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Wednesday – January 30, 2013

Important Messages from The Cottage School are attached. Please sign this form indicating their receipt and return to the school with your student tomorrow. Thank You!!

Parent Signature________________________________________

Wednesday Packet January 30, 2013

Important Dates/Information

Senior Night – Friday, February 1st Before Varsity Mens Basketball Game Teacher Work Day – Thursday, February 14 - No School Presidents’ Day Holiday– Friday and Monday, February 15th and 18th Don’t forget to turn in your enrollment contracts for the 2013-2014 school year.

Early Enrollment Deadline is this Friday, February 1st.

DUE NO LATER THAN Tomorrow-Thursday, January 31st February LUNCH MENU SELECTIONS FOR THOSE WHO PARTICIPATE AFTER SCHOOL PROGRAM February session begins Friday, February 1st The Lunch Menu and ASP forms are available at the following link:


January 30, 2013

Jacque’s Note

This week’s Big Event is Senior Night! Whether you have a Senior or not, it is quite a sight when the parade of Seniors, accompanied by their proud parents, make their way to the center of the gym for some well-deserved recognition. Over the twenty eight years TCS has been around, there are certain events that have become traditions. Our graduating class may be small, but it is an accomplished group of talented and hard-working teens who have achieved a goal of which they are extremely proud. The journey to graduation has been complex and, at times, stressful. On Graduation Day, the atmosphere is intense and the time seems to fly by! The ceremony takes the spotlight. It, too, is a glorious day, but Senior Night is when each senior has their moment to SHINE. Do yourself a favor and come to the basketball game Friday night. Not only will you cheer on our athletes, but you will also have a chance to see each Fabulous Senior and celebrate their journey! It seems that every week I am “reminding” you of more things to do and for which to plan! And, actually, that is an accurate observation. Maintaining a healthy and positive structure for our teens means prior planning on all fronts. Most recently I have asked you to let us know about your school enrollment plans for fall so we can do our planning. January and February are packed with educational conferences, open houses, school fairs and professional recruitment fairs. The more information we all have the better able we are to benefit from the resources that are provided at each event. My next reminder is to begin to plan for summer. Older teens may benefit from taking additional classes for credit or finding a part time job. Younger teens may enjoy an opportunity to enjoy a camping experience. There are a variety of options for enrichment. All teens need a structured and positive summer experience! We will be sending the TCS summer options home in future Wednesday Packets. We are being visited by several summer camp professionals and will make that information available to you once we get the updated brochures. Now is the time to talk to our counselors to see what information you need to gather so your plans are well in place! Last Sunday’s Open House was a huge success. As you have noticed if you drive by local independent schools, this as an increasingly popular trend. For us, having over thirty families visit during the weekend is an undeniable benefit. My favorite way to introduce the school is a tour during the school day to see the classes in session. That is not convenient for many families. However, with the help from our able ambassadors, the visiting families were enthralled with the confidence of the students they met and the expertise of the teachers with whom they spoke. I know that several of you encouraged friends and coworkers to visit on Sunday. Remember the tuition discount for families who refer appropriate families. Word of mouth is our strongest endorsement!

See you at the game on Friday!


It’s time for

SENIOR NIGHT This Friday, Feb 1st Between the Girls and Boys Varsity Basketball Games (approximately 6:00 pm)

Come cheer on this year’s Seniors as they take their traditional celebration walk across the basketball floor. This is a time-honored TCS tradition and one we would like all families to come and enjoy. Hope to see you there!


MANY THINGS TO THINK ABOUT INCLUDING…. Does your student have a diagnosed learning disability? Do you itemize your deductions? Are you listing your tuition as a Medical Expense?

AND HAVE YOU COMPLETED YOUR GEORGIA GOAL FORM FOR 2013? If every Cottage School parent participated in GOAL, we would have sufficient scholarship money to meet the needs of all of our families. Here’s some information that might interest you. There is a small Private Special Needs School in Roswell with 35 students. Last year, that small school raised over $300,000.00. No corporate donations were involved. Just parents reaching out to associates, acquaintances, and other families. If a school of 35 students can raise over $300,000.00, surely a school of 134 can do better than $60,000.00. Please don’t wait. GET A TAX CREDIT OF UP TO $2,500.00. Go paperless and file at,

Why give money to the State of Georgia when you can re-direct those dollars to The Cottage School?


2013 AAC JV Basketball Playoffs @ The Cougar Center! When:

Wednesday & Friday, February 6 & 8, 2013

Wednesday Schedule: 4:00 P.M. #2 Seed vs. #3 Seed 5:30 P.M. #1 Seed vs. #4 Seed Friday Schedule: 4:00 P.M. Consolation Game 5:30 P.M. Championship Game Where:

The Cottage School Cougar Center Gym

Admission: $2.00 students, $4.00 adults (TCS community & staff = free) *Concession stand, t-shirts, & programs available

Please contact for questions: Richie Briggs-Athletic Director (770) 313-8459 The Cottage School 700 Grimes Bridge Road Roswell, GA 30075

TCS Golf Team Information We are very excited about your interest in the Cottage School Golf Team. There are some things you and your parents will need to know before you get started 1. Our season is scheduled to begin with practices on February 19 th. a. Practices will be held at Steel Canyon Golf Course Tuesday through Friday and pickup will be at The Cottage School at 6:00 PM (alternative arrangements can be made if necessary). b. Home matches will also be held at Steel Canyon; however, adjusted pickup times for those dates will be listed in the season schedule. 2. There is a cost associated with participating in this sport. a. Students qualifying for the team will need to pay a one-time fee of $250. This cost covers TCS sports fees, greens fees, and entry fees for all tournaments throughout the season. b. Students will need to furnish their own equipment. This will consist of clubs, gloves, appropriate footwear, tees, balls, and team shirt. 3. Because of the nature of golf as a high school sport, the team may consist of only seven players. In the event that there is an extraordinary amount of interest, it may be necessary to hold a performance assessment to establish our team roster. a. Team selection will be based on a number of factors i. Existing skill and understanding of the game ii. Availability to participate in practice and competition iii. Apparent potential iv. Conduct on the course

We look forward to having you as a part of our Cougar Golf Team and we are very excited about the upcoming season. If you have any questions, please contact me, James Prentice, during the school day. I am available by e-mail or my school phone number (770)-641-8688 ext. #5122.


MS February Activities DATE





Things to bring

Friday 2/1



Club Materials

Friday 2/1



Academic Materials *Remember to bring an independent reading book if you complete your work early. All students going off campus must bring a sack lunch unless pre-ordered through the lunch program. There will not be microwaves.

Friday 2/8 Off Campus

8:15 10:00 12:00 12:45 2:40

Levels Big Apple Circus Lunch Big Apple Circus Homeroom


Friday 2/8 On Campus

8:15 10:00 12:00 12:45 2:40

Levels Sock Monkeys Lunch Scene It Homeroom


Friday 2/8



Academic Materials *Remember to bring an independent reading book if you complete your work early.

MondayWednesday 2/11-2/13

Psychological Education Week

Thursday 2/14 Friday and Monday 2/15 & 2/18

Teacher Work DayNO SCHOOL All School HolidayNO SCHOOL All students going off campus must bring a sack lunch unless pre-ordered through the lunch program. There will not be microwaves.

Friday 2/22 Off Campus

8:15 10:00 12:00 12:45 2:40

Levels Bowling Lunch Bowling Homeroom


Friday 2/22 On Campus

8:15 10:00 12:00 12:45 2:40

Levels On Campus Activity Lunch On Campus Activity Homeroom




Friday 2/22

Academic Materials *Remember to bring an independent reading book if you complete your work early.

D ATE : F EBRUARY 20, 2013 T IME : 7:30 AM -5:30 PM We will be traveling to Chattanooga, Tennessee to visit the Aquarium and the IMAX Theater. Students must have $690.46 in their TCS savings account, plus turn in $11 to Lauren and be in good level standing in order to attend. You will need to bring a sack lunch or money to purchase lunch. We will return to campus by 5:30 PM.

Student Name: ____________________________ Parent’s Signature ________________________________ My student will be picked up at 5:30 by: ___________________________________ ____ Will bring lunch

MS Savings Trip

Tennessee Aquarium



High School February Date



Friday 2/1 Academics

8:15 10:00 12:00 12:45 2:40

Levels Academics Lunch Academics Homeroom

10:002:00 2:40

Coca Cola Museum

10:00 12:00 12:45 2:40




Friday 2/8




Academic material to complete work and spare reading materials, if you will be in academics all day!


Real money for lunch


White or light color T-Shirt

Homeroom Clubs

Materials for your club All textbooks, notebooks, planner, lunch and a change of clothes for P.M. work detail

For students who owe hours Sex Ed.; Internet safety

Wednesday 2/13 On-Campus


Group Activities Cookout

Lunch Electives Sex Ed.; Internet safety

Lunch Electives Sex Ed.; Internet safety Levels


Winter jackets for outdoor activities

Teacher Work Day

Thursday 2/14 Friday 2/15 Monday 2/18 Friday 2/22


Things to bring/US$

Beaded JuteHemp Macrame

8:20 12:35 1:15 8:20 12:35 1:15 8:20 11:30

Tuesday 2/12


Saturday School

Saturday 2/9 Monday 2/11

Rain out


No school Mid-Winter Break No school Clubs

Materials for your club

ATTENTION: Juniors and Seniors!! Sign up to take the


ACT Test Window

February 28

April 13 – May 5

**TCS Deadline must be met if applying for accommodations to receive extended time and testing over multiple days. ** The ACT is a college entrance achievement test accepted by all 4-year colleges. **All Juniors are strongly encouraged to take the ACT so that there is adequate time to improve scores For more information, questions or concerns, please contact Kristen Bell, Academic Counselor, at or 678-250-5113

Senior Scholarship Awards 2012-2013 Please congratulate our seniors on their scholarship awards so far. We are so proud! Evan Roberston – Young Harris College – Dean’s Scholarship Award $52,000 Mars Hill College – Mars Hill Scholarship Award $40,000 Simon Hirschhorn – Queens University – Academic Scholarship $48,000 Jake Neuber – University of Alabama – Collegiate Scholar Scholarship $56,000 University of Mississippi – Academic Excellence $22,000 Auburn University - $6000 for 4 years Davey Ison – Oglethorpe University Scholar - $48,000

College Acceptances Congratulations! Jake Neuber on his acceptance to Ole Miss, Auburn University, University of South Carolina and University of Alabama Simon Hirschhorn on his acceptance to Southern Polytechnic State University, Queens University of Charlotte, Georgia College, Oglethorpe University & New College of Florida Davey Ison on his acceptance to The University of Alabama & Oglethorpe University Desi Levan on her acceptance to Brevard Community College Evan Robertson on his acceptance to Young Harris College, Mars Hill College, Queens University of Charlotte and Limestone College Chip Sheffield on his acceptance to Southern Polytechnic State University

If your senior has a post-secondary acceptance letter or has been awarded scholarship money please contact Kristen Bell at 678-250-5113 or so we can share their accomplishments!

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