Welcome to the 2016-17 School Year!
School Uniform Survey
Westmoreland County Public Schools is exploring the topic of school uniforms for the upcoming school year, and we would like your input. Please take a few minutes to complete the survey linked below.
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From the Garden to the Classroom
With help from the Westmoreland County Office of Virginia Cooperative Extension, Mrs. Woodrow's 4th grade science class grew and picked over 40lbs. of sweet potatoes from the Cople garden. The class used these to make an Apple Sweet Potato Skillet recipe. This lesson was used for teaching students how to get all the nutrients we need. This yummy recipe will be included in the 4th grade garden recipe book coming out Spring 2017!
Holiday Picture Day
December 2, 2016
2nd Grade Benchmark Testing
December 5 - 8, 2016
PTO Fine Arts Night
December 13, 2016
Art Show Starts at 5:30pm
Winter Holiday Concert Starts at 6:00pm
Interim Reports Go Home
December 14, 2016
Blue and Gold Day!
December 21, 2016
Winter Holiday Break
December 22 - 30, 2016
Cople 5th Graders Attend Concert
Fifty-six Cople Elementary School 5th graders and their teachers recently attended a piano concert at Northumberland County Schools Performing Arts Center. Guests of the Rappahannock Concert Association, (RCA), the students listened to Thomas Pandolfi, a concert pianist who was performing later that day in an all Chopin concert. His performance for the students was a study of several different styles of music including Liszt, Rachmaninov, and an interesting left handed only piano piece that left the students guessing “how did he do that?”
American pianist, Thomas Pandolfi, is a graduate of The Julliard School in New York City, where he earned both his Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees. A native of Washington, D.C., Mr. Pandolfi grew up in Montgomery County, and attended high school at Georgetown Prep. He has been performing ever since he graduated. During the question/answer session of his program, Pandolfi told the student audience that he has traveled to almost every state and every country in Eastern Europe, the United Kingdom, Canada, and China. He also noted that he still practices every day for several hours at a time.
These programs are made available through the generosity of the Rappahannock Concert Association. Started in 1983, the Rappahannock Concert Association’s mission is to “continue bringing high quality music to the community, and at affordable prices, while supporting the area schools’ music programs.” All of their concerts are held at the Northumberland County Schools Performing Arts Center. Mrs. Sue Nunn is the President of the Association.
Westmoreland County Public Schools is proud to be a partner with the Rappahannock Concert Association. This valuable gift allows many students the opportunity to experience a formal musical experience. We are grateful to the RCA members for this gift.
Sponsors for Success Celebrates 25th Year
This year marks the 25th anniversary of Sponsors for Success at Cople Elementary School. The program began in 1991 under former principal Dr. Philip Iovino and Chairperson Anne Glancy. Guidance counselor, Mrs. Pat Wright has chaired and continued the program at Cople Elementary since 1997.
Sponsors for Success begins with a pledge from the students of Cople Elementary, that they will display characteristics of the heart that lead to good citizenship in their community. Churches, businesses, and other organizations throughout the community commit their time to encourage and support classrooms. These sponsors will visit the classrooms on a monthly basis. They provide a variety of support such as reading with students and creating crafts. Most importantly, they encourage students to continue to show good citizenship at school, home, and throughout their community. The program includes an ice cream social at the end of the year to celebrate those students who show characteristics of a good citizen all year long.
This year’s Sponsors for Success include: Westmoreland Community Center, Central Rappahannock Regional Library - Montross Branch, WMLCPS School Board Office, Salem Baptist Church, Bank of Lancaster, Union First Market Bank, Zion Church at Lottsburg, Abundant Life Christian Ministries, McDonald's, New Jerusalem Baptist Church, Carmel United Methodist Church, Andrew Chapel, UMW, SmileMakers, Farm Bureau Insurance, Peoples Community Bank, Northern Neck Electric, Cooperative, Bevans Oyster Company, Stanley's Dairy Freeze, Greenwalt Electric, Westmoreland County Optimist Club, Office of Congressman Rob Wittman, Parties by Valerie, and Zion Baptist Church.
Ronnie Sidney and Delegate Ransone Visit Cople
Local Tappahannock author Ronnie Sidney, alongside Delegate Margaret Ransone, visited Cople Elementary to share a positive message with the 4th and 5th grade students. Mr.Sidney’s books, such as “Nelson Beats the Odds” help students develop ideas and skills to handle bullying. Mr. Sidney promotes the idea that students should be confident in who they are and stand up for themselves peacefully when facing a bully. His message resonated with the students, and multiple students volunteered to share insights on what they had learned, gave examples of when they faced bullying in their own lives, and how they combat bullying against themselves and others. Through a generous donation from Delegate Ransone, the books are now available in the Cople Elementary School Library for teachers, students, and families to continue discussing these important themes.
September Attendance Awards
The “Less Than Five” attendance initiative was launched by Westmoreland County Schools to encourage families and students to attend school as often as possible and accumulate less than five absences for the entire school year. Each month, Cople Elementary is honoring the classroom in each grade level with the highest attendance, as well as students who have perfect attendance for the month.
During the month of September, the following classrooms were recognized for having the highest attendance in their grade level:
PreK – Mrs. Quinn – 97.1%
Kindergarten – Mrs. Davis – 97.9%
1st Grade – Mrs. Birdsall – 97.6%
2nd Grade – Mrs. King – 97.2%
3rd Grade – Mrs. Crossman – 98.7%
4th Grade – Mr. Cottom – 99.3%
5th Grade – Ms. Maier – 98.7%
At Cople, 282 students in the school had perfect attendance in September. All students were entered in a prize drawing and one student from each grade level was selected to win a one dollar gift certificate to the school store. The following students were the winners:
PreK – Rayne Griffin
Kindergarten – Jaliyah Shelton
1st Grade – Cahsaydee Brooks
2nd Grade – Trinity Griffin
3rd Grade – James Bustamante
4th Grade – Larry Corona
5th Grade – Gregory Braxton
A special thanks to the families who make sure their students are at school as often as possible! Help us to continue promoting our Less Than Five attendance initiative.
Family Fun at Reading Resource Event
Cople in the News!
Cople School Supply Lists
Cople Science Fair Information
Information about Grab & Go Breakfast