Splashing into the new school year!
Welcome back to The Cove! We are so excited for the new school year and all of the fun activities that we have planned for the kids.
Before school started, we held a pre-planning camp for the staff’s children to top off the last week of summer. The campers loved rolling down the hill at the fort, indulging at the candy shop, and spending the whole week playing games with new friends.
As we get to know your little dolphins, we would like to introduce 2019-2020 Cove teachers.
The Cove Dolphin Pod Leaders
Ms. Janet Bryant
Ms. Janet is the Extended Day Coordinator and the VPK administrator. She has been with Ketterlinus for five years. In her spare time, Ms. Janet loves to spend time with her 3 daughters and 1 granddaughter, Angel. Her favorite sayings are “Dream Big” , “Awesome Sauce” and “Cool-beans”! She is so excited about seeing the Cove grow and flourish!!
Ms. Ernestine Clark (Otherwise known as Ms. E)
Ms. E is head of the 2nd and 3rd grade class. She is originally from Virginia and she has been with The Cove for a few years now. Ms. E is most excited about seeing the kids happy faces everyday and playing games with them. If Ms. E was a superhero she would want to have the power of invisibility so that she could be anywhere at anytime and play pranks on people. She wants everyone to know that she is alwayyysss watchinggg…
Mrs. Nancy Randazzo
Mrs. Nancy is in charge of the VPK Cove kids and she has been with them for a couple years. She is originally from New York but she has planted her roots here in St. Augustine. She is very excited to get to know the new little dolphins and show them the ways of The Cove. She also enjoys catching up with past students and seeing their friendships grow. Mrs. Nancy’s spirit animal is a hummingbird because they enjoy life and bring positive energy. Like the little VPK kids, the hummingbird can accomplish amazing feats despite it’s little size!
Mrs. Donna is the leader of the 1st graders and she is also a tutor in her spare time. She is a jersey girl who has made a home here in St. Augustine. Mrs. Donna is most excited about helping 1st and 2nd graders become more confident in their academic skills and getting homework completed so that they can enjoy time with family at home. If she could visit anywhere she wanted, she would go to California to spend time with her daughter, Cate.
Ms. Kaitlyn Shaw
Ms. Kaitlyn is taking on the 4th and 5th grade Cove kids this school year. She was born and raised in St. Augustine, FL and she is excited to start a career in education. Ms. Kaitlyn is excited to see the Cove kids excel in academics and create fun projects. She loves to hang out with her two rescue dogs on the weekend.
Mrs. Letha is from Hastings, FL and she has been with the cove since 2014. She works with the VPK kids and she is most excited about taking trips to the candy store with the kids to see Mrs. Sue. If she could live in any time period, she would have wanted to live in the beginning of time so that she could see earth being created.
What’s A Happy Gram?
You may start seeing a small note coming home with your student called a Happy Gram. A Happy Gram is a recognition that on that day you child did something exceptional, really showed their character, or made a difference. The child may show the note to Ms. Janet or the front desk staff for a treat.
PARENTS: Safety is our number one priority at The Cove. Please be prepared to show ID at anytime when picking up your child.
As of May 1, 2018, we can no longer accept checks over $500.00. If you need to make a payment over the amount of $500.00, we will need it written in multiple checks. We are sorry for the inconvenience. Thank you!
Cove services are paid one month in advance beginning July 15th. School consists of 180 days. To make a convenient payment schedule we divide the full amount of those 180 days into 10 payments (20 if bi-monthly payments).
Once again we appreciate your continued support and participation in our program. Our goal is to provide you and your family with the highest quality of care.
Please contact Janet Bryant if you have any questions.