Cooper P.A.W.S.

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November 13, 2023

Student & Staff Wellness

Care Solace ~ Mental Health Supports:

CHPS has partnered with Care Solace to provide free Mental Health Supports to our students, staff, and families. The Care Solace team can quickly connect you to verified providers in our community. Use this link to connect with a care provider or contact your school counselor for more information.

Purpose & Passion

ST Math

Our ST Math kick-off event was a BLAST! Cooper students had a great time getting their photos with JiJi and diving into the new ST Math online program. The puzzles within ST Math challenge students to figure out how to manipulate objects in space and sequence. ST Math helps increase spatial-temporal reasoning and thus improves students’ understanding of math concepts. Click here to learn more about the science behind ST Math.

All students are encouraged to practice ST Math for at least 15 minutes a day. Many students have an opportunity to work on the program after completing their math assignments and during the Intervention and Enrichment period (I&E); however, imagine how much growth they will make if they add just 15 minutes each night completing the ST Math puzzles.

Please encourage your child to continue working through the puzzles at home.

Parent Visitation Math Day

Math Day is tomorrow! The RSVP was due November 9th. If you have not yet replied to the RSVP, please do so by 9:00pm tonight. RSVP using this link.

the Math day will include an interactive Math experience in your child’s classroom! You are invited to attend your child’s Math lesson in their classroom and participate in enriching math activities.

You also will have the opportunity to attend a presentation from our math coach, Kimberly DeYoung, to learn more about the Eureka Math program and ST Math.

The times for each grade/class are as follows:

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  • Monday 11/13: Thank a Teacher Day (Students are invited to write a thank you note to a teacher.)
  • Tuesday 11/14: Family Visitation Math Day (Click Here to View the Flyer)
  • Wednesday 11/15: Educational Support Professionals Day (Students are invited to write a thank you note to a support staff member.)
  • Thursday 11/16: If I were principal... (Students are invited to write a brief essay to share what they would do if they were the principal.)
  • Friday 11:17: Substitute Educators Day (Students invited to write a thank you note to a substitute teacher.)
Elementary Conferences

Parent-Teacher Conferences are conducted for families of students in Grades K-2. This is an opportunity classroom teachers to share updates on student progress in the areas of academics and social development. It also provides a one to one setting for families to share information and ask questions related to their child's school experience.

Student-Led Conferences are conducted in Grades 3-5. The students are expected to attend the conference with their parents and will be prepared to present information to their families about their academic and social progress in school. At any time in the school year, parents/guardians may also request conferences with the teacher without their child present.

On conferences days, the students follow a 1:00pm Early Dismissal Schedule. Elementary conferences are schedule for:

November 30th: 6:00PM – 8:00PM

December 4th: 2:00PM – 4:00PM

December 5th: 6:00PM – 8:00PM

December 6th 2:00PM – 4:00PM

December 1, 7, and 8 are FULL DAYS OF SCHOOL ~ No conferences on these days.

Please use the Genesis Parent Portal to Sign-Up for your conference date and time. All conferences should be scheduled by November 22, 2024.

Please keep in mind that the conference blocks are only 20 minutes in length which includes 15 minutes for the official conference and a 5 minute transition for the next family. On your conference date, be sure to arrive a few minutes early for your scheduled conference.

Connecting Beyond the Classroom

Cooper Parent-Teacher Association (PTA)

The PTA Membership Drive is in full Swing! We hope you will join us as we work together to create a positive experience for all students. Click Here to become a member.

For access to ALL THINGS PTA, be sure to visit the J. F. Cooper PTA website

Cooper Cares Food Drive

Let's join forces with our Cherry Hill Township Neighbors and the Cherry Hill Police Benevolent Association to make this Thanksgiving a special time for ALL families. Please see the flyer below and bring your non-perishable food items to Cooper School before November 18th! Remember that a little love can go a LONG WAY!

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District & Community Information

From the Office of the Superintendent:

Get to know our Acting Superintendent, Dr. Kwame Morton by visiting the district website information page. Be sure to check out the CHPS Weekly Newsletter for district level news and information.


Do you have an incoming kindergarten or first grade student? Below are the dates for Kindergarten and Grade 1 Registration for the 2024-2025 school year. Be sure to mark your calendars!

January 16, 17, 18, 19, 23, 24, 25, 26, 30 (12pm-7pm), 31

Informational Items

Keep an eye on the weather...

Please keep the following in mind as you prepare your children for school each day.

  • Dress in layers and bring jackets/coats, hats, and gloves every day.
  • Please label all clothing with your child's name in case an item is left behind during recess.
  • Individual classroom teachers will designate activities available for indoor recess.
  • Students are not permitted to use personal electronic devices during recess, and these items should not be brought to school.
  • Students may not bring trading cards/toys to recess.

Thank you for assisting us with a smooth transition into the colder months and for helping us to prepare your children for an enjoyable recess period.

Lost and Found Items

Our Cooper Lost and Found is rapidly growing. Please remind your children that these items can be located in the All Purpose Room, and encourage them to check for any items they may have left behind. During conferences, please stop by to check out the Lost and Found after your scheduled conference.

Important Dates

Link to the full Cooper Family Calendar

November ~ Native American Heritage Month

11/13-11/17: American Education Week

11/14: Parent Visitation- Family Math Day

11/15: Educational Support Professionals Day (Ed. Assistants, Custodians, Bus Drivers, Kitchen Staff, etc.)

11/17: Cub Connection Buddy Class Day

11/22: Early Dismissal (1:00pm)

11/23-11/24: School Closed- Thanksgiving Recess

11/30: Early Dismissal for Conferences (1:00pm)

11/30: Conferences (6:00-8:00pm)

12/4: Early Dismissal for Conferences (1:00pm)

12/4: Conferences (2:00-4:00pm)

12/5: Early Dismissal for Conferences (1:00pm)

12/5: Conferences (6:00-8:00pm)

12/6: Early Dismissal for Conferences (1:00pm)

12/6: Conferences (2:00-4:00pm)

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James F. Cooper School

Our mission is to teach all children to love learning, embrace challenges and strive to achieve their personal best. Our Cooper Community will demonstrate respect, ownership, acts of kindness and responsibility to encourage active citizenship.