Category: Urban Skills Center

Congratulations USC on an awesome Jog-A-Thon event on Tuesday 2/12/13.  We are proud to report that EVERY student and staff member at USC participated in our annual Jog-A-Thon this year.  We had a total of 24 active participants in the jog-a-thon who ran a cumulative total of 325 laps!  Our top performers included Galeta & Mr. Johnson who tied for the highest number of laps with a total of 24 each, closely followed by Jesse with 22 laps and Curtis with 20 laps.  We were

California State Assembly Member Toni Atkins and her Senior Field Representative, Lindsey Masukawa, were given a tour of TIEE’s COOK Education Center by TIEE Executive Director, Dr. Suzy Fitch. Assembly Member Atkins’ tour came as a result of her desire to learn more about the continuum of publicly funded school options for students with special needs. Both Assembly Member Atkins and her Senior Field Representative, Lindsey Masukawa, were very complementary of the highly skilled teaching staff of COOK Education Center. They witnessed students being actively

Thanksgiving celebrated at COOK Education Center with traditional feasts COOK Education Center held two celebrations The COOK Foundations Program Thanksgiving Feast The students enjoyed a turkey sub sandwich, along with a selection of yummy side dishes and fantastic desserts! We celebrated with fall colored tablecloths and turkeys that the students designed in art class. Thanks to families for all your help in making our feast a success! COOK Education Center’s Secondary Program had a wonderful time sharing a traditional Thanksgiving lunch with their family and

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