Summer Reading & 2017-18 Supply Lists

Happy summer! We hope everyone is enjoying their first full week of summer!

For when you’re ready to starting thinking about the 2017-2018 school year, here are the lists of school supplies for each grade as well as summer reading assignments if they were assigned!

Grade 1 Supply List

Grade 2 Supply List

Grade 3 Supply List

Grade 4 Supply List

Summer Reading: Grade 4

Grade 5 Supply List

Middle School Supply List

Summer Reading: Grades 6, 7, 8

There is no supply list for Kindergarten students. There will be a kindergarten orientation on September 5 at 9:00am

Save the Date: 2nd Annual Field Day is on 6/15

The 2nd Annual Cook-Wissahickon Field Day is scheduled for Thursday, June 15!

Get ready for a day filled with fun, fitness, and games.

This year’s Field Day costs $10 per student* and covers all food and games, plus a limited edition field day shirt (White vs. Maroon depending on homeroom)! Shirts are required to participate in the games. Please check your student(s)’ backpacks for a flyer that came home with information and a t-shirt order form. The form and $10 are due by Friday, May 26. You can also download the form here!

*Please email if the cost of field day is a hardship for your family. Our goal is for every child to participate!

Thank You to Our 2017 CW 5K Sponsors

We are so grateful to all of our supporters and would like to recognize our sponsors for their generous contributions!

Gold Sponsor:

Silver Sponsors:

Cooper Hill Real Estate
Councilwoman Helen Gym
Dr. Stephen Slawek
Merge Dance Studio
Stanley’s True Value Hardware & Rental

Action Karate
Brian Biggs
Goals Fit
Healthy Kids Running Series
Ms. V (Dj Neeek Nyce)
Neighborhood Yoga
Philadelphia Runner
River City Outpost
Tasty Twisters

May Happenings at CW

The end of the school year is just around the corner, but that doesn’t mean things are slowing down at Cook-Wissahickon! Mark your calendars – you’re not going to want to miss out on some great events coming up this month:

Thursday, 5/4, and Friday, 5/5: Alice in Wonderland Jr. 6pm
Friday, 5/5 – Friday, 5/12: Mother’s Day Gifts on sale in Art Room ($1-$5)
Saturday, 5/6: Alice in Wonderland Jr. 1:30pm
Wednesday, 5/10: Interim Reports
Tuesday, 5/16: No School – Election Day
Saturday, 5/20: Annual CW 5k for Literacy
Tuesday, May 23: HSA Nomination Forms Due
Friday, 5/26: Half Day – 12:24 Dismissal
Monday, May 29: No School – Memorial Day

And, looking ahead, 2nd Annual Field Day will be held Thursday, June 15!

Register now for the 2017 Cook-Wissahickon Run for Literacy on May 20th at 9:00am (rain or shine). Join your classroom team when you register. The classroom with the most team members will win a pizza party for the class, plus a gift card for the teacher! Runners and walkers are welcome! Please register online or by sending in this 5K Flyer 2017! If you can’t make it or have family or friends who can’t make it, you can still support the cause by making a donation! Thanks in advance for everyone’s support!

Also, the CW HSA elections are coming up. Check your student’s backpack for a nomination form. If you or anyone you know is interested in getting involved or running for a position, please fill out the nomination form (you can nominate yourself!). We are always looking for new friends and new ideas to make our school better! All nomination forms are due by May 23! Email the Nominating Committee at or call the school and leave a message for the HSA with any questions!

Please be sure to take the Parent and Guardian Survey. Student ID # can be found on the report card or on the survey letter sent home on April 19!

April 2017 at Cook-Wissahickon

It’s going to be a busy month—PSSAs, Spring Break, Report Cards, and Family Fun & Fit Night to name a few! Here’s a look at some important dates for the month:

Monday, April 3: PSSA Testing Begins
Monday, April 10 – Friday, April 14: Spring Break
Wednesday, April 19: Home & School Association Meeting at 5pm
Wednesday, April 19: Report Card Conferences/Half Day with 12:24 Dismissal
Thursday, April 20: Report Card Conferences/Half Day with 12:24 Dismissal
Friday, April 21: Report Card Conferences/Half Day with 12:24 Dismissal
Friday, April 21: Pretzel Forms and Money for 8/25-6/20 Due
Wednesday, April 26: Family Fun & Fit Night from 4pm-6pm
Family Fun & Fit Night is a free event offering a variety of games and activities for
families to participate in, including Healthy Snack Taste Testing, Tic-Tac-Toe Relay,
Giant Jenga, Corn Hole, Bowling, Bean Bag Toss, Yoga Card Station, Horseshoes, Wooden Egg Relay, Hula Hoop & Jump Rope Contest, Glow In The Dark Wii Dance Party and Rock Wall Climbing.

Beyond April, some big events are coming up in May:
Thursday, May 4 –  Saturday, May 6: Alice in Wonderland Jr. Musical! Look for more information about times and tickets soon!
Saturday, May 20: 5th Annual CW 5K: Cook-Wissahickon Run for Literacy
The 5K is an Open Course through the Wissahickon/Roxborough neighborhood starting at Cook-Wissahickon. The course is open to runners and walkers and will begin at 9am rain or shine! Click the link above for more information!

Also, The First Tee at the Walnut Lane Golf Course is offering a FREE golf workshop (6-8 weeks long).  Get more information and download the coupon here.

Stay up-to-date with HSA news by liking us on Facebook (, following us on Twitter (@CookWissHSA), and by visiting this site!

The First Tee at Walnut Lane Golf Course

The First Tee at the Walnut Lane Golf Course is offering a FREE golf workshop (6-8 weeks long).  Please download the “coupon” for a free session at The First Tee of Greater Philadelphia.

All session information can be found on their website at  Prior to attending a class, parents/guardians must register their child online!  

Thanks to Ms. Hagan for sharing the opportunity!

Spirit Week – 3/13-3/17

The Cook-Wissahickon Student Council is sponsoring Spirit Week March 13-March17. Here’s a look at the details:

Monday, 3/13: Pajama Day – No Slippers

Tuesday, 3/14 – Favorite Sports Team

Wednesday, 3/15 – Twin Day (You and a friend dress alike)

Thursday, 3/16 – Class Color Day:
Kindergarten – Pink
1st Grade – White
2nd Grade – Yellow
3rd Grade – Orange
4th Grade – Red
5th Grade – Green
6th Grade – Blue
7th Grade – Purple
8th Grade – Black

Friday, 3/17 – Regular NUT Day (No Uniform for $1)

If a student is not participating in a day’s activities, he/she should wear his/her uniform.


March Madness at CW

Here are some important dates to mark on your calendars this month:
Friday, March 3: Honors Assembly (Grades K to 4 at 9am, Grades 5 to 8 at 10am)
Monday, March 6: 12:24 Dismissal
Tuesday, March 7: Kindergarten Open House at 9:30am
Wednesday, March 8: Interim Reports for Grades 3 to 8
March 13-March 17: Spirit Week
Thursday, March 16: CW Open House at 5pm – come out and learn about our K-3 Program and then stay for HSA meeting!
Thursday, March 16: HSA Meeting at 6pm in School Library (Mr. Lowe to discuss 2017-18 school budget)
Friday, March 31: 12:24 Dismissal

Also- take a break from making dinner one night during the week of 3/6-3/12. Order from Tony Roni’s (499 Domino Lane) and mention you are Cook-Wissahickon Supporter and 10% of your order will donated to the Cook-Wiss choir! (Valid for pick-up, dine-in, and delivery.)

February Fun at CW

Happy February, Cook-Wissahickon Families! It’s going to be a busy month! We hope everyone is staying up-to-date with everything going on at school through Mr. Lowe’s Wednesday Messages newsletters. And, look for his Feb. 1 letter in your student’s Wednesday for a nice rundown of a many of the great accomplishments that have occurred in the last year, including positive improvement CW showed in the latest School Progress Reports for Philadelphia Schools! Be sure to read the letter to hear about all the exciting things going on at school!

As always, thanks for the support of all of our families and friends! We’re so grateful for all you do!

Here’s a look at some important dates in February:

  • Thursday, February 2: Wissahickon Sustainability Council Meeting (Room 103) 4:30-5:30, All Welcome
  • Friday, February 10: HSA Sweets, Treats and Fruit Sale (items will be $.25-$.50)*
  • Friday, February 10: CW Music Department Spaghetti Dinner at 6pm at North Light Community Center (Adults: $7, Children under 10: $3)
  • Wednesday, February 15: Parent/Teacher Conferences, 12:24 Dismissal, NUT Day
  • Thursday, February 16: Parent/Teacher Conferences, 12:24 Dismissal, NUT Day
  • Thursday, February 16: Middle School Valentine’s Dance
  • Friday, February 17: Parent/Teacher Conferences, 12:24 Dismissal, NUT Day
  • Monday, February 20: No School for President’s Day Holiday
  • Tuesday, February 21: Kindergarten Registration Opens

*We need volunteers to help run the bake sale and to donate treats and fruit for sale. Please fill out the form your student brought home (or find it here) and return to school to let us know if you can help!


December Happenings and Recent Events

It’s hard to believe it’s already December and that the first marking period is over. But, December is a busy month at Cook-Wissahickon. Here are some important dates to keep in mind:

  • Friday, December 2– #CWCares Canned Food Drive ends
  • Saturday, December 3 – Take Your Child to a Bookstore (visit The Spiral Bookcase between 11am-9pm. For every children’s book purchased, they will be donating a gently used children’s book to our school. Also, local author and illustrator Brian Biggs will be at the store for a signing and drawing lesson from 2pm-4pm.)
  • Wednesday, December 7 – HSA Meeting at 5pm in the IMC at School
  • Friday, December 9 – December Uniform Orders Due
  • Saturday, December 10 – Choir Flapjack Fundraiser (8-10am) at the Andorra Applebee’s
  • Wednesday, December 14 – Choir Performance at Roxborough Hospital (5pm)
  • Thursday, December 15 – Winter Concert (Square Dancing, Percussion Ensemble, Drumming Alive, Little Trebles, and Crescendos) at 6pm (students arrive at 5:45). All invited!
  • Monday, December 19-Thursday, December 22 – Holiday Shop (We need volunteers – look for more information in the coming weeks!)
  • Wednesday, December 21 – Interim Reports (Grades 3-8)
  • Monday, December 26-Tuesday, January 3 – No School for Students

Also, auditions will take place for CW’s  production of Alice in Wonderland-Jr. Play, which will be performed in the spring. Auditions are open to all student in K-8 and will take place after school on 12/5, 12/7, 12/9, 12/12, and 12/19. For more, visit (Password: CookWiss16).

The first quarter at CW was full of so many great events, such as the Annual Harvest Festival, the Every Kid Healthy Day of Service Event on Oct. 15, a visit from the Eagles’ Swoop to kick off our Play 60 Challenge with our 4th-6th Grade classes,  a Greener Partners Food Explorer Experience (in partnership with our HYPE program), and choir performances at various events, including the 6ABC Thanksgiving Day Parade among many others. Also, CW was featured in a recent issue of the Philadelphia Tribune – check it out! We’re so grateful to our hard-working, committed staff members and to all of our wonderful families. Thank you for your continued support! Please come out and join us on December 7 for the HSA meeting!

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