January Updates

Carl Cozier News ~ January 3, 2019

Note from the Principal

Happy New Year, Carl Cozier Families!

I am so excited to be back with your children! We've had a fantastic start to 2019! Today, our hallways were filled with joyful, smiling children! I heard many adults AND children saying that the break felt "really, really long" and it seems that everyone is happy to be back together again. There are some new and exciting things happening at Carl Cozier this month! Read about our new playground fence - it's not quite done yet, but we're excited to see the final project. We also have a new Facebook Page. Check it out and like us to get regular updates about the great things happening at our school. Later this month, we'll be welcoming new Promise K students to the building. It will be so fun to see our littlest learners in the hallways!

I am delighted to begin 2019 with our Cozier community. Please email, call, or stop by the office if we can support you or your child in any way.

With Gratitude,

Ari Feeney

*NEW* Playground Fence!

You may have noticed a new fence on our playground. This has been a work in progress for a few months and it's exciting to see that construction is underway. The intention is to fully fence our school so that kids are safe, both during recess and also during non-recess times. The red playground and field are property of the City of Bellingham, which means that we are able to use the space as needed during recess time.

Our plan is to still use the red playground and field at recess. The fence and gate will allow us to monitor the number of students in that area to ensure that there is adequate supervision. It will also allow us to close the gates during non-recess times.

If you have any questions about this project, please feel free to reach out to me.

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Welcome Mrs. Hoyt! ...to a new role!

As you know, Mrs. Flinn retired! We are excited to announce that Mrs. Hoyt will be stepping in to the position of Secretary to the Principal, effective January 2, 2019. Mrs. Hoyt has been the Office Assistant at Carl Cozier for the last few years and is excited to take on this new position. We are thrilled to have her! Please stop by the office to say hello!

The Office Assistant position will be posted this week and we hope to hire the right person as soon as possible.

Mark Your Calendar!

  • 1/3 - Early Release, students dismissed at 12:45pm
  • 1/9 - PTA meeting, potluck dinner at 5:30pm, meeting at 6:00pm
  • 1/10 - Early Release, students dismissed at 12:45pm
  • 1/11 - All School Assembly, 8:20am
  • 1/15 - 5th Grade Strings Concert - all are welcome! 7:00pm
  • 1/17 - Early Release, students dismissed at 12:45pm
  • 1/21 - No School - Martin Luther King, Jr. Day
  • 1/24 - Early Release, students dismissed at 12:45pm
  • 1/25 - All School Assembly - Whatcom Symphony Orchestra Performance, 8:20am
  • 1/29 - No school for students - teacher work day
  • 1/31 - Early Release, students dismissed at 12:45pm

Breakfast & Books!

Books & Breakfast will continue in 2019! Please join us with your child to enjoy coffee, pastries and a great book.

Breakfast & Books is held every Wednesday, from 7:30-8:00am.

We'd love to see you there!

Cooking with Common Threads

Happy New Year! As your Common Threads AmeriCorps Food Educator, I’m here to help grow good eaters, seed-to-table! This month, our student chefs will learn to prepare a Borscht, a tasty soup with beets, carrots, cabbage and more! Checkout the 'Carl Cozier Cooking and Gardening' bulletin board across from the cafeteria for current take home recipes and updates! If you’re interested in volunteering, please contact me: maddie@commonthreadsfarm.org. For more information, please visit www.commonthreadsfarm.org