Lowell Memo: Issue #20

February 4, 2016

Published by Lowell School & the Lowell PTA

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Kindergarten Round-Up for the Class of 2029!!

Wednesday, Feb. 24th, 6:30pm

312 South President Street

Wheaton, IL

Do you have a child who will be in Kindergarten for 2016-17? Do you know a friend or neighbor who will be starting Kindergarten in the Fall?? Send them our way! 2016-17 Kindergarten parents should call the Lowell office (630-682-2085) to be added to a mailing list and learn about registration paperwork. Doors will open at 5:45 p.m. for this parent program for parents wishing to turn in registration paperwork.

Plans are underway for this year's Jamboree!

Jamboree will be held on Friday, March 4th, from 5pm-8pm. Jamboree is a carnival-themed fun fair for the whole family. Mark your calendars, and come join us for games, prizes, food, music, and friends!

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 (andrea@koziarz.com) or Kristen Moore (kristenmoore107@gmail.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.

If you are able to help please contact Courtney Henderson: mchenderson0618@comcast.net or Kelly Nielsen: kdnoe2002@yahoo.com

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


Shaymaa Fahmy

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Has a D200 teacher been an inspiration to your child?

Click here to read more about Inspiration Nominations!

Lowell Reading Incentives: Kane county Cougars AND Six Flags!

This year our school is participating in two local reading programs- Kane County Cougars Ozzie's Reading Club and Six FlagsRead to Succeed program. If you would like your child to participate, they need to read for 6 hours total. The six hours counts for both reading programs. These papers came home in your child's folder. The logs are due back by Monday, Feb. 22nd. The student will then receive a ticket to Great America as well as a voucher for a ticket to a Cougars game. If you have any questions please contact:

Lowell Eagles Learn: Check out our Stories of Learning!

Please view our school blog & consider sharing your own story of learning about Lowell or encouraging your child to write a post! We welcome stories and comments from students, parents, staff, special guests, and community members. You can find our blog at lowelleagleslearn.blogspot.com or linked below! Please send posts to kathleen.melton@cusd200.org at any time. For every post that is shared, the child's classroom teacher will be entered into a raffle for more classroom supplies!

Thank you for helping tell our story!

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The Lowell PTA welcomes you!!

Check out the links below to learn more about the Lowell PTA & become a member!

2015-16 Important Dates

Click here to visit the Lowell Web Calendar & stay informed of upcoming events throughout the year!

View the District ESchool Bag!

Check out district & community information linked to the District website below, including information about a new Daisy Troop starting at Lowell.

New 200 Foundation Updates

Click the link below to read updates from the New 200 Foundation!

Support the Lowell PTA through Amazon.com!!

Raise money for Lowell PTA by shopping at Amazon.com Lowell PTA will receive 1% of all money spent at Amazon.com, when you use this special link.


Bookmark this page for use anytime you need to shop at Amazon.com There are no price increases or fees for shoppers or Lowell PTA. Amazon funds the program as a fund raising opportunity for schools and organizations.

Going to Target??

Use your Target REDcard, and Target will donate 1% of your REDcard purchases made at Target and Target.com to help Lowell! Sign up is easy at the link below:
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