October Paw Prints - 10-7-2019
Important Dates/Upcoming Events

October 9 -- No School
October 14-17 -- Scholastic Book Fair (lunch, after school and during conferences)
October 16 and 17 -- Parent-Teacher Conferences
October 18 -- No School
October 25 -- Picture Retakes (students who were absent on September 9 or would like a retake)
October 30 -- Halloween Read In (look for information from Mrs. Johnson)
November 6 -- Fall Sing (Grades 4 and 5) 6:30 at Copeland
November 8 -- Veteran's Day Assembly 8:30 am  (look for more information from Mrs. Travelstead)
November 12 -- Parent Visitation (each classroom identifies two 30-minute times for parents to visit classrooms

Fall Parent-Teacher Conferences

The window for scheduling a conference will close on Friday, October 11th.  After that date, please call the school office to schedule a conference with your child's classroom teacher.  Directions for registering with PTC Wizard (one time only) and a link PTC Wizard can be found on the school website

Conferences are a wonderful time to meet and exchange student strengths and set goals.  Teachers are excited to share work products and stories, but they are also excited to hear from parents about their goals and stories about their children.  Amazing things happen  when home and school partner together.  

  • Wednesday, October 16th:  5:15 – 8:15 pm

  • Thursday, October 17th:  3:15 – 8:15 pm

    Early Dismissal Thursday, October 17th at 1:15 pm

Note:  No School on Friday, October 18th.

Conferences are 15-minutes in length.  Please be respectful by arriving on time and ending the conference at the scheduled time. 

Babysitting will be provided in the gym by Girl Scouts (THANK YOU, GIRL SCOUTS!!).  Please do not leave your child with any food or toys.  No babies, please.:)

The Scholastic Book Fair will be OPEN in the multipurpose room (THANK YOU, CFA!!) 

Safety Reminders

In order to maximize safety (and expediency) during school arrivals and dismissal, please follow these practices:

  • Never pass a school bus with its red STOP arm extended

  • Do not use the staff parking lot for student drop off or pick up

  • Pull forward as far as possible around the front circle when dropping off at the front door after 8:05 am to allow the line to move forward off 7th Avenue -- make sure students are ready to exit the car quickly (backpacks in hand)

  • Only turn right out of the circle drive and travel SOUTH on 7th toward Valley Park.

  • Never park in or block a yellow cross walk and yield to pedestrians

  • Never call a student to your car in front of other cars (to a double-parked car)

  • Remain cautious during dismissal -- students should never dart across the circle drive and lanes of traffic

  • Students should not play in the grassy area in the circle drive at dismissal

What's New in Third Grade

Third grade has had a busy start to the year so far! Students are working hard to master their multiplication facts and have learned many strategies to use for solving multiplication and division word problems. In reading, we have worked on cause and effect, identifying character traits, and using text evidence to support our thinking. Third graders have also explored where in the world they are located and can identify all seven continents and major oceans in social studies. In science, students are learning the difference between weather and climate. Up next is practicing our fluency for the Halloween Poetry Slam at the end of the month. These third graders are constantly impressing us!

Mr. Dolinko's class
Mrs. Edelsberg's class in art
Mrs. Crandell's class
Halloween at Copeland 2019

Halloween Reminders for Parents:

  • Everyone is invited to enjoy the Spooky Stroll.  This parade of costumes begins at 12:30.  Students will line up on the blacktop in their class lines.  The parade route will be determined the morning of Halloween (weather permitting) and communicated via email to the parent community. 
  • Thank you to the FOUR parents who have made arrangements to plan and attend a party in each room. 
  • Students should not wear costumes to school.  Children can change after lunch.  Teachers and staff members will help students change. 
  • If your child is leaving for lunch, please send a note to your child’s teacher.  Lunch is from 11:25 – 12:05. 
  • No weapons or weapon look-alikes are permitted at school.
Fall Sing is November 6th

Save the date for the FALL SING
Grades 4 and 5 are featured in an evening performance
Wednesday, November 6th at 6:30 pm
Copeland Gym

Variety Show 2019

Many thanks to all the wonderful performers for sharing their talents with a grateful audience on Thursday evening, October 3rd.  Students sang, played the piano, hula-hooped, danced, and entertained everyone.  We celebrate each of you and THANK YOU for all the hard work and bravery you demonstrated.  

Thanks also to Mrs. Edelsberg and Mrs. Schroetter for your leadership and guidance.  These two teachers put together a wonderful show and brought our stage to life. The gym was filled with a smiling, grateful audience.


4th grade dancers
piano player and singer
kinder hula hooper and jump roper
light specialist Francis
black light dancers
twin performers
piano player
sister singers
Mrs. Edelsberg and Mrs. Schroetter
sister singers
students waiting to perform
school spirit dancers
student performers
Mr. Vipond and Francis - sound and light
Popcorn Sale
The Copeland Service Committee is collecting orders from Popcornopolis as a fundraiser to support and benefit Misericordia.  Orders are due in the school office by October 8th.  We expect delivery of popcorn later in October -- families will be notified when orders are in.  
Halloween Read In October 30th

Come join us for a night of spook-tacular storytelling!


Wednesday, October 30th from 6:30 – 7:15 pm

Copeland School will be hosting its annual Halloween Read-in.  Students are invited to come dressed in pajamas or costumes.  We will meet the multipurpose room at 6:30.  Students will be assigned to groups by teachers and then will adjourn to a classroom to hear Halloween stories.  Parents, please come into the multipurpose room to pick up children by 7:15 pm.

Permission slips must be returned by Thursday, October 17th in order for your child to join the fun (sorry, no drop-ins).  Students will be given something to help them get in the Halloween mood.  If you have any questions, please feel free to email Mrs. Johnson at kjohnson@d70schools.org

Veteran's Day Recognition at Copeland - Nov. 8th

To honor and salute all active and past military, Copeland Manor is looking forward to its 6th annual Veterans Day Assembly.  Veterans and current military members are invited to attend an assembly to hear students sing and read poems, as well as hear from veterans about where and when they served or are currently serving their country.  

When:  Friday, November 8th at 8:15 in the gym (veterans are invited to enjoy light refreshments with teachers starting at 7:30 am)
Where:  Copeland Manor School gymnasium
RSVP:  to Mrs. Travelstead (gtravelstead@d70schools.org) by Wednesday, November 6th

NOTE:  Veteran's Day falls on Monday, November 11th.  There is NO SCHOOL on Monday, November 11th to commemorate Veteran's Day.

Feel free to share with any moms, dads, neighbors, friends or friends of friends.  An informational flyer will be coming home soon and will be placed on our website for reference.  

Thank you, Mrs. Travelstead, for your leadership with this event.  This is a true favorite Character Counts event celebrating CITIZENSHIP!

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