Day. Friday, 10/13 is Comfy Clothes Day. Please note this change.

9. Fourth Grade Students ~ After lunch/recess please be quiet in the hallway as you walk back to class.

10. There is a Box Tops contest going on NOW through 10/24. Keep clipping and turning in Box Tops for Education and your homeroom might win a pizza party!

11. Students – If you get picked up after school, please tell your ride they must park in a designated parking space. Do not get in the car at the end of the sidewalk. Do not cross the street to get into a car unless you are with a crossing guard.

12. This year's CCIS t-shirt is on sale NOW through Friday, 10/6. Congratulations to Melody Kinder, who designed the t-shirt!

13. Make it a great day AND be kind to one another!

14. School begins at 8:05, but students can enter the building at 7:50. Students can enter the cafeteria at 7:40 if they want breakfast.

15. If your child is tardy to school (arrives at or after 8:05) an adult must come into the office to sign in your child.

16. If your child is absent, please call the office at 815-634-2182 by 9:00 a.m., press 1 for the attendance line, and be sure to state the reason for the absence. If we do not hear from you or know the reason why your child is absent, he/she will be marked unexcused for the day.

17. Homework requests can be made when you call in your child’s absence. Homework can be sent home with another student at CCIS, or it can be picked up in the office from 3:00 – 4:00.

18. Lunch begins at 11:10 for 5th grade and 12:20 for 4th grade. The cost is $2.65. Breakfast is served from 7:40 – 8:00 a.m. The cost is $1.35. Without a drink the breakfast cost is $1.00.

19. Please keep your contact information current, so we can reach you in case of an emergency. If your address, email or phone number changes please update your child’s records in PowerSchool or contact the office.

Thursday – September 28, 2017

1. 5th Grade Students ~ Please don't make any stops between your Specials. Report to your next class and then ask permission for the bathroom, a drink, or the nurse. You need to be on time for class.

2. If you want to order school pictures online go to www.ordervgil.com. Our school code is 20028601.

3. If you want to save 15% off of this year's yearbook, you need to place your order online by the end of September. Go to the CCIS website for more details.

4. We are still accepting 5th grade band registrations. If you are interested in band, let us know or contact Mr. Blunk at jblunk@ccu1.net. Band lessons take place on Tuesdays or Thursdays. Full band takes place from 10:45-11:30 on Tuesdays or Thursdays. You do not have recess on days when you have full band. Take your band instrument home after school. You cannot leave it in the hallway.

5. Please stay off of the stage in the North Gym and keep your hands and feet off of the stage mat. If you need to retrieve something from the stage, ask for permission to use the stairs. Do not climb up/down the stage mat.

6. There will be another PSO Cheese pickup Friday at CCIS from 5:30-6:00 p.m.

7. Monday, 10/2 is World Day of Bullying Prevention. Wear a BLUE shirt to show support for bullying prevention.

8. Friday, 9/29 is PJ Day. Wear your comfy clothes to school. Friday, 10/6 is Comfy Clothes Day. Friday, 10/13 is Mismatch Day.

9. Fourth Grade Students ~ After lunch/recess please be quiet in the hallway as you walk back to class.

10. There is a Box Tops contest going on NOW through 10/24. Keep clipping and turning in Box Tops for Education and your homeroom might win a pizza party!

11. Students – If you get picked up after school, please tell your ride they must park in a designated parking space. Do not get in the car at the end of the sidewalk. Do not cross the street to get into a car unless you are with a crossing guard.

12. Bus Students – After school please wait on the blacktop until the teachers come out to lead you to the buses. Please WALK to your bus.

13. Make it a great day AND be kind to one another!

14. School begins at 8:05, but students can enter the building at 7:50. Students can enter the cafeteria at 7:40 if they want breakfast.

15. If your child is tardy to school (arrives at or after 8:05) an adult must come into the office to sign in your child.

16. If your child is absent, please call the office at 815-634-2182 by 9:00 a.m., press 1 for the attendance line, and be sure to state the reason for the absence. If we do not hear from you or know the reason why your child is absent, he/she will be marked unexcused for the day.

17. Homework requests can be made when you call in your child’s absence. Homework can be sent home with another student at CCIS, or it can be picked up in the office from 3:00 – 4:00.

18. Lunch begins at 11:10 for 5th grade and 12:20 for 4th grade. The cost is $2.65. Breakfast is served from 7:40 – 8:00 a.m. The cost is $1.35. Without a drink the breakfast cost is $1.00.

19. Please keep your contact information current, so we can reach you in case of an emergency. If your address, email or phone number changes please update your child’s records in PowerSchool or contact the office.

Wednesday – September 27, 2017

1. 5th Grade Students ~ Please don't make any stops between your Specials. Report to your next class and then ask permission for the bathroom, a drink, or the nurse. You need to be on time for class.

2. If you want to order school pictures online go to www.ordervgil.com. Our school code is 20028601.

3. If you want to save 15% off of this year's yearbook, you need to place your order online by the end of September. Go to the CCIS website for more details.

4. We are still accepting 5th grade band registrations. If you are interested in band, let us know or contact Mr. Blunk at jblunk@ccu1.net. Band lessons take place on Tuesdays or Thursdays. Full band takes place from 10:45-11:30 on Tuesdays or Thursdays. You do not have recess on days when you have full band. Take your band instrument home after school. You cannot leave it in the hallway.

5. Please stay off of the stage in the North Gym and keep your hands and feet off of the stage mat. If you need to retrieve something from the stage, ask for permission to use the stairs. Do not climb up/down the stage mat.

6. There will be another PSO Cheese pickup Friday at CCIS from 5:30-6:00 p.m.

7. There is no Power 1/2 Hour this week, but Mrs. Ludes will still meet with her students.

8. Friday, 9/29 is PJ Day. Wear your comfy clothes to school. Friday, 10/6 is Comfy Clothes Day. Friday, 10/13 is Mismatch Day.

9. Fourth Grade Students ~ After lunch/recess please be quiet in the hallway as you walk back to class.

10. There is a Box Tops contest going on NOW through 10/24. Keep clipping and turning in Box Tops for Education and your homeroom might win a pizza party!

11. Students – If you get picked up after school, please tell your ride they must park in a designated parking space. Do not get in the car at the end of the sidewalk. Do not cross the street to get into a car unless you are with a crossing guard.

12. Bus Students – After school please wait on the blacktop until the teachers come out to lead you to the buses. Please WALK to your bus.

13. Make it a great day AND be kind to one another!

14. School begins at 8:05, but students can enter the building at 7:50. Students can enter the cafeteria at 7:40 if they want breakfast.

15. If your child is tardy to school (arrives at or after 8:05) an adult must come into the office to sign in your child.

16. If your child is absent, please call the office at 815-634-2182 by 9:00 a.m., press 1 for the attendance line, and be sure to state the reason for the absence. If we do not hear from you or know the reason why your child is absent, he/she will be marked unexcused for the day.

17. Homework requests can be made when you call in your child’s absence. Homework can be sent home with another student at CCIS, or it can be picked up in the office from 3:00 – 4:00.

18. Lunch begins at 11:10 for 5th grade and 12:20 for 4th grade. The cost is $2.65. Breakfast is served from 7:40 – 8:00 a.m. The cost is $1.35. Without a drink the breakfast cost is $1.00.

19. Please keep your contact information current, so we can reach you in case of an emergency. If your address, email or phone number changes please update your child’s records in PowerSchool or contact the office.

Tuesday – September 26, 2017

1. 5th Grade Students ~ Please don't make any stops between your Specials. Report to your next class and then ask permission for the bathroom, a drink, or the nurse. You need to be on time for class.

2. If you want to order school pictures online go to www.ordervgil.com. Our school code is 20028601.

3. If you want to save 15% off of this year's yearbook, you need to place your order online by the end of September. Go to the CCIS website for more details.

4. We are still accepting 5th grade band registrations. If you are interested in band, let us know or contact Mr. Blunk at jblunk@ccu1.net. Band lessons take place on Tuesdays or Thursdays. Full band takes place from 10:45-11:30 on Tuesdays or Thursdays. You do not have recess on days when you have full band. Take your band instrument home after school. You cannot leave it in the hallway.

5. Please stay off of the stage in the North Gym and keep your hands and feet off of the stage mat. If you need to retrieve something from the stage, ask for permission to use the stairs. Do not climb up/down the stage mat.

6. The CCIS t-shirt design contest is going on now through 9/26. Turn in your design to your student council homeroom representative.

7. There is no Power 1/2 Hour this week, but Mrs. Ludes will still meet with her students.

8. Friday, 9/29 is PJ Day. Wear your comfy clothes to school.

9. There is a student council meeting on Wednesday, 9/27 at 7:30 a.m.

10. There is a Box Tops contest going on NOW through 10/24. Keep clipping and turning in Box Tops for Education and your homeroom might win a pizza party!

11. Students – If you get picked up after school, please tell your ride they must park in a designated parking space. Do not get in the car at the end of the sidewalk. Do not cross the street to get into a car unless you are with a crossing guard.

12. Bus Students – After school please wait on the blacktop until the teachers come out to lead you to the buses. Please WALK to your bus.

13. Make it a great day AND be kind to one another!

14. School begins at 8:05, but students can enter the building at 7:50. Students can enter the cafeteria at 7:40 if they want breakfast.

15. If your child is tardy to school (arrives at or after 8:05) an adult must come into the office to sign in your child.

16. If your child is absent, please call the office at 815-634-2182 by 9:00 a.m., press 1 for the attendance line, and be sure to state the reason for the absence. If we do not hear from you or know the reason why your child is absent, he/she will be marked unexcused for the day.

17. Homework requests can be made when you call in your child’s absence. Homework can be sent home with another student at CCIS, or it can be picked up in the office from 3:00 – 4:00.

18. Lunch begins at 11:10 for 5th grade and 12:20 for 4th grade. The cost is $2.65. Breakfast is served from 7:40 – 8:00 a.m. The cost is $1.35. Without a drink the breakfast cost is $1.00.

19. Please keep your contact information current, so we can reach you in case of an emergency. If your address, email or phone number changes please update your child’s records in PowerSchool or contact the office.

Monday – September 25, 2017

1. If you have food in your locker, please bring it home.

2. If you want to order school pictures online go to www.ordervgil.com. Our school code is 20028601.

3. Way to go CCIS!! We collected $346.20 for the hurricane victims. Fifth grade will have their extra 10 minutes of recess TODAY right after the normal lunch/recess time.

4. We are still accepting 5th grade band registrations. If you are interested in band, let us know or contact Mr. Blunk at jblunk@ccu1.net. Band lessons take place on Tuesdays or Thursdays. Full band takes place from 10:45-11:30 on Tuesdays or Thursdays. You do not have recess on days when you have full band. Take your band instrument home after school. You cannot leave it in the hallway.

5. Please stay off of the stage in the North Gym and keep your hands and feet off of the stage mat. If you need to retrieve something from the stage, ask for permission to use the stairs. Do not climb up/down the stage mat.

6. The CCIS t-shirt design contest is going on now through 9/26. Turn in your design to your student council homeroom representative.

7. There is no Power 1/2 Hour this week, but Mrs. Ludes will still meet with her students.

8. Friday, 9/29 is PJ Day. Wear your comfy clothes to school.

9. There is a student council meeting on Wednesday, 9/27 at 7:30 a.m.

10. There is a Box Tops contest going on NOW through 10/24. Keep clipping and turning in Box Tops for Education and your homeroom might win a pizza party!

11. Students – If you get picked up after school, please tell your ride they must park in a designated parking space. Do not get in the car at the end of the sidewalk. Do not cross the street to get into a car unless you are with a crossing guard.

12. Bus Students – After school please wait on the blacktop until the teachers come out to lead you to the buses. Please WALK to your bus.

13. Make it a great day AND be kind to one another!

14. School begins at 8:05, but students can enter the building at 7:50. Students can enter the cafeteria at 7:40 if they want breakfast.

15. If your child is tardy to school (arrives at or after 8:05) an adult must come into the office to sign in your child.

16. If your child is absent, please call the office at 815-634-2182 by 9:00 a.m., press 1 for the attendance line, and be sure to state the reason for the absence. If we do not hear from you or know the reason why your child is absent, he/she will be marked unexcused for the day.

17. Homework requests can be made when you call in your child’s absence. Homework can be sent home with another student at CCIS, or it can be picked up in the office from 3:00 – 4:00.

18. Lunch begins at 11:10 for 5th grade and 12:20 for 4th grade. The cost is $2.65. Breakfast is served from 7:40 – 8:00 a.m. The cost is $1.35. Without a drink the breakfast cost is $1.00.

19. Please keep your contact information current, so we can reach you in case of an emergency. If your address, email or phone number changes please update your child’s records in PowerSchool or contact the office.

Friday – September 22, 2017

1. AIMSweb testing continues this week. Students - Make sure you have your headphones.

2. If you want to order school pictures online go to www.ordervgil.com. Our school code is 20028601.

3. Way to go CCIS!! We collected $346.20 for the hurricane victims. Fifth grade will have their extra 10 minutes of recess on Monday right after the normal lunch/recess time.

4. We are still accepting 5th grade band registrations. If you are interested in band, let us know or contact Mr. Blunk at jblunk@ccu1.net. Band lessons take place on Tuesdays or Thursdays. Full band takes place from 10:45-11:30 on Tuesdays or Thursdays. You do not have recess on days when you have full band. Take your band instrument home after school. You cannot leave it in the hallway.

5. The second PSO Cheese Fundraiser pickup will be on SUNDAY 11:00-1:00 at CCIS in the cafeteria.

6. The CCIS t-shirt design contest is going on now through 9/26. Turn in your design to your student council homeroom representative.

7. Fifth grade has a field trip TODAY to Goose Lake Prairie. Bring a sack lunch, water, and sunscreen.

8. Friday, 9/29 is PJ Day. Wear your comfy clothes to school.

9. PSO Movie at The Mar Theatre in Wilmington at 1:00 on Saturday, 9/23. For $5.00 you will get your movie ticket, a drink, and popcorn. PSO will pay the rest! The movie is Lego Ninjago.

10. There is a student council meeting on Wednesday, 9/27 at 7:30 a.m.

11. There is a Box Tops contest going on NOW through 10/24. Keep clipping and turning in Box Tops for Education.

12. Students – If you get picked up after school, please tell your ride they must park in a designated parking space. Do not get in the car at the end of the sidewalk. Do not cross the street to get into a car unless you are with a crossing guard.

13. Bus Students – After school please wait on the blacktop until the teachers come out to lead you to the buses. Please WALK to your bus.

14. Make it a great day AND be kind to one another!

15. School begins at 8:05, but students can enter the building at 7:50. Students can enter the cafeteria at 7:40 if they want breakfast.

16. If your child is tardy to school (arrives at or after 8:05) an adult must come into the office to sign in your child.

17. If your child is absent, please call the office at 815-634-2182 by 9:00 a.m., press 1 for the attendance line, and be sure to state the reason for the absence. If we do not hear from you or know the reason why your child is absent, he/she will be marked unexcused for the day.

18. Homework requests can be made when you call in your child’s absence. Homework can be sent home with another student at CCIS, or it can be picked up in the office from 3:00 – 4:00.

19. Lunch begins at 11:10 for 5th grade and 12:20 for 4th grade. The cost is $2.65. Breakfast is served from 7:40 – 8:00 a.m. The cost is $1.35. Without a drink the breakfast cost is $1.00.

20. Please keep your contact information current, so we can reach you in case of an emergency. If your address, email or phone number changes please update your child’s records in PowerSchool or contact the office.

Thursday – September 21, 2017

1. AIMSweb testing continues this week. Students - Make sure you have your headphones.

2. If you want to order school pictures online go to www.ordervgil.com. Our school code is 20028601.

3. Way to go CCIS!! We collected $346.20 for the hurricane victims. Fifth grade will have their extra 10 minutes of recess on Monday right after the normal lunch/recess time.

4. We are still accepting 5th grade band registrations. If you are interested in band, let us know or contact Mr. Blunk at jblunk@ccu1.net. Band lessons take place on Tuesdays or Thursdays. Full band takes place from 10:45-11:30 on Tuesdays or Thursdays. You do not have recess on days when you have full band. Take your band instrument home after school. You cannot leave it in the hallway.

5. The second PSO Cheese Fundraiser pickup will be on Sunday 11:00-1:00 at CCIS in the cafeteria.

6. The CCIS t-shirt design contest is going on now through 9/26. Turn in your design to your student council homeroom representative.

7. Fifth grade has a field trip on Friday, 9/22 to Goose Lake Prairie. Bring a sack lunch, water, and sunscreen.

8. Fun Fridays are here! 9/22 is Sports Day. 9/29 is PJ Day.

9. PSO Movie at The Mar Theatre in Wilmington at 1:00 on Saturday, 9/23. For $5.00 you will get your movie ticket, a drink, and popcorn. PSO will pay the rest! The movie is Lego Ninjago.

10. Students – If you get picked up after school, please tell your ride they must park in a designated parking space. Do not get in the car at the end of the sidewalk. Do not cross the street to get into a car unless you are with a crossing guard.

11. Bus Students – After school please wait on the blacktop until the teachers come out to lead you to the buses. Please WALK to your bus.

12. Make it a great day AND be kind to one another!

13. School begins at 8:05, but students can enter the building at 7:50. Students can enter the cafeteria at 7:40 if they want breakfast.

14. If your child is tardy to school (arrives at or after 8:05) an adult must come into the office to sign in your child.

15. If your child is absent, please call the office at 815-634-2182 by 9:00 a.m., press 1 for the attendance line, and be sure to state the reason for the absence. If we do not hear from you or know the reason why your child is absent, he/she will be marked unexcused for the day.

16. Homework requests can be made when you call in your child’s absence. Homework can be sent home with another student at CCIS, or it can be picked up in the office from 3:00 – 4:00.

17. Lunch begins at 11:10 for 5th grade and 12:20 for 4th grade. The cost is $2.65. Breakfast is served from 7:40 – 8:00 a.m. The cost is $1.35. Without a drink the breakfast cost is $1.00.

18. Please keep your contact information current, so we can reach you in case of an emergency. If your address, email or phone number changes please update your child’s records in PowerSchool or contact the office.


Sherriff Kevin Callahan announces Cyber Safety Seminar.

The Sherriff will host a Cyber Safety Seminar parent presentation that will help educate parents on incorporating healthy tech in the home, online gaming dangers, cell phone software monitoring options, and a variety of other informative topics.

A parent presentation will be held on Wednesday, September 20th at the Gardner South Wilmington High School Gym at 6:00 p.m. Along with the parent presentation, Liz Repking from Cyber Safety Consulting will present to students at local Grundy County Schools. Liz will talk to students about many topics related to cyber safety, including; online predators, cyber bullying, and social media among other topics.

If you want to learn about apps your children use everyday, such as Snapchat, Instagram, Facebook, and many more, we hope to see you Wednesday, September 20th at Gardner South Wilmington High School.

Please note that the parent presentation is for adults, and we ask that children do not attend.

Wednesday – September 20, 2017

1. AIMSweb testing continues this week. Students - Make sure you have your headphones.

2. If you want to order school pictures online go to www.ordervgil.com. Our school code is 20028601.

3. Way to go CCIS!! We collected $346.20 for the hurricane victims. Fifth grade will have their extra 10 minutes of recess on Monday right after the normal lunch/recess time.

4. We are still accepting 5th grade band registrations. If you are interested in band, let us know or contact Mr. Blunk at jblunk@ccu1.net. Band lessons take place on Tuesdays or Thursdays. Full band takes place from 10:45-11:30 on Tuesdays or Thursdays. You do not have recess on days when you have full band. Take your band instrument home after school. You cannot leave it in the hallway.

5. PSO will be scheduling another cheese pick up for those who didn't come on Friday. It will probably be on Sunday. Times TBD.

6. The CCIS t-shirt design contest is going on now through 9/26. Turn in your design to your student council homeroom representative.

7. Fifth grade has a field trip on Friday, 9/22 to Goose Lake Prairie. Bring a sack lunch.

8. Fun Fridays are here! 9/22 is Sports Day. 9/29 is PJ Day.

9. PSO Movie at The Mar Theatre in Wilmington at 1:00 on Saturday, 9/23. For $5.00 you will get your movie ticket, a drink, and popcorn. PSO will pay the rest! The movie is Lego Ninjago.

10. Students – If you get picked up after school, please tell your ride they must park in a designated parking space. Do not get in the car at the end of the sidewalk. Do not cross the street to get into a car unless you are with a crossing guard.

11. Bus Students – After school please wait on the blacktop until the teachers come out to lead you to the buses. Please WALK to your bus.

12. Make it a great day AND be kind to one another!

13. School begins at 8:05, but students can enter the building at 7:50. Students can enter the cafeteria at 7:40 if they want breakfast.

14. If your child is tardy to school (arrives at or after 8:05) an adult must come into the office to sign in your child.

15. If your child is absent, please call the office at 815-634-2182 by 9:00 a.m., press 1 for the attendance line, and be sure to state the reason for the absence. If we do not hear from you or know the reason why your child is absent, he/she will be marked unexcused for the day.

16. Homework requests can be made when you call in your child’s absence. Homework can be sent home with another student at CCIS, or it can be picked up in the office from 3:00 – 4:00.

17. Lunch begins at 11:10 for 5th grade and 12:20 for 4th grade. The cost is $2.65. Breakfast is served from 7:40 – 8:00 a.m. The cost is $1.35. Without a drink the breakfast cost is $1.00.

18. Please keep your contact information current, so we can reach you in case of an emergency. If your address, email or phone number changes please update your child’s records in PowerSchool or contact the office.

Tuesday – September 19, 2017

1. AIMSweb testing begins this week. Students - Make sure you have your headphones.

2. If you want to order school pictures online go to www.ordervgil.com. Our school code is 20028601.

3. Way to go CCIS!! We collected $346.20 for the hurricane victims. The money will be donated to The Red Cross.

4. We are still accepting 5th grade band registrations. If you are interested in band, let us know or contact Mr. Blunk at jblunk@ccu1.net. Band lessons take place on Tuesdays or Thursdays. Full band takes place from 10:45-11:30 on Tuesdays or Thursdays. You do not have recess on days when you have full band. Take your band instrument home after school. You cannot leave it in the hallway.

5. PSO will be scheduling another cheese pick up for those who didn't come on Friday.

6. The CCIS t-shirt design contest is going on now through 9/26. Turn in your design to your student council homeroom representative.

7. Fifth grade has a field trip on Friday, 9/22 to Goose Lake Prairie. Bring a sack lunch.

8. Fun Fridays are here! 9/22 is Sports Day. 9/29 is PJ Day.

9. PSO Movie at The Mar Theatre in Wilmington at 1:00 on Saturday, 9/23. For $5.00 you will get your movie ticket, a drink, and popcorn. PSO will pay the rest! The movie is Lego Ninjago.

10. Students – If you get picked up after school, please tell your ride they must park in a designated parking space. Do not get in the car at the end of the sidewalk. Do not cross the street to get into a car unless you are with a crossing guard.

11. Bus Students – After school please wait on the blacktop until the teachers come out to lead you to the buses. Please WALK to your bus.

12. Make it a great day AND be kind to one another!

13. School begins at 8:05, but students can enter the building at 7:50. Students can enter the cafeteria at 7:40 if they want breakfast.

14. If your child is tardy to school (arrives at or after 8:05) an adult must come into the office to sign in your child.

15. If your child is absent, please call the office at 815-634-2182 by 9:00 a.m., press 1 for the attendance line, and be sure to state the reason for the absence. If we do not hear from you or know the reason why your child is absent, he/she will be marked unexcused for the day.

16. Homework requests can be made when you call in your child’s absence. Homework can be sent home with another student at CCIS, or it can be picked up in the office from 3:00 – 4:00.

17. Lunch begins at 11:10 for 5th grade and 12:20 for 4th grade. The cost is $2.65. Breakfast is served from 7:40 – 8:00 a.m. The cost is $1.35. Without a drink the breakfast cost is $1.00.

18. Please keep your contact information current, so we can reach you in case of an emergency. If your address, email or phone number changes please update your child’s records in PowerSchool or contact the office.

Monday – September 18, 2017

1. AIMSweb testing begins this week. Students - Make sure you have your headphones.

2. Picture forms can still be turned in until 12:00 today. If you want to place your order online go to www.ordervgil.com. Our school code is 20028601.

3. We are still accepting 5th grade band registrations. If you are interested in band, let us know or contact Mr. Blunk at jblunk@ccu1.net. Band lessons take place on Tuesdays or Thursdays. Full band takes place from 10:45-11:30 on Tuesdays or Thursdays. You do not have recess on days when you have full band. Take your band instrument home after school. You cannot leave it in the hallway.

4. PSO will be scheduling another cheese pick up for those who didn't come on Friday.

5. The CCIS t-shirt design contest is going on now through 9/26. Turn in your design to your student council homeroom representative.

6. Fifth grade has a field trip on Friday, 9/22 to Goose Lake Prairie. Bring a sack lunch.

7. Fun Fridays are here! 9/22 is Sports Day. 9/29 is PJ Day.

8. PSO Movie at The Mar Theatre in Wilmington at 1:00 on Saturday, 9/23. For $5.00 you will get your movie ticket, a drink, and popcorn. PSO will pay the rest! The movie is Lego Ninjago.

9. Students – If you get picked up after school, please tell your ride they must park in a designated parking space. Do not get in the car at the end of the sidewalk. Do not cross the street to get into a car unless you are with a crossing guard.

10. Bus Students – After school please wait on the blacktop until the teachers come out to lead you to the buses. Please WALK to your bus.

11. Make it a great day AND be kind to one another!

12. School begins at 8:05, but students can enter the building at 7:50. Students can enter the cafeteria at 7:40 if they want breakfast.

13. If your child is tardy to school (arrives at or after 8:05) an adult must come into the office to sign in your child.

14. If your child is absent, please call the office at 815-634-2182 by 9:00 a.m., press 1 for the attendance line, and be sure to state the reason for the absence. If we do not hear from you or know the reason why your child is absent, he/she will be marked unexcused for the day.

15. Homework requests can be made when you call in your child’s absence. Homework can be sent home with another student at CCIS, or it can be picked up in the office from 3:00 – 4:00.

16. Lunch begins at 11:10 for 5th grade and 12:20 for 4th grade. The cost is $2.65. Breakfast is served from 7:40 – 8:00 a.m. The cost is $1.35. Without a drink the breakfast cost is $1.00.

17. Please keep your contact information current, so we can reach you in case of an emergency. If your address, email or phone number changes please update your child’s records in PowerSchool or contact the office.

Friday – September 15, 2017

If you attend the High School Football game tonight please be on your best behavior and watch the football game; you should not be running around. ALL school rules apply.

1. All 5 Coal City schools will be collecting coins now through Friday, 9/15 for the victims of Hurricane Harvey. The CCIS grade level that donates the most money will earn an additional 10 minutes of recess.

2. Today is TECH DAY. You can use your own device during breakfast, recess and in class with your teacher's permission.

3. Good luck to Devun Tarman and Gaven Vestal, who will be competing in the USABMX Illinois State Championships this weekend!

4. TODAY is Picture Day at CCIS. If you want to place your order online go to www.ordervgil.com. Our school code is 20028601.

5. We are still accepting 5th grade band registrations. If you are interested in band, let us know or contact Mr. Blunk at jblunk@ccu1.net. Band lessons take place on Tuesdays or Thursdays. Full band takes place from 10:45-11:30 on Tuesdays or Thursdays. You do not have recess on days when you have full band. Take your band instrument home after school. You cannot leave it in the hallway.

6. TODAY is PSO cheese pick up from 7:00-8:30 p.m. at CCIS in the cafeteria.

7. The CCIS t-shirt design contest is going on now through 9/26. Turn in your design to your student council homeroom representative.

8. Fifth grade has a field trip on Friday, 9/22 to Goose Lake Prairie. Bring a sack lunch.

9. Fun Fridays are here! 9/22 is Sports Day. 9/29 is PJ Day.

10. PSO Movie at The Mar Theatre in Wilmington at 1:00 on Saturday, 9/23. For $5.00 you will get your movie ticket, a drink, and popcorn. PSO will pay the rest! The movie is Lego Ninjago.

11. Students – If you get picked up after school, please tell your ride they must park in a designated parking space. Do not get in the car at the end of the sidewalk. Do not cross the street to get into a car unless you are with a crossing guard.

12. Bus Students – After school please wait on the blacktop until the teachers come out to lead you to the buses. Please WALK to your bus.

13. Make it a great day AND be kind to one another!

14. School begins at 8:05, but students can enter the building at 7:50. Students can enter the cafeteria at 7:40 if they want breakfast.

15. If your child is tardy to school (arrives at or after 8:05) an adult must come into the office to sign in your child.

16. If your child is absent, please call the office at 815-634-2182 by 9:00 a.m., press 1 for the attendance line, and be sure to state the reason for the absence. If we do not hear from you or know the reason why your child is absent, he/she will be marked unexcused for the day.

17. Homework requests can be made when you call in your child’s absence. Homework can be sent home with another student at CCIS, or it can be picked up in the office from 3:00 – 4:00.

18. Lunch begins at 11:10 for 5th grade and 12:20 for 4th grade. The cost is $2.65. Breakfast is served from 7:40 – 8:00 a.m. The cost is $1.35. Without a drink the breakfast cost is $1.00.

19. Please keep your contact information current, so we can reach you in case of an emergency. If your address, email or phone number changes please update your child’s records in PowerSchool or contact the office.

Thursday – September 14, 2017

1. All 5 Coal City schools will be collecting coins now through Friday, 9/15 for the victims of Hurricane Harvey. The CCIS grade level that donates the most money will earn an additional 10 minutes of recess.

2. Friday is TECH DAY. Bring your own device to school to use during breakfast, recess and in class with your teacher's permission.

3. Good luck to Devun Tarman and Gaven Vestal, who will be competing in the USABMX Illinois State Championships this weekend!

4. Friday, 9/15 is Picture Day at CCIS. If you want to place your order online go to www.ordervgil.com. Our school code is 20028601.

5. We are still accepting 5th grade band registrations. If you are interested in band, let us know or contact Mr. Blunk at jblunk@ccu1.net. Band lessons take place on Tuesdays or Thursdays. Full band takes place from 10:45-11:30 on Tuesdays or Thursdays. You do not have recess on days when you have full band. Take your band instrument home after school. You cannot leave it in the hallway.

6. PSO cheese pick up is Friday, 9/15 from 7:00-8:30 p.m. at CCIS.

7. The CCIS t-shirt design contest is going on now through 9/26. Turn in your design to your student council homeroom representative.

8. Fifth grade has a field trip on Friday, 9/22 to Goose Lake Prairie. Bring a sack lunch.

9. Fun Fridays are here! 9/22 is Sports Day. 9/29 is PJ Day.

10. PSO Movie at The Mar Theatre in Wilmington at 1:00 on Saturday, 9/23. For $5.00 you will get your movie ticket, a drink, and popcorn. PSO will pay the rest! The movie is Lego Ninjago.

11. Students – If you get picked up after school, please tell your ride they must park in a designated parking space. Do not get in the car at the end of the sidewalk. Do not cross the street to get into a car unless you are with a crossing guard.

12. Bus Students – After school please wait on the blacktop until the teachers come out to lead you to the buses. Please WALK to your bus.

13. Make it a great day AND be kind to one another!

14. School begins at 8:05, but students can enter the building at 7:50. Students can enter the cafeteria at 7:40 if they want breakfast.

15. If your child is tardy to school (arrives at or after 8:05) an adult must come into the office to sign in your child.

16. If your child is absent, please call the office at 815-634-2182 by 9:00 a.m., press 1 for the attendance line, and be sure to state the reason for the absence. If we do not hear from you or know the reason why your child is absent, he/she will be marked unexcused for the day.

17. Homework requests can be made when you call in your child’s absence. Homework can be sent home with another student at CCIS, or it can be picked up in the office from 3:00 – 4:00.

18. Lunch begins at 11:10 for 5th grade and 12:20 for 4th grade. The cost is $2.65. Breakfast is served from 7:40 – 8:00 a.m. The cost is $1.35. Without a drink the breakfast cost is $1.00.

19. Please keep your contact information current, so we can reach you in case of an emergency. If your address, email or phone number changes please update your child’s records in PowerSchool or contact the office.

Wednesday – September 13, 2017

1. All 5 Coal City schools will be collecting coins now through Friday, 9/15 for the victims of Hurricane Harvey. The CCIS grade level that donates the most money will earn an additional 10 minutes of recess.

2. Friday is TECH DAY. Bring your own device to school to use during breakfast, recess and in class with your teacher's permission.

3. TODAY is an 11:35 dismissal day. Please make sure your ride picks you up on time.

4. Friday, 9/15 is Picture Day at CCIS.

5. We are still accepting 5th grade band registrations. If you are interested in band, let us know or contact Mr. Blunk at jblunk@ccu1.net. Band lessons take place on Tuesdays or Thursdays. Full band takes place from 10:45-11:30 on Tuesdays or Thursdays. You do not have recess on days when you have full band. Take your band instrument home after school. You cannot leave it in the hallway.

6. PSO cheese pick up is Friday, 9/15 from 7:00-8:30 p.m. at CCIS.

7. The CCIS t-shirt design contest is going on now through 9/26. Turn in your design to your student council homeroom representative.

8. Fifth grade has a field trip on Friday, 9/22 to Goose Lake Prairie. Bring a sack lunch.

9. Fun Fridays are here! 9/22 is Sports Day. 9/29 is PJ Day.

10. PSO Movie at The Mar Theatre in Wilmington at 1:00 on Saturday, 9/23. For $5.00 you will get your movie ticket, a drink, and popcorn. PSO will pay the rest! The movie is Lego Ninjago.

11. Students – If you get picked up after school, please tell your ride they must park in a designated parking space. Do not get in the car at the end of the sidewalk. Do not cross the street to get into a car unless you are with a crossing guard.

12. Bus Students – After school please wait on the blacktop until the teachers come out to lead you to the buses. Please WALK to your bus.

13. Make it a great day AND be kind to one another!

14. School begins at 8:05, but students can enter the building at 7:50. Students can enter the cafeteria at 7:40 if they want breakfast.

15. If your child is tardy to school (arrives at or after 8:05) an adult must come into the office to sign in your child.

16. If your child is absent, please call the office at 815-634-2182 by 9:00 a.m., press 1 for the attendance line, and be sure to state the reason for the absence. If we do not hear from you or know the reason why your child is absent, he/she will be marked unexcused for the day.

17. Homework requests can be made when you call in your child’s absence. Homework can be sent home with another student at CCIS, or it can be picked up in the office from 3:00 – 4:00.

18. Lunch begins at 11:10 for 5th grade and 12:20 for 4th grade. The cost is $2.65. Breakfast is served from 7:40 – 8:00 a.m. The cost is $1.35. Without a drink the breakfast cost is $1.00.

19. Please keep your contact information current, so we can reach you in case of an emergency. If your address, email or phone number changes please update your child’s records in PowerSchool or contact the office.

Tuesday – September 12, 2017

1. All 5 Coal City schools will be collecting coins now through Friday, 9/15 for the victims of Hurricane Harvey. The CCIS grade level that donates the most money will earn an additional 10 minutes of recess.

2. PSO meeting TONIGHT at CCIS at 6:30 p.m. Please encourage your parents to attend.

3. Wednesday is an 11:35 dismissal day. Please make sure your ride picks you up on time.

4. Friday, 9/15 is Picture Day at CCIS.

5. We are still accepting 5th grade band registrations. If you are interested in band, let us know or contact Mr. Blunk at jblunk@ccu1.net. Band lessons take place on Tuesdays or Thursdays. Full band takes place from 10:45-11:30 on Tuesdays or Thursdays. You do not have recess on days when you have full band. Take your band instrument home after school. You cannot leave it in the hallway.

6. The PSO Cheese Fundraiser can still be turned in. Makes checks out to Coal City PSO. Cheese pick up is Friday, 9/15 from 7:00-8:30 p.m. at CCIS.

7. The first Student Council meeting is Wednesday, 9/13 at 7:30 a.m.

8. Fifth grade has a field trip on Friday, 9/22 to Goose Lake Prairie. Bring a sack lunch.

9. TONIGHT is McTeacher's Night at the Coal City McDonald's. Help raise money for CCHS. The HS teachers will be working from 5:00-8:00 p.m. tonight.

10. Students – If you get picked up after school, please tell your ride they must park in a designated parking space. Do not get in the car at the end of the sidewalk. Do not cross the street to get into a car unless you are with a crossing guard.

11. Bus Students – After school please wait on the blacktop until the teachers come out to lead you to the buses. Please WALK to your bus.

12. Make it a great day AND be kind to one another!

13. School begins at 8:05, but students can enter the building at 7:50. Students can enter the cafeteria at 7:40 if they want breakfast.

14. If your child is tardy to school (arrives at or after 8:05) an adult must come into the office to sign in your child.

15. If your child is absent, please call the office at 815-634-2182 by 9:00 a.m., press 1 for the attendance line, and be sure to state the reason for the absence. If we do not hear from you or know the reason why your child is absent, he/she will be marked unexcused for the day.

16. Homework requests can be made when you call in your child’s absence. Homework can be sent home with another student at CCIS, or it can be picked up in the office from 3:00 – 4:00.

17. Lunch begins at 11:10 for 5th grade and 12:20 for 4th grade. The cost is $2.65. Breakfast is served from 7:40 – 8:00 a.m. The cost is $1.35. Without a drink the breakfast cost is $1.00.

18. Please keep your contact information current, so we can reach you in case of an emergency. If your address, email or phone number changes please update your child’s records in PowerSchool or contact the office.

Monday – September 11, 2017

1. All 5 Coal City schools will be collecting coins now through Friday, 9/15 for the victims of Hurricane Harvey. The CCIS grade level that donates the most money will earn an additional 10 minutes of recess.

2. Today is Red, White and Blue Day in honor of the tragic events that took place on September 11th, 2001.

3. Wednesday is an 11:35 dismissal day. Please make sure your ride picks you up on time.

4. Friday, 9/15 is Picture Day at CCIS.

5. We are still accepting 5th grade band registrations. If you are interested in band, let us know or contact Mr. Blunk at jblunk@ccu1.net. Band lessons take place on Tuesdays or Thursdays. Full band takes place from 10:45-11:30 on Tuesdays or Thursdays. You do not have recess on days when you have full band. Take your band instrument home after school. You cannot leave it in the hallway.

6. The PSO Cheese Fundraiser can still be turned in. Makes checks out to Coal City PSO. Cheese pick up is Friday, 9/15 from 7:00-8:30 p.m. at CCIS.

7. The first Student Council meeting is Wednesday, 9/13 at 7:30 a.m.

8. Students – If you get picked up after school, please tell your ride they must park in a designated parking space. Do not get in the car at the end of the sidewalk. Do not cross the street to get into a car unless you are with a crossing guard.

9. Bus Students – After school please wait on the blacktop until the teachers come out to lead you to the buses. Please WALK to your bus.

10. Make it a great day AND be kind to one another!

11. School begins at 8:05, but students can enter the building at 7:50. Students can enter the cafeteria at 7:40 if they want breakfast.

12. If your child is tardy to school (arrives at or after 8:05) an adult must come into the office to sign in your child.

13. If your child is absent, please call the office at 815-634-2182 by 9:00 a.m., press 1 for the attendance line, and be sure to state the reason for the absence. If we do not hear from you or know the reason why your child is absent, he/she will be marked unexcused for the day.

14. Homework requests can be made when you call in your child’s absence. Homework can be sent home with another student at CCIS, or it can be picked up in the office from 3:00 – 4:00.

15. Lunch begins at 11:10 for 5th grade and 12:20 for 4th grade. The cost is $2.65. Breakfast is served from 7:40 – 8:00 a.m. The cost is $1.35. Without a drink the breakfast cost is $1.00.

16. Please keep your contact information current, so we can reach you in case of an emergency. If your address, email or phone number changes please update your child’s records in PowerSchool or contact the office.

Friday – September 8, 2017

1. All 5 Coal City schools will be collecting coins now through 9/15 for the victims of Hurricane Harvey. The CCIS grade level that donates the most money will earn an additional 10 minutes of recess.

2. Monday is Red, White and Blue Day in honor of 9/11.

3. Wednesday is an 11:35 dismissal day. Please make sure your ride picks you up on time.

4. Friday, 9/15 is Picture Day at CCIS.

5. We are still accepting 5th grade band registrations. If you are interested in band, let us know or contact Mr. Blunk at jblunk@ccu1.net. Band lessons take place on Tuesdays or Thursdays. Full band takes place from 10:45-11:30 on Tuesdays or Thursdays. You do not have recess on days when you have full band. Take your band instrument home after school. You cannot leave it in the hallway.

6. The PSO Fundraiser is DUE TODAY. Everyone should have received the Chuck's Cheese fundraising form; only $5.00 per cheese tub. Please support the PSO and try to sell at least one tub of yummy cheese! Makes checks out to Coal City PSO. Cheese pick up is Friday, 9/15 from 7:00-8:30 p.m. at CCIS.

7. The first Student Council meeting is Wednesday, 9/13 at 7:30 a.m.

8. Students – If you get picked up after school, please tell your ride they must park in a designated parking space. Do not get in the car at the end of the sidewalk. Do not cross the street to get into a car unless you are with a crossing guard.

9. Bus Students – After school please wait on the blacktop until the teachers come out to lead you to the buses. Please WALK to your bus.

10. Make it a great day AND be kind to one another!

11. School begins at 8:05, but students can enter the building at 7:50. Students can enter the cafeteria at 7:40 if they want breakfast.

12. If your child is tardy to school (arrives at or after 8:05) an adult must come into the office to sign in your child.

13. If your child is absent, please call the office at 815-634-2182 by 9:00 a.m., press 1 for the attendance line, and be sure to state the reason for the absence. If we do not hear from you or know the reason why your child is absent, he/she will be marked unexcused for the day.

14. Homework requests can be made when you call in your child’s absence. Homework can be sent home with another student at CCIS, or it can be picked up in the office from 3:00 – 4:00.

15. Lunch begins at 11:10 for 5th grade and 12:20 for 4th grade. The cost is $2.65. Breakfast is served from 7:40 – 8:00 a.m. The cost is $1.35. Without a drink the breakfast cost is $1.00.

16. Please keep your contact information current, so we can reach you in case of an emergency. If your address, email or phone number changes please update your child’s records in PowerSchool or contact the office.

Thursday – September 7, 2017

1. All 5 Coal City schools will be collecting coins now through 9/15 for the victims of Hurricane Harvey.

2. We are still accepting 5th grade band registrations. If you are interested in band, let us know or contact Mr. Blunk at jblunk@ccu1.net. Band lessons take place on Tuesdays or Thursdays. Full band takes place from 10:45-11:30 on Tuesdays or Thursdays. You do not have recess on days when you have full band. Take your band instrument home after school. You cannot leave it in the hallway.

3. The PSO Fundraiser is going on NOW through September 8th. Everyone should have received the Chuck's Cheese fundraising form; only $5.00 per cheese tub. Please support the PSO and try to sell at least one tub of yummy cheese! Makes checks out to Coal City PSO.

4. The first Student Council meeting is Wednesday, 9/13 at 7:30 a.m.

5. Students – If you get picked up after school, please tell your ride they must park in a designated parking space. Do not get in the car at the end of the sidewalk. Do not cross the street to get into a car unless you are with a crossing guard.

6. Interventions have begun. If you are in an intervention for reading or math, make sure you give your RTI letter to your parents.

7. Bus Students – After school please wait on the blacktop until the teachers come out to lead you to the buses. Please WALK to your bus.

8. Make it a great day AND be kind to one another!

9. School begins at 8:05, but students can enter the building at 7:50. Students can enter the cafeteria at 7:40 if they want breakfast.

10. If your child is tardy to school (arrives at or after 8:05) an adult must come into the office to sign in your child.

11. If your child is absent, please call the office at 815-634-2182 by 9:00 a.m., press 1 for the attendance line, and be sure to state the reason for the absence. If we do not hear from you or know the reason why your child is absent, he/she will be marked unexcused for the day.

12. Homework requests can be made when you call in your child’s absence. Homework can be sent home with another student at CCIS, or it can be picked up in the office from 3:00 – 4:00.

13. Lunch begins at 11:10 for 5th grade and 12:20 for 4th grade. The cost is $2.65. Breakfast is served from 7:40 – 8:00 a.m. The cost is $1.35. Without a drink the breakfast cost is $1.00.

14. Please keep your contact information current, so we can reach you in case of an emergency. If your address, email or phone number changes please update your child’s records in PowerSchool or contact the office.

Wednesday – September 6, 2017

1. All 5 Coal City schools will be collecting coins now through 9/15 for the victims of Hurricane Harvey.

2. We are still accepting 5th grade band registrations. If you are interested in band, let us know or contact Mr. Blunk at jblunk@ccu1.net. Band lessons take place on Tuesdays or Thursdays. Full band takes place from 10:45-11:30 on Tuesdays or Thursdays. You do not have recess on days when you have full band.

3. The PSO Fundraiser is going on NOW through September 8th. Everyone should have received the Chuck's Cheese fundraising form; only $5.00 per cheese tub. Please support the PSO and try to sell at least one tub of yummy cheese! Makes checks out to Coal City PSO.

4. The first Student Council meeting is Wednesday, 9/13 at 7:30 a.m.

5. Students – If you get picked up after school, please tell your ride they must park in a designated parking space. Do not get in the car at the end of the sidewalk. Do not cross the street to get into a car unless you are with a crossing guard.

6. Interventions have begun. If you are in an intervention for reading or math, make sure you give your RTI letter to your parents.

7. Bus Students – After school please wait on the blacktop until the teachers come out to lead you to the buses. Please WALK to your bus.

8. Make it a great day AND be kind to one another!

9. School begins at 8:05, but students can enter the building at 7:50. Students can enter the cafeteria at 7:40 if they want breakfast.

10. If your child is tardy to school (arrives at or after 8:05) an adult must come into the office to sign in your child.

11. If your child is absent, please call the office at 815-634-2182 by 9:00 a.m., press 1 for the attendance line, and be sure to state the reason for the absence. If we do not hear from you or know the reason why your child is absent, he/she will be marked unexcused for the day.

12. Homework requests can be made when you call in your child’s absence. Homework can be sent home with another student at CCIS, or it can be picked up in the office from 3:00 – 4:00.

13. Lunch begins at 11:10 for 5th grade and 12:20 for 4th grade. The cost is $2.65. Breakfast is served from 7:40 – 8:00 a.m. The cost is $1.35. Without a drink the breakfast cost is $1.00.

14. Please keep your contact information current, so we can reach you in case of an emergency. If your address, email or phone number changes please update your child’s records in PowerSchool or contact the office.

Tuesday – September 5, 2017

1. All 5 Coal City schools will be collecting coins now through 9/15 for the victims of Hurricane Harvey.

2. We are still accepting 5th grade band registrations. If you are interested in band, let us know or contact Mr. Blunk at jblunk@ccu1.net. Band takes place on Tuesdays or Thursdays. Full band begins today 10:45-11:30 for Woodwinds & Percussion.

3. The PSO Fundraiser is going on NOW through September 8th. Everyone should have received the Chuck's Cheese fundraising form; only $5.00 per cheese tub. Please support the PSO and try to sell at least one tub of yummy cheese! Makes checks out to Coal City PSO.

4. The first Student Council meeting is Wednesday, 9/13 at 7:30 a.m.

5. Students – If you get picked up after school, please tell your ride they must park in a designated parking space. Do not get in the car at the end of the sidewalk. Do not cross the street to get into a car unless you are with a crossing guard.

6. Interventions begin TODAY. If you are in an intervention for reading or math, make sure you give your RTI letter to your parents.

7. Bus Students – After school please wait on the blacktop until the teachers come out to lead you to the buses. Please WALK to your bus.

8. Make it a great day AND be kind to one another!

9. School begins at 8:05, but students can enter the building at 7:50. Students can enter the cafeteria at 7:40 if they want breakfast.

10. If your child is tardy to school (arrives at or after 8:05) an adult must come into the office to sign in your child.

11. If your child is absent, please call the office at 815-634-2182 by 9:00 a.m., press 1 for the attendance line, and be sure to state the reason for the absence. If we do not hear from you or know the reason why your child is absent, he/she will be marked unexcused for the day.

12. Homework requests can be made when you call in your child’s absence. Homework can be sent home with another student at CCIS, or it can be picked up in the office from 3:00 – 4:00.

13. Lunch begins at 11:10 for 5th grade and 12:20 for 4th grade. The cost is $2.65. Breakfast is served from 7:40 – 8:00 a.m. The cost is $1.35. Without a drink the breakfast cost is $1.00.

14. Please keep your contact information current, so we can reach you in case of an emergency. If your address, email or phone number changes please update your child’s records in PowerSchool or contact the office.

Friday – September 1, 2017

1. If you attend the High School Football game tonight please be on your best behavior. ALL school rules apply.

2. We are still accepting 5th grade band registrations. If you are interested in band, let us know or contact Mr. Blunk at jblunk@ccu1.net. Band takes place on Tuesdays or Thursdays. We have 56 students in band right now; we are hoping to get at least 4 more. We need more saxophones.

3. The PSO Fundraiser is going on NOW through September 8th. Everyone should have received the Chuck's Cheese fundraising form; only $5.00 per cheese tub. Please support the PSO and try to sell at least one tub of yummy cheese! Makes checks out to Coal City PSO.

4. Student Council homeroom elections will take place this week. Student Council meetings are held every 2 weeks before school at 7:30 a.m.

5. Students – If you get picked up after school, please tell your ride they must park in a designated parking space. Do not get in the car at the end of the sidewalk. Do not cross the street to get into a car unless you are with a crossing guard.

6. Keep turning in Box Tops for Education. Our schools earn thousands of dollars every year from Box Tops. We will also still accept Campbell Soup labels through December.

7. Bus Students – After school please wait on the blacktop until the teachers come out to lead you to the buses. Please WALK to your bus.

8. Make it a great day AND be kind to one another!

9. Here is the link to our Welcome Back Video.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tcjZ8GIvPBA&feature=youtu.be

10. School begins at 8:05, but students can enter the building at 7:50. Students can enter the cafeteria at 7:40 if they want breakfast.

11. If your child is tardy to school (arrives at or after 8:05) an adult must come into the office to sign in your child.

12. If your child is absent, please call the office at 815-634-2182 by 9:00 a.m., press 1 for the attendance line, and be sure to state the reason for the absence. If we do not hear from you or know the reason why your child is absent, he/she will be marked unexcused for the day.

13. Homework requests can be made when you call in your child’s absence. Homework can be sent home with another student at CCIS, or it can be picked up in the office from 3:00 – 4:00.

14. Lunch begins at 11:10 for 5th grade and 12:20 for 4th grade. The cost is $2.65. Breakfast is served from 7:40 – 8:00 a.m. The cost is $1.35. Without a drink the breakfast cost is $1.00.

15. Please keep your contact information current, so we can reach you in case of an emergency. If your address, email or phone number changes please update your child’s records in PowerSchool or contact the office.

Thursday – August 31, 2017

1. There are band lessons today for trumpets, trombones, tubas, baritones, and percussion.

2. We are still accepting 5th grade band registrations. If you are interested in band, let us know or contact Mr. Blunk at jblunk@ccu1.net. Band takes place on Tuesdays or Thursdays. We have 56 students in band right now; we are hoping to get at least 4 more. We need more saxophones.

3. The 4th grade new student pizza party will be during lunch/recess TODAY. NEW 4th grade students will report to Mr. Dziuban's office at the beginning of lunch/recess at 12:20 .

4. The PSO Fundraiser is going on NOW through September 8th. Everyone should have received the Chuck's Cheese fundraising form; only $5.00 per cheese tub. Please support the PSO and try to sell at least one tub of yummy cheese! Makes checks out to Coal City PSO.

5. Student Council homeroom elections will take place this week. Student Council meetings are held every 2 weeks before school at 7:30 a.m.

6. Students – If you get picked up after school, please tell your ride they must park in a designated parking space. Do not get in the car at the end of the sidewalk. Do not cross the street to get into a car unless you are with a crossing guard.

7. Keep turning in Box Tops for Education. Our schools earn thousands of dollars every year from Box Tops. We will also still accept Campbell Soup labels through December.

8. Bus Students – After school please wait on the blacktop until the teachers come out to lead you to the buses. Please WALK to your bus.

9. Make it a great day AND be kind to one another!

10. Here is the link to our Welcome Back Video.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tcjZ8GIvPBA&feature=youtu.be

11. School begins at 8:05, but students can enter the building at 7:50. Students can enter the cafeteria at 7:40 if they want breakfast.

12. If your child is tardy to school (arrives at or after 8:05) an adult must come into the office to sign in your child.

13. If your child is absent, please call the office at 815-634-2182 by 9:00 a.m., press 1 for the attendance line, and be sure to state the reason for the absence. If we do not hear from you or know the reason why your child is absent, he/she will be marked unexcused for the day.

14. Homework requests can be made when you call in your child’s absence. Homework can be sent home with another student at CCIS, or it can be picked up in the office from 3:00 – 4:00.

15. Lunch begins at 11:10 for 5th grade and 12:20 for 4th grade. The cost is $2.65. Breakfast is served from 7:40 – 8:00 a.m. The cost is $1.35. Without a drink the breakfast cost is $1.00.

16. Please keep your contact information current, so we can reach you in case of an emergency. If your address, email or phone number changes please update your child’s records in PowerSchool or contact the office.

Wednesday – August 30, 2017

1. FYI - Today's lunch may not include watermelon. If we run out, pineapple or grapes will be served.

2. We are still accepting 5th grade band registrations. If you are interested in band, let us know or contact Mr. Blunk at jblunk@ccu1.net. Band takes place on Tuesdays or Thursdays. We have 56 students in band right now; we are hoping to get at least 4 more. We need more saxophones.

3. If you are interested in joining Girl Scouts there is an Open House at the Public Library Annex from 5:00-7:00 p.m. tonight.

4. The 4th grade new student pizza party will be during lunch/recess on August 31st. NEW 4th grade students will report to Mr. Dziuban's office at the beginning of lunch/recess at 12:20 tomorrow.

5. The PSO Fundraiser is going on NOW. Everyone should have received the Chuck's Cheese fundraising form; only $5.00 per cheese tub. Please support the PSO and try to sell at least one tub of yummy cheese! Makes checks out to Coal City PSO.

6. Student Council homeroom elections will take place this week. Student Council meetings are held every 2 weeks before school at 7:30 a.m.

7. Students – If you get picked up after school, please tell your ride they must park in a designated parking space. Do not get in the car at the end of the sidewalk. Do not cross the street to get into a car unless you are with a crossing guard.

8. Keep turning in Box Tops for Education. Our schools earn thousands of dollars every year from Box Tops. We will also still accept Campbell Soup labels through December.

9. Bus Students – After school please wait on the blacktop until the teachers come out to lead you to the buses. Please WALK to your bus.

10. Make it a great day AND be kind to one another!

11. Here is the link to our Welcome Back Video.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tcjZ8GIvPBA&feature=youtu.be

12. School begins at 8:05, but students can enter the building at 7:50. Students can enter the cafeteria at 7:40 if they want breakfast.

13. If your child is tardy to school (arrives at or after 8:05) an adult must come into the office to sign in your child.

14. If your child is absent, please call the office at 815-634-2182 by 9:00 a.m., press 1 for the attendance line, and be sure to state the reason for the absence. If we do not hear from you or know the reason why your child is absent, he/she will be marked unexcused for the day.

15. Homework requests can be made when you call in your child’s absence. Homework can be sent home with another student at CCIS, or it can be picked up in the office from 3:00 – 4:00.

16. Lunch begins at 11:10 for 5th grade and 12:20 for 4th grade. The cost is $2.65. Breakfast is served from 7:40 – 8:00 a.m. The cost is $1.35. Without a drink the breakfast cost is $1.00.

17. Please keep your contact information current, so we can reach you in case of an emergency. If your address, email or phone number changes please update your child’s records in PowerSchool or contact the office.

Tuesday – August 29, 2017

1. FYI - Tomorrow's lunch may not include watermelon. If we run out, pineapple or grapes will be served.

2. We are still accepting 5th grade band registrations. If you are interested in band, let us know or contact Mr. Blunk at jblunk@ccu1.net. Band takes place on Tuesdays or Thursdays. We have 56 students in band right now; we are hoping to get at least 4 more. We need more saxophones.

3. If you are interested in joining Girl Scouts there is an Open House at the Public Library Annex from 5:00-7:00 p.m. on August 30th.

4. The 4th grade new student pizza party will be during lunch/recess on August 31st. NEW 4th grade students will report to Mr. Dziuban's office at the beginning of lunch/recess at 12:20.

5. The PSO Fundraiser is going on NOW. Everyone should have received the Chuck's Cheese fundraising form; only $5.00 per cheese tub. Please support the PSO and try to sell at least one tub of yummy cheese!

6. Student Council homeroom elections will take place this week. Student Council meetings are held every 2 weeks before school at 7:30 a.m.

7. Students – If you get picked up after school, please tell your ride they must park in a designated parking space. Do not get in the car at the end of the sidewalk. Do not cross the street to get into a car unless you are with a crossing guard.

8. Keep turning in Box Tops for Education. Our schools earn thousands of dollars every year from Box Tops. We will also still accept Campbell Soup labels through December.

9. Bus Students – After school please wait on the blacktop until the teachers come out to lead you to the buses. Please WALK to your bus.

10. Make it a great day AND be kind to one another!

11. Here is the link to our Welcome Back Video.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tcjZ8GIvPBA&feature=youtu.be

12. School begins at 8:05, but students can enter the building at 7:50. Students can enter the cafeteria at 7:40 if they want breakfast.

13. If your child is tardy to school (arrives at or after 8:05) an adult must come into the office to sign in your child.

14. If your child is absent, please call the office at 815-634-2182 by 9:00 a.m., press 1 for the attendance line, and be sure to state the reason for the absence. If we do not hear from you or know the reason why your child is absent, he/she will be marked unexcused for the day.

15. Homework requests can be made when you call in your child’s absence. Homework can be sent home with another student at CCIS, or it can be picked up in the office from 3:00 – 4:00.

16. Lunch begins at 11:10 for 5th grade and 12:20 for 4th grade. The cost is $2.65. Breakfast is served from 7:40 – 8:00 a.m. The cost is $1.35. Without a drink the breakfast cost is $1.00.

17. Please keep your contact information current, so we can reach you in case of an emergency. If your address, email or phone number changes please update your child’s records in PowerSchool or contact the office.

Monday – August 28, 2017

1. Congratulations to Landin Benson and Aubrey Muhlenbruch, who were crowned the Miners' Lightweight Football & Cheerleader Homecoming King and Queen this past weekend.

2. We are still accepting band registrations. If your 5th grade student is interested in band, let us know or contact Mr. Blunk at jblunk@ccu1.net. Band will begin on Tuesday.

3. If you are interested in joining Girl Scouts there is an Open House at the Public Library Annex from 5:00-7:00 p.m. on August 30th.

4. The 4th grade new student pizza party will be during lunch/recess on August 31st. NEW 4th grade students will report to Mr. Dziuban's office at the beginning of lunch/recess at 12:20.

5. The PSO Fundraiser is going on NOW. Everyone should have received the Chuck's Cheese fundraising form; only $5.00 per cheese tub. Please support the PSO and try to sell at least one tub of yummy cheese!

6. Student Council homeroom elections will take place this week. Student Council meetings are held every 2 weeks before school at 7:30 a.m.

7. Students – If you get picked up after school, please tell your ride they must park in a designated parking space. Do not get in the car at the end of the sidewalk. Do not cross the street to get into a car unless you are with a crossing guard.

8. Keep turning in Box Tops for Education. Our schools earn thousands of dollars every year from Box Tops. We will also still accept Campbell Soup labels through December.

9. Bus Students – After school please wait on the blacktop until the teachers come out to lead you to the buses. Please WALK to your bus.

10. Make it a great day AND be kind to one another!

11. Here is the link to our Welcome Back Video.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tcjZ8GIvPBA&feature=youtu.be

12. School begins at 8:05, but students can enter the building at 7:50. Students can enter the cafeteria at 7:40 if they want breakfast.

13. If your child is tardy to school (arrives at or after 8:05) an adult must come into the office to sign in your child.

14. If your child is absent, please call the office at 815-634-2182 by 9:00 a.m., press 1 for the attendance line, and be sure to state the reason for the absence. If we do not hear from you or know the reason why your child is absent, he/she will be marked unexcused for the day.

15. Homework requests can be made when you call in your child’s absence. Homework can be sent home with another student at CCIS, or it can be picked up in the office from 3:00 – 4:00.

16. Lunch begins at 11:10 for 5th grade and 12:20 for 4th grade. The cost is $2.65. Breakfast is served from 7:40 – 8:00 a.m. The cost is $1.35. Without a drink the breakfast cost is $1.00.

17. Please keep your contact information current, so we can reach you in case of an emergency. If your address, email or phone number changes please update your child’s records in PowerSchool or contact the office.

Friday – August 25, 2017

1. Tonight is the first home Coaler Football game! If you attend, please stay off the practice fields and leave your own footballs at home. Remember, the reason you are there is to watch and support the Coalers and the Marching Coalers. All school rules apply. Also, this weekend is the Miners Football and Cheerleader Homecoming weekend. Coal City Youth Soccer has also begun. Good luck to everyone!

2. We are still accepting band registrations. If your 5th grade student is interested in band, let us know or contact Mr. Blunk at jblunk@ccu1.net. Band will begin on Tuesday.

3. If you are interested in joining Girl Scouts there is an Open House at the Public Library Annex from 5:00-7:00 p.m. on August 30th.

4. TODAY there will be a 5th grade new student pizza party. NEW 5th grade students will report to Mrs. DePersia's office at the beginning of lunch/recess at 11:10. Please see Mrs. DePersia if you have any questions. The 4th grade new student pizza party will be during lunch/recess on August 31st.

5. The PSO Fundraiser begins next week. Everyone should receive the Chuck's Cheese form today; only $5.00 per cheese tub. Please support the PSO and try to sell at least one tub of yummy cheese!

6. Student Council homeroom elections will take place next week. Student Council meetings are held every 2 weeks before school at 7:30 a.m.

7. Students – If you get picked up after school, please tell your ride they must park in a designated parking space. Do not get in the car at the end of the sidewalk. Do not cross the street to get into a car unless you are with a crossing guard.

8. Keep turning in Box Tops for Education. Our schools earn thousands of dollars every year from Box Tops. We will also still accept Campbell Soup labels through December.

9. Bus Students – After school please wait on the blacktop until the teachers come out to lead you to the buses. Please WALK to your bus.

10. Make it a great day AND be kind to one another!

11. Here is the link to our Welcome Back Video.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tcjZ8GIvPBA&feature=youtu.be

12. School begins at 8:05, but students can enter the building at 7:50. Students can enter the cafeteria at 7:40 if they want breakfast.

13. If your child is tardy to school (arrives at or after 8:05) an adult must come into the office to sign in your child.

14. If your child is absent, please call the office at 815-634-2182 by 9:00 a.m., press 1 for the attendance line, and be sure to state the reason for the absence. If we do not hear from you or know the reason why your child is absent, he/she will be marked unexcused for the day.

15. Homework requests can be made when you call in your child’s absence. Homework can be sent home with another student at CCIS, or it can be picked up in the office from 3:00 – 4:00.

16. Lunch begins at 11:10 for 5th grade and 12:20 for 4th grade. The cost is $2.65. Breakfast is served from 7:40 – 8:00 a.m. The cost is $1.35. Without a drink the breakfast cost is $1.00.

17. Please keep your contact information current, so we can reach you in case of an emergency. If your address, email or phone number changes please update your child’s records in PowerSchool or contact the office.

Thursday – August 24, 2017

1. Today we will practice a Fire Drill. Everyone was amazing during our other practice drills this week. Please continue to be respectful and listen for directions.

2. We are still accepting band registrations. If your 5th grade student is interested in band, let us know or contact Mr. Blunk at jblunk@ccu1.net. Band will begin on Tuesday.

3. If you are interested in joining Girl Scouts there is an Open House at the Public Library Annex from 5:00-7:00 p.m. on August 30th.

4. On Friday there will be a 5th grade new student pizza party. NEW 5th grade students will report to Mrs. DePersia's office at the beginning of lunch/recess at 11:10. Please see Mrs. DePersia if you have any questions. The 4th grade new student pizza party will be during lunch/recess on August 31st.

5. The PSO Fundraiser begins next week. The form will be coming home soon for Chuck's Cheese; only $5.00 per cheese tub. Please support the PSO and try to sell at least one tub of yummy cheese!

6. Student Council homeroom elections will take place during the week of August 28th. Student Council meetings are held every 2 weeks before school at 7:30 a.m.

7. Students – If you get picked up after school, please tell your ride they must park in a designated parking space. Do not get in the car at the end of the sidewalk. Do not cross the street to get into a car unless you are with a crossing guard.

8. Keep turning in Box Tops for Education. Our schools earn thousands of dollars every year from Box Tops. We will also still accept Campbell Soup labels through December.

9. Bus Students – After school please wait on the blacktop until the teachers come out to lead you to the buses. Please WALK to your bus.

10. Make it a great day AND be kind to one another!

11. Here is the link to our Welcome Back Video.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tcjZ8GIvPBA&feature=youtu.be

12. School begins at 8:05, but students can enter the building at 7:50. Students can enter the cafeteria at 7:40 if they want breakfast.

13. If your child is tardy to school (arrives at or after 8:05) an adult must come into the office to sign in your child.

14. If your child is absent, please call the office at 815-634-2182 by 9:00 a.m., press 1 for the attendance line, and be sure to state the reason for the absence. If we do not hear from you or know the reason why your child is absent, he/she will be marked unexcused for the day.

15. Homework requests can be made when you call in your child’s absence. Homework can be sent home with another student at CCIS, or it can be picked up in the office from 3:00 – 4:00.

16. Lunch begins at 11:10 for 5th grade and 12:20 for 4th grade. The cost is $2.65. Breakfast is served from 7:40 – 8:00 a.m. The cost is $1.35. Without a drink the breakfast cost is $1.00.

17. Please keep your contact information current, so we can reach you in case of an emergency. If your address, email or phone number changes please update your child’s records in PowerSchool or contact the office.

Wednesday – August 23, 2017

1. Today we will practice a Lockdown Drill. Later this week we will practice a Fire Drill.

2. We are still accepting band registrations. If your 5th grade student is interested in band, let us know or contact Mr. Blunk at jblunk@ccu1.net.

3. If you are interested in joining Girl Scouts there is an Open House at the Public Library Annex from 5:00-7:00 p.m. on August 30th.

4. On Friday there will be a 5th grade new student pizza party. NEW 5th grade students will report to Mrs. DePersia's office at the beginning of lunch/recess at 11:10. Please see Mrs. DePersia if you have any questions. The 4th grade new student pizza party will be during lunch/recess on August 31st.

5. The PSO Fundraiser begins next week. The form will be coming home soon for Chuck's Cheese; only $5.00 per cheese tub. Please support the PSO and try to sell at least one tub of yummy cheese!

6. Student Council homeroom elections will take place during the week of August 28th. Student Council meetings are held every 2 weeks before school at 7:30 a.m.

7. Here is the link to our Welcome Back Video.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tcjZ8GIvPBA&feature=youtu.be

8. Students – If you get picked up after school, please tell your ride they must park in a designated parking space. Do not get in the car at the end of the sidewalk. Do not cross the street to get into a car unless you are with a crossing guard.

9. Keep turning in Box Tops for Education. Our schools earn thousands of dollars every year from Box Tops. We will also still accept Campbell Soup labels through December.

10. Bus Students – After school please wait on the blacktop until the teachers come out to lead you to the buses. Please WALK to your bus.

11. Make it a great day AND be kind to one another!

12. School begins at 8:05, but students can enter the building at 7:50. Students can enter the cafeteria at 7:40 if they want breakfast.

13. If your child is tardy to school (arrives at or after 8:05) an adult must come into the office to sign in your child.

14. If your child is absent, please call the office at 815-634-2182 by 9:00 a.m., press 1 for the attendance line, and be sure to state the reason for the absence. If we do not hear from you or know the reason why your child is absent, he/she will be marked unexcused for the day.

15. Homework requests can be made when you call in your child’s absence. Homework can be sent home with another student at CCIS, or it can be picked up in the office from 3:00 – 4:00.

16. Lunch begins at 11:10 for 5th grade and 12:20 for 4th grade. The cost is $2.65. Breakfast is served from 7:40 – 8:00 a.m. The cost is $1.35. Without a drink the breakfast cost is $1.00.

17. Please keep your contact information current, so we can reach you in case of an emergency. If your address, email or phone number changes please update your child’s records in PowerSchool or contact the office.

Tuesday – August 22, 2017

1. Today we will practice a Storm Drill. Later this week we will practice a Lockdown and Fire Drill.

2. We are still accepting band registrations. If your 5th grade student is interested in band, let us know or contact Mr. Blunk at jblunk@ccu1.net.

3. Here is the link to our Welcome Back Video.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tcjZ8GIvPBA&feature=youtu.be

4. Students – If you get picked up after school, please tell your ride they must park in a designated parking space. Do not get in the car at the end of the sidewalk. Do not cross the street to get into a car unless you are with a crossing guard.

5. Keep turning in Box Tops for Education. Our schools earn thousands of dollars every year from Box Tops. We will also still accept Campbell Soup labels through December.

6. Bus Students – After school please wait on the blacktop until the teachers come out to lead you to the buses. Please WALK to your bus.

7. Students - Make it a great day AND be kind to one another!

8. School begins at 8:05, but students can enter the building at 7:50. Students can enter the cafeteria at 7:40 if they want breakfast.

9. If your child is tardy to school (arrives at or after 8:05) an adult must come into the office to sign in your child.

10. If your child is absent, please call the office at 815-634-2182 by 9:00 a.m., press 1 for the attendance line, and be sure to state the reason for the absence. If we do not hear from you or know the reason why your child is absent, he/she will be marked unexcused for the day.

11. Homework requests can be made when you call in your child’s absence. Homework can be sent home with another student at CCIS, or it can be picked up in the office from 3:00 – 4:00.

12. Lunch begins at 11:10 for 5th grade and 12:20 for 4th grade. The cost is $2.65. Breakfast is served from 7:40 – 8:00 a.m. The cost is $1.35. Without a drink the breakfast cost is $1.00.

13. Please keep your contact information current, so we can reach you in case of an emergency. If your address, email or phone number changes please update your child’s records in PowerSchool or contact the office.

Monday – August 21, 2017

1. For safety reasons due to the solar eclipse , students will stay inside today for recess and during the eclipse.

2. We are still accepting band registrations. If your 5th grade student is interested in band, let us know or contact Mr. Blunk at jblunk@ccu1.net.

3. Here is the link to our Welcome Back Video.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tcjZ8GIvPBA&feature=youtu.be

4. Students – If you get picked up after school, please tell your ride they must park in a designated parking space. Do not get in the car at the end of the sidewalk. Do not cross the street to get into a car unless you are with a crossing guard.

5. Keep turning in Box Tops for Education. Our schools earn thousands of dollars every year from Box Tops. We will also still accept Campbell Soup labels through December.

6. Bus Students – After school please wait on the blacktop until the teachers come out to lead you to the buses. Please WALK to your bus.

7. Students - Make it a great day AND be kind to one another!

8. School begins at 8:05, but students can enter the building at 7:50. Students can enter the cafeteria at 7:40 if they want breakfast.

9. If your child is tardy to school (arrives at or after 8:05) an adult must come into the office to sign in your child.

10. If your child is absent, please call the office at 815-634-2182 by 9:00 a.m., press 1 for the attendance line, and be sure to state the reason for the absence. If we do not hear from you or know the reason why your child is absent, he/she will be marked unexcused for the day.

11. Homework requests can be made when you call in your child’s absence. Homework can be sent home with another student at CCIS, or it can be picked up in the office from 3:00 – 4:00.

12. Lunch begins at 11:10 for 5th grade and 12:20 for 4th grade. The cost is $2.65. Breakfast is served from 7:40 – 8:00 a.m. The cost is $1.35. Without a drink the breakfast cost is $1.00.

13. Please keep your contact information current, so we can reach you in case of an emergency. If your address, email or phone number changes please update your child’s records in PowerSchool or contact the office.

Friday – August 18, 2017

1. HAPPY NEW YEAR!!! CCIS is excited that school has started. We will take good care of your children. Please let us know if you have any questions, concerns or suggestions.

2. TODAY we dismiss at 1:25. Make sure your ride knows!

3. We are still accepting band registrations. If your 5th grade student is interested in band, let us know or contact Mr. Blunk.

4. Students – If you get picked up after school, please tell your ride they must park in a designated parking space. Do not get in the car at the end of the sidewalk. Do not cross the street to get into a car unless you are with a crossing guard.

5. Keep turning in Box Tops for Education. Our schools earn thousands of dollars every year from Box Tops. We also accept Campbell Soup labels through December.

6. Bus Students – After school please wait on the blacktop until the teachers come out to lead you to the buses. Please WALK to your bus.

7. Students - Make it a great day AND be kind to one another!

8. Please be on time. School begins at 8:05, but students can enter the building at 7:50. Students can enter the cafeteria at 7:40 if they want breakfast.

9. If your child is tardy to school (arrives at or after 8:05) an adult must come into the office to sign in your child.

10. If your child is absent, please call the office at 815-634-2182 by 9:00 a.m., press 1 for the attendance line, and be sure to state the reason for the absence. If we do not hear from you or know the reason why your child is absent, he/she will be marked unexcused for the day.

11. Homework requests can be made when you call in your child’s absence. Homework can be sent home with another student at CCIS, or it can be picked up in the office from 3:00 – 4:00.

12. Lunch begins at 11:10 for 5th grade and 12:20 for 4th grade. The cost is $2.65. Breakfast is served from 7:40 – 8:00 a.m. The cost is $1.35. Without a drink the breakfast cost is $1.00.

13. Please keep your contact information current, so we can reach you in case of an emergency. If your address, email or phone number changes please update your child’s records in PowerSchool or contact the office.

8. Muffins for Moms is on May 11th. Please register by May 2nd. Every CCIS student can attend along with their “special someone”