MS Mar26

Conference week is a wonderful time to fully engage in your child’s learning. Please remember that MS teachers are always available for meetings, emails, and phone calls for you to stay in touch in-between the twice yearly MS conference times.

Visiting Author  
We are excited to welcome award-winning author Linda Sue Park to Academia Cotopaxi for three days of learning engagements for all students, April 1-3. 

All Middle School students will attend a presentation by Linda Sue Park on April 1, Grade 7 will have a session devoted to the book A Long Walk to Water, and students who wish to attend an optional writing workshop after school on April 2 may sign up through their Language Arts teacher.

Parents are invited to meet Linda Sue Park by attending a presentation in the auditorium at 10:30am, Wednesday April 3, followed by a light reception in the library.

Books by Linda Sue Park will be available for purchase from The Giving Tree Bookstore on Monday April 1, 8:00-4:00 in the auditorium lobby.  Titles and prices are listed below.

A Long Walk to Water $10.20
A Single Shard   $10.20
Xander's Panda Party  $10.20
39 Clues Trust No One   $16.45
39 Clues Aviso de Tormenta   $16.95
El Aprendiz   $22.95   

Academia Cotopaxi is fortunate to host such a renowned author, we greatly look forward to her visit!

Counselor’s Corner
This past week in Cougar Time we looked at the concept of Resilience. Challenges and distress are a fact of life, and this lesson (which can be viewed here) allowed students to start building their resilience by becoming aware of the ways they cope to bounce back during difficult times and the messages they send themselves. Take a look at the lesson and see how you might help your child reinforce their “inner coach” as opposed to their “inner critic.” 

With kind regards,

Sheryl Gruber
Middle School Principal
(593-2) 382-3270 ext. 2001

"We are responsible for being informed global citizens who understand and affect positive change."