Lowell Leopard News

Sept. 6, 2022

Welcome Back, Lowell Leopards!

It's time to kick off a new school year! Whether you are new to us or returning this year, our staff is excited to have you! You are joining a strong learning community, one where staff members, students, and family members all come together to ensure that students have a high-quality and engaging experience at school each day. Working with families as partners is very important to us, so please reach out if you have questions or concerns.

Here are some ways you can support your child and our school community this year:

  • Stay current on school information and events by watching for this monthly newsletter, vising our school website, and following us on Twitter and Facebook. We'll also send periodic e-mails and texts with updates. Please keep your info current by contacting the office if you have a change!
  • Join PTA! Many families worry that they must make a volunteer commitment, but that isn’t the case. Your membership supports enrichment in classrooms and beyond. PTA has a Facebook page, as well as a page where you can join.
  • Volunteer, whether for special events or on an ongoing basis! You can complete your application here.
  • Reach out to your child’s teacher, me, or any staff member when you have suggestions, questions, or concerns. We all want each child to have a great experience every day!

  • Complete annual update forms in Home Access Center
  • Fill out and return the Household Income Report, which can help your child and our school receive special funding and support, even though all meals are free this year.

Thank you for your support of your child, and of Lowell Elementary School. It’s going to be a great year!

Mrs. Kelley, principal

Important Dates This Month

  • Sept. 6: Meet & Greet for Grades 1-5: Meet teachers, visit classrooms from 4:30-5:30 p.m.
  • Sept. 7: First day of school for Grades 1-5
  • Sept. 7-9: Family connections conferences for kindergarten (scheduled with teachers)
  • Sept. 12: First day of school for kindergarten
  • Sept. 19: First day of school for preschool
  • Sept. 29: Curriculum Night (times and details coming soon)
  • 75-minute early release Learning Improvement Fridays this month: Sept. 9, 16, 23, and 30 -- 1:35 p.m. dismissal
  • Save the date: See below for info on the Oct. 6 "Let's Connect!" family input session.

Let's Connect!

Thursday, Oct. 6th, 6-7pm

616 Pecks Drive

Everett, WA

You are invited to connect with the Region One Regional Superintendent, Pete Misner, to engage in conversation about back to school, and to provide feedback to help us improve. We want to hear from you, and hope you can attend this in-person meeting at Madison Elementary School to share your thoughts. Questions that will be posed:

  • What are the academic needs your student may have?
  • What does student achievement mean to you?

Arrival & Dismissal at Lowell

Our campus is a busy place before and after school! You can help us by following the schedule and procedures listed below (also attached, in English and Spanish).

Morning arrival times:

  • 8:10 a.m. if eating breakfast (go to the cafeteria via the double doors by the covered play area)
  • 8:20-8:30 a.m. if not eating breakfast (line up in covered play area)
  • First bell is at 8:30; tardy bell is at 8:35 (if tardy, must enter through office)

Morning arrival options:

  • By bus: Wait for a school staff member to send you to breakfast or the covered play area.
  • By car drop-off: Be met by a school staff member and directed to breakfast or line-up. Driver must stay in the car. Child must exit from curb side of car. If child needs help with car seat, etc., please park in a lot rather than using the line.
  • By walking from neighborhood or parked car: Go to the cafeteria or covered play area.

Afternoon dismissal times:

  • 2:50 p.m. Monday through Thursday
  • 1:35 p.m. on Fridays
  • 12:20 p.m. on early release days

Afternoon dismissal options:

  • By bus: Staff members walk students to the buses.
  • By car pick-up: Wait in the designated area, supervised by school staff, until you are called to your car. Driver must stay in the car. Child must enter from curb side of car. If child needs help with car seat, etc., please park in a lot rather than using the line. You can speed up the line by having a paper with your child's first name and grade visible on your dashboard or visor.
  • By walking to neighborhood or parked car: Staff members walk students to designated area on the grass between the bus area and the south portables. If driving to school and wanting to wait for student on the grass, adult must park in one of our lots and walk to the grass area – no street parking or leaving car in pick-up lane. Please understand that for safety, we will not send your child across the south parking lot/bus entrance to meet you.

Attendance Matters!

If your child will be absent, please e-mail us at loeattendance@everettsd.org to report their absence daily. Include child's name and ID number, and the reason for the absence. All absences must be reported/excused in writing, so if you aren't able to e-mail, please send a written note upon your child's return to school.
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News from Everett Public Schools

Every month, our district has a variety of news items to share. See the attachments in both English and Spanish for this month's news:
  • School meals (free for Lowell students, but please fill out the form e-mailed to you or linked in the first section of this newsletter)
  • Community Transit free to 18 and younger
  • Attendance procedures
  • World language assessments
  • SBA preliminary scores
  • Access to immunization info
  • Ways to stay in touch/connected
  • Mobile app
  • Website assistance icon
  • ECEAP preschool applications being accepted
  • Kids in Transition program
  • Peachjar student opportunities eflyers
  • School supply backpacks
  • Safety tip line
  • Access to public records/student record confidentiality
  • Register to vote
  • Job opportunities
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