Coppin Connection

October 30, 2019

Upcoming Dates and Calendar Info...LOTS GOING ON!


  • Thursday 10/31: Halloween Parade 8:30am
  • Thursday 10/31: CHP Helicopter landing 10:30am
  • Thursday 10/31:School Site Council 3pm
  • Sunday 11/3: Daylight Savings Time
  • Monday 11/4: Early Release Day, Dismissal at 1:40pm
  • Tuesday 11/5: K-Kids Meeting 2:45 - 3:45pm
  • Wednesday 11/6: Picture Retakes
  • Monday 11/11: Veteran's Day: NO SCHOOL
  • 11/12-11/15: 5th grade at Shady Creek Outdoor School
  • 11/15-11/22: Scholastic Book Fair

  • 11/18-11/22: Parent Teacher Conference Week: Early Dismissal 12:30pm
  • Tuesday 11/19: K-Kids Meeting 1:45 - 2:45pm
  • 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

Carlin C. Coppin is excited to celebrate Halloween!

On October 31st, Halloween, we will have our annual costume parade! The kids are welcome to wear their costumes to school. Please note that there will be no weapons, masks, or gory costumes allowed at school. Students may change into regular clothes after the parade if they wish.

The parade will take place at 8:30 a.m. on the blacktop. This is a community event and we would love for parents and siblings to join us. Please make arrangements to sign in at the office if you are planning on attending.

We are looking forward to a fun day! Please let us know if you have any questions.

Boo Grams

K-Kids is selling Boo Grams during both lunch recesses in the courtyard for 25 cents. The note and surprise will be delivered on Halloween.

The money raised will be used to make blankets for the homeless, Thanksgiving baskets for needy families and hospital crafts for children to enjoy while they are in the hospital.

Thanks for your support!

Conference Week November 18th - 22nd

During the week of November 18th - 22nd dismissal time will be 12:30pm for all grades due to parent/teacher conferences. Please plan accordingly.

Morning Procedures

Please remember that school campus does not open until 7:45 am. There is no supervision for students prior to that. Please plan your mornings accordingly, we want our students to be safe!

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.

Scholastic Book Fair

Our Scholastic Book Fair is a fun filled event that brings the books kids want to read right into our school. It provides 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.
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What’s happening in the Music Room?

Our patriotic song of the month is You’re a Grand Old Flag, by George M. Cohan, and our composer of the month is John Williams (1932- ). We are so excited to be studying music by the composer of the film music for Star Wars, Harry Potter, Jurassic Park, and many, many other films.

1st Grade: Our students will be learning about fast and slow as well as short and long sounds. Some of their songs are Hunt the Cows and The Old Gray Cat , as well as some Halloween songs, like Pumpkin Stew and Halloween. The first graders have also been introduced to the percussion instruments in our classroom.

2nd Grade: The second graders are building stronger rhythm and pitch skills. They will be reviewing quarter notes, quarter rests, and eighth notes with voices and instruments. They are learning more and more pitches of the scale as well. They are working on Bate, Bate; Trot, Old Joe, and Toaster Time, as well as Pick a Pumpkin, and other fall and Halloween songs.

3rd Grade: The third graders have been continuing work on Rocky Mountain, learning how to read the rhythms and pitches and do a folk dance. They will be continuing this work with songs like Lil Liza Jane, Uncle Joe, and Halloween Night.

4th Grade: Our fourth graders are singing rounds, such as Are You Sleeping and Ghost of John, in multiple parts. They are continuing their “Mallet Madness” unit and are practicing proper mallet hold while playing Bate, Bate and other songs. They have also been learning about the pentatonic scale.

5th Grade: The 5th graders have begun their ukulele unit and will continue throughout the month of October. They have learned the C, A minor, and F chords and will continue to work on strumming technique with songs like Yellow Submarine, This Land is Your Land, You Are My Sunshine, and Best Day of My Life.

Mrs. Guemmer:

Ms. Van Hoy:

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: 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 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

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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.

Entering Campus

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 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!

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