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Friday, December 20, 2013

Happy Holidays!

On Behalf of the Cove School, I Would Like to Wish You and Yours a Happy and Healthy Winter Vacation!

I Hope You Will All Enjoy Quality Time with Family and Friends : ) 

Sunday, December 15, 2013

Winter Break!

The Last Day of School Before Winter Break is Friday, December 20th!
Students and Teachers Return on Thursday, January 2, 2014!

Enjoy the Vacation!

Winter Performance

All Parents of Third and Fourth Grade Students are Invited to Our Winter Performance this Wednesday, December 18th @8:30.

Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Half Day on the 12th and No School on the 13th!

Dismissal at 12:00 on Dec 12th
No School for Students on Dec 13th!

Parent Conferences Both Days! : ) 

Wednesday, December 4, 2013

Coffee with Middle School Principal, Matt Poska

If you are a Fifth Grade Parent or Guardian, please join Principal Matt Poska at the Briscoe Middle School for Coffee! 

When: Friday December 7th @9:30 A.M.
Where: Briscoe Middle School Library

The purpose of this event to familiarize you with the schedule and curriculum for 6th grade. This is also an opportunity to have any additional questions answered that you may have about your child's transition to the Middle School.

Please contact Lynda DeCourcy at 978-921-6103 at ext 151 so that the Middle School Staff can accommodate all that are interested.

Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Friday, November 22, 2013

The First Annual Cove Science Fair was FANTASTIC!!

Thank you to ALL parents who helped plan and organize the Science Fair!!

Effort and Hard Work were Evidenced by ALL!

Third Grade Winners

1st Place: Stewart Moran
2nd Place: Grace Ferretti
3rd Place: Caroline Hickey

Fourth Grade Winners

1st Place: Elizabeth Trethaway
2nd Place: Cordelia Rozmiarek
3rd Place: Zoey Bartlett

Fifth Grade Winners

1st Place: Cheyanne Russell
2nd Place: Ali Kyrouz
3rd Place: Jack McCaffrey Clark

Tuesday, November 19, 2013

It's Almost Here...

The First Annual Cove Elementary School Science Fair will be held this Thursday, November 21st!

Students participating in the Science Fair will have their projects judged at school from 2:15 - 4:00

The Cove School Community is invited to view the Public Exhibit on Thursday evening between the hours of 6:30-7:30.

The event will commence with an Awards Ceremony at 7:15, with awards going to the Top 3 Projects in each grade level!

Please bring your families into the school to view the exhibits and applaud the hard work of the participants at this Inaugural Event!

Thank you! : ) 

Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Science Fair Nov 21st

Judging 2:15 - 4:00 (Students Stay After School)
4:00 - 6:30 Students Dismissed to go Home

Please Come and View Projects During the Public Display and Award Ceremony!

Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Monday, November 11, 2013

Genevieve's Fall Fundraiser

The delivery date for the Genevieve's Fall Fundraiser is this Thursday, November 14th!

Orders will be distributed to students for them to take home.  If you are expecting a large order or if your child walks or takes the bus, please plan accordingly, as they may need your assistance.  Very large orders will be held in the front lobby for pick-up.

Any questions please contact Chris Boudreau, Fall Fundraiser Chairperson at  

If you have an hour to two to spare and would like to help distributing orders, please contact Chris! : ) 

Thank you!!!

Friday, November 8, 2013

Science Fair -November 21st

Judging 2:15 - 4:00 (Students Stay After School)
4:00 - 6:30 Students Dismissed to go Home

Please Come and View Projects During the Public Display and Award Ceremony!

Canned Food Drive

The Grade 5 Student Council is sponsoring a community service project to support the Salvation Army's Holiday Food Drive.  We are collecting canned and non-perishable food items from  this Thursday, November 7th until Monday, November 18th to help support those families in need in our community.  The Salvation Army has requested the following items:

  • Cranberry Sauce
  • Pasta
  • Pasta Sauce
  • Stuffing Mix
  • Instant Mashed Potatoes
  • Gravy
  • Apple Juice
  • Nuts
  • Canned Vegetables
  • Soups/Broth
  • Canned Fruit
  • Peanut Butter
  • Jelly
  • Cake/Bread Mix
Any additional non-perishable items will also be accepted.  Donations should be left in the decorated boxes in the school lobby.  

Thank you!
Grade 5 Student Council

Friday, November 1, 2013

Tuesday November 5th!! Don't Forget : )

Next Week

Monday, Nov 4th: BSRI Visit, 1:10 Grade Level Meeting - Grade 4, 2:00 Arts and Crafts, Spanish Club, 2:30 Grade 4 Strings


Wednesday, Nov 6th: 2:30 Grade 5 Strings

Thursday, Nov 7th: BSRI Visit, 2:00 Running Club, 6:00 PTO Meeting

Friday, Nov 8th: PTO Geography Enrichment Program in Cafeteria (Grade 4 & 5), 1:10 GLM for K, 2:00 Intermediate Chess

Monday, October 28, 2013

Fall Frolic : )

to Cove’s student Runners that finished the 5 K!
  •   Adam Beasley
  •   Aidan Quealey
  •   AJ Quealey
  •   Ali Kyrouz
  •   Alison Pheulpin
  •   Andrew Schweizer
  •   Anthony Coletti
  •   Anthony Shqepa
  •   Ashlee Davidson
  •   Ben Shea
  •   Conor Hathaway
  •   David O’Brien
  •   Drew Bernfeld
  •   Eamon Callaghan
  •   Evan Stein
  •   Gavin Ferretti
  •   Grace Ferretti
  •   Harry Silva
  •   Harry Sullivan
  •   Henry Mercier
  •   Hunter Boudreau
  •   Isabella Jiminez
  •   Jack Clark
  •   Joss Kyrouz
  •   Leah Whitehair
  •   Lily Shea
  •   Lizzy Trethaway
  •   Mary Kapnis
  •   Max Kapnis
  •   Michael Mercier
  •   Noah Guanci
  •   Ryan Dunleavy
  •   Shea Hathaway
  •   Stewart Moran
  •   Thomas Beasley
  •   Thomas Herrick
  •   Trase Boudreau
  •   Will Johnstone 

Monday, October 21, 2013

Cove Children's Garden

Upcoming Events in Cove’s Children’s Garden

Oct. 21st  2:15-3 p.m.: Gathering fall leaves and making leaf crowns
We will search the garden for beautiful fall leaves & make leaf crowns.

Oct. 27th, 2:15-3 p.m.: Pumpkin exploration
Join us as we explore pumpkins from the inside out!

Saturday, Nov. 2nd, 1-3 p.m.: Weekend clean up day
For those families and friends who cannot make it during the week, this is the perfect time to come join us as we prepare the garden for winter. We will read a book, talk about the changes in the garden, and have some fall treats.

Nov. 4th  2:15-3 p.m.: Herb hunting day
Our garden has quite a few hidden herbs ranging from oregano to peppermint. Come join us as we search the garden for various herbs and clip them for drying.

For more information, please email us at, read our blog at, or follow us on Facebook. Any and all help is greatly appreciated!

Mark Your Calendar!

Tuesday October 22nd: 2:30-5:00 Flu Vaccine Clinic @Senior Center for All

Wednesday, October 23rd: Safety Training in Science Room, ElementaryPrincipal Meeting @9:00 (Parking could be challenging)  2:30 TLT Meeting

Thursday, October 24th: School Picture Re-take Day, 1:15 Community Meeting

Friday, October 25th: Beverly Public Librarian to Visit All Grades, 10:15 - 11:00: GLM for Grade 4, 12:20-1:05 GLM for Grade 5, 1:00 Grade 5 Booktalks, 1:10 GLM for Special Education.TLC

6:00 PTO Sponsored Spooky Story Night: Monday October 28th
BSRI Visits - 30th
Growth Mindset Community Meetings - 31st
Happy Halloween!- 31st

Science Fair

Cove Science Fair participants are welcome to attend the mentoring sessions this week, on Tuesday and Wednesday from 2:00-3:00 in the Science Room. 

Topic" Researching and Displaying your Project". 

See you there!

Friday, October 4, 2013

Next Week at a Glance


Monday Oct 7th: Spanish Class @ 2:00, Grade 4 Strings 2:30-3:30, Arts and Crafts Club @2:00 in the Science Lab, 6-8 Cheering

Tuesday, Oct 8th: 6:30 SPED Meeting in the cafeteria, Fitness Club @2:00

Wednesday, Oct 9th:  Open The Door : Bullying  and Conflict Resolution Program through Cove School PTO, Grade 5 Strings 2:30-3:45, Cheering 6-8

Thursday, Oct 10th: Running Club @2:00, OPEN HOUSE 5:30-7:00

Friday, Oct 11th: Early Release Day @ Noon/ Staff Building Based PD

Monday, September 23, 2013

NY Times Article Worth Reading

Thank You Larissa Mills for Sharing : )

Calendar Updates!

This Week

Tuesday, Sept 24th: Staff Development Day: Bake Sale: School Council Meeting

Wednesday, Sept 25th Administrative Technology Meeting @ 8:30

Thursday, Sept 26th: MKEA Training for K Teachers: Curriculum Night CHANGED to 10/10 (See Earlier Blog post-scroll down )

Friday, Sept 27th: Grade 4 Grade Level Meeting @ 1:10 in Office Conference Room

Next Week

Monday, Sept 30th: Data Meetings: Schedule TBD

Wednesday, Oct 2nd: Staff Meeting @2:30

Thursday, Oct 3rd: Fire Prevention and Safety Program by The Beverly Fire Department

Friday, September 20, 2013

Cove School Bake Sale

Tuesday, Sept 24th
Primary Election Day!

Please break out those baking pans for our 1st Bake Sale of the new school year!

Items can be brought in Monday and dropped off in the PTO closet or anytime Tuesday (preferably morning/afternoon)
Please Call Debra with Questions: (978) 927-7551

Curriculum Night: Date Change for K-5

Curriculum Night 
Grades K-5: Thursday, Oct 10th

(This is a change from September 26th)

5:30-6:15: Grades 3-5
6:15-7:00: Grades K-2

A notice via backpack mail will also be coming home shortly.

We are excited to announce that Change is Simple will be a guest speaker!

PRE-K will be Held on Oct 1st and 3rd
Please speak with your classroom teacher for more information

Mom Ball This Weekend!

Mom Ball Begins Friday Night at 5:30
Harry Ball Field, Beverly 

Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Thursday, September 12, 2013

Beverly to Provincetown!

Running Club Totals!
K: 89 laps = 11.1 miles
Grade 1: 254 laps = 31.75 miles
Grade 2: 428 laps = 53.5 miles
Grade 3: 111 laps = 13.9 miles
Grade 4: 107 laps = 13.6 miles
Grade 5: 80 laps = 10 miles
AIM: 18 laps = 2.2 miles

Total 1,087 laps! 
135.8 Miles!
That is the same distance from Beverly to Provincetown!
Congrats Cove Kids : ) 

Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Fall Frolic 5K & Fun Run

Join the fun for the Fourth Annual Fall Frolic 5K & Fun Run event set for Sunday, October 6th. 

Time: 9:30
Place: The Traditional Homecoming Route Beginning and Ending at Lynch Park, 55 Ober Street

The half-mile Kids Fun Run begins at 9am and is open to all kids grade 5 & younger.  Entry fees for 5K- $20 before Sept 22nd and $25 after.

Register on-line at and visit the site for more information!!!!

Therapy Services at Work

Serenity and Mrs. Bent Doing Their Magic : ) 

PIcture Day!!!

All Day On Thursday - September 12th

Thursday, September 5, 2013

Did You Know?

Cove School has 30 I-Pads and a Cart for Students in Grades 3-5!
Thank you to ALL Who Helped Us Achieve This!

Cove School Promotes and Teaches a Growth Mindset!

Cove School has FABULOUS Teachers!
New Staff Members = Courtney Krauss (AIM), Kerri Furlong (Grade 4), Christine Noviello (Grade 5)

Cove School has a Therapeutic Dog that is ALREADY Making a Difference!

Please Consider Helping Out!

Beverly Bootstraps Backpack Drive

Beverly Citywide PTO is once again assisting in Beverly Bootstraps Backpack Drive.  Together, Beverly Bootstraps and the Citywide PTO distribute over 300 backpacks a year!

The Cove School Community has been asked to collect

There will be a collection box in the lobby, and you or your child can deposit any contributions in it. 

All donations are appreciated!

Kathy M. Whitehair

Wednesday, September 4, 2013

Cove Family Picnic/Meet and Greet Serenity (THIS FRIDAY!)

Time: 5-7
Place: Lawn at the Back of the School
Please bring a picnic supper and dessert to share! : ) 

2013 MomBall Food Drive to Benefit Beverly Bootstraps
Harry Ball Field - 410 Essex Street Beverly, MA Friday Sept 20 5pm-9pm
Saturday Sept 21 9am-9pm
Sunday Sept 22 10am-5pm

MomBall will be holding a food drive on September 20-22, 2013 during our softball tournament to benefit the Beverly Bootstraps Food Pantry. This is a great opportunity to make a difference in our community and we encourage you to join this effort to help those in need.
Beverly Bootstraps Food Assistance Programs provide Beverly and Manchester-by-the Sea residents with access to food through a variety of programs.

You may donate any non‐perishable food during the drive, including . . .
  •   Canned tuna, fish, meat
  •   Peanut butter and jelly
  •   Soups, stews and “meals in a can”
  •   Canned fruits & vegetables
  •   Beans, rice, pasta, oatmeal, cereal
    Non-food items that are also in need...
    •   toothpaste
    •   shampoo
    •   toilet paper
    •   laundry detergent
    •   soap
    •   diapers (especially size 3 and larger)
    •   baby wipes
      If you would like to participate in the food drive but do not have time to go shopping you can participate in the virtual food drive:
Thank you for your help! MomBall, Inc.
Any Questions: 

Friday, August 30, 2013

Reminder : )

Summer Read-A-Thon Pledges Due on 9/6/13
Return via Backpack!

Fall Frolic 5K & Fun Run

Join the fun for the Fourth Annual Fall Frolic 5K & Fun Run event set for Sunday, October 6th. 

Time: 9:30
Place: The Traditional Homecoming Route Beginning and Ending at Lynch Park, 55 Ober Street

The half-mile Kids Fun Run begins at 9am and is open to all kids grade 5 & younger.  Entry fees for 5K- $20 before Sept 22nd and $25 after.

Register on-line at and visit the site for more information!!!!

Tuesday, August 27, 2013

10 Ideas to Utilize The Children's Garden

   Story hour in the garden
 Season and/or sensory walk
  “I Spy” with colors, textures, patterns, etc.
   Nature art
   Outdoor writing time
   Outdoor quiet time
  Outdoor snack
.   Incorporation the garden into math (volume jugs outside using the hose, area, symmetry, etc.)

During winter months, explore different constructions like snowmen, birdhouses, fairy houses, etc.

             Use the garden for decompression, relaxation, and/or de-escalation.