Coppin Connection

October 9, 2019


  • School is Closed on Wednesday 10/9/19 due to Power Shut off. Please stay tuned to email, and social media for up to date information about the rest of the week. The district is working with the county and PG&E to provide up to date information and make the best decisions for the safety of our school community.
  • We will be utilizing School Messenger and Social Media to reach the community.
  • Here is the most recent letter from the district:
  • Be sure to check out the school and district websites for information as well.

Spirit Week 10/14-10/18

- Monday: No School - District Staff Development

- Tuesday: Pajama Day

- Wednesday: Crazy Hair Day

- Thursday: Western Day

- Friday: Sparky Spirit Day

- Friday Night Festival: Costumes!

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Upcoming Dates and Calendar Info...LOTS GOING ON!


  • Wednesday 10/9: School Cancelled due to Power Shut Off
  • Monday 10/14: Staff Development Day: NO SCHOOL
  • Fall Festival Spirit Week: 10/15-10/18
  • Tuesday 10/15: Pajama Day
  • Wednesday 10/16: Crazy Hair Day
  • Thursday 10/17: Western Day
  • Friday 10/18: Sparky Spirit Day
  • Tuesday 10/15: K-KIds Meeting 2:45 - 3:45pm
  • Friday 10/18: Fall Festival
  • Monday 10/21: Early Release Day, Dismissal at 1:40pm
  • Thursday 10/24:School Site Council 3pm
  • Monday 10/28: Early Release Day, Dismissal at 1:40pm
  • Thursday 10/31: Halloween Parade
  • Sunday 11/3: Daylight Savings Time
  • Monday 11/4: Early Release Day, Dismissal at 1:40pm
  • Tuesday 11/5: K-Kids Meeting 2:45 - 3:45pm
  • Wednesday 11/6: Picture Retakes
  • Monday 11/11: Veteran's Day: NO SCHOOL
  • 11/12-11/15: 5th grade at Shady Creek Outdoor School
  • 11/15-11/22: Scholastic Book Fair

  • 11/18-11/22: Parent Teacher Conference Week: Early Dismissal 12:30pm
  • Tuesday 11/19: K-Kids Meeting 1:45 - 2:45pm
  • 11/25-11/29: Thanksgiving Break: NO SCHOOL
  • 12/2: Early Release Day, Dismissal at 1:40pm
  • Tuesday 12/3: K-Kids Meeting 2:45 - 3:45pm
  • Monday 12/9: Early Release Day, Dismissal at 1:40pm
  • 12/11-12/13: Santa Shoppe
  • 12/16-12/20: Early Release Day, Dismissal at 1:40pm
  • 12/23-1/5: Winter Break NO SCHOOL
  • Monday 1/6/20: School Resumes, Early Dismissal at 1:40pm
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What’s happening in the Music Room?

Our patriotic song of the month is You’re a Grand Old Flag, by George M. Cohan, and our composer of the month is John Williams (1932- ). We are so excited to be studying music by the composer of the film music for Star Wars, Harry Potter, Jurassic Park, and many, many other films.

1st Grade: Our students will be learning about fast and slow as well as short and long sounds. Some of their songs are Hunt the Cows and The Old Gray Cat , as well as some Halloween songs, like Pumpkin Stew and Halloween. The first graders have also been introduced to the percussion instruments in our classroom.

2nd Grade: The second graders are building stronger rhythm and pitch skills. They will be reviewing quarter notes, quarter rests, and eighth notes with voices and instruments. They are learning more and more pitches of the scale as well. They are working on Bate, Bate; Trot, Old Joe, and Toaster Time, as well as Pick a Pumpkin, and other fall and Halloween songs.

3rd Grade: The third graders have been continuing work on Rocky Mountain, learning how to read the rhythms and pitches and do a folk dance. They will be continuing this work with songs like Lil Liza Jane, Uncle Joe, and Halloween Night.

4th Grade: Our fourth graders are singing rounds, such as Are You Sleeping and Ghost of John, in multiple parts. They are continuing their “Mallet Madness” unit and are practicing proper mallet hold while playing Bate, Bate and other songs. They have also been learning about the pentatonic scale.

5th Grade: The 5th graders have begun their ukulele unit and will continue throughout the month of October. They have learned the C, A minor, and F chords and will continue to work on strumming technique with songs like Yellow Submarine, This Land is Your Land, You Are My Sunshine, and Best Day of My Life.

Mrs. Guemmer:

Ms. Van Hoy:

Sight Word Busters Volunteers Wanted!

Do you love working with children? Would you like to aid in helping kids learn? Do you enjoy watching the eyes of children light up when they do well? Then Sight Word Busters is for you! We have one-hour-a-week volunteer opportunities for Carlin C. Coppin parents or guardians! Sight Word Busters is a non-profit organization that provides trained volunteers in the TK, Kindergarten, and some 1st grade classrooms to help students master their sight words (high frequency words). We currently have openings in all the classrooms and would love to have you join our Sight Word Busters team. You can find out more about us on our website: Click on the volunteer tab to fill out an application, take a look at the online calendar to find a training that suits your schedule, and sign up for a training to be a volunteer today! Please e-mail Laura Sanchez at or text 916-768-9139 if you have any questions. Carlin C. Coppin teachers and staff would love to have your support in this endeavor. Before you know it your children will be grown, so volunteer today before it's too late. We hope to hear from you soon!

K-Kids Meeting Dates

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Morning Procedures

Please remember that supervision for students begins at 7:45am. There is no supervision for students prior to that. Please plan your mornings accordingly, we want our students to be safe!

Support School Safety

Parking & Drop Off

Please note that parking is at a premium, particularly now that we have so many new families who joined us this fall. If you are arriving early and waiting with your child in your car, please consider parking along the street to ensure our staff can find parking when they arrive.

It is essential that you pull all the way forward in the drop off lane so that we can get all of our cars/kiddos into the drop off zone and then out of their car in a safe and efficient manner. When there are no buses in the drop off area, please pull all the way forward. You may drop off in the bus area after the buses leave. This will create more room for everyone to move through safely.

Entering Campus

If you are walking your child onto campus and plan to go past the big, black gate, you must sign in at the front office and obtain a visitor badge to be on campus. Remember to sign out when you leave as well. This helps us to account for everyone that is on campus.

Food Service News

We've gotten lots of feedback from students and families regarding some changes in food services. Here is some info from our Food Service Director Christina Lawson:

A. WPUSD has started offering chocolate milk on Fridays only. Our Food Service department is really focused on bringing in lots of fruits and vegetables this year and reducing down the occurrence of items with added sugar.

B. Want to help shape the future of WPUSD food service offerings? We are looking for teachers, parents, community members that are interested in being on some panels/focus groups regarding food service selections and branding over the next year. Please reach out to Christina Lawson at if interested.

C. We are lucky to be able to feature lots of CA grown produce that is seasonal and fresh. All our offerings are all CA Grown at the moment including our carrots, lettuce, plums, peaches, oranges, zucchini, strawberries to name a few!

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