October Newsletter

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Thank you to our families and staff that contributed to our Hat Day Fundraiser so our Beautification Committee may continue to be creative with the

flowerpots throughout the seasons!

Message From Mrs. Yost

Staff and students are off to a wonderful school year. I would like to thank our PTO for organizing a wonderful Back to School Picnic. It was a beautiful night to enjoy each other's company with delicious pizza and a refreshing pop. Please see below for some great PTO fundraising opportunities and information about our virtual PTO meeting this Tuesday, October 3rd. Picture Day went well. We had one issue with a camera malfunctioning in the morning; therefore, we were unable to photograph Mrs. Nedinsky's AM class. If your child was unable to have their picture taken, our Retake Day is scheduled for November 16th.

We have administered our fall assessments for all grades 1 & 2 in math (iReady) and reading (Dibels). Kindergarten students will begin their assessments this week. This is beneficial information to individualize and target instruction. Thank you to those parents that are able to attend our Back to School Night. We continue to open our doors to have our families as partners in our school community! Parent-Teacher Conferences will be held on October 17th and 24th. Teachers will be sending out a communication for sign ups. We look forward to seeing you then.

With the cooler days expected ahead, please remember to have our child prepared with the proper attire to go outside - coats, pants, hats, gloves, etc. Slides are not a safe shoe to be worn to school. Closed toed shoes with a back is the best option to support recess activities and moving around the building. 5132: Dress Code - Policy and Regulation . Thank you for your support.

Breakfast and lunch menus are linked to the end of this newsletter.

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


Mrs. Yost

Important Dates

Important Dates for September

National Hispanic Heritage Month (9/15/2023 - 10/15/2023)

Monday, October 2nd - Hearing Screening for K&1Students

Monday, October 2nd - National Custodian Appreciation Day

Tuesday, October 3rd - Cook Hill/ Parker Farms PTAC Meeting - 6:00 - 7:00 p.m. (Virtual)

Tuesday, October 3rd - Cook Hill/Parker Farms PTO Meeting - 7:00 - 8:00 p.m. (Virtual)

Wednesday, October 4th - National Taco Day

Thursday, October 5th - SCOW Visit in Library - 9:45 a.m.

Thursday, October 5th - Cook Hill Town Meeting - 2:30 p.m.

Monday, October 9th - Columbus Day/Indigenous People's Day - NO SCHOOL

Wednesday, October 11th - Celebrating Hispanic Heritage month - SCOW Dancers to perform @ 2:15pm

Friday, October 13th - Pre-K Reptile Nook Visit

Tuesday, October 17th - Fall Evening Conferences - 5:00 - 8:00 p.m.

Wednesday - October 18th - Wear Orange Day - WEAR ORANGE to color our nation, and even the world, to visibly showing that no child should ever experience bullying.

Thursday, October 19th - 2-HOUR EARLY RELEASE DAY - Dismissal at 1:30 p.m.

Friday, October 20th - Dress in Pink to support the Sister's Project, donations are appreciated.

Tuesday, October 24th - 2 - HOUR EARLY RELEASE DAY - Dismissal at 1:30 p.m.

Tuesday, October 24th - Fall Evening Conferences - 5:00 - 8:00

Tuesday, October 24th - Scholastic Book Fair, evening opportunity for our families

Wednesday, October 25th - Scholastic Book Fair

Thursday, October 26th - Masonicare Friends Visit - 1:30 p.m.

Saturday, October 28th - National First Responders Day

Sunday, October 29th - Cook Hill/Parker Farms PTO Trunk or Treat - 5:00 - 7:00 p.m. at Mark T. Sheehan High School (will be moved inside for inclement weather)

Tuesday, October 31st - Happy Halloween! For those that celebrate, bring your costume to school (no masks, face paint or weapons, please! We are not responsible for lost or missing pieces) OR Wear Orange & Black for a parade around campus.

Tues., Oct. 3rd-Virtual PTAC (6pm) & PTO (7pm) Meetings

Reminder: We will be having our PTO meeting virtually at 7 pm on Tuesday evening via Google Meet. Please use this link to join: https://meet.google.com/zav-wfss-rde?hs=122&authuser=0. All are welcome to join us!

Thank you all!

Have a great upcoming week! Summer weather is back! :)

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Halloween Parade

We are excited to hold our Halloween Parade on October 31st during the school day. Parents are welcome to watch our parade march around the front of the building. For those that do not celebrate Halloween, please know we have an alternate activity planned with Mr. Troiano during this short parade time.
Academic instruction will be taking place all day, up until the parade. This is not a reason to be absent from school. It is important for students to attend school consistently, on time and for the full day. We look forward to celebrating together.
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FREE Covid Rapid At-Home Kits

As of 9/25, the federal government is providing 4 free rapid at-home test kits. You can sign up to receive them by going to https://www.covid.gov/tests

My COVID-19 Home Tests have an expiration date that has passed. What should I do?

Most COVID-⁠COVID-19 home Tests have received expiration extensions from the FDA. To see if your COVID-19 test has an expiration extension, see the List of Authorized At-Home OTC COVID-19 Diagnostic Tests. For additional COVID-19 Home Test information, visit the FDA At-Home COVID-19 Diagnostic Tests: Frequently Asked Questions.

COVID-19 Vaccines

You can obtain the vaccine at many places at this time. Stop & Shop, Walgreens, CVS to name a few. Getting this vaccine is highly recommended by the Department of Health.

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Community Corner

Project Graduation Fundraiser

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October Breakfast Menu

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October K-2 Lunch Menu

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October Preschool Lunch Menu

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Parent Handbook 2023-24

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CHES Spirit Days

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