Dear Blackhawk Families,

Cowan Elementary will be participating in College Go! Week next week, Sept. 21-25.  We will have special dress up days and trivia questions to celebrate this special week.  A separate flyer is coming home with the dress up day information.

Figuring out what your student(s) wants to be when they get older is exciting for a child! The following checklist will help you prepare them for what’s ahead. Read through the list items and follow the links to work through each one.  

Source: https://learnmoreindiana.org/students-families/grades-k-5/

  1. Read LEARN MORE magazine
    Take some time to read through your Learn More magazine together. It’s filled with fun activities made just for your child! There’s information all about what they may want to do when they grow up, and a roadmap of how you can make sure they get there. You may receive a copy from your child’s school, but you can download a copy for K-2 
    (English) (Spanish) or 3-5 (English) (Spanish) here.
  2. Read more books
    Try to inspire a love of reading as much as you can. Not only does reading get their imagination running, it also helps them learn new words and ideas! Get started by downloading a reading list 
    here, and consider starting a “family reading time” to show them that reading can be fun!
  3. Teach them all about college
    Explain the basic facts of college to your child: it’s a school they can go to after high school, and it’s where they can learn how to do the job they want to do when they grow up. Ask if they have any questions about college, and let them know they can ask you or a teacher anytime they feel curious about it. If they have older siblings or cousins in college, you could visit them on campus. Visit our college section to 
    learn more.
  4. Help them decide what they might like to be when they grow up
    Talk to your child about what they are interested in and what they like to do. Encourage them to ask you, their aunts, uncles, neighbors and beyond about their careers — what they do at work and how they got their jobs. Visit our career section to 
    learn more.
  5. Start saving for the future
    Start saving for your child’s college now! Open an Indiana CollegeChoice 529 Direct Savings Plan, and explain the importance of savings to your child. It only takes $10 to get started, and your child’s account will be able to grow, free of taxes. Get started at 

Many blessings,

Tracy Young, Asst. Principal

College Go! Week is September 21-25! This an opportunity for us to get our students excited about their futures and about their education.  Here are the Dress Up Days for the week:

Monday           School Spirit Day

Tuesday          Throwback Day

Wednesday     Career Day

Thursday         Teacher Look Alike Day 

Friday              College Gear Day                

Congratulations to the following students who will be representing our school on the Cowan Spell Bowl Team this year: Delaney Brooks, Reagan Ashton, Bella Dickey, Izzy Turley, Evan Adams, Anna DuBois, Savannah Bowling, Arianna Nixon, Layla Spence, Evelyn Hahn and Logan Stevens. The team will practice September 22, 24, 29 and Oct. 1 from 3-4:30 p.m.

The Big Idea giveaway of fresh produce for this month is scheduled for September 24 from 4:30-6:00 p.m. Food will be distributed outside. All families with a child in Cowan Schools are welcome.

Crabtree Photography will be here on September 25 for fall picture retakes and class candids. Every student who was absent on the original picture day will be photographed. Virtual students will also be photographed on this day. Order forms are available in the elementary office.


Place your order securely online by following the steps below:

  • You will receive an email confirmation within 24 hours of placing your order. If you do not,please call the Crabtree Photography office (765) 747-6971 to check the status of your order.
  • There's no need to bring any paperwork with you on photo day! When you receive the email confirmation, we have received your order!
  • Online ordering is OPEN NOW, and will be until 48 hours after photo day! After the 48 hours, your order may be subject to a $15 lab fee.

      Payment with cash, check or money order:

  • Please have your order form filled out completely, with exact payment sealed in the envelope. The student will turn this in on photo day.

There are a few 2019-20 yearbooks available for purchase in the office. If you did not order one last year and would like to purchase one, please send in $13 cash or a check made payable to Cowan Elementary.

Just a friendly reminder to parents: If your student is absent for multiple days for any reason, please call the elementary to schedule a time to pick up homework. Homework for grades 5/6 can be completed on Google Classroom.

Look Ahead: 10/4-10        Fire Prevention Week

                     10/7              School Board Meeting

                     10/7              End of 1st Grading Period

                      10/9             Parent/Teacher Conferences – E-Learning Day

                      10/12-16      Fall Break

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