Cook-Wissahickon K-8

Melanie Lewin

201 E. Salaignac Street
Philadelphia PA 19128
Phone: 215-487-4463

Providing all students with the academic, technological & social skills needed to be productive & contributing citizens in our society.

Cook-Wissahickon Elementary School

Message from the Principal

To Our Cook-Wiss Families,

"Summer is here!  We've all worked very hard to make sure our students are successful in reading, writing, mathematics, social studies, science, the arts, and physical education.  They have also had many opportunities to experience great events, field trips, and even become socially aware about local politics.  Now it is time to rest, play, and dream, but be sure your children spend time reading, writing, and practicing mathematics, too.  Visit the wealth of parks, museums, and recreational facilities in Philadelphia to keep learning part of the fun.

Our summer enrichment and reading information by grade level was sent home with each student so that they can keep their skills fresh as they prepare for next fall and the return to school. This website includes those items by grade level.  Simply click on the link below for your child's grade and download the information to learn about your teachers for next year, your summer reading list,  project requirements, mathematics practice, and more!

Have a wonderful time this summer.  We look forward to seeing you again in the fall!"

Karen Thomas, Principal


Click on your child's grade level below:

Supply Lists and Teacher Requirements

1st Grade 

Supply List 

Parents Letter 

Summer Reading List 

2nd Grade

Introduction Letter

Summer Math

Reading & Writing


3rd Grade 

Welcome Letter 

4th Grade


5th Grade 

Summer Reading 

Welcome Letter


Introduction Letter


6th Grade

Summer Packet 

7th Grade 

Letter & Supply List 


8th Grade 

Letter & Supply List 



Summer Reading Lists and Grade Packets


Reading Lists

Grades Pre-K-2nd

Grades 3-5

Grades 6-8

Grades 9-10 


School News


Dear Parents:

We are excited to be a part of the "Philadelphia Campaign for Healthier Schools" again this year, working together to decrease the unhealthy foods in our school, promote healthier food choices, and to increase physical activity and exercise.

To reach our goals we need your support!

1.  Healthy Snacks:  If you pack snacks and drinks for your child, please pack healthy ones.  If your child buys snacks at the corner store, talk about making healthier choices.  Healthy choices are:  fruits and vegetables, whole grain crackers, granola bars, low-fat string cheese, low-fat yogurt.  Healthy Drinks:  water, low-fat milk, 100% fruit juice.

3.  Healthy Classroom Celebrations:  If you would like to bring in a treat for your child's birthday or classroom party, please make it healthy.  Healthy Treats:  fruit salad, vegetables and dressing, juice, popcorn.  Non-Food Treats:  Fun games to play, small prizes (pencils, erasers, stickers), a movie or book for the classroom.

We welcome your ideas to help us become a healthier school.  If you are interested in getting involved, please contact the office to join our school's Wellness Council.

Thank you for your support and we look forward to a healthy school year!


The Wellness Council

To view Cook-Wissahickon's monthly calendar click here.

Kindergarten Registration

School registration hours are 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM.
Children must be 5 years old by September 1st.

Please see the school district's website for complete information on kindergarten registration. Click here

New Student Registration 

Documents parents should bring:

  •  Child's birth certificate
  •  Child's previous report card
  •  Immunization records
  •  Proof of address: one of the following items
  • Utility bill (gas or electric)
  • PA driver’s license
  • PA vehicle registration
  • Pay stub with address of employer & employee

Cook-Wissahickon's Recyling List 


 We are recycling the following items:






Cell Phone Brigade

Accepted Waste: Standard cell phones, smart phones, iPhones

Inkjet & Toner Cartridge Brigade

Accepted Waste: All inkjet cartridges are accepted, but please check the Brigade page for select toner cartridges

iPod® and MP3 Player Brigade

Accepted Waste: Non touch-screen iPods, touch-screen iPods, and other MP3 players

Laptop, Tablet, & E-Reader Brigade

Accepted Waste: Laptops, notebooks, netbooks, e-readers, tablets, and iPads

Miscellaneous E-Waste Brigade

Accepted Waste: Cameras, digital cameras, camcorders, GPS units, and graphing calculators




Lunch Kit Brigade

Accepted Waste: Lunch kit plastic trays, lunch kit plastic lids, lunch kit plastic film, lunch kit outer wrapper, and lunch kit content packaging

Dairy Tub Brigade

Accepted Waste: Yogurt tubs and lids, sour cream tubs and lids, cheese tubs and lids, cream cheese tubs and lids, butter and margarine tubs and lids, plastic ice cream tubs and lids, whipped topping tubs and lids, pudding tubs and lids, foil tops, and plastic seals.


Energy Bar Wrapper Brigade

Accepted Waste: Foil-lined wrappers from energy bars, granola bars, meal replacement bars, protein bars, diet bars, and wrappers from Clif SHOT, Clif Twisted Fruit, Clif Roks, Clif Bloks, Clif gels, all LÄRABAR® foil- lined wrappers, and all Cascadian Farm® foil-lined bar wrappers.

Entenmann’s Little Bites Pouch Brigade

Accepted Waste: Entenmann’s Little Bites pouches


Accepted Waste: Aluminum drink pouches, plastic drink pouches, drink pouch straws, and drink pouch straw wrappers




Elmer’s® Glue Crew Brigade

Accepted Waste: Elmer’s glue sticks, Elmer’s glue bottles, and Elmer’s glue tops of all sizes

Scotch® Tape Brigade

Accepted Waste: Scotch tape plastic tape dispensers, plastic tape cores




Colgate® Oral Care Brigade

Accepted Waste: Toothpaste tubes and caps, toothbrushes, toothbrush and toothpaste tube outer packaging, and floss containers


Tom’s of Maine® Natural Care Brigade

Accepted Waste: Toothpaste tubes, toothpaste caps, toothbrushes, floss containers, mouthwash bottles, mouthwash caps, deodorant containers, deodorant caps, and plastic soap wrappers. Please note, aerosol deodorant cans are not accepted.




Diaper Packaging Brigade

How to Ship: No special requirements

Accepted Waste: Plastic diaper packaging, wipes outer plastic packaging, and individual wipes packaging. Please note, rigid tubs will not be accepted.

Solo® Cup Brigade

Accepted Waste: #6 rigid plastic cups

Paired Shoe Brigade

Accepted Waste: Pairs of women’s, men’s, and children’s shoes, which may include athletic sneakers, cleats, flats, high heels, dress shoes, boots, and fashion or casual sneakers



Please see the Parent's Page to access important forms and notices that Ms. Thomas will be referencing on Back to School Night Monday September 23rd, 2013.

Parent's Guides

Please click on your child's grade level to view the Parent's Guide to Student Success based on the Common Core State Standards. 

1st Grade 
2nd Grade 
3rd Grade
4th  Grade 
5th  Grade 
6th  Grade 
7th  Grade 
8th  Grade 





Welcome to Cook-Wissahickon

We are working together with students, parents and community to form a positive learning environment in which students achieve academic and personal success.
Our goal is to maximize our students' potential.  We are developing learning communities to support the diverse needs of our students.