Cook-Wissahickon K-8

Principal
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

To Our Cook-Wiss Families,

We are very pleased to welcome our new principal Mrs. Melanie Lewin!

Dear Cook-Wiss Families,

 

What a whirlwind the first month of school has been! It has been a pleasure getting to meet all of your children! I am so lucky to be able to walk into school each day and see their smiles. Thank you for sending them to us!

 

As many of you have learned, I have been with the District for ten years first as a teacher and more recently as a Consulting Teacher. My experiences include working in urban and suburban districts in New Jersey as well as public and private schools in Manhattan and Westchester County, New York. All of this varied experience has prepared me well to work with all of the members of the fabulous CookWiss family.

 

I look forward to getting to know each of you over the course of the year and welcome the opportunity to meet with you and learn more about you, your child and how we can continue to work together to make Cook-Wiss even more amazing than it already is.

 

Happy Fall!

~Mrs. Lewin

 

Join the Cook-Wiss family this Saturday for Green Apple Day of Service. Click here to see the flyer. 

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

Supplies 

3rd Grade 

Welcome Letter 

4th Grade

Supplies 

5th Grade 

Summer Reading 

Welcome Letter

Books 

Introduction Letter

Supplies 

6th Grade

Summer Packet 

7th Grade 

Letter & Supply List 

Syllabus 

8th Grade 

Letter & Supply List 

Syllabus 

 

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!

Sincerely,

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:

TERRA CYCLE ITEMS CW RECYCLES

PROFITS EARNED GO TO THE STUDENT ACTIVITY FUND

 

ELECTRONICS

 

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

 

FOOD/DRINK

 

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

Drink Pouch Brigade-ONLY SEND IN CLEAN JUICE POUCHES

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

 

SCHOOL/OFFICE SUPPLIES

 

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

 

DENTAL

 

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.

 

OTHER ITEMS

 

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

Notice

Parents,

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

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

Kindergarten
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.