Parent Weekly Update: July 23, 2021

Weekly Update
Who doesn’t love a game of freeze tag with friends?! While watching Ms. Caughey’s lower school class have a blast in physical education, we got so excited thinking about the endless possibilities our students will have in the new full-sized gym next year and for years to come!
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Information From Cotting School
We are one month away from completion of the new Campus Center!! We are so excited to share the progress with you in this video!
As you know, we are honoring all our families by designating the courtyard in our new space as the Cotting Family Courtyard. With your gift to the courtyard, your family name will be listed on the plaque. If you have not yet contributed to the capital campaign to make this possible, now is your chance! Gifts of any sizes are welcome and all will make a difference. Our goal is 100% participation. Click here to make your gift.
Save the Date!
Cotting Fall Family BBQ
Hawaiian Luau
Sunday, September 19th, 2021, 12 noon-3:00 pm
Rain or shine on the Cotting Grounds
Currently Seeking Donations!
Own your own Business? Access to Sporting Event Tickets?
Donate Restaurant Gift Cards? Create your own Creative Basket?
Basket Ideas Include:
Family Night Out, Books, Crafts, Game Night, Pet Supplies, Movie Night, Pasta Basket, Sports Basket, Restaurant & Store Gift Cards, Tailgate Basket, Fire Pit, Gardening Basket
No Donation Too Big or Too Small!
Email sherylannqueen@yahoo.com or send items to Cotting School!
Thank you!! See you at the BBQ!
End-of-School Year Lost and Found items are (still) looking for their homes!
If you see anything below that belongs to your family, contact Front Desk Coordinator Andie Mitchell at Cotting extension 0 or amitchell@cotting.org .
The 2020-2021 Cotting School Annual Fund T-Shirt is still available!
It’s not too late to order this year’s Cotting School Annual Fund t-shirt or hoodie (your choice) the sale will be ongoing through the summer! Order yours today at the link below. Your shirt order counts as a generous contribution to the Cotting School Annual Fund!
Use this link to place your shirt order. Help us achieve 100% Cotting community participation by placing your order. If you have questions please contact Omni Raimo (oraimo@cotting.org)
Pam Varrin is available to assist Cotting families in need of financial assistance. You can reach Pam at pvarrin@cotting.org.
Resources and Events
In the Community
Have you received your Child Tax Credit?
The Child Tax Credit in the American Rescue Plan provides the largest Child Tax Credit ever – and as of July 15th, most families of children under 18 years of age are automatically receiving monthly payments of $250 or $300 per child without having to take any action.
While many families will automatically receive this benefit, families whose income was not high enough to have had to file taxes in recent years may not be aware that they qualify and may need to sign up as a “non-filer” to receive the payments.
If your child or children are under 18 and you have not received your payment, go to Child Tax Credit (click here for Spanish) to find out how to access this benefit. Resources include a two-sided flyer in English and Spanish and this Help is Here flyer in English and Spanish.
Kayak and Hike with Waypoint this summer!
Be outside with friends in a Waypoint Adventure group! See dates/times/locations of all summer programs at Waypoint-adventure!
Don’t wait too long, though – groups are filling up fast!
Surfing with Smiles
Hampton, NH, August 5th, 2021. Free. An event for people with special needs and abilities to learn how to surf, and is open for any and all ages. Join in on a night of surfing, beach games, and more.
  • Surfing with Smiles’ aim is to help build confidence and a sense of reward, enjoying the beach, playing in the water, or staying dry on land and playing beach games.
  • Their mission is to enhance the lives of surfers and volunteers by creating a positive and fun environment that builds confidence, gives a sense of reward to all participants, and friendships.
COVID-19 Protocols – please see the link for more information.
  • Registration is required for ALL surfers.
  • It is also required that all surfers are accompanied in the water by a parent or guardian.
  • To register or for more information visit www.facebook.com/events or contact surfingwithsmiles@gmail.com or call Taylor at 603-965-5119 or Lindsey at 978-828-9738.
Adaptive Summer Sports in Massachusetts with AccesSportAmerica
July & August, 2021, Acton, Boston, Waltham, with Adaptive Sports New England. Windsurfing, Hawaiian Outrigger Canoeing, Stand-up Paddling, Kayaking, and Cycling. Not all sports will be available at all locations.
Their full range of sports includes:
  1. WINDSURFING – Seated and standing adaptations with a full range of tandem, catamaran, and single boards
  2. HAWAIIAN OUTRIGGER CANOEING – Three, four person canoes with paddle adaptations
  3. STAND UP PADDLING – Single, double and 8 person stand up boards with seats and standers
  4. KAYAKING – Single and double kayaks with adaptive paddles
  5. ROWING – A drop-in single rowing setup with room for a trainer
  6. CYCLING – Over 20 recumbent, upright, tandem, foot and hand cycles
  7. TENNIS -Adaptive standing and wheelchair tennis skills.
  • Mask & COVID-19 Protocols – Please see the weblink below for the most updated information.
  • Each sport is adapted to fit every individual’s unique needs, and every athlete will be actively involved in their chosen sport. On site are five AccesSport certified trainers as well as interns and volunteers.
  • Athletes can sign up as an individual or programs & agencies can send groups.
  • Individual sessions include up to four athletes, and group sessions will have 6 – 10 athletes.
  • No previous experience necessary.
  • Try one sport, or try them all.
Fees apply, advance registration is required to www.accessportamerica.org/summer  or contact 978.393.1143 or info@accessportamerica.org
Adaptive Indoor Climbing for All Ages
Somerville, July 25th, 2021. Adaptive Climbing Group-Massachusetts All Ages Adaptive Climbing Sessions includes youth participants. Everyone is encouraged to come climb – accommodations and equipment will help climbers with any disability get on the climbing wall. ACG will provide a safe, fun and supportive environment for people with disabilities to discover and enjoy the sport of climbing.
  • ACG volunteers will be on hand to help fit gear, guide new climbers, and belay the ropes.
  • CLIMBERS: Cost (admission, gear, and climbing support) for participants is $11.
  • Payment can be made at the front desk of the facility on the day of the session.
  • GUEST/ FAMILY MEMBER– Guest and family members can join the session and must fill forms again with your information so the gym has a record of all attendees.
  • If you are climbing, the cost will be $11.
  • Please inquire about updated COVID-19 protocols.
Please share your own resources and suggestions! Send them to pvarrin@cotting.org.
A Few Helpful Cotting Community Resource Links:
We’ll share photos and updates throughout the year on our Social Media pages! If you don’t already, please consider following us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.
Quick links to our social media pages can be found below.
Do you know someone who would like to learn more about Cotting School? Please share the information at the links below with someone you know. Cotting School parents are our best ambassadors and our team is available to connect with families that may have questions about Cotting School at this time!
Let’s keep in touch!

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