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PTSA Newsletter, Oct 16

Colina Middle School PTSA

Cougar Connection

October 16, 2018

In this issue:

  • Calendar

  • Halloween Carnival Update!

  • School Cents

  • FREE Cardiac Screening

  • Cougar Family Pizza Day

  • Art Reflections

  • Ski and Snowboard Club

  • Quicklinks



Wednesday 10/17: GATE Parent Meeting 6-7 pm Auditorium

Thursday 10/18: Art Reflections Entries Due

Friday 10/19: Band Coffee Concert period A, 1, 3

Thursday 10/25:  Renaissance Reward for students with A,B,C's and E's,S's Cougar Court after lunch 

Friday 10/26: Halloween Carnival 6-9 pm (Current Colina Students Only)

📷Halloween Carnival Update!


Huge thanks to all of those who have already signed up to help with the

Halloween Carnival!

We need a few more volunteers to help assemble the Haunted House – Wed 10/24 & Thurs 10/25 evenings and all day Friday 10/26

and a few more bakers to bring some spooky treats on Friday 10/26:


Also needed for the Haunted House, please drop off donated items to the office by

Wed 10/24:

- As many bags of leaves as possible from gardens/yards

- strobe lights

- spooky noise makers

- spiders

- fishing wire, thick and thin

- volunteers with hot glue guns, ladders, tools and time

In advance, thanks for making this Halloween Haunt a fun element of this much anticipated carnival!

Any questions?

📷School Cents


Here are some fun and quick ways to earn points for Colina Middle School


For receipts from these stores via

Go Greek Yogurt

Sugar Nail – Now Open!



Urban Plates

Learn more at



Earn points for Colina Middle School when you comment with your school name on any School Cents post.

Offer valid through 10/31/18.


Bring your e-waste for safe disposal to The Oaks on 10/ 20 & 10/21 from 9am-4pm,

located in the east parking lot (former Armstrong Garden Nursery).

Most electronic waste accepted for safe disposal, but points only given on screen items 4" or larger.

WEDNESDAY is the last day to drop off your screens at the school auditorium, door facing the parking lot, and check-in with Mrs. Chiapuzio, office Manager.

Please tape the short E-Waste PDF form to the screen.

📷FREE Cardiac Screening

Back by popular demand!


PTA’s FREE Saving Hearts Cardiac Screening online registration is now open! 

As we continue to support student health, our ConejoCouncil of PTA’s invite all students and athletes ages 12-18 to participate.  The event will be held on Saturday, November 10th at the Thousand Oaks Teen Center (1375 E. Janss Rd, Thousand Oaks, CA) between 9am and 3pm.

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. 

📷Cougar Family Pizza Day

Save the Date!


What’s more fun then eating pizza and hanging with your favorite peeps? Nothing!

Join us for a family fun pizza day at

Butler’s Pizza on November 13th (minimum day).

Butler’s will generously be giving 20% back to Colinatoo!

What a great community we live in!

📷Art Reflections Program



The PTSA Reflections Art Program is now underway.  This year marks the 50th Anniversary of the Art Reflections Program. The 2018-19 theme is Heroes Around Me.  Categories for entries include: dance composition, film production, literature, music composition, photography, and visual arts.  Due date for entries is October 18, 2018.  Entry guidelines and application forms can be picked up in the Colinalibrary.  For more information contact Robin Tobin at (805) 495-7429 ext. 1018 or

📷Ski and Snowboard Club

Save the Dates!


*This year's Ski & Snowboard Club will be going to Mountain High on

Jan 11th, Jan 25th, Feb 8th, and Feb 22nd with a make up day March 1st.

*A parent and student registration night will be Thursday Nov 29th.

*Permission slips will be available starting Thursday Oct 11th.

*For questions, email Beth Anderson at

📷Quick Links

PTSA Website:

Conejo Deals:  Find great deals on summer camps, beauty, auto details, and more!  Go to:  and find your deal today.  Use the scroll down menu to let them know Colina Middle School sent you.  A portion of your purchase will be paid to Colina Middle School PTSA.  

Teen Center:  Tutoring opportunities, sports events, and great summer programs are available at the Thousand Oaks Teen Center.  Go to:

Boys & Girls Club:  After school programs available


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