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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.

Cove Garden

Garden Club Kick-off Pizza Party!

Come join the Garden Club on Monday, September 9th at 2:30 to explore the Children’s Garden!

All educational and non-academic programs, activities, and employment opportunities at Cove School are offered without regard to race, color, gender, religion, ancestry, national origin, sexual orientation, disability, and any class or characteristic protected by law.

A Gentle Reminder

Dear Parents,

If your child does not take a bus, please send a note into the school letting us know who will be picking him/her up at the 2:00 dismissal.

Thank You in Advance for Your Help : )

Saturday, August 24, 2013

Important Dates

Monday, August 26th: Teachers Return

Tuesday, August 27th: Grades 1-5 Return/K Screening

Wednesday, August 28th: K Screening

Thursday, August 29th: K Orientation

Friday, August 30th: NO SCHOOL


Monday, September 2nd: NO SCHOOL/LABOR DAY

Friday, September 6th: First Day of School for K

Thursday, September 12th: Picture Day, PTO Meeting 6-7:30


Thursday, September 26th: CURRICULUM NIGHT 

Therapeutic Service Dog Facts

Bringing a therapeutic service dog into our school community will provide a PRO-ACTIVE approach to addressing many academic challenges, as well as social/emotional concerns. A therapeutic service dog is a creative and "out of the box" way to foster and maintain a positive school culture, engage and challenge students as they learn, and foster self-esteem in order for students to succeed as they continue to develop into life long learners.

Therapeutic service dog at Cove School will also:
  • foster and encourage empathy, respect & responsibility towards self, and others in ALL students
  • encourage students to arrive to school on time
  • support students who struggle with a variety of academic and/or social & emotional challenges
  • decrease anxiety in those who struggle with academic and social situations
  •  be utilized as a motivator/reward for positive behavior for individual students and classrooms in a number of ways (earning read aloud time with the dog, taking the dog for a walk, throwing ball outside with the dog, being a greeter with dog, etc...)

We are looking forward to the 2013-2014 school year and will see you next week!!

Sunday, August 18, 2013

Mindset: The New Psychology of Success

Please take a few minutes to view the videos from the Greater Good Science Center below. Cove School is dedicated to fostering a growth mindset for all children! We look forward to sharing how we will accomplish this throughout the school year. : ) 

Message From Our Citywide PTO : )

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

Thursday, August 15, 2013

Help Wanted!

Please Help!

 Student Welcome Packet Stuffing 
Thursday, August 22nd
School Lobby

Please stop by and lend a hand, even if you have only a 1/2 hour to spare!
Many Hands Make Light Work : )

Thank you!

Thursday, August 8, 2013

Welcome Serenity!

We are Happy to Introduce You to Our New Staff Member, Serenity!

More Information to Come in Opening Day Packets on the First Day of School!

A Date in August for Meet and Greet will be Published Shortly!!!