April Paw Prints - 4-20-2021
Upcoming Dates and Reminders

April 21 -- Administrative Assistants Day
April 25 -- Responses to parent "non-binding registration" due by the end of the day
April 30 -- Last day to submit Parent Input Form (see below)
Week of May 3rd -- TEACHER APPRECIATION WEEK
May 4 -- CFA Meeting
May 5 -- Nurse's Appreciation Day
May 6 -- CFA Teacher Appreciation Luncheon
May 10-14 -- CFA Book Fair and Raffle
May 11 -- CFA 5th Grade Girls Night
May 13 -- CFA 5th Grade Guys Night
May 28 -- Roll Up Day -- (In-school event where students "roll up" to next grade level to hear about highlights from the next grade)
May 28 -- Early Dismissal at 1:15 pm
May 31 -- Memorial Day -- No School
June 3rd -- Field Day
June 4th -- 5th Grade Celebration
June 7th -- Last Day of School

Planning for Next Year
D70 Survey
Thank you for taking time to submit your family's  plan for attending school in the fall.  Your response to this survey will allow Copeland and all the schools to formulate a staffing plan to meet student needs and align with your family plan.  Families are asked to respond to the "non-binding registration" by the end of the day on April 25th.  

New Family Registration
Registration for all families new to Libertyville is open now and can be accessed on the Copeland and D70 web pages under the "Home" and "New Student Registration" links.

Kindergarten Orientation 
Kindergarten is such an important year for children.  We are excited to meet our kindergarten students in August!   Please watch this recorded presentation to meet the staff and learn about life in kindergarten at Copeland Manor School.

Class Sizes
All kindergarten classes will be full-day classes.  Class sections are based on student enrollment.  Many factors go into administrative decisions for class sections: number of students, needs of students, practical space issues, etc... Ideal class sizes in Kindergarten through third grade are 23 or less students.  Ideal class sizes in fourth and fifth grade are 26 or less.  In some instances, teacher assistants can be brought in to support larger class sizes. 

Registration for Grades 1-5
Registration for students entering first through fifth grades will be open later this spring    Registration is an annual process – the sooner you register, the sooner we have information that allows us to plan for staffing, space needs, etc.  

Teacher/Class Assignments
Student placement with teachers is a delicate process that involves dialogue with teachers with the goal of creating balanced classrooms.  Teachers use academic, social/ emotional, and other factors to optimize student groupings.  This is a complex process that involves a great deal of confidential information.  Parent requests for teacher placement cannot be accepted and should not be submitted, as we would not be able to consistently grant numerous requests.  If a parent believes he/she has information beyond what is known by teachers that would be important for us to consider for placement related to either academic or social/emotional factors, please complete the Parent Input Form (link below) by Friday, April 30th.   The Google form will only be accessible through April 30th.  

Parent Input Form
Optional Family Event -- NAME THAT DOG
Looking for a fun family activity?  The Lake County Sheriff's Office is seeking help in naming their new canine deputy.  Read all about it in this Patch article.  
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