April Updates

Carl Cozier News ~ April 7, 2019

Note from the Principal

Welcome Back! I hope Spring Break was an opportunity for some family time and sunshine. I missed seeing our students and feel excited to see their smiles on Monday morning. Please take a few minutes to read this newsletter and learn about our new "Hamster Pass" for bus riders, upcoming events and other great things happening at Carl Cozier Elementary. And remember, if you have not already done so, please like us on Facebook for updates on fun classroom and school-wide activities.

Thank you for sharing your children with us each day. As always, please reach out questions or feedback.

With gratitude,

Ari Feeney

New Hamster Pass! Bus Rider Passes for all Students

Beginning this week, Carl Cozier will be the fourth school to implement the new school bus pass system - called the Hamster Pass. Each student will have a special card attached to his/her backpack. When entering and exiting the bus each day, students will "beep" their card. This new technology is part of the Transportation Levy project and will help us keep students safe at all times. Please click on the link below for more information and FAQs.

Support Our PTA!

This year, our PTA is engaging in a Go Fund Me fundraising campaign. The money raised from this and other fundraisers support after school enrichment programs, our school garden, library books, and so much more. Please consider supporting this campaign with whatever you're able to give. Every little bit helps! Click Here to give!

More PTA News

Our PTA is working hard to provide opportunities for families to connect, learn together and support kids. Two ways to participate in April include:

  • PTA meeting - April's meeting will include a presentation from Monica Savory, our Technology Coach and Bill Palmer, Director of Technology. They will answer your questions related to children and the use of tech at home. They will also share the Healthy Tech Promise as a guide for developing tech-sense in our children. Please join us for this learning opportunity at 6:30pm. Childcare provided.
  • Spring Social at Boundary Bay - On Sunday, May 5, 2019, 2:00-6:00pm, our PTA is hosting a great social event for the whole family. Please join us for games, live music, raffles, a silent auction and so much more. If you are able to help with the event, please click here to sign up for an volunteer task. All families welcome and I hope to see you there!

Kindergarten Registration!

It's that time of year to start registering your little ones for Kindergarten! Please help us spread the word so that we can get families registered as soon as possible.

To learn more about Bellingham Public Schools Kindergarten program, click here. You are also welcome to stop by the office to pick up a registration packet.

Carl Cozier will host our Kindergarten Open House on Thursday, May 23, 2019, from 4:00-6:00pm. Please feel free to contact me before that day with questions.

Mark Your Calendar!

*Calendar Reminders*

Books & Breakfast- every Wednesday, 7:30-8:00am

Early Release - every Thursday, students leave at 12:45pm

4/8 - Welcome Back!

4/10 - PTA Meeting -Tech Night! 6:30pm.

4/12 - All School Assembly, 8:20am. Everyone Welcome!

4/18 - Promise K family night, 5:30-7:00pm

4/24 - Dirt Fest! 2:30-4:30pm See info below from Common Threads.

5/4 - PTA Sponsored Spring Social Event at Boundary Bay Brewery! 2:00-6:00pm.

Gardening with Common Threads

Happy Spring! We’re delighted to be back in the garden! Students are cultivating and planting garden beds with peas, lettuce, broccoli, radishes, and much more! Come celebrate school gardens at Common Threads’ 5th annual Dirt Fest on Wednesday, April 24th. Join the Common Threads team for a community-wide garden party at Carl Cozier Elementary 2:30 - 4:30pm. For more info, please contact me: maddie@commonthreadsfarm.org