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What "cycle day" is it?

When students return from spring break:
Monday, April 21: Day 1
Tuesday, April 22: Day 2
Wednesday, April 23: Day 3
Thursday, April 24: Day 4
Friday, April 25: Day 5

Order your Cooke yearbook today! Deadline is April 11.

We do not remember days; we remember moments.
Yearbook price before March 31 - $11.00, after March 31 - $13.00. All orders must be in by April 11.
You may pay online at www.YBPay.lifetouch.com, ID code 10933614, or cash payments will be accepted at the Cooke School.

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

Kindergarten Registration begins on April 22

download brochure  |   download complete registration paperwork package (both are in PDF Format)

Spring fundraiser goes  "green"

The Cooke-Rutherford PTO is sponsoring its spring fundraiser - Nature‚Äôs Vision: Fundraising for a Greener World.  You're sure to find something for everyone in the new catalog with more than 150 environmentally-themed products. Nature's Vision donates a portion of sales proceeds to environmental organizations that protect the Rainforest and preserve nature.

Your support helps us maintain programs such as craft night, school shows and more! We appreciate your efforts! Order forms and money due by April 23.   read more   

Morning music - spring update

Morning Music will NOT BE HELD on the following days:

April 1 - April 3  (ELA assessments)
April 14 - April 18  (spring break)
April 30 - May 2  (math assessments)

Morning Music WILL BE HELD on Monday, April 21, as school will be in session.

The All District Elementary Spring Concert will take place on Wednesday, June 11 at 7 p.m. in the Arnold Packer Hughes Auditorium in the High School. (This concert was mistakenly listed twice on the calendar, and will NOT take place on Monday, May 19. Sorry for any confusion.)

Thank you!

Cooke thanks Staples of Monticello

Cooke received a $100 gift card from Staples in Monticello for participating in Read Across America. read more

Board of Education recognizes bus driver Arthur Decker

Arthur Decker was among the district employees honored at the March 20 Board of Education meeting. Mr. Decker, a bus driver for Cooke students, received a BOE Recognition Award for going the extra mile for our students and schools. read more

Wanted: sewing machines for students

The MHS Dance Department has a vision...they want to introduce students to the many facets of costuming, but they need your help! They have teamed up with the Department of Family Consumer Sciences and the MHS Key Club and are asking families to donate their old or used sewing machines. Your donation of a sewing machine would go a long way toward helping our students learn new skills!  see flyer for drop-off locations

Fifth graders welcome special visitor

Read more about Tech Sergeant Lucak's recent visit to Mrs. Stewart's class.

Dance assembly reinforces messages of anti-bullying and respect

The J-Line Dance Crew visited Cooke School in February and performed a high energy, interactive show with an important message for students. see photo gallery

Cooke students show their love for reading

Cooke students recently decorated hearts with their favorite books and authors to illustrate their love for reading. 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.

Please note morning music program cancellation policy

The elementary Morning Music program is cancelled only on these occasions:

Schools are closed;
Schools are on a 2-hour delay; or
A specific cancellation message has gone out in advance.

The program is not cancelled on half days - i.e. days with early dismissal.

April 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. Printed copies will be available soon.

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