United Scrip Order due this Friday, October 24th

Don’t forget the order forms are due this Friday by 4:15pm. You can hand them to your child’s teacher, to the front office or place in the Parent Center. If you misplaced your order form, you can find a copy on the PTA site, under Fundraising, shop for Cotswold. Thanks for your support!

Commit to Cotswold Update

As of October 16th, Commit To Cotswold, the Cotswold PTA’s main direct donation fundraiser, has collected $48,664.47 – that is 88% of the $55,000 Commit Goal!

It is not to late to donate!  Please help us reach our goal!

  • Donate ONLINE Now via Paypal! (Link to http://cotswoldpta.org/fundraising/commit-to-cotswold/)
  • Check or Money Order? Print and follow the directions on the Donation Form (link to http://cotswoldpta.org/wp-content/uploads/2011/08/C2C_ParentLetter_2013.pdf)

Why Donate?

Many of the programs and supplies that directly impact your child’s education are purchased with PTA funds!

Thank you to the families, friends and matching companies who have helped us get this far!

Reading Rocks Awards Day

On Friday, October 17th Cotswold School came together to celebrate the summer reading achievements of our students. Reading Rocks is our school’s summer reading program, created to build a strong community of students who love to read. Humphrey, the Reading Rocks bookworm mascot, and the cow mascot from Chick-fil-a, one of Reading Rocks’ sponsors, kicked off Awards Day with a flashback to sitting by the
pool/beach in the heat of the summer.

Students, you have LOTS to be proud of! This summer there were 378 Cotswold students who participated in the Reading Rocks Read-a-thon. That is 68 more participants than last year and nearly half (45%) of our school that read and tracked their hours over the summer – WooHoo! And wow, these students read for a total of 15,441 hours. What a great accomplishment. You all really rock!!

Congratulations to the following award winners:

The Top 2 Readers in the School were sisters Molly Click (4th grade) and Sarah Click (2nd grade).

The Top Readers in each Grade were Avery Sanders (K), Morgan McLaughlin (1st), Audrey Roberts (2nd), Will Hair (3rd), Gailyn Burnell (4th), and Alex Elzey (5th).

The Reading Raffle by Grade winners were Sarah Sweeting (K), Molly Deblitz (1st), Tyler Goguen (2nd), Connor Craige (3rd), Hannah Lutz (4th), and Marlene Sari (5th).

The winner of the Humphrey Challenge, with the closest guess to the total # of students who participated in Reading Rocks, was Jackson Farnsworth (2nd).

And the Grand Raffle Prize winner was Anna White. Anna will receive a free bike, thanks to the generous donation from BikeSource.

Thank you to Raychelle Robinson for emceeing the Awards Day, to the Reading Rocks volunteers who helped make Awards Day happen, and definitely to the following companies: BikeSource, Chick-fil-a, Toys & Co., and Walker Drug Store. Reading Rocks appreciates your efforts to encourage a love for reading!

Cool things in Cougar Country!

We had a special visitor in Cougar Country today!

Adam Dovico visited Cotswold as a Professional Development opportunity for our teachers. He modeled and taught lessons for our staff today. The staff and students were extremely excited! The teachers will follow up with a book study on Adam’s newest book “Inside the Trenches.” Please read Mr. Dovico’s journey in education:  www.insidetrenches.com

 Mr. Dovico is a National Board Certified teacher and earned a degree in Elementary Education from Wake Forest University and a Masters of Education from Appalachian State University. He taught in Winston-Salem and Charlotte, North Carolina, before teaching several subjects at The Ron Clark Academy in Atlanta, GA. His excellence as a teacher was recognized by his colleagues at The Ron Clark Academy and now thousands of educators from around the world have observed Mr. Dovico in his classroom and participated in his interactive workshops. He has been recognized as a Teacher of the Year, a Japan Fulbright Memorial Fund honoree, and a Teaching Tolerance grant recipient.  Mr. Dovico was the Director of School Implementation for The Ron Clark Academy and is responsible for conducting on-site training and professional development around the country. Mr. Dovico is currently a clinical professor in the School of Education at Wake Forest University.