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PTA Announcements 11-11-19

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November 11, 2019 PTA ANNOUNCEMENTS


November 18 - Book Fair Begins

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


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 to register your student with our School ID: z-17276. Questions? Contact Sabrina Hunt at 765-491-6336 or


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 or 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


Congratulations to each student whose entry advanced to the IPPC level of the Reflections arts program! Each student who completed an advancing entry will be invited to attend the IPPC Reflections Award Ceremony to be held on Thursday, February 13, 2020 at Neuqua Valley HS Auditorium. Invitations will be sent in January. Any entries that have not been advanced to the next level will be returned to students. All participants will receive a certificate in recognition of their participation.


Please join us at Portillo’s (by Target on Rt 59/Jefferson) NEXT Monday, November 18th from 5-8 PM 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 will be coming home via backpack mail! Electronic copies of the flyer on a smartphone are accepted, too. We hope to see you there, and thanks in advance for supporting our PTA!


The book fair is starting soon! Set up begins on Monday, November 18. We need adult volunteers to help set up, check students out throughout the week, and break everything down. Questions? Email Please sign up using the link below.


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. The reading program ends November 15th. Please turn in reading logs no later than Friday, November 22nd. Additional reading logs available on the PTA website and attached to the announcements.


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


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


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!


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!


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Read with Rusty ( pdf)

Shop With Scrip Flyers ( pdf)

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