Dear Cole Manor Families,
Welcome to another exciting school year! Cole Manor’s website will continue to be a resource for all of our families as we move through another successful school year. It is our goal to provide you with current information that will ensure a strong link between home and school. We will include information each month of upcoming events, workshops, curriculum items and our general academic plan. In addition, grade level newsletters, artists and writers of the month, the principals’ update and parent workshop information will be available. As partners in your child’s education, it is our main focus to have a clear shared vision. Our school vision and mission statement is a part of the parent/student handbook. It is what all members of the staff at Cole Manor work to achieve each day. We hope that you visit our website often and provide us with feedback as we partner to ensure that all children are successful and reach their highest potential.
Thank you, Ms. Poncheri, Principal
Thanks to all Cole Manor Families for shopping at the Fall Scholastic Book Fair! All fair profits go right back to new books for students and library programs like our spring Author Visit! Purchases for the fair can still be made online through December 5th by clicking on this article headline. Thanks again!
November’s guidance lesson is focused on the power of empathy. Empathy is the ability to see yourself in someone else’s shoes – to feel what another person may be experiencing. When a person is able to do this skill, it can lead to a deeper understanding of a situation which empowers any student to do the right thing. Empathy is one of the biggest diffusers of bullying! Check out the video clip the students viewed during the lesson and discuss the variety of ways we can share supportive, caring feelings through being empathic thinkers! Click on the headline to view the video.
Tom Jenson, recording engineer from Rotation Records, recorded the Cole Manor Chorus performing “Celebrate with Joy”. This recording will be entered into the B101 Holiday Choir Competition. If the choir wins, their song will be featured on B101 during the holidays and Cole Manor’s music program will win up to $5000! First and Second place winners also have an opportunity to perform live on stage at The Philly Pops.