Cople Elementary and Essex Adult Day Break Partner
Their slogan is “Be a rainbow in someone else’s cloud.” Operated by the non-profit Bay Agency, the Essex adult day care program specializes in the care of people 18 years and older with disabilities, who need supervision, or 24 hour care. Tammy Miller, RN, Director, spoke recently to the faculty of Cople Elementary and explained the program to the Cople staff. The Essex adult day care has recently partnered with Cople Elementary School and its students to bring a little sunshine into their clients’ lives.
Students are making cards and writing letters to support their new “friends.” These are used in the myriad of activities offered to the adult day care. The daycare has many activities including crafts, singing, dancing, reading, devotions, table games, movies, outside games, and even manicures for participants.
There are many plans for the partnership. Cople Elementary School students made Thanksgiving cards and fourth grader, Dylan Johns-Woolard, spent part of his Thanksgiving break reading to the folks at the Essex Day Break.
For more information on the program, contact them at 804-445-8711.
By Patty Kelly Long, Westmoreland County Public Schools
Cople Elementary SOL Showcase
It was a time for fun, awards, and games as Cople Elementary School celebrated their SOL Showcase on November 24. Each grade level had activities and games set up in the hallways of Cople for students and their parents to enjoy. Students could enter a special raffle based on their participation in three or more of the games. Prizes such as ice cream, skate night passes, or gift certificates for Cople’s school store were offered to the winners.
Dashan Turner, Principal at Washington and Lee High School, was the guest speaker. He encouraged parents to continue to support their children now and through high school. Also recognized was the Cople Elementary School Problem Solver Team from last year. Led by Cople instructors, Anne Evans and Andy Woodrow, the team won both state and international competition. Virginia’s Delegate Margaret Ransone and Senator Ryan McDougle, presented the team with a House Joint Resolution, No. 5166, commending them for their outstanding accomplishment for their “Buddies, Not Bullies” program.
Special recognition was given to all of the students in the third, fourth, and fifth grades who passed their SOL tests during the 2013-2014 school year. These students were awarded a special medal and certificate of accomplishment. Students receiving this honor were 3rd grade: Robert Beale Lopez, Anthony Braxton, Shawn Burch, Tori Burner, Alajah Burrell, Saiveon Carter, Nisaiah Crabbe, Jonathan Espinoza, Devyne Garnett, Janiyah Gaskins, Steven Gillum, Edgar Harper, Christopher Headley, Jr., Nytese Howard, Abigail Kesling, John Lahey, Jose Ramos, Romeo Ramos, Alyssa Seibel, Jackson Sichol, Brandon Stinger, Olivia Straughan, Johan Valencia, Bryan Vazquez, and Trinity Wise, 4th grade: James Barnes, Donte Bundy, Alysha Burrell, Dontrelle Coleman, Laela Crawley, George Dameron, Lilly Daugherty, Lakita Fisher, Iymia Garner, Cheyanne Godwin, Tamea Gray, Aiyanna Jackson, Trinidy Jackson, Christopher Jenkins, Peyton Jones, Jackie Kelly, Christopher Lee, Tevai Lee, Synphony Lovelace, Erin McGinness, Maria Oceguera-Andrade, Rocio Orosco-Manzo, Kylee Plahs, Jakhi Plummer, Lindsey Ristau, Lucy Shryock, Jalen Slater, Ethan Smith, Kyreke Smith, Lyric Smith, Melodee Smith, Tresean Sorrell, Justin Sumiel, Tresure Tate, and Brandon Washington, 5th grade: Alonda Barber Dameron, Grace Blair, Samir Broaddus, Delante Crawley, Kimani Fauntleroy, Trinity Fauntleroy, Liam Geyer, Mekaylah Godwin, Aaliyah James, Kenajah Johnson, Jasmine Kelly, Christina Louk, Dekira Martin, Corey Mumford, Ashanti Nelson, Harsh Patel, Mykia Redmond, Devon Rosser, Zada Sudduth, Kelly Taylor, Jawun Tolson, Nyiarah Turner, Jose Valencia, Lazhiyah Veney, and Mackenzie Zimmerman. Congratulations to all of these students on this achievement.
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