Has your student gone up a size? Or do you want to get ready for the warmer weather with short-sleeve t-shirts and CW shorts? Looking for a new hoodie? Don’t miss this chance to order CW Gear! There are also adult sizes available! Download the order form here. Orders are due on March 4!
Thursday, February 14—Valentine’s Day—is a free NUT Day for students. However, CW teachers and the HSA invite students to wear pink and donate $1 (or whatever you wish) to help us support Friends in Pink, a local nonprofit group that raises funds to help those in the Roxborough Manayunk community who have been diagnosed with breast cancer. Send money in a sealed envelope marked “Valentine’s Day NUT Day” or pay via Paypal!
Send Your Teacher a Special Valentine’s Day Treat
Thinking of sending your student’s teacher a Valentine’s Day treat? Wondering what they want or need? See if they have an Amazon Wish List! You can support teachers by purchasing items on their lists. If your teacher doesn’t have a wish list, encourage them to work with the HSA to set one up!
2/1: If you want to pay ahead for NUT Days for the rest of the year, $19 is due today! Please send $19 in an envelope marked for the HSA with your child(ren)’s name(s) and room number(s) and a note that this is for NUT Days! You can also pay via Paypal—include all the info mentioned above in the space for special instructions!
2/1: Last day to send in donations for CW’s Food Drive
2/6: Middle School Choir Trip to Opera
2/6: First Scrabble Club Meeting for 5th Grade at 3:30 in Room 105 with Mrs. Lee
2/7: HSA Meeting at 6pm at Cook-Wissahickon – Find past minutes and agenda here
The Cook-Wissahickon Choir is hosting a Spaghetti Dinner Fundraiser on February 8 in the school cafeteria form 6 to 8 pm! Choir families will be serving pasta, meatballs, bread, and beverages. Come out and support them—tickets will be sold at the door ($8 for adults, $5 for children)! If you’d like to donate or volunteer, sign up here!
Congrats to the WSC!
Congratulations to the
Wissahickon Sustainability Council on winning a Lowe’s Toolbox for
Education grant from the Lowe’s Charitable and Educational Foundation. The
funds for this will be used to create a more accessible path to the outdoor
classroom with pavers!
The CW HSA Board would like to thank all of the wonderful CW families and friends who have been so supportive of the HSA and our school this year! 2019 has been off to a great start thanks to all of you! Thanks to everyone who came out to the 2019 Evening of the Arts, which featured the work of CW middle school students and what they’ve done as part of the Middle School Choice program, as well as performances by the CW Choir and some of the elementary school homerooms! We can’t wait for the Spring Event featuring more CW students! Thanks to the teachers and staff who made the event happen, to everyone who came out to support the students, and to all the volunteers who made it a success! Our January Dine to Donate event at Couch Tomato was a success! A big shout out to all the families who came out and ordered take out to support the HSA and help us raise $120! We hope to see you at this month’s Dine to Donate event at the Spicy Belly on 2/20! Thank you to the parents in each homeroom working hard to grow the Classroom Parent Program to help enhance communication within each grade! We’d also like to thank the families who have contributed to our 50th Anniversary Fundraising Campaign! We’ve had a great response so far and the campaign is still going strong! Click here to donate to our fundraising drive via PayPal (add memo line: CW-HSA Fundraiser 2019). Or, you can send a check payable to Cook-Wissahickon HSA and send it to school in an envelope marked “HSA.” Thank you to all the volunteers who coordinated this year’s Book Fair and to all those who are assisting with running the store this week!
Cook-Wissahickon School is holding an Open House for families interested in learning about the school on March 5 from 10:00am-11:00am. Visit the school, which is located at 201 E. Salaignac St., for a tour of our school, to learn about our programming, and to find out how we can be a good fit for you and your family!
Cook-Wissahickon school is holding a food drive to help support parents and community members who have been affected by the government shutdown!
Now through February 1 (especially during parent-teacher conferences), canned and/or non-perishable goods can be left in the lobby, and any cash donations can be left in the office. All will be brought to North Light Community Center!
1/21 from 9 am to 2 pm: Join the WSC along with volunteers from Villanova and Jefferson to help with a school grounds work day. Kids welcome—come from whatever amount of time you can help. Sign up here. Cancelled due to weather. Rescheduled Date TBD.
1/28-2/1: Book Fair! Click here for details, including the schedule for when classes will shop. Create an account to sign up to volunteer, shop online from 1/23-2/5, or even create an e-wallet that students can use to shop instead of sending cash! Book fair will be open to parents during conferences, too!
1/30: 12:24 Dismissal – Report Card Conferences
1/31: 12:24 Dismissal – Report Card Conferences
1/31: Join the WSC for a fundraiser at California Pizza Kitchen on City Ave! 20% of your check will go to supporting Wissahickon Sustainability Council’s efforts to green and maintain Cook-Wissahickon’s outdoor spaces and provide educational opportunities for students. Bring this flyer to be sure that your meal is included in the fundraiser.
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 Needs Thanks to everyone who has volunteered so far this school year—there were many events and volunteer needs in 2018 and we’re so grateful for your help! Interested in volunteering in 2019? Please make sure you have all your clearances so you’re eligible to help!
50th Anniversary Fundraising Drive
The Cook-Wissahickon School will be celebrating its 50th birthday during the 2019 school year! To honor the occasion, we are asking each family to contribute $10, $25, or $50. Our goal is to raise $4,000 from Cook-Wissahickon families and relatives. Those funds will be used to improve the basketball courts, support student activities, provide funds to teachers so that they can offer more learning tools to your children, and offer scholarships for summer learning opportunities for our teachers, with the larger goal of strengthening and building on the 50-year history of our wonderful school. Every family that contributes will be listed and thanked on our web page! Click here to donate to our fundraising drive via PayPal (add memo line: CW-HSA Fundraiser 2019). Or, you can send a check payable to Cook-Wissahickon HSA and send it to school in an envelope marked “HSA.” Thank you for your support!
Looking Ahead 2/7: HSA Meeting at 6 pm at Cook-Wissahickon 2/8: Music Department Spaghetti Dinner 2/18: No School 2/19: WSC Meeting at 6:30 pm at The Foodery
Students will have a chance to shop and buy gifts for friends and family this week—12/10-13! See schedule below for times classes will be visiting the Holiday Shop.* Students who want to shop should bring money in an envelope on their scheduled day! If you’d like to volunteer, there are still a few open spots—please sign up here.
The Cook-Wiss HSA coordinates the sale of soft pretzels every Tuesday during the school year for students and staff members to purchase. Each pretzel ordered costs $.50 and must be pre-ordered by the deadline to ensure your child will receive a pretzel. Pretzels are delivered to the students on Tuesday mornings before their lunch period.
Payment, along with the Pretzel Order Form, should be sent in an envelope marked with the student’s name and amount enclosed. The amount in the envelope must be exact. NO REFUNDS or change! You can pay by cash, check payable to Cook Wiss HSA, or PayPal https://paypal.me/cookwisshsa
If paying by PayPal, please write your child(ren)’s name(s) in the memo line and indicate that it’s for Pretzel Orders.
12/10-13: It’s Holiday Shop time! Students will have a chance to shop and buy gifts! If you can volunteer, please sign up here. Be on the lookout for a schedule of when each class will have the opportunity to shop. Students who want to shop should bring money in an envelope on their scheduled day! 12/11: Dress Rehearsal for All City Choir at Temple Performing Arts Center from 10:30 am to 1:30 pm. 12/12:All City Elementary and Middle School Choral Concert at Temple Performing Arts Center at 7:00 pm. This event is FREE to attend! 12/13: HSA Meeting at 5 pm at Cook-Wissahickon. All are welcome to attend and learn what’s new with fundraising, the Class Parent Program, the 5K, and other big events. Find minutes from past meetings here. 12/14: Science Fair for grades 4-8. Do you have a background in science, medicine, engineering, or education? iPraxis, which partners with our school, is seeking volunteers to help judge the science fair projects. You can sign up to help in the morning (8:15 am to 12 pm), in the afternoon (12 pm to 4 pm), or all day (8:15 am to 4 pm). Breakfast and lunch are provided depending on your volunteer slot (both if you volunteer all day)! Sign up here. 12/15: Join the Choir for their fun Flapjack Fundraiser at Applebee’s in Andorra from 8 to 10 am—choir students will serve you pancakes! Tickets are $10. Want to volunteer or sign up to donate a gift basket? Sign up here. 12/15: Good luck to the Wiz Kids, our First Lego League team, heading to Central High School for their Qualifier to compete against 36 other teams in Philadelphia! 12/18: Join the Wissahickon Sustainability Council for a meeting at 6:30 pm at The Foodery in Roxborough or at the school on 12/19 at 4 pm. 12/21: Dental Day. Smile.org is coming and will be offering a full range of dental services to all students who return the consent form that was sent home with students in November.
12/21:Pretzel Orders for 1/8-3/12/19 Due. 12/24-1/1: Winter Break – No School
We want to thank everyone who has volunteered so far this year—for events, field trips, and for other school needs! We appreciate all you do to support Cook-Wiss! Interested in volunteering? Please make sure you have all your clearances and then click on any of the choices below to sign up!
Email our volunteer coordinator with any questions.
Giving Thanks! Thanks so much to everyone who participated in our Special NUT Day on 11/21! We raised $240 for the North Light Community Center! Thank you, too, to the Wissahickon Sustainability Council and the volunteers who participated in a school grounds clean-up day last month! They weeded, raked, picked up trash, and built a new bench for the front of school! Congrats to the CW Choir for their perfomance in the Philadelphia Thanksgiving Day Parade! They were awesome!