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Lowell Elementary

From the Desk of Ms.Griffitts

May 25, 2023

Dear Lowell Families,

It is hard to believe that we have already reached the end of this school year! We are so proud of the progress our students have made. Please read below for important information and dates as we move into the summer and look ahead to our 2023-24 school year.

End of Year Staff Video


Staff Changes

We are sad to say goodbye to the following staff members at the end of the school year, as they will be pursuing other opportunities next year.

Mrs. Katie Wickman

Mrs. Sam Tyree

Mrs. Kathy Mooney

Ms. Colleen Clow

Ms. Julia Hasenoehrl

Mrs. Jayna Eichelberger (see retirement announcement below)

As in past years, there may be changes over the summer, so I will have an update in the fall, if needed.

Lowell Volunteers

We want to give a big thanks to all of our wonderful volunteers. Your constant support has made our jobs so much easier this year and we could not feel more appreciated. Thank you so much!!

Lost and Found

We have accumulated a number of items in our lost and found. If you have a chance, please stop by and check out the tables just outside the front door of the school. Items will be out until June 2nd. After that, they will be bagged up and donated.

Important Upcoming Dates

- May 25, Last Day of School, Early Release

- June 2, Lowell Office Closes for Summer

- August 7, Lowell Office Reopens

- August 16, First Day of School

As always, please reach out if you have any questions or concerns.

Abbey Griffitts

Principal, Lowell Elementary

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Lowell Calendar

Check out the Lowell calendar for important dates and information.



Dear Lowell Families,

If you are currently enrolled at Lowell, your student will automatically be rolled into the 2023-24 school year. If your child will not be attending, please contact the front office at 208.854.5480 to let us know.

For new enrollments, please visit this link and be sure to select the 2023-24 Future Year.

Thank you!

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News from the Counselor

I encourage you to visit me at Lowell if you have questions or concerns regarding your child’s needs. I can also be reached by phone: 208.854.5487 and email: dave.sica@boiseschools.org


Dave Sica

School Counselor

Lowell Elementary School

Dave Sica, M.Ed.

Office: 208.854.5487 dave.sica@boiseschools.org Lowell School Counseling Website

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Just For Kids Program

Just For Kids is Boise School District's on-site childcare program providing before and after school services for Lowell Elementary students grades Kindergarten through 6th. For additional information visit Just For Kids.

News from the Nurse

Please notify the Health Office regarding any changes to your student's health history and current health conditions.

Don't hesitate to reach out! (208) 900-7209 or carrie.palermo@boiseschools.org

Carrie Palermo, RN

Food Services

Boise School District meals are no longer federally funded. Families will need to fill out a meal application to potentially qualify for free or reduced lunch.

Payment Options

Cash or checks are accepted in the cafeteria or school office (made payable to the BSD Food & Nutrition Services and must include the first and last name of student). Alternately, for online payments please visit MySchoolBucks to add funds to your student's meal card. Please visit Boise School District Food & Nutrition Services for additional information.

Lowell PTSA

Dear Lowell,

Please read our last newsletter for this year HERE. There's information about Staff Appreciation Week, pictures, & ALL the updates! Some things to note are below:

Our last PTSA meeting is Wednesday, May 10th from 4-5pm. Thanks for all your support this year.

Lowell PTSA


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Open Positions

As the beginning of the 2023-2024 school year approaches we continue to have opportunities to work in the Boise School District. If you are looking to get involved in the public school system, this is a great opportunity to give back. For more information about open positions please visit our HR website.

Parent SUBSTITUTES needed! As with most businesses, staff shortages & coverage is tough these days. If you can sub for Lowell, we'd love to have you. Here's the link for how to sub for BSD (you can mark preference for Lowell jobs once you're in the system).

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Annual Notication Regarding Public Release of Student Directory Information

The Boise School District complies with federal law (Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act) as it relates to the release of student directory information to the public. To learn more, log on to www.boiseschools.org and navigate to Parents & Patrons > Parent Information > FERPA Form. Or, please call the Clerk of the Board at 208-854-4123 to obtain a copy of the FERPA form.

Lowell Elementary

Abbey Griffitts - Principal

Samantha Tyree - Administrative Assistant