November Newsletter

November 2023

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Message from Mrs. Yost

Hello Cook Hill families,

Happy Fall! October was busy and November seems to be just as busy! Thank you to our PTO and families for making our Trunk or Treat such a spooktacular event for our students. The "trunks" were amazing! The creativity behind each booth was outstanding! This brought so much joy to our children! We had perfect weather for our annual Halloween Parade! so many great costumes and smiling faces, too!

We need your support! Please join us for the Cook Hill vs Parker Farm Staff kickball game Monday, November 6th at Community Lake. Your cheers and smiles are welcomed! Help us honor our Veterans by wearing your Red, White & Blue on Monday, November 13th. It is also World Kindness Day that day, so wearing blue is welcomed, too. We are thrilled to host an in-person Veterans Day celebration. Our honorees are scheduled to arrive at 9:15am for some coffee and refreshments. Our Cougars are working hard preparing our school-wide assembly at 9:30am. Thank you in advance for those that are able to attend.

A HUGE thank you to our families for supporting the Lyman Pie and Beaumont Farms fundraisers. Your efforts do not go unnoticed. Money raised goes directly to our school community. Our teachers have been planning some amazing learning opportunities offsite. Our School Food Drive starts November 13th - December 4th. Our goal is to collect 2,500 non-perishable items. Our Cougars will participate in a fun pajama and movie day prior to launching into our holiday break if we reach our goal. Thank you in advance for your donations.

We are receiving reports that toys are becoming an issue on the bus. Please remind your child to keep their toys at home. Also, our parent pickup door is quite busy at dismissal. We ask that once your child is released to you, to please move to your vehicles or grass area, if socializing with other families. The playground is open for your use, as well. Thank you for your assistance.

With the cooler days upon us, please remember to have our child prepared with the proper attire to go outside - coats, pants, jackets, hats, gloves, etc. Slides are not a safe shoe to be worn to school. Closed toed shoes with a back is the best option.Thank you for your understanding.

As always, feel free to reach out with any questions or concerns.

In Partnership,

Mrs. Yost

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Important Dates

National Native American Heritage Month

National Epilepsy Awareness Month

Sunday, November 5th - Daylight Savings Time ends - Turn your clocks back 1 hour.

Monday, November 6th - CH vs. PF - Staff Kickball Game 4:30pm at Community Lake

Tuesday, November 7th - Election Day - NO SCHOOL, Professional Development Day for staff

Wednesday, November 8th - Cook Hill Town Meeting 9:30am in the Gymnasium

Wednesday, November 8th - Look For the Good Kindness Campaign will run for 10 days

Thursday, November 9th - Veterans Day - Wear Red, White, and Blue

Thursday, November 9th - Rain date: CH vs. PF - Staff Kickball Game 4:30pm

Friday, November 10th - Veterans Day (observed) - NO SCHOOL

Sunday, November 12th - Happy Diwali

Monday, November 13th - World Kindness Day - Wear light blue for World Kindness Day-

Do something nice for someone today. #WorldKindnessDay

Monday, November 13th - Veterans Day Celebration 9:30am in the Cook Hill Gymnasium

Monday, November 13th - Operations Committee Meeting 6:00pm - 6:30pm Virtual

Monday, November 13th - Special Instructional Committee Meeting 6:30pm - 8:30pm Virtual

Monday, November 13th - Can Food Drive begins - The goal is to collect 2500 cans!

Tuesday, November 14th - Cook Hill/Parker Farms PTO Meeting - Virtual

Thursday, November 16th - LifeTouch Picture Day Retakes

Monday, November 20th - 2nd Grade Field Trip at Flanders Nature & Land Trust - 11am - 3pm

Monday, November 20th - Cook Hill/Parker Farms PTO - Lyman Orchard Pies Pick-up at Parker Farms School from 6-8pm

Monday, November 20th - PTAC-Parent Choice Awards 6-8pm at Sheehan High School

Tuesday, November 21st - Masonicare Friends Visit Cook Hill at 9:30am

Wednesday November 22nd - Look For the Good Campaign ends

Wednesday, November 22nd - 2-HOUR EARLY DISMISSAL

Thursday, November 23rd and Friday, November 24th - Thanksgiving Recess - NO SCHOOL

Friday, November 24h - Native American Heritage Day

Monday, November 27th - BOE Meeting - 6:30pm-9pm. - Wallingford Town Hall - Town Council Chambers

Tuesday, November 28th - 2nd Grade Field Trip to Flanders Nature & Land Trust - 11am - 3pm

Monday, December 4th - Can Food Drive ends - Thank you for your generosity!

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Virtual PTO Meeting - Tuesday, November 14th

Reminder: We will be having our PTO meeting virtually at 7 pm on Tuesday evening via Google Meet. Please use this link to join: All are welcome to join us!

Thank you all!

Family Math & Literacy Workshop

Hello Families!

The instructional coaches at Cook Hill will be hosting a special Family Workshop during American Education Week. Please join us at Cook Hill School on Wednesday, November 15, 2023 from 9:30-10:30 am. During this event, you will learn how to support your child's growth of literacy and numeracy skills at home. You will leave with everything you need to get started right away! If you would like to join us, please complete this RSVP form. We look forward to seeing you on the 15th!

Ashly Skiffington & Stephanie Niezgorski

Veterans Day Assembly At Cook Hill School November 13th

We are excited to honor the Veterans of Cook Hill School’s families at our assembly on Monday, November 13th at 9:30 am.

If you are a Veteran, or would like to invite one you know,

please fill out this form. Guests are asked to arrive at 9:15am to check in for the assembly. Guests are also welcome to join a classroom afterward to meet a class and share about their lives.

We encourage all Cook Hill students to wear red, white, and blue that day in honor of our heroes!

Annual Food Drive

Hello Cook Hill School Families,

It is time for the Annual Food Drive. We will be holding a food drive to help support the Wallingford Community. We are collecting any unopened and unexpired nonperishable items. To Celebrate this act of kindness towards our Town Community, we will earn a PJ and Movie Day prior to the winter break in December.

Some examples include, but are not limited to: Canned goods, pasta, rice, tuna, hot/cold cereal, juice, soup, coffee & tea, peanut butter, jelly.

We will be collecting items beginning Monday, November 13th through Tuesday, December, 4th.

There will be drop off locations at the Doors Gym Lobby, Main Office Doors, Kindergarten Doors, and Preschool Entrance. We will be limiting the movement of all items brought into the building to maintain the safety of students and staff. We request that donations be left during school hours, from arrival to dismissal.

Thank you for your support in this time of need!

The Cook Hill Staff
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No AM Preschool class

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