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Welcome to Coleman!

Home of the Tigers!


Today: 10/25/14

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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.


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.

Line to Report Student Absences

485-2420 ext. 3

Linea para Reportar Ausencias

485-2420 ext. 5

Important Dates

OCTOBER     14-17     Conference Week, 12:05 Dismissal (Tuesday-Friday)

                         20        Parent Tour, 9:00 a.m.

                         22        Costume Exchange

                         24        Neighborhood Story Time, 6:00 p.m.

                         26        Run for the Gold

                       27-31     Book Fair!

                         28        Beatnik Café, 6:00 p.m. (kids poetry readings)

November        3          SELAC Meeting, 6:00 p.m.       

                         6          Picture Make-Up Day

                         7          SSC Meeting, 7:45

11th Annual Run for the Gold

Are you ready to RUN FOR THE GOLD?!

Sunday, October 26th, 2014

7K and 4K Run @ 9AM

1 Mile Walk @ 9:10 AM


Pancake Breakfast and T-Shirts included with Registration.

Don't forget to browse the booths at the Health Fair!


For more information or to register, please click here. Registration forms also available in the office.


Mrs. Chamberlain's 1st grade class and Mrs. Thomas' 3rd grade class earned the most pawsitives for the month of September!! They showed that they were responsible, respectful, and learners!


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:

Friday, October 24, 2014

Friday, November 14, 2014

Tuesday, December 9, 2014

Wednesday, January 14, 2015

Thursday, February 5, 2015

Thursday, March 12, 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

Community News

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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

Click below for CCSS Information for parents