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Cove Connection Issue 8 - October 2, 2022


The Cove School

The Cove Connection

Issue 8- Sunday, October 2, 2022

Experiential Learning

Social Emotional Growth



Upcoming Dates

  • October 2 SPARK Fun Run
  • October 5 Teacher Work Day, No School
  • October 6 Spiritwear Sale, Cove Blacktop 7:45am-8:30am
  • October 6 PTO Board Meeting, 8:30am Library
  • October 12-14 5th Grade Outdoor Education at NatureBridge
  • Every Friday
    • Lost and Found, Outside at the Loop Lost & Found photo album
    • Spirit Wear Fridays Show off your Cove school spirit by wearing Cove spiritwear or our Cove color (blue!) every Friday

Principal's Message

Coyote Paws

I am excited to share that we will be starting up Coyote Paws this week! Coyote Paws are a school wide positive reinforcement system for students who go above and beyond to help our community.

How do students earn Coyote Paws?

By going above and beyond in a certain school rule: Show Respect, Make Good Decisions, Solve Problems or Keep Cove Safe.

What happens when a student earns a Coyote Paw?

They will get their picture taken and projected onto the monitor in the gallery! And, after the weekly assemblies, all students who earned a Coyote Paw that week will get their picture taken as a group at the coyote mural.

The hard part about school wide systems is that everyone won’t earn a coyote paw each week…and that can be frustrating for students. We (the entire Cove staff team) will be looking for good choices to positively reinforce. If your child doesn’t get one in the first few weeks, please help encourage them to keep making good choices and they will be recognized in time.

Coyote Paws are a great way for students to understand our Guiding Principle of Community. We are a community and we all have a role in making our community strong and positive!



Michelle Walker, Principal

School & PTO News

Photo Caption: 2nd grade Writers Workshop- conferring with the teacher, sharing their writing with the class and getting feedback from peers (I like how you made a comparison, I like how you made the reader feel like they were there); Friday’s assembly- Green Team teaching about sorting trash and Shannon Hughes of Enlivened Studios playing improv games with students.

Immediate need for a Breakfast server at Cove The District is in need of one person to work .5 hr in the morning before the school bell – this is a PAID position. Time would be 7:45 - 8:15am. This position is tons of fun, the kiddos are so excited to receive breakfast before school. Contact Nichole Urrea if you are interested or know of anyone (think grandparents) for more information.

Volunteers Needed!! Sign Up Here: Cove Lunch and Recess Volunteers 2022-2023 We have added a slot for K morning recess (this need is secondary to K lunch help!) and a slot for reffing on the big playground. We are going to try bringing 2 touch football back on the field only when we have an adult to ref it.

Birthday Book Program Have a child with an October birthday? Look out for a Birthday Book Program flyer in your child’s backpack this week inviting you to celebrate their birthday with a new book for the library. By making a donation to this much-loved program, your child will get to choose a brand new book - with their name written inside - for all to enjoy at The Cove Library.

Buying from Book Passage? When you buy books from The Book Passage, please mention The Cove School at check out, or in the comments field if ordering online. The school receives a portion of the purchase in the form of a bookstore gift certificate, so we can buy more books for the kids to enjoy in the library!

Cove PTO Fall Family Festival Save The Date! Plan to join us Thursday October 20th 5:00pm-7:00pm on the blacktop.

5th Grader Reminder! 2022-2023 Cove School Yearbook Cover Design Contest happening now! This year's theme is: "Happiness Comes in All Different Colors" – Diversity is about embracing one another’s uniqueness and learning to love the rainbow of our differences. Entries due to your 5th Grade teachers by 4pm on Wednesday, November 2nd, voting will take place at lunch on ‘VOTING DAY’, Tuesday, November 8th. For questions, email

CoveCares is a new PTO committee that is here to support our Cove families and staff in times of need. Community is a critical part of our school dynamic and CoveCares is now a formal team that helps show we care when families or staff members are struggling with serious life events. Whether it's an illness, death in the family, loss of a job or otherwise, CoveCares is a thoughtful way to show we are here to support our Cove community (eg. flowers, cards, setting up meal trains, connection and resources). If you know of a family who may be grappling with a major life event, please email


SPARK Updates

Annual Giving Campaign Last year, over 76% of families donated to SPARK! Our goal is 100% participation. Can we count on you? Every gift, no matter the amount, makes a difference for our three schools. Donate today.

SPARK Fun Run is TODAY Our event starts today at 9:30am! Tickets are still available and can be purchased on site for this family friendly event! We are so grateful to our Legacy, Circle and Community level SPARK Biz Partners for supporting our schools. And tremendous gratitude goes to our Fun Run Team: Ariana Jofar, Annie Cappetta, Caroline Searle and Lori Stein. For more info, click here.

Biz Partner Spotlight Town Center Corte Madera: Gear up for great eats at Town Center Corte Madera! Their eateries serve up crave-able eats and well-crafted drinks daily. Enjoy house-made specialties for on-site dining, take-out and delivery.

Shopping Event at Biz Partner Nicolette Thursday, October 6th: Stop by 12-7pm for wine and bites and 10% of your purchases will go back to SPARK! Be entered win $150 gift card in their raffle!

Left Bank x SPARK Mondays! Whether it's lunch or dinner, order what you want for dine-in, or take-out and mention SPARK and 20% will benefit our schools

Community News

Please click link for Community News that includes updates from:

  • Free Homework Help Option
  • St. Pat's CYO Hoops
  • Dance with E.N.A.
  • Warning from the California Department of Public Health – Rainbow Fentanyl
  • The Commons at Larkspur Children’s Art Contest

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