Cougar Valley Elementary  |  Cougar Tracks October 2014
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Welcome to Cougar Tracks!

Welcome Back!

It seems as though the year is already in full swing!  I am not sure about the rest of you but I am finding myself looking for a “routine.” :)
Our PTA is up and running and already beginning to plan for the school year.  The Executive Team and Board are all energized and excited about providing some great events this year!
We hope you will choose to become an active participant in the lives of your child(ren) as the enjoy the amazing learning environment at Cougar Valley.
Please be sure to join our PTA!  You do not have to commit to becoming involved (although we hope you will), your decision to join is a choice you make to support the activities we will be providing throughout the school year.  If you don’t know how to join, please let me know and I will be happy to send you the information.
There are many ways to get involved......from volunteering to participate with a “trunk” at Trunk or Treat to chairing an event!  We welcome your energy, expertise and involvement at any level.
Please let me know if you have any questions about how to get involved or would like to share a suggestion or great idea!  You can reach me at
I wish each of you a happy & healthy 2013-14 school year! :)
Bonnie Adams
Cougar Valley PTA President

Watch Us Grow: Invest In Your Child

"Watch Us Grow: INVEST In Your Child” is a new fundraising campaign that supports Cougar Valley in ways that are not funded by Central Kitsap School District. INVEST relies solely on financial contributions from parents, grandparents and the school community.  

Thanks to INVEST, Cougar Valley will no longer be asking students to sell candy, wrapping paper or other fundraising products, where only a small amount of the funds raised benefited our students and our school. Instead, during the month of November, we are asking our students to go out and obtain tax-deductible financial contributions from friends and family. 100% of the donations received will support Cougar Valley! Each donation will be tracked and our students will be rewarded for their participation. For more information about INVEST and the many programs it benefits, visit our website  to learn more.

At the end of the month, keep an eye out in backpack mail for pledge forms and incentive packages!

Check out our new website! 

We're so excited to show off our new website! We've made it easy for you to stay connected from the convenience of your computer. Now it's easy to join the PTA through our online form, donate privately through PayPal, view our calendar to see our upcoming events, sign-up to help volunteer at your child's school and stay up to date on the current programs and communications from your PTA. 

Box Tops Drive

Our school collects Box Tops all year. Twice a year we will hold a drive to promote Box Top awareness. Our first drive will run from October 6 through the 10th. Last year our school collected 11,449 Box Tops!  Our new goal is to collect 14,000. Thank you for your participation! A prize will given to each student who turns in a completely filled Box Top sheet during the drive. Click here to download a box top sheet.

Pumpkin Run

During the Pumpkin Run, students will participate in a mile long run around the school to support good health during a time of sweets and treats.
We’re always looking for volunteers to help set-up the course and encourage the kids along their run. If you’re interested in volunteering for this event, please visit our Sign-Up Genius volunteer form.

Teacher Wish Lists

The wish list program was started several years ago at Cougar Valley by the PTA to support classroom teachers in obtaining school supplies not covered by other budgets or grants. Click here to learn how you can help and donate to a classroom. 

Have you Joined PTA Yet?

Please support the Cougar Valley PTA by joining today. It’s easy to join, simply complete our online form or print complete the membership form and drop it off in the office. 
Keep in mind that anyone can join the PTA; parents, grandparents, aunts, uncles, close friends, high school brothers and sisters, neighbors, church members, etc. Anyone that has interest in supporting your child’s future can join!
This is an annual membership and must be renewed each year. If you were a member last year but haven't renewed yet, this is a great time to do so!

Membership Perks!

When you join the PTA you are not only supporting Cougar Valley you are eligible for the following discounts.  What a bonus!

Save up to 30% at the Great Wolf Lodge for Sunday-Thursday stays through October 31st!  Or PTA members receive 10% off the best available rates, valid through December 31st!  visit  Use corporate code: WSPTA984A.  When you check in you will need to show your PTA ID card, which was emailed, to you.

Discounts with FEDEX/KINKOS including single sided back and white copies at 37 cents and 20% off on all other production services.

FREE one-year subscription ($120 value) to “gatheredtable”.  Ever wonder, “what’s for dinner”?  “gatheredtable” provides a solution to this common problem by creating personalized weekly menus and grocery lists for busy people all over America. Just use the promo code WAPTA2014 at by October 31st to receive your free year.

There are national PTA member benefits too such as discounts with Hertz, Staples, and Sylvan Learning.  Visit and click on “membership” to learn the details of these as well as several others.
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Donate Today!

Support the Cougar Valley PTA by making a donation. 

Box Tops Drive
Oct 6-10

Make sure to drop off your box top sheets during this time to be rewarded.

Skateland Oct 16

Come meet your friends at Skateland in Bremerton for some family fun and exercise. The cost for skating and skate rental is only $5.75 per person. 

Trunk or Treat
Oct 30 @ CV

Decorate your trunk and let all the little ghosts and goblins visit your car to collect their treats or get tricked! It is tailgating with a twist! Come in costume and decorate your vehicle to spook!

Pumpkin Run
Oct 31 @ CV

Students will participate in a multi-mile run around the school to support good health during a time of sweets and treats.
Click Here to View our Teacher Wishlists

Volunteer Opportunities

Pumpkin Run

Trunk Or Treat

Staff Appreciation

Many thanks to our
Major Sponsors!

The Adams Family
The Cromwell Family
The Schnuit Family
The Ashmore Family
The Duff Family
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