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November 4, 2022

Cooper PTA Updates

2022-2023 National PTA Reflections Contest

The PTA is inviting all Cooper students to participate in the National PTA Reflections Contest! The Submission Guidelines & Entry Form can be found at

For inspiration, visit the Reflections virtual art gallery and learn more about prizes and scholarships at All participating Cooper students will need to submit an entry form by December 9th. You will find directions for submission on the flyer linked here.

Entries from Cooper will be submitted to the district level representative. From there, any winning entries will be presented at the county, regional, state, and national levels for judging.

Cooper School Announcements

Fall Fun Fest & Halloween Parade

Thank you so much to all of our PTA Volunteers and Staff Members who helped to make this year's Fall Fun Fest and Halloween Parade a blast for everyone!


The Board of Education and Administration are considering possible changes to our school starting times and ending times at all levels. We realize different grade levels have different needs. Please respond to all questions as they apply to your elementary school-aged child. The time changes listed in the survey questions are purely for gathering information and are not necessarily proposals for change. Please take a moment to complete the brief survey found at the following link:

Cherry Hill Township Food Drive

Cooper is once again participating in the annual food drive hosted by Cherry Hill Township.

Bring your non-perishable food items to Cooper School by November 18, 2022 to help others in your community!

Click on the flyer for additional details.

Let's ROAR with Pride as we serve our community!

Meal Account Balances

If you received an email this week regarding your child's account balance, please log into to add money to your child's account. Please make sure your child knows your expectations in terms of purchasing breakfast and lunch.

If you have any questions regarding your account, please reach out to the Cooper main office for support at 856-424-4554.

American Education Week (Nov. 13-19)

American Education Week happens the week prior to the week of Thanksgiving. Each day of the week has its own theme, during which we celebrate our public school community.

Festivities honor the team of people who work in our nation’s public schools, everyone from the bus driver and classroom teacher to the cafeteria worker and administrative staff, plus countless others.

Join us for Family Day on Tuesday November 15, 2022

On this day, schools across the nation invite parents into the classroom to experience what the day is like for their child. At Cooper we invite parents and guardians to join us during the sessions listed below to enjoy a glimpse into your child's classroom experience!

Session 1: 9:30am-11:00am

Session 2: 1:30pm-3:00pm

Elementary Conferences

Grade K-2 Parent-Teacher Conferences and Grade 3-5 Student-Led Conferences are scheduled for December 5th-8th.

  • Monday, December 5th from 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
  • Tuesday, December 6th from 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
  • Wednesday, December 7th from 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
  • Thursday, December 8th from 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
*These are Early Dismissal days for students (1pm dismissal)

Scheduling is now open in the Genesis Parent Portal and will close Monday, November 28th at 4:00pm. Parents who have not scheduled a conference by 4:00pm on November 28th will be assigned a conference time by the classroom teacher based on remaining availability. Please sign up at your earliest convenience.

Construction on Greentree Road

Construction has begun on Greentree Road. We are in contact with officials from Camden County, and disruption to the school day should be minimal. However, please plan to leave a little extra time for your arrival in case there are additional traffic delays.

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District Updates

From the Office of the Superintendent:

Check out the CHPS Weekly Newsletter for the latest information from Dr. Meloche.

Transportation Department Notification:

Covered Bridge Structural Repair to begin Monday November 7, 2022. The contractor has confirmed that the structural repair work will begin as scheduled on the 7th of November lasting all week to the 11th.

The bridge on Covered Bridge Road will be closed to all vehicles, including school buses. Delays are expected.

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.

Community Resources

2023 Aviation Art Competition

The New Jersey Department of Transportation (NJDOT) invites all students ages 6-17 yr. old to participate in the 2023 International Aviation Art Contest. Read all about the competition here. The deadline for submissions is January 10, 2023. Click here for submission requirements.

Important Dates

November ~ Native American Heritage Month

11/9: Veterans Day Assembly

11/10 & 11/11: School Closed- NJEA Convention

11/14-11/18: American Education Week

11/15: Family Visitations (9:30-11:00 and 1:30-3:00)

11/16: Education Support Professionals' Day

11/16: PTA Meeting (6:30pm)

11/23: Early Dismissal (1:00pm Dismissal-Students & Staff)

11/24-11/25: School Closed- Thanksgiving Recess

12/5-12/8: Early Dismissal Days for Students (see conference schedule above)

Click Here for the Complete Cooper Family Calendar

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James F. Cooper School

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