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January 12, 2018
 
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.

STUDENT COUNCIL BOOK DRIVE
Wednesday, December 20 to Wednesday, January 31
All are encouraged to contribute new and gently used children's books (aged birth through 6th grade) to Cove's Junior High Student Council book drive. The books will be donated to Bernie's Book Bank.  For more information, please contact Donna Torf at  dtorf@coveschool.org .

SPECIAL OLYMPICS QUALIFYING TOURNAMENT 
Sunday, January 14

Cove is excited to have several teams participating in the Special Olympics Region B HS and JH Qualifying Basketball Tournament.  The winners of each division will qualify for the State Championship Tournament in Bloomington-Normal on March 16th and 17th.  View the game schedule at Jacobs High School here and the game schedule at Hersey High School here. The Cove teams' schedules are as follows: 
  • HS BLUE: Hersey HS Fieldhouse Court 5 11:10 AM and 12:30 PM
  • HS YELLOW: Hersey HS Auxiliary Gym Court 4 8:30 AM and 9:50 AM
  • HS WHITE: Jacobs HS Main Gym Court 2 9:50 AM and 11:10 AM
  • JH BLUE: Jacobs HS Fieldhouse Court 5 8:30 AM and 11:10 AM
  • JH YELLOW: Hersey HS Fieldhouse Court 6 8:30 AM and 9:50 AM
For more information, please contact Rob Wachowiak at  rwachowiak@coveschool.org .

MARTIN LUTHER KING JR. DAY
Monday, January 15

Non-attendance day for students and staff. 

VARIETY SHOW AUDITIONS
Wednesday, January 17 to Friday, January 19
Ready! Set! Create! Now is the time for students to start thinking of and practicing their acts for the 2018 Variety Show, which will be held on February 28. To enter your student, please fill out the form above and return to the front desk.  For more information, please contact Dr. Johnstone at  rjohnstone@coveschool.org .

DAVE & BUSTERS HIGH SCHOOL SOCIAL EVENT
Friday, January 19
All high school students are invited to play games, win tickets and enjoy dinner at the next high school social event at the Dave & Busters in Vernon Hills from 3:30 PM to 6:20 PM. Pick up time at Cove will be at 7:00 PM. Please fill out the permission form
here.
For more information, please contact Marla Altshul at maltshul@coveschool.org
LADIES AFTERNOON OUT
Sunday, January 21

Toast in the new year with your fellow Cove moms! Enjoy light bites, wines and mingling from 3:30 PM to 6:00 PM at Binny's Beverage Depot in Highland Park. Please fill out the RSVP card attached to the flyer and return to Cove by January 17.  For more information, please contact Stephanie Sanderman at ssanderman@coveschool.org
IN-SCHOOL FIELD TRIP DAY
Monday, January 22

Cove is please to announce an in-school field trip day!  The morning will include sessions with Matt Wilhelm and a presentation on anti-bullying behavior, a Kindness Connection project for children in the hospital and a presentation by the Northbrook Police Department on internet safety.  

Elementary students will eat lunch at Cove and then walk (weather permitting) to Northbrook Court to see the movie Paddington 2.  Junior High and Senior High students will eat lunch at Northbrook Court and then see the movie The Greatest ShowmanA permission slip is required for this event.  Please fill out the attached form applicable to your students unit and return it to your child's case manager as soon as possible
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For more information, please contact Dr. Johnstone at rjohnstone@coveschool.org
FREE UIC FLAMES GAME FOR COVE FAMILIES
Saturday, January 27
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The UIC Flames and the Alvin H. Baum Family Fund have invited Cove to a free UIC Flames basketball game at 3 PM. There will be a pregame party and ticket pickup in the student services building at 1:30 PM. Parents will be responsible for transporting their students to the game, as well as supervising their students during the game. Please see the flyer above for more details and fill out and return the attached ticket request slip by Friday, January 19. To RSVP or for more information, please contact Rob  Wachowiak at rwachowiak@coveschool.org  or at (847) 562-2100.
DAD'S/SPECIAL FRIEND'S BOWLING EVENT
Sunday, January 28

Dad or a special friend and their Cove student are encouraged to spend this fun-filled afternoon together bowling at Pinstripes in Northbrook! The fun begins at 11:30 AM. Please drop off the registration attached to the flyer above by Wednesday, January 24th. Please note, this popular event fills up fast!   For more information, please contact Stephanie Sanderman at ssanderman@coveschool.org or at (847) 562-2100.
ERIN'S LAW PARENT INFORMATION NIGHT 
Monday, January 29

All parents and guardians are encouraged to attend this informational event from 6:30 PM to 8 PM at Cove regarding 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 what will be covered in his presentation to students later in the week.  For more information, please contact Dr. Johnstone at   rjohnstone@coveschool.org .

JUNIOR HIGH MUSICAL
Tuesday, January 30
Cove's Junior High will perform the musical Schoolhouse Rock at 1:30 PM and 6:30 p.m. in the Cove School gym. It will feature songs loved by generations of kids and adults! Don't miss this opportunity to celebrate our Junior High cast and crew members.  For more information, please contact Dorothy Lloyd at  dlloyd@coveschool.org .

ELEMENTARY AND JUNIOR HIGH SOCIAL EVENT
Friday, February 2

All elementary and junior high students can enjoy swimming and pizza at the Lifetime Fitness in Skokie. Students will take a bus from school and be back at Cove for pick up at 6:30 PM. Please fill out the attached permission slip with payment to Cove's front office by Monday, January 29th. For more information, please contact Stephanie Sanderman at ssanderman@coveschool.org or at (847) 562-2100.
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. 
PRESIDENTS' DAY
Monday, February 19

Non-attendance day for students and staff.
WINDY CITY BULLS FIELD TRIP 
Wednesday, February 21st
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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.
PROJECT FAIR AND VARIETY SHOW
Wednesday, February 28

Cove's Variety Show will be held at 7 PM, along with a daytime show at 1:30 PM. See above for audition information! For more information, please contact Dr. Johnstone at rjohnstone@coveschool.org .  
COVE SEEKING CAREER DAY PRESENTERS
Thursday, March 22
Cove is seeking community friends and professionals interested in informing students about their interesting and different careers.   For more information, please contact Marla Altshul at maltshul@coveschool.org
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.
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.  
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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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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