Cooper P.A.W.S.

Please "PAWS" with us for a Cooper School Update

May 7, 2021

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Return to a 5-Day In-person Learning Model:

This week our superintendent announced the district's decision to resume in-person instruction on Mondays. Students in the Hybrid Learning Model will be welcomed into our buildings five days a week, Monday-Friday, beginning Monday, May 17, 2021. Your child's teacher will share with you an updated classroom schedule in the days ahead.

If you have any questions, or if you wish to adjust your child's current learning model, please don't hesitate to reach out to me at or by phone at 856-424-4554.

Cooper's Annual Night of Cultures:

The Night of Cultures will be Virtual this year. Students are encouraged to create a Google Slide about their culture/background/ family traditions. Slides should be submitted by Wednesday, May 12th, 2021 to Mr. Lee ( The presentation will be shared with our Cooper Community on Friday, May 21st, 2021.

Night of Culture Parent Flyer

Student Placements for the Upcoming School Year:

Each year, parents are provided an opportunity to share feedback regarding their child's learning styles and social-emotional learning needs in preparation for the development of class rosters for the upcoming year. You are invited to share feedback via the J.F. Cooper Elementary Student Placement Survey to be considered as we begin this process. The survey will remain open through 5:00pm on Friday May 21, 2021. Please understand that we truly value your feedback regarding your child's needs; however, requests for specific teachers or classes cannot be accommodated. Final classroom placements will be shared with families in August.

End of Year Activities

  • Virtual Classroom Parties- All class parties will be virtual this year. Parties will be held on Tuesday June 15th 2:00-3:00pm. Our PTA Room Parent Volunteers will host the virtual parties with support from our teaching staff. Please reach out to your class room parent if you would like to assist with this event.
  • Field Day- Mr. Eng is working on plans for our school to participate in the Virtual Open National Field Day. More information will be shared will be shared in the coming weeks.
  • 5th Grade Handprints & Signing Activity- The banners are ready for our 5th Graders to leave their mark on our school and in our hearts. This activity will be combined with a signing activity in which students will complete postcard messages to their classmates, since yearbook signing cannot occur the way we would traditionally do so. This is scheduled for Wednesday June 16th. In the morning for in-person students and afternoon for remote learners. More information will be shared as we get closer to the event.
  • New Information Regarding 5th Grade Moving Up Ceremony: Our 5th grade moving up ceremony will be held outdoors on June 15, 2021. Weather permitting, immediate family members are cordially invited to join us. However, should the weather be inclement—given space limitations, coupled with the current indoor restrictions—the event will be held indoors for students and staff only. More details will be shared as the date draws near.

District Updates

District Cultural Proficiency, Equity and Character Education: WE Learn Through Service

It is with great excitement that I introduce to you our WE Learn Through Service group that is open to students Grades K-12 within our school district. This group was born from the goals and work of the district’s Cultural Proficiency, Character Education, and Equity Committee. The purpose of this group is to work on service learning projects inspired by our students’ voices to solve community and world issues. PLEASE CLICK HERE TO LEARN MORE ABOUT THE FIRST COMMUNITY SERVICE LEARNING PROJECT.

Reminder: 2021-2022 School Registration Is Ongoing

If you have any friends, family or neighbors with children entering kindergarten, or transferring to CHPS for any grade-level next year, please let them know that registration for the 2021-2022 school year is underway! Because of COVID restrictions, parents are asked to register their children online. Full details are available on our district website.

Summer Programs Available for Students through our STEP Program

Summer Offerings from our STEP Program

District Information

Check out the latest CHPS Postcard for district updates. Click Here to access the district WE Return to Learn Plan


What's Happening:

May ~ Jewish Heritage Month, Asian/Pacific Islander Heritage Month, NJ Military Appreciation Month

5/9: Mother's Day

5/9-5/15: Special Education Week

5/12: National School Nurses Day

5/15: Last day for Flower Power online orders

5/18: McDonald's Take Out Night

5/21: Virtual Night of Cultures

5/31: School Closed ~ Memorial Day

6/9: Final Material Pick-Up/Drop-Off for Remote Learners

6/11: High School Clap Out (outdoor event for students & staff only)

6/15: 5th Grade Moving Up (outdoor event for students & staff ~ Livestreamed for families)

6/15: End of Year Virtual Class Parties

6/16: 5th Grade Handprint Activity (AM for In-person/ PM for Remote)

6/16 & 6/17: Early Dismissal for Students Only

6/18: Early Dismissal for Students and Staff (Last Day of School)


Support for Families:

Are you looking for a way to discuss racial justice with your children? This set of resources from Sesame Street provides you with language and parenting strategies to talk with your child about race and racism.

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James F. Cooper School

Our mission is to teach all children to love learning, embrace challenges and strive to achieve their personal best. Our Cooper Community will demonstrate respect, ownership, acts of kindness and responsibility to encourage active citizenship.