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From our March Newsletter

Message from Principal Rigby

Copperview Pride: “Together we can do hard things!”

Dear Copperview Community,

What a great year we’re enjoying at Copperview Elementary.  It’s hard to believe we only have three more months left of school – which will be full of fabulous opportunities to learn and achieve our goals. 

As we continue to use a lens of celebration, we want to share a few of the highlights from this past month.  During the week of Valentine’s Day, we celebrated Random Act of Kindness week.  We were so impressed by all the kind acts our Cougars showed to their school, the staff, and their peers.  We are also very grateful for all your support during our annual Penny Wars fundraiser.  We had a lot of fun and raised money for school field trips! Another celebration is that Copperview has a new and improved website!  Check it out at www.copperview.canyonsdistrict.org

As we continue to focus on building a framework for student success,  we are seeking your feedback in an upcoming survey.  Every other year Canyons School District asks our parents, students and staff to complete a CAYCI survey.  Our goal is to have all families complete it and return it.  Your responses to this survey are very important to us and will help identify things that are going well and where we can work to improve.  Please look for the survey to come home on March 2nd.   When your child returns the parent survey, they will receive a small prize and be entered into a drawing for larger prizes.  

Last but not least, Copperview Elementary needs a new PTA President and other PTA officers.  It’s a great opportunity to be involved in your student’s educational experience, and our current President, Josie McClendon, can share all the awesome work that the PTA has been done at Copperview this past year.  The PTA is a vital part of our school community and provides great services to our staff, students and community as a whole. 

Principal, Jeri Rigby

UPCOMING DATES

Mar. 3              Literacy Night at Copperview! 6:00 – 7:15pm.Dinner, Reading activities and Prizes!  Reading aloud to children has been called the single most important activity for helping kids become successful readers! 

Mar. 10            Holy Cross Ministries Presentation 10:00am in our Family Learning Center. Holy Cross Ministries provides bilingual health outreach, education programming, and legal aid to families in Utah.  Come learn about their services!   

Mar. 10            School Community Council 3:30pm               

Fri.       Mar. 13            Moms Matter at 8:20am Moms, aunts, grandmas and female role models, come enjoy a breakfast treat and a 20 minute class on ways to engage in your students’ education.

Mar. 16 – 20     Census Week – Census results help inform how federal funding is allocated to communities for programs and services that are critical for schools, students and young children. Make sure to complete the 2020 Census!

Mar 17             Census class at 10:00am in our Family Learning Center. Come learn about the 2020 Census with us.

Wed.    Mar. 18            5th Grade Maturation at 1:30pm. Look for permission forms.

Mar. 24 & 31    Two Mobile Food Banks this month! 3:00 – 4:00pm at the back of the school. All Copperview families can receive 20 pounds of food for free!

Apr. 2              Spring School Pictures – Look for flyers coming home

Apr. 6 – 10       NO SCHOOL – SPRING BREAK

Apr. 13 – 23      YES DAY Fundraiser – help raise money for school field trips

Apr. 14            School Community Council 3:30pm

Apr. 24            Career Day 9:00am – Looking for parents and community members willing to share their careers/occupations with our students! Look for flyers coming home.

Apr. 28             Mobile Food Bank 3:00 – 4:00pm – at the back of the school.

May 1              All Pro Dad/Mom’s Matter 8:00am – Join us for a combined event!

May 1              Kindergarten Orientation 2:00pm – All incoming Kindergarten parents encouraged to attend

 

Internet Safety Tips for Parents

1) Don’t block all access to technology. Help your child learn to use tech safely and positively.

2) Take an interest in your child’s favorite apps or sites. Co-view or co-create at times.

3) Be the parent. You’re in charge. Set boundaries and consider using filtering software.

4) Create a family media agreement with tech free zones such as cars, bedrooms, and meals.

5) Teach your child what personal information they should not reveal online (YAPPY acronym).

6) Help your child learn to filter information online and navigate fact from fiction.

7) Navigate digital dilemmas with your child. Avoid using devices as rewards or punishments.

8) Balance green time and screen time at home. Focus on basic developmental needs

9) Don’t support your child to sign up for sites with age restrictions (e.g. 13+) if they’re underage.

10) Learn more: Explore reliable resources for parents so you can educate yourself. www.commonsensemedia.org

Fifth-grade students and their parents invited to maturation program

UPDATE • THIS EVENT HAS BEEN POSTPONED 

As a preventive measure, in alignment with recommendations by health authorities who are working to control the spread of COVID-19, we have postponed all fifth-grade Maturation Programs. We hope to be able to reschedule these events or arrange to videotape the presentations and share it with parents through a password-protected link. Once we’ve finalized our contingency plans, we’ll send an email with further instructions to all fifth-grade families.

It’s difficult to know who has more trepidation about discussing health and the maturation process, pre-teens or their parents. But while growing up can be hard, talking about it needn’t be. To help you rock “the talk,” Canyons School District has developed an informational maturation program  for fifth-grade students and their parents. Presentations conducted by the professional speaker Carrie Ann Kemp have been scheduled through the month of March. All parents are encouraged to attend these free events with their children, and to choose which date best fits their schedules, so that they can continue the discussion in their homes. Please follow this link for event locations and times.

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