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PTA Announcements 4-24-17

Reported by corey_swift@ipsd.org on 4/24/17

APRIL 18, 2017 PTA ANNOUNCEMENTS

UPCOMING EVENTS
May 9th – Volunteer Evening Out!!! 7:30pm at On The Border
May 12th – Muffins with Moms (Last names A-L)
May 19th – Muffins with Moms (Last names M-Z)
May 19th – Dinner Night Out – Chuck E Cheese 3:00 – 9:00pm
May 31st – Field Day

MUFFINS WITH MOMS
Please send in RSVP’s ASAP for our Muffins with Moms (or grandmas, or aunts, or older sisters etc…)! Be sure to mark the date you are going to attend on the RSVP form – we’ve split it up alphabetically. If you’re able to volunteer (this is fantastic opportunity for Dads, too!) on either morning to help, please contact Jaime Daggett (Jaime.Jaime@rocketmail.com). Also, be on the lookout for a signup to donate baked goods, fruit, etc…
FIELD DAY
Save the date! Field Day is fast approaching – May 31st! Students will once again be able to spend a half day outside with their classmates playing a variety of games and engaging in activities!

We are looking for volunteers to help run the games. The grades will be split up as follows:
A.M. Session 9:15-11:15 – 1st, 4th, and 5th grades
P.M. Session 1:00-3:00 – Kindergarten, 2nd, and 3rd grades
Please use the link below to sign up for one (or both!) sessions.
http://signup.com/go/hHLyDTo

If you have any questions contact Maria Murphy (mariamurphy@rocketmail.com)

VOLUNTEER GET TOGETHER
We had so much fun last year with our volunteers… we would love to do it again! Let’s celebrate another great year – please join us at On The Border for night of fun and laughs! All are welcome to attend on Tuesday May 9th at 7:30pm
FIFTH GRADE FAREWELL
ATTN: FIFTH GRADE FAMILIES

We have a few more weeks of school left and preparing for our 5th Grade Farewell event. We are in the last stages of planning and need your help in the areas below:

Please return the permission form and T-SHIRT form ASAP or your child will not receive a T-SHIRT.
If you would like to volunteer to help with the event, please sign up here. http://www.signupgenius.com/go/30E094BA9AA23A1FD0-5thgrade

We need water and snack donations for the field games. If you are able to donate, please sign up here http://www.signupgenius.com/go/30E094BA9AA23A1FD0-5thgrade

Please email Tina Rupich trupich@gmail.com your pictures for the Fifth Grade Farewell Slideshow by MAY 15TH!!!

If you have any questions, email Tisha @ tmdanehl@msn.com

DINNER NIGHT OUT
5/19/17 - SAVE THE DATE: End of the year fun and fundraiser, at Chuck E.Cheese's from 3:00-9:00 p.m.
More information to follow, and a flyer will be sent home in backpack mail in the coming weeks.

STAFF APPRECIATION
The PTA has updated the Teacher/Staff wish lists and they are available to view on the PTA website for any families interested in purchasing a gift for Teacher Appreciation or year end!
https://sites.google.com/site/cowlishawelementarypta/home

PDAC
The Parent Diversity Advisory Council (PDAC) invite you to their next meeting on Tuesday, April 25th, 7:00-9:00 pm, at Crouse Education Center (CEC), 780 Shoreline Drive. The meeting will focus on Chapter 8 of the Mindset book by Carol Dweck. The topic is: Evolving from a Fixed to Growth Mindset. It is not necessary to have read the chapter or book. For information about PDAC or PDAC meetings, please visit the PDAC subpage.

You are invited to nominate an Equity Champion through the Parent Diversity Advisory Council (PDAC). Please consider nominating a staff member, teacher, principal, parent or community member that supports equitable access and opportunity for students. Entries accepted through June 30, 2017. Multiple Equity Champions are recognized at the annual PDAC World Café. The current PDAC District Leadership is ineligible for this award. To complete the nomination form, please scroll to the bottom of this PDAC subpage.

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.

Cowlishaw5thGradeFarewellflyers_tshirtform (pdf)

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