Call for Science Fair Judges

iPraxis needs School Science Fair Judges!

Location: Cook-Wissahickon Elementary School, 201 E Salaignac St, Philadelphia, PA 19128

Date:  Friday, December 1, 2017

Times: Morning Shift 8:15 AM -12 noon         Afternoon Shift 12 noon – 4 pm

A continental breakfast will be provided for morning judges and lunch will be provided for afternoon judges. Dress is business casual.  Please do wear a lab coat if you have one, or other uniform or accessory associated with your profession.

Sign up by clicking on the link below, or email Aja Clark at aja@ipraxis.org. They need to know if you are volunteering for the morning, afternoon, or entire day, so please make sure you check the appropriate box.

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSe8AfWHo6iRxrV6sisVIA3yTHVu6eMYQ3Xdzdu2_vqC1LXC8Q/viewform?c=0&w=1

If you know somone else who may be able to help, please click here and share this flyer!

November Pie Fundriaser

The Home & School Association is having a Pie Fundraiser (This fundraiser also supports SAUL high school where the pies are freshly baked by students!).

The Annual Thanksgiving Pie Sale Orders are due November 15th. Pies will be
sent home with the children November 22nd. Payment is required with your order form.

Pies are $12.50 each:

Old Fashioned Apple
Dutch Apple
Apple Caramel Walnut
Apple Crisp
Pumpkin
Sweet Potato Crunch
Strawberry Rhubarb
Mango Strawberry

Apple Cider (Gallon) is also available for $7.00

November at CW

 

Happy November! Lots going on this month, so mark your calendars:
Sunday, 11/5: 10:00 am-12:00 pm: Rescheduled School Grounds Clean Up
Please come help the Green Committee with weeding, cleaning up raised beds, sealing the new benches for the children’s outdoor classroom, and trash clean up. All you need to bring is a pair of work gloves! Snacks and water will be provided. Please use the sign-up form if you can make it!
http://www.signupgenius.com/go/8050f45a8a72bab9-cookwissahickon
Monday, 11/6:
School Selection Open House (For Families Considering Cook-Wissahickon) at 9:30 am
Tuesday, 11/ 7: No School (Election Day)
Thursday, 11/9: Pizza with a Purpose (Bring this flyer if you dine at California Pizza Kitchen on City Line Ave. for lunch or dinner and 20% of your check will be donated to the Green Committee)
Thursday, 11/9: HSA Meeting (5-6 pm)
Friday, 11/10: No School (Veteran’s Day)
Monday, 11/13: School Selection Closes
Wednesday, 11/15: Wissahickon Sustainability Council (Green Committee) Meeting at 4:30 pm
Thursday, 11/16: Please join current parents for a question/answer session with prospective CW parents at Hilltown Tavern at 6:30pm. Please help spread the word!
Monday, 11/20: 12:24 Dismissal and Report Card Conferences
Tuesday, 11/21: 12:24 Dismissal and Report Card Conferences
Tuesday, 11/21: Honors/Second Step Assembly for 1st Marking Period for Middle School at 9 am
Wednesday, 11/22: 12:24 Dismissal and Report Card Conferences
Wednesday, 11/22: Honors/Second Step Assembly for 1st Marking Period for Grades 1-5 at 9 am
Thursday, 11/23: No School (Thanksgiving Break)
Thursday, 11/23: CW Choir Performing at the Thanksgiving Day Parade
Friday, 11/24: No School (Thanksgiving Break)

Looking Ahead:
Thursday, 12/7: Evening of the Arts (Come see how the expressive arts come alive at CW through music, arts, technology, and physical education)
Friday, 12/8:
12:24 Dismissal
12/25-1/2: No School (Winter Break)

November

The Harvest Festival and More End-of-October Events

The 6th Annual Harvest Festival art fundraiser is Thursday, October 26 from 4-6pm in the cafeteria.

  • $10 for 50 tickets: Pre-register by returning your slip to your homeroom teacher or  Ms. Kimmel’s mailbox in the office. Student names, homerooms, and grades must be provided as well as amount of tickets with correct amount of money!
  • Tickets can be purchased at the door for $10 for 40!
  • Tickets can be used for pumpkin(s) painting, light food and refreshments, a card-making craft station, and games and prizes.
  • If you can volunteer, please visit http://www.signupgenius.com/go/8050f45a8a72bab9-harvest

Also happening this week:

  • Monday, October 23: SLA Beeber will be visiting 8th Graders at CW (Parents of 7th and 8th graders welcome).
  • Wednesday, October 25: Orange out day – Bullying Prevention ($1 to dress down – wear orange!)
  • Wednesday, October 25: Central High School will be visiting 8th Graders at CW (Parents of 7th and 8th graders welcome).
  • Friday, October 27: Half day. All students dismissed at 12:24. No aftercare!
  • Sunday, October 29 from 10:00 am-12:00 pm: School Grounds Clean Up 
    Please come help the Green Committee with weeding, cleaning up raised beds, sealing the new benches for the children’s outdoor classroom, and trash clean up. All you need to bring is a pair of work gloves! Snacks and water will be provided. Please use the sign up form below if you can make it!

 

Looking Ahead:

Tuesday, November 7: No School (Election Day)

Friday, November 10: No School (Veteran’s Day)

Report Card Conferences and 12:24 Dismissals: November 20, 21, and 22

Thanksgiving Break: November 23, 24

 

Call for Volunteers: Harvest Fest and Clean Up Day

Interested in volunteer opportunities with Cook-Wissahickon? We have 2 upcoming events in October that we’d love to get some assistance with.
Thursday, October 26 from 4:00-6:00 pm: Harvest Fest
This fun school event will have games, crafts, and food for the kids – and raises money for Cook-Wissahickon’s art department. Please visit the link below to see what help is needed and to sign up to help!
Sunday, October 29 from 10:00 am-12:00 pm: School Grounds Clean Up 
Please come help the Green Committee with weeding, cleaning up raised beds, sealing the new benches for the children’s outdoor classroom, and trash clean up. All you need to bring is a pair of work gloves! Snacks and water will be provided. Please use the sign up form below if you can make it!
Thank you – we hope to see you there!

School Selection and High School Visits to CW

The school selection process opens Friday, Sept. 29 through Monday, Nov. 13 (https://www.philasd.org/studentplacement/services/school-selection/)

Presenters from various High Schools are scheduled to speak to our 8th graders on the following dates from 10:15-11:00am:

  • Friday, 9/29: Central High School
  • Monday, 10/2: Carver High School
  • Monday, 10/9:  Bodine High School
  • Tuesday, 10/17: Parkway NW High School for Peace and Social Justice

Families of 7th and 8th graders are welcome to attend these sessions.

Thank you!

Weekly Wednesday Message (9/20)

Please be sure to read this week’s CW Wednesday Message!

Important Upcoming Dates:
THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 21, 2017: No School – Rosh Hashanah
WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 21, 2017: No School – Rosh Hashanah
WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 11, 2017: Interim Reports
THURSDAY, OCTOBER 12, 2017: HSA Meeting in the IMC (Time to be posted ASAP)
HSA Meetings will be held the second Thursday of each month.
FRIDAY, OCTOBER 13, 2017: Family Movie Night – 6:30pm, School Yard
Proceeds will benefit the Music Department.
SATURDAY, OCTOBER, 14, 2017: Choir Sings @ Temple v UConn at Lincoln Financial Field
FRIDAY, OCTOBER 20, 2017: Pink Day – Benefits Susan G. Komen
#CWCares Dress down day for breast cancer awareness. A Cook-Wissahickon limited edition pink shirt will be available to purchase. See order form in today’s Wednesday Message folder.
THURSDAY, OCTOBER 26, 2017: Harvest Festival – 4:00pm – 6:00pm
Come paint a pumpkin, play some games, have some food, and wear your costume! All
proceeds will benefit the Art Department.
FRIDAY, OCTOBER 27, 2017: EarlyDismissal – 12:24pm
EVERY TUESDAY: Pretzel Day
Oct-Dec Pretzel Order Form due 10/1
EVERY FRIDAY: No Uniform Today (NUT) Day – $1.00 to dress down

Special Announcements:
High School Applications
The High School Application Process is open from September 29, 2017 to November 13, 2017.
Marsha Weiford, school counselor is leading the process for 8th graders with weekly counseling classes on high school selection.
Scheduled High School Visits (Parents are Welcome):
Presentations are held in the IMC
FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 29, 2017 @ 10:15 – Central HS
MONDAY, OCTOBER 9, 2017 @ 10:15 – Bodine HS

 

Cook-Wissahickon’s Green Your Home and Community Event – 9/16

Come out Saturday, 9/16, from 10am to 1pm for the Green Your Home and Community Event. Learn about the Wissahickon Sustainability Council and the ongoing efforts to green our school. There will be activities for kids, a native plant sale, and more!

On Saturday, Sept. 16th, 10am-1pm the Wissahickon Sustainability Council and the Home and School Association of Cook-Wissahickon Elementary and Middle School will host “Cook Wissahickon’s Green Your Home and Community,” a community event with a native plant sale, crafts, prizes, educational activities, recycling, healthy snacks, a chance to explore our outdoor classroom, and information and feedback collection on the next phase of the school’s greening plan.  All community members and Cook-Wissahickon families are invited.  The event will be held in Cook Wissahickon’s school yard, or in the gymnasium in the case of rain.

During the past school year Cook-Wissahickon’s Green Committee (also known as the Wissahickon Sustainability Council or “WSC”) worked to improve the outdoor classroom situated in its native meadow at the front of the school building.  Funded by the Schuylkill River Restoration Fund and Councilman Jones’s office, the meadow features plants and flowers native to eastern Pennsylvania.  The purpose of the meadow is to be a unique educational resource for the school, manage storm water (thereby reducing flooding and improving Philadelphia’s drinking water), act as a natural air filter, attract wildlife, and extend the habitat of nearby Fairmount Park.  In the coming school year, we will be submitting grants to expand the amount of green spaces to other areas of the school yard.  Any funds raised at this event will go toward this project.

Our school has won numerous grants and awards for our work to create a sustainable landscape by retrofitting our school campus including the Pennsylvania Horticultural Society Community Greening Award, the Schuylkill Scholastic Student Award, and a Keystone Energy Efficiency Award for environmental stewardship.  Cook’s meadow project is being featured in a new Community Design Collaborative publication and being used as a model in the Manayunk/Roxborough neighborhood.

Want more information about this event or to get involved?  Please email Mrs. Powers at teacherp103@gmail.com.  Items that we will be accepting for recycling include hard drives, electronic cables and accessories, cell phones, laptops, bar wrappers lined in silver, Entenmann’s Little Bites bags, any brand empty toothpaste or floss containers, used toothbrushes, and batteries.  We will not be accepting desktop computers or tvs.

September at Cook-Wiss

Here are a few important dates to mark on your calendars for September:
9/5: First day of school for 1st through 8th grades
9/5: Kindergarten Orientation (9:30-10:30)
9/12: First day of Kindergarten
9/14: Back-to-School Night (5:30-7:30)
9/14: 2017 Eighth grade reunion (yearbook gathering) (4:30)
9/16: Cook-Wissahickon’s Green Your Home and Community Event (10-1)
9/19: High School Information Night at Shawmonth School for 7th and 8th Grade Families
9/20: Wissahickon Sustainability Council Meeting (4:30-5:30)
9/21: No School (Administrative Offices and Schools Closed)
9/22: No School (Administrative Offices and Schools Closed)

August Uniform Orders

Interested in ordering uniform shirts, gym shorts, sweatpants, or sweatshirts with the embroidered CW logo? An order is being placed on Monday, August 14. If you would like to place an order, please email cookwissuniforms@gmail.com before then. You will receive a confirmation that your order was received and will be notified when the uniforms arrive. Orders will be in before school starts. Download the order form here or send an email to cookwissuniforms@gmail.com with description, quantity, and size. Payment will be due at time of pick up.

Also, as a reminder, all school supply lists and summer reading assingments can be found at https://cookwissahickonhsa.com/2017/06/27/summer-reading-2017-18-supply-lists/

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