• Greetings and welcome to the 2019-2020 school year! I am very excited to be a part of a wonderful family of learners. There are many exciting events and activities planned for the upcoming school year that will enhance each child’s experiences at The Covert Avenue School. This year we also welcome Mrs. Valerie Donoghue to our staff as our new Assistant Principal. Many of you might know her from Dutch Broadway. Mrs. Donoghue comes to Covert with a wealth of experience and talent that will enhance our school.

    Our talented staff looks forward to working with our Covert Avenue families in making this a successful year for every student. Our motto reads, “Children for a Better Tomorrow.” We welcome you in helping us in molding our students in achieving academic success. Our curriculum will challenge our students and support the NYS Next Generation Learning Standards. With a strong home and school commitment to excellence, our students will become college and career ready. Enriching programs will support our current curriculum and provide opportunities for our children to engage in critical thinking activities and think beyond the classroom.

    During the year, our students will be provided with core values that will assist them in their social decision-making process. Our goal is to instill our students the qualities of good citizens who possess a healthy tolerance of others. By doing so, we are preparing our students for the challenges and realities of the world.

    As always, our staff is committed to making each child’s learning experience the best it can be. I strongly encourage you to have an open dialogue with your child’s teacher. Additionally, our Assistant Principals, Mrs. Nelson and Mrs. Donoghue and I are eager to assist when needed. Children who see parental involvement in schools statistically perform better in school. Please join us on this year’s educational journey! I look forward to another successful year at Covert Avenue.



    Mary Natoli