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PTA Announcements 10-21-19

Reported by corey_swift@ipsd.org on 10/21/19

OCTOBER 21, 2019 PTA ANNOUNCEMENTS
UPCOMING EVENTS
October 23 - PDAC Meeting - 7 PM

October 24 - Reflections projects due

October 24 - Picture Day Retakes

October 25 – Box Tops due

October 25 - Halloween Party - 6-8 PM



HALLOWEEN PARTY

THE HALLOWEEN PARTY IS AT RISK OF BEING CANCELLED! We are still short of the volunteers we need to make this party a success. If we do not receive the amount of volunteers we need this party will be cancelled. We will not attempt to continue without enough help. With more than 800 guests each year, we need lots of help to make this event happen! We need help with donations, set up, games, selling food, baking treats for the bake walk and clean up. Please consider signing up for a volunteer slot! Adult volunteers receive free admission to the party! Save on the entry fee! If you will be attending, please consider purchasing advance tickets to save time at the door. Advance entry order forms will be accepted until Tuesday, October 22nd. When filling out forms, please check for errors. Some forms are being turned in with several adults and no students listed. Visit our PTA website or click the link below to sign up to volunteer today!

Halloween Party Volunteer Sign-Up



HALLOWEEN PARTY CANDY DONATIONS

Fliers went home last week requesting donations for candy. Please consider making a candy donation so that we have enough for all students. Donations can be dropped off in the bin at the front entrance of the school or sent to school with your student. Donations will be accepted through Friday, October 25th.



SPECIAL NEEDS PTA Halloween Party

Special Needs PTA will host a Halloween Party at Still Middle School on Friday, October 25 from 6:30-8:30pm! It's free for IPSN PTA Members and $2 for non-members. Email ipsnpta@gmail.com with questions.



WINTER FUNDRAISER

Do your holiday shopping early and order some unique personalized items! There are over 500 high-quality items to choose from with a wide range of pricing options so there’s something for everyone! Every purchase you make earns much-needed money for our school and students! Keep an eye out this week for fundraising packets, complete with detailed color catalogs coming home in backpack mail. Online ordering options are also available! Visit www.charlestonwrapstore.com to register your student with our School ID: z-17276. Orders are due November 1st. Questions? Contact Sabrina Hunt at 765-491-6336 or sabrinahunt2014@gmail.com.



FALL CLASSROOM PARTY

A huge thank you goes out to all the classroom party volunteers! Each and every one of you worked so very hard to make the classroom parties a success! The kids had a blast!



PDAC MEETING - CROUSE EDUCATIONAL CENTER

*Special Event: Tyrone Howard, Professor at UCLA* A Round Table Discussion Examining Culture, Race, Teaching, and Learning in Education

The Parent Diversity Advisory Council facilitates monthly discussions to promote collaboration among parents and district staff to address equity and diversity, and share best practices in order to improve experiences and opportunities for all students. The meetings are open to District 204 parents, staff, and community.



WELCOME COMMITTEE

The PTA Welcome Committee is looking for members and ideas -- please email laurenk204pta@gmail.com if you are interested in welcoming new school families!



BOX TOPS

Clipping Box Tops is an easy way to help earn cash for our school! Last year we earned over $1,200! Let’s beat that number this year! Each clipped box top is worth 10 cents! Submit Box Top certificates and codes to earn more. The classroom with the most clipped box tops will receive a prize! October 25th is the last day to submit box tops for the classroom contest! Please remember to mark the envelope or plastic bags with your child’s classroom for it to be included in the class count. Questions? Contact Charitra at charitra.iyer@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



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.”



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Halloween Party (1) ( pdf)

Reflections Entry Form (1) ( pdf)

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