Cooper News Oct. 27

Important Dates:

Thursday, October 28th: Symphonic Spooktacular featuring the Symphonic Band and Orchestra! 7pm Gym 1

Friday, October 29th: End of Quarter, 2-hour early release at 12:15pm

Monday and Tuesday, November 1st and 2nd: Student Holidays (Teacher Workdays)

Thursday, November 11th: Veteran’s Day, 2-hour early release at 12:15pm 

Monday, November 15th: Adjusted schedule with block 4 first.

Spirit Week

Oct. 25-29th

spirit week

TODAY ONLY Wednesday, October 27th


band fundraiser

band event 10.28

Community Review of K – 8 Science Basal Instructional Resources

Fairfax County Public Schools will adopt new K – 8 Science Basal Instructional Resources for the 2022-2023 school year.  A review committee composed of community members, administrators, and teachers will meet in November and December to review the instructional materials under consideration and community feedback. Public review of the recommended materials is part of the process for selecting new resources.  

K - 8 basal instructional resources may be accessed online until November 14, 2021. Digital materials for public review and comment will be available at the following link People reviewing the material online may complete an electronic comment sheet  All community feedback will be shared with School Board members before the vote at the School Board regular meeting. To ensure your community members are aware of the opportunity to review materials please share this opportunity by Friday, October 29, 2021

2021 Impact Aid Form - Needed for each student

The 2021 Impact Aid Form has been sent home with your student this week. Please complete, sign, date, and return the survey to your child's Lion Time teacher. If sections 1 and 2 of the survey do not apply to you, just check the boxes in Section 3 and sign/date the form. All forms must be signed, dated, and returned by Friday, November 5th. All results are confidential. 

The Impact Aid Program is a federal program designed to directly compensate local school districts that have been financially impacted by federal activities. The program’s mission is to reimburse local school districts for local revenues lost due to the presence of federally owned, and therefore tax-exempt, property.

Veteran’s Day Event 2021 

November 11th, early release at 12:15

Join us for an entertaining afternoon to celebrate our Veterans. This event will be held in the Cooper cafeteria from 2:00-3:30 on Thursday, November 11th. After a performance by the Air Force Band, students and parents will be designing cards, letters, and artwork that will be given to Veterans. Supplies are provided for everyone so all students need to bring is a parent/guardian/adult!

Register using this Google Form. Students can earn service hours for this event by entering them into x2VOL.  

Volunteers Needed

The hearing and vision test is given to all 7th graders in FCPS. We are in need of volunteers to assist with administering the screenings through our PE classes on Thursday, Nov. 18 (odd schedule day), and Friday, Nov. 19 (even schedule day).  Please visit the schedule to sign up for a time slot.

Late Arrivals - Unexcused Tardies

While we recognize the beginning of the school year requires an adjustment to morning routines, we are well into the school year and students who arrive late miss valuable class instruction.   Beginning the second quarter, students who are late to school (unexcused) three times within the quarter will meet with their grade-level administrator, and be assigned an after-school detention for any subsequent tardy.  As a reminder, Kiss and Ride opens at 7AM. 

(Students who ride the school bus are excused tardy if there is a bus delay.)

Lost and Found

At the end of every quarter, we will be donating lost and found items that are not claimed. If your student misplaced a water bottle, sweatshirt, or other items, please have your child locate their items from the lost and found, located in the school cafeteria. 

Do you want your child to be in the yearbook??

Parents, please use Eshare or email photos of your student to

Please include your student’s first/last name, grade, and a brief description of the photo.

We are looking for photos of any your student does outside of school…sports, family, celebrations, community service, holidays, hobbies, etc.



THANK YOU for the wonderful parent response to the ADOPT-A-BOOK program.  Your help with this approval process is much appreciated.  As of October 25th all books have been adopted.  A quick reminder that all approval forms are due no later than December 10th (the earlier, the better!)  HAPPY READING!

Thank you!!

We had an amazing turnout of 8th graders for our pumpkin unload. It would not have been possible without your help!  Everyone worked very hard and they also managed to have some fun.

ALL of the money raised by our pumpkin patch is donated to support the following local charities:

SHARE (, Falls Church/McLean Children’s Center (, Second Story ( and the FACETS Hypothermia Program (


They are donated to Rikki’s Refuge ( animal sanctuary. 

Rikki’s Refuge, a non-kill large animal shelter in Orange, VA. They will be collecting leftover pumpkins from the St. Thomas Pumpkin Patch to feed their animals through the winter.

If you would like to help reload the leftover pumpkins – please join us on Saturday November 6th, 10am – noon.  St Thomas Episcopal Church, 8991, Brook Rd, McLean 22102.

2 hours of community service. RAIN OR SHINE. You can sign up on X2vol and is limited to 100 volunteers.

pumpkin unload