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What "cycle day" is it?

Monday, March 2 - DAY 2
Tuesday, March 3 - DAY 3
Wednesday, March 4 - DAY 4
Thursday, March 5 - DAY 5
Friday, March 6 - DAY 1

PTO meeting and children's BINGO on Wednesday, March 4 at Cooke

BINGO logoThe Cooke/Rutherford PTO will be holding a brief meeting at 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, March 4 at Cooke Elementary. (Please note: this location is different than what appears on the printed calendar.) We would like everyone to join us at 6:30 p.m.; the meeting will be brief and Bingo will start immediately following. Bingo cards will be handed out during the meeting and there will be an extra door prize raffled off to those who are there for the start of the meeting.

Fifth graders will be holding a bake sale fundraiser in support of their trip. Parents are asked to stay with their children for this fun evening. RSVP is requested.  read flyer

Kindergarten registration to take place March 23-26 and April 13-17,
by appointment only

Parents and guardians of incoming kindergarten students are encouraged to call the district's registrar's office to make a registration appointment.  CLICK HERE for more information and registration materials [PDF]

Spotlight shines on Ms. Kreeger

Welcome to the Teacher Spotlight, a regular feature that shines the light on our district's faculty and staff who are doing greater than average work. Our next honoree is Cooke fifth grade teacher Yesenia Kreeger. Superintendent Mangus will be selecting individuals to spotlight on a regular basis, so stay tuned! Congratulations to Ms. Kreeger! read more

Fourth graders have rhythm!

Morning music participants have some fun performing with rhythm instruments (please be patient while the video loads).


Fifth graders tour BOCES Career and Tech Expo

On  Jan. 28, fifth-grade students from  Cooke Elementary took part in the Sullivan County BOCES Career and Tech Expo. This field trip is part of the school’s newly piloted initiative to engage students in discussions about college. view gallery

Fifth grader wins Arbor Day poster contest

Tatiana Torres was named winner of the NYS Department of Conservation's annual poster contest for her Tree-mendous trees of New York artwork. Congratulations, Tatiana!  read more

Monticello firefighter is special guest in second grade classroom

Jim Gerrard took time out of his busy schedule to read to some Cooke second graders.  read more

Backpack Program receives donation

The Cooke Elementary School Spirit Committee is pleased to use proceeds from the school store to supplement the Backpack Food Program. Under the direction of ALC teacher Mr. Eric Mabee, the backpacks help many children with snacks and lunches while school is closed for the holidays and weekends. Thank you Mr. Mabee; the staff and children appreciate YOU!

Pictured: Principal Sandra Johnson-Fields, teachers Megan Hobby, Nicky Wells and Amy Garrett, 5th grader Dylan Hardy, ALC Coordinator Eric Mabee, teacher Patty Whipple, 1st grader J’Vaughn Dawson, 4th grader Andrew Figueroa, 1st grader Tyiese Mack, 3rd grader Aaron Minton and 2nd grader Emily Brito

Morning Music updates

Morning Music will not take place when there is a delay or school is closed.

Cooke promotes a college culture amongst its fifth-grade students

The district is piloting a program to engage its students in discussions about college in earlier grade levels with the hope that fifth graders leave elementary school motivated for their future in middle school and beyond. read more


March menus now posted

The food service program provides students with tasty, healthy meals every school day. Click here to see what students can purchase for breakfast and lunch this month, to find out how to pay for school meals online or to see if your child qualifies for free or reduced meal prices.

Parent Today offers parents tips to help children succeed

Have you signed up for the free, opt-in resource Parent Today? Be sure to check out the Parent Today e-newsletter and website, which offer tips and resources to aid parents in their partnership with educators to support students throughout the educational process, from pre-k through high school. MORE

View the student calendar for 2014-15 school year

View important dates for the 2014-15 school year. view the student calendar [PDF]

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