Weekly Update: April 5, 2024

Weekly Update: April 5, 2024

Weekly Update Click here to read in another language After climbing the rock wall on Monday, Ms. Paull’s students took some time to reflect and write all about their great adventure! Information From Cotting School Sports and After School Programs Registration Registration for our spring sports and after school programs will open on Tuesday, April 9 at 4 p.m. Click here to register for sports. Click here to register for after school programs. Thank you to our student social media intern, Alisha, for creating this terrific graphic! Understanding & Fostering Self Determination Skills at School & Home Did you miss our recent… Read More

Weekly Update: March 22, 2024

Weekly Update: March 22, 2024

Weekly Update Click here to read in another language Thank you to the Cotting PTO for providing staff & faculty with an amazing breakfast for Monday's professional development day! Information From Cotting School New Cotting Falcons Fan Gear! Click here to order yours today! Last Call for Yearbook Dedication Pages We have extended the deadline for optional yearbook dedication pages to next Friday, March 29. If you need a new form it can be found here. Questions? Email yearbook@cotting.org. Understanding & Fostering Self-Determination Skills at School & Home Friday, March 29, 2024 10:30-11:30 a.m.   As part of Cotting’s Family Engagement in Transition Learning… Read More

Weekly Update: January 5, 2024

Weekly Update: January 5, 2024

Weekly Update Click here to read in another language Ms. Herlihy's students had a great time making salt dough winter ornaments with Ms. Laine! Information From Cotting School Upper School & Capstone Semi-Formal Winter Wonderland Dance Friday, January, 12, 2024 Cotting School 3-5:50 p.m. Sign up here! No entry fee. There will be no food at the dance. For those wondering--"semi-formal" on a school day means something fancier than typical school attire, but something comfortable enough to wear all day. That said, regular school wear is quite welcome! Questions? Email Dave Largenton at dlargenton@cotting.org or Marcie Garron at mgaron@cotting.org. Mark Your Calendars for… Read More

Weekly Update: December 1, 2023

Weekly Update: December 1, 2023

Weekly Update Click here to read in another language Capstone students had a great time learning about rowing from the Belmont Hill crew team and trying out the ergs! Information From Cotting School Basketball Season is Here We hope to see you tomorrow! December 2, 2023 9:30 AM – JV Instructional Inter-Squad 10:30 AM – Varsity Gold 11:30 AM – Varsity Blue Looking for this year's basketball game schedule? Click here! Holiday Marketplace The Cotting School PTO presents the 2023 Holiday Marketplace where students can shop for all their holiday gift-giving needs. Where: Cotting School Auditorium When: Monday, December 4 and Tuesday, December 5, during school hours.… Read More

Weekly Update: September 15, 2023

Weekly Update: September 15, 2023

Weekly Update Click here to read in another language Ms. Mayo’s Middle School students conducted a “walking water” science experiment in science with Ms. McCarron! Information From Cotting School Buy Tickets Now for the Fall Family BBQ When: Sunday, September 24, 2023, 12-3 p.m. Where: Cotting School Field 453 Concord Avenue Lexington, MA 02421 Your BBQ ticket includes: A festive outdoor open-air event with tents and tables. Rockin' music by Cotting Student DJ Jacob. Delicious Food provided by Tennessee BBQ, including pulled pork, mac and cheese, baked beans, cornbread, hot dogs and more. Epic ice cream sundae bar--make your personal favorite. Free games, including… Read More

Weekly Update: May 12, 2023

Weekly Update: May 12, 2023

Weekly Update Click here to read in another language Students had a great time making healthy smoothies in the OT Skills Lab! Information From Cotting School Shout Out to the PTO Snack Squad The Cotting PTO “Snack Squad” continues to surprise and delight Cotting staff with unexpected treats on ordinary work days. Somehow, just when a pick-me-up is most needed, an avalanche of yummy snacks appears like magic in the staff lounge. Since the PTO switched from a once-a-year event to “sprinkling” its staff appreciation activities throughout the year, the results have been very welcome!   Cotting Alumna Esther Greenspan… Read More

Weekly Update: February 17, 2022

Weekly Update: February 17, 2022

Weekly Update Click here to read in another language Students and their special guests had a wonderful time at the Lower School Valentine's Day Tea. Information From Cotting School No School Next Week for February Vacation Wishing everyone a wonderful break! Next PTO Meeting Friday, March 3, 2023 at 9 a.m. Want to learn more about the PTO and volunteer opportunities? Join us at the next meeting! You can either attend in person (meetings are held in the school's Board Room) or online via Zoom. All Cotting parents and guardians are welcome to attend! Upcoming Events Please mark your calendar for these upcoming in-person events taking… Read More

Weekly Update: December 22, 2022

Weekly Update: December 22, 2022

Weekly Update Click here to read in another language Social studies teacher Mr. Meredith used a green screen to take Ms. Maskin's students on an adventure to Japan! Information From Cotting School Happy Holidays from Cotting School Wishing you all a wonderful winter break and a Happy New Year. See you back at school on January 3, 2023! - The Senior Administrative Team Thank you to the Cotting PTO! The PTO and parent volunteers surprised Cotting staff and faculty on Wednesday by catering an early morning buffet of hot coffee and breakfast treats to show their appreciation and spread holiday… Read More

Weekly Update: October 28, 2022

Weekly Update: October 28, 2022

Weekly Update Click here to read in another language Meet the new Cotting School Senior Class Officers! Information From Cotting School Trunk or Treat is TOMORROW (Saturday), October 29 When: Trunk set up from 4-5 p.m. & Trick or Treat from 5-7 p.m. Where: Cotting School Campus Center parking lot What: Music, crafts and a prize for the most creative trunk! Sign up to decorate your trunk or attend here! Questions? Contact Kelly DeAngelis at kellycottingpto@gmail.com Announcing the 2022 Cotting Senior Class Officers! The Senior Class held its election for class officers last Friday. Each candidate prepared and made a speech, and we are very happy… Read More

Weekly Update: October 7, 2022

Weekly Update: October 7, 2022

Weekly Update Click here to read in another language Ms. Piscopo’s Capstone class practiced navigation and safety skills on a community trip to Lexington Center! Information From Cotting School Back to School Night is Next Wednesday   Cotting’s Back to School Night is scheduled for Wednesday, October 12. We are excited to welcome families into the building to see the updated spaces and learn more about programming. In addition, we will be offering the option to participate remotely. Parent-teacher conferences will be on November 16 to allow time for sharing and discussion about individual students. Our in-person schedule for the evening will be:… Read More

Weekly Update: September 30, 2022

Weekly Update: September 30, 2022

Weekly Update Click here to read in another language It was beautiful weather for the first day of after-school golf! Information From Cotting School Help us Make Drop Off and Pick Up Run Smoothly   We are working hard to make sure that drop off and pick up is as efficient as possible for you and your children. Here are some friendly reminders about things you can do to help.   If your child is transported in a district van, please remember that you need to LET YOUR TRANSPORTATION COMPANY KNOW IN ADVANCE if your child is going to be:… Read More

Weekly Update: September 16, 2022

Weekly Update: September 16, 2022

Weekly Update Click here to read in another language Another amazing Fall Family BBQ! Information From Cotting School Thank You, Cotting Community! The PTO would like to thank the Cotting community for making the Fall Family BBQ such a rousing success last Sunday. Almost 300 Cotting students and family members kicked off the new school year in style at this annual community-building event. A big thank you to the many parent volunteers who helped plan the event, responded to the call for raffle baskets and pitched in during the event to make this day of fun, games and great food… Read More

Weekly Update: September 9, 2022

Weekly Update: September 9, 2022

Weekly Update Click here to read in another language So many first day smiles! Information From Cotting School Don't Miss the Fall Family BBQ on Sunday! PLEASE NOTE: TODAY (9/9) IS THE LAST DAY TO BUY TICKETS FOR THE ANNUAL PTO FALL FAMILY BBQ Join us for a day of fun, games, raffles and food! All tickets must be purchased in advance. PURCHASE TICKETS HERE Date:Sunday, September 11, 2022 Time: 12 pm - 3 pm Location: Cotting School Please contact Dr. Pam Varrin directly at pvarrin@cotting.org if you require financial assistance to purchase tickets. Questions? Reach out to PTO President Sheryl Queen at sherylannqueen@yahoo.com or Cotting's Family Support Coordinator Pam… Read More

Weekly Update: August 12, 2022

Weekly Update: August 12, 2022

Weekly Update Click here to read in another language We had so much fun at the Talk2U Pop Up Party! Information From Cotting School The Annual PTO Fall Family BBQ is Coming Soon! If you are interested in sponsorship opportunities, please use this link for more information: 2022 Sponsorship Information – US Letter by Sheryl Queen Questions? Reach out to Sheryl at sherylannqueen@yahoo.com or Pam Varrin at pvarrin@cotting.org 2022-23 Info Sessions Know someone who might be interested in learning more about sending their student to Cotting? We'll be hosting information sessions on the following Fridays: 9/16 10/28 11/18 1/20 2/17 3/17 4/28 5/19 Learn more here.… Read More

Weekly Update: May 20, 2022

Weekly Update: May 20, 2022

Weekly Update Click here to read in another language Our students are reaching new heights! Information From Cotting School A Message from the Cotting PTO Coming Soon! Annual Cotting Staff Appreciation Celebration! Wednesday, May 25, 2022 1:30 pm in the Cotting Dining Room   Join with the Cotting PTO to make a special day of appreciation for the 100-plus dedicated, caring staff at Cotting, who work hard to make a better future for our children. Each year, a Wednesday afternoon is set aside for Cotting staff to gather in the cafeteria, relax, be served delicious food sent in and served by… Read More

Weekly Update: March 11, 2022

Weekly Update: March 11, 2022

Weekly Update Click here to read in another language Thanks to the PTO & its volunteers, students enjoyed the Scholastic Book Fair! Information From Cotting School Join us tomorrow for the last basketball games of the season Cotting School Spirit Week is finally here! Each year, we look forward to seeing students, staff and faculty dressed to impress. Keep an eye on social media for photos! Scholastic Book Fair: Shop Online Until March 18th A big thank you to the Cotting community for supporting the book fair this year. You can continue to shop online until March 18th and earn rewards for Cotting… Read More

Fall 2021: New Beginnings at Cotting School

Fall 2021: New Beginnings at Cotting School

A Message from President Bridget Irish [caption id="attachment_14327" align="alignleft" width="150"] Cotting School President Bridget Irish[/caption] Although I have enjoyed the first day of school for each of the 15 years I've been at Cotting, this year felt especially special since it marked my first day in a new role. I am honored and delighted to have been appointed Cotting School’s seventh president, and even more proud to be the second woman to lead the school after Mary Perry served as superintendent over 100 years ago. Having worked closely with previous president David Manzo during my tenure here, I know firsthand… Read More

Cotting FORWARD

Cotting FORWARD

We are proud to share Cotting's new Annual Report entitled, Cotting FORWARD. This report highlights a year in the lives of extraordinary students, faculty, staff, and community members, who have persevered during a public health emergency. Often heard on campus, the phrase “The Cotting Way” speaks to the sense of community promoted not only by highly specialized curricula and program offerings, but also through experiences that stretch the boundaries of a typical school experience. Always growing and evolving, Cotting’s Curriculum of Services include Cotting’s Day Program for students 3-22, HOPEhouse boarding options for young adults ages 17-22, and support for… Read More

A Wall of Honor at Cotting School

A Wall of Honor at Cotting School

The hallmark of Cotting School’s tradition of innovation and excellence rests in our extraordinary faculty and staff. Each day, professionals commit themselves to providing our students with the educational, therapeutic, medical and support services needed to increase student independence while creating a “community of belonging.” A new Cotting Wall of Honor, located in our school’s history foyer, recognizes individuals who have given twenty years of exemplary service. This plaque is displayed to honor those past and current dedicated individuals who have reached this significant milestone. (View the Cotting School Wall of Honor up close, here.)   Read More

Leadership News at Cotting School

Leadership News at Cotting School

Cotting School President David Manzo Announces Retirement in 2021 Cotting School President David Manzo has announced that he will retire in September 2021, at which time he will havespent 17 years leading Cotting School as only the 6th President in Cotting’s 128-year history. Dave shared the news at Cotting School on Wednesday, January 13, 2021. A letter from Dave to the Cotting School community was shared with the greater community. Read Dave's full letter to the Cotting community, or click here to view his video message.           Trustees of Cotting School Announce  Bridget Irish as 7th President… Read More