Wednesday â€“ March 21, 2012
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!!
Wednesday Packet March 21, 2012 Important Dates/Information Thank You, PAC, for the Staff Breakfast for St. Patrick’s Day last Friday. You did make us feel LUCKY! Cottage School’s 27th Birthday Celebration Through This Friday-March 23rd PAC and Interact Club Collecting Items for Women and Children to be Distributed by the United Way (see flyer) Trout Release – Saturday, March 24th, 10:00 AM Teacher Work Day – Friday, March 30th – No School Spring Break – Monday-Friday, April 2nd - April 6th TCS GLITTER at the Cougar Center – Saturday, April 14th, 7:00-11:00 PM RWC Showcase Tickets are in!! Tour HOME PLATE, the beautifully decorated home of retired Atlanta Braves relief pitcher, Mark Wohlers, and his family. 16th Annual Showcase Home Tour April 29th-May 20th Wednesday-Saturday 10:00 AM-6:00 PM Sunday 1:00-6:00 PM Tickets are $15 from Jacque or $20 at the door...More ticket info at:
Be Sure To Return before Spring Break DUE NO LATER THAN TUESDAY, MARCH 27TH
APRIL LUNCH MENU SELECTIONS FOR THOSE WHO PARTICIPATE AFTER SCHOOL PROGRAM April session begins Monday, April 9TH The Lunch Menu and ASP forms are available at the following link: http://cottageschool.org/school/?page_id=177
March 21, 2012
Welcome to Spring! Although we really haven’t had a winter and I fear we are jumping into Summer, we can’t complain about the weather! The only thing predictable about Georgia weather is its unpredictability! When it comes to teenagers, however, we can all predict that this kind of weather brings out more energy and enthusiasm! This week will mark the release of our baby trout into the Chattahoochee River. This program is in its second year here at TCS and it has been very beneficial. The opportunity to experience firsthand the development of a fish from egg to fingerling has been a remarkable experience for staff and students alike. Of course our science classes study life sciences and the impact of environment on all sorts of life forms, but when you have baby fish that are completely dependent on the nutrients, temperature and quantity of water that we are responsible for providing, it really brings the lesson home! Our students have been admirably attentive to their responsibilities. The T-shirt has been designed and we are ready to release them into the wild! This Saturday we will join several other schools that have participated in this project and bid our babies God Speed! We are also preparing the many end of year celebrations. If you have not yet volunteered to help your PAC (Parent Association Committee) with their numerous responsibilities, you can still jump right in! As you know, a portion of your tuition goes to your membership (just $50) in this organization. The leadership team of about eight parents organizes a variety of appreciation, informative and celebratory activities throughout the year. They depend on a variety of resources from the parent group at large. You will find opportunities in this week’s packet. Please consider joining them in their efforts to expand and enhance the TCS experience. Our Glitter event is a month away! For those who have attended, this is a much awaited event! Not only is it a “you do not want to miss this” event, but the funds support our tuition assistance program. First, let’s talk about the event. Every year we gather three hundred or more fun loving and generous folks in our Cougar Center that has been transformed into another world, and party, party, party! The decorations are always phenomenal, the food is divine and the auction is beyond belief. From the first Glitter event almost 20 years ago, we have been the envy of our local nonprofits. As Joe and I attend events during the year, we see folks “borrowing” ideas they saw first at Glitter…but nobody, I mean nobody, does an auction the way we do! Bring your friends and they will want to come back next year! Let’s fill up The Cougar Center and come together for our students! Last year we turned away almost thirty students who would have blossomed here at TCS. Although we offered many of them some amount of much needed tuition assistance, we could not offer them enough. Without that help, the promise of academic and social success is denied. Recent economic and social trends have impacted the world of independent schools in very powerful ways. All organizations are experiencing financial strains. However, when the future of your child is at stake, the situation is magnified. Most of our families know that unless they can afford smaller classes, hands on methods and a system that supports their teen while they learn the lessons that build a strong foundation for success, the quality of life for that child will be forever diminished. Think about that….forever diminished. You know what I am talking about: you had that same decision! Whether you support Glitter or the school’s Annual Fund, surely you can do your part to see that no child is turned away…that no opportunity is lost…that no future of success is denied. Share the success that is TCS with others by helping us help others.
The Cottage School 2012-2013 Parents Abbreviated Calendar Semester 1 August 8 August 9 August 10 August 13 August 16 September 3 September 11 September 21 November 2 November 5 November 19-23 December 17-19 December 20 December 21-Jan 2
HS Orientation (returning students) 9 –11 a.m. HS Orientation (new students) 9 –11 a.m. MS Orientation (all students) 8 a.m.–12 p.m. First Day of School PAC Parent and Family Social No School - Labor Day Holiday Senior/Parent Meeting No School - Teacher Work Day No School - Teacher Work Day No School - GISA Conference No School - Thanksgiving Break H.S. Sem. 1 Final Exams – ½ days All School Teacher Work Day Winter Holiday for All Students
Semester 2 January 7 January 21 February 14-18 March 10 March 29 April 1-5 May 20-23 May 22 May 23 May 24
First Day of 2nd Semester No School - MLK Holiday No School - Presidents’ Day Holiday TCS 28th Birthday No School - Teacher Work Day Spring Break H.S. Sem. 2 Final Exams - ½ days M.S. Last Day of School - ½ day H.S. Last Day of School - ½ day TCS Graduation
Donut Sale The Interact club is holding a donut sale during AM Carpool on Thursday, March 29th in the Middle and High School Carpool Each box will cost $7.00 By making a purchase from Interact, you save almost $2.00 a box AND All proceeds will go towards TCSâ€™ Relay for Life Team!
Come Travel With TCS to Exotic Ports of Call! Glitter 2012 is coming April 14! Hong Kong, Tahiti, Cannes, and Casablanca await you. Dress with an International flair or break out your favorite “cruise attire.” (Ladies, please remember, dress for comfort, Absolutely No Heels on Gym Floor) It’s less than one month until THE event of the year! Purchase your tickets now for $100/person from the TCS Advancement Office, or order online through our secure server. Proceeds benefit TCS’ Tuition Assistance Fund. “Glitter Ports of Call” will be a night of dinner, dancing, silent & live auctions, surprises, and wonderful memories in The Cougar Center!
The Captain’s Club opens at 7:00 p.m. For Info/questions, email mailto:Glitter@cottageschool.org
Key Annual Fund Update
... of TCS Parents have either made a pledge or contribution to the 2011-2012 Key Annual Fund as of March 15, 2012! We’re over half way towards our goal of 100% parent participation in the Key Annual Fund AND we’re well on our way towards our goal of $130,000 raised to support The Cottage School’s mission and goals. Our Annual Fund Class Representatives will be making calls SOON to secure 100% parent participation. They look forward to talking with you and answering any questions you may have. However, for your convenience, a contribution form is below, or you may make your contribution online through our secure server on our website. Attaining 100% parent participation in the Annual Fund opens the door to the program-enhancing grants that are available through Foundations. Successful completion of future campus improvements depend upon strong support from the Foundation Community.
You, as parents, hold the Keys to Our Success as we approach these sources of funding! o Yes, I support The Cottage School mission through my contribution to the Key Annual Fund: Total Amount Pledged: Amount Enclosed: Balance:
$ __________________ $ __________________ $ __________________
All gifts and pledges are due by May 31. Monthly statements will be issued. Please make checks payable to “The Cottage School Annual Fund.”
o o o o o o
$10,000 and above
Bronze Key Key Support
My company participates in the Matching Gift Program. Enclosed are my completed forms required to process the gift.
Please return this form with your check made payable to “The Cottage School Annual Fund”, in an enveloped addressed to the attention of the Advancement Office. Please fill in your name/names as you want them to appear in the Annual Report: Name ______________________________________________________________________ Signature ___________________________________________________________________ Address ____________________________________________________________________ City __________________________ State ____________ Zip Code ___________________
The Key Annual Fund
Telephone______________________ email _______________________________________
o Parent of ______________________ o Grandparent of _________________________ o Alumni, Class of_________________ o Parent of Alumni ________________________ o Faculty/Staff o Board of Directors o Corporation o Friend of TCS
The Cottage School 700 Grimes Bridge Rd. Roswell, GA 30075 770/641-8688 www.cottageschool.org
Announcing the Second Annual Trout Release Ceremony! When: This Saturday, March 24th, starting at 10:00 AM Who: Students from TCS and St. Pius Where: Island Ford on the Chattahoochee River
Directions: From northbound US 19 and GA 400
Take exit #6 (Northridge Road). Coming off the exit, stay in the right lane, cross over GA 400, and turn right onto Dunwoody Place. Go 0.5 miles to Roberts Drive. Turn right and proceed 0.7 miles to the park entrance on your right.
From southbound US 19 and GA 400
Take exit #6 (Northridge Road) Continue straight ahead at the traffic light onto Dunwoody Place. Go 0.5 miles to Roberts Drive. Turn right and proceed 0.7 miles to the park entrance on your right.
Come for free food and fly fishing lessons! Stay for an hour or spend the whole afternoon! RSVP: Lydia Dene at firstname.lastname@example.org
Summer is almost hereâ€Ś Are you wondering how your students can fill their days? Would you like to know about the best camps and jobs?
TCS counselors present:
Summer Opportunities When: March 28, 2012 Time: 1:30-2:30 pm Where: Media Center
ALLEN’S JOURNEY FOR PHIL As Phil Parker continues to be challenged on his ‘Wellness Walk’ against multiple myeloma, there is another challenge that TCS high school teacher and coach, Allen McAdams, is beginning later this month. In Phil’s honor, starting on March 31st, Allen will be trekking from The Cottage School to Florida State University, where Phil attended college. For Allen, this endeavor will be done via running, kayaking, and cycling over 350 miles. This is Allen’s personal endeavor to motivate people to pledge time or a meal to assist Phil and Anne during these months of treatment and recovery. At this point, Allen is looking for our support in this endeavor. By pledging your time in two hour increments, multiple needs for the Parkers can be met. Some of the tasks that will need to be performed at their home over the next several months include, but are not limited to:
Clearing pine straw islands Weed killing Taking dead limbs to the street for removal Transplanting volunteer Magnolia trees Spreading pine straw Helping with maintenance of a garden Sanding and painting small outside areas of the house Washing/vacuuming vehicles (Honda and Pathfinder)
After Allen’s completion of this trek, you will be contacted with how best your time pledge can be utilized and the coordination of timing will be determined. Anne is keeping up with the inside housework because guests are not allowed at this point in Phil’s recovery. Signing up to take a meal to Phil and Anne is a simple task that can be accomplished at the following link: http://www.TakeThemAMeal.com Recipient Last Name: Parker Password: parker After considering this opportunity, please return the following form to the front desk of either the high school or middle school. Thank you.
Name: _____________________________________ To support Allen McAdam’s journey in honor of Phil Parker’s “Wellness Walk”, I pledge ____________hours of time (in 2 hour increments) after the completion of Allen’s trek in order to assist Phil and Anne with necessary tasks during Phil’s recovery. AND/OR I have signed up through the above website to take a meal to the Parkers on the following date. __________________________
Join Us for Relay for Life April 27th Roswell High School www.roswellrelayforlife.org 1. 2. 3. 4.
What can I do? Join our team (TCS Cougars) for $10.00 Make a donation Join us for the event April 27th from 6PM-11PM Participate in Spirit Week April 23th â€“ 27th
This is a memorable event that all of us enjoy and we would love for you to be a part of it. Please contact Lynn Haas email@example.com for further questions.
Starting March 8, 2012
Ending March 23, 2012
In Honor of the Cottage School’s 27th Birthday, the PAC is sponsoring a Party with a Purpose The Cottage School will begin its 27th Items needed for Adults:
birthday celebration by treating students to cake and ice cream during
Travel size soap
Toothbrush and paste
Travel size lotion
campaign to support the 2012 United
Way Shoebox Project to help homeless
Travel size hand sanitizer
women and children in the Atlanta area.
Travel size tissue pack
Donations and empty shoeboxes can be
Travel size baby wipes
Zipper storage bags
lunch on Thursday March 8th. In honor of TCS, we will also launch a collection
dropped off into the collection boxes located in the school offices anytime March 8 –23. On Friday, March 23rd,
Items needed for Children: Coloring books
the Interact Club will pack and decorate the shoeboxes. PAC committee members will deliver the TCS shoeboxes to the United Way. The United Way will distribute these to women and children on Mother’s Day.
Please bring in empty shoe boxes also!
MS March/April Activities DATE
Things to bring/Information
All students going off campus must bring a sack lunch unless pre-ordered through lunch program. There will not be microwaves.
Students who earn Academics will need to bring extra reading material because he/she will be in academics all day.
Teacher Work Day
Mon-Fri April 2-6
Friday 4/27 ************** Friday 4/27 **************
SAVINGS TRIP SIX FLAGS 9:00 AM-5:00 PM
$852.84 $10.00 real cash
All students going off campus must bring a sack lunch unless pre-ordered through lunch program. There will not be microwaves. Students who earn Academics will need to bring extra reading material because he/she will be in academics all day.
All students going off campus must bring a sack lunch unless pre-ordered through lunch program. There will not be microwaves. Students staying on campus should come in dress code and change before the tournament
TCS Savings Check, permission slip and $10.00 are due to your HR teacher by April 13th at 3:00.
MS Six Flags Savings Trip Students will be leaving school on April 27th at 9:00 A.M. and returning at 5:00 P.M. All students attending must pay $10.00 in real money and $852.84 TCS Savings. The savings amount may vary based on the studentâ€™s enrollment date. All students attending must have either a lunch brought from home-that does not need a microwave, a lunch from Tasty Touch or money for a lunch. Please check the corresponding box for your childâ€™s lunch option. To give your permission, please sign below and fill in who will be picking up your child from school at 5:00 P.M. If you have questions, please contact Julie (678)250-5117 or firstname.lastname@example.org . This permission slip and $10.00 are due by Friday, April 13, 2012-no exceptions. My Child _________________________________ has my permission to attend Six Flags on Friday, April 27, 2012. Pick Up Options: ______He/She will be picked up at 5:00 by ___________________. OR ______He/She is already participating in ASP and will be joining the ASP upon return. Lunch Options: _________ Lunch from home _________ Tasty Touch _________ Money for lunch Signature _______________________
TCS Transition… From the small pond to the big sea!
Parents of Rising 9th Graders – As you know, we are in the process of assisting your students in their transition up to TCS High School. Please note the remaining activities and dates planned for the next few weeks. *These activities are specifically designed only for students who have returned contracts for enrollment to TCS.
March 27-Students will attend a “Pizza Luncheon” with High School students that transitioned from the Middle School to answer questions in a more relaxed environment.
March High School Payoffs DATE
Materials for your club
8:15 10:00 12:00 12:45 2:40 11:00 1:15 2:40
Levels Academics Lunch Academics Homeroom
All textbooks, notebooks, planner, and
10:00 12:00 12:45 2:40
Amicalola Falls Trip Lunch Homeroom
Things to bring/U.S. $
spare reading materials, if you will be in academics all day! Hiking boots, jeans to change into, and money for lunch
Coloring and music Lunch
Scrap Booking Challenge
Homeroom Friday 3/30
No school - TWD
SPRING BREAK WEEK APRIL 2ND â€“ APRIL 6TH HAVE A WONDERFUL BREAK AND SEE YOU ON APRIL 9TH!
May 4th, 2012 Where? Six Flags over Georgia
Students must have their $20.00 & permission to Ivan by March 30th !
Emergency Phone #: 770-313-8464 Departing? May 4th @ 9:00 A.M. Returning? May 4th @ 6:00 P.M.
COSTS $20.00 fee covers transportation and Six Flags admission. During this private event, students in High School can enjoy everything that Six Flags Over Georgia has to offer, including our heart–pounding roller coasters, thrill rides and family attractions.
RECOMMENDED THINGS TO BRING Sunscreen, sunglasses, money for lunch
$20.00 Real money (payable to TCS) $546.28 TCS savings account (80% of possible saving + price of the off campus) Must be at least a Level I Must owe no hours Have earned less than 2 “behavior related” Pink Slips this semester Must be academically current Must have work re-contracted or complete prior to the trip and be signed off by their teachers. Students who turn in money & permission forms on time will be issued a sign-off sheet that will be due to Ivan by April 30th. There will be no refunds given after 3/30/12
(please detach and return with payment)
Permission Slip- Return this portion only!!! ___________________(student- please print name clearly) has my permission to attend the Go Discover Six Flags on May 4th, 2012. I have attached $20.00 payable to TCS and understand that he/she will need some extra spending money for lunch or if they wish to purchase items from the gift shops. __________________________________ Parent Signature
THE COTTAGE SCHOOL LETTER JACKETS NEW JACKET PRICING FOR 2012-2013 HOLLOWAY SPORTWEAR JACKET WOOL JACKET LEATHER SLEEVES & SLASH POCKETS RIBBED KNIT TRIM COLLAR AND CUFFS THE COTTAGE SCHOOL LETTER SEWN ON COUGAR MASCOT CLASS YEAR NAME MONOGRAMMED PRICE $249.95 PLUS TAX XS-XL SIZE PRICE $269.95 PLUS TAX TALLS 2XL AND ABOVE
SPECIAL PRICING FOR INSTOCK COTTAGE SCHOOL JACKETS UNTIL END OF 2012 SCHOOL YEAR PRICE GOOD FOR FOLLOWING SIZE JACKETS ONLY…AND GOOD UNTIL SOLD 2- SIZE MEDIUM; 2 – SIZE LARGE; 1- SIZE 2XLARGE UNHEARD OF PRICE OF $219.95 PLUS TAX AND CAN BE READY IN 2-3 WEEKS ALSO, ONLY UNTIL 2012 SCHOOL YEAR ENDS, IF YOU ORDER A JACKET NOT LISTED BUT IN SIZES ABOVE, YOU CAN TAKE ADVANTAGE OF PREVIOUS PRICING OF $229.95 PLUS TAX AND JACKETS WILL BE AVAILABLE IN 6 WEEKS. SO HURRY, GET YOUR JACKET THIS YEAR AND TAKE ADVANTAGE OF PRICING BEFORE THE PRICE INCREASE!!
*Bring in old jacket before March 29th to be updated! IF INTERESTED, SEE COACH RICHIE OR CALL KIM AT UNIFORM SOURCE.
Congratulations to the following seniors on their Post-secondary acceptances! Trey Baron – Reinhardt University Jason Benator – Florida Institute of Technology, Kennesaw State University, Oglethorpe University, and Embry-Riddle Griffin Boven – Andrew College and Beacon College Kent Chambers – Chattahoochee Technical College Jack Chatlen - Chattahoochee Technical College Larson Eckford – Reinhardt University Peyton Gomez – Clark Atlanta University Brendan Jagielski – Reinhardt University Roxanna Javid - Chattahoochee Technical College Janet Keller – Kennesaw State University Adult Inclusive Learning Destin Leidner – Young Harris College, Reinhardt University, Berry College and Landmark College Jonathan Oakes – Drexel University, Roanoke College, Mercer University, and Colorado School of Mines John Peaden - Johnson & Wales University and The Art Institute of Atlanta Chad Simpson – Southern Union State Community College Kristina Tull - Young Harris College, Truett-McConnell College, Georgia Southwestern State University, Western Carolina University, and Reinhardt University. Emeline Wolff – Clemson Life The remaining seniors’ applications are still in process. Stay tuned!!
Senior Scholarship Awards 2011-2012 Please congratulate our seniors on their scholarship awards so far. We are so proud! Trey Baron - Reinhardt University - $1,000 per year Jason Benator – Florida Institute of Technology - $10,000, Oglethorpe University - $7,000 per year, Embry-Riddle - $5,000 per year. Brendan Jagielski – Reinhardt University - $3,000 per year Destin Leidner – Young Harris College – $13,000 per year, Reinhardt University - $6,000 per year, Landmark College - $20,000. Jonathan Oakes – Mercer University - $20,000 per year, Drexel University - $13,000 per year, Roanoke College - $15,500 per year Kristina Tull - Young Harris College - $12,000 per year If your senior has a post-secondary acceptance letter or has been awarded scholarship money please contact Lori Dasher at 678-250-5113 or email@example.com so we can share their accomplishments!