Cougar Connection

Carl Cozier News ~ October 6, 2019

Note from the Principal

Dear Families,

Welcome Autumn! I love this time of year! The days are getting cooler, leaves are starting to change colors, we're thinking about Rainy Day recess plans and there are lots of coats in the Lost & Found! More significantly, our children are settling into their classroom routines and learning is well underway! Most teachers have completed all of the beginning of year assessments are are now able to design learning opportunities for all students. I encourage you to communicate with your child's teacher to learn more about our instructional practices.

Below you'll learn about upcoming school-wide events and other great things happening in our school community.

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

Student Leadership Opportunities

As a way to demonstrate our Cozier Commitments of being Principled, Caring Thinkers, fourth and fifth grade students will have the opportunity to apply for school-wide student leadership positions. Student leadership opportunities will include: junior recess coaches, assistants in the lunchroom, classrooms or office and a student advisory team. Students will be given the position description and an "application". Mrs. Kenady and Ms. Britt will meet with each student leader and positions will begin on November 4, 2019. We will rotate positions throughout the year to ensure all students have an opportunity to participate. We are excited to continue building our Carl Cozier principled caring leaders!

Fall Harvest Festival

Mark Your Calendars & Get Ready for FUN!

On Thursday, October 17, 2019, our PTA will be hosting the annual Fall Harvest Festival. This event is from 6:00-8:00pm at Carl Cozier. The theme is "Pies" - there will be pizza and sweet pies for all, as well as lots of crafts, photo booth, pumpkin painting and tons of fun. Please plan to join us and bring the whole family! Look for more information on Facebook and Seesaw this week!

Dinner Program

Dinner Program Free for All Students 18 and Under

Bellingham Public Schools currently offers free hot dinner to all children 18 and under in the community. These meals are offered daily Mondays through Thursdays through June 4, 2020. Dinner is served from 5 to 6 p.m. at Shuksan Middle School, located at 2717 Alderwood Avenue (at the corner of Northwest and Alderwood).

Please note: Accompanying adults are charged $4.25 All meals must be eaten onsite in the Shuksan cafeteria and “to go” options are not available.

Dinner will not be served on the following Thursdays that are middle school early dismissal days: Sept. 19, Oct. 31, Nov. 27, (Wed.), Dec. 12, Feb. 6, March 5, April 30.

Winter Shelter for Women

The City of Bellingham will be partnering with the Opportunity Council this winter to provide emergency shelter for women. This shelter will be housed at Civic Field and will be open from November through February. The purpose of the shelter is to provide a warm place for women to sleep and shower at night. Guests will check in at the Lighthouse mission each evening and will be bused to and from Civic Field. The shelter hours are 7pm-7am daily and this space will provide beds for up to 40 women. If you are interested in learning more or volunteering for a shift at the shelter, please let me know.

Mark Your Calendar!

10/7-10/9: Fifth graders at Mountain School!

10/9: PTA Meeting - Childcare provided. Potluck @ 6pm, meeting @ 6:30pm.

10/11: Picture Day!

10/11: Kindergarten goes to Stoney Ridge Pumpkin Patch!


10/18: Staff Learning Day, no school for students.

10/25: All-School Assembly, 8:15am. Families Welcome!

11/1: Parent-Teacher-Student Conferences - no school for students

Gardening with Common Threads

Fall is such an exciting season in the garden: Kids are harvesting, seed-saving, and learning about different ways to build healthy soil. If you are interested in volunteering during fall gardening or winter cooking please contact: Save the date: Make a Difference Day is October 26 and we will be hosting school garden work parties around Whatcom County. Check the Common Threads Facebook page for more details.

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