Lowell Memo: Issue #7
November 8, 2013
Published by Lowell School & the Lowell PTA
Greetings from Lowell!
On Monday, November 11th, we look forward to commemorating Veterans for their selfless service to all of us. We'll begin gathering at 9:05 at the flagpole in front of school. Major Steven Fixler from the American Legion Post 76 will visit Lowell to gift us with a new flag. We will raise the flag and say the Pledge as a school community. If you walk your children to school, please feel free to join us. If you drop them off in the Willow pick-up area, they will be able to proceed through the building to join us.
Please feel free to continue sending pictures of Veterans that are special to your family via hard copy or to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please include the name of the Veteran, the names of your Lowell children, and the branch of the military served. Any hard copy pictures will be sent home prior to Thanksgiving. The display will be in our main hallway through November.
Be sure to check out the Memo and the Lowell website for ongoing communication. We are grateful for your partnership! Have a wonderful week!
Thank you to all students & staff for surpassing Lowell's Run-a-thon goal!!
Be sure students dress for the weather to enjoy outdoor recess & PE!
The Green Corner- Recycle Your Used Cooking Oil This Thanksgiving!
Cooking oil that is poured down a drain sticks to sewer pipes, causing clogs and breaks that are costly for homeowners and municipalities to repair. Grease can also interfere with water treatment at our sanitary facilities. Innovators are now reconstituting cooking oil into biofuel. So collect your used Thanksgiving liquid cooking oil in a milk jug, tin can, or other container and bring it to the Wheaton Public Works Department (821 W. Liberty Dr.) for collection on Saturday, November 30th, between 9 a.m and 12 p.m. All types of cooking oil will be accepted. For more information about how this works, visit http://greengrease.info/recycling-cooking-oil/.
New to the Nest: Betsy Pond
Upcoming Dates to Remember
- November 9- Trivia Night
- November 11- Veteran's Day (See details above.)
- November 20- Cook's Night Out at Chick-Fil-A
- November 21- Circus in PE
- November 25-29- Thanksgiving Recess (No school)
- December 16- Winter Concert
See you tomorrow night for trivia and fun to support Lowell!
Cook's Night Out at Chick-Fil-A
Wednesday, Nov. 20th 2013 at 5-8pm
301 East Loop Road
This time the leaders of our school, the 5th graders, will be in charge of the prize-winning spinning wheel! Every dollar raised from this wheel goes directly to Lowell!
And we're also giving you yet another reason to attend! The class with the highest percentage of attendance will win a pajama party at school with the Chic-fil-A Cow making an appearance in their classroom!
Help raise money for Lowell, while dining at a local restaurant that not only gives back to the community, but has great food and is a fun place to hang out with family and friends! See you all there!
Boxtops Benefit Lowell
To classroom Boxtop Coordinators: Thank you so much for helping earn money for Lowell School! Please remember to count your classrooms Boxtops and put them into baggies of 50. There is a box in the office that they can then be put in. Thank you again for your time and energy clipping and counting. If you have any questions please feel free to contact me, Colleen Gemelli-Dunbar at email@example.com .
2013-14 PTA Meetings
- Thursday, November 21st- 7 p.m.
- Friday, December 13th- 9:30 a.m.
- Thursday, January 23rd- 7 p.m.
- Friday, February 21st- 9:30 a.m.
- Thursday, March 20th- 7 p.m.
- Friday, April 11th- 9:30 a.m.
- Thursday, May 15th- 7 p.m.
All Thursday evening meetings will be held in the LLC.
All Friday morning meetings will be held in the Art Room.
Free babysitting is available at each meeting.