October 2019 Newsletter

A Message From Mr. Ruhl:

Greetings Emmeline Cook Families!

In an effort to create a stronger partnership between home and school, we are very excited to continue our contact plan to include Get to Know You Conferences, Family Nights and Parent/Teacher conferences. I hope everyone has found value in our GTKY conferences and Fall Family Night. As always, our goal is to bring families in and let them learn about the experiences and programs in their student’s school.

November Conferences: (by Teacher request only) will be held on Thursday, November 13th from 3:00pm - 5:30pm

  • You will be contacted individually by your student’s teacher

  • This is an opportunity to have an additional time to discuss your students goals and growth

  • While we do not contact everyone for conferences at this time, we are always open to discussing student progress at any time

Individual Conferences: will be held on Tuesday, February 11th from 3:00pm-6:30pm & Wednesday the 12th from 2:00pm-6:30pm

  • The purpose of this conference is to get updates on strengths and needed improvement while there is still a large amount of time to make positive growth

  • Notices will be sent home for scheduling in January

Mike Ruhl

From The PTO

Last Call for Family Fee Contributions:

The minimal PTO fundraising done throughout the year does not bring in enough money to support all the extra programs and activities at E. Cook.  We still need your help! The E. Cook PTO is asking each family to contribute a family fee, in the amount of $10, $20, $25 or whatever you are able.  Check Blue Envelopes on Wednesday a simple form and envelope to send any contribution back to school. More information can be found HERE 

You are the PTO!!!

We value your input, your time and your opinions.  This year, the PTO will have rotating meeting times to better partner with parents, staff and the community.  Mark your calendars to attend. We will be discussing projects and issues that affect our children and community.  Please join us!

    • PTO Parent/Community Workshops (6-7:00 pm)

      • Thursday, November 21

      • Thursday, January 23

      • Thursday, March 19

      • Thursday, May 21

Like the E. Cook Facebook Page! 

Be sure to follow your PTO HERE for all the latest info and fun pictures of what's happening at school!



October Social Skills Focus:

We had our first Freaky Friday on September 27th.  We had a whole school assembly where we joined our Freaky Friday teachers.  Each group is a combination of grade levels. We all went back to our assigned rooms and participated in a get-to-know-you activity. Each student passed a ball or other item around and said their name.  Freaky Friday isn’t really “Freaky.” It is just a fun name that E Cook came up with. 

October PBIS Raffle:  

1 lucky student will be picked to be the all school Halloween Parade Line Leader!  And 8 lucky students, (3) from from Kindergarten thru 2nd Grade, and (3) from 3rd Grade thru 5th Grade will win a pumpkin carving activity.   

Social Skills Tip of the Month:

Encourage your child to follow the Cougar Way at all times.   Discuss with your child how they can follow the Cougar Way at home. Have them give you an example of how they can be safe, be respectful and be responsible.  

Looking Ahead:



Thank you for coming to Family Night!


October 17th
  •  5th Grade Field Trip  (Sullivan Woods)
  • Kindergarten Field Trip  (Little Farmer)
October 21st
Walk With A Doc
October 23rd
Walk With A Doc - Breast Cancer Honor Walk (info below)
October 24th
Picture Retake Day (info below)
October 25th
October 28th
Walk With A Doc
October 30th
  • Walk With A Doc
  • Dental Clinic Screenings
October 31st
Halloween Classroom Celebrations (2pm)
November 1st
Freaky Friday
November 3rd
Daylight Savings Time (Fall Back)
November 11th
Veteran's Day
November 13th
  • Early Release (12:30pm)
  • Parent/ Teacher Conferences(by teacher request only) (3-5:30pm)
November 21st
PTO Parent/Community Workshop (6-7pm)
November 27th - 29th
NO SCHOOL -Thanksgiving Break
December 2nd
Holiday Concert @ Alberta Kimball Hall (6pm)
December 11th
Early Release (12:30pm)
December 23rd - January 1st
NO SCHOOL (Winter Break)


There are no events to display

When? Wednesday, October 23, at 7:25 am at St. Andrews.

What? Community Breast Cancer Awareness Walk in honor of Mrs. Jaworski, Mrs. Pettit, Mrs. Ruedinger, other survivors and all who bravely fight the disease. 

How? Come for the entire Walk with a Doc or meet at the corner of Hazel and Murdock (St. Andrew’s Church) where E. Cook Staff will join us for the short walk to school. Parents and community members, you are welcome to park at St. Andrews and join us on this short walk.. Also, be sure to wear pink on October 23!  

If you are happy with your photo, you have three options: 

  1. Fill out the order form and return to school with check or cash NO LATER THAN THURSDAY, OCTOBER 24TH (Picture Re-take Day). Your pictures will then be delivered to school and sent home with your child.

  1. Order online with debit/credit card by following the instructions on the top portion of the flyer sent home. Again, this must be done NO LATER THAN THURSDAY, OCTOBER 24TH. Your pictures will be delivered to school and sent home with your child. See example below: 



  1. If you do not wish to wait until after October 24th, you have the option of ordering online and having them delivered directly to your household for a $7.00 delivery/service fee. To use this option, follow the instructions found on the actual photo proof card that will be sent home attached to the order form. You will need your child’s individual gallery password that is also printed on the proof card. See example below. 


If you were UNHAPPY with your photo, and would like a re-take OR you missed picture day and want to order for the first time: please follow steps one OR two, NO LATER THAN THURSDAY, OCTOBER 24TH. Pictures will be delivered to school and sent home with your child.


  • If you have any other questions , please call 262-677-8662.

Miscellaneous Information

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

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.