January Newsletter

January 3, 2022

Principal's Message

Dear Families-

I'd like to wish all of our Lowell Elementary School families a Happy New Year! I hope that 2022 is off to a great start for you. Our students, parents and staff members worked hard to make the holiday season a bit brighter for many families (and animals). During the month of December, we collected food for the Waukesha Food Pantry and dog/cat items for the Humane Society/local rescue. The value in helping others was discussed in all classrooms, and the generosity of donations was very much appreciated. Thank you for your support!

With winter upon us, I'd like to remind you that we try to go outside on a daily basis unless it is raining/sleeting, or the temperature is extremely cold. Please make sure that your child comes to school dressed appropriately for outside winter play.

As we move into the new year, we will be maintaining many of the methods and strategies we employ to teach both social and emotional skills necessary to be cooperative and productive in the school setting. We can dramatically affect the way our students face challenges, disappointments, and confusion for themselves as well as gaining empathy for their peers. Through a strong school climate (a feeling of safety, respect, and engagement), attendance rates, and academic achievement can improve for everyone.

Lastly, I wanted to share some personal news with you. On December 18th I earned my Doctoral Degree, in the areas of Leadership, Innovation, and Continuous Improvement. I look forward to applying the learning that I gained throughout the program, to my role as principal at Lowell.

Stay warm this January!

Dr. Laurie Pogorzelski

Principal

PTO Updates

Hello Lowell Families,


I hope you all had a wonderful break! We've got just a couple things for you this month.


Due to scheduling conflicts with our DJ and Bounce House folks, we are moving the Winter Social Dance to February 11th. Board Game night will take place instead on January 21st. We are also looking for volunteers to help plan the dance. If you are interested please let Vicki Smith know by phone/text at 608-577-4003. Will have a first committee meeting date scheduled soon.


Important Dates:


1/10/22-- First LEGO Club meeting in the Maker Space from 3:45-4:45pm.


1/11/22-- Culver's Night from 5-8pm at the Grandview Blvd location. We hope to see you there!!!


1/18/22-- PTO Meeting from 6:30-8pm in the Lowell Library. Zoom link and meeting materials will be sent out next week.


1/21/22-- Board Game & Movie Night 6-8pm in the Lowell Gym and Cafe. Feel free to bring your favorite game to play and/or comfy clothes and blanket to watch a movie in the gym. We are still debating on which movie to show, so if you have any suggestions please let us know! We've thought about Ferngully and Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone, but welcome to suggestions or preference. We will also have concessions and drinks for sale. Other than that, everything is FREE! We really hope you can come :)


Have a great January!


Lowell PTO

Illness

Please refer to the District guidelines regarding when to keep your child home from school. In an effort to minimize the spread of illnesses, it is important to follow these plans.

Important Dates

Monday, January 17 - No School, Staff Development Day

Tuesday, January 18 - PTO Meeting, 6:30pm in the Library

Monday, January 24 - No School, Staff Development Day


Please see additional dates/events provided by the PTO above!