Mr. Brown’s Message:

It was great to have all the students back after Spring Break!  April and May are very busy months here at Cowan.  Students in grades 3-6 will be taking the state ILEARN test for the first time.  Fifth and sixth grade students will test over 7 days from April 22-30.  Fourth grade students will test over 7 days from May 2-10.  Finally, third grade students will test over 5 days from May 2-8.  I wanted to share these dates with you early so you can start planning around testing times for the necessary appointments for your students.  It is extremely important that students are at school and ready to be successful each of these days.   

I encourage all families to come out and enjoy the Cowan PTO Carnival on Friday, April 12 from 6-9 p.m. A big thank you goes out to all the volunteers and PTO members who help to make our carnival a great event.

As many students have probably shared already, we have added a new, large piece of equipment to our playground.  I mention this because that purchase was made possible by a Ball Brothers grant, a generous PTO donation, and school funds.  Thank you to all groups that made this purchase possible.  Early indications are that the students are enjoying the addition!   

Finally, as we get closer to the end of the year, it is very important that we have an accurate enrollment count for all grades during the summer. Many of our families have already returned their informational page documenting that your students will be returning next year. If that status changes moving forward, please let the office know as soon as possible. Also, if you are a transfer family and you have not returned your transfer application for next year, please be sure to do that quickly.

It's a Great Day to be a Blackhawk!

Yearbooks are here and we have extras! If you missed out on getting a yearbook, you are in luck! The extras will be sold on a first come, first served basis. The cost of a yearbook is $13. Please make checks payable to Cowan Elementary School.

The deadline for 5th graders selling Papa John's cards to benefit their 6th grade field trip to Washington, D.C., is Monday, April 8.  Be sure to turn in all your orders and money to Mrs. Bouw no later than Monday.  Completed orders with cards are scheduled to go home with the students on or before April 19.  If you would prefer to pick up the completed orders at school instead of sending those home with your student, please send a note or call the office.  

Join your friends on April 8 at Gibson’s Arena for the final skating party of the year from 6:30-8:30 p.m.  All proceeds will be donated to Riley Kids Caring and Sharing.

Choir members will practice on April 8 and 15 from 3-4 p.m. on the stage.

IREAD-3 Tutoring will take place on April 9, 11, 16 and 18 from 3-4 p.m.  Please make sure to pick up your students in the front of the building at 4 p.m.

Chimes members will practice from 3-4 p.m. on the stage on April 9. There will be NO CHIMES on April 16.

Kindergarten enrollment for the 2019-20 school year will take place on April 11. If you know of an upcoming kindergarten student who has not signed up to attend on April 11, please have the child’s parent call the school.

Third grade students will visit the Ball State Planetarium on April 11.

Cowan’s Spring Carnival is on April 12 from 6-9 p.m.! The PTO is excited to have "Hawaiian Luau" as this year's theme! The auxiliary gymnasium will be transformed into a tropical paradise including a beach, palm trees and giant tiki decorations. There will also be a live DJ playing all of the surf classics, a variety of games, photo booth areas, food and much more!  Dig out that Hawaiian shirt, and help us throw the biggest beach party this side of the county!

The Cowan School Board will meet April 17 at 6:30 p.m.

Mid-term grades will come home with students on April 19.

School will be in session on April 19. This day was originally scheduled as a make-up day.

College Mentors for Kids will meet April 11 & 18 until 5:15 p.m.  Be sure to pick up your student promptly at 5:20 p.m. in front of the elementary school.

Corinth Step Ahead Preschool will be sponsoring a Chicken & Noodle Dinner on May 3 from 4:30-7 p.m. at Corinth United Methodist Church. All proceeds will benefit the preschool.

A Look Ahead: 4/22-5/17  ILEARN Testing Window

                         4/25           Fourth Grade Field Trip

 4/25           Fresh Produce Night

                          5/9            Spring Music Concert


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