Lowell Memo: Issue #28

May 4, 2018

Published by Lowell School & the Lowell PTA

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Lost & Found

The Lowell Lost & Found is filling fast with the changing weather! Please stop in between 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. to claim your lost items!
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Picnic Lunches at Lowell

We will hold picnic lunches, or lunch in the courtyard, on a limited basis this spring! On those days, students will bring their lunch box or school lunch to the courtyard to eat. With both lunch, recess and occasional outdoor learning, please be sure children are dressed for the weather and have sunscreen on as needed.

Lowell Beautification Day

Friday, May 11th 2018 at 3:30-5pm

312 South President Street

Wheaton, IL

Please wear clothes that are okay to get dirty!


Projects: Mulch spreading, weeding, trash pickup, some planting, and rock moving.


Bring: garden gloves if you have them, shovels, rakes, and wheelbarrows if you can for mulch moving


Needs: if you have ferns, native perennials, grasses, Russian sage, or other plants that you are dividing, we would love to add them to our landscape. We'll accept those at any time but email Maureen Dawson-Hurst before dropping off at m.dawsonhurst@gmail.com.

Did you know Lowell PTA has raised over $2100 from Cook's Night Out this school year alone??? Keep our success going & join us at Portillo's!

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Help Needed! Discovery Day Donations!

Can’t be at Discovery Day but would still like to help in a REALLY BIG WAY???? Please consider donating some of the items listed below. There is a collection box for donations in the school office. Please have all donations in by Thursday, May 24th to allow enough time for the leaders to purchase their remaining items. Thank you!


Items Needed for Discovery Day


  • 3 Pin-the-tail-on-donkey games
  • 1 package of balloons
  • 2 dozen plastic cups
  • 2 packages of candles
  • 3 dozen cake size plates
  • ZIPLOCK sandwich size bags
  • ZIPLOCK gallon bags
  • ZIPLOCK quart size bags
  • Paper plates (inexpensive fluted kind)
  • 2 boxes of rock (ice cream salt) salt
  • 4 large boxes of regular salt
  • 2 bags of white sugar
  • 3 large bottles of vanilla
  • 2 bags of mini marshmallows
  • 2 large cans of Pam cooking spray
  • Large bag of M and M’s
  • Large bag of Gummie Bears
  • Sprinkles – (all colors; must be new/unopened)
  • Candy glitter
  • Wilton cookie icing or small tubes of frosting (all colors)
  • Ice cream toppings
  • Sprinkles
  • Sugar flowers
  • Sugar pearls
  • Cake decorations (any)
  • Small plastic cake toppers
  • 16 Round Foil Aluminum Cake Pans – deep ones
  • 48 plastic spoons
  • 48 straws
  • Paper towels
  • Green Pipe Cleaners
  • New Tissue Paper
  • Thick rubber bands
  • Glass marbles/glass stone pieces from Dollar Store
  • 2 yards grey fleece fabric
  • Felt (5 pieces white, 2 pieces of black, 3 pieces of green)
  • Fleece fabric (Kid Friendly) – (12 in x 12 in squares or half yards) kid friendly styles, patterns & designs - solid colors are welcome too
  • 1 bag of pillow filler

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Save the Date: Franklin 6th Grade Orientation Night for incoming 6th graders will be May 15 at 7:00 p.m.

Student Council News

Feed My Starving Children (21 Spots still available!)

Student Council is organizing a packing event at Feed My Starving Children on May 29, 6:00-7:30 in Aurora. If you would like your child to get involved you can sign up and help! This is a great opportunity to teach your child how to make a difference! Space is limited. You can follow this link to sign up!


  • Grades K-2: 1 child to 1 adult
  • Grades 3-6: 3 children to 1 adult

Jefferson Early Childhood Center Tuition-Based Registration for 2018-2019 School Year

Applications for the tuition-based program at the Jefferson Early Childhood Center are now being accepted. The program runs Tuesday through Friday from 9:15 am to 11:45 am or 1:00 pm to 3:30 pm. All applications received will be admitted on a first-come, first-served basis. Applications must be accompanied by a deposit check in the amount of $245.00 made payable to CUSD 200. Deposit checks represent the September, 2018 tuition payment and are always refundable if the student is unable to attend.


Please contact the school office at 630-682-2474 if you have questions.

We thank you for not double parking on Illinois, in the car line, and in the surrounding neighborhood during arrival and dismissal to keep the children safe. Car riders should remain indoors until they are called; they should not be on the playground. We also thank all families for crossing Illinois Street at the corner. Safety for the children is our top priority!

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View the District ESchool Bag!

Check out district & community information linked to the District website below!

Student Excellence Foundation

Formally known as the New 200 Foundation, we are grateful for the support of this community organization! Click below to learn more about the many ways the foundation supports our schools and how you can be part of that!

Support the Lowell PTA through Amazon.com!!

Raise money for Lowell PTA by shopping at Amazon.com Lowell PTA will receive 1% of all money spent at Amazon.com, when you use this special link.


http://fundyourpta.org/lowellelementary.php


Bookmark this page for use anytime you need to shop at Amazon.com There are no price increases or fees for shoppers or Lowell PTA. Amazon funds the program as a fund raising opportunity for schools and organizations.

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