Calendar

Save the 2017-2018 dates!

Download the CSS PTO Calendar 2017 – 2018

See related forms and flyers for all events on the Forms, Flyers & Links page.

ONGOING

Lunch Bunch
Join your child(ren) for lunch in the cafeteria! Schedules are assembled for the entire year in September.

Celebration Books (formerly Birthday Books)
Your child picks from a variety of books to donate to the CSS library. Your child’s name appears on a nameplate sticker inside the cover and the book remains in the library and is available for checkout to all students.

Walkway Bricks*
Purchase an engraved brick in honor of a teacher, a student or your years at Cottage to line the pathways around the school.

Cougar Gear Sales*
Cottage Cougar gear for kids and adults will be sold throughout the year at PTO events in addition to order periods in the Fall and Spring—look for flyers coming home in backpacks!

Box Tops for Education Drive*
Drop off Box Tops for Education year round in a box outside the main office or hold onto them and participate in Box Top drives held throughout the year and be entered to win raffle prizes!

SEPTEMBER 2016

1 – 23 PTO Membership Drive*
Join the CSS PTO! Membership fees due & Directory issued to joining families.

8 First PTO Meeting
Join us for introductions and to review the start of the school year. Free babysitting.

19 Coupon Book Sale*
Coupon books for area businesses provide discounted meals, games, clothing, etc.

21 & 22 Back to School Night and BookFair*
Meet the principal, assistant principal and your child(ren)’s teacher(s). Scholastic books are & available for purchase by students during school hours and in the evening by parents and children. A portion of book sales goes to CSS PTO.

25 Back to School Cookout
Welcome the new year! See old friends and make new ones at a Cottage family cookout at the school.

30 Picture Day*
Student and classroom pictures are taken and are for sale to parents.

OCTOBER

6 PTO Meeting
Join us in the Cottage Library for our monthly meeting. Free onsite childcare provided.

14 Popcorn Friday begins
Kids can bring in 25¢ each Friday and buy a bag of popcorn for snack.

27 Halloween Bingo
Enjoy some family time playing bingo at the school. Pumpkin carving contest. Costumes optional.

NOVEMBER

3 PTO Meeting
Join us in the Cottage Library for our monthly meeting. Free onsite childcare provided.

4 Gift Card Sale*
Buy gift cards at no extra cost through PTO for the holiday gifts, or your own general use.

10 Game Night
Join us for a family night out to share a favorite board game or learn a new one.

TBA Picture Retakes
Re-take day for school pictures if your child was absent for Picture Day.

DECEMBER

1 PTO Meeting
Join us in the Cottage Library for our monthly meeting. Free onsite childcare provided.

2 Winter Family Dance
Come dance the night away (okay, maybe just the evening) at this family dance party!

22 Teachers’ Holiday Luncheon
The CSS PTO thanks the teachers for their hard work with a luncheon. Come help us decorate, clean up, or donate a food item to show your appreciation for all they do!

Optional: Gift Giving
PTO Room Parents may organize an optional holiday gift for the classroom.

JANUARY 2017

5 PTO Meeting
Join us in the Cottage Library for our monthly meeting. Free onsite childcare provided.

8 Roller Skating Party
In this cold month, enjoy the warmth of skating with Cottage families at a local rink.

19 Diversity Potluck
Celebrate the rich and diverse Cottage Street Community with a community potluck dinner.

FEBRUARY

2 PTO Meeting
Join us in the Cottage Library for our monthly meeting. Free onsite childcare provided.

16 Talent Show
Join us for a show to celebrate the many talents of Cottage students!

MARCH

2 PTO Meeting
Join us in the Cottage Library for our monthly meeting. Free onsite childcare provided.

26 FUN FAIR!*
PTO’s biggest event of the year! Fun Fair is an indoor carnival with games run by each classroom’s parents, arts & crafts, a used book sale, raffles, a cake walk, a used toy sale and a café run by Cottage 5th graders.

APRIL

6 PTO Meeting
Join us in the Cottage Library for our monthly meeting. Free onsite childcare provided.

10 – 13 CSS Beautification Week
Come help beautify the school ground by planting flowers, pulling weeds and clearing out the winter remains.

12 Cougar Day
Celebrate our community and the Cougar Values! Wear your Cougar Gear and enjoy special activities throughout the day.

MAY

1 – 5 Teacher Appreciation Week
Show your appreciation for the CSS teachers! Students assemble bouquets, supply baskets and CSS PTO treats the entire staff to breakfast, lunch and raffles.

3 Book Fair* & Art Night
Scholastic books are available for purchase by students during the day, with afternoon and evening hours for parents and children. A portion of the proceeds goes to CSS PTO.

4 PTO Meeting
Join us in the Cottage Library for our monthly meeting. Free onsite childcare provided.

8 – 14 Screen-Free Week
Join kids nationwide and go without television for a week! Those who participate are entered into a raffle.

12 Mother’s Day Plant Sale*
CSS PTO and Ward’s Berry Farm bring over 1,000 plants to the school and allow students to shop for plants to give as gifts for the holiday.

TBA High School Scholarship
Each year a deserving graduating senior who attended CSS is awarded a College Scholarship.

JUNE

1 PTO Meeting
Join us in the Library for our last meeting of the school year! Free onsite childcare provided.

6 Ice Cream Social
Come enjoy ice cream (and the toppings!) with friends and family as the end of the school year approaches.

TBA Broadway Cougars
Another fabulous production is in the works for the community to enjoy!

TBA Field Day
PTO provides icy treats at the end of a long day of school-wide outdoor activities and games.

Optional: Year-End Gift Giving
PTO Room Parents may organize an optional end of year gift for the classroom teacher.

* Denotes an event with a fundraising component.

All funds raised through CSS PTO go directly back to supporting learning, aiding teachers and enhancing community at Cottage. As always, thank you for supporting our mission and school!

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