Lowell Lantern

May 22, 2020

Principal's message

Dear Lowell Families,


We are thankful for some sunshine on this Friday and are looking forward to the Memorial Day Weekend! We have enjoyed spending time with students this week. Their smiles put some sparkle into this gloomy weather week! Next week is our last week of the 2019-2020 school year! We are looking forward to spending the last four days with students in our learn at home classrooms! Please continue to have your children engage in this last week of learning! Our teachers have some fun activities and surprises for our students!


All Lowell students will be allowed to use their district assigned device over the summer. If you will not be attending Lowell next year, you can turn your device in during materials pick up the first week of June or Monday - Friday from 11:00 - 1:00 at the Walker Career Center, Door 70.

Starting Wednesday, June 3rd we will be distributing students’ personal items, including end of year reports cards, and collecting textbooks and library books via a drive-through service at the Lowell car rider line, which is along the front of the building. Our distribution will be on three dates depending on your students last name. Last names A-M will be Wednesday, June 3rd from 12-6 pm, last names N-Z will be Thursday, June 4th from 12-6 pm, and Friday, June 5th, 9 am-12 pm will be a make up day.


Early in June, we will be mailing grade level summer learning packets to all students in grades K-8. These packets will focus on essential math and reading skills as well as social-emotional skills. Students will receive an incentive for completing their packet upon returning it to school in the fall.


Please stay connected by visiting our website, downloading our mobile app, and viewing our district social media twitter and Facebook accounts for updated information.

Have a great and safe Memorial Day Weekend!

Mrs. Griffin

Splash Into Summer Spirit Week!

At the end of each year, we traditionally have a visit from our local firefighters who help us celebrate the end to our school year. The fire trucks come and students have fun getting doused with water from the fire hoses. Our students look forward to this and have a blast playing in the water. We are hoping you can help us continue this tradition by having some water fun at home this week and sending us pictures. Dump a bucket of water over your head, play in the garden hose, run through the sprinkler, dive in your pool, or play in the rain. Have fun and send a picture to your teacher or to Mrs. Griffin at kgriffin@warren.k12.in.us

Wear Your Lowell Green on Friday!!

Friday is our last day at school, and we would love for our students to wear their Lowell green to celebrate the ending of the 2019-2020 school year. Our students truly have worked so hard this year, especially this last quarter, so let's celebrate by showing our school spirit!

Building a Bright Future ~~ underCOREstruction

Personal Item Pick-Up

Starting Wednesday, June 3rd we will be distributing students’ personal items, including end of year reports cards, and collecting textbooks and library books via a drive-through service at the Lowell car rider line, which is along the front of the building.


Our distribution will be on three dates depending on your students last name:

Wednesday, June 3rd from 12pm - 6 pm -- Last Names A-M

Thursday, June 4th from 12pm - 6pm -- Last Names N - Z

Friday, June 5 from 9am - 12pm -- Make Up Day

Warren Township Survey -- Please Complete!

The Indiana Department of Education is collecting information to help schools plan and prepare for the next school year. Please help us in our planning efforts by completing the following Parent and Caregiver Survey.

Warren Township Family Survey Link.

Summer Learning Packets

Early in June, we will be mailing grade level summer learning packets to all students in grades K-8. These packets will focus on essential math and reading skills as well as social-emotional skills. Students will receive an incentive for completing their packet upon returning it to school in the fall.


COVID-19 TESTING

MSD Warren Township and Warren Central High School are proud to announce that we will be partnering with the Marion County Health Department to provide drive thru COVID-19 testing for our community. The testing site will be accessible on the southside of the high school campus off of 16th street starting Wednesday, May 20th from 6AM - 2PM. Testing will continue on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays from 6AM - 2PM.


Testing is free and registration is required. You can register onsite or online at MarionHealth.org/INDYCOVID.

Indianapolis Public Library Summer Reading Program

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Preschool & Kindergarten Registration is Now Open

Online registration for Preschool and Kindergarten for the 2020-2021 school year is now available on our website, warren.k12.in.us, under the Explore Tab. You may register your child now. Children must be age 5 on or before September 1 to register for Kindergarten and age 3 on or before September 1 to register for Preschool.


If you are a current Warren Early Childhood Center parent and your child will be attending a Warren Elementary School, please call our hotline number at 317-608-0545 and we will assist in getting your information moved over. If you have a new Preschool or Kindergarten student attending Warren, please use the online registration process. We are also accepting out of district applications at this time.


If you are experiencing any issues with online registration, please contact us at 317-608-0545 or email msdwarrenelearning@warren.k12.in.us. We will be happy to assist you in registering your child online.

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School Counselor Connection

Zoom Close Out with the Counselor

Mrs. Hand will be hosting a Close Out with the Counselor session on Wednesday, May 27. See the times below for student groups and join Mrs. Hand to visit and say so long to the 2019-2020 school year.


Here are links:


K-2: Close Out With The Counselor - 11:00-11:30 on Wednesday, May 27

Join Zoom Meeting https://us02web.zoom.us/j/86212654900?pwd=VkJqNFliVDNXNjlGRTkrYmVjUXB1Zz09 Meeting ID: 862 1265 4900 Password: 5BzGMr


Grades 3-4: Close Out With The Counselor - 11:30-12:00 on Wednesday, May 27

Join Zoom Meeting https://us02web.zoom.us/j/82083948969?pwd=aGwyQVZ6MXE5R01nK1hxakVYTlF2Zz09 Meeting ID: 820 8394 8969 Password: 6DGziW

Have You Completed Your 2020 Census? Your Response Matters!

The Census Questionnaire plays an important role in determining funding for our schools, hospitals, roads and other resources for our community. Please complete your census online at 2020Census.gov.

WIFI OPTIONS FOR HOME

Food Outreach Program

The District will be making a couple of adjustments to our food outreach program starting the week of May 4th. We will continue on Tuesdays and Fridays from 11am -1pm at 11 locations. Renaissance School, located at 30th and Post Road, will be a new site and will replace Hawthorne Elementary. Wednesdays will continue to be 5:30pm- 7pm at 2 locations. We will continue on Wednesdays at Lakeside Elementary and will add a new site at our Moorhead location at 8400 East Tenth Street. Because there is a need for a refrigerated space, we could no longer use Post Road Christian Church. We appreciate Post Road Christian Church and their partnership with our food outreach program. If you have needs beyond what is being offered, please call or email our hotline at 317-869-4308 or

MSDWarrenOtreach@warren.k12.in.us.

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Tutoring Help By Phone ~ ~ ~ Call and Learn

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Playworks at Home Resources

Playworks has for over 24 years focused on bringing games and activities to schools, while creating a safe and healthy recess for students. We are now, more than ever, committed to responding to the need for continued healthy activities at home through several resources we are offering for free:

  • Play at Home Webpage: A library of videos and other resources featuring games and activities families can play at home. Each meeting the CDC requirements of social distancing and limited equipment. All available free on the Play at Home webpage

  • Play at Home Playbook: This game guide has a variety of games and activities families can do in their own home, with little to no equipment necessary.

  • Live Virtual Recess: A Playworks Coach leading a morning warm-up, a midday game, and an afternoon cooldown each day. Anyone can tune into Facebook Live Monday- Friday at 12:00pm, 2:00pm, and 4:00pm EST and play along.


Daily schedule - Facebook Live Recess


12:00PM - Morning Stretches & Warm Up


2:00PM - Recess Game


4:00PM - Afternoon Cooldown & Cheer


Families can also connect with us on Facebook (@makereccesscount), Twitter (@playworks), and Instagram (@playworksrecess).

Lowell Construction Updates

Look how much has changed in just a week! It's so exciting to see the building change from week to week! We will continue to keep you updated on these improvements throughout the year and share pictures so you can see the progress. It is exciting to see all of these enhancements and improvements to our school!

Lowell Students of the Week!

May 18, 2020

Lowell Spirit Day -- Superhero Day!