Cookstown Central Public School
Cookstown, ON L0L 1L0


School Year 2012-13
Follow the Newsletter/Calendar link for upcoming events.

As per a correction in the October Newsletter, there will be no SILENT AUCTION this year.

 Welcome to Cookstown Central Public School

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Welcome to our school! We are pleased to help out any parents/visitors with questions they may have. Feel free to call, (705)458-4461, or come in to the school office.
Mrs. Lisa Abernethy

School population – 560
Number of buses and vans servicing C.C.P.S. – 23
Number of walkers – 50

Phone: 705-458-4461
Fax: 705-458-4814
Safe Arrival: 705-458-1256


Elementary Schools Closed - Friday, January 11, 2013

Dear Parents and Guardians,

We have been informed by the Elementary Teachers’ Federation of Ontario (ETFO) that elementary teachers and Designated Early Childhood Educators at all public elementary schools throughout the province will be holding a day of political protest on Friday, January 11, 2013.

As a result of this withdrawal of services by teachers and Designated Early Childhood Educators, all SCDSB elementary schools will be closed to students for one day on Friday, January 11, 2013. Child care centres will remain open only for children already registered in those programs. Before-and-after school programs will not be open in these school buildings on Friday. School buses will not be transporting students to public elementary schools on Friday, January 11.

Schools will re-open on Monday, January 14.

We sincerely apologize for the interruption to student achievement as a result of this political protest organized by the teachers’ union.

We will continue to relay information through the following communications avenues:

SCDSB Website: www.scdsb.on.ca
SCDSB Facebook: www.facebook.com/SCDSB
SCDSB Twitter: @SCDSB_Schools
SCDSB Recorded Announcement: 1-877-728-1187

Information about provincial ETFO job action is available at: www.etfo.ca.

I thank you for your continued patience during this labour situation.

Yours truly,

Kathryn Wallace
Director of Education

School Bus Cancellations

Our school is in the “South Zone”. Bus cancellation information is included in the following link: www.simcoecountyschoolbus.ca

Important information about Student Insurance

Please look under Parent Information regarding the need to have appropriate insurance for students who participate in Athletics and go on Field Trips


This site gives support for Grades 7-10 in Math.
Paste this site into your address bar and save it into your Favourites!!
Look under Parent Information for a quick synopsis of the website.

Before and After School Care Programs

The Simcoe County District School Board is pleased to announce that all 20 Simcoe County public elementary schools providing full-day kindergarten in 2012-13 will also offer families before- and after-school programs for elementary school-aged children.
“We are delighted to be able to offer this extended day feature in all of our schools providing full-day kindergarten,” states Kathi Wallace, Director of Education. “We encourage families who require before- and after- school care for their elementary school-aged children to register soon.”
The before- and after-school care programs in these 20 SCDSB schools are open to registration now; program operation is subject to sufficient demand.
“We are looking forward to working closely with our community partners, the YMCA of Simcoe Muskoka and Upper Canada Child Care Centres, in providing this valuable service to families of school-aged children in these communities,” states Paul Sloan, Superintendent of Education.
Before- and After- School Rate: $18.00
Before-School Only Rate: $9.00
After-School Only Rate: $13.00
Registration contact numbers:
For Cookstown Central P.S., register with Upper Canada Child Care, 905-946-1113, ext. 340, for before- and after-school care:

New! Families Can Access School-age Care Programs on PA Days and Holidays at Schools

The Simcoe County District School Board is pleased to announce that families will be able to access school-age child care programs on non-instructional days (PA days and school holiday breaks) across Simcoe County. The for-fee programs have been planned throughout the region at specific public schools. Families from any school board are encouraged to register their children to attend the program on non-instructional days at the designated public school site closest to their home school.

“The public school board is delighted to offer this option to families in our region,” states Kathi Wallace, Director of Education, Simcoe County District School Board. “We encourage families who require care for their elementary school-aged children on PA days and during school breaks to register soon.”

Registration for PA days and school holiday breaks has started and families are encouraged to contact the child care providers listed here to coordinate registration in advance. The fee is $33.50 per day.

“We are working closely with our community partners, the YMCA of Simcoe/Muskoka, York Professional, S.E.E.D.S. Child Care and Upper Canada Child Care Centres, in providing this valuable service to families of school-aged children in our communities,” states John Dance, Superintendent of Facility Services, Simcoe County District School Board.

John Dance, Superintendent of Facility Services, SCDSB,
705-734-6363, ext. 11375

Dogs on the Property

Please remember that dogs are not allowed on schoolproperty except for service dogs. Also, we have a number of people who ‘walk’ their dogs on property after hours and do not clean up after them. Responsible dog owners always “poop & scoop”. It is very upsetting to students when they walk through what is left behind. Please do not bring your dog on school property. You can arrange to meet your child just off the edge of the property.

Parents – Subscribe to SCDSB’s free eBulletin for tips and strategies to support children’s education

Welcome to Bringing School Home! The Simcoe County District School Board produces this monthly e-bulletin to help parents support children on their journey of lifelong learning. In each issue, you’ll find practical tips and strategies to help your child achieve success in those important years of learning from Kindergarten to Grade 12.

Go to the link below to see all issues:

FREE Dental Care!! Simcoe Muskoka Health

Look under the Parent info link. The Healthy Smiles Bus will be at another location so call the contact number to find out where the locations are!!


** Christmas is coming…………………..great gifts!
** Do your personal shopping and benefit the school!
**Own a business?? Give gifts cards to your employees this year!
No matter the reason, every gift card purchase benefits the school with no extra cost to you.
Order form under the Forms link.
Gift card orders are due Friday, December 7, 2012 and will be ready for pick up at the school or sent home with your child on Friday, December 14, 2012!!

Wonderful Services and Programs for Early Intervention through The County of Simcoe

To see all the programs,paste this website into your address bar.

Autism Ontario - Simcoe County Chapter's 2013 Winter Programs

Registration is open to ASD children of all ages.
Copy and paste this website into your browser.

York Region and Simcoe County Applied Behaviour Analysis (ABA) - based Services and Supports for Children and Youth with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD)

For all parents with children with an ASD diagnosis, paste this website in the browser for information on a free program.


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