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Cottage Hill Clothing Drive will be collecting your donations at the front of the school on Saturday from 8:00 am to Noon.  Time to clean out those closets!
Cottage Hill School WILL BE in session Monday and Tuesday of next week (regular schedule both days: 2:00 dismissal).  School will be closed Wednesday, Thursday and Friday for Thanksgiving Break.
Picture Retake Day is tomorrow!
 
If you missed picture day, please be sure your child notifies their teacher so they will be sent when it is time to go.  Students do need to have an order form and check, which are available in the office.  If you got your pictures but want them redone, please send in the "bad" ones and your child will be sent over when the class is called.

Holiday Free Shop 2017

December 9th 8:30 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. at Cottage Hill School

Community members in need are invited to come and shopfor ‘nearly new’ and gently used items. Guests will be able to select gifts for the special people on their holiday shopping list. For those who wish to “pay” for their items,we will be accepting cash donations for Kare Crisis Nursery.

Help Cottage Hill earn $$$ for new technology! Cottage Hill PTC will be holding a CLOTHING DRIVE THIS SATURDAY 8am-Noon in the front parking lot :-) We will be there to collect your gently used clothing, shoes, linens, towels, hats, belts, purses and stuffed animals. All items will be sent to developing countries to be re-used or recycled!!  

Art Ware Orders Due Monday

The Art Ware orders should have gone home in your child's Thursday folder today.  If you plan to order products with your child's art on them, please note that the order form is due back on Monday.  This is a very short timeline!

Clothing Drive

Cottage Hill PTC is teaming up with California Clothing Recyclers to raise funds in an environmentally friendly way. All items will be sent to developing countries to be re-used or recycled. IT'S EASY!!!
 
STEP #1: Please clean out your closets and donate the following items: gently used clothing, shoes, linens, towels, hats, belts, purses and stuffed animals. 
 
STEP #2: From November 1 to November 30th please bring items in neatly tied plastic bags to Room 17.  Bins will be available outside the door.
 
STEP #3: TELL YOUR FRIENDS!!! We will have a special community drop off event on Saturday November 18th at Cottage Hill Elementary.
 
For further information, please call Sara @ 530-830-2150

Picture Retake Day is November 15th!  If you missed the first Picture Day please send your child with the order envelope (coming home this Thursday) and money.  If you need the pictures retaken, please send the old pictures to school with your child.  It would be very helpful if you would email your child's teacher, alerting her that your child needs to be sent down for pictures, and whether or not there are old pictures being sent back.  Thank you!
The Kids Can Food Drive is now in full swing!  We are collecting canned/boxed food as part of the KCRA Food Drive.  All food collected goes to help families in our community!  Please consider sending in canned/boxed items such as soup, nuts, beans, canned fruits and vegetables, cereals, pasta sauce and pasta.  Food is being collected in each classroom now through Thanksgiving Break.  Thank you for your support!

Fall Family Fun Night and Halloween Parade!

This Friday is Fall Family Fun Night here at school!  Families may trick or treat at classroom doors and participate in other fun activities.  This is a FREE event for our families.  The festivities go from 6:00-8:00, and children (and adults!) are encouraged to wear costumes!
 
On Halloween day Cottage Hill will hold its annual Halloween Parade on the playground at 8:30.  Students may wear costumes to school that day.  We invite parents to come and watch!  Costumes should be "school appropriate"; please leave all masks and weapons at home.  Hats, face paint, and other props are welcome!  

Earthquake Drill

Today our students and staff practiced how they would respond in the event of an Earthquake.  There is no "alarm" for an earthquake, we just feel that it is happening and respond the way we have practiced (I just announced it today).  Students get under a desk or table, protecting their heads.  Teachers open doors and do the same.  If outside, students move away from buildings or any structures that might fall down.  Following a real earthquake, the fire alarm would sound so that everyone would leave the classroom while emergency personnel checked to make sure the rooms were safe.  Ask your child how the drill went today, and consider having a conversation about what your family would do if there were an earthquake at home!

Friday Sock Day AND Kindness/Red Assembly

Big day coming up this Friday!  Our first Character Counts assembly will be in the morning, recognizing students for Kindness. WEAR RED!  
 
It is also Crazy Sock Day!  Wear your crazy socks or wear your regular socks in a crazy way!  
 
Next week is Fall Break - the school and office will be closed.
 
When we return.... BOOK FAIR!

Cross Country Team

The Cross Country season is finally here!
 
Sign up forms will be available in the office beginning Monday, October 9 and are due Thursday, October 12.  The parent meeting and "jersey check out" will be Monday, October 23 from 2:15-3:00 pm in Room 18.
 
Our first practice will be Tuesday, October 24 from 2:15-3:00 pm.  More details regarding practice and meet schedules is available on the sign up form.
 
Cross County is open to all 4th and 5th graders.

Box Tops Competition is Here!

Hi there parents!

This is just a quick e-mail to let you know about the Box Tops Competition going on in your children’s classrooms. The kids are turning in all of their box tops now so that the money earned from them (.10 a top) goes straight back to their classroom. So if 500 tops are brought in then that teacher will get a $50 check to do with whatever they like in the classroom. Along with that, the class that brings the most box tops in will get a special treat provided by me. I will be contacting the winning teacher to find out about specific allergies in the classroom so if you haven’t told them of any then please do so! 

Each year our school earns around $2000 so that is a lot of money brought in just by turning in bits of cardboard, paper and plastic. :)

When you send in the tops, please be sure to cut them out on the dotted line (or have your kiddo do it!) so that I can quickly organize them and send them in.

We are collecting now all the way to the last day before fall break starts. So make sure to get them all in by Friday, October 13th. I will be coming by each class to pick them up, organize them, and then send them out the next week. I will let teacher’s know which is the winning class and how much everyone brought in within that week or two.

Parents, thank you so much for helping raise funds for this awesome school and the hardworking teachers there! Have a wonderful weekend!

Sincerely,

Audrey Hahn

Box Tops Liaison