Happy summer! It’s been a fantastic year! Best wishes for a great summer.
Here are the current school supply lists by grade from Cook-Wissahickon teachers for the 2016-2017 school year. Download the documents for the grade your child is going into (for example, if your child just completed second grade and is entering third grade, then download the third-grade materials) when you’re ready to start thinking about September or want to take advantage of summer sales!
Kindergarten Supply List
First Grade Supply List
Second Grade Supply List
Third Grade Supply List
Fourth Grade Supply List
Fifth Grade Supply List
Middle School Supply List (6th, 7th, and 8th Grades)
There’s only 2 1/2 weeks of school left, but so much going on! Please read this month’s Newsletter for updates, including information on a uniform swap, call for Classroom Parents for next year, and more!
This week – BOGO Book Fair on Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday (See below for schedule). If you have time to volunteer, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Wednesday, June 8 is the Teacher Appreciation Breakfast. If you’d like to donate still, please email email@example.com.
Other important dates:
June 8 – WSC Meeting: 4:30 in Room 103
June 16 – Field Day (More information to come)
June 17 – Last Day of Aftercare
June 20, 21, 22 – NUT Days (Dress down for $1)
June 21 – Kindergarten Move-up Celebration (2pm)
June 22 – 8th Grade Graduation (9am)
June 22 – Last Day of School for Students
Tentative Book Far Schedule is:
Thanks to everyone who participated in the Cook-Wissahickon 5K today, including runners, walkers, and volunteers. It was a great event! We were able to meet our fundraising goals thanks to everyone’s support.
And they’re off!
We are grateful to East River Bank and Roxborough Memorial Hospital for sponsoring our school and community (please see the full list below of all our sponsors and donors).
We were honored today by the presence of Councilwoman Helen Gym and her staff, State Representative Pam DeLissio, and a staff member from State Senator Vincent Hughes’ office. We are also very appreciative of
Councilman Curtis Jones and his staff for their longstanding support of Cook-Wissahickon’s greening efforts.
Please take a look at our list of sponsors and donors, all of whom made this event possible:
EAST RIVER BANK
ROXBOROUGH MEMORIAL HOSPITAL
Cook-Wissahickon 2016 5K Winners with Principal Lowe
The school year is winding down, but there’s still a lot going on this month! Read this month’s newsletter!
Sign up now for the 4th Annual CW 5K – it’s less than two weeks away and you don’t want to miss this awesome event!
The musical, Seussical Jr, starts this week! Come out Wednesday, Thursday, or Friday night at 6pm, or Saturday at 1:30!
If you want to buy an embroidered uniform shirts, sweatpants, or gym shorts, orders are due 5/18.
In addition, Ms. Hagan has shared information about a few community programs you may be interested in: a Philadelphia Boys’ Gymnastics program and a Summer Tennis program.
Important May Dates
May 2 – CW Softball Team vs Henry (Kendrick Rec)
May 4 – CW Softball Team vs Marin (Kendrick Rec)
May 4 – Bike to School Day
May 4, 5, 6 – Seussical Jr. at 6pm
May 4 – CW Baseball vs Luis Munoz Marin (Kendrick Rec)
May 6 – CW Baseball Team vs Amy (Monkiewicz Playground)
May 7 – Seussical Jr. 1:30pm.
May 10 – 12:24 Dismissal: Professional Development Day
May 11 – Kindergarten Open House: 9:15am
May 11 – HSA Meeting: 6:30pm in the Library
May 14 – 4th Annual CW 5K and Fun Walk: Start time: 9am
May 18 – WSC Meeting at 4pm
May 18 – 7th & 8th Grade Model Junior UN Program Final Presentations at Temple
May 23 – 7th Grade Trip to The Schuylkill Center for Environmental Education
May 25 – Choir Performance at Roxborough Hospital
May 27- Choir Performance Music in the Parks competition
May 30 – Memorial Day – No School
Sign-ups for the Cook-Wissahickon May 14th 2016 5K are now open! For run/walk information, sponsor acknowledgements, and registration information, click here!
Interested in ordering t-shirts, polo shirts, sweatpants or gym shorts embroidered with the new Cook-Wissahickon logo? Download the Shirt Order Form and fill it out and return the order form and payment to the HSA office.
Happy Spring! It’s hard to believe it’s almost time for third marking period report cards! We hope everyone got a chance to see the new CW logo at the school’s front entrance and has been keeping up with some of the great things going on at school by following us on Facebook and Twitter.
Here’s a quick look at some important dates for CW families in April. For more information, check out our April Newsletter.
April 6 – Wissahickon Sustainability Council Meeting: 4:30 in Rm. 103
April 11 – PSSA Testing Starts
April 13 – HSA Meeting: 6:30 in the Library
April 17 – Choir Performing at Philadelphia Soul Game
April 25 – Fun & Fit Night
April 25 -29 – 7th Grade Hosting Shakespeare Actor in the Classroom
April 25- May 6 – Mother’s Day Gift Shop – Art Room (Ms. Kimmel)
April 26 – No School (Professional Development Day/Election Day)
April 27-29 – 1/2 days: 12:24 Dismissal & Report Card Conferences
A few important notes:
Registration is now open for the 4th Annual Cook-Wissahickon 5K. Sign up now to run, walk, or volunteer https://www.runtheday.com/registration/race_info/4th-annual-cook-wissahickon-run
Please read the newsletter for more on an April 9 Neighborhood Cleanup Day, our Fun & Fit Night on April 25, and an art fundraiser for Mother’s Day. Plus get news about the choir, middle school sports, and more!
February was a busy month at Cook-Wissahickon with lots of great stuff going on, including fun assemblies, science fair, choir performances, awards assemblies, and practice for the upcoming Seussical the Musical Jr., just to name a few.
And things don’t look to be slowing down in March. Here’s a quick look some important dates for CW families in March. For more information, read our March Newsletter.
March 2 – Wissahickon Sustainability Council Meeting: 4:30 in Rm. 103
March 4 – Kindergarten Open House
March 4 – Carver Science Fair for 7th & 8th Graders
March 8 – Healthier Ever After Assembly For Grades K-3
March 9 – HSA Meeting: 6:30 in the Library
March 14 – 1/2 day: 12:24 Dismissal & WSC Schoolyard Cleanup [Cleanup postponed to Sunday, 3/13 9AM due to weather]
March 15 – 7th Grade Energy Audit
March 18 – Picture Day
March 22-25 – Spring Break
A few other important notes:
Softball and baseball tryouts will be soon. Any middle school students who want to try out need to have a physical form completed by 3/8/16. For questions and details, see Mr. Ramos (baseball) or Mr. Hennessey (softball).
Pretzel order forms for Mar. 15-May 17 went home in February. Pretzel order forms must be returned by March 11. Please note that anyone who ordered pretzels for Jan 26, which was a snow day, will get a pretzel on March 8!
Here’s a quick look at what’s going on in February. For more information, read our February Newsletter.
Feb 1 – 5 -Book Fair
Feb 8 – CW T-shirt Orders Due
Feb 10 – HSA Meeting: 6:30 in the Library [POSTPONED]
Feb 14 – CW Choir Performance: Temple Men’s Basketball Game at the
Feb 15 – No School
Feb 16 – 12:24 Dismissal
Feb 17 – 7th Grade trip to Barnes Foundation: Crossing Boundaries Program.
Feb 17 – Wissahickon Sustainability Council Meeting at 4:30 in Room 103
Feb 18 – The George Washington Carver Science Fair for Grades 4-6
(Congrats to the 25 CW students participating!)
Feb 19 – 7th Grade trip to Saul High School
Feb 23-25 – 12:24 Dismissals/Report Card Conferences
Feb 26 – No School (Staff only)
Reminder: The January Box Tops for Education sheet is due by Friday, January 29.
Recyclebank UPDATE: Thanks to all who contributed their Recyclebank Points in January. We’ve met our goal! Look for more information in the coming months about the project to construct two raised flowerbeds in our schoolyard for vegetables.
Book Fair: We still need volunteers! Volunteering is a great way to see firsthand how much the kids love this event and to help them select a new favorite book. To volunteer, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Here are two easy ways to help support our school. As always, we appreciate all the support Cook-Wissahickon families and friends give to help support the school on an ongoing basis!
Box Tops for Education: Don’t forget the January Box Tops for Education sheet is due by Friday, January 29. For each completed sheet turned in, students will be entered for a chance to win movie tickets. Drawing will happen first week in February. Students can turn in sheets to their teachers. Thanks! And don’t worry – if you don’t have 20 box tops yet, hold on to them and look for a new sheet and contest to come home soon!
Recyclebank Points: As you may have heard, our school was selected for the Recyclebank Green Schools Program.The project will consist of the construction of two raised flower beds in our school yard for vegetables. Students will assist in building the flower beds, planting the seeds, and caring for the growth of the vegetables.
If you’re a Recyclebank member, visit https://www.recyclebank.com/contest/index/school/id/182/ to donate points to our project. We get $1 for every 250 points we receive. If you’re not a member, sign up today at Recyclebank.com and start earning points online. Once you’ve earned enough, you’ll be able to donate points to our project. Please tell your friends and family, too! We’re getting so close to reaching our goal!