Students Aldo, Tom, Kristina, Vincent and Michael celebrate the final sale of their s’mores-making kits at the Wares Fair on Friday, the last day of the Summer Program. An annual tradition, the Fair is an opportunity for students to sell various items they’ve made throughout the summer, such as soap, greeting cards, Cotting headbands and the Falcon Flyer. Students practice money, communication, social and problem-solving skills as they sell their Wares to students, staff and family. Proceeds of the Fair are donated to a charity of the students’ choice; this year’s recipient is Canines for Independence.
Students in Bill Phelan’s Horticulture Class sold house plants they cared for and transplanted, bouquets of hydrangeas donated by Physical Therapist, Barbara DeLuca, and produce and zinnias picked on a recent community trip to Parlee Farms in Chelmsford. Students practiced welcoming customers, giving information about items for sale, and handling money. Above, Andrew shows off the oversized zucchini they found at the Farms, while Matt, Ashley, Amanda, Jackie and Allison interact with customers.
Medical Facility Founded by two surgeons from Children’s Hospital, Cotting School has always placed a high priority on the highest quality of medical care. Registered Nurses and Nursing Assistants On a typical day, the nursing team provides services to an average of 80 students: distributing medications, assisting students with personal care and self-catheterization, providing tube feedings, charting observations, consulting with parents and teachers, answering student questions, and dispensing advice, concern, and praise. In the case of an emergency, the team provides a calm, efficient response and speedy referral to a hospital setting. Pediatric Physician The School is affiliated with Children’s... Read More
Cotting School is delighted to welcome Dr. Julie Bickel as our two-year Fellow from Children’s Hospital Boston. She received her B.A. Phi Beta Kappa in Psychology/Biology from Earlham College, her Master’s in Public Health from the Mailman School of Public Health at Columbia University, and her M.D. from the University of PIttsburgh School of Medicine. Her three-year Pediatric Residency at the Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC concluded in June 2010, at which point she took the Developmental-Behavorial Pediatrics Fellowship at Children’s Hospital Boston. Dr. Bickel will be working with our Cotting Medical staff on Friday mornings.
Canine Companions for Independence volunteers Debbie, Tobi, Betsy, Wendy and Leslie brought their gentle, well-behaved year-old puppies to visit summer students on Monday. The puppies will soon be old enough to be sent to “college,” where they will be trained to assist people with disabilities. During training, dogs learn to pick up and carry a variety of items, open and close doors, and offer comfort and companionship, among other tasks. In the meantime, visiting Cotting School helps them be comfortable with people in all kinds of lively and dynamic environments. Learn more about Canine Companions here. ... Read More
The last day of the Summer Program ended with a spirited soccer game and a visit from the Revolution mascot, Slyde.
The Enchanted Princess Cathy Mayo’s Lower School Summer Program students performed “The Enchanted Princess” for a delighted and enthusiastic audience of family, friends and fellow students on Thursday. Evoking laughter and cheers, the actors Megan, David, Kyle, Sara, Brian, Melissa and Peter celebrated the ending of the Summer Program in style.
Young adults in Nobles and Greenough’s Summer Service Program joined Cotting students for Field Day on Tuesday as part of the schools’ ongoing connection. Offering encouragement and support and a lively spirit of friendly competition, both groups cheered each other on while running relay races over an obstacle course, and during baseball and soccer games. Above, Cotting’s Upper Students pose with the Nobles group after a exciting game of soccer in the cool gym. For more photos, see link below. For more photos, click here.