Cobb School News & Updates

Check back regularly for updates on what's happening at Cobb School. You can also subscribe to the posts on this page by clicking on the RSS below. The Cobb PTO also has a Facebook group. Contact Helena Welsh for more information about joining that group.

Discount at Sports Basement

posted by David Leonard

Our School receives funding from Sports Basement when you mention our school.

We're inviting everyone at Cobb Mountain Elementary School (that’s you) to a very special shopping day, where you'll receive 20% off your entire purchase all day long. 

Mention your Basementeer account at the register, so your purchase supports Cobb Mountain Elementary School!
Cobb Mountain Elementary School
Date: December 6, 2017
Time: All day long!
Location: Every Sports Basement store!
Can't join us at the store? Join the celebration by shopping online! Use the code 2050008418503 at checkout.
Shop online now!
REG: %SKU: 699658 + MKTR SKU: 2050008418503

Basementeer discount doesn't stack. 
Discount will apply on all items including promotional prices.
Limit one per customer. Not combinable. Exclusions apply. See website for details.

Turkey Trot Pledge Forms and website

posted Nov 3, 2017, 7:16 AM by David Leonard   [ updated Nov 3, 2017, 7:16 AM ]

Dear Families,
      Our 2nd Annual Turkey Trot Fundraiser happens in two weeks.  Pledge forms are going home today, so keep a lookout for them in backpacks. The form is also digitally attached to this webpage.

Online pledges can also be done via the 99 pledges website.  Our specific web address is:

Thank you for helping to support our PTO.  The funds raised go to paying for assemblies, our Fall Carnival, the teacher classroom funds, art supplies, and other PTO sponsored activities. 

Please come and join the fun on November 17th. Last year we were able to raise $4000.
This year we were able to raise enough funds through business and family donations to provide spirit wear t-shirts for all students. The design is a combination of artwork by Brooke Keith and lettering by Zion Lentz.  Our sponsors names are on the back of the shirt.  Please have your child wear their new shirt on the day of the Turkey Trot.
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As always, thank you for your tremendous support of our school. Our school is amazing because of the dedication and passion our parents have for our school. You make the difference in your children's lives.
Thank you,

Fall Carnival

posted Oct 24, 2017, 11:25 AM by David Leonard

Fall Carnival

Tuesday, October 31st

Costume Parade starts at 9:00AM

How can I help?

Please stop by after school on Monday, October 30th to help decorate, or on October 31st to help clean up after the event is over. Also, we need peanut free snacks to give out to our students during the day. Donations of small bottled waters, apple juice, paper cups, and napkins are always appreciated. If you could please wait to drop off your donations until the morning of the Fall Carnival in the Multi-Use room that would be the most helpful.


There will be school the next day, and please no weapons with your child’s costume.

Late Bus this morning October 20

posted Oct 20, 2017, 7:50 AM by David Leonard

The Cobb Elementary School BUS is running 15 minutes late this morning (Friday, October 20th).

Art Contest Sponsored by Lake County Office of Education

posted Oct 7, 2017, 8:01 AM by David Leonard

Click on the link below to see about Lake County Office of Education's art contest "Drawing Down the Moon"

Make-up Picture Day & Lost and Found

posted Sep 29, 2017, 2:43 PM by David Leonard   [ updated Sep 29, 2017, 3:00 PM ]

This coming Tuesday, Oct. 3rd is the day for retakes and students who were not here on picture day.

6th Grade Science Camp meeting on October 3rd, 8 am in room 8 at 9 am.

Our LOST AND FOUND has grown this week. Please remember to write your child's name in their sweatshirts, jackets, and lunchboxes. These are the items that end up there the most frequently. The lost and found resides on the table by the cafeteria entrance.

Minimum Days 8/30 & 8/31

posted Aug 29, 2017, 7:44 AM by David Leonard

We have Minimum Days this Wednesday & Thursday 8/30 - 8/31. Pickup is at 1:20 pm. 
Back to School Night is also Thursday, 8/31 from 6 to 7 pm.
Each classroom will have two 30 minute presentations and time for questions so parents and teachers can get better acquainted.

Book Fair

posted Aug 17, 2017, 2:09 PM by David Leonard

Hello Families,
      Our library is putting on a Book Fair from August 28th through September 1st. All proceeds from the book fair go to the library for additional book purchases. Teachers will have book wish lists on site if you wish to sponsor a classroom book.

The hours are as follows:
Monday & Tuesday 12 - 2 pm and 3 - 4 pm

Wednesday  12 - 1 pm

Thursday 12 - 3 pm and 5 - 7 pm (prior to and during our Back to School Night)

Friday 12 - 2 pm

Students may purchase books during their class library time. 

Happy reading!
Mr. Leonard

Solar Eclipse Permission Slips

posted Aug 17, 2017, 8:19 AM by David Leonard

Permission slips are going home today. The upcoming solar eclipse is a great opportunity to learn about science.
Viewing the clips without proper glassware can cause permanent damage to your eyes. Please have a very serious conversation with your children about this.

We have glasses that our students can use, but we will only allow students to participate in viewing the eclipse with these glasses if we have your permission. Please sign and return these permission slips tomorrow so that we can have your child participate on Monday morning. 

Thank you!

Peanut Allergy, Site Council & Back to School Night

posted Aug 15, 2017, 7:46 AM by David Leonard

Dear Families,
       We're so excited that our school year is off to such a great start. Our first day went extremely well, and our students did a great job! Our Back to School Parent Information Night will be held Thursday, August 31st from 6 to 7 pm. Each teacher will have two 30 minute presentations (6 & 6:30 pm) so parents can visit at least two classrooms that evening. 
       August 30th & 31st are also minimum days. On these days, teachers attend professional development workshops, and collaborate with their grade level peers at other school sites. Dismissal time is 1:20 on Minimum Days, and bus routes arrive two hours earlier than normal.
        We have our annual Swim Days scheduled for September.
Mrs. Rodgers & Mr. Morita's classes will go on 9/6/17. Ms. Millar's TK/K and Ms. Beck's 1st Grade will go on 9/7/17. Mrs. Lutes 2/3 & Mr. Weiss' 3rd grade will go on 9/8/17. We're also going to do a walking field trip that morning to Hardester's Market as a part of our Site Safety Plan. 
        We're looking for parent/guardian Site Council members for the 2017-18 school year. Site Council looks at student achievement data, our LCAP (Local Control Area Plan), and parent/student survey data to make decisions for our plan for student success. We need a minimum of five parent members. Meetings take place on Friday morning at 8 am. If you're interested or know someone who is, please contact me at

        Lastly, I wanted to inform/remind families that we have a student with a severe peanut allergy.  Some families new to our school may not know this.  Here's some information from our website.

Peanut Allergy

Our school has students with peanut & melon allergies. Let's clarify a few things regarding these allergies. 

  • Having an allergy is not a choice.
  • This is a life threatening condition.
  • Exposure to oils from peanut protein, dust from food that contains peanuts, or ingestion of something that contains peanuts can initiate anaphylaxis. Likewise contact with melons, or melon juice can create a reaction.
  • The type of anaphylaxis this child has experienced has been a drop in blood pressure resulting in losing consciousness.  This is a rare and serious reaction because it means that their heart is slowing and will just stop if they aren't treated.
  • This student is highly aware that they need to be vigilant about the food they handle and eat, and takes every precaution to protect themself from having a reaction. 
How can you help?
  1. It is imperative that any foods containing peanuts should stay at home. Please provide snacks & lunches that don't contain peanuts.
  2. If your child had something containing peanuts for breakfast, check their clothing for any smears of the peanut product.
  3. Have your child wash with soap and water (hand sanitizer doesn't remove the protein oils).
  4. Have your child brush their teeth, or rinse their mouth with water.
  5. Remind your child that we do not share food with other students at Cobb School for safety reasons.
  6. If you're looking for a list of alternate snack foods, you can find it hereSunbutter and some almond butters are alternatives for children who absolutely won't eat anything but peanut butter. We know how finicky children can be about food.
We'll be checking snacks daily in this child's classroom to be sure they are safe. If for some reason a food containing peanuts shows up at school, we'll replace it with an alternate for your child and send it home with a note reminding you about the need to keep foods peanut free. Again, this is a life threatening allergy. Thank you for helping keeping our students safe!

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