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734 West Ohio Avenue
Orange City, Florida 32763
(386) 968-0004
    Principal's Message

    Dear Manatee Cove Families! 

    On behalf of the faculty and staff of Manatee Cove Elementary school, I welcome you to the 2020-2021 school year!  Manatee Cove Elementary School, Home of the Manatees, the Gentle Giants, is located in Orange City, Florida.  We proudly serve 725 students in kindergarten through 5th grade as well as 20 preschool students.   Our school mission is: "Each one of us in the Manatee Cove family will work together to create a safe haven for learning where all can reach their personal best!"   Here at Manatee Cove, we live that mission each and every day as our teachers, staff, families, and administrators work together to provide the best educational opportunities for our students. 

    Manatee Cove Elementary offers a wide range of programs that enhance our school and our core academic programs.    Our teachers and students integrate the latest technology to create engaging lessons all through the day that increase student understanding.  Furthermore, the fun does not stop at the end of our school day.  Our children have the opportunity to participate in a wide variety of after-school activities, including clubs that focus on the arts, healthy lifestyles, literature and technology. In addition, parents can access morning and after school care through our Extended Day Enrichment Program.

    If you are looking for a school that encourages family and community involvement, look no further!  We realize that we cannot do the important job of educating our students alone, and our parents are an integral part of our school's success.  We are very fortunate to have an active and supportive Parent Teacher Association (PTA) and School Advisory Council (SAC), and we are always looking for new members!  I invite you to get involved in our school and in your child's learning, either by volunteering or by joining either PTA or SAC.   Please check the monthly calendar of events in the Cove Chronicle for upcoming events to attend.  Together, there is no limit to what we can achieve!

    I look forward to working with you and your child in the coming year.  Please know my door is always open, and I welcome your input.   Let's make it a great year!  Go Manatees!    

    With warm regards,

    Michelle Sojka