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It’s not just school . . . it’s COTTONWOOD!

The mission of Cottonwood Elementary School is dedication to the highest quality of academic instruction and service, delivered with a sense of compassion, friendliness, individual pride, and school spirit.


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Summer Activities for Elementary Students


Summer is H.E.R.E! Whether you take the summer off, or you school year-round, there are so many fun summer activities and projects for elementary students! Vacations, swimming lessons, field trips, summer camps….there is so much!

There are times when parents need to remember to place the books to the side and allow our kids to just learn in the experience. Perhaps that means going outside to play right after breakfast and not seeing them again until lunch. Or maybe it’s talking a family hike to the waterfall you’ve been “meaning to get to” for months.


The days of this summer will fly by. Carpe diem! Seize each one and make a memory of it! Below is a list of summer activities and projects you can do with your family. Have a fantastic summer!!

Summer Schooling:

Nature Study: Out and About

Books to Read:

Best Summer Reads

Amazing Books for Summer Reading

Summer Reading Challenge With Free Printables

Trips to Take (or Not):

Two 65-Page My Trips Notebooking JournalsBest 10 Road Trip Games in the RV

10 Fun Ideas for a Frugal Staycation

Gas and Food Prices Too High? 13 Staycation Vacation Ideas!

Freebies to Use:

Beach Fun Coloring Pages

Road Trip Printables for Kids: Tic Tac Toe

Road Trip Printables for Kids: Billboard ABC Order

Fun Activities to Giggle Through:

Messy Party

10 Ways to Keep Kids Active This Summer

So You Want Some Screen Time?

 A is for At The Beach

7 ways to have fun outdoors {Kids’ Co-op}

10 Tips to Enjoy Local Splash Pads and Summer Safety for Kids

20 Super Cheap Summer Fun Activities to do with Children

Piano Camp in a Box

Meet Our New Secretary: Ana-Maria Ruiz

Please join us in welcoming Cottonwood’s new administrative secretary Ana-Maria Ruiz.  Mrs. Ruiz comes to us from Mission Crest Elementary where she was their school secretary.  Two of our sixth graders, Naomi and Lydia, interviewed Mrs. Ruiz, and here’s what she had to say.

Q: What made you want to come to Cottonwood?
A: I’ve had several jobs at school, but never administrative secretary.
Q: How would you want to make our school a better place?
A: I want everyone to feel welcome!
Q: What is your favorite candy?
A: Skittles.
Q: Did you go to college?  Where?
A: I went to Cal State Long Beach.
Q: What accomplishments have you achieved?
A: I received a Masters Degree, and recently had a baby!

We are very happy to have Ana-Maria with us at Cottonwood!  Please come by soon and introduce yourself to her.

Cottonwood Elementary
8850 Cottonwood Ave
Hesperia, CA 92345
(760) 949-1390
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6:30am - 3:30pm

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