Mr. Brown’s Message:

As we wrap up another great school year at Cowan Elementary, I would like to thank all of our families for your constant support and dedication in helping your students to be successful.  We are proud of the work of our Cowan Blackhawks!  The last day of school is Thursday, May 30. 

As we start planning for next year, we would like your feedback on the possibility of adding eLearning days in the future.  You have been sent an email that contains a link to a short survey.  Please take a couple of minutes to complete it.  For those parents that do not have an active email on file, the survey is available on the main page of our Cowan website as well.

In preparing for next school year, I would ask that if something changes in your plans and your student(s) will not be attending Cowan Schools next year, please call the office or send an email and let me know.  In some cases, we have transfer families on a waiting list, so accurate enrollment numbers are very important.  You can leave a message at any time over the summer.  On that same note if you know of a new family that lives in the district and plans to attend Cowan Elementary next year, please have them contact me as well.  The same can be said for families looking to transfer to Cowan next year for the first time.

Finally, we are excited to offer a new format to our Back-to-School Night for next school year.  It will take place on Monday, August 5 at 6:00 p.m.  This is two days before the start of the school year for students.  Parents and students are encouraged to bring school supplies with them to this event so that they are ready and available for the first day of school.

We are already looking forward to the start of the new school year on August 7, 2019!

I hope everyone has a restful and relaxing summer vacation! 

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

Walking Club will meet with Mr. Black on May 20 & 23 from 3-3:45 p.m. May 23 will be the last walking club of the year.

Blackhawk Time Summer Send-Off: Blackhawk Time students and their parents are invited to the Summer Send-Off on May 21 from 3-4 p.m. in the elementary cafeteria.

Members of chimes will practice on May 21 and 28 from 3-4 p.m.

IREAD-3 Tutoring will take place on May 21 and 23 from 3-4 p.m. Please make sure to pick up your students in the front of the building at 4 p.m.

Cowan PTO members will meet on May 21 at 6 p.m. in the elementary library.

The final Fresh Produce Night giveaway for this school year is May 23 from 4:30-6 p.m. in the elementary cafeteria. All families with a child in Cowan Schools are welcome.

Get your passport ready! Sixth grade students present their annual Cultural Fair on May 23 during the school day. Parents are invited to attend from 10:30-11:30 a.m.

Cowan Elementary’s Annual All-School Cookout is May 24.

Fourth grade’s annual sleepover is scheduled for May 24.

There will be NO SCHOOL on Monday, May 27, in observance of Memorial Day.

Field Day:  May 28   Kindergarten through 2nd grade

                  May 30   3rd grade through 6th grade

First grade students will go on a field trip to Minnetrista Cultural Center on May 29.

Fifth grade students will visit Mounds State Park on May 29.

Join us to celebrate our sixth grade students moving up to Jr. High! The 6th Grade Recognition Ceremony is scheduled for May 29 at 6 p.m. at the high school gymnasium.

Be sure to have your child check the lost and found table for missing items. All remaining lost and found will be donated at the end of the school year.

The last school day for students is May 30. Report cards will be mailed home in June.

High School graduation is scheduled for May 31 at 7 p.m. in the high school gymnasium.

The Yorktown Youth Football League is offering a Skills Camp for incoming kindergarteners up to grade 6. The camp will be held June 24-26 from 6-7:30 p.m. and will cost $40. Register at YorktownYouthFootball.com by June 16 for a camp shirt.

Hearts & Hands United of Delaware County Indiana, Inc. will "Celebrate Back to School" on Saturday, July 27, 2019, at the Delaware County Fairgrounds. They will be offering backpacks filled with school supplies and new tennis shoes while supplies last. Registration begins at 9:30 a.m. with  the event running from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. This is open to Delaware County students only. A photo ID must be provided, and proof of current address is advisable. All children through 8th grade must have a parent/legal guardian present. High school students may come without an adult, but they must have a school ID with them.

END OF YEAR MEDICINE- Parents will need to pick up medicine anytime from now until the end of the school year. After school is out medicine may be picked up from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. through Friday, May 31.  All medicine will be destroyed if not picked up. Thank you!

All returning students to Cowan Elementary will need to login to the PowerSchool portal and proceed to Ecollect Forms to complete the registration process for the 2019-20 school year. This portal will be open and available on July 22. For those who have no computer access at home, computer use will be available at school during registration hours. New students to the corporation should plan to come to one of the registration sessions and bring a birth certificate and two proofs of residency. Registration dates for 2019-20 are as follows:

                                    July 29        9-11 and 1-3

                                    July 30        9-11, 1-3, and 4-7

                                    July 31        9-11

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