Tue, March 7th - Charter School Legislative Advocacy Day
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We had a total of 0 reported COVID-19 cases at Cottonwood, week ending February 24th.
Cottonwood School Open House for Prospective Students
Do you know families who might be interested in joining the Cottonwood community for the 2023-2024 school year? Let them know about our Open House next week on March 1st! Families of students entering all grades K-8 are welcome.
Can you help us spread the word? Save and share this graphic on social media, and this link for more information. We also have printed fliers in the school office, so if you have a local preschool, a community board at your nearest library or grocery store, etc., come grab a few to hang up!
Fundraising Auction In the Works
Get out your bell bottoms, tie-dye and polyester! That 70’s Auction is coming your way May 6th at The Multnomah Arts Center!
We need help procuring awesome items for the auction! Next time you are at your favorite business, ask for a donation. Or even better - do you know someone personally who wants to contribute? Or maybe you have the perfect thing laying around to regift! Just enter the details on this 2023 Donation Form and help us meet our goals!
We have been noticing and celebrating kindness in our community, and here is our final kindness tree!
Stay tuned as we begin to create our flexibility and problem solving tree, inspired by Willow’s teaching of flexibility and Dandelion’s teaching of problem solving.
Join us for a CSCS Family Night
Winter Plant Teachings
Where: The Cottonwood School
When: Wednesday March 22nd, 2023, 6-7pm
What: Classroom teachers and students from the kindergarten, 3rd grade and Sara's 1st/2nd grade will lead stations about our three winter plant teachers... plus a sing-along! Plant teachers this season are alder, willow and dandelion.
Registration is OPEN for Adventure Play Summer Camp! Sign up HERE.
Check out our offerings for this summer's camps, run by our amazing and beloved Cottonwood aides: Joe, Yuri, Paola and Gabby! Sign up for one week, or multiple. Each week will be full of fun, imagination, learning and cooperation.
We are offering a sliding scale fee, and can help arrange payment plans if needed. Reach out to Jillian to discuss your options.
Save the Date
When: March 15th at 2:00pm What: Join Friends of Cottonwood/PTO for a mixer before school pick up! Where: Elephants on Corbett
Black History Month Events
More ways to get involved with Black History Month events and initiatives around the city!
Share Your Photos
Have you taken photos of the Arts Park Run, when you volunteered for Adventure Play or Field Work? Did you volunteer and get photos in the classroom or at an "all hands" or animal family meetings? How about the play? Any photos of your child(ren) at school with friends/classmates or staff?
The BIPOC affinity club will meet after school (on the school patio) for a light snack followed by greetings, games and activities from 3:00-4:00 on the following dates:
Thursday, March 2, 2023
Friday, March 24, 2023 (12:30pm-1:30pm)
Thursday, April 6, 2023
Thursday, April 27, 2023
Thursday, May 4, 2023
Thursday, May 18, 2023
Thursday, June 8, 2023
Our team is looking for a few parent volunteers of color, especially men of color to join the affinity group leaders. Please let us know if you are interested. We invite all students of color to participate in the affinity space and encourage parents to talk with their children about participating.
Please RSVP and send any questions to email@example.com. If your student(s) have any food allergies and sensitivities please add that when you RSVP. We want to make sure we accommodate and honor any food allergies or preferences.
February Plant Teaching
The Cottonwood School 2022-23 Calendar
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