PEEK OF THE WEEK
COOPER UPPER ELEMENTARY
Our Big Rocks
- 4/16 Band o Rama 7:00 PM@ Franklin High School
- 4/17 Aladdin 7:00 PM @ FHS
- 4/18 PTA Athletika Night
- 4/19 No School
- 4/22 & 4/23 Wild Safari Assembly
- NEW DATES FOR TENNIS CLUB 4/24 - 5/15 (April 24, May 1 and May 8)
Who: 6th grade Band Students
What: Band-O-Rama (a concert including all 6th – 12th grade band students in the Franklin triad)
Where: Franklin H.S.
When: Tuesday, April 16th at 7:00P.M. (Students in gym by 6:30 P.M.)
What to wear: Students should dress nicely for this special occasion.
*Students are responsible for bringing a music stand to this concert. They may share with a partner and may borrow one from me. Stands will be handed out during class to anyone who requests one. I am hoping that everyone can attend, but if not, I would appreciate it if you would let me know as soon as possible.
Any questions? Please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org
Thanks, Sandy Crociata
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Livonia Bus Drivers
The Livonia PTSA Council is planning to surprise all of our Livonia Bus Drivers and thank them for getting our kids to and from school safely every day during Staff Appreciation Week this year!
This will be a collaborative effort between all schools. Boxes will be in each school office for donations. Starting now and finishing in mid-April.
The Signup Genius below has lots of items to choose from for donation or even if you want to just do a thank you note from you or your child
BEGIN WITH THE END IN MIND CALENDAR
- 4/25-4/25- OK2SAY
- 4/25 Youth Making A Difference 6:00-8:00 PM at Churchill High School
- 4/26- Kid’s Night Out
- 4/29-5/24 6th Grade M-Step
- 5/6-5/17 I Ready Testing
- 5/13 Leadership Showcase, Book Fair and Art Fair
- 5/17 Tigers Night
- 5/20 Skate Night
- 6/3 Variety Show Dress Rehearsal 3:45-7:00
- 6/5 Variety Show 6:00 - 8:30
2019/2020 COOPER PTA BOARD
The following people accepted nominations for the Cooper PTA Board for the 2019/2020 school year. Voting will take place at our next meeting on May 8th.
President - Helena Stylianou
VP - Amy Kotrych
2nd VP - Heather Poisson
Treasurer - Beth Brown
Asst Treasurer - Marianne Davis
Secretary - Tina Monkiewicz
The Spring Scholastic Book Fair is just around the corner!!
Set-up for the Spring Book Fair will be Fri., May 10th after school.
Book Fair Sales begin Mon., May 13 - Fri., May 18th, from 8:30-3:30,
Plus, the evening of Monday, May 13th from 5:30-7:30pm.
*The Late Night Sales will run in conjunction with our Leadership Showcase and Art Show. *
Students will be able to shop the fair during their scheduled Library Media Center (LMC) period during the week, and during their lunch and/or recess time as well.
The Scholastic Book Fair supports the Cooper Library Media Center, so when you shop at the Fair, you are directly supporting every child here at Cooper. The money raised at the Fair enables me to buy books, technology, supplies, and even furniture for our LMC, so your support makes a huge difference to our community!
Here are a few things to know or remember about the Book Fair:
I desperately need volunteers! If you’re able to volunteer, please sign up at my SignUpGenius page:
**Make sure you’ve filled out an ICHAT form and have received clearance! In case you still need to fill out the ICHAT form, it can be found at: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSf5pGBkhHVk-DRTtwkMNJlAarOLkx2AxsUDf0TD4WaxP7BnHw/viewform
Sales tax needs to be charged, so remember to calculate that 6% into any payments you send to school with your child;
If you send in a check with your student, please make it payable to:
LIVONIA PUBLIC SCHOOLS
The online fair will be running from Monday, May 6 - Friday, May 24. This fair has about FIVE TIMES as many things that our school fair will have!! Any items purchased through the online fair will be delivered to Cooper either during the middle of our fair, or after the online fair has wrapped up. Here’s the link: http://www.scholastic.com/bf/cooper
Thank you in advance for your continued support; I can't wait to offer new materials to our readers! And just as a “heads up: ” our Fall 2018 fair will be the first full week of school in September, so expect another note soon!
Again, thank you so much!
Ms. Emily Y. Newton, MLIS
Cooper Library Media Specialist
M-Step Parent Letter
The Michigan Department of Education’s annual state testing will begin in April, when we return from Spring Break. Students in the State of Michigan take a combination of M-STEP (Michigan Student Test of Educational Progress), PSAT 8/9 and SAT.
· Students in grades 3, 4, 6, and 7 will take the mathematics and ELA M-STEP assessments.
· Students in grade 5 will take the mathematics, ELA, social studies and pilot science M-STEP assessments.
· Students in grade 8 will take the PSAT 8/9, which replaces the ELA and math portion of the M-STEP. Eight graders will still take the social studies M-STEP and the pilot science M-STEP assessments.
· Students in grade 11 will continue to take the Michigan Merit Exam, which includes the SAT, the social studies M-STEP and the pilot science M-STEP assessments.
M-STEP is an untimed, online assessment, students will take using Chromebooks or computers in their school’s computer lab. Students will take the following state assessments during the designated testing windows:
M-STEP Tests Given
State’s Testing Window
Each window was extended an additional week by the State, due to the number of snow/cold days this year.
3, 4, 6 and 7
ELA (Reading, Writing), Math
April 29 - May 31
ELA (Reading, Writing), Math, Science, Social Studies
April 8 - May 10
8 and 11
Science, Social Studies, in addition to PSAT and SAT
April 8 - May 10
Students will not test every day during the testing window. Each school is creating a schedule to allow for minimum disruption to teaching and learning. Specific test dates will be available through your child’s school.
More information about M-STEP is also available on the State of Michigan Department of Education (MDE) website: https://www.michigan.gov/documents/mde/2017_MDE_Assessment_System_What_it_is_flyer_final_jl_597162_7.pdf
The MDE is conducting a statewide science field test that began during the spring 2018. The science field test, which is based on Michigan's new science academic standards, will be administered to all students in grades 5, 8, and 11. This is a change from previous years when the Science M-STEP was administered at grades 4 and 7. The spring science field test will count towards the participation requirement in Michigan’s state and federal accountability system, but science proficiency will not be calculated.
The social studies test that is administered will have two parts at grades 5 and 8 and one part at grade 11. It is similar to tests in previous years with multiple choice, interactive computer questions, and short written responses.
To preview the M-STEP online assessment in ELA and Math, visit this website using Google Chrome as your browser: https://wbte.drcedirect.com/MI/portals/mi/. Click on M-STEP On-Line Tools Training and choose the grade level you would like to preview.
Teachers prepare students for the M-STEP by teaching our district’s curriculum for ELA, Math, Science and Social Studies. Also, teachers have explored the test items and provided their students an opportunity to practice grade-level specific online sample items.
For additional information on M-STEP administration at your child’s school, please talk with your student’s teacher and/or school principal.
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