Cougar Connection - September


Welcome back to school

Firstly, thanks for a great start to the school year, for all your generosity in supporting the PTSA and for subscribing to our newsletter!


Secondly, if you haven’t subscribed, please go to www.colinaptsa.com/blog and sign up to receive all PTSA news, details about events and volunteer opportunities.


Hopefully you are all settling into a routine, whether you are a returning family or completely new. Please keep in mind that parts of our website are new and Emma (colinacommunications@gmail.com) would welcome any feedback, ideas for improvement or information about what is not working! We had some initial problems with the sign in, but these have now been resolved.


Any general PTSA questions can be asked to your board, and our president, Michelle Garcia will be happy to help (colinaptsa@gmail.com).


School Cents

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: www.shopandlog.com/theoaks to "Submit Receipts".

  • 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.

September 21, 2019 from 9am-3pm 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: cewsb2b.com

  • Any questions please email coppo11@hotmail.com


PTSA General Assembly Meeting

Please make time to attend our inaugural General Assembly meeting. Our speaker is from CVUSD Student Support Services, a fantastic, but under-utilized service for you and your student(s).


They will talk about how they strive to serve the whole student by providing assistance for everyone from GATE students to those with special needs, support students in foster care and those with long term illnesses or other issues.


Other services include Conejo Closet and the Substance Abuse education program.


This invaluable information will help you navigate every stage and challenge of your children’s school career.


There will be ample opportunity for a Q&A.


Boys and Girls Club Thursday Sept 26, 2019. 9:10am.


Free Heart Screening for Students/Athletes - Sponsored by Conejo Council of PTAs


FREE Cardiac Screening for Students/Athletes – October 19th at Westlake High School Gym (100 N. Lakeview Canyon Rd, Westlake Village, CA) between 10am and 3pm.


Conejo Council of PTA’s invite all students and athletes ages 12-24 to participate in FREE Cardiac Screening for Students. Online registration is now open!

Pre-register at: https://www.savingheartsfoundation.com/westlake-high-school-saturday-october-19th-2019/

These screenings consist of a 3 step process:

  • Preliminary health history questionnaire

  • 12-lead EKG

  • An echocardiogram if the cardiologists deems it necessary upon reviewing the patient’s health history and EKG.

EKGs are administered by Saving Hearts Foundation members and the results are reviewed by cardiologists. The process generally only takes thirty minutes. Male and female screening rooms will be separate, allowing for confidentiality and individual privacy to be respected during the screening process. Patients will be notified immediately of any concerns.


We look forward to seeing your students and athletes there!


Umbrellas Needed

As we come to the end of summer, please donate your no-longer-needed umbrellas and parasols to the school. The students love the shade they offer – any size, shape or color taken.


Thank you so much!






Reminders from Mr. Frank


Looking Ahead

  • 9/10 Late Start Day, Girls VB Practice 330-500 pm Gym

  • 9/11 ELAC Meeting 800-900 am Library, GATE LTA @ lunch

  • 9/12 Back to School Night 6:30 pm general session in the Gym, 6:55 pm classroom sessions begin. No Girls VB Practice due to BSN.

  • 9/13 Boys Soccer 330-500 pm Fields






Ascension Lutheran Pick Up/ Drop Off


Attention parents, Ascension Lutheran is beginning construction and will be closing LOT 3 this year. There is to be no pick-up or drop-off at Ascension. Please be sure to communicate with your student for an alternate pick up/drop off location.


Remember Tuesdays are late start days!


Campus will be open at 9:30 am on Tuesdays. For early drop needs, please use the following options:


GIRLS VOLLEYBALL


Girls Volleyball will be Tuesdays and Thursdays 3:30-5:00 pm. Games for 6th graders will be on Mondays at the Teen Center and 7/8th grade games on Wednesdays. More information will come after the fall schedule has been built.


BOYS BASKETBALL


  • 8th Grade Boys Basketball Tryouts 9/9 3:30-5:00 pm Gym

  • 7th Grade Boys Basketball Tryouts: TBD COACH NEEDED contact Mrs. Lane at hlane@conejousd.org for information or call 805 495 7429 x 1017.

The Boys Basketball League is a 7th/8th grade league, however Colina does allow 6th graders to tryout with the 7th graders. In order to fulfill a space on the 7th grade team, a 6th grade student has to be clearly more advanced than the lowest 7th grade player.


BOYS SOCCER


9/13 Boys Soccer 330-500 pm Fields


Remember Back to School Night


9/12 Back to School Night 6:00 pm general session in the Gym, 6:55 pm classroom sessions begin. Always useful to attend, meet the teachers and get to know the school!


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! https://www.colinaptsa.com/blog

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