Lowell Memo: Issue #16

December 18, 2015

Published by Lowell School & the Lowell PTA

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Happy Holidays from the Lowell Staff! Classes resume Monday, January 4.

Thank you to Charlotte M. in 5th grade for creating this year's Lowell holiday card artwork!

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Lowell Winter Concert Appreciation & Feedback

Thanks to everyone who attended the Lowell Winter Concert on December 17! Let's have one more thank you to the following people and groups:

  • A big thank you to Mrs. Novak, our music teacher and chorus director, who has worked hard to prepare students at both Lowell & Hawthorne for their respective performances
  • Thank you to Mrs. MacLeod, Lowell Reading Teacher, for her efforts in scheduling and other details for the evening
  • Thank you Dr. Melton, all of our teachers, the office staff, and custodial staff for being with us at the concert, taking care of our needs, and supporting us every day!

  • Thank you Lowell PTA and our piano accompanist, Mrs. Liebenow, for supporting our performance tonight.

  • Thank you Wheaton North High School for providing your auditorium, student helpers, and your fantastic sound and lighting crew!

  • Thank you parents for listening to us, singing with us, and being there for us every step of the way!

  • Jericho Road Church and Lowell staff for organizing and providing transportation to some of our families

We would also like to acknowledge our 2nd grade teacher, Ms. Mielke, and our resource teacher, Mrs. MacDonald, who will be retiring at the end of this year. We appreciate you both for all you have done for Lowell School and will greatly miss you both next year! Please come up and accept this token of our appreciation.

Finally, we thank the following families in which the youngest child is in 5th grade. Your support of Lowell School is much appreciated, and you will always be part of the Lowell School family:

Al Samurrai * Lynn * Reaves * Cravens * Dulzer * Harris * Howard * Koprowski * O'Connor * Hsa Moo * Reinmann * Schorle * Sullivan * Thomas * Widtmann * Alachik * Barnes * Duarte * Huggins * Neumann * Ochoa * Reist * Roman * Ryan * Scott * Sundquist * Biswa * Dabbert Beard * Delacy * Evans * Jones * Landstrom * Letizia * Yoder

Please consider giving feedback to help us continue to improve this event. Click here to access a quick form!

Would you like another copy of the program? Click here to access and print the PDF.

Are you reading over break??!!

Click on the Winter Break Reading link below and share what you're reading on our Padlet wall. Students, parents & staff are all welcomed to share! A Scholastic book order gift card will be awarded to one lucky winner after break!

Lowell Eagles Learn: Check out our Stories of Learning!

Please view our school blog & consider sharing your own story of learning about Lowell or encouraging your child to write a post! We welcome stories and comments from students, parents, staff, special guests, and community members. You can find our blog at lowelleagleslearn.blogspot.com or linked below! Please send posts to kathleen.melton@cusd200.org at any time. For every post that is shared, the child's classroom teacher will be entered into a raffle for more classroom supplies!

Thank you for helping tell our story!

Lowell Reading Incentives: Kane county Cougars AND Six Flags!

This year our school is participating in two local reading programs- Kane County Cougars Ozzie's Reading Club and Six FlagsRead to Succeed program. If you would like your child to participate, they need to read for 6 hours total. The six hours readcounts for both reading programs. These papers will be coming home this week in your child's folder. The logs are due back by Monday, Feb. 22nd. The student will then receive a ticket to Great America as well as a voucher for a ticket to a Cougars game. If you have any questions please contact:

Language Stars: More Students Needed!

The last chance to enroll is this Friday, December 18th!

Language Stars at School begins the week of January 11th — don’t miss out on your chance to join our best year yet!

Grades K-2 meets on Thursdays after school and Grades 3-5 meets Friday mornings before school. We need a few more in each age group to have these classes at Lowell! If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Barbara Razzino at babsrazz@mac.com or 630-682-4767.

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Ready to Register? Enroll online today by clicking here! If the link above does not work, copy and paste this line into your browser and enter your school name into the search: https://apm.activecommunities.com/languagestars/Home

You can also reply to this email or call us at 773.935.7827 option 4 to finalize your registration.

We hope to see you in class soon!


The Language Stars at School Team


CUSD 200 Elementary Testing for the Program of Accelerated Curriculum and Enrichment (PACE)

In March 2016, the PACE Office will host testing for currently enrolled 2nd, 3rd, 4th and 5th grade students. This testing will qualify elementary students for participation in one of the following 2016-2017 classes:

  • 3rd, 4th and 5th grade PACE Mathematics
  • 3rd, 4th and 5th grade PACE Reading
  • 6th grade Fast Paced Mathematics
  • 6th grade Fast Paced Language Arts

Please Note – Students currently in PACE Program Classes do not need to re-test for 2016-2017. Students may be recommended for testing by their Teacher and/or Parent. The deadline for a Parent to request PACE Testing is Thursday, January 14, 2016. Students currently attending a private school and/or home schooled, but reside in the District 200 Attendance Area, are also eligible for PACE Program Testing. Testing will take place at each elementary school around the first or second week of March, scheduled around mandatory PARCC testing. Parents who register their students by the Thursday, January 14, 2016 deadline will be notified by mail about specific testing dates & times prior to testing.

Parent Testing Referral Forms can be found on the District 200 website www.cusd200.org under Departments > Student Learning > Gifted Education > Parent Referral Forms

Please contact the District 200 PACE Office at (630) 682-2024 with any questions.

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The Lowell PTA welcomes you!!

Check out the links below to learn more about the Lowell PTA & become a member!

Check out Inspiration Nominations linked below!

Has a D200 teacher been an inspiration to your child?

Click here to read more about Inspiration Nominations!

2015-16 Important Dates

Click here to visit the Lowell Web Calendar & stay informed of upcoming events throughout the year!

View the District ESchool Bag!

Check out district & community information linked to the District website below, including information about a new Daisy Troop starting at Lowell.

New 200 Foundation Updates

Click the link below to read updates from the New 200 Foundation!

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.


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.

Going to Target??

Use your Target REDcard, and Target will donate 1% of your REDcard purchases made at Target and Target.com to help Lowell! Sign up is easy at the link below:
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