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PTA Announcements 10-1-18

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October 5 – Movie Night 6:30 pm

October 5 – Spirit Friday

October 10 – School Assembly

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

October 29 – Reflections Entry Deadline


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.


Thank you to everyone who came out last week for our first Dinner Night Out at Culver’s! Ms. Brown’s 1st grade class had the most dining room sign-ins at dinner time, so everyone in that class will be receiving free custard coupons! Congrats!

Please stay tuned for more information to come about October’s Dinner Night Out. Thank you 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.

More info and an entry form will be coming home via backpack mail this week. To view rules (there are many!) and packaging instructions, please visit

Entries MUST be submitted to the bin outside of the office- with a separate entry form attached to each project- by October 29th. Extra entry forms are available in the office or can be downloaded using the link above.

Contact Kristin Wolfgram at with 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


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


Join us for annual fun-filled classroom parties! We are still in need of several party planners, head room parents and a host of party volunteers. Please consider filling one of the open positions. Use the link below to sign up! For more information on our classroom parties, please contact Mary Law at

Not a member of Memberhub? Sign up to join our exclusive Cowlishaw Elementary School Memberhub site to stay updated on all the latest news and info by clicking the link here!


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

Special Needs Liaison
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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