Lowell Memo: Issue #3

September 4, 2015

Published by Lowell School & the Lowell PTA

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Lowell Curriculum Night: Digital Directory with Feedback Survey

We are grateful that so many families were able to join us for Curriculum Night! Please be sure to view the Digital Directory below. This includes updates from Dr. Melton on the Guidelines for Success and the School Improvement process, video introductions from our specials teachers, upcoming event information AND a brief survey to give us feedback on your Curriculum Night experience. Please take time to fill that out; your input makes us better!!

Available to support Lowell Lunch & Recess?

To support a positive lunch experience for our students, we have expanded to 3 lunch periods this year as follows:

  • 11:30-12: All Day Kindergarten & Grade 1 Lunch
  • 12-12:30: Grade 4 & 5 Lunch/ Recess for ADK & Grades 1-3
  • 12:30-1: Grade 2 & 3 Lunch/ Recess for Grades 4 & 5

If you have an interest in being a lunch volunteer, a regular member of our supervision staff or a substitute lunch/recess supervisor, please email kathleen.melton@cusd200.org or call the Lowell office at 630-682-2085. Please note that you do not need to commit to all 5 days to be part of our team!

Boxtops for Education

Welcome back to school, parents! This year Lowell will again be collecting Box Tops for Education™. Clipping Box Tops is an easy way for you to help our school earn cash. Last school year, we earned over $1,000. We've already earned over $200 this school year from clipping this summer!

Box Top coupons are on the packaging of hundreds of participating products that you probably use every day. All you need to do is cut them off of the box they are on, stick them in a baggie, and send them to school with your child (bags of 50 box tops are preferred).

We will be collecting Box Tops all year long, so start saving and sending in your Box Tops today!

Be sure to track our progress at www.boxtops4education.com. Anyone who signs up for theBox Tops email now through 9/30, Lowell School will receive 5 Bonus Box Tops! Our school # is 126491. Thanks for choosing to support our school by collecting Box Tops!


Becky Graziano and Becky Sindelar

Volunteer Co-Coordinators for Box Tops for Education

Lowell PTA

Save the Date: Lowell Picture Day is September 22!

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Band and Orchestra Registration

Did you know that the District 200 instrumental music program is known throughout Illinois for its excellence? 5th graders who do not play an instrument now have the opportunity to sign up! Registration for Band and Orchestra takes place at Hubble and Franklin Middle Schools on Tuesday, September 8, and at Edison and Monroe Middle Schools on Thursday, Sept. 10. Drop in any time between 4:00 and 7:45 p.m. to see the instruments, talk to instructors, and get information about renting instruments. Materials may be ordered at this time that will be delivered to schools in time for the first lessons. 5th grade students who already play are welcome to participate!

If parents cannot attend these sessions, please contact the band or orchestra teacher from your school. Students younger than 5th grade may also participate in large group rehearsals if they take private lessons outside of school. There is an $80 fee for elementary band or orchestra participation; this is adjusted for students who qualify for exempt or reduced fees. Please contact the instructor for more information! The band director at Lowell is Mr. Dan Dupree at Daniel.Dupree@cusd200.org ; the string orchestra director is Mrs. Jeanne Johannesen at Jeanne.Johannesen@cusd200.org.

We hope to see you at registration night!

Join the larger District 200 community at State of our Schools!

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Parent Photographers

Thank you to the parents who volunteered to take photos during our Back to School Social! Part of our indoor physical refresh will be displaying large candid photos of Lowell students throughout the halls. If you take any great photos at Lowell during the year, please consider emailing them to kathleen.melton@cusd200.org so we can continue to capture the fun and learning at school.

Thank you for sharing your talents with us in this way!

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The Lowell PTA welcomes you!!

Check out the links below to learn more about the Lowell PTA & become a member!

Lowell Eagles Learn: Check out Story #35!!!

Please view our school blog & consider sharing your own story of learning about Lowell or encouraging your child to write a post! We've just posted our first story of the year about the Battle of the Books kick-off event! We welcome stories from students, parents, staff, special guests, and community members. You can find our blog at lowelleagleslearn.blogspot.com or linked below! Please send posts to kathleen.melton@cusd200.org at any time or make a comment on our posts!

Thank you for helping tell our story! Check out our newest posts, including staff appreciation from a Lowell mom!

Free and Reduced Lunch Applications

Free and Reduced Lunch applications will be sent home the first week of school. If you need financial assistance with lunch fees, please complete and return the form to the office prior to Friday, September 25. These forms need to be completed each school year.

Language Stars at Lowell

If you are interested in learning more about the program please click here. If you are interested in enrolling your child, please click here. Spanish for K-2 students will be Thursdays 3:35 - 4:20 in the Music Room and Grades 3-5 will be on Fridays from 8:15 - 9:00 am. The program will begin at Lowell on October 1, 2015.

You may also call Elsie Michaels or any member of the At School team at (773) 935-7827, Option 4, if you have any questions or concerns.

Has a D200 teacher been an inspiration to your child? Check out Inspiration Nominations linked below!

2014-15 Important Dates

Click here to visit the Lowell Web Calendar & stay informed of upcoming events throughout the year!

View the District ESchool Bag!

Check out district & community information linked to the District website below, including information about a new Daisy Troop starting at Lowell.

New 200 Foundation Updates

Click the link below to read updates from the New 200 Foundation!

Support the Lowell PTA through Amazon.com!!

Raise money for Lowell PTA by shopping at Amazon.com Lowell PTA will receive 1% of all money spent at Amazon.com, when you use this special link.


Bookmark this page for use anytime you need to shop at Amazon.com There are no price increases or fees for shoppers or Lowell PTA. Amazon funds the program as a fund raising opportunity for schools and organizations.

Going to Target??

Use your Target REDcard, and Target will donate 1% of your REDcard purchases made at Target and Target.com to help Lowell! Sign up is easy at the link below:
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