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 http://cookwissahickonmusic.weebly.com/alice-in-wonderland-jr.html (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!

Stay up-to-date with HSA news by liking us on Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/cookwiss/) and following us on Twitter (@CookWissHSA)

September News

Update: The 9/21/16 HSA meeting will be at the Hilltown Tavern (326 Roxborough Ave.), at 630 pm. HSA meetings will normally be held at the school, but this casual meeting is being held off-site. If you cannot make this get together, there will be someone in the HSA office, directly across from the main school office, at Thursday’s (9/22) Back to School Night to answer questions and help with joining the HSA. We hope to see you!

The first Home & School Association meeting of the 2016-2017 school year will be held on Wednesday, Sept. 21st at 6:30pm. The location will be at the school or at a location nearby. More details will follow. This meeting will be more of a meet-and-greet affair. For everyone new to the HSA, we will introduce current members and explain what the HSA is about. We will then open the floor to questions, ideas, and suggestions.

Please also consider joining the HSA this year to help us continue to support our students and staff. You should have received a membership form in last week’s Wednesday folder. If you didn’t, please download the cookwisshsamembership_form, fill it out, and return it along with a $5 membership fee to school with your child. Additional donations are also welcome and are greatly appreciated!  All families who join in September will receive a CW car magnet!

Here are a few important dates to keep in mind for the next few weeks:
Thursday, September 15: Choir Parent Meeting at 5pm in the IMC
Wednesday, September 21: Home & School Association Meeting at 6:30 (More details to come on location)
Thursday, September 22: Back-to-School Night (5pm-7pm)
Thursday, September 29: Pretzel Orders Due (download pretzelorderform_octnov2016)
Friday, September 30: No School for Students
Monday, October 3 – Tuesday, October 4: No School for Students
Wednesday, October 12: No School for Students

Stay up-to-date with HSA news by liking us on Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/cookwiss/), following us on Twitter (@CookWissHSA), and by visiting this site!

Welcome to the 2016-2017 School Year

The Cook-Wissahickon Home and School Association welcomes you to a brand new year! We are looking forward to another great year at our awesome neighborhood school, which has a very active HSA and very supportive families!  Please join the HSA this year to help us continue to support our students and staff—fill out the Membership Form and return it along with a $5 membership fee to school with your child. Additional donations are also welcome and are greatly appreciated!  All families who join in September will receive a CW car magnet!

The HSA will host various events and meetings at the school throughout the school year. ALL are welcome to attend!  Our HSA is not just about meetings…we are about empowering ALL parents to play an active role in our school.

The HSA also coordinates the sale of soft pretzels every Tuesday during the school year for students and staff members to purchase. Pretzels cost $.50 eac hand must be pre-ordered.  The first order for pretzels for October and November is due no later than September 29. Fill out the form your student brings home from school or download it here and send it back by September 29.

Stay tuned for news in the coming weeks about some great ways that you can become involved in our school community!

Uniform Orders for 2016-2017

UPDATE: Monthly orders will be taken through the school year. Next orders are due on Thursday, November 1!

Interested in ordering uniform shirts, gym shorts, sweatpants, or sweatshirts with the embroidered CW logo? Download the order form here.

Please send orders to cookwissuniforms@gmail.com with UNIFORMS in subject line:

  • Please be sure to include description, quantity, and size
  • An email confirmation will be sent confirming total
  • An email will be sent when uniforms are available for pickup (prior to the start of school)
  • Payment will be due at time of pick up

2016-2017 Supply Lists

Happy summer! It’s been a fantastic year! Best wishes for a great summer.

Here are the current school supply lists by grade from Cook-Wissahickon teachers for the 2016-2017 school year. Download the documents for the grade your child is going into (for example, if your child just completed second grade and is entering third grade, then download the third-grade materials) when you’re ready  to start thinking about September or want to take advantage of summer sales!

Kindergarten Supply List

First Grade Supply List

Second Grade Supply List

Third Grade Supply List

Fourth Grade Supply List

Fifth Grade Supply List

Middle School Supply List (6th, 7th, and 8th Grades)




End-of-Year Update

There’s only 2 1/2 weeks of school left, but so much going on! Please read this month’s Newsletter for updates, including information on a uniform swap, call for Classroom Parents for next year, and more!

This week – BOGO Book Fair on Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday (See below for schedule). If you have time to volunteer, please email cookwisshsa@gmail.com.

Wednesday, June 8 is the Teacher Appreciation Breakfast. If you’d like to donate still, please  email kristinalexander28@gmail.com.

Other important dates:
June 8 – WSC Meeting: 4:30 in Room 103
June 16 – Field Day (More information to come)
June 17 – Last Day of Aftercare
June 20, 21, 22 – NUT Days (Dress down for $1)
June 21 – Kindergarten Move-up Celebration (2pm)
June 22 – 8th Grade Graduation (9am)
June 22 – Last Day of School for Students

Tentative Book Far Schedule is:
9-9:30am K1
9:30-10am K2
10-10:30am 101
10:30-11am 102
11-11:30am 105
11:30-12pm 106
12-12:30pm 109
12:30-1pm 110

9:30-10am 208
10-10:30am 210
10:30-11am 211

9:15-9:45am 203
9:45-10:15am 202
10:30-11am 205,206