ISSUE 32 | May 5, 2024


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The Cove School Teacher & Staff Appreciation Week is THIS WEEK: May 6 - May 10
Wednesday, May 8th is National Bike To School Day! (No cars in the loop)


Dear Cove Families,

Staff Appreciation Week is This Week!  We are so fortunate to have outstanding teaching, support and administrative staff at The Cove School! This week, May 6-10 is Staff Appreciation Week and we hope you will join the PTO in making it a very special week. Throughout the week, we will shower them with a gift of a Cove School long-sleeved shirt, a special luncheon from the PTO and mini chair massages. On Friday, during the assembly, the staff will be honored and receive an envelope full of cards!

How can you Participate?

Let’s come together and shower this very special group of people who give so much of their time to our children!

National Bike To School Day | Wednesday, May 8th 

Our Goal: NO cars in the loop on Wednesday, May 8…Can we do it? Our Safe Routes to School parent volunteers, David Evans and Catherine Wold, have organized ways for everyone to participate - whether you live close or far!

Any child who travels in a “green way” to school (including the bus!) will receive a prize at our welcome table under the shade structure on the blacktop!  We will also be raffling off some amazing prizes during Cove in Motion that day! Two prizes per grade will be raffled for those who participate in getting to school in a "green way." Be sure to check in at the picnic tables to get your hand stamped and name included in the raffle. 

We would love to have all Cove Coyotes participate!! Let's fill up the sidewalks and bike racks as much as possible. Thank you for teaching your child the importance of green travel --- it's a lifelong lesson!


Michelle Walker, Principal

Kate Kropf, PTO Co-President

Catherine Wold,  PTO Co-President


CAASPP Testing for 3rd-5th graders is from 8:15am-10:20am (approximate times) May 14, 15, 16, 21, 22, 23 (and 5th grade only has science testing the following week). Please do not plan appointments or absences for your 3rd-5th grade child during these test dates. Thank you!

How do I love thee? Let me count the ways...

What do you love about the Cove? We plan to share testimonials with incoming kinder + prospective families so they can learn all about the Cove, and why we love it. If you’d like to share a quote about what you love about the Cove School (it can be anonymous), please add it here

Thank you to Cove Alive and The Cove School PTO for our new flags across our campus!


Tickets Sales close tomorrow at 9pm - Get yours here!. This is your last chance to grab your tickets for the Sparkle & Shine Gala on May 10th! Join us at the Jonas Center in Novato for a night of dining, dancing, live auction and more. See you there!

Biz Partner Spotlight: Twenty Five Company: Serving clients since 2002, Twenty Five Company is a customer service first, family owned business located in Novato.  We offer tile, cabinetry, plumbing fixtures as well as other products to meet your home improvement needs. From the moment that you enter our shoppe, you will notice that we have created a casual and creative place to browse and select the products needed for your project.  Twenty Five Company will offer you a diverse selection of products to inspire you and to help you create a space using the colors, textures, finishes and materials that you will enjoy for a lifetime. Come visit us soon and see for yourself what makes us unique. Our showroom designers look forward to working with you. 


Superintendent Coffee Chat Part 2: May 14 from 5:30-6:30 in the Hall Library On May 2, the coffee chat was focused on gathering feedback on our draft goals (LCAP) for 2024-25. Additionally, LCAP survey results were shared. We appreciate all of the input during this meeting. Due to the high engagement, we have scheduled an additional session (minus the coffee) on May 14 from 5:30 to 6:30 in the Hall Library to gather feedback. We will have a brief overview, followed by Q&A/feedback on our goals, and then will open the conversation to any and all topics. We hope to see you there!


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