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I am Clara I. Garcia. I am from Colombia. I have been teaching for 24 years, this is what I love to do, this is my happy place. I love teaching kids. I love teaching kindergarten.This is my fourth year in Cooper teaching Spanish in the dual language program. I have always thought that the most important things for life we learn them in kindergarten, that's why I always wake up thinking in how to be a better person for my students.
I am married. Mother of two. I love to be with my family and travel to new places.
8:30 8:35 Morning Annoucements
8:35 9:00 Morning meeting
9:05 11:00 literacy
11:05 11:35 Lunch
11:45 1:20 Math
1:25 2:10 Enhancements
2:15 2:45 Recess
2:45 3:00 Pack and snack
3:00 3:25 Choice read
The last day of virtual school takes place on May 29th. We are planning staggered dates/times for curbside pick-up and drop-off of items at the school on June 1st, 2nd, and 3rd. We are also planning carpool graduation parades to celebrate our preschool, kindergarten and 5th grade graduates on June 1 and 2. The schedule is as follows. Monday, June 1st 9:30-11:00 Hemans, Silber, Ingram, Wemyss 11:15-12:45 Brown, Clawson 1:00-2:30 Garcia, Ledford, Carrals 2:45-4:00 Mundt, Vega, Wood Tuesday, June 2nd 11:00-12:30 Jeffers, Walker, Wall 12:30-2:00 Solorzano, Ward Wednesday, June 3rd 8:30-10:00 1st Grade Classes 11:30-1:00 Lunch Service 12:30-2:00 3rd Grade Classes 2:30-4:00 4th Grade Classes 4:30-6:00 2nd Grade Classes
Starting on Wednesday, May 13, 2020 rising 6th graders from Cooper Academy can register for elective classes on the Riverwood Middle School website. The link on the front page of their website will offer elective course descriptions, expectations, and directions on how to complete the google form.
As the school year comes to a close, please note that JCPS meal service will now operate at 9 sites during the summer months, rather than the previous 14. Summer meal service will begin Monday, June 1. Curbside meals will be served Monday through Thursday from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at Benson Middle, Clayton Middle, Four Oaks Elementary, North Johnston Middle, Princeton Elementary, Selma Elementary, Smithfield-Selma High, West Clayton Elementary, and West Smithfield Elementary.
Attention parents of 4-year-olds: Are you interested in your child attending a free preschool program? The NC PreK program is designed to provide 4-year-old children with positive early learning experiences that support their development and prepare them for Kindergarten.
High school students and middle school students enrolled in high school courses will be given an option on how their grade appears on their transcript. Students should complete the form for their school to make their choice.
JCPS high schools will host “modified” traditional graduation ceremonies between Wednesday, July 29, 2020 - Saturday, August 1, 2020. Schools will communicate about specific graduation dates and ceremony times as we get closer to see what restrictions may limit our attendance participation.