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PTA Announcements 3-19-18

Reported by on 3/19/18



March 14 -22 – Book Fair

March 19 – Mousetrap Machine Science Assembly

March 20 – Dinner Day/Night Out – Jet’s Pizza (Rt 59/95th)

March 23 – Classroom Spring Party 2:30-3:15

April 4 –PTA Meeting

April 20 – Science Fair

Spring classroom parties will be March 23rd from 2:30-3:15pm. Volunteers have already been notified and due to space constraints, only those parents already contacted will able to attend.

Volunteers please arrive by 2:15 and no earlier than 2:10 and bring your driver’s license for check in. Any questions or need any information, please contact Anica Dubey at


New volunteer shifts available at the LMC. We are looking for volunteers to work from 11am-1pm any day M-F. Also looking for volunteers Monday or Thursday afternoons from 1/1:30-3/3:30pm. Volunteers shelve books, help students, repair and cover books.


We are excited to be partnering with Jet's Pizza on Rt 59/95th StreetTOMORROW, March 20th for a fundraiser event ALL DAY! The flyer that came home in backpack mail has all the details...or just call 630-904-7777 and tell them that you are ordering for Cowlishaw! Thank you for your support!


We will be selling optional school field day shirts this year for $8. Each grade’s shirt will be a different color and that color will remain the same for each grade throughout their time at Cowlishaw. Look for the order form coming home in backpack mail this week or order online using the link below. Tax will be added to online orders. Orders must be placed by 4/25.


Cowlishaw PTA Welcome Committee will be offering an orientation and school tour on Friday, April 6 at 9:15 am. We will be meeting just inside the main entrance. All parents and guardians of new students who wish to learn more about Cowlishaw or have questions about the school are welcome to attend. The orientation and the tour will take about 30 minutes. Questions? Please contact Tracy Leung @ 630-640-6501 or

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.


Do you have an exciting career that you would like to share with the 4th and 5th graders on Career Day, May 4th from 2 to 3:15pm? Are you a pilot, flight attendant, mechanic, carpenter, builder, electrician, architect, chief, journalist, radio announcer, lawyer, restaurant owner, or grocery store manager? Do you know any roofer, accountant, judge, actor, animal groomer that you would recommend for us to contact? We are looking to 8 exciting speakers who have interesting careers to share with our students. You DO NOT need to be the parents of 4th and 5th graders to volunteer!

The responsibilities of the speakers are very simple.

You will give a presentation about your career lasting 15 minutes to 4 groups of students.
We will assist you by providing a list of ideas if you are not sure what to include in the talk.

Don’t like public speaking? Please consider being a parent volunteer on that day to help out in the classroom. The responsibilities of the parent volunteer include:

Introduce the name of the speaker and ask the students to applaud the speaker before and after the talk
Monitor the time and give the speaker a reminder when there is 5 minutes remaining
Ask 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 2 positions. In the email, please include your name, phone number, and your profession. Thank you very much in advance for your interest to help out!


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


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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