100 grandparents and relatives came to Cotting on Friday morning, April 30, to attend classes and get the real Cotting experience. They saw their students work math problems, write with Alpha Smarts, and use SmartBoards. They watched student presentations on habitats on the SmartBoard. Grandparents joined their grandchildren to stretch in gym class and float the parachute outside on the new Connelly Field. It was a full and beautiful morning in many ways!
The Senior Class gathered in Cotting’s Board Room on Thursday, April 29, for their annual lunch with President Dave Manzo. They enjoyed Italian food and talked about what they like most about being seniors. For some it is the privileges, for others the ski trip and the upcoming senior trip to Florida this Sunday. There was much banter amid the conversation, and a contagious enthusiasm for all the year-end activities in general. This lunch was a wonderful way to start the year-end festivities!
It was an undersea experience when John Bay and Donna Folan from the Wheelock Family Theatre in Boston visited the Lower School. The students will be seeing a play adaptation of Hans Christian Anderson’s The Little Mermaid this week, and John and Donna from Wheelock got a chance to show the students what their play was going to be like. They brought in all kinds of props and seashells, and the students got to feel the same materials that the actors’ costumes will be made of in the play. The students can’t wait to dive in and see the play!
Last evening’s Basketball Banquet honored the 70 Cotting middle and upper school students who participated in the 2009-2010 basketball program. Boosters, cheerleaders, players, and student referees gathered with their families in the dining room for a pasta dinner before accepting medals for participation. Cotting Falcons jackets went to students who have participated for three years in the program.