Neil Cummins Weekly, Week of January 28, 2024

Neil Cummins Weekly January 28, 2024


Upcoming Dates and Events

January 30 NC School Tour for Prospective Parents 9:00am

February 1 Parent Ed Event - Transforming Anxiety into a Superpower 6:30pm Cove School Gallery 
February 4 Hawks’ Garden Family Work Day 

February 7 Walk & Roll To School Day 
February 7 PTO Meeting 8:15am in the Music Room

February 13 LCMSD Board Meeting 6:00pm in the Hall Library 

February 16 1:30pm Early Dismissal 
February 19-23 No School - Mid Winter Break 
Principal Message


Dear Parents and community members, 

Thank you for all of your energy and donation supporting Readathon this week. One more week to go for donations! Please check out the information below to help the donations continue to grow. I am excited to have my donut party with Ms. Suthers 2nd grade class, and get slimed by Ms. Peterson's Kindergarten class! The joy of this event continues to grow each and every year and I want to thank all the students and the readathon team for an incredible event!



Kyle Shaw

Neil Cummins Elementary Principal


Updates from Ms. Galli:

SEL Counselor Connection 2023-2024

School & PTO News

Our Neil Cummins community had a blast on Readathon Day! Your child met with published authors and spent time reading, doing reading-related activities and designing their own bookmarks. 

Special events and critical programs such as Readathon Day depend on fundraising dollars. Please support your child by helping them share their fundraising page with family, friends and neighbors who might donate. 

CORPORATE MATCHING: Does your company have a corporate matching program? If so, please consider submitting  your Readathon donations so that your company will match. The Neil Cummins PTO is a registered Section 501(c)3 nonprofit and your Readathon donations qualify as a charitable deduction for federal income tax purposes (Tax ID#36-4781717).

We’re keeping the Readathon momentum going by tapping into our students’ creative side with the annual bookmark design contest! All bookmarks and donations are due Friday, February 2.

Safe Routes Every Wednesday is Walk and Roll to School day, so keep up the good work! With the colder/rainy weather make sure to bundle up and stay safe! The next table day is Wednesday, February 7 - Valentines Theme ♥️. Come out to the tables for a chance to win a prize at the next assembly! Come out to the tables for a chance to win a prize at the next assembly! If rain is consistent and persistent we will likely postpone the event. We have secured neighborhood captains at the following locations for the Feb 7 Walk and Roll: 

Creekside: Corner of Larkspur Plaza Drive & Creekside @ 7:50 am (bikes please!) 

Larkspur Marina:In front of 73 Via La Brisa @ 7:50 am (bikes please!)
If you are interested in more information on becoming a neighborhood captain please email:

California Council of Parent Participatory Schools Convention 2024 

Every year a council from the California Council of Parent Participatory Schools puts on an educational convention for caregivers, board members, teachers and directors where you get to learn about childhood development, parenting tips, board practices and more! This year the Marin council, which consists of 6 co-ops, is hosting the event right here at the Embassy Suites in San Rafael. For more information regarding the event click here.

Buy your tickets here.

🥤Spiritwear Sale New drop in the Spiritwear Shop! 42oz white Yeti tumblers. Limited quantity, shop for them here.  

Parent Education Workshops - All funded by your Readathon dollars, donate today! Next up on February 1, is Transforming Anxiety into a Superpower at 6:30pm at the Cove School Gallery 

See here for the full calendar of wonderful events that are hosted throughout the year in-person and online.  

Hawks’ Garden Volunteer Work Day 🌻
Our next volunteer family work day is Sunday Feburary 4, please join us for coffee, hot chocolate and bagels as we beautify our NC campus. Learn more here 

You can always check out our beautiful school garden on our Hawks' Garden Club website.  

🍳Shop with Good Eggs to give back to Neil Cummins! Good Eggs is a game-changing online market that delivers local produce, organic groceries, chef-prepared meals, and easy meal kits straight to your door. It’s all the quality and transparency of a farmer’s market, with the speed and convenience of online ordering. Shop here and enter GoodEggsForNeilCummins at checkout for  5% of your order's total value to go back to NC. 

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


It’s easy to get involved and contribute to the success of our students, teachers and SPARK!

How can you help? 

Host a Sign-up Party
Round up your friends, choose a theme, and let the fun begin – whether it's a big bash like a ping pong tournament, a hike for kinders, a family movie night in your backyard for 10 or a silent disco for 100, it's your call. All funds go to SPARK. Sign up to host your fantastic party now!

Check out volunteer opportunities here

Donate an Item
Got a special item to donate, like a vacation home, gift certificates, sports tickets, bottles of wine? We'd be thrilled to feature it in our Online Auction. Click here to make your online donation!

Biz Partner Spotlight: Metta YogJoin @mettayogamarin with their New Client Special! Begin your yoga journey with Metta Yoga's exclusive offer: One Month Unlimited Classes for just $49 for new students.  This is the perfect opportunity for you to start or revive your practice. At Metta you'll find: Diverse classes for all levels, convenient class schedules and a welcoming community of instructors and yogis and much more! SPARK DISCOUNT: If you're a SPARK parent and tried the studio a few times, use promo code SPARK10 to enjoy a 10% discount on our 10-class pack. Don't miss out on this incredible offer! Grab your mat, explore your edge, transform your body and fuel your soul.

Follow SPARK on Instagram & Facebook to stay up to date with all the latest news, events and opportunities to get involved.

Community News

Click here for our Community News page that includes:
-Resource Fair for Families with Children with Disabilities 
-JCC Camp Kehillah Schools Out Camp Is In 
-Corte Madera Library Ongoing Programs

-Corte Madera Parks and Rec Summer Classes 

-California Council of Parent Participation Nursery Schools Convention 2024


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