Friday Flight

April 24, 2015

Thank you to all grades for submitting school supply list revisions on time! I really appreciate that. We will be supplying your take home folders again for 2015-16.

Please review the Memo to stay current on building parent communication & events!

It is important that you read & know the information that is shared with our families. Information in the Memo is not necessarily duplicated here.

Lunch & Learn: Google Docs, Calendar & Gmail

Thanks to everyone who was able to join us at Lunch & Learn or who has spent time independently reviewing some resources. Click here for the resource page from the Lunch & Learn. There is a section at the bottom for you to share a way you have used one of these applications or an idea you have for using them in the future. Everyone who shares an idea there by Tuesday will be in a raffle to win one of two Starbuck's gift cards for a coffee treat from Kathy.

5K Volunteers Needed!

Cheering along the course or handing out medals are examples of ways you could help. If you are interested in volunteering please contact Courtney Henderson at mchenderson0618@comcast.net. Volunteer numbers are a bit low at this time.

Happy Birthday!

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Professional Learning Calendar

Assessment Update

Schools were given the option to F & P only students K-5 that were below level. This is in line with last year, but different than we anticipated. We are going to take that option and a schedule is in progress. We will cluster some sub coverage to support you in this.


At an upcoming staff meeting, we will also update you on the procedure for preparing for class lists and for updating reading level documentation. Finally, benchmarking dates will be confirmed at the start of the week via email from Kathy.

Please consider writing a post for our blog!!

So much great learning is happening!! You can also encourage a student or parent to share OR comment on an existing post!! Thanks to the 5th grade for our newest posts!

Week of April 27-May 1 (May? What?!?!)

PARCC can be picked up daily after 8 a.m. on test days!


Monday, April 27


Tuesday, April 28

  • Foundations Team; 8:30 in LLC
  • PARCC; ELA 1
  • (World Relief Homework Club; LLC after school)

Wednesday, April 29

  • PARCC; Math 1
  • Kathy @ WWPTA Scholarship Event; 9-11 a.m.
  • (Tutoring; LLC after school)
  • (5K prep; Music Room fro 3:30-5 p.m.)

Thursday, April 30

  • PARCC; Math 2
  • Smile Squad Dental visit
  • Lowell Spirit Day
  • Cook's Night Out at Barone's
  • Afternoon IEPs as scheduled
  • Lowell Spring Cleaning; 3:30- 6 p.m.
  • (Boy Scouts; 7-8 in Gym/MPR)

Friday, May 1

  • Smile Squad Dental visit
  • Tech Team; 8:30 a.m. in Office Conference Room
  • (Girl Scouts; 3:30-5 in Art Room)
  • (Girl Scouts; 6-8 in Gym/MPR)


Saturday, May 2

  • Lowell 5K Dash for Dr. Murphy; 9 a.m.

Upcoming Lowell Events

Please email Kathy if something is missing from this list. Thank you!

PARCC Dates

  • Second Window: April 28, 29 & 30 w/make-ups to follow


School & Grade Level Events/Trips

  • Cook’s Night Out/Spirit Wear Day - Barone’s; Thursday, April 30; 4-9pm
  • Lowell Spring Cleaning; Thursday, April 30
  • Smile Squad at Lowell; Thursday, April 30 and Friday, May 1 (testing grades will only be pulled in afternoon)
  • Lowell 5K; Saturday, May 2 @ 9 a.m.
  • Mile Run at Wheaton College; May 6 (Schedule forthcoming.)
  • EL Library Card Trip; Monday, May 11; Grades 1-2 (9:30-11 a.m.); Grades 3-5 (1-2:30 p.m.)
  • Franklin Music Tour: Tuesday, May 12 @ 9:30 a.m.
  • Chorus, Band, & Orchestra Concert: Tuesday, May 12; 6:30 p.m. call time/7 p.m. concert @ Franklin
  • 2015-16 Kindergarten Visit; Wednesday, May 13th; 9:30-10:15 a.m.
  • 2nd Grade to Fullersburg Woods: Friday, May 15; 9:30 a.m.-2 p.m.
  • 5th Grade Wax Museum; Friday, May 15; 10:45-11:30 a.m. in MPR
  • 4th Grade to Lincoln Marsh: Monday, May 18; 9:15-2p.m.
  • Benchmarking; schedule TBD; Monday, May 18 & Tuesday, May 19
  • Grade 1-5 EL trip to Brookfield Zoo; Wednesday, May 20
  • ThinkFirst Assembly for Grades 1 & 5; Wednesday, May 20; Grade 1/9:30-10:15 a.m.; Grade 5/10:30-11:15 a.m.
  • Robert Crown Health Center visits 5th grade: Friday, May 22; 1:30-3p.m.
  • 2S plays: Friday, May 22 @ 2:30 p.m.
  • 3rd Grade w/Bill the Poet; Tuesday, May 26; 9:30-11:20 a.m. & 1:20-2:35 p.m. in MPR
  • Mrs. Rood's Kindergarten Concert; Thursday, May 28; 10:45 a.m. in Room 119
  • District Service Awards; Thursday, May 28; 4-6 p.m. @ Naperville Marriott
  • Half-Day Kindergarten Parent Program; Wednesday, June 3; 10:45-11:30 a.m. & 2:30-3:15 p.m.
  • PACE Open House; Thursday, June 4; 6:30-7:30 p.m. in LLC
  • 5th grade picnic; Tuesday, June 2; time TBD
  • First Grade Picnic; Monday, June 8
  • Last Day of Specials; Monday, June 8
  • School-wide Celebration of Learning Assembly; Monday, June 8; 9:30 in Gym/MPR


2014-15 Shift Day Schedule

  • Tuesday, May 26 is a Monday

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