WELCOME TO COTTONWOOD 
ELEMENTARY SCHOOL

Our Vision

Cottonwood School exists to create responsible, independent students who have the knowledge and attitude to be successful in an ever-changing world.

Our Mission

The heart of Cottonwood Elementary is to create a caring community of learners through relationships, relevance, and rigor; one student at a time.

Our 2016 Motto:  We are better together!


School Hours:

8:00 a.m. Playground opens with Supervision.
8:10-8:25 a.m. Breakfast is served in the Cafeteria.
8:45 a.m. First Bell Rings
8:50 a.m. Tardy Bell Rings – All Classes Begin
8:45 a.m. Morning Preschool begins
11:30 – 12:10 p.m. First Lunch
12:00 – 12:40 p.m. Second Lunch
11:30 a.m. Morning Preschool Dismissed
12:45 p.m. Afternoon Preschool begins
3:30 p.m. Afternoon Preschool is dismissed
3:30 p.m. All Classes Dismissed


3:30 – 5:00 p.m. Our Cottonwood Playground will be closed during this time.
Students should report to the bus stop, to parents for pick-up or head home when
school is dismissed.

Students who do not ride buses should walk home or be picked up at 3:30 p.m. daily.



A Note from the Principal

Greetings Wildcat Parents and Families,

On behalf of the staff at Cottonwood Elementary School, I am happy to welcome you to the 2017-2018 school year!!! We are looking forward to a productive partnership with you to ensure everyone can achieve his or her highest potential. Set your expectations high and students will strive to achieve them. A great school is built on a solid foundation of shared goals and objectives. Students, families, teachers, administrators and community members must be committed to achieve greatness for our school.


Cottonwood’s foundation is built on high expectations, hard work, student engagement and a deliberate unwillingness to let students fall behind. Cottonwood Elementary School has a strong commitment of educational excellence and a long history of doing great things for students. This year we will continue to strive for great new opportunities while continuing some of our great previous work like Power of an Hour, Bully Proofing, Caring Community, Houses and many other great things!


Heading into my third year as your principal is very exciting. My first and second year gave me a great opportunity to learn so much about our school, students, parents and staff. We have started making a lot of necessary steps forward in regards to academics, social and emotional needs of students and overall FUN at our school. I cannot wait to continue this work with you all.


Please ensure you read through this handbook with your children and discuss with them the importance of following these expectations. We look forward to an incredible year with your Cottonwood Wildcat!


In Partnership,

Mr. Brian Doner – Cottonwood Principal