Community Newsletter Week of May 17th
Message from Mr. Carabatsos
Dear Reilly Families,
On behalf of the staff, I would like to thank the PTO and our families for the generous luncheon in honor of Teacher Appreciation Week. It has been a difficult year for everyone and this display of gratitude from our families was genuinely appreciated.
We are approaching the end of the school year ( last day of school is June 16th) and are planning to offer some year end traditional events. On Friday, June 4th we will host our annual walk a thon for all students. In conjunction with this event, PTO will be sponsoring an outdoor Book Fair to enable families to stock up on some great books for the summer. In addition, students will be provided with a BBQ lunch.
We are also planning an in person, socially distanced Promotion Ceremony for our students in Grade 4. This event will occur on Tuesday, June 15th; more details to follow.
As a school we are in the process of planning for next year; returning to 100% in person teaching and learning. We have begun discussing our schedules and programs including the return of grade level performances and quarterly Showcases highlightly student achievements throughout the school. In addition, we are in the process of reviewing all students and placing them into classrooms and teams for next year.
As we move closer to a normal school setting, a reminder students, families and staff must continue to wear masks while on campus or in the school building. We appreciate all of your support and flexibility this year and look forward to a robust summer program ( details below) and an amazing 2021-2022 school year!
Reilly Summer Program
We are excited to offer an in person summer program at the Reilly School. The program will run from 8:30am – 12:00pm, Monday through Friday. The program will be offered from June 28th through July 23rd. There will be no program on July 5th in observance of the holiday. Transportation will be provided to students living beyond 1 mile from the school. Students will be provided breakfast and a Grab and Go lunch daily.
Students will participate in various project based offerings throughout the summer. The students will have the opportunity to engage in activities geared to reinforce literacy and math skills. Once a week, the students will participate in an Amazing Race Competition within their classrooms. The students will learn how to collaborate with each other, work as a team and problem solve.
If you would like to register your child for the summer program, please go to the Reilly School Newsletter or click on the link below:
If you have any questions, please contact me at school ( firstname.lastname@example.org)
Kindergarten Registration SY 2021-2022
Save the date! The Lowell Public Schools kindergarten registration period for the upcoming 2021-2022 school year will start Monday, May 3.
Children turning 5 years old on or before September 1, 2021 are eligible to register for kindergarten. Even if your child is currently enrolled in a LPS Preschool program you still need to register for Kindergarten.
Kindergarten Registration Period
The kindergarten registration period will go from May 3 until July 25 and will be split into 3 rounds:
Round 1 - Register between May 3 and May 23 to be eligible for the 1st lottery on June 9, 2021
Round 2 - Register between May 24 and June 20 to be eligible for the 2nd lottery on July 7, 2021
Round 3 - Register between June 21 and July 25 to be eligible for the final lottery on August 4, 2021.
We encourage families to register during the 1st round of registration (May 3 - May 23). While we can't guarantee placement in your preferred school, being eligible for the 1st lottery increases your chances of getting the seat of your choice.
For more information about kindergarten registration, please visit our website: www.lowell.k12.ma.us/kindergartenregistration
Building a Strong Community for Racial Justice
Part One - Learning How to Stop Hate - will be offered on three dates between April 22-29 and facilitated by Dr. Phitsamay Uy from the Center for Asian American Studies at UMASS Lowell . We strongly encourage students, families and staff to sign up for one of the sessions below where you will learn more about the rise of anti-Asian hate acts since the onset of COVID-19, reflect on the history of racism in the US against Asian Americans, and learn strategies for intervening when you witness acts of racism or hate. This session will also include information on how to report acts of racism and discrimination using the school district’s new bias-based reporting protocol.
Parts two and three will take place in May. Stay tuned for more information.
Part 2 (sessions in May; dates/times TBA)
Listen: school-based sessions where Asian and Asian-American parents, students, and staff share their personal experiences with racism. Other community members will be encouraged to share their experiences as well.
Part 3 (sessions in May/June; dates/times TBA)
Act: active ways to build family discussions with our students about recognizing, addressing, and acting against racism, including sharing mental health and academic resources, and sharing the LPS plan to combat racism.
This is the kick-off series in our on-going discussion of building a strong community against hate and racism.
LPS Meal Services
We are offering grab and go meal service at a total of 10 sites for Lowell Public Schools students taking part in remote learning.
The following sites will be offering daily meal service for our remote learning students:
- STEM Academy: 11am - 1pm
- Morey: 11am - 12pm
- Robinson: 11:30am - 12:30pm
- Butler: 12pm - 1pm
- Wang: 12pm - 1pm
Students will receive a breakfast and a lunch at each daily meal site.
The following sites will be offering meal service on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays for our remote learning students:
- LHS: 8am - 9am
- Murkland: 12:30pm - 1pm
- Lincoln: 1pm - 1:30pm
- Greenhalge: 2:30pm - 3pm
- Stoklosa: 3:15pm - 4pm
Tech Tents & IT Help Desk
The Lowell Public Schools Technology Help Desk will be setting up a service tent this week at the following times and locations.
- Tuesday, May 18 from 3-5:30pm at the Butler Middle School (1140 Gorham St. - side door to the right of the main entrance)
- Thursday, May 20 from 3-5:30pm at the Lincoln Elementary School (300 Chelmsford St. - next to the main entrance)
This service is available for any students or staff needing help with a device issued by the Lowell Public Schools. You do not need to make an appointment. All visitors must wear a mask and bring the device charger.
HelpDesk contact info:
HelpDesk Ticket System: http://helpdesk.lowell.k12.ma.us (Use your network username and password or the student's username and password to login)
Email: email@example.com (This MUST be from an @lowell.k12.ma.us or @student.lowell.k12.ma.us email address)