Principal's Message

Principal's Message

Dear Cook Students and Family Members,

I would like to wish you a special welcome to the new 2018-2019 school year at Cook Elementary! Our staff is looking forward to begin another year of learning, growth and the creation of special memories with the many community centered activities and events we have planned. For our students and families who are new to Cook, whether you are TK, Kinder families or families who are choosing Cook through the transfer process, we wish you a very warm welcome to our Cook Community.  

At Cook Elementary, our staff supports the well being of the whole child. 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 and individuals.  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! Our continued success is evident through multiple facets of data, from state SBAC exams as well as growth in the language skills of our children learning English.

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

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.

As we begin the school year, our staff is available to all of our families should you have any questions, comments or concerns.

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


Sandi Ortiz Ishii