Lowell Lantern

Week of February 4-February 8, 2019

Monday is a BLUE DAY for specials.

WE ARE LOWELL

Our theme at Lowell this year is "We are Lowell...CORE is our Superpower!"--Civility, Order, Respect, Excellence. We are encouraging students to embrace this challenge and achieve them.

LATE START DAY FEBRUARY 6, 2019

Reminder we have a 1 hour late start day on Wednesday, February 6th. Buses will pick up one hour later than normal. Doors will unlock at 9:30 with tardy bell at 9:40.

Muffins with Mom

Muffins with Mom has been rescheduled to this Thursday, February 7th at 8:00am.

A NOTE FROM THE PRINCIPAL

Dear Lowell Families,


What a week! I think we have all had enough of this cold weather! Hopefully, we can rebound a little over the weekend with a bit of a warm-up. Take some time this weekend to dethaw and enjoy!


Students are bringing home their middle of the year NWEA Test results today. We are very proud of our students for their hard work and effort during these assessments. Please take some time to review the results. Contact your child’s teacher if you have any questions.


Just a reminder that Wednesday, February 6, 2019 is a LATE START DAY for our students. Buses will pick up at stops one hour later than the normal pick-up time. Students are to arrive at school at 9:30am. They will be considered tardy if they arrive after 9:40am.


We thank you for continuing to support our Kindness and Justice Challenge! We had a sea of red at Lowell today! Students who purchased a red American Heart Association t-shirt got to participate in our Hoops for Heart event in the gym this afternoon. Lots of fun for all! Our Penny War is continuing throughout our Challenge -- thanks for allowing the students to participate in this! All money donated will go to our three organizations that we are sponsoring -- American Heart Association, Riley Hospital for Children, and Warren Early Childhood Center.


Our Muffins with Mom event is being rescheduled to Thursday, February 7 at 8:00am. If you have already sent in an RSVP, there is no need to do so again. Thank you for your understanding with our need to reschedule. We look forward to seeing many of our Moms and students next Thursday morning!


Hope everyone has a great weekend!

Mrs. Griffin


Lowell Community Forum for School Renovation

Lowell Community Forum Follow-Up

Thanks to those who were able to attend our Community Forum this week. For those who were unable to attend, the link below will give you access to the presentation. Lowell Community Forum Presentation

Student of the Month~~January 2019

Congratulations to our January Student of the Month recipients! So proud of their hard work and demonstration of CORE!
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It's Time to Show our Superpower of Kindness!

It's time to make the kindness connection! The National Kindness and Justice Challenge is a celebration of the life and works of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Lowell students began the 15th annual Kindness and Justice Challenge last week. They continue to participate in activities that build an understanding of how simple acts of kindness and justice make a tremendous impact on our community and our world.


For the next several weeks, Lowell students will create "Superhero Capes" to be displayed in our hallways. Students will be encouraged to think about how we treat one another and how we must work together to make this world a better place for everyone. When a student shows an act of kindness, they get a kindness mask to hang on their grade level cape. It is great to see masks being added to our capes! We are Lowell...to the CORE ~~ students spreading kindness like it’s confetti! Keep up the great work!


During the months of January and February, students can bring in money for our Penny War to donate toward the Early Childhood Center in Warren Township, American Heart Association, and Riley Hospital. Students may bring in pennies, nickels, dimes, quarters, and bills.


One Way all parents can help is by simply enforcing and encouraging the demonstration of kind and just acts at home! Thank you for teaching the valuable lessons of kindness and justice through your own example and support. These will be a part of your child's life forever just as your child will always be somebody special to us!

4th Grade Human Growth & Development Films - Monday, February 11, 2019

Human Growth and Development Films will be shown to all 4th grade students who had returned the permission slip to school. These films will be shown separately to present fourth grade boys and girls and are led by LIfeSmart Youth, Inc.’s degree professional Health Educators. Please make sure to return permission slips if you have not already done so. Thank you!

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Please join us...

The Warren Arts and Education Foundation invites Warren Township Students K-8 to audition for King Arthur's Quest directed by Missoula Children's Theater. Auditions are Monday, February 4th @ 4:30pm in the auditorium at the Creston MIddle School, 10925 E Prospect Street. Students who are cast must be available to rehearse Monday, February 4th - Friday, February 8th from 4:30pm-9:00pm and ALL day Saturday, February 9th for dress rehearsal and performances at 3:00pm and 7:00pm. This opportunity is free to students, there is a $5.00 admission fee to attend performances on Saturday. Questions email Michelle Shuffitt mshuffitt@comcast.net or call 317-490-7752.

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Free Universal Breakfast

Breakfast is available to ALL students in MSD Warren Township for NO CHARGE.
Our 2 week cycle breakfast menus offer a variety of healthy options for all students.

**Food Service Department News**

Did you know that you can add money, check balances and view what your child is eating for lunch on the Food Service Parent Portal? You can even pay your textbook rental invoice at the same time! Simply to go https://foodservice.warren.k12.in.us/Login.aspx.

If you need your username and password, just email mgallmey@warren.k12.in.us or bsmith@warren.k12.in.us so we can provide you one.

Need to speak to someone in the Food Service Department? You can also call us at 317-869-4381 or 317-869-4389. To view the Food Service website, go to http://www.warren.k12.in.us/food-service.

FRIENDLY TIPS AND REMINDERS

* Students are expected to be at school on time every day. Our tardy bell rings at 8:40am. Please plan accordingly to ensure your child is in his/her classroom by 8:40am each day.

* If your child will be absent due to illness or late due to a doctor's appointment, please call the front office at 317-532-3900 to report the absence or late arrival. This helps to ensure your child's safety. Please bring a doctor's note to document the excused absence.

* Dismissal is at 3:40pm. If you are picking up your child from school, please follow our car rider procedures.

* When arriving at Lowell, please make sure you stop first at the front desk. All visitors MUST sign in and put on a Lowell Badge while in the building. Safety is our top priority for our students. This process allows us to ensure every child's safety during the school day. Thank you for your cooperation.

* Parents are always welcome at Lowell! If you would like to visit your child's classroom, please call or email your child's teacher or Mrs. Griffin so we can make arrangements and ensure that the students will be in the classroom at the time of your visit. We encourage you and welcome you to always be a part of your child's learning, and we truly value your involvement!

* Please remember that our Lowell Campus is a smoke-free campus. There is no smoking allowed anywhere on Lowell grounds. This includes smoking in your cars while on the Lowell Campus.

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