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PTA Announcements 2-20-18

Reported by corey_swift@ipsd.org on 2/20/18

FEBRUARY 19, 2018 PTA ANNOUNCEMENTS



UPCOMING EVENTS

February 22 – PDAC Meeting 7-9pm Crouse Education Center

February 23 – Culture Fair 6:30-8:30pm

February 23 – Spirit Friday

February 24 – Cowlishaw Family Skate Night 5:00-7:00pm

March 16 – Spring Dance 6:30-8:30pm

April 20 – Science Fair



PARENT DIVERSITY ADVISORY COUNCIL (PDAC) MEETING

The next PDAC meeting is on Thursday, February 22nd, 7:00-9:00 p.m., at Crouse Education Center, 780 Shoreline Drive in Aurora. The topic of the meeting is: “Understanding and Addressing Abilities Advantages: How do students’ abilities and disabilities advantage and disadvantage them in school?” Please visit these links to view the PDAC meeting calendar or to learn more about PDAC.



CULTURE FAIR

The new date for the Cowlishaw Culture Fair is February 23 from 6:30PM-8:30PM. All the other details remain the same. We hope the new date works for all.



New Event RSVP: https://newdatecowlishawculturefair2018.eventbrite.com



COWLISHAW FAMILY SKATE NIGHT

Saturday, February 24 for the Aurora Family Skate Night from 5:00 – 7:00 pm.



We still have open spots and will be accepting advance ticket sales through Wednesday, February 21 and selling tickets at the door. Last year we had a great turnout and the kids had so much fun!

The cost is $12 for skaters (includes admission, skate rental, pizza, and pop) and $6 for non-skaters (includes admission, pizza, and pop). We will be distributing the advance ticket wristbands and pizza coupons to your child’s classroom by next Thursday. Attached is a copy of the RSVP form. If you have any questions please feel free to reach out to Michelle McCorkle at (773)-909-7443 or mmccorkle@deloitte.com. Hope to see you there!

BOOK FAIR

The Cowlishaw Book Fair is here again! Book Fair is from March 14 - March 22 and we need your help to make it a success! We need volunteers for set up, preview, sales, and tear down. Remember, proceeds from all sales go right back to the LMC for new books and materials. Sign up to volunteer using the link below. If you have any questions or concerns please contact Vidya Sekhar at vidya_gop@yahoo.com.



Cowlishaw Book Fair March 2018



COWLISHAW PTA SCIENCE FAIR

ALL Cowlishaw students are invited to participate in the Cowlishaw Elementary School PTA SCIENCE FAIR on Friday, April 20, 2018. Registration for the participants will be open shortly. We need volunteers for Science Fair night. Please sign up to help us! The link to sign up will be provided soon!



For details/questions regarding the Cowlishaw PTA Science Fair, please contact: Anica Dubey at anicadubey@yahoo.com.



SPRING DANCE

Save the date for our Decades Dance on March 16th at 6:30. Please return your RSVPs by March 9th to get advanced ticket prices (see attachment for new form). We are planning a fun night for both students and parents, but need extra hands to make it a success!



We are still looking for baked good donations and many volunteers-middle and high school aged volunteers are very welcome too! Use the following link to sign up. Thank you for your help with this! http://signup.com/go/aSVfYGY



PTA MEETING MINUTES

Thank you to everyone that attended January 31st PTA meeting. If you were unable to attend, but would like to see what was discussed, the minutes are posted on the PTA website.



BOX TOPS

It’s that time again! Turn in your Box Tops For Education February 20-23rd. The class that collects the most will receive a prize! This program supports many of the PTA-funded programs such as Accelerated Reader, Assemblies, and more! Don’t forget to put your Box Tops in a bag or envelope with your teacher’s name on it.
If you have any questions, please contact Box Tops Charitra at charitra.iyer@gmail.com.



NOMINATION COMMITTEE

Cowlishaw’s Nomination Committee is currently looking for candidates to be a part of the 2018-19 PTA Board. If you are interested in learning more about any of the roles, especially Vice President, please contact Kristin at kristinwolfgram@gmail.com. We will be announcing our slate early March and the election will take place at our April 4th meeting.



OZZIE COUGAR READING CLUB

Your student should have completed week 1, 2 & 3 of the Ozzie Cougar Reading log and started week 4! If you didn't send in the first ticket, it's not too late! Just submit them now! Keep encouraging your child to log in their reading minutes! This eight-week program (1/14/18-3/10/18) is to encourage reading as a foundation for learning. Your child will log their reading time in 2 week increments and turn them in to their teachers. After completing the 8 week reading program, they will earn a free ticket to a Kane County Cougars game with their classmates for this upcoming season. Kindergarten-2nd Grade students will be completing their logs in the classroom.



SIX FLAGS® READ TO SUCCEED SIX HOUR READING CLUB

Six Flags reading program is over! If your child participated in the program, the tickets will be distributed in May, 2018. Thanks for all who participated! If you have any questions for either programs, please contact Hyeon Tai at taigrrrl@yahoo.com.



PERSONALIZED COWLISHAW BLANKETS

Fifth Grade Parents- Help your student celebrate his or her time at Cowlishaw with a personalized blanket! Besides your student’s name, you can even add the names of every teacher he/she has had during their time spent at Cowlishaw! What a wonderful gift for your child to cherish for years to come. Visit http://napervillespiritwear.com/5TH-GRADE-BLANKET-CK91.htm?productId=4924 to view and order.



5th GRADE FAREWELL PICTURES NEEDED!

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 cowlishaw5thgradefarewell@gmail.com by April 15th.



AMAZON SMILE

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!

https://smile.amazon.com/ch/36-4165360



STAY CONNECTED

Find us on Facebook for up to date happenings in the Cowlishaw community! Cowlishaw Elementary PTA -https://www.facebook.com/CowlishawPTA



Visit our website for more information: https://sites.google.com/site/cowlishawelementarypta/home



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

Cowlishaw Skate ( pdf)

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