April 5th, 2016
Cottonwood PTO Non-A-Thon
Once again, we are asking for your support. This year, PTO said let's try something new. We aren't going to sell anything, bake anything or run anywhere. We are just going to ask for funding to finish out this year and start next year.
Students brought up envelopes and notes on April 1st. They are to return the envelops, full or empty by April 14th. All the details are listed in the note. Please consider helping, any amount helps.
For more information or to donate easily go to https://www.gofundme.com/63v49z6c
Thank you again for your continued support.
Spring Track is Back!
As you know, Cottonwood shares the parking lot with the District Stadium. During track season, AHS, ACHS and AMS host league track meets. This means that parking/traffic may be difficult during dismissal. Track meets start at 3:00 p.m. If at all possible, please plan on having your child ride the bus home. If your child must be a car rider on track meet days, please pay extra attention to the staff members directing traffic and follow their instructions. We will try our best to get you home quickly and safely.
Mark your calendars for April 19th, May 2nd and May 9th as District Track Meet Days.
From the Counselor--April is Careers Month
Counselor Time-In April we will be studying careers in all grade levels.
On Wednesday, May 4th we will have the annual all district 3rd grade career fair. If you are interested in coming to talk about your career please let me know.
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
They are truly a school nurses "lifesaver."
From the Library--Mrs. Ohlund
Just an FYI--Last Day for students to check out books will be May 13th. All books should be returned by May 18th.
Students in grades 3, 4 and 5 who have read the required William Allen White books will be invited to a pizza and movie party.
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.
It's that time again. We're collecting Box tops and soup labels. Students received a sack before Spring Break. Just return that sack to the CES office before April 14th. It always helps if you can take a moment and put them in stacks of 50.
Need something to collect. Mrs. Rooks is asking for pop tops or package codes from Coke products. Here is a list of participating brands. Just drink a refreshing soda/water/juice and bring the top or cardboard code to the office and Mrs. Rooks will input your codes. or you can sign up at My Coke Rewards and donate your points to Cottonwood.
The Cottonwood PTO is now part of the Amazon Associates LLC program. If you are an Amazon shopper, log in to your personal Amazon account through this website and earn money for school. Just click on the provided banner anytime. http://cottonwood.usd385.org/106267_2
2nd graders hard at work interviewing for jobs with the popcorn company.
Kindergarteners read Three Billy Goats Gruff and then were visited by a new baby goat.
AHS Student Council members came to eat lunch with our students.
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