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PTA Announcements 4-4-17

Reported by corey_Swift@ipsd.org on 4/4/17

APRIL 4, 2017 PTA ANNOUNCEMENTS

UPCOMING EVENTS
April 5th – General PTA Meeting at Cowlishaw 6:30pm
April 21st – Cowlishaw Science Fair

NOMINATING AND BYLAWS COMMITTEE
Please join us tomorrow, April 5th at 6:30pm for our General Membership PTA meeting. We will be discussing our bylaws, as well as electing our Executive Committee for next year. Please attend and bring any questions or comments you may have – as well as a friend!

NOMINATING AND BYLAWS COMMITTEE
The Nominating Committee has proposed the following slate for the 2017 – 2018 Executive Committee:
Co-Presidents – Michelle McCorkle and Kristin Wolfgram
1st Vice President – Priya Viswanathan
2nd Vice President – Sabrina Hunt
Secretary – Kathy Holmes
Treasurer – Julie Sterzinger

If anyone has any interest in any of the positions above, there will be a call for additional nominations during the election process at our April 5th General PTA Meeting.
We are also in the process of reviewing our bylaws and will be voting on the amendments at the April meeting. If anyone would like to review the bylaws in advance of our meeting, they will be posted on the Cowlishaw PTA website.

FIFTH GRADE FAREWELL
Bubblegum donations are needed for Bubblegum Fridays: Extra Classic, Extra Watermelon and Juicy Fruit Starburst Strawberry. All money raised goes to the 5th Grade Farewell.

Please email Tina Rupich trupich@gmail.com your pictures for the Fifth Grade Farewell Slideshow

IPSN
District 204 Elementary & Middle School Students with Special Needs are invited to participate in Special Survivor Games on Friday, April 7, 2017 at Peterson Elementary School in Naperville. Peterson’s PTA is hosting this great event for all to enjoy. Peer buddies will be available to every participant, and cheerleaders will be encouraging the friendly competition.

The events will be held in relay style fashion and each will be adapted so
every child can join in and build self-esteem, while enjoying the company of
their friends. Please see the attached flier for more details.

SCIENCE FAIR
Cowlishaw PTA Science Fair Registration is OPEN!!!
ALL Cowlishaw students are invited to participate in the Cowlishaw Elementary School PTA SCIENCE FAIR on Friday, April 21, 2017. Registration for the participants will be open on Monday, February 13 at: http://cowlishawelementary.oursciencefair.com/Register.aspx

We need volunteers for Science Fair night, especially "Science Experts" to interview our young scientists! (No need to be an actual "Science Expert" - we just need adult volunteers to speak with the students about their projects! Questions will be provided for the interviews!) Sign up to help us here:
http://signup.com/go/2qMfgS

For details/questions regarding the Cowlishaw PTA Science Fair, please contact: Dipti Patki at diptisp@gmail.com

AMAZON SMILE
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 our PTA!
https://smile.amazon.com/ch/36-4165360

STAY CONNECTED
Find us on Facebook for up to date happenings in the Cowlishaw community! Cowlishaw Elementary PTA - https://www.facebook.com/CowlishawPTA

Visit our website for more information: https://sites.google.com/site/cowlishawelementarypta/home
The website can also be accessed via the Cowlishaw Homepage under the PTA heading.

PDAC
On Tuesday, March 21st, the Parent Diversity Advisory Council (PDAC) hosted a meeting titled: What Makes A Great Parent? Teacher? based on chapters 6 & 7 of Carol Dweck’s book, Mindset. We enjoyed video clips and discussions on fostering growth mindsets. Meeting presentation can be found HERE and conversation starters with children HERE. For more information, please visit the PDAC subpage.

BOOK FAIR THANK YOU!
Our Scholastic Book Fair was a great success thanks to all of the wonderful and dedicated volunteers who offered their time to help us out during the book fair. We couldn’t have done it without all of you!
Thank you to all the parents and students for shopping at our book fair.
We would like to extend special thanks to Mrs. Sekhar and Mrs. Hurley for her extra effort in organizing and scheduling the book fair volunteers!
The profit from the Book Fair will go towards purchasing books and online programs for the library.

THANK YOU!
LMC Staff

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