Lowell Memo: Issue #10
November 9, 2017
Published by Lowell School & the Lowell PTA
We thank you for not double parking on Illinois, in the car line, and in the surrounding neighborhood during arrival and dismissal to keep the children safe. We also thank all families for crossing Illinois Street at the corner. Safety for the children is our top priority!
Mark Your Calendars: Thanksgiving break begins after school on Friday, November 17. Classes resume on Monday, November 27.
Elementary Testing for the Program of Accelerated Curriculum and Enrichment (PACE) for Grades 2-5
For the 2018-2019 School Year, please note that all Second Graders will be screened for PACE in February 2018 using the Cognitive Abilities Test. More information will follow in December 2017. Parents of second graders who are eligible for further PACE testing based on the Cognitive Abilities Test and/or local assessments will be notified at the end of February.
Testing will qualify students for the following 2018-2019 classes:
- 3rd Grade PACE Mathematics
- 3rd Grade PACE Reading
In March 2018, the PACE Office will host testing for currently enrolled in 3rd, 4th and 5th grade students. Students in Grades 3-5 may be recommended for testing by their Teacher and/or Parent. The deadline for a Parent to request PACE Testing is Friday, January 12, 2018.
This testing, which will include the CogAT 7 and subtests from the Iowa Assessments, will qualify elementary students for participation in one of the following 2018-2019 classes:
- 4th and 5th grade PACE Mathematics
- 4th and 5th grade PACE Reading
- 6th grade Fast Paced Mathematics
- 6th grade Fast Paced Language Arts
Please Note – Students currently in PACE Program Classes do not need to re-test for 2018-2019
Students currently attending a private school and/or home schooled, but reside in the
District 200 Attendance Area, are also eligible for PACE Program Testing.
Testing will take place at each elementary school around the first or second week of March, and will be scheduled around mandatory PARCC testing. Parents who register their students by the Friday, January 12, 2018 deadline will be notified by mail about specific testing dates & times prior to testing.
Parent Testing Referral Forms can be found on the District 200 website www.cusd200.org under Departments > Student Learning > Gifted Education > Parent Referral Forms
Please contact the District 200 PACE Office at (630) 682-2024 or email PACE@cusd200.org with any questions
Calling all parent photographers!
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Holly Jolly Market
We hope to see you this SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 11 for the annual Holly Jolly Market in Franklin Middle School from 10am to 2pm.
Get an early start on your Christmas shopping while supporting extremely talented local crafters, vendors and direct sales businesses...and Franklin Middle School PTA!
More than 50 participating vendors!!!
FREE to the public. The Roaming Hog Food Truck. Hot chocolate bar. Bake sale. Live holiday music. Balloon animals with Mr Clown Entertainment. Raffles. Giveaways. Fun for the whole family!
And if you're on the Wheaton North Holiday House Walk, drop by for a rest stop and to warm up!
For more information, call 630.649.9588.
Lowell Traffic Patterns & Pets
New to Lowell or need a refresher on the traffic patterns? Click here for a map and reminders. As a reminder, all vehicle traffic will be on Willow Street. Children who walk to school may enter on President Street, through the main entrance on Illinois Street or the Sun Porch entrance off of the field on the west side of the school.
We also ask that you not bring pets on school property before school, after school or to events during the school day. While many of us have loving pets that are truly family members, we do have students and adults with fears and allergies. Likewise, we have also witnessed calm family pets react unpredictably when startled, even with other pets or people they know. We thank you for your understanding of this.
Thank you for helping us in our top priority of keeping your children safe!
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