Lowell Lantern

Week of April 15--April 19, 2019

Monday is a RED DAY for specials.

WE ARE LOWELL

Our theme at Lowell this year is "We are Lowell...CORE is our Superpower!"--Civility, Order, Respect, Excellence. We are encouraging students to embrace this challenge and achieve them.

A NOTE FROM THE PRINCIPAL

Dear Lowell Families,


I hope you have all been enjoying the nice weather over these past few days! We have had a busy week at Lowell and throughout the district! We loved welcoming our soon-to-be kindergarteners at Round-Up this week! Please spread the word that families with children who will be entering kindergarten at the start of next year are able to register students at Lowell during the regular school day.


Thank you to all of our families who attended STEAM Night earlier this week! What a great evening filled with awesome experiences for our students!


Congratulations to our 3rd quarter Honor Roll students! We celebrated their accomplishments at our Honor Roll Breakfasts this week! We are so proud of their hard work and efforts!


Our 3rd and 4th grade students will begin taking the ILEARN Assessment starting the week of April 22, 2019. This is the state mandated standardized assessment in which all students will participate. This is an important assessment which allows us to gauge the academic growth and understanding of our students. Students will take the practice test next week and will begin ILEARN testing on Monday, April 22. The assessment window is open through Friday, May 17 and students will be testing at various times throughout that window. Attendance during this time is very important to ensure that all assessments are complete. Please be mindful of this testing window when scheduling appointments for your child. Please make sure that students:

  • Get plenty of sleep during testing weeks.

  • Eat a healthy breakfast.

  • Receive encouragement from you and that you let them know you believe in them!


Thank you for all of your support and have a great weekend!

Mrs. Griffin

ILEARN ASSESSMENT

3rd and 4th Graders will take the new statewide assessment called ILEARN. This is the assessment that has replaced ISTEP. The ILEARN testing window opens on Monday, April 22. ILEARD measures student achievement and growth according to Indiana Academic Standards. ILEARN is the summative accountability assessment for Indiana students and assesses the areas of Language Arts and Math. Fourth grade will have an additional Science assessment that they will complete. For more information about ILEARN, please visit the IDOE website at https://www.doe.in.gov/assessment/ilearn

Congratulations to our Robotics Team! They are going to WORLDS!!!!

At the State Competition last weekend, all five of our robotics teams earned an invite to the World Competition in Louisville, Kentucky! At the Worlds Championships, our students will get to compete with robotic teams from countries far and near! It is quite the experience! We are so excited and proud of our team and wish them the best of lucks at Worlds in Louisville!


We are currently raising money to help support our trip to Worlds in Louisville. Any & all donations are appreciated!! Please click on the link below to access our Go Fund Me Page. Thank you in advance for your support! Every donation helps support our students!

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Do you own a business or know a business owner who would like to support our Robotics Teams?

We are currently looking for corporate sponsors and/or donations to support our Lowell Robotics Teams in the Vex I! World Competition. The World Competition will be held in Louisville, Kentucky at the end of April. As a result, we need to secure overnight accommodations for our team as well as securing other associated costs related to the championship event. Corporate donations are tax deductible, and we are happy to provide businesses with a donation letter confirmation receipt. If your business is interested is interested in making a donation or you know a business partner that might be willing to donate to help support our teams, please contact Kim Griffin at 317-532-3900.
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LAST DAY OF SCHOOL - MONDAY, JUNE 3RD (TENTATIVE)

Monday, June 3rd is Warren Township's last day of the regular school year (barring no further weather closings). This date has been extended due to the following weather closings: November 15th and January 30th.

May 31st (1st designated make-up day) - taken for November 15th
June 3rd (2nd designated make-up day) - taken for January 30th
June 4th (3rd designated make-up day)
June 5th (4th designated make-up day)
June 6th (5th designated make-up day)
June 7th (6th designated make-up day)
March 18th (7th designated make-up day)
March 19th (8th designated make-up day)

FRIENDLY TIPS AND REMINDERS

* Students are expected to be at school on time every day. Our tardy bell rings at 8:40am. Please plan accordingly to ensure your child is in his/her classroom by 8:40am 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 3:40pm. 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.

Free Universal Breakfast

Breakfast is available to ALL students in MSD Warren Township for NO CHARGE.
Our 2 week cycle breakfast menus offer a variety of healthy options for all students.

**Food Service Department News**

Did you know that you can add money, check balances and view what your child is eating for lunch on the Food Service Parent Portal? You can even pay your textbook rental invoice at the same time! Simply to go https://foodservice.warren.k12.in.us/Login.aspx.

If you need your username and password, just email mgallmey@warren.k12.in.us or bsmith@warren.k12.in.us so we can provide you one.

Need to speak to someone in the Food Service Department? You can also call us at 317-869-4381 or 317-869-4389. To view the Food Service website, go to http://www.warren.k12.in.us/food-service.