Weekly Update

October 16, 2020

Principal's Note:

Dear Families-

The Every Student Succeeds ACT (ESSA) requires districts and schools to engage parents and family members of children served in the Title 1 programs. The US Dept. of Education provides Title 1 funding to districts and schools with high percentages of children from low-income families to help ensure that all children meet challenging state academic standards. Engaging with parents, families and communities is one, important way schools can narrow gaps of achievement and help all children succeed. The agreement serves as a reminder for all of us to to work together to encourage student learning. Please look over the linked agreement. If you should have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact me. Thank you for your continued support as we strive to ensure success for all students.

Enjoy your weekend!



Picture Day Make-up Reminder

Picture proofs and picture orders were distributed this week. If you are unhappy with your original picture, your student can participate in picture retake day on October 20th from 8:45-10:00.

If you purchased pictures and are unhappy with them, please send the original order with your student on Oct. 20th. Mortensen will be set up again outside of door # 8, close to our Michigan Ave parking lot. Here is your online ordering link for retake day https://mortensen.orderschoolpix.com/30845 ; follow the link and enter the password : prepay

Virtual & E-achieve families- if you attended original picture day on 9/8, your proofs are ready to be picked up. Please head to Lowell's main office (Door #1 off of Grandview blvd) Monday-Friday between 8:00-4:00 to pick up your pictures. If you weren't able to attend picture day on 9/8, you are invited to join Lowell's picture retake day on Oct 20th from 8:45-10:00.

Arrival Reminder

Please remember that students should not arrive prior to 8:30am. We value the safety of our students, and there is no adult supervision outside prior to that. Additionally, due to the pandemic, we do not want students gathering/socializing prior to the designated time. Staff has been working diligently to protect all students from potential transmission, and dropping students off early is counter to what we are trying to accomplish between 8:30-3:40. The Lowell Staff appreciates your attention to this!

Blessings in a Backpack

Your child may be eligible to be a recipient of the Blessings in a Backpack program. If you would like to receive a bag of food, then you don't need to do anything. Food will be dispensed in a discreet and caring manner into your child's backpack. There is no cost associated to this program.

There are many hungry kids throughout our area, and we are trying to make sure that those kids who need the food receive it from our organization. If you wish for your child to participate in the program you do not need to do anything.

If you choose to opt out of this program please sign the attached letter and return to the school. (you will find the attachment at the bottom of this newsletter)

Message from the PTO

Hi Everyone,

We are getting ready to do our first fundraiser!! We will be doing Kwik Trip Scrip cards and possibly something else! These will make great presents for the holidays. We may also be doing a Popcornopolis sale. I will hopefully have more details by the meeting on Tuesday.

We also had Culvers fliers sent home earlier this week. Please remember to give the employees your receipts and have them placed in the Lowell Bucket.

Another easy way to help the school is to use Amazon Smile! We know the holidays are coming up and on qualified purchases we get a small donation! Please use this if you haven't already.

Please see the attached documents to review before the meeting. We will need to approve May and September Minutes, along with financials. If for any reason you are having trouble viewing them, please let me know. Email us at lowellpto.wi@gmail.com.

Hope to see you at the meeting on Tuesday 10/20 at 6:30!

Tuesday, October 20 - Virtual PTO Meeting at 6:30pm - Join Zoom Meeting


Meeting ID: 589 729 6046

Passcode: xx8inR