Lowell Lantern

Week of April 1--April 5, 2019

Monday is a BLUE 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 Families,


Our students wrapped up the third quarter this week. Lowell students work hard everyday to do their personal best and to meet their academic goals! Our third grade students finished IREAD-3 testing this week. I am so very proud of their personal best effort on the assessment!! Third and fourth graders will take the iLearn Assessment starting on the week of April 22. The assessment window runs from April 22 - May 17. Look for more information after spring break.


Students brought home their report cards with third quarter grades today. Please take some time to review these with your children. If you have any questions, please feel free to reach out to teachers after break.


Our spring intersession begins Monday, March 18, 2019. Students will have two weeks off of school and are scheduled to return on Monday, April 1, 2019. Enjoy your time with your children over intersession. For those travelling….safe travels to you! Hoping we have more sunshine and some warmer weather! See you in April!

Mrs. Griffin


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Spring Break for Warren Township is Monday, March 18 thru Friday , March 29. School resumes on Monday, April 1st.

Congratulations to our Robotics Team! They are going to WORLDS!!!!

At the State Competition last weekend, all five of our robotics teams earned an invite to the World Competition in Louisville, Kentucky! At the Worlds Championships, our students will get to compete with robotic teams from countries far and near! It is quite the experience! We are so excited and proud of our team and wish them the best of lucks at Worlds in Louisville!


We are currently raising money to help support our trip to Worlds in Louisville. Any & all donations are appreciated!! Please click on the link below to access our Go Fund Me Page. Thank you in advance for your support! Every donation helps support our students!

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Do you own a business or know a business owner who would like to support our Robotics Teams?

We are currently looking for corporate sponsors and/or donations to support our Lowell Robotics Teams in the Vex I! World Competition. The World Competition will be held in Louisville, Kentucky at the end of April. As a result, we need to secure overnight accommodations for our team as well as securing other associated costs related to the championship event. Corporate donations are tax deductible, and we are happy to provide businesses with a donation letter confirmation receipt. If your business is interested is interested in making a donation or you know a business partner that might be willing to donate to help support our teams, please contact Kim Griffin at 317-532-3900.

Guadalajara Grill Robotics Fundraiser Night

Come out to Guadalajara Grill to support our Lowell Robotics Team going to WORLDS on April 10, 2019 from 6:00pm-8:00pm. 20% of sales will go to the Lowell Robotics Team.

9918 East Washington St. 46229

Kindergarten Roundup----Monday, April 8-----5:30pm-7:00pm

All parents who are interested in enrolling their child(ren) in kindergarten for the 2019-2020 school year should plan to attend Kindergarten Roundup that is being held in Warren Township Elementary buildings on Monday, April 8 from 5:30pm-7:00pm.


After April 8, kindergarten registration will be held at Elementary buildings during school day hours.


Students are assigned to a school based on home address. To inquire about school assignments, contact Transportation Office at 317-532-2820.


Items required to register your child include original birth certificate, proof of residency, proof of immunizations, and proof of custody (if necessary).

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Lowell Parents,


MSD Warren Township is conducting an online survey to support continued improvement. We are encouraging all Lowell Families to participate in this survey. The survey link below is specific to Lowell. The feedback we get from you helps us to continue to improve and be the best we can be! To participate for Lowell, click the link below. Thank you for your participation and input! (THIS LINK IS FOR LOWELL PARENTS ONLY). The survey window is now open and will be available through March 15, 2019.


https://surveys.panoramaed.com/climateidoe/5377family/surveys?language=en

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Excel Program

MSD WARREN TOWNSHIP EXCEL PROGRAM FOR 2019-2020


Mission Statement: The EXCEL Program is designed to meet the unique academic and affective needs of highly talented students through a cooperative, enriched, and accelerated academic program where each person feels significant and appreciated.

The curriculum in the EXCEL program is differentiated and faster paced. Students will work above grade level.

EXCEL Parent Recommendation Form

The Parent Recommendation form must be completed by March 31, 2019.

ILEARN ASSESSMENT

3rd and 4th Graders will take the new statewide assessment called ILEARN. This is the assessment that has replaced ISTEP. The ILEARN testing window opens on Monday, April 22. ILEARD measures student achievement and growth according to Indiana Academic Standards. ILEARN is the summative accountability assessment for Indiana students and assesses the areas of Language Arts and Math. Fourth grade will have an additional Science assessment that they will complete. For more information about ILEARN, please visit the IDOE website at https://www.doe.in.gov/assessment/ilearn

LAST DAY OF SCHOOL - MONDAY, JUNE 3RD (TENTATIVE)

Monday, June 3rd is Warren Township's last day of the regular school year (barring no further weather closings). This date has been extended due to the following weather closings: November 15th and January 30th.

May 31st (1st designated make-up day) - taken for November 15th
June 3rd (2nd designated make-up day) - taken for January 30th
June 4th (3rd designated make-up day)
June 5th (4th designated make-up day)
June 6th (5th designated make-up day)
June 7th (6th designated make-up day)
March 18th (7th designated make-up day)
March 19th (8th designated make-up day)

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.

Free Universal Breakfast

Breakfast is available to ALL students in MSD Warren Township for NO CHARGE.
Our 2 week cycle breakfast menus offer a variety of healthy options for all students.

**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.