Lowell Parent Newsletter

March 28, 2021

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Principal Corner

No Dogs are Allowed on School Grounds

Dogs are not allowed on school grounds, ball-field, basketball courts, or playgrounds. We kindly request you follow Town Ordinances.

The Lowell Leopard was SPOTTED:

In Ms. Beans' 1st grade classroom!


Lennie had an amazing week in grade one! He worked on place value and addition during our small group math workshop. In reading, he learned about reading smoothly with expression. He worked hard to practice some of our new glued sounds in Fundations. Lennie wrote about his collection of spots during writing. He helped us remember to socially distance while we line up.


He even helped to redecorate the classroom door with all the colors of the rainbow! We had an awesome time hanging out with Lennie and cannot wait to hear about his future adventures!

This Week at the Lowell

Student Diversity Council

Reminder, we will have Student Diversity Council every Monday!

This week we are talking about....."Words thats hurt, words that heal!


Date: Monday, March 29, 2021


Time: 12:30- 1:00 Grades 3-5

1:00-1:30 Grades K-2


Zoom Link: https://watertown-k12-ma-us.zoom.us/j/99035329800


If you have any questions feel free to email Candice.whitmore@watertown.k12.ma.us or carolyn.miller@watertown.k12.ma.us


*The next Student Diversity Council Meeting will be April 26, 2021pm. Time to Be Determined.

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Virtual Students to In-Person Orientation

This Thursday, April 1, 2021 at 1:00-1:45pm we will host an orientation for our students transitioning from virtual learning to in-person. Please see the schedule below.


1:00-1:20: Parent Drop-off, snacks and meet teacher and school nurse


1:30-1:45: Building and Classroom Tour


1:45: Meet at Grade Level Cones, on the Orchard Street Hill.Parents will pick up on that field so they know where dismissal takes place.


*Please note, this tour is for students only, parents are asked to wait and meet on the orchard street hill at 1:45pm.

Let's Chat!

Thursday, April 1st, 9:30am

This is an online event.


Please join the school SEL team and other parents to discuss how we can support our kids through major transitions like the return to full-day in-person school after a year of at-home learning. These casual Zoom calls have been a great way to connect with other parents and get a boost in what has been a trying year for all of us.


Join Zoom Meeting

https://watertown-k12-ma-us.zoom.us/j/98331804812

Meeting ID: 983 3180 4812

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Good Friday Observance

This Friday, April 2, 2021, In observance of Good Friday, students will only have class from 8:00am-12:15pm. There will be no afternoon classes or closing circle.

Morning Announcements *New Time April 5th

This week will be the last week for morning announcements at 8:00am!


Starting April 5th
, we will resume Morning Announcements in the school building. Lowell Virtual students will still have the opportunity to zoom in at 8:15am for the whole school announcements. Please join us using the link below.



Candice Whitmore is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.


Topic: Morning Announcement Zoom Meeting

Time: This is a recurring meeting Meet anytime


Join Zoom Meeting

https://watertown-k12-ma-us.zoom.us/j/93942649049

Parent Resources for Return to In-Person Learning

Arrival/Recess & Breaks/Dismissals

Update from Nurse Taverna

Reminder:

Epi-Pens and Asthma Inhalers with signed MD orders and parent permission forms need to be turned in on the first-day students return to school in person.



Nurse Taverna will set up a station under the tent to collect forms, Epi-pens, medications, and doctor's orders on April 1st at 1:00pm and April 5th at 8:00am.

Thanks,


Nurse Taverna

PTO cORNER

PTO Update

Thank You for the Readathon! Thank you all so much for supporting our main fundraiser, the Lowell School Readathon, and participating in Literacy Week! We were able to raise over $7000, which is awesome, and will help to ensure that we can continue supporting our teachers, students, and families in many ways.

Join the PTO! We have many leadership and volunteer positions available next year including President (or Co-Presidents), Vice President, and other event coordination positions. The PTO is a fantastic way to be more involved in the school and build friendships with other parents and families. Please email lowellelementarypto@gmail.com to learn more.

Let’s Chat! Managing Change and Transitions. Thursday, April 1 at 9:30AM.

Please join the school SEL team and other parents to discuss how we can support our kids through major transitions like the return to full-day in-person school after a year of at-home learning. These casual Zoom calls have been a great way to connect with other parents and get a boost in what has been a trying year for all of us.

Cosmic Yoga Kids Club:

Students are invited to sign-up for Cosmic Yoga with Ms. Gerring! Recommended for Grades K-2 but all are welcome. Yoga will be on Thursdays from 3 - 4pm on Zoom. Session 2 will run from April 15 - June 17. There will not be meetings during April School Vacation week. This club is FREE with PTO support. Space is limited, and families can sign-up using this link:

https://www.signupgenius.com/go/60b0545a5ae28a0f49-cosmic

Parent Resources

Watertown Elite Field Hockey

Clinic Information:

Date: August 2nd-5th

Grades K-12

9:30am-3pm

Cost:$350


The clinic at Victory Field is open to players in grades K-12. Players are grouped by age, experience and skill level. Having a good understanding of basic fundamental skills is the key to success in becoming a well-rounded field hockey player. Dribbling, passing, shooting, hitting, goalie training, team play and defensive skills will be taught in a fun and engaging way. After teaching the players the technical aspects of field hockey through challenging drills, they will have a chance to showcase what they have learned by playing in field hockey games each day

LEGO'S Needed

Hello Lowell Community, we wanted to ask if families have LEGO Sets they would like to donate. Building Legos continues to be a highly motivating safe, independent activity for students. Students connect with each other about their love of LEGOs sets. Students are able to work independently during a break or indoor recess. We would happily accept any sets; Harry Potter, Lego Friends, Ninjago, Star Wars, Avengers, Lego City, Minecraft, Batman, Super Mario, etc. just to name a few of the more popular sets. Even if the set is missing a few pieces; we will hunt it down in our lego bin.