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 a.m. Morning Preschool Dismissed


11:30 – 12:10 p.m. First Lunch (5)
12:00 – 12:40 p.m. Second Lunch (2, 3, 4)    12:30 - 1:10 p.m.  Third Lunch (K, 1)


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

Happy November!!

I cannot believe that we have finished the 1st quarter of the 2018-19 school year! It flew by! We are busy preparing for our 1st quarter conferences. We cannot wait to see all of our Wildcat Families!! Here are a few ideas to make this time as productive as possible!!

  • Show up! =) We want to create an effective team and we cannot do that without you present!

  • Be on time! Each conference is scheduled for 20 minutes and slots are back to back. If one conference goes over the allotted time, it is like dominoes.

  • Get Ready! If you have been wondering about something or have an idea, write it down so you do not forget to discuss it. While we have information to share, it is an important time for you to ask questions and make comments as well.

  • Listen! It is important to carefully listen to the information that is being shared.

  • Show gratitude! Nothing builds a strong relationship like expressing your gratitude to your child’s teacher.

  • Power of an Hour! Don’t forget to schedule your Power of an Hour!! We want to see you at school!! =)

Mrs. Valerie Brus – Cottonwood Principal