Copopa Chronicle

Dec. 18, 2020

Important Dates

1/4- School Resumes

1/18- No School- Martin Luther king Jr. Day

1/21- Marco's Pizza Night

End of Second Grading Period

1/22- No School or Classes- Teacher In Service Day

Marvelous Mondays & Terrific Tuesdays

1/4 & 1/5 - Wear Blue and White- Welcome Winter

1/6 & 1/7- Cleveland Browns Day- Wear your Browns Gear to Support them in the Playoffs

1/11 & 1/12- Black and White Day- Wear your Black and White

1/19 & 1/20- Hat Day- Wear your Favorite Hat or Headband

1/25 & 1/26- Cartoon Day- Wear your Favorite Character Shirt

1/27 & 1/28- Pajama Day- Wear your Warm Winter Jammies and BringYour Tiny Stuffed Animal

Community Connection

Need Help? Call 440-538-6999 24 Hours a Day

Lorain County Community Action Agency’s Home Energy Assistance Program provides financial assistance to eligible individuals with the high costs of home energy. Our information and appointment line is available 24 hours a day at 440-538-6999. You can also book an appointment online by clicking here.

LCCAA partners annually with Lorain Metropolitan Housing Authority to distribute free winter coats

to children in need. LCCAA Head Start families also receive coats.

In 2020, thanks to the federal CARES act in response to the COVID-19 crisis this program has greatly expanded.

Beginning Nov. 2, 2020, coats are available

to any low-income Lorain County child while supplies last!

Due to COVID-19, we will offer contactless pick up at the LCCAA Bike Shop, 204 W. 10th St., Lorain., Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. by appointment.


Coats run small - please order the next size up.

If we are out of the size you request, we will give you the next size up.

You must complete BOTH of these forms to receive your coat!

Coat Order Form - complete and submit electronically

(If you have more than three children, submit additional forms.)

CSBG Form - download and bring with you to pick up

(Only one needed per household.)

This is because we have multiple funders with different requirements making the program possible. Thank you.

Questions should be directed to Client Services Coordinator Amy Steele at 440-204-3121 or

CARES Home Relief Grant in Lorain County

Home Relief Funds in Lorain County have been prioritized for water and sewer assistance, rental assistance, eviction prevention and the rehousing of vulnerable individuals.

The following are resources for mortgage holders impacted by COVID-19:

Mortgage relief options and protections:

Mortgage relief options in Ohio:

Mortgage relief for HUD-backed mortgages:


Lori McCarthy, M.Ed., L.S.W.

District Social Worker

Columbia Local Schools

13646 West River Road

Columbia Station OH 44028

440-236-5741 X 253

In partnership with the Educational Service Center of Lorain County

Happy Holidays to All of the Copopa Families!

I received the following valuable information:

OhioKAN is a new statewide flexible and responsive kinship and adoption navigator program designed to assist children, caregivers, families. We are here to help kinship and adoptive families navigate and connect with all of the resources available to them, both locally and statewide.

One of the great things about the program is that it is available to both formal and informal kinship families – whether a children’s service organization is involved or not. As a former school district staff member, I encountered many families who ran into barriers with school enrollment, etc. due to custody-related issues. OhioKAN is here to help connect kinship and adoptive families to services throughout Ohio.

I am happy to schedule short calls or virtual conversations to share more information.

Jessica Robb, MSW, CLSSGB

Regional Coach

OhioKAN at Kinnect

216-387-5266 (work cell)

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Marco's Pizza Night


Once again Copopa is entering into the Marco's Pizza Night School Challenge! By entering we have the chance to win prizes ranging from free Cheezybread Coupons up to $5000 for the school and a school wide pizza party (if permitted).

There are a couple of ways to help us out!

1.Order online ANY day or time during the school year and we can earn Pizza Points.

2.Walk in or Call in orders on the designated Marco's Pizza Nights will also earn us points!

Marco's Pizza offers these School Nights and they give back a percentage of sales generated from those nights that are called in on the phone or placed in the store. They give EVEN MORE for orders placed ONLINE! All orders online will be counted in the year long Online Challenge. BE SURE to hit the fundraiser button before you order!

This works for either the Strongsville or Berea location! Be sure to enter our school name when placing your order! Our designated day is Thursday, January 21, 2021. But remember that we can earn points ANY day of the year if you order online and enter our school name and if you remember, your child's teacher's name!