May Updates

Carl Cozier News ~ May 5, 2019

Note from the Principal

It's hard to believe that we are already into the month of May! As the end of the school year nears, things begin to feel a little extra busy. We try our best to maintain structure and routine at school so that our students continue to thrive each day. If you're noticing that your child needs a little extra support right now, please feel free to connect with me, Kirke or Mrs. Kenady.

There's LOTS of info to share this month about teacher appreciation week, upcoming events, and looking towards next year. Please feel free to email or stop by with questions or feedback.

With gratitude,

Ari Feeney

Thanks for Supporting our Amazing Staff This Week!

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Mark Your Calendar!

5/8 - Bike Rodeo - Grade 2-5, sponsored by: Everybody Bikes

  • students will learn safety tips, rules of the road and proper helmet fitting
  • students are encouraged to bring their own bike and helmet, if possible. There will be some bikes available so that all students can participate
  • schedule is as follows: 5th grade: 8:40-9:20/2nd grade: 10:40-11:20/4th grade: 1:00-1:40 and 3rd grade: 1:45-2:25. Feel free to join us for biking fun!

5/8 - PTA meeting, 6:00pm

5/17 - Ski-to-Sea Parade - please plan to join us for this great event - more details to come!

5/17 - Bike to School Day

5/23 - Kindergarten Open House, 4:00pm

5/27 - No School - Memorial Day

6/6 - Fifth Grade Exhibition Night - 6:00pm

6/12 - Fifth Grade picnic

6/13 - Volunteer Breakfast - more details to come

6/20 - Last Day Assembly, 8:20am - more details to come!

6/20 - Last day of school - students dismissed at 12:45pm

Class Placement Feedback

In the next few weeks, your child's educational team will be working on class placement for the 2019-2020 school year. This process is complex and factors in many variables. Our goal is to place your child in a classroom that she/he can grow and develop. We also aim to build classes that are balanced with strengths, personalities, areas for growth, gender and need. All of our teachers our outstanding at meeting the needs of all children in a classroom and we also recognize that families sometimes like to share insights with our team. While we do not typically ask for feedback from families on specific teacher requests, I do welcome feedback regarding the learning environment that you feel your child would thrive best. Please feel free to email me at: to share any information that you think might be helpful for our team to know as we build successful classes for next year. Thank you.

Kindergarten Registration!

It's that time of year to start registering your little ones for Kindergarten! Please help us spread the word so that we can get families registered as soon as possible.

To learn more about Bellingham Public Schools Kindergarten program, click here. You are also welcome to stop by the office to pick up a registration packet.

Carl Cozier will host our Kindergarten Open House on Thursday, May 23, 2019, from 4:00-6:00pm. Please feel free to contact me before that day with questions.

Gardening with Common Threads

Hello families! Our students are enjoying gardening this spring! Now’s the time to look ahead to summer: We are seeking families to help with summer garden care so that students can return to a well-tended, bountiful garden in the fall. Please contact me at if you are interested in helping with summer garden care, and let me know your availability.