Category: Cook Education Center

On Saturday, October 15, the COOK/USC Parent-Teacher Group sponsored a picnic at Crown Point Shores along the bay…and boy was it fun! Nearly 50 people, including students and staff members from both COOK and USC, as well as their family members, enjoyed a beautiful day playing football and Frisbee, eating hotdogs, sharing potluck-style desserts and sides, playing in the sand, and, most of all, enjoying each other’s company. We hope to see you all at the next PTG-sponsored event!

Tdap Requirement for 2011-2012 School Year A new requirement from the California Department of Public Health, Immunization Branch, mandates that all students in grades 7th – 12th show proof of having had the whooping cough booster shot, called “Tdap,” before starting school in September 2011. Tdap protects against 3 dangerous diseases: tetanus, diphtheria, and whooping cough (pertussis). If your child has had a dose of Tdap on or after their 7th birthday, it is recommended that they have another dose on or after their 10th

The Board of Directors and the Leadership Team of TIEE welcome Mrs. Donna Adhoot, OTD, OTR/L, who has joined the staff of the COOK Education Center and Urban Skills Center to provide Occupational Therapy as required by student Individualized Education Plans. Donna received her Doctorate of Occupational Therapy from the University of Southern California’s Division of Occupational Science and Occupational Therapy in 2008. To complete her degree, she conceptualized and implemented a 6-week program, called “Super Sibs,” which was an occupation-based support group for siblings

The combined PTG’s of COOK/Urban Skills Center, Children’s Workshop, and Mt. Helix Academy will jointly host the 2011 All-TIEE Gala at the beautiful Coronado Community Center. We will dance to the ‘Retro Rock and Roll’ of The Ideas, sip fine wines and dine on delicious treats provided by several fine local restaurants. “Elvis” and “Marilyn” to join in the entertainment!

Students from Urban Skills Center and COOK Education Center’s Secondary Program have begun their annual tradition of volunteering as ushers for the school day performances of The Old Globe’s production of The Grinch Who Stole Christmas. For the last five years, The Institute for Effective Education’s Vocational Education Department and The Old Globe Theater have partnered to provide students with a realistic experience as ushers at professional theatrical performances. Our students are given the responsibility of ushering groups of students, who attend various schools in