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Wednesday – March 6, 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!!

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Wednesday Packet March 6, 2013

Important Dates/Information TCS 28th Birthday March 10th - Celebration Thursday, March 7th Daylight Savings Time Begins - March 10th – Spring Forward One Hour Book Fair – March 20th-March 22nd in the Media Center 12:30-4:00 PM Be There!…GLITTER - Saturday, March 23rd 7:00-11:00 PM Teacher Work Day – Friday, March 29th No School Spring Break – April 1st-April 5th No School

GLITTER DECORATION VOLUNTEERS NEEDED! Please contact Lesley in the advancement office at LesleyM@cottageschool.org if you can help decorate for Glitter on March 21st, 22nd or 23rd or help with clean up on the 24th. Many shifts available and no experience needed! Come meet other TCS parents and be a part of this fun event. Also, we need parents to help with baskets on March 18th from either 8am to 10am or 1pm to 3pm. Hope to see you there!

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March 6, 2013

Jacque’s Note

Thank you for your support during the Stanford testing week. We all try to assist our students in learning to take this type of assessment with serious intent but without the debilitating jitters. I forgot that we had Stanfords when I scheduled several tours last week. Of course the families wanted to see classes and most of what they saw was closed doors, but one dad came back today with his daughter. I found his observation extremely helpful. When I apologized for his inability to see students in action he replied,” Actually what I saw was very enlightening. I expected to see the doors to the classroom open and anxious harried students piling out to get away from the situation. Instead, I saw calm and happy teens discussing the tests or their lives with calm and ease. That told me that this is a safe environment and that the students feel good about their tasks.” Wow! I hope folks get that message and it was reassuring to hear it today! I love seeing the commitment our teens are making to their 2 nd semester activities. The first Middle School track meet was a wonder! Although most of the team was new to such competition, they jumped right in and took it in stride…even placed in some categories. The baseball team is off to a roaring start. Our Interact Club took 1st Runner up in the District 6900 Best Club this past Saturday at their Spring Conference! Remember, they were competing against Chamblee High School, Pope, Centennial, etc. What a COUP! We were just notified that one of our Seniors has been selected as a STAR Student for the State of Georgia. The identity is a secret, but the selection is based on SAT scores…Quite an honor. There will be a luncheon at the Governor’s Home and lots of good recognition! Kudos! We are sending in our reports to the foundations that we hope will help us build the new classroom. PLEASE send in your Key Annual Fund contribution if you have not already. We need a healthy percentage for them to take us seriously. We are not asking that you give a lot (unless you can!) but please do not let another day go by without giving something to the fund. Independent schools depend on these funds for the extras....although I do not think replacing Building A is an extra....it is a necessity!

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Character Education

Improving Memory Skills Take a look below at what we will be discussing with your student and take some time to continue these discussions at home!

Objectives:  

Assess which learning styles – visual, auditory, and/or kinesthetic- help them remember new information. Apply different retention strategies to memorize and recall vocabulary words and their definitions.

Discussion question for you and your student: 

What helps us to remember new information?

Key Terms to discuss: 

Mnemonic device, visual learning, auditory learning, kinesthetic learning, chunking


GLITTER CENTRAL

TCS Parents: Do you have season tickets to a sporting event? Want to figure out how to use some dates you might not be able to attend? DONATE YOUR TICKETS TO GLITTER! Glitter is looking for any and all sporting event tickets to auction off at our silent auction. Braves, Hawks, Falcons, UGA, GT, Gladiators—you name it, we would love to have them! Any dates (after March 23rd) are fine! ******************************************

REMINDER ON TCS BASKETS FOR GLITTER! The deadline for baskets is quickly approaching—remember to get yours in soon! If you are in charge of your HR basket for Glitter and have any questions, Lesley Masisak can put you in touch with the Glitter Basket Chair. Contact Lesley Masisak in the advancement office at 678-250-5108 or LesleyM@cottageschool.org with any questions or to make a donation. Remember, all proceeds from Glitter go to Tuition Assistance—help make a child’s dream of academic success come true!


HAVE YOU PURCHASED YOUR TICKETS TO GLITTER??? Be a part of a fantastic event with other Cottage School families at Glitter: Uncorked and Untapped on Saturday, March 23rd from 7pm to 11pm here at The Cottage School Gym! Tickets available for $100 by calling Lesley at 678-250-5108. Sponsorships also still available! This event raises money for tuition assistance— come make it possible for every child to be able to attend TCS. Live and silent auctions, dinner, dancing and mini wine and craft beer tastings will make this night unforgettable!


THE COTTAGE SCHOOL BOOK FAIR IS COMING!!!!!!!!! March 20 – 22, 12:30 pm – 4:00 pm Located in the Media Center Books will be ordered and paid for during the in-school book fair. Books will be delivered to the students before the start of Spring Break. TELL YOUR FRIENDS AND FAMILY: Barnes & Noble online and in-store purchases made between March 20 – 24 will count towards our total sales. In-store purchases can be made in ANY B&N. All proceeds will benefit TCS Media Center.


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


Hey Cougars!!

Check out our most recent TCS photos at the links below! TCS Senior Night: http://studio7.morephotos.com/mp_client/pictures_welcome.asp?categories=no&keywords2= no&eventid=87760

TCS Sports: http://studio7.morephotos.com/mp_client/pictures.asp?eventid=0&groupid=6847

For all things Cottage School, check out: www.studio7hub.com/tcs

All photos can be chosen and ordered through the Studio 7 website. For questions concerning photos and photo orders: 42-A Oak Street Roswell, GA 30075 770-685-7391

The MS Sewing Club Needs Your Help Jeannine’s sewing club is in need of any sewing supplies you are willing to donate. There is no donation too big or too small as we attempt to master the various stitches that are associated with the art of sewing. Please send all donations to Jeannine in the middle school. For further questions, contact Jeannine at jeanninem@cottageschool.org. Donation suggestions but not limited to: Scraps of fabric Sewing machines Thread Needles Cross-stitch patterns and/or white fabric Stuffing


MS March Activities DATE

TIME

Activity

RAINOUT

TCS$

Things to bring

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

TCS 28th Birthday Celebration

Thursday 3/7 Friday 3/8 Off Campus

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

Levels Laser Tag Lunch Laser Tag Homeroom

$160.08

Friday 3/8 On Campus

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

Levels On Campus Lunch On Campus Homeroom

$156.40

Friday 3/8

Academics

$165.60

3/11-3/13

8th Grade Observations at the high school

Friday 3/15

Career Day Clubs

$156.40

Club Materials

Friday 3/15

Academics

$165.60

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

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

Students who have returned contracts will observe on an assigned day 4th and 5th period classes at the high school.

3/20-3/22

12:304:30 PM

Book Fair in the Media Center

Browse and purchase new books just in time for Spring Break!

Friday 3/22 Off Campus

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

Levels Off Campus Lunch Off Campus 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 3/22

Academics

$165.60

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

Friday 3/29

Teacher Work DayNo School

SPRING BREAK APRIL 1ST-5TH


TCS Transition… Getting Ready for the Next Chapter!

Rising 9th Grade Families As you know, we are in the process of assisting students in their transition up to TCS High School. Please note the upcoming planned activities and dates. *These activities are specifically designed only for students who have returned contracts for enrollment at TCS. March 1st - Students will attend Levels at the HS. Week of March 11th – Students will observe a HS 4th and 5th period class and then join the HS for lunch, one day during this week. Students who have previously purchased Tasty Touch will be provided with lunch at the HS. Counselors and selected HS students will assist in this process. March 26th -Students will attend a “Pizza Luncheon” with High School students who transitioned from the Middle School to answer questions in a more relaxed environment.


March High School Payoffs DATE

TIME

TCS 28th Birthday Celebration

Thursday 3/7 Friday 3/8 Saturday 3/9

1:10-2:40 8:00-3:00

Saturday 3/9

8:00-3:00

Friday 3/15

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

Academics

Off-Campus

10:00

On-Campus

Friday 3/22 Thursday 3/28

Academics

Off-Campus

On-Campus

Activity

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

RAINOUT

TCS$

Things to bring/U.S. $

$336.89

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

Aqua students $299.46

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

Clubs SAT Saturday School For students who owe hours Levels Academics Lunch Academics Homeroom

Laser Tag/Bowling and Pizza

$326.03 Aqua students $289.80

Homeroom

Video Games Tournament

$315.16

Lunch

Aqua students $280.14

March Madness Homeroom Clubs Levels Academics Lunch Academics Homeroom

11:00 1:15 2:40

Amicalola Falls Trip

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

Name that Tune

Lunch Homeroom Lunch

Improv comedy performance

Materials for your club

Rain coat

$299.46

All textbooks, notebooks, planner, and spare reading materials, if you will be in academics all day!

$289.80

Hiking boots or tennis shoes, jeans to change into, and money for lunch

$280.14

Homeroom Friday 3/29

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

No school - TWD

SPRING BREAK APRIL 1ST – 5TH


Junior LOCK-IN Thursday, March 14th, 2013

6:30 – 6:59 P.M.

Check in at Building F Place personal belongings in designated rooms

7:00 – 7:30 P.M.

Dinner – pizza and drinks

7:45 – 9:30 P.M.

Team Building Activities

9:30 – 11:30 P.M.

Group Activities: Basketball & Team Games Board Game Tournaments Video Game Tournaments Clean-up Set-up for bed in assigned rooms

11:30 – 11:45 A.M. 12:00 A.M.

Lights out! Bed! (Students can retire for bed earlier if Desired)

7:00 A.M.

Dismissal* *If you need an earlier pick-up time let Lydia know

**Only Juniors who attend the entire lock-in will not be required to be in school on Friday.**

COST: $10.00 Real Money

Money and Permission Slips are due by Tuesday, March 12th ____ My son/daughter has my permission to attend the junior lock-in at TCS. I have read the agenda. I understand that if my child is late (arrives past 6:59 P.M. on Thursday) or needs to be removed from the lock-in due to inappropriate behavior, it is my responsibility to arrange transportation for him/her. Also, I understand that my child will be leaving campus by 7:00 A.M. on Friday, March 15th and is not required to be at school that day. I have attached a $10.00 lock-in fee. ____ My son/daughter will NOT be attending the lock-in on March 14th. I understand that he/she will be required to be at school on Friday, March 15th. Student Name: _________________________________________________ Parent Signature: _______________________________________________ Questions? Please call Lydia at 678-578-5127, or email lydiad@cottageschool.org


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 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! 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 and GA State 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 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!


March 6, 2013 Wednesday Packet