Copopa Chronicle

October 30, 2020

Marvelous Mondays and Terrific Tuesday Spirit Days

11/2 & 11/3- Election Day- Wear Red, White and Blue

11/9 & 11/10- Stuffed Animal Day- Must be small enough to sit on corner of desk

11/11 & 11/12- Veterans Day- Wear Camouflage or Military or Scout Uniforms

11/16 & 11/17- Wear blue or pink

11/23 & 11/24- Thanksgiving Week- Wear your Brown and Orange for Fall

11/30 & 12/1- Favorite Color Day

12/2 & 12/3- Ohio State vs Michigan- Show your Team Pride

Important Dates

11/1 - Daylight Savings Time Ends

11/3 - Picture Retakes Cohort B

11/4 - Picture Retakes Cohort A

11/4 - Picture Retakes Online Students- Last name A-M is 10:00 - 11:00

11/4 - Picture Retakes Online Students- Last name N-Z is 11:00 - 12:00

11/11 - Early Release - 11:45

Conferences - 4:15 - 8:00

11/12 - Early Release- 11:45

Conferences - 12:45 - 4:45

11/19 - Marco's Pizza Night

11/25 - 11/27 - Thanksgiving Break- No School

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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, November 19, 2020. 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!

Community Connection

Everybody knows how to raise children, except the people who have them.” ― P. J. O’Rourke

Parenting in a typical year has plenty of challenges...but no one could have predicted the time of COVID19. Juggling work life, home life, virtual, remote or hybrid learning...uncertainties about health, employment, financial issues...these are all unprecedented. BUT...give credit where credit is due. Each family must do what works best for them. Here at Columbia Local Schools, we applaud our families for commitment to learning. All that you do to assist your children is appreciated. Keep up the great work! Remember, that I am available to connect your child and your family with community resources at any time.

Lori McCarthy, District Social Worker 440-236-5741 X 253

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Fire Safety Week

Every year the students participate in a Fire Safety Poster Contest. All of the entries look great and it has to be hard for the Fire Department to choose winners for each class. Here are just a few of the amazing entries!

Fire Safety Essay Winner- Drew Blenda! Congratulations!

PTO helps out in P.E.

Thank you PTO for helping with the purchase of the scarves for P.E. class. The students are enjoying them!
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3rd Grade Science Cookie Dunk Lab

Students were asked to test their hypothesis on whether or not cookies float in milk. They were then asked to write down data, analyze it, and draw their conclusion.

No materials were shared or cross contaminated.
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3rd grade Skeleton Dance with Boomwackers

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Counselor’s Corner from Copopa Elementary School

Guidance lessons have begun in all grades! In Kindergarten, students met Sally, the puppet, and learned about the counselor, and about school rules! Sometimes rules are different in school than at home, we learned more about it with a book by Jane Yolen called “How Do Dinosaurs Go to School?” Students gave thumbs up or down when they heard a rule that was a good or bad choice. In first grade, students made pumpkin puppets with mad, sad, happy, and scared faces, then used them to show how they would feel if something happened to them like, losing a favorite toy, or going to a party. We learned that everyone has feelings, and it’s always good to talk to someone if we have big feelings. In second grade, students learned about tattling, and the difference between telling or tattling. Tattling is trying to get someone in trouble, while telling is trying to help someone. We played a game called “Squeal or No Squeal”, where we got to ring a bell to tell if the situation called for “a squeal” or a “no squeal”. It was so fun! In third grade, students created a self-portrait, with a mask! They were able to add words that best described them, like “smart, awesome, and funny”. We may be required to wear masks, but we can still have fun and show our best qualities! Finally, in fourth grade, students made welcome signs for Copopa students that show messages of inclusion. The lesson was about excluding others, using the book “No Zombies Allowed” by Matt Novak. We discussed how to welcome our classmates and how we can make sure to be a good friend who doesn’t exclude others based on looks, clothes, or other superficial things. The fall has been a busy one, and even though it’s different this year, we are doing our best to help everyone learn and have fun. Students are doing a great job wearing masks and staying safe. 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

1st grade feelings pumpkins

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4th grade signs

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3rd grade masks

Copopa Halloween Parade