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Dear Cowan Blackhawk Families,

I cannot believe that this is our last Menu & Announcements for this school year!  Where has the time gone?  I want to thank all of you for the support, encouragement, and appreciation you have given to our teachers and staff this year. Every staff member in our building went above and beyond for your child/children. I hope that you were able to witness the time, effort and love poured into your child/children. Cowan Elementary's staff is the BEST!

For those of you that were able to send in cards or notes and gift cards to help us celebrate Teacher Appreciation Week, THANK YOU!  This past week was a HUGE success and it was nice to hear our staff laughing and see them smiling. 

From our family to your family, we hope you have a wonderful and safe summer! 

Thank you,

Lendon D. Schwartz

Cowan Elementary Principal

Physical Night: Athletic physicals, kindergarten physicals (not required) and immunizations (including for incoming kindergarteners) will be offered during Physical Night at Cowan High School from 3:15-6 p.m. on May 13. Cost for a physical is $20. For more information, please visit the school website. Physicals and immunizations are being provided by Open Door Health Services.

The Cowan Fire Department is hosting a drive thru Dan’s Fish Fry on Friday May 14 from 4-7 p.m. The cost will be $10 per meal (adult meals only). The menu will include fish, chicken, or fish/chicken, 2 sides and a cookie. If you cannot make it to the drive thru fish fry but still want to support Cowan Fire Department, you can do so by mailing donations to Cowan Fire Department, 9407 S. Olive Street, Muncie, IN 47302.

May 15 will be an e-learning day to make up for the February 16 snow day.

The Cowan School Board will meet Wednesday, May 19 at 6:00 p.m.

The final Big Idea giveaway of fresh produce for this year is May 20 from 4:30-5:30 p.m. Food will be distributed outside. All families with a child in Cowan Schools are welcome.

Lost and Found: The lost and found table continues to overflow with lost items. Please be sure to have your child check the lost and found table one last time for anything that may belong to him/her! These items will be donated if not claimed.

6th Grade Recognition is scheduled for May 26 from 6-7 p.m. in the high school gymnasium. Each sixth grade student will receive six invitations to distribute to guests. Invitations will go home with sixth grade students closer to the recognition date. An invitation must be presented at the door in order to attend.

Kindergarten through second grade students will participate in Field Day on May 26. Grades 3-6 will have their Field Day on May 27. 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 28.  All medicine will be destroyed if not picked up. Thank you!

Thursday, May 27 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 2021-22 school year. This portal will be open and available on July 19. 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 2021-22 are as follows:

                                     Registration Times for 2021-22

                        Monday, July 26th               9-11 a.m. & 1-3 p.m.

                        Tuesday, July 27th              9-11 a.m., 1-3 p.m., & 4-7 p.m.

                        Wednesday, July 28th        9-11 a.m.

Elementary class lists will be posted on Monday, July 26th. The first day of school will be Wednesday, August 4, 2021!!!

This summer help your child become a confident, enthusiastic reader in the Summer Reading Skills Program. This is in partnership with Xavier University and is taught by instructors from the Institute of Reading Development. Your child will attend weekly live online classes that build skills and provide great experiences with terrific books. For more information, please call 1-800-266-3991.

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