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612 Del Mar Ave.

Vallejo, CA. 94589

phone: (707) 556-8420

fax: (707) 556-8423

Our Mission

Everyone learning... all the time!

Office Hours

Welcome to Cooper! The office is open Monday to Friday 8:00 am to 4:30 pm. We're here to serve you! Please come and meet Ms. McLemore , office manager , and Ms. Cooper, secretary. 


Student Hours:

T-K and Kindergarten

Mon - Fri: 9:00 - 12:30


Grades 1 - 5

Mon & Tues: 9:00 - 2:00

Wed - Fri: 9:00 - 3:30

Visitors on Campus

We welcome all parents and community members to Cooper.  To ensure that our campus is safe, please remember to always check in at the office to get a Visitor's Pass.  It's a simple process and Ms. McLemore or Ms.Cooper will ask you to sign in our Visitor Log and then give you a pass the allows us to know who's interacting with the students at Cooper.  Keeping our students safe is our priority and we appreciate your support in this endeavor.

Tardy Policy

At Cooper Elementary, learning in the classrooms begins at 9:00.  If a student arrives after that time, they are tardy.  Teachers submit the attendance to the office electronically at 9:15, so continue to send students to their classroom until that time to minimize the disruption of instructional time.  If students arrive after 9:15, they need to come through the office to make sure that they are counted as present and order a lunch if necessary.  Reminder: lunches are called in at 9:30, so if a student is going to be arriving after that time and they want a school lunch, please call us to let us know that we need to order an extra lunch.  

Complaint Forms

At Cooper, we want to work with students, parents and staff to solve all problems and issues that arise.  If, however, you are unsatisfied with the result at the school site, you can request a VCUSD Complaint Form in English or Spanish.  Copies of this form are also online at the VCUSD website or in our office.

Monthly Newsletter

The Cougar Column is published monthly. Your student brought home the September issue on Sept. 4. Here's a copy for you to enjoy in English Sept. 2013 or in espanol Sept. 2013 Spanish .


Volunteers are welcome here at Cooper. If you are willing to share your talent or time please consider being a volunteer for Cooper by filling out our Volunteer Survey Volunteer Survey  or  Cooper Encuesta Familiar.doc . Volunteers in the classroom need to be cleared through our on-line application process located on the VCUSD website Volunteer Form .


Parent University is a community collaborative led by Vallejo City Unified School District (VCUSD) in collaboration with Fighting Back Partnership to help parents become full partners in their children’s education. VCUSD partners with community agencies and organizations to offer free courses, family events and activities that will equip families with new additional skills, knowledge, resources, and confidence. Check the attached flyer about the current class offering here at Cooper on Wednesday mornings from9:30-11:30 in Room 33 en espanol. Parent University Sept. 2013 Espanol  .


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Welcome to Cooper!

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Cooper as a Full Service Community School

We are excited to announce that Cooper is becoming a Full Service Community School this year. In order to ensure that we provide services that are most important to our students in families we would like you to take a short online survey at home at: https://www.research.net/s/VFSCSfamilysurvey or

https://www.research.net/s/VFSCSencuestafamiliar Or come to the office and we'll open up our computer lab.  It's easy to do and only takes about 15 minutes!  We want to hear what you want at our school!

Mrs. Walls with super Cougars!

Mrs. Walls with super Cougars!

A Message from Mrs. Walls, Principal

Thank you to all the families who were able to come to Back-to School Night on Sept. 5th.  We had a wonderful turnout of families. If you were unable to make it, please feel free to contact your child's teacher and set up an appointment to talk about the expectations for the coming year. After a month of school your child should be coming home every day able to tell you what they learned that day. Ask them about the learning target they learned in English Language Arts and Math that day and why it is important. On the playground students are working on learning to play cooperatively.  That means sharing balls, working together, following the directions of all adult supervisors, and keeping their hands and feet to themselves.

The Cooper staff is committed to providing a safe learning environment for your child. The foundation of our school culture is rooted in three rules for success: Be Safe, Be Respectful, and Be Responsible. Please reinforce this with your child. Ask them how they acted in a safe manner, were responsible and respectful that day when they come home. As safety is critical for our students, we will enforce high adult visibility on campus and respond to student matters in a timely manner Commom Area Expectations Matrix . As a part of our safety efforts Cooper is a uniform school Cooper Uniform Exemption Policy.pdf .

Thank you and welcome to Johnston Cooper Elementary!  

PTA Serving Our Students!

 Thank you PTA!  Thank you to our new PTA president for this year, Jessica Romero. Jessica and her team started the year off with a fabulous Pasta Dinner at Back to School Night as a kick-off to this year's membership drive.  Look for flyers about how you can join PTA for the 2013-2014 school year! Join PTA and help support your children and enjoy the Cooper community. Last year the Cooper PTA  sponsored movie nights, two Scholastic book fairs, Dr. Suess Day, ran the uniform exchange, and helped everywhere on the campus. The PTA runs the parent Room located in Room 29.

Cooper Families come together for Movie Night

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Renaissance Home Connect

Renaissance Home Connect allows parents to view the reading progress of their children at home and using mobile devices.  Click here to link to a page where you can view what your child has been reading as well as their scores on quizzes for these books.

Find the level to a book:

To find the reading level of a book, go to: www.arbookfind.com


Cooper is a uniform school.  Monday through Thursday students are expected to be in a uniform.  Friday is a free-dress day.  The colors for the school uniforms are blue, khaki, white (except pants) and black. Cooperware counts as part of the uniform.


Other considerations:

  • No open-toe sandals
  • Shorts and skirts must go to knees
  • No tank-tops for boys or girls
  • ENCORE! participants wear their t-shirts on Monday

Kindergarten Parents Guide - English

Kindergarten Parent Guide

Kindergarten Parents Guide - Spanish

Kindergarten Parent Guide- Spanish

Cooper Single Level Plan

Every year, schools must develop a unique Site Single Level Plan. This contains information about what the school is doing to insure that there is learning at the school. Cooper's Single Plan for Student Achievement 2012-2013  can be seen here.  The allocation of these resources is decided upon by the school site council.  SSC meetings are open to the public and input from all members of the community is welcome.