Dear Parents/Guardians,

During the months of March, April, and May, our students will be taking important assessments. Our 3rd graders will be taking IREAD-3 during the week of March 16. Our 3rd, 4th, 5th, and 6th graders will be taking ILEARN starting April 20 - May 15. All of our students will be taking NWEA assessments starting the week of May 4. Please do your best to schedule doctor appointments, etc. outside of school hours during these important testing windows. It is important that students take the test while their peers take it, otherwise, they will have to make-up the test when their peers are doing something else. This makes it difficult for those students to do their best when they know their peers are doing something different. 

Our teachers are doing a fantastic job getting your child ready for these important assessments and getting them ready for next year. If you are concerned about how your child is doing, please reach out to your child's teacher to request a time to meet. 

We appreciate your cooperation with this. 

Lendon D. Schwartz



There will be NO SCHOOL for students on January 20.

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.

Science Bowl is scheduled to meet January 22 from 3-4:30 p.m. and January 28, 29 and 30 from 3-4 p.m. in Mrs. Bouw’s classroom.

The Cowan School Board will meet on January 22 at 6:30 p.m.

Walk A Mile In My Shoes will be held on February 8. For many years Cowan Elementary has shown tremendous support for this cause. This year we will be raising money for the Muncie Mission’s event by inviting students to participate in the following special days:

January 15    Crazy Sock Day

January 22    Mismatched Shoe Day

January 29    No Shoes in the Classroom Day

February 3-7 $1 Sucker Sales at Lunch

College Mentors will meet January 23 and 30.

Parents are invited to attend an informational meeting about eLearning on January 29 at 6 p.m. in the elementary cafeteria.

Crabtree Photography will be taking class candids and group pictures on January 29. This does not include athletic teams. Any group having a group/team shirt should bring the shirt on this day.

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

TinkerFest 2020 will take place on Saturday, March 28, 2020, from 10am - 5pm at the Indiana State Museum. Join TechPoint Foundation for Youth, Indiana University School of Education, and the Indiana State Museum for TinkerFest 2020, a hands-on, experiential learning opportunity designed to engage and inspire Indiana’s student designers, builders, coders, makers, and tinkerers in grades K-12. The event is free for all registered student participants, and will be included with museum admission for the public. Visit https://www.techpointyouth.org/tinkerfest for more information.

Athletics:   5th/6th Grade Boys Basketball

                  1/20     Alexandria M.S.          5:30 p.m.         Home

                  1/21     Delta (County)            5:30 p.m.         Away

                  1/23     County                        5:30 p.m.         Away

                  1/25     County                        TBD                 Away

                  1/28     West Jay M.S.                        5:30 p.m.         Away        

Looking Ahead:     2/3-7    Sucker Sales for Walk A Mile

                              2/5       Skating Party

                              2/7       Mid-Term Grades

                              2/14     Valentine’s Day Parties

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.



Cowan Elementary School kindergarten enrollment for the 2020-2021 school year will be held on Thursday, April 9, 2020. Parents will be notified by letter as to what time they should attend.  Please bring your child, his/her birth certificate, and two (2) pieces of verification showing proof of residency in the Cowan school district. Families living outside of the Cowan district may apply to attend as well. Examples of proof of residency are: driver’s license, state I.D., voter registration, insurance forms, lease agreement, purchase agreement (if it denotes residency), property tax payment, mortgage receipt, moving bill, or utility bill.  The document must show address.  If you know of a child who will be entering kindergarten for the 2020-2021 school year, please pass this form along to them or ask them to call the office.  Children must be five (5) years of age by August 1, 2020.  Please return this registration form by Thursday, March 19, 2020 to: Cowan Elementary School, ATTN: Mrs. Breedlove, 1000 West Co. Rd. 600 South, Muncie, IN  47302.  If you have any questions, call 289-7129.

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Child’s Name _____________________________________________________   

Parent’s Name ____________________________________________________

Child’s Birth Date   ____________________   

Address                   ________________________________________________

Telephone Number ____________________                                                       

Check One:    _______ Male             _______Female

Pre-School Attended: ______________________________________________

Please return this registration by Thursday, March 19, 2020.