April Newsletter

Cottonwood School

Greetings Cottonwood Families

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Hello Cottonwood Family

The months of March and April have been quite busy, that is part of the reason we are halfway into April without a newsletter! In March we took a tour of Hamilton High School with our 8th graders. It has some amazing Career and Technical Education (CTE) coursework that our scholars will be able to take and it is a wonderful place to spend your High School career.

In April the classrooms were visited by a dancing bunny handing out candy! Ask your scholars about it, they had a great time. This month our 4th graders are going to the Ramona Pageant, a wonderful play that has been a tradition for almost 100 years!

Hope you all had a wonderful Spring Break and Easter Weekend.

Take Care,

Mr. Trudel

Cottonwood News Forecast

Take Note

April is National Poetry Month

National Poetry Month in April is a special occasion to celebrate the importance of poets and poetry in our culture

Spring Break - April 3rd -7th

No School! Be safe and have a wonderful time.

Easter Sunday - April 9th

Enjoy the day with your family and loved ones as you prepare to kick off spring break.

PTO Meeting April 11th

Joining the PTO is a great way to show your support for your child and to ensure he/she receives the best education possible.

End of Triad 5 - April 14th

Last day of Triad 5. Grades will be submitted. All missing work is due.

SBAC Testing - April 17th - April 28th

SBAC Testing will take place daily during this time. Please arrive at school on time, eat a good breakfast and get plenty of rest so that you can do your best!

Ramona Pageant - April 20th

4th Graders will go to the Ramona Bowl to see the Ramona Pageant.

Earth Day- April 22

Earth Day is an annual celebration that honors the achievements of the environmental movement and raises awareness of the need to protect Earth's natural resources for future generations.

Softball Tournament at Warner Springs - April 27th

MS Softball Tournament to take place at Warner Springs.

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Character Corner

For the month of April our school will emphasize the character trait of "Sensitivity" . Sensitivity can be defined as "Carefully using my senses so I can better respond to the people and situations in my life.

The characteristics of Sensitivity are:

  • I will listen carefully to others.

  • I will watch their language.

  • I will notice their tone of voice.

  • I will put myself in others' shoes.

  • I will show that I care.

We would love to see our students in action demonstrating the character trait of Sensitivity! Please e-mail any pictures of your children to Mrs. Niaves (aniaves@hemetusd.org) demonstrating sensitivity in school, around the house or the community so that we can showcase their efforts!

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Family Connection

Parent Resources on Sensitivity

Check This Out!

Friday Night Live Club and PLUS Students Went to Six Flags

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SAFE Extended Learning Opportunities Offered During Spring Break

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March Overview!!

Cottonwood Students Celebrated the Achievements of Women during March for Women's History Month

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8th Grade Field Trip to Hamilton HS

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Music Notes Workshop

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Staff Appreciation Week - May 1st - 5th

Staff Appreciation Week will take place May 1st - May 5th!

Save the Date - OPEN HOUSE - May 11, 2022

Cottonwood is hosting Open House and Family Literacy Night on May 11th, from 5:00 - 6:30 p.m. The library will also be hosting a Book Fair! See you there!

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