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PTA Announcements 3-5-18

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March 14 -22 – Book Fair

March 16 – Decades Day at School

March 16 – Spring Dance 6:30-8:30pm

April 4 –PTA Meeting

April 20 – Science Fair

The Nomination Committee has proposed the following slate for the 2018 – 2019 Executive Committee:

Co-Presidents – Michelle McCorkle and Ashley Williams
1st Vice President – Sabrina Hunt
2nd Vice President – Priya Pradhan

3rd Vice President - Open
Secretary – Kathy Holmes
Treasurer – Rama Pedamallu

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 4th General PTA Meeting.


On Friday, March 16th we will be having a Decades Day instead of our usual spirit day. Students and teachers are encouraged to wear a costume from their favorite era (50’s, 60’s, 70’s, 80’s, or 90’s) to School! We will be having raffles during the day with prizes. Then, keep the flashback party going and come get your groove on at the dance that night! Tickets will be $8 at the door.


Please return your RSVPs by March 9th to get advanced ticket prices for our Decades Dance on March 16th at 6:30. (See attachment for new form). Help us make this night a success by:

Signup yourself or your middle/high schooler to volunteer at the event -these student volunteers will not need entry tickets! (MANY SPOTS STILL OPEN!!)
Donating items for our bake sale
Submitting a fun picture of yourself or a family member from the 50’s, 60’s, 70’s, 80’s, or 90’s for our “Blast From the Past” Wall
Helping lead us in a dance from another decade! contact Kristin at if interested or with questions.
Dress up during the school day and dance in an outfit of your favorite era.


The Career Week Committee is looking for parents of 4th and 5th graders to come and talk to our students about their careers during our annual Career Day. The event will take place on a Friday afternoon in April or May. The responsibilities of the speakers are very simple. You will give a presentation lasting 15 to 20 minutes to three or four groups of students. We will assist you by providing a list of ideas if you are not sure what to include in the talk. This is a great way to show off in your child’s class!

If you don’t like public speaking, please consider being a parent volunteer on that day in the classroom. The responsibilities of the parent volunteer include:

1. Introduce the name of the speaker and asking the students to applaud the speaker before and after the talk.

2. Monitor the time and give the speaker a reminder when there is 5 minutes remaining.

3. Asking the students to quietly get up and move to another classroom.

Please contact Tracy Leung (630) 640-6501 or if you are interested in either one of these positions.


ALL Cowlishaw students are invited to participate in the Cowlishaw Elementary School PTA SCIENCE FAIR on Friday, April 20, 2018. Registration for the participants IS OPEN! Please use this link to view all information, rules, and to register.

We need volunteers for Science Fair night. Please sign up to help us! Use this link to sign up!

For details/questions regarding the Cowlishaw PTA Science Fair, please contact: Anica Dubey at


The Cowlishaw Book Fair is here again! Book Fair is from March 14 - March 22 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 Vidya Sekhar at

Cowlishaw Book Fair March 2018


Your student should have completed week 1, 2, 3 & 4, turned in the second ticket of the Ozzie Cougar Reading log, and started week 5! If you didn't send in the first or second ticket, it's not too late! Just submit them now! Keep encouraging your child to log in their reading minutes! This eight-week program (1/14/18-3/10/18) is to encourage reading as a foundation for learning. Your child will log their reading time in 2 week increments and turn them in to their teachers. After completing the 8 week reading program, they will earn a free ticket to a Kane County Cougars game with their classmates for this upcoming season. Kindergarten-2nd Grade students will be completing their logs in the classroom.


Do you have a child in 5th Grade? Then we need their pictures!!! The PTA is creating a slide show for the kids during their “Farewell” day and we want your kid to be in it. We are looking for pictures of your child throughout their time at Cowlishaw, so Kindergarten till now. Preferably pictures from school/PTA events like Donuts with Dads, Muffins with Moms, Dinner night out, Luau, Halloween party, classroom parties, Watch Dogs, etc… We will take other pictures as well, 1st day of school pics, birthday party pics with classmates, etc.

Please send any Digital prints to by April 15th.


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!


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