Weekly Update

Cowlishaw News-6.4.2021

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As we close out this challenging school year, we want to thank all of our families for their partnership and persistance through the year. We are deeply appreciative of your support. Looking forward to next school year! We wish our 5th graders the best of luck at middle school. You will do great things!

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Attention Remote Families

All learning materials will need to be brought to Cowlishaw on Monday, June 7th. Please review the procedures and schedule below.

  • Please be sure to place ALL the items listed below in a plastic bag.
  • Include a piece of paper with your child’s name and classroom written clearly on it.
  • You may drop the bag off in the car drop off lane starting at 8:15 am until 12:45 pm.

Would you like your child to see his/her classroom teacher in person? The classroom teachers will be available to collect the grade level learning materials, distribute summer reading materials, and say goodbye to their remote learners. In order to see the classroom teacher you must follow the schedule below.

Monday, June 7th

8:15-9 2nd Grade

9-9:45 1st Grade

9:45-10:30 Kindergarten - Kindergarten Chromebook Return Directions

10:30-11:15 5th Grade

11:15-12 3rd Grade

12-12:45 4th grade

Please note that the following learning materials need to be returned to school:

Kindergarten - Chromebooks and chargers

Grade 1 - Chromebooks/chargers and Measurement Bags

Grade 2 - Chromebooks/chargers, marker boards and textbook (Harcourt)

Grade 3 - Chromebooks/chargers, slates and Social Study textbook (Communities)

Grade 4 - Chromebooks/chargers and Social Study textbook (Regions)

Grade 5 - Chromebooks/chargers, slates/whiteboards, Social Study Textbook (Building a Nation), Science textbook (Exploring Science 5) and Maniac Magee book

If you still have any LMC books, please return them to school ASAP.


Summer Reading Books

At the end of the school year, ALL students will be receiving a 10 pack of books through Indian Prairie's Title I funding. Ongoing reading will help your child continue to grow in their literacy skills over the summer break. We encourage you to spend quality time enjoying these books with your child this summer.
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2021-22 Distance Learning Application

In accordance with Illinois State Board of Education (ISBE) guidance, District 204 will provide distance learning for students who have a medical condition or live with a person with a medical condition that is compromised due to COVID19.

A student may qualify for distance learning under the following circumstances:
- Student has a medical condition that places him/her at increased risk of serious illness.
- Student has special healthcare needs.
- Student lives with person/people at increased risk of serious illness.

To assist in our planning for next year, we are asking parents/guardians requesting distance learning for their student(s) to complete the form below by June 4, 2021. Forms should be returned to 204distancelearning@ipsd.org.

De acuerdo con el guía de la Junta de Educación del Estado de Illinois (ISBE), el Distrito 204 proporcionará aprendizaje a distancia para los estudiantes que tengan una condición médica o que vivan con una persona con una condición médica comprometida debido a COVID19.

Un estudiante puede calificar para aprendizaje a distancia en las siguientes circunstancias:

- El estudiante tiene una condición médica que lo pone en mayor riesgo de enfermedad grave.
- El estudiante tiene necesidades especiales de atención médica.
- El estudiante vive con personas con mayor riesgo de enfermedad grave.

Para ayudar en nuestra planificación para el próximo año, les pedimos a los padres / tutores que soliciten aprendizaje a distancia para sus estudiantes que completen el formulario a continuación antes del 4 de junio de 2021. Los formularios deben devolverse a 204distancelearning@ipsd.org.

2021-22 Distance Learning Application (pdf)

2021-22 Distance Learning Application - Spanish (pdf)

Boundary Adjustment Planning

District 204 is planning for boundary adjusments. A committee of district stakeholders will be established to review enrollment trends, develop boundary scenarios, host community forums, and recommend a plan to the Board of Education. The committee will have representatives from each school as well as the community at large. If you are interested in volunteering, please provide your information here.

The committee will begin meeting July 7, 2021 to examine scenarios and evaluate the options. The community will have the opportunity to review the scenarios and provide constructive feedback at public forums in November 2021. The committee will use the public feedback to consider how it can be integrated into the plan.

The board will vote on the plan in early 2022 for implementation in the 2022-23 school year.

You can view the slides from the May 17 workshop discussion here.

En el taller del 17 de mayo de 2021, la Junta de Educación estableció un cronograma para determinar los ajustes de los límites de colindancias a fin de equilibrar la inscripción en las 33 escuelas del distrito. Se establecerá un comité de partes interesadas del distrito para revisar las tendencias de inscripción, desarrollar escenarios de colindancias, albergar foros comunitarios y recomendar un plan a la Junta de Educación. El comité tendrá representantes de cada escuela y de la comunidad en general. Si está interesado en ser voluntario, proporcione su información aquí.

El comité comenzará a reunirse el 7 de julio de 2021 para examinar escenarios y evaluar las opciones. La comunidad tendrá la oportunidad de revisar los escenarios y proporcionar comentarios constructivos en foros públicos en noviembre de 2021. El comité utilizará los comentarios del público para considerar cómo se pueden integrar al plan.

La junta votará sobre el plan a principios de 2022 para su implementación en el año escolar 2022-23.

Puede ver la presentación del taller del 17 de mayo aquí.

Incoming Kindergartners

We look forward to welcoming our new kindergarten students in the fall! Families with incoming Kindergartners, please take a moment to view our Kindergarten Presentation for helpful information to prepare for the fall.

Online Registration Is OPEN!

Online registration for new and returning students for the upcoming school year is open. Parents and guardians will use ParentVue’s online registration portal.

Complete registration information, including an FAQ, is available online.

If you have technical questions about how to complete your family's online registration, we invite you to reach out to our Student Information System support team by email at sis@ipsd.org. Please include your name, phone number, student name, student ID
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Summer Meal Program

Meals free of charge will continue to be available for all students through the summer. Summer meal distribution will start on June 15th and run through August 5th. Meals will be distributed Monday-Thursday from 10:00-1:00.

School Supplies

Please check out the flyer below for information regarding school supply kits for next year!


As we bring the 20 - 21 School Year to a Close, the PTA would like to Thank Each and Every Student, Teacher, and Parent for All the hard work and support this year! It was tough but We had the Koalist time serving You All!

Yes, I know Our Koala Puns You will Miss - But No worries, the PTA will be here and ready to serve You All Next Year! 😉


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https://sites.google.com/site cowlishawelementarypta/home

The website can also be accessed via the Cowlishaw homepage under “PTA.”

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Chromebook Support

Please use the link below to report if your Chromebook is not working. A Cowlishaw staff member will contact you to assist with repairing and/or replacing the Chromebook.

Broken Chromebook Form