Principal’s Message

First and foremost, I want to extend our most sincere congratulations to Mrs. Heather Jurgens, the 2019-2020 recipient of the PTA’s Founder’s Award.  Mrs. Jurgens is involved in many committees and activities around the district as well as at East Coldenham. She is a past President of the PTA, an organizer for the High School’s All Night Grad Party, a representative for EC on the District’s Curriculum Committee, and can be found at just about every event that takes place in the building.  Somehow, she manages to do all of this while working as a full time teacher, and being a wife and mother. I can’t imagine a better recipient for this year’s award. It is an honor and a privilege to work alongside Mrs. Jurgens. Thank you for all that you do for our children!

On February 25th, the Middle School music department visited the elementary schools to showcase the amazing things that our older students are doing at the secondary level.  Students in 3rd, 4th, and 5th grade were given the opportunity to begin thinking about participating in the program when they reach the Middle School.  To further cement the potential for success in the arts, the High School will visit us on March 12th to give us a sneak peek at this year’s HS production of The Music Man.  Students in all grade levels will be invited to enjoy a brief excerpt from the show.  The production will hit the High School stage for regular performances on March 27th and will run through March 29th.    

East Coldenham’s Drama Production of Disney’s Little Mermaid Junior is scheduled for March 19th and 20th.  The kids have been working very hard and if the performance is equal to the rehearsals, we are in for a great show!  Don’t miss out on the opportunity for a great and entertaining night out. Last year’s show was a huge success. I’m sure this year will be just as great!  We have some excellent actors and beautiful singers, dancers, and performers in our school. Don’t miss out on this chance to see them in action!

The first day of spring is the 19th of this month, however, March is a fickle month weather wise.  Students will be going outside for recess, weather permitting. The temperature (including wind chill) that dictates indoor recess is 20 degrees or below.  Please remind your child to dress for colder weather so that they can enjoy the outdoor activities. This is a much needed break for the kids and we want them to be able to take advantage of the free time outside.