The Cove Connection

Sunday, June 5th, 2022

Issue #38 (Final)

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Experiential Learning

Social Emotional Growth




Be sure to keep up with all Cove events:

The Cove's iCal, LCMSD's iCal feed

  • June 8- 5th Grade Culmination, Courtyard, 11am (5th grade families only)

  • June 9- Last day of school, 1:15pm early dismissal

Field Day Fun- Thank you, Coach Arroyo!

Principal's Message

Don’t Forget to Vote! The Larkspur-Corte Madera Board of Trustees placed Measure E on the June 7, 2022 ballot. The measure would renew the existing parcel tax at current rates over a ten-year term. This parcel tax generates approximately $4 million in annual funding for The Cove School, Neil Cummins Elementary and Hall Middle School and allows for senior exemptions. For more information on Measure E please review the County of Marin Voter Information Guide.

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 festivities included Tinker Day (Tinker Day pictures here) and Field Day (Field Day pictures here). When our community comes together for events like these, it inspires me and continuously reminds me of why I love this work so much!

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!

Thursday, June 9th is 1:15pm dismissal for all students. I look forward to 4 more memorable days with your children. Thank you for a fantastic 2021-2022 school year at Cove!


Michelle Walker, Principal

School & PTO News

School & PTO News

Tinker Day was a Success!

Thank you to all who donated supplies, volunteered to run a station, and to our Tinker Day Lead, Dr. Chris Slowe, Cove PTO VP of Technology.

Click here for photos from our incredible day of STEAM learning!

A note from our outgoing PTO President, Kristen Slowe

Looking back on my two years as President, it was busy to say the least. My first year as President we navigated remote learning and cohorts, we banded together and rallied for our school.

This year, we celebrated a return to our regular schedule with our Fall Family Picnic, Holiday Store, Variety Show, Cove in Motion, Safe Routes, incredible spirit wear (and sales!), a return to keeping our Teacher and Staff lounge stocked with goodies and Tinker Day to name just a few successes. We raised a historic and unprecedented $85,000 during our 2022 Readathon.

We never would have had these successes if it wasn’t for such an incredible board and supportive Cove Community. It has been an honor to work with you all and serve the Cove as President. This isn't goodbye though as I will remain on the Board as Editor of the weekly Cove Connection.

Please join me in welcoming our two incoming Co-Presidents for next year, Kate Kropf and Catherine Wold.


Kristen Slowe

Thank You From The Cove PTO

We would like to send out a special thank you to all of the Classroom Coordinators who worked hard this year for all of our classrooms! We couldn't have done it without you! Your role is important, and we appreciate all of the time you put in this year to help our teachers and students.

A big thanks to Jessica Pasculli and Sarah Evans for leading our Coyotes in CIM on Thursdays all year! If interested in helping with CIM next year, please email:

Lost and Found: Last Chance Any remaining items on Thursday, June 9th will be collected and donated.

Library Books were due on May 31 Please help your child return any books still out or send in a check for the replacement cost of the books. Please email if you have any questions.

WE DID IT! HOORAY! Thanks to our incredible community we have hit our $1.5M goal! While we are still counting on pledge payments to come through and outstanding corporate matches, we are thrilled to share that we had a record-breaking year of 75% Annual Giving participation. Hitting our fundraising goal also means that we will be able to maintain our current level of support to the District next year! A tremendous thank you to our board members and volunteers for helping us achieve this milestone for our three schools.

District News

Board Updates – Trustee Election For the November 8, 2022 election, LCMSD will have four open seats on the Board of Trustees; three of which will be four-year terms and one will be a two-year term. Interested candidates may file paperwork with the Marin County Elections Department between July 18 and August 12. Here is information on becoming a Trustee. Additionally, please know you can email and/or for further information. The next Board Meeting is scheduled for June 16 where there will be an LCAP and budget public hearing. Trustees will also vote on the Grand Jury Report, Extended Learning Opportunities Plan, and UPK Plan. A COVID update, as well as a LCMSD/RUSD interdistrict permit update will be provided. On June 17 the Board will meet again to vote on the LCAP and budget. The Board Meetings will be held in person at 6:00 pm (6/16) and 8:30 am (6/17) in the Hall Library; no RSVP required. The meeting will also 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!

Community News

Please click link to view Community News that includes updates from:

  • Corte Madera Park & Rec Happening

  • Derby Den Camp is Back this Summer!

  • Broadway Training- sing, dance, act- camps and classes!

  • Steve and Kate’s Camp

  • Camp Integem is the #1 AR Camp for K-12 students

  • Super Cool Summer School

  • Gun Buy Back Program

  • Top Drives Sports

  • St. Patrick's CYO Volleyball Registration for Fall 2022

  • Summer at the Corte Madera Library!

  • Miss Ena Camps!

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