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The Cottage Hill Library has a Summer Reading Program!
The Library will be open every Thursday from 12:00-4:00, beginning June 28 and continuing through July 26. 
This is a great opportunity to keep your reading skills sharp over the school break, but also to simply enjoy wonderful books and the pleasure of reading!
Happy Summer!  Before you get too relaxed, we still have many report cards, art portfolios, awards, and other items left in the office, ready to be picked up!
The office will be open through June 21st, then closed for the summer break until August 1st. 

Special PTC Meeting Tomorrow!

“*******Special PTC Meeting******
There is a PTC budget meeting tomorrow at 12:30 pm in room 17.  We will allocate unused funds from this school year, set up the budget for the 2018-2019 school year, and consider proposals for use of funds next year.  Please join us!  We value your input!

Help from Home Tip:  Did you know WOW Points at Holiday Market can be redeemed for cash for our school?  Simply tell your cashier you’d like to turn your points into a donation to Cottage Hill Elementary School.  1000 points = $20 check sent to our school!  Spread the word!”

Hello!  We still have 19 library books that need to be returned to the library...  If you have a overdue/missing book, please  either turn it in or send in the replacement cost to Mrs. Butcher.  Thanks!
The 2017-1018 Yearbooks have arrived and it's not too late to get one!
Yearbooks can be purchased in the office for $20 cash.  They will be set aside with your student's name, and passed out when the rest of the class gets theirs on June 4th.
What does the Parent Teacher Club do?
The Cottage Hill PTC is a responsive and flexible council of members that listens to both teacher and parent input.  At a recent meeting, for example, a teacher asked how their classroom would benefit from Jog-A-Thon fundraising given they don't use Chrome Books in their classrooms, and the PTC responded!
This picture shows Kinder classes enjoying and learning using headphones and a portable CD player purchased for their benefit with money fundraised by the PTC.  Our TK classes are enjoying magnetic building blocks as well!
This money was  contributed by parents like YOU.  Curious about how surplus money from this year will spent?  What about the budget for the upcoming school year?  Join us for a special PTC meeting on Wednesday June 6th at 12:30pm in room 17.
"A heartfelt THANK YOU to all the hands who helped purchase and provide food for the Teacher Appreciation Luncheon last week.  As you can see, the event came off beautifully and the teachers and support staff were so grateful and happy to be treated to such a lovely lunch.  The weather was fantastic and we had so many helping hands that it really pulled together with ease.  The Parent Teacher Club would also like to thank and recognize Brooke Poletti, Massage Therapist and owner of Ritual Therapeutics Massage & Bodywork, 11990 Kemper Rd., Ste. 204, Auburn.  Ms. Poletti generously provided discounted massage experiences for all the teachers, paid for by the PTC.  Please contact Brooke if you're in need of a massage."

Spring Fling - Parent Social

                                          ****Reminder****PTC Spring Fling Social****
Come out this Friday night to Moonraker Brewing Co. in Auburn for a FUN and FREE, adult night out from 6-8pm.   Snacks, raffle, prizes! Please join us! “

Cottage Hill is seeking an after school Recreation Supervisor for the 2018-19 school year.  If you are interested, please check the district website for the application process.
This position is after school each day that school is in session.  The supervisor is responsible for recording accurate student attendance, maintaining careful records of snack, and organizing other staff in the care and supervision of our students who stay after school.  We are looking for an organized, responsible, but fun loving adult to be part of our team!
 “*****PTC Special Event*****
The Cottage Hill Parent Teacher Club cordially invites you to an adult night out, a “spring fling,” Friday, May 18th, 6-8 pm at Moonraker Brewing Co. in Auburn.  The spring fling is a FREE social event to foster connections with existing members and newly interested parents, to inform about the events PTC runs on campus, and most of all FUN!  Light snacks will be provided and raffle tickets issued to all who attend (prizes will be awarded and may be redeemed that evening).  Please consider meeting up with us for a short time and then make the rest of the night a date night, girls night out, etc...”The Dive” food truck will be there dishing out their delectable burgers and fries and of course delicious Moonraker Beer will be available for purchase.  Please join us!
Please join us for a presentation on resources and current practices for school safety in Nevada County - South County Schools

WHAT: Panel discussion on resources, current practices, and site specific plans for school safety

WHEN: Monday, May 7, 2018

TIME: 6:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

WHERE: Bear River High School Theater

WHO SHOULD ATTEND: South County parents and guardians

Nevada County Superintendent of Schools Office:
- Scott W. Lay, Superintendent of Schools
- Christine Espedal, Safety & School Climate Coordinator
- County of Nevada Office of Emergency Services
- John Gulserian, Program Manager
Nevada County Sheriff’s Office:
- Captain Shannan Moon
- Lt. Sam Brown
- Lt. George Steffenson, Commander Grass Valley area
Higgins Fire Services:
- Fire Chief, Jerry Good
South County School Administrators:
- Dan Frisella, NJUHSD Assistant Superintendent
- Alta Sierra – Thomas Bivens, Principal
- Arete Charter Academy – Sarah Schwartz, Director
- Bear River High School – Amy Besler, Principal
- Cottage Hill Elementary – Karen Montero, Principal
- Forest Lake Christian School – Carol Holt, Principal
- Magnolia Intermediate – Gene Morgan, Principal
Saturday is the clothing donation drop off in the CH front parking lot...  This will be the last day to donate clothing this year.  Anything left in Lost and Found will also be donated, so please be sure to check the Lost and Found before tomorrow afternoon!

Our Teachers and Staff go above and beyond to help our children succeed.  It's time to show them how much we appreciate all their efforts! 

May 8th – 11th is Teacher Appreciation Week! The PTC is asking for your participation in next week's events.    

Tuesday May 8th: Bring a Flower for a Class Bouquet

Thursday May 10th: Teacher Luncheon, bring a Dish to share.

 Sign up to bring a Dish:

                                          Theme: English Tea Party

Friday May 11th: Make a card for your Teacher. 


A Special Thanks to Brooke Poletti at Ritual Therapeutics Massage & Bodywork for generously donating her time to give all our wonderful Teachers a massage! Please give Brook a call if you need a massage yourself.

Thank you for helping make this week special for our Teachers.

-The PTC

*****Last PTC General Meeting of the School Year****
Our last PTC meeting of the year will be next Wednesday, May 9th, at 12:30pm in room 17. Please join us!!!  We will discuss:
Teacher Appreciation Week
Spring Fling Social
Garden Renovation
Planning (for events that take place in the first few months of the school year) 
Much More!
“Help from Home Tip”- It’s not too early to start thinking about the next Box Top collection in the fall.  Click on this link to see a listing of household products that participate in the program.  Send it out to friends, family and co-workers.