Lowell Memo: Issue #28

April 24, 2015

Published by Lowell School & the Lowell PTA

PARCC End of Year Testing * Grades 3-5 * April 28 (ELA/Reading), 29 (Math) & 30 (Math)* 3 tests per grade

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Next weekend is the 18th Annual Lowell 5k!

Everyone is invited to join us on Saturday May 2nd at 9am for the most anticipated Spring event! It's a time where we come together as a school community to raise money for the American Cancer Society, while we remember and honor our friends and family who have/had cancer. If you have not already registered, there is still time. The cost is $12 a person and includes a 2015 race shirt and goody bag. (But hurry as the shirt sizes are running low and will sell out by race day!) All participants on race day are also entered into our "raffle prize give away"! It is a morning you do not want to miss! For registration questions please contact Kelly Nielsen at kdnoe2002@yahoo.com

If walking or running isn't "your thing" please consider volunteering. We need people out on the course, cheering and keeping participants safe. If you are interested in volunteering please contact Courtney Henderson at mchenderson0618@comcast.net

2015-16 Kindergarten Visit: May 13 @ 9:30 a.m.

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Cook's Night Out Save the Dates: April 30 @ Barone's

and May 27 @ Chipotle

Cook's Night Out @ Barone's

Our next Cook's Night Out is set for Thursday, April 30 from 4-9pm. Barone's will donate 20% of your bill back to Lowell PTA. This is a great way to enjoy some delicious Italian food and pizza for dine in and take out! This is also Lowell Spirit Day so wear your Lowell Spirit wear and let Barone's know you are from Lowell!

Save the date for our May 27 Cook's Night Out at Chipotle!

Lowell Battle of the Books 2015-2016!

Great news, Lowell readers! Battle of the Books will return to Lowell for the 2015 -2016 school year! Battle is open to all interested readers who will be 4th and 5th graders this fall! Battle of the Books is a Wheaton Public Library sponsored program. Participants are expected to read a minimum of 25 books. Click here for the 2015 - 2016 Battle List is to help you determining your child's interest in the program. Teams will be formed this spring so that reading can begin. Teams will practice weekly starting in September (day and time to be determined). Competition (Battles) begins in January and will run through early March. Battles are once (or occasionally twice a week) after school and are held at the Wheaton Library. Each school will participate in 8 battles. If this is a program you are interested in learning more about please contact: Barbara Razzino at babsrazz@mac.com; Deb Farrell at thefarrells0521@yahoo.com; Brigid Coleman at brigidanncoleman@gmail.com; or Karen Lange at bklange@comcast.net

We are currently forming teams so please contact one of us for more information!

Lowell Beautification Day is coming up! Mark your calendars for Friday, May 15 from 3:30-5:00!

We hope you can join your Lowell friends as we clean up the Lowell grounds and plant

Spring flowers and plants! There will be a limited amount of plants and perennials to be

planted. Water and snacks will be provided. Please bring children, scout troops and


Don't forget your gardening gloves, shovels, rakes, brooms, wheel barrows, and any other

gardening tools you might have. We would also love donations of Spring flowers to fill our

many pots and beds.

This year, we are very excited to partner with Wheaton Nursery on Roosevelt Road!

10% of your purchases during the weekend of May 1-3 will be donated to Lowell's

Beautification efforts.

See you at Lowell Beautification Day!!!!

Has a D200 teacher been an inspiration to your child? Check out Inspiration Nominations linked below!

Save the Date: Mile Run at Wheaton College will be May 6 throughout the school day. Schedule coming soon!

Lowell Eagles Learn: Our School Blog

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 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 or make a comment on our posts!

Thank you for helping tell our story! Check out our newest posts, including science with Mr. Lee!

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Have you signed up for Fuel Up to Play 60???

Sign up to be part of this special partnership of the National Dairy Council and the National Football League at the student link below & check out some parent/community resources!

2014-15 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: