The 7th Annual Harvest Festival

The 7th Annual Harvest Festival Art Fundraiser is coming up on Thursday, October 25 from 4:30-6:30 pm in the CW Cafeteria. If you pre-register, it’s $10 for 50 tickets. Your student can return the form to his or her homeroom teacher or to Ms. Kimmel’s mailbox in the office. Student names, homerooms, and grades must be provided as well as the amount of tickets with correct amount included. You can also purchase tickets at the door for $10 for 40 tickets. Tickets can be used for pumkin painting, light food & refreshments, a card-making craft station, and games & prizes. All money raised will go toward supporting the art department.

Of course, the success of this event depends on volunteers! If you are able, please sign up to help out! We’re so grateful for any time you can volunteer. Signup here: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/70a0d4cabae2ba5fa7-cook

Also, the Wissahickon Sustainability Council (aka CW’s Green Committee) is raffling off an awesome Halloween Lap Quilt – tickets will be available for purchase at the Harvest Festival (and you can see the quilt in person) or you can buy tickets ahead of time via paypal for $5 per ticket or $20 for 5 tickets! Visit paypal.me/cookwisswsc to purchase tickets. Put your contact information in the “special instructions” on Paypal when purchasing and you’ll be emailed a picture of your raffle tickets. They’ll be picking a winner on 10/25 at the end of Harvest Festival – and don’t worry, if you aren’t there at the time of drawing, they’ll contact you to let you know you won! Money raised through this particular fundraiser will go to the WSC to help fund maintenance costs for schoolyard cleanups, tree mulching, and meadow maintenance.

Screen Shot 2018-10-16 at 8.17.06 PM

 

October at CW

Important Dates

  • 10/4: HSA Meeting at 5pm at Cook-Wissahickon. Preview the agenda here! Find minutes from past meetings here.
  • 10/5: Half Day with 12:24 Dismissal
  • 10/5: Good luck to the CW Robotics League—they’re going to the Philly Robotics Expo at the Singh Center for Nanotechnology at the University of Pennsylvania.
  • 10/6: The CW Choir is performing at the Temple football game (currently scheduled for 12pm)
  • 10/12: Movie Night. Watch Beauty and the Beast in the CW Schoolyard at dusk! Get details here or sign up to volunteer here!
  • 10/16: Join the Wissahickon Sustainability Council for a meeting at 6:30 at The Foodery in Roxborough or at the school on 10/17 at 4pm.
  • 10/19: The CW Choir is performing at University of Pennsylvania at 7pm!
  • 10/25: Harvest Festival at CW (4:30-6:30pm). Come out for a fun event to help support the art department. Look for information coming home from school soon about purchasing tickets for fun activities, refreshments, and more! We also need volunteers to make the event a success. If you can, please sign up here!

Reminders:

  • HSA Membership: Thanks to everyone who has already joined! If you haven’t yet – it’s not too late. Join Now! We’ve extended the deadline for classes to win a pizza party. Class with most members by 10/1 will win a pizza party. Then, any classes wtih 90% membership by 11/9 will win a pizza party!
  • NUT Days: If you missed the pay-ahead deadline earlier this year, you have another chance! If you want to start paying ahead from October on, please download the updated form here.
  • Pretzel Order Forms are due 10/3! All students will receive a free pretzel on 10/2! If you have some time on Tuesday mornings, please sign up to help distribute pretzels!
  • School selection process opened Friday, Sept. 21 and will be open through Friday, Nov. 2.

Volunteer Needs

Do you want to volunteer at CW this year? Please make sure you have all your clearances and then sign up for what you can help with!

Click on any of the choices to sign up!

october-calendar-clip-art-22

CW HSA Updates for Week of 9/23

Thanks to everyone who joined the HSA this year! As of 9/23/18. Close to 20% of families have joined so far and Rooms 106, K2, and 208 are in the lead for the most members. All classrooms with 90% membership by Oct. 1 will win a pizza party. If you haven’t joined yet, fill out the Google Form now or download a membership form here (You can pay dues via cash, check, or PayPal).

NUT Days: On Fridays and half days throughout the year, students can dress down (No Uniform Today) for $1! This year, we started offering a few option so pay ahead—pay for the year, pay 2 times a year, or if you prefer keep paying by the day! If you want to start paying ahead from October on, please download the updated form here.

Pretzel Order Forms were sent home last week. If you didn’t receive it, downoald one here. Orders for 10/9-12/18 are due 10/3. All students will receive a free pretzel on 10/2!

For anyone interested in volunteering at school this year, Cook-Wissahickon is holding a Volunteer Orientation on 9/25. One session will be held from 9:30-10:15am and another from 1:30-2:15pm! Download the Volunteer Orientation Flyer for more information. If you can’t attend in person, visit https://www.philasd.org/face/volunteer and click “Volunteer Orientation.”

The school selection process opened Friday, Sept. 21 and will be open through Friday, Nov. 2. Presenters from various High Schools will be visiting CW to speak to 8th-grade students (families are welcome to attend) this week:

  • Monday, 9/24: CARVER at 1:30PM
  • Tuesday, 9/25: Parkway NW at 1:30PM
  • Wednesday, 9/26: SLA@Beeber at 2:00PM
  • Thursday, 9/27: Central at 1:30PM
  • Friday, 9/28: Bodine at 1:30PM
And here are a few dates to keep in mind looking ahead:
  • 10/4: HSA Meeting at 5pm at Cook-Wissahickon
  • 10/5: Half Day with 12:24 Dismissal
  • 10/12: Movie Night showing Beauty and the Beast in the CW Schoolyard at Dusk (Want to volunteer? Sign up here!)
  • 10/25: Harvest Festival at CW (4:30-6:30pm) – Look for more information in the coming weeks!

HSA Membership Form, NUT Day, Uniforms & More

We hope to see lots of new and familiar faces at Back-to-School Night on Thursday, September 13 from 5:30 to 7:30pm!

Hopefully your student brought home several forms in his or her weekly Wednesday folder this week, but in case something was missing or never made its way into your student’s hands, here are links to paperwork we want to make sure you have:

  • Join the HSA: You can download a form here or fill out the Google Form to join. All are welcome to join and attend HSA Meetings, but only dues-paying members can vote at meetings. Dues are $5 per family. And good news, we now accept cash, check, or payment via PayPal! Check out the form or link for details.
  • NUT Days: On Fridays and half days throughout the year, students can dress down (No Uniform Today) for $1! It’s a great fundraiser for the HSA and helps pay for lots of field trip buses and more. And more great news, if you prefer to pay in advance instead of trying to remember and searching for $1 bills on Friday mornings, you can pay ahead—pay for the year, pay 2 times a year, or if you prefer keep paying by the day! All the details and the form can be found here!
  • Uniforms: Embroidered uniform options will now be ordered quarterly. The next order will be placed 9/21 with orders expected back for distribution on 10/10. Download the order form here.
  • How to Get Involved with the CW HSA: Check out some ways you might be able to help out here! We’re looking forward to a great year.

Thanks for your continued support! If you have any questions, concerns, or ideas, please let us know. Email cookwisshsa@gmail.com!

HSA Membership Drive 2018-19

The Cook-Wissahickon HSA needs you! We invite Cook-Wissahickon families to join or renew their membership wih the HSA! We are parents and guardians of students in Cook-Wissahickon Elementary School committed to working together to strengthen our school community and enrich our children’s education. Together with our school’s teachers, staff, and other community partners, we can play a large role in the success of our school. Everyone is welcome to join and participate in monthly HSA meetings, but only dues-paying members can vote. (Dues are $5.00 per family, per year. Additional donations are welcome and appreciated. All money raised goes to supporting CW and our students.) You can also check off volunteering oportunties you might be interested in on the membership form. If you have an idea for the HSA, please reach out. You can email cookwisshsa@gmail.com anytime with any questions, concerns, ideas, etc!

You can fill out the Google form online or you can download the 2018-19 HSA Membership Form and print it and have your student return it to his/her homeroom teacher in an envelope marked HSA Membership. Payments can be sent to school via cash or check (checks made payable to Cook-Wissahickon HSA). You can also pay via Paypal https://www.paypal.com/cgi-bin/webscr?cmd=_s-xclick&hosted_button_id=QBK2GHUY3QZ78 – just mark your child(ren)’s name, grade/teacher, and Membership Dues in the space for special instructions. If you have a question about PayPal or any issues, please email cookwissahickontreasurer@gmail.com.

Thanks for your continued support! Our goal is 100% involement. All homerooms that have 90% membership sign-up by Oct. 1 will receive a PIZZA PARTY!

September at CW

September is a busy month at school – here are some dates, events, and news you should know about:

 

  • Robotics Club: Fourth and Fifth Grade Families: Interested in learning about CW’s first Lego League Team? All interested families MUST register at: https://tinyurl.com/y8lfs3xx Questions? Contact Mrs. Brown (FLL Coach) rbrown@philasd.org

 

2018-2019 HSA Meetings

*Times are subject to change

  • September 6: Hilltown 6:30pm
  • October 4: Cook-Wissahickon 5:00pm
  • November 8: Cook-Wissahickon 6:30pm *PLEASE NOTE NEW DATE/LOCATION
  • December 13: Cook-Wissahickon 5:00pm
  • January 10: Scanlon’s Saloon 6:30pm
  • February 7: Cook-Wissahickon 5:00pm
  • March 7: The Foodery 6:30pm
  • April 4: Cook-Wissahickon 5:00pm
  • May 9: Wissahickon Brewery 6:30pm

Please visit the HSA website for important dates https://cookwissahickonhsa.com/calendar/

The 2018-19 School Year at CW

It’s hard to believe the 2018-19 school year is just about a week away. We hope everyone had a wonderful summer and we look forward to seeing old friends and new families this year!

Just a reminder that school starts on Monday, 8/27 for all grades. Please note: Before and Aftercare will begin on 9/4. Students will receive information about the program during the first week of school.

Some  important dates to make on your calendars:

  • Thursday, 8/23: 10am CW Kindergarten Orientation in the cafeteria
  • Sunday, 8/26: 4-6pm Kindergarten Mixer (https://www.facebook.com/events/243807222918988/)
  • Monday, 8/27: First day of school
  • Friday, 8/31: 12:24 dismissal
  • Monday, 9/3: No School.
  • Tuesday, 9/4: Before and Aftercare will begin on 9/4. Students will receive information about the program during the first week of school.
  • Thursday, 9/6: Home and School Meeting at 6:30pm at Hilltown Tavern. Come out and meet the HSA board members and find out what we do and how to get involved.
  • Monday, 9/10: No School
  • Thursday, 9/13: Back-to-School Night at Cook-Wisahickon. Look for more information coming home from with your student(s) in the first weeks of school.
  • Saturday, 9/15: The Wissahickon Sustainability’s Green Your Home and Community Day from 11am to 2pm at Cook-Wissahickon (https://www.facebook.com/events/2508976255794794/?ti=ia)
  • Wednesday, 9/19: No School
  • Friday, 9/21: School Selection Process Opens

Uniform Swap – 8/4

We’re hosting a Uniform Swap on Saturday, August 4, at the Pretzel Park Farmer’s Market. You can donate gently used uniforms, pick some up for your student/s, or both. Stop by the CW Table between 10am and 2pm.

Uniform Swap-2

Looking to order embroidered CW uniforms? Download the order form here.