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PTA Announcements 10-9-18

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October 10 – School Assembly

October 12 – Spirit Friday

October 19 – Classroom Parties

October 19 – Spirit Friday

October 24 – PTA General Meeting 6:30pm

October 24 – Fundraiser at Miller’s Ale House ALL DAY!

October 26 – Halloween Party

October 26 – Spirit Friday

October 26 – Coat Drive Final Day

October 29 – Reflections Entry Deadline

IPPC Winter Coat Drive

Our school will be collecting new or gently worn, clean winter items (boots, hats, coats, scarves, snow pants, etc.) of all sizes until ​—October 26th. Please make sure zippers are in good working condition. Items can be dropped off in the collection boxes labeled “Coat Drive” inside the front entrance of the school. The winter items will be distributed to families in need within our district in early November.


We will be having our PTA sponsored fall assembly on Wednesday, October 10. We are very excited to be hosting The Fabulous Chinese Acrobats! See attached flyer for more details. Be sure to ask your kids about it on Wednesday night!


Thanks to all those who attended movie night last Friday! It was a success! Thanks also to Shannon Killmer for organizing everything!


Students are invited to create works of art reflecting upon this year’s theme, “Heroes Around Me.”

To view rules (there are many!) and packaging instructions, please visit

Projects MUST be submitted to the bin outside of the office- with a separate entry form attached to each project- by October 29th. *Any project that does not have a COMPLETED entry form attached will be returned. Please do not turn entry forms in until the project is completed.*

Extra entry forms are available in the office or can be downloaded using the link above.

Contact Kristin Wolfgram at with questions.


Join us for annual fun-filled classroom parties! We are still in need of party planners, head room parents, and volunteers for the day of the event, especially for 4th and 5th grade. The kids love to see their parents in class! If we don’t receive more volunteers we will be cancelling the parties. Use the link below to sign up for open positions and see if we need help. If you have trouble signing up using the link, please contact Mary Law

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Clipping Box Tops is an easy way to help earn cash for our school. Each one is worth 10¢ for our school! If each kid brought 10 box tops we could earn $700 for the school! Look for the pink Box Tops on hundreds of products. Some of the popular brands include Ziploc, Annie’s, Lysol, Reynolds, General Mills, Scott, and so many more! See all the products in the attached list!

Submit Box Top Certificates and Box Top codes to earn more. All you have to do is clip them and send them to school. You can also download the Box Tops App.

Please remember to mark the envelope or plastic bags with your child’s classroom. October 26th 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


The Halloween party is Friday, October 26. We are deep in planning of the party and will be reaching out to individuals interested in helping plan. We will need A LOT of help the day of the party. We have over 100 volunteer spots open. Please click on the link below to sign-up to help the day of the party:

If you have any questions, please contact Michelle McCorkle at


We still have some open chair positions for the 2018-2019 school year listed below:

Special Needs Liason
Fundraising Chair
Spring Party Chair
Chicago Steel Reading Chair
School Supply Kits Chair

If we don’t get volunteers, we will not be able to have these programs for the children this year. If you are interested in any of these or would like further information, please reach out to either Michelle McCorkle at or Ashley Williams


Please review the link below for several spirit wear options! The website was recently updated with new items! We will also be selling spirit wear at our next few PTA events.

Make sure to rock your Cowlishaw blue and green on SPIRIT FRIDAYS all year!! We will be having some fun raffles with prizes awarded to some lucky students showing their school spirit! GO KOALAS!


We are in need of help fundraising and planning for the 5th Grade Farewell. If you are interested in being on the planning committee or selling bubblegum on Friday mornings, please contact Ally Hoerr at


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 the PTA!


Find us on Facebook for up to date happenings in the Cowlishaw community! Cowlishaw Elementary PTA -

Visit our website for more information:

The website can also be accessed via the Cowlishaw Homepage under the PTA heading.

Additionally, Cowlishaw has a Twitter account: @cowlishawkoalas.

Box Tops 2018 ( pdf)

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