Lowell Memo: Issue #16

January 23, 2015

Published by Lowell School & the Lowell PTA

Have you lost something??

Stop in to see if we've found it! The Lowell Lost & Found is located outside the main office and it is overflowing! Stop in during school hours or remind your child to check it out.

Lowell Winter Concert Survey- Closes January 23

We appreciate your support of our programs at school. Thank you to the parents and staff who have completed the Lowell Winter Concert Survey. If you have not yet had the opportunity to do so, please click here to share feedback. The survey is also linked in the upper left corner of the Lowell website.

We thank you for giving your time to help us improve! This survey will close Friday, January 23rd.

PARCC Parent Forum @ Wiesbrook on February 5th. Click the link below for details & registration!

Lowell Padlet Challenges: Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. said, "Life's most persistent and urgent question is, 'What are you doing for others?'" Help your child(ren) share a way he or she has helped others or a way that someone else has helped him or her on our Padlet wall by clicking the link below this article. You can still add to the Padlet until Monday!

Thanks, too, to everyone who shared their learning and fun on our Winter Break Padlet wall, too! The winner of our $10 Scholastic dollar drawing was Zach W. in 3rd grade. Congrats, Zach!

Chess Club Corner

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Congratulations to the following members of the Lowell Chess Team who represented Lowell at the Glenbard South Raider Chess Tournament on January 17th 2015:

  • Niku Cowart
  • Gabrielle Horn
  • Jordan Winter

Lowell had a fantastic day at the tournament.

  • Jordan Winter, 8th place medal in the "5th grade and under" division.
  • Gabrielle Horn, 9th place medal in the "5th grade and under" division.
  • Niku Cowart, 10th medal place in the "5th grade and under" division.

Congratulations to the team!

Do you have or know a 2015-16 Kindergarten student? Save the date for Kindergarten Round-Up: March 3 @ 6:30 p.m.

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Please be sure your child dresses for the weather as temperatures drop, as we are outdoors for recess if the wind chill is above 0. Be sure to label cold weather gear with your child's name.

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Lowell Reading Incentive Programs

Six Flags Read to Succeed

The Six Flags Read to Succeed program is underway! If you would like your child to participate, they will need to fill out the Student Reading Log and record 6 hours (360 minutes) of reading by Friday, February 13th. These forms need to be turned in to the child’s classroom teacher upon completion. Each child who returns their reading log will receive a ticket to Six Flags Great America.

Please e-mail any questions to Melissa.Chiappini@cusd200.org. Happy Reading!

Kane County Cougars

The Kane County Cougars reading program runs through February 26th. Lowell students meeting their classroom goals will earn tickets and be recognized at the April 17th Cougars game.

Lowell Guidelines for Success: Spirit Week coming March 2-6!

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New to the Nest: Kari LaPointe

This month we are welcoming Kari LaPointe to our Lowell family. Miss LaPointe is a student teacher in Mrs. Carlson's 4th grade class. She is a Glen Ellyn native who transferred home from Northern Michigan University to finish her bachelor's degree in elementary education at Aurora University. She is very excited to have the opportunity to work with such a great teacher and mentor, as well as a fabulous group of fourth graders!

Come one, come all to the Lowell Jamboree!

Friday, February 27, 2015

5:00pm to 8:00pm

Jamboree is a carnival-themed fun fair for the whole family and is one of the most popular school events of the year. Come and join us for games, prizes, food, music, and friends! This year will again feature some of last year’s exciting additions: New games! An artists’ studio! Even a photo booth! We’re also bringing back favorites from past years, including the DJ dance room, the Sweet Treats Walk, and face painting.

Here is how you can help NOW to make this night a success:


Classroom Raffle Baskets and Teacher Time Baskets are currently being assembled. Your child’s teacher will be sending home information on their class basket theme. Please consider donating an item to include in your child’s class basket. We are also in need of large baskets to contain the items. Questions? Contact Laura Voress at lvoress@yahoo.com.


A box has been placed in the office to collect any gently-used knick-knacks you might be willing to donate. Bouncy balls, Happy Meal toys, jelly bracelets, books, matchbox cars, stickers, pencils, party favors, last year’s Jamboree prizes --any little new or gently-used toys that you don’t mind parting with will be accepted throughout the month of January. These items will be re-distributed as prizes, saving Lowell money and saving the earth at the same time. Questions? Contact Brigid Coleman at brigidanncoleman@gmail.com.

Candy Grams

Candy Grams is currently accepting donations in the school office of any full-size candy items: chocolate bars, packages of gum, Skittles, Airheads, etc. Questions? Contact Beth Madiol at bethmadiol@aol.com.

More information, including ticket order forms and volunteer sign-up forms, will be coming home at a later date, so be on the lookout. This event could not succeed without the help of the whole school community—thanks for all that you do for Lowell School!

See you at Jamboree!

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:

Have you signed up for Fuel Up to Play 60???

Sign up to be part of this special partnership of the National Dairy Council and the National Football League at the student link below & check out some parent/community resources!

Lowell Eagles Learn: Our School Blog

Please view our school blog & consider sharing your own story of learning about Lowell or encouraging your child to write a post! 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! Thanks to Brian C. for writing our 1st post of the year!

Are you collecting Box Tops for Education?

The next deadline for collecting is approaching! Please clip your Box Tops and bag them in quantities of 50. If you have a smaller quantity, we welcome you to send them as well.

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!