Lowell Memo: Issue #14

December 3, 2015

Published by Lowell School & the Lowell PTA

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Lowell Winter Concert: Thursday, December 17

Click here for a digital version of the Winter Conference letter; this will come home in hard copy form on Friday, December 4.

Cook's Night Out & Lowell Spirit Day: Thursday, December 10

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Art News from Mrs. Roche!

Click here to see Mrs. Roche's art updates. Learn about grade level projects, Art Stars and Art Institute exhibits!

Thank you for considering the opportunities below to help families during the holiday season and for all of the ways you are generous throughout the year!

Christmas Sharing

This holiday season, we ask that you consider your wider neighborhood and community as you prepare and celebrate. Many in our midst feel the extra stress of wanting to prepare a special meal for their loved ones but cannot due to limited resources. As part of the annual Christmas Sharing program, we will be collecting nonperishable food items outside the Main Office from November 30th to December 4th. Please contact Mrs. Sorensen if you have any questions.

The Lowell Giving Tree

Each year, the Lowell School community strives to make the holidays a little brighter for some of our less fortunate families. We sponsor a “Giving Tree” for those who would like to purchase gifts for others. Please look for the tree with ornaments in the Main Office. All family names are kept confidential and gifts are given anonymously. After shopping, return the gifts, wrapped, in a bag with the ornament attached. All gifts need to be returned by Friday, December 11th so that we can prepare them for distribution.

Thanks in advance for helping to make this a happy holiday season!

Lowell Eagles Learn: New posts galore!!!

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. For every post that is shared, the child's classroom teacher will be entered into a raffle for more classroom supplies!

Thank you for helping tell our story!

Lowell Language Stars Update

Hello Lowell Families,

We're thrilled to announce that Language Stars will be returning to Lowell in January! To thank you for your continued support of world language learning for your child, please take 10% OFF your Winter/Spring registration.

Use Code: WS16AS

Copy/paste this link https://apm.activecommunities.com/languagestars/Activity_Search/4003 in your browser to see all ongoing and future programs offered at Lowell. Offer expires on FRIDAY, DECEMBER 4th.

Questions? Email schoolprograms.chicago@languagestars.com

Remember! We bring a new curriculum with new age-appropriate learning goals and themes each year! New students can join at any time - no previous experience necessary! And returning students can join us year after year to build on what they’ve already learned without ever repeating the same curriculum!

If you haven’t already registered, please give us a quick call at 773-935-7827 option 4 and we will be happy to help sign your children up in less than 5 minutes!

Grades K-2 will start on Thursday, January 7th, after school from 3:35 - 4:20 in Room 129 (will be dismissed to Door #1; which is the front door on Illinois Street).

Grades 3-5 will start Friday, January 8th, before school from 8:15 am - 9:00 in the LLC.

Hope you will join us!

Chess Club Corner

Congratulations to the following chess team members who represented Lowell at the St. John's Lutheran in Lombard Open Chess Tournament on November 21, 2015.

  • Gabrielle Horn
  • Colin Koprowski
  • Peter Lange
  • Charlie Letizia
  • Treyson Mair
  • Nick Sanguinetti
  • Alexander Zielinski

The kids were wonderful and had a blast. We were up against over 10 teams in both the Upper Primary(2nd-3rd grade), and Elementary(4th-5th grade) divisions. Lowell team demonstrated magnificent team work. Lowell held strong and had a very impressive day with an outstanding 3rd place team trophy. They all deserved their big day. They did a fantastic job!

Chess Club Contact: Mrs. Josephine Horn

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CUSD 200 Elementary Testing for the Program of Accelerated Curriculum and Enrichment (PACE)

In March 2016, the PACE Office will host testing for currently enrolled 2nd, 3rd, 4th and 5th grade students. This testing will qualify elementary students for participation in one of the following 2016-2017 classes:

  • 3rd, 4th and 5th grade PACE Mathematics
  • 3rd, 4th and 5th grade PACE Reading
  • 6th grade Fast Paced Mathematics
  • 6th grade Fast Paced Language Arts

Please Note – Students currently in PACE Program Classes do not need to re-test for 2016-2017. Students may be recommended for testing by their Teacher and/or Parent. The deadline for a Parent to request PACE Testing is Thursday, January 14, 2016. Students currently attending a private school and/or home schooled, but reside in the District 200 Attendance Area, are also eligible for PACE Program Testing. Testing will take place at each elementary school around the first or second week of March, scheduled around mandatory PARCC testing. Parents who register their students by the Thursday, January 14, 2016 deadline will be notified by mail about specific testing dates & times prior to testing.

Parent Testing Referral Forms can be found on the District 200 website www.cusd200.org under Departments > Student Learning > Gifted Education > Parent Referral Forms

Please contact the District 200 PACE Office at (630) 682-2024 with any questions.

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The Lowell PTA welcomes you!!

Check out the links below to learn more about the Lowell PTA & become a member!

Has a D200 teacher been an inspiration to your child? Check out Inspiration Nominations linked below!

2015-16 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:
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