Cowan Families,

I hope that you had a wonderful Thanksgiving and that you were able to spend time with those you love. I appreciate all of your cooperation and patience with our recent eLearning days. In-person instruction will always be the best instruction, but when we aren't able to meet in-person, our teachers work very hard to continue providing the best education possible.  

We all understand that having your student(s) at home for learning isn't ideal and causes challenges for you. Thank you for working with us and communicating positively with teachers. I am extremely proud of how long we were able to make it before having to close. I am also very proud of how hard our teachers work to provide instruction to your student(s). 

December will be here tomorrow and before you know it, we will be on Winter Break. The character trait we are focusing on for the month of December is 'Compassion.' Here are 10 ways we can show compassion to others:

1) Challenge yourself to smile more

2) Open the door for someone

3) Motivate others

4) Practice acts of kindness

5) Allocate time to bond with friends and family

6) Say encouraging words

7) Share a fist bump or elbow bump (in non-COVID times it would be hugs and   handshakes)

8) Incorporate the phrase "Thank You" into your daily routine

9) Offer to help someone with their To-Do List

10)  Nurture relationships by taking time to listen to others

Have a safe week ahead and thank you for being a part of our Cowan family!


Lendon D. Schwartz, Principal

The Cowan School Board will meet Wednesday, December 2 at 6:30 p.m.

The Children’s Clothing Center of Delaware County offers new and slightly used clothing for students free of charge. Anyone interested should call the elementary to request a referral form.

Just some friendly reminders to parents:

  • If you have recently changed your phone number, please be sure to notify the office if you have not already updated the information.
  • Please have your child check the lost and found tables for any missing items. The tables are located in the hallway outside the cafeteria.
  • Now that cooler weather is here, please be sure to send your child to school in appropriate outerwear. Students go outside for recess as long as the temperature is 25°F or higher.
  • If your student is absent for multiple days for any reason, please call the elementary to schedule a time to pick up homework. Homework for grades 5/6 can be completed on Google Classroom.

Looking Ahead:           12/17               The Big Idea

                                    12/17               Christmas Parties

                                    12/17               End of 2nd Grading Period/1st Semester 

                                    12/18-1/3         Winter Break

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