Copopa Chronicle

October 1, 2021

Important Dates

10/7- Copopa Skate Party at Brunswick Skate Station 6:00 - 8:00

10/8- No School

10/14- Marco's Pizza Night

10/23- Columbia Fall Festival 6:00-8:00

10/27- Family Math & Literacy Night at Red Wagon Farm 4:30 - 7:30

10/29- Halloween

11/1- No School for Students

11/2- End of 1st Quarter

11/5- Picture Retake Day

11/7- Daylight Savings Time Ends- Turn Clocks Back an Hour

Marvelous Mondays and Spirit Days

10/1- Wear your Favorite Color

10/4- World Animal Day- Bring in a small stuffed animal

10/11- Dress like your favorite teacher day

10/18- Wear your favorite t-shirt day

10/20- Cavs Day

10/25- Tie-dye Day- Wear your favorite tie-dye

10/28- Browns vs. Steelers Day

10/29- Wear your Halloween Colors

Fire Prevention Week

Fire Prevention Week is October 3 through October 8, 2021. Every year our friends at the Columbia Township Fire Department come to our building to teach us all about fire safety. Our 4th graders write fire safety essays and our k-3 students show what they learned in a fire safety poster that gets hung in the halls. Our firemen give away prizes for the best posters and essays each school year. With visitors limited in the buildings, our friends at the fire department created a fire safety video for our kids to watch during school next week. You can view that video below. We are thankful for everything the Columbia Township Fire Department does for the community!
Columbia Station Fire Deptartment


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Character Award Winners for September!

Congratulations to our September Character Award winners for showing RESPECT to themselves, to others, and to the school! We are so proud of you!

KG: Arya Trocano, Reese Koehler, and Jaxson Monschein

1st: Landon Jones, Hailey Savnik, and Anniston Alflen

2nd: Nick Hulec, Gavin Case, and Trevor Alban

3rd: Emily Kondzar, Jameson Gottschling, and Ethan Edwards

4th: Leylah Zabor, Liam Eilenfeld, and Riley Haske

PTO Trick or Treat Street

PTO is asking for candy/treat donations to be sent into school or dropped off with Kari Vescio (315-271-5907) for Trick or Treat Street. The last day to donate is next Wednesday 10/6/21.
The event will be held at Columbia Park on Sunday 10/10/21 from 3-6 pm (or until supplies are gone).

Thank you so much for the support for this event!! PTO
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Marco's Pizza Night

Once again Copopa is entering into the Marco's Pizza Night School Challenge!

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, October 14, 2021. 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!

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Columbia Fall Festival

Coming up on October 23rd the Music Boosters are hosting a Fall Festival fundraiser and Band Show at our home stadium from 6-8pm. The festival will include a corn hole tournament, trunk or treat, face painting, concessions, raffle baskets, as well as a full performance from our marching band! This is a great opportunity for members of the community to come see our excellent marching band and to support our main fundraiser of the season. Our fundraisers enable the music program to purchase new uniforms, needed instruments, sheet music, awards for students, snacks for visiting bands, and operating expenses.

Family Math and Literacy Night

It's BACK! Join us for what will be our 5th year doing Family Night at the farm! Together, CLSD and Red Wagon Farm are bringing you math and reading fun from 4:30 PM until dusk on October 27. So, grab your flannels, overalls, and hats...hold on to your pumpkins, we are going to have a blast! All Columbia families with students in grades PK-8 are welcome to attend! Please kindly RSVP so that we have food and materials ready to roll for you! Just a reminder the event is 2 dollars per person, paid upon entering Red Wagon, and you'll leave with a hot cider, popcorn, and a small pumpkin, along with an evening full of fantastic family memories.

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Please be aware that with shortages in the food supply chain that menu items could change at any time. What is really hard to get at this moment are trays, plastic utensils, and breads. This year will be a struggle with these items and it could get worse as the year goes on. If your student packs a lunch for school, please include napkins and utensils for them. Thank you so much for understanding.

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Are You in Need of Assistance with an Energy Bill?

Please see the information below if you are in need of financial assistance with an energy bill. Do not hesitate to reach out to me if I can be of assistance.

Lori McCarthy

District Social Worker

440-236-5741 X 253

Summer is fading and the nights are getting cooler! The Home Energy Assistance Program

(HEAP) helps eligible low-income Ohioans to heat their homes by providing a one-time payment

on the household’s utility or bulk fuel bill during the program year (July 2021-May 2022). The

benefit is applied directly to your heating bill beginning in January. Check eligibility and apply in

person at your local Energy Assistance Provider (EAP) or complete an online application at **If you have a utility disconnect call your local EAP to make an

appointment. To locate your local EAP or for questions call (800) 282-0880.

Counselor News from Mrs. Dunn

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. 1st graders learned about their unique names, 2nd grade completed "All About Me" papers, 3rd grade learned about "Wilma Jean the Worry Machine", and 4th completed a "people search" to find commonalities among their classmates. We've had some fun! Our character word for October is Integrity, doing the right thing even when no one is watching, doing what you say you would do, and telling the truth. My lessons reflect those character traits, and reminding students of the Raider Way. As always, if you have questions about my lessons or need to speak to me about anything, please feel free to reach out!