Lowell Lantern

LAST DAY OF SCHOOL IS MONDAY, JUNE 3, 2019

Week of May 13--May 17, 2019

Monday is a RED 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 3rd graders have completed their ILEARN Testing this week, and we are so proud of their hard work and effort! Our 4th graders are almost finished. They will have their last Science test next Monday, May 13. Keep going strong!!


All grade levels are taking the End of Year NWEA Assessment for Reading and Math. This will allow us to gauge their growth throughout the school year. In addition, our teachers are giving their students an additional Reading Assessment in order to verify their end of year reading level. We appreciate all of the effort that our students are putting forth with these end of year assessments. They are so very important!


We have many upcoming field trips across all grade levels. Please make sure to check with your child’s teacher regarding dates and times for field trips. In addition, please remember to complete a required background check if you are planning on chaperoning on your child’s trip. In order to chaperone, you MUST complete a background check. Those forms are available at the front office. If you are accompanying your child on a field trip, we ask that you NOT bring younger siblings or children on the field trip. As a chaperone, you are agreeing to be responsible for supervising a small group of children. This proves difficult to do with younger siblings as they require your attention. We appreciate your adherence to this policy. As always, thank you for volunteering.


May is a busy month with a lot of activities. Below are some important upcoming dates.

  • Wednesday, May 22 -- 4th Grade Appreciation Night at 7:00pm in the gym

  • Friday, May 24 -- 4th Grade Party at Post Road Christian Church -- during the school day

  • Monday, May 27 -- Memorial Day -- No School

  • Friday, May 31 -- CORE Celebration

  • Monday, June 3 -- Field Day

  • Monday, June 3 -- LAST DAY OF SCHOOL -- EARLY DISMISSAL AT 2:30pm


Have a great weekend!


Mrs. Griffin

Attention 4th Grade Parents

The PTA makes the end of the year very memorable for the 4th graders. Wednesday, May 22nd is the 4th Grade Celebration at Lowell. The doors unlock at 6:45pm with program to begin at 7:00pm. Fourth grade party will be Friday, May 24th. The 4th graders will go to Post Road Christian Church for a party. Students will depart school before 10:00am and return at 2:00pm. If you would like to help chaperone or donate items, please contact Jaymie Hunckler at bradandjaymiehunckler@gmail.com
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ILEARN TESTING CONTINUES WEDNESDAY APRIL 24 -- MAY 17 GRADES 3 & 4

Students in grades 3 & 4 will begin taking the ILEARN Assessment on Monday, April 22. Students will test for approximately one hour/day over the course of 9 -12 school days. Our students have been working so hard to prepare and WE BELIEVE IN THEM! Our student know that one test does not define them! We simply want students to do their personal best every day! That is what matters the most! Thank you for supporting your children and encouraging them to do their best! Please make sure students are well rested over the course of testing and arrive at school on time every day! Attendance is always important but even more so during this testing window! We appreciate you scheduling appointments around testing so students will be at school every day! Thank you!

Will you be attending Lowell next year?

Although it does't seem possible, within just a few short weeks the 2018-2019 school year will be drawing to a close. In order to facilitate a smooth transition to the next grade for your child, we are asking you to notify our school office if you will NOT BE RETURNING to Lowell for the 2019-2020 school year. Thank you for your help!

Promotions and Rententions

During this time of year, we are once again reminding students the importance of hard work and citizenship at Lowell. Decisions will be made during the next few weeks, regarding grade placement for the 2019-2020 school year. Grade placement is based on many factors, such as academic achievement, work habits, attendance, age, and physical and emotional development. Students will normally progress from grade to grade after demonstrating that they have met academic requirements. A pupil's parent or guardian will be asked to participate in a conference regarding progress and grade placement if retention is being considered. Final determination of a student's promotion or retention will be made by the professional staff at school.
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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.