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Reminder: Photo ID required at student pick up

We are working hard to make student safety a top priority! You may have noticed that a PHOTO ID is required EVERY time you  pick up your child. This policy was put into place to ensure that our students are picked up by the correct people every single day. We appreciate your understanding the importance of this policy!

What "cycle day" is it?

Monday, April 20 - DAY 1
Tuesday, April 21 - DAY 2
Wednesday, April 22 - DAY 3
Thursday, April 23 - DAY 4
Friday, April 24 - DAY 5

Monti High seniors present healthy living message

Cooke second graders had special visits from Monticello High School seniors who had messages about staying healthy and active. read more

Cooke-Rutherford PTO Important News

The Uncle Jerry’s / Nature Vision Fundraiser is due back to school on April 22. If you are done selling you can send it back now. Thank you for your support.

 Important Morning Music News

 Please note that due to NYS testing, there will be no Morning Music April 22 – April 24. ALL fifth graders will attend Morning Music on Tuesday, April 21. For additional information and schedule updates, click here for a calendar.

Student council meets with district directors, asks questions

The director of transportation and the director of food services visited Cooke School recently to meet with student council members to addess the students' questions and concerns.  read more

Cooke students celebrate Dr. Seuss' birthday

Students throughout the school participated in special reading activities in honor of Read Across America Week and Dr. Seuss' birthday.  view photo gallery

Morning Music - important information

The elementary Morning Music program is continuing as usual. Students are preparing for the All District concert to be held on June 9. Thank you!

Students benefit from relaxing yoga sessions

A new series of yoga sessions have left students feeling more relaxed and focused for school. These yoga sessions, says EPIC Coordinator Jane Sorensen, are a great way to help students identify new ways to strengthen their minds and bodies. See video below for a sneak peek; click here to see more.

Second graders celebrate Chinese New Year

Students in Ms. Ponsolle's second grade class made masks to celebrate 2015: the year of the goat.  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

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


April 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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