November 20, 2019
Upcoming Dates and Calendar Info...LOTS GOING ON!
- 11/20-11/22: Scholastic Book Fair
- 11/20-11/22: Parent Teacher Conference Week: Early Early Dismissal Schedule: TK ONLY: 10:20am - 1:40pm ALL Kinder Classes: 8am - 11:20am 1st - 5th grade classes: 8am - 12:30pm
- 11/25-11/29: Thanksgiving Break: NO SCHOOL
- 12/2: Early Release Day, Dismissal at 1:40pm
- Tuesday 12/3: K-Kids Meeting 2:45 - 3:45pm
- Monday 12/9: Early Release Day, Dismissal at 1:40pm
- 12/11-12/13: Santa Shoppe
- 12/16-12/20: Early Release Day, Dismissal at 1:40pm
- 12/23-1/5: Winter Break NO SCHOOL
- Monday 1/6/20: School Resumes, Early Dismissal at 1:40pm
Conference Week November 20th - 22nd
ALL Kindergarten Classes: 8am - 11:20am
1st - 5th Grades: 8am - 12:30pm
12:30pm for Kindergarten - 5th grade
The schedule for T.K ONLY will be the regular early release schedule: 10:20-1:40.
Due to parent/teacher conferences. Please plan accordingly.
Also, please note as the weather changes our morning routines may change. On cold mornings we will have students wait in the cafeteria instead of the courtyard from 7:45-8:00am. We will open the playground at 8:00 as usual. On rainy days, we also have kids wait in the cafeteria until their teachers come to pick them up for class.
Lost and Found
Book Fair Volunteers Needed!
We are in need of volunteers to help with our upcoming book fair. If you would like to volunteer at the book fair please sign up below.
The Scholastic Book Fair is Coming November 20th - 22nd
Dear Parents and Families,
Reading for pleasure unlocks the power of information and imagination and helps children discover who they are. Here’s what you can do to help children develop stronger reading skills and a love for reading:
· Set the example. Let children see you read.
· Have a collection of books in your home. Update this collection routinely to keep up with changing tastes and reading skills.
· Support our school’s Book Fair. Allow your children to choose their own books to read.
Our Scholastic Book Fair is a reading event that brings the books kids want to read right into our school. It’s a wonderful selection of engaging and affordable books for every reading level.
Please make plans to visit our Book Fair and be involved in shaping your child’s reading habits.
Family Event: November 15 (Friday) from 3pm till 5pm. Come check out the Book Fair in the Library and enjoy some hot cocoa in the Kindness Garden located next to the Library. “All for Books” donations are welcome. “All for Books” donations will be used to buy books directly from the Book Fair for our Library.
November 18 – 22 (Monday-Friday): the Book Fair will be open every day during Parent/Teacher conference week from 1pm till 4pm Come get books for holiday giving! Books are a perfect gift for your children, family members and our teachers. Check a “Teacher Wish List” section at the Book Fair.
Additionally, students can preview and shop the Book Fair during their scheduled library time.
Two NEW shopping options! Book Fair eWallet is a safe and convenient digital payment option for your student to shop the Fair cash-free. If you’re not able to attend the Fair, try our new online shopping. We’ve partnered with the Scholastic Store to offer over 6,000 products that ship direct to home (with free shipping on book-only orders of $25 or more)!
Visit our homepage to get started:
If you would like to volunteer at the Book Fair, stay tuned for more information coming up soon in a CCC Library Newsletter.
We hope to see you and your family at our Book Fair! Remember, 55% of all sales goes back to our school library.
Carlin C. Coppin School Library
What's Happening in the Music Room
November / December 2019
What’s happening in the Music Room? Our patriotic song of the month is America (My Country Tis of Thee), by Samuel Francis Smith, and our composer of the month is Vince Guaraldi (1928-1976 ). This jazz pianist is best known for his music for the Peanuts specials, such as A Charlie Brown Christmas.
1st Grade: Our students are focusing on holiday songs, such as A Pumpkin Ran Away and Five Fat Turkeys. They are also going to be working on songs for their holiday performance in December. At the same time, they have been introduced to more percussion instruments and are growing in their listening skills.
2nd Grade: The second graders are continuing to build rhythm and pitch skills. They are working on a lot of holiday songs, including A Turkey Named Bert, as well as songs for their December performance.
3rd Grade: The third graders will be focusing on movement and instruments for Lil Liza Jane and holiday songs. As they gear up to start recorders in January, they will be spending more time learning to read the notes of the treble staff as well.
4th Grade: Our fourth graders did some beautiful part- singing and instrument work with Ghost of John in October, and they will continue this work with O Christmas Tree in November and December.
5th Grade: The 5th graders have learned many chords at this point and have been doing a great job with their ukuleles! Please join us for the Winter Concert on Tuesday, December 3rd. The Choir and 5th graders are performing, and the 5th graders will lead a sing-a-long portion on their ukuleles. The concert will be during the school day at 1:30, and also at 6:00 that evening in the Coppin Cafeteria.
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Sight Word Busters Volunteers Wanted!
Do you love working with children? Would you like to aid in helping kids learn? Do you enjoy watching the eyes of children light up when they do well? Then Sight Word Busters is for you! We have one-hour-a-week volunteer opportunities for Carlin C. Coppin parents or guardians! Sight Word Busters is a non-profit organization that provides trained volunteers in the TK, Kindergarten, and some 1st grade classrooms to help students master their sight words (high frequency words). We currently have openings in all the classrooms and would love to have you join our Sight Word Busters team. You can find out more about us on our website: http://www.sightwordbusters.org Click on the volunteer tab to fill out an application, take a look at the online calendar to find a training that suits your schedule, and sign up for a training to be a volunteer today! Please e-mail Laura Sanchez at firstname.lastname@example.org or text 916-768-9139 if you have any questions. Carlin C. Coppin teachers and staff would love to have your support in this endeavor. Before you know it your children will be grown, so volunteer today before it's too late. We hope to hear from you soon!
K-Kids Meeting Dates
Support School Safety
Parking & Drop Off
Please note that parking is at a premium, particularly now that we have so many new families who joined us this fall. If you are arriving early and waiting with your child in your car, please consider parking along the street to ensure our staff can find parking when they arrive.
It is essential that you pull all the way forward in the drop off lane so that we can get all of our cars/kiddos into the drop off zone and then out of their car in a safe and efficient manner. When there are no buses in the drop off area, please pull all the way forward. You may drop off in the bus area after the buses leave. This will create more room for everyone to move through safely.
If you are walking your child onto campus and plan to go past the big, black gate, you must sign in at the front office and obtain a visitor badge to be on campus. Remember to sign out when you leave as well. This helps us to account for everyone that is on campus.
Food Service News
We've gotten lots of feedback from students and families regarding some changes in food services. Here is some info from our Food Service Director Christina Lawson:
A. WPUSD has started offering chocolate milk on Fridays only. Our Food Service department is really focused on bringing in lots of fruits and vegetables this year and reducing down the occurrence of items with added sugar.
B. Want to help shape the future of WPUSD food service offerings? We are looking for teachers, parents, community members that are interested in being on some panels/focus groups regarding food service selections and branding over the next year. Please reach out to Christina Lawson at email@example.com if interested.
C. We are lucky to be able to feature lots of CA grown produce that is seasonal and fresh. All our offerings are all CA Grown at the moment including our carrots, lettuce, plums, peaches, oranges, zucchini, strawberries to name a few!