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Monday, March 31, 2014

The Fabulous Chinese Acrobats

Wednesday, April 2nd
Grades K-5

The Cove School PTO Arts and Enrichment Committee presents
The Fabulous Chinese Acrobats!

This cultural exchange will feature amazing acts including plate spinning, foot juggling, Chinese yo-yo, and group acrobatics.  An interpreter will share facts about Chinese culture, language and history.  Acrobatics is an ancient form of art form in China that dates back over 2,000 years!

For more information, please visit:

*This program is supported in part by a grant from the Beverly Cultural Council, a local agency which is supported by the Massachusetts Cultural Council, a state agency.

Half Day this Thursday - April 3rd!!

April 3, 2014
Students will be Dismissed at Noon

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Get Safe Online: District Wide PTO Presentation

Is your child/teen using a computer, cell phone, or any other technology device? Get educated and get involved  in keeping your kids safe in the todays technological age.

*Parent Education Night*
Wednesday: March 26, 2014
6:30 - 8:30
BHS Auditorium 
Featuring Joani Geltman, MSW

Targets Parents of Children in Grades 4-12
Adult Only Presentation

Child Care for Kids 5+ Available
Pre-Registration Required
Email Heather: for details and registration

Richard Weissbourd to Present at BHS

Please Consider Attending this Important Presentation!!
Richard Weissbourd: Harvard School of Education

Fostering Resilience
Raising Moral and Happy Children

Monday, March 24th
7:00- 9:00 PM
BHS Auditorium

Tuesday, March 18, 2014

A Letter from the Cove Staff

March 14, 2014

Dear Parents and Guardians,

The Cove Community is looking for new and fresh ideas of how the outgoing classes can leave a special gift to the school. Several years ago a talented parent of a fifth grader volunteered her time and expertise to help the students create a class gift outside the cafeteria. They created our first mural. The mural project has evolved over time into something different and has become an expectation that occurs on a yearly basis.  As wall space has become scarce due to the many beautiful murals we have the privilege of viewing and enjoying, we are looking for other creative and innovative ideas!

Prior to the murals, the fifth grade classes left a gift to the school; for example, the bricks in front of the school. Therefore we have decided to go back to giving a class gift or other idea that give students an avenue to leave their mark on Cove School as they move on to the middle school.  

This spring we’re looking for parent volunteers to brainstorm some possibilities and head up fundraising for the gift. There are many areas of our wonderful school that could use a special gift.  We encourage any volunteers who would be interested in helping to contact Mrs. Oliver or one of the fifth grade teachers.


The Cove School Staff

Monday, March 17, 2014

Ipswich Public Library Workshop: 
Help Me Get Ready to Read
                  With Authors Susan Marx  and Barbara Kasok

A workshop for ALL caring adults who read aloud to children from infancy through their preschool years.

This early literacy workshop is designed for

March 19, 2014 at 6 p.m.
at the Ipswich Public Library
25 N Main Street,
Ipswich, Ma  01938

Registration is required by calling       
Parents and grandparents, daycare providers, preschool staff, early childhood professionals, volunteers in literacy programs, and librarians.

Workshop goal:
To help you raise reading-ready children who love books and learning by demonstrating how to use parenting strategies and reading strategies to read aloud effectively to young children.
The interactive workshop agenda includes:
  • Research on the importance of reading aloud to infants, toddlers, and preschoolers
  • Information about early literacy concepts and skills
  • Parenting strategies to use that foster children’s self-esteem
  • Reading strategies to use to introduce early literacy concepts and skills
  • Criteria for selecting good children’s picture books
  • Recommended books to read aloud to young children.

Help Me Get Ready to Read is brought to you with federal funds provided by the Institute of Museum and Library Services and by the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners in collaboration with a grant for the Mother Goose on the Loose program.