Lowell Memo: Issue #23

March 13, 2015

Published by Lowell School & the Lowell PTA

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5Essentials Survey is open through today!

Dear Lowell Parents,

This is a reminder that you are invited to participate in a survey administered by the State of Illinois about our school. The survey is an opportunity to provide feedback about how our school is meeting your expectations and your child’s needs. Your responses will aid us in meeting the needs of all students that attend our school.

You can take the survey by following this link: www.survey.5-essentials.org/Illinois. The survey is open through March 13th. If you have questions about the survey, please contact 5Essentials customer support at 1-866-440-1874 or submit a form on our website at https://survey.5-essentials.org/Illinois/support/contact/

Thank you for your participation.

Kathy Melton

Lowell Principal

PARCC Testing is underway!

The March testing window for PARCC, including make-ups, continues through March 27th. Remaining PARCC testing for Lowell 3rd through 5th grade students is as follows:

  • Monday, March 16: Math 2

Make-up testing will be ongoing through March 24. Please also visit the PARCC Assessment page on the District 200 website for more information about the test (Click here.) and how to best support your children. That resource also includes a presentation given by Faith Dahlquist, Assistant Superintendent (Click here.)

Please contact me at kathleen.melton@cusd200.org with any additional questions.

Lowell Running Club returns!

Calling all runners grades K-5 who would like to get in shape for the Lowell Family 5K coming up on May 2nd. We will meet on Tuesdays after school until 4:30 starting March 24th. Runners will be picked up in the back of school. This year we will have 3 Coaches! Coach Baumann, Coach Nosalik, and Coach Sorenson. Please follow the link (Click here.) to sign up your child or children. Make sure to fill out a form for each child participating in Running Club. Want to run with us? There’s a space for that too! Let’s get outside and enjoy exercising together!

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Lowell's Seventh Annual Culture Fest will be on Friday, April 24th from 6pm to 8pm.

We are looking for families to present a cultural table or to donate a dish (candy, side dish, dessert, etc.) to the International Food Table.

If interested, please contact Andrea Koziarz at andrea@koziarz.com or 630.653.4063.

Healthy Snacking

Lowell’s Student Wellness Team recently presented during the lunch periods promoting various ways to incorporate fruits and vegetables as snacks. Information also included the nutritional benefits of these foods. The presentation focused on apples, oranges/clementines, celery and cucumbers.

Click here to see our students share! We are proud of them for speaking in front of all Lowell students during lunch & promoting wellness in our school community!

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Important News from the Health Office for 5th Grade Parents

Today your child will bring home an envelope with important health information. The envelope will include a letter stating the immunizations we have on file for your child, information on the health requirements for 6thgrade, a physical examination form and a dental examination form.

The school nurse needs your child’s health records, so that your child can begin 6th grade. Please returncompleted exams to your school nurse before June 1st or to the middle school after June 1st. The physical and immunization requirements MUST be completed and turned in by the first day of school. Please make your appointment now.

If you have any questions regarding the health requirements, please feel to contact the Health Office.

The Dental Clinic is Coming to Lowell

The Du Page County Health Department Dental Health Services Unit will be at Lowell School on Friday, March 20. Forms were sent home last week. Participation in the program is optional. The Dental Unit staff will only see students with a completed, signed form. Forms need to be returned to the health office no later than Monday, March 16.

  • Students meeting the income requirements will be eligible for a screening, sealants, and dental cleaning.
  • If a student is eligible for free or reduced lunch they are automatically eligible for a screening, sealants, and dental cleaning. The income requirement on the form needs to be completed.
  • The State of Illinois requires that all children enrolled in Kindergarten, Second and Sixth Grades have an oral health (dental) examination performed by a licensed dentist. The dental clinic screening would fulfill the requirement for those students who have not already submitted proof of dental examination.

This is a valuable service to our students. Please be prompt in returning the dental forms with your children. If you have any questions, contact the Lowell Health Office at 630-682-2085.

The Really Big Show Returns!

All are invited to the annual Really Big Dance Show on Friday, March 20th during all PE classes. Bring your camera and help us "Celebrate" your performers dancing like superstars. Check out your child's PE time on the PE page of the Lowell website (Click here to see the schedule!) and don't forget your dancing shoes!

News From the Health Office

As you start spring cleaning to weed out the clothes your child has outgrown, please consider donating your gently used clothes to the Health Office. We have an abundance of shirts, but are especially in need of pants. Thank-you for your generosity!

Lowell Eagles Learn: Our School Blog

Please view our school blog & consider sharing your own story of learning about Lowell or encouraging your child to write a post! We welcome stories from students, parents, staff, special guests, and community members. You can find our blog at lowelleagleslearn.blogspot.com or linked below! Please send posts to kathleen.melton@cusd200.org at any time or make a comment on our posts!

Thank you for helping tell our story! Check out our newest posts, including science with Mr. Lee!

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Have you signed up for Fuel Up to Play 60???

Sign up to be part of this special partnership of the National Dairy Council and the National Football League at the student link below & check out some parent/community resources!

2014-15 Important Dates

Click here to visit the Lowell Web Calendar & stay informed of upcoming events throughout the year!

View the District ESchool Bag!

Check out district & community information linked to the District website below, including information about a new Daisy Troop starting at Lowell.

New 200 Foundation Updates

Click the link below to read updates from the New 200 Foundation!

Support the Lowell PTA through Amazon.com!!

Raise money for Lowell PTA by shopping at Amazon.com Lowell PTA will receive 1% of all money spent at Amazon.com, when you use this special link.


Bookmark this page for use anytime you need to shop at Amazon.com There are no price increases or fees for shoppers or Lowell PTA. Amazon funds the program as a fund raising opportunity for schools and organizations.

Going to Target??

Use your Target REDcard, and Target will donate 1% of your REDcard purchases made at Target and Target.com to help Lowell! Sign up is easy at the link below: