October 2019 Newsletter
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.
- Volunteering Info
- Walk With A Doc Info
- School Day Hours
- Weather Clothing Guidelines
- E. Cook Traffic Plan
- E. Cook Social Media Info
- School Illness Protocol
If you want to volunteer in your child’s classroom or be a parent chaperone on a field trip, you will need to have a background check done beforehand.
Please follow this LINK and fill out all of the information. After you have completed the form please contact the office at 920-424-0152 and let us know that you filled out the form. We can then expedite the process.
Each Monday and Wednesday this spring, E. Cook students are encouraged to Walk With A Doc as Dr. Eric will lead a “walking school bus” to school!
7:15 am: Hickory and Murdock
7:20 am: Murdock and Northpoint
7:25 am: Murdock and Hazel
7:30 am: E. Cook
(*all times approximate)
The first “bus stop” is at 7:15 a.m. at Hickory and Murdock. We will then proceed on the sidewalk down the north side of Hickory to Hazel, crossing Murdock with the assistance of the crossing guard and plan to arrive at E. Cook between 7:30 and 7:35 each morning.
We encourage parents to join their students on the walk.
No need to register, just join us along the route if you can.
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)
7:46am - 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
11:20am - 11:40am:
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)
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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.
Let’s talk about DROP OFF & PICK UP SAFETY.
We understand the the weather is sometimes not favorable, or sometimes we are running late, but it is even more important at those times that we abide by the traffic plan that we have in place for the safety of the students. It becomes very dangerous for students if this plan is not followed.
NO parent vehicles should be in the circle drive between 7:30am - 8:00am, this area is reserved for school bus traffic ONLY!
Please be very aware of the crosswalk and the Crossing Guard at the corner of Hazel and Bent Avenue. The majority of our students cross at that intersection.
If you have to come in, PLEASE, make every attempt to park off of Hasel to allow the other parents to make quick drop-offs or pick-ups. (Traffic will be monitored closely by law enforcement and tickets could potentially be issued)
If your student is not feeling well and you are unsure if they should come to school, here is the policy that Emmeline Cook and the Oshkosh Area School District follows.
Please remember that you need to call your student in to the school office before 8am at 920-424-0152, and if your student rides the bus you must call Kobussen as well at 920-424-7575.