April 2019 at Cook-Wissahickon

Important Dates
4/1-5: BOGO Book Fair. Click here to check out the schedule for when classes will visit the fair and to set up an ewallet (this is a great tool—no need to remember cash the morning of the fair and any change is deposited directly back into your bank account or to your credit card). Please remember that the books are taxed, so include a little extra to cover those costs! You can also sign up to volunteer here—we’re still in need. You must have completed all your clearances and have them on file at school in order to volunteer! Thanks in advance for your help.
4/2: Yearbook Club for Middle School Students 8:15-8-45 am and 3:30-4:30 pm. Yearbook Club will meet every Tuesday in April, and 5/7, if needed. See Ms. Kimmel with questions.
4/3,4,5: Report Card Conferences and 12:24 Dismissal. (Stop by the HSA table when you come in for conferences! We will be there to receive clearances you’ve been working on. Beauty & The Beast JR tickets will also be on sale. You can also buy online at Cwbeauty.brownpapertickets.com Password: CookWissTheatre2019)
4/3,4,5 & 6: Musical Set Build—the theater department is looking for volunteers to help build the set for Beauty and the Beast JR during the ½ days and on Saturday! Sign up here if you can help. Dress appropriately for manual labor and be prepared to use your hands!
4/4: HSA Meeting at A Tutti Ristortante Italiano located at 5154 Ridge Ave. Come out for dinner and stay for a meeting at 6:30 or just come for the meeting—HSA will provide some light food (first-come, first served)!
4/8: Riverbend trip for grades 1, 2, and AS 1 and 2
4/11: Grades K-2 Marchiano’s Fundraiser Orders Due
4/12: 12:24 Dismissal
4/12:Orders for Shout-Outs for the Beauty and the Beast JR program due! Or fill out the Google Form!
4/13: WSC Clean up Day with help from Jefferson University Volunteers. Sign up to help!
4/15-17: ELA PSSA (Grades 3-8).
4/16: WSC Meeting 6:30 at Foodery
4/17: WSC Meeting 4pm at CW
4/18,19, & 22: No School – Spring Break
4/22: WSC Spring Clean Up with Neighborhood and other Schools. Sign up here to help
4/26: Spring Movie Night! Sign up here to volunteer!
4/29-30: Math PSSA (Grades 3-8).

Stay Up-to-Date: If you know someone who is not receiving HSA emails, please forward this and ask them to sign up here to be added to the list.
Volunteer Clearances: Interested in volunteering at events for the remainder of the year, like Book Fair, Field Day, Choir Trips, etc? Please make sure you have all your clearances so you’re eligible to help! Thanks to all who have completed or started this process—we have 81 volunteers 100% cleared!

Congratulations to the Wissahickon Sustainability Council for winning a pledge of support from the McLean Contributionship for $25,000. This money will be used to begin greening the main schoolyard, particularly around the back fence line, adding trees and native plants as well as new seating. To find out more about the schoolyard greening project and to give feedback on the design, visit https://cookwisswsc.com/our-plans/

It’s hard to believe there are just over two months left of the school year! We know the next few weeks are going to be busy and there are a lot of fun events coming up, but we want to take a moment to thank the CW community for its continued support! Our February Scholastic Book Fair was one of our most successful book fairs ever—thanks to all the volunteers and all the families who bought books. We raised 2600 in Scholastic money for school, which Mr. Lowe reported will cover purchase of all Summer Reading books. The Choir’s Annual Spaghetti Dinner was a great event! Thanks to the choir families and CW staff who volunteered to help raise money for the choir, as well as to the many families who came out to support the cause! Thank you to all the students and families who participated in our special Valentine’s Day NUT Day! We raised $300 for Friends in Pink, a local charity. The March Spicy Belly and Tony Roni Dine to Donate nights were also successes. Thanks to everyone who came out! And thank you to the Wissahickon Sustainability Council for their work securing grants that will help improve the CW grounds! They also regularly hold clean-up days to pick up trash, maintain the meadow and gardens, and keep the grounds looking good! We’d also like to thank the families who have contributed to our 50th Anniversary Fundraising Campaign!

50th Anniversary Fundraising Drive
Please donate to our 50th Anniversary Fundraiser! We’re grateful to all who have contributed so far! The money raised so far is going toward replacing the basketball poles and adding backboards and nets in the schoolyard! The money will also be used to support student activities and teacher continuing education. Click here to donate to our fundraising drive via PayPal (add memo line: CW-HSA Fundraiser 2019). Or send a check payable to Cook-Wissahickon HSA and to school in an envelope marked “HSA.” Thank you for your support!

Looking Ahead

  • 5/1-2: Science PSSA (4th and 8th grade only)
  • 5/2-4: Beauty and the Beast JR Performances (Keep your eye out for a link to buy tickets online soon!)
  • 5/7: WSC Earth Day Celebration with CW Classes. Volunteer here to help!
  • 5/16: Spring Evening of the Arts
  • 5/17: CW Choir Performing at the Philadelphia Phillies Game (Ticket Orders Coming Soon!)