School starts Thursday, Aug. 14, 2014 for all schools in Vacaville Unified. Our office is closed for the summer, but will reopen in early August. Until then, parents ...more
A special thank you to MagnetStreet for providing a great discount on the PTO calendar magnets for the 2013-2014 school year for our Cooper families. Please see www.magnetstreet.com website for personalized invitations, announcements, calendars, and more!
Flyers from nonprofit groups that provide services, programs, and activities which benefit VUSD students and parents are posted on the Community Bulletin Board. You can view a list of posted flyers by clicking the Bulletin Board List attachment below. You can also view each individual flyer on the following link: http://www.vacavilleusd.org/community.
S.C.O.E. and Cooper Elementary encourage all students to participate in their Attendance Awareness Poster Contest:
For details see the poster on the front door of Cooper or email: TBush@solanocoe.net or call her at 399-4832
Posted by: Bobbi Fortner
First Grade News
First Grade News:
We have had a wonderful start to the new school year! Our first graders are enjoying lots of “Firsts” at Cooper School: The first time to have a desk, the first time to stay at school all day like the big kids, the first time to play on the big playground, the first time to eat lunch in the cafeteria, the first time to go to PE and to the Computer Lab, the first time to take spelling tests; and their ultimate favorite: the first time to have THREE recesses! First Grade is great!
In our classrooms, we are focusing on teaching the rules, procedures, and behavioral expectations so that every student will be successful this year. Please encourage your children to come prepared to work hard on their studies, to treat others with kindness and respect, and to always follow our Cooper Rules.
First grade is a critical year! We are building the foundations for reading, writing, and mathematics. This will be a year of phenomenal growth for our first grade students! We are beginning with focusing on mastering the short vowel sounds, learning the first grade sight words, and writing short stories using complete sentences. The children are working in small reading groups to read books that are at a “just right” level for them. We are excited to help our first graders to become fluent, independent readers and writers!
In mathematics, our students are learning to add and subtract numbers. We are encouraging the children to think critically to solve problems and to be able to communicate their mathematical thinking with others.
We are looking forward to a fantastic year! Please remember that parents are encouraged to come and help in the classrooms. The children love having the extra helping hands (and the teachers do, too!).
Thank you for helping us to get this new school year off to a great start!
Posted by: Bobbi Fortner
Community School Volunteers sought
The Community School Volunteers program wants to remind college students, grandparents and parents that their help is needed in VUSD classrooms. If you have an hour or more per week to volunteer, please let a classroom teacher know of your availability or contact program coordinator Irene Sanders via firstname.lastname@example.org - or 707-446-3899.
For more information see their web page on the district site at http://www.vacavilleusd.org/volunteering
Firefly’s drawing based program focuses on the fundamentals and appreciation of art. Your child is able to engage in the learning experience without being graded. Each week, your child will be coming home with more than just something to stick on the fridge. They’ll be coming home with perseverance, confidence, accountability, focus, creativity, problem solving skills, and more!