Lowell Lantern

May 8, 2020

Principal's message

Hello Lowell Families! I want to thank all of you for taking time this week to extend your appreciation and support to our Lowell teachers and staff! I would like to acknowledge our outstanding Lowell staff and again wish all of our teachers Happy Teacher Appreciation Week! Our teachers do so much more than teaching. They create environments that inspire success, and give students the confidence and skills to follow their dreams. Each one makes an impact that lasts today, tomorrow, and forever. For all the things they do, for who they are and for who they inspire us to become, we offer our most sincere thanks to our teachers.


I would also like to extend appreciation for our frontline workers, especially our nurses, as we celebrated National Nurses Day this past Wednesday! We are so thankful for Nurse Deb and all she does for our Lowell students and staff! And we want to extend a huge thank you for all of you who are frontline workers for the sacrifices you make and all that you do to serve others.


Online registration for Preschool and Kindergarten for the 2020-2021 school year is now available on our website under the Explore Tab. If you are a current Warren Early Childhood Center parent and your child will be attending a Warren Elementary School for kindergarten, please call our hotline number at 317-608-0545 and we will assist in getting your information moved over. If you have a new Preschool or Kindergarten student attending Warren, please use the online registration process. We are also accepting out of district applications at this time. More information is located on our district website. If you are experiencing any issues with online registration, please contact us at 317-608-0545 or email msdwarrenelearning@warren.k12.in.us. We will be happy to assist you in registering your child online.


Finally, technology support for parents is here! We are excited to offer opportunities for you to learn the technology utilized by your student(s) so that you can better support them in their Learn at Home/E-Learning Experience. We are offering support with Zoom, Google, Seesaw, and the Canvas Parent App. Register to join live learning Sessions with Q&A. Pre-recorded tutorials are also available. Details can be found in our school newsletter, website, and social media sites.


These are not easy times for any of us. I hope you and your families are doing well and I want to wish all of the moms out there a Happy Mother's Day!

Mrs. Griffin

Congratulations to our 2019-2020 Teacher of the Year & Support Staff of the Year

Mrs. Anderson -- Teacher of the Year

Mrs. Coram -- Support Staff of the Year


Congratulations to Mrs. Anderson and Mrs. Coram for this much deserved honor!

Monday Spirit Day ~~ Crazy Socks Day!!

Our Spirit Day for Monday, May 11 will be crazy socks day! Take a picture of you in your crazy socks on Monday and forward these pictures to your teacher or to Mrs. Griffin at kgriffin@warren.k12.in.us We will post these on social media next week!

***Come to Our Scholastic Online Book Fair*** May 6 through May 19 ~ Ordering Now Open

Lowell is hosting a Scholastic Online Book Fair starting on May 6 and running through May 19. Ordering is now open. There are a lot of great selections to choose from if you are interested in ordering books! Our homepage address for the online book fair is bit.ly/3f5MK8Y All orders will ship directly to your home. It's a great way to find some good books for summer reading! Again, the book fair runs from May 6 - May 19.
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Parent Technology Learning Opportunities

Warren Parents/Caregivers,


Technology support is here! We are excited to offer opportunities for you to learn the technology utilized by your student(s) so that you can better support them in their Learn at Home/E-Learning Experience. We are offering support with Zoom, Google, Seesaw, and the Canvas Parent App. Register to join live learning Sessions with Q&A. Pre-recorded tutorials are also available.


Learning Map (Session Offerings)

English Registration

Spanish Registration



Warren Padres / Cuidadores,

¡El soporte tecnológico está aquí! Nos complace ofrecerle oportunidades para que aprenda la tecnología utilizada por su (s) estudiante (s) para que pueda apoyarlos mejor en su experiencia de Aprendizaje en el hogar / E-Learning. Estamos ofreciendo soporte con Zoom, Google, Seesaw y la aplicación Canvas Parent. Regístrese para unirse a las sesiones de aprendizaje en vivo con preguntas y respuestas. También hay tutoriales pregrabados disponibles.



Learning Map (Session Offerings)

English Registration

Spanish Registration

Kindergarten Registration is Open ~~~ Register Kindergarten Students Now

Online registration for Preschool and Kindergarten for the 2020-2021 school year is now available on our website, warren.k12.in.us, under the Explore Tab. You may register your child now. Children must be age 5 on or before September 1 to register for Kindergarten and age 3 on or before September 1 to register for Preschool.


If you are a current Warren Early Childhood Center parent and your child will be attending a Warren Elementary School, please call our hotline number at 317-608-0545 and we will assist in getting your information moved over. If you have a new Preschool or Kindergarten student attending Warren, please use the online registration process. We are also accepting out of district applications at this time.


If you are experiencing any issues with online registration, please contact us at 317-608-0545 or email msdwarrenelearning@warren.k12.in.us. We will be happy to assist you in registering your child online.

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MSD of Warren Township Survey Regarding WiFi Connection at Home

MSD of Warren Township is evaluating our technology needs and how to better serve our families and students of the district. Since iPads and Chromebooks require a WiFi connection, we are interested to know whether our students have access to WiFi at home. We are asking the parents of our K-4 students to please take a few minutes to complete an important survey to help us to better understand the technology needs of our families. Please take a few minutes to complete this important survey for the district. We appreciate your time in doing so.

Click on the following link to access this survey:

https://forms.gle/NqgYgg15iyHZNyXX7

Student Devices

We have distributed student devices to most of our Lowell students. If you were unable to pick up your child's device but would like to have their device at home to use for Learn at Home lessons, please contact Mrs. Griffin to make arrangements. You may email her at kgriffin@warren.k12.in.us or call her at 317-532-3901.

School Counselor Connection

Join Mrs. Hand on Zoom for her Monday Meet-Ups

Mrs. Hand, our school counselor, is hosting two Monday Meet-Ups for students who would like to pop into a zoom session and just check-in and maybe play some games. If students are interested in joining the Monday Meet-Ups, please see the information below for how to access these get togethers. Monday Meet-Ups will be held on Monday, May 11 and Monday, May 18.


K-2 Students Can Join 11-11:30:

Join Zoom Meeting https://us02web.zoom.us/j/88663559935?pwd=cmVrZHdkd3poOFdNbWZkaUtjS05nQT09 Meeting ID: 886 6355 9935 Password: 1D07Wa


3-4 Students Can Join 11:30-12:00:

Join Zoom Meeting https://us02web.zoom.us/j/82916122648?pwd=cFRrS0JHemJwYThzem1KS2ZVT2JhZz09 Meeting ID: 829 1612 2648 Password: 5vh56r

Have You Completed Your 2020 Census?

Your Response Matters!

The Census Questionnaire plays an important role in determining funding for our schools, hospitals, roads and other resources for our community. Please complete your census online at 2020Census.gov.

Learn at Home/eLearning Information

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WIFI OPTIONS FOR HOME

Food Outreach Program

The District will be making a couple of adjustments to our food outreach program starting the week of May 4th. We will continue on Tuesdays and Fridays from 11am -1pm at 11 locations. Renaissance School, located at 30th and Post Road, will be a new site and will replace Hawthorne Elementary. Wednesdays will continue to be 5:30pm- 7pm at 2 locations. We will continue on Wednesdays at Lakeside Elementary and will add a new site at our Moorhead location at 8400 East Tenth Street. Because there is a need for a refrigerated space, we could no longer use Post Road Christian Church. We appreciate Post Road Christian Church and their partnership with our food outreach program. If you have needs beyond what is being offered, please call or email our hotline at 317-869-4308 or

MSDWarrenOtreach@warren.k12.in.us.

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Tutoring Help By Phone ~ ~ ~ Call and Learn

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Playworks at Home Resources

Playworks has for over 24 years focused on bringing games and activities to schools, while creating a safe and healthy recess for students. We are now, more than ever, committed to responding to the need for continued healthy activities at home through several resources we are offering for free:

  • Play at Home Webpage: A library of videos and other resources featuring games and activities families can play at home. Each meeting the CDC requirements of social distancing and limited equipment. All available free on the Play at Home webpage

  • Play at Home Playbook: This game guide has a variety of games and activities families can do in their own home, with little to no equipment necessary.

  • Live Virtual Recess: A Playworks Coach leading a morning warm-up, a midday game, and an afternoon cooldown each day. Anyone can tune into Facebook Live Monday- Friday at 12:00pm, 2:00pm, and 4:00pm EST and play along.


Daily schedule - Facebook Live Recess


12:00PM - Morning Stretches & Warm Up


2:00PM - Recess Game


4:00PM - Afternoon Cooldown & Cheer


Families can also connect with us on Facebook (@makereccesscount), Twitter (@playworks), and Instagram (@playworksrecess).

Lowell Construction Updates

Look how much has changed in just a week! It's so exciting to see the building change from week to week! We will continue to keep you updated on these improvements throughout the year and share pictures so you can see the progress. It is exciting to see all of these enhancements and improvements to our school!

Lowell Learners are Rocking It!!

Lowell Spirit Day -- Thank Your Teacher!