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November 3, 2017
 
DAYLIGHT SAVINGS TIME
Sunday, November 5
    
Don't forget to turn your clocks back an hour.
LADIES DAY OUT
Sunday, November 5 

Join us from 4:30 PM to 7:00 PM at Bloomingdale's Old Orchard for an afternoon of fashion tips and toasts. To RSVP or for more information, please  C ontact  Paige Galassini at pgalassini@coveschool.org  or at (847) 562-2100.
HIGH SCHOOL STUDENT COUNCIL FOOD DRIVE
Monday, November 6 to Thursday, December 14 

All are encouraged to contribute canned and boxed food items to the High School Student Council's food drive. There is a special need this year for baby supplies, such as diapers, wipes and canned formula. Items will be donated to the Niles Township Food Pantry. Thank you in advance for your generosity. For more information, please  C ontact  Robin Johnstone at rjohnstone@coveschool.org  or at (847) 562-2100.
POST-SECONDARY OPTIONS EVENT 
Tuesday, November 7 

All parents and guardians are invited to this  Parent Education Series event focused on post-secondary options from 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM at The Cove School. The event will be comprised of two panels, one of representatives from various post-secondary programs and the other of alumni parents each with a different journey to share about their child. To RSVP or for more information, please contact  Fabio Buda at fbuda@coveschool.org

PICTURE RETAKE DAY
Wednesday,November 8

Students having their picture retaken will need to bring their filled out picture packet. Any students who would like to have their picture taken and did not pay the first time, were absent, were not photographed for a picture ID or were enrolled after September 30 can have their photo taken in the Cove Media Center. Extra order packets are available at the front office. For more information, please contact Cindy Markich at cmarkich@coveschool.org
BEST RESOURCE FAIR  
Wednesday, November 8

All students, parents, guardians and professionals are invited to this  Parent Education Series event from 6:30 PM to 9 PM at Niles North High School. The BEST Resource Fair is designed to assist students with special needs in making post-high school plans. 
Employment services, apprenticeship programs, referral opportunities and more great resources will be available. Save the date, more details to come.  F or more information, please  contact Vivian Drexler at vdrexler@coveschool.org or Fabio Buda at  fbuda@coveschool.org
JUNIOR HIGH BASKETBALL GAME
Wednesday, November 15

Cove's Junior High Yellow Team will play Old Orchard at 6:30 PM at Cove. Pick up at Cove will be at 7:15 PM. A snack will be provided. For more information, please contact Rob Wachowiak at rwachowiak@coveschool.org.

ANNUAL POTLUCK DINNER  
Thursday, November 16

Don't miss this family favorite event from 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM at The Cove School . Along with dishes brought by you, our Cove families, enjoy entertainment by KidzMagic Magician Andrew. Click here to RSVP and sign up to bring a dish. To volunteer, click here. Don't forget to visit our book fair during the event (see information below).  F or more information, please  contact Paige Galassini at pgalassini@coveschool.org or at (847) 562-2100
BOOK FAIR  
Monday, November 13 to Thursday, November 16

All are welcome to the Scholastic Book Fair, an annual reading event that brings the books kids want to read right to Cove School. A wonderful selection of engaging and affordable books for every reading level will be available 8:30 AM to 3:30 PM and during our Cove Potluck Dinner. For more information, please contact Annemarie Bennett at abennett@coveschool.org.

COMMUNITY DAY - CALIFORNIA PIZZA KITCHEN
Monday, November 20

All are encouraged to support Cove at our next community day event at the California Pizza Kitchen in Northbrook Court from 11 AM to 9 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  c ontact  Stephanie Sanderman at ssanderman@coveschool.org  or at (847) 562-2100.
PARENT-TEACHER CONFERENCES
Monday, November 20 and Tuesday, November 21

Parent-teacher conferences will be going on from 8 AM to 8 PM on Monday and 8 AM to 4 PM on Tuesday. There will be no school for students these days, as well as the rest of the week. 

NO SCHOOL
Monday, November 20 to Friday, November 24

Enjoy the holiday!

JUNIOR HIGH BASKETBALL GAME
Tuesday, December 5

Cove's Junior High Yellow Team will play CCSD 15 at 6:00 PM at Walter R. Sundling Junior High School,  1100 N. Smith St., Palatine, IL 60067. A snack will be provided. The bus will leave Cove at 5:00 PM. Pick up on site is 6:45 PM and pick up at Cove is 7:15 PM. For more information, please contact Rob Wachowiak at rwachowiak@coveschool.org.

JUNIOR HIGH BASKETBALL GAME
Thursday, December 7

Cove's Junior High Blue Team will play Old Orchard at 6:30 PM at Old Orchard Junior High, 9310 Kenton Ave, Skokie, IL 60076. A snack will be provided. The bus will leave Cove at 5:45 PM. Pick up on site is 7:15 PM and pick up at Cove is 7:30 PM. For more information, please contact Rob Wachowiak at rwachowiak@coveschool.org.

ELEMENTARY SHOWCASE
Tuesday, December 12

Friends and family are invited to the elementary class performance of  Dig it! A Musical Tale of Ancient Civilizations  at 6:30 PM at The Cove School. Admission is a donation to our Cove Kids Care drive of a boxed or canned non-perishable food item. For more information, please contact Dorothy Lloyd at dlloyd@coveschool.org.    

JUNIOR HIGH BASKETBALL GAME
Monday, December 11

Cove's Junior High Yellow Team will play D54 at 6:00 PM at Addams Junior High School, 700 Springinsguth Rd., Schaumburg, IL 60193. A snack will be provided. The bus will leave Cove at 4:45 PM. Pick up on site is 6:45 PM and pick up at Cove is 7:30 PM. For more information, please contact Rob Wachowiak at rwachowiak@coveschool.org.

JUNIOR HIGH BASKETBALL GAME
Wednesday, December 13

Cove's Junior High Blue Team will play CCSD 15 at 6:00 PM at Cove.  A snack will be provided. Pick up from Cove will be at 6:45 PM. For more information, please contact Rob Wachowiak at rwachowiak@coveschool.org.

LIFETIME FITNESS HIGH SCHOOL SOCIAL EVENT
Friday, December 15
All High School students are invited to swim, rock climb and more at the next high school social event at the Lifetime Fitness in Vernon Hills from 3:30 PM to 7:00 PM. Please fill out the permission form attached to the flyer above and RSVP by December 7.  For more information, please contact Marla Altshul maltshul@coveschool.org
LAST DAY OF SCHOOL BEFORE WINTER BREAK
Wednesday, December 20

Early dismissal at 2:00 PM. 

WINTER BREAK
Thursday, December 21 to Wednesday, January 3

Enjoy the time off!

FALL 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 flyer above and return to the front desk. For more information, please contact Beth Pickus at bpickus@coveschool.org or at (847) 562-2100. 

2018 ANNUAL  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.

Ongoing Information
MARLA'S LUNCH PROGRAM
   Sign Up
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.
COLLECT BOX TOPS
Welcome to our new and returning Cove families from the Cove School PTO and your Box Tops for Education Coordinator! 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  October 15, 2017.
 
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 ).

SHOP AMAZON SMILE
  Sign Up

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

Buy a gift card to your favorite store and a percentage of the sale will go directly to Cove. Whether it's your weekly groceries or a gift for someone else, 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. 
MAKE A GIFT
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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