Lowell Memo: Summer Edition

August 2017

Published by Lowell School & the Lowell PTA

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Welcome to the 2017-18 school year!

The Lowell staff is busily preparing for your children's arrival here at school! This year, we'll continue our theme of 'All Hands on Deck' to reflect both the great privilege of being part of this cohesive, caring community and the collective responsibility we have in growing this wonderful next generation of learners. We will continue using the common language of FLIGHT as our school guidelines for success. We'll share more about our School Improvement areas in math, reading, social emotional learning and more as the school year unfolds.


The Lowell Memo will continue to be an important source of information throughout the school year! Know that I continue to welcome your feedback at any time during the year, and I invite you to explore our website, social media channels and our school blog to see the many ways 'The Lowell community takes FLIGHT'! Please also note that classroom teacher assignments will be available in Parent VUE after 4 p.m. on Thursday, August 17.


Respectfully,

Dr. Kathy Melton, Principal

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SAVE THE DATE: Lowell Curriculum Night will be held Thursday, September 7, 2017

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Lowell PTA Welcomes You

Welcome to Lowell Elementary School!


As you settle in to your new home or simply prepare for a new year, we want to take a moment to introduce ourselves and let you know that Lowell Elementary has an amazing Parent Teacher Association (“PTA”). The PTA is run by parent volunteers and relies on the support of parents, teachers, and community members in order to be successful.


The Lowell PTA provides valuable and successful programs such as the Back to School Social, Battle of the Books, Chess Club, and Reflections. In the past, we have contributed funds toward the purchase of new volleyball standards for P.E., a new kiln for the art department, and classroom iPads. We also supplement and reinforce classroom concepts by funding field trips at all grade levels and organizing fun programs for students and families like Culture Fest and Discovery Day. With the help of parents, teachers, and the community, great work is being done to benefit students at Lowell.


Each year our goal is to have all parents join the PTA. The cost is $12 for an individual or $20 per family (2 adults). Your membership includes email alerts regarding important dates and events and a printed school directory. You can join and pay online at http://lowellpta.org/pta-membership-form/.


If you are interested in becoming more involved, please join us at our monthly meetings. The meetings are open to everyone and there is free childcare available. Our first meeting is Friday, September 8th at 9:30am in the Art Room. We will alternate between morning and evening meetings. For more information about the PTA you can also visit our website at www.lowellpta.org or reach out to us at president@lowellpta.org.


We look forward to a great school year and getting to know your family!


Sincerely,

Debbie Noonan and Kristen Lenhardt

Lowell PTA Co-Presidents

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Lowell Elementary Band & Orchestra Registration

Did you know that the District 200 instrumental music program is known throughout Illinois for its excellence?


During the first 2 weeks of school, 5th graders will see, hear, and try out the instruments offered for instruction. Families will have a chance to meet the directors, ask questions, rent instruments, purchase lesson books, and register students for band or orchestra. Registration nights are at Hubble and Monroe Middle Schools on Tuesday, Sept. 12 from 4:00 to 8:00 p.m. and at Edison and Franklin Middle Schools on Thursday, Sept. 14 from 4:00 to 8:00 p.m. Feel free to drop in; allow about a half hour. The busiest times are from 5:00 to 6:30, when it may take a little longer.


If parents cannot attend these sessions, please contact the band or orchestra teacher from your school. Further information may also be available on teacher classroom pages on school websites. Students younger than 5th grade may also participate in large group rehearsals if they take private lessons outside of school. There is an $80 fee for elementary band or orchestra participation; this is adjusted for students who qualify for exempt or reduced fees. Please contact the instructor for more information! The band director at Lowell is Mr. Weaver at Benjamin.Weaver@cusd200.org; the string orchestra director is Mrs. Johannesen at Jeanne.Johannesen@cusd200.org.


We hope to see you at registration night!

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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.