The Comet-tary Parent Edition

Comets DON'T Quit! We've Got Grit!

September 21-25

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School Office Hours

Daily Office Hours

Starting Monday, August 3, 2020

9:00 AM - 3:00 PM


This Week's Updates

  • Attendance: A reminder that we are taking attendance as usual. IF you know your student will be out for a doctor or dentist appointment, please let Ms. Joan know. We also require a doctor's note for absences for more than 3 days. At the end of each week, teachers are required to document attendance participation in Asynchronous work. It is imperative that students complete all the work assigned during Asynchronous time to receive attendance credit.
  • Lexia and Dreambox: Students are supposed to log in to both Dreambox and Lexia when they are not scheduled for small group meetings that day. Students should be on for 60 minutes a week for each app.

  • Zoom Reminder: The name students use to enter a Zoom room needs to be their name, not a bunch of random percents and random letters. Teachers take attendance at the end of the period using the names of those listed. We also don't let anyone in a Zoom room that we don't recognize.
  • Coffee with the Principal! Coffee with the Principal will be held in the evening online starting at 6:30 PM. It's an opportunity to hear all the latest school updates and ask questions. The first Meeting with the Principal will be on Wed. October 14th at 6:30 PM.
  • PTO Spirit Days:
  • September 25 Crazy Hair Day!
  • October 2 Favorite Color Day!
  • October 9 Cooper Spirit Wear Day!


With the school year off to a virtual start, I would like to share some resources that Solano County Library offers. If possible, I would love to participate in a Zoom meeting with teachers and their students to talk about library resources as well as maybe share a quick story time.

Our storytime links are the following: (LIVE Thursdays at 10am in August). (prerecorded).

I also recommend, if you don’t already use it, it is a fun resource to show children a variety of places and creatures even though we can’t really travel anywhere right now!

Stay safe,

Suzanne Clerkin

Children’s Librarian

Vacaville Library – Cultural Center

1020 Ulatis Drive

Vacaville, CA 95687

(866) 572-7587

Picture Day is Coming!

Excel Photographers will be on campus September 28th through September 30th, from 1:30-7:00 to capture smiles!

Thank you for signing up with Cooper Elementary drive through picture day. Excel Photographers will be on campus September 28th through September 30th, from 1:30-7:00 to capture smiles!

We will be taking pictures by appointment only. Please book your appointment here

You will need a separate appointment for each additional child.

Once you have booked your appointment you will receive an email confirmation, with a link to purchase your portraits.

You may also visit Gallery Password: COOPF20

The safety of our families and staff members is important to all of us. Please arrive during your scheduled picture time, follow instructions and return to your vehicles. Please observe social distancing upon your arrival and wear face covering. Students will remove their face covering when they are photographed. Please limit attendees to scheduled student(s) and guardian.

Thank you for participating in our special event.

Malissa Knieriem

Excel Photographers

General Manager

4219 S. Market Ct. Ste N

Sacramento, CA 95834

916-565-1620 Ext.322

NEW FAX #: 1-833-564-9012

Cooper Student Council

Wednesday, September 23rd

Campaign speeches (on Flipgrid) and Poster due to Assistant Principal

Thursday, Sep. 30th and Friday, Oct. 1st

Student Council Elections held (Google Form)

Friday, October 1st

Announcement of Student Council officers at 2:30 pm

Cooper Virtual Learning Expectations

Be Safe:

  • Do not share your online username and password with others
  • Do not share Zoom links publicly
  • Do not chat with strangers or join unknown Zoom sessions
  • Report online bullying or inappropriate online chats to a trusted adult right away
  • Only use your school account for school work – not for playing online games or browsing on the web

Be Respectful:

  • Mute microphones when others are speaking
  • Respect others opinions
  • Use proper test etiquette
  • Help each other during group assignments and in designated meeting rooms
  • Resolve conflicts peacefully
  • Be actively engaged
  • Follow instructions
  • Wait your turn to speak
  • Use the raise your hand feature
  • Minimize distractions
  • Use the chat feature appropriately
  • Do not change your name
  • Do not change your backgrounds
  • Come to class dress appropriately

Be Responsible:

  • Complete tasks on time
  • Be prepared
  • Ask for help
  • Write in complete sentences
  • Log in on time
  • Organize your materials
  • Set daily goals
  • Make yourself visible

Our Fabulous Librarian Mrs. Arnett reading "Sky Color" and "A Day in September"

Sky Color
"A Day in September"

Virtual School and Working Parents: Ways to Make It Work

How to Make Working from Home and Online School Work

Even if you can’t arrange for such assistance, depending on your child’s age, you can develop an arrangement with some creativity and flexibility on everyone’s part. Below are a few suggestions for how you can make this work:

  • Plan your child’s learning schedule around your work schedule. Make sure the activities that require the most support and input from you are done during the times you’re available to help your student. Designate your working hours for independent reading and subjects your child has an easier time digesting.

  • Utilize to-do lists. Without clearly defined to-do lists, your child has a higher likelihood of becoming distracted or straying from his or her studies. Leave clear instructions for the times you are out of the house, and make sure assignments are completed as required.

  • Make use of planning tools. Online school planning tools can help you integrate your family calendar with your student’s lesson scheduler. Get your child used to managing the planner early. This way,your child never misses a chance to work with the teachers, whether it’s by attending all scheduled online classroom sessions or going to teachers’ virtual office hours.

  • Be flexible. There may be times when your child isn’t able to complete something without your support. Set aside another time to work on that assignment, and encourage your child to continue working on the things that come more easily when you are not readily available. For full-time working parents, evenings and weekends are usually the best times to dedicate to being a hands-on Learning Coach. For part-time workers, it may be mornings, afternoons, or evenings that work best.

    Remember to plan ahead so that you can either take time off from work or flex your personal schedule so your student can attend social activities like field trips and complete required state testing.

  • Take advantage of teachers and peers. In many virtual schools, certified teachers work one-on-one with you and your child to develop an individualized learning plan and provide extra assistance on your schedule. Take advantage of this resource and encourage your child to get in contact with the teacher for extra help. School discussion boards, real-time classroom conversations, and email communications are all ways your child can interact with other students. If you aren’t there to help, encourage your child to go through these methods when trying to solve a problem or complete a tricky assignment.

Classes with the BEST attendance for August

These classes got to choose to have a virtual lunch or a GoNoodle activity with admin. CONGRATULATIONS!!

Ms. Wallace's Kindergartners

Mrs. Edward's First graders

Ms. Aspey's Second graders

Mrs. Bailey's 4th graders

Mr. Thomas's 4th/5th graders

August "Students of the Month"

The following students were nominated by their teachers:

Kindergarten - Jet Cheney, Olivia Rubio, Leandro Gutierrez, Bree Anders, Tristan Bakacs

First Grade - Brooklyn White, Harlow Wall, Sean Manor, Aubrie Bowen, Luke Thiemmath

Second Grade - Olivia Davidson, Liam Brown, Ann Wegner, Isabella Cromwell, Lexie Frankel, Charlie Douglas

Third Grade - Aubrey Echevarria, Ryan Lal, Eliana Apodaca, Cassie Colby, Jordan Terry

Fourth Grade- Christopher Dizon, Zoe Devoe,Marcelo Sing

Fifth Grade - Jessenia Garcia, Keegan Pierce, Sammie Frankel, Teya Ashlock,

Sixth Grade - Katelyn Lowery, Cole Rodda, Olivia Miyashiro, Abby English-Reed


Happy Birthday Celebrations!

9/20 Jaiden Kelly and Cooper Quinones

9/21 Jessica Clark, Elijah Hun, Emily Keith, Anthony Salinas, Brooklynn Velez, and Rowan Wright

9/22 Harper Harrigan

9/23 Derek Ammerman, Regan Ammerman, Joseph Dunlap, and Armani Williams

9/24 Kayla Simonini

9/25 Hudson Pichardo and Anatalia Reyes

9/26 Sarah Cassidy

9/27 Brooklan Cheney, Jaydenn Gaines, Kaliyah Lambert, and Cecilia Tovar Mendoza

Cruthird's Corner

This week I had the opportunity to visit classrooms and breakout rooms with students. While visiting students we were able to collaborate and problem solve, while working on there assignments. Having a first hand experience of what students encounter on a day to day basis made me really appreciate all the hard work our teachers are putting into educating our students. The distance learning has been challenging, however, we have accepted the challenge and are making progress. "We have to go SLOW, in order to go FAST!

Proud to be a Comet!

Ms. Cruthird