Dear Parents and Guardians,

We are starting something new with our holiday parties! We will be having our Winter Party on Thursday, December 19th in your child's classroom. Kindergarten students will still be held in the cafeteria, but grades 1-6 will have their parties in their classrooms. 

All parties will still be 30 minutes long, but will be in the time block of 1:45 p.m.-2:30 p.m. Your child's teacher will be communicating with you the start time of his/her party (1:45 p.m. or 2:00 p.m.). If you are going to be attending the party, please have a limited background check completed by Tuesday, December 17th. You will also need to park on the north side of the building and enter door # 7 and sign in with the staff member at the table. The staff member will check to make sure you have a completed background check during this time. *YOU MUST HAVE ONE COMPLETED TO GO TO THE CLASSROOM. If you have any questions on how to complete a limited background check, please contact our office at (765) 289-7129. 

If you are sending in drinks, please only send in non-staining drinks that are contained in pouches, juice boxes, or bottles (examples are Capri Suns, water bottles, etc.).

We look forward to this new change for our students and staff! 

Lendon D. Schwartz


All volunteers at Cowan Elementary will need to go through a volunteer application process. This process involves a free limited background check. Please see the list below for who we will require to have a background check:

     1) Field Trip Chaperones (adults that will be responsible for a group of students)

     2) Party help

     3) Working in a classroom (once or twice in a year)

Volunteers will need to submit this volunteer application at least one week prior to the event they are helping with. This can be done online at our Cowan Elementary website under the "For Parents" tab and then "Background Checks." Volunteers may also choose to fill out the paper version by requesting one from the office.

LOST AND FOUND: The lost and found tables are overflowing! Please be sure your students are checking for items they have lost. The lost and found tables are located in the hallway by the cafeteria. Items not claimed will be donated.

Cowan Elementary’s annual Food Drive will conclude December 16. All food collected will go to the Muncie Mission.

There will be no choir practice on December 9. The choir party will be December 16 from 3-4 p.m. on the stage. Choir members should bring their own drink. Snacks will be provided. Students should be picked up at Door #7 in the back of the building following the party.

Third grade students will attend a performance of the Nutcracker Ballet at Cornerstone on December 12.

The Cowan School Board will meet on December 18 at 6:30 p.m.

College Mentors will not meet again until January 23.

December 19 marks the end of the second nine weeks and the first semester of the 2019-20 school year. Report cards will come home on January 7. The Honor Roll Ceremony for students in grades 4-6 will be held on January 9 at 2:15 p.m. in the elementary gymnasium.

The Big Idea (formerly Fresh Produce Night) is scheduled for December 19 from 4:30-6 p.m. in the elementary cafeteria.

The Children’s Clothing Center of Delaware County, Inc. provides needy families with new and gently used clothing. Families requesting assistance must complete a referral form to be approved by the principal. The family will then take the form with them when they visit the Clothing Center. Please call the elementary office for more information or to request a referral form.

Athletics:   5th/6th Grade Boys Basketball

                  12/9     Selma Middle School              5:30 PM          Home

                  12/17   Daleville High School              5:30 PM          Home     

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.


We wish you a Merry Christmas

and a Happy New Year!