Lowell Weekly Parent Newsletter

Lowell Elementary School 11/08/2020

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Principal Corner

Greetings from Mrs. Phelan

Happy November!


This weekend we witnessed the awesomeness of democracy, seeing the first woman to be elected Vice President of the United States. This moment rekindles my faith that our future is limitless and filled with hope. What a difference a few days can make in one's overall well-being. Waking up today, you could feel the milder weather ushering in a softer temperament. Last week for the first time in a long time, school began to feel like it was getting back to normal as we settled into our second week of in-person learning. In keeping with our gratitude theme this month, I feel grateful for living in a free and democratic country who just elected the first woman vice president, Kalama Harris!


Thank you to all those you have served our country, Happy Veteran's Day!


Have a Wonderful Week Ahead!

Stacy

Last week at the Lowell

Lennie The Leopard was spotted in Mrs. Antonellis 4th grade class

This week Lennie and the students reviewed rounding to any place value up to 100,000 and completed their math i-Ready diagnostic. In reading, we worked on identifying character traits and character changes. In writing, students revised their main event and worked on narrative structures. They have completed the writing process for their first piece this year. In science, students created wonderful presentations for their plant/animal research projects! In social studies, students learned about voting and reflected on our election unit. We really enjoyed having Lennie in our class this week

Upcoming Events This week

Parent Diversity Council

We are looking for Parents/Guardians to join the 20-21 Lowell Diversity Council. There will be four meetings this school year. Our first meeting for the year will be held Nov. 19th at 6:00pm. Please complete this form if you are interested.


Meeting Zoom Link

Topic: Lowell Diversity Council


Join Zoom Meeting

https://watertown-k12-ma-us.zoom.us/j/96342530411


Meeting ID: 963 4253 0411

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Parent Resources

Technology Updates

We look forward to supporting you with your educational technology questions.

Please visit the WPS Family Ed-Tech for ALL websites for updated resources. weekly 11/07 Family Ed-Tech for All Newsletter, LIVE Ed-Tech Family Support Sessions, Resources, Tutorials & tips that are curated and created, just for you.


Thank you and have a terrific day,

Rashmi Pimprikar (District Ed-Tech Coordinator), Digital Learning Team and IT Team

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Child Care Available


Watertown Community Education is offering an in-person childcare program on student's remote learning days! Click the link to their Smore for program details and registration information. https://www.smore.com/9anju

Virtual Trivia Night

The Watertown Community Foundation is holding its annual Trivia Night virtually in two weeks on Friday, November 20. Enter your team at:

https://watertownfoundationorg.ticketleap.com/townwidetrivianight/details.

Thanksgiving Mutal Aid

As the Winter Holiday season begins, we want everyone to be able to celebrate with good food on the table. Fill out this form to support a family or request support in celebrating Thanksgiving, Thursday 11/26.


Support can include


  • gift card to a grocery store or restaurant
  • home-cooked meal
  • grocery delivery


Sponsored by Watertown Community Foundation, and Wayside Youth and Family Support Network.

PTO Corner

Grade 5 Fundraiser

Thank you so much for your generous support of the Grade 5 Thanksgiving Pie Fundraiser. We sold over 150 pies this year and received awesome monetary contributions, which will be a great help with students' end-of-year activities, like graduation!

PTO Updates

Join us for the November PTO Meeting - This Tuesday, November 10 at 6:30PM. We look forward to speaking with Kelly Cochrane (school psychologist), Melina Jacovides (school guidance counselor), and Crystal Johnson (school social worker).

You can find the Zoom link on the PTO website: http://jrlowellpto.weebly.com/


Support the PTO at Panera! Dine-in or take-out (including curbside) at Panera at the Arsenal on Thursday, November 12 (anytime all day). 25% of your order will support the PTO. Please present this flyer on your phone, online, or in-person. Flyer below.


It's Bookfair Time! We'll be running our annual bookfair online this year starting on November 16! Sneak peek here: https://efairs.follettbookfairs.com/guest/home?classCode=M7G3P You can do some holiday shopping and support our school library and classroom libraries at the same time!

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