Welcome to another year at the Cottage Street School. I am entering my tenth year as principal of the Cottage Street School. What a fantastic community to be a part of and I hope you all find this to be true as you experience Cottage in one way or another. I use my oldest son, Colin, as an indicator of how well we are doing here at Cottage. When he was little he would regularly ask if he could come to our school events or come and visit the school because it is so much fun here and we have so many awesome activities. My youngest, Caden, loves the building and enjoys visiting every chance he can get. When I am not at Cottage I love spending time with my family playing out in the yard or exploring new places. When not with the kids you would find me reading a good book, hiking, or just finding some way to have a fun time being active.
The Cottage Street School is a K-5 elementary school that has many opportunities to offer our families. We pride ourselves in being a neighborhood school with a variety of programs that provide enriching experiences to our students. I would encourage all families to look through this website regularly as information will change as we move through the year.
We are with your children for 6 and a half hours a day for 180 days a year. This is a tremendous responsibility and one we do not take lightly at Cottage. Our main goal at Cottage is to provide a safe environment for students to grow into responsible members of the community, make academic gains and develop a strong sense of confidence and self esteem.
The one constant at Cottage is that we will continue to evaluate what we do so that the students, families and staff have the best possible learning environment. Our Twitter page is @CSS_Cougar if you would like access to regular updates/pictures on school events. This page will be used for a variety of ways to inform Cottage families.
Let's have a terrific year together!
Kevin Madden Caitrin O'Rourke
Principal Assistant Principal