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Coventry Updates to Families

Emailed to families March 29, 2020

Good evening, Coventry families,

I hope that everyone is safe and healthy during this challenging time. I appreciate your patience, adaptability, and support as we navigate through this unprecedented situation. The emails I've received in the last 2 weeks describing the level of care and service provided by our staff have warmed my heart. Please know that our entire Coventry staff is committed to fully serving our students and community during this time. As Dr. Shandor shared last week, the school year is not over even though school buildings are closed. If you need assistance of any kind, please reach out to your student's teacher or to me so that we can link your family up with the appropriate resources.

Your student's teacher will communicate opportunities and methods for students to improve their 3rd quarter grades by the end of the day tomorrow (Monday, March 30th). These opportunities are being provided to all students, but students are not required to take advantage of them.

Families, if you have not yet activated your Aspen portal accounts, I strongly encourage you to do so. If you need assistance, please email so that your account information can be provided. Additionally, your student's teacher should have sent information about joining Remind. This is a division-supported communication platform that will be extremely important moving forward. Please make sure to activate your Aspen and Remind accounts as soon as possible.

Yearbooks are still available for purchase. If you would like to purchase a yearbook, visit and select Yearbooks. Enter your access code (covYBK20) and click the yearbook sample. Fill out your student’s information and add the yearbook to your order. Click your shopping cart to verify your order. Proceed to the checkout and pay by credit card. The new deadline date for purchase is April 16, 2020.

Finally, we are holding a virtual spirit week this week to lead up to Spring Break. If you choose to participate and wish to share, please post your pictures on our Facebook page ( or share using the hashtag #PAWSitiveCougars on Twitter.

Again, we are here to support our families in whatever way possible. Please stay safe and healthy! We love you!

Brian R. Fries Principal

Emailed to families during the week of September 30th - October 4th

Good evening, Coventry families,

This is Mr. Fries with several reminders about upcoming events at Coventry.

We are asking all students and staff to wear blue tomorrow to support the World Day of Bullying Prevention. Additional bullying prevention activities are planned throughout the month of October.

Federal Impact Aid Survey cards will be distributed to students on Thursday, October 10th. Please make sure you complete and return the card for your student(s) as soon as possible.

All PTA Reflections entries must be submitted by Friday, October 11th, to be judged. Entry forms for this year's theme of "Look Within" can be found in the main office.

Please mark your calendars for the Scholastic Book Fair from October 14th through 18th. Students will have the opportunity to visit the Book Fair during their library resource time, as well as at other times throughout that week with teacher permission. The Book Fair will be open at 8:40am each day and will be open until 4pm on Monday, 8pm on Tuesday, 4pm on Wednesday, 6pm on Thursday, and 3pm on Friday.

Picture Day will be held on Tuesday, October 15th. Please refer to the flyer your student will be bringing home for additional information.

Finally, we are excited to hold our first PBIS incentive event this Friday as a reward for all of our students who have consistently demonstrated "PAWSitive" behavior this school year. Thank you for your continued support and for encouraging your students to follow our "PAWSitive" behavior expectations:
Practice Safety
Act Responsibly
Work Hard
Show Respect

Emailed to families on Sunday, September 22nd, 2019

Good evening, Coventry families!
This is Mr. Fries with a few important updates and reminders about upcoming events.

We are so excited to welcome our students and their families to our Back to School Nights this week. Back to School Night for students in PreK, Kindergarten, 1st, and 2nd grades will be held on Tuesday, September 24th, from 6:00-7:30pm. A PTA general membership meeting will be held at 6:00pm in the cafeteria, during which the budget vote will be held. An information session about the new Kindergarten standards-based report card will be held for families of Kindergarten students in the cafeteria immediately following the PTA meeting. Back to School Night for students in 3rd, 4th, and 5th grades will be held on Thursday, September 26th, from 6:00-7:30pm.

By last Friday, all parent pick-up students should have received their numbers and an informational letter from Mrs. Horton. If your student is a parent pick-up at dismissal and has not yet received a number, please contact Mrs. Horton for more information.

Grafton High School is hosting a Rising Clipper Night at their football game this Friday, September 27th, at 7:00pm at Bailey Field. Tickets for students who wear school spirit wear are $3 and all adult tickets at $7. Please join us for a fun night of football as Grafton takes on York.

The PTA bi-weekly communication is below the signature line in this email. Please read for important information from our outstanding Coventry PTA!

Thank you for your continued support as we teach our Cougars to show "PAWSitive" behavior by following these 4 expectations:
Practice Safety
Act Responsibly
Work Hard
Show Respect

Brian Fries
Coventry Elementary School


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