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Cove Connection, Issue 38, Sunday, June 9, 2024


Cove School Guiding Principles 

Experiential LearningSocial Emotional Growth,


Tldr; This Thursday, June 13th is the last day of school! 

See all returning and new students on Wednesday, August 21st! 

We hope you all have a wonderful & safe summer! 

Our last Cove School PTO Board Celebration of 2023/2024. Thank you to all of our outcoming and incoming Board members for making The Cove School such an incredible community. 


  • June 12 | 5th Grade Culmination11am - 12:15pm

  • June 13 | Last Day of School


Dear Families,

As we depart for summer, I am once again struck by how fortunate I am to be leading this fabulous community.  Last week’s Field Day was a huge success. Watching our 5th graders step up as leaders and all of the students have so much fun (even in the windy conditions!) brought such joy. Please join me in extending a HUGE thank you to Coach Arroyo for planning this event that will inspire lifelong memories! 

On Wednesday morning, we will bid farewell to our 5th graders in a special culmination assembly. They are more than ready for their next adventure, and I wish them well!  

On Thursday morning we have a special final assembly planned. Our kindergartners will give sunflowers to our 5th graders as a symbolic farewell. We will hear from our local librarians about their summer reading programs. And, finally, we will bid farewell to our retirees and staff members who are leaving. 

Thursday, June 13th is 1:15pm dismissal for all students I look forward to the last week of school with your children. Thank you for a fantastic 2023-2024 school year at Cove! 


Michelle Walker, Principal


What a week! 4th graders went to Peralta Historical Park. 1st graders had a special visit from WildCare (thank you PTO for the mini grant to fund this!). And, everyone participated in Field Day!


A farewell from PTO Presidents Kate Kropf & Catherine Wold

“Thank you for all your support over the past 4+ years! We have LOVED Co-Leading your Cove PTO and hope everyone has a fun and relaxing Summer! There are still lots of volunteer opportunities available for next year - please email your NEW Co-Presidents Jessica Swanson and Kimberly Adams, if you are interested in getting involved in the 2024-25 school year!” 

- Catherine & Kate


Thank you, Classroom Coordinators We would like to send out a special thank you to all of this year's Classroom Coordinators who worked hard to help our teachers and students. We are so grateful for you and all of your help throughout the year. Also another big thank you to all of the parents who brought in items for the staff lounge this year. It is so appreciated by the staff! 

2023-2024 Cove Yearbooks Cove Yearbooks will be distributed in the classrooms on Wednesday, June 12th, to those students who purchased them. For students who did not pre-order a yearbook but would still like one, a LIMITED number of yearbooks will be available for purchase for $35 (Cash or Venmo) from the front office after school Wednesday and before school on Thursday, or until supplies are gone. (NOTE: To be fair to everyone, we will not honor pre-purchases - you must go to the front office at the designated sale time).

Enroll New Students Now for 2024-25 School Year Round Two enrollment for the 2024-25 school year began on April 13. If you live in the District, please enroll your student(s) before Round Two closes. Round Two closes on June 13 and campus assignment notifications will be sent out on June 28. Enrollments received after June 13 will be placed and notified in August, prior to the start of school. Please go to the enrollment page of the District website for instructions. Please note, current students do not need to re-enroll for next year. 


Thanks to all your amazing participation, we've surpassed our 70% goal To celebrate, the shack. is donating a free mini-scoop ice cream to every student in LCMSD. To enjoy your sweet reward, look for your coupon in your child's backpack, and thank you for making this happen! Visit the shack. at 236 Magnolia Ave, downtown Larkspur. Snap a photo and tag us on Instagram: @sparkschoolfoundation, @the_shack_ice_cream_parlor and @lcmschools.

Annual Giving Pledge Payments Due If your family made a pledge to the 2023-2024 Annual Giving campaign and haven’t yet completed your payment, please make your donation today. Your pledge plays a vital role in our ability to reach our $1.5M goal. If you have any questions, please contact 

Biz Partner SpotlightLeft Bank It's time to raise a glass and celebrate 30 years of excellence at our beloved Left Bank in Larkspur, and we're pulling out all the stops for a Moulin Rouge-inspired block party extravaganza that's sure to dazzle and delight on Saturday, June 22  1 PM to 8 PM. Click here for event details!


Board Updates On June 18, 2024 the Board will meet at 6:00 in the Hall Library and then again on June 20, 2024 at 8:30 am. The Local Control Accountability Plan (LCAP) and 2024-25 budget public hearings will occur on June 18 and then will be recommended for adoption on June 20. The Board will also vote on the most recent Grand Jury Report regarding school supplies in Marin County. The meeting will 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. All agendas can be found here.


 and campus assignment notifications will be sent out on June 28. Enrollments received after June 13 will be placed and notified in August, prior to the start of school. Please go to the enrollment page of the District website for instructions. Please note, current students do not need to re-enroll for next year. Mountain Camp Marin
  • June 12 | 5th Grade Culmination11am - 12:15pm

  • June 13 | Last Day of School



Dear Cove Families,


We have just 2 event-packed weeks left of school! In last week’s assembly we celebrated students. Specifically, we celebrated their accomplishments and leadership at The Cove School this year. See the pictures above capturing the assembly.

This week we have Field Day on Friday, June 7th. This is an event for the children and not intended for adults to come observe. Coach Arroyo guides our teachers, our 5th graders and a few volunteers to help it all run smoothly. 

Please remember to send your child with a change of clothes in case they get wet! 

Next week, we have many class celebrations, some class plays and our 5th grade culmination ceremony…Lots of special events to build some precious memories.


Thank you for your support to help this all run smoothly for our Cove Coyotes!



Michelle Walker, Principal 


Lost and Found Walk-Through this Thursday June 6th 8am-5pm. Last chance to collect your child’s belongings before our final L&F sale on Friday June 7th at 7:45-8:30am. All items (not labeled) will be sold for $1.00 on Friday morning. Remaining items will be donated to an organization in need! 

Final Spirit Wear Sale of the Year! Thursday June 6th 7:45am-8:30am in front of school. Stop by on your way to the lost and found walk through! We have BRAND new kids and adult shirts! Venmo, Credit Card and Cash accepted (no ApplePay).

Students must be supervised by parents on the Cove Blacktop until 8:10am. Your child must know what adult (either you or another parent who is taking responsibility for your child) is responsible for them until the first bell rings at 8:10am. There has been an increase in incidents and accidents resulting in injuries and tears from kids that have been left unsupervised on The Cove Blacktop. Please be responsible for your child to ensure the safety of all the children on The Cove Blacktop. There is supervised breakfast in The Cove Gallery (drop off in front of school and students must sit and eat) from 8:00-8:15am daily.  

Library Books DueAll library books are due baquestions, please contact