Coppin Connection Welcome Back!!!!

August 14, 2019

Welcome Back Info

Welcome to the 2019-2020 school year! Summer is the time to rest, renew and reboot for an amazing school year! I hope you all are ready for a spectacular year ahead! I’d like to welcome our new families to the Coppin Community. I hope that you feel right at home here. And welcome back to our returning families. Our school community working together to support our students and staff is what makes Coppin so special! Roll up your sleeves and jump right in! We want to hear from you about what is going well and what we can continue to improve upon. I encourage you to be a part of our school community any way you can!

  • Drinking Fountains: Thanks to the support of our community, 2 new drinking fountains were purchased and are being installed this week. They even have a water bottle filling station! Look for them on the upper and lower grade playgrounds!

  • Portable Restrooms on the playground have been remodeled with new flooring and partitions!

  • New Staff Members:

    • We welcome Ms. Savannah Buchman to our third grade team!

    • We welcome Ms. Sheri Swank to the office as our new Clerk!

    • We will also welcome Ms. Michelle Marino as our Intervention Service Provider (ISP).

  • LOTS OF NEW STUDENTS AND FAMILIES: We are so happy you are here!

  • PTC Board Members: We are excited about our new members and look forward to a fun year!

  • Safety Protocols: District wide safety protocols have been adopted and put into practice.

Here’s what you need to know and remember:

  • Coppin is paperless! In an attempt to save our much needed paper resources, all of our weekly communication (think flyers for school events, etc…) will be sent to you electronically in a newsletter each week! The district uses a system called Peach Jar for our flyers. This will help us use our paper for student learning rather than for other things. We will also post everything on our website, Facebook page and school app for easy access as well. If you are not receiving emails, please be sure the office has your correct email address. This is incredibly important for communication.

  • ONLINE PORTAL FOR EMERGENCY CONTACT INFORMATION: The district will continue to use an online tool to help families keep emergency contacts up to date at school. You need to use your online account to enter the emergency contact information on your own and it will go directly to our computer system. Don’t worry, we will also print hard copies to keep in the office and in classrooms in case of emergencies. This process was challenging last year so please let us know if you need help. It is crucial that we have up to date emergency contact information for our students. If your information changes during the school year, please be sure you go online and update it our call the office and let us know.

  • Designated peanut and tree nut free zones in the courtyard and cafeteria

We have an amazing year planned for our community! I can’t wait to get started! If you haven’t already done so, please:

  • Like us on Facebook - WPUSD - Carlin C. Coppin Elementary School and

  • Download our school app for both iPhone and Android - just search for Carlin C. Coppin Elementary School.

  • Check out our school and district websites when you are looking for information, we try to keep the calendar up to date for you!

Take care and see you at school,

Shamryn Coyle


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


  • August 15th: First Day of the 2019-2020 School Year!!! Regular school day!
  • Monday 8/19: Early Release Day, Dismissal at 1:40pm
  • Friday 8/23: Bucketfilling Assemblies
  • Monday 8/26: Early Release Day, Dismissal at 1:40pm
  • Monday 9/2: Labor Day NO SCHOOL
  • Monday 9/9: Early Release Day, Dismissal at 1:40pm
  • Monday 9/16: Early Release Day, Dismissal at 1:40pm
  • Monday 9/23: Early Release Day, Dismissal at 1:40pm
  • Wednesday: 9/25: Fall Picture Day
  • Friday 9/27: Family Bingo Night
  • Monday 9/30: Early Release Day, Dismissal at 1:40pm
  • Thursday 10/3: NO SCHOOL
  • Friday 10/4: NO SCHOOL
  • Monday 10/7: NO SCHOOL
  • Monday 10/14: Staff Development Day: NO SCHOOL
  • Friday 10/18: Picture Retakes
  • Friday 10/18: Fall Festival
  • Monday 10/21: Early Release Day, Dismissal at 1:40pm
  • 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
  • Monday 11/11: Veteran's Day: NO SCHOOL
  • 11/12-11/15: 5th grade at Shady Creek Outdoor School
  • 11/18-11/22: Parent Teacher Conference Week: Early Dismissal
  • 11/25-11/29: Thanksgiving Break: NO SCHOOL
  • 12/2: Early Release Day, Dismissal at 1:40pm
  • 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

Visit the CCC calendar on our Website:

Parent Teacher Club

Please welcome our new PTC Board Members for the 2019-2020 School Year.

Co-Presidents: Bill & Sarah Rath

Co-Vice Presidents: Denise Clary & Rosanne Johnson

Treasurer: Angela Balderas

Secretary: Chrissy White

Box Tops: Laura Sanchez

Fundraising: Hollie Mikowychok & Mary Brock

Staff Appreciation: Lindsey Graves & Amy Stowers

Publicity Officer: Heather O'Dell

Spirit Wear: Holly Tatosian & Julia Brock

Please visit the PTC portion of our website at:

You can also "like" them on Facebook!

FOOD SERVICES: What's Cookin in the Coppin Kitchen?


Monday = Bagel & Cream Cheese

Tuesday = French Toast

Wednesday = Breakfast Sandwich

Thursday = Pancake Bowl

Friday = Dutch Waffle


Thursday 8/15 = Pizza

Friday 8/18 = Orange Chicken

Monday 8/19 = Corn Dog

Tuesday 8/20 = Breakfast for Lunch (Waffles and Sausage)

Wednesday 8/21= Pepperoni/Cheese Pizza

Thursday 8/22 = Bean Burrito

Friday 8/23 = Fried Chicken and Mashed Potatoes

Here is the link to the menu for Aug-Sept:

Worth Noting!


  • Coppin was the recipient of the California Civic Learning Award of Merit in 2019: this highlights our commitment to developing student leadership and serving our community

  • Coppin has been recognized by Educational Results Partnership as an Honor Roll School recognized for high levels of student academic achievement, improvement in achievement over time, and reduction in achievement gaps

  • Coppin is a model school for Multi-Tiered Systems of Support (MTSS): In California, MTSS is an integrated, comprehensive framework that focuses on common core standards, core instruction, differentiated learning, student-centered learning, individualized student needs, and the alignment of systems necessary for all students’ academic, behavioral, and social success.

  • Coppin is a Certified AVID Elementary School

Digital Safety and Social Media for our Students

There has been increased attention and focus on the safe use of social media and technology for students. Many of our students have access to cell phones, tablets and computers both inside and outside of school. While students are in school their use of computers and technology is closely monitored and we rely on our district firewalls and monitoring resources to maintain appropriate access here at school. We do not encourage student use of cell phones and personal devices while at school. Outside of school many children are watching videos online and are playing games in their spare time. Others have access to various social media outlets such as Snapchat, Instagram, Facebook and others. As parents we hope that you are closely monitoring the amount of time and access outside of school. We also hope that you are regularly checking devices and search history to make sure students are making good choices.

This article may provide you with some background and tips for how you can continue to support safe use of technology at home. We encourage you to do your own research and closely monitor all access at home to help keep our students safe: Here is a link to a brief article you may want to read:


  • School wide behavior: We have weekly lessons focusing on school wide behavior and our school wide rules: BE SAFE, BE RESPECTFUL, BE RESPONSIBLE! You can find the lessons we will be teaching on our school calendar on the website. Students will be taught the weekly lesson on Monday or Tuesday by their teacher. Check it out on the school calendar! In addition to the weekly lessons, students will also be recognized for doing their best by receiving Sparky Tickets or ROAR Tickets. Students are recognized for going above and beyond to be safe, responsible or respectful and can earn special prizes and privileges for their Tickets.
  • SCHOOL SHOUT OUTS! Every day we give shout outs to our students staff during our morning announcements. Students and staff can write a special note of appreciation to recognize someone on campus for their support. We have a shout out box for parents in the office if you would like to recognize someone on campus, let us know!
  • Attendance Matters: Please drop-off students on-time and avoid checking them out early, if possible. Late drop-offs and early pick-up causes disruptions in the classroom and to your child's learning. If your child is LATE, you will need to walk them into the office and sign them in.

Good To Know

  • BUCKLE UP: We've gotten many reports that our precious students may not be properly buckled in when getting dropped off and picked up from school. Current California Law States:
    • Children under 2 years of age shall ride in a rear-facing car seat unless the child weighs 40 or more pounds OR is 40 or more inches tall. The child shall be secured in a manner that complies with the height and weight limits specified by the manufacturer of the car seat. (California Vehicle Code Section 27360.)

    • ​Children under the age of 8 must be secured in a car seat or booster seat in the back seat.

    • Children who are 8 years of age OR have reached 4’9” in height may be secured by a booster seat, but at a minimum must be secured by a safety belt. (California Vehicle Code Section 27363.)

    • Passengers who are 16 years of age and over are subject to California's Mandatory Seat Belt law.

    • Here is a link to the California Highway Patrol Website for more information:


  • Dogs on Campus: We love our furry friends but please keep them off campus. If you are walking your children to school with your dogs, please say your good-byes before you step on to campus. Not everyone loves dogs and it can be scary for some. We appreciate you keeping your four-legged babies off of school grounds. Thank you!
  • Did you know our Student Handbook has been updated? You can find it on our website here:
  • Choir meets every Monday from 1:50-2:50
  • 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.

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