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Wednesday, March 26, 2014

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 March 26, 2014

Important Dates/Information MS Sock Hop – Thursday, March 27th – 7:00-9:00 PM in The Cougar Center Donut Sale during AM Carpool – Thursday, April 3rd - $7.00 per box Proceeds Benefit TCS’s Relay for Life Team Teacher Work Day – Friday, April 4th No School Spring Break – April 7th-April 11th No School, Administrative Office Open HS Prom - Thursday, April 17th – 8:00-11:00 PM at Ivy Hall The April session of the After School Program begins on Tuesday, April 1, 2014. If you have not yet paid for April, please direct payment to the Business Office or pay online. Thank you.


March 26, 2014

Jacque’s Note

If you missed GLITTER An Evening with the Arts, you missed A LOT! There simply are no words to describe the fabulous event that so many of you created! From the brainstorming meetings to the nose to the grindstone wrapping, hanging, toting and lifting that the committee accomplished! It took courage to abandon the dinner/dance/auction formula that we began so many years ago. However, recognizing the intense competition for charity funds, some very wise folks decided to shake our event up a bit. From the response we received during the event, I think we have another winner! The auction items were spectacular! The room looked amazing. The dinner was superb! The live auction was lucrative and fun! Check out was quick and easy. Our award winning Drama Troupe wowed us with their excerpt from their new play, Phantom Tollbooth. Partnering with Georgia Ensemble Theater was Genius! Each of their dramatic performances was fabulous. Their team is always easy to work with and brings such class to everything they do. Thank You! THANK YOU! It was AMAZING! In addition, TCS hosted this year’s Rotary District 6900 Interact Club Spring Conference on Saturday, as well. Interact is a youth service arm of Rotary International that provides leadership and community service experiences. Schools large and small from all over Georgia partner with local Rotarians and accomplish great things during the course of the school year through their Interact Club. Our small but mighty club is sponsored by Roswell Rotary and garnered Best Overall Interact Club, Best International Service Project and Best Scrapbook. Our two school sponsors are Ali Mills and Lynn Haas. They are supported by local Rotarians, Sid Disher and Becky Stone. It is a terrific way for students to gain exposure to International and local needs. You will find more information on the specifics of the accolades in this packet. Did you notice the beautiful landscaping around our newest addition, Hagan Hall? It all began with a generous landscape plan provided by Eric Hill of Autumn Hill Nurseries. Then Chuck Staley from the new Peach and the Porkchop restaurant on Etris Road generously donated all the plants. Project leader, Christy Hood-Cree, then garnered the support of parents, staff, students and local volunteers to finish the job weekend before last so we would be ready for Glitter! We will be calling for more Campus Appreciation volunteers in the coming weeks! I have faith that this cold weather will soon be history and we can focus on Spring! This is Jacquelyn Solomon’s last week at TCS. She has done a terrific job of supporting our Executive Team and has contributed to several of our community service projects. In fact, the Interact Club’s International Project that won the international award for our Rotary District was introduced to TCS by Jacquelyn. We will miss her generous spirit and great smile here at TCS. I am sure she will stay involved in our philanthropic activities.


The TCS Advancement Angle News you can use to help raise money for The Cottage School THANK YOU TO EVERYONE WHO ATTENDED OR CONTRIBUTED TO GLITTER! We couldn’t have made it happen without the following people:

Event Chair Janet Mrozik Advancement Committee Chair Homeroom Basket Co-Chairs Mindy Feinstein Bonita Rappoport DĂŠcor Co-Chairs

Bowe Lang Parent Volunteer Coordinator Lee Gidley

Committee Members Heather Andignac Helen Couvaras Susan Keesee

Chris Storm

Janet Kincaid

Lynn Thompson

Leslie Thurston

Homeroom Basket Parents

Homeroom Basket Parents

MS Parents

HS Parents

Julie Childers

CJ Barber

Kim Davis Mindy Feinstein Lisa Guttman Brenda Hall

Also, a huge thanks to the TCS Drama Club and Ryan Lafitte for an amazing performance at the event!!!

Michelle Hall Karen Hochhauser Stephanie Simmons Lisa Stroup Becky Thelen

Special thanks to our sponsors New Kent Capital Bowe and Paul Lang Atlanta Bread Company Fain Major and Brennan Young Life Academy

Susan Cunard Maria Farrar Lee Gidley Susan Keesee Cindy Kinchen Diana Langhorne Tammy Mace Kim McDaniel Bonnie Shulse Cynthia Thompson Pem Wilson

Congratulations to the TCS Interact Club! TCS hosted the Spring Interact Conference on Saturday, March 22nd. Twelve public high schools and one other private school were represented from our district. We would like to especially thank our generous students who achieved great success and won three awards: Best Scrapbook Best International Service Project Best Overall Club Congratulate the members of the Interact Club when you see them! Mary Alice Adkins Justice Atkinson Courtney Connell Rebecca Custer Yael Greene Ethan Menaker

Drew Shulman Emory Shulse Austin Welton Chandler Williams Barbara Womack Sabrina Youssef

The International Project involved collecting requested items over a two week period for the Soufriere Soup Kitchen, and a foster home & Middle School in Castries, St. Lucia. The school collected (97) toothbrushes, (10) soccer balls, (10) backpacks, (78) pairs of flip flops, (10) umbrellas and (5) rolling suitcases. We would also like to thank Lynn Haas for her leadership, Ali Mills who helped with the projects & scrapbook and Jacquelyn Solomon for arranging the International Service Project through her favorite charity; Divine Beauty Outreach.

“Save the Date”- April 12th, 2014 Saturday from 10am until 1pm (Come anytime during these hours)

“RosWall” Installation of TCS students’ new ceramic creations



Please RSVP to Phil at NOTE: We realize this is the weekend at the end of TCS’s Spring Break, but it is the only time we could schedule an installation between coordinators, volunteers and The City of Roswell. There will be another installation sometime in May before the end of school. Please come anytime between the hours of 10am until 1pm to participate, watch, or just drive by and wave!

Donut Sale The Interact Club is holding a donut sale during AM Carpool on

Thursday, April 3rd in the Middle and High School Carpool

Each box will cost $7.00 All proceeds will go towards the Relay for Life Team – TCS Cougars!

WIRELESS NETWORK INFORMATION-HIGH SCHOOL In order to increase the security and efficiency of our wireless network, The Cottage School has updated our wireless system. Our current and continuing policy regarding student access has not changed. Access is available for high school students who have Level 2 or 3 status and have a permission slip signed by a parent/guardian on file with The Cottage School technology coordinator, Summer Howell. Student must also be clear from any access holds due to privilege suspensions. Access the new form at or the form is under the Parent tab on the TCS website. You may direct any comments and inquiries to Summer at

GET TWO WT Cafe LUNCHES FOR THE PRICE OF ONE! The April and May Menus are now loaded! We are offering a BUY ONE, GET ONE deal for orders placed before April 6. Get TWO made from scratch WT Cafe lunches for the price of ONE. This coupon code may be used for each child. Scroll to the bottom of your order at checkout, enter the coupon code BOGO2014 then hit the Pay Now button!

Click HERE to order for April and May. Click HERE for April menu PDF We look forward to seeing your kids at lunch!!

BUY ONE, GET ONE! Coupon Code BOGO2014 Use it for each of your children Not available for "Rush" Orders

Offer Expires: April 6, 2014

MS March Activities DATE



Thursday 3/27 7-9:00 PM

“Let’s Rock and Roll!” Middle School Sock Hop

Friday 3/28

Academics/ Campus Beautification



Things to bring

$312.80 *two weeks* *SOCKS* $331.20 *two weeks*

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

March High School Payoffs DATE



Friday 3/28

8:15 10:00 12:00 12:45 2:40 11:00 1:15

Levels Academics Lunch Academics Homeroom




The Cooler Ice Skating and Basketball



Things to bring/U.S. $ All textbooks, notebooks, planner, and


spare reading materials, if you will be in academics all day!


Appropriate jeans to change into, and money for lunch

(non competitive) Homeroom

10:00 12:00 On-Campus

12:45 2:40

Video Games Lunch

March Madness (competitive)


Bring your own video system, games preapproved by Richie Clean Court shoes and gym clothes to change into


Savings Account Beach Trip April 29th-May 1st / April 3rd Due Date

April High School Payoffs DATE



Friday 4/4

No School TWD


Spring Break

Friday Academics 4/18

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

Levels Academics Lunch Academics Homeroom



Thursday Night

In order to be eligible for Friday off, you must have purchased a ticket for, attended the Prom & earned off campus.

4/17 Friday On-Campus 4/18

10:00 12:45-2:40

Saturday 4/19 Friday 4/25


Campus Work and Movies Marathon Homeroom

Saturday School for students who owe Attendance Hours Clubs





Things to bring/U.S. $

Spare Reading materials, if you will be in academics all day!

Bring $ for portraits


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

Don’t forget about Beach Trip! Students must have their money & permission to Ivan by April 3rd!

College visit to Southern Polytechnic State University WHEN: April 15, 2014 We will leave at 8:20a.m. and have lunch off campus. (Please bring money for fast food or a lunch from home)

Please see Abby in the loft for the college visitation form!

Completed visitation forms for this visit are due to Abby no later than Thursday, April 3rd (no exceptions) **please have any missed work recontracted and signed off by your teachers; if this is not done, you will not be able to attend**

Fields of Study include the following areas: Architecture and Construction Management Computer and Software Engineering Engineering Technology and Management Arts & Sciences Engineering To find out specific majors in the above fields, please visit the college website at

H.S. Graduation 2014 Commencement is quickly approaching, and we are sure you all want to reserve dates on your calendars! Please watch for more specific details and directions in upcoming Wednesday Packets. Here is an overview of the festivities:

Photo Memento: due by Monday, May 19th. We will continue the tradition of displaying photo memento boards prepared by their families. Each family displays a memory board of their senior at graduation. Sizes and styles vary – some are just photos, others are done in the style of scrapbooks. Just have some fun with it!

Graduation Rehearsal: for students only Wednesday, May 21st from 12:30 P.M.2:30 P.M. in The Cougar Center. Senior students must be a part of rehearsal in order to participate in the ceremony on Friday, May 23rd. Students who would like to speak must submit speech outline to Jennifer by April 3rd.

Graduation Speech Rehearsal: Wednesday, May 21st from 2:30 P.M. to 3:30 P.M. This is only for students who are speaking at Graduation.

Graduation Luncheon: Thursday, May 22nd at 12:15 P.M. at The DoubleTree Hotel to celebrate with your family & friends! Each Senior and one adult are included. For any additional attendees the cost will be $20.00 per person, and we encourage you to bring the whole gang! Each student must have at least one adult present. Please make your payment by May 2nd so that we can plan accordingly. We will distribute caps & gowns, honor cords and senior achievement pins for graduation at the luncheon! RSVP by filling out and returning the attached invitation to Ivan Plastiak. Please make checks payable to TCS. If you have any questions, feel free to call or email Ivan at or 678-250-5110.

Graduation Ceremony: Friday, May 23rd at The Cougar Center. All seniors must arrive by 10:00 A.M., dressed in their graduation outfits, with ironed gowns on a hanger, and graduation caps. The ceremony will begin at 11:00 A.M. A reception will immediately follow in The Cougar Center. There are no tickets and no limit to the number of people you can bring to celebrate!

Seniors, you and your family are cordially invited to attend the Graduation Luncheon Honoring

The Senior Class of 2014 Thursday, May 22nd 12:15 P.M. at The DoubleTree Hotel

RSVP to Ivan Plastiak by Friday, May 2nd

Return this portion to Ivan Plastiak: Student: __________and one (1) guardian at no cost will be joined by __ additional guests at $20.00/guest. Enclosed is $______ for our additional guests.

Post-Secondary Acceptances and Scholarships Congratulations! Rebecca Custer on her acceptance to St. John’s University, Texas Christian University, Birmingham Southern College, Agnes Scott College, Mary Baldwin College, and Brenau University. Ryan Delaney on his acceptance to Young Harris College. James Dorsey on his acceptance to Oakwood University and the University of Louisville. Spencer Glenn on his acceptance to The University of Alabama, Jacksonville State University, and Reinhardt University. Michael Kurland on his acceptance to The Art Institute of Atlanta. Arthur Leach on his acceptance to Beacon College and The Art Institute of Atlanta. Stan Long on his acceptance to Reinhardt University. Tyler McDonald on her acceptance to KSU Academy for Inclusive Learning. Ray O’Brien on his acceptance to The Art Institute of Pittsburgh. Matthew Smith on his acceptance to South Florida State College. Patrick Thompson on his acceptance to Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College. Marquis Victor on his acceptance to Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College. Barbara Womack on her acceptance to The Coastal College of Georgia.

Senior Scholarships 2013-2014 Rebecca Custer – St. John’s University - Scholastic Excellence Scholarship- $92,000 Texas Christian University - Faculty Scholarship- $48,000 Birmingham Southern College - Presidential Scholarship- $108,000 Agnes Scott College - Honor Scholarship $68,000 Mary Baldwin College - Scholarship Award $80,000, Agnes R. McClung Honor Scholarship $1,500 Brenau University - Trustee Scholarship Award $50,000 Ryan Delaney – Young Harris College - Faculty Scholarship $48,000 James Dorsey – Oakwood University - Premier - $ 52,000 & College Days- $2,000 Stan Long – Reinhardt University - Achievement Award $4,000

Wednesday Packet, March 26, 2014