Coppin Connection

December 4, 2019

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

December/January:

  • Monday 12/9: Early Release Day, Dismissal at 1:40pm
  • 12/9 - TK/ Kinder Online registration for 2020-2021 school year opens
  • 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
  • 1/7 - K-Kids 2:45 - 3:45pm
  • 1/13 - 2/21 - TK/Kinder packets accepted for enrollment
  • 1/29 - Family Skate Night
  • 2/11 - Starstruck 6 - 8pm

It's Raining, It's Pouring...

The rainy season has started! Remember to dress accordingly for the wet weather, rain boots and jackets are a necessity here at Coppin. If you do not have these items please look into getting them for your student.

TK/Kinder Online Registration

TK/ Kinder online registration opens Monday, December 9th. Starting January 13th you can turn in supporting documents to complete registration in the school office. Go to: http://www.wpusd.org/Parent-Resources/Registration---NEW/Next-Year-2020-2021/index.html to start the online registration process.

Morning Procedures

Please remember that school campus does not open until 7:45 am. There is no supervision for students prior to that. Please plan your mornings accordingly, we want our students to be safe!


Also, please note as the weather changes our morning routines may change. On cold/rainy mornings we will have students wait in the cafeteria instead of the courtyard from 7:45-8:00am. We will open the playground at 8:00 as usual. On rainy days, we also have kids wait in the cafeteria until their teachers come to pick them up for class.

Santa's Shoppe December 11th - 13th

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What's Happening in the Music Room

Music Newsletter

November / December 2019

What’s happening in the Music Room? Our patriotic song of the month is America (My Country Tis of Thee), by Samuel Francis Smith, and our composer of the month is Vince Guaraldi (1928-1976 ). This jazz pianist is best known for his music for the Peanuts specials, such as A Charlie Brown Christmas.

1st Grade: Our students are focusing on holiday songs, such as A Pumpkin Ran Away and Five Fat Turkeys. They are also going to be working on songs for their holiday performance in December. At the same time, they have been introduced to more percussion instruments and are growing in their listening skills.

2nd Grade: The second graders are continuing to build rhythm and pitch skills. They are working on a lot of holiday songs, including A Turkey Named Bert, as well as songs for their December performance.

3rd Grade: The third graders will be focusing on movement and instruments for Lil Liza Jane and holiday songs. As they gear up to start recorders in January, they will be spending more time learning to read the notes of the treble staff as well.

4th Grade: Our fourth graders did some beautiful part- singing and instrument work with Ghost of John in October, and they will continue this work with O Christmas Tree in November and December.

5th Grade: The 5th graders have learned many chords at this point and have been doing a great job with their ukuleles! Please join us for the Winter Concert on Tuesday, December 3rd. The Choir and 5th graders are performing, and the 5th graders will lead a sing-a-long portion on their ukuleles. The concert will be during the school day at 1:30, and also at 6:00 that evening in the Coppin Cafeteria.


Mrs. Guemmer: jguemmer@wpusd.org

Ms. Van Hoy: svanhoy@wpusd.org

Sight Word Busters Volunteers Wanted!

Do you love working with children? Would you like to aid in helping kids learn? Do you enjoy watching the eyes of children light up when they do well? Then Sight Word Busters is for you! We have one-hour-a-week volunteer opportunities for Carlin C. Coppin parents or guardians! Sight Word Busters is a non-profit organization that provides trained volunteers in the TK, Kindergarten, and some 1st grade classrooms to help students master their sight words (high frequency words). We currently have openings in all the classrooms and would love to have you join our Sight Word Busters team. You can find out more about us on our website: http://www.sightwordbusters.org Click on the volunteer tab to fill out an application, take a look at the online calendar to find a training that suits your schedule, and sign up for a training to be a volunteer today! Please e-mail Laura Sanchez at chickengrease@hotmail.com or text 916-768-9139 if you have any questions. Carlin C. Coppin teachers and staff would love to have your support in this endeavor. Before you know it your children will be grown, so volunteer today before it's too late. We hope to hear from you soon!

K-Kids Meeting Dates

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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.

Food Service News

We've gotten lots of feedback from students and families regarding some changes in food services. Here is some info from our Food Service Director Christina Lawson:



A. WPUSD has started offering chocolate milk on Fridays only. Our Food Service department is really focused on bringing in lots of fruits and vegetables this year and reducing down the occurrence of items with added sugar.

B. Want to help shape the future of WPUSD food service offerings? We are looking for teachers, parents, community members that are interested in being on some panels/focus groups regarding food service selections and branding over the next year. Please reach out to Christina Lawson at clawson@wpusd.org if interested.


C. We are lucky to be able to feature lots of CA grown produce that is seasonal and fresh. All our offerings are all CA Grown at the moment including our carrots, lettuce, plums, peaches, oranges, zucchini, strawberries to name a few!

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