Lowell Memo: Issue #30

May 5, 2016

Published by Lowell School & the Lowell PTA

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This Saturday May 7th at 9am is the Lowell Eagles 5k!

All shirts and goody bags went home this week. If you would still like to register you may do so on Saturday morning starting at 8:15am. We have a very limited amount of shirts left, so please arrive early if you would like to get this years race shirt! Race day registration is $15. If you are planning on joining us, please arrive no later than 8:45am in the school driveway along Willow Street. We would love to have everyone wear their race shirts! Lets fill our streets with pink! Also, we have an awesome prize table this year filled with all kinds of fun items to win! When you arrive to Lowell on Saturday, be sure to tear off the corner of your race number labeled “Event Raffle” and put it into the silver raffle container. You must have a number to win!


We look forward to seeing everyone!

If your child participated in the Six Flags Read to Succeed program then their ticket to the park is coming home in their backpack.

Lowell School Battle of the Books 2016-2017

Great news, Lowell readers: Battle of the Books will return to Lowell for the 2016 -2017 school year! Battle of the Books is a Wheaton Public Library-sponsored program and is open to all interested readers who will be 4th and 5th graders next school year. Participants read a minimum of 25 books off the library-provided Battle booklist and then meet weekly with teammates and coaches starting in the fall to prepare to compete against other Wheaton elementary schools on their knowledge of their books. Battles against the other schools are held at the library after school during the months of January and February; each school will participate in about 8 battles. Registration forms and the reading list went home with eligible participants this week.


If your child is interested, send the form back into their teacher by May 20th or contact Brigid Coleman (brigidanncoleman@gmail.com) or Rachel Rusin (rachel_rusin@att.net) with any questions. Check out the reading list here: http://www.wheatonlibrary.org/sites/default/files/kids/BOB-Booklist-2017.pdf

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Classroom Planning for 2016-17

As we prepare for the 2016-17 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 Dr. Melton by Friday, May 13.


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

Our lost and found racks are overflowing!

Please have your child look through the lost and found and claim what is rightfully theirs. Periodically, these clothing items are sorted and either donated or discarded. At the end of the day on Monday, May 23rd, the lost and found rack will be cleared.

Attention current and future members of the Wheaton Warrenville Special Needs PTA!

Our last event of this school year will be May 21st from 10:30 to 12:30 at the Sensory Playground! Come out and have some fun! It's a good chance to learn more about us and the other sponsor agencies. Meet other parents in June and July at the summer dates and start of the school year! See you there!

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Can’t be at Discovery Day but would still like to help in a REALLY BIG WAY????

Please consider

donating some of the items listed below. There is a collection box for donations in the school office. Please have all donations in by Friday, May 20th to allow enough time for the leaders to purchase their remaining items. Thank you!


Items Needed for Discovery Day


  • Satin 1/8 ribbon (any color)
  • Pony beads
  • 3 Pin-the-tail-on-donkey games
  • 3 dozen cake plates
  • 2 dozen forks
  • 3 gallons apple juice
  • Seashells
  • Glass marbles/glass stone pieces from Dollar Store
  • 1 box Rock salt
  • Regular Salt
  • 2 bags Sugar
  • 3 large bottles of Vanilla
  • Paper towels
  • 60 Plastic spoons
  • Straws
  • Sprinkles
  • Ice cream toppings
  • Round Foil Aluminum Cake Pans – deep ones
  • Paper plates
  • Plastic bags (gallon, quart and sandwich)
  • Fun, fleece fabric (not less than 9 x 9)
  • Pillow filling
  • Black Felt
  • Fabric Paint: Tan, Pink, White, Black
  • Stitch Witchery
  • Plastic or cardboard milk containers (any size)

2015-16 Important Dates

Click here to visit the Lowell Web Calendar & stay informed of upcoming events throughout the year!

Lowell Eagles Learn: Check out our Stories of Learning!

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 and comments 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. 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!

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The Lowell PTA welcomes you!!

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


View the District ESchool Bag!

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

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.


http://fundyourpta.org/lowellelementary.php


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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