Lowell Memo: Issue #20
February 4, 2016
Published by Lowell School & the Lowell PTA
Kindergarten Round-Up for the Class of 2029!!
Wednesday, Feb. 24th, 6:30pm
312 South President Street
Plans are underway for this year's Jamboree!
We are looking for new or gently used items that can be re-purposed as Jamboree prizes. A box will be in the front office from Friday, January 8th through the month of February to collect prize donations.
We are happy to accept stickers, bouncy balls, Happy Meal toys, books, matchbox cars, pencils, figurines, etc.
We will also be collecting large baskets to use for the Jamboree classroom raffle baskets.
Interested in volunteering to help with the event? Contact Andrea Koziarz (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Kristen Moore (email@example.com).
Thank you for your support!
Box Tops deadline drawing near!!!
Thank you to everyone who has sent in Box Tops for Education! The deadline for the second (and final) Box Tops submission of the school year is March 1, so please turn in all of your Box Tops by Wednesday, February 24.
Don't forget to label them with your child's name and teacher's name, as we're keeping track of the number of Box Tops submitted by each class, and the winning class will receive a special prize toward the end of the school year.
Thanks for your support!
Save the Date: Discovery Day/Field Day is May 31!
Lowell 5K - Volunteers Needed
It’s time to start planning the annual Lowell School 5k- Dash for Dr. Murphy! The date has been set for Saturday, May 7th. This year will mark the 18th year of the 5k which raises money for the American Cancer Society as a way to honor former Lowell principal, Dr. Murphy. In order to continue this fun and important tradition we need help! We are looking for businesses to sponsor the event, as well as items or services to be donated to the raffle. We are also in need of two additional co-chairs.
Call for Nominations - NEW 200 Distinguished Teacher Awards
Do you have a favorite District 200 teacher who has inspired you and made a difference in your life or your child’s life? Please fill out a nomination form and let the foundation know who they are! Nominations are due February 15, 2016.
NEW 200 will present six teachers with our Distinguished Teacher Award. Awards are presented to one teacher at each school level (preschool/elementary, middle, and high school), for each the North & South portions of the District. Awards will be presented at our Distinguished Teacher Awards event on April 26, 2016. Learn more about the nomination process here.
Welcome to our student teacher, Miss Fahmy! Read Miss Fahmy's introduction here:
I am very excited that I will be student teaching the fifth grade at Lowell Elementary School from January 19 to May 13, under the supervision of Mrs. McDonald. As a student teacher, I will be working closely with Mrs. McDonald to plan and prepare lessons for our fifth-grade students.
Prior to student teaching, I completed three preclinical experiences at three different elementary schools. I am currently working toward attaining a bachelor's degree in Elementary Education with an emphasis in Social Science from Benedictine University in Lisle, where I will graduate from in May 2016. I also currently serve as a part-time substitute teacher at the Islamic Foundation School (IFS) in Villa Park. Over the past summer, I worked at the Childtime of Villa Park as a lead teacher. I am also a coordinator of a preteen girls’ club called Girls Get Together (GGT) at the Islamic Center of Wheaton (ICW), which has also provided me with multiple volunteer opportunities over the past three years.
Along with teaching and working with kids, I enjoy reading and spending time with my family, fiancé and friends. I've always found working with children extremely rewarding and I am very excited to be given the opportunity to be part of an amazing community such as Lowell. I look forward to getting to know the school and learning from Mrs. McDonald's expertise
Has a D200 teacher been an inspiration to your child?
Lowell Reading Incentives: Kane county Cougars AND Six Flags!
Lowell Eagles Learn: Check out our Stories of Learning!
Thank you for helping tell our story!
View the District ESchool Bag!
New 200 Foundation Updates
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