February Paw Prints

February Paw Prints
Banner of red hearts

Important Dates and Reminders

March 8 – CFA Meeting at 9:00 am

March 9 – Spring Sing for Grades 1, 2 and 3 in the gym starting at 6:30

March 11 - Junior Achievement 8:30 - 11:15 

March 28-April 1 – SPRING BREAK!!

5Essentials Parent Survey – open through March 11, 2022

Each year, parents, teachers and students are asked to provide input on their school.  This data, along with school achievement data from the Illinois Assessment of Readiness (IAR)  is summarized and becomes a part of the “School Report Card.”  In order for the information to be included in the school report card, a school needs at least 20% of parents to respond.

As of March 1st, 86 parents (26% of respondents) have answered the survey.  Is your voice included?  If not, please take a moment to share your input before March 11th when the survey closes.

To take the survey please visit https://survey.5-essentials.org/Illinois/ and select the appropriate survey to begin. 

Spring Sing

The spring sing is March 9th!  Students in Grades 1, 2 and 3 are excited to share Beatles songs with an adoring audience.  Students are asked to arrive no earlier than 6:15 for a 6:30 start.  To limit the audience members, a livestream of the performance will be available to the community.  This link will be shared as the event nears.  

Outline picture on a brick wall of the Beatles


The Drama Club is proud to present Frozen!  Students will be performing for their classmates during the school day on Thursday (Grades K-2) and Friday (Grades 3-5) and for their families on Thursday 3/3 at 6:30 on the Schumacher Stage!  We are so proud of our student performers and grateful to Mr. Dolinko and Mrs. Griffin for their leadership.  It’s going to be an awesome show!

Frozen Poster with snowflakes in the background

First Grade Happenings

First graders had a lot of fun celebrating the 101st day of school.  Everyone enjoyed dressing like a Dalmatian with 101 spots and counting and sorting their 101 items into ten groups.  Everyone also enjoyed writing what life would be like if they had 101 dogs.

As the first graders grow as readers they have been hard at work learning new comprehension strategies such as visualizing, wondering, and connecting to the text.  In writing, they have been learning about “telling more” in their stories each week.  They are hard at work writing a beginning, middle and end with details.  We are excited about all the learning and hard work that has been happening in our classrooms. 

Photo of students in a hallway dressed like dalmatians
Groups of Students in hallway dressed as Dalmatians
Students standing in hallway dressed as Dalmatians
Students dressed up as Dalmatians in a classroom
Students dressed as Dalmatians in a classroom


Junior Achievement at Copeland

On Friday, March 11th, 42 mothers, fathers and extended family will be spending the morning teaching Junior Achievement lessons to every classroom.  Thank you to each and every person who will share this engaging learning experience with our students.  This day proves to be enlightening for our volunteers who get to experience life as a teacher as well as the students who benefit from the meaningful curriculum relating to social studies themes.  

The representative from Junior Achievement will lead a training session for volunteers on Friday, March 4th, from 8:30 - 9:30 in the learning center.  If you are unable to attend the training, the materials will be available in the school office after March 4th.

Art Effects Art Show

color bars with the text art effects

Libertyville District 70 Schools and Cook Memorial library are teaming up once again this March to celebrate Youth Art Month.  Copeland student artwork is on display the entire month.  Stop by and appreciate all the talent of Copeland and all D70 students.  Thank you to Ms. Bernard for framing this artwork.  

Congratulations to the following students that will have artwork on display:

Kindergarten: Charlotte D, Finley N, Sadie B, SJ S, Ivy R

1st grade: Emie K, Beckett C, Mackenzie W, Axel J, Maisie D

2nd grade: Sutherland B, Mackenzie K, Elise B, Francesca J, Abigail P

3rd grade: Lucia E, Stella E, Hank B, Caton B, Noa F

4th grade: Aubrey K, Luka N, Charley B, Lara N, Ellery T

5th grade: Ripley W, Frankie S, Lily B, Emily K, Aly M

Summer School 2022

Libertyville District 70 provides a wonderful summer school experience from June 15th - July 14th at Butterfield School.   Information is available on the district website.  Registration for summer school is coming soon.   

4th and 5th Grade Basketball and Cheerleading

Coaches Sheehy and Gattone and all of the fourth and fifth grade basketball players are excited to be a part of this year’s basketball tournament.  Coach Kassebaum and the cheerleaders are excited to cheer for the 5th Grade games.  GO COUGARS!! 

Cheerleaders performing a stunt in a gym
A group of basketball players sitting on the gymnasium floor
4 girls standing in a gym cheering with a coach standing near them
Basketball players huddled in a group