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PTA Announcements 9-23-19

Reported by corey_swift@ipsd.org on 9/23/19

SEPTEMBER 16, 2019 PTA ANNOUNCEMENTS

UPCOMING EVENTS
September 23 - Halloween Party Planning @ Whole Foods 7 PM
September 24 - Dinner Night Out @ Chipotle 4-8 PM
September 26 – Picture Day
September 27 - Fall fundraiser orders due
October 4 - Donuts With Dad
October 4 - Movie Night: Mary Poppins Returns

FALL FUNDRAISER
Our fall fundraiser ends this Friday, September 27th. Collection envelopes were in Friday’s backpack mail. Please submit all order forms, prize forms and money collected to your teacher no later than Friday. Checks should be made payable to Cowlishaw PTA. Please make sure your student’s name, grade, teacher and amount collected are written on all order forms and envelopes. Cash donations will be accepted in lieu of fundraiser participation.

We need to raise money for field trips, assemblies, science fair, reading programs, school resources, school events, and more. Help us reach our fundraising goal of $5,000! If every student sells at least 1 cup or makes a $20 donation we can reach our goal! Questions? Contact Sabrina Hunt at sabrinahunt2014@gmail.com.

HALLOWEEN PARTY
We will be having a Halloween party planning meeting this evening (September 23rd) at 7 PM at Whole Foods. If you are interested in being on the planning committee please join us. Questions? Contact Blair Brown at blair.brown72@gmail.com.

FIRST DINNER NIGHT OUT OF THE YEAR: CHIPOTLE
Join us for a fundraiser to support our PTA - this Tuesday, September 24th between 4pm and 8pm and come in to Chipotle (near Meijer in Aurora) to eat dinner! Bring in the flyer that was sent home via backpack mail, or tell the cashier you’re supporting Cowlishaw to make sure that 33% of the proceeds will be donated to us! This is a great percentage back that is much higher than what we typically see from local restaurants - it has the potential to bring in a great donation to fund our planned programs for this school year, so we are hoping for a great turnout! We hope to see you all there!

DONUTS WITH DAD
Come enjoy donuts with your student before school on Friday, October 4th from 8:00-8:45 AM. Fathers, grandfathers, uncles, older brothers or father figures are welcome! Weather permitting donuts will be enjoyed outside behind the gym.
If you are planning to attend, please return your RSVP no later than Friday, September 27th.


MOVIE NIGHT
Bring your blankets and pillows! The PTA invites you to join us next Friday, October 4th for our first movie night of the year where we will be showing Mary Poppins Returns! Doors open at 6:30 PM and the movie will start promptly at 6:50 PM. Snacks will be available for purchase and no outside food is permitted. Movie rating is PG, parental guidance required. Please see flyer from backpack mail for more details.

REFLECTIONS
Cowlishaw students, unleash your artistic talent through the Reflections program, the national arts program that inspires children to get creative! Students are invited to create works of art in any of six different arts categories, reflecting upon a different theme each year. This year’s theme, “Look Within”, calls for you to let your imagination fly while you reflect on that theme and create an original work.

A detailed flyer will be coming in backpack mail next week with more information about the process and rules of the program.
You can also visit https://illinoispta.org/programs/ to learn more about the program.
Questions? Contact Faisal Abdullah at fabdullahs@yahoo.com or Anica Dubey at anicadubey@yahoo.com.

FIFTH GRADE FAREWELL
Bubble gum sales will begin on Friday, September 27 for the 4th and 5th grade classes. Any cash or bubble gum donations would be greatly appreciated! If you are interested in being on the planning committee or have questions, please contact Michelle McCorkle at mmccorkle@deloitte.com or Liz Sieben at ensieben@gmail.com.

SPIRIT WEAR FRIDAYS
Show your KOALA PRIDE! Every Friday is Spirit Friday and we encourage all students to take part! Make sure to rock your Cowlishaw apparel/accessories or our school colors (blue and green) on SPIRIT FRIDAYS all year long! We will be having some fun raffles with prizes awarded to some lucky students showing their school spirit! GO KOALAS! Support our PTA by purchasing your spirit wear using the link below today! Orders are delivered directly to your child’s classroom and our PTA receives 10% on all orders!
http://napervillespiritwear.com/COWLISHAW-KOALAS_c774.htm

LMC VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES
We need your help! Cowlishaw LMC is looking for volunteers during the school year to help students, check books in and out of the LMC, repair and shelve books, create and update bulletin boards and assist with various projects. Volunteers are needed from 9am-11am, 11am-1pm or 1pm-3pm on a weekly or bi-weekly basis. If interested, please click on the link below.
https://sites.google.com/a/ipsd.org/cowlishaw-lmc/volunteering-information-1

AMAZON SMILE
You shop…Amazon gives…Cowlishaw wins! Use the link below for all your Amazon shopping needs and 0.5% will automatically come back to the PTA! Be sure to select Cowlishaw as your chosen charity in your Amazon smile account. Bookmark the site on your web browser for easy access! This is a simple way to give back to the school at no additional cost to you!
https://smile.amazon.com/ch/36-4165360

STAY CONNECTED
Visit our redesigned website for more information:
https://sites.google.com/site/cowlishawelementarypta/home
The website can also be accessed via the Cowlishaw homepage under “PTA.”

Find us on Facebook!
https://www.facebook.com/CowlishawPTA

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@cowlishawkoalas

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