Lowell Lantern

April 11, 2020

Principal's message

Lowell Families,


Hello Everyone! First, I would like to say a big thank you to all of the families who came by Lowell to pick up student devices! We were able to distribute over 400 devices on Friday which was just awesome! We will have one more device distribution date for those who were unable to come by on Friday. Families can pick up devices next Wednesday, April 15 from 5:00pm - 7:00pm. Please remember you still must complete the device request form prior to receiving your child’s device. Click on the following link to access that form: http://bit.ly/msdwarrendevicerequest It was great seeing so many of our families on Friday! We really miss all of you!!


I also want to remind everyone that Learn at Home activities and lessons begin next Monday, April 13. I know Lowell teachers have been reaching out to all of our families to inform you about the process for Learn at Home. They are all so excited to begin this next week and to reconnect with our students. Please remember Learn at Home Lessons and Choiceboards are available by 8am on Monday morning at bit.ly/msdwarrenlearnathome. You can also go to our district website at warren.k12.in.us and click on explore and then click on learn at home/elearning and find learn at home student lessons on the menu. Please help your students access their lessons Monday morning.


I want to again provide two contact numbers you can reach out to for assistance. If you have questions about Learn at Home, device distribution, or technology, please contact our eLearning/Learn at Home hotline at 317-608-0545 or email MSDWarrenELEARNING@warren.k12.in.us.


If you find yourself in need beyond what is being offered, a District Community Outreach hotline and email have been created. You can either call 317-869-4308 or email MSDWarrenOutreach@warren.k12.in.us with your information. Someone from the district will contact you as soon as possible.


I also want to remind you about our food outreach plan. We have a Wednesday evening food outreach site at Post Road Christian Church and Lakeside Elementary from 5:30pm - 7:00pm. Wednesday locations will distribute a total of 8 meals. We will be distributing 6 meals on Tuesdays and 8 meals on Fridays at now 11 locations from 11:00am -1:00pm. Please see the information below for specific locations or contact me at kgriffin@warren.k12.in.us or call at 317-532-3901.


To kick off our Learn at Home Week, we would like to have a Lowell spirit day on Monday, April 13. Please have students wear their green Lowell t-shirts on Monday. We would love to see photos of the kids in their Lowell gear. Take pictures and send them to your child’s teacher or directly to me at kgriffin@warren.k12.in.us We are so excited to connect with our Lowell students again next week! We miss you, we love you, and we can’t wait to see everyone on Monday! Have a great weekend!

Mrs. Griffin

A Message from Mrs. Griffin (please ignore the yappy dogs in the background)

Mrs. Griffin 4/11/2020

Learn at Home/eLearning Information

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Additional Device Deployment Opportunity -- Wednesday, April 15

We will have another device distribution opportunity at Lowell on Wednesday, April 15 from 5:00pm - 7:00pm. This is for any families who have not yet picked up their student devices. Please enter off of Hunter Road and pull alongside the front curb, round the corner to the southeast side of the building and stop at the first door. Please stay in your vehicle. Staff will come to you and get needed student information and will then return to deliver your child's device to you. Please remember that you must complete the form to request student devices prior to picking them up : http://bit.ly/msdwarrendevicerequest

School Counselor Connection

Even though we are not physically in the school building, Mrs. Hand, Lowell's school counselor is still here for all of our Lowell family. If there is anything she can do for you, please reach out to her at bhand@warren.k12.in.us.

WIFI OPTIONS FOR HOME

Parent & Caregiver Survey

Communication is more important than ever; we need your thoughts. We appreciate you taking the time to complete the following survey:


English - bit.ly/ENGSURSBWT

Spanish - bit.ly/SPANSURSBWT

Food Outreach Program

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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

While we may not be at school, our Lowell construction crew is conintuing to work on our building addition and on renovations. They have made a lot of progress and continue to work hard each day. I will try to keep you updated on these improvements as the year continues and share pictures so you can see the progress. It is exciting to see all of these enhancements and improvements to our school!

Lowell Staff Misses You and Loves You!!