Home of the Jaguars
Our mission is to teach all children to love learning, embrace challenges and strive to achieve their personal best. Our Cooper Community will demonstrate respect, ownership, acts of kindness and responsibility to encourage active citizenship.
All greatness of character is dependent on individuality. The man who has no other existence than that which he partakes in common with all around him, will never have any other than an existence of mediocrity.
-James F. Cooper
Please click here to find J.F. Cooper School on Facebook.
Calling all Cooper Jaguar Volunteers .... please click here to view the PowerPoint Training.
Please click the link on the last page and complete the confirmation to indicate that you have viewed this training.
Are you busy in the morning trying to get ready and out the door?
No time for breakfast? Please read the breakfast bulletin from Aramark.
Dear Parents/Guardians, Our Green Team is excited to introduce Waste-Less Wednesdays! We are kindly urging you to send your child(ren) to school with reusable containers that produce ZERO waste. A great way to begin this journey would be to make the promise to help your environment by using reusable water bottles in school. Lunch and snack items that fit nicely into reusable containers:
- Sliced fruit
- Cut up Vegetables
- All of your favorite snacks can fit nicely into a reusable container
Truly, the options are endless! So instead of going to the store and buying a case of water bottles and little sandwich baggies, make a one time purchase and start reusing! Not only will your participation in our Waste-Less Wednesdays program benefit our school, our local community, and beautiful planet, but it will also save you money in the long run! Please help us by sending in your child(ren) to school with as little waste as possible!
The Green Team and our Planet
On Tuesday, August 13, 2019, the Board of Education engaged in a discussion about Board Policy 8550 – Unpaid Meal Charges/Outstanding Food Service Charges. Please read the statement from Superintendent Dr. Meloche, regarding the policy and the discussion. The discussion will continue at the Board of Education Meeting on Tuesday, August 27, 2019.
Applications for the 2019-2020 Free and Reduced Lunch Program will be available for submission on August 15th at http://www.payschoolscentral.com. PaySchools Central is a secure payment system that simplifies school payments in an easy-to-use online portal. It enable parents to fund lunch accounts and pay required and optional fees quickly and easily. More information about PaySchools Central is available online. Also available is a step-by-step guide to signing up for PaySchools Central. Note that an application must be submitted each year.
The Cherry Hill Public Schools will receive $2,480,904 in Extraordinary Aid for the 2018-2019 school year. This reimbursement is significantly larger than the $1.8 million the District received for the 2017-2018 school year. More information about this year's Extraordinary Aid, and Extraordinary Aid figures since 2015-2016, are available online.
The Board of Education has appointed two new members to fill the vacancies created by the resignations of former Board members Mr. David Rossi and Dr. Edward Wang. Mr. Ben Ovadia will fill Mr. Rossi's seat; Mrs. Corrien Elmore-Stratton will fill Dr. Wang's seat. Resumes submitted by Mr. Ovadia and Mrs. Elmore-Stratton are available online. The new Board members will be installed following the completion of their security background checks. The Board would like to thank the candidates who completed the full application process to fill the open seats. A list of those who completed the process and granted permission for their names to be released is available online.
ATTENTION STUDENTS, PARENTS AND GUARDIANS: The United States Department of Agriculture's (USDA) Summer Food Service Program provides free meals when school is out! Who is eligible:
- Children 18 years of age or younger who come to an approved open site or a site to which they are enrolled.
- Adults over the age of 18 years who are enrolled in school programs for persons with disabilities.
- At sites that require enrollment, benefits are available only to children who receive free or reduced-price meals at school.
HOW TO LOCATE A SUMMER FOOD SERVICE PROGRAM FEEDING SITE:
To find the closest feeding site near you, text FOOD to 877-877 or Summer Meals to 97779 or visit the USDA site finder web site at www.fns.usda.gov/summerfoodrocks
LaCoyya H. Weathington
Cooper Anti-Bullying Specialist