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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NEW SHIRTS AND SWEATSHIRTS!!!
We have new shirts and sweatshirts available in the front office! Stop by and check them out!
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!!
Books to Read:
Trips to Take (or Not):
Freebies to Use:
Fun Activities to Giggle Through:
Piano Camp in a Box
Regarding the new system of electing Governing Board members. Please click here to read the letter.
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?
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 Parents: Do you have questions about:
- Getting your children to follow family rules?
- How to avoid the homework hassle?
- Reducing family stress and frustration?
- Getting through to your child?
- Communication Skills?
- How to help your child be successful?
Fear no more! Cottonwood is offering a Positive Parenting Workshop beginning on Wednesday, January 25th. This is an 8-week program, held on Wednesday nights from 6:00 – 7:30. Topics will include:
- Positive parenting
- Creating positive kids
- Communication that works
- Creating structure for achievement
- Discipline practice for success
- What children and teens need to succeed
- Parents engaged for academic success
Child care and refreshments will be provided, along with door prizes!
For more information, contact Diane Jorgenson in the front office.