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PTA Announcements 10-17-16

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October 17, 2016 PTA ANNOUNCMENTS

October 18th – Dinner Night Out at Culver’s
October 21st – Fall Classroom Parties
October 28th – PTA Halloween Party
November 4th – Donuts with Dads – Cowlishaw Gym 8:15-9:00am
November 8th – Mom's Night Out at Pinot's Palette. Come and join other Cowlishaw Mom's for a night of fun and also support the PTA! Information and registration information to come.

The 2016-2017 PTA Members Directory link was emailed to all paid members last week. If you did not receive an invitation to view the directory and you believe you are a PTA member or would like to become one, please contact Kristin Wolfgram at or (224)422-8406.

Fall is the time of year to clean out our closets, and during the month of October, we are holding a district-wide winter coat and boot collection. Due to the growing need in our district we will be collecting new or gently used, clean coats of all sizes (infant through adult), in addition to other winter accessories (boots, hats, coats, scarves, snow pants, etc.). The items will be distributed to families in need within our district in early November.

Cowlishaw Elementary will be collecting clean, gently worn coats and boots from Monday October 17th through Monday October 31st. Please drop off by the main entrance of the school in the box(es) provided.
If you have any questions about the coat drive in your school, please contact Maria Murphy ( or Jodie Moreno (

The Halloween Party Committee is looking for volunteers for the night of the event: Friday, 10/28/16!
Please check out to sign up. We have a lot of different spots and various times available. We are also looking for candy donations to use during trick-or-treating during the party! Thank in advance for helping us this another great Cowlishaw event!

If you have any questions on the event or volunteer opportunities, please contact:
Alison Gister: Toni Matteson:

5th Grade Farwell Committee is looking for parent volunteers to sell bubble gum to 4th and 5th graders Friday mornings at Cowlishaw from 8:45am-9:05am. To sign up or to donate gum (Juicy Fruit, Big Red, Starburst or Cobal) please contact Jen Don at

The Cowlishaw Book Fair is coming in early November and we need your help to make it a success! We need volunteers for set up, preview, sales, and tear down. Remember, proceeds from all sales go right back to the LMC for new books and materials. Sign up to volunteer using the link below. If you have any questions or concerns please contact Tracy Hurley at or Vidya Sekhar at

Note: does not share your email address with anyone. If you prefer not to use your email address, please contact me and I can sign you up manually.

It’s time for our Fall Box Tops Collection Contest this October 10 through 21, 2016
Cowlishaw PTA will hold a contest to see which class can collect the most Box Tops for Education! This program supports many of the PTA-funded programs such as Accelerated Reader, Assemblies, and more! Turn in your Box Tops between October 10-21, and the classroom submitting the most will receive a prize.
Don’t forget to put your Box Tops in a bag or envelope with your teacher’s name on it!

If you have any questions, please contact Box Tops Chair Daina Saleh,

The reflections art program is due by Weds October 19 and the theme this year is What Is Your Story? .

Do not miss out on this opportunity to encourage and showcase your child’s talents!
Please contact the Reflections Chairperson Chanda Jaini with any questions: or 630-527-0151.

We would like to welcome parents who are new to the school this year! The mission of the Welcome Committee is to help new families become familiar with the school, as well as the area communities.

Please join us at the first orientation program for new families scheduled on November 2, 2016 from 6:00 pm to 6:30 pm at the multi-purpose room. During the orientation, we will go over some school policies and general information that are detailed in the welcome packet along with question and answer session. You will also have a chance to meet other new families coming to school this year.

For those of you who are unable to attend the orientation, feel free to write to us at We have many bilingual Ambassadors who would love to help you with any questions related to school.
Have a fantastic year!

Welcome Committee

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