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Student Council Spirit Week

December 18th to 21st

 

Monday 18 - wear red

Tuesday 19 - wear green

Wednesday - Christmas sweater day

Thursday - wear a Santa hat

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Posted by: Bobbi Fortner
Published: 12/11/17




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VPEF  100 Savings contribution offer
 

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Posted by: Jennifer Leonard, District Admin, Vacaville Unified School District
Published: 12/1/17




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Pajama and Book Drive Going on Now


 

Join our 4th graders and Scholastic Books in collecting pajamas for children in need.  For every pair of pajamas (sized 8 through 1XL) donated by December 13, Scholastic will donate one book.  Children in need and kids in the foster system will receive these donations.  Please join the 4th grade in asking your families, friends, and neighbors to help us meet our goal.  Bring donations to room 12 or any of the other 4th grade rooms. Thanks!

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Posted by: Bobbi Fortner
Published: 12/1/17




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Thank you Cooper Chorus 2017!


Thank you to all of those who participated in some way with our Cooper Chorus this year.

You were wonderful and delighted us all!

 

Special thanks to Michele Jacklin and Kim Bosler

You two are absolutely amazing volunteers, well done! 

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Posted by: Bobbi Fortner
Published: 11/29/17




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Saturday School is being offered on Saturday, December 9

8:00 a.m. to 12:15 p.m.

Lunch is provided free of charge

  

Permission slips are due by Wednesday, December 6

 

When a student attends Saturday school, one previous absence will be cleared from their attendance record.

 

Students really enjoy Saturday School, it's fun!

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Posted by: Bobbi Fortner
Published: 11/29/17




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No school

December 22, 2017 to January 5, 2018

*Thursday, December 21st is a minimum day

School resumes on Monday, January 8, 2018


Merry Christmas Comets!

Take care and we will

see you at school next year!

With Love from your Cooper Secretaries,

Bobbi, Tammy, and Joan

 

 

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Posted by: Bobbi Fortner
Published: 11/29/17




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Healthy Kids Survey Logo
The California Healthy Kids Survey (CHKS) is the largest statewide survey of resiliency, protective factors, and risk behaviors in the nation. Students in grades 5, 7, 9 and 11 will be participating in the California Healthy Kids Survey between November 27 - December 21, 2017.  Parent information and consent forms will be sent home in November.  Click here for more information.

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Posted by: Rae Ann Quinata, District Admin, Vacaville Unified School District
Published: 11/16/17




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As a follow up and response to the concerning incident this morning involving the arrest of a near a bus transit station, please see the update below. As always, we encourage parents to help students understand how to be aware of their surroundings, not engage with strangers and immediately tell adults about strange or threatening incidents. We appreciate the immediate action and support from Vacaville PD, and are glad that the suspect was identified.

 

THE FOLLOWING MESSAGE HAS BEEN POSTED BY THE VACAVILLE POLICE DEPARTMENT:

Two teenaged girls are to be commended for their quick thinking and actions yesterday, which have now led to the arrest of 29-year-old Vacaville resident Newton Payeah.

Yesterday morning while waiting for a bus at the Vacaville Transit Center on E. Monte Vista Avenue, Payeah approached two girls who were waiting for a bus to take them to school. He asked them if they would like to smoke marijuana with him and offered to give them a ride, identifying himself as an Uber driver. These brave young ladies did the right thing by not engaging him further and got on their bus when it arrived. They then reported what happened to an adult which resulted in police being called.

Our children's safety is extremely important to us and we immediately launched an investigation as to what occurred. Information was being shared on other social media platforms that in some situations was not correct. We want you to know we are committed to providing you information that is timely, accurate, and direct from the source on our social media platforms and sometimes that takes a little longer than we all may want, however this ensures accuracy in what's shared. Officers from our Youth Services Section were actively following up on the case when we learned Payeah returned to the transit center this morning. Officers immediately responded and safely took Payeah into custody. We were able to determine he does not work for Uber as a driver. Payeah was arrested for annoying a child under the age of 18 and booked into Solano County Jail. Below is a picture of Payeah at the time of his arrest and the car he arrived in.

This situation could have ended much different if not for the excellent decisions made by the girls. Please use this event to have those important conversations with your children about how to handle themselves should they ever be in similar circumstances.

Anyone with information regarding Payeah's actions is asked to contact Officer Erwin Ramirez at (707) 449-5200. Media inquiries can be directed to Lt. Mark Donaldson at (707) 449-5260.

Vacaville PD arrest Picture

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Posted by: Jennifer Leonard, District Admin, Vacaville Unified School District
Published: 11/15/17




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Happy Thanksgiving!

No school the week of

November 20th - November 24

See you at school on Monday, Nov. 27

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Posted by: Bobbi Fortner
Published: 11/14/17




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This is Parent Teacher Conference Week. 

Every day is a minimum day, Nov. 13 to Nov. 17

No change for Kindergarteners.

1st thru 3rd grades dismissed at 12:25 pm. 

4th thru 6th grades dismissed at 12:30 pm.

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Posted by: Bobbi Fortner
Published: 11/13/17




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bag and apple
VUSD Elementary schools will have bagged lunches for students to eat at school or take home during minimum days Nov. 9th & 13-17th. Lunch is $3.00. Free and reduced rates also apply.

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Posted by: Jennifer Leonard, District Admin, Vacaville Unified School District
Published: 11/6/17




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MINIMUM DAY LUNCHES:

Child Nutrition is feeding our elementary students on minimum days hassle free!

Please encourage students to come to the cafeteria when school lets out to get a Grab and Go lunch!  Each student who is interested will receive a bagged lunch for them to eat on site or take home. Lunch is $3.00 for paid students and free and reduced students are free of charge.

 For questions please phone our Child Nutrition Department at 707-453-6157.

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Posted by: Bobbi Fortner
Published: 11/1/17




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Posted by: Monica Arnett
Published: 10/25/17




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Check out upcoming events, classes, clubs and more!

link to community bulletin

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Posted by: Jennifer Leonard, District Admin, Vacaville Unified School District
Published: 10/24/17




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  • Volunteers needed, call Kristen: 707-315-1741
  • Candy donations accepted this week in the office breezeway
  • Baked goods can be dropped off in the Multi-purpose room on Friday, October 27th starting at 7:45am

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Posted by: Bobbi Fortner
Published: 10/23/17




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PTO's

Friday, October 27

5:30 - 8:30 pm

 

For PTO's Fall Festival Flyer for advance ticket sales and baked goods donations, click on the attachment below.

 

 

 

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Posted by: Bobbi Fortner
Published: 10/23/17




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duck cover and hold diagram
Duck, cover and hold. All VUSD schools will be practicing earthquake drills at 10:19 AM today. This is a great opportunity for families to review their emergency supplies and plans too. What's your family plan? http://www.earthquakecountry.org/step5/

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Posted by: Jennifer Leonard, District Admin, Vacaville Unified School District
Published: 10/19/17




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As we continue to deal with poor air quality that potentially changes hour by hour due to fires, we will continue to take steps to minimize exposure to smoke for staff and students. 

VIEW AIR QUALITY MEASURES HERE

Air Quality Index
 

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Posted by: Jennifer Leonard, District Admin, Vacaville Unified School District
Published: 10/17/17




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Vacaville may experience poor air quality in coming days. View information about air quality measures here.

Based upon information available Sunday, October 15th, all VUSD schools and offices will be open on a regular schedule Monday, October 16th. 

Currently, there are no plans to make up days for school closures. However, Super Saturdays are a great way for students to get additional help. The next Super Saturday is October 21st. Details are available at your school. 

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Posted by: Jennifer Leonard, District Admin, Vacaville Unified School District
Published: 10/15/17




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ALL VUSD SCHOOLS WILL BE CLOSED THURSDAY, OCT. 12th and FRIDAY OCT. 13th.

 

Hello VUSD Families,

We hope this message finds your families safe and well. Our hearts go out to those who have been evacuated or have lost loved ones, pets and homes in this tragedy. Thank you for your support as we work through the challenges of this disaster.

Because the evacuation areas in Solano County have increased, affecting even more VUSD families and staff and the air quality is now at hazardous levels, all VUSD schools and offices will be closed on Thursday October 12th and Friday October 13th. Thank you for your understanding as we navigate this emergency. Take care and stay safe.

 

 

Saludos a las familias de VUSD,

Es nuestra esperanza que este mensaje encuentre a sus familias seguras y bien.  Nuestros corazones están con quienes han sido evacuado o ha perdido seres queridos, mascotas y hogares en esta tragedia.  Gracias por su apoyo mientras trabajamos para enfrentar este desastre lo mejor que podemos.

Debido a la que las áreas de evacuación en el Condado de Solano han aumentado, afectando aún más familias y personal de VUSD y que la calidad del aire esta ahora a niveles peligrosos, todas las escuelas y las oficinas de VUSD estarán cerradas el jueves, 12 de octubre y el viernes, 13 de octubre.  Gracias por su comprensión mientras sobre pasamos esta emergencia.  Cuídense y permanezcan seguros. 

Las áreas de evacuación y los niveles de humo han aumentado significativamente.  Las escuelas de VUSD estarán cerradas el jueves y viernes. 

 

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Posted by: Jennifer Leonard, District Admin, Vacaville Unified School District
Published: 10/11/17




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School will be in session today.

 

VUSD schools will be open today with measures being taken to reduce smoke exposure for staff and students. Students who stay home with parental permission due to poor air quality will have excused absences.

 

“Our thoughts go out to our Fairfield/Napa/Sonoma neighbors and staff who are dealing with evacuations and tragedy. We understand that many VUSD parents cannot get time off for poor air quality and cancelling school creates childcare and income challenges for many. Keeping schools open, but excusing absences for those who choose to keep students home is the best way we can support our families during this tragedy while maintaining educational continuity.” VUSD Superintendent Jane Shamieh.

 

All VUSD schools will be collecting donations for fire victims today.

 

VUSD will follow data and guidelines from the Spare the Air Current Conditions table and the Air Quality Index. The following are measures that VUSD staff will take to ensure minimal exposure to unhealthy air.

 

 See more information about measures we will take to minimize smoke exposure for staff and students.

air quality index

index- spanish
 

 

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Posted by: Jennifer Leonard, District Admin, Vacaville Unified School District
Published: 10/10/17




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Cooper is open and in session the entire month of October.  Monday through Friday, every week, every day, we are open and on our regular schedule.

We have no week days off.  We don't even have a minimum day during the month of October.

We are learning so much this month!

 

For more information regarding our school calendar please click on the calendar on the right of this screen.

 

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Posted by: Bobbi Fortner
Published: 10/6/17




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Let's Code It, Programming!

 

After school enrichment opportunity from: Learning Means Fun 

 

Sign up at: https://learningmeansfun.com/signup

 

Use class code: CEC10.10.17

 

Tuesdays, October 10th - December 19th 2:30-3:30

No Class: 10/31, 11/14, 11/21 (8 classes total, will be held)

 

Last day to register for the early bird price $129.99 is 10/3

 

Flyers went home and are also available in the office

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Posted by: Bobbi Fortner
Published: 10/3/17




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Let's Build It, Engineering!

 

Cooper after school enrichment opportunity from:

Learning Means Fun 

 

Mondays, October 9th - December 11th 2:30-3:30

No Class: 11/13, 11/20 (8 classes total will be held)

 

Sign up at: https://learningmeansfun.com/signup

 

Use class code: CEC10.9.17

 

Information forms were sent home and

are also available in the office

 

Last day to register for the early bird price $129.99 is 9/25

After that is an additional $15

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Posted by: Bobbi Fortner
Published: 10/3/17




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Purchased picture packages/items from Fall Picture Days are

expected to arrive during the week of October 17th

And, if you missed picture days:

 

Make-up picture day is on

Monday, October 30, 2017

 

We will be having Spring Pictures as well for all grades, but only for those students who are purchasing in advance.  No picture make up day is offered in the Spring as time does not permit before summer break.

 Sixth graders have a special photo shoot called Free Spirit Portraits and also the traditional 6th grade panoramic photo: all taken in the spring.  All 6th graders will be photographed for the Free Spirit Picture which will appear on their certificate of completion from Cooper.

 As always, purchasing any school photos are optional and we appreciate the professionalism of Excel Photographers.

 

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Posted by: Bobbi Fortner
Published: 10/3/17




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You are invited to attend the Cooper School Spirit Night

at Red Robin!


 

 

Join us on Wednesday, 9/27 at Red Robin, 186 Nut Tree Parkway in Vacaville. 20% of our fundraising sales will go back to the Cooper School PTO. So the more people who attend, the more money we will earn. We’ll see you there!

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Posted by: Bobbi Fortner
Published: 9/26/17




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Hello VUSD Families,

As you probably remember, VUSD has been evaluating our school start times with the intent to create optimal learning environments for our students. Significant research shows that the circadian rhythm (or sleep cycle) for humans changes during the adolescent years. While young children typically are naturally wide awake early in the morning, teens biologically struggle with waking early, regardless of the time they go to sleep. Research shows that aligning school start times to better fit students' biological rhythms results in improved student performance and success.

VUSD has been evaluating school start times for over two years. This evaluation included: 

  • reviewing extensive research
  • recommendations from health organizations like the National Sleep Foundation, National Institutes of Health, Centers for Disease Control, and the American Academy of Pediatrics 
  • school district transportation 
  • cost analysis
  • feedback from principals
  • polls for students, parents and teachers

The VUSD Board of Trustees have taken all of these into careful consideration and have voted to adjust school start times for the 2018-19 school year. In the year to come, we will work with VUSD staff, City Coach, athletics, Vacaville Police and Fire and other community organizations in preparation of these new times. We understand that this positive change for student learning requires some adjustments for our families and community partners. We appreciate your willingness to work with us in fitting our educational system to meet students' needs.

More information about school schedules for 2018-19, research, articles, legislation, health tips and news on later school start time can been found here.

 

Hola VUSD Familias,

 Tal vez recordará que nuestro distrito ha estado evaluando los horarios de inicio de nuestras clases con la intención de crear ambientes de aprendizaje óptimos para nuestros estudiantes. Ha bastante investigación que muestra que el ritmo circadiano (o ciclo del sueño) para los seres humanos cambia durante los años de la adolescencia. Mientras que los niños pequeños suelen estar naturalmente despiertos temprano en la mañana, los adolescentes biológicamente luchan con despertar temprano, independientemente de la hora que se van a dormir. Las investigaciones demuestran que la alineación de las horas de inicio de la escuela para adaptarse mejor a los ritmos biológicos de los estudiantes mejora el éxito de los estudiantes.

El Distrito Escorar de Vacaville (VUSD) ha estado evaluando las horas de inicio de clases por más de dos años. Esta evaluación incluyó:

• revisar extensas investigaciones

• las recomendaciones de organizaciones de salud como la National Sleep Foundation, los Institutos Nacionales de Salud, los Centros para el Control de Enfermedades y la Academia Americana de Pediatría

• transporte del distrito escolar

• análisis del costo

• comentarios de los directores

• encuestas para estudiantes, padres y maestros

La Mesa Directiva del Distrito Escorar de Vacaville (VUSD) ha tomado todas estas consideraciones y ha votado para ajustar las horas de inicio de la escuela para el año escolar 2018-19. En el próximo año, trabajaremos con el personal de VUSD, el autobús de la ciudad (City Coach), el atletismo, la Policía y los Bomberos de Vacaville y otras organizaciones comunitarias en preparación de estos nuevos horarios. Entendemos que este cambio positivo para el aprendizaje de los estudiantes requiere algunos ajustes para nuestras familias y socios comunitarios. Agradecemos su disposición a trabajar con nosotros para adaptar nuestro sistema educativo a las necesidades de los estudiantes.

 Más información sobre los horarios escolares para 2018-19, la investigación, los artículos, la legislación, los consejos de salud y las noticias sobre la hora de inicio de la escuela más tarde se puede encontrar en: http://www.vacavilleusd.org/times

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Posted by: Jennifer Leonard, District Admin, Vacaville Unified School District
Published: 9/22/17




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special education night
Join us at Special Education Parent Night Wednesday, September 27th from 6:00-7:30 PM at Orchard Elementary. Meet other families, the special education leadership team and our special needs parent liaison.

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Posted by: Jennifer Leonard, District Admin, Vacaville Unified School District
Published: 9/22/17




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The Cooper Spirit is Contagious!


Last day to order the latest and greatest PTO Cooper Comet

T-shirts is September 29th

 

6 different colors available this year

 

Order forms are available in the office

 

T-shirts are $10 each

 

The Biggest Popsicle Party is postponed until further notice

 

T-shirt questions can be directed to:

marketing@coopercometspto.com 

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Posted by: Bobbi Fortner
Published: 9/21/17




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VUSD works with community partners to keep kids safe. This month we are helping to shed light on human trafficking that can happen to kids in our city too.

Hear from a trafficking survivor at the Human Trafficking Awareness & Prevention seminar Wednesday, September 13th at 6:00 PM in the Will C. Wood Theater located at 998 Marshall Road. More info here

Human trafficking awareness flier
 

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Posted by: Jennifer Leonard, District Admin, Vacaville Unified School District
Published: 9/8/17




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Cooper Chorus sign ups have begun for our

2nd thru 6th grade students

If interested, please return the green sign up sheet to school no later than:

 

Monday, September 18th

 

Chorus will begin promptly at 7:30 am.

Well behaved chorus members will be expected in the MP Room by 7:25 am and to be ready to sing promptly at 7:30 am every Tuesday and Wednesday morning

 

The Chorus commitment begins on

Wednesday, September 20th and ends by mid December

 

Be sure to keep the white information chorus form posted at home or snap a picture of it for future reference over the next two months

 

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Posted by: Bobbi Fortner
Published: 9/6/17




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Save the Date for our

PTO FALL FESTIVAL


October 27

5:30 to 8:30 pm

Questions? Suggestions? Ready to sign up to volunteer?

Email: events@coopercometspto.com 

 

 

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Posted by: Bobbi Fortner
Published: 9/6/17




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City to open two cooling centers beginning Friday evening. Excessive heat warning issued by National Weather Service. With temperatures expected to reach well into the 100s over this Labor Day weekend, the City of Vacaville will be opening cooling centers at two of its community centers.

The National Weather Service has issued an Excessive Heat Warning for our area and other parts of Northern California. As a result, the Three Oaks Community Center will have a cooling center in one of its assembly rooms. Three Oaks, which is located at 1100 Alamo Drive, will be open until 8:30 p.m. Friday, Saturday and Sunday. 

 

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Posted by: Jennifer Leonard, District Admin, Vacaville Unified School District
Published: 9/1/17




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community bulletin board icon

Don't miss activities for students and parents. Check out the Community Bulletin Board.

 

community bulletin board webpage
 

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Posted by: Jennifer Leonard, District Admin, Vacaville Unified School District
Published: 8/31/17




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Wednesday, August 30

6:00-6:25 1st session

6:25-6:30 passing

6:30-6:55  2nd session

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Posted by: Bobbi Fortner
Published: 8/29/17




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Did you miss out on getting a yearbook in June?

No problem!  We have a few extras...

 

Last year's 2016 - 2017 Yearbooks

for sale in the office now

 

16-17 yearbooks = $5.00

 

 

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Posted by: Bobbi Fortner
Published: 8/29/17




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Many parents have turned in the Volunteer Information form that was in your students first day packet, thank you!  It's much better to have this process taken care of now, before a field trip sneaks up on you!  

 

Cooper parents please read this important information:

 

1. You need to be fingerprinted if you want to volunteer.

 

2. Complete the volunteer form from the office and have it signed by an administrator (this has already happened for 50 new volunteers). Miss Bobbi sends them to the District Office where they await you to be fingerprinted.

 

3. To be fingerprinted: Once you have returned the form to the office, please allow 3 business days  to pass and then go to the Educational Services Center (our District Office) at 401 Nut Tree Road to be fingerprinted for free. 

 

5. Some parents bring the form into the Cooper office to have it signed by an administrator and then take it with them to the District Office: that's ok too.  

 

6. Once the fingerprints have cleared, the District Office will return the forms to Cooper and your name will be added to the list that all teachers have access to.  Please check with your teacher to find out if you are cleared or not to volunteer.

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Posted by: Bobbi Fortner
Published: 8/22/17




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August 21 Eclipse Resources!

On August 21 all of America will experience a solar eclipse. Some areas will witness a total eclipse (when the moon entirely covers the sun); other regions will witness a partial eclipse.

The Bay Area will experience a 76% eclipse, with the moon beginning to cover the sun at 9:01 am, reaching maximum coverage at 10:15 am, and then moving away from the sun at 11:37 am.  

Some schools have made plans for students to go outside and watch the eclipse using special solar eclipse glasses and/or cards for pinhole viewing. Please check your school's website to see what kinds of activities are planned.  

If you want to send your child to school with glasses for viewing the eclipse, please be sure to provide designated solar eclipse glasses. Staring at even a sliver of the sun without adequate protection can cause permanent eye damage. (You can find more information about choosing safe glasses on the American Astronomical Society's website.)

The following websites have lots of layperson-friendly eclipse information to share with your families and friends:

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Posted by: Jennifer Leonard, District Admin, Vacaville Unified School District
Published: 8/15/17




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Cooper School needs Noon Duty Supervisors

 

Several two and three and a half hour shifts available starting August 17

 

If interested please apply as soon as possible in the Human Resource Department  at the VUSD Office:

101 Nut Tree Rd. in Vacaville

 

Then stop by Cooper or call to let us know your name and availability, thanks!

 

Yard Duties are V.I.P.'s at Cooper! 

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Posted by: Bobbi Fortner
Published: 8/4/17




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Community Heath and Sports Fair August 5th
Kaiser Permanente in Vacaville is hosting a Community Health and Sport Fair August 5th, 2017 from 9:00am-12:00pm at 1 Quality DR., Vacaville. The event hosts sports exams and immunizations for Kaiser members as well as community activities for parents, students and coaches. Admission is free.

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Posted by: Jennifer Leonard, District Admin, Vacaville Unified School District
Published: 7/27/17




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If your student is not returning to Cooper and you need to withdraw him or her, here's what to do:

 

Be sure to let us know your child's name and new school they will be attending.  Once enrolled the new school secretary will contact us at Cooper and we will send them your students' records.

 

Email Miss Bobbi in the office at:

Bobbif@Vacavilleusd.org 

 

Or call us at 707-453-6210 and leave a message on our absences line by pressing 2 during the recording.

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Posted by: Bobbi Fortner
Published: 7/27/17




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2017 - 2018

1st Day of School

August 17


 

 

The school office is open now, from 8 am to 4 pm 

 

Class lists will be posted on August 15 at 5:00 pm

 

School hours are listed on the right of our website home screen

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Posted by: Bobbi Fortner
Published: 7/27/17




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Enrollment Procedure

 

Dear New Parents, please check VUSD's website School Boundary Locator to find out which school your home address belongs to.  Then, go to your school of residence to register your child, you can find their office hours on the school's website.   If you wish to request a different school for your child to attend, your school office of residence can walk you through that procedure, but you must start there.

 

Cooper Office will be open until June 19th and will reopen for the next school year on August 8th from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.  

 

For Transitional Kindergartners, Kindergartners, and 1st graders the requirements are as follows on this link:

K - 1st registration packet cover sheet.docx

 

For 2nd - 6th graders use this link:

2nd - 6th registration packet cover sheet.docx

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Posted by: Bobbi Fortner
Published: 7/27/17




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kids eating lunch
Kids can keep in touch with friends this summer with Free Lunch With Friends. Kids 0-18 years can enjoy complimentary lunches all summer. No registration is needed. 

 

Dates M-F/Fechas

Time/Hora

Location/Lugares

6/12 thru 8/11/2017

11:45am – 12:30pm

DOWNTOWN LIBRARY- 1 Town Square Pl, Vacaville         

     

6/12 thru 8/11/2017

12:00pm – 12:45pm

MARKHAM ELEMENTARY- 101 Markham Ave, Vacaville

     

6/12 thru 8/11/2017

12:30pm – 1:00pm

MARIPOSA CENTER- 1625 Alamo Dr, Vacaville

     

6/19 thru 7/14/2017

11:00am – 11:45am

HEMLOCK ELEMENTARY- 400 Hemlock St, Vacaville

     

6/19 thru  8/4/2017

1:30pm – 2:00pm

BOYS & GIRLS CLUB- 100 Holly Lane, Vacaville

 

DOWNLOAD FLYER HERE

 

 

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Posted by: Jennifer Leonard, District Admin, Vacaville Unified School District
Published: 6/26/17




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Kaiser Sports and Health Fair flyer
 

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Posted by: Jennifer Leonard, District Admin, Vacaville Unified School District
Published: 6/5/17




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YEARBOOKS FOR SALE!

                                 YEARBOOKS FOR SALE!


 

Best Cooper Yearbook ever 

for sale now in the office for $15 each.

 

Please send exact change or write a check out to EXCEL

 

Limited supply available while they last

 

Congratulations to Chloe Gamboa

 She won the Front Cover contest, great work Chloe

 

Good job to our Runners Up:

Aurora Adrias

Elayna Weber

Taylor Staten

 

Their work makes up the back cover of this years' book.  Thanks to: Mr. Muehlenbruch, Tammy Mattson, and Excel Photography for all that you do to make our years memorable at Cooper with these wonderful books.

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Posted by: Bobbi Fortner
Published: 6/5/17




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WILL C. WOOD  HIGH  SCHOOL

BASKETBALL  SHOOTING  CLINIC

 

June 12th - 16th at Will C. Wood High School Gym

 

Mon. – Fri. 10:00 A.M. to Noon – Boys/Girls-Grades 6-8, Next Fall

      

The Will C. Wood High School Basketball Coaches will provide instruction for boys and girls so they can learn the fundamental skills as well as provide competition necessary to help participants improve their game.

Cost:  $25.00  Make checks payable to 

Will C. Wood High Basketball

 

Click on the attachment below to download the form and more instructions.

 

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Posted by: Bobbi Fortner
Published: 6/5/17




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The Last Week of School is

Monday June 5th to Thursday June 8th

 

Monday June 5 is a regular school day

 

Tuesday June 6 and Wednesday June 7 are

Minimum Days

 

School is out for summer on 

Thursday June 8 at 11:30 am

 

ALL students come to school on the last day from 

8:15 am to 11:30 am

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Posted by: Bobbi Fortner
Published: 5/31/17




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For the last 10 days of school our Student Council is promoting these spirit day opportunities.

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Posted by: Bobbi Fortner
Published: 5/23/17




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PTO Picnic Day Donations Due May 30th


Picnic Day is Wednesday, May 31 

Lunch is FREE for all students on Picnic Day

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Posted by: Bobbi Fortner
Published: 5/23/17




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Memorial Day - No School

 

Monday, May 29th 


 

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Posted by: Bobbi Fortner
Published: 5/23/17




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suicide prevention ribbon
 

May is Mental Health Month. The intent of this observance is to bring awareness to growing mental health needs within our culture, and to fight the stigma associated with mental illness.  The Netflix series “13 Reasons Why” has brought national and local attention to issues related to mental illness and suicide.  Please take an opportunity to discuss the attached talking points with your children.  We need to work together to spread the message to our children that help is always available.

 

Click here for Discussion Points regarding "13 Reasons Why"

 

 

 

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Posted by: Jennifer Leonard, District Admin, Vacaville Unified School District
Published: 5/18/17




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KCRA 3 news reportCBS 13 news story
Dear Parents,

We can never be too careful when it comes to protecting our children.  A dangerous “game” surfaced on social media a while back, particularly with students in other countries. The game is being talked about by student in our schools. 

The “Blue Whale Challenge” app involves the enticement of students into risky behavior that could result in the final challenge of taking one’s life. While we do not know of any VUSD students who are playing it, we want to make sure that you are aware of it.

Evidently, it has been removed from the app store.  We are appreciative of members of the community who brought this to our attention; our children benefit when we work together to protect them.

Sincerely, 

Kim Forrest

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Posted by: Jennifer Leonard, District Admin, Vacaville Unified School District
Published: 5/17/17




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Please take a few moments to watch this video and share it. Our friends with Autism, like all people, need support and understanding. Helping students understand Autism is a great place to start.

screen shot of Amazing Things Happen video

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Posted by: Jennifer Leonard, District Admin, Vacaville Unified School District
Published: 5/15/17




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Race registration and packet pickup today at Fleet Feet Vacaville from 12-6 PM, and tomorrow from 6:30-8:00AM at Lagoon Valley! Remember half of your registration fee goes back to the school of choice.

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Posted by: Jennifer Leonard, District Admin, Vacaville Unified School District
Published: 5/12/17




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Loop the Lagoon May 13th

The Loop the Lagoon Run/Walk fundraiser for the Vacaville Public Education Foundation (VPEF) is May 13th. 50% of your registration fee will go directly back to your school of choice! 

 

So, rally your coworkers, friends and family and join this fantastic fundraising event for schools in beautiful Lagoon Valley!

 

Register at: http://www.loopthelagoon.com

 

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Posted by: Jennifer Leonard, District Admin, Vacaville Unified School District
Published: 5/5/17




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Papa Roach
Papa Roach -- a world-touring, Grammy-nominated, triple-platinum rock band with members who originally hail from Vacaville – will break away from their album promotion schedule on May 3 to come home to deliver a message to Solano County children: Be fearless, dream big, aim high to develop your full creative potential.

Members of the band will return to their hometown for a special dedication ceremony at Imagine That!  – Vacaville’s newly opened hands-on learning Exploratorium for children of all ages and abilities. Exhibits at the center encourage children to be free to imagine, create, and welcome sciences and art into their lives.

The highlight of this special ceremony will be Vacaville Mayor Len Augustine proclaiming May 3 as Papa Roach Day in Vacaville. In honor of Papa Roach’s generous support of our community, organizers have created a special exhibit at the center that celebrates their musical success. One portion of the exhibit invites youngsters to play out their rock dreams and musical talents.

Papa Roach formed in 1993, with Jacoby Shaddix, a student at Vacaville High, and Jerry Horton of Vanden High, since that time and with Members Tobin Esperance and Tony Palermo, Papa Roach have achieved critical and commercial acclaim selling over 25 million albums worldwide. 

The dedication will take place from 4 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. on Wednesday, May 3 at Vacaville’s Imagine That!, 848-B Alamo Drive.

For local information, contact Lauren Runow of Imagine That!, (707) 474-5317.

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Posted by: Jennifer Leonard, District Admin, Vacaville Unified School District
Published: 5/2/17




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We are proud to announce the "Brainiacs" as the NK winners at Cooper School!  This 5th grade team will compete on Wednesday May 3rd from 6:30-8pm at Vaca Pena.  Please join us in cheering them on during this district wide competition.  

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Posted by: Monica Arnett
Published: 5/2/17




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Congratulations to Will C. Wood graduate David DeBolt for earning a Pulitzer Prize honoring excellence in Journalism and the Arts.

Daily Republic screen shot
 

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Posted by: Jennifer Leonard, District Admin, Vacaville Unified School District
Published: 4/12/17




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Progress Reports 

go home the week of:

April 10th to 14th

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Posted by: Bobbi Fortner
Published: 4/4/17




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REMINDER:

With the changing seasons some kids are getting colds, flus, and suffering from allergies. ANY over the counter medications, including but not limited to: cough drops, chap stick, and eye drops are not permitted to be brought to school unless it’s prescribed by a doctor.  ALL medications are kept in the Health Office with a completed medication form, with the exception of students with a “Self Administration” medication form on file. Any OTC’s or medications found to be in the possession of students will be confiscated and held in the office for a parent to pick up.

Thank you!

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Posted by: Bobbi Fortner
Published: 4/4/17




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Students are currently collecting Jog-A-Thon pledges

for the April 11th event.  

Student Goal: $25 per family 

We also have these goals in mind as well:

Classroom, Grade level, and School Goal

Every student who meets the $25 family goal will receive

a ticket into the raffle.  Students who turn in $50 receive an exclusive invite to our Ice Cream Party.  Those who turn in $100 receive an exclusive invite to lunch and ice cream party. 

 

***RAFFLE PRIZES***

Kindle Fire

Gift Cards

Movie Passes

Bowling Passes 

and More!

 

PLEDGES ARE DUE BY THURSDAY, APRIL 13TH

 

 

 

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Posted by: Bobbi Fortner
Published: 4/4/17




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Spring Break Begins on Friday, April 14 

Spring Break Ends on Friday, April 21

School Resumes on Monday, April 24th
 

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Posted by: Bobbi Fortner
Published: 4/4/17




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Kim Academy Open House April 6th
The Ernest Kimme Charter Academy for Independent Learning will be hosting an open house April 6th at 6:00 PM. The evening will include tours, food, raffle prizes, virtual reality demonstrations and more! The Ernest Kimme Charter Academy for Independent Learning offers students makerspace, service learning in the community, online courses, electives and more. Come see for yourself!

REGISTER TO ATTEND HERE

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Posted by: Jennifer Leonard, District Admin, Vacaville Unified School District
Published: 4/4/17




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Join us this month for Autism Awareness. Learn more about Autism and get a better understanding of those who have Autism. Click the image below for videos and more.

Autism Awareness, accept, understand, love

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Posted by: Jennifer Leonard, District Admin, Vacaville Unified School District
Published: 3/31/17




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Friday, March 31

MP Room

7:30 am - 8:00 am
 

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Posted by: Bobbi Fortner
Published: 3/28/17




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Tell us what matters most to you! Community input is an important part of quality education for all VUSD students. Your feedback through the second part of a brief parent survey is greatly appreciated.
LCAP Survey

http://www.vacavilleusd.org/lcap

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Posted by: Jennifer Leonard, District Admin, Vacaville Unified School District
Published: 3/22/17




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Posted by: Bobbi Fortner
Published: 3/14/17




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Spring Picture Day is tomorrow



 

Pictures must be pre ordered online or the Excel picture form must be sent in with the student on picture day.

 

Only students with online orders or forms in hand will be photographed on picture day, March 15.

 

6th grade parents please note that another special picture day will be held later just for 6th graders called Free Spirit pictures and you will have a chance to purchase those as well as Spring Pictures.  Free Spirit photos will be taken the same day as the Panorama picture on May 2nd.

 

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Posted by: Bobbi Fortner
Published: 3/14/17




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Monday March 6

is a regular day of school

 

Normal school schedule all day

 

Monday, March 6 is a normal, full day of school

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Posted by: Bobbi Fortner
Published: 2/28/17




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Upcoming Minimum days

 

March 7th, 8th, 9th, and 10th


1st, 2nd, and 3rd grades dismissed at 12:25 pm

4th, 5th, and 6th grades dismissed at 12:30 pm

Kindergarten on regular schedule

 

 

 

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Posted by: Bobbi Fortner
Published: 2/28/17




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Minimum Day this Friday March 3

 

Students do not eat lunch during minimum school days.

They can eat a snack at recess.

They may have lunch in the cafeteria after school.

 

1st, 2nd, and 3rd grades dismissed at 12:25 pm

4th, 5th, and 6th grades dismissed at 12:30 pm

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Posted by: Bobbi Fortner
Published: 2/28/17




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Basket Raffle Ticket Sales on Now!

Ice Cream Social & Basket Raffle

Friday, February 10

6:00 - 8:00 pm 

Multi Purpose Room

 

Tickets are on sale now in the office and will be on sale from 6-7pm in the MPR on Friday, February 10th.

$1.00 for 1 ticket

$5.00 for 6 tickets

$25.00 for 40 tickets

 

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Posted by: Bobbi Fortner
Published: 2/7/17




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All VUSD schools have power and are in session today.

 

POWER OUTAGE UPDATE:

Buckingham, Orchard, Markham, Brown

 

PEABODY ROAD expected to be closed this morning. Please use alternate routes to Will C Wood and expect traffic delays.s Valley and Padan have power, school will start at normal times.

 

 

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Posted by: Jennifer Leonard, District Admin, Vacaville Unified School District
Published: 2/7/17




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Registration for 2017-2018

Tuesday, March 7th

The office is open from

 8:30 am – 4:00 pm

For all grade level new enrollments

for next school year

Packets will be given out

on and after March 7

For Kindergarten and 1st grade registration needs click on: 

K-1 Registration Packet Cover Sheet

 For 2nd - 6th grade registration needs click on:

2 - 6 Registration Packet Cover Sheet

Parents must come in to register their child in person at Cooper if you live within the Cooper School boundaries within VUSD.

Don't know which school your residence belongs to?

Click here to find out:

http://www.schoolworksgis.com/VUSD/schoollocator.html 

Enter your address and click on: Find my Schools

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Posted by: Bobbi Fortner
Published: 2/7/17




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VUSD is searching for talented and enthusiastic educators for the 2017-18 school year. Join us this Saturday to learn more about career opportunities with VUSD.

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Posted by: Jennifer Leonard, District Admin, Vacaville Unified School District
Published: 2/6/17




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Wash your hands often with soap and water.  If soap and water are not available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer and rub your hands together until dry.

Cover your coughs and sneezes.  Use a tissue to cover your nose and mouth when you sneeze and always throw the used tissue in the trash.  Remember to wash your hands after you cough or sneeze.  You can also cover your cough and sneezes with your sleeves if you do not have a tissue available.

Stay home when you are ill to avoid spreading the virus to other people.

Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth.

Influenza vaccination is recommended for everyone six months of age or older.

Source:  Solano County Public Health Department

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Posted by: Jennifer Leonard, District Admin, Vacaville Unified School District
Published: 1/26/17




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Congratulations to our 

Spelling Bee Winners:


 

1st place - Alexis Abadiano

2nd place - Kennedy Jackson

3rd place - Blu McCormick

 

The City Spelling Bee will be at the Will C. Wood Theater on Wednesday, January 25, 2017 at 6:00 pm 

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Posted by: Bobbi Fortner
Published: 1/23/17




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Congratulations to our Geography Bee Winners!

 

1st place – Elayna Weber

2nd place – Tula Fafard

3rd place – Carson Howell

                   Thalia Striplin

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Posted by: Bobbi Fortner
Published: 1/23/17




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Sierra Vista K-8 will host an informational meeting for interested parents on Tuesday, January 24th. The meeting will highlight all that the K-8 campus has to offer families. 

The meeting will begin at 6:30 p.m. at the 301 Bel Air Drive school.

A school tour, beginning at 9 a.m. Feb. 10, also is available for families that seek to learn more about the school.

Enrollment packets will be accepted beginning Jan. 30 through Feb. 17.

For more information, visit http://sierravista.schoolloop.com.

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Posted by: Jennifer Leonard, District Admin, Vacaville Unified School District
Published: 1/23/17




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Learning Means Fun!

 

After school enrichment classes being offered

February thru March

 

Let's Build It - Engineering

Let's Code It - Programming

Amigos Spanish Club - Spanish

 

Check out the attachments below to find out more information about these exciting enrichment opportunities! 

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Posted by: Bobbi Fortner
Published: 1/18/17




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All volunteers need to be fingerprinted at our District Office from now on.  If you have previously been cleared to volunteer without being fingerprinted please stop by the Cooper office to pick up your form and take it to the District Office to be fingerprinted.  Thank you for your cooperation and understanding, please call Miss Bobbi at 453-6210 ext. 100 with any questions.

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Posted by: Bobbi Fortner
Published: 1/17/17




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The California Department of Education is celebrating Digital Citizenship Week January 23–27, 2017. Check out VUSD's webpages for parents and students:
FOR STUDENTS        FOR PARENTS

Make a positive difference online this week!

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Posted by: Jennifer Leonard, District Admin, Vacaville Unified School District
Published: 1/12/17




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Mad Science will be offered at Cooper again starting in February.  Click on the link below to find out more:

 

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Posted by: Bobbi Fortner
Published: 1/9/17




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 NO FAMILY MOVIE NIGHT this Friday night January 20

 

PTO has postponed movie night until a later date

 

 

 

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Posted by: Bobbi Fortner
Published: 1/9/17




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Time to start gathering items for the basket raffle!

Check in with your teacher or room parent to see what theme your class is planning on.  Baskets are due to the office no later than January 26.  Donation forms are available in the office.

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Posted by: Bobbi Fortner
Published: 1/9/17




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The observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day is

 

Monday, January 16, 2017

 

There will be no school on this holiday

 

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Posted by: Bobbi Fortner
Published: 1/9/17




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Schools

Closed: December 23rd-January 6th

             Return to school January 9th

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Posted by: Ken Johnson, District Admin, Vacaville Unified School District
Published: 12/21/16




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Santa Hat or Festive Hat Day


Thursday, December 22

 

 

 

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Posted by: Bobbi Fortner
Published: 12/19/16




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Cooper is collecting canned foods for VACA FISH until we leave for Winter Break and the classrooms are competing for a class party.


 

Here is some info. regarding VACA FISH Food Bank:

 

Provides food for families who:

  • Are residents of Vacaville and Elmira.
  • Meet VACA FISH income requirements.
  • Have not received food from VACA FISH for at least 30 days.
  • Can present picture identification when picking up food.
  • Did not receive food from another organization on the same day.

 

VACA FISH furnishes enough food to feed the family for three days.

 

VACA FISH serves up to 300 families each holiday

 

Thank you for supporting VACA FISH Food Bank!

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Posted by: Bobbi Fortner
Published: 12/13/16




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Winter Break is Coming!


Minimum Day

December 22

 

No School December 23 to January 6

 

School Resumes on January 9

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Posted by: Bobbi Fortner
Published: 12/13/16




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Thank you to our PTO Executive Board and parents, vendors, Mr. Dan and shoppers for putting on and shopping our Holiday Bazaar this last Saturday.  It was a great success due to everyone who participated in some way shape or form, thank you!

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Posted by: Bobbi Fortner
Published: 12/13/16




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Cooper Comets are collecting until December 22:

Toys For Tots with the Marine Corps Reserves

 

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Posted by: Bobbi Fortner
Published: 12/13/16




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Make sure you know what to do and what to expect during a school site emergency. VUSD is hosting an informational meeting for parents about emergency protocols used at all school sites.

Tuesday December 6th at 5:00 PM in the Will C Wood library or Wednesday, December 14th at 5:00 PM in the Vaca High library

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Posted by: Jennifer Leonard, District Admin, Vacaville Unified School District
Published: 11/28/16




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nolan sullivan

 

Superintendent Jane Shamieh and Board of Education President Shelley Dally presented Board member Nolan Sullivan with an award of appreciation for his years of service on the VUSD Board. Mr. Sullivan has a long history of serving students, not only as a Board member, but as the Chief Organizer for Measure A, the President of the Vacaville Public Education Foundation (VPEF) the Chair of Loop the Lagoon charity run and more. Nolan did not run for re-election so that he could spend more time with his young family, but we expect he will continue to have a strong and positive presence in our community. Thank you Nolan for all that you do.

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Posted by: Jennifer Leonard, District Admin, Vacaville Unified School District
Published: 11/18/16




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VUSDCommunityBoard

Check out the new Community Bulletin Board highlighting non-profit activities, events, groups and places for kids and parents. Look for the Quick Link icon on the VUSD homepage.

community board
 

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Posted by: Jennifer Leonard, District Admin, Vacaville Unified School District
Published: 11/9/16