November 2019 Newsletter - Abington School District...Nov 11, 2019 · November 2019 Newsletter...
COUGAR CHRONICLES November 2019 Newsletter Mrs. Rogers, Principal Mrs. Corbett, Assistant Principal Copper Beech Elementary School 825 N. Easton Road Glenside, PA 19038 Happy October Copper Beech Families, Looking back on October, I’m amazed how it flew by in a beautiful swirl of green, gold, and browns. Finishing the month with a wonderful Halloween celebration, our students were aglow with an excited momentum that brought smiles to our faces and filled our hearts with joy. Looking ahead to November, our plans include service learning projects, a PTA Book Fair, Peace Week, and American Education Week. Each of these events hold deep learning opportunities for our students, in addition to our robust reading, writing and mathematics curriculum. Thanks for all that you do for our children, you are the reason we smile everyday. Warmly, [email protected]http://www.abington.k12.pa.us/copper Jillian and Aaron Oliver Welcome Emerson Drew November 1, 2019 6lbs. 10 ozs. Mommy, daddy and baby are all doing well!
November 2019 Newsletter - Abington School District...Nov 11, 2019 · November 2019 Newsletter Mrs. Rogers, Principal Mrs. Corbett, Assistant Principal Copper Beech Elementary School
Please know that participation in this endeavor is
optional and at the discretion of our families.
Dear Copper Beech Families,
Many of our families may know, Mr. Dick Stoudt, is a retired ASD bus driver. Although recently retired, he still wears many hats and among them is “Chuckles the Clown”. For the past 45 years, Chuckles has visited many local hospitals during the holiday season to spread joy by delivering NEW stuffed teddy bears and animals to more than 1000 patients young and old. This year, as in the past, we are asking Copper Beech students, parents, and teachers to donate NEW teddy bears and stuffed animals. The program will be called “Bears That Care” and will run from November 18th through November 22nd. Please help us assist “Chuckles the Clown” by bringing in a NEW teddy bear or stuffed animal to school during this time. Bear collection bins will be placed in front of Mrs. Nicholson’s, Mrs. Crompton’s and Mrs. Gerson’s classrooms. Doing kind and thoughtful deeds for others in need makes us feel good. At this time of year, it is especially comforting to know we have helped to make others smile and feel loved. Thank you for helping Mr. Stoudt as he completes his 45th year as Chuckles the Clown. In past years, Copper Beech collected over 100 bears and we would like to exceed that amount this year.
Please know that participation in this endeavor is
Optional and at the discretion of our families. It is intended to be a service project for those families
interested in participating.
What is Service Learning?
Service Learning helps students build character by allowing
them to foster and develop personal values, beliefs
awareness, self-esteem, confidence, and a sense of
empathy and social responsibility. It is a teaching model
that uses community service as a vehicle to help students
reach their academic goals and objectives. Service
learning is based on reciprocal relationship in which service
in the community reinforces and strengthens learning in the
classroom, and classroom experiences reinforce and
strengthen interaction in the community.
Abington School District students perform various types of
service including formal, school-based service learning
projects, volunteer work at hospitals, work with younger
children, and work with the elderly in nursing homes. Other
projects include service with community organizations such
as the SPCA or Kiwanis Club. Informal projects, especially for
younger children, may include individual efforts to assist
family members with their service projects and helping
neighbors. Copper Beech will offer opportunities
throughout the year for your student to earn service
learning hours as well. Visit Abington School District’s
website and search Service Learning K-8 for a more
comprehensive list of service learning opportunities for your
Students are recognized for their service at the end of the
school year. Below is the chart for the 2017-2018 President’s
Volunteer Service Award based on age and hours of
service. All service learning logs are due 9:00 a.m. on May
1, 2020. PRESIDENT’S VOLUNTEER SERVICE AWARD
AGE* ABINGTON BRONZE SILVER GOLD
15-25 26-49 50-74 75+
30-49 50-74 75-99 100+
* BASED UPON THE AGE OF A STUDENT ON MAY 1, 2018
The PTA Book Fair will take place the week of November
11- 15. All students will be given a Wish List to fill out during
their visit to the Book Fair. Please look for this form in their
book bags so that you and your child can order books. On
Friday evening the PTA will host hoagie night and the final
night of the Book Fair, open to all students and families.
Please look for more communication to come.
American Education Week is celebrated during the week
of November 11-15, 2019. During American Education
Week we invite you to visit Copper Beech Elementary
School to participate in a lesson taught by your child’s
teacher. We have planned many special activities to
celebrate this event. The scheduled time for each grade
level visitation is listed below.
TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 12
2:00-2:45 pm- Grade 3
WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 13
9:00- 9:45 am- Grade 6
2:00-2:45 pm- Grades K & 5
THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 14
9:00- 9:45 am- Grade 1
1:10- 1:55 pm- Grade 2
FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 15
9:50 – 10:35 am- Grade 4
During these scheduled times, you are invited in to join
your child’s class. The children and staff look forward to
your attendance. Due to the format of the presentations,
we ask that only adults attend the classroom visitation.
All visitors to the building must use the main entrance, sign
in, and receive a visitor’s pass. We will have “Cougar Kids”
available to assist our visitors in finding the classrooms. On
behalf of the entire staff, we look forward to having you
Friday, November 8th: Stand up, Step in, Stop Bullying!
High Energy, Participatory School Assembly
performed by David Jack which features educational
themes focusing on anti-bullying. Identifying bullies
and strategies associated with reducing bullying
episodes in school are stressed. The performance is
musical, fun and interactive.
Thursday, November 21st: Mikayla’s Voice
An acronym for the Voice Of Inclusion
for Children Everywhere, Mikayla’s Voice is a non-
profit organization that inspires kids of all abilities to
share the message of inclusion.
Copper Beech will observe Non-violent Conflict
Resolution Week with Peace Week (November
4-8). A week that we celebrate peace through
classroom discussions and morning
announcements, culminating and a school wide
assembly where we Olweus Bullying Prevention
Nov. 2 Nov.4-8
Fall Clothing Drive Non-Violent Conflict Resolution (Peace) Week
Apr. 1 PTA Meeting 7pm
Nov. 5 NO SCHOOL Apr. 9-13 Apr. 16
NO SCHOOL Author Visit (Grade 2-6)
Nov. 6 PTA Meeting 7pm Apr. 18 Spring Clothing Drive Nov. 8 Bullying Assemblies Apr. 28 NO SCHOOL
Nov 11-15 Book Fair Nov. 12-15 American Ed. Week Visits to Classrooms Nov.15 Hoagie Night 4pm Nov. 16 Copper Beech at The Flyers May 7 PTA Meeting 7pm Nov. 17 PTA Fundraiser @ MOD Pizza May 15 Field Day Nov. 21 Mikayla’s Voice Assemblies May 22 Field Day (raindate) Nov. 24 6th Grade Pancake Breakfast @ Knights of
Columbus in Glenside May 25 NO SCHOOL
Nov. 26 PTA Poinsettia Sale Orders Due May 29 District Elementary Track Meet Nov. 28, 29 NO SCHOOL May 30 Spring Fair Dec. 2-6 PTA Holiday Sale Dec. 6-7 PTA Poinsettia Sale Pick Up Dec. 10-12 12:20pm dismissal Parent-Teacher Conferences June 3 PTA Meeting 7pm
Dec 16 Winter Concert 1:30pm June 4 Spring Choral Concert 7pm (ASHS) Dec. 23-31 NO SCHOOL June 5 District Elem. Track Meet (raindate) Jan. 1 NO SCHOOL June 8 Spring Instrumental Concert 7pm (ASHS)
Jan. 8 PTA Meeting 7pm June 12 K-5 Awards Ceremony Jan. 10 Movie Night 7pm June 15 6th grade Closing Ceremony
Jan. 20 NO SCHOOL June 16 6th grade Celebration Jan. 24-25 Annie Jr. Musical Jan. 28 Copper Beech’s Birthday Jan. 31 Game Night 7pm
Feb. 5 Feb. 5 Feb. 6
Kindergarten Registration (A-L) PTA Meeting 7pm
Kindergarten Registration (M-Z)
Feb. 14, 17 NO SCHOOL Feb. 21 Dance Night Out 7pm
Mar. 4 PTA Meeting 7pm Mar. 13 Sports Night Out 7pm
Mar. 24-26 12:20pm dismissal Parent-Teacher Conferences Mar. 20 Mar. 24-26
Science Fair 6pm Arts Fest
**Please note: New events or changes are BOLDED.**