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Dear Cowan Blackhawk Families,

It is so nice to have warmer weather back in Indiana!  It seemed like winter wanted to linger around longer this year. Since the weather is warmer and our students are beginning to wear shorts, I wanted to remind everyone that shorts and skirts must extend to the tip of the "pinky" finger in length. This has been in our student handbook for many years. 

It is hard to imagine that school is about to end. We have all kinds of fun activities and field trips going on to finish out the year.  Thank you for all of your support for our students and staff this year! 

Sincerely,                                                            FOLLOW US ON TWITTER                                                                                               @ElementaryCowan

Lendon D. Schwartz

Principal                                

ATTENTION OUT OF DISTRICT STUDENTS: The 2022-23 Application for Transfer of Non-Resident Students is available on the school website. All out of district students, new and returning, must complete this form each year.

May 18 is the annual 6th Grade Cultural Fair. Sixth grade parents are invited to visit the fair from 10:30-11:35 a.m.

Our second grade classes will visit Muncie’s AMC Theater and ARF on May 18.

All students in grades 4-11 who plan to play sports next school year are encouraged to attend the Athletic Physical Night after school on Wednesday, May 18 from 3:15-6:00 p.m.  Open Door will be here to administer athletic physicals for next school year and will also provide a chance to have immunizations updated if you choose to do so. Physicals are $25.00 and payment must be made that evening. Cash, credit card, and HSA/FSA cards will be accepted. FinalForms must be updated prior to attending physical night. You can visit the Cowan Athletic web-site for more information or call the HS office if you have questions. 

The next Cowan School Board meeting is May 18 at 6 p.m.

Fourth grade classes are going to Conner Prairie on May 19.

The Science Bowl Party will be Thursday, May 19 from 3-4 p.m. Parents should pick up students at Doors 10 &11. 

The Big Idea giveaway of fresh produce for this month is May 19 from 4:30-5:30 p.m. in the elementary cafeteria. Please park by the playground and enter door #5. All families with a child in Cowan Schools are welcome.

First grade students travel to the Indianapolis Zoo on May 20 for their field trip.

The Cowan PTO and Cowan High School’s Student Council are teaming up to put on a movie night for all Cowan Community students and families on May 20 at 7 p.m. Blue Sky’s Rio will be shown after dusk. Concessions, Papa John’s Pizza and games will be available. Cost at the gate will be $3.

The Cowan Elementary 6th Grade Recognition Ceremony will be held May 23 at 6 p.m. in the high school gym.

All K-6 students will enjoy a Field Day/All School Cookout on May 24. Please be sure students are dressed appropriately for outdoor activities weather permitting.

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 27.  All medicine will be destroyed if not picked up. Thank you!                            

Extra yearbooks are available for purchase in the elementary office. The cost is $15.

Parents/guardians are welcome to come in and have lunch with their child/children, but need to have a background check completed by us before doing so. These free, limited background checks can be completed online at www.cowan.k12.in.us by clicking on the "For Parents" tab and clicking on "Background Check." For lunch visits, please give at least a day's notice of your lunch visit in order to have the background check completed before your visit.  If you would like to order a school lunch, please call our office ahead of time so our cafeteria staff can be fully prepared. The adult lunch price is $4.60.

Ball State University is offering a Girls’ Basketball Day Camp on June 13-15 for girls in grades K-8. Full camp details can be found by visiting https://ballstatewomensbasketballcamps.totalcamps.com/About%20Us or by emailing the camp director at [email protected].

LOST AND FOUND: Please make sure your student checks the lost and found table for any lost items. Any remaining items at the end of the school year will be donated to a local charity.

Tuesday, May 24 is the last day of school for students!  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 2022-23 school year. This portal will be open and available on July 20. 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 and times for 2022-23 are as follows:

Registration Times for 2022-23

Monday, July 25th                  9-11 a.m. & 1-3 p.m.

Tuesday, July 26th                 9-11 a.m., 1-3 p.m., & 4-7 p.m.

Wednesday, July 27th            9-11 a.m.

Elementary class lists will be posted on Monday, July 25th. The first day of school will be Wednesday, August 3, 2022!!!

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