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  • Important Phone Numbers:

    Office: (630) 428-6100

    Fax (630) 428-6101

    Attendance (630) 428-6114

    Cowl ishaw Elementary School

    1212 Sanctuary Lane, Napervi l le , IL 60540


    FEBRUARY 2011

    The annual Illinois Standards

    Achievement Test (ISAT) will take

    place for all third- through fifth-

    grade students the week of

    Feb. 28.

    Group testing will conclude on

    Friday, March 4, and make-up

    testing will be conducted during the

    week of March 7. All testing must

    be completed by Friday, March 11.

    The students and staff in grades

    three through five have worked

    incredibly hard all year preparing

    for the tests. Parents can assist

    their children in preparing for these

    exams by:

    Making sure their child is

    present everyday and arriving

    at school on time.

    Making sure their child has a

    well balanced break-fast.

    Enforcing a proper bedtime.

    The ISAT results will be used in

    conjunction with CBM test results,

    other standardized tests, and

    classroom as-assessments to help

    us better service the needs of all

    students in the future.

    Inside this issue: Calendar 2 LMC News 3,4,5 PTA News 6, 7 Special Needs PTA 8 Skate Night Flyer 9 Manna 10




    The Indian Prairie Project Arrow PTA is sponsoring a screening of "Race to Nowhere" on Thursday, February 24 at 7 pm at Waubonsie Valley High School. The documentary "Race to Nowhere" was inspired by a series of wake-up calls that made the filmmaker look closely at the relentless pressure to perform that children face today. A concerned mother turned filmmaker aims her camera at the high-stakes, high-pressure culture that has invaded schools and children’s lives, creating unhealthy, disengaged, unprepared and stressed-out youth. Tickets can be purchased for $10 in advance at Race to Nowhere Tickets or $15 at the door. Ticket price is set by the film's distributor.

    "Race to Nowhere"

    For more information about the film, visit Race to Nowhere For questions about the event, contact [email protected]

    The Next PTA meeting will be February 17, at 7 pm. Please note this is a time change from the original scheduled time of 2 pm.

    http://rtnwaubonsiehs.eventbrite.com/ http://rtnwaubonsiehs.eventbrite.com/ http://www.racetonowhere.com http://www.racetonowhere.com mailto:[email protected]


    Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat

    1 2 3 4 5

    6 7 8 Jet’s Pizza Night

    9 10 11 Classroom Friendship Parties, Skate Night @ Aurora Skate Ctr.


    13 14 15 16 17 PTA Meeting 7pm

    18 19

    20 21 No School Presidents Day

    22 No School Parent –Teacher Conferences

    23 24 25 No School Institute Day


    27 28

    February 2011

    Project Arrow PTA When: 7:30 pm Tues-day, Feb. 15

    Where: District 204’s Crouse Education Center, 780

    Shoreline Drive, Aurora

    PTA Meeting February 17, 2011 7 pm Multi Purpose Room



    Book Fair Coming!

    The whole school is excited about our upcoming book fair.

    An amazing selection of books is coming your way! This book

    fair will provide a wide selection of hardcover and paperbacks

    books for students and parents. Proceeds from the book fair

    will be used to purchase new books and other materials for

    the library and classrooms.

    Everyone is invited! Please mark your calendar for the following dates:

    Wednesday 2/16 Book fair delivery AM and set up

    Thursday 2/17 and Friday 2/18 Preview for students

    Monday 2/21 No School – Presidents Day,

    Tuesday 2/22 No school, Parent Teacher Conferences; Book fair open 1PM-8PM

    Wednesday 2/23 Book fair open 8:30 – 4PM

    Thursday 2/24 Book fair open 8:30AM-4PM and 6PM-8PM 2nd and 3rd Grade Family Night

    Friday 2/25 No School, Book fair closed, District Institute Day

    Monday- 2/28 Book fair ends at 10 AM


    TERRIFIC JOB STUDENTS IN GRADES 2-5! We are very proud to announce that we have 244 students who have met their AR goals in the 2nd quarter. Congratulations! Just a reminder that the AR goals were based on student’s reading level, daily minutes each grade should read and on the number of weeks students attended school in the 2nd Quarter. Each student’s picture was taken and displayed on Accelerated Readers W anted bulletin board in the LMC. Also, every student received a free book as recognition for a great job. The 3

    rd Quarter will end March 25

    th . Keep on reading and taking AR quizzes!

    2DB Brian, Skyler 2H Shannon, Avery, Hope, Lailah, Jerome, Marissa, Isabella, Mason, Humza, Rayne, Julia, Christopher

    2HO Vinay, Aadit 2K Ian, Rishika, Chandra, Arushi, Minuk, Divya, Emily, Morgan, Kayla

    2MB Olivia, Angad, Daniela, Ahmad, Nicole, Carys, Kevin, Eugene, Elise, Emily, David, McKenna, Jaehshon, Amanda 3G Nandini, Clay, Grace, Colin, Michaela, Aaliya, Olivia, Ahmad, Arartik, Avantika, Annie, Elijah, Ethan, Neha,

    Abigail 3K Edna, Marvin, Meghan, Julianne, Eleanor, Joshua, Kristan

    3L Hope, Michael, Surya, Sydnee, Nina, Jordan, Arsalan, Rachel, Maille, Feina, Erik, Cora, Kushal, Ladarious,

    Sahana, Ethan, Spence, Nicholas, Kyle 3R Amin, Hamza, Julia, Jenna, Jordyn, Juan,Sreya, Anika, Sabrine, Heinrich, Taalib, Christopher, Jamie, Rowan,

    Dhruv, Anand, Kathryn

    4H Darla,Navyatha, Connor, David, Alex, Fred, Myles, Curtiz, David, Jazlyn, Paige, Philip, Affan, Ariel, Anjelica, Malique, Nitya, Savannah, Zachary, Nicole, Parsva, Raiyan, Neha, Auguste

    4M Sabbie, Amrith, Eva, Mikahla, Kellie, Cayley, Dylan, Abigail, Camille, Adrian, Amanza, Soham, Alexander,

    Beatriz, Rylee, Tithvik 4R Aayush, Hadi, Mikayla, Arturo, Ananya, Varshney, Kevin, Avadh, Amogh, Amaar

    4S Ben, Niya, Abigail, Everett, LaJanae, Nicholas, Trissha, Eric, Kyle, Matthew D, Uriel, Michelle, Rachael, Isabella, Kody, Ellen, Matthew S., Sadie, Svanik, Huzefa, Mariah, Imarius, Ryan, Jessica

    5G Omlara, Pooja, Shiksha, Eshan, Abdul, Mya, Savan, Hannah, Diksha, Mildrena, Nikita, Abigail, Mitchell 5JK Rohan, Varun, Connie, Megan, Erla, Jada, Maxim, Nicholas, Samantha, Ethan, Margaret, Jonathan, Dean,

    Harish, Kayla, Oliver, Sophia, Shruthi, Jayson, Sneha, Nisa 5W Carolina, Hari, Alper, Surina, Cathryn, Emily, Saloni, Spoorthi, Kevin, Angelica, Jeremy, Polycarp, Brianna,

    Alyssa, Cameron, Brianna, Madalyn 5RK Jacob, Pranav, Melissa, Aditya, Zarina, Rohan, Kahlio, Victoria, Vasudha, Martin, Jeremy, Lauren, Rokas,

    Shazor, Tariq, Devansh, Megh, Liam, Kaylin


    Accelerated Reading


    Sarath C. 2HO A ghost tale for Christmas time by Mary Pope Osborne

    Emma V. 1H I am going by Mo Willems

    Marissa M. 2H Snowmen all year by Caralyn Buehner

    Llasmin R. KR The princess encyclopedia by Jo Casey

    Elijah W. KW Ice is nice by Bonnie Worth

    Katie S. KSW It's Christmas, David by David Shannon

    McKeena S. 2MB A ghost tale for Christmas time by Mary Pope Osborne

    Jonathan J. 1T Star wars, join the rebels by Catherine Sanders

    Jack S. KD Sprint cars by Denny Von Finn

    Eugene L. 2MB Young Cam Jansen & 100th day of school mystery by David Adler

    Lucas L. KR Skippy Jon Jones lost in spice by Judy Schachner

    Brock C. 1R Buzz Boy and Fly Guy by Tedd Arnold

    Kaylin V. 5RK The clockwork three by Mathew Kirby

    Gabi M. KW Barbie and the three musketeers by Mary Man-Kong

    Skyler R. 2DB Mia the bridesmaid fairy by Daisy Meadows

    Daniel S. KSW Iron Man! I am Iron Man by Lisa Rao

    Cole E. KSW Iron Man! Whiplash by Dennis Shealy

    Rhea J. 2Ho The return to the kingdom fantasy by Geronimo Stilton

    Abby H. KM llama llama holiday drama by Anna Dewdney

    Lukas S. 2HO 39 clues - Into the Gauntlet by Linda Sue Park

    Maika W. 2MB 39 clues- Storm warning by Linda Sue Park

    Jenna B. KSW Tink's treasure hunt by Melissa Lagonegro

    Sarah H. 3R Mallory goes green by Laurie Friedman

    Rhiannon S. KR Biscuit wins a prize by Alyssa Capucilli

    Amrith B. 4M Lone wolf by Katherine Lasky

    Siva A. 1T Chicago Bears by Kelley

    Alivia P. 3L Diary of a Fly by Doreen Cronin

    Makaela S. 1JP Clifford class trip by Norman Bridwell

    Birthday Book Club Happy Birthday & Thank You to the following students who

    donated these awesome new books to the LMC:




    Save the Date! We will be having our second PTA movie night on Friday, March 4th! Details to follow... Six Flags Read to Succeed Program As you may already know, our school is participating in the Six Flags Read to Succeed program. Before winter break, the reading logs regarding this program were sent home. Your child just needs to complete six hours of reading for fun to earn a FREE admission ticke