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PTA Announcements 10-9-17

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October 10 – Reflections Art Program Submission Deadline
October 12 – The Ned Show Assembly
October 13 – Spirit Friday
October 13 – Potbelly Dinner Night Out
October 20 – Spirit Friday
October 20 – Fall Classroom Parties
October 25-29 – Learning Express Toys of Naperville Shopping Weekend
October 27 – Halloween Party
October 27 – Spirit Friday
November 3 – Donuts with Dad
November 3 – Spirit Friday

Sandwiches, Salads, Mac and Soups, Sides and Chips, Desserts, Shakes, Smoothies … hungry already? Potbelly Sandwich Shop (2860 Showplace Dr. #118,
Naperville, IL 60564) Dinner Night Out is Friday, October 13th, from 5-8pm. 25% of the sales during this event are donated to our PTA.

Questions? Email: See you there!!

The NED Show is a character education program that centers around three important messages that have lifelong relevance: Never give up, Encourage others and Do your best. During an in-school assembly on October 12th, students will learn about the importance of these three life skills while also enjoying storytelling, magic, humor and yo-yo tricks.

Help pay it forward to the next school by purchasing NED items. The items will be available for purchase through October 19th. There will be an order form on the assembly flyer coming home soon in your student's koala folder.

Reflections Arts Contest submission deadline is almost here!!! Submit your project(s) in the “Reflections Art Contest Submission Box” placed in the main entrance lobby, next to the school front office until 3:00 PM on October 10th (Tuesday).

Ensure the following points while submitting the project:
- Each project must be submitted with one Entry Form.
- Use protective packing / envelope to ensure that the project does not get damaged.
- Every Entry Form must be legible, correct and complete. Parents/guardians may fill in the Entry Form.
- Follow the Reflections rules specific to the art category, otherwise it will get disqualified by the judges.

If you have any questions, please contact or call (717) SHIV-AMV or (717) 744-8268.

The Halloween party is Friday, October 27. We will be sending the sign-up forms within the next week. We are also in need of candy donations. Please see the attached flyer for more details.

Finally, the event takes several volunteers to be successful. You can sign up to help at the event and/or provide items for the bake walk. If you are interested in helping please follow the three easy steps below:

1) Click this link to see our SignUp on
2) Review the options listed and choose the spot(s) you like.
3) Sign up! It's Easy - you will NOT need to register an account or keep a password on

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.

Please contact Michelle McCorkle at if you have any questions.

You are invited to a weekend of holiday shopping October 25th-29th (Wednesday through Sunday) at Learning Express Toys Of Naperville (Rt 59 and 95th Street – Next to Jewel). 10% of the proceeds will be donated to our PTA and you will also receive a 10% discount! You can finish your holiday shopping list ahead of time and save big.

Be sure to mention that you are with Cowlishaw upon checking out to receive your 10% discount! Also enjoy FREE gift wrapping and FREE personalization!! If you have any questions regarding the event, please contact Priya at

Mark your calendars for our annual Donuts with Dads event November 3rd from 8:00-8:45! Check your child’s backpack mail this week for the RSVP and please return them to your child’s teacher so we can plan accordingly.

We are happy to again be participating in the Chicago Steel Hockey team Read With Rusty program! Your child has the chance to earn a free ticket to a Chicago Steel hockey game! Your child brought home a reading log and information on the program last week. There is also a section with an order form for extra tickets upon completion of the program. A portion of the sales of any additional tickets go back to the PTA. This form is due back to your child's teacher (along with payment for any extra tickets) no later than December 22nd, 2016. If you have any questions, please contact Kristin Wolfgram at

THANK YOU to all who have already sold or donated!! We have currently raised about $6000 of our $12,000 goal! Remember the PTA will use this money to fund field trips, assemblies, classroom parties, and all our other great programs and events! To reach this goal, we are encouraging ALL Cowlishaw families to contribute any amount they are able (suggested amount $30 cash/check or sell $75 Yankee Candle through our online sale open until 12/15). We will continue to collect cash/check donations throughout October. PLEASE write your student’s name and grade on the form or envelope to help us know where to deliver prizes. If you have any questions, please contact Katy Loo at

Bubblegum Friday's have begun! 4th and 5th grade students will be able to purchase gum on Friday mornings at a cost of $1 for 2 pieces. This is a fundraiser to support the 5th grade farewell party at the end of the year. Questions? Contact Liz Sieben at

Clipping Box Tops is an easy way to help earn cash for our school. Each one is worth 10¢ for our school! Just look for the pink Box Tops on hundreds of products. Submit Box Top Certificates and Box Top codes to earn more. All you have to do is clip them and send them to school.

Please remember to mark the envelope or plastic bags with your child’s classroom. October 20th is last day to submit for the classroom contest— the classroom with the most clipped box tops will receive a prize!

Enter the sweepstakes at to win even more. For any questions please contact Charitra at

For all those Dads still looking to sign-up please click on the link here (link is case sensitive) or go to and go to “Find Signup” and enter email to go to the signup page.

Questions? Please email

Please mark your calendars for the Culture Fair on Feb 9, 2018. After the success of the last year’s Culture fair we are preparing for a bigger and better event. Stay tuned for details.

For any details please contact Sridevi (

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Halloween Party Candy Donations flyer (pdf)

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