Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Camp is Coming!

This year we are embarking on a new and exciting opportunity.  We will be having 6th grade camp in the October.  There are two reasons for this change.  First, fall camp allows teachers to work on building community and setting the expectations for the year.  Second, state testing and assessment requirements no longer permit us to go to camp in May, as MEAP testing will occur during that time.

Sixth grade camp will take place the week of October 13-October 17.  The week is divided into two groups.

Oct 13-15 Camp for Martin, Spence, Daraskavich, McGlinch, Cohan, Backiel, Hiser, and Gates

Oct 15-17 Camp for Lietz, Erickson, Kopacko, Mansour, Kimball, and Webster

There is a Parent Informational Meeting this Thursday, September 11 at 6:30 in the Cooper Cafe.  This will be an opportunity for you to learn about Howell Nature Camp and have any questions answered.  There will be no babysitting available.  Sixth grade students will have their own informational sessions at school during the day but are welcome to attend the Parent Informational Meeting as well.

In addition, all camp paperwork is due Friday, September 12.  Additional camp paperwork can be found on the Cooper website at lpscooper.ss5.sharpschool.com/parents/6th_grade_camp.

Finally, if you are interested in chaperoning 6th Grade Camp, please send in your paperwork, along with your child's by this Friday, September 12.  There is a Mandatory Chaperone Meeting on October 8th at 6:30.

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Happy First Day of School Cooper Families!

We had a wonderful first day of school as our Cooper Leaders met their teachers, reunited with old friends, made new friends, explored the “new” Cooper, and learned their expectations as a student in a Leader in Me school.

On behalf of the Cooper staff, thank you so much for all of your flexibility, patience, and understanding as we underwent a major building renovation this summer. Cooper is the oldest building in the district and required extensive renovation. The first day Cooper staff were allowed in the building was the evening of Wednesday, August 27. Cooper teachers only had one workday to set up their classrooms. When they came in last Thursday, there were a number of electricians, painters, movers, and custodial staff still working in the building. Teachers tried to set up classrooms around hanging wires and freshly painted walls. Many of the teachers came in over the holiday weekend to complete their final preparations. We have the best staff in the district and commend all of the hard work our wonderful Cooper teachers have put in for the arrival of our students.

Bond workers will continue to finish up work throughout the month of September. Due to the continued work, Cooper’s Open House and Curriculum Nights will be held in October. We will welcome fifth grade families on Monday, October 13th and sixth grade families on Monday, October 20th. We always welcome parent questions and visitors, however, it is best to set up visits with teachers prior to your arrival. Please stop in at the office to sign in and receive a visitor pass. Mr. Taylor and Mrs. Aherne are available for questions, tours, etc. and can be reached by phone or email.

We look forward to a great year of Learning & Leading together!

Our New Entrance

Cooper Staff 2014-2015 
Mrs. Kimball leads her 6th graders to their new classroom!

Mrs. Bubar leads her 5th graders to their new classroom!

Ms. Gates and Mrs. Licata lead 5th graders to their rooms!