Weekly Update: March 1, 2024

Weekly Update: March 1, 2024

Weekly Update Click here to read in another language Ms. Caughey’s students have had a blast learning about outer space! Information From Cotting School Star Employee of the Week We are proud to announce this week’s Star Employee of the Week is Michael P.! Cotting’s Vocational Department asked him to expand his responsibilities at Magic Garden Children’s Center and, wow, did he deliver. After practicing at Cotting School, Michael read “Bear About Town” by Stella Blackstone to an engaged group of preschool students. Congratulations! Love Cotting? Let Boston Parents Readers' Choice Awards Know! Boston Parents Family Favorites nominations open today! Voting… Read More

Weekly Update: February 2, 2024

Weekly Update: February 2, 2024

Weekly Update Click here to read in another language Making kinetic sand was so much fun! Information From Cotting School Sync Your Calendar with the Cotting School Calendar A helpful tip from Director of Marketing and Communications Amanda Balagur: Visit our school calendar webpage--click here--and scroll down to the bottom, you'll see a "Subscribe to calendar" dropdown menu. It allows you sync our school calendar with your personal calendar through a variety of platforms (e.g., Google, Outlook, etc.). Questions? Email Amanda Balagur at abalagur@cotting.org. Senior Class Valentine’s Day Fundraiser!   To raise funds for the senior trip and senior gift, staff… Read More

Weekly Update: November 17, 2023

Weekly Update: November 17, 2023

Weekly Update Click here to read in another language What an amazing“Treat Extravaganza”! Thank you to our wonderful PTO--we definitely feel appreciated! Information From Cotting School Register for Basketball, Cheerleading and Boosters! Register on the Cotting website at Resources > Families > Register for Sports! 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 12/4 & Tuesday 12/5 during school hours Gifts include: Local sports team merchandise, spa items, winter accessories, family games, toddler toys, kitchen… Read More

Weekly Update: November 9, 2023

Weekly Update: November 9, 2023

Weekly Update Click here to read in another language Ms. Esswein’s students had a wonderful time practicing so many great skills on their community trip to Wilson Farm! Information From Cotting School Reminder--No School Tomorrow Cotting School will be closed tomorrow, Friday, November 9, 2023, in observance of Veterans Day. Have a great long weekend, see you Monday! Parent-Teacher Conferences Reminder that Parent-Teacher Conferences are scheduled for next Wednesday, November 15, 2023 between 1:30-6:30 p.m. Please let us know if you have questions. Mark Your Calendar for Our Next PAC Meeting Friday, November 17, 2023, 9-10 a.m. In person in the Board… Read More

Weekly Update: November 3, 2023

Weekly Update: November 3, 2023

  Weekly Update Click here to read in another language Ms. Maskin’s middle school students love Industrial Arts with Mr. Phelan! Information From Cotting School Mark Your Calendar for Our Next PAC Meeting Friday, November 17, 2023, 9-10 a.m. In person in the Board Room and on Zoom. A draft agenda and link for joining online will be sent by email. Please mark your calendars for upcoming PAC meetings, all on Friday mornings from 9-10 a.m.: December 15 January 19 February 9 March 15 April 26 May 24 Holiday Marketplace Mark your calendars! The Holiday Marketplace is coming to school Dec. 4-Dec.5, 2023! Cotting School's PTO… Read More

Weekly Update: October 27, 2023

Weekly Update: October 27, 2023

Weekly Update Click here to read in another language Mr. Teuber's Capstone class had a great time exploring the Charles River Braille Trail and sensory garden in Watertown! Information From Cotting School Trunk or Treat Cancelled Unfortunately, due to the predicted weather for Sunday, the PTO has made the difficult decision to cancel Trunk or Treat. Thank you for your understanding! Mark Your Calendar for Our Next PTO Meeting Friday, November 3, 2023, 8:30-10 a.m. In person in the Board Room and on Zoom. A draft agenda and link for joining online will be sent by email prior to the meeting.… Read More

Weekly Update: October 20, 2023

Weekly Update: October 20, 2023

Weekly Update Click here to read in another language Everyone had a great time at the PTO Fall Family BBQ! Information From Cotting School RESCHEDULED: Trunk or Treat Is Moving to Sunday, October 29, 2023 Dear Cotting Community, Thank you all for supporting the PTO by joining us at the Fall BBQ and participating in the fun of the raffle baskets, the 50/50 and the addition of the Corn Hole Tournament. It is such a pleasure to have the community come together to kick off the beginning of the year! Without you, the PTO cannot do what we do and… Read More

Weekly Update: October 6, 2023

Weekly Update: October 6, 2023

Weekly Update Click here to read in another language After learning about the job application process, Ms. Cain’s Capstone students applied for classroom jobs! Information From Cotting School COTTING BACK TO SCHOOL NIGHT 2023 Wednesday, October 11, 2023 Schedule: 6:00- 6:20: Welcome in the auditorium 6:20-7:00: Teacher and therapy team presentations in your student's classroom 7:00-7:45: Community Fair in the gym The Community Fair! Who? Specialists Therapy teams Classroom teachers Health Services Behavioral Health team What to do? Say hello to a specialist. Visit a program level your student may attend in the future. Mingle with the therapy teams. Thank… Read More

Weekly Update: September 29, 2023

Weekly Update: September 29, 2023

Weekly Update Click here to read in another language Ms. Morrison’s Middle School students did a great job mixing and fixing “I see” sentences with Remedial Specialist Ms. Curtin! Information From Cotting School Have Any Old AFOs, SMOs or Winter Boots?   Send them to school with your student! Cotting parent Erika Baum is collecting these items for a high school student project. Students interested in health sciences or engineering will use them to explore better winter boot options for people who wear AFOs/SMOs.   Any and all random AFOs/SMOs/winter boots are welcome—boots without AFOs, SMOs without boots--no problem! This is… Read More

Weekly Update: September 8, 2023

Weekly Update: September 8, 2023

Weekly Update Click here to read in another language First day fun! The 2023-2024 school year is off to a great start. Information From Cotting School Upcoming Transition Listening Sessions Preparing students for rich, independent lives has long been our mission. Most recently, supporting transition and success has been one of our defined strategic initiatives. For the last several years, with focused effort, we have updated a school-wide transition curriculum, developed better communication tools for students and families to describe transitions within our program levels, reorganized our Vocational Department and piloted two new parent transition curricula. These initiatives have augmented… Read More

Weekly Update: July 14, 2023

Weekly Update: July 14, 2023

Weekly Update Click here to read in another language All aboard! Students had so much fun making a train out of recyclables. Information From Cotting School End-of-Year Tee Shirts and Sweatshirts Now on Sale! Our official 2022-2023 end-of-year t-shirts & hooded sweatshirts are now on sale! Available in several colors, fits and sizes (including youth), they feature the names of every student enrolled at Cotting School during the 2022-2023 school year on the back.   Order yours here! Community Resources & Events New Streaming Service to Focus on Disabilities A first-of-its-kind streaming service is launching this week showcasing films connected to… Read More

Weekly Update: June 16, 2023

Weekly Update: June 16, 2023

Weekly Update Click here to read in another language At the end of May, students enjoyed another sunny, fun-filled Field Day! Information From Cotting School 2023 Yearbooks Are Here! If your student ordered a yearbook, it was distributed to their classroom this week by the vocational team. Please check your child's backpack if you haven't seen it yet. If you missed the initial order and would like to get a yearbook, please email Mike Drew at mdrew@cotting.org and submit your $30 payment via Venmo, cash or check. School's Almost Out, But Our EOY Apparel Is In! Our official 2022-2023 end-of-year t-shirts & hooded sweatshirts… Read More

Weekly Update: June 9, 2023

Weekly Update: June 9, 2023

Weekly Update Click here to read in another language Thank you for a great baseball season! Information From Cotting School Thank You, PTO! Warm thanks to the Cotting PTO and Staff Appreciation crew Kate Goldlust and Rebecca Stevenson, who lifted our spirits with a Grab & Go Breakfast CafĂ© on Thursday morning. The sweet and savory delights, along with plenty of hot coffee, juice and care, provided needed energy and sparked gratitude from all. Thank you! End-of-Year Tee Shirts & Sweatshirts Now on Sale! Our 2022-2023 end-of-year tee shirt & sweatshirt are now on sale! The tee shirts are available… Read More

Weekly Update: June 2, 2023

Weekly Update: June 2, 2023

Weekly Update Click here to read in another language Students looked fabulous and red-carpet-ready for prom! Information From Cotting School Cotting Parent Advisory Council (PAC) Meeting Friday, June 9, 2023, 9-10 a.m. This meeting will take place both in person in the Cotting School Board Room and via Zoom online. The link will be emailed out with the agenda. The PTO Cornhole Tournament Has Been Postponed to October 14 Save the Date! The Cornhole Tournament, the PTO’s inaugural “parents only” social event, has been postponed to October 14, 2023. If you already bought tickets for the June 11 event, the PTO will contact you… Read More

Weekly Update: May 26, 2023

Weekly Update: May 26, 2023

Weekly Update Click here to read in another language Students presented longevity awards to employer partners at the Project Bridges Appreciation Breakfast on Wednesday. Information From Cotting School Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE) Visit This coming Tuesday, DESE is scheduled for an onsite visit to Cotting School for a full program review, which occurs every six years. The DESE team will be touring the campus, reviewing staff and student records, interviewing staff, conducting classroom observations and monitoring DESE standards. Questions? Contact Leah Thibodeau at lthibodeau@cotting.org. Grandparents Day Reception Grandparents, “grandfriends”, relatives and family friends are welcome to attend this event on Wednesday,… Read More

Weekly Update: May 19, 2023

Weekly Update: May 19, 2023

Weekly Update Click here to read in another language The Class of 2023 had a great time on the senior trip to Cape Cod! Information From Cotting School Cotting School Program Levels Overview If you weren't able to make it to last week's Zoom meeting on program levels, or if you would like to review the information shared, you can review the presentation slides here.. Questions? Please reach out to Director of Curriculum & Instruction Jeanine Meredith at jeaninemeredith@cotting.org. Attention Upper School & Capstone Families: Project Bridges Breakfast If your student participates in Project Bridges, we hope you can join us for… Read More

Weekly Update: May 5, 2023

Weekly Update: May 5, 2023

Weekly Update Click here to read in another language Students taking the Waypoint vocational elective learned how to fix a flat tire! Information From Cotting School Got Feedback? We Want to Hear It! The Cotting School website has been going strong for a truly impressive and almost unheard of seven years. It was a huge undertaking and major collaboration for the Cotting community, but a lot has changed since 2016. The time has come for a new website, and to make it as user-friendly as possible, we need your help! Take our survey: https://forms.gle/34xNR87Y1CDdHyU47 It only takes two minutes (or less) to fill it… Read More

Weekly Update: April 7, 2023

Weekly Update: April 7, 2023

Weekly Update Click here to read in another language Ms. Morrison's students did a scavenger hunt for a transition unit on housekeeping! Information From Cotting School Register Now: Spring Supplemental Services   Would your student like to participate in fun afternoon activities like Kindness Club, Arts & Crafts or Bocce? Several of our spring supplemental services programs still have spaces open! Click here to learn more and register. Also, our spring sports registrations will be open for registration by the end of the day on Monday, April 7. If you'd like to sign your student up for Saturday Baseball League and/or… Read More

Weekly Update: March 31, 2022

Weekly Update: March 31, 2022

Weekly Update Click here to read in another language Steven, Graham and Damian are having a blast working on their podcast at LexMedia! Information From Cotting School Updates from Cotting   Spring Break There will be no school from April 17 through 21 for our spring break. Juneteenth Monday, June 19 Cotting will be closed for the Juneteenth holiday. Last Day of School Barring a spring storm, our last day of school will be Tuesday, June 20 with an 11:00 a.m. dismissal. Cotting Summer Program ​July 10 - August 11, 2023, from 8:30 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. More information to come after… Read More

Weekly Update: March 17, 2022

Weekly Update: March 17, 2022

Weekly Update Click here to read in another language Ms. Cain’s Upper School students went to Trader Joe’s to get what they needed to make an amazing lunch! Information From Cotting School Rock Your Socks on Tuesday   We had such a great Spirit Week we decided to add one more day! Next Tuesday, March 21, 2023, is World Down Syndrome Day. In recognition of this day and some of our awesome Falcons, please wear brightly colored, mismatched socks on Tuesday! March 21 is symbolic because people who have Down syndrome have three copies of chromosome 21. Socks were chosen because chromosomes… Read More