T.S. Cooley Elementary Weekly News

September 26, 2022



Wednesday 9/28

  • Garden Club 3-3:45 p.m.

Thursday 9/29

  • Robotics 3-4 p.m.

Friday 9/30

  • School tribe meetings during Assembly (Details below!)

Coming up in October: Book Fair Pumpkin Contest - See flier and contest form below. Now is the time to shop for your artificial pumpkin before they are all sold out.


The implementation of our school tribes is off to a GREAT start!

  • Each student is assigned to a group of K-5 students with a specific teacher.
  • These groups meet every few weeks throughout the school year during morning assembly.
  • Group are named after character traits. Each group has a designated color and they are working on call signs and hand signals.
  • The goal of these groups is to continue building a sense of community within our school and extend an extra layer of support to our students.
  • The feedback from the students has been excellent so far! We are excited to see the future impact of this new initiative on campus.

We will have school tribe meetings THIS FRIDAY, September 30th, during assembly. Students are invited to wear a shirt and/or accessories with the color of their group to school. No face paint or hair paint allowed.

AMAZING TRIBE (Mrs. Dronette) - teal blue

BLESSED TRIBE (Mrs. Jordan) - light blue

CREATIVE TRIBE (Mrs. Guidry) - orange

CARING TRIBE (Mrs. Thompson) - yellow

HELPFUL TRIBE (Mrs. Caldwell) - yellow

POSITIVE TRIBE (Ms. Saltzman) - yellow

STRONG TRIBE (Mrs. Rion) - red

PEACEFUL TRIBE (Mrs. Blevins) - teal blue

AWESOME TRIBE (Mrs. Cappel) - kelly green

KIND TRIBE (Mrs. Schmitt) - purple

FEARLESS TRIBE (Mrs. Orndoff) - purple

UNIQUE TRIBE (Mrs. Coyne) - light blue

COURAGEOUS TRIBE (Madame Weber) - red

TALENTED TRIBE (Mrs. Larsen & Mrs. Lambert) - black & white

COLOR ME HAPPY TRIBE (Ms. Guinn) - yellow

ENOUGH TRIBE (Mrs. Babaz) - teal blue

SPECIAL TRIBE (Coach Wrobel) - orange

HARDWORKING TRIBE (Mrs. Ardoin) - kelly green

HONEST TRIBE (Mrs. Barbara Lawrence) - hunter green

CAPABLE TRIBE (Mrs. Fralick) - light blue


Many of you are wondering why you are receiving P-EBT cards and how to use them. Our parish received free lunches last school year and our students were eligible for food benefits through the summer. This summer money is being loaded onto the P-EBT cards that are being sent to families in our parish. Your pin number is the last four numbers of your student's school ID. The student ID can be found in https://jcampus.cpsb.org/progress/.

The information at https://www.dcfs.louisiana.gov/page/pebt-announcements should answer any further questions you have about the P-EBT cards.


The reading goal for the 1st 9 weeks for students in grades 1 - 5 will be adjusted due to technology issues and delayed access to the AR platform. New totals will be advertised next week. Students are still expected to work for their goals by reading and earning AR points.

To help with access to technology for AR testing, the library will be open Monday and Tuesday during both recesses for students to take AR tests.

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TutorMe Program for Students in Grades 4-12

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Tues. 9/27 - Red beans, sausage and rice

Wed. 9/28 - Spaghetti

Thurs. 9/29 - Cheeseburger and French fries

Fri. 9/30 - Hot ham and cheese hoagie with sweet potato fries

Mon. 10/3 - Corndogs

If there are any changes to the menu, we will send a text message through the automated school system.

T. S. Cooley Elementary Magnet School

2711 Common St.

Lake Charles, LA 70601