Year: 2022

Your WHY is Important

June 15, 2022

Hello friends, I hope this email finds you well and enjoying all the swimming, sidewalk chalk, bubbles, watermelon, and other fantastic Summer adventures. I realize that for the homeschool parent, we are in planning and preparation mode for school in the fall between the fun during school break. For seasoned homeschoolers and those who are […]

Things to Consider When Choosing Curriculum

June 29, 2022

As we cruise through the summer, if you’re feeling unsure about how to prepare for your school year, know that you’re not alone! Many homeschooling families are making plans this time of year, deciding what worked well in the past, or what changes they want to make for the upcoming year. If this is your […]


Soaring Into Summer Break

June 2, 2022

Summer Break is officially here, and we hope you feel proud of all that you accomplished in 2021/22. We are so proud of you! You will notice that the Wednesday Weekly newsletter will look and feel different during the summer. It is much shorter, and it will land in your inbox bi-weekly rather than weekly […]

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We Met Our Testing Goal!

May 26, 2022

We’ve crossed the finish line and we WON!!! As of yesterday, the Cottonwood School has successfully MET & EXCEEDED the threshold of CAASPP testing 95% of our eligible students! 97.4% completed the ELA and Math Assessments 97% completed the CAST Additionally, our preliminary ELPAC scores have come back for the 3rd-12th graders who took the […]

Have a mindful summer!

May 23, 2022

Our last SELF newsletter went out today. We truly hope you have found the lessons, articles, and resources helpful in your children’s emotional learning. Fortunately, learning doesn’t have to stop just because it’s summertime. In fact, summer can be a great time to strengthen many of these skills, when there is less pressure for academic […]

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Look how far we’ve come!

May 18, 2022

It is hard to believe there is only one week left on the 21/22 school year calendar. At this point in the year, I find myself with a mix of feelings. We start the year with big plans with great ambition, and not all things go to plan. I know we experienced victory and defeat […]

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Having a Growth Mindset

May 16, 2022

Over the past several weeks our students have been learning about embracing the moment, getting in the zone, being vulnerable, taking action toward goals and staying motivated. Having a growth mindset can help students be successful in all of these areas. This week our students will learn about neuroplasticity and what it means to have […]


Get Motivated!

May 9, 2022

Last week our students learned about the importance of acting with purpose by taking steps and actions towards their dreams and goals. Motivation is essential to taking action and achieving goals, but it is not always easy to discover or maintain. We can help our children find or recall motivation by encouraging them to discover […]

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Teacher Appreciation Week

May 4, 2022

Did you know May 3-7 is Teacher Appreciation Week? It often passes us by without notice because we aren’t in a traditional school setting, but it is worth our attention. Our kids are so fortunate to have the best of two worlds. Their primary teachers are you, the homeschool parent. They are also supported by […]

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