Lowell Memo: Issue #22

March 16, 2018

Published by Lowell School & the Lowell PTA

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Health Office Happenings

Important News for Parents of 5th Grade Students

Last Friday your student brought home an envelope with important health information. The envelope included a letter with information regarding the health requirements for 6th grade, a physical examination form and a dental exam form. The school nurse needs your student’s health records, so that your child can begin 6th grade. Please return completed exams to the elementary school health office before Memorial Day or to the middle school after this date. The physical and immunization requirements MUST be completed and turned in by the first day of school. Please make your appointment now. If you have any questions regarding the health requirements, please feel to contact the Health Office.

Dental Clinic

The Du Page County Health Department Dental Health Unit will be at Lowell School on Wednesday, March 21. Participation in the program is optional. The State of Illinois requires that all children enrolled in Kindergarten, Second and Sixth Grades have an oral health (dental) examination performed by a licensed dentist. This dental clinic screening/examination would fulfill the requirement for those students who have not already submitted proof of dental examination. If you would like your child to participate, please return the permission form to the Health Office immediately. The Dental Unit staff will only see students with a completed, signed form. If you need a dental form, please contact the Lowell Health Office.

Wellness Challenge

Congratulations to all the participants of the Wellness Challenge. Great job working on healthy habits and nutrition, and being active. Students who completed all four weeks of the Challenge were entered into the drawing with one child selected in each grade level.

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Jefferson Early Childhood Center Tuition-Based Registration for 2018-2019 School Year

Applications for the tuition-based program at the Jefferson Early Childhood Center are now being accepted. The program runs Tuesday through Friday from 9:15 am to 11:45 am or 1:00 pm to 3:30 pm. All applications received will be admitted on a first-come, first-served basis. Applications must be accompanied by a deposit check in the amount of $245.00 made payable to CUSD 200. Deposit checks represent the September, 2018 tuition payment and are always refundable if the student is unable to attend.

Please contact the school office at 630-682-2474 if you have questions.

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Illinois Science Assessment

Students in grade five, grade eight, and high school Biology 1 will take the Illinois Science Assessment (ISA) again this year. The federal government mandates that all states administer a science assessment to students once during each grade span (elementary, middle school, and high school).

Students will take the test online, and it is designed to be completed in less than an hour.

Our school will administer ISA to 5th grade students on April 25, 2018.

If you have further questions, please feel free to contact me.

Thank you for your support!

Dr. Kathy Melton

Lowell Principal

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PARCC Testing Dates

Students in Grades 3-5 will take the PARCC test between Tuesday, April 10 and Wednesday, April 18. Thank you for doing your best to eliminate non-illness related absences during that time.

Jamboree Thank You

Thank you so much for coming to the Lowell Jamboree - it was, once again, a great success!! We look forward to announcing how much money we raised for the school in the coming days. This was a community effort, and we are so grateful to everyone who contributed raffle items, candy and prizes, including McDonald's (@Naperville Rd. in Wheaton) and Jericho Road Church. We are also grateful for the following people who donated their time and talent to the event:

Members of the Wheaton North National Honor Society, Wheaton North Key Club, Wheaton Warrenville South Key Club, and Wheaton Warrenville South National Honor Society, Sara Adam, Cindy Adams, Anabel Alvarez, Heather Amwoza, Brady Barnick, Laura Bauman, Erin Birt, Amy Bloomfield, Kristine Bruce, Megan Burke, Mary Carlson, Mariah Cericola, Brigid Coleman, Teri Dinnocenzo, Olivia Evans, Lauren Fitzpatrick, Adele Flechsig, Betsy Freckelton, Shannon Gainey, Amy Garza, Grace Gillmar, Sara Gillmar, Gladys Goeringer, Margie Goeringer, Becky Graziano, Amanda Grudzien, Carolyn Gunn, Raul Hernandez, Bailey Hunt, Maureen Hurst, Sarah Hurst, Colleen Kaczmarski, Silvia Karolyi, Ann Keith, TJ Koenig, Alex Koziarz, Andrea Koziarz, Laurie Kraft, Renee Kuta, Karen Lange, Peter Lange, Bridget Lesko, Julia Locke, Laura MacLeod, Beth Madiol, Jeffrey Madiol, Katy Madiol, Robert Madiol, Charlotte Majszak, Charity Makela, Laurie Malee, Maggie Malee, Caroline Marchis, Beth Markese, Grace Markese, Pam Mattice, AnneMarie McDonald, Molly McDonald, Delaney McNear, Eleanor McNear, Kathy Melton, Maryanne Minser, Marissa Mirallegro, Beth Mittvick, Jacki Moone, Marie Morrison, Steph Neiss, Avery Noonan, Debbie Noonan, Megan O'Connor, Vanessa Patch, Ripal Patel, Anjali Partel, Jen Pawlikowski, Rachel Poelarends, Brian Quentin, Tammy Quentin, Amy Rainville, Linda Raffel, Barbara Razzino, Sara Razzino, Amy Reeves, Molly Robben, Beth Roekle, Karen Rood, Pam Rowley, Julie Rusin, Michael Russ, Tina Russ, Sarah Schell, Austin Slocum, Donna Spandikow, Alison Thomas, Rachel Ties, Ramona Toner, Colette Tozier, Denise Uthe, Melissa Van Denend, Carrie VonDrasek, Myles VonDrasek, Meghan Wilson, Kelly Woods, Bryn Wulf, Hayden Wulf, Andrea Zanayed, Kim Zielknski and all of the Lowell students who helped with set up. A special thank you to Kristen Moore, our Jamboree Committee Chair!!!

Lost & Found

The Lowell Lost & Found is filling fast with the changing weather! Please stop in between 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. to claim your lost items!
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We are looking for families to present cultural tables on Friday, April 13th from 6pm to 8pm.

Please contact Andrea Koziarz at andrea@koziarz.com if you would like to present a table or if you have any questions.

The annual Lowell 5K will be on Saturday, April 28, 2018!

The following local businesses have agreed to continue to partner in sponsoring this event:

Rockin Jump, Gorz Group, Bauer Orthodontics, Jericho Road Church, Esser Hayes, and Coyle Unlimited!

The following local businesses are new to sponsoring the Lowell 5K event:

B.R. Ryall YMCA, F45 Training, Terrano’s Pizza and Pasta and The Fittest Me with Rebecca Boskovic (Fitness. Food. Flexibility.)!

Thank you to all sponsors for making this event possible!

Registration forms will be sent home before spring break. New this year there is also now an option for registering online at lowell5k.com.

Ask any Lowell student what one of their favorite days of the year at Lowell is.......and they will say Discovery Day!

Discovery Day will take place on Tuesday, June 5th this year and plans are underway! Discovery Day is held during the last week of school and it is an opportunity for our students to grow, stretch, learn, discover, and try activities by introducing them to new and unique learning opportunities. During the morning of Discovery Day, students will participate in three activities. Discovery Day is a collaborative effort made up of parent/family volunteers, teachers, staff and some outside vendors. We need leaders, co-leaders, assistants, and helpers to make this day a success! How can you help now? Start thinking about the following:

  • Do you have a hobby, talent or special interest you would like to share with the students?
  • Do you have a friend or friends you would like to work with on a fun activity?
  • Do you have a relationship with a person or business that might be able to lead an activity?
  • Do you want to be part of a really fun morning at Lowell?

Please join us! All are welcome and appreciated! Volunteer sign up sheets will be sent home after spring break but please start thinking about how you might like to help now! If you have any questions, please contact Barbara Razzino @ babsrazz@mac.com.

We thank you for not double parking on Illinois, in the car line, and in the surrounding neighborhood during arrival and dismissal to keep the children safe. Car riders should remain indoors until they are called; they should not be on the playground. We also thank all families for crossing Illinois Street at the corner. Safety for the children is our top priority!

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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!

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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.

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