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Cougar Connection October

We are well into our first trimester now and have had a number of successful events.

Our first PTSA meeting speaker was from student services at CVUSD – she gave an overview of what services are available for students and parents in our local community. More information can be found at:

The adults Brooks Gibbs assembly focused on how as parents, we can raise emotionally strong kids, and for the students, how kids can become more resilient and help themselves through tough situations

Last week was the inaugural #ParentslovePE – an open invitation for all parents to join in with their student’s PE class. It was a great workout and a fun insight into our student’s school day. Thanks to the all the teachers and staff for making this happen – it was brilliant to join in and we are looking forward to the next opportunity! Maybe I will stop aching before then?

If you missed out on these, don’t worry, there are more opportunities for getting involved coming up, especially with the Colina Carnival and Haunted House. Please read on, keep an eye on our website, this newsletter and the weekly email from Mr Frank for upcoming events.

If you are having trouble accessing any of these, please let us know at Additionally, if you know of anyone who is missing out on this information, please direct them to our webpage www.colinaptsa.comwhere they can subscribe to the Cougar Connection newsletter and join the PTSA!

Big thanks to our wonderful volunteers, plus more opportunities to help!

We couldn’t run our PTSA without you volunteers, so a huge Thank You to all of you who have signed up as Hearing & Vision test volunteers as well as those helping out at the Annual Colina Carnival volunteers & bakers. There are still volunteers needed, so please sign up using the following links:



Also, thanks for all the tennis ball donations, we still need some items, so please let us know if you can donate any (or just drop off at the front office):

  • patio umbrellas – large ones for shade – any color please!

  • new fridge for staff lounge

  • Basketballs, footballs and soccer balls 


Please participate in our School Cents initiative – an easy and pleasant way for raising money for our school!

The School Cents Program allows you to give money back to the school by submitting/ uploading all your receipts from The Oaks Mall. Receipts from restaurants and the food court can be uploaded too! Go to: to "Submit Receipts". Just answer the questions and upload the receipt(s) (one picture for each receipt).

You can also drop off receipts in the office and they will be uploaded for you. Look for drop off box in the office.

E-waste recycling at The Oaks. Fill out a School Cents Form and make sure to put Colina at the bottom in order for the school to get credit. The forms will be available at the E-waste recycling area. To find out what can be accepted as E- waste go to:

Any questions please email

Any general PTSA questions can be asked of your board, and our president, Michelle Garcia will be happy to help (

Reminders from Mr. Frank

Birthday Marquee Messages

Nothing better than a birthday! Now you can say happy birthday to your child in lights from our school marquee! Print and submit the attachment or Click this link :

Free Cardiac Screening for Students/Athletes - Sponsored by Conejo Council of PTA's

FREE Cardiac Screening for Students online registration is now open!

As we continue to support student health, our Conejo Council of PTA’s invite all students and athletes ages 12-24 to participate. The event will be held on Saturday, October 19th at Westlake High School Gym (100 N. Lakeview Canyon Rd, Westlake Village, CA) between 10am and 3pm.

Pre-register at: or see the attached flyer for more information.

Events :

10/17 Great California Shake Out, Choir Dessert Concert 6 pm AUD

10/18 Band Coffee Concert, 7th Grade Cell Models Displayed AUD

Looking Ahead

10/22 Late Start Day, School Site Council 330-500 pm Library

10/25 Halloween Carnival Colina students only. $10 at the gate or free with a cougar card. Bring your student ID.

10/29 Late Start Day

10/30 GATE Parent Meeting Auditorium

11/1 NO SCHOOL (Professional Development Day for Teachers)

11/2 Colina Debate Invitational Tournament

11/5 Late Start Day

11/6 ELAC 8-9 am Library, PTSA Executive Board Meeting 915 am Library, Beginning Band Concert 7-9 pm Auditorium

11/7 Geography Bee Auditorium 8 am sign up in room 54

11/11 No School VETERANS DAY Observed

11/12 Late Start Day

11/13 Block Schedule Periods A, 1, 3, 5 All students dismissed at 3:10 pm

11/14 Block Schedule Periods A, 2, 4, 6 Students with out a period 6 are dismissed at 1:30 pm.

11/15 End of Trimester 1

Colina Connection Updates

To stay up to date with PTSA activities, news and volunteer opportunities, please visit the Colina PTSA website and sign up to receive updates of our newsletter. While on the site, you can buy membership, send your donation and participate!

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