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PTA Announcements 4-30-18

Reported by corey_swift@ipsd.org on 4/30/18

APRIL 30, 2018 PTA ANNOUNCEMENTS



UPCOMING EVENTS

May 4 – 4th/5th Grade Career Day 2-3:15

May 9 - Portillo’s Dinner Night Out 5-8pm

May 11 – Muffins with Mom 8-8:45am

May 18 - Sky Zone FUNdraiser 4-8pm

May 24 – 5th Grade Farewell

May 30 – Field Day



MUFFINS WITH MOM

RSVP's are due this Friday, May 4th for our Muffins with Mom event on May 11th from 8-8:45 AM. Please remember to send in RSVP’s as soon as possible if you haven't already done so. We are also looking for a few volunteers to help earlier the morning of with set up. If you have any questions or would like to volunteer, please contact Ashley Williams atasw0627@gmail.com.



SCHOOL SUPPLY KITS

Flyers have been dispatched along with the registration package. We will be doing online ordering only. You can place your order until June 1. No orders will be accepted after June 1. Visit 'www.carlsonschoolkits.com', select city as 'Naperville' and Select 'Cowlishaw'. You can also find similar information on the flyers. This year the kits will be delivered to your house only, not to the school. YAAAYYY!!!!. No long queues during Meet and Greet!. Any questions contact Dipti Gupta at diptgupta@gmail.com.



CAREER WEEK – 4TH AND 5TH GRADE PARENTS

This week is Career Week at Cowlishaw! Hopefully, you had a chance to read about all of the activities the Career Week Planning Committee has planned for your child each day from the letter we sent out last Thursday. Please go over with your child the daily flyer related to career development that will come home in the backpack this week. Remember to work on the Interview sheet with your child on Tuesday. Also, help your child choose something “work appropriate” for Career Day this Friday! Let’s help our children learn more about our world of work this week!



FIELD DAY

SAVE THE DATE! Field Day is fast approaching, Wednesday, May 30th! Students will once again be able to spend a half day outside with their classmates playing a variety of games and engaging in activities!



We are looking for volunteers to help run the games. The grades will be split up as follows:

A.M. Session - 1st, 4th, and 5th grades

P.M. Session– Kindergarten, 2nd, and 3rd grades

Please use the link below to sign up for one (or both!) sessions.

http://signup.com/go/EnrrHDJ



If you have any questions contact Michelle McCorkle (mmccorkle@deloitte.com).



FIELD DAY SHIRTS

Thank you to all who purchased Field Day shirts! They will be delivered by May 21st. Paper order forms will no longer be accepted, but if you’d still like to order a shirt for yourself or for your student, you may do so online using the following link. Rush order pricing and taxes will apply.

https://napervillespiritwear.com/FIELD-DAY-2018_c802.htm



TEACHER WISH LISTS

The PTA has updated the Teacher/Staff wish lists for any families interested in purchasing a gift for Teacher Appreciation or year end! Please visit the PTA website or click the link below to view the lists.



https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1ZAq2obCOxzNQB1IUI4qBdO3SIgsvIfAi8s4ukLeK654



5th GRADE FAREWELL

Permission slips were sent home last week in your 5th graders backpack mail. The 5th Grade Farewell is taking place on Thursday, May 24th. Please be sure to return the permission slip with the appropriate information filled out no later than May 1st. There is information on the day’s events and an opportunity to sign up to volunteer or donate some items we still need. Please see the attached form if you have misplaced the permission slip. If you have any questions, please e-mail Liz Sieben atensieben@gmail.com.



5th GRADE - LAST CALL - PICTURES NEEDED!

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 cowlishaw5thgradefarewell@gmail.com by May 1st!!



TEACHER APPRECIATION WEEK

We will be celebrating our awesome teachers and staff the week of May 7. We are looking for some food donations to create some fun surprises! Please use this link to sign up http://signup.com/go/uPfHvNK and contact Jill at shoelover76@hotmail.com with questions.



KANE COUNTY OZZIE COUGARS READING INCENTIVE PROGRAM

Your student should have brought home your Kane County Cougars tickets last week. Good job to all the students who participated. Our school dates are Sunday, April 29 at 1 pm, or Saturday, May 12, at 1 pm. If you have any questions, please contact Hyeon Tai at taigrrrl@yahoo.com.



LMC VOLUNTEERS

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. If interested please contactjenn.don64@gmail.com.



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.



Donate to Support Families in Need

District 204 currently has 18 percent of its students qualifying for free or reduced lunch. This translates to more than 5,000 students. Purchasing school supplies so children are prepared for the school year can be challenging for low-income families. To address this problem, the Indian Prairie Parents' Council (IPPC) is hosting a drive to support families who may need assistance when their children return to school in August. If you would like to help make a difference for our families, you can make a donation in any amount by visiting http://ipsd.us/8TZJK.



If you would prefer to write a check, please make it payable to Indian Prairie Parents' Council. Checks can be mailed to Community Relations Coordinator, Crouse Education Center, 780 Shoreline Drive, Aurora, IL 60504.



IPPC will use 100 percent of funds collected to purchase Meijer, Walmart and Target gift cards for distribution through the schools to families in need. Donations can be made through May 18.

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