Lowell Memo: Issue #23

March 23, 2018

Published by Lowell School & the Lowell PTA

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Take FLIGHT Spirit Week & Snack Drive: April 2-9

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In addition to participating in the spirit themes listed above, we invite you to donate to our snack drive to be sure ALL kids can power through a successful last part of the school year. Individual bags of popcorn, pretzels, chips, nut-free granola bars and cereal bars are welcomed! Children may bring them any day during our spirit week. Tables will be set up outside the office for donations. Thank you!

Lowell 5k Registration Timelines

The annual Lowell 5K will be on Saturday, April 28, 2018! New this year there is also now an option for registering online at lowell5k.com. For those who prefer to register through submitting paper registration forms, forms were sent home before spring break and are due back no later than April 6, 2018. Registration after that time will need to be done online or on race day. Cost for the race is $9 per person through April 6. After April 6, cost is $11 per person. Online registration includes a additional convenience fee of $1 per racer. Walk up registration on race day will be $15. You must register online or turn in a registration form on or before April 6, 2018 to guarantee you will receive a race shirt!

Lowell Running Club: K-5 Girls & Boys

Join us on Thursdays from 3:45-4:15! We are starting running club when we return from spring break! Our goal is to be ready to run the Lowell 5K on April 28. We will meet in the gym after school. Pick up is in the car line @ door 16. We only have 4 actual Thursdays before the 5K, so try to attend all meetings! Also, take advantage of any nice weather and get running over the break! Please fill out this form to register!

Student Council News

Feed My Starving Children

Student Council is organizing a packing event at Feed My Starving Children on May 29, 6:00-7:30 in Aurora. If you would like your child to get involved you can sign up and help! This is a great opportunity to teach your child how to make a difference! Space is limited. You can follow this link to sign up!

  • Grades K-2: 1 child to 1 adult
  • Grades 3-6: 3 children to 1 adult

Buddy Bench

Student Council is raising money for a Buddy Bench for our playground. Students will have the opportunity to use the Buddy Bench to signal that they want to join in group fun at recess. There are 3 rules to the Buddy Bench: Only sit on the bench if you need someone to play with or need a friend. If you see someone sitting on the bench, talk to them invite them to play. If you are sitting on the bench and someone invites you to play, say "Yes". You can donate to help us get our bench at this link. Every little bit helps!

Jefferson Early Childhood Center Tuition-Based Registration for 2018-2019 School Year

Applications for the tuition-based program at the Jefferson Early Childhood Center are now being accepted. The program runs Tuesday through Friday from 9:15 am to 11:45 am or 1:00 pm to 3:30 pm. All applications received will be admitted on a first-come, first-served basis. Applications must be accompanied by a deposit check in the amount of $245.00 made payable to CUSD 200. Deposit checks represent the September, 2018 tuition payment and are always refundable if the student is unable to attend.

Please contact the school office at 630-682-2474 if you have questions.

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Illinois Science Assessment

Students in grade five, grade eight, and high school Biology 1 will take the Illinois Science Assessment (ISA) again this year. The federal government mandates that all states administer a science assessment to students once during each grade span (elementary, middle school, and high school).

Students will take the test online, and it is designed to be completed in less than an hour.

Our school will administer ISA to 5th grade students on April 25, 2018.

If you have further questions, please feel free to contact me.

Thank you for your support!

Dr. Kathy Melton

Lowell Principal

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Do you have a student who will be in 6th grade at Franklin this fall?

Click the link to learn about being part of Franklin's Cross Country Team! https://goo.gl/giEJqf

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PARCC Testing Dates

Students in Grades 3-5 will take the PARCC test between Tuesday, April 10 and Wednesday, April 18. Thank you for doing your best to eliminate non-illness related absences during that time.

Lost & Found

The Lowell Lost & Found is filling fast with the changing weather! Please stop in between 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. to claim your lost items!
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We are looking for families to present cultural tables on Friday, April 13th from 6pm to 8pm.

Please contact Andrea Koziarz at andrea@koziarz.com if you would like to present a table or if you have any questions.

Ask any Lowell student what one of their favorite days of the year at Lowell is.......and they will say Discovery Day!

Discovery Day will take place on Tuesday, June 5th this year and plans are underway! Discovery Day is held during the last week of school and it is an opportunity for our students to grow, stretch, learn, discover, and try activities by introducing them to new and unique learning opportunities. During the morning of Discovery Day, students will participate in three activities. Discovery Day is a collaborative effort made up of parent/family volunteers, teachers, staff and some outside vendors. We need leaders, co-leaders, assistants, and helpers to make this day a success! How can you help now? Start thinking about the following:

  • Do you have a hobby, talent or special interest you would like to share with the students?
  • Do you have a friend or friends you would like to work with on a fun activity?
  • Do you have a relationship with a person or business that might be able to lead an activity?
  • Do you want to be part of a really fun morning at Lowell?

Please join us! All are welcome and appreciated! Volunteer sign up sheets will be sent home after spring break but please start thinking about how you might like to help now! If you have any questions, please contact Barbara Razzino @ babsrazz@mac.com.

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. Car riders should remain indoors until they are called; they should not be on the playground. We also thank all families for crossing Illinois Street at the corner. Safety for the children is our top priority!

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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.


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.

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