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PTA Announcements 4-2-18

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April 3 – Kane County Cougars Order Forms Due

April 4 –PTA Meeting 6:30pm

April 6 – PTA Welcome committee orientation and school tour 9:15

April 20 – Science Fair

Please join us April 4th at 6:30pm for our General Membership PTA meeting. We will be electing our Executive Committee for next year, discussing upcoming events, and getting an update from Mr. Bonomo about developing a plan to get a waiver to become a “school-wide” Title I school. Mr. Bonomo is looking for parent feedback before submitting the plan for School Board approval. Please attend and bring any questions or comments you may have – as well as a friend!

Last year there were issues with the school supply kit vendor delivering the supplies to our students on time. As such, we have contracted with a new company, Carlson School Kits, for next year’s delivery. Carlson School Kits is a local/family-owned company that has been in business for 103 years, 29 of those doing school kits. Other district #204 schools have provided good feedback on their experiences with Carlson.

Carlson’s builds their kits based on the teacher's lists and offers home delivery of the supplies. So, parents don't have to wait in long queues during 'Meet and Greet'! Please look out for the flyers coming back home in a couple of days in koala folders. In case of any questions, please contact Dipti Mittal (

If your child participated in the reading program and completed all 8 weeks, an order form was sent in backpack mail on Friday, March 23. Your child will receive 1 free ticket. Any additional game tickets and discounted parking passes can be also purchased on the order form. Please make checks out to Cowlishaw PTA. ALL FORMS MUST BE RETURNED TO YOUR TEACHER BY TUESDAY, APRIL 3. Please contact Hyeon Tai at, if you have any questions. Thank you.

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 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

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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