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Cowan Elementary School


Dear Cowan Blackhawk Families,

I want to first share how proud I am of our students for working so hard on their NWEA assessments or ILEARN assessments these last few weeks. I saw more students giving it their best effort this year than I have before. Thank you to the parents that sent in encouraging notes to their students, too. I know they enjoyed reading them before taking their tests.

Thank you so much for helping raise money for a rock wall with our recent Paragon Promotions fundraiser. Here is an exciting rock wall update. Community members donated a total of $7,363.00 for our rock wall project. Our students sold $20,756 worth of items from our school-wide fundraiser. This means our school profited $8,400. Absolutely amazing! I am extremely proud of our students, families and community members! Thank you for helping us reach our goal! That’s right…the rock wall has been ordered and will be installed over the summer. Our students will get to use it during P.E. starting in August!

We are in our final countdown until summer vacation!  Have a great couple of weeks!


Lendon D. Schwartz, Principal 


Transfer applications for 2023-24 are available on the school website. Every out-of-district student, new and returning, must complete a transfer application each year.

Only one yearbook remains available for purchase in the elementary office. The cost is $18 and can be purchased using either cash or a check made payable to Cowan Elementary School.

Sixth grade students travel to Conner Prairie on May 16 for their field trip.

Athletic Physical night is scheduled for May 17 from 3:15-6:00 p.m. in the high school gym. Students in grades 4-11 who plan to play a sport next school year should plan to attend and get their athletic physical done. Cost is $25. Information has been emailed to families that are registered in FinalForms and is also posted on the athletic website. Parents must update and register you in FinalForms prior to coming to physical night. Also, if you plan to participate in any summer open gym activities with Cowan coaches, you MUST have all of your 23-24 physical information complete before you can participate. See Mrs. Crump if you have questions. 

The Cowan School Board will meet May 17 at 6 p.m.

Second grade students will visit Minnetrista Cultural Center on May 18.

May 18 is the annual 6th Grade Cultural Fair. Sixth grade parents are invited to visit the fair from 10:30-11:35 a.m. Parents should enter the school through door #7 in the back of the building.

The Big Idea giveaway of fresh produce is May 18 from 4:30-5:30 p.m. in the cafeteria. Please park by the playground and enter door #5. All families with a child in Cowan Schools are welcome.                                                                           

CANCELLED - MOVIE NIGHT: The high school’s Student Council is hosting a community movie night on Friday, May 19. They will be showing Moana. All Cowan students and families are welcome. Cost of admission is $5 with kids 2 and younger free. Tickets will be sold at the door.

The Sixth Grade Recognition Ceremony will be held on May 22 at 6 p.m. in the high school gymnasium.

Cowan Elementary’s Cookout and Field Day will be on May 23. Please be sure students are dressed appropriately for outdoor activities weather permitting.

Tuesday, May 23 marks the end of the second semester and the students’ last day of school!                                                           

END OF YEAR MEDICINE- Parents will need to pick up medicine anytime from now until the end of the school year. After school is out medicine may be picked up from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. through Friday, May 26.  All medicine will be destroyed if not picked up. Thank you! 

Lost & Found: Please be sure to remind your student(s) to check the lost and found for any missing items. All remaining items will be donated.

All returning students to Cowan Elementary will need to login to the PowerSchool portal and proceed to Ecollect Forms to complete the registration process for the 2023-24 school year. This portal will be open on or near July 20. For those who have no computer access at home, computer use will be available at school during registration hours. New students to the corporation should plan to come to one of the registration sessions and bring a birth certificate and two proofs of residency. Registration dates and times for 2023-24 are as follows:

Registration Times for 2023-24

Monday, July 24th                  9-11 a.m. & 1-3 p.m.

Tuesday, July 25th                 9-11 a.m., 1-3 p.m., & 4-7 p.m.

Wednesday, July 26th            9-11 a.m.

  • Elementary class lists will be posted on Monday, July 24th.
  • Back to School Night is August 1 from 6-7 p.m. at the elementary (bring your school supplies)!
  • The first day of school will be Thursday, August 3, 2023!!!

USDA meal programs for children operate all summer! To find the nearest summer meal site, call 211 or text ‘Summer Meals’ (English) to 914-342-7744. Households in need of assistance any time of the year can call the USDA National Hunger Hotline at 866-3-HUNGRY to speak with a representative who will find resources, such as summer meal sites, food banks, and other nearby social services.

Heart & Hands United of Delaware County is sponsoring a backpack and shoe giveaway from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. on July 29, 2023, at the Delaware County Fairgrounds. Backpacks filled with school supplies will be given out at Heartland Hall, and shoes will be given away at the Memorial Building. All Delaware County students are eligible. Please have ID, proof of residence or school ID. Parents or a legal guardian must accompany all children through 8th grade. High school students may come without an adult if they present a school ID. Student must be present. Walk ups will be served.

Looking Ahead:  6/1   Report Cards Mailed

   6/1   School Board Meeting

   6/2   High School Graduation

Non-discrimination Statement:  In accordance with Federal law and U.S. Department of Agriculture policy, this institution is prohibited from discriminating on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age, or disability. To file a complaint of discrimination, write USDA, Director, Office of Civil Rights, 1400 Independence Avenue SW, Washington, D.C. 20250-9410 or call (800) 795-3272 or (202) 720-6382 (TTY).  USDA is an equal opportunity provider and employer.


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