Lowell Memo: Issue #13

December 15, 2017

Published by Lowell School & the Lowell PTA

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The Lowell Memo resumes in January 2018!

Winter Concert Family Letter

Hard copies of the Lowell Winter Concert family letter were sent home. You can also access the letter here! We look forward to seeing you on Thursday, December 21 at Wheaton North!

Six Flags & Kane County Cougars Reading Programs

The reading goals for the Six Flags Read to Succeed Reading Program and the Kane County Cougars Reading Club program are being combined this year! Students who choose to participate in these optional reading programs must read a total of 6 hours between December 18, 2017 - February 16, 2018. When the 6 hours of reading are completed, a student must fill out an information sheet. Classroom teachers will be sending an information sheet home with each student. Each student may select to have one or both tickets if they complete the reading goal. Forms are due to each child’s teacher no later than February 16, 2018.


Should you have any questions, please feel free to contact Mrs. Chiappini (melissa.chiappini@cusd200.org) or Mrs. McDonald (annmarie.mcdonald@cusd200.org). Happy reading!!

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Box Tops for Education

Thank you to everyone who has sent in Box Tops for Education! We submitted $343.40 worth of Box Tops for the Nov. 1 submission deadline. Please keep saving and sending them in (labeled with your child's name and teacher's name), as we will submit again in the spring.


The race is on! We are keeping track of the number of Box Tops submitted by class and by grade. Currently 4A is in 1st place, followed by 3T in 2nd and 4C in 3rd! By grade, fourth grade is in 1st place, third is in 2nd and second is in 3rd. Check out the bulletin board by the office to see their progress.

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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. We also thank all families for crossing Illinois Street at the corner. Safety for the children is our top priority!

Calling all parent photographers!

The Lowell yearbook needs your help! To ensure the yearbook captures a wide range of children and activities, we depend on parents to contribute photographs. If you capture moments that you would be willing to share, please email Olivia Evans at greg.olivia.evans@gmail.com.


Thank you for contributing to this special keepsake for the children!

Elementary Testing for the Program of Accelerated Curriculum and Enrichment (PACE) for Grades 2-5

For the 2018-2019 School Year, please note that all Second Graders will be screened for PACE in February 2018 using the Cognitive Abilities Test. More information will follow in December 2017. Parents of second graders who are eligible for further PACE testing based on the Cognitive Abilities Test and/or local assessments will be notified at the end of February.


Testing will qualify students for the following 2018-2019 classes:


  • 3rd Grade PACE Mathematics
  • 3rd Grade PACE Reading


In March 2018, the PACE Office will host testing for currently enrolled in 3rd, 4th and 5th grade students. Students in Grades 3-5 may be recommended for testing by their Teacher and/or Parent. The deadline for a Parent to request PACE Testing is Friday, January 12, 2018.


This testing, which will include the CogAT 7 and subtests from the Iowa Assessments, will qualify elementary students for participation in one of the following 2018-2019 classes:


  • 4th and 5th grade PACE Mathematics
  • 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 2018-2019


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, and will be scheduled around mandatory PARCC testing. Parents who register their students by the Friday, January 12, 2018 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 or email PACE@cusd200.org with any questions
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Lowell Eagles Learn: Our School Blog

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 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 lowelleagleslearn@gmail.com at any time or make a comment on our posts!


Thank you for helping tell our story! Check out our newest posts, including staff appreciation from a Lowell mom!

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.