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Originally delivered on 10/6/2021 6:58 pm

SUBJECT: CWE PTA October Newsletter

October 2021 - -
Message from the President

Happy Fall, Cougars. I’d like to start off with a huge THANK YOU to the 574 families who participated in our Cougar Pride Drive. Together, we achieved our goal! We can now proceed with confidence and continue to do what we do best: enrich our school. The first of such programs is happening this month. We are thrilled to roll out a Fall Hands On Science for our kiddos. Stay tuned and keep informed regarding volunteer opportunities to participate in this fun and educational program. Another round of appreciation goes to the 599 class party fee contributions. Though still short of our goal, our room reps have already begun the planning for a fun filled holiday event this December. If you have yet to contribute, please help us attain funds needed for a fabulous Valentine’s or end of the year party as well. I know from experience just how much our kids love and look forward to classroom parties. And in the spirt of all of this gratitude, I’d like to extend a heartfelt thank you and best of luck to two of our custodians: Alice and John. Both are retiring after many years of service to our community. Their warm smiles, willingness to help, and hard work to keep our school clean and safe will be remembered.

-Lisa Rasmussen, PTA President

The National 2021- 2022 PTA Art Reflection Program Information

This year's theme is I Will Change the World By... please visit for relevant forms and information.

Students in Grades K through 5 can create original art work based on the above theme in one of the following art categories: • Dance Choreography • Music Composition • Film Production • Photography • Literature • Visual Arts 

At least one family member must be a PTA member (become a member here). Students may submit an entry in any of the six art areas listed and they CAN SUBMIT MULTIPLE ENTRIES IN EACH CATEGORY. Each entry must have a separate entry form. NO 3D entries will be accepted. On the student entry form an artist statement must be completed as it is important for the judging process. Eligibility and program rules and additional Student Entry Forms can be found at (print extra entry form from the website) • With entry form, all entries will be collected for judging on Oct.18 and Oct 19th (venue and time will be announced closer to the submission date). For more details, contact Sachi at

Hands On Science

We are excited to invite you to join us for a special science activity that is a fun and engaging educational experience with the kids. Each of the students will watch a curriculum-based video and can have the opportunity to observe and/or perform some science experiments in his/her classroom.  Click here to sign up to volunteer!

Fall dates and times:  

October 28, 2021

Kinder: 2:00 PM - 2:45 PM

First 8:30 AM - 9: 15 AM 

Fifth 10:30 AM - 11:15 AM (morning); 2:30 PM-3:15 PM (switch)             


October 29, 2021

Second 10:30 AM - 11:15 AM

Third 8:15 AM - 9:00 AM (morning); 2:15 PM-3:00 PM (switch)

Fourth 10:30 AM - 11:15 PM (morning); 2:30 PM-3:15 PM (switch) 



Join the CWE PTA Facebook group here!

Please report your volunteer hours for September through the PTA website or by emailing them to If you do not have a specific date in mind or are lumping all of your September hours together, please add the date Sept 30, 2021 so they are recorded in the correct month. We love our volunteers and really appreciate all you do to help our school!  Please help us know how many hours our wonderful parents are putting in to making our school the amazing school it is! Thank you! 

Shelley, VIPS Coordinator

Record Volunteer Hours
August Volunteer of the Month

Congratulations to our Volunteer of the Month for August, Leah Howell! Leah put together the amazing new PTA website which includes our ability to purchase the Yearbook, donate to the Cougar Pride Drive, and streamline our other purchases!  Leah also manages the Facebook page, and puts together our fantastic newsletter. Thank you Leah for all you do to support the PTA and the Commonwealth Community!


Become a Member today to support our Students and Staff all year long!  Being a member of the PTA allows you to vote and ‘be in the know’. PTA Membership not only supports the school and provides you with a say in PTA spending and decisions making but also has special benefits like participation inReflections, the national art programfor students, as well as discounts on rental cars and other amenities. Join the CWE PTA today!

Become a Member Today!
Spirit Wear Sales Continue

While the tax free incentive has passed, spirit wear is still available to be purchased at  As distribution has already been scheduled at school, please use ship to your home or plan to pick up in store.

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Fort Bend Education Foundation Sugar Shindig


Friday, October 29, 2021 6:00 pm

Safari Texas Ranch, 11627 FM 1464, Richmond, TX

Attire Casual, costumes welcome!  Adults only.

Enjoy a casual evening of fun and frolic, including a fajita dinner, a cake auction and dancing, while raising funds for the Fort Bend ISD Education Foundation Grants to Teachers and Schools. This is camaraderie at its finest as Fort Bend ISD staff and community members vie for the best cakes made by local bakers. For inquiries, please contact

Yearbook Sales Open!

Purchase your 2021-22 yearbook HERE by December 31, 2021!

Free shipping on ALL orders! Copy and paste this code at checkout- CWEFREESHIPPING

Your child’s yearbook will be sent directly to your home!  Questions? Email- Kellie Rich at

October Birthdays!

The PTA would like to wish the following CWE teachers and staff a HAPPY BIRTHDAY!   

  • 10/7 Ms. Briana Ybarra, 1st Grade Teacher
  • 10/13 Ms. Toni Scott, Nurse
  • 10/14 Ms. Mary Freeman, 5th Grade Teacher
  • 10/14 Ms. Suemyra Razvi, 3rd Grade Teacher
  • 10/19 Ms. Deepa Suresh, Library Aide
  • 10/24 Ms. Jeanette Reames, 1st Grade Teacher
  • 10/27 Ms. Cindy Snyder, Assistant Principal
  • 10/30 Ms. Holly Eisel, Instructional Support Staff
  • 10/31 Ms. Cecilia Pierre, 4th Grade Teacher
Upcoming Events
Wednesday, October 6
Bike/Walk To School
End of First Nine Weeks
9:00a PTA Meeting
Thursday, October 7
Professional Learning Day/ No Students
Friday, October 8
Professional Learning Day/ No Students
Monday, October 11
District Closed/Holiday
Tuesday, October 12
8:00a Picture Day
Monday, October 18
6:00p Board of Trustees Workshop
Tuesday, October 19
Art Reflections Submission Deadline
Monday, October 25
6:00p Board of Trustees Regular Meeting
Thursday, October 28
Hands On Science - K, 1st, 5th
Friday, October 29
Hands On Science 2nd, 3rd, 4th
6:30p FBEF Sugar Shindig
Wednesday, November 3
9:00a PTA Meeting
Monday, November 8
6:00p Board of Trustees Workshop
Monday, November 15
6:00p Board of Trustees Regular Meeting
Thank You Sponsors

Please join us in thanking our 2021-2022 Sponsors. When you visit their business please be sure to let them know you are with our Organization!

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