•  Student Council Random Acts of Kindness Challenge
    Cove Shield


    Cove Connection
    Sunday, March 17th
    Issue 26


    UPCOMING DATES

    • SPARK Online Auction Ends Monday, March 18th
    • Student Council Kindness Challenge Monday, March 18th- Friday, March 22nd
    • Wall n’ Roll To School Wednesday, March 20th
    • Cove School Tour for Incoming Families (sign-up required) Wednesday, March 20th 9:00am
    • Annie The Musical Thursday, March 21st, 6:30pm, Cove Gallery
    • Health & Wellness Meeting Tuesday, March 26th, 3:30pm-5:00pm, District Office
    • Cove Tinker Day Wednesday, March 27th, 8:30am-12:30pm
    • Lost and Found Walkthrough, Thursday, March 29th
    • Coffee with Brett Monday, April 1st, 8:15am
    • Cove Open House Thursday, April 4th, 6:00pm-7:30pm
    • Early Dismissal 1:15pm Friday, April 5th
    • Spring Break No School April 8th-April 12th

    PRINCIPAL MESSAGE

    Kindness Challenge

    Student Council Random Acts of Kindness Challenge

    Beginning Monday, we will be starting our Student Council Random Acts of Kindness Challenge here at the Cove. This school activity fits with our student council mission goals: building school pride and encouraging positive relationships within the school community.

    Monday- Friday (Mar 18- 22), each person at the Cove will be noticing “acts” of kindness that they receive from someone here at school. These are NOT compliments, but actual ACTIONS that people do for others, like:

      1. Helping someone in the classroom with something
      2. Picking up something that someone dropped
      3. Sharing something with someone
      4. Walking or playing with someone who needs to be included
      5. Helping someone who is hurt
      6. Tying someone’s shoe for them
      7. Holding open a door
      8. Letting someone go first
      9. Making a new friend
      10. The list goes on and on…..

    When someone receives an act of kindness, they will write the act down on a strip of paper. We will gather all the strips of paper at the end of each day and start putting all of the strips into one long chain that will be hung here in the Gallery as the week progresses.

    Our goal is to create a HUGE Chain Reaction of Kindness to show the spirit of kindness, compassion, and empathy that we have here in our Cove community! So get ready to make the chain starting Monday!

    WE ARE YOUR COVE STUDENT COUNCIL IN ACTION!
    Sincerely,
    2018-19 Cove Student Council

    Special Retirement News-  I want to share some special, bittersweet news with our fabulous Cove community.  Four of our talented, dedicated teachers will be retiring from teaching at the end of this school year.  Please join me in congratulating (and shedding a tear for...) Trish Hart, Kris Lerohl, Rob Lescoe and Wendy Meunier on their big life decision. We will take the next few months to savor each and every moment we have with these special people.  More information to come as we prepare to celebrate their awesome careers! 

    Sincerely, 
    Michelle Walker


    SCHOOL NEWS

    Math Night

    A Successful Cove 3.14 Math Night! A big “Thank You” to Melissa Scheeline, Jami Katz, Anastasia Robbins, and our parent and Hall Middle School volunteers for making this year’s PTO, SPARK, and Mathnasium sponsored Cove Math Night a success! We also thank Marin Pizza for serving their delicious pizza.

    Our recent Family Math Night supports our CGI (Cognitively Guided Instruction) focus in math this year. Based in over 30 years of research,  CGI emphasizes deep conceptual understanding and requires students to explain their mathematical thinking. Children discover multiple strategies for solving a problem. Additionally, children have the option to use different numbers, based on the level of challenge they need. This allows for more challenging exploration of the given concept and promotes higher level thinking skills. Read more about CGI and how we are working to implement it here.

    Cove Tinker/STEAM Day is Wednesday, March 27, 2019 Watch as our school transforms into a Tinker/Maker Fair! This is one of the most student loved days of school, help us continue by volunteering.

    Attendance Did you know that being at school for even part of the day counts toward our funding? This includes late arrivals and early dismissals, so please bring your children whenever possible. Attendance is not only important for students to learn and develop, but it counts toward our Cove funding!

    The Cove Yearbook Needs Your Pictures! Do you have great pictures of groups of Cove students?  The Cove Yearbook is desperate for them! We are looking for pictures of all grade and all activities, especially for our 5th Grade soon-to-be graduates! Please e-mail your favorites to coveyearbook@gmail.com. In the subject be sure to identify grade level of the students and if it was taken during a specific event.

    Safe Routes to School - Walk & Roll Wednesday, March 20th The goal of the Safe Routes to Schools program is to create a safe walking and biking culture which nurtures green travel. They can walk, bike, scoot, carpool or take public transportation...f you live at a greater distance, please consider parking your car 1/4 mile from campus and walking with your child from there. Please help your children participate!

    Derby Den Productions  “Hairspray Jr.” and “Ukulele Ensemble” are being offered after school starting soon! Sign-ups are in the front office. You may register your child and drop off tuition for the program in the manila envelope marked either “Spring Enrichment- Hairspray Jr.” or “Ukulele Ensemble” Cash preferred, however, checks may be payable to Christine Derby. See details here.


    PTO UPDATES

    A Successful Cove 3.14 Math Night! A big “Thank You” to Melissa Scheeline, Jami Katz, Anastasia Robbins, and our parent and Hall Middle School volunteers for making this year’s PTO, SPARK, and Mathnasium sponsored Cove Math Night a success! We also thank Marin Pizza for serving their delicious pizza.

    The Cove Garden Volunteering in the Cove Garden is a wonderful experience for observation, sensory stimulation, and a nice green space to be in. Please consider spending lunch in the garden with the kids. No gardening experience required. Please sign up via the Sign-Up Genius link here.

    Visit us online! Keep up with the PTO events, purchase Cove spirit wear, support our membership and more on our PTO website! Have you liked us on Facebook?  


    SPARK NEWS

    SPARK Online Auction Closes Monday, March 18th at 9pm  Lots of deals and steals in the online auction so don’t get left out in the cold! Kids camps and classes, restaurants, sports and entertainment, fashion, jewelry and beauty and sign up parties, there’s something for everyone!

    Online Auction Easy as 1-2-3:

    1. Set up an account with Ready Set Auction here (you need to set up a new account every year even if you have done this before)
    2. Bid early, bid often and bid high!
    3. Browse the online auction catalog here

    Nugget Community Card: Attention all Nugget shoppers!  Earn money for SPARK every time you shop at Nugget when you use your Community Card.  Pick up a card at the customer service desk at the Nugget Corte Madera location through the end of March.


    COMMUNITY NEWS

    Please click here for updates from:

    • Amazing March Events at the Larkspur Library!
    • Wildfire Preparedness
    • Kinder Readiness Camp
    • Spring Forward with Clay and Kiki

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