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PTA Announcements 10-15-18

Reported by corey_swift@ipsd.org on 10/15/18

OCTOBER 15, 2018 PTA ANNOUNCEMENTS



UPCOMING EVENTS

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



CLASSROOM PARTY

Thank you to those who are volunteering for the Fall Classroom Parties that are this Friday, October 19. Party Planners and Head Room Parents should have received an email from Mary Law on Saturday with instructions for the Friday event. If you are a Party Planner or Head Room Parent and have not received an email from Mary please email her atmslaw0927@gmail.com.



HALLOWEEN PARTY

The Halloween party is Friday, October 26. We have a lot of exciting things planned including bounce houses, games, crafts, photo drop, bake walk, and food for purchase. Please check backpack mail early this week for the flyer to get your tickets and candy donations. The flyers are also attached. Candy donations can be sent to the school with your child and will be collected in the office for the party.



WE NEED VOLUNTEERS!!! To make this party a success we 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: https://cowlishaw.memberhub.com/hubs/19507/signup_forms. This is one of our largest events of the year! Please help us make it a great event for the kids!



If you have any questions or have any issues signing up, please contact Michelle McCorkle at mmccorkle@deloitte.com.



BOOK FAIR

The Cowlishaw Book Fair is here again! Book Fair is getting started from October 29 - November 7 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 Dipti Gupta at diptgupta@gmail.com. Sign-up



REFLECTIONS

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 https://sites.google.com/site/cowlishawelementarypta/events/reflections



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 kristinwolfgram@gmail.com with questions.

SCHOOL ASSEMBLY

We had our fall school assembly last Wednesday, October 10. Thanks so much to Sabrina Hunt for organizing! The assembly was great and the kids really seemed to enjoy it!



BOX TOPS

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!



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 http://www.boxtops4education.com/earn/sweepstakes to win even more. For any questions please contact Charitra at charitra.iyer@gmail.com.



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.



VOLUNTEERS AND OPEN CHAIR POSITIONS

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



Special Needs Liason
Fundraising Chair
Spring Party 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 mmccorkle@deloitte.com or Ashley Williams atAWIGGINS@alumni.ecu.edu.



SPIRIT WEAR AND ACCESSORIES AVAILABLE

Please review the link below for several spirit wear options and 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!



http://napervillespiritwear.com/COWLISHAW-KOALAS_c774.htm



FIFTH GRADE FAREWELL

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 hoerram@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 the 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.



Additionally, Cowlishaw has a Twitter account: @cowlishawkoalas.

2017 Reminder Halloween Party Flyer ( pdf)

Halloween Party Candy Donations flyer 2018 ( pdf)

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