Cowan Blackhawk Families,

September is here and before you know it, it will be October. The weather is getting cooler and the smell of fall is around us. What do you like about fall? I like evening campfires, hot apple cider, and the famous pumpkin spice lattes. This year is moving by quickly! 

During the month of September, Americans remember the following events:

Sept. 6 - Labor Day: a celebration of the great American worker and the great American work            ethic

Sept. 6 - Rosh Hashanah: a Jewish holiday that marks the beginning of a new year.

Sept. 11 - Patriot Day: held in honor and remembrance of those who died in the September                11 attacks of 2001. This year marks the 20th anniversary of September 11.

Sept. 12 - Grandparents Day: Honor your grandparents today and every day.

Sept. 15 - Yom Kippur: the holiest holiday in the Jewish calendar.

Sept. 17 - Constitution Day: This day celebrates the adoption of the U.S. Constitution, which             occurred on September 17, 1787.

Sept. 21 - International Day of Peace: Observances range from a moment of silence at noon to           events such as peace walks, concerts, and volunteering in the community.

Sept. 22 - The start of fall!

As always, thank you for trusting Cowan Elementary to give your child/children the best education around. Happy fall! 


Lendon D. Schwartz, Principal

Textbook rental charges for the 2021-2022 school year for students in kindergarten through grade six will be as follows: 

                        Kindergarten               $114.48           Grade 4           $117.18

                        Grade 1                      $  89.61           Grade 5           $137.26

                        Grade 2                      $103.06           Grade 6           $138.33

                        Grade 3     $100.99                                                                                                   

Spell Bowl practices are scheduled for Sept. 14, 16, 21 & 23 from 3-4:30 p.m.

The Cowan School Board will meet on Wednesday, September 15 at 6:00 p.m.

It’s choir time! Choir practices will be September 20 & 27 from 3-4 p.m. on the stage.

We will be celebrating College Go! Week on September 20th-24th, because it’s never too early for students to start getting excited about their futures!  There will be various activities throughout the week as well as dress up days which are listed below:

Monday - Our Future Starts Here!

  • Show your school spirit by wearing Blackhawk attire

Tuesday - Dress for Success

  • Dress up as the career you hope to have some day

Wednesday - Military Appreciation Day

  • Wear camouflage

Thursday - Hats off to Higher Education

  • Wear your favorite hat

Friday - Off to College

  • Wear your favorite college gear

The Big Idea giveaway of fresh produce for September is September 23 from 4:30-5:30. This month's Big Idea will be back inside in the cafeteria. Everyone will need to park by the playground and enter door #5. All families with a child in Cowan Schools are welcome.

The Children’s Clothing Center of Delaware County, Inc., has new and used clothing available for any Delaware County student in need. If you are interested, please contact the elementary office and request a referral.

Looking Ahead: 10/1               Fall Picture Retakes & Class Candids

                          10/6               End of 1st Grading Period

                          10/8               Parent Teacher Conferences/No School for Students

                          10/11-15        Fall Break

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