Cougar Connection

Carl Cozier News ~ September 6, 2019

Note from the Principal

Dear Families,

What a wonderful first two weeks of the new school year! It's been such a joy seeing your children, watching them laugh with new and returning friends, and hearing the excitement for learning in their conversations. If you've had a chance to be in the building this year, you'll notice that we're working hard to make our space more inviting, calm and "spruced up". Kids are noticing the feeling of the building and we're so happy to share these improvements with our school community.

Each month, you'll receive an electronic copy of my newsletter, Cougar Connection. This is a great way to learn about new initiatives in our school, calendar important dates and stay up to date on everything Cozier Cougar!

Thank you for sharing your children with us each day. They are all truly remarkable and I am excited to see them grow this year. Please reach out if there's anything I can do to support your family.

With gratitude,

Ari Feeney

New Dean of Students, Laura Britt

We are so excited to welcome Laura Britt to Carl Cozier as our new Dean of Students. This position was formerly held by Mrs. Kenady, who will now serve as our full-time counselor.

Laura has a great deal of experience and brings a set of new ideas and strategies for supporting all learners in our school community. Ms. Britt shares her time between Cozier and Birchwood, where she is also Dean of Students. Laura's primary responsibilities will be student support, ensuring safe, fun play outside, implementing a school-wide student leadership program, and helping all kids be successful in their classrooms.

Please introduce yourself to Ms. Britt when you see her around our building.

Cozier Commitments

This year, one of our big goals is to focus on school-wide expectations. We know that children thrive when there are clear boundaries and high expectations for behavior and learning. One component of this is the development of Cozier Commitments - a promise to all members of our school community of what behavioral expectations look like at Carl Cozier. You will begin to see signage around our school like the one below. Over the next several months, we will develop our understandings of what it means to be principled, caring thinkers in various locations around our school (lunchroom, playground, hallways, classrooms, etc). This language is connected to our IB Learner Profile and will not be new for many students. Please check in with your children about our Cozier Commitments.
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Mark Your Calendar!

9/11 - PTA meeting - ALL WELCOME! Potluck dinner, 6pm, meeting at 6:30. Childcare provided.

9/13 - All -School Assembly, 8:15am Everyone Welcome!

9/19 - Mobile Dental Van at Cozier

9/20 - Staff Learning Day - no school for students

9/26 - Hearing & Vision screening at Cozier

9/26 - Open House, 6:30-7:30 - Please join us and learn about your child's classroom!

10/4 - All -School Assembly, 8:15am Everyone Welcome!

10/7 - After-School Enrichment activities begin this week

10/11 - Picture Day!

Gardening with Common Threads

Hello! My name is Abby Counihan. I’m delighted to join the Carl Cozier community as the new Common Threads AmeriCorps Food Educator. This fall, students in Kindergarten through 5th grade will explore and learn in the garden classroom as they help build healthy soil, save seeds, plant cover crop, and enjoy the harvest! A huge THANKS to all who helped care for the garden during the summer! If you’d like to volunteer in the garden (for lessons or garden maintenance) please let me know: .

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