message from the co-presidents
Hello Covert Families!
Welcome to our 2019-2020 school year! Covert School is a really special place and we hope you will take the opportunity to be involved in the many wonderful activities that are scheduled throughout the year. For those of you who are new to the school, please don't hesitate to contact us if we can help answer questions or help you get acclimated to the system.
We invite and encourage you all to get involved with the PTA! The PTA is responsible for funding and organizing many programs and activities that are integral to Covert School. We organize the new first day of school lawn signs for Kindergarten & 5th Grade, School Directory, Trip Shirts, Agendas, School Pictures, Book Fairs, Reflections Program, PARP (Parents As Reading Partners), the school-wide Thanksgiving Feast, and many cultural programs and assemblies your children will enjoy throughout the year. These programs include a “Stone Soup” community building workshop for Kindergarten, a “Submerge Storytelling” experience for 1st and 2nd grade, the popular Hoftstra Arts Travelers Through Time program for 3rd grade, the 4th grade Shakespeare “Per Chance To Dream” program, the annual 5th Grade Broadway Show, and our famous Dancing Classrooms ballroom dance workshop (that we provide with the help of Raymar’s Children’s Fund) for our 4th and 5th graders.
We have a lot of fun ideas for new arts programming this year but we need YOUR fundraising support to make it happen! We fundraise in many different ways that you’ll see throughout the year. Every penny you spend, whether it be buying chocolate bars or wrapping paper, stocking up on Covert gear, or attending our social functions (like our super-fun Family Movie Night, Adult Night Out, and Family Game Night) goes right back to the school and brings more arts programming to your child. We will be working hard to put as much FUN in our FUNdraising as possible, so we hope you’ll join us with each endeavor.
Joining the PTA is also a great way to be "in the know" about school events and to meet other parents. We’re a really fun and collaborative group and we welcome you to join us at our monthly meetings in the Stellar Center.
Joining the PTA is quick and easy. You will soon receive a physical membership form in your child’s backpack (extra forms will be available at Back To School Night). You can also sign up online at: https://williamscovert.memberhub.store/
Thank you for your support. We look forward to a great year with you all!
Heather Teta & Erica Messier
William S. Covert Elementary school
379 willow street
south hempstead, ny 11550
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