Cowan Elementary Families,

I want to personally thank you for sending your students to Cowan Elementary. Our Cowan Blackhawks are special to all of us and we work very hard to give them the best education around. Our teachers and staff are superb and care for all of our students.

I want to also thank you for cooperating so well with the minor changes to our morning arrival process. Safety for our students and staff is extremely important to me. Moving our car drop-off location has been a smooth transition. We are actually able to unload around forty cars between the 7:45AM-7:50AM early start. This is awesome!  Please remind your child(ren) to be ready to get out of the car once you have pulled up to the drop-off spot. This will help the line move even smoother.

Thank you again, and have a wonderful September!

Mr. Schwartz

Starting August 26, 2019all volunteers will need to go through a volunteer application process. This process involves a free limited background check. Please see the list below for who we will require to have a background check:

     1) Field Trip Chaperones (adults that will be responsible for a group of students)

     2) Party help

     3) Working in a classroom (once or twice in a year)

Volunteers will need to submit this volunteer application at least one week prior to the event they are helping with. This can be done online at our Cowan Elementary website under the "For Parents" tab and then "Background Checks." Volunteers may also choose to fill out the paper version by requesting one from the office.

Cowan Elementary has 3 kindergarten classrooms looking to adopt “grandmas and grandpas” for their classrooms. These grandparent friends would be asked to commit to a minimum of 1 day a week for 3 hours (8:30-11:30) for the first 9 weeks of the school year. After the first 9 weeks, grandparents can decide if it is something they would like to continue helping with (our hope is that the answer will of course be - YES!) There is no age restriction- you do not have to be "grandparent age!" Stay at home moms, or those with flexible schedules are great for this position as well. Tasks you would be asked to help with include: Helping teach children social manners such as taking turns and sharing, using kind words and manners, cleaning up my toys, following the rules, and etc. as they learn how to play and participate in different play based and academic based centers. Scribing the writing of students. Helping students learn to properly write their name. Helping students in small groups or one on one to learn their letters and sounds. Reading one on one or in small groups. Helping off task students follow the directions they have been given. Helping students through the lunch line and opening items. Those interested are asked to contact Chelsie King (cking@cowan.k12.in.us) with questions or concerns, or to let us know of your interest!   In addition, you will also be asked to complete a background check ($17.50) through Cowan Community Schools. If the cost is a concern please let us know. 

FALL PICTURES - Lifetouch will be at the elementary on August 27 for fall school pictures. Be sure to send your picture order and payment on picture day. Pictures can also be ordered before picture day on mylifetouch.com. Please use picture day ID EVT6Q4MM3 when ordering online.

The Free Fresh Produce Night giveaway for this month is scheduled for August 29 from 4:30-6:00 p.m. in the elementary cafeteria. All families with a child in Cowan Schools are welcome.

Attention Sixth Grade: The Concannon’s fundraiser pickup is August 29 from 3-6 p.m. in the elementary cafeteria.

There will be NO SCHOOL on Monday, September 2, in observance of Labor Day.

The Cowan School Board will meet on September 4 at 6:30 p.m.

Mid-term grades will come home with students on Friday, September 6.

Mark your calendar for future skating party dates. They are scheduled for October 15, 2019, February 5, and April 8, 2020.

The Children’s Clothing Center of Delaware County, Inc. provides needy families with new and gently used clothing. Families requesting assistance must complete a referral form to be approved by the principal. The family will then take the form with them when they visit the Clothing Center. Please call the elementary office for more information or to request a referral form.

Athletics:   6th Grade Volleyball

                  8/27     Blue River Valley        5:30 p.m.         Home

                  8/28     Delta Middle School    5:00 p.m.         Away

                  8/29     Muncie Southside       5:00 p.m.         Away

                  9/5       Wes-Del                      5:30 p.m.         Away

                  ­JH Co-Ed Cross Country

                  8/24     Monroe Central         10:00 a.m.         Away

                  8/29     Selma Middle School  4:30 p.m.        Away

                  9/7       Union City Inv.           10:00 a.m.        Away


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