Cordata Elementary

Summer 2021 Newsletter

Have a Great Summer, Bobcats!

Friends, we have made it to the last day of school for the 2020/2021 academic year, and what a year it has been! Learning virtually, learning in-person, wearing our Bobcat masks, washing our hands, staying physically distanced, and using hand sanitizer--lots and lots of hand sanitizer! Throughout this school year and its many changes, our Bobcat perseverance has always shone through. I am so proud of our students, the Cordata community, and how we have pulled together in support of each other :)


As we head into the summer, it's my pleasure to introduce to you the new administrative team here at Cordata! Dr. Craig Baldwin will be taking over as principal, and Ms. Eva Chazo will serve as assistant principal. Dr. Baldwin and Ms. Chazo visited our school yesterday, and both shared they look forward to working in such a joyful place with an amazing team of educators. I know that Dr. Baldwin and Ms. Chazo will receive a warm welcome from the Cordata community, and that the 2021/2022 school year will be awesome!


I'll sign off wishing all of you a wonderful summer break. It's been my pleasure to serve as principal of such an exceptional school, and Cordata will always hold a special place in my heart!


Be well!


Julie van Wijk

Summer 2021 Meal Boxes

This summer, Bellingham Public Schools will offer free, seven-day meal boxes to all children 0 to 18, as well as students in Community Transitions.

Please note: Meal boxes will not be distributed during the first week of summer break on Wednesday, June 23.

Meal box distribution will resume on Wednesday, June 30 and continue every Wednesday this summer through Aug. 18.

Boxes will be given out between 12 and 1:30 p.m. at the following locations:

Geneva Elementary School, 1401 Geneva Street

Happy Valley Elementary School, 1041 24th Street

Roosevelt Elementary School, 2900 Yew Street

Shuksan Middle School, 2717 Alderwood Avenue

Whatcom Middle School, 810 Halleck Street

Regency Park Apartment Complex, 2050 Fraser Street

Bakerview Mobile Park, 4015 Eliza Avenue