Cooper P.A.W.S.

Please "PAWS" with us for a Cooper School Update

November 15, 2021

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PTA Updates

Cooper School Announcements

American Education Week is celebrated the week prior to the week of Thanksgiving. Each day of the week has its own theme, during which we celebrate our public school community. Festivities honor the team of people who work in our nation’s public schools, everyone from the bus driver and classroom teacher to the cafeteria worker and administrative staff, plus countless others.

  • We kick-off American Education Week by learning about schools around the world. (Please share with your students at a time which is convenient for you.)
  • This week is a great opportunity for us to connect with our Cooper Families. Feel free to join our Cooper Community Flipgrid at using the Join Code: 0f99418a. Click on one or both of the prompts to add your video message.
  • On Wednesday, we celebrate all of our amazing Educational Support Professionals! Be sure to thank our amazing bus drivers, food service workers, custodial staff, SACC staff, and educational assistants!

We look forward to celebrating our Cooper Family together!

Building Needs Presentation & Community Feedback

Thank you to those who were able to join us for the Building Needs Presentation at this week's PTA Meeting. The Cooper presentation has been added to our school and district websites for your review. All families are encourage to review the needs of our school, as well as, the needs of the middle and high schools to gain an understanding of the needs at all levels. Click Here to View the Improvement Plans.

As discussed during the presentation, our Board of Education and Administrative Team are seeking feedback from all stakeholders through a Thought Exchange. After reviewing the building needs presentation, please consider sharing your feedback in the ThoughtExchange linked here.

Parent Teacher Conferences:

Conference sign-up will be available in the Genesis Parent Portal from Wednesday, October 6th at 7:30am through Friday, December 3rd at 3:00 pm. Conferences will take place on the following dates:

  • Monday, December 6th from 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
  • Tuesday, December 7th from 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
  • Wednesday, December 8th from 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
  • Thursday, December 9th from 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Specialist/Encore Teacher Conferences:

If you would like to set up a conference with the specialist/encore teachers the same day as your child's homeroom teacher please email Miss Lisa or call the main office. You can also click parent overview to view their schedule, if you would like to meet them before or after your child's teacher conference.

Message from our Media Specialist

We are excited to welcome back our students to the Cooper School Library! As we began checking out books, we noticed that we were missing materials from our school library which had been borrowed during the 2019 and 2020 school years. Kindly check around your home(s) for any library books marked with a J.F. Cooper library stamp and barcode sticker and return them to school. Thank you for your continued support.

Picture Retake Day: Friday, December 3, 2021

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Health and Safety Information

Reminder: Daily At Home Health Screening

All students and staff need to complete the health screening process daily and prior to coming to school. A link to the document can be found here and here.

CH District Updates

Free Mental Health Supports-

Cherry Hill Public schools has partnered with Care Solace to provide free Mental Health Supports to our students, staff, and families. Care Solace helps individuals find mental health care providers and substance use treatment centers. Their team can quickly connect you to verified providers in our community. Use this link to connect with a care provider or contact your school counselor for more information.

From our Superintendent, Dr. Meloche:

Check out the latest CHPS Postcard for district updates, and review the district's We Return to Learn Plan.

Month at a Glance

November Observances - Native American Heritage Month

11/15-11/19: American Education Week

11/17: Educational Support Professionals Day!!!

11/17: General PTA Meeting/Family Tech Talk Night @ 6:30pm

11/23: PTA Takeout Tuesday-Chipotle 4pm-8pm

11/24: Early Dismissal (1pm)

11/25-11/26: School Closed- Thanksgiving Recess

12/3: Make-up/Retake Picture Day

12/14: PTA Takeout Tuesday-Chipotle 5pm-8pm

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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.