Year: 2021

Community Resources

December 20, 2021

Hello Cottonwood Families! My name is Samantha and I am an HST here at Cottonwood School. I have taken on the role as the homeless/foster youth liaison as we build this program for families that may be in a housing transition or experiencing personal difficulties that affect access to education. The goal is to make […]

Moments Make Memories

December 15, 2021

It’s the final countdown. Our Winter break is just a few days away! I can hardly believe it! This means you won’t receive reminder messages to claim attendance, ordering will be paused, no Wednesday Weekly, and the Library will be closed because your amazing teachers and Cottonwood staff will be enjoying a couple weeks off […]

Cal State Apply Deadlines

December 13, 2021

CSU campuses that extended their priority application period past December 1, 2021 are listed on CSU’s Priority Application Deadline website. The next deadline for most campuses is next Wednesday, December 15, 2021 at 11:59 p.m. PT. Please encourage students to check specific campus and program deadlines on their Cal State Apply account.

Read All About It!

December 8, 2021

Do you wonder where to find the resources you need, places to connect with the community, and how to navigate various processes? Cottonwood’s Wednesday Weekly newsletter for parents contains all of that and more. Additionally, we have other places to find great information: The Hawk’s Nest – Our parent portal/intranet Facebook Community Group – A […]

Spread Kindness!

December 6, 2021

Our 7 Mindsets focus for December is Attitude of Gratitude. One of the simplest ways we can express an attitude of gratitude is by spreading kindness. During this busy month, we may find ourselves overwhelmed by the hustle and bustle of the season during especially challenging times. Spreading kindness to others at this time of […]

Cal State Apply Deadline Extended

December 1, 2021

Due to the challenges the application system issues presented, California State University campuses with deadlines of November 30th have extended their priority deadline to apply for admission to the fall 2022 term for all applicants as follows: December 1, 2021 to 11:59 p.m. PST Cal State Fullerton Cal State Long Beach Cal Poly San Luis […]

Holiday Homeschooling

December 1, 2021

The holiday season is in full swing! We hope that you enjoyed a terrific Thanksgiving break! Did your children struggle to find their way back into the homeschooling groove on Monday? Breaks can be tons of fun and an excellent time to recharge, but occasionally it can be challenging to return to the business of […]

Attitude of Gratitude

November 29, 2021

Our 7 Mindsets focus for December is Attitude of Gratitude! People who have achieved great lives point to moments of great adversity and challenge when they learned a critical lesson or built the essential skill that allowed them to be successful. Knowing this, we understand why it is important to seek the positives from all […]

Calling Our Cottonwood Stars

November 17, 2021

The leaves are falling all around! I hope you and your kiddos are enjoying the piles and all the beautiful colors. Perhaps you are making leaf rubbings. With the leaves gone, we see the bare tree branches. Dianne Curtis and I were reminded of and wanted to revisit the Native American legend of the Cottonwood […]

Thanksgiving Perspectives

November 10, 2021

Our Multicultural Diversity & Inclusion Perspectives (MDIP) Coordinator has a special message for Thanksgiving: I love Thanksgiving! It’s a wonderful time of the year to spend time with family and friends and remind ourselves of all the things we have to be thankful for. As homeschoolers, it’s also a wonderful opportunity to really explore history […]

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