Lowell Lantern

Principal's message

Dear Lowell Families,

The month of September has arrived and so has our attendance contest! All students who are at school every day during September will receive a Lowell Leopard Paw Print Squishie to celebrate their perfect attendance! We hope that we will be able to give every student a Paw Print Squishie at the end of the month. School attendance is very important ~~ excellent attendance gives students the best opportunity to make learning gains and teaches the importance of being at school every day, a great habit for their later years! Please help your child(ren) get to school on time every day!


Our 3rd Grade Parent IREAD-3 Meeting was held last night. Thank you to the parents who attended this meeting! The IREAD-3 Assessment is a very important test that all third graders will take in the spring. If you were unable to attend the meeting and would like more information, please call me at 532-3901.


The Warren PTA is hosting Homefest tonight Friday, September 6 at Warren Central High School. The Fun Run will be held during this community event. More information regarding this event is in the Lantern. We hope many of our Lowell Families join us at Homefest and the Fun Run. There are many fun events planned for the evening! See you there!


Please see below for some important reminders:

  • Our first Movie Night of the school year is on Friday, September 13. Doors open at 5:30pm. Movie begins at 6:00pm. This is a family event -- no drop-offs please. A flyer was sent home with students.

  • Texas Roadhouse Dine to Donate Fundraising Night for Lowell is on Tuesday, September 17 starting at 4:00pm. Give the flyer to your server along with the receipt from dining in the restaurant, and Lowell will receive a percentage of total receipts. All students brought home flyers earlier this week. Please let the office know if you need more.

  • Mark your calendars for Parent/Teacher Conferences that are coming up on Tuesday, October 1. Students do not have school that day. Look for a letter to come home soon with more information about these upcoming conferences.


Have a great weekend!!

Mrs. Griffin


TARDY BELL RINGS AT 8:05AM

The tardy bell rings at 8:05am. After 8:05am please park your car and walk your child into the building for a tardy pass. They may not be dropped off. Thank you!
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September 12th ---- 3:15pm-7:00pm ---- Fundraiser pick-up

Fundraiser pick-up is Thursday, September 12th from 3:15pm-7:00pm in the cafeteria.
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PARENT/TEACHER CONFERENCES -- TUESDAY, OCTOBER 1ST

PARENT/TEACHER CONFERENCES are coming up on Tuesday, October 1. These are very important meetings with your child’s teacher. Please look for a letter coming home with your child(ren) that will give more information about conference times. Teachers will discuss student progress and performance as well as distribute report cards during these conferences. We ask parents to make every attempt to attend a conference with their child(ren)’s teachers.


School Safety

Dear Lowell Families,

I wanted to take this opportunity to let you know how excited the Lowell Elementary family is about the start of the school year and to share our process for emergency preparedness. In an effort to make sure our students and staff understand and know what to do in the case of emergencies, we plan practice drills throughout the school year. Some of these drills include procedures we practice monthly, like fire drills, and some we practice only a few times during the year, like wind/tornado drills.

We wanted you to be aware of the types of drills that we practice together in the event of a school safety concern so that you can talk with your students about these situations if they should come home with questions.

  • Fire Drills – Students and staff evacuate their classrooms and exit the building. All classrooms report to a designated location outside of the school building. During these drills, cars entering campus will be stopped by staff until our perimeter is clear of students and staff.

  • Wind/Tornado Drills – Students and staff report to designated locations in the building away from large windows and doors with windows. During this drill, our exterior doors will be locked so that all office staff can participate as well.

  • Lockdown Drills – Our buildings are secured internally and externally. Students remain with staff and wait for directions. During these drills, if you visit campus, you may see law enforcement agencies like Warren Police, parked on our campus supporting this practice.

  • Bus Evacuation Drills – Students practice exiting the bus using emergency exits upon arriving to school. During these drills, cars entering campus will be stopped by staff until our perimeter is clear of students and staff.

It is important to note that your student’s focus and cooperation during our drills is paramount. When drills are conducted, all individuals on our campus must participate, and that number can be upwards of 600 people. Paying attention, being alert and following directions allows for the best learning experience during the drills. Please reinforce this at home. Also, please know that if you are in the building when these drills are being practiced, you will be asked to practice with our school.

I appreciate your support and ask that you reach out with any questions.

Kim Griffin, Principal


Home & School Connection ~ Working Together for Our Children

Excellent Attendance

Being in school every day means your child won’t miss out on learning! Try to schedule appointments and family trips outside of school hours. If your child asks to stay home “just because,” remind him/her of what he/she will miss, such as reading group, math, or PE class. Explain that he/she can be absent only if sick or if there is a true family emergency. Excellent attendance at school is critical to the academic success of students! We appreciate your efforts in making sure your child is at school every day!!


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FRIENDLY TIPS AND REMINDERS

* Students are expected to be at school on time every day. Our tardy bell rings at 8:05am. Please plan accordingly to ensure your child is in his/her classroom by 8:05am each day.

* If your child will be absent due to illness or late due to a doctor's appointment, please call the front office at 317-532-3900 to report the absence or late arrival. This helps to ensure your child's safety. Please bring a doctor's note to document the excused absence.

* Dismissal is at 3:05pm. If you are picking up your child from school, please follow our car rider procedures.

* When arriving at Lowell, please make sure you stop first at the front desk. All visitors MUST sign in and put on a Lowell Badge while in the building. Safety is our top priority for our students. This process allows us to ensure every child's safety during the school day. Thank you for your cooperation.

* Parents are always welcome at Lowell! If you would like to visit your child's classroom, please call or email your child's teacher or Mrs. Griffin so we can make arrangements and ensure that the students will be in the classroom at the time of your visit. We encourage you and welcome you to always be a part of your child's learning, and we truly value your involvement!

* Please remember that our Lowell Campus is a smoke-free campus. There is no smoking allowed anywhere on Lowell grounds. This includes smoking in your cars while on the Lowell Campus.

SCHOOL DISTRICT PUBLICATIONS/NEWS MEDIA USE

The occasion may arise when the school district wants to recognize your child or your child's school. This may include your child's photo, your child's name or your child's work in district publications, newsletters, on school district websites, and in electronic/ social media or in staff training videos. We may also want to tell the media (including newspapers, television, and radio) about your child's achievements. We never knowingly release information about a student to anyone who wants to use it for commercial/ political purposes. However, we will honor your request to not include your child in these types of recognitions if you notify your child's school office in writing that you do not want this type of information released.

THERE ARE NO LATE STARTS FOR THE 2019-2020 SCHOOL YEAR *PLEASE SEE CALENDAR*

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