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PTA Announcements 9-24-18

Reported by on 9/24/18



September 26 – Culvers Cowlishaw Benefit Day

September 27 – Picture Day

September 28 – Spirit Friday

October 5 – Movie Night 6:30 pm

October 5 – Spirit Friday

October 12 – Spirit Friday

October 19 – Classroom Parties

October 19 – Spirit Friday

October 24 – PTA General Meeting 6:30pm

October 26 – Halloween Party

October 26 – Spirit Friday


Please join us at Culver's (Rt 59 and 75th Street) on Wednesday for Cowlishaw Benefit Day! All purchases made on Wednesday, September 26th (breakfast, lunch, or dinner) will count towards the restaurant's 15% donation to the PTA - just mention Cowlishaw at the register or in the drive thru! A flyer will be coming home via backpack mail with additional information. We hope to see you there, and thanks in advance for supporting our PTA.


Reflections is the National PTA arts program and competition that asks children to get creative! Students are invited to create works of art in any of six different arts categories, reflecting upon this year’s theme,

“Heroes Around Me.”

The six arts categories are dance choreography, film production, literature, music composition, photography and visual arts. All participants will be celebrated, and all entries will be then be judged and have the chance to move to district, regional, state, and national level of competition.

To view rules (there are many!) and download an entry form, please visit

Entries MUST be submitted to the bin outside of the office- with a separate entry form attached to each- by October 29th. Extra entry forms will also be available in the office next week.

Contact Kristin Wolfgram at with questions.


Save the date! Friday, October 5 at 6:30pm we will be hosting our epic movie night showing How to Train your Dragon!

$1.00/per child for admissions

PTA Members: FREE!

Snacks/candy/water will be $0.50 cents each

Volunteers are needed for concessions and admissions. Please contact if you're interested or with any questions.


Clipping Box Tops is an easy way to help earn cash for our school. Each one is worth 10¢ for our school! If each kid brought 10 box tops we could earn $700 for the school! Look for the pink Box Tops on hundreds of products. Some of the popular brands include Ziploc, Annie’s, Lysol, Reynolds, General Mills, Scott, and so many more! See all the products in the attached list!

Submit Box Top Certificates and Box Top codes to earn more. All you have to do is clip them and send them to school. You can also download the Box Tops App.

Please remember to mark the envelope or plastic bags with your child’s classroom. October 20th is last day to submit for the classroom contest— the classroom with the most clipped box tops will receive a prize!

Enter the sweepstakes at to win even more. For any questions please contact Charitra at


Cowlishaw Elementary will be participating in the Reflections Arts Contest. The contest will be run mid-October though early November. More information to come in the next couple weeks. We are still in need of volunteers to help with this. Please email Ashley Williams at if you are interested in assisting!


The Halloween party is Friday, October 26. We are in the initial stages of planning the party. If you are interested in helping with planning the party, or volunteering the day of the event, please contact Michelle McCorkle at


We still have some open chair positions for the 2018-2019 school year listed below:

Special Needs Liason
PDAC Representative
Reflections Chair
Fundraising Chair
Spring Party Chair
Chicago Steel Reading Chair
Classroom Party Chair
School Supply Kits Chair

If we don’t get volunteers, we may not be able to have these programs for the children this year. If you are interested in any of these or would like further information, please reach out to either Michelle McCorkle at or Ashley Williams at


Please review the link below for several spirit wear options! The website was recently updated with new items! We will also be selling spirit wear at our next few PTA events.

Make sure to rock your Cowlishaw blue and green on SPIRIT FRIDAYS all year!! We will be having some fun raffles with prizes awarded to some lucky students showing their school spirit! GO KOALAS!


We are in need of help fundraising and planning for the 5th Grade Farewell. If you are interested in being on the planning committee or selling bubblegum on Friday mornings, please contact Ally Hoerr at


The Cowlishaw PTA now has an Amazon Smile account!!! Use the link below for all of your Amazon shopping needs, and 0.5% will automatically come back to the PTA!


Find us on Facebook for up to date happenings in the Cowlishaw community! Cowlishaw Elementary PTA -

Visit our website for more information:

The website can also be accessed via the Cowlishaw Homepage under the PTA heading.

Additionally, Cowlishaw has a Twitter account: @cowlishawkoalas.

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