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Preschool registration for 3 and 4 year olds begins on Monday, April 9th in the school office. 
Registration packets will not be available in advance.  Packets can be picked up in the Multi-Purpose Room beginning at 7:30.  Once you pick up your packet, you will be able to complete your paperwork at one of the tables nearby.  Your packet may only be turned it when it is complete; the emergency card and other forms must be completely filled out and a copy of the birth certificate and immunization records must be included.  Only complete packets will be accepted and placed on the list.
Students in the three year old class need to be 3 by September 1st; students in the 4 year old class need to be 4 by September 1st.  All students need to be potty-trained before school starts. 
We accept 18 students in the 3 year old class and 20 in the 4 year old class.  Beyond that number, we will place students on a waiting list. 
We are very happy that our preschool program is so popular!  If you are planning on enrolling your child, we encourage you to come on the 9th!
“n one week’s time the April Parent Teacher Club will be meeting to talk and act on some very exciting and important topics.  Some of the items on the agenda include board member elections, Teacher Appreciation Week and some very exciting news for the garden.  Get in on what’s happening on campus at the source.  Please join us on Wednesday, April 11th at 12:30pm in Room 17.
While we have your attention, please consider volunteering your time to help out at the Book Fair, happening every day next week.  It’s a simple task that brings so much joy to our students.  Sign up at:
Or contact our school librarian Kimberly Butcher at:
530.268.2808, ext. 211
In response to recent concerns regarding school safety, we will be holding a South County School Safety Forum on Monday, May 7th from 6:30 – 8:00 p.m. at the Bear River High School theater.
We will have representation from:

· Nevada County Sheriff’s Office
· California Highway Patrol
· Higgins Fire Department
· Nevada County Office of Emergency Services
· Nevada County Superintendent of Schools Office
· South County School Administrators
We invite all parents and community members to attend. You will learn about what plans and procedures are in place to ensure the safety of our students, and what you can/should do in the case of a school emergency.
Kindergarten TK Round Up is tomorrow, March 20th!  Please come to the MPR at 6:30 to hear a short presentation, pick up your registration packet, and sign up for an assessment time (on Wednesday).
Yee Haw!  It's time for Kindergarten Round Up!
Who should come?  Parents (not kids) of children entering TK or Kindergarten in August.
How do I know what to enroll for?  If your child turns 5 by September 1, 2018, he/she will enroll in Kindergarten.  If your child turns 5 AFTER September 1 but before December 1, he/she will enroll in TK.  If your child turns 5 AFTER December 1st, he/she will enroll in preschool in April.
Why should I come?  You will get all the information you need to enroll your child that night, including a registration packet.  You will also sign up for your child's assessment time, which will be the following day.  You will have a chance to ask any questions you may have about our school/programs.
The Kindergarten and TK teachers will be there, and so will members of the Cottage Hill Parent Teacher Club (PTC). 
If you have friends or neighbors who are not registered on our school web site, please pass this information along!
Come One, Come All!  
We invite you to attend the PTC meeting tomorrow in Room 17 at 12:30 to show your interest in becoming part of the PTC Board.  All positions are available!  There are also many open committee chair positions.  The school relies on the energy of parents just like you; YOU MAKE A DIFFERENCE!
The Cottage Hill PTC provides experiences and equipment that enrich the lives of our students.  Pictured above are first graders using touch screen Chrome Books that were purchased this year with Jogathon proceeds.  Our school would just not be the same without YOUR ENERGY!
We look forward to seeing as many parents as possible tomorrow!

May Mixer Coming Soon!

The Cottage Hill PTC is excited to announce a new event, coming soon!
The May Mixer is going to be held at the Sierra Knolls Tasting Room on Highway 49.  Sierra Knolls is going to donate 20% of the evening's sales to the Cottage Hill PTC.  
So keep a lookout for updated info on our May Mixer!!

PTC Board Positions Available!
Do  you love what happens here at Cottage Hill School?  Do you have creative ideas for how to serve our students and staff? We'd love to have you as part of our planning team!  That team is our PTC!
All PTC board positions are available for next year, including: President, Vice President, Treasurer and Secretary. There are also chairperson positions available for a variety of committees including our social media (Edlio/Facebook etc.) and BoxTops. Formal nominations for board positions will be taken at our next meeting and voting will be held at the general meeting in April. 

If interested, please join us next Wednesday, March 14th at 12:30pm in room 17!!
Remember...  we can't do it without you!

Sweatshirt Return/Swap

"Square Peg in a Round Hole?"
To all families who ordered a green Cottage Hill sweatshirt this winter-
If you have found yourself, or your student, struggling to fit your head in the opening to put the sweatshirt on, we have a solution for you.  Our supplier has graciously offered to replace these sweatshirts at no charge! 
Please bring your washed sweatshirt in to the front office, find the box with order forms and safety pins in it, fill out the order form with your student's name, teacher, size and your primary contact number and leave it in the box.  The deadline for turn-ins is next Friday, March 16th.  Please direct any questions to Bri Amos :
Thank you!"

Pictures will be taken indoors, so students may wear "spring outfits", but PLEASE send them in a coat or sweatshirt for the rest of the day...   All students will get their picture taken and pictures will be sent home.  Parents can choose to purchase the pictures or return them to school.
Kindergarten Round Up is coming!  The Round Up meeting for parents is March 20th in the MPR.  At that meeting you will receive a registration packet and sign up for a screening time for your child on the following day (March 21).  
Students are placed in classes in August and parents are notified a few days before school starts.  Students must have a copy of the birth certificate on file and verification of immunizations before they will be placed in a class.
Questions?  Call the office at 530-268-2808.  Know a new Kindergarten or TK parent?  Pass this information along!

Hello parents,

It’s time for the second box tops competition of the year! Flyers have already gone out to the teachers to remind the kids to turn in all of the box tops they’ve been saving since the last round. 

Each box top is worth ten cents so bring them in! The money earned per class goes right back to that class. So if 500 box tops are brought in then $50 will be given to that teacher for the classroom. Whichever class gets the most tops will also win a special treat provided by myself and checked with the teacher for classroom allergies.

When turning in tops to your teachers, please turn in ONLY box tops and not Labels for Education. I throw those out since we don’t have a liaison for them. Also, it would be a HUGE help if you sent them in already trimmed down to the dotted lines and throw away all of the expired ones. It takes hours to go through them so please trim and discard if possible. It also helps me save on shipping.

I think that’s everything! Please turn in all of those tops by this Thursday so that I can sort and get them all turned in on time. Let’s help these awesome teachers get some funds!

Thank you!


Audrey Hahn

Yearbooks are on sale now through April 8th.  Go to to order yours today!   Soft cover yearbooks are $20, other styles are also available.  You can include a "PDA" (personal display of affection) for your child by picking up an order form from the front office.  The deadline to submit PDA's is April 6th.
Also, if you have any pictures you would like to share with us for the yearbook they can be uploaded to Lifetouch under the specific category ie: Jog a thon, Assemblies etc.  Go to and enter our school code BWMCWN to access the photo uploads.  
Snow Day?  Snow days are usually called when there is ice on the road in Alta Sierra and the buses can't make their routes safely.  If buses can't travel in Alta Sierra, PRSD calls a snow day for the whole district (even if roads are clear surrounding Cottage Hill).  If we have a snow day, you will receive a phone call from the district office in the morning.  If you have your email listed in power school, you will also receive an email.  Snow Days are also posted on the school/district websites.
There are times that NU cancels school due to ice in Grass Valley and Bear River has to close, even though PRSD is remaining open.  Please check your voice mail and/or the school websites to determine if PRSD is declaring a snow day.  Thank you!

PTC hosting Staff Appreciation Luncheon

Here is a message from the Cottage Hill PTC!
It's hard to believe it's already mid January!! PTC is putting together a simple SOUP lunch for our wonderful teachers and staff here at Cottage Hill. It's our "SOUPer" luncheon. If you would like to donate please bring your item(s) in the morning of Thursday, January 25th no later than 10:30 a.m. to the staff lounge or leave it with the front office. Thank you all so much for helping us make these events so special  :)) "
The link to the PerfectPotluck page for the event is: