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November 9, 2018
 
POTLUCK DINNER AND BOOK FAIR THIS THURSDAY!

Don't miss this family favorite event from 6:30 PM to 8:00 PM at The Cove School. Along with dishes brought by you, our Cove families, enjoy entertainment by KidzMagic Magician Andrew. In addition to a dish, we encourage families to bring new, unwrapped toys for the student council's Toys for Tots drive.

Our annual book fair will also be taking place during the event, and we encourage readers of all ages to explore the wide array of great books

To RSVP for the potluck, click  here . To volunteer at the event, click  here For more information, please contact Paige Galassini at  pgalassini@coveschool.org .
REMEMBER TO SUPPORT COVE WITH AMAZON SMILE
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As we enter the holiday season, remember to support Cove while taking care of all your shopping needs with Amazon Smile! 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!
DON'T FORGET TO ENCOURAGE OUR EARLY MORNING MEDITATION  


Elementary and junior high students arriving at Cove before 8:30 AM are invited to participate  in Early Morning Drop-In Meditation. This optional alternative to before-school outdoor recess is an opportunity for younger students to start their school day with a short period of calm, focus and quiet self-reflection.  For more information, please contact Regina Aniolowski at raniolowski@coveschool.org
STUDENT COUNCIL "TOYS FOR TOTS" DRIVE 
Monday, October 22 to Friday, November 16 

The Junior High Student Council is collecting toys to give to the U.S. Marines' "Toys for Tots" program, which collects and delivers toys for needy children. Help the student council fill the collection boxes at the front lobby with unwrapped new children's toys For more information, please contact Dr. Robin Johnstone at rjohnstone@coveschool.org
STUDENT COUNCIL COAT DRIVE
Now Through End of December 

The High School Student Council is collecting all-sizes of new and gently used coats this season for the Deerfield Rotary. Coats may be placed in the bin by the lost and found at the front of the building.  For more information, please contact Christina Kuo at ckuo@coveschool.org
VETERAN'S DAY ASSEMBLY
Monday, November 12

Cove will be hosting a school-wide Veterans Day assembly at 9:00 AM. The Student Council will lead the pledge and the choir will be performing. Families welcome. 
BOOK FAIR 
Monday, November 12 to Thursday, November 15

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 .
HIGH SCHOOL BASKETBALL GAME
Tuesday, November 13

Cove's High School Blue team will play Downers Grove at 6:00 PM at Downers Grove South High School, 1436 Norfolk St, Downers Grove, IL. Food will be provided beforehand at Cove. The bus will leave Cove at 4:15 PM. Pick up on site will be at 6:45 PM and pick up at Cove will be at 7:30 PM.  For more information, please contact Rob Wachowiak at  rwachowiak@coveschool.org .
JUNIOR HIGH BASKETBALL GAME
Tuesday, November 13

Cove's Junior High Yellow team will play Old Orchard at 6:00 PM at Cove. Food will be provided beforehand. Pick up at Cove will be at 6:45 PM.  For more information, please contact Rob Wachowiak at  rwachowiak@coveschool.org .
HIGH SCHOOL BASKETBALL GAME
Saturday, November 17 

Cove's High School White team will play New Trier between 9:00 AM and noon at New Trier Northfield Campus, 7 Happ Rd., Northfield, ILPlease Note: Students and their families will be responsible for their own transportation to and from the game For more information, please contact Rob Wachowiak at  rwachowiak@coveschool.org .
COMMUNITY DAY AT CALIFORNIA PIZZA KITCHEN 
Monday, November 19

Make meal-planning around Parent-Teacher Conferences easy by going to 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 contact Stephanie Sanderman at  ssanderman@coveschool.org .
PARENT-TEACHER CONFERENCES
Monday, November 19 to Tuesday, November 20

Parent-teacher conferences will be going on from 8 AM to 8 PM on Monday and 8 AM to 4 PM on Tuesday.  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. 
NO SCHOOL
Wednesday, November 21 to Friday, November 23

Happy Thanksgiving!
JUNIOR HIGH BASKETBALL GAME
Tuesday, November 27

Cove's Junior High Blue team will play CCSD 15 at 6:00 PM at Walter R. Sundling Junior High, 1100 N. Smith St., Palatine, IL. Food will be provided beforehand at Cove. The bus will leave Cove at 5:00 PM. Pick up on site will be at 6:45 PM and pick up at Cove will be at 7:15 PM.  For more information, please contact Rob Wachowiak at  rwachowiak@coveschool.org .
PICTURE RETAKE DAY
NOTE: DATE CHANGE
Wednesday, November 28
HIGH SCHOOL BASKETBALL GAMES
Thursday, November 29 

Cove's High School White and Yellow teams will play Crystal Lake Central teams at 6:00 PM and 7:00 PM respectively at Cove. A dinner will be provided. Pick up at Cove will be at 6:45 PM and 7:45 PM.  For more information, please contact Rob Wachowiak at  rwachowiak@coveschool.org .

HIGH SCHOOL BASKETBALL GAME
Monday, December 3 

Cove's High School Yellow team will play Vernon Hills at 4:30 PM at  Cove. A snack will be provided. Pick up at Cove will be at 5:15 PM.  For more information, please contact Rob Wachowiak at  rwachowiak@coveschool.org .
JUNIOR HIGH BASKETBALL GAME
Monday, December 3

Cove's Junior High Yellow team will play D54 at 7:00 PM at Robert Frost Junior High School, 320 W. Wise Rd, Schaumburg, IL. Food will be provided beforehand at Cove. The bus will leave Cove at 5:45 PM. Pick up on site will be at 7:45 PM and pick up at Cove will be at 8:30 PM.  For more information, please contact Rob Wachowiak at  rwachowiak@coveschool.org .
HIGH SCHOOL BASKETBALL GAME
Wednesday, December 5

Cove's High School White team will play Wauconda at 6:00 PM at Wauconda High School, 555 N Main St., Wauconda, IL. A dinner will be provided beforehand at Cove. The bus will leave Cove at 4:30 PM. Pick up on site will be at 6:45 PM and pick up at Cove will be at 7:30 PM.  For more information, please contact Rob Wachowiak at  rwachowiak@coveschool.org .
JUNIOR HIGH BASKETBALL GAMES
Thursday, December 6

Cove's Junior High Yellow and Blue teams will play PAEC teams at 4:00 PM and 5 PM respectively at PAEC, 1000 Van Buren St, Maywood, IL. Food will be provided beforehand at Cove. The bus will leave Cove at 2:30 PM. Pick up on site will be at 5:45 PM and pick up at Cove will be at 6:30 PM.  For more information, please contact Rob Wachowiak at  rwachowiak@coveschool.org .
HIGH SCHOOL BASKETBALL GAME
Thursday, December 6 

Cove's High School Blue team will play Thornton High School at 4:30 PM at  Cove. A snack will be provided. Pick up at Cove will be at 5:15 PM.  For more information, please contact Rob Wachowiak at  rwachowiak@coveschool.org .
HIGH SCHOOL BASKETBALL GAME
Monday, December 10 

Cove's High School White team will play Vernon Hills at 4:30 PM at  Cove. A snack will be provided. Pick up at Cove will be at 5:15 PM.  For more information, please contact Rob Wachowiak at  rwachowiak@coveschool.org .
JUNIOR HIGH BASKETBALL GAME
Monday, December 10

Cove's Junior High Blue team will play Wilmette at Cove at 5:15 PM. Food will be provided beforehand. Pick up will be at 6:00 PM.  For more information, please contact Rob Wachowiak at  rwachowiak@coveschool.org .
JUNIOR HIGH BASKETBALL GAME
Monday, December 10

Cove's Junior High Yellow team will play CCSD at Cove at 6:00 PM. Food will be provided beforehand. Pick up will be at 6:45 PM.  For more information, please contact Rob Wachowiak at  rwachowiak@coveschool.org .
ELEMENTARY SHOWCASE
Tuesday, December 11
All are welcome to the elementary unit's production of  Let's Jam - It's Our Band , featuring famous songs from popular musical genres.  There will be a 6:30 PM performance for families and friends, along with an in-school performance at 1:30 PM. For more information, please contact Dr. 
Dorothy-Jean Lloyd at dlloyd@coveschool.org .
HIGH SCHOOL BASKETBALL GAME
Thursday, December 13

Cove's High School Yellow team will play Grayslake at 3:30 PM at Grayslake North, 1925 N Illinois 83, Gralyslake, IL. A snack will be provided beforehand. The bus will leave Cove at 2:30 PM. Pick up on site will be at 4:30 PM and pick up at Cove will be at 5:15 PM.  For more information, please contact Rob Wachowiak at  rwachowiak@coveschool.org .
HIGH SCHOOL BASKETBALL GAME
Monday, December 17

Cove's High School Blue team will play Downers Grove at Cove at 4:30 PM. A snack will be provided beforehand. Pick up will be at 5:15 PM.  For more information, please contact Rob Wachowiak at  rwachowiak@coveschool.org .
HIGH SCHOOL BASKETBALL GAME
Wednesday, December 19

Cove's High School White team will play Wauconda at Cove at 4:30 PM. A snack will be provided beforehand. Pick up will be at 5:15 PM.  For more information, please contact Rob Wachowiak at  rwachowiak@coveschool.org .
JUNIOR HIGH BASKETBALL GAME
Wednesday, December 19

Cove's Junior High Yellow team will play Wilmette at 6:00 PM at Highcrest Middle School, 569 Hunter Rd, Wilmette, IL. Food will be provided beforehand at Cove. The bus will leave Cove at 5:15 PM. Pick up on site will be at 6:45 PM and pick up at Cove will be at 7:00 PM.  For more information, please contact Rob Wachowiak at  rwachowiak@coveschool.org .
LAST DAY OF SCHOOL BEFORE WINTER BREAK
Friday, December 21

Early dismissal at 2:00 PM. 
WINTER BREAK 
Monday, December 24 to Friday, January 4

Enjoy the time off!
CLASSES RESUME
Monday, January 7 


2019 ANNUAL BENEFIT 
Saturday, February 23, 2019 
Loews Chicago 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. Save the date, more details to come For more information, please contact Stephanie Sanderman at  ssanderman@coveschool.org   or at 
(847) 562-2100 .
SIGN UP FOR FALL AFTER SCHOOL ACTIVITIES  
NOTE: Winter activities begin week of October 29 *

*Ravinia Orchestra Lessons begins October 15
 
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



BEST FAIR 
Wednesday, November 14

Students and families are invited to the BEST (Business and Education for Students in Transition) Resource Fair for students with special needs, their parents/guardians and professionals from 6:30 PM to 9:00 PM at Niles North High School. For more information, please contact Vivian Drexler at vdrexler@coveschool.org


TWENTY-ONE SENSES SURVEY 
One of our Cove families is gearing up to start a new resource for sensory-sensitive kids. They're currently in the market research stage and have offered to donate $1 to Cove for each survey filled out by our families at TwentyOneSenses.org/Cove. Tip: You can fill out more than one of their surveys. Cove receives a donation per survey completed! For more information, please contact Jen Puccini at jen.puccini@gmail.com.


SPECIAL GIFTS THEATRE PROGRAMS 

Students are invited to participate in the Fall programs put on by Special Gifts Theatre, an education and therapeutic theatre organization with locations in Winnetka, Chicago, Palatine and Libertyville for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities ranging in age from 10 years and older. To view further information about their Wednesday program, structured in conjunction with their upcoming production of The Little Mermaid, click here. To view further information about their upcoming Creativity in Motion class, click here. For questions, please contact Elise Moore at  elarsen@specialgiftstheatre.org.

 
UNDERSTOOD.ORG


Understood.org is a website providing articles and resources meant to help parents of students with learning and attention issues. Parents may find it a helpful tool for anything from homework support to media use concerns. Visit the website by clicking the link above. 
Ongoing Information
MARLA'S LUNCH PROGRAM
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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 details, click hereFor more information ,  c ontact Beth Pickus with questions at  bpickus@coveschool.org or at (847) 562-2100.
FOLLOW COVE ON SOCIAL MEDIA

Don't forget to like and follow Cove's social media pages for all the latest Cove photos, reminders and moments! Find us on Facebook at @coveschoolnorthbrook, Twitter at @CoveSchool, Instagram at @cove_school, and LinkedIn at The Cove School (Northbrook, IL). Be sure to encourage friends and families to follow us as well! 
VIRTUAL BACKPACK
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Find copies of flyers & forms for various activities and sign-ups on Cove's Virtual Backpack. 
COVEWEAR FRIDAYS

Students and staff are encouraged to wear their Cove gear every Friday to show their school spirit!
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 22, 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 ).
FAMILY ACTION NETWORK
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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.  
MAKE A GIFT
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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