May Paw Prints
March 24, 2023
May Paw Prints
Important Dates and Reminders
April 28 – 5th Grade Field Trip to the Grove
May 1 – Safety Drill – Lockdown with Libertyville Police Department
May 3 – D70 Elementary Chorus Concert (6:00 at Butterfield School)
May 4 – Open House (6:30 - 7:30)
May 9 – CFA Meeting (7:00 pm) and Orchestra Concert (6:30 pm at Butterfield)
May 9 - D70 Summer Inclusive Opportunities Fair at Copeland 8:30 - 10:00 am
May 11 – D70 Families Learning Together – Virtual Event
May 16 – 4th Grade Field Trip to Civil War Museum
May 16 - Beginning Band Concert (7:00 at Highland Middle School)
May 17 - National Bike to School Day
May 18 - Intermediate Band Concert (7:00 at Highland Middle School)
May 18 – 5th Grade vs. Staff Volleyball game (12:15) , 4th Grade vs. Parent Volleyball Game (2:50)
May 19 – Art Fest
May 23 - Kinder Field Trip to Kohl’s Children’s Museum and 2nd Grade Field Trip to Racine Zoo
May 24 - 3rd Grade Field Trip to Chicago
May 26 - Early dismissal - 1:15 pm
May 29 – No School – Memorial Day
May 30 – 1st Grade Field Trip to Kohl’s Children’s Museum
Recycling Efforts at School
In an effort to reduce items that go to the landfill, we are educating students on the importance of recycling. Please consider encouraging your child to bring home food waste for composting and sending in reusable straws or utensils. Let’s keep our beautiful planet green!
We are increasing the number of recycling bins in the cafeteria.
We are focusing on empty drink containers
We are recycling the trays used by Chartwells
Families Learning Together Event
D70 has partnered with SEL Integrations to offer a Families Learning Together event on May 11th at 7:00 pm. This virtual event will focus on Stress and the Brain. All D70 caregivers/parents and D70 educators are invited to attend. The link to attend will be shared closer to the event. Families will hear about how stress can impact the brain and strategies and scripts to respond when your child "flips their lid!"
Summer Inclusive Opportunities Fair
Get ready for a great adventure at D70’s Summer Inclusive Opportunities Fair! Learn more about the area’s summer activities for students with diverse abilities and needs during our open house event for Families Learning Together.
Guests are invited to park on 7th Avenue in front of Copeland Manor. You can then enter the school's cafeteria directly through Door #2, located across the circle drive from the main entrance of the school. Parking will also be allowed for this event only between 8:30 am (after buses clear the circle drive) and 10:00 am. The event can only be accessed through Door #2 and not through the main entrance of the school so as not to disturb the learning environment
Safety, Legal Parking, and Patience
As the season changes again, more and more people will be coming out for school dismissals. The Libertyville Police Department has been on site this week to remind drivers that it is illegal to park in designated fire lanes and crosswalks. Violators may be ticketed.
TOP FIVE THINGS you can do to make arrivals and dismissals safer and run smoothly?
5. After the “Buses Only” sign is removed, pull forward in the circle drive as far as possible to allow room behind for other cars.
4. Arrive early and encourage your child(ren) to play on the playground until the bell rings.
3. Travel south-bound only on 7th Avenue
2. Make sure your child can exit the car without you getting out to help. If you do need to get out of the car to help, pull forward toward the cafeteria doors to give the “fast exiters” some room to get around safely
1. BE PATIENT.
5. Have a meeting space away from the front of the school.
4. Do not stop in the middle of 7th Avenue and call your child over to the car so that they are walking out in front of parked cars.
3. Travel south-bound only on 7th Avenue
2. Do not encourage children to play in the grassy area inside the circle drive while buses are present.
1. BE PATIENT.
Open House – Thursday, May 4th
All are welcome to come to school on Thursday, May 4th from 6:30 - 7:30. Classrooms will be open to the community to celebrate the great work done thus far this school year. Students will be very proud to provide a tour of their experiences so that families can experience students’ “home away from home” through our students’ eyes.
Summer School 2023
Summer School registration is open!. For information about summer school, see the D70 website that details programming running from June 20th to July 20th and will be held at Copeland Manor School. There will be no summer school on Fridays.
If you have any questions about our summer programming please direct them to:
Planning for the 2023-2024 School Year
Registration for all new and returning families is open now and can be accessed on the District 70 website.
Registration for ALL students entering kindergarten through fifth grades is an annual process – the sooner you register, the sooner we have information that allows us to plan for staffing, space needs, etc.
Kindergarten is such an important year for children. We are excited to meet next year’s kindergarten students and their families on April 4th in the Copeland gym. On this special evening, students and parents will hear from the current kindergarten teachers to learn more about the Copeland kindergarten experience. The students will go with the teachers for a brief story time during which time parents will hear from the principal and Copeland Family Association with the “nuts and bolts” of attending school at Copeland. You will also learn about more ways in August to help your child get ready for the start of the new school year (kindergarten screening and New Family Orientation).
All kindergarten classes will be full-day classes. Class sections are based on student enrollment. Many factors go into administrative decisions for class sections: number of students, needs of students, practical space issues, etc... Ideal class sizes in Kindergarten through third grade are 23 or less students. Ideal class sizes in fourth and fifth grade are 26 or less. In some instances, teacher assistants can be brought in to support larger class sizes.
Student placement with teachers is a delicate process that involves dialogue with teachers with the goal of creating balanced classrooms. Teachers use academic, social/ emotional, and other factors to optimize student groupings. This is a complex process that involves a great deal of confidential information. Parent requests for teacher placement cannot be accepted and should not be submitted, as we would not be able to consistently grant numerous requests. If a parent believes he/she has information beyond what is known by teachers that would be important for us to consider for placement related to either academic or social/emotional factors, please complete the Parent Input Form (link below) by Friday, April 28th. The Google form will only be accessible through April 28, 2023.