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Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Author Jerry Pallotta Visits Cove School!

Closing Ceremonies/Reading Festival

Friday - May 31st
Please Wear Your Cove Spirit Wear
Last Day of Scholastic Book Fair

Next Week at a Glance

Monday, June 3rd: SchoolWorks Site Visit, 2:00 Garden Club

Tuesday, June 4th: 2:00 Beginner Chess, 6-7:30 PTO Meeting

Wednesday, June 5th: Field Day! Band Concert

Thursday, June 6th: Grade 5 Hands on History - American Revolution, 3:30-4 New Kindergarten Students Story Hour and Tour

Friday, June 7th: Rain Date for Field Day, 1:15 Community Meeting, 2:00 Intermediate Chess,

Kindergarten Information for New Students

Please join the Cove Kindergarten Teachers for a Tour of Cove School and a Story!
June 6, 2013

*Please meet in the school lobby : )

Cove School Kindergarten Parent Orientation
Thursday, June 13th 

Please join us to hear about the Full Day Kindergarten programs at Cove School.
The presentation will include the schedule of daily activities and an overview of the curriculum.
There will be a time at the end for questions.

Thursday, May 23, 2013

Paws for a Cause: Up-Date

Thank you to everyone who contributed towards our Paws for Cause campaign.  To date, we have raised just over $250.00!!!  A huge thank you to the 5th grade student council for doing their part; from cutting out dog paws, creating an AMAZING display in the hallway with colorful prints, and collecting donations.  We will continue collecting donations, but just wanted to send out a huge THANK YOU for what the Cove School Community has already contributed towards our therapeutic service dog.

Jennifer Bent, Special Education Teacher

Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Asthma Workshops!

Five students, grades 3 through 5, have participated in the American Lung Association’s (ALA) school curriculum, Open Airways for Schools. Over the course of four 35 minute classes, students have been sharing their knowledge about asthma with each other and are becoming what the ALA calls “asthma experts.”

The essence of the program is empowerment as students learn to take control of their asthma and make healthy choices. Following these four classes, the five students will have the opportunity to teach younger students with asthma some of the skills they have been practicing.

School Nurse, Mimi Benedict, RN, MPH, became certified as an Open Airways Instructor by the ALA in order to facilitate these workshops.

Monday, May 20, 2013

Gentle Reminder

Friday, May 24th is an Early Release Day!
Students will be dismissed at Noon

Paws for a Cause

Help Raise $ to Bring a Therapeutic Service Dog to Cove Elementary School!

A Therapeutic Service Dog will help to:

   Support students who struggle with a variety of academic and/or social emotional challenges    

Foster and encourage empathy, respect and responsibility towards self and others    

Help develop, foster, and support pro-social skills    

Encourage students to arrive to school on time

Please look in your child's backpack to purchase a "paw" for our bulletin board! We are looking for donations of 1.00 per paw. 100% of the money that is collected will go to OUR therapeutic service dog from NEADS - National Education for Assistance Dog Services,

2013 Cove Field Day! June 5th

Wednesday, June 5th
Rain Date: Friday, June 7th

8:30 - 10:10  Kindergarten, 1st and 2nd Grades
10:20-12:00  3rd, 4th, and 5th Grades
12:45-1:30  5th Grade vs Cove Teachers Volleyball Game

Math and Science Night for Grades K & 1 CRAZY CHEMISTRY

Wednesday evening, May 22, 6:00 - 8:00 p.m.
Come join in this fun, hands-on exploration of the science of Chemistry with your Kindergarten and/or First Grade student!! 

Michelle Joubert presents Crazy Chemistry.  She will conduct various basic chemistry experiments that students & parents will participate in and view results. Her mission is to create a valuable learning experience where children can develop their knowledge and love of science and inquiry through kid-friendly experiments.

Where:  Cove School Cafeteria
When:  Wednesday, May 22 from 6:00 - 8:00 p.m.

Children must be accompanied by an adult.  Sorry, but we are not able to accommodate siblings for this event.  Please make every effort to come and spend some great quality time with your little one.  The program is FREE and available to all Cove K & 1 students.

Please RSVP on the flyer sent home via backpack this week.  Or, email and let us know you'll be joining us!  

Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Next Week at a Glance

Monday, May 20th:  READING FESTIVAL! Book Swap!!, 2:00 Garden Club, 2:30 Bookmobile

Tuesday, May 21st: 2:00 Beginner Chess, 2:15 Health Video in the Science Lab by our School Nurse
7:00 School Committee Budget Meeting @ BHS Auditorium

Wednesday, May 22nd: Book Fair Opens!!!!! 2:00 Running Club, 6:00 Gr. K and 1 Crazy Chemistry

Thursday, May 23rd: Book Fair, 8:45 Gr. 3 and 4 Memorial Day Program for Parents, 8:45 Briscoe Media Specialist Visits Re: Summer Reading

Friday, May 24th:  Book Fair, Early Release Day- Dismissal at Noon, 9:00 Grade 3 and 4 Memorial  Day Program for Whole School

Friday, May 10, 2013

Listen Up Readers!

         What are those old books doing lying on the shelf? Don’t you want to swap them for new ones? You know the old saying “One man’s trash is another’s man’s treasure.”

         Bring in one to five old books that you have read (or not). Your books will be used at the Cove library Book Swap coming May 20th. Bring the books in by Thursday May 16th.  No books will be accepted after the due date.

         We do not accept Golden Books, textbooks, damage books, comic books, or coloring books. Sorry.

         Clean out your book shelf or your sibling’s book shelves. Make sure they are appropriate.

See you then!!! J
Charlotte Shields 5M
Gen Melanson 5R
Student Council

May All of You Enjoy a Wonderful Mother's Day!

Thursday, May 9, 2013

Optional Homework Assignment?!?

Dear Cove Families,

This week is Teacher Appreciation Week! As an optional homework assignment to our students, I encourage them to choose one staff member who they appreciate and write them a note or draw them a picture to let them know how much they appreciate them.

As Principal, I'd like to tell you how very fortunate I feel to work with the professionals that teach your children each day. As I am blessed to work alongside them - rest assured your children are reaping the benefits of their hard work and dedication! It is never too late to say thank you - optional homework assignments will be accepted late. : )

Thank You to All Staff Members!!  

Wednesday, May 8, 2013

Thank a Teacher! It is Teacher Appreciation Week : )

Next Week at a Glance

Monday, May 13th: MCAS Make-Ups

Tuesday, May 14th: 8:30 Math MCAS Grade 4, 2:00 Beginner Chess

Wednesday, May 15th: 8:30 Math MCAS Grade 4, 9:30 Science MCAS Grade 5,  
2:00 Running Club

Thursday, May 16th: 8:30 Science MCAS Grade 5, Grade 3 - 5 MCAS Make-Ups,
 6:00-7:30 PTO Meeting

Friday, May 17th: 1:15 Opening Day Reading Festival Skit
2:00 Intermediate Chess Club

Saturday, May 4, 2013

Angie Miller Concert and Parade

Angie Miller Concert - TODAY! 4:00 in BHS Field
Parade Starts at 3:00 - Cabot Street Down Herrick

Cove Community Will Be At Burger King Parking Lot
(Hard Copy Notices Went Home Yesterday)

Thursday, May 2, 2013

Next Week at a Glance

Monday, May 6th: Teaching and Learning Team 2:30 in the Library

Tuesday, May 7th: Grade 3 Math MCAS, K Field Trip to MA Audubon, 2:00 Beginning Chess

Wednesday, May 8th: Grade 3 Math MCAS, Teaching and Learning Team 2:30 in the Library

Thursday, May 9th: Grade 5 Math MCAS, Intermediate Chess 2:00

Friday, May 10th: Grade 5 Math MCAS