Friday Flight

November 4-8

Thank you!!!

Thank you for your flexibility and patience on Halloween given the weather. The children had a fun day and I enjoyed seeing so many of you engaging in the parties with your students and parents. Please note that next week, I'll start having monthly check-ins with Peg, your union rep. We'll also call BLT meetings as needed. Thank you for continuing to help me learn about the history of Lowell and sharing the bright spots in our school!

Have a great weekend!


November 1 Institute Day Information

Check out my slides here. Please complete the SEL module by November 8th.

Calendars: Scheduling Events

When you are scheduling an even at Lowell, please send an e-mail to Cathy Cebry and Kathy Melton. Cathy will update the building Outlook calendar and the hard copy calendar on her desk. Kathy will update the PTA, the website calendar, and the Friday Flight. The large calendar on the bulletin board by the nurse will no longer be used. See below for a partial list of upcoming events.

Laptop Use

If you are a certified staff member, please take the survey here to help us finalize the laptop distribution.

Long Term Planning

As we keep communication within school and with our parent community a priority, please communicate any important dates that parents may need to know. WPlease be thinking about special events that you or others in our building may host so we can plan for timely communication of those events.

  • November 18- Assembly in A.M. (Imagination Theater; times TBA)
  • November 21-Circus in PE
  • December 4- District math walk-throughs in a.m.
  • December 16- Winter Concert
  • May 3- Lowell 5K
  • June 3- Discovery Day

Tech Tip- Blendspace

  • Some grade levels have had the opportunity to explore Blendspace during district institute time. Link to one on Differentiated Instruction here.
  • Check out some On Demand PD about Blendspace on the D200 Tech Integration Site here.
  • How can we use this with teachers and with students?? Share any ideas with me.

Lowell Classifieds

  • Need a white board easel? There is one from the Staff Center; please take it before November 1 if you would like it.
  • Do you have anything in the upstairs attic here at school? If so, let Kathy know and be sure if it is labeled. The Wheaton Fire Department has asked us to give some special attention to that area.

Happy Birthday!

Next Week's Events

* Be sure you've completed your GCN trainings!

Monday, November 4

  • Kathy arrives at 9:30 after Illinois Principals Region meeting
  • Kathy @ Madison for 3 p.m. school report card training

Tuesday, November 5

  • Picture retakes; Art Room
  • Chorus; before school in Music Room
  • ELL Tutoring; 3:30-5 p.m. in LLC
  • Kathy @ principal meeting & meeting w/Lee Cook in a.m.

Wednesday, November 6

  • Monthly check-in between Kathy & WWEA (Peg)

Thursday, November 7

  • Battle of the Books- LLC; 8 a.m.

Friday, November 8

  • Kathy @ Hawthorne for principal meeting @ Noon
  • TGIF @ Elizabeth's house
  • Chess Club- LLC; 3:45 p.m.
  • (Brownies- Art Room; 3:30 p.m.)

Junior League of DuPage County Teacher Grants

Interested in pursuing a grant? Read here about an opportunity for the Junior League of Kane and DuPage counties. The deadline for application is January 15.