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Wednesday – April 11, 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!!

Parent Signature________________________________________

Wednesday Packet April 11, 2012

Important Dates/Information *Mandatory* Senior Cruise Meeting – Thursday, April 12th – 6:30 PM in Media Center

TCS GLITTER at The Cougar Center – This Saturday, April 14th, 7:00-11:00 PM Join the fun with TCS at Roswell’s Relay for Life - April 27th at Roswell High School

Please take a moment and respond to our parent survey at the following link: RWC Showcase Tickets are in for the 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:


April 11, 2012

Jacque’s Note

With Spring Break behind us, we are flying into the end of the year. Just when I feel we need to stop and enjoy the success and progress that is all around us, the pace of everything picks up! I find it helps if I stay close to my calendar and check it often to be sure I don’t miss anything. I am so proud of our students and staff. This year has been marked by positive experiences on top of positive experiences. In addition, we have seen an increase in visiting alumni who are continuing their commitment to success and happiness. We have received several resumes from alumni who are interested in teaching at TCS! If we had open positions, that would be a thrill! This Spring also brings a great opportunity for Joe and me. Although we usually stick close to home, especially during the school year, this year is different. Because of my new role with my Rotary club, we will be traveling to Bangkok, Thailand for the Rotary International Convention. Joe and I were married in Bangkok some forty-three years ago, so it is a special destination for us. And, since we are going so far anyway, why not stop and visit our dear friend, Jimmy Ushijimi, from Kanazawa, Japan. Many of you may remember two years ago when he visited us. He came to the school and entertained many of our students. His youthful energy, great storytelling and engagement with teenagers were a highlight of the year. His father’s art work, the beautiful Japanese art in the Media Center, was a gift from Jimmy. Joe and I are very excited about this trip! Of course, a few of you might wonder how we can be gone so long from campus. That is the benefit of having such a veteran and professional team! Although we know there are events and occasions that we will miss, we have complete confidence that the staff here will continue to perform in their consistently excellent manner. Just as we seek to empower our students to fully participate in the day to day decisions, we also foster that approach with the TCS staff. Throughout the year there is occasion for us to fill in for each other, which we do happily, without a hiccup. Joe and I will be back before you know it and have a ton of good things to catch up with! Speaking of teams, we (the entire TCS community) continue to support Phil and his wife, Anne, with tasks and goodies. Check out Allen’s Most Excellent Adventure, in honor of Phil, on our website! Phil continues to improve and strengthen. His regimen requires that he rest, stay out of the public and allow his body to become healthy again. We get almost daily updates and know that they appreciate the cards and assistance that many of you have provided along the way. One area that is very important, at this time, is for us to allow them the time to find peace each day. As much as we want to cheer them and take care of them, a critical piece of his recovery is a calm and peaceful environment. So do not feel you have to contact them daily or insist that a task be taken care of…Anne and Phil will let us know what they need. In the absence of a specific request, know that they are doing what they need to do, and that they appreciate our support!

Don’t forget your Showcase Tickets!

See you at GLITTER!!


Character Education

Tuning In and Out the Media Take a look below at what we will be discussing with your student and take some time to continue these discussions at home!

Objectives:  

Describe the prevalence and impact of advertising in America Recognize marketing strategies in product advertisements and commercials

Discussion questions for you and your student:  

What persuasive strategies do marketing firms use to encourage consumer spending? How does advertising influence our perceived needs, attitudes, emotions, and self image?

Key Terms to discuss: 

Media, marketing strategies

The Cottage School 2012-2013 Parents Abbreviated Calendar (Revised - March 2012) 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 19 December 20 December 21-Jan 4

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 M.S. Teacher Work Day 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

$300 per week Scholarships available to students with a learning disability or a financial need in districts 3 & 4

Who: Where: When: From:

Students grades 7-11* The Cottage School in Roswell June 4th to June 22nd M - F 8:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.

Computer Training

Food Preparation

Microsoft Office Resume Writing

Planning, shopping and cooking

Life Skills


Social interaction, basic money management and check writing

Bowling, Swimming, Teambuilding

Career Exploration Online research, Trips, and guest speakers

Apply online at: Contact: Megan Grummert: (678)578-5209 Funding provided in part by the Fulton County Board of Commissioners under the guidance of the Housing and Human Services Department Grants Program

If you need to know what district you live in go to - Click I agree to the disclaimer and then click search by address

Join Us for Relay for Life April 27th Roswell High School 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 – 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 for further questions.

ALLEN COMPLETES HIS TREK 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, just completed. In Phil’s honor, starting on March 31, Allen trekked from The Cottage School to Florida State University, where Phil attended college. For Allen, this endeavor was completed entirely via running, kayaking, and cycling over 350 miles! This was 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. By pledging your time in two hour increments, multiple needs for the Parkers can be met. Or you may want to take a meal to Phil and Anne by signing up to do so at the following link: Recipient Last Name: Parker Password: parker

As Phil is clearing every hurdle that comes his way, Allen just had to shuffle out on the track and do a triple jump and bring back some FSU sand!

Allen presents Phil with a bag of sand from the FSU track’s triple jump pit. For a full look at Allen’s trek check out:

After considering this opportunity, if you would like to volunteer, please return the following form to the front desk of either the high school or middle school. Thank you. Name: _____________________________________ To support Allen McAdams’ journey in honor of Phil Parker’s “Wellness Walk”, I pledge ____________hours of time (in 2 hour increments) 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: __________________________

RWC Showcase Tickets are in!! Tickets are $15 from Jacque or $20 at the door...More ticket info at:

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 2012 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 2011 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 or may mail the order form to Atlanta Braves Ticket Office, P.O. Box 4064, Atlanta, GA 30302 by June 30, 2012. 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 2012 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.

MS Activities DATE

Friday 4/13

Friday 4/20

Friday 4/27 ************** Friday 4/27 ************** Thursday 5/3 Friday 5/4

Friday 5/11

Friday 5/18 Wednesday 5/23





Tellus Museum




Allatoona Lake


Kickball Tournament


Academics Clubs

$165.60 $156.40




$852.84 $10.00 real cash

8th Grade Lock In


MS Activity




Midtown Athletics








MS Last Day Auction

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

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. We will be cooking out hot dogs on this day. 12:00 Dismissal

Permission Slip for Six Flags Savings Trip at the following link: Due by Friday, April 13th

May 3, 2012 TCS will be hosting the 6th annual 8th grade lock-in. All 8th grade students are invited. We will have an evening full of entertainment.

Students must have all academic work completed to be able to participate. 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 World 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 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 AM. They will have the remainder of the day off. Things to bring Sleeping bag Appropriate pajamas Necessary Medication Toiletry items-toothbrush, hairbrush, deodorant, contact case, etc. Can bring money for concessions stands My Child ________________________ has my permission to attend the lock-in on May 3, 2012. He/She will be picked up at 7:00AM by ___________________________. All Permission slips are due by April 27, 2012 by 8:15AM---NO EXCEPTIONS‌Permission slips must be accompanied with Mad Mad World Permission Slips.

Activity Release Form Acknowledgement of Risk, Release of Liability, and Participant Agreement

I acknowledge that Laser Tag, Inflatable, Whirly Ball and any other activities at Mad Mad Whirled have inherent risks and may result in serious injury, paralysis or death. I further understand that Laser Tag, Inflatable, Whirly Ball and any other activities will be shared with others over whom Mad Mad Whirled 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; 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. 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. Participant Name(s):

Participant Signature(s):

April High School Payoffs DATE



Friday 4/13 Friday Academics 4/20


Clubs Levels Academics Lunch Academics Homeroom

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



Thursday Night

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

4/19 Friday On-Campus

10:00 12:00



Friday 4/27




Volleyball Tournament

Things to bring/U.S. $ Materials for your club



Domino Tournament


Saturday 4/21



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

Bring $ for portraits

Appropriate shorts and court shoes to change into for afternoon activities

Saturday School for students who owe Attendance Hours

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


Materials for your club

Prom Rules and Procedures 1. Students who have hours and wish to checkout from school at 12:30 P.M. on the day of prom must return the attached form or parent note to Hetal by 8:30 the morning of prom. Please know that 3 hours will be deducted. 2. Prom is on April 19, 2012 from 8:00 P.M. - 11:00 P.M. Anyone arriving after 8:30 P.M. will not be admitted and parents will be contacted. 3. If you are bringing a date who is not a TCS student, Hetal must have the completed Date Form on file. Be sure they know our behavior expectations. 4. No drugs or alcohol are permitted before, during or after this event. Any suspicious smell or behavior will result in dismissal from prom, disciplinary action and required parent pick-up. Furthermore, we will notify the authorities. 5. Students who are attending the prom are expected to remain at the prom until it is over at 11:00 P.M. They may not come and go from the prom. 6. There is ample parking at Roswell Mill Club. There is no parking fee. 7. Attendance at the prom and completed academic work entitles students to receive a Comp Day for Friday, April 20.

Directions to Roswell Mill Club 85 Mill Street, Building A Roswell, GA 30075 Turn right out of TCS onto Grimes Bridge Road. Turn right onto Dogwood Road. The third traffic light is Atlanta Street. Turn right onto Atlanta Street. The first traffic light is Mill Street. There is a sign on the right that says Roswell Mill. Turn right here. Proceed to the bottom of the hill and make a right into the complex and then an immediate left until reaching the front of the Roswell Mill Club. There is ample parking located at the front of the building.

*Upon arrival students must check-in and go to the Covered Bridge to have their photo taken* I give my student, _______________________________________________________, permission to leave school at 12:30P.M. on Thursday, April 19 for the purpose of preparing for prom. ______________________________________________________________________________ Parent Signature

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Graduation 2012 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 21st. 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: Wednesday, May 23rd 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 25th.

Graduation Speech Rehearsal: Wednesday, May 23rd from 2:30 P.M. to 3:30 P.M. This is only for students who are speaking at Graduation.

Graduation Luncheon: Thursday, May 24th 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 4th 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 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 25th 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 2012 Thursday, May 24th 12:15 P.M. at The Cougar Center

RSVP to Ivan Plastiak by Friday, May 4th

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.

**Mandatory** Senior Cruise Meeting Parents & Seniors

Passports to be given to Ryan Important Information to be discussed

Thursday, April 12, 2012 6:30 P.M. Media Center Bring your passports & your questions!

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