CSCS FAMILY RESOURCES

 

Resources and information for current families of The Cottonwood School of Civics and Science.

Upcoming Events

Monday, January 20, 2020

MLK Day – Holiday – school closed

 

 

Sat., January 25, 2020

Shed building for Loose Parts Play Pod
contact the office for details.

 

 

Fri., January 31, 2020
Loose Parts Play Pod
Free play and open house event from 1:45 – 3:30.  At 1:45, the kids can play with the new loose parts with supervision while parents attend an information meeting in a TBD classroom.   After the info meeting, the parents can head outside to watch them play!

 

 

Monday, February 3, 2020

Teacher Visit Day – no school for students

 

 

Monday, February 17, 2020

President’s Day – Holiday – school closed

 

 

Sat., April 18, 2020

SAVE THE DATE!!

CSCS’s Annual Dinner and Auction
Oaks Park Dance Pavilion
More details coming soon…

Announcements

SNOW DAYS!?

We will ALWAYS FOLLOW PORTLAND PUBLIC SCHOOLS – West Side Closures. Do not try to find CSCS under CHARTER SCHOOLS; we will not be listed. You  may access current information regarding schedule changes on the Portland Public Schools’ website

LOOSE PARTS PLAYGROUND!!!

The Cottonwood School is partnering with Portland Free Play to create a  Loose Parts Play Pod in our play yard!

Loose parts are materials that can be moved, carried, combined, redesigned, lined up, and taken apart and put back together in multiple ways. They are materials with no specific set of directions that can be used alone or combined with other materials. Loose parts play supports invention, divergent thinking, problem solving and offers a sense of wonder to children.

There are two important events coming up in connection with this:

First, we will be building the shed on January 25th.  Are you an experienced builder and would like to help with this?  Please contact Jenny in the office for more information.

Second, we will have a free play and open house event on January 31st from 1:45 – 3:30.  At 1:45, the kids can play with the new loose parts with supervision while parents attend an information meeting in a TBD classroom.   After the info meeting, the parents can head outside to watch them play!

The Arts Park Run Announcement:
We well surpassed our goal of $24,000, bringing in near $30,000!!!
Every penny of that goes towards your children’s arts education, and we couldn’t have done it without all of  you!  As a prize for reaching the goal, the whole school will have a movie and popcorn party the day before winter break starts.

KATU News Visited CSCS for Climate Change Discussion with Lincoln High School Students

KOIN News Visited CSCS for Climate Change Discussion with Lincoln High School Students

Masquerade Save Date

Friends of Cottonwood (PTO)

Friends of Cottonwood is the parent-teacher organization, with a mission of supporting volunteer and fundraising efforts on behalf of the school.

 

Facebook Updates

If you like to connect with the school and other parents via Facebook, here is your chance.

 

Grade 6, Civil Rights in Portland

Class Info Pages

Each classroom has individual pages dedicated to sharing information regarding that class about field work, class updates, student pictures, volunteer opportunities and more.

 

Fieldwork Updates

Want to see what your kids are up to in the field? Check out the fieldwork updates with images by CSCS Fieldwork Coordinator and Place-Based Education Specialist, Sarah K. Anderson.

 

Calendar

View the static PDF of the school calendar to find out what days school is in session and what days there are no school for the current school year.

 

 

Volunteering

Each family is expected to volunteer 24 hours (per student) throughout the school year and there are plenty of opportunities for anyone willing to give the time. Examples include (but are not limited to):

 

Benefits of Volunteering 🙂

 

  • You are setting a good example for your child
  • When parents get involved, children do better
  • You are helping your community
  • Meet other parents

CSCS In the News

CSCS gets covered in the news often, so if you would like to keep up the latest, you will find the articles listed on the ‘In the News’ page.

Learn More About Place-Based Education

 

The overarching philosophy of The Cottonwood School of Civics and Science is to create a community of learners that are deeply involved in developing a sense of place.

 

grades 1-2, mountains

Supply & Fieldwork Fees

Family Handbook

Documents

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