May 9th, 2016
Summer Office Hours
Monday--Dress Like Your Favorite Teacher
Wednesday--Crazy Hair Day
Summer Music Camp
8:30-10:00 Kindergarten to 2nd Grade (Movement and Dancing)
10:30-12:00 3rd-5th Grade (Movement and Dancing)
1:00-2:30 3rd-5th Grade (Drumming Around the World)
If you have questions, please contact Ms. Galyon firstname.lastname@example.org
PTO Officers Election--May 16th
The slate of officers includes:
Vice President-Tijen Owings
Other committee chairs:
T-shirt and apparel sales - Carrie & Craig Lindeman
PTO newsletter - Carrie Lindeman
Recruitment facilitator - Mercedes Hayes
Boxtop Coordinator - Mike Scolari
Committee's for next year with positions that need filled:
AR Party Planner -
State Assessment Snack Coordinator -
Agenda topics for next year-
Updating the by-laws
From the Counselor
We will be addressing bullying in May. We are reviewing what bullying is and what to do if you are being bullied.
AMS transition- Please let me know if your child is struggling with this and I can spend some extra time with them on this topic.
We will go and visit the middle school on May 10th. Students will get a feel for the sixth grade pod and what their lunch procedure is all about. They also get to meet some of the staff.
COWS-Thanks so much for all that have volunteered to present at our third grade career fair. It will be May 4th here at CES. It is in the front parking lot from 9-11 AM. Please plan to come around 8:45 AM. If you have not yet signed up and would still like to please let me know. I truly appreciate all my volunteers and the kids love this day.
If you need any additional support or have questions –please contact me.
Marcie Faust-CES Counselor, NCC, LPC-316-218-4620 ext 2 email@example.com
If you are looking for summer programs here is what is available so far. We will continue to update this list as we hear of opportunities. You can also check the school website and look on Peachjar.
Our list of tutors--
Marla Camacho-316-613-9338 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Wanda Lewis-316-655-9375 –she will be doing tutoring and possibly a girl book club.
Summer Camps and Programs
- Camp Invention-Science Camp-Martin Elem. Contact Nellie Hill
- Camp S.M.A.R.T.-Successful Math and Reading Thinkers-Prairie Creek Elem. School-contact Karen Hayden email@example.com
- All- Star Reading-Meadowlark Elem. School-contact-Cami Kasel at firstname.lastname@example.org, Alexis Kamman at email@example.com, or call Meadowlark at 218-4630.
- Summer Reading Skills Program-Kansas State University-call 18005708936
- Reading Skills and Speed Reading Programs for adults and children-contact-18005708936
- The Ultimate Summer Boot Camp-- 4th and 5th Grade (incoming only) Exercise and learning at WES. Email Mr. Hesterman firstname.lastname@example.org
From the Nurse's Office--Mrs. Whiddon and Mrs. Tauke
Remember all medications to be give at school require a new prescription every school year and please remember if there are summer physicals or updates to immunizations to get those turned into the health office. Have a wonderful and safe summer.
From the Library--Mrs. Ohlund
Last Day to checkout books from the library--May 13th (All books should be returned by May 18th)
AR points due May 16th at noon
We are working on a project and need your help. We are in need of Velveeta Cheese boxes and any wax paper, plastic wrap, aluminum foil sized boxes. We could use the tube from them as well. We will share our projects when they are complete.
Our schools are transitioning from printed fliers and to a new “electronic backpack” system starting March 31. Each school has its own online backpack where school information, calendars, activity information from enrichment providers, and school letters will be posted. https://www.peachjar.com/index.php?a=28&b=138®ion=78035
We are working with Peachjar on this new system. Once implemented, just go to the front page of our school website and click on the orange Peachjar e-flier button to check it out.
No action is required on your part. You will receive a welcome email from Peachjar that includes a username and password. This is provided to give you the opportunity to manage your account and flyer delivery preferences. You do not need to log in to receive or view school e-fliers.
This system is used exclusively for distribution of school-approved fliers. Your email address will not be shared or used for any other purpose.
More information about this initiative is available on the district website under the Parents Tab. Thank you for your support!
School website: http://andover1.gabbartllc.com/
Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/CottonwoodElementary
PTO Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/groups/cottonwoodelementarypto/
Andover Twitter: https://twitter.com/AndoverSchools
Cottonwood Twitter: https://twitter.com/CottonwoodElem
Teacher Facebook pages:
Mrs. Brackeen https://www.facebook.com/MrsBrackeen/?fref=ts
Mrs. Highfill https://www.facebook.com/highfill2nd/?fref=ts
Mrs. Kindle https://www.facebook.com/kindle2014/?fref=ts
Mrs. Wilson https://www.facebook.com/Wilsonart2015/?fref=ts
Ms. Wright https://www.facebook.com/wrightces/?fref=ts
Mrs. Burrus https://www.facebook.com/burrust/?fref=ts
I also try to call home on School Messenger once a month to share upcoming activities and highlights and of course our Smore newsletter. If you have suggestions on how to help communicate our learning and teaching, please don't hesitate to e-mail me email@example.com