Cowlishaw Elementary School

Indian Prairie School District 204

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PTA Announcements 12-4-17

Reported by on 12/4/17


December 4-8 – Penguin Patch
December 5 – Deadline to Order Spirit Wear Gift Options
December 7 – Engage 204 meeting at Still Middle School
December 7 – Dinner Night Out Panera Bread
December 8 - Spirit Friday
December 15 - Spirit Friday
December 22 – Winter Classroom Parties
December 22 - Spirit Friday

The holidays are around the corner, and we have an exciting program at school THIS WEEK!

During school hours, we will have a shop open where the children can shop secretly for their loved ones. Students will be bringing home letters and budget envelopes explaining more about the program a few days before their classroom's scheduled shopping day. The gifts are fairly inexpensive, ranging from $0.25 to $10. Items will even be gift wrapped when they come home! We are excited for this new program and hope that the students are as well. Please contact Julie Sterzinger at with any questions.

Students should be finishing up their Chicago Steel reading logs in the next couple weeks. They are due to the office with extra ticket payments, no later than December 22nd. If you need a new log, see below for attachment. If you have any questions, please contact Kristin Wolfgram at

While you are doing some Holiday shopping at the Fox Valley Mall on Thursday, 12/7, stop in Panera (1304 Fox Valley Center, Aurora) for dinner from 4-8pm. Make sure to bring the attached flyer (or show the electronic version on your phone).

We are excited to add two LIMITED TIME gift options to our online spirit wear sale! You can now purchase a 2017 Cowlishaw ornament or snuggly blanket for your favorite Koala (or teacher!), available with personalization options! These holiday options must be ordered by DECEMBER 5th! If you would like to keep your order a surprise, make a note on your order and when Jayme delivers them to school she can leave it in the office for you to pick up instead of giving it to your child to take home.

5th grade parents- we are also offering a 5th grade keepsake blanket, available with personalization of your student and/or all of their teacher names from over their Cowlishaw years! And don’t forget to check out the sweatshirt options for Spirit Fridays now that the weather is colder.

Visit to check out all the options and to place an order. Go Koalas!!!

The PTA has asked our teachers and staff to provide us with a wishlist of things they would like for the classroom or just for fun. They are posted on the school website under the PTA tab. Feel free to use them as a guide if you would like to get your child’s classroom teacher and/or other Cowlishaw staff a little thank you gift this year! Questions? Contact Kristin Wolfgram

*If purging clothes and toys is on your end of the year to-do list, please consider donating any new or gently used “Happy Meal-like” toys to our Cowlishaw Reading Improvement Teacher’s prize box. Our school nurse is also looking for new or gently used size 5-6 pants (gray, blue, black) ~Size 12-14 Sweatpants ~size XS and S Underwear Boys and girls. You can drop any donations off in the school office.*

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 15th.

We have opened up volunteer days for Dad’s to participate in a 2nd day! This is mainly for Dads with multiple children, but Dads can volunteer for a 2nd day even if it’s with the same child. To sign-up please click on the link (link is case sensitive) or go to and go to “Find Signup” and enter email to go to the signup page.

The next of the Engage 204 meetings will be December 7th at Still Middle School. The topic of conversation will be "Changing Enrollment” and include discussion about our district demographics, enrollment, and redistricting. EVERYONE in our community is invited to attend and give input! If you would like more information and to view notes/videos, please visit

The Cowlishaw PTA now has an Amazon Smile account!! Use the link below for all of your Amazon shopping needs, and 0.5% will automatically come back to our PTA!

Thank you to all the Cowlishaw families that participated in our Fall Fundraiser by making a straight donation to our PTA! All donation prizes have been distributed (and winners of the sweatshirts have been contacted). If you did not receive your student’s prize, or if you have any questions, please contact Katy Loo at

The LMC is looking for volunteers for the following shifts:
Monday afternoons from 1:30-3:30 pm
Thursday mornings from 9:30-11:30 am
Friday afternoons from 1:30-3:30 pm.

Volunteers check in and out books, assist students and help with various projects. If you are interested, please contact Jen Don at

Find us on Facebook for up to date happenings in the Cowlishaw community! Cowlishaw Elementary PTA -

Visit our website for more information:

The website can also be accessed via the Cowlishaw Homepage under the PTA heading.


FLYER (pdf)


2017 Read with Rusty Sign Up Sheet_Cowlishaw (pdf)


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