Lowell Memo: Issue #2

August 31, 2017

Published by Lowell School & the Lowell PTA

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Lowell Curriculum Night is Thursday, September 7!

Click here or see the picture below for the Curriculum Night schedule!

  • Please note that traditional classroom sessions will be offered at 6:30 p.m. and duplicated at 7:15 p.m. Parents may choose which time to attend.
  • A PACE Math presentation will take place at 6 p.m.
  • An optional parent education session on Google Tools used by students will take place with Ms. G at 6 and again at 7. This is designed for parents who are new to Google.
  • Online resources for all sessions and videos from our specials teachers and Dr. Melton will be available in a digital directory next week.

We hope to see you on September 7!

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Box Tops for Education

This year Lowell will once again be collecting Box Tops for Education™. Clipping Box Tops is an easy way for you to help our school earn cash. Last school year, we earned almost $1,000! Box Top coupons are on the packaging of hundreds of participating products that you probably use every day.

All you need to do is cut them off of the box they are on, stick them in a baggie, and send them to school with your child (bags of 50 box tops are preferred).

This year we'll be keeping track of each classroom and the number of Box Tops submitted, so please mark your bags with your child's name and teacher's name. The winning class will win a special prize toward the end of the school year! We'll be tracking progress on the bulletin board outside the office throughout the year.

Thanks to all those who completed a Box Tops collection sheet over the summer — don't forget to turn them in!

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Love gardening, ecology or just like to play in the dirt?

Our Beautification Committee needs volunteers to help develop the Hidden Garden. Please contact Lauri Malee if you are interested. lauriguyon@hotmail.com

We would like also like to thank Wheaton Nursery for their generous discounts for our Container Plants. Considering finding your fall mums, bulbs, pumpkins and more at Wheaton Nursery at 626 Roosevelt Road.

Language Stars Spanish at Lowell: Register Now!

Don’t miss out on the chance for your child to experience the benefits of a foreign language, right in our own school. Register online by Sept. 13:


Sign up to be a parent assistant for a 50% discount on tuition. Email programs.chicago@languagestars.com to sign up or to learn more about being a parent assistant.

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Lowell Spirit Wear is on sale until September 15!

There are some great new options this year including pajama pants and glow-in-the-dark tie dye. Don't miss out!

Orders can be placed online at: https://lowell17.itemorder.com/

Flyers also were sent home if you would prefer to use a paper order form.

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Important Dates

  • Thursday, September 7: Curriculum Night; PACE will offer a session @ 6 p.m.; multiple classroom sessions will start at 6:30. Stay tuned for a digital directory!
  • Friday, September 8 : First PTA meeting of the year; 9:30 a.m.
  • Tuesday, October 10 & Thursday, October 12: Parent-Teacher evening conferences

Please continue to check out the Lowell web calendar for future planning!

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Wheaton North's 30th Annual Falcon Fest

The 30th Annual Falcon Fest will be held on Saturday, September 16, 2017 from approximately 4:00-9:00 pm . The Festival will take place at Wheaton North High School (701 W. Thomas, Wheaton, IL). Falcon Fest is a daylong festival of amazing performances from local high school bands.

The Wheaton North Marching Falcons are the competition's hosts and will perform an exhibition piece at approximately 8:30 pm. There are approximately fourteen bands scheduled to perform their competitive shows. The competitors include bands from Wheaton Warrenville South High School, Naperville Central High School, Minooka Community High School, and Oak Creek Community High School from Wisconsin, plus more.

The entrance fees for Falcon Fest are $10 per person; Students (with a valid ID) $5; Seniors $5; and children under 5 are free.

The director of the Wheaton North Band program is Mr. Kent Krause. The Wheaton North High School band program includes three curricular bands, the marching band, the jazz band and the jazz ensemble.

For more information about the Wheaton North Marching Band or Band Program, visit their website at www.wheatonnorthband.com.

For questions regarding Falcon Fest, please contact the Event Chair, Julie A. Westberg, at wnhsfalconfest@gmail.com

Lowell Traffic Patterns & Pets

New to Lowell or need a refresher on the traffic patterns? Click here for a map and reminders. As a reminder, all vehicle traffic will be on Willow Street. Children who walk to school may enter on President Street, through the main entrance on Illinois Street or the Sun Porch entrance off of the field on the west side of the school.

We also ask that you not bring pets on school property before school, after school or to events during the school day. While many of us have loving pets that are truly family members, we do have students and adults with fears and allergies. Likewise, we have also witnessed calm family pets react unpredictably when startled, even with other pets or people they know. We thank you for your understanding of this.

Thank you for helping us in our top priority of keeping your children safe!

Free and Reduced Lunch Applications

Free and Reduced Lunch applications will be sent home the week of August 28. If you need financial assistance with lunch fees, please complete and return the form to the office prior to Friday, September 30. These forms need to be completed each school year.

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Lowell Elementary Band & Orchestra Registration

Did you know that the District 200 instrumental music program is known throughout Illinois for its excellence?

During the first 2 weeks of school, 5th graders will see, hear, and try out the instruments offered for instruction. Families will have a chance to meet the directors, ask questions, rent instruments, purchase lesson books, and register students for band or orchestra. Registration nights are at Hubble and Monroe Middle Schools on Tuesday, Sept. 12 from 4:00 to 8:00 p.m. and at Edison and Franklin Middle Schools on Thursday, Sept. 14 from 4:00 to 8:00 p.m. Feel free to drop in; allow about a half hour. The busiest times are from 5:00 to 6:30, when it may take a little longer.

If parents cannot attend these sessions, please contact the band or orchestra teacher from your school. Further information may also be available on teacher classroom pages on school websites. Students younger than 5th grade may also participate in large group rehearsals if they take private lessons outside of school. There is an $80 fee for elementary band or orchestra participation; this is adjusted for students who qualify for exempt or reduced fees. Please contact the instructor for more information! The band director at Lowell is Mr. Weaver at Benjamin.Weaver@cusd200.org; the string orchestra director is Mrs. Johannesen at Jeanne.Johannesen@cusd200.org.

We hope to see you at registration night!

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 lowelleagleslearn@gmail.com at any time or make a comment on our posts!

Thank you for helping tell our story! Check out our newest posts, including staff appreciation from a Lowell mom!

View the District ESchool Bag!

Check out district & community information linked to the District website below!

Student Excellence Foundation

Formally known as the New 200 Foundation, we are grateful for the support of this community organization! Click below to learn more about the many ways the foundation supports our schools and how you can be part of that!

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.