Mr. Brown’s Message:

We are off to a great start in 2019!  You may or may not have heard your students talking about a brand new initiative that we kicked off this semester.  Students across the building have the opportunity to earn tickets for being kind to others, respecting others, doing their best, and overall just being a great Blackhawk.  Students can earn these tickets in all areas of the school including their bus ride.  Next month students will have the opportunity to use the tickets to buy educational items such as pencils, markers, folders, as well as put their tickets into a raffle for bigger items like art sets, science sets, and a Kindle or Chromebook.  We have already seen a positive return in student behavior and are excited to see this continue through the rest of the semester.  

As a reminder, the students will not have school on Monday, January 21.  This day is set aside for teacher training.  School will resume as normal on Tuesday, January 22.

 Also, this week the 2019-2020 school calendar was approved by our school board.  The first day of school for the 2019-2020 school year will be Wednesday, August 7.  For the complete calendar, visit our school website and look under the “For Parents” or “For Students” tab.         

 “It’s a Great Day to be a Blackhawk!”

2019 COWAN CHEER CLINIC: The 2019 Cowan Cheer Clinic scheduled to take place this Saturday, January 19, has been postponed and will now be conducted on Saturday, February 9 at Cowan High School. Students must be registered for this event by Wednesday, January 23. The students will perform at the Boys Varsity Basketball game on Friday, February 15.

WALK-A-MILE IN MY SHOES: The Muncie Mission’s annual Walk-A-Mile In My Shoes event is scheduled for February 9. We have four Wacky Wednesdays scheduled to help raise money for this important cause. Students are invited to donate $1 each Wednesday to participate in the following: 
January 16   Slipper Day
January 23   Silly Socks Day                                           
January 30   Mismatched Shoes Day                            
February 6   No Shoes Day (in the classroom)

The Math Bowl team has their first meet of the season on January 22 at Cowan at 5 p.m. They will practice January 24 and 29 from 3-4 p.m. On January 31, the team will travel to Royerton for a 5 p.m. meet.

Circle the State with Song participants will practice January 23 and 30 from 3-4 p.m. on the stage.

College Mentors for Kids will start back up after school on January 24 until 5: 15 p.m.  Be sure to pick up your student promptly at 5:20 p.m. in front of the elementary school.

Yearbook order forms came home with students last week. Yearbooks can be ordered either online or by returning the completed order form and payment (checks payable to Lifetouch) to school by the February 22 deadline. If ordering online, go to YBPAY.LIFETOUCH.COM and use Yearbook ID Code 3215819. The cost of a standard yearbook is $13.

Cowan Elementary Spelling Bee: Our annual spelling bee is scheduled for Friday, January 25, at 8:30 a.m. in the elementary gym. The winner will advance to the WIPB  Spelling Bee which will be held on March 9, at 9 a.m., in Sursa Performance Hall, on the campus of Ball State University. Good luck to all spellers!

The Free Fresh Produce Night giveaway for this month is January 31 from 4:30-6 p.m. in the elementary cafeteria. All families with a child in Cowan Schools are welcome.

 Athletics:  5th/6th Grade Girls Basketball

                 1/28     Wes-Del          5:30 p.m.         Away

                 1/30     Daleville          5:30 p.m.         Home

                 1/31     Tri                    5:30 p.m.         Home

                 Jr. High Wrestling

                 1/23     Blue River       5:30 p.m.         Home

                 1/28     Yorktown MS  5:30 p.m.         Away

                 1/31     Wes-Del          5:30 p.m.         Home


A Look Ahead: 2/5   Skating Party

                        2/6    Mid-Term Grade Reports

                        2/14  Valentine Parties

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