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PTA Announcements 4-22-19

Reported by on 4/22/19



April 23 – Final Spring Plant Sales Due

April 26 – Raffle donations Due

April 30 – 5th Grade Farewell Picture Deadline

May 3 – Family Game Night 6-8pm

May 6 – Spring Plant Sale pickup

May 10 – Muffins with Mom 8:00-8:45am

May 10 – Career Day 1:30-3:30pm

June 5 – Field Day 9:30 – 3:00pm


WE NEED YOUR HELP!!! We need to raise $4,500 for our spring fundraisers to help fund such programs as Field Trips, Accelerated Reading Programs, Field Day, and so much more!!! Our two spring fundraisers are the Spring Plant Sale and the Game Night Raffle. Please consider donating to these two events. There are both smaller and larger items you can purchase to help support the PTA! Thank you for your support in advance!


LAST CHANCE!!! Forms are due by Tuesday, April 23. Check out these beautiful decorative hanging baskets in a variety of flowers! They make wonderful Mother’s Day or Teacher Appreciation gifts or will be a lovely addition to your home and garden! Please share with family and friends! The pickup is on May 6th. Please consider ordering to help us meet our fundraising goal for the spring. Questions? Contact Ashley Williams


Cowlishaw PTA is hosting a game night! Join us on May 3rd from 6-8pm for a great night of fun and games the whole family can enjoy! There will be bingo, games, lots of fun raffles and prizes! We are asking parents to donate items for our raffle baskets. Please consider signing up to donate below. Also, if you have any local business connections or own your own business and have items to donate please contact us. WE ARE STILL IN NEED OF LOTS OF VOLUNTEERS! Click here to sign up to volunteer or contact Ashley Williams at or Michelle McCorkle at


WE NEED YOUR HELP TO MAKE OUR EVENT A SUCCESS! Please consider donating new items associated with your student’s grade level theme. A cash donation in lieu of an item would also be greatly appreciated. Please consider making at least a $5 - $10 donation to help us meet spring fundraising goals. You can put in an envelope and include in your child’s backpack mail or return with your game night ticket form. All donations are due no later than April 26th. Please send them to school with your child, drop off in the office, or contact the PTA for pickup or dropoff. The grade whose basket brings in the most money is in for a special treat! Sign up today! Click here to donate now!


Join us for our annual Career Day on Friday, May 10th from 1:30-3:30 pm. We are looking for 8 exciting speakers who have interesting careers to share with our students. Are you a pilot, flight attendant, carpenter, builder, journalist, radio announcer, scientist, or grocery store manager? Do you know a roofer, accountant, judge, actor, animal groomer that you would like to recommend us to contact? You DO NOT need to be the parents of 4th and 5th graders to volunteer! The responsibilities of the speakers are very simple:

· You will give a presentation about your career lasting 15 minutes to 4 groups of students.

· Not sure what to talk about? We can assist you with talking points.

Don’t like public speaking? Consider being a parent volunteer to help out in the classroom. The responsibilities of the parent volunteer include:

· Introduce the name of the speaker and ask the students to applaud the speaker before and after the talk

· Monitor the time and give the speaker a reminder when there is 5 minutes remaining

· Ask the students to quietly get up and move to another classroom

Questions? Contact Tracy Leung (630) 640-6501 or if you are interested in either one of these 2 positions. Please include your name, phone number, and your profession. Thank you very much in advance for your interest in helping out!


Calling all Moms, Grandmas, Aunts, or Sisters! You are invited to our annual Muffins with Mom event this May 10th from 8-8:45am. Come on out and enjoy delicious muffins and coffee with your student before school! Flyers with more details and an RSVP ticket be coming home in backpack mail soon! Questions? Contact Ashley Williams at


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 by April 30th.


We are in need of volunteers to sell bubblegum to the 4th and 5th graders. Volunteers are asked to arrive at the school by 8:45 and are done by 9:15. If you are interested please email Volunteers are strongly needed for April 26th, May 3rd, and May 17th.


Parents! It’s time to get ready for the next academic year. Look out for flyers coming home in backpack mail this week. Questions? Contact Dipti Mittal at



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