May Newsletter

May 2, 2022

Principal's Message

Dear Lowell Families-


I want to kick off this week of Teacher Appreciation with a gigantic 'THANK YOU' to all of our staff members for all that they do on behalf of our students. I am hopeful that every member of our school community feels valued, important, appreciated, embraced, and loved throughout the course of this week (and beyond).


We have an unbelievable staff at Lowell. They work tirelessly on behalf of students and serve critical roles in the lives of so many. Their impact is profound and reaches places and depth that, in many cases, we do not even realize. The staff's unwavering focus on improving the experiences, outcomes, and opportunities for students is motivating and inspiring. The love that they demonstrate for our students, our school, and our community has shaped who they are. I am incredibly proud to serve in their company and alongside them every day.

As you embark on our final month together of learning and growing, please take a moment to thank a staff member!


Have a great month!


In partnership-

Dr. Laurie Pogorzelski

Principal

Staff Appreciation Week

A huge thank you to Jaimee Cannon and her amazing team for their efforts around Staff Appreciation Week! Each day this week, May 2-6, the staff will be treated to special events. From lottery tickets, raffles and lounge goodies to snack carts, breakfast and lunch food, the staff will certainly feel special!

G R A T E F U L !!!

Staff Retirements

Please join me in thanking the following teachers for their many years of service to the Waukesha School District. We wish them much happiness in their retirements!

Maria Zagorski - 32 yrs

Donna McLeod - 32 yrs

Tanya Moores - 33 yrs

Lowell will miss this wonderful group of educators, and we are so very grateful for their impact on students!

Family Engagement

It was wonderful to se so many families participate in the Lowell Annual Showcase of Learning last week. Our Title 1 Department and Family Engagement Committee would appreciate your feedback. Please take a moment to complete the survey below.

Title 1 survey

From the Desk of our Social Worker...

Please follow the link if you or someone that you know might benefit from this food resource.

https://friendswithfoodwi.org/

Playworks Celebration

To celebrate our success and hard work, Playworks has planned an end of the year Junior Coach Conference on May 12th, 2022. Our Junior Coaches will be going to Waukesha North High School to meet with other Junior Coaches from Waukesha. There will be a lot of students at the conference that have been doing the same activities as our Lowell students all year!

It will be a blast with lots of play time!

Book Fair

Please join us for our Book Fair Special Event


Wednesday May 4th 5:30-7:30!


We will have story time with our teachers and staff along with flower pots to decorate and take

home! $5 per flower pot - families and friends welcome! Shop our BUY ONE GET ONE FREE

book fair before or after making your flower pot!


Book Fair hours:

Monday: 3:30 - 4:30

Tuesday: 3:30 - 5:00

Wednesday:8:00 - 9:00, 3:30 - 7:30 (Flower Pot event)

Thursday:8:00-9:00, 3:30 - 5:00

Friday: 11:00 - 1:00


Thank you Jeannette Clarke and team for all your work on the Lowell Bookfairs!

PTO Updates

Happy May Lowell!


We've got a great month ahead of us! Thank you to everyone who is participating in the J.K. Lee program. With your generosity the PTO is able to put $1,015 towards our Playground Fund! You all rock and we hope your kids are enjoying the program.


While J.K Lee is going on this week both Tuesday & Thursday (3:45-4:45), pop on in to our Scholastic Book Fair up in the Maker Space! It will be open from 3:30-5:30, feel free to browse while your child is in the gym.


Here are book fair hours for the week along with our special Read-A-Long & Flower Pot event on Wednesday 5/4 from 5-7:30pm. Our book fair is BUY ONE GET 1 FREE!!!!!!! It is also teacher appreciation week and all our teachers will have a wish bin that you can purchase books from. This is a great way to give back to our staff.

Please remember to send all Flower Pot Crafts Pre-Orders by the end of the day tomorrow 5/3, so that we can put a ticket in your child's backpack on Wednesday. You can write checks out to "Lowell PTO" and each pot is $5.00.


Monday- 3:30-4:30

Tuesday- 3:30-5:00

Wednesday- 8:00-9:00 & 3:30-7:30 (Flowers & Readings start at 5:30)

Thursday- 8:00-9:00 & 3:30-5:00

Friday- 11:00-1:00


Did you know that it is also Teacher Appreciation Week?! We've got a week of fun planned for our staff and they are already enjoying it. Our theme this year is "Friends" and the staff lounge is decorated like the coffee shop from the TV show!


We would love to give a shout out to the Teacher Appreciation Committee and all their hard work to make this week possible. We'd also love to thank Chef Pam's Kitchen, Burn Boot Camp-Waukesha, Leticia Guzman American Family Insurance, Cranky Dragon Hot Sauce- Matt Cook, Mama Ducky's Desserts, Erindipity Sweets, Buddy's Burgers & Custard, Davies General Dentistry, Culver's on Grandview, Sugar Llama Cookies, Backstreet Pub & Grill, Sendik's and Evelyn Stencel for their generosity and donations.


We still need help with our End of the Year PIcnic! Please sign up if you haven't already. I've included the link below. WE MUST STRESS THAT WE CANNOT DO THIS WITHOUT YOU AND TRULY NEED YOUR HELP TO MAKE THIS A SUCCESS!!!

https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10C0445A5A92BA5FA7-2022


On 4/19 we held our first Playground Planning Committee. We determined that our budget should be $75,000.00 for the large playground. We are working with Lee Recreational to get an idea of what we can do with the current layout and how we can make it better. Be on the lookout for more updates!


Other important dates:

5/9- Lego Club 3:45-4:45

5/10-Culvers Night 5-8pm

5/17-PTO Meeting 6:30


Have a great week and hope to see you Wednesday at the Book Fair!


Lowell PTO

IMPORTANT DATES

5/2-5/6-TEACHER APPRECIATION WEEK


5/2-5/6-BOOK FAIR

HOURS

5/2-3:30pm-4:30pm

5/3-3:30-5pm

5/4-8-9am & 3:30-7:30pm Flowers & Books 5:30-7:30pm

5/5-8-9am & 3:30-5pm

5/6-11-1pm



5/8-HAPPY MOTHERS DAY!

5/9-LEGO CLUB Last meeting of the year!

5/10-Culvers Night 4-7pm

5/17-PTO MEETING 6:30pm in the Library

5/18- K5-1st Grade Concert 6pm

5/27-Early Release at 1:40pm

5/30-Memorial Day! NO SCHOOL

CROSSING GUARD RECOGNITION

We would like to give a shout out to our Crossing Guard on MIchigan Street, Ms. Amelia, CONGRATULATIONS on being CROSSING GUARD OF THE YEAR!

Thank you for all you do to keep our Lowell Students SAFE!

If you see Ms. Amelia make sure to congratulate her on a job well done!