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Cottonwood Elementary
1747 North Andover Road
Andover, Kansas 67002 
Telephone: (316) 218-4620 
Shari Rooks, Principal
 Office Hours 8:00-4:00
School Hours 8:35-3:3





April 14-19--Volunteer Appreciation Week

April 15--Middle School Orientation at AMS, 7:00 p.m.

April 17--2nd Grade Wax Museum @ 2:00 p.m.

April 18--District In-Service--NO SCHOOL

April 21--NO SCHOOL

April 22 & 23--3rd & 4th Grade State Assessment Math

April 22--Quiz Bowl Practice @ 3:00 p.m.

April 22--AHS Track Meet at District Stadium, 3:00 p.m.

April 24 & 25--5th Grade State Assessment Math

April 24--4th Grade to Sedgwick Zoo (Earth Day)

April 24--1st & 2nd Grade Music Program, AHS Auditorium, 6:30 p.m.

April 25--Family Fun Night @ The Alley, 6:00-8:00 p.m.

April 28--Site Council @ 5:30 p.m.

April 29--Quiz Bowl @ 1:30 p.m.

May 2--Box Tops and Soup Labels due

May 2--Kindergarten Visitation--current Kindergartners--NO SCHOOL

May 2--5th Grade Lung Dissection

May 6--3rd Grade to Tanganiyka

May 8--Andover Elementary Choir Performs, 10:45 a.m.

May 10--Girls On the Run 5K

May 12--PTO Box Top Lunch (Top 5 students in each grade)

May 13--AR points due at 12:00 SHARP

May 13--PTO Meeting, Library 6:00 p.m.

May 14--Field Day

May 15--4th Quarter AR parties

May 16--Year End AR Party in the Park

May 19--Student/Staff Basketball Game, 1:30 p.m.

May 20--Variety Show, 1:00 p.m.

May 21--5th Grade Promotion, 1:30 p.m.

May 22--End of Year Assembly--9:00 a.m.

May 22--No PM Kindergarten

May 22--LAST DAY OF SCHOOL--Early Release at 1:35 p.m.



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Classroom Webpages


2013-14 Cottonwood    Staff List - E-mail


Lead 21 Student Log in
Student Programs & Services
 Test Day
Accelerated Reader

Site Council


March Menus



Library Information
Cottonwood Handbook 13-14

CES Building Report Card

Internet Safety 

Study Island


Kansas Parent Resource Center

MTSS (Multi-Tier System of Supports) Parent Guide


Parent Guide to Common Core

Everyday Math Online

Web Resources for Keyboarding and Learning

Mission Statement:

We will work together at Cottonwood Elementary to be responsible, respectful and resourceful life long learners.  We will do what is right.

We--students, parents and staff members of the Cottonwood community.

ÂÂœResponsible--”All individuals will follow building and classroom rules that are fair, reasonable and essential for the daily operation of Cottonwood. (EX: Code of Conduct, agenda books, homework, safety procedures, family handbook guidelines)

ÂÂœRespectful--”All individuals will be respectful members of our school environment. (EX: Code of Conduct; Instructional time, Character building, cooperation, Rise and Shine)

ÂÂœResourceful---All individuals will have the opportunity to utilize our resources wisely (EX: Library, Playground, Technology, Counseling services; PTO)



The Cottonwood community believes the following statements will help develop students to become successful life-long learners.

We believe all members of the school community are to be treated with respect.

We believe all individuals are accountable for their actions and all community members are stakeholders in the educational process.  

We believe learning takes place in a positive, safe, and orderly school environment.

We believe challenging expectations develop high academic and social achievement.  

We believe all Cottonwood community members will be successful when we focus and reflect on standards and individual needs.



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