Lowell Lantern

Week of March 11--March 15, 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,


It is hard to believe that we have one more week before our spring intersession. We have a lot to accomplish during this week. Teachers are finalizing projects and preparing grades for report cards. In addition, our 3rd grade students will be taking the IREAD-3 Assessment next Tuesday and Wednesday. We have a very short window of time to give this important assessment so it is imperative that all students are at school and on time.


Remember to help your child be ready for this important assessment by:

  • Making sure your child is well-rested each night

  • Making sure your child eats a healthy breakfast at home or at school

  • Eliminating stress during testing days

  • Letting your child know that you believe in him/her and encouraging best effort


Please remember to adjust your clocks one hour ahead before going to bed Saturday night due to Daylight Savings Time. This will ensure students are on time to school on Monday.


Our 3rd Quarter CORE Celebration will be held on Friday, March 15, 2019. If you are able to volunteer for part or all of the celebration, please complete the included form and return to school on Monday. Or you can call the front office to let us know your availability. We appreciate your help and couldn’t do it without you!


We are on spring break the weeks of March 18 and March 25. It is important for students to be at school every day leading up to spring break. Teachers are working hard to wrap up quarterly projects and assessments in preparation for report cards that will be coming home on Friday, March 15.


Have a great weekend and enjoy your time with your children!

Mrs. Griffin


IREAD-3 TESTING

3rd Graders will take the IREAD-3 Assessment during the week of March 11- 15. This is a critical statewide standardized assessment. The Indiana Reading Evaluation and Determination (IREAD-3) assessment measures foundational reading standards to Grade 3 students each spring. Based on the Indiana Academic Standards, IREAD-3 is a summative assessment that was developed in accordance with House Enrolled Act 1367 (also known as Public Law 109 in 2010). For further information on IREAD-3 you may visit the IDOE website at

https://www.doe.in.gov/assessment/iread-3
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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

LOWELL ROBOTICS TEAM GOING TO STATE!!

Good luck to our Robotics Team who will be competing in the State Competition at Lucas Oil Stadium on Saturday of this weekend! We wish our team the best of luck and are so proud of all of their accomplishments.
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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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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.