Lowell Memo: Issue #24

April 6, 2018

Published by Lowell School & the Lowell PTA

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Science Fair Thanks!

Thank you to the 68 Lowell scientists who collaborated on 43 different projects/experiments! Thank you to the students, parents & teachers who came to learn from our student scientists! Thank you to Lowell parent Tony Majszak for coordinating this awesome inaugural event and to our volunteer judges for their time and feedback for learning.

Stay tuned for 2018-19 information!!

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Lowell Culture Fest: Friday, April 13th from 6-8 p.m.

PARCC Testing

Parents of Lowell Students,

Students in grades three through eight will take PARCC (Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers) again this year. PARCC is aligned to the Common Core State Standards for English Language Arts and Math. Students will take the test on paper.

Our school will administer PARCC from Tuesday, April 9 to Wednesday, April 18.

If you have further questions, please feel free to contact me.

Thank you for your support,

Dr. Kathy Melton


Discovery Day, Volunteer Luncheon and Field Day Oh My!

Discovery Day volunteers needed! Volunteer forms for Discovery Day were sent home this week. If it did not come home in your child’s backpack, you can find it by clicking here as well.

Please send in your completed form to the office by April 11, 2018.

Discovery Day will be on Tuesday, June 5, 2018. Plans are underway! It is a fun opportunity for kids to grow, stretch, learn, discover and try activities by introducing them to new and unique learning opportunities. During the morning of Discovery Day, students will participate in three activities. Discovery Day is a collaborative effort made up of parent/family volunteers, teachers, staff and some outside vendors. We need leaders, co-leaders, assistants, and helpers to make this day a success! If you have a hobby, talent or special interest you would like to share with the students OR if you just want to be part of a really fun morning at Lowell, please join us! All are welcome and appreciated!

Any questions, please contact Barbara Razzino at babsrazz@mac.com.

Also, the Volunteer Appreciation Luncheon will take place in the LLC immediately after Discovery Day again this year. Please join us as we honor all of the volunteers (classroom, LLC, PTA, etc) that have worked so hard to make it another great year at Lowell.

Free babysitting is provided for any who needs it from 9 am to 1 pm, so you can help in the morning and stay for lunch!

And finally, we are looking for Field Day volunteers as well. Field Day occurs in the afternoon on June 5th and we need volunteers to assist the PE teachers. It is an afternoon full of action and fun!

Save the Date: Franklin 6th Grade Orientation Night for incoming 6th graders will be May 15 at 7:00 p.m.

April Health Office Happenings

Dressing for the Weather

We are all anxious for Spring to be here and warmer weather to arrive. Unfortunately, Mother Nature has other plans right now. Please be sure that when you child leaves for school in the morning they are appropriately dressed for the weather. Many students have come to school in the morning with shorts hoping it will get warmer; however by recess it remains a chilly 30 or 40 degree day. When shorts or light jackets are worn in cold weather, the body loses heat quickly. Exposed skin on fingers, ears or legs get cold even faster. Skin can become extremely dry, chapped and more prone to injury. Encourage your child to layer clothes. This way if weather improves, they can always remove a layer.

Clothing Donations

Occasionally students come to the Health office in need of a change of clothes. If you have any shirts or pants that your child has outgrown and in good condition, please consider donating them to our supply. Thank you.

Wellness Calendar

The Wellness Committee developed a calendar of weekly wellness activities to complete during the month of April. Join in the fun with your children. After your child completes the week of activities, sign your name and have your child return it to school. He/she will receive a heart to go up on the bulletin board in the gym. Stop by and watch as the heart grows!

Lowell Spring Chorus, Band & Orchestra Concert: Wednesday, May 16 @ Franklin

Lowell 5k Registration Timelines

The annual Lowell 5K will be on Saturday, April 28, 2018! New this year there is also now an option for registering online at lowell5k.com. For those who prefer to register through submitting paper registration forms, forms were sent home before spring break and are due back no later than April 6, 2018. Registration after that time will need to be done online or on race day. Cost for the race is $9 per person through April 6. After April 6, cost is $11 per person. Online registration includes a additional convenience fee of $1 per racer. Walk up registration on race day will be $15. You must register online or turn in a registration form on or before April 6, 2018 to guarantee you will receive a race shirt!

Lowell Running Club: K-5 Girls & Boys

Join us on Thursdays from 3:45-4:15! We are starting running club when we return from spring break! Our goal is to be ready to run the Lowell 5K on April 28. We will meet in the gym after school. Pick up is in the car line @ door 16. We only have 4 actual Thursdays before the 5K, so try to attend all meetings! Also, take advantage of any nice weather and get running over the break! Please fill out this form to register!

Student Council News

Feed My Starving Children

Student Council is organizing a packing event at Feed My Starving Children on May 29, 6:00-7:30 in Aurora. If you would like your child to get involved you can sign up and help! This is a great opportunity to teach your child how to make a difference! Space is limited. You can follow this link to sign up!

  • Grades K-2: 1 child to 1 adult
  • Grades 3-6: 3 children to 1 adult

Buddy Bench

Student Council is raising money for a Buddy Bench for our playground. Students will have the opportunity to use the Buddy Bench to signal that they want to join in group fun at recess. There are 3 rules to the Buddy Bench: Only sit on the bench if you need someone to play with or need a friend. If you see someone sitting on the bench, talk to them invite them to play. If you are sitting on the bench and someone invites you to play, say "Yes". You can donate to help us get our bench at this link. Every little bit helps!

Jefferson Early Childhood Center Tuition-Based Registration for 2018-2019 School Year

Applications for the tuition-based program at the Jefferson Early Childhood Center are now being accepted. The program runs Tuesday through Friday from 9:15 am to 11:45 am or 1:00 pm to 3:30 pm. All applications received will be admitted on a first-come, first-served basis. Applications must be accompanied by a deposit check in the amount of $245.00 made payable to CUSD 200. Deposit checks represent the September, 2018 tuition payment and are always refundable if the student is unable to attend.

Please contact the school office at 630-682-2474 if you have questions.

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We thank you for not double parking on Illinois, in the car line, and in the surrounding neighborhood during arrival and dismissal to keep the children safe. Car riders should remain indoors until they are called; they should not be on the playground. We also thank all families for crossing Illinois Street at the corner. Safety for the children is our top priority!

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View the District ESchool Bag!

Check out district & community information linked to the District website below!

Student Excellence Foundation

Formally known as the New 200 Foundation, we are grateful for the support of this community organization! Click below to learn more about the many ways the foundation supports our schools and how you can be part of that!

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.

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Lost & Found

The Lowell Lost & Found is filling fast with the changing weather! Please stop in between 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. to claim your lost items!