Cooper News 4/12

Early Release

Thursday, April 13th. Will be a 2 hour early release for students. Dismissal will be at 12:15. There will be no after school clubs.

Friday, April 14th is a student holiday.

Need to Know:

  • Dining Out Night 4/19
  • 8th Grade Party 
  • ESSER Survey Coming Soon
  • Food Delivery Services
  • Reusable Water Bottles

PTO Dining Out Night

Kusshi Sushi, April 19th

Support the Cooper PTO with dinner at Kusshi's Tyson's location! Wednesday, April 19th from 5-10pm. Advise the team you are there to support Cooper Middle and Kusshi will donate 15% of the proceeds to the PTO for Cooper programs.

Tickets for the 8th Grade Party

Tuesday, June 13th, 12:15-2:15pm

Let’s send our 8th graders off to high school in style!  Celebration will be held at Cooper MS and include activities such as DJ/Dancing, Basketball competition, Photo Booth, Inflatable Obstacle course, lunch, raffle for prizes and many other fun activities and games!

Purchase your ticket now to take advantage of Early Bird pricing of $25. Ticket pricing will go up on April 30th

Tickets can be purchased on Pay4School.  Click on ‘Select’ next to your child’s name to purchase the tickets.  If you have more than one 8th grade student, please complete a separate ticket order for each.

Keep an eye out in the coming days for a Sign Up Genius to volunteer for this event for your 8th graders. Be a part of the fun!

ESSER Survey Approaching

April 17-May1

FCPS’ Office of Research and Strategic Improvement (ORSI) will gather information about FCPS’ teaching and learning efforts this school year from school-based administrators, teachers, students, and families this spring. These data collection efforts are part of FCPS’ ongoing study of what is working and what needs improvement following the pandemic. This includes FCPS’ use of $188.8 million in Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief (ESSER III) funding to support the safe operation of schools and address the impacts of COVID-19 on students.

Surveys will be administered to students in grades 4 -12, all teachers, and all families from April 17 to May 1. 

Food Deliveries 

Students should not be ordering food from food delivery services during school hours.  This is a safety concern that also disrupts the educational process within our building.  Outside food is in direct competition with FCPS food services. Furthermore, these delivery drivers are often directed to use entrances that are not authorized for use during the school day. Please help us to support a safe and secure building by not allowing students food deliveries during the day. 

There has been a steady increase in the number fast food deliveries dropped off by families during the school day.   We would like to encourage students to utilize the healthy food choices available in our school cafeteria rather than receive fast food.   

FCPS Regulation 5003.4: Food Sales and Services: No food or beverages shall be offered for sale to students from midnight before to 30 minutes after the end of the instructional day on the school premises by a provider other than the individual school food service department.

No school or organization shall contract for, or offer on its own at other times, any sale or service of food or beverage to students in competition with an established school food services program.


Please help us keep our hallways dry! 😊  Students are encouraged to use a refillable water bottle at school but please leave at home the athletic water bottles with spray tops (water bottles that can be squeezed). 

Information to Support Parents:

  • Parent Volunteer Opportunity 
  • College Partnership Program

  • Possibility Club
  • Band on the Run 5K
  • Replacement Chargers
  • No-cost teletherapy for students
  • Colvin Run Anniversary Gala
  • Summer VIP Camp
  • Langley Football Camp

Health Room Parent Volunteer Op

Training on April 19th

Parent Volunteer opp

College Partnership Program

Do you have a student between grades 8 through 11 who wants to go to college? If so, they should consider applying to the College Partnership Program (CPP), which offers support as students explore the idea of going to college! As in prior years, the deadline has been extended until April 14, 2023.

CPP offers programming to help prepare students and families from 9th grade all the way through applying to and enrolling in college, including:

  •         Academic counseling;
  •         College visits;
  •         Help with completing college and scholarship applications;
  •         Monthly meetings;
  •         Parent education sessions;
  •         SAT preparation classes;
  •         A summer overnight experience on a college campus; and
  •         News and information related to colleges and careers via Schoology. 

All students are eligible and encouraged to apply to this program, and are expected to meet the following requirements:

  •         Maintain a GPA of 2.5 or higher in core classes
  •         Attend CPP activities
  •         Are willing to pursue advanced coursework
  •         Demonstrate leadership in school or community activities

The goal of the program is to systematically mitigate the impact of barriers to access and opportunity, and support students who are from populations that are historically underrepresented on college campuses. This includes students who are the first in their family to attend college in the U.S., English language learners, students who are economically disadvantaged, and students with disabilities. 

Click HERE to apply.

All applications will be submitted ONLINE ONLY.

CPP Flyer

band on the run

Possible Club Opportunity 

New after school club!

Possible Club has started and is available to every student. The idea of the club is that every week the members of the Possible Club match two students to help with any topic including art, academic areas, sports, as well as something like learning how to socialize! 

The following week the members match someone to get help from the last week's student who got helped. Which makes the club start a cycle. Also, helpers can get service hours for academic areas. Meetings are held on Mondays A+B sessions, and Thursday B sessions.

If your student is interested in being a helper, or receiving peer support, please ask them to complete the interest form.

Replacement charger

If your student has lost/misplaced the charger for their FCPS issued device, if they have searched high and low and still can’t find their charger, plesae go to MySchoolBucks to purchase a replacement charger for $28. Once the replacement fee has been paid Mr. Dabbondanza will contact your student and provide them with a replacement charger. Once your student has received the replacement charger please ensure that it is labeled with their name. 

No-Cost Mental Health Teletherapy for Students

Starting April 10 

FCPS has partnered with Hazel Health to begin offering virtual mental health services to high school students via live video sessions. Starting Monday, April 10, parents/caregivers who have been struggling to find a therapist for their child or who notice changes in their child’s behavior will be able to connect them virtually with a licensed therapist. 

Teletherapy services for students are short-term, evidence-based, and culturally-responsive. Teletherapy is available on any device, Monday through Friday from 7 a.m.-7 p.m. Therapists will be locally-licensed clinicians; 50% of whom identify as Black, Indigenous, or people of color (BIPOC); and 40% of whom are bilingual. More than 15 languages are available.

Hazel Health’s licensed therapists can help students who are experiencing:

  • Mood/behavior changes, lack of motivation, grief/loss.
  • Anxiety, worry, fears.
  • Bullying, sexual identity challenges, challenging peer and family relationships.
  • Academic stress.

The first step for parents is to provide information through an opt-in form. Visit FCPS’ Teletherapy webpage for details.


Colvin Run Elementary School 20 Year “Dragonversary”

May 20

Are you a Colvin Run alum?  CRES PTO invites you to their 20 year Dragonversary Fundraiser and Gala.

summer VIP Camp 2023

Langley Football