Cooper News 9/28

Thank you to everyone who contributed items and time to the staff lunch on Monday, September 26th. It was a wonderful treat for our teachers and staff. 

Thank you, Parents.

Please Join the PTO NOW If You Haven’t Already

We need 68 more memberships

We have gained a bit of ground on our membership campaign in the last week, but are still in significant jeopardy of not being able to fund our newly adopted budget.  Our PTO membership and donation numbers are significantly lower than last year, and we need an additional 100 members and suggested donations in order to produce our programs for the year.

To date, we have collected $36,566 in membership dues and fees, against a budget of $45,000.  That means we have only funded  81% of our current proposed budget (budget available here.)  Additionally, our current year numbers are 80% of last year’s total dues and donations ($47,161). 

There are funding plans to provide curriculum support, academic and after school clubs funds, staff appreciation endeavors, and a robust appropriations process that occurs twice yearly, in direct response to real time needs identified by staff, admin and students.

Please join the PTO and donate today!  Membership is $25/family, plus a suggested $125 donation per student.

To join, go to , or complete and return to your student’s Advisory teacher the orange PTO membership flyer sent home this week with your student.  Thank you for your support of our Cooper students, staff and parent community!

Check your student’s grades 

Parents are encouraged to check the current grades of their student(s) in SIS ParentVUE. Additionally, parents/guardians with a SIS ParentVUE Account can receive Weekly Progress Reports with a summary of your student’s grades via email. To activate the Weekly Progress Reports via email, it is listed under the “My Account” tab. More information on SIS ParentVUE accounts.

Picture Day is coming

October 13 & 14

Pictures will be available approximately two weeks following our school's photo day. 

Save time and Pre-order online here: 

For questions about ordering please email

picture day

Private School Application Process

If your student is planning to apply to a private school for the 2023-24 school year, please follow the steps listed on our Private School Application Process page.  Please note forms must be turned in to your student’s counselor &/or teacher a minimum of 10 school days prior to the due date. 

World Language Credit Exam

Deadline October 6 4:00PM

Registration for this year’s World Language Credit Exam is open until Wednesday, October 6, 2022 at 4 p.m.  Late registrations will not be accepted.

World Language Credit Exam information can be accessed on the FCPS website.

To register, students should stop by to see their school counselor (4th block QST would be a great time to do this!). Please review the available Credit Exam Dates, Times and Testing Sites with your student before they see their counselor:

All exams are 4:00 - 7:45 p.m.

  • November 3, 2022 - Centreville High School
  • November 9, 2022 - West Springfield High School
  • November 10, 2022 - Edison High School Cafeteria

School Counselors:

Keyosha Lewis (7th grade students with last names A-K)

Michele Saint Germain (7th grade students with last names L-Z)

Laura Wiley (8th grade students with last names A-K)

Jill Donnelly (8th grade students with last names L-Z)


Saturday, October 8th 9:45AM-12:30PM

Come and learn how great things can be achieved when people work together!

Help unload pumpkins for our Pumpkin Patch! It’s easy and fun!

ALL proceeds from our Patch are donated to charities in our community to house the homeless, feed the hungry and help the needy.

Saturday, October 8th 9:45AM – 12:30 (unloading begins at 10AM). Rain or shine.

Masks are optional and welcome indoors. Masks are not required outdoors.

St. Thomas Episcopal Church

8991 Brook Road, McLean, 22102

3 hours of Community Service

More information and REGISTER at Pumpkin Unload Registration or on the X2-vol site.

Or visit our website PUMPKIN PATCH

For more information contact, call the Parish Administrator on 703-442-0330 or check our Facebook page.

Fall Screening

Deadline October 15th

Parents interested in referring students for the fall level IV screening must submit a level IV referral form to your school counselor by October 15, 2022. Fall 2022 screening is only available to students newly enrolled in FCPS after January 1, 2022 who were not screened in Spring 2022.

For more information visit the testing and screening FCPS website.

School Counselors:

Keyosha Lewis (7th grade students with last names A-K)

Michele Saint Germain (7th grade students with last names L-Z)

Laura Wiley (8th grade students with last names A-K)

Jill Donnelly (8th grade students with last names L-Z)

Superintendent Community Conversations

10/26/22: Langley HS 

Dr. Reid will be hosting Superintendent Community Conversations across the division this fall to get to know our communities. See the list of scheduled events. Schools will share registration information with families and employees in advance of each event. Childcare and translation is available when you register.

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