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PTA Announcements 11-18-19

Reported by corey_swift@ipsd.org on 11/18/19

November 18, 2019 PTA ANNOUNCEMENTS



UPCOMING EVENTS

November 18 - TONIGHT! - Dinner Night Out at Portillo’s 5-8 PM

November 18 - Book Fair Begins

November 19 - Welcome Committee Meeting 4:30 PM

November 21 - Tervis Tumbler Pick-Up

November 22 - Chicago Steel “Read with Rusty” reading logs due



DINNER NIGHT OUT AT PORTILLO’S TONIGHT, NOVEMBER 18TH, 5-8PM!

Please join us at Portillo’s (by Target on Rt 59/Jefferson) TONIGHT for a Cowlishaw Dinner Night Out! Purchases made between 5-8pm will benefit our PTA with a 20% back donation, just show the flyer that came home via backpack mail - or show the attached electronic flyer by using your smartphone! We hope to see you there, and thanks in advance for supporting our PTA!



SCHOLASTIC BOOK FAIR – VOLUNTEERS NEEDED!

The book fair starts today! The LMC still needs adult volunteers to help students out this Thursday and Friday as well as for break down on Monday, December 2. Questions? Email laurenk204pta@gmail.com. Please sign up using the link below.

Scholastic Book Fair Volunteer Sign Up



TEACHER CONFERENCE DONATIONS NEEDED

Cowlishaw PTA will be hosting a dinner for teachers on Thursday, November 21st. We are asking for donations of desserts and beverages. Please follow the link below to view available slots and sign up! Please deliver all donations to the main office at school on Thursday by 9 AM, clearly labeled “Teacher Conference Dinner.”

Teacher Conference Dinner Sign Up



TERVIS TUMBLER PICK UP

Tervis tumbler orders from the fall fundraiser have arrived and are ready for pick up! Please stop by the school on Thursday, November 21st during Parent-Teacher conferences between 4:30-8 PM to pick up your orders. If orders are not picked up at this time they will be sent home with your child on Friday, November 22nd.



READ WITH RUSTY – CHICAGO STEEL READING INCENTIVE

This reading incentive has ended. Please turn in reading logs no later than this Friday, November 22nd. Additional reading logs are available on the PTA website and attached to the announcements. Read with Rusty encourages children to read outside the classroom by rewarding them for reaching their goals over the 6-week timeframe. Students that achieve their reading goals will receive a complimentary ticket to a Chicago Steel hockey game at Fox Valley Ice Arena. On the night of the game, club members can join Steel Mascot Rusty and a player or coach for a pre-game reading session, plus all members will receive a Chicago Steel 20th Season Drawstring Bag and participate in post-game autograph signing.



WINTER FUNDRAISER

Our winter fundraiser is not over yet! The online ordering option will remain open through the holidays! Get your shopping done early and order some unique personalized items! There are over 1,500 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! Visit www.charlestonwrapstore.com to register your student with our School ID: z-17276. Questions? Contact Sabrina Hunt at 765-491-6336 or sabrinahunt2014@gmail.com.



SHOP WITH SCRIP

Buy gift cards to places you already shop and support our school at no extra cost to you! When you participate, you are purchasing the same prepaid gift cards that you buy at the store and the PTA earns a percentage rebate based on the gift card purchased. Consider purchasing gift cards for your everyday shopping, holiday shopping or to give as gifts to friends & family! Get started today and join our program by creating an account on myscripwallet.com or shopwithscrip.com. Enter our organization’s enrollment code 77C193CF64996 to place your first order or take advantage of our paper order form option that came home in backpack mail. Additional order forms available on the PTA website. Questions? Contact Ashley Williams at asw0627@gmail.com.



WELCOME COMMITTEE

The PTA Welcome Committee is holding a meeting on Tuesday, November 19th and we’d love you to join! Please email laurenk204pta@gmail.com if you are interested in welcoming new school families!



OPEN BOARD POSITIONS FOR 2020-2021 SCHOOL YEAR

Interested in a leadership position within the PTA? Then this opportunity is for you! The PTA executive board will have several openings next school year, including Co-President & Treasurer. If you have any interest in one of these positions, please contact Ashley Williams or Sabrina Hunt at cowlishawpta.president@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.”



Find us on Facebook!

https://www.facebook.com/CowlishawPTA



Follow us on Twitter!

@cowlishawkoalas

Read with Rusty ( pdf)

11-18 Portillos DNO ( pdf)

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