Cooper City Elementary

August 2022

An Adventure Awaits

Welcome Message from the Admin Team

Welcome to an exciting 2022-23 school year at Cooper City Elementary, Home of the Cubs! We are so eager to welcome back our students and can't wait to meet the new students that will be joining us this school year. We are excited to embrace our theme for the school year, Learning is an Adventure at Cooper City Elementary, as we take our students on various explorations along side our curriculum.


We want to take this opportunity to once again congratulate all our Cubs, families and staff members for their hard work last school year. We went up from last year's score by 163 points and earned our A school grade. To say that we are proud of the hard work everyone put in is an understatement.


Throughout the school year, you will receive communication from us regarding upcoming events, activities and reminders. On Sundays around 6:00 p.m. you will receive a Parentlink with weekly updates from administration. You will also receive a month-at-a-glance newsletter with information from our specials teachers, support team and PTA. We want to make sure that you do not miss out on the communication we send out. Please contact the front office if you need to update your email or phone number.


Once again, we welcome you to the 2022 - 23 school year. We are all excited to embark on this year's learning adventure with all of you!


Educationally yours,

Principal Miranda & Intern Principal Pruneda

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Meet & Greet

We can't wait to see you at our upcoming Meet & Greet day on August 15th. Check the above flyer for the time your child's assigned grade is scheduled to visit us. Be on the lookout for a welcome message from your child's teacher on August 12th. At that time you will learn which classroom to report to on August 15th.


When you visit us for Meet & Greet, make sure to bring all your child's school supplies with you to class and be prepared to inform the teacher how your child will be going home during the school year. If your child will be a car rider, please fill out a car tag and hang it on your rear view mirror when picking up your child at one of our car loops.

Don't forget to visit the following locations for more information on August 15th.

Multipurpose Room

PTA Booth

CCES Merchandise for Sale

Join PTA

Lost and found from 2021-22 school year


Front Office

Bus Transportation

Free & Reduced Lunch Program

Before & After Care Program

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First Day of School

Tuesday, August 16th, is the first day of school. Only parents of kindergarten students will be allowed to walk their child to their classroom door on the first day of school. There will be staff available with class lists ready to assist students find their classrooms. All students except third grade students will wait outside their classrooms and third grade students will wait for their teachers in the cafeteria.


Please note that our doors open at 7:30 a.m. to welcome our students. At that time students may report to their classroom or the cafeteria for breakfast. At 8:00 a.m., students are expected to be seated in their classrooms ready to learn. Be mindful of the traffic around the school. Leave your home with sufficient time so that your child arrives to school on time.

Traffic Pattern

At this time we will revert to the original traffic pattern. Thank you all for your patience as we collected data on the alternative traffic pattern at the end of last school year.
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All eligible students needing bus transportation for the upcoming school year must register for their bus assignment. Click here to access the registration site. If you registered at the end of last school year, there is no need to register again.
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Arrival and Dismissal

Arrival

Kindergarten & 1st grade students should be dropped off at the car loop on the east side of the school.

2nd - 5th grade students will be dropped off at the north car loop.

Dismissal

Kindergarten & 1st grade students should be picked up at the east car loop.

2nd - 3rd grade students will use the car loop on the north side behind the modulars (2nd car loop on the north side).

4th - 5th grade students will use the north car loop (first car loop on the north side).


For everyone's safety, please make sure students are seated behind the passenger seat and ready to step out of the car once the car pulls all the way up and comes to a stop.


Bike riders may secure their bikes on the bike racks at the north car loop.


Cellular devices (including personal e-devices) are not permitted during the arrival or dismissal process (in car line) or on school grounds as per BCPS’s guidelines and policies. Parents are asked to PLEASE follow this expectation at all times to help ensure everyone's safety.


We are not able to dismiss students after 1:30 p.m. Please plan accordingly.


Please refer to the arrival and dismissal document that will be handed out to you at Meet & Greet for more detailed information regarding our procedures.

Back to School Forms

As we begin our learning journey, it is very important that parents complete the Back-to-School forms for each child that attends our school. Keep in mind that families with multiple children will only need to fill out some of the information after entering the information for the first child. You will need your child's identification number to fill out the forms. Completion of these forms is important for us to know if students can be photographed for our yearbook and other important information. Once you have completed the forms, kindly print and return to your child's teacher the confirmation page by August 19th. A designated computer will be available in the front office for you to access the Student Code of Conduct as well as the Back to School online wizard shall you need one. Click here to access the Back-to-School Wizard.
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Open House night will be an opportunity for parents to meet with the teacher(s) and hear all the wonderful things that are planned for this school year. Just a reminder that this event is for parents only. Childcare will not be available.

Grades 3-5: August 24th

ESE - 5:30 - 6:00 p.m.

All Classes - 6:00 - 7:00 p.m.

Grades K-2: August 31st

ESE - 5:30 - 6:00 p.m.

All Classes - 6:00 - 7:00 p.m.

Safety & Security

The safety and security of our students and staff is our top priority. The following safety and security measures will be implemented beginning the first day of school.


* All students and staff members must wear their IDs at all times on school grounds. Students will receive these IDs on their first day in attendance. IDs are left at the school and worn throughout the day.


* Once the school day begins, ALL perimeter gates will be secured and all visitors will have to enter through our main gate by the front office. A driver's license or photo ID must be shown to the campus monitor before entering. Our gates will be open for 20 minutes on the hour. We kindly ask that you visit our school during that set time.


* The front office doors can only be opened for visitors, parents and guests if proper identification is shown utilizing the security system located outside the main office doors. If visitors are moving throughout the building, they will also have to use the RAPTOR system.


* Monthly Code Red and Fire drills will be conducted in addition to other state-required drills. Appropriate notification will be provided for all Code Red drills.

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News from the Cafeteria

Breakfast and lunch is served daily at our school. Parents can pay ahead for their child's lunch either by check (make sure child's account number is on all checks), cash (place money in a sealed envelope with student and teacher's name along with account number) or online at www.myschoolbucks.com ($2.49 fee per transaction. Families may enter funds for multiple students per transaction).


Breakfast - FREE

Lunch - $2.00 Reduced $0.40

No Ice Cream until Further Notice

Some a la carte items will be available, such as water, chips, etc.


If you would like to apply for free or reduced priced lunches, please visit myschoolapps.com. See the flyer below for more information. For any questions regarding our school meal program, please contact Ms. Sharon Hoffman at 754-323-5210.

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Birthday Celebrations

With safety and security being our highest priority at our school, parents are asked to hold any celebrations outside of the school. We will allow cupcakes, donuts or cookies to be distributed to students in the cafeteria by staff. All items MUST be store bought. Balloons are not allowed.

Parent & Student Handbook

Click here to access our Parent & Student Handbook.

Cooper City Elementary Before & Aftercare Program

Cooper City Elementary offers both Before Care and After Care for our students.

Before Care is from 6:30 AM – 7:30 AM

After Care is from 2:00 PM – 6:00 PM

If you have any questions, you can call the Before and Aftercare Supervisor, Darrel Bagsic at 754-323-5243.

Please click on the links below for more information about our program.

Web Registration Instruction

Parent Handbook

Please make sure that you have filled out a before and/or aftercare application and received your approval email BEFORE making a payment. Payment without an approved application does not guarantee a spot on the program. If you make a payment before being approved and there is a waiting list, your money will be refunded to you but it may take several days to be processed.

PTA News

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Join PTA!

PTA is such an important component of our school. The many activities and FUNdraisers they put together for our school not only provide our students with everlasting memories, but they sponsor many programs, supplies and technology for our school. We thank you in advance for supporting our amazing PTA by becoming a member. Parents and family members are welcome to join our PTA. The fee is only $10. Click here to join PTA

Volunteering at School/Classroom

Anyone interested in volunteering is encouraged to attend our informative Volunteer Orientation Breakfast scheduled for Friday, September 9th at 8:30 a.m. in the Cafeteria. You may register as a volunteer by applying online at http://www.getinvolvedineducation.com.

Unified Dress Code

Cooper City Elementary is a uniform school. The uniform consists of the following:

Tops: Solid color polo style shirt. No emblems (school emblem optional).

The shirts may be red, white, light blue or navy blue.

* Class shirts can be worn on Thursdays instead of a polo and for field trips.)

* Cub shirts can be work on Fridays instead of a polo.

Bottoms: Shorts, skorts, skirts, pants or jumpers may be worn.

Bottoms may be solid khaki, black or navy blue.

Parents may sign an opt-out uniform letter to be completed within the first 10 days of school, which will be available in the front office.


PTA will be selling uniform shirts and spirit shirts during Meet & Greet & Open House in our multipurpose room. Throughout the school year you may visit Memberhub to purchase shirts.


Click here to access Member Hub.

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We just can bearly wait to see all our Cubs on August 15th!

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