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Mr. David- GGUSD Employee of the Month

We are excited for Mr. David, as he is honored by GGUSD! Mr. David was nominated for this recognition by a parent who said that David knows every child and every parent by first name and that he truly cares about making the children feel safe. She said, “As a parent, my mind is at ease every day knowing that David would do anything for the well-being of my children. He has remained extremely professional and respectful for the past 15 years that my family has gone to Cook.”
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Cook Launches the No Place for Hate Program

Cook School has launched the No Place for Hate program. This program, sponsored by the Anti-Defamation League, offers guidance for activities that build mutual respect and kindness between students on our school campus. The goal is to eliminate bully…
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Thank you Eagle Community Credit Union!

Each year Eagle Community Credit Union hosts a backpack and supply donation contest. This year Ms. Morris' class had the greatest amount of votes and they won the contest! Congratulations to Room 41 for winning brand new backpacks full of supplies an…
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Thank you 3M Corporation!

Cook Elementary won a grant for supplies from the 3M Corporation this fall! We are very grateful to the 3M Corporation for over $6000 in supplies we received for Cook staff and students! We are fortunate to have several 3M Corp parents and their chil…
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Red Ribbon Week Fun

Cook celebrated a week of fun and learning with Red Ribbon Week! Students dressed in animal prints, crazy socks, mismatched clothes, red head to toe, and Super Hero gear. Each day was a different theme with a special message to match. Each message su…
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Trunk or Treat Fun

Thank you to all the Cook Families that joined in on the great American tradition of dressing up and having fun at Halloween time. Lots of fun was had by all including food, prizes, Trick or Treating at decorated cars, a Haunted Maze games, and lots…

Principal's Message

Principal's Message

Dear Cook Students and Family Members,

Welcome to the 2019-2020 school year! Another new year brings additional opportunities to learn, grow, and create special memories during your child's elementary school years. We are excited to welcome all newly enrolled TK and Kinder students, transfer students and returning students. A warm welcome to all their families, as well!

At Cook Elementary, our staff cares about each child who is a part of our Cook Community. Our teachers are skilled in their ability to guide and teach in this new era of rigorous standards, and at the same time expand the horizons of all students through lessons and experiences that help students become successful learners.  As a parent, you may notice growth in your child’s ability to use technology, write to defend their opinion with evidence, speak with greater confidence in small groups or demonstrate growth in assessments.  We believe in the possibilities of each student and provide learning experiences that will challenge students and help them grow!

At Cook School, we understand that the support of parents and families brings strength to our school community. We encourage Cook family members to be involved in the life our school through volunteering, involvement in committees or parent education opportunities.  Children take great pride in seeing their family be involved in the life of the school. This is valued and celebrated at Cook School! The strength of our PTO parent group is evident in the life of our school; from Friday snack sales to fundraisers, special events and activities for our students. We encourage all parents to volunteer at school or in your child’s classroom. Parents are always welcome!

The support of our families, combined with the professional skill of our teaching staff and commitment of our support staff members, provides the perfect foundation to make Cook School a great place to be! We adhere to the belief that all children can succeed and grow as learners through hard work and perseverance. 

We welcome parent feedback and are available to support you in your child's educational journey. Please feel free to contact the school should you have a question, concern or feedback, as we are committed to supporting you and your child. 

Welcome to the Cook School Community and to an exciting new year of learning!



Sandi O. Ishii





Our School

At Cook Elementary School, we are committed to equipping all of our 365 students with the academic and personal skills for lifelong success. Our school has a long record of academic excellence and was honored with an elite 2018 California Distinguished School award and named to the 2017-2018 California Honor Roll for high academic gains and student success.  Our students consistently outperform the state and county average on standardized state testing.  In 2016, Cook Elementary School received the prestigious National Blue Ribbon School from the United States Department of Education. We also received the STEM Honor Roll from the CBEE Campaign for Business and Education Excellence. Alongside this award, we received the Title I Academic Achievement School and California Distinguished School Awards.  

Our exceptional staff, dedicated students, and engaged parents all contribute to the success of our school.  We offer free after-school tutoring to help all students succeed, and many intervention and enrichment opportunities.   Cook provides many opportunities for students to develop their leadership skills, including:

  • The Tech Squad consists of 5th and 6th grade students who meet weekly to learn about technology troubleshooting so they can serve as leaders on campus to help teachers with their technology needs and. They also run and manage “Coding Day” which teaches all students about computer programming and coding.  
  • Our Peace Ambassador Program trains students in conflict mediation. These students range from 3rd to 6th grade, and they learn to work through issues together using the Peace Path.
  • The Graphic Design Group is a group of talented fourth through sixth grade students who work together on visual design, and make posters and ads for spirit days.  
  • Safety Patrol is a parent valet service that supports traffic flow, helping students get out of cars. There will be a junior safety patrol launching soon! The Cook Student Council provides the opportunity for leadership and service. This is seen through how they are in charge of spirit days.

Cook's dedicated PTO (Parent Teacher Organization) organizes many fundraising initiatives to provide for fun school assemblies, family events, educational field trips, and new and exciting opportunities for our scholars.  Any parent interested i joining is encouraged to call our school at (714) 663-6251 and ask for Joeleen Sbonek for more information.  

We are grateful for the Give ad Grow grant which helped fund a new playround, play structure, buddy benches, murals and more to help modernize our campus and ensure students have a top-notch 21st century learning environment.


Thank you for visiting our site and we look forward to sharing unforgettable experiences this school year!