Lowell Memo: Issue #29

May 1, 2015

Published by Lowell School & the Lowell PTA

Lowell Lost & Found

The Lost & Found is overflowing! Please check it out by Friday, May 15 between 8 a.m.- 4 p.m. Remaining items will be donated.

Visit Wheaton Nursery on Roosevelt Road from May 1-3! 10% of your purchases will benefit Lowell's beautification efforts.

Join us tomorrow at 9:00 am for the Lowell 5k Run/Walk!

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All race goody bags and shirts were sent home this week. If you have not already registered, there will be walk up registration ($15 pp) tomorrow morning inside the Lowell gym starting at 8:00am. There are still a few shirts in select sizes available so get there early before we sell out.

Remember to come with your race shirt and sweatbands on! Be sure to also have race numbers pinned on and drop the corner labeled "raffle" into our big silver raffle bucket when you arrive. Our prize table is filled with great items!

New this year: Nestle will be there with free chocolate milk for participants, and Rockin' Jump (formally XTreme Trampolines) will be on site with a spinning wheel and the chance to win some fun prizes! The crew from Muscle Maker Grill (opening soon in Glen Ellyn) will be there to lead the race. We won't have a fancy pace car this year.....they are bringing something even better!

As always, we will have refreshments for all after the run! If you have any registration questions please contact Kelly at kdnoe2002@yahoo.com.

There are still many opportunities available to volunteer. We are in need of people to help out along the course and at the finish line. If you are interested in volunteering please contact Courtney at mchenderson0618@comcast.net.

Classroom Assignments

As we prepare for the 2015-16 school year, the creation of classroom assignments begins! As a parent, if you have feedback on the type of learning environment that best suits your child, please feel free to send that to kathleen.melton@cusd200.org. Please send any information to Mrs. Melton by Friday, May 15.

Thank you for respecting the many complex factors that go into setting all students up for a wonderful school year!

Cook's Night Out Save the Dates: May 27 @ Chipotle!

Mile Run at Wheaton College: Wednesday, May 6

The Wheaton College track is a community gem with which we hope our students will become more familiar and enjoy as long as they live nearby. Our mile run is a nice introduction to the track and a great fitness activity! We will run in any weather except for heavy rain/thunderstorms. The students should come prepared with whatever they think they will need, whether it's a water bottle or a sweatshirt.

  • 9:40-10:20/ 5th grade
  • 10:20-11:00/ 4th grade
  • 11:00-11:40/ 3rd grade
  • 1:20-2:00/ 2nd grade
  • 2:00-2:30/ 1st grade

Parents may run with the students but we ask that you stay out of lane one since some of the students will be trying to make the record board and all will be running for a personal record. The rain date will be Wednesday, May 13th.

Any questions? Reach out to Mrs. Minser & Mr. Orlow!

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

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!

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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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: