T.S. Cooley Elementary Weekly News
February 20, 2023
LA DAY - THANK YOU TO ALL WHO HELPED MAKE IT SUCCESSFUL
MARK YOUR CALENDAR
Monday, 2/20 - 2/22
- Mardi Gras break - NO SCHOOL
- Return to school
- Progress reports go home
- Gold library leaders 3-3:45 PM (pick up on Fall ST)
- Synergy 3-3:45 PM (pick up on Fall ST)
- Robotics 3-4:30 PM (pick up on Fall ST)
- Kindergarten field trip to Zoosiana
- TELC Expo Night at F.K. White 5 PM at interested 4th and 5th grade parents invited (see information below)
- Robotics State Championship
- Last day to register a new student to test for the 2023/2024 school year
- Cubs for Christ Meeting in Library (5th grade leaders and siblings may be dropped in front circle from 7-7:10 AM) all others 7:15 drop off at regular locations; meeting starts at 7:25 AM, doors closed to late entries with the exception of bus riders
- Last day to purchase a Lip Sync DVD or video link (order form below)
- Fish Fry Kickoff (see flier below)
- Synergy Assembly 7:40 AM
- Chess Club 3-4 PM (pick up on Fall ST)
- Synergy 3-3:45 PM (pick up on Fall ST)
- Tribe Meeting during assembly 7:40 AM
F.K. WHITE TELC INFORMATION FOR 4TH AND 5TH GRADE PARENTS
F. K. White is hosting a TELC Expo night that will be held on their campus, Friday, February 24th at 5:00 PM. The Expo night will highlight information about the opportunities that are available in the TELC program. All T.S. Cooley students are eligible to attend the TELC program for middle school if they meet admission deadlines and requirements.
The information being presented at the Expo night is intended for T.S. Cooley families of fifth grade students as they prepare to make their final decision about middle school enrollment. The invitation has been extended to our fourth grade families because many other schools in our area will require a commitment early in the 2023 - 2024 school year. All questions about the TELC program and enrollment options can be answered by attending the Expo night. Specific questions for the TELC program can be directed to email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org.
MIGHTY MU MATH TEAMS DOMINATE AT BARBE TOURNAMENT
3RD GRADE TEAM BRINGS HOME 2ND PLACE TROPHY
4TH GRADE TEAM WINS 1ST PLACE TROPHY
5TH GRADE TEAM WINS 1ST PLACE TROPHY
Individual winners were Clara Lee in 4th place and Sabella N. in 5th place. Ava A., James G., Jack J., Camryn J., Amelia P., Max P., Cecilia R., and Drew Sonnier received Honorable Mentions. Team members that helped bring home the trophy were Patrick B., Neviah C., Grady C., Adalynn H., and Amelia O. 5th grade was coached by Mr. Darren Alcock.
2023 AR MARDI GRAS KINGS, QUEENS, ROYALTY, PARADE MARSHALS AND RADIANT REVELERS
1ST GRADE KINGS, QUEENS, AND ROYALTY
2ND GRADE KINGS, QUEENS, AND ROYALTY
4TH GRADE KINGS, QUEENS, AND ROYALTY
Congratulations Queen Margaret D., Royal Carter P., King Nathan W., Queen Shelby F., Royal Julia F., and Queen Emma M.
5TH GRADE KINGS, QUEENS AND ROYALTY
Congratulations Royal Visa N., Queen Yasna J., Queen Cecilia R., Royal Genna B., Queen Neviah C., and Queen Peyson D.
KINDERGARTEN, 2ND AND 5TH GRADE RADIANT REVELERS
1ST, 3RD AND 4TH GRADE RADIANT REVELERS
Congratulations Whitney T., Lila W., Audrey C., Jude Y., Kaylee Y., and Leah C. The Radiant Revelers will spread joy and make merry at the Mardi Gras parade with their custom made umbrellas.
T.S. COOLEY STUDENTS SHARE THEIR TALENT AND EXPERIENCES
4TH GRADERS SHINE IN CYT THEATER'S FIDDLER ON THE ROOF JR.
Emelia F. and Emma M. performed in Fiddler on the Roof Jr. this week, for a total of 5 performances. The girls rehearsed for 8 weeks, prior to the show. They are both part of the cast from CYT (Christian Youth Theater) and played daughters in the show.
2ND GRADER TAKES TO THE SKIES IN BONANZA F35
Blaire P. recently had the opportunity to take a Young Eagles flight in a Bonanza F35 airplane. Young Eagles is a program to help inspire future aviators. Her brother was interested and because she was old enough she was offered a free ride as well. They rode out of Jennings, LA and flew for about 15 min. Pictured with Blaire is her mother, Stephanie Perkins.
If you would like to share extra curricular accomplishments, please send a jpg photo and a short paragraph explaining the photo with details about the activity, length of time they have been participating, type of honor they are receiving or other information to email@example.com
COOLEY STUDENTS SEND VALENTINES TO LOCAL NURSING HOME RESIDENTS
Dare Officer, Sgt. Brown (center) and fellow officers in the Calcasieu Parish Sheriff Department's Elderly Services Division visited parish nursing homes and distributed Valentines made by lake area students. Students in Ms. Elizabeth Guinn's art classes and Madame Kayla Weber's French classes brightened the day of many of the elderly that Sgt. Brown visited. Not only was the art beautiful, but the cards were thoughtful and Madame's students wrote theirs in French. The photo was taken at Holly Hill Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Sulphur; just one of the stops these officers made on Valentine's Day delivering cards and spreading cheer.
LEAP TESTING INFORMATION
All third through fifth grade students will be taking the LEAP 2025 state assessment April 26th - May 2nd. Please avoid scheduling appointments during this time.
Please refer to the T.S. Cooley Handbook for any questions regarding maintenance requirements at T.S. Cooley.
SPIRIT ITEMS FOR SALES
Brand new items for sale: https://osp.osmsinc.com/CalcasieuLA/BVModules/CategoryTemplates/Detailed%20List%20with%20Properties/Category.aspx?categoryid=FJ067C-1
- limited quantities
- online sales only (link below picture)
- children and adult sizes
AR END OF YEAR CELBRATION GOALS
Bingo Bash Celebration- Grades 2-5 have been working on Bingo Cards. Those with a blackout by May 1st will get an invite to the Bingo Bash.
AR Pep Rally- Grades 1-5
AR goals to meet by May 1st for invite:
1st- 25 points
2nd- 50 points
3rd- 75 points
4th/5th- 100 points
*Many students in each grade level have met this goal already!!! Whoohoo!
--Donation items of Saints, MSU, and LSU are needed for this event. Drop off in the library anytime. Thank you.
- jeans cannot have rips or tears
- shorts and skirts must be an appropriate length
- free bottom Friday clothes must also follow appropriate length guideline (good rule of thumb - bottom of fingers with hands by side)
SHARE PHOTOS FOR YEARBOOK HERE!
Calling all parent photographers. Yearbook can use your help. If you have photos from field trips, school events or activities, please share here! Please submit no more than 5 pictures from an event/activity. Be aware that pictures are not guaranteed to be in the yearbook. Reminder: close pictures of groups of students are preferred with students facing forward.
HAPPY MARDI GRAS - NO SCHOOL MONDAY - WEDNESDAY, February 20- 22
Thurs. 2/23 - Chili cheese hot dogs and French Fries
Fri. 2/24 - Beefy Nachos and ranchero beans
Mon. 2/27 - Chicken nuggets and macaroni & cheese
Tues. 2/28 - Taco soup
Wed. 3/1 - Cajun chicken pasta
Thurs. 3/2 - Jambalaya
Fri. 3/3 - Calzones
If there are any changes to the menu, we will send a text message through the automated school system.
Monthly menus are posted on the CPSB social media outlets.
T. S. Cooley Elementary Magnet School
Lake Charles, LA 70601
Location: 2711 Common Street, Lake Charles, LA, USA