Lowery's Latest News

October 16, 2020 Edition

Football Results

Red Team beat Sachse 14-0

White Team beat Kimball 10-6

Blue Team beat Tyler Legacy 41-0

Going into the bye week the freshmen teams are a combined 11-1.


We're proud of our Eagles!!!

Upcoming Bond Election Info

Allen ISD has published a newsletter with information regarding the 2020 bond election: https://www.smore.com/d1m5z.

The newsletter contains information on specific projects, voting times and locations, and details on the new ballot language that is required by law. The newsletter also features a video that provides an in-depth look at the bond proposal and how it will impact Allen ISD.

As a friendly reminder, early voting runs from October 13-30,

and Election Day is Tuesday, November 3.

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Homecoming New Date Announced

Varsity will play their Homecoming Game on October 30th. Freshmen teams will also play on Oct. 30th. Here is a link to the updated schedule:

Football Schedule

LFC students are invited to wear mums on Friday the 30th. This has been announced to the students and we've reminded them that noisy items on their mums will need to be removed (i.e. bells & whistles). We look forward to this fun tradition at LFC.

Advanced Academic News

Advanced Academics Parent Meeting—October 19th from 6-7:30pm.

(This is for students currently enrolled in one Pre-AP class.)

This is an informational meeting for parents who have students enrolled in advanced courses. Our goal is to help parents understand the value of enrolling their student in Pre-AP or AP class, while also helping them to understand the rigor, commitment, and responsibility required to be successful in these courses.

Here’s the link to register: https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_e3aTm55XSu6kLrYBUQfldg

AP Exam Registration Underway (Message for current AP students)

LFC AP exam registration began October 9, 2020 and ends October 30, 2020. AP exams are optional, but they are the only route to college credit from an AP course. LFC AP exam ordering info is kept updated here: https://www.allenisd.org/domain/1524

Please help the ACO

Every year, LFC has a fall food drive to benefit the ACO. The students are always amazing and our contribution to the ACO from that drive is usually one of the biggest “one day contributions” that the ACO receives. This year, however, since we are not accepting deliveries of this nature, we are unable to hold our annual Drive. We would like to encourge each of our Lowery families to give, as a family, to make up for this loss to the ACO. Below is a list of desired holiday food needs along with the instructions on how and where to drop your donations. The Lowery Family can still make a huge donation, one family at a time.

Just for this year, we are offering NJHS Service Hours for donations. 10 items will equal 1 hour. Students need to upload a picture of items delivered to ACO in x2Vol when they submit their service hours.

Thank you for your consideration!

ACO Food Pantry Needs

Holiday Food Needs

Canned Vegetables
Canned Pumpkin
Cranberry Sauce
Yams
Gravy (canned/dry packet)
Instant Potatoes
Stuffing/Dressing (stove top, etc.)
Sugar (up to 5 lbs.)
Bisquick (baking mix)
Cake Mix
Cooking Oil (smaller bottles)

Also needed:

Bar Soap
Shampoo
Toothpaste
Toothbrushes
Diapers (all sizes)
Laundry Detergent

You may drop off your Food Donations at ACO Food Pantry 801 E. Main Street, Allen

Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays: 9:00 am-2:00 pm

Tuesdays & Thursdays are food distribution days. Due to the volume of traffic in the ACO parking lot, we ask that you avoid bringing donations on these days.

Non-perishable food may be left in the blue drop box outside the Pantry at any time.

Need to check your student out during the school day?

Since we are not receiving visitors this year, here's a tip to make the check out procedure faster for you. If you know ahead of time, please send a note with your student saying what time you are picking them up. (A text from you will not allow the student to leave class.)They will show the note to their teacher and be excused to go to their House Office to sign out. You will come to Door 1 (Lowery's Main Entrance) and show your ID. We will release the student to you at that time.

If you get a call to pick up your student from the Clinic, you will show your ID at Door 1 and we will direct you from there.

Thank you!

Virtual Write Club

Learn about and share writing in student-driven, teacher-facilitated writing workshops in Google Classroom. Write Club is open for all styles, genres, and media including novels and graphic novels, short stories, poetry, podcasts, animations, scripts, and more.”

Information on how to join can be found on the poster outside Mr. VanWagner’s classroom, D209, just inside the pod in upper D-Hall or email joseph.vanwagner@allenisd.org.

Did your student miss Picture Days?

We will have one make up day coming on November 12th. In person students will be able to attend during the school day. Information on times and location for virtual students to drive up on that day will be coming soon.

Share your Pictures for Lowery's Yearbook!

This truly is a year "Like No Other" and since we can't be everywhere and there is so much going on in so many places, we would love your help to fill our Class of 2024's Yearbook with pictures! Below is an option from Balfour that explain how to upload your photos for submission/approval.

This is not an option for submitting headshots for yearbook pictures, but rather for candid shots of learning, activities, sports and clubs.

Thanks in advance!

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Direct Balfour Link to order Lowery Yearbook

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Tutoring and Late Buses

In person students will have access to after school tutoring starting Monday, 9/21. After school tutoring will be available Monday-Thursday from 4:15-4:55 p.m. Late buses will be available if needed and will drop students at their nearest elementary or middle school and will leave our campus at 5:15 p.m. There are limited bus seats available at this time and students will need to go through their "Connections" Canvas Course and click on the Sign Up Station Module to access signing up for a specific seat for any given day. Once the seats are gone for that day, the student will need to move to another day. Students will also need to obtain a Late Bus Pass from their tutoring teacher in order to board the late bus.

Virtual tutoring will be occurring with the virtual teachers during times coordinated with the teacher and student.

Students must wear IDs at all times

Per the student handbook:

"In grades 7-12 ID cards must be worn around the neck and be visible on the bus ride and at all times while on school property. Students who deface their ID will be charged for a new ID. "


Replacement IDs at Lowery are obtained in House 100 on the Main Hall. Students can order a replacement ID in Canvas through their Connections Sign Up Station early in the morning. They then can go by House 100 after 1st period and pick up their ID. Replacement IDs are $5 and students can be placed on an IOU list if they are not able to pay that day. All IOUs must be paid by the end of each grading period. Failure to pay on time will result in a 1 hour detention.

We remind students that it is a good habit to put their ID in their backpacks after school.

PTSA NEWS

Our PTSA will be having the first Membership Meeting of the year on Monday, October 19th at 7:30pm via Zoom. If you would like to attend please click here and complete the google form to register for the meeting. The Zoom link and meeting documents will be emailed the morning of the meeting to all registered attendees who are current members of our PTSA.

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Shopping Links

Shop at Kroger? Link your Kroger Rewards Card to AHS/LFC PTSA!

It's easy to do. Click https://www.kroger.com/i/community/community-rewards to login and update your account to the AHS/LFC PTSA code “Xl151”.



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