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PTA Announcements 5-18-20

Reported by corey_swift@ipsd.org on 5/18/20

May 18, 2020 PTA ANNOUNCEMENTS

The PTA is still here to support our school community and families. If you have any questions, comments or concerns, please feel free to reach out to us at cowlishawpta.president@gmail.com. Our activities may have been cancelled but here are a few ways you can still participate and be active!

IPPC BLOOD DRIVE CHECK-IN
IPPC is in need of volunteers to help check in blood donors at the upcoming blood drive tomorrow, May 19th. For more details and to access the sign up, visit https://www.signupgenius.com/go/70A094BADAE2FA7F49-blood

VIRTUAL PTA MEETING
Join us on Wednesday, May 20th at 6:30 PM for our last PTA meeting of the school year, where we will discuss plans for operating next school year. We will also vote on the 2020-2021 Executive Board. The Secretary position is still open. Remember these positions must be filled for the PTA to operate. The PTA funds things like field trips, assemblies, classroom expenses and reading programs. Should Cowlishaw not have a PTA next year, these programs would not be available for students.

Click below to access PTA meeting or use the Meeting ID & Password:
https://us04web.zoom.us/j/72344474973?pwd=bmRiWkVzQWluNnB1OG40TThhRE9CQT09
Meeting ID: 723 4447 4973
Password: Koala

Co-President: Natalia Semla
Co-President: Naresh Shastri
1st Vice President: Anica Dubey
2nd Vice President: Bianca Ballard
Treasurer: Prachi Lokhande
Secretary: OPEN

Interested in a leadership position within the PTA? Then this opportunity is for you!
If you have any interest in one of these positions, please contact Ashley Williams or Sabrina Hunt at cowlishawpta.president@gmail.com.

REFUNDS
The PTA will be issuing refunds for any money paid for cancelled events. If you paid for Kane County Cougars tickets, the spring luau or if you donated money to fund the Kindergarten field trips, you will receive a refund by mail in the original form of payment. Please expect to receive this within the next few weeks. If you expect a change in address, please email cowlishawpta.president@gmail.com.

READ WITH RUSTY
Students are invited to join Steel player Liam Devlin for a virtual “Read with Rusty” this Friday, May 22nd at 10 AM as he reads “Dino-Hockey.” Click the link below to register for this free reading event and join in!
https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_E_I_lY9qRMerftA1BpRz9A

NOTES FROM THE BACKPACK: A PTA PODCAST
As the world confronts COVID-19, we are thinking of your safety and well being. We hope this podcast can be your steady companion as we work through the new challenges this pandemic brings to parenting our children. Check out this podcast presented by the National PTA. Each 30-minute episode will give you the inside scoop on how to help your child succeed. You’ll hear unique perspectives from experts, parents and educator guests. Simply search for “Notes from the Backpack” on your favorite podcast app to access. Let’s tackle parenthood together!

FIFTH GRADE FAREWELL
We are all sad that the year has had to end this way. Nonetheless, we are proud of our fifth graders and want to celebrate their accomplishments and their moving on to middle school!

First, we are still missing many students’ pictures. We would really like to make sure that all students are represented in the slide show we are working hard to create. If you have not sent in pictures of your student, please do so by Monday, May 18th. Please send all pictures to fifthgradefarewell2020@gmail.com. Also, we will be collecting thank you notes for the teachers. Please send to the fifth grade farewell email address or bring any last minute cards/notes to the goodie bag pick-up.

Second, the money that was raised for the fifth grade farewell has been used to create goodie bags for each 5th grade student. Besides the bags having some really nice swag... we hope the included items will also offer fun opportunities this summer. A separate email was sent with pick-up logistics. If you are unable to pick-up your child’s bag, we ask that you reach out to either Michelle or I and we can coordinate an alternative pick up plan. Please note, we will not be responsible for bags not picked up by June 8th.

As we say goodbye to Cowlishaw too,
Liz Sieben - ensieben@gmail.com
Michelle McCorkle - mmccorkle@deloitte.com

SCHOOL SUPPLY KITS
Our 2020-2021 school supply kits are now available! Spend less time in the store by having these prepackaged supply kits conveniently delivered to your doorstep! Have multiple students at Cowlishaw? Kits ship for one flat fee regardless of how many kits you buy! Have another student at Hill Middle School? Submit one order for all the kits you need from both schools! It’s that easy! Use code COW204 to begin orders today through July 20th for guaranteed delivery before school begins. Kits will be shipped beginning on June 15th. Forgot to order your kit by the deadline? No problem! Extended ordering will be available until September 1st. Please see attached flyer for more details or contact Lauren at laurenk204pta@gmail.com with questions.
(If you are ordering a kit for a Hill student, please keep in mind their order portal may not be open at this time and you will need to adjust your order date.)

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
Find us on Facebook!
https://www.facebook.com/CowlishawPTA
Follow us on Twitter!
@cowlishawkoalas

School Supply Kit Flyer ( pdf)

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