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PTA Announcements 4-27-20

Reported by on 4/27/20

The PTA is still here to support our school community and families. If you have any questions, comments or concerns, please feel free to reach out to us at Our activities may have been cancelled but here are a few ways you can still participate and be active!

Although school has gone remote for the rest of the year, we are still trying to recognize the current 5th graders social distance style! We are working through the details and will distribute information to the 5th grade parents shortly. To make the farewell special we have a few asks of the parents and students. First, we are planning to do a slide show with memories of the kids’ years at Cowlishaw. If you could please submit photos to the following email address In the email if you could include the following information 1) child’s name; 2) child’s teacher; 3) one photo from early elementary; 4) one current photo; and 5) one or two group photos with friends. Please submit all photos by Friday, May 15 to be included in the presentation. If you aren’t able to submit electronically, please reach out to me and I’ll figure out how to get the photos safely. Also, since the kids didn’t get to say a final good-bye to the teachers, we are collecting either written or electronic notes to the teachers. These notes can be sent to the same email address as above. If you would like to drop off hand written notes, please contact Michelle McCorkle at and we will send a safe collection option. Thanks for helping us make this special for the kids! If you have any questions or ideas please feel free to reach out to Michelle McCorkle or Liz Sieben at

This program has ended. Your classroom teacher should have emailed every family in regards to who participated in this program. If you participated in the Plunge Into Fitness incentive program, please email your teacher by Tuesday, April 28. Scan your fitness log to them and earn 1 free Raging Waves Waterpark ticket for June, or discounted ticket in July-Sept! Questions? Email: Hyeon Tai:

The Indian Prairie Parents’ Council is offering parents the opportunity to say thank you to staff members with a special program that also supports the district’s low-income students.

From now through May 8th, parents can purchase a gift card to a local business as a way of celebrating a staff member and saying thank you for their efforts this year.
Each $25 purchase includes a $20 gift card of your choice, and a $5 donation to IPPC’s
annual school supply drive that provides school supplies to students in need. Parents can include a special note of thanks with each purchase. Gift cards will be delivered to staff members as soon as it is safe to do so.
To participate, please visit

Our 2020-2021 school supply kits are now available! Spend less time in the store by having these prepackaged supply kits conveniently delivered to your doorstep! Have multiple students at Cowlishaw? Kits ship for one flat fee regardless of how many kits you buy! Have another student at Hill Middle School? Submit one order for all the kits you need from both schools! It’s that easy! Use code COW204 to begin orders today through July 20th for guaranteed delivery before school begins. Kits will be shipped beginning on June 15th. Forgot to order your kit by the deadline? No problem! Extended ordering will be available until September 1st. Please see attached flyer for more details or contact Lauren at with questions.
(If you are ordering a kit for a Hill student, please keep in mind their order portal may not be open at this time and you will need to adjust your order date.)

National PTA has announced the 2020-21 Reflections theme "I Matter Because..."
Forms and rules will not be available until sometime during the summer but now would be a great time to start thinking about projects. Please visit the link below for more details.
Reflections National Arts Program 2020-2021

The PTA would like to announce the PTA Executive Board slate for the 2020-2021 school year. Board members will be voted on in May. There are still a few open positions. Board positions must be filled in order for the PTA to operate. If they are not filled, Cowlishaw will not have a PTA next school year.

Co-President: OPEN
Co-President: OPEN
1st Vice President: Anica Dubey
2nd Vice President: Bianca Ballard
Treasurer: OPEN
Secretary: OPEN

Interested in a leadership position within the PTA? Then this opportunity is for you!
If you have any interest in one of these positions, please contact Ashley Williams or Sabrina Hunt at

Attention all 5th grade parents, Hill Middle School PTSA is looking for volunteers for the PTSA executive board as well as volunteers for several of Hill's many activities! Please take a look at our Hill Middle School PTSA Facebook page for the many ways you can assist!!!! We look forward to meeting all our incoming 6th Graders and families entering Hill for the '20-'21 school year!!!

You shop…Amazon gives…Cowlishaw wins! Use the link below for all your Amazon shopping needs and 0.5% will automatically come back to the PTA! Be sure to select Cowlishaw as your chosen charity in your Amazon smile account. Bookmark the site on your web browser for easy access! This is a simple way to give back to the school at no additional cost to you!

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Cowlishaw 204 2020 School Kit Ordering Flyer-2 (pdf)

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