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Dear Cowan Blackhawk Families,

Happy December! I always look forward to this time of year! Our teachers are planning some really neat activities and events for your student/s. December is jam packed with a lot of learning and fun! 

This month we are focusing on "Generosity."  Generosity is being willing to give more of something than is expected. We recently finished our Secret Families fundraiser and raised $4,000! I believe this is a new record for us. This will help 7½  families! Thank you for your generosity. We currently have Toys for Tots going on and also our Muncie Mission Canned Food Drive. Please send in new or gently used toys and canned food/non-perishables.

With this month's focus being generosity, I wanted to share something special that I just witnessed during morning arrival. A kindergarten student was coming in from car drop-off and she said, "Mr. Schwartz! I brought a toy to give!" (for Toys for Tots). I watched the kindergarten student unzip her backpack and pull out a baby doll that looked like it had been loved on for years. She laid it in the box and said, "I hope someone will like it." I was so proud to see this 5 year old giving something away that she had loved. I saw her heart today and it made me very proud. Our Blackhawks are so special!  

Sincerely,

Lendon D. Schwartz

Principal

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Choir practices are on December 5 and 12 from 3-4 p.m.

All Pro Dad chapter will be meeting on Wednesday, December 7 in the cafeteria from 7:15 a.m.-8:05 a.m. Please park by door #7 in the north parking lot and enter door #7. When dismissed, please exit our parking lot going east towards the high school and Olive Street so morning arrival traffic can continue to flow smoothly. All Pro Dad chapter meetings are held on the first Wednesday of the month. If you are a dad, uncle, grandpa, male mentor, to our Blackhawk students please join us by going online to https://allprodadchapters.com/chapters/13267 to RSVP.

Our Science Bowl team is beginning their season. Practices will be December 7 and 14 from 3-4:30 p.m. Parents should pick up students at Doors 10 & 11.

The Cowan School Board has a meeting scheduled for December 7 at 6 p.m.

CHRISTMAS DRESS UP DAYS – DECEMBER 12-16

12/12   Merry Morning Monday - Wear pajamas to school with shoes. No slippers.  

12/13  Tacky Tuesday - Wear your holiday ugly sweater/outfit.                       

12/14  Holiday Program Day - Wear your Best and Wear Holiday Colors         (red/green).

12/15  Winter Wonderland – Wear scarves, winter hats, mittens/gloves, etc.                      

12/16   Santa’s Workshop – Be a part of Santa’s Workshop by dressing like Santa himself,   elves, toys, trees, reindeer, etc.         

CHRISTMAS PROGRAM: On December 14, all K-6 students at Cowan Elementary School will participate in this year’s holiday program during the school day. The program will be held in the elementary gym. Students should plan to dress nicely in holiday colors. Visitors should park behind the elementary school and enter through Door #7. The program will follow the schedule listed below:

Kindergarten - 12:00-12:30 PM          3rd Grade - 8:30-9:00 AM

1st Grade - 10:30-11:00 AM               4th Grade - 9:30-10:00 AM

2nd Grade - 1:00-1:30 PM                  5th & 6th Grades - 2:00-2:30 PM

The Big Idea giveaway of fresh produce for this month is December 15 from 4:30-5:30 p.m. in the cafeteria. Please park by the playground and enter door #5. All families with a child in Cowan Schools are welcome.

Classroom Christmas parties will take place on December 16!

December 16 marks the end of the second grading period and the end of the first semester.

 Winter Break

Dec. 19 – Jan. 2

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