Messages from the Middle

Lowell Middle School November 2019 volume 1

Upcoming Events

11/1 No School, Fall Break

11/3 Daylight Savings...move clocks back 1 hour

11/15 Mid-quarter...please check your child's progress in Echo

11/19 Fairhaven grade level presentations on internet safety

11/21 6th grade choir attending Nutcracker Ballet at LHS

11/22 All 8th grade students attending Nutcracker Ballet at LHS

11/27-11/29 No School, Thanksgiving Break

Kindness is Contagious

Every month Lowell Middle School focuses on a theme for Positive Behavior Intervention and Supports (PBIS). This month kindness and gratitude is the theme. Students and staff will be asked to fill out kindness tickets to show gratitude to someone who has been kind to them. Some of these tickets will be randomly chosen to be read during morning announcements, and at the end of each week during this month kindness tickets will be placed in a drawing for kindness cookies to be handed out on Fridays. That being said, I would like to take a moment to show gratitude to our PTO parents who showed kindness by helping organize over 700 boxes of cookie dough for our fundraiser in October!
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Student Announcements

Daily announcements are read every morning, but sometimes students need to re-read those important messages. The link to our announcements is located in Echo. Once students have logged into Echo, they can click on the three bars in the top left corner and then click on the "communication" tab. A link to the daily announcements will pop up!
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Attendance Counts...Every Day

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Global Read Aloud

LMS students and teachers will be taking part in the Global Read Aloud this year. Thanks to a generous grant from the Tri-Creek Education Foundation, each Family Time class received a copy of The Bridge Home by Padma Venkatraman. Teachers will be reading aloud this exciting novel and taking time to discuss different themes during the month of November. The Global Read Aloud (GRA) provides an opportunity for students of all ages to connect with each other to discuss a common text.

★“Hopeful yet heartbreaking…Venkatraman weaves a breathtaking story which takes the reader to the streets of India, where millions of homeless children fight to survive each day… Venkatraman does a beautiful job …showing that a “home” and “family” doesn’t always correspond to a house with a white picket fence…a story that must be shared.” – School Library Connection, Starred Review