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Cowles Pawction

10/24/2014

On October 18th Cowles Montessori Parent Group sponsored the annual “Pawction” to raise money for Montessori materials and training at Cowles Montessori.  This event included a silent auction, a live auction and a potluck. To prepare for this fundraiser parents and staff donated, asked for donations, or created handmade items to donate.  The art students … Read more »

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Preprimary Classroom News

10/20/2014

Cowles Montessori Preprimary Classes head to the Pumpkin Patch On Tuesday, Oct. 22nd, 2014 the six Preprimary classes from Cowles Elementary will travel to Cambridge, Ia. to go on a Pumpkin Tour at Center Grove Orchard.  This is in conjunction to our group discussions on the life cycle of the pumpkin. A pumpkin was cut … Read more »

Fun Night

Fantabulous Fun Night

10/7/2014

FANTABULOUS The Sixth graders are putting together a night of family fun for Friday, October 31st from 6:00-7:30.  They are organizing a “Fantabulous Fun Night” that will take place in conjunction with Cowles Trunk-or-Treat night.  Be prepared for a night of games, pizza, and candy that helps raise money for the 6th graders annual overnight … Read more »

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Upper Level Classroom News

10/7/2014

The Upper Elementary team just held their Interest Fair on Friday, October 3rd!  The students pick a topic they are interested in and do research on it.  They also make a poster and share their research to their fellow students, teachers, and parents.  Some students even came in costume!  Their topics covered many different topics.  … Read more »

Jump Rope

Jump Rope For Heart

10/7/2014

Cowles wins highest JRFH/HFH Combo Increase 2013-2014

Snow Plow

Cowles Snow Plow

10/6/2014

Mrs. Dare’s 7th & 8th grade collaborative art class worked as a group to design and paint one of the Des Moines snow plows for the season.  This past Saturday the plow was on display at the Downtown Farmer’s Market.

Upcoming Events

Oct 24
No Class for Students, Professional Development Day for Teachers
Oct 29
90 Minute Early Dismissal
Oct 31
Fantabulous Fun Night
Nov 3
CMPG Meeting
Nov 5
90 Minute Early Dismissal

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Fun was had and funds were raised! WE DID IT! Thanks to all who contributed (volunteers, donors, and attendees) an estimated $16,000 was raised. The hours and monies invested to reap this kind of success is testament to what a caring and committed community we have at Cowles.  Congratulations!

 

Now, a few loose threads:  Are you sure you have your own crockpot?  Among the many forgotten bowls and utensils waiting in Nancy’s office is a crockpot believed to have been unknowingly swapped for another.  Nancy will hold on to these items through Monday, October 27th.  Also, there will be a final meeting to wrap up The Pawction.  All are welcome to attend the meeting this Sunday, 10/26, 4:30, at Smokey Row in Des Moines.  Lastly, we’d love your input so we may continue making this necessary fundraising fun and effective.  Please take a few moments to complete this anonymous, eight question survey. https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/BMKC7SF

 

Once again, thank you and CONGRATULATIONS!

 

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About Cowles Montessori School

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6401 College Ave, Windsor Heights, IA 50324

P: 515-242-7818  | E: cowles@dmschools.org 

 

Located in the community of Windsor Heights, Cowles is Iowa’s only public Montessori school and serves students in preschool through eighth grade. Read More…

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