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PTA Announcements 10-29-18

Reported by corey_swift@ipsd.org on 10/29/18

OCTOBER 29, 2018 PTA ANNOUNCEMENTS


UPCOMING EVENTS

October 29 – Reflections Entry Deadline

November 2 – Spirit Friday

November 7 – Fall Fundraiser Payments Due

November 9 – Donuts with Dad

November 9 – Spirit Friday

November 16 – Spirit Friday


REFLECTIONS – ALL PROJECTS ARE DUE TODAY, OCTOBER 29TH!!!

Submit projects by placing them in the bin outside the office. Any project that does not have a COMPLETED entry form attached will be returned.

Extra entry forms are available in the office or can be downloaded using the link below. To view rules (there are many!) and packaging instructions, please visit https://sites.google.com/site/cowlishawelementarypta/events/reflections

Contact Kristin Wolfgram at kristinwolfgram@gmail.com with questions.


HALLOWEEN PARTY
A big THANK YOU to everyone who volunteered at the Halloween party on Friday. We had great attendance and the kids really enjoyed the party!


PTA Meeting
Thanks to those that attended our PTA meeting last Wednesday. The minutes are posted on the PTA website for reference.

FALL FUNDRAISER
The fall fundraiser has started! You should have received the flyers and KidStuff coupon book in backpack mail last week. 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 should easily exceed your purchase cost, so you can save money while helping the PTA!

and/or

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

Please send your donation and/or KidStuff coupon book payment by November 7th. You are also able to sell additional books to family members, friends, and neighbors. If you will not be purchasing/selling the coupon book, you should return the book to the teacher by the date. Contact Kathy Holmes at katholmes@deloitte.com with any questions.


TEACHER CONFERENCE DINNER
The PTA is hosting dinner for the teachers before the evening Parent-Teacher conferences on Thursday, November 1. We are looking for volunteers to help with the set up and clean up, as well as donations for the meal. Please consider helping out and sign up today by using the link below.

https://cowlishaw.memberhub.com/HSR19507I13528


Not a member of Memberhub? Join here!

https://cowlishaw.memberhub.com/join/mn1kz4


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

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


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
Office Liason (Tardy Slips)


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.


School Safety Community Night
November 14
District 204 is partnering with local law enforcement agencies for a School Safety Community Night presentation from 7 to 8 pm on Wednesday, November 14 at Waubonsie Valley High School.

Safety topics include what parents should teach their younger children to help keep them safe, the district’s partnership with police and how school resource officers work with staff and students, ALICE training in schools, a new program that involves a school safety dog, and how students and parents can report safety concerns.

All District 204 parents are invited to attend this event. Children are encouraged to attend at their parents’ discretion.

An RSVP is appreciated, but not required at http://ipsd.us/C8LMZ.

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