Online Application Period for 2015-2016, Feb 2 - Mar 13, 2015
Welcome to N.B. Cook Elementary School of the Arts
1310 North 12th Avenue
Pensacola, FL 32503
New FSA Resources
The Florida Department of Education has provided family and parent resources related to the Florida Standards and the FSA (Florida Standards Assessment). The FSA is the test that is replacing the FCAT beginning in March of this year. These resources are specifically for the English Language Arts (including reading) portion of the test. A link is provided below.
Parent Satisfaction Survey
N.B. Cook parents are requested to complete the online parent satisfaction survey, which can be accessed at the link below. Parents who are dissatisfied for any reason always fill out these surveys, but happy parents often see no need to fill them out. However, if you are happy with N.B. Cook, we want to hear that, too! We would like for EVERY parent, regardless of their experience at Cook, to fill out the survey. We would like to have an accurate look at what we are getting right and where parents feel we need to improve. The survey is not time-consuming, so please take a little time out to give us some feedback. Thank you!
Open House for Parents of Prospective Students
An open house event is scheduled for Thursday, February 19, 2015, at 6:00 PM. This open house is for the parents of prospective new students for the 2015-2016 school year. The event will start in the school auditorium where parents will hear basic information about our school and the application process. Following that, there will be a time to ask questions and get answers. Then, parents will be split up into groups to receive specific information about the grade level their child will be entering. Grade level teachers will also answer questions about the curriculum in each grade. If you have an interest in your child attending N.B. Cook for this fall, please plan to attend and learn more about our arts magnet program.
Application Period for 2015-2016
The online application period for the 2015-2016 school year will be February 2 to March 13, 2015. This application is for all new incoming students who will be starting kindergarten through fifth grade this fall. Current students do not need to reapply. Siblings of current students who will be entering kindergarten this fall DO need to apply. The application will be available at the link below beginning February 2, 2015.
Money Order Alert!
Effective immediately, Escambia Schools will not be accepting money orders purchased at Winn-Dixie stores. There has been a problem with money orders being returned marked "Return to Maker" and not paid. Somehow, the money orders have not been registered properly with Western Union. Until this problem is resolved, do not use money orders purchased at Winn-Dixie.
Meet Our Newest Member of the Office Staff
N.B. Cook recently welcomed a new member to the office staff. Most of the time, she will be the first face you see when you come into our school front office. Mrs. Angie Turner was hired in September to be our new front desk clerk. She mans the phones and oversees check-ins and check-outs, among other things. Mrs. Turner is also an N.B. Cook parent. She has 2 sons who attend our school.
N.B. Cook Administration Accepts ALS Challenge!
On August 22, 2014, principal Troy Brown and assistant principal Jennifer Collins accepted the ALS Challenge from both Superintendent Malcolm Thomas and the administrators of Cordova Park Elementary School.
Important Information for 2014-2015
Below are links to documents with important information for the 2014-2015 school year. The calendar is a two-page document that contains a concise list of important dates in the school year. Also, there is a document with all of the fundraiser dates, with explanations for each one. The Parent Handbook is a 12-page document that will answer many questions you may have about all sorts of topics, including schedule, meals, medication policies, attendance, dismissal procedures, volunteering, and many more. Over two dozen topics are covered about which all parents need to know. In addition, there is a one-page document with updates and changes to school policies and procedures for this school year. Lastly, there is an absence verification form that you can print out, fill in, and send back to school with your child after an absence.
New E-Newsletter Service
N.B. Cook Elementary School will begin an E-Newsletter service soon in the hopes that we can keep you better informed. We would like parents, teachers, and other interested people to subscribe to get the monthly newsletters and weekly "blasts!" This is optional and you can opt to unsubscribe at any time. Please go to the link below to input your information.
Access Textbooks and Other Resources On-line
You can access the reading textbooks and other reading, spelling, and grammar resources online. The link is below. This will take you to the school district's single sign-on. The username is your child's 6-digit student number. The password is your child's 6-digit birthday. Once you sign in here, you will be automatically redirected to ConnectED. There you can click on the Reading Wonders Book. (The other book is the social studies book.) After you click the Reading Wonders book, you will have access to an abundance of Reading Wonders resources. If you have difficulty signing in to access Reading Wonders, there is also a link to a help document from our technology coordinator that may resolve the issue.
You can access our Math Series at the link below. The title of the math series is Go Math. The website is Think Central. The sign-on is slightly different than other district resources. You must choose our state, district, and school from the drop-down menus. Then the username is the letters esc followed by your child's 6-digit student number. The password is the letters Esc followed by your child's 6-digit birthday and a period.
Password: Esc123456. (note: capital E & period at the end)
Once you are in, click on "My Library" to access resources. You can view the resources that have been assigned to your child by his teacher.
Online Gradebook Access for Parents
The Focus Gradebook Parent Portal is available for use for parents and students in Escambia County, Florida. “Parents and students will now have a tool in which ...more
Mouse over the calendar below to see events and times.
Feb 11 - Class Picture Day
Feb 13 - Jump Rope for Heart
Feb 16 - Teacher Plan Day
Feb 23 - CiCi's Pizza Night
Feb 27 - Second Grade Play
Feb 28 - Winterfest
Mar 13 - Mad Science Day
Mar 16-20 - Spring Book Fair
Mar 20 - Report Card Day
Mar 30 - Spring Break Begins
Ways to Support
General Mills Box Tops
Box Tops provides three easy ways to earn cash for your school through everyday activities. Your school can earn up to $60,000 per year! That's as much as $20,000 each from ...more
5% Back to Schools: Office Depot has donated millions of dollars in credits for free supplies to thousands of US and Canadian schools through the 5% Back to Schools Program. All ...more
Target : Take Charge of Education
You can make a difference for your favorite school — Target makes it easy. Take Charge of Education® is a Target initiative designed to support students, teachers ...more
Campbell's Labels for Education
This year, our school will be participating in the Labels for Education® program. Through the program, we can collect UPCs and beverage caps from participating products ...more