23: ASB Fundraiser forms and funds due
Just a few more days to collect orders for the products!
23: Conference Sign-Up Forms (goldenrod paper) hand-carried home
25: Pride Club Cornhole fundraiser, 6 p.m.
Fun for the Family! $10 per team with a max of 4 members.
26: Drama Club: after school
7: ASB Fundraiser items and prizes delivered
11: Parent conferences from 12:15-3:15 p.m.
14: Fall Break Day – No school
15: Students released at 11:30 a.m., Conferences 12:15-3:15 & 4:15-6:30 p.m.
16: No late start, students and teachers released at 11:30 a.m.
17: Students released at 11:30 a.m., Conferences 12:15-3:15 & 4:15-6:30 p.m.
18: Students and teachers released at 11:30 a.m.
21: Picture Retakes
23: Wrestling Packets Due
24: Wrestling Begins
“Where do you live?”
Not all students riding the activity buses know where they live in relation to bus stops. Please go to this After School Activities site and show your child which stop they need to use to get home. Being prepared ahead of time lowers students’ stress and keeps buses running on time.
Last Chance to Fundraise
This is the last weekend to sell items to support our ASB Fundraiser! Please help our ASB support our many clubs (Drama, Kopa Kind, PRIDE, STEM, Pep Band, etc.), athletics (sports equipment, uniforms, and celebrations), activities (dances, field day, etc.), and assemblies (Veterans Day, MLK, etc.)! Our goal this year is to raise $15,000 and you can help. We encourage every Kopachuck student to “sell 5 to thrive,” however if every Kopachuck student sold just ONE item it would be AMAZING! Lost your packet? We put a copy on our ASB Schoology Page and also have additional copies at the main office. Thank you for your support!
When “Fine” Isn’t Enough
With a handful of our students, we need to know where they are on a continuum of emotions. Teachers, counselors and these students use charts (such as emojis) to illustrate how students are feeling throughout the day.
If your child responds to you with a typical “fine” or a grunt when you ask how they’re feeling, then consider posting a chart on the fridge with a magnet to select the corresponding emotion. Another idea is to Google “charting emotions,” to look for options that fit your family’s needs. (My five-year-old grand nephew loves a mood flipchart and usually chooses interesting words like “cantankerous,” which ironically makes him laugh.) In addition, this blog by Linda Stade, an expert in education, provides concrete advice for parents. (Linda lives in Australia, so her spelling and expressions are different from ours. I love her term “tracky pants” for yoga pants.)
Safety is our number one priority, so we appreciate when parents or students report concerns. Parents and students are welcome to contact a school adult directly or you can go to our district website to submit a report: https://psd401.net/report-a-safety-concern/
Lost and Found
We appreciate when parents write student names in coats, on PE shirts, lunch sacks and water bottles. This way, we can send a note to students to retrieve their lost items.
Every day, we add something to the lost and found adding up to hundreds of dollars in items, so please encourage your son or daughter to check the lost and found, located in the Commons, for missing items.
Heidi Fedore, principal