Copopa Chronicle

February 26, 2021

Important Dates

3/3- Early Release 11:45

Conferences 4:15 - 8:00

3/4- Early Release 11:45

Conferences 12:45 - 4:45

3/14- Daylight Savings Time Starts- Spring your clocks ahead an hour!

3/24- End of 3rd Grading Period

3/25- Marco's Pizza Night

3/26- No School - Staff Vaccination Day

3/31 & 4/1- No School - Teacher Inservice

4/2 - 4/11- No School Spring Break

4/12- School Resumes 5 Days a Week

Change in School Bell/Transportation Schedules beginning April 12, 2021

Columbia High School

8:12 am – 2:48 pm

Bus Departs CHS at approximately 2:45 pm

Parent pickup begins at 2:48 pm

Columbia Middle School

7:35 am – 2:35 pm

Bus arrives at approximately 7:20 am

Parent drop-off begins at 7:20 am

Bus departs at approximately 2:38 pm

Parent pickup begins at 2:25 pm

Copopa Elementary

8:30 am – 3:30 pm

Bus arrives at approximately 8:10 am

Parent drop-off begins at 8:10 am

Bus departs at approximately 3:35 pm

Parent pickup begins at 3:20 pm

Little Raiders Preschool

Morning session

7:45 am – 10:30 am

Parent drop-off begins at 7:40 am

Afternoon session

11:45 am – 2:30 pm

Parent drop-off begins at 11:40 am

Marvelous Mondays and Terrific Tuesdays

3/1 & 3/2- Happy Birthday Dr. Seuss- Wear your Cat in the Hat Hats or Dr. Seuss shirts

3/8 & 3/9- Clash Day- Wear Clashing Patterns

3/15 & 3/16- Wear Rainbow Colors and Gold

3/17 & 3/18- St. Patrick's Day- Wear your Green!

3/22 & 3/23- Wear your Favorite Color or Tie Dye

3/24 & 3/25- 100th Day of School- Dress up as a 100 year old person

3/29 & 3/30- Inside Out and Backwards Day

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Marco's Pizza Night


Once again Copopa is entering into the Marco's Pizza Night School Challenge! By entering we have the chance to win prizes ranging from free Cheezybread Coupons up to $5000 for the school and a school wide pizza party (if permitted).

There are a couple of ways to help us out!

1.Order online ANY day or time during the school year and we can earn Pizza Points.

2.Walk in or Call in orders on the designated Marco's Pizza Nights will also earn us points!

Marco's Pizza offers these School Nights and they give back a percentage of sales generated from those nights that are called in on the phone or placed in the store. They give EVEN MORE for orders placed ONLINE! All orders online will be counted in the year long Online Challenge. BE SURE to hit the fundraiser button before you order!

This works for either the Strongsville or Berea location! Be sure to enter our school name when placing your order! Our designated day is Thursday, March 25, 2021. But remember that we can earn points ANY day of the year if you order online and enter our school name and if you remember, your child's teacher's name!

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Yes, Spring IS coming!!!!!

I hope that families get to take advantage of the marvelous Lorain County Metropark System. There are numerous trails to explore.

The Metroparks will also be offering a variety of day camps. Registration for Lorain County residents will begin March 1st.

Also, please remember that as the District Social Worker, I am available to provide connections to community resources such as mental health services, food and clothing. My office is at the middle school and do not hesitate to reach out.

Lori McCarthy, District Social Worker

440-236-5741 X 253

The Free Clinic of Medina County provides services to income eligible individuals who live OR WORK in Medina County.

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Hello, everyone! Even though February is our shortest month, it seems to go on forever!

Spring is coming, those of us in Northeast Ohio can appreciate those hopeful words!

February was a busy month for students. Kindergarten students learned about

“bucketfilling”, how we are all born with an “invisible” bucket that holds all of our good

feelings about ourselves. The magical thing about bucketfilling is that when we fill

someone else’s bucket, our bucket gets filled, too! The book we read is called “Fill a

Bucket” by Carol McCloud. Kindergarteners were able to tell me how they could be

“bucketfillers” in their own classrooms by saying kind words, helping, sharing, and

taking turns!

First grade learned about perseverance. We read “The Biggest, Best Snowman” by

Margery Cuyler and how believing in yourself, never giving up, and trying your best are

the keys to success! We watched a short video, here is the link if you would like to see


I’ve also added some pictures of student created snowmen!

Second grade learned about honesty, and how important it is to tell the truth so we can

build trust. We read a book called “Oh Bother,Someone is Fibbing” about Winnie the

Pooh and his friend, Piglet. Piglet breaks Pooh’s favorite honey pot, and instead of

telling the truth to his friend, he “fibs”. We learned that it is so much worse to tell a lie

than make a mistake. I “accidently” broke students’ honey pots, and they had to repair

them while talking about the importance of telling the truth!

Students in third grade learned about perseverance and setting goals. We read “Salt in

His Shoes”, a story about basketball great Michael Jordan written by his mom and his

sister Roslyn and Delores Jordan. Students set short term goals and identified the steps

to achieve those goals. When we believe in ourselves, practice, and keep trying, we can

accomplish anything! Whether it’s math facts, reading, basketball, or football, if we keep

trying and don’t give up, we will get there!

Here is a link to a wonderful article on resilience and helping your child “bounce back”

from disappointments. Resilience is a skill that can be learned and can help your child

become a well-adjusted, happier child.

Here is the link:

As always, contact me anytime if you have questions about the counseling program at

Copopa or if you need assistance with your child. I can be reached at 440-236-3773 or

via email at Hang in there, sunshine is right around the


See our 2021-2022 Kindergarten Information Video on our Copopa Website!

If your child is five years old on or before August 1, 2021, he/she is eligible to attend kindergarten this fall. Copopa Elementary School is in the process of planning for the 2021-2022 school year. All registration is being completed online on the OneView portal at Https:// The directions for OneView can be found HERE. You can also click the Kindergarten Information tab to the left for more information. For any questions, please contact Liz Wenzel, District Registrar, at 440.236.1236 or

After your registration is complete, you will need to download the kindergarten screening packet found HERE. You will also receive a phone call to schedule your child’s screening appointment. Our screening dates are Friday, May 14th and Friday, May 21st. For any questions about screening, please call 440.236.5020.

3rd Grade Magnet Experiment

Twin Day

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Dress Like Your Favorite Teacher

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