World Down Syndrome Day!

March 21st is World Down Syndrome Day (WDSD.) “It is a global awareness day which has been officially observed by the United Nations since 2012.  Down Syndrome International (DSI) encourages friends all over the world to raise awareness of what Down Syndrome is, what it means to have Down syndrome, and how people with Down Syndrome play a vital role in our lives and communities.”

Rock Your Socks tomorrow March 21st to show your support.  Visit Mrs. McBride’s website for more information.

Perseverance 2019!

Welcome to an exciting New Year, and may you achieve all your goals in 2019.

This month’s assembly, Colors of Character for January, reminds us that perseverance is essential to success.

What can you learn from:


Post your goal for 2019 and the steps you will take to achieve this goal.


Each night in the United States, an estimated 600,000 people live on the streets. This October, we want 2 million people to show that even a small act of love, such as donating a pair of socks, can make a big difference in the lives of our neighbors who are homeless.

Kids and adults around the world have started their own sock drives to benefit their local homeless shelters. Cottage Lane Student Advisory Council will collect and donate new socks to People to People.

Please bring in socks by October 25th.

As a school we will celebrate this event by wearing our own pair of Crazy socks on October 25th!


Start with Hello

This week at Cottage Lane we are participating in the “Start with Hello” campaign.   We are encouraging every student to make a difference with their peers.  Whether it is a simple hello or a conversation, we are trying to foster an inclusive community.

Having conversations can be awkward, but Kid President shows us how it’s done! He too is on a mission to meet lots of awesome kids! #YearoftheKid Sometimes meeting new people can be scary. What if they’re too different and we don’t get along? What if things get really, really awkward? Well, Kid President says, embrace the AWKWARD!  Check out his video below.

Share a message of positivity by leaving a comment on this blog.

Happy Punctuation Day!

September 24th is Punctuation Day! Punctuation Day argues that the correct use of apostrophes, semicolons and other punctuation is critical if you’re to get your (rather than, say, you’re) message across. If you’ve spotted any examples of bad punctuation, take Punctuation Day as an opportunity to share them out and to promote awareness!

These fun books are great reads to help you celebrate Punctuation Day.  ae4b4eee7596b6b82624a26203e61249

The Exclamation Mark by Amy Rosenthal is great way to express who we are and how we want to leave our mark this year.  “So with his head held high, he went make his mark.” How will you make your mark this year?  Post your comment below with your exclamation!


Extra time? Check out this great punctuation game for kids.