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! Our 4th and 5th-grade scholars will be going to Riley's Farm and learning about the Gold Rush and the Revolutionary war. This will be a very historical month.


I hope you all had a wonderful Spring Break and Easter Weekend.


Take Care,


Mr. Trudel

Cottonwood News Forecast

Take Note

Spring Break - April 4th-8th

No School! Be safe and have a wonderful time.

Easter Sunday - April 17th

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

Music Notes for MS - April 11-14th

Music Notes will meet during Period 5

Ramona Pageant - April 21st

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

Saturday School - April 23rd

This will be the last Saturday School for this year. Saturday School is from 8:00-12:00.

Softball Tournament at Warner Springs - April 28th

MS Softball Tournament to take place at Warner Springs.

Riley's Farm Field Trip for Grades 4 & 5 - April 28th

Our 4th Graders will participate in a hands on Gold Rush experience and our 5th Graders will be participating in a hands on Revolutionary War Experience.

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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

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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 Graders Completed Their High School Registration for WVHS and Hamilton HS

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Staff Appreciation Week - May 2nd - 6th

Staff Appreciation Week will take place May 2nd - May 6th!
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Save the Date - OPEN HOUSE - May 12, 2022

Cottonwood is hosting Open House and Family Literacy Night on May 12th, from 5:00 - 6:30 p.m. The library will also be hosting a Book Fair! See you there!