June Newsletter

June 2023

Message from Mrs. Yost

Hello Cook Hill Families,

Wow!!It's hard to believe it's June! Where did this year go?! Thank you to our families and PTO for all your efforts fundraising to support learning opportunities for our students. The memories are endless! We’d like to wish all of our families a safe and sun-filled summer vacation. Don’t forget to keep up with the Governor’s Reading Challenge and the District's Reading and Math Summer work. Help us achieve 100% participation in the Governor's Reading Challenge!!!

We are excited to share the our mascot made its debut at our Second Grade Celebration on Tuesday, May 30th. We are excited to officially name our mascot this Fall! Stay tuned!

In partnership,

Mrs. Yost

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Happy Retirement!

It is with mixed emotions that to share the retirement of the following Cook Hill Staff...

Donna Brilla, Physical Therapist

Joan Iaccarino, Library Clerk

Ivette Miner, Preschool Paraeducator

Wilfred Velez, Bilingual Teacher

We are excited for our colleagues to step back and enjoy their family and friends in the next chapter. Their warm smiles, love for their students, and dedication to the teaching profession are just some notable traits these amazing educators possess.

We wish them good health and relaxation in retirement!

Once a Cougar, always a Cougar!

Important Dates

June 1st - Kindness Day - Write a kind note to a friend or adult!

June 2nd - Jersey Day - Wear your favorite baseball team jersey (or any sport)!

June 5th - Inside Out Day - Wear your clothes inside out!

June 6th - K-Kids Meeting in the Library at 8:10 a.m.

June 6th - Hat Day - Wear a fun hat to school for Field Day!

June 6th - Cook Hill Field Day

June 7th - Game Day - Play some board games with friends in school

June 8th - Fun in the Sun Day - Wear some fun summer gear to school, sunglasses, hat, etc!

June 8th - PTAC Meeting - 6:00 p.m. Cook Hill Elementary School

June 8th - PTO Meeting - 7:00 p.m. Cook Hill Elementary School

June 9th - Exercise Day - Play a fun "Go Noodle" in your classroom

June 9th - Cook Hill Town Meeting - 10 a.m.

June 9th - Pre-K Step Up Celebration (Miss Papa) 10:30 - 11:45 a.m.

June 9th - Pre-K Step Up Celebration 2:00- 3:00 p.m.

June 12th - Dance Party! - Dance Party in the classroom

June 12th - Wallingford Public Library Visit 9:20-10:45am

June 12th - Pre-K Children's Museum Visit

June 13th - Chalk Day - Calling all artists to Chalk our Walk!

June 13th - Pre-K Children's Museum Visit

June 13th - Sheehan Seniors Walk the Halls 10:30 - 11:30 a.m.

June 14th - Flag Day

June 14th - Bubble Day - Blow off some steam with bubbles!

June 15th - Aloha Day! - Say hello to summer with a Hawaiian Lei upon arrival

June 15th - LAST DAY OF SCHOOL! - 2 Hour Early Release - End of marking period. Report cards will be emailed.


PTAC (6pm) & PTO (7pm) Meetings will be in-person at Cook Hill on Thursday, June 8th

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The Governor's Summer Reading Challenge

Click here for more details and resources

It’s that time of year again to encourage students to participate in CONNECTICUT READS, the 2023 Governor’s Summer Reading Challenge! To support summer reading, the Connecticut State Library’s statewide eGo eBook platform is now available through many local public libraries, and provides access to digital resources for all ages. For a list of local public libraries currently offering eGo, visit https://egoct.org/.

Summer Buddies Invitation with the Wallingford Public Library

See link below for active links and full explanation. Photos of the letter are below.

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Thank you for sending back those library books! Mrs. Iaccarino and I will be working hard to get all books checked back in and on the shelves in order to do inventory before summer starts. Please check your child's backpack for reminder slips or bills for lost books. If you have any questions or concerns, please don't hesitate to reach out.

More to come about the Summer Reading program and a visit from the Wallingford Public Library!

Thank you,
Mrs. O'Brien
ABC to Summer Vacation

Click here to join us in some fun themed days as we countdown to summer vacation!

See links below for the Wallingford Public Library Summer Learning Program

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CH School Spirit Days 2022-23

Click Here for the 2022-23 Spirit Days

Parent Handbook 2022-2023

Click here for our Parent Handbook

School Hours

School Hours: 9:05 AM - 3:30 PM

(Parent drop off 8:50am-9:05am)

Delayed Openings

2 hour: 11:05-3:30

No AM Preschool class

Early Dismissals

2 hour: 9:05-1:30

2 hour and 45 minute: 9:05-12:45

No PM Preschool class

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