Neil Cummins Weekly, Week of August 20, 2023

Neil Cummins Weekly August 20, 2023

Neil Cummins Weekly August 20, 2023

Principal’s Message

Welcome Parents, Guardians and Community members to the 2023-2024 school year! Our summer is complete and we are ready to see all of our amazing students on Wednesday August 23rd. Each week I will send out a weekly message on Sunday full with a variety of important information. Our Neil Cummins and District website are also great resources throughout the school year. We are looking forward to another exciting year! Please review the information below to prepare for this week and this school year.

Class Placement/Teacher Assignments:  We work on final class placements from summer enrollment and other changes that take place since the end of the previous school year.  You will have access to your child’s class placement via parent portal in Aeries at 3pm on Monday August 21st. Your child’s teacher will also send a welcome letter via ParentSquare to the class on Monday August 21st between 3:00-4:00pm. 

New Morning Arrival Drop Off & End of Day Pick Up Procedures: New procedures will be shared with families in the welcome letter from your child’s teacher on Monday August 21st. 

School Hours: Full Bell Schedule Here 


  • Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays, Fridays 

    • 8:10-2:00pm 

  • Wednesdays 

    • 8:10-1:30

  • Kindergarten Early Dismissal is at 12:10 August 23rd- September 1st for baseline assessments

Grades 1-5

  • Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays, Fridays 

    • 8:10-2:50 

  • Wednesdays 

    • 8:10-1:30

Important Logistics- This Neil Cummins Mini Handbook 2023-2024 includes essential information including important dates, school policies, bell schedules, a list of what you need to do to ensure your child is ready for school (school supplies, hot lunch, etc) and ways to get involved and support your school community. 
Kyle Shaw 
School & PTO News

First Day Welcome Back Coffee Everyone please join us in the NC Gym after dropping off your kiddos for coffee and a light bite. Meet and mingle with other parents, peruse before/after school activity options, sign up for volunteer opportunities and more! We hope to see you there!

Hooray for our Kindergartners! Thank you to the PTO for their outstanding work in planning this year's Kindergarten Social, with EXTRA special appreciation for Phebe Williams and Erika Tilney! Complete with appearances by Mr. Shaw and the Hawk and entertainment by Andrew’s Camp, the event was super fun! We are so excited to welcome our newest Hawks to our Neil Cummins community. 

Looking for a School Newsletter Editor to create this Weekly. You get to work directly with Mr. Shaw and bring timely content to our parent community. Contact to get the inside scoop. 

Also looking for a PTO Treasurer If you are interested in a simple way to get involved in the PTO and school, this job is straightforward and fully set up for you. Contact for more info. 

Follow LCMSD and our NC PTO on Social Media Follow us on instagram or like us on Facebook.
Spark News

SPARK is the primary non-profit fundraising organization that supports the Larkspur-Corte Madera School District. SPARK is committed to raising 1.5M each year to protect the exceptional educational programs our students receive at The Cove School, Neil Cummins Elementary and Hall Middle School. In order to have the well rounded educational experience we have come to expect for our students, our schools must rely on community funding. For numerous vital programs to continue to be available for every student every day SPARK relies on your donations to the annual giving campaign.  There are many ways to donate - online with a one-time payment, monthly installments, with a gift of stock and utilizing corporate match. Learn more about SPARK here.

Our district depends on SPARK & SPARK depends on you!


Donating Is Easy  The recommended donation is $1,250 per student for the 2023-24 school year. From Kindergarten to 8th grade graduation, every gift matters and each donor is an important part of this effort. Donate today here

Want To Get Involved?  SPARK has many jobs big and small for parents to help this year. We’re especially looking for SPARK Classroom Reps. if interested and learn more here.


Fun Run! Save the date, Sunday, October 15. The Fun Run  is a family-friendly event that will be held at The Village at Corte Madera. More details coming your way in a few weeks.


Calling All Family Owned Businesses Have you considered becoming a SPARK Biz Partner? In return for your financial support, we provide SPARK Biz Partners a high level of visibility within our school community and — most importantly — our patronage. We offer a wide variety of sponsorship options to help you find the perfect level of exposure for your business. Learn more here.

Follow SPARK on Social Media Follow us on instagram or like us on Facebook.

Community News

Click here for our Community News page that includes:

-Corte Madera Larkspur Cub Scouts  
-Marin Ballet for children age 3-8

-Corte Madera Parks and Rec Activities and Classes


58 Mohawk, Corte Madera, CA 94925 | Phone 415-927-6965

The Neil Cummins Weekly is a digital bulletin published by the NC PTO and distributed to the school community each Sunday via email. To submit an article, email the Editor at Articles must be received by Wednesday at 3:00 p.m. in order to be included in the next Sunday's issue.To receive a subscription to The Neil Cummins Weekly or to change your email address, send a note to  Need more information? Contact The Weekly Editor at or visit one of the following websites: 
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Upcoming Events

August 20 Kindergarten Social 3:00-4:30pm on the NC Blacktop 
August 21 New Family Orientation 3:00-4:00pm in the NC Gym
August 23 First Day of School & Welcome Coffee at 8:15am in the NC Gym
September 5 School Picture Day 
September 7 Back to School Night 5:30-7:00pm