We have updated the Cotswold PTA Board meeting minutes through the beginning of 2017. If you’re interested in seeing what your PTA does, check it out. Click here.
E2D is a non-profit agency that works with CMS to help eliminate the digital divide. In short, they bridge the gap by providing laptops, digital access and computer training to families who are not able to do so on their own. The first week of March, 10 Cotswold families were selected based upon the E2D criteria to receive these laptops. E2D requires a buy in from each participating family and our Cotswold PTA matched our families’ contributions to lighten the load and ensure our students could participate in this critical effort. Our 10 families were chosen from many of our successful programs here at Cotswold (such as HYPE, HI, Backpack with Snacks, ESL, etc…). All 10 families walked away grateful, tearful and excited about how this laptop will support not only their child academically, but also about the potential this digital access will provide for the entire family. To learn more about this great organization and for details about Lemonade Day happening later this spring, click here: E2D
Parents-it’s time to gear up for the Cotswold Cougar Fun Run! The 9-day program kicks off with a Pep Rally on Monday, March 20. Students and their families can gather pledges for every lap your student runs (30-35 laps) to raise money for our school. We’ll celebrate at the Fun Run on Wednesday, March 29 and hope you can join us! Our big goal to raise funds for school improvements and staff support; we asked the Fun Run experts at Boosterthon to power our Fun Run and make it more profitable, easier, and fun.
Students will experience an amazing character theme, BACKYARD BOX OFFICE! It’s a movie theme all about making a difference by getting into character. Our students will learn from five REAL kid difference-makers. From inventors, to world-class speakers, to business owners, to world-record holders, these five kids will inspire our students to practice the five “Character Acts” and make a difference in our community.
Please help our school by reaching out to sponsors to ask for pledges. Also, all families are invited to come out and cheer on your student at the Fun Run! Thank you for your support!
Morgan Cromwell & Alison Tennent
Via the North Carolina PTA:
N.C. Child released the Child Health Report Card this week.
While there are many promising trends in North Carolina, there remain several points of concern. A few highlights:
- The rate of overweight and obese children has increased.
- The rate of kids who get adequate physical activity has decreased.
- Nearly half of N.C. children live at or near poverty.
To read the report and learn more about the health of every child in North Carolina, visit NC Child.