Lubbock-Cooper Central Elementary

Sent October 15th

A Note from the Principal

Our newsletter today includes some information about attendance. Though this is a district wide focus due to attendance in general, I am concerned about the amount of time our students are missing school as it pertains to our two greatest campus goals: student safety and student growth.


Our teachers are familiar with the idea that 5 minutes per day lost on instruction equals 18 full school days over the course of the school year. As most of you know from our "Pirate's learn at Home" experience during the height of COVID, teaching is tricky, but our teachers have it down to a science.


Instruction begins at 7:45am and we don't stop until dismissal at 3:20pm. Specials and recess are intentionally scheduled. We practice how to move through the hallways quickly and efficiently. We strive to make the most of every moment with our students in order to get the most out of them, all while keeping them safe and accounted for. The challenge that is outside of my scope is when our students miss out on the magic of the classroom.


Parents will sometimes ask, 'can we get some work so we can stay caught up?' The full answer is we can't send home peer interactions. We can't send home that 'aha' moment with a trained professional. We can't package and deliver a carefully crafted learning experience designed by an educator with differentiated stations and feedback to our students.


For what it's worth, I understand that some things are unavoidable (I know how hard it is to get some appointments scheduled, or that life throws curveballs from time to time). I just believe what we do every moment of the instructional day at Central matters. I believe every moment a student is in the classroom matters. I believe Central Elementary makes a difference.


-Colter Cox

Campus Principal

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Central Elementary Halloween Party Day - October 29th

Central Elementary have classroom parties and engage in some campus wide traditions on October 29th!


All students are permitted to wear costumes to school on this day. Costumes must be appropriate for school. Costumes that promote violence, vulgarity, or are not within normal grass code expectations may warrant having to sit out until the child is able to change. Administrators Wille exercise discretion for any costumes in question.


Please see the graphics below for a schedule of classroom parties and our campus wide parade. Parents and guests are invited to join for both of these events. Parents wanting to view the parade may enter the cafeteria beginning at 7:55. Parties are on a staggered schedule between 9:00am and 11:30.

Science Fair for 3rd, 4th, and 5th graders

Attention 3rd - 5th Students and Parents!!


We are so excited to announce that the district science fair is coming up! It will be held on January 20th, 2022. Please see attached packet and schedule of dates to get an idea of what your at home science fair project will entail. Students that are interested in participating will need to return the Science Fair Check #1 to their science teacher by October 29th (these will go home in Tuesday folders, on October 19th.)


Please reach out to your child’s science teacher if you have any questions!


Schedule of Dates


Science Fair Information Packet

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Upcoming Events

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Mark Your Calendars!

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