Lowell Lantern

Week of December 17-December 21, 2018

Monday is a GREEN DAY for specials

WE ARE LOWELL

Our theme at Lowell this year is "We are Lowell...CORE is our Superpower!"--Civility, Order, Respect, Excellence. We are encouraging students to embrace this challenge and achieve them.

A NOTE FROM THE PRINCIPAL

Dear Lowell Parents,


As some of you may have heard, we have changed our testing dates for the NWEA Assessment Window for Elementary Schools. We will administer the Reading and Math Assessment for NWEA when we return from winter break. The testing dates will be from January 8 - January 18, 2019. Student reports will be sent home at the conclusion of testing.


As a reminder, student report cards will be distributed after winter break as well. Look for report cards to go home on Friday, January 11, 2019.


During the 2017-2018 Legislative Session, State Lawmakers passed Senate Bill 355 which required all public schools to provide age-appropriate research and evidence-based instruction on child abuse education and policies to students in kindergarten through grade twelve.


On December 18, your child will be presented the Think First, Stay Safe child personal safety program. Think First, Stay Safe teaches students skills to help them stay safe. Presentations will be given by the Indiana University School of Social Work, Marion County Department of Child Services, and Warren staff and administration. Our learners will be taught the importance of treating one another with kindness and respect. They will also learn about personal boundaries and their right to have their boundaries respected by others.


The programs interactive lessons help children differentiate between healthy and unhealthy behaviors. The program gives students regular reminders that trusted adults are available to help with their safety and are available to talk at any time. Letters with information regarding this program are included in this newsletter.


Next week is our last week before winter break. School is in session every day next week. Our last day before winter break is Friday, December 21. It is a full day of school for students. We will be having our CORE Celebration during the day on Friday. Students will be able to cash in their corebucks for fun and games. We are in need of parent volunteers for this event. A volunteer sign-up sheet went home with students yesterday. If you are available to help out, please complete the form and return to school with your child. Thank you, in advance, for your support!

Have a great weekend!

Mrs. Griffin

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School Board Showcase

Lowell will be the School Board Showcase school at the board meeting on December 19 at 7:00pm. We encourage our families to attend! We are Lowell!

LOWELL DECEMBER STUDENTS OF THE MONTH

So proud of these COREtastic students!! Our December Student of the Month receipients are all smiles!! Such great leaders! #WEarethekey #lowellsuperheroes
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**Food Service Department News**

Did you know that you can add money, check balances and view what your child is eating for lunch on the Food Service Parent Portal? You can even pay your textbook rental invoice at the same time! Simply to go https://foodservice.warren.k12.in.us/Login.aspx.

If you need your username and password, just email mgallmey@warren.k12.in.us or bsmith@warren.k12.in.us so we can provide you one.

Need to speak to someone in the Food Service Department? You can also call us at 317-869-4381 or 317-869-4389. To view the Food Service website, go to http://www.warren.k12.in.us/food-service.

FRIENDLY TIPS AND REMINDERS

* Students are expected to be at school on time every day. Our tardy bell rings at 8:40am. Please plan accordingly to ensure your child is in his/her classroom by 8:40am each day.

* If your child will be absent due to illness or late due to a doctor's appointment, please call the front office at 317-532-3900 to report the absence or late arrival. This helps to ensure your child's safety. Please bring a doctor's note to document the excused absence.

* Dismissal is at 3:40pm. If you are picking up your child from school, please follow our car rider procedures.

* When arriving at Lowell, please make sure you stop first at the front desk. All visitors MUST sign in and put on a Lowell Badge while in the building. Safety is our top priority for our students. This process allows us to ensure every child's safety during the school day. Thank you for your cooperation.

* Parents are always welcome at Lowell! If you would like to visit your child's classroom, please call or email your child's teacher or Mrs. Griffin so we can make arrangements and ensure that the students will be in the classroom at the time of your visit. We encourage you and welcome you to always be a part of your child's learning, and we truly value your involvement!

* Please remember that our Lowell Campus is a smoke-free campus. There is no smoking allowed anywhere on Lowell grounds. This includes smoking in your cars while on the Lowell Campus.

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