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PTA Announcements 10-22-18

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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

November 2 – Spirit Friday

November 9 – Donuts with Dad

November 9 – Spirit Friday

November 16 – Spirit Friday


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. If you would like the early admission price please return your flyers by Tuesday, October 23. Any flyers returned after this date will be returned home with the child and you will need to purchase tickets at the door. The flyers are also attached.

We still need candy donations! Please send them in your child’s backpack mail or drop off in the office.

WE NEED VOLUNTEERS!!! To make this party a success we need A LOT of help the day of the party. We have several volunteer positions still open. If we don’t get more volunteers we won’t be able to have all of the activities! Please click on the link below to sign-up to help the day of the party: Middle school students that would like to return to Cowlishaw for a night are able to volunteer. Please, please, please sign-up for a 40 minute shift! 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

Come out to Miller's Ale House near Meijer on Rt 59 THIS Wednesday ALL DAY to have a great meal and support our PTA! Mention Cowlishaw to your server to have 15% donated back to us! Please RSVP using this link so that Miller's can staff accordingly. Thanks in advance for your support and we hope to see you there!

It’s time again for Fall Fundraiser and the PTA needs your support. The PTA funds many programs throughout the year including field trips, assemblies, classroom supplies, accelerated reading program, Field Day and so much more! To support these programs we hope to raise $10,000 with our Fall Fundraiser. There are two ways you can help us reach our goal:

1) Selling $25 KidStuff coupon books where 50% of each sale benefits the PTA. The savings generated from the book and App could easily exceed your purchase cost, so you can save money while helping the PTA!


2) Making a tax deductible donation the PTA where 100% of the money will support our programs.

Please look out for the flyers with more information, as well as the KidStuff coupon book, coming in backpack mail this week.

Donuts with Dad is scheduled for Nov 9th from 8-8:45am. Flyers will be going out this week or the first part of next week. Due to the close proximity to Veterans Day, there will also be a donation box to accept food donations for Packages 4 Patriots.

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 Sign-up

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.

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


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

Special Needs Liaison
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 or Ashley Williams

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!

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.

Halloween Party Candy Donations flyer 2018 ( pdf)

REMIND Invite ( pdf)

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