Month: May 2022

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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 […]

Act with Purpose

May 2, 2022

This week our students will be learning about how they can Act with Purpose. While all action is significant, the actions we take that align with our dreams are the most powerful. First, they’re part of who we are and matter to us more, so we try harder and work to overcome more when taking […]

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