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Parent Weekly Update: December 18, 2020

Parent Weekly Update: December 18, 2020

Weekly Update Click here to read the Weekly Update in any language! Haga clic aquí para leer la actualización semanal en cualquier idioma! 单击此处以任何语言阅读每周更新!   Mr. Ironfield’s class was hard at work prepping for their open mic entry! For more updates from this week, visit our Facebook page or follow us on Instagram. Information From Cotting School Reminder: Flu shots required for students by December 31, 2020 Massachusetts now requires influenza immunization for all children 6 months of age or older who are attending Massachusetts childcare, pre-school, kindergarten, K-12, and colleges and universities. This new vaccine requirement is an important step to reduce... Read More

Cotting Breaks Ground on Gym Addition

Cotting Breaks Ground on Gym Addition

  Unlike many schools nationwide, Cotting student learning never skipped a beat during COVID. Starting with fully remote learning from mid-March through June, we carefully added in-school time so thatstudents are now on campus four days a week. PPE notwithstanding, they love being with their peers and staff. At our school where students hate snow days, nothing beats being at Cotting! Simultaneously, we have moved ahead with our new addition, the first brick and mortar campaign in 30 years.         The Campaign will enhance academic programs and the arts; build a full-size gym, two candlepin bowling lanes,... Read More

Cotting’s New Medical Fellow

Cotting’s New Medical Fellow

We are delighted to welcome Dr. Arielle Spellun as our newest Cotting Medical Fellow! Dr. Spellun graduated from Sidney Kimmel Medical College of Thomas Jefferson University in Philadelphia and completed her Pediatrics training at Boston Children’s Hospital. She grew up in Rhode Island and received a B.A. in Biological Basis of Behavior from the University of Pennsylvania, where she worked with the department to create a minor in American Sign Language. After medical school, she was an instructor in pediatrics at Yale School of Medicine. Her specialty as a Fellow in developmental and behavioral pediatrics at Boston Children’s Hospital now... Read More

Meeting Communication Therapist Jane Perera

Meeting Communication Therapist Jane Perera

Jane Perera’s path to Cotting School was anything but straightforward. Her interests in medicine, music, and teaching ultimately lead her to the field of speech language pathology nearly 20 years ago. At Cotting School, Jane is one of six Communication Therapists who enable students to communicate through a variety of therapeutic interventions and services. “Communication therapy shares the burden of all other professions at Cotting because communication is a part of everything we do” explains Jane. “As a communication therapist, I use technology to teach students how to socialize and interact in the community, whether that’s in a big classroom... Read More

Parent Weekly Update: December 11, 2020

Parent Weekly Update: December 11, 2020

Weekly Update Click here to read the Weekly Update in any language! Haga clic aquí para leer la actualización semanal en cualquier idioma! 单击此处以任何语言阅读每周更新! Jacob and Mr. Phelan cleaning up after a fun, but messy IA project! For more updates from this week, visit our Facebook page or follow us on Instagram. Information From Cotting School Reminder: Flu shots required for students by December 31, 2020 Massachusetts now requires influenza immunization for all children 6 months of age or older who are attending Massachusetts childcare, pre-school, kindergarten, K-12, and colleges and universities. This new vaccine requirement is an important step to reduce flu-related... Read More

Parent Weekly Update: December 4, 2020

Parent Weekly Update: December 4, 2020

Weekly Update Click here to read the Weekly Update in any language! Haga clic aquí para leer la actualización semanal en cualquier idioma! Sofia (left) and Mrs. Trolan connect for art class online, where they recently looked at the work of famous British artist Andy Goldsworthy, known for his incredible installations using natural materials. Sofia got outside and put her creativity to work mimicking one Goldsworthy’s works. Just beautiful! Stella (right) has been learning all about plant care with Ms. Robinson for her in-house classroom job in Ms. Mayo’s room! For more updates from this week, visit our Facebook page or follow... Read More

Favorite Things

Favorite Things

Gift Ideas for People You Love Are you looking for new, creative ideas, games, or even books for gift giving? The staff and students at Cotting School have got you covered! We’re proud to debut a list of some favorite things compiled by Cotting staff and students, especially useful for the special needs community. This list contains links to items Cotting students and staff love! If you’re in dire need of new book suggestions, do not worry- our experts are here to help! In addition, we’ve linked to some fun at home craft ideas and winter themed activities that will... Read More