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March 16, 2018
 

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. Players will be meeting at Cove Friday morning at 6:15 AM with a strict bus departure time of 6:30 AM. 

Players and  parents/guardians are staying at the DoubleTree by Hilton Bloomington. Please review the full itinerary and team schedules above for a comprehensive guide to the weekend. New this year: Special Olympics is offering live scoring here at the end of each game's half.   For more information, please contact Rob Wachowiak at  rwachowiak@coveschool.org  or at (847) 562-2100 .

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. Their schedule for the tournament is:
Saturday 3/17Game 1 at 12:45 PM on Court 4 vs. New Hope;  Game 2 at 2:00 PM on Court 5 vs. SEAL.
Sunday 3/18Game 1 at 11:30 AM on Court 4 vs. Frost; 
Game 2 at 12:45 PM on Court 3 vs. Frost; 3:00 Award Ceremony. 
For more information, please contact Rob Wachowiak at  rwachowiak@coveschool.org   or at (847) 562-2100 .
EXTENDED SCHOOL YEAR REGISTRATION NOW OPEN!
Friday, June 15 through Friday, July 27


Now is the time to register your student for Cove's Extended School Year (ESY), a summer school program tailored to meet each student's schedule and needs. Please review the brochure above to become acquainted with the course offerings. To register, visit Cove's website and click on "Summer School Program."  For more information, please contact Regina Aniolowski at  raniolowski@coveschool.org   or at (847) 562-2100.
PARCC TESTING FOR GRADES 3 - 8  
Monday, March 12 through Friday, March 23

For questions, please  contact  Robin Johnstone at  rjohnstone@coveschool.org  or at (847) 562-2100.
CAREER DAY
Thursday, March 22   
Cove students will be hearing from a wide array of professionals throughout the day about the skills and experience needed for different career paths. Elementary students are encouraged to come to school dressed in the attire of a profession or career they'd be interested in pursuing, and junior high and high school students are asked to dress in business or business casual clothes.  For more information, please  contact  Marla Altshul at  maltshul@coveschool.org   or  at (847) 562-2100 .
HIGH SCHOOL & EIGHTH GRADE SOCIAL EVENT
Friday, March 23
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All high school and eighth grade students are invited for bowling, laser tag and food at Bowlero Bowling and Laser Zone in Buffalo Grove. Students will leave Cove at 3:30 PM and return to Cove at 7 PM. Please fill out the attached form and return to the front desk with payment.  For more information, please contact Marla Altshul at maltshul@coveschool.org or at  (847) 562-2100.
PARENT-TEACHER CONFERENCES 
Wednesday, March 28 and Thursday, March 29

Parent-teacher conferences will be going on from 8 AM to 8 PM on Wednesday and 8 AM to 4 PM on Thursday. High School students are expected to attend their conferences. There will be no school for students these days, as well as the rest of the week.
CALIFORNIA PIZZA KITCHEN COMMUNITY DAY
Wednesday, March 28
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Make meal-planning around Parent-Teacher Conferences easy by going to California Pizza Kitchen in Northbrook Court from 10 AM to 8 PM. 20 percent of each purchase at the restaurant made by Cove community members who present the flyer above will be donated to Cove. Flyer must be presented, good on dine-in or carry-out.  For more information, please contact Stephanie Sanderman at ssanderman@coveschool.org 
or at (847) 562-2100.
NON-ATTENDANCE DAY FOR STUDENTS
Friday, March 30

Non-attendance day for students - enjoy the time off!
SPRING BREAK
Monday, April 2 to Friday, April 6

Non-attendance days for students - enjoy the time off!
CLASSES RESUME
Monday, April 9

GENERAL PA MEETING
Wednesday, April 11 

Save the date - details to come. 
ELEMENTARY AND JUNIOR HIGH SOCIAL EVENT
Friday, April 13
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All elementary and junior high students are invited to play unlimited video games and have a delicious buffet dinner at Dave and Buster's in Vernon Hill. Students will leave Cove after school and be back at Cove for pick up at 6:30 PM. Please fill out the attached form and return to the front desk with payment by Monday, April 9. Note: Parents Chaperones Needed For more information, please contact Stephanie Sanderman at ssanderman@coveschool.org or at  (847) 562-2100.
VOLUNTEER APPRECIATION LUNCH
Wednesday, April 25 
  
Save the date! On Wednesday, April 25, Cove would like to thank all of our incredible volunteers who make the work we do possible throughout the year. We want to honor you with a special luncheon at Prairie Grass Cafe, 601 Skokie Blvd, Northbrook , 11:30 AM to 1:00 PM. If you would like to attend, RSVP to Stephanie Sanderman at ssanderman@coveschool.org
GRANDPARENTS' AND SPECIAL FRIENDS' DAY
Friday, April 27

Save the date - more details to come. For more information, please contact Stephanie Sanderman at ssanderman@coveschool.org or 
at (847) 562-2100.
HIGH SCHOOL MUSICAL
Wednesday, May 16 and Thursday, May 17 
     
Cove's High School students will be performing their annual spring musical at 6:30 PM at Gorton Community Center in Lake Forest. They will be performing Disney's High School Musical. All are welcome! Save the date - details to come. 
THE COVE SCHOOL ONE STEP AT A TIME 5K 
Saturday, June 16

The Cove School 2018 Run/Walk will take place at Blue Star Memorial Woods in Glenview, IL at 8:30 AM. Save the date - more information 
to come. 
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 

OPTIONS FAIR 2018
Tuesday, April 17
A transition resource fair for professionals, students and individuals with special needs and their families will take place from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM at The College of Lake County Grayslake Campus. In particular, high school and transition students and their families are encouraged to attend. Please see the flyer above for more details.  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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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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