Cooper P.A.W.S.

Please "PAWS" with us for a Cooper School Update

January 11, 2021

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PTA Updates:

  • We hope all of our Cooper Jaguar families had a wonderful winter break! We have some great things planned for the rest of the year. Stay tuned for information!
  • Be part of the Frosty Bookworm Challenge! Information can be found in your child’s Google Classroom.
  • Next PTA Meeting is on 1/26/21 @ 6:00pm - all parents are welcome.
  • Not a PTA member yet? Submit Dues Here



Winter Concert

Our band and orchestra students have worked very hard to prepare a winter concert to celebrate the skills they have learned. Please take a moment to review the information from our Instrumental Directors and the link to our concert.

Thank you for joining us in viewing the Virtual Winter Concert for the 2020-21 school year. It was surely a challenge for all parties involved, but we are so proud of our students and all of their hard work. Please enjoy the 4th and 5th grade orchestras and bands which have combined across all 12 elementary schools to put together this wonderful winter performance. It is absolutely amazing when you consider that the fourth graders have had 12 lessons (total) and that they are already accomplishing so much on their instruments! Thank you to all of the general music teachers as their training makes such a difference for these young children when learning how to play a new instrument. The fifth graders have also impressed us all in their ability to accomplish an elementary ensemble piece without ever having performed as a band or orchestra before! We are all so proud of the students and their work.

We have created two videos for you to choose from. A larger video to capture the entire district as an ensemble as well as smaller groups to highlight the students close-up! Please enjoy the elementary winter concert videos!


Rich Beckman, Christine Macaulay, Chris Miller, Jacob Weber, Andrew Prettelt, and Cassandra Sicolo

District Updates

Transition to Hybrid Instruction begins January 19, 2021. Students in Cohort A will attend in-person on Tuesdays and Thursdays (9:00am-1:00pm). Students in Cohort B will attend in-person on Wednesdays and Fridays (9:00am-1:00pm). Mondays will continue to be remote learning days for all students. If you have a need to change your child's place from Full-Remote to Hybrid Learning, or from Hybrid Learning to Full-Remote, please reach out to our main office at 856-424-4554.

Check out the latest CHPS Postcard for district updates. Click Here to review the full WE Return to Learn Plan


What's Happening:

1/4-1/29: PTA Frosty Bookworm Challenge

1/12: Birthday Lunch with the Principal (1:30-2:00pm)

1/18: School Closed- Martin Luther King ~ Day of Service

1/19: Return to Hybrid Learning Model - (Cohort A In-Person)

1/20: Cohort B In-Person

2/1: Student Materials Pick-Up (8:30am-4:00pm)


Support for Families:

Our Teacher Literacy Coach, Mrs. Mirmina, has prepared some resources for our families from Teachers College of New Jersey. The videos support students with different reading and writing skills, as well as, getting organized for learning, productive struggle, developing executive function skills, etc. (There are also free "office hours" offered with literacy experts each week as well as parent workshops referenced on their main page - see below.)

K-2 videos

3-5 videos

Main Teachers College family support page:

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James F. Cooper School

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