Lowell Lantern

May 15, 2020

Principal's message

Hello Lowell Families! Once again, I want to thank all of our students who have participated in our learning at home sessions and work this week! Your attendance and work completion is important and much appreciated! We have two weeks of school left for this year, and it is important to finish strong and continue to attend classroom zoom meetings and to complete the video lessons and choice board activities. So keep up the good work so we can finish this year strong!


As the school year comes to an end, it is important to us to return your student’s personal items. We have developed a plan for item retrieval similar to our technology device distribution. All schools will be distributing student personal items via a drive through service the week of June 1st. If your children have personal items at school you want to retreive, we are asking parents to please complete this survey at bit.ly/endofyearpickup to assist us. Warren staff will be packing up these items over the next few weeks to prepare for distribution. In addition, we will also be collecting school issued textbooks and library books that your child may have at your home at this time.


The Indiana Department of Education is collecting information to help schools plan and prepare for the next school year. Please help us in our planning efforts by completing the following Parent and Caregiver Survey. Warren Township Family Survey Link.


We will continue our Spirit Day Mondays into next week. Since our students and staff have been such superheroes over the course of Learn at Home, we will designate Monday as Superhero Monday! So boys and girls, wear your superhero gear on Monday and have someone take a picture of you. Please forward these pictures to your teachers or to me at kgriffin@warren.k12.in.us


We hope you have a fabulous weekend ahead! Take care and we will see everyone next week!!


Mrs. Griffin

Monday Spirit Day ~~ Superhero Day!!

Our Spirit Day for Monday, May 11 will be Superhero day! Take a picture of you in your Superhero Gear on Monday and forward these pictures to your teacher or to Mrs. Griffin at kgriffin@warren.k12.in.us We will post these on social media next week!

Personal Item Pick-Up

All schools will be distributing student personal items via a drive through service the week of June 1st. If your children have personal items at school you want to retreive, we are asking parents to please complete this survey at bit.ly/endofyearpickup to assist us. Warren staff will be packing up these items over the next few weeks to prepare for distribution. In addition, we will also be collecting school issued textbooks and library books that your child may have at your home at this time.

Warren Township Survey -- Please Complete!

The Indiana Department of Education is collecting information to help schools plan and prepare for the next school year. Please help us in our planning efforts by completing the following Parent and Caregiver Survey.

Warren Township Family Survey Link.

COVID-19 TESTING

MSD Warren Township and Warren Central High School are proud to announce that we will be partnering with the Marion County Health Department to provide drive thru COVID-19 testing for our community. The testing site will be accessible on the southside of the high school campus off of 16th street starting Wednesday, May 20th from 6AM - 2PM. Testing will continue on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays from 6AM - 2PM.


Testing is free and registration is required. You can register onsite or online at MarionHealth.org/INDYCOVID.

***Come to Our Scholastic Online Book Fair*** May 6 through May 19 ~ Ordering Now Open

Lowell is hosting a Scholastic Online Book Fair starting on May 6 and running through May 19. Ordering is now open. There are a lot of great selections to choose from if you are interested in ordering books! Our homepage address for the online book fair is bit.ly/3f5MK8Y All orders will ship directly to your home. It's a great way to find some good books for summer reading! Again, the book fair runs from May 6 - May 19.
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Indianapolis Public Library Summer Reading Program

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Preschool & Kindergarten Registration is Now Open

Online registration for Preschool and Kindergarten for the 2020-2021 school year is now available on our website, warren.k12.in.us, under the Explore Tab. You may register your child now. Children must be age 5 on or before September 1 to register for Kindergarten and age 3 on or before September 1 to register for Preschool.


If you are a current Warren Early Childhood Center parent and your child will be attending a Warren Elementary School, please call our hotline number at 317-608-0545 and we will assist in getting your information moved over. If you have a new Preschool or Kindergarten student attending Warren, please use the online registration process. We are also accepting out of district applications at this time.


If you are experiencing any issues with online registration, please contact us at 317-608-0545 or email msdwarrenelearning@warren.k12.in.us. We will be happy to assist you in registering your child online.

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School Counselor Connection

Join Mrs. Hand on Zoom for her Monday Meet-Ups

Mrs. Hand, our school counselor, is hosting two Monday Meet-Ups for students who would like to pop into a zoom session and just check-in and maybe play some games. If students are interested in joining the Monday Meet-Ups, please see the information below for how to access these get togethers. Monday Meet-Ups will be held on Monday, May 11 and Monday, May 18.


K-2 Students Can Join 11-11:30:

Join Zoom Meeting https://us02web.zoom.us/j/88663559935?pwd=cmVrZHdkd3poOFdNbWZkaUtjS05nQT09 Meeting ID: 886 6355 9935 Password: 1D07Wa


3-4 Students Can Join 11:30-12:00:

Join Zoom Meeting https://us02web.zoom.us/j/82916122648?pwd=cFRrS0JHemJwYThzem1KS2ZVT2JhZz09 Meeting ID: 829 1612 2648 Password: 5vh56r

Have You Completed Your 2020 Census? Your Response Matters!

The Census Questionnaire plays an important role in determining funding for our schools, hospitals, roads and other resources for our community. Please complete your census online at 2020Census.gov.

WIFI OPTIONS FOR HOME

Food Outreach Program

The District will be making a couple of adjustments to our food outreach program starting the week of May 4th. We will continue on Tuesdays and Fridays from 11am -1pm at 11 locations. Renaissance School, located at 30th and Post Road, will be a new site and will replace Hawthorne Elementary. Wednesdays will continue to be 5:30pm- 7pm at 2 locations. We will continue on Wednesdays at Lakeside Elementary and will add a new site at our Moorhead location at 8400 East Tenth Street. Because there is a need for a refrigerated space, we could no longer use Post Road Christian Church. We appreciate Post Road Christian Church and their partnership with our food outreach program. If you have needs beyond what is being offered, please call or email our hotline at 317-869-4308 or

MSDWarrenOtreach@warren.k12.in.us.

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Tutoring Help By Phone ~ ~ ~ Call and Learn

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Playworks at Home Resources

Playworks has for over 24 years focused on bringing games and activities to schools, while creating a safe and healthy recess for students. We are now, more than ever, committed to responding to the need for continued healthy activities at home through several resources we are offering for free:

  • Play at Home Webpage: A library of videos and other resources featuring games and activities families can play at home. Each meeting the CDC requirements of social distancing and limited equipment. All available free on the Play at Home webpage

  • Play at Home Playbook: This game guide has a variety of games and activities families can do in their own home, with little to no equipment necessary.

  • Live Virtual Recess: A Playworks Coach leading a morning warm-up, a midday game, and an afternoon cooldown each day. Anyone can tune into Facebook Live Monday- Friday at 12:00pm, 2:00pm, and 4:00pm EST and play along.


Daily schedule - Facebook Live Recess


12:00PM - Morning Stretches & Warm Up


2:00PM - Recess Game


4:00PM - Afternoon Cooldown & Cheer


Families can also connect with us on Facebook (@makereccesscount), Twitter (@playworks), and Instagram (@playworksrecess).

Lowell Construction Updates

Look how much has changed in just a week! It's so exciting to see the building change from week to week! We will continue to keep you updated on these improvements throughout the year and share pictures so you can see the progress. It is exciting to see all of these enhancements and improvements to our school!

Lowell Students of the Week!

May 11, 2020

Lowell Spirit Day -- Crazy Socks Day!