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No School tomorrow (Monday, Jan. 20, 2020) for all Dearborn Public Schools in honor of Martin Luther King Jr.

Tuesday Jan. 21, 2020 is a half day at Cotter 8:05-11:05. Please be sure to pick up your child on time. Teachers will have professional development in the afternoon.

Be sure students have their snow gear (boots, snow pants, mittens, scarves, and hats) at school for Tuesday.

It’s already our last week of school before the break! Time is going by way too fast!

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MONDAY, TUESDAY AND WEDNESDAY ARE REGULAR SCHOOL DAYS. We do have 3 new students joining our classroom this week. Please help to make their families feel welcome.

Reminder there is no school on Thursday. Instead Cotter is hosting a Winter Fair for all GSRP students and their families. So on Thursday December 19th parents and children will come to Cotter and visit the various classrooms filled with activities and fun! Our class time is from 2:00 – 3:00. We hope to see everyone there!


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This Week: No School on Wednesday November 27, Thursday November 28, and Friday November 29, 2019 – All Dearborn Public Schools will be closed for Thanksgiving!

Happy Thanksgiving to all of our students and families! We are so thankful for all of you!!

Partner work!

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Students work together throughout the day on many things. Here are some pictures of students partnered up to make matman, a character we use to help students learn about drawing people. Students are given the body parts for matman and asked to take those parts and build matman piece by piece. This was a great activity that encouraged problem solving, working together, and language skills.

Our first snow day!

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Students were very excited to get out on the first snowy day we got! Thank you to all the families who brought in snow pants, mittens, hats and boots for their children. Please remember as long as the temperature is above 20 degrees (wind chill considered) we will go out twice a day. Please be sure your child is ready for the weather. If you have any questions please do not hesitate to ask.


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No School on Thursday November 14th, 2019. We will have conferences all day.

Also, with the weather getting colder, we encourage parents to send in snow pants, boots, scarves, hats and mittens. We do go out every day, twice a day, and it’s much more enjoyable when we are properly dressed for the weather. If your children are wearing their boots to school, please remember to put their running shoes in their backpacks so they can change from their boots. It is not comfortable or safe for students to wear their boots all day in the classroom.


Reminders …

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Thursday November 7th – Half day for GSRP (8:05-11:05) – Parent teacher conferences start today – Reminders will be in your child’s folder on Monday

Next week conferences will take place on Tuesday November 12th and Thursday November 14th.

Thank you to all the families who attended our parent meeting!

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Mrs. Dara and I really appreciate your participation in your child’s education. LAHC wanted to present so that you will have an idea of the kinds of topics they are covering Tuesdays in our classroom. LAHC will be with us until mid-November. If there are any questions please let us know!

There is not a group parent meeting in November since we will meet with individual parents for parent- teacher conferences. There will be a sign up sheet for those conferences in the classroom next week.

Please remember children will be needing snow pants, boots, hats, gloves, and scarves soon! So be on the lookout for these items now so that children will have them when they really need them!

But we don’t have to worry about the cold this weekend!

Enjoy the beautiful weather!