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PTA Announcements 5-30-17

Reported by corey_swift@ipsd.org on 5/30/17

MAY 29, 2017 PTA ANNOUNCEMENTS

UPCOMING EVENTS
May 31st – Field Day
June 1st – Fifth Grade Farewell

SCHOOL SUPPLY KITS
Order forms for school supply kits has already been dispatched along with the registration package. We will be doing online ordering only. The ordering window will be open from May 1 until June 2. No orders will be accepted after June 2. Order at www.shopttkits.com and use acct #13186. You can also find this information on the order form. Any questions contact Dipti Gupta at diptgupta@gmail.com.

FIELD DAY
Field Day is Wednesday, May 31st! Please have your student wear comfortable clothes and gym shoes that day!

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

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

SUMMER BREAK GARDENING
Hello Cowlishaw Families,

On behalf of Mrs. Eaton, we are looking for 1-2 families per week to water and weed our Cowlishaw garden. We welcome any student and their entire family to help! Families can come anytime from 7-3 Monday through Thursday (that is generally when the building is open).

Mr. Jorge, our custodian, typically keeps the key to the hose hookup and sets out the materials ahead of time, so long as we know when they're coming. Mrs Eaton will provide you with the contact numbers for Mr Jorge.
If you aren't sure what is a weed and what is a vegetable, Mrs Eaton is happy to help. When you sign for a gardening shift using the link below, you may also sign up for one of the training sessions or contact Mrs. Eaton directly. Her cell phone number is 630-201-5728 and her email address is melissa_eaton@ipsd.org. Please note, that the spots have been created for Mondays. That will be day 1 of the week that you are volunteering for. Ideally you should try to come 2-3 days during your week. You are also welcome to harvest and take home any produce that is ready!

Please use the following link to sign up for this fun family activity!
http://signup.com/go/QCNYkxi

Thank you!

PDAC
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.

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