Daily Student Announcements

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.