Fresh Start to the New Year January 12, 2018

It Takes A Village

  It’s finally here! Cooper Village has begun and the students are teeming with excitement! Our biggest and most engaging project kicked off this week with exciting plans our community village. The purpose of Cooper Village is to teach students the different aspects of how cities are planned and why businesses and professions perpetuate its success. This week, students brainstormed businesses that our community will need. After a hearty discussion of needs versus wants, our class has narrowed down a long list of ideas to only 8. Soon, students will be choosing and applying for jobs. We can’t wait to show you the final product!

 

Art Walk

   Our little Van Goghs and Matisses have been hard at work, polishing off their own masterpieces. Art walk is coming up in a few weeks, and we have quite the spectacle in store for our guests. Over the course of Art class this year, Cooper School artists have been learning techniques and styles from the world’s most renown masters. They have explored organic shapes through Miro, traditional Japanese watercolors with “The Wave”, and collages and cut-outs with Matisse. Each student will have three pieces to display at our upcoming gallery.

 

One Word

   With each new year, we strive to become better versions of ourselves. Sometimes resolutions fall short, so this year our intention is to choose one word that can hold us accountable in all aspects of our lives. We have just started brainstorming ideas and words for students and they have already come up with some really motivating and inspirational words. Students have suggested: practice, perseverance, control, happiness, better, brave, and many more. We will be writing about our words and putting them into practice immediately. Encourage and remind your child to stay true to their one word.

Important Dates:

Monday, Jan. 15th                MLK Jr. Day/ No School

Thursday, Jan. 25th              Art Walk, 8:00 AM

 

SCHOOL NEWS

Annual Fund Update

Thank you so much to all of you who have so generously donated to the Annual Fund. This year, to my delight, the Silent Auction raised more money than ever before. I wanted to take a moment to let you know exactly where your Silent Auction donation dollars are going…

 

 

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