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February 2, 2018
 
TIME TO PREVIEW THE TIME WITH TEACHER AUCTION!
Friday, February 9 to Friday, February 23
  


Now is the time to preview all the great experiences to choose from for the Time With Teacher Auction! Give your Cove student the gift of doing a special activity with a favorite teacher, and support Cove at the same time. On February 9th, the Time with Teacher auction will open and you can bid on experiences for your child. Stay tuned for a link to start bidding.  For questions, please contact Paige Galassini at  pgalassini@coveschool.org
ANNUAL CARNATION SALE
Monday, February 5th to Friday, February 9 

Buy carnations for teachers, friends and family to support the Cove Cheerleading squad. Carnations will be sold for $1.00 at the front of the school from 8:00 AM to 8:30 AM, and will be delivered on Wednesday, February 14. Thank you for your support!  For more information, please contact Daron Teske at  dteske@coveschool.org
STUDENT COUNCIL PET SUPPLIES DRIVE
Tuesday, February 6 to Saturday, February 24
Help support the High School Student Council with donations for Orphans of the Storm in Riverwoods, IL.  They are collecting dog and cat food, pet supplies, blankets and newspaper. Collection boxes are located at the front of the building.  Each classroom will also have a box for newspaper.  Thank you in advance!  For more information, please contact Robin Johnstone at  rjohnstone@coveschool.org .
TRANSITION TALK AND HIGH SCHOOL FAIR
Tuesday, February 6 
All parents and guardians of 7th and 8th graders are encouraged to attend this overview of the high school program, part of Cove's Parent Education Series, from 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM.    To RSVP or for more information, please contact Fabio Buda at  fbuda@coveschool.org  or at (847) 562-2100. 
ERIN'S LAW PRESENTATION FOR STUDENTS
Thursday, February 8

A presentation to students will be offered in support of Erin's Law, a House Bill requiring schools to implement  age-appropriate sexual assault and abuse awareness and prevention curriculum. Speaker Victor Pacini will share his personal story and critical information about this topic to our elementary and junior high students. I f you have any questions, please contact your child's social worker
IMAGINATION THEATER PRESENTATION 
Friday, February 9

High school students will be introduced to sexual abuse awareness and prevention curriculum through a presentation by the Imagination Theater. The play, No Secrets, focuses on personal safety.  I f you have any questions, please contact your child's social worker
TIME WITH TEACHER AUCTION
Friday, February 9 to Friday, February 23

Give your Cove student the gift of doing a special activity with a favorite teacher, and support Cove at the same time! On February 9th, the Time with Teacher auction will open and you can bid on experiences for your child. Stay tuned for a link to start bidding.  For questions, please contact Paige Galassini at  pgalassini@coveschool.org
 
HIGH SCHOOL SOCIAL EVENT: NINJA PARTY
Friday, February 16 
All high school students are invited to enjoy a Ninja obstacle course, along with DJ music, pizza, drinks and dessert at 3:30 PM at The Cove School. Pick up at Cove will be at 6:00 PM. Please fill out the permission form here To RSVP or for more information, please contact Marla Altshul at  maltshul@coveschool.org  or at (847) 562-2100. 
PRESIDENTS' DAY
Monday, February 19

Non-attendance day for students and staff.
WINDY CITY BULLS FIELD TRIP 
Wednesday, February 21
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Cove's Junior High and High School basketball teams will be taking a field trip to watch the Windy City Bulls, a minor league team for the Chicago Bulls, at 10 AM. Students will depart Cove at 9 AM and return at 1 PM. Please fill out the permission slip attached to the flyer above with payment to Coach Wachowiak by Friday, February 9th. For more information, please contact Rob Wachowiak at  rwachowiak@coveschool.org or at 
(847) 562-2100.
THE 2018 COVE SCHOOL BENEFIT
Saturday, February 24
Hyatt Regency O'Hare
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Join us for this significant event that raises nearly half the funds generated annually for The Cove School. The evening will include cocktails, dinner, live and silent auctions and dancing. All proceeds directly benefit Cove's individualized education program.

To donate an item to our live or silent auctions, please use this form. Click here to support our auction efforts with a donation. 

Click here for the corporate sponsorship packet, and share this with anyone you know who might be interested in becoming a benefit underwriter!  For more information, please contact Stephanie Sanderman at  ssanderman@coveschool.org   or at   (847) 562-2100

PROJECT FAIR AND VARIETY SHOW
Wednesday, February 28

All are invited to The Cove Variety Show, a once in a lifetime experience!  Come see our students express their talents in a variety of ways. There will be a 7 PM show for parents/guardians and guests, along with a daytime show at 1:30 PM. For more information, please contact Dr. Johnstone at rjohnstone@coveschool.org .  
JUNIOR HIGH SOCIAL EVENT
Friday, March 9

Save the date - more details to come.
SPRING OPEN HOUSE
Wednesday, March 14 

Cove will be hosting our Spring Open House for families of prospective students from 9:15 AM to 11:30 AM. We encourage current families to invite interested friends or family to attend.  To RSVP or f or more information, please contact Stephanie Sanderman at ssanderman@coveschool.org or at (847) 562-2100.
STATE BASKETBALL TOURNAMENT 
Friday, March 16 and Saturday, March 17

The High School Blue, High School White, Junior High Blue and Junior High Yellow teams have all qualified for the state tournament in Bloomington, IL. Save the date - more details and schedule to come. 

CAAEL BASKETBALL TOURNAMENT 
Saturday, March 17 and Sunday, March 18

The High School Yellow team will be competing in the CAAEL Tournament at Robert Morris College, 2123 S Goebbert Rd, Arlington Heights, IL 60005 . They will play two games on Saturday and two games on Sunday. Save the date - a schedule will follow in the coming weeks. For more information, please contact Rob Wachowiak at rwachowiak@coveschool.org .
JOIN US FOR THE 2018 COVE SCHOOL  BENEFIT 
Saturday, February 24, 2018
Hyatt Regency O'Hare
  
Join us for this significant event that raises nearly half the funds generated annually for The Cove School. The evening will include cocktails, dinner, live and silent auctions and dancing. All proceeds directly benefit Cove's individualized education program. 

To donate an item to our live or silent auctions, please use this form. Click here to support our auction efforts with a donation. 

Click here for the corporate sponsorship packet, and share this with anyone you know who might be interested in becoming a benefit underwriter! For more information, please contact Stephanie Sanderman at ssanderman@coveschool.org or at (847) 562-2100.

SPRING AFTER SCHOOL ACTIVITIES  
  
Parents and guardians are encouraged to sign their students up for one or more of our amazing after school activities. There are activities for all interests, including mathematics, robotics, homework help, sports, music and so much more. Please note that parents are responsible for arranging transportation home from after school programs. To sign up, print and fill out the packet above applicable to your student's unit and return to the front desk.  For more information, please contact Beth Pickus at  bpickus@coveschool.org  or at (847) 562-2100.
What's Happening in The Community  
  
ELSA INFORMATION SESSION & TRANSITION FAIR
Wednesday, February 28
  
Elmhurst Learning and Success Academy, a four-year post-secondary certificate program for adults with differing abilities, will be hosting their annual Transition Fair at 6 PM in the Founders Lounge of Elmhurst College's Frick Center. A keynote presentation will detail their partnership with LA CO as well as implementing the Hope Handbook, a hiring guide for companies to hire people with differing abilities.  For more information, please contact Vivian Drexler at  vdrexler@coveschool.org  or at (847) 562-2100.
Ongoing Information
FAMILY ACTION NETWORK

Cove is proud to be a member school of FAN, an organization that curates a free, high-quality human development speaker series each academic year. View the link above for upcoming speakers and programs.  
LEARNING DISABILITIES ASSOCIATION OF IL
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Cove community members may be interested in a membership to the Learning Disabilities Association of IL, a not-for-profit organization committed to the education and welfare of persons with learning and attention disabilities. See the form above for more information.  
SHOP AMAZON SMILE AND SUPPORT COVE
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When you sign up on Amazon Smile, select The Cove School as your recipient, and a percentage of the proceeds of your purchase will be donated to Cove by Amazon! It's so easy!
BUY A GIFT CARD AND SUPPORT COVE
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Buy a gift card to a favorite restaurant or store for yourself, a friend or a family member and a percentage of the sale will go directly to Cove. Whether it's the perfect  present for a loved one or taking care of your weekly groceries, you will be supporting Cove with every purchase.  For more information, view the flyer above or contact Anna Riedler at  pyrilis@yahoo.com  or at (847) 470-2366.

COLLECT BOX TOPS
This year we are ramping up our efforts to collect  Box Tops for Education, with a goal to earn $1000! Check out the Cove School Virtual Backpack for information about participating products ( click here), the new mobile app ( click here), and for collection sheets (optional to use). You can submit your  Box  Tops any time that you want, but our first BIG deadline is  February 23, 2018.
 
Consider sharing this information with your friends and family members, as well as your co-workers. Every  Box  Top counts! Questions? - contact Robin Plant ( rmplant@sbcglobal.net ).

MAKE A GIFT
MARLA'S LUNCH PROGRAM
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Code: NEW291

Sign your student up to participate in our lunch program through Marla's Lunch. Click the "sign up" button above to begin selecting your lunches. Use Code: NEW291. For more information , click here  or c ontact Beth Pickus with questions at  bpickus@coveschool.org or at (847) 562-2100.
VIRTUAL BACKPACK
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Find copies of flyers & forms for various activities and sign-ups on Cove's Virtual Backpack. 
FACEBOOK PAGE
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Don't forget to like and follow our Facebook page for the latest Cove photos, reminders and moments! 
COVEWEAR FRIDAYS

Students and staff are encouraged to wear their Cove gear every Friday to show their school spirit! 
WE WANT TO HEAR FROM YOU!

If you have any comments, suggestions or feedback to share with us, please  contact  Executive Director, Dr. Sally Sover at  ssover@coveschool.org.
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