Copopa Chronicle

December 14, 2018

October Characters of the Month

This student shows INTEGRITY by always telling the truth.

  • Is honest about own words and actions

  • Doesn’t make up stories that didn’t really happen

  • Will admit when a mistake is made or when he/she did something wrong


Kindergarten- Jaxeton Hines, Kayleigh Shorte, Jaxzen Steppenbacker

1st Grade- Jason Boetticher, Mason Bem, Bradley Boey

2nd Grade- Colin Zimmer, John Conlon, Chase Mester

3rd Grade- Lillie Keirn, Owen Basham, Grace Jeffers

4th Grade- Graham Ross, Carter Evans, Kaitlyn Glandorf

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November Characters of the Month

This student shows PRIDE by standing tall.

  • Proud of what he/she believes in

  • Stays confident in work and beliefs even when others don’t agree

  • Stands up for himself/herself (in a respectful manner) in the face of adversity

  • Stands up for others (in a respectful manner) in the face of adversity


Kindergarten- Brooke Miller, Luke Anderson, Ried Brickman

1st Grade- Maura McJahnke, Luke Lapps, Jalynn Skor

2nd Grade- Garrett Bellisario, Violet Zsigray, Rylee Schindler

3rd Grade- Riley Cornish, Mason Antos, Bella Janke

4th Grade- Nevaeh Gonzalez, John Bodo, Ryan Borczuch

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Father Daughter Dance

Important Dates

1/9- PTA Meeting

1/17- Marco's Pizza Night

PTO Kalahari

End of 2nd Grading Period

1/18- No School, Teacher In-Service Day

1/19- No School, MLK Jr. Day

1/24- Brunswick Skate Station 6:00-8:00

Marvelous Mondays

1/2- Make the New Year Shine- Wear your Sparkles or bright colors

1/7- Brown’s Day or your favorite team

1/14- Pajama Day

1/22-Dress as your favorite teacher, teachers as a student

1/28- Superhero or Princess Day

Veterans Day

The students did an excellent job honoring all of our Veterans during our assembly. We appreciate everything that the men and women of our armed services have sacrificed to serve our country and protect us. Our assembly is only a small token of appreciation that we look forward to every year.

Columbia Family Night

Board Game Day

Healthy Choices!

I wanted to share with you what a wonderful morning I had with our Copopa Kindergarten classes.

Today I read to the Kindergarteners from the USDA educational book "Two Bite Club". Through the book the students learned about the different types of food groups and why it's important to try at least two bites of a food to see if they may end up liking something new. The book also touches upon why it's important to have a balanced plate and how we offer that to them in our lunchroom each day.

Each of the students also received a sample item from each of the food groups in their "surprise lunch bags".

The students also each received a copy of the book for themselves to take home and share with their families.

They all had a lot of interactive fun and so many of them came up to tell me what their favorites were and how much they liked the food, just like the character in the book did! It was a great way to spend a morning


Have a wonderful rest of the day - Brandi

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To my much loved Columbia Family,

First, I would like to say the last 4 years I have been part of the Columbia family have been so special to me. From the first moment I walked in to every school I felt like this is where I belonged. I have gained so many great lifelong friends. The love and support I received during a very difficult time in my life was amazing. I will miss everyone very much. As I move onto the next chapter of my life I send love to you all and I am not saying goodbye, I am saying see you later.

With much love, Mel

AKA: Nurse Mel

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Speed Stacking Record

It’s official. The Copopa PE classes once again helped set a new Guinness World record for sport stacking! On November 8, 2018, Copopa PE classes joined 624,390 students and other stackers all over the world to set a new Guinness World record for the most people sport stacking at multiple locations in one day. If your son/daughter participated that day and wants to print a certificate you can go to thewssa.com/stackup/2018/stamp-of-approval and type in their name for a personal certificate.

1st and 3rd Grade Copopa Fine Arts Night

Thank you to everyone that participated, attended and helped out during our fun and entertaining Fine Arts Night! We had a wonderful turn out for the Art Show, Music Performance, and Book Fair. The students did an amazing job. Their art looked great and they had a wonderful performance. They all sounded and looked fantastic! We are excited to be following this up in the spring with the second and fourth grade programs and art show.

Tinkerspace Donations

Our Tinkerspace ( Makerspace) in the library is going strong. The students are making and designing each week. Although we have a lot of materials, certain ones go quickly. Please consider donating a few to replenish out supplies.


  • Masking tape

  • Duct tape

  • Toothpicks

  • Pencils

  • Batteries (all sizes)

  • Clipboards

  • Straws

  • Plastic shoe boxes with lids

  • Playdoh

  • Painters Tape

  • Small LED lights