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Meeting with Tom O'Leary: Understanding Special Education Law
May
6
9:30 AM09:30

Meeting with Tom O'Leary: Understanding Special Education Law

Join us on May 6th, from 9:30 to 11:00 AM, for our Meeting with Tom O’Leary: Understanding Special Education Law. Tom, attorney and parent of a child at The Cottage School, will be providing an overview of New Jersey law as it relates to the rights of parents and the legal responsibilities of school district with respect to children who are in private school placements. Tom practices in the areas of complex commercial litigation with an emphasis on construction law, bad faith litigation, and special education law. A substantial focus of his practice concerns the legal rights of disabled individuals, including special education, the American with Disabilities Act, and accommodations for “high stakes” testing including licensing examinations. Tom advises parents regarding eligibility, evaluations and the preparation of Individualized Education Plans (IEPs), and assists them in obtaining accommodations for their children under Section 504 of the federal Rehabilitation Act. 

To RSVP, please sign up here.

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Week I: Nicaragua (Spanish/Art Summer Program)
Jun
10
to Jun 13

Week I: Nicaragua (Spanish/Art Summer Program)

The Cottage School is pleased to offer three weeks of Spanish & Art Immersion throughout the month of June. Each week will focus on a specific Latin American country where children—ages 2 to 12 years—will be immersed in both the Spanish Language and the arts.  Teachers speak only in Spanish throughout the day.

A 10% discount will be offered to families signing up for 3 weeks of camp:

Week I (Monday, June 10 to Thursday, June 13): Nicaragua (Spanish/Art Immersion)

Week II (Monday, June 17 to Thursday, June 20): Bolivia (Spanish/Art Immersion)

Week III (Monday, June 24 to Thursday, June 27): Mexico (Spanish/Art Immersion)

Summer program schedule:

Program runs from 9:30 am to 12:30 pm. Each day is divided into two parts: 

  • 1 hr. 30 min for Spanish language immersion where children learn Spanish through folk singing, play-acting, traditional games, and reading poetry/folktales out loud. Children also learn about the country of study: its geography, people, traditions, food, music, and dances.

  • 1 hr. 30 min. for art inspired by the Latin American country studied throughout the week.

Additional summer programs: In addition to our Spanish & Art Immersion Program , we will be offering Zumba for Kids from 8:45 am – 9:30 am and Spanish Language Enrichment from 12:30 pm – 2:00 pm before and after each day of camp.

To register, please print the attached document and return the form to the school or mail it to PO Box 275, Gladstone, NJ 07934.   A 10% discount will be offered to families signing up for three weeks of camp by April 15, 2019.  

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Week II: Bolivia (Spanish/Art Summer Program)
Jun
17
to Jun 20

Week II: Bolivia (Spanish/Art Summer Program)

The Cottage School is pleased to offer three weeks of Spanish & Art Immersion throughout the month of June. Each week will focus on a specific Latin American country where children—ages 2 to 12 years—will be immersed in both the Spanish Language and the arts.  Teachers speak only in Spanish throughout the day.

A 10% discount will be offered to families signing up for 3 weeks of camp:

Week I (Monday, June 10 to Thursday, June 13): Nicaragua (Spanish/Art Immersion)

Week II (Monday, June 17 to Thursday, June 20): Bolivia (Spanish/Art Immersion)

Week III (Monday, June 24 to Thursday, June 27): Mexico (Spanish/Art Immersion)

Summer program schedule:

Program runs from 9:30 am to 12:30 pm. Each day is divided into two parts: 

  • 1 hr. 30 min for Spanish language immersion where children learn Spanish through folk singing, play-acting, traditional games, and reading poetry/folktales out loud. Children also learn about the country of study: its geography, people, traditions, food, music, and dances.

  • 1 hr. 30 min. for art inspired by the Latin American country studied throughout the week.

Additional summer programs: In addition to our Spanish & Art Immersion Program , we will be offering Zumba for Kids from 8:45 am – 9:30 am and Spanish Language Enrichment from 12:30 pm – 2:00 pm before and after each day of camp.

To register, please print the attached document and return the form to the school or mail it to PO Box 275, Gladstone, NJ 07934.   A 10% discount will be offered to families signing up for three weeks of camp by April 15, 2019.  

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Week III: Mexico (Spanish/Art Summer Program)
Jun
24
to Jun 27

Week III: Mexico (Spanish/Art Summer Program)

The Cottage School is pleased to offer three weeks of Spanish & Art Immersion throughout the month of June. Each week will focus on a specific Latin American country where children—ages 2 to 12 years—will be immersed in both the Spanish Language and the arts.  Teachers speak only in Spanish throughout the day.

A 10% discount will be offered to families signing up for 3 weeks of camp:

Week I (Monday, June 10 to Thursday, June 13): Nicaragua (Spanish/Art Immersion)

Week II (Monday, June 17 to Thursday, June 20): Bolivia (Spanish/Art Immersion)

Week III (Monday, June 24 to Thursday, June 27): Mexico (Spanish/Art Immersion)

Summer program schedule:

Program runs from 9:30 am to 12:30 pm. Each day is divided into two parts: 

  • 1 hr. 30 min for Spanish language immersion where children learn Spanish through folk singing, play-acting, traditional games, and reading poetry/folktales out loud. Children also learn about the country of study: its geography, people, traditions, food, music, and dances.

  • 1 hr. 30 min. for art inspired by the Latin American country studied throughout the week.

Additional summer programs: In addition to our Spanish & Art Immersion Program , we will be offering Zumba for Kids from 8:45 am – 9:30 am and Spanish Language Enrichment from 12:30 pm – 2:00 pm before and after each day of camp.

To register, please print the attached document and return the form to the school or mail it to PO Box 275, Gladstone, NJ 07934.   A 10% discount will be offered to families signing up for three weeks of camp by April 15, 2019.  

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Poetry Appreciation with Philip Rosenbach
Apr
18
6:30 PM18:30

Poetry Appreciation with Philip Rosenbach

As part of our ongoing series of workshops for The Cottage School parents and community members,  our adult-ed poetry instructor, Phil Rosenbach, will lead a poetry class beginning at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, April 18. No experience is necessary and all are welcome. This workshop is open to the public so feel free to bring a friend!

To sign up, please RSVP here.

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Educational Workshop for Adults on 'Occupational Therapy For Every Child'
Apr
11
7:00 PM19:00

Educational Workshop for Adults on 'Occupational Therapy For Every Child'

Join us on Thursday, April 11th, 7:00 - 8:00pm to learn about the positive impacts occupational therapy (OT) can have for every child's’ cognitive, social, and physical well being. This workshop, facilitated by three occupational therapy graduate students, will promote the health benefits of receiving occupational therapy services, discuss strategies that can be used at home and in the community, and address common misconceptions about occupational therapy.

To sign up, please RSVP here.

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Open House
Apr
10
9:00 AM09:00

Open House

If you are searching for a wonderful school in Somerset County that nurtures the whole child, come see what a typical day is like at The Cottage School.

Please RSVP by calling us at (908) 719-9610, emailing info@thecottageschool.net or contact us here.

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Positive Discipline with Dr. Jason Rodker and Laura Soulages
Apr
8
9:30 AM09:30

Positive Discipline with Dr. Jason Rodker and Laura Soulages

An approach to discipline based on the work of Alfred Adler and Rudolf Dreikurs, Positive Discipline is designed to teach young people to become responsible, respectful and resourceful members of their communities, and teaches important social and life skills in a manner that is deeply respectful and encouraging for both children and adults.

To sign up, please RSVP here.


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Why Cottage School Elementary?
Feb
11
9:30 AM09:30

Why Cottage School Elementary?

If you’re interested in attending this workshop, please RSVP here.

Our elementary school teaches children ages 5 through 14, with its unique, well-rounded academic program integrating traditional subject areas of language arts, literature, foreign languages, mathematics, natural sciences, world  studies, physical education and the fine arts, in a cooperative- not competitive environment.

Using the NJ Core Curriculum Content Standards as its foundation, The Cottage School has developed its own curriculum and materials to exceed expectations on many levels.

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Open House
Jan
16
9:00 AM09:00

Open House

The Cottage School is a nonsectarian and nonselective multicultural learning community that values and fosters the children's spirit of discovery to sustain their innate abilities and passion for learning. We create a non-competitive environment where creativity and the joy for learning are nurtured.

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Importance of the Arts in Education & Painting Holiday Cards
Nov
29
7:00 PM19:00

Importance of the Arts in Education & Painting Holiday Cards

A core belief at The Cottage School is that art, in all forms, be it visual arts, music, dance, imaginative play or drama, positively influences children in their physical, affective and cognitive development, their desire to learn and their love for school.

The process of creativity and expression is one that should not be oppressed, Creativity is an instinct and a need for all and it is imperative that we allow children the time to create. Art enables children to be critical, innovative thinkers, to problem solve, create, communicate, express and experiment. Art helps children to develop inventive and productive ways to think outside the box, and is an indispensable tool when it comes to developing physical, cognitive and social skills.

This workshop is open to the public so feel free to bring a friend!

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Open House
Nov
28
9:00 AM09:00

Open House

The Cottage School is a nonsectarian and nonselective multicultural learning community that values and fosters the children's spirit of discovery to sustain their innate abilities and passion for learning. We create a non-competitive environment where creativity and the joy for learning are nurtured.

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Mommy/Daddy & Me Group
Nov
6
9:30 AM09:30

Mommy/Daddy & Me Group

Parents and caregivers will have the opportunity to come together with their child(ren), birth up to 24 months, in a warm, nurturing environment, centered around The Cottage School’s philosophy. Each week there will be storytelling, songs, rounds, talks, and other activities that will fulfill the children and parents alike.
 

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Mommy/Daddy & Me Group
Oct
30
9:30 AM09:30

Mommy/Daddy & Me Group

Parents and caregivers will have the opportunity to come together with their child(ren), birth up to 24 months, in a warm, nurturing environment, centered around The Cottage School’s philosophy. Each week there will be storytelling, songs, rounds, talks, and other activities that will fulfill the children and parents alike.
 

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Mommy/Daddy & Me Group
Oct
23
9:30 AM09:30

Mommy/Daddy & Me Group

Parents and caregivers will have the opportunity to come together with their child(ren), birth up to 24 months, in a warm, nurturing environment, centered around The Cottage School’s philosophy. Each week there will be storytelling, songs, rounds, talks, and other activities that will fulfill the children and parents alike.
 

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The Importance of Being Little
Oct
22
9:30 AM09:30

The Importance of Being Little

Once a month, The Cottage School hosts Mondays on Education. It’s an opportunity for the parents of children who attend the school as well as members of the community to come together and discuss important topics on education.

Conducted by Laura Soulages and Kirby Baldwin, this workshop focuses on Erika Christakis’ book, The Importance of Being Little: What Children Really Need from Grown Ups. Open to the public, we will discuss Christakis’ research and how it applies to current state of education.

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Open House
Oct
17
9:00 AM09:00

Open House

The Cottage School is a nonsectarian and nonselective multicultural learning community that values and fosters the children's spirit of discovery to sustain their innate abilities and passion for learning. We create a non-competitive environment where creativity and the joy for learning are nurtured.

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Mommy/Daddy & Me Group
Oct
16
9:30 AM09:30

Mommy/Daddy & Me Group

Parents and caregivers will have the opportunity to come together with their child(ren), birth up to 24 months, in a warm, nurturing environment, centered around The Cottage School’s philosophy. Each week there will be storytelling, songs, rounds, talks, and other activities that will fulfill the children and parents alike.
 

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Mommy/Daddy & Me Group
Oct
9
9:30 AM09:30

Mommy/Daddy & Me Group

Parents and caregivers will have the opportunity to come together with their child(ren), birth up to 24 months, in a warm, nurturing environment, centered around The Cottage School’s philosophy. Each week there will be storytelling, songs, rounds, talks, and other activities that will fulfill the children and parents alike.
 

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Poetry Appreciation with Philip Rosenbach
Oct
4
7:00 PM19:00

Poetry Appreciation with Philip Rosenbach

As part of our ongoing series of workshops for The Cottage School parents and community members,  our adult-ed poetry instructor, Phil Rosenbach, will lead a poetry class beginning at 7:00 p.m. on Thursday, October 4th. No experience is necessary and all are welcome!

If you have a favorite poem, bring it to the class for reading and discussion. This workshop is open to the public so feel free to bring a friend!

If you are interested in attending this workshop, please RSVP here.

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Field Trip to Middle Valley Farms
Oct
3
9:30 AM09:30

Field Trip to Middle Valley Farms

Please join us at our fall field trip to Middle Valley Farms on Wednesday October 3rd, from 9:30-11:00 am. The cost is $6 per child (siblings are welcome) and $4 per adult, which includes a hayride to the pumpkin patch, one pumpkin per child, and use of the picnic area, where there are also small animals, a hay maze, a hay tower, and a few other fun simple activities. We are welcome to use the picnic tables until 11:30, so please bring a bagged lunch if you choose. 

Please sign up here. After you submit the form, you will be directed to Paypal. If you prefer, you may bring cash or a check made out to The Cottage School to school at your earliest convenience.

Please let us know in advance if you plan to not participate in the field trip, and if necessary we will open the school for a regular school day for your child. Lunch will not be provided by Kings on field trip days, so please send a lunch with your child.

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Mommy/Daddy & Me Group
Oct
2
9:30 AM09:30

Mommy/Daddy & Me Group

Parents and caregivers will have the opportunity to come together with their child(ren), birth up to 24 months, in a warm, nurturing environment, centered around The Cottage School’s philosophy. Each week there will be storytelling, songs, rounds, talks, and other activities that will fulfill the children and parents alike.
 

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Open House
Sep
7
11:00 AM11:00

Open House

The Cottage School is a nonsectarian and nonselective multicultural learning community that values and fosters the children's spirit of discovery to sustain their innate abilities and passion for learning. We create a non-competitive environment where creativity and the joy for learning are nurtured.

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