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Free Money for Coleman

Pennies and dimes add up in a big way - close to $15,000 a year! We make it happen every day in different ways - box tops, recycled cans, Script, Dine and Donate, and out partners below. Help us! It's super easy. 

Box Tops for Education - Thanks for everyone who clipped box top labels, collected them from neighbors and had grandmas send them. We bundled up $273 dollars worth and mailed them Monday. Please collecting them. The next batch gets mailed late March 2015.

United Market - Pick up a United Market card in the office and show it every time you shop at United. Coleman receives over $6,000 a year from United through the Scrip program! Please support our generous partner. 

Amazon Smile - If you shop on Amazon, be sure to register for Amazon Smile at smile.amazon.com and select Coleman Elementary School PTO as the organization you want donations to go to. That's it, afterwards every time you shop on Amazon .5% of your eligible purchase price will be donated to Coleman (remember, it ALL adds up!)

Target Red Card - If you have a Target Red Card (or you are considering getting one) you can register your card and designate Coleman to receive 1% of your purchases. Ask friends and family to do the same. 

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We are the tigers,

the mighty Coleman Tigers.

We’re going change the world

Because we’re readers

and we’re writers.

We’re here to work hard.

We’ll be safe in the yard.

We’re going to try our best.

We’re going to pass the test.

We’re going to help a friend.

We’ll be tigers to the end.

We are the tigers,

the mighty Coleman Tigers.

We’re going to change the world

Because we’re readers

and we’re writers.


Line to Report Student Absences

485-2420 ext. 3

Linea para Reportar Ausencias

485-2420 ext. 5

Important Dates

January           14          School Tour, 9:00 a.m.

                        16          Principal Coffee Chat, 9:00 a.m.

                        19         Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday, No School

                         24         Dad's Group Crab Feed

                         26         SELAC Meeting, 6:00 (Rescheduled Date)

February           3           Parent Tour, 9:00 a.m.

                          6           SSC Meeting, 7:45 a.m.

                          9           PTO Board Meeting, 3:30 p.m.

                        10          2nd & 3rd Grade Sing, 6:30 p.m.

                        11          2015-2016 Kindergarten Priority Registration

                                      2:00 - 6:00 p.m. in the MP Room

                        13          Dad's Club Poker Tournament

                     16-20       Mid-Winter Break, No School



Story Time

What better to do than read when the days get short and weather gets cool?  Come to Coleman School library for a story time on Saturday, January 24, 2015 at 9:30 – 11:00 a.m. Children of all ages and parents are invited to listen to stories and participate in rhymes in the Coleman library, followed by crafts and a snack in one of our first grade classrooms.




2015 - 2016 Kindergarten Registration

The Coleman Kindergarten Courtesy Registration date is scheduled for Wednesday, February 11th from 2:00 – 6:00 p.m. Coleman attendance area families are invited to pre-register children who will be 5 years old on or before September 1, 2015 for the 2015-2016 school year. Registration will take place in the Multi-purpose Room from 2:00 – 6:00 p.m. Kindergarten registration packets are available in the school office.

When is the deadline?

To be considered for the neighborhood school placement, completed registration packets are due no later than March 15, 2015. Completed packets received after March 15, 2015 are placed in order of date received.

For more information, please contact the SRCS Student Enrollment & Family Center at (415) 492-3236 or visit www.srcs.org/enrollment. 


Parents of students who will enter kindergarten Fall 2014 or parents of prospective Coleman students in other grades are invited to join Mr. Scott Carson, School Principal, for an orientation and classroom observation.  Tours are from 9:00 to 10:00 AM and are for adults only. The dates are as follows:


Wednesday, January 14, 2015

Tuesday, February 3, 2015 (Rescheduled Date)

Friday, March 13, 2015

Tuesday, April 7, 2015


We look forward to meeting you!



This year at Coleman we are implementing a new positive behavior system. What is PBIS? Positive Behavior Intervention Support (PBIS) supports students by explicitly teaching students what is expected of them at school. Often adults assume kids know what to do and what is expected of them when frequently no one has explained what students are supposed to do or why. School-wide PBIS focuses on proactive procedures to prevent problem behavior for students and improve school climate by explaining what the correct behavior should be in the classroom, restrooms or lunch area - to name a few examples. While we have explicit expectations for behavior - a full matrix, which we will explain at Back-to-School-Night, we have just a few positively stated rules that facilitates  the teaching and consistency of behavioral expectations across school settings.

Coleman's School-Wide Rules:


1. I Am Respectful                                                              

2. I Am Responsible                                                      

3. I Am A Learner

HeadsUp for San Rafael Schools!



Click on the logo to learn more about how HeadsUp, the foundation for San Rafael City Schools, supports our students!

Superintendent's Message re: Program Improvement

Recently you may have received a letter regarding Coleman being identified as a Program Improvement school. I hope the additional information I have provided in the attached letter can answer questions and ease any concerns you may have regarding Program Improvement status.

Please read the full text of the letter here: English   Spanish

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Child Care at Coleman School

Conveniently locatad on site, the City of San Rafael offers state-licensed, year-round childcare to children in Kindergarten through 5th grade. The center provides a safe, enriching and child-centered environment for children. The Coleman Center is Monday through Friday from 1:40 - 6:30 p.m. Part-time and full-time care is offered. For more information please click here or call 415.485.3121.

Common Core for Parents

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Coleman Mission Statement

The School Site Council, parents, staff and students at Coleman Elementary School are dedicated to the belief that Coleman School can offer an excellent learning opportunity for each and every student. We are firm in our understanding that every child's learning style can be accommodated, every child's talents cultivated and each child's challenges addressed and resolved. The comprehensive program at Coleman is designed to meet the individual needs and learning styles of all its students through full access to and participation in a rigorous core curriculum.