Lowell Memo: Issue #22

April 17, 2014

Published by Lowell School & the Lowell PTA

No School: Friday, April 18

School resumes Monday, April 21st. Have a great weekend!

2014-15 Class Placement

As we enjoy the excitement of the Spring season at Lowell, we are also preparing for next year. Please note that while we don't take requests for specific teachers, we welcome anything you believe it is important to share about the learning environment that best suits your child. Please send that via hard copy to the office or via e-mail to kathleen.melton@cusd200.org by May 6th. Thank you!

Foundations Team Lowell Family Survey

If you have not had the opportunity to do so, please click the link below and take the Foundations Team Family Survey. We are working as a school community to establish Guidelines for Success which will articulate what it means to be a Lowell student. Staff are responding to the same prompt, and classroom teachers are leading a discussion in their classrooms to ensure student voices are heard and part of the process. Thank you for your time; your feedback is an important part of our success. Please respond by April 25th.

Screen Free Week: April 21-25

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  • Meet the Eagle Ambassadors!
  • Check out our new school blog!

Have a great week!

Lowell 5K: May 3rd @ 9:00am

Forms are due TODAY to get registered for our family friendly Lowell 5K. After today the cost will go up to $10, and extra shirts will go quickly. If you still want to register, contact Kelly at kdnoe2002@yahoo.com by TONIGHT at 6pm to lock in your price.

There are still plenty of opportunities to volunteer as well, especially on race morning. If you are interested please contact Courtney Henderson at mchenderson0618@comcast.net

The Green Corner: Earth Day

Earth Day is this Tuesday, April 22nd. How will you celebrate? Consider choosing a simple way to mark the day. Ideas include walking to school, working in your yard, or unplugging for the day. Be conscious of how your choices affect our environment.

Please help Green Club during Earth month as they collect a different hard to recycle item each week. The schedule of items they will collect is listed below. Please find a box in the Lowell Office for collection.

  • April 21st - April 25th Printer Cartridges
  • April 28th - May 2nd CDs

Lowell Beautification Day: May 16

Lowell Beautification Day is Friday, May 16 from 3:30-5:00. We would love for students, parents, and teachers to join us for a fun afternoon of sprucing up Lowell's outdoor areas. We will be cleaning up, pulling weeds, planting, and making Lowell more beautiful! Enjoy a Spring afternoon with Lowell friends!

You are welcomed to bring the following:

  • Wheel Barrows
  • Rakes
  • Shovels

The following donations are greatly appreciated:

  • Shasta Daisies
  • Day Lilies
  • Annabelle Hydrangeas
  • Hostas

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Cultural Dishes Needed

We are looking for donations for the International Food Table at Culture Fest on Friday, April 25th. An entrée, side dish, dessert...or even a plate of cookies/candies that are representative of a specific culture would be greatly appreciated.

If you can donate a dish or have any questions, please contact Andrea Koziarz at 630.653.4063 or andrea@koziarz.com.

Discovery Day- Monday, June 9

We are currently working on our list of activities. Thanks to all of you who have volunteered to lead, co-lead or assist with an activity. We are still in need of a few assistants to help with some activities. The assistant role is truly that....no planning or prepping, just let us know you can help and we will assign you to an activity. Please contact Barbara Razzino (babsrazz@mac.com) or Mary Howard (mary@welovesoy.com), if you are interested in volunteering! Free babysitting is provided the morning of Discovery Day as well. This is truly a collaborative effort of parents, teachers, staff and community members......so thanks to all of you for making it possible!

Lowell PTA April Principal Report

Below is a video message sharing the content that was shared face-to-face at our April 11, 2014 PTA Meeting.
Lowell PTA April Principal Report

Looking for the Class of 2027!

All children who will be 5 years-old by September 1, 2014 are eligible to enter Kindergarten in the fall of 2014. If you have a child or know a child who was born before September 1, 2009 that will attend Lowell, please contact the school office at 630-682-2085 to share contact information as soon as possible!

2013-14 PTA Meetings

  • Thursday, May 15th- 7 p.m.

  • All Thursday evening meetings will be held in the LLC.
  • All Friday morning meetings will be held in the Art Room.
  • Free babysitting is available at each meeting.