Our Big Rocks

  • 4/29-5/24 6th Grade M-Step
  • 5/3 NEW DATE - ACES

The Zoo Came To Cooper

Thanks to funds raised during Cooper's Fall Walk-A-Thon, students were able to

celebrate Earth Day with two zookeepers from Wildlife Safari, a Michigan

company that brings the zoo to you! Mr. Nelson and Mr. Teron visited Cooper

this past Monday and Tuesday and brought along some very special guests -

some had fur, some had scales, some were venomous, but all were incredible in

their own way. Cooper students were engaged in an exciting, hands-on learning

experience that was the perfect combination of education and entertainment.

When Vixen (a female Red Fox), Mr. Chestnut (a groundhog), Dusty (a

chinchilla), and Elsa (a Siberian Lynx) were introduced, cries of "Awwww!" or

"Omigosh! How adorable!" could be heard. On the other hand, shrieks of

absolute terror rang out when Banana Split (a 12-foot-long, 140-pound Burmese

Python), Al Green (a 27-year-old American Alligator), and Drogan (an 8-year-old

Black Throat Monitor Lizard) were pulled out of their crates. Students were blown

away when Griffin, a 16-year-old Eagle Owl whose talons could pierce a car

door, flew from Mr. Nelson's arm back into its crate. Other animals students

learned about and were able to pet included a South American Armadillo and an

Emperor Scorpion too.

Both Mr. Nelson and Mr. Teron encouraged students to celebrate Earth Day not

just on Monday, but every day. Students were engaged in discussions about

being respectful to different animals and the environment too.

Thanks to everyone who contributed and participated in the Walk-A-Thon earlier

this school year. What an awesome and memorable experience for our students!

Cooper PTA - Cooper Teacher Appreciation Week

Hello Cooper Families! ** Cooper Staff - please don't peek! **

We are looking for some item donations for a surprise for our teachers/staff at Cooper during Teacher Appreciation Week in May. We will need all items sent in or dropped off to the office now through May 1st. Whether sending in with your child or dropping in the office, please bag the item(s) and label as "PTA".

Please see the sign up below and thank you in advance for your help!


  • 5/6-5/17 I Ready Testing
  • 5/8 PTA 6:30 in the Cooper LMC
  • 5/13 Leadership Showcase, Book Fair and Art Fair
  • 5/17 Tigers Night
  • 5/20 Skate Night
  • 6/3 Variety Show Dress Rehearsal 3:45-7:00
  • 6/5 Variety Show 6:00 - 8:30
  • 6/7 Harvey, Webster, Juncaj and Condevaux Field Trip 9:45-2:30
  • 6/12 PTA 6:30 in the Cooper LMC

We Need Your Help - ACES 2019

Spirit Wear Free Shipping April 12-29

Spirit Wear Free Shipping until 4/29! Take advantage of free shipping now through April 29th! Help support your school while showing your Cooper pride!

Leadership Showcase Information

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Restaurant Fundraiser

Hello Cooper Families!

The PTA is hosting a fundraiser starting this Sunday at Thomas’s Dining on Plymouth Road in Livonia, between Farmington and Stark. This will take place over five days.

Here are a few ways to help - they make it easy! A flyer will be coming home with your child this week.

* You can bring the flyer with you
* You can take a picture of it with your phone to show them
* You can show the restaurant this post on your phone

Any one of these options will work and you can go more than once. They are making it very easy to give back while enjoying some great food with family or friends.

This fundraiser starts this Sunday 4/28 at 3pm and ends Thursday 5/2 at 9pm.

Enjoy and thank you for your support!


Next PTA meeting will be May 8th at 630p in the Cooper Library. We will be voting in the board for next year. You must be a current member to vote.

Nominees are:

President - Helena Stylianou
VP - Amy Kotrych
2nd VP - Heather Poisson
Treasurer - Beth Brown
Asst Treasurer - Marianne Davis
Secretary - Tina Monkiewicz

Detroit Tigers Fundraiser! Order today and print from home. Please use the link below. Tickets are limited!

The Spring Scholastic Book Fair is just around the corner!!

Set-up for the Spring Book Fair will be Fri., May 10th after school.
Book Fair Sales begin Mon., May 13 - Fri., May 18th, from 8:30-3:30,
Plus, the evening of Monday, May 13th from 5:30-7:30pm.
*The Late Night Sales will run in conjunction with our Leadership Showcase and Art Show. *

Students will be able to shop the fair during their scheduled Library Media Center (LMC) period during the week, and during their lunch and/or recess time as well.

The Scholastic Book Fair supports the Cooper Library Media Center, so when you shop at the Fair, you are directly supporting every child here at Cooper. The money raised at the Fair enables me to buy books, technology, supplies, and even furniture for our LMC, so your support makes a huge difference to our community!

Here are a few things to know or remember about the Book Fair:

  • I desperately need volunteers! If you’re able to volunteer, please sign up at my SignUpGenius page:

**Make sure you’ve filled out an ICHAT form and have received clearance! In case you still need to fill out the ICHAT form, it can be found at:

  • Sales tax needs to be charged, so remember to calculate that 6% into any payments you send to school with your child;

  • If you send in a check with your student, please make it payable to:

  • The online fair will be running from Monday, May 6 - Friday, May 24. This fair has about FIVE TIMES as many things that our school fair will have!! Any items purchased through the online fair will be delivered to Cooper either during the middle of our fair, or after the online fair has wrapped up. Here’s the link:

Thank you in advance for your continued support; I can't wait to offer new materials to our readers! And just as a “heads up: ” our Fall 2018 fair will be the first full week of school in September, so expect another note soon!

Again, thank you so much!

Ms. Emily Y. Newton, MLIS

Cooper Library Media Specialist