A Public Magnet School Integrating Academics and Fine Arts
Welcome to N.B. Cook Elementary School of the Arts
1310 North 12th Avenue
Pensacola, FL 32503
The Great Pumpkin Race
This popular 5K race begins at 12th Avenue and Moreno Street and winds through scenic and historic East Hill, in N.B. Cook's neighborhood. It is sanctioned by the Pensacola Runner's Association and attracts close to 1,200 participants each year. Proceeds from the race benefit the Sacred Heart Cathedral School and are used to contribute to the capital improvements to the buildings and grounds.
The 5K race will begin at 8 a.m. on November 1st and the 1-mile fun run will begin at 9 a.m.
Registration fees range from $20-$25 depending upon your age and how close to race day you register. The traditional long-sleeve Pumpkin Run T-shirts are guaranteed to the first 1,000 entrants and have quickly become collectors items around the community.
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Late Start Days Canceled
Superintendent Thomas will be recommending to the School Board on September 10, 2014 to DELETE the late start days that are currently on the 2014-2015 student calendar. This decision is based on a large number of concerns that parents have expressed regarding the late start days. Many parents have indicated that starting school late will create a hardship for them. As a result, the school district believes it is in the best interest of the families that we serve to cancel the three late start days. The school district is working on other solutions to meet the professional learning needs of teachers and staff. School will begin at the regularly scheduled time on September 17, November 5, and December 3.
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
Target's Take Charge of Education Program
N.B. Cook has been presented with a check for $1885.79 from Target in their Take Charge of Education program. Thanks to all of our teachers, parents, and ...more
Mouse over the calendar below to see events and times.
Sept 30 - PTA Fall Fundraiser Begins
Oct 3 - Jersey Day for Relay for Life
Oct 13 - Teacher Plan Day
Oct 14 - PTA Fall Fundraiser Ends
Oct 17 - 5th Grade Play
Oct 22 - Picture Day
Oct 24 - Report Cards
Nov 14 - Movie Night
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