Lowell Memo: Issue #18

March 14, 2014

Published by Lowell School & the Lowell PTA

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Cook's Night Out is pleased to present our FIRST CNO at Alfie’s Inn (630-858-2506)!!!

Tuesday, March 18th, 10am

425 Roosevelt Rd

Glen Ellyn, IL

Alfie’s will donate at least 15% of your purchases back to Lowell PTA. The higher our totals are, the higher our donated percentage will be! They will honor dine in and carry out orders ALL DAY! Be sure to bring your flyer!

Come on in and enjoy the best burgers in the Western Suburbs!


Remember to wear your Lowell Spirit Wear! Let's pack the place and show them what Lowell Spirit is all about!

Really Big Show in PE on Thursday, March 20!

Check out the PE schedule here if you'd like to visit and see your children dance during PE. Please sign in at the front office upon arrival. Hope you can join us!

Have you lost or found?

The Lowell Lost & Found is located in the hallway outside of the main office. We'll soon be donating items that are left behind. Be sure to check it out or have your child check it out soon!


Congratulations Lowell Battle of the Books Team 13-14!!!

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This year's Battle of the Books (BoB) team worked hard since last summer to read 50 book titles and compete at the Wheaton Public Library against other local schools in January through March.


Our awesome Battle team members are:


  • 5th graders: Kelsey Scott-Otis, Ellie Wiltfang, Atticus Rusin, Calla Sundquist, Madelyn Strasma, Jacob Horn, Paige Neri
  • 4th graders: Melanie Kurtz, Logan Voress, Jordan Winter, Aidan Flanagan

Battle of the Books is open to all interested readers who will be 4th & 5th graders this fall!


Are you a reader (or parent of a reader) ready for Battle?


Check out the Battle bulletin board in the LLC or contact Tracee Scott-Otis (tso_email@yahoo.com) and Caroline Wiltfang (carolinewiltfang@comcast.net) for details on how to join (or help coach) next year's Battle team.

Make a Nomination for Distinguished Teacher Award

Do you know an outstanding teacher who deserves recognition? The NEW 200 Foundation is now accepting nominations for the 2014 Distinguished Teacher Awards for excellence in teaching at District 200 schools. Awards are given to one teacher per school year for each level (preschool/elementary, middle and high school). Nominations may be made by any CUSD 200 student, parent, alum, staff, or community member.


To make a nomination, visit our website at NEW200.org/awards/nomination. The deadline for nominations is Friday, March 21, 2014. Winners will be announced in May.

Empty Cereal Boxes Needed

The reading room would love to have your empty cereal boxes. They are building a fantastic fort for our readers!

Lowell Elementary & Anderson's Bookshops proudly present Aaron Reynolds

Lowell Elementary is delighted to welcome award-winning author Aaron Reynolds on Thursday, April 17th. Mr. Reynolds will talk with students about his career and his newest book Here Comes Destructosaurus! Hard copies of order forms will go home to all students on Monday, March 10th. To guarantee a personalized copy of any of his books, please return that with payment (cash or check payable to Lowell) by Friday, March 28th. There will also be a limited supply of books available for purchase on the day of his visit.


Thanks to the Lowell PTA for sponsoring this event for our students! Watch the Memo & the LLC news for updated information on Author's Week!

Mark those calendars for the Lowell 5K!

The most anticipated spring event....The Lowell 5k...will be held on Saturday May 3rd this year! Do know about the Lowell 5k? This is a family friendly event, where you can walk/run either 1.5 miles or 3.1 miles, where you get a free shirt, goody bag, and race day treats, where all Lowell students get a medal at the finish line, and to top it off....100% of the run proceeds are donated to the American Cancer Society! And did we mention there is a raffle table where you can win a prize JUST for being there? All of this for only $8!!!! This is one of those events at Lowell you won't want to miss, so get it on your calendars now!


As we plan, we are looking Lowell families that own their own businesses and would like to help sponsor the run. Sponsorship is a tax deductible $150, and in return your logo will be on our race shirts and all promo material. If you are interested in sponsoring the run, please contact Kelly Nielsen at kdnoe2002@yahoo.com or Courtney Henderson at mchenderson0618@comcast.net before March 25th.

We are looking forward to another amazing run!

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Lowell's Sixth Annual Culture Fest will be on Friday, April 25, 2014. We are looking for families to present a cultural table, donate a dish or showcase a cultural talent.


If interested, please contact Andrea Koziarz at andrea@koziarz.com or 630.653.4063.

Have you lost or found??

The Lowell Lost & Found is located in the hallway outside of the main office. We'll soon be donating items that are left behind. Be sure to check it out or have your child check it out soon!

To ensure student safety, please do not bring pets on school property during the school day, including arrival and dismissal. Thank you!

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Looking for the Class of 2027!

All children who will be 5 years-old by September 1, 2014 are eligible to enter Kindergarten in the fall of 2014. If you have a child or know a child who was born before September 1, 2009 that will attend Lowell, please contact the school office at 630-682-2085 to share contact information as soon as possible!

2013-14 PTA Meetings

  • Thursday, March 20- 7 p.m.
  • Friday, April 11th- 9:30 a.m.
  • Thursday, May 15th- 7 p.m.


  • All Thursday evening meetings will be held in the LLC.
  • All Friday morning meetings will be held in the Art Room.
  • Free babysitting is available at each meeting.