Lowell February Newsletter

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From Ms. Franzone...

Dear Lowell Families,


I hope this newsletter finds you and your family healthy and well. We appreciate all of your support and patience as we continue to navigate this pandemic together. I want to give a special shout-out to our staff in the health office, Deena Garcia and Sara Toney. Their work and guidance has been invaluable as we work to follow district guidance and support Lowell families and staff.


I am excited to report that our 3rd, 4th, and 5th graders will all be participating in programming through the UW Arts Collaboratory. These opportunities are bringing joy to our students and we are grateful for these new partners! Read more about the UW Arts Collab here.


I want to again thank those of you who have reached out with an interest in volunteering at Lowell. We continue to wait for guidance from MMSD about when and how we are able to welcome volunteers into our building. I am optimistic that we will know more very soon.


As we head into February, we look forward to celebrating Black History Month. Our classes will again be collectively creating an online project that will be shared with the community. February gives us a chance to elevate these lessons and stories, though we know the real work of equity and anti-racism must happen in our daily lessons, interactions, and personal choices.


Thank you for all you do for your families and our community.


Warmly,


Ellen Franzone

Upcoming Important Dates

February 4: Celebrate Smiles

February 4: Report cards available in Infinite Campus

February 15: Spring Primary Election

February 28: 4K & 5K online enrollment for the 2022-2023 school year begins

March 18: No School

March 25: End of 3rd Quarter

March 28-Apr 1: No School – Spring Break

Report Cards

Report cards will be available in Infinite Campus on Friday, February 4th. Families can view their students’ report cards by logging into the Infinite Campus Parent Portal. If you forgot your username or password, you can go to https://webapp1.madison.k12.wi.us/family/password-reset/.


How to View Student’s Report Card in Infinite Campus Parent/Student Portal

Read Your Heart Out - Feb 24th

Read Your Heart Out is approaching! Every year, we invite family members and community members who identify as Black/African-American to read to classes throughout the day.


This year's RYHO is scheduled for Thursday, February 24th. It will be virtual, meaning that readers will join class zooms and read from their homes or offices! If you would be interested in participating with us that day, please reach out to Ms. Franzone at elfranzone@madison.k12.wi.us or (608) 204-6613. We can then connect about details, like a schedule or access to any books you may need.

Library & Technology February Newsletter

Check out the Library & Technology Newsletter for information about:

  • Book Awards
  • Lowell Library fines and fees (hint: there are none!)
  • Madison Reading Project
  • Chromebooks

LCO Meeting February 8th

The next LCO community meeting will be held via Zoom at 7:30pm on Tuesday, Feb 8.


https://us02web.zoom.us/j/89004159920


Please join us!

Still need your COVID-19 vaccine?

Visit one of our school COVID vaccine clinics!

Dates and sign-up information here.

Care Solace: Support for Families

MMSD has partnered with Care Solace to support the well-being of our families. Care Solace is a complimentary and confidential care coordination service that can help you quickly find mental health or substance use treatment options matched to your needs, regardless of circumstances.


If you would like to use Care Solace to help you find a provider:

  • Call 888-515-0595. Support is available 24/7/365 in any language.
  • Visit www.caresolace.com/madisonmetro and either search on your own OR click “Book Appointment” for assistance by video chat, email, or phone.


Lastly, there is power in sharing our stories. If you have already connected with a mental health or substance use treatment provider and would like to share how your experience helped you, consider sharing your story here: https://serve.caresolace.com/share-your-story. Your story may encourage others who need help to seek help. We’re all in this together.

Helpful Links

Madison East Area Resources: Food, Housing, Mental Health, Utilities, Internet

MMSD Enrollment

MMSD Family Newsletters