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Cove Connection Issue 10 - October 17, 2021




Cove Connection Issue 10- Sunday, October 17, 2021



The Cove School

The Cove Connection

Issue 10- Sunday, October 17, 2021

Experiential Learning

Social Emotional Growth



Upcoming Dates

October 18-22 Conference Week, 1:15pm Early Dismissal All Week

October 20 LCMSD Board Meeting, Hall Library, 6pm

October 22 Kids Heart Challenge Ends, Closing Assembly

October 26 5th Grade Yearbook Cover Art submissions due 4pm

October 29  Halloween Parade for Kindergartners & 1st graders, 1:30pm

Every Friday:
Lost and Found outside in front of school
Cove School Assembly, parents welcome on back of blacktop


Thank you to Marina Carlow and Kelly Stone for making our PTO Fall Family Get Together a smashing success!

Principal's Message

School News

Planning ahead for Halloween - Costumes and Kindergarten and 1st grade Parade. Here are details about what is and is not allowed for Halloween costumes at Cove for our fun and safe Halloween celebration on Friday, October 29. Individual classrooms will recognize this fun holiday in a variety of ways. Kindergarten and 1st grade parents are invited to join us for our parade at 1:30pm. It is a very short parade around the courtyard, so please arrive between 1:20pm-1:25pm. Reminder parents attending this event must be vaccinated. Thank you!



Our Kids Heart Challenge is off to a great start! As of Friday, we had 114 students participating and $4,668 in donations. Wow! Our campaign runs through Friday, October 22nd, and it's never too late to join! Our students are learning about heart, brain, and vascular health, and meeting kids with special hearts, like Finn and Alexa. Our goal is to have all students register online and take the challenge. The class with the most participation will earn bragging rights and the opportunity to slime Mrs. Walker on October 22!

Reminder! 5th Grade entries for the 2021-2022 Cove School Yearbook Cover Design Contest Due Finish up the last touches on your creation and have them to your teacher by 4pm on Tuesday, October 26th! This year's theme is: "Let's Sail Together" - We cannot change the direction of the wind, but we can adjust our sails to always reach our destination. For any questions, please contact:

PTO News


Cove Garden lead Florencia Castelanelli welcomes students in the Cove Garden every Wednesday during lunch and parent volunteers are welcome to help in the garden on Wednesdays from 10am-12pm.


SPARK Updates

Left Bank x SPARK Monday Night Dinners Every Monday, Left Bank creates a delicious SPARK Family Meal for 4 for $50 and donates 20% back to our schools! This week’s menu: fried chicken, chicken and steak tacos, salad, homemade tortilla chips and fresh pico de gallo. Order online today for pick up tomorrow. Select “SPARK Family Meal” when you order. Complete October menus here.


What does Community-funded mean? Today’s reality is that public schools in California can no longer rely on state and local funding to provide a well-rounded education. As the primary fundraising organization for the entire LCMSD, SPARK raises over $1.5M per year for our three schools: Neil Cummins, Hall and The Cove through Annual Giving, business partnerships and fundraising events. In order to reach our $1.5M goal, we need participation from every family. Every donation, at any amount, makes a difference for every LCMSD student. Make your tax-deductible Annual Giving donation today.


Follow SPARK on Social Media Follow us on instagram or like us on Facebook and stay up to date with SPARK!

District News

Board Update

On October 20 the Board will meet and celebrate Hall’s campus activities for students. Additionally, they will vote on elementary school plans and Hall’s single plan for student achievement. The Board will be presented with a COVID-19 update, summer school report, enrollment and staffing report, and an English learners report. The Board will also discuss the draft dress code policy. The Board Meeting will be held in person at 6:00 pm in the Hall Library; no RSVP required. The meeting will also be live streamed via Zoom (link; passcode - lcmsd). Please know, public comments will only be taken by in person attendees; public comments via Zoom will not be available. We hope to see you there!


Dress Code

On October 13 and 15 Dr. Brett Geithman, Dr. Toni Brown, and Kyle Shaw held a coffee chat regarding the proposed (significant) updates to the LCMSD dress code. Here is the slide deck and the recording will be posted here by 5:00 on October 18. Additionally, the draft dress code policy will be reviewed during the Board’s regularly scheduled meeting on October 20 at 6:00 in the Hall Library.

Community News

Please click link to view Community News that includes updates from:


  • Corte Madera Parks and Rec
  • Corte Madera Library Reopening
  • Expanded Hours at Larkspur Library
  • Coastal Camp Family Programs

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