February Paw Prints - 2-26-2020
Upcoming Dates and Reminders

February 28 -- 1:15 Dismissal (end of 2nd trimester)
March 3 -- 5th Grade Basketball Exhibition (assembly in school at 1:45 pm)
March 3 -- CFA Meeting (7:00 teacher's lounge)
March 5 -- ArtEffects Reception at Cook Library (6:00 - 8:00 pm)
March 6 -- Trustworthiness Day -- wear BLUE
March 6 -- JA Training 8:30 in learning center
March 9 -- Report cards go home
March 11 -- Spring Sing -- Grades 1, 2, 3 at 6:30 at CO
March 13 -- Junior Achievement in a Day  (morning)
March 19 -- CFA Assembly, "Wonders of Magic" in the morning
March 23 - 27 -- Spring Break!
April 6- 9 -- Illinois Assessment of Readiness testing Grades 3-5
April 14 -- Kindergarten Orientation for 20-21 school year 6:30 at CO

A note from Mrs. Beckman, School Nurse
Kindergarten and 2nd Grade Students

Dental forms are due by May 15, 2020 for all current kindergarten and 2nd grade students.  Forms should be completed during an exam that took place between November 15, 2018 and May 15, 2020.
Please contact Mrs. Beckman, Copeland's nurse if you have any questions:  847-362-0240
Copeland's Makerspace Needs Your Donations

It's that time again, Copeland families! Our Makerspace is in need of shoe boxes, tissue boxes, toilet paper and paper towel rolls. Please send in any of these you have to spare and help support our creative makers! Thank you!

Green screen in Makerspace
Work area in Makerspace
Sneak Peek into First Grade

First graders had a lot of fun celebrating the 101st day of school.  Everyone enjoyed dressing like a Dalmatian with 101 spots and counting and sorting their 101 items into ten groups.  Everyone also enjoyed writing what life would be like when they were 101 years old.

As the first graders grow as readers they have been hard at work learning new comprehension strategies such as visualizing, wondering, and connecting to the text.  In writing, they have been learning about “telling more” in their stories each week.  They are hard at work writing a beginning, middle and end with details.  We are excited about all the learning and hard work that has been happening in our classrooms.

Mrs. Schroetter's first grade class
Mrs. Miranda's first grade class
Ms. Gattone's  first grade class
Basketball Tournament

Coach Crandell, Coach. Sheehy and all of the fourth and fifth grade boys and girls basketball players are excited about the upcoming basketball tournament.  Mrs. Stermitz and Mrs. Julian and the cheerleaders are excited to cheer for the 5th Grade games.  GO COUGARS!!  Here is the schedule for Copeland games:

Fifth Grade Games at Butterfield
February 24:  4:00 Copeland Girls vs. Adler and 4:45 Rockland vs. Copeland Blue Boys
February 25:  3:15 Copeland Yellow Boys vs. Butterfield Green and 5:30 Copeland Blue Boys vs. Adler
February 26:  3:15 Rockland vs. Copeland Yellow Boys and 4:00 Butterfield Gold vs. Copeland Girls
February 27:  3:15 Butterfield Gold vs. Copeland Yellow Boys and 4:00 Butterfield Green vs. Copeland Blue Boys and 4:45 Rockland vs. Copeland Girls
March 2:  3:15 Butterfield Gold vs. Copeland Blue Boys and 4:00 Copeland Yellow Boys vs. Adler
March 3:  3:15 Butterfield Green vs. Copeland Girls and 6:15 Copeland Yellow Boys vs. Copeland Blue Boys

Fourth Grade Games at Copeland (and Rockland on March 10, 11 and 12)
March 4 at COPELAND:  4:00 Copeland Girls vs. Adler and 4:45 Rockalnd Copeland Blue Boys
March 5 at COPELAND:  3:15 Copeland Yellow Boys vs. Butterfield Green and 5:30 Copeland Blue Boys vs. Adler
March 9 at COPELAND:  3:15 Butterfield Gold vs. Copeland Blue Boys and 4:00 Copeland Yellow Boys vs. Adler 
March 10 at ROCKLAND:  3:15 Butterfield Gold vs. Copeland Yellow Boys and 4:00 Butterfield Green vs. Copeland Blue Boys and 4:45 Rockland vs. Copeland Girls
March 11 at ROCKLAND:  3:15 Copeland Yellow Boys vs. Copeland Blue Boys and 4:00 Butterfield Green vs. Copeland Girls
March 12 at ROCKLAND:  3:15 Butterfield Gold vs. Copeland Girls and 5:30 Rockland vs. Copeland Yellow Boys

Junior Achievement coming to Copeland

On Friday, March 13th, 44 mothers, fathers, family friends, and even a School Board member will be spending the morning teaching Junior Achievement lessons to every classroom.  Thank you to each and every person who will share this engaging learning experience with our students.  This day proves to be enlightening for our volunteers who get to experience life as a teacher as well as the students who benefit from the meaningful curriculum relating to social studies themes.  

The representative from Junior Achievement will lead a training session for volunteers on Friday, March 6th, from 8:30 - 9:30 in the learning center.  If you are unable to attend the training, the materials will be available in the school office after March 6th.

Art Effects Art Show March 5th

Art Effects Art Show
Thursday, March 5th
6:00 - 8:00 pm at Cook Memorial Library

Libertyville District 70 Schools and Cook Memorial library are teaming up once again this March to celebrate Youth Art Month.  Volunteers are needed to help make the Art Effects show a success.  Please email either of Copeland's art teachers, Ms. Bernard or Mrs. Brooks, if you are able to help in any of the following ways:

Food Donations:  please let us know if you can donate any nut-free cookies, snacks, etc., to be served at the reception
Water/Paper Donations:  please let us know if you can donate bottled water, napkins, and/or plates for the reception

All donated items can be dropped off at Cook Library the day of the Art Effects show (reception room, lower level). 

Thank you for your help and support as we celebrate art. 

Kathryn Bernard -- kbernard@d70school.s.org
Amanda Brooks -- abrooks@d70schools.org
Copeland  Manor Art Teachers

Special Gifts Teacher performed Madagascar

On Saturday and Sunday, February 22nd and 23rd, Special Gifts Theater performed Madagascar for an adoring audience.  This group of actors and mentors have been rehearsing for months, and their hard work was evident, as were their friendships and smiles.  Special Gifts Theater is a group with a mission to serve youth with intellectual and developmental disabilities.  They bring a spirit of enthusiasm, creativity, and camaraderie that distinguishes the program, and they had a positive effect on Copeland Manor students and staff.  District 70 and Copeland are proud to offer our facilities for this group that was able to show, not just tell, how young people can model respect and compassion, can be friendly and have fun, with other young people whose appearance may be different or who navigate differently through the world.  Thank you, SGT!  We are already excited about next year and look forward to seeing The Little Mermaid come to life on the stage.  

Cast and teachers of Madagascar
Summer School 2020

Libertyville District 70 provides a wonderful summer school experience from June 15th - July 16th.  Summer school is offered for pre-kindergarten and pre-first grade students at Copeland Manor School and all other grades at Highland Middle School.  Class offerings will be posted on the district website on February 28th.  . Registration will be available online for in-district families starting at 10:00 am on March 8th (Daylight Savings time change).

March Focus on Trustworthiness

District 70 Shines with Kindness

March 1st begins our in-depth focus of the Pillar of Trustworthiness.  We will continue to highlight this pillar through the month of March.  In each school, teachers will promote the pillar of trustworthiness by identifying and discussing the language and behaviors of a trustworthy individual.  A trustworthy person is honest and truthful.  A trustworthy person has integrity. This means that one has the courage to do what is expected, to speak about what is unexpected, and to try new things even when they are difficult.

On Friday, March 6th, the district will have a Trustworthy Pillar Friday.  In the Character Counts program the color blue is associated with the pillar of trustworthiness.  This Friday, March 6th, we encourage everyone to wear his or her blue to “kick off” celebrating trustworthiness.  Classroom teachers are encouraged to engage their class in meaningful activities that will reinforce the pillar of trustworthiness. 
Steps to follow for being a trustworthy individual:

  • Tell the truth
  • Understand the other person’s point of view
  • Speak out about what you think is wrong or unexpected behavior
  • Willing to do the right thing, even when it is a tough choice
  • Other people will trust you more when you tell the truth
  • Relationships take work to build, but are easy to destroy if you are not trustworthy
  • Think before you give a dishonest answer
  • Honesty is important in building friendships
  • You are in charge and responsible for your actions

Thank you for reinforcing the Character Counts Pillars at home and helping to build a community of character!

                                                ~Your District 70 Character Counts!  Committee

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