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2014-15 school supply lists

Never too early to get shopping for next school year's school supplies! Here are the grade by grade supply lists for the 2014-15 school year. Fifth grade lists will be added soon!  supply lists  [PDF]

New immunization requirements as of July 1, 2014

CLICK HERE to view information about new immunization requirements.

Kindergarten graduation - on to first grade!

Students celebrated the completion of their kindergarten year on June 20, complete with songs and certificates!   read more

What "cycle day" is it?

HAPPY SUMMER!

Incoming kindergartners visit Cooke

Preschool students who will be attending kindergarten at Cooke in the fall walked the cafeteria line, enjoyed a snack, visited a kindergarten classroom, learned about bus safety and listened to a story in the library during kindergarten orientation. Special thanks to the Cooke/Rutherford PTO which gave a book to each incoming student! Looking forward to greeting our youngest students in the fall!  view photo gallery

District-wide elementary concert showcases students' talents

Elementary chorus, band and orchestra perform a memorable concert.  view photo gallery

Cooke third graders think "outside the box"

Mrs. Hartman's third graders used their imaginations to create original designs from cardboard boxes.  read more

Students learn the value of composting

Bill Cutler from the Sullivan County Division of Public Works visited Cooke students to help them understand the impact composting and recycling has on the environment.  see photo gallery

Library assemblies encourage library card enrollment

EPIC Program Coordinator Jane Sorensen can't get enough of reading and encourages all elementary students to take advantage of all that local libraries have to offer.  read more

Cooke School supports our troops

Members of the Cooke School family donated jeans, collected items for troops overseas, made cards and showed their support for United States troops.  read more 

City planner visits Cooke School

City planner Alan Sorensen explained the many environmental and design factors that must be considered when constructing a new sidewalk to Cooke's fourth graders.  see photo gallery

Students recognized for model behavior

Fourth graders Jeanne VanPelt and Jarred Carrera receive Positive Office Referrals.  read more

If you have not registered  your child for kindergarten:

Please call the district registrar at 845-794-7700, ext. 78905 as soon as possible! There are many steps to be taken before school begins in the fall. 
download brochure  |   download complete registration paperwork package (both are in PDF Format)

Fifth graders get inside look at local government

United States Congressman Chris Gibson and several county legislators took time from their busy schedules to speak with Cooke's fifth grade classes.  read more

Ms. Olsen’s Fourth grade class visits Rock Hill SPCA, delivers supplies, makes the evening news! view gallery

Reading "goes to the dogs" at Cooke

Students read to dogs trained in "dog therapy." read more

Fifth graders video chat with scientist

After reading a book about rainforests, fifth grade students video chatted with the scientist who conducted the research to learn more about her experiences.  read story

Students learn about gardening, good nutrition

Cooke students took part in special lessons during Agricultural Literacy Week.  see photo gallery

Students celebrate Earth Day with pledges to "do their part"

Cooke students pledged to do their part to help the Earth as part of an Earth Day celebration sponsored by the Catskill Shopper.  read more

Student assembly encourages students to be champions

Cooke students learn to NEVER GIVE UP, ENCOURAGE OTHERS and DO YOUR BEST.   read more

"Genre" flowers welcome spring!

K-5 students designed flowers based on their favorite books and created a colorful display in the hallway. Spring has sprung at Cooke!   read more

VIDEO: EngageNY curriculum Homework Help for parents


In this video: A guided tour of a mathematics homework assignment for a third grade student based on the engageNY curriculum modules is explained by Assistant Superintendent for Curriculum and Instruction Tammy Mangus. She explains how parents can use the information on the modules to navigate the EngageNY website, find useful information on all modules and use the LearnZillion.com website to further help understand the lessons of the modules.

June menus now online

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.

School events calendar now online

Click here to view the 2013-14 school events calendar online.

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

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