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Date:

Wednesday – March 27, 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 March 27, 2013

Important Dates/Information Thank You, PAC, for the delicious Staff Breakfast this morning. It was a beautiful start to our day and we appreciate your thoughtfulness.

Interact Club Donut Sale to benefit TCS’ Relay for Life Team - $7.00/box TOMORROW…Thursday, March 28th – During MS and HS Morning Carpool Teacher Work Day – Friday, March 29th No School Spring Break – April 1st-April 5th No School High School Prom - Thursday, April 18th 8:00-11:00 PM in The Cougar Center

*Don’t Miss the TCS Sports Camps and Senior Graduation Information in this Packet.

DUE TODAY!!

Wednesday, March 27th

BOTH PROGRAMS BEGIN APRIL 8th First day after Spring Break April LUNCH MENU SELECTIONS FOR THOSE WHO PARTICIPATE

AFTER SCHOOL PROGRAM The Lunch Menu and ASP forms are available at the following link: http://cottageschool.org/school/?page_id=177 *Or forms are included in this packet*

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March 27, 2013

Jacque’s Note

This week we will be saying good bye (for a four month leave of absence) to our very special Advancement Director, Laura Burdett. Her letter to you is enclosed, but she is far too humble to say what I plan to say. Laura had partial knee replacement in January and has been recuperating from that ordeal, while working from home. Just recently she returned to part time here on campus but, in the meantime, her mother-in-law has reached a health crisis that requires full time care. As is their style, Laura and her husband, Nik, have rearranged their life completely to give the assistance needed. The plan is to get her mother-in-law back on a healthy track and return to TCS in August. So…this note is not intended to signal a permanent loss, but Laura‘s role at TCS over the years has been much too vital to simply let her slide out the back door, even for four months. Laura and Nik brought their older son, Rob, to interview when he was a rising 9th grader. Rob is an outstanding young man; talented, persistent, goodhearted and determined! We enjoyed spending the years with him. Nik and Laura were the models of supportive parents, always available to help Rob and the school. As Rob’s graduation approached, and we were in search of someone to expand our fundraising efforts, Laura stepped forward, once again, but this time with a very specific skill set which was a perfect match for our needs. Since then, the entire Burdett family has contributed in ways too numerous to count to our sports programs, fundraisers, and total community spirit. Not only was it wonderful to have a former parent leading the fundraising department, then called Development, but her professionalism and creativity took TCS to an entirely new level. Laura applied herself 200% to updating our policies, revitalizing our approach and energizing our staff and families. She introduced us to new resources, educated us on the latest trends and partnered TCS with innovative consultants. We grew over the years to a point where we needed two of her! That is when we began hiring someone to handle the marketing and communication tasks, as well. Laura was one of the first administrators to have her very own department! And she didn’t stop there! Aside from Laura’s very obvious professional talents, she brings an authenticity to our staff that inspires others. Laura is fun, smart, compassionate and generous. She steps forward to offer a hand to all. She can be counted on to keep us on track. Her technology talents elevated the visibility of our school community. We didn’t know a tweet from a post but Laura forged ahead when other schools were still trying to figure out if there was any benefit to this social media stuff. We will surely stay in touch while she is out. We will have a part time person to keep us on track until she returns. We are so blessed and grateful to have Laura as a part of our team!

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Cougar Nation: Over the nine years I’ve served as Director of Advancement at TCS, it’s been a privilege to work with the most dedicated, enthusiastic, and supportive group of parents, students, alumni parents, alumni, and fellow staff! TCS is a magical place where incredibly great things happen on a daily basis. Whether it’s those very shy students saying “Hi!” and making eye-contact for the very first time, the army of volunteers arriving to put together another amazing Glitter event (and showing up the morning after the event to help clean), the intrepid souls who meet us on campus before dawn for Annual Fund Pledge Drop Off Day, the years and years of fabulous parents who decorated gyms (first “borrowed,” then in our very own Cougar Center!) and planned our Homecoming Celebrations… those wonderful masses of alumni who return each year to celebrate great memories—and defeat the staff in the highly contested alumni-staff basketball games … each Graduation, Senior Night, Family Picnic, or spur of the moment chats…. YOU ALL put the magic into the TCS community! At this time, family circumstances necessitate my requesting a leave of absence beginning April 1, 2013. It is very hard to step away from this position. The school has played a huge role in my family’s lives for over 13 years. We’ve all benefitted positively through our association with The Cottage School. But, really, I’m not “going” anywhere—I’m always just a phone call, text, email or tweet away—and TCS has a permanent place in my heart! Thank you from the bottom of my heart. It has definitely been my honor to work with each of you! Looking forward to seeing you all very soon. Sincerely, Laura B. ljburdett@mac.com @ljburdett


Donut Sale The Interact Club is holding a donut sale during AM Carpool on Thursday, March 28th 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 TCS’ Relay for Life Team!


Looking for something to do over Spring Break? Want to win an iTunes gift card? It’s easy!!!

Read 5 hours over Spring Break. Read anything you like – books, magazines, newspapers Record your hours on the following Reading Log. Have your parents sign off on your daily reading.

Turn in your Reading Log to your Language Arts teacher on Monday, April 8. You must have completed five hours of reading. Your name will be entered into a drawing that will be held on Tuesday, April 9. One high school winner! One middle school winner! The chosen student will win a $10 iTunes gift card.


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Volunteers needed! Saturday, April 13th

9am - Noon

P A C

Please make room in your schedule to help plant, clean, and prepare the campus for graduation festivities. Students receive “attendance hours.� Water and snacks provided! Bring your gloves, rakes, shovels, and weed eaters to the gazebo & join in the fun! To RSVP or for more info, contact Vinette. vinetteg@cottageschool.org

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Your Support Is Needed Tomorrow, our State Legislators will be voting on increasing the Georgia GOAL Cap to 65 Million Dollars. Please use the link below to let your legislative representatives know that you support raising the Cap to $65 Million. It is easy, takes less than 3 minutes and provides for greater opportunities for our supporters to generate scholarship dollars for new and existing students at TCS. Please help. Go to: http://www.goalscholarship.org/petitions/detail/raise-the-cap-petition.

THANK YOU FOR HELPING US HELP YOU.


All-Star Student Achievers Program Presented by Chick-fil-A

The Atlanta Braves are pleased to invite students to participate in the All-Star Student Achievers Program presented by Chick-fil-A. The program rewards students in grades K-12 throughout Georgia for their hard work and dedication to academic excellence. In recognition of their accomplishments, All-Star Student Achievers receive two complimentary tickets to a 2013 regular season home game and Chick-fil-A coupons. Additional tickets may be purchased at a discount price. Students who would like to become an All-Star Student Achiever must meet one of the following criteria for the 2012 Fall Semester: Straight A's (including A-), Honor Roll, or Perfect Attendance. Students participating in the program will be entered into a drawing for the opportunity to participate in a special pre-game presentation. Students may register online at braves.com/achiever or may mail the order form to Atlanta Braves Ticket Office, P.O. Box 4064, Atlanta, GA 30302 by June 30, 2013. Additional information: Ordering tickets online will allow you to choose your game, seat location and print your tickets at home. Orders are subject to availability. No refunds or exchanges. Chick-fil-A coupons are not redeemable at Turner Field. If your game date is rained out, you may exchange your tickets for any remaining All-Star Student Achiever dates during the 2013 season based on availability. Students may submit one form online or via mail. Attached is an All-Star Student Achiever order form for mail-in orders.


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5th Annual Cottage School Boys Basketball Camp Who: Boys ages 12-16 years old (maximum of 28 athletes). What: A five day boy’s camp teaching the fundamentals of basketball; shooting, ball handling, passing, footwork, rebounding, team defense and offense, and much more! Also includes a 3 on 3 tournament, a 5 on 5 tournament, a Hot Shot shootout, a 3 point contest, and a Free Throw contest.

All campers will learn the fundamentals of basketball from Richie Briggs; Head Varsity Cougar Coach and 4-Time AAC champion.

Where: The Cougar Center 700 Grimes Bridge Road Roswell, GA 30075 When: July 15th - July 19th 9:00 A.M. to 3:00 P.M. Cost: $300 per camper-includes a Cougar camp T-shirt. Athletes need to bring a sack lunch each day. *If committed by June 13th—Camp Fee = $250

Cottage School staff and alumni Cougars plan to share teaching and coaching duties. Call to reserve your spot today as space is limited! Please sign me up for the Boys Basketball Camp. Name: ___________________________________________ Age: __________ Shirt size: XS S M L XL XXL Phone Number: ____________________________________ Email: ___________________________________________ Parent signature: ___________________________________ *Please include a check for full payment to cover camp fee. *Credit Card payments are welcome at a 3% service fee. Return this form to Richie Briggs-Camp Director Office Phone: 678-250-5130 Cell Phone: 770-313-8459

Thank you and we look forward to having another great camp.

richieb@cottageschool.org


Cottage School Ladies Combined Camp Basketball & Volleyball

Who: Ladies ages 12-16 years old - Maximum of 28 ladies. What: A girl’s day camp teaching the fundamentals of both volleyball (bump, set, spike, and serves) and basketball (rebounding, ball handling, shooting, footwork and team defense). Cottage School Varsity Coaches Amie Robb (Volleyball) and Lyle Cutchin (Basketball) will serve as directors. Campers will participate in a variety of individual and team competitions. Where: The Cougar Center 700 Grimes Bridge Road Roswell, GA 30075 When: June 24 through June 28 - 9:00 A.M. to 3:00 P.M. Cost: $300 per camper-includes a Cougar Camp T-shirt. Athletes need to bring a sack lunch each day. *If committed by May 23rd—Camp Fee = $250

Please sign me up for the Ladies Combined Camp. Name_____________________________________________ Age____________ Shirt size__________________________ Phone Number_____________________________________ Email____________________________________________ Parent signature___________________________________ *Please include a check for full payment to cover camp fee. *Credit Card payments are welcome at a 3% service fee. Return this form to Lyle Cutchin - Camp Director Office Phone: 678-250-5120 lylec@cottageschool.org


Co-ed Soccer Camp July 8th-12th A five day Soccer Camp designed to teach and reinforce the fundamentals of Soccer. Monday thru Friday 9am-3pm

The Cougar Center 700 Grimes Bridge Road Roswell, GA 30075

 Featuring One on One Techniques and Ball Control  Students will Compete in 3 on 3 Futsol Tournament Daily  Training Videos and World Cup Footage  Prepare for Next Season and Improve Your Skills

Bring a lunch, shoes for indoor soccer, cleats for outdoor soccer as well as shorts and a t-shirt. Warm-ups are as needed. Please sign me up for the TCS Soccer Camp. Name __________________________________

Age _______________________

Shirt size _______________________________

Phone ______________________

Email ___________________________________ Parent Signature __________________________________________________ Return this form to Wilfrid W. Ward, Jr. TCS Soccer Coach Phone: 404-432-7339

Email: wilfridw@cottageschool.org

Cost: $250.00 if committed by June 30th, 2013. Cost: $300.00 per camper; includes a Cougar Soccer Camp T-shirt. Please include a check for full payment to cover camp fee. Credit Card payments are welcome at 3% service fee.


THE COTTAGE SCHOOL FOURTH ANNUAL

Distance Runners’ Camp FOR MIDDLE AND HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS When:

July 15 - July 19, 2013 (Monday-Friday) Drop off and pick up times for the camp: 8:00 AM-12:00 PM

Where:

Cougar Center, 700 Grimes Bridge Road, Roswell, GA 30075

Cost:

$150.00 – Includes T-shirt

The Cottage School Distance Running Camp is a five day program teaching the principles of distance running. Athletes will learn from current staff, alumni and professional presenters from Emory University and Phidippides. Topics will include nutrition, strength training, gait analysis, flexibility exercises, proper footwear, injury prevention, goal setting and psychological visualization. Runners will train and learn on various courses (Kennesaw Mountain trails, Vickery Creek, Stone Mountain and the Chattahoochee Trail System) and in settings such as our Fitness Center, Phidippides and a local track.

Athletes should bring a healthy snack and water bottle each day. ______________________________________________ Please sign me up for the Cougar Distance Runners’ Camp Name: _______________________________________________ Age: _________________ Shirt Size: ______________________ 4TH ANNUAL

Phone Number: ________________________________________ Email: _______________________________________________

DISTANCE RUNNERS’ CAMP

Emergency Contact: ____________________________________ Parent Signature: ______________________________________ Return this form to Allen McAdams, Camp Director email: allenm@cottageschool.org phone: (770) 641-8688 Payment: $150.00 check payable to The Cottage School - includes a T-shirt


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8th Annual SafeTeen Georgia Driving Academy New location: Cobb Galleria Centre

Saturday, May 4, 2013 2 sessions, 11am and 2pm

TEENS AND THEIR PARENTS WILL: Learn about Georgia Driving Laws, Distracted and Impaired Driving, Trauma Care, Car Maintenance & much more

Experience a simulator distracted driving course designed to highlight the dangers of texting while driving

Watch the traffic court drama unfold in front of a judge Interactive exhibits showcasing safety equipment Help your teen get ready for the roads! -- Police, Fire and EMS professionals participate -Register at safeamerica.org/drive2013 or call 770-973-7233 for more information


After School Opportunities & Competitive Sports Academic Support – The teaching staff is available on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Fridays from 3 – 4 P.M. (or in the A.M. by appointment) for additional academic support at no extra cost. After School Program (ASP) – High School and Middle School students will have a homework hour from 3:30 – 4:30 P.M., followed by either Intramural activities or more Enrichment assistance with homework, organization, and study strategies from 4:30 – 6 P.M. ASP fees are prepaid in advance by month and are non-refundable. Late Pick-Up – If you are unable to pick up your child at ANY scheduled pick-up time (either at the end of the school day 3:15 P.M., practices, or ASP, etc.), there will be a $1 per minute late fee. After School for Credit – High School After School for Credit is also available as an after school option for your child. Please contact the HS Principal if you have interest in enrolling your child in an After School for Credit course. Additional Academic & Tutorial Programs – Additional services are available for an hourly fee of $65 per hour, covering such topics as SAT/ACT Prep, Speech/Language services, social skills, etc. Please contact your child’s Principal in regard to additional academic and tutorial programs.

After School Program (ASP) Fee Schedule Please circle the appropriate fee for the months you wish to prepay for ASP coverage for your child:

Month August 2012 September 2012 October 2012 November 2012 December 2012 January 2013 February 2013 March 2013 April 2013 May 2013

$105 $126 $161 $105 $84 $126 $119 $140 $119 $119

Monday Only* $36 $27 $45 $18 $27 $27 $27 $36 $36 $27

Mon. & Fri. Only* $81 $54 $81 $45 $45 $54 $54 $72 $63 $54

Total due for the Month

Total: *If your child participates in sports, ASP coverage is available on days when practices are NOT held. Sorry, but no prorated fees on daily rates are available.

Competitive Sports Teams – High School and Middle School students can participate on any sports team listed below throughout the year. Fees are determined based on the number of seasons your child participates. Competitive Sports fees & After School Program fees can be combined in order to assure supervision on days when practices are not held. Competitive Sports fees also include membership in the TCS Athletic Booster Club. Please circle the sports your child chooses to participate in each season: Fall Season: 8/14 - 10/19 Registration by Aug. 14th

Winter Season: 10/23 – 2/13 Registration by Oct. 23rd

Spring Season: 2/19 – 4/26 Registration by Feb. 12th

Choices: Soccer Volleyball Cross Country

Choices: Women’s Basketball Men’s Basketball

Choices: Track and Field Baseball Tennis Golf

Total # of Season Participating 

1 Season ($150)

2 Seasons ($300)

3 Seasons ($450)

Total: $

*Note: Dates for specific sports vary within the season. Check with coaching staff for exact dates. Student Name (Print):

Parent Name (Print):

Please Circle: Cash Check Credit Card: AMEX Credit Card #: Date:

Master Card

Discover Cardholders Name: Expiration Date:

Billing Zip Code:

Security Code:

Parent Signature:

Disclaimer: There will be a 3% Convenience Fee added to all Credit Card Charges

*All fees are due in advance and are non-refundable*


Lunch Program Participants please select days & CIRCLE the food choice for each day student will participate. Student Name: ______________________ Grade: ______

APRIL 2013 LUNCH MENU MONDAY 01

TUESDAY 02

NO SCHOOL

08

NO SCHOOL

09

Tacos Rice Lettuce & Tomato Pineapple

Spinach Salad Turkey & Cheese

Taco Salad Ham & Cheese 16

Beef Nuggets Mashed Potato Carrots Apple

Nachos Rice Chile Beans Pineapple

BLT Salad Turkey & Cheese

Tacos Salad Ham & Cheese

22

23

THURSDAY 04

NO SCHOOL

10

Chicken Nuggets Macaroni & Cheese Green Beans Apple

15

WEDNESDAY 03

NO SCHOOL

11

Cheese Burger Broccoli Fruit Cocktail Pickle BLT Salad Bologna & Cheese 17

NO SCHOOL

12

French Toast Sausage Melon Peaches Chicken Salad Plate Turkey & Cheese 18

Pizza Romaine Salad Peaches Oatmeal Cookies Cobb Salad Ham & Cheese 19

BBQ Chicken Sandwich Pasta Salad Carrots Oranges

Corn Dog Potato Salad Broccoli Fruit Cocktail Tuna Salad Plate Bologna & Cheese 24

FRIDAY 05

Middle School & High School Sack Lunch Only

Asian Salad Turkey & Cheese 25

Ham & Cheese 26

Fish Nuggets Macaroni & cheese Peas Pineapple

Pancakes Scrambled Eggs Apple Sauce Pears

Chicken Dippers With BBQ Rice Pinto Beans Peaches

Chicken Parmesan Pasta Romaine Salad Tropical Fruit

Fettuccine Alfredo Mixed Vegetable Melon Garlic Bread

Garden Salad Ham & Cheese

Chicken Caesar Turkey & Cheese

Spinach Salad Bologna & Cheese

Fruit & Yogurt Ham & Cheese

Greek Salad Turkey & Cheese

PLEASE BE SURE TO CIRCLE SACK LUNCHES FOR THE DAYS YOU WANT A MEAL. NO EXTRA MEALS WILL BE DELIVERED ON THESE DAYS. ALSO, PLEASE NOTE THAT YOUR MEAL ACCOUNT WILL BE CHARGED IF YOU SELECT A MEAL OR A SACK LUNCH WHETHER OR NOT THE LUNCH IS ACTUALLY PICKED UP. THANK YOU!

We reserve the right to change menu items due to supply and quality.

Parent Signature: ________________________ Date: _______


MS April Activities DATE

TIME

Activity

RAINOUT

TCS$

Things to bring

Must earn off campus. All eighth grade students report to the MS cafeteria at 7:00. See Permission Slip

4/1-4/5

Spring BreakNo School

Thursday 4/11

8th Grade Lock-in

$320.16

Friday 4/12 Friday 4/12

Clubs

$312.80

Academics

$331.20

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

Levels Allatoona Lunch Allatoona Homeroom

$160.08

All students going off campus must bring a sack lunch unless pre-ordered through the lunch program. There will not be microwaves.

Friday 4/19

Academics

$165.60

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

Friday 4/25

Middle School Sock Hop

$156.40 ($10 cash)

Flyer with additional information will be posted in the next Wednesday Packet

Friday 4/26

Academics

$165.60

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

Friday 4/19 Off Campus

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

Club Materials


8th Grade Lock In April 11, 2013

7:00 pm– Report to the Middle School Cafeteria – Please eat dinner prior to coming to the school 7:10-8:00 Drive to Mad Mad Whirled 8:00-10:00 Whirlyball, LaserTag 10:00-11:00 Return to campus 11:00-12:00 Levels- Levels meeting with just the 8th graders 12:00- Report to Rooms for lights out. Students will have assigned buildings for sleeping. 6:00-6:30 am Wake up and Breakfast 6:30-7:00 Clean up and Pack up 7:00 -Pick up-All students must be picked up by 7:00. They will have the remainder of the day off.

My Child ___________________________________ has my permission to attend the lock in on April 11, 2013. He/She will be picked up at 7:00am by: ___________________________________ All Permission slips are due by April 9, 2013 by 8:15am -NO EXCEPTIONS…Permission slips must be accompanied with Mad Mad Whirled Permission Slips.

Things to bring: Sleeping bag Appropriate pajamas Necessary Medication Toiletry items-toothbrush, hairbrush, deodorant, contact case, etc Can bring money for concession stands


PARENTS MUST STAY PRESENT WITH CHILD!!! (Children under 7 years old)

Activity Release Form Acknowledgement of Risk, Release of Liability, and Participant Agreement I acknowledge that Laser Tag, Inflatables, Whirly Ball and any other activities at Mad Mad Whirled, LLC have inherent risks and may result in serious injury, paralysis or death. I further understand that Laser Tag, Inflatables, Whirly Ball and any other activities will be shared with others over whom Mad Mad Whirled, LLC has no control; and I, for myself, my child or ward sign this Waiver and Assumption of Risk in consideration of the opportunity to use the facility, or to participate in any activities at/by Mad Mad Whirled, LLC; and I, for myself, my child or ward and on behalf of my or their heirs, assigns, personal representatives, and next of kin, knowingly and freely accept and assume all risks, both known and unknown, even if arising from negligence from other participants or employees and officers, its owners, its agents, its employees, equipment manufacturers, and sponsoring agencies and other participants with respect to any and all claims, including but not limited to actions expenses, injuries, disability, death, paralysis, or loss or damage to person or property to the fullest extent of the law. In addition, the undersigned fully agrees to pay for all medical costs, attorney’s fees, and all other damages from injury to him or herself or those minor participants signed for by the undersigned, and I, for myself, my child or ward agree to follow the stated and customary terms, rules and conditions for participation at Mad Mad Whirled, LLC. If I become aware of, or observe any hazard or potentially dangerous condition during my attendance/ participation, I will notify the nearest employee immediately; and I have read the above release and assumption of risk acknowledgment and agree to be bound by it for myself, and all minor participants listed below; and, as the parent/legal guardian/ custodian, I have been afforded the opportunity to ask for any explanations and to ask any questions concerning this release, and have not been given any other information verbal, or written which in any way modifies the existence of the risks of injury above set forth. I hereby give my consent for all participants for whom I am responsible and whose names are listed below: I HAVE CAREFULLY READ THIS AGREEMENT AND RELEASE OF LIABILITY AND FULLY UNDERSTAND ITS CONTENTS.

Adult Name Print

Phone Number & Email Address

Adult Signature:

Date

Participant Names:

Parents signatures:


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Dunwoody Chapter MJCCA/Blonder Family Center College for Learners with Developmental Disabilities? YES! Register for Club College-Bound Dunwoody! Follow this link!

Sunday April 7, 2013

Sunday, May 5, 2013

Sunday, April 21, 2013

Sunday, May 19, 2013

What to expect: High-School aged young adults and their parents gather and hear from professors, graduates, advocates, and current college students who know about Inclusive programs. They plan fund-raisers, recognize personal growth in each other, and believe in a fantastic future that includes college. They might do a scavenger hunt at a nearby campus, practice social skills by participating in a group game, or listen to a club member give a presentation on how she advocated for herself. They recite the College-Bound Creed together, and celebrate accomplishments that lead to a full life. It's awesome!


May 8th, 9th, 10th *Students must have their money & permission to Ivan by April 25th!

Where? St. Simons Island Emergency Phone #: (grounds) 912-638-8688 (school cell) 770-883-1582 Departing: May 8th @ 8:00 A.M. Returning: May 10th @ 3:00 P.M.

Academic Sign-off Sheet due to Ivan by May 3rd

REQUIREMENTS       

$155.00 Real money $186.70 TCS $ savings account Must be at least a Level I Must owe no hours Have earned less than 2 “behavior related” Pink Slips Spring semester Must be academically current Must have work re-contracted or complete prior to the trip and be signed off by their teachers. Students will be issued a sign-off sheet that will be due to Ivan by May 3rd.

COSTS $155.00 fee covers transportation, 2 nights in cabins, 6 meals, recreational services: (half-basketball court; two lighted tennis courts; open field for baseball, football and soccer; football and volleyball equipment; outdoor swimming pool; off shore fishing and other island activities)

Students need to bring their own sleeping bags or bed linens, blanket, pillows and towels.

Permission Slip- Return this portion only!!!

(please print student’s name clearly) has my permission to attend the school beach trip May 8th – 10th, 2013. I have included $155.00 check and understand that he/she may need some extra spending money for personal purchases. There will be NO REFUNDS after April 25th. As with all school functions cell phones are not allowed. Guardian Signature_______________________ Daytime phone #______________


Graduation 2013 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 20th. 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 Wednesday, May 22nd 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 24th.

Graduation Speech Rehearsal: Wednesday, May 22nd from 2:30 P.M. to 3:30 P.M. This is only for students who are speaking at Graduation.

Graduation Luncheon: Thursday, May 23rd at 12:15 P.M. at The Cougar Center to celebrate with your family & friends! Each Senior and one adult are free to attend. 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 3rd so that our catering service 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 luncheon invitation to Ivan Plastiak. Please make checks payable to TCS. If you have any questions, feel free to call or email Ivan at ivanp@cottageschool.org or 678-250-5110.

Graduation Ceremony: Friday, May 24th at The Cougar Center. All seniors must arrive by 10:00 A.M., dressed in their graduation outfits, with ironed caps and gowns on a hanger. 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 2013 Thursday, May 23rd 12:15 P.M. at The Cougar Center

RSVP to Ivan Plastiak by Friday, May 3rd

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.


Senior Scholarship Awards 2012-2013 Please congratulate our seniors on their scholarship awards so far. We are so proud! Evan Robertson – Young Harris College – Dean’s Scholarship Award $52,000 Mars Hill College – Mars Hill Scholarship Award $40,000 Queens University – Academic Scholarship $36,000 Simon Hirschhorn – Queens University – Academic Scholarship $48,000 Queens University – Trustee Scholarship - $15,000 Jake Neuber – University of Alabama – Collegiate Scholar Scholarship $56,000 University of Mississippi – Academic Excellence $22,000 Auburn University - $6000 for 4 years University of South Carolina Sims Scholarship - $33,400 Davey Ison – Oglethorpe University Scholar - $48,000 Young Harris College Sharp Scholarship - $56,000 Berry College – Academic Scholarship - $9,500 Ben Brown – Andrew College – Drama Scholarship - $6,000

College Acceptances - Congratulations! Ben Brown on his acceptance to Andrew College 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, Southern Polytechnic State University, GA State University, Berry College and Young Harris College 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 Dion Schmidt on his acceptance into the AmeriCorps program 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 KristenB@cottageschool.org so we can share their accomplishments!

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