Dear Cowan Blackhawk Families,

Each January we celebrate the life of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and his accomplishments. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. once said, "The time is always right to do what is right." At Cowan Elementary, we started the new year off creating goals and focusing even more on our school-wide goals. One goal that our students are working on is for Citizenship. Each quarter, our students get a score on their report card for Citizenship. Here are the ratings that students could receive:

     1) O = Outstanding

     2) S = Satisfactory

     3) I = Inconsistent

     4) N = Needs Improvement

"Teaching children different themes of citizenship, including honesty, compassion, respect, responsibility and courage empowers children to positively contribute to their community, according to Kaplan Early Learning." Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.'s life exhibited many of the citizenship characteristics that are listed above. Our citizenship goal at Cowan Elementary is important. We want all of our students to receive the "Outstanding" mark on their next report card. Please take some time and talk to your student about how they can maintain their "O" or improve to an "O" during quarter 3. 

Thank you for being a Cowan Blackhawk!

Lendon D. Schwartz




There will be no “C” lunch offered during the weeks of January 18 & 24.

The Cowan School Board will meet January 19 at 6 p.m.

Science Bowl will meet January 19, 25, 26 & 27 from 3-4:30 p.m. in Mrs. Bouw’s room.

The Big Idea giveaway of fresh produce for this month is January 27 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.

Yearbook order forms came home with students last week. The deadline to order is February 3. For a convenient online purchase, you can visit crabtreephotos.com and click on Cowan Elementary or go to http://crabtree-photography.hhimagehost.com/CowanElementary20212022. Orders can also be placed by returning the order form and payment to school by the deadline.

The My School Bucks program fee for textbook rental and latchkey payments made on-line will increase from 3.95% to 4.95% starting January 19, 2022. The lunch fee is a flat amount of $2.75 per transaction.

Looking Ahead: 2/3   Mid-Term Grades Home

                           2/3   Yearbook Orders Due

                           2/4   Activity Pictures – Crabtree Photography

                          2/14  Valentine’s Day Parties

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