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It’s OK to Outsource!

November 3, 2021

Can you believe it? It is November! You have been homeschooling for a while now and are finding your groove. You also have likely discovered that there are pivots, U-turns, and adjustments in some areas. That is normal. When you decided to homeschool you added a lot of responsibility to your plate. We see how […]

Sleep Well, Homeschoolers!

October 27, 2021

As parents and caregivers, we all know that children who get a good night’s rest are far more pleasant and reasonable than those who haven’t. This may not be something you’ve considered before, but homeschooled children tend to have more opportunities to sleep longer than children who aren’t. This is yet another reason why homeschooling […]

A Little Bit of Daily Writing has Huge Benefits

October 20, 2021

Our homeschool days are full. My day starts with ideas of what we all need to accomplish and goals (that I try to hold loosely) and inevitably is full of distractions, speedbumps, pivots, and some scrambling. I have had to start to set non-negotiable goals that we do each day no matter what. Math is […]

Reshaping Education with Social Emotional Learning

October 13, 2021

As you have likely noticed, The Cottonwood School is committed to reshaping education and supporting the whole child. A significant piece of this commitment includes prioritizing Social Emotional Learning (SEL). Did you enjoy the first issue of our new SELF Talk newsletter that launched on Monday? We hope you found the resources helpful as we […]

Begin Your Day Together

October 6, 2021

Are there things you’re trying to figure out to work into your school day but struggling to get to? Morning meetings create great opportunities to regularly engage in activities that may be challenging to weave into a schedule already filled with math and language, and history. (You may have also heard of this referred to […]

Find Your Tribe

September 29, 2021

Did you know you are part of a school community that has over 1000 families? That number actually falls short of what we actually have, but I don’t want to overwhelm you as I dive into this week’s topic of finding your tribe. 1000 families sound like an awful lot to weed through to find […]

Happy Fall!

September 24, 2021

Fall is officially upon us! Today marks the first day of the season. When fall starts, I start thinking about apples and pumpkins and falling leaves. It’s an excellent time for our kids to make observations and notice what’s happening in nature around them! As the weather is cooling down, try packing a picnic lunch […]


September 14, 2021

Parents: Let your voice be heard! Please take our ESSER III funding survey! What is the ESSER III grant? The purpose of the American Rescue Plan (ARP) Act Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief (ESSER) III Fund is to help safely reopen and sustain the safe operation of schools and address the impacts of COVID-19 […]

College Board Opportunity Scholarships

August 27, 2021

The start of the school year is an opportunity to refocus seniors on timely actions to plan and pay for college. All seniors can earn recognition just by completing college planning steps to qualify for College Board Opportunity Scholarships. No GPA, test score, application, or essay is required. Rather, for every step that seniors take […]


Join Us At The Park!

July 14, 2021

Throughout the summer, Parent Support Advisor Kara Parkins and Lending Library Specialist Jeannine Barrett will be visiting different parks throughout the area with curriculum samples for you to see and touch and fun activities for the kids! We have three more park days in July: Friday, July 16 at Auburn Rec Park (located at 123 […]

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