Emmeline Cook Weekly Updates - 11/15/2022

Dates To Remember

Tuesday, November 22nd

  Cougar Time!

Wednesday, November 23rd

  No School

Thursday, November 24th

  No School - Happy Thanksgiving

Friday, November 25th

  No School

Monday, November 28th

  Holiday Concert @ Alberta Kimball Hall (6:30 - 8pm)

Friday, December 9th

  No School for students

Friday, December 16th

  Book Swap

Thursday, December 22nd

  Cougar Time!

Friday, December 23rd -          Monday, January 2nd

  No School (Winter Break)

Tuesday, January 3rd

  • School Resumes

  • 3rd Grade Field Trip


Holiday Concert Front Row Raffle Winners are…

The winners for the 5 Front Row Seats at the Holiday concert are:

  • Ambreylla Hoerning of the 1st Grade Turtle Room

  • Asana Dillard, 5th Grade Piranha Room & Sasha Dillard of the 2nd Grade Crocodile Room

Congratulations to those 2 Families!  Your 5 front row seats will be roped off for you. 

 Emmeline Cook State Report Card

As part of the state accountability system, the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction (DPI) produces report cards for every district and school in Wisconsin. The School Report Card, using multiple measures of student learning, is based on data primarily from the previous school year.  It is with great pride that we announce that Emmeline Cook has once again received a rating of Exceeds Expectations!  If you would like to read more about the state testing please see HERE. To see Emmeline Cook’s latest DPI School Report Card CLICK HERE. To learn more about the Oshkosh Area School District’s overall score for the 2021-2022 school year, CLICK HERE.

December Menus

Here are the menus for December: 

December Breakfast Menu 

December Lunch Menu 

December Fruits & Veggies Menu

November’s Cougar Time! Information 

This month your child is learning about Empathy and Critical Thinking  with Harmony SEL, our social and emotional learning program. The ideas HERE will reinforce what we are learning in school—topics to discuss, and behaviors to role-model. These are all designed to fit into your daily routine and provide opportunities to further connect with your child. While it may look like a lot of information, we have broken it down by grade levels to make it so you don't have to read the entire document. (Page 1 - Kindergarten thru 2nd Grade, Page 2 - 3rd Grade thru 5th Grade)

October “Buddies”

Each month an upper grade classroom gets together with a lower grade classroom to do a project, read to each other or play games together.  These types of activities connect students who would typically not see each other everyday due to being in different hallways and creates a community within the school.  It is also great for our younger students to have a mentor / buddy to look up to!  In October “Buddies” met and worked together to make scarecrows which were then given to the residents of Edenbrook of Oshkosh, a nursing home facility just down the way.  Please see HERE for a picture of some of the classes working on their scarecrows.  And see HERE the residents of Edenbrook enjoying their scarecrows!  Great teamwork “Buddies”, and thank you for sharing with our community! (November Buddies are happening this week!  Watch for updates next month to see what they did together this time!)

Don’t Forget….Kiwanis Food Drive

Emmeline Cook is partnering with the Mid-Morning Kiwanis and doing a food drive.  We are asking all of our families to consider donating a non-perishable food item. We will be collecting items in boxes, 1 down each hallway.  The last day to bring in items is Tuesday, December 6th. 

LAST OPPORTUNITY…Toys For Tots Program Info (Deadline 11/25/22)

Please find information for the Toys for Tots Program HERE 

Community Events

For events that may be happening in our community, please CLICK HERE


Miscellaneous Information

During this time of year Mother Nature sure does like to confuse us Wisconsinites and we just never know what type of clothing to wear for outdoors.  Here are some guidelines that we follow:

  • If the temperature is BELOW 50° -  A COAT IS REQUIRED
  • If the temperature is BETWEEN 50° - 60° - LONG SLEEVES ARE REQUIRED
  • If the temperature is ABOVE 60° - NO COATS ARE REQUIRED

We have decided to try and help students remember these guidelines by posting these signs at the recess doors.


7:30am -  Playground Supervision Starts

7:40am -  First Bell Rings (students enter building at this time)

7:45am -  Second Bell Rings (students should be in their classroom at this time)

7:46 am - 7:54am - Students who arrive late will be marked TARDY

7:55am & after -  Students will be marked UNEXCUSED, unless:

  • A parent has called with the reason for the student’s tardiness

  • A parent has walked the student in to the Office

11:20 am - 11:40 am: 

  • Recess for 3rd, 4th and 5th Grades
  • Lunch for Kindergarten, 1st and 2nd Grade


11:40am - 12:10pm:

  • Lunch for 3rd, 4th and 5th Grades
  • Recess for Kindergarten, 1st and 2nd Grade

2:45pm - End of the day bell rings (students need to be picked up immediately, they may not wait at the playground)

Early Release Dates: (End of the day bell rings at 12:30pm)

  • November 13, 2019

  • December 11, 2019

  • January 8, 2020

  • February 12, 2020

  • March 11, 2020

  • April 8, 2020

  • May 13, 2020