Thanks for Helping Make the 2018 5K a Success!

_DSC0034Thanks to everyone who participated in the 6th Annual Cook-Wissahickon 5K on April 7. Despite some crazy weather predictions for snow, it turned out to be a great day with decent running weather! Thanks to all of the runners, walkers, and volunteers, it was a great event! We’re also very grateful to all of our sponsors—this event would not be possible without their support. The 2018 Cook-Wissahickon Run for Sustainability helped raise funds for the Wissahickon Sustainability Council (WSC). Informally known as Cook-Wissahickon’s Green Committee, the WSC is a 501(c)(3) organization created with the purpose of transforming the school and grounds into an environmentally friendly and more sustainable campus. The next project for the group is depaving and redesigning the main schoolyard to manage stormwater as well as create a beautiful, dynamic, sustainable park and play area for the entire community

Check out the results here!

And check out more great pictures of the event from Ms. Kimmel here.

The following local businesses graciously donated—we are so grateful and would like to recognize our sponsors for their generous contributions!

Roxborough Memorial Hospital
https://www.facebook.com/RoxboroughMemorialHospital/

Picture Day and More

Thanks again to everyone who came out to participate this year’s 5K and to all the volunteers who helped make it a big success!

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Don’t forget, Monday, 4/9, is Picture Day. Students do not have to wear their uniforms for pictures.

Also, Thursday, 4/12 is the next Home & School Association Meeting at 5 pm in the school library – please join us! Items on the agenda for this month:

  • Meet the New Board Members
  • Recap of Recent Successes and Fundraising Updates: Results of the 5K, NUT Day Proceeds Update, and More
  • Upcoming Events and Volunteer Needs: Dine to Donate Dates, Golf Outing, Movie Night, Field Day, Teacher Appreciation Event, and More
  • Voting: New Fundraising Ideas and Next Meeting Time and Location

Every Tuesday in April, come out to JD McGuillicuddy’s at 473 Leverington Ave. to support the music program – a percentage of your food bill will be donated to the CW Music Program!

Some important dates to keep in mind and mark on your calendars:
April 9: Picture Day

April 10-25: PSSA Exams

Thursday, April 12: HSA Meeting at 5 pm

Sunday, April 22: Dine to Donate at Chestnut Hill Brewing Co. between 4-8 pm http://chestnuthillbrewingcompany.com/

Wednesday, April 25: Family Fun & Fit Night from 4 to 6 pm. There will be a variety of games and activities for families to participate in, such as Healthy Snack Taste Testing, Hop Sack Relay, Yoga Card Station, Wii Dance, and More. If you didn’t receive the flyer in a recent Wednesday folder, download it out here.

Friday, April 27: Half day – 12:24 dismissal. The music department is holding a Paint Party fundraiser from 1-3 that afternoon. Students can stay after the early dismissal and attend the fundraiser and be picked up by 3 pm. The cost is $20 and includes a canvas, painting supplies, and snacks! If you’re interested, fill out the form and send in $20 per student by April 6! It’s a fun event, and supports the music department!
If you didn’t receive a form, you can download one here.

April 30: Prospective Families Open House: Families looking to attend Cook-Wissahickon beginning in the 2018-19 school year are invited to attend the Open House at 9:30 at Cook-Wissahickon

May 2, 3, 4:  Report Card Conferences with 12:24 Dismissals

May 10, 11, 12: The Music Man jr performances. This year, tickets can be purchased online: https://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/3371884
password: CookWissTheatre2018

Spring Break and Beyond

We hope everyone has a relaxing and enjoyable Spring Break! There will be no school Thursday, March 29, Friday, March 30, and Monday, April 2. School resumes on Tuesday, April 3.

After the break, there are a lot of great events coming up at Cook-Wissahickon in April.

Thursday, April 5 is an information night for families interested in learning about CW at 6:30 at Hilltown Tavern. Please spread the word to any families you know who are interested in talking to current families about CW.

Saturday, April 7 at 9am is the 6th Annual 5K! From now through 4/6, you can receive $3 off adult registration for the Cook-Wissahickon Run for Sustainability. Enter promo code “COOKROCKS”
Register: https://runsignup.com/Race/PA/Philadelphia/CookWissahickonsRunforSustainability?aflt_token=vkmwDmweQ4iCYn8otSOOnKQ3vCO8buOw&remMeAttempt=

Monday, April 9: Rescheduled Picture Day

April 10, 2018 – April 25, 2018: PSSA Exams

Thursday, April 12: HSA Meeting at 5pm

Sunday, April 22: Dine to Donate at Chestnut Hill Brewing Co. between 4-8pm http://chestnuthillbrewingcompany.com/

Wednesday, April 25: Family Fun & Fit Night from 4 to 6pm. There will be a variety of games and activities for families to participate in, such as Healthy Snack Taste Testing, Hop Sack Relay, Yoga Card Station, Wii Dance, and More. If you didn’t receive the flyer in a recent Wednesday folder, download it out here.

Friday, April 27: Half day – 12:24 dismissal. The music department is holding a Paint Party fundraiser from 1-3 that afternoon. Students can stay after the early dismissal and attend the fundraiser and be picked up by 3pm. The cost is $20 and includes a canvas, painting supplies, and snacks! If you’re interested, fill out the form and send in $20 per student by April 6! It’s a fun event, and supports the music department!
If you didn’t receive a form, you can download one here.

May 2, 3, 4:  Report Card Conferences with 12:24 Dismissals

Musical Shirts, Pretzel Forms, Pictures, & More

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You should have received a t-shirt order form for the Musical in the 3/14 Wednesday folder. Please note, the orders need to be placed sooner than the deadline marked on the order form. Please turn your t-shirt order form in asap… the order needs to be placed on Tuesday, 3/20! The cast already gets a shirt, so orders are for other students at the school who want one, and for parents, supportive friends, etc.
Thanks to Jd Korejko of Johnny Destructo’s Hero Complex for designing this shirt!

Pretzel order forms for pretzels through June are due no later than March 23. If you did not receive an order form, download it here.

Picture day is coming soon: Wednesday, 3/21IMG_1057

Other Important Dates
Thursday, March 15: Home & School Association Meeting and Spring Title 1 Parent Meeting at 5pm at Cook-Wissahickon: Anyone who attends will receive a code from the 5K committee for 10% off 5K registration
Friday, March 16: Half Day – 12:24 Dismissal (no aftercare)
Sunday, March 18: Neighborhood Cleanup from 9-11am
Thursday, March 29: Spring Break
Friday, March 30: Spring Break
Monday, April 2: Spring Break

Looking ahead:
Thursday, April 5: Information night for families interested in learning about CW at 6:30 at Hilltown Tavern
Saturday, April 7: CW 6th Annual 5K
If you’re interested in volunteering to help out at the 5K, sign up at http://www.signupgenius.com/go/4090f4dabad2baaf49-cookwissahickon
April 10, 2018 – April 25, 2018: PSSA Exams
Sunday, April 22: Dine to Donate at Chestnut Hill Brewing Co. between 4-8pm

March and More at CW

Thanks to everyone who participated in the fundraising drives over the last couple of months! The winners of the Dannon School Contest will be announced in March! We’re hoping to get good news and appreciate all the time people took to vote! The Dine to Donate Event at The Spicy Belly was a success, and so was the music department’s Spaghetti Dinner! Thanks for coming out! And, thank you to all the volunteers who helped make the Book Fair possible!

Some important dates coming up:
Friday, March 2: CW Choir Performing at the Harlem Globetrotters game at The Liacouras Center
Tuesday, March 6: CW Open House at 12:30
Wednesday, March 14:
Interim Reports
Thursday, March 15: Home & School Association Meeting and Spring Title 1 Parent Meeting at 5pm at Cook-Wissahickon (Please note the meeting was rescheduled from 3/8 to 3/15)
Friday, March 16: Half Day – 12:24 Dismissal (no aftercare)
RESCHEDULED: Sunday, March 18: Neighborhood Cleanup from 9-11am
Thursday, March 29: Spring Break
Friday, March 30: Spring Break
Monday, April 2: Spring Break

Looking ahead:
Saturday, April 7: CW 6th Annual 5K
April 10, 2018 – April 25, 2018: PSSA Exams
Sunday, April 21: Dine to Donate at Chestnut Hill Brewing Co. between 4-8pm

More About the 6th Annual  CW 5K

The 2018 Cook-Wissahickon Run for Sustainability will be held April 7th, 2018 9:00am (rain or shine)

Register Now! (If you can’t make it, consider donating. Click the registration link to find information about how to donate)

Wissahickon Sustainability Council (WSC) Update

The WSC has been busy working to secure grants to continue efforts to transform the Cook-Wissahickon school and grounds into an environmentally friendly and sustainable campus. Look for updates and a survey on your thoughts in the coming weeks about the plans for the CW schoolyard.

You can follow the group on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram and if you shop on Amazon, consider shopping through Amazon Smile at https://smile.amazon.com/ch/26-4487482 – a portion of what you spend will go to the WSC.

 

Help Cook-Wiss: A Few Easy Fundraising Opportunities

You can help raise money for Cook-Wissahickon by voting for our school to win a Dannon $25,000 Grant Contest, Donating RecycleBank points to help us win a $2500 RecycleBank Grant, and by dining out at a neighborhood restaurant, The Spicy Belly, on 1/18! Here’s how you can help:

Through Project Fit American, we can win an exercise workout circuit that will be installed in our schoolyard! The Dannon $25,000 Grant Contest is awarded to the school with the most votes! Four schools will win! Please vote now and every day until the contest ends (the deadline to vote was extended through 2/15 and you can vote once per day per email address) by visiting http://danimalsshopriteschoolcontest.young-america.com/#/home/splash

We won a RecycleBank grant. Please donate your points to help us get all the funds that we’ve requested. So far, we’re 41% of the way to our goal. If you already have an account, simply click the link below and donate points to Cook-Wissahickon. If you don’t have an account, click the link, create an account, start earning points, and then donate! Visit https://www.recyclebank.com/contest/index/school/id/269/

And, consider dining out on 1/18 at The Spicy Belly (3847 Terrace St) on Thursday, 1/18 between 5 and 9pm. Part of the evening’s sales will be donated to our school! Come out for a great dinner and see other CW families and friends! https://www.facebook.com/events/215798512299401/

Thanks for your continued support of our school!

January at Cook-Wissahickon

After an even shorter week back to school after winter break, things are starting to get busy. Here’s a look at some upcoming events and other news!

Wednesday, 1/10: Interim Reports Grades 3 to 8
Thursday, 1/11: Home & School Association Meeting – 5pm in school library
Friday, 1/12: Pretzel Order Form Due
Monday, 1/15: MLK Day – SCHOOL CLOSED
Monday, 1/22- Friday, 1/26: Jump Rope for Heart and American Heart Association RePlay programs (Check your student’s backpacks for more on the programs from Ms. Hagan, and for collection envelopes. Last year, CW raised $2,070 – help our school raise even more this year!)
Wednesday, 1/24: Winter Concert at 1:30pm in the school cafeteria

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We need your help to win the Dannon $25,000 Grant Contest! Through Project Fit American, we can win an exercise workout circuit that will be installed in our schoolyard! Four schools will win! Please vote now and every day until the contest ends: http://danimalsshopriteschoolcontest.young-america.com/#/home/splash

 

 

Fun Friday News
Beginning this month, students will earn points for coming to school every day and demonstrating good listening skills in the classroom! Students who come to school every day will earn 10 points toward their 20 point total. Students rewarded 10 more points for being active listeners in the classroom will be rewarded on Fun Friday:

K to 2: Movie on Friday, February 2
3 to 5: Movie or Activity or Friday, February 9
6 to 8: Move, Dance or Extra Recess on Friday, February 16

Looking Ahead:
Wednesday, 2/14:
12:24 Dismissal – Report Card Conferences
Thursday, 2/15:
12:24 Dismissal – Report Card Conferences
Friday, 2/16:
12:24 Dismissal – Report Card Conferences
Monday, 2/19: Presidents’ Day – SCHOOL CLOSED

December at CW

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We hope everyone had a wonderful and restful Thanksgiving break! Here’s a look at some of the exciting things going on at Cook-Wissahickon in December:

Friday, 12/1: Science Fair
Friday, 12/1: LuLaRoe Fundraiser: The LuLaRoe bus will be in the schoolyard from 3:30-5:30pm  https://www.facebook.com/events/282737842247313/
Thursday, 12/7: Night of the Arts at CW from 6:00-7:00pm in the gymnasium. K-5 students will perform various songs, skits, dances and more, highlighting the wonderful arts programs. Kindergarten, first, and third grades will drum along to the music while keeping physically fit. First and second grade will perform a dance. Fourth grade will show off their robots and our fifth grade will perform an original snow skit. The show will conclude with a performance by the middle school bucket drumming ensemble and the little Trebles and Crescendos chorus. Doors open at 5:45 and students should report to the recess doors at that time for to sign in. Mr. D is requesting help from parents to assist with concessions, monitoring children in classrooms, and to serve as ushers. (Note: Parents who volunteer will be able to watch their child perform!) http://www.signupgenius.com/go/8050f45a8a72bab9-evening
Friday, 12/8: Half day with dismissal at 12:24
Saturday, 12/9: Flapjack Fundraiser for Choir from 8:00-10:00am at Andorra Applebee’s. All are welcome. Buy tickets with this order form.
12/9-12/17: Shop at Five Below and support the CW Choir. Bring this FiveBelowFundraiser form!
12/11-12/15: Music Man Jr. Auditions after school from 3:25-4:25pm
12/11-12:15: Holiday Shop
At our annual fundraiser, students will have a chance to shop for gifts for their family and friends. The kids love this annual event, but to make it a success we need volunteers like you to help keep our shop running smoothly. You’ll work the cash registers and assist our students with purchasing items from their shopping lists. Thank you to anyone who is able to contribute their time!
http://www.signupgenius.com/go/8050f45a8a72bab9-annual
CANCELED: Thursday, 12/14: Home & School Meeting at 5:00pm in the library.
Friday, 12/15: Last day to donate—the fifth grade class is leading a school-wide Food Drive for North Light Community Center.
Wednesday, 12/20: Wissahickon Sustainability Council Meeting at 4:30pm in library.
12/25-1/2: Winter Break – No School

Also, save the date for the morning of December 6th for a training for classroom volunteers! Stay tuned for more information regarding this training from Mr. Lowe.

A look ahead:
Wednesday, 1/3: Students Return to School After Winter Break
Thursday, 1/11: “On with the Snow” Winter Musical; Shows are only during the school day.
Monday, 1/15: No School (Martin Luther King Jr. Day)

 

 

 

Call for Science Fair Judges

iPraxis needs School Science Fair Judges!

Location: Cook-Wissahickon Elementary School, 201 E Salaignac St, Philadelphia, PA 19128

Date:  Friday, December 1, 2017

Times: Morning Shift 8:15 AM -12 noon         Afternoon Shift 12 noon – 4 pm

A continental breakfast will be provided for morning judges and lunch will be provided for afternoon judges. Dress is business casual.  Please do wear a lab coat if you have one, or other uniform or accessory associated with your profession.

Sign up by clicking on the link below, or email Aja Clark at aja@ipraxis.org. They need to know if you are volunteering for the morning, afternoon, or entire day, so please make sure you check the appropriate box.

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSe8AfWHo6iRxrV6sisVIA3yTHVu6eMYQ3Xdzdu2_vqC1LXC8Q/viewform?c=0&w=1

If you know somone else who may be able to help, please click here and share this flyer!