We incorrectly listed the 8th Grade Luncheon as occurring on June 7th. The 8th grade luncheon will be on June 8th.
5/31 – 6/7: HSA Board Elections (Vote here)
6/7: 8th Grade Luncheon (Rain date June 8th)
6/8: Registration for SDP Summer Academic Programs closes (Find more information here)
6/9: Field Day (Order field day shirts here)
6/10: 8th Grade Graduation (Rain date June 13th)
6/10: Last day to complete the parent/guardian District-Wide Survey (complete the survey here)
6/14: Last day of school
Cook-Wissahickon Annual Field Day is June 9th and t-shirts are being made for the event. If you are interested in purchasing a field day shirt please fill out this Google Form: https://forms.gle/w5hhjgCgVSC8HVh1A. Shirts cost $10.00. Payment is due Tuesday, June 7th:
-cash or check (check payable to Cook-Wiss HSA)
Please complete the District-Wide Parent/Guardian Survey by June 10th here. Survey results are used by schools to:
-Design annual plans and secure funding for faculty, staff and materials.
-Address challenges families may face with communication from schools, student attendance, and quality of instruction.
-Ramp up community resources and services that children and families need.
-Celebrate progress and success!
Please vote for the next HSA board here!
-When votes are recorded they will be anonymous and tallied by the nominations committee.
-Voting closes on June 7th 2022.
Find more information here!
Teacher Appreciation Week May 2nd-6th
Book Fair May 13th-20th!
General Membership Meeting May 11th
Join us for a general membership meeting! We will be voting on the 2022-2023 Budget and proposed revisions to the HSA Bylaws.
Thank you to everyone who provided input on the budget and bylaws!
View the budget here.
- 5/2 – 5/6 Teacher Appreciation Week
- 5/3: Schools closed for Eid Al Fitr
- 5/4 – 5/5: Math PSSA testing
- 5/9 – 5/10: Science PSSA testing
- 5/11 HSA General Membership Meeting at 7pm via Zoom: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/85931268076
- 5/13: Half day
- 5/17: Schools closed for Election Day
- 5/30: Schools closed for Memorial Day
The April 25th HSA General Membership meeting is postponed. New date and time to be announced.
Please join The Cook-Wissahickon Home and School Association for an HSA General Membership Meeting on Monday, April 25th, 2022 at 7:00pm via Zoom!
We will vote on the adoption of updated HSA Bylaws and the 2022-2023 budget.
- 4/11 – 4/15: Schools closed for spring recess
- 4/25: HSA general membership meeting (updated HSA Bylaws and the 2022-2023 budget will be voted on for adoption during this meeting)
- 4/26 – 4/28: English Language Arts PSSA (for more information see the Cook-Wissahickon updates site here)
- The HSA Executive Board has made DRAFT edits to the HSA Bylaws. The revised HSA Bylaws will be voted on for adoption at the next HSA meeting. All edits are intended to improve clarity regarding HSA processes.Please review the draft HSA Bylaws and submit feedback to firstname.lastname@example.org by April 11th. HSA Bylaws will be voted on for adoption at the next HSA meeting: Monday, April 25th at 7:00pm.
- The HSA Executive Board has drafted a budget for next year, anticipating a year full of activities! The 2022-23 budget will be voted on for adoption at the next HSA meeting. Please review the draft budget and submit feedback to email@example.com by April 11th. The 2022-2023 budget will be voted on for adoption at the next HSA meeting: Monday, April 25th at 7:00pm.
- HSA Membership: Thanks to everyone who has already joined! If you haven’t yet – it’s not too late.
- NUT Days: Participating in NUT Days—or No Uniform Today Days—is great way to help raise funds for the Cook-Wissahickon Home and School Association. For $1, students are able to dress down in appropriate non-uniform clothes for school.
- The 2021-2022 District-Wide Survey for Parents/Guardians is open! The survey will close June 10th 2022. Find more information and a link to take the survey here.
Please join the Cook Wissahickon HSA at the Philadelphia Rock Gym on April 23rd, 2022 from 10:00am-12:00pm!
Tickets are $15 per climber. A proceed of the fee is donated directly back to Cook Wissahickon! Please sign up using the link below:
General information on Philadelphia Rock Gym: https://philarockgym.com/prg-east-falls/
If you have any questions, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
The following resources about race, racism, and anti-racism were shared with School District of Philadelphia staff to encourage and support crucial conversations about these issues.
- NY Times: An Antiracist Reading List
- Anti-Racism Resources
- National Geographic: Talking to Kids About Race
- NPR – Talking Race With Young Children
- Parent Toolkit – How to Talk to Kids about Race and Racism
- Affirming Black Boys outside the Context of Police Brutality
- 31 Children’s books to support conversations on race, racism and resistance
In addition to the the resources Dr. Hite shared with staff, he sent a email to families on 6/3 with more resources “that may help you in your conversations with your children,” He also reminded families that “school counselors and social workers are available via their email addresses and will respond to students and families who reach out. Families can also receive free support from the Philly HopeLine by calling or texting 833-Phil-HOPE (833-745-4673).” You can reach CW Counselor Ms. Getts via email at email@example.com or via phone at 267-536-2860. Find more information here.
The additional resources Dr. Hite shared for talking to your children about race are:
- Talking to kids about race
- How to talk to kids about race and racism, according to experts
- Talking Race With Young Children
- Are Your Kids Too Young To Talk About Race
- Beyond the Golden Rule: A Parent’s Guide to Preventing and Responding to Prejudice (Southern Poverty Law Center)
- Preparing Young Children for the Inclusion of Children with Disabilities into the Classroom (National Association for the Education of Young Children)
- Resources for Talking about Race, Racism and Racialized Violence with Kids (Center for Racial Justice Education)
- Social Justice (National Association of School Psychologists)
- Talking to Kids About Discrimination (American Psychological Association)
- Understanding Child Trauma
- Age-related Reactions to a Traumatic Event
- Community Violence: Reactions and Actions in Dangerous Times
- Helping Youth After Community Trauma: Tips for Educators