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Ms. J. Cook

Welcome Letter

3rd Grade, Room 17

Wishkah Valley School


Dear Parents and Guardians,


I would like to introduce myself. My name is Ms. J. Cook and I was born and raised in Washington and spent a year teaching in Central Arizona.  I recently received a Master’s in Science degree from Louisiana State University Shreveport in Non-Profit Administration with national honors.  I received my Bachelors of Arts in Education from Eastern Washington University and graduated with Cum Laude honors.  My major was Visual Arts with minors in History and Math.  I’ve also received a Master’s Certification in Instructional Design in Technology at the University of North Dakota.  This is my 10th year teaching; my 5th year teaching 3rd grade and my 7th year at Wishkah Valley School.  When I first got to Wishkah, I was teaching in the Kindergarten classroom.  Before Wishkah Valley, I spent two years in Hoquiam teaching 1st grade and before that, I was in Central Arizona teaching 4th grade.  

Congratulations on your child advancing to the 3rd grade.  This 2023 – 2024 school year is going to be filled with many positive, exciting lessons and experiences.  Wishkah Valley is making great positive steps to becoming a school of the future.  Students will be using different tools of technology to enhance their learning experience.  We’ll be working with iPads, Osmo, and different Lego systems.  I hope to learn from all of my students and their families about their backgrounds and cultures.  One of my goals is to better educate our students about different areas of the world outside the Wishkah/Hoquiam/Aberdeen area.  

Student report card grades outlines are found in the student handbook.  During the school year, I would like to make sure our students learn kindness, respect, responsibility and become more independent.  I believe that, in 3rd grade, students need to be responsible for their behavior and be aware of their actions.  I like to use the Classdojo behavior system (app), where we can easily communicate and share what we’re doing in the classroom. 

Most days I will be in my classroom by 8:00 A.M. and won’t leave school until 3:30 P.M (I usually stay late).   You can reach me at the school’s phone number 360 532-3128.  My school email is


Thank you,


Ms. J. Cook

  • 2020 - 2021 PLANS COMING SOON


    I'm currently working on plans to get our 3rd graders up and running for the 2020 -2021 school year.  

    Please let me know if you have any questions or comments.

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