Lowell Memo: Issue #4

September 14, 2017

Published by Lowell School & the Lowell PTA

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Laps for Lowell is Thursday, September 21 during PE classes!!

Check out the video below to see the many, many ways your support made a difference for ALL students and staff at Lowell School during 2016-17 and beyond! Laps for Lowell, our main fundraiser, makes so much possible and we thank you for your support!

Cross country military convoy through Wheaton!

Read about the military convoy traveling through Wheaton the morning of Saturday, September 16 (click here)! Interested in showing your support? Meet Mrs. Minser at the corner of President & Roosevelt. The convoy is slated to leave the DuPage County Fairgrounds at 7 a.m.
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Please send photo order forms in on September 19. Retakes will be October 26.

Thank you for joining us at Curriculum Night!

Please click the link below to check out the digital directory! The directory includes the following:

  • An invitation to the CUSD200 State of our Schools conversation
  • Lowell's Curriculum Night schedule & links for all teacher presentations
  • Digital resources including slides and schedules from some Lowell teachers
  • Updates from Dr. Melton on School Improvement at Lowell & taking FLIGHT in common areas
  • Art, Music, LLC and PE at Lowell
  • Curriculum Night Family Feedback Survey
  • CUSD200's Vision 2018
  • School contact information and links to our social media channels

We would especially appreciate feedback on the Curriculum Night Family Feedback survey so that we can continue to improve this event to best meet your needs! The survey is also linked below!

Want to be a part of our Anderson's Book Fair October 10-13?

Sign up here Book Fair Volunteers! Slots are one hour long, and you can sign up for as few or many as you would like. Volunteers will get 10% off their book fair purchase! Email Miss G (amanda.grudzien@cusd200.org) if you have any questions.

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Box Tops for Education

This year Lowell will once again be collecting Box Tops for Education™. Clipping Box Tops is an easy way for you to help our school earn cash. Last school year, we earned almost $1,000! Box Top coupons are on the packaging of hundreds of participating products that you probably use every day.

All you need to do is cut them off of the box they are on, stick them in a baggie, and send them to school with your child (bags of 50 box tops are preferred).

This year we'll be keeping track of each classroom and the number of Box Tops submitted, so please mark your bags with your child's name and teacher's name. The winning class will win a special prize toward the end of the school year! We'll be tracking progress on the bulletin board outside the office throughout the year.

Thanks to all those who completed a Box Tops collection sheet over the summer — don't forget to turn them in!

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Language Stars Spanish at Lowell: Register Today! (New Deadline!!)

Your child can learn Spanish, right here at Lowell! Register online by Sept. 20:


Sign up to be a parent assistant for a 50% discount on tuition. Email programs.chicago@languagestars.com to learn more about being a parent assistant.

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Love gardening, ecology or just like to play in the dirt?

Our Beautification Committee needs volunteers to help develop the Hidden Garden. Please contact Lauri Malee if you are interested. lauriguyon@hotmail.com

We would like also like to thank Wheaton Nursery for their generous discounts for our Container Plants. Considering finding your fall mums, bulbs, pumpkins and more at Wheaton Nursery at 626 Roosevelt Road.

Wheaton North's 30th Annual Falcon Fest

The 30th Annual Falcon Fest will be held on Saturday, September 16, 2017 from approximately 4:00-8:30 pm . The Festival will take place at Wheaton North High School (701 W. Thomas, Wheaton, IL). Falcon Fest is a daylong festival of amazing performances from local high school bands.

The Wheaton North Marching Falcons are the competition's hosts and will perform an exhibition piece at approximately 7 pm (UPDATED TIME). There are approximately fourteen bands scheduled to perform their competitive shows. The competitors include bands from Wheaton Warrenville South High School, Naperville Central High School, Minooka Community High School, and Oak Creek Community High School from Wisconsin, plus more.

The entrance fees for Falcon Fest are $10 per person; Students (with a valid ID) $5; Seniors $5; and children under 5 are free.

The director of the Wheaton North Band program is Mr. Kent Krause. The Wheaton North High School band program includes three curricular bands, the marching band, the jazz band and the jazz ensemble.

For more information about the Wheaton North Marching Band or Band Program, visit their website at www.wheatonnorthband.com.

For questions regarding Falcon Fest, please contact the Event Chair, Julie A. Westberg, at wnhsfalconfest@gmail.com

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Lowell Traffic Patterns & Pets

New to Lowell or need a refresher on the traffic patterns? Click here for a map and reminders. As a reminder, all vehicle traffic will be on Willow Street. Children who walk to school may enter on President Street, through the main entrance on Illinois Street or the Sun Porch entrance off of the field on the west side of the school.

We also ask that you not bring pets on school property before school, after school or to events during the school day. While many of us have loving pets that are truly family members, we do have students and adults with fears and allergies. Likewise, we have also witnessed calm family pets react unpredictably when startled, even with other pets or people they know. We thank you for your understanding of this.

Thank you for helping us in our top priority of keeping your children safe!

Free and Reduced Lunch Applications

Free and Reduced Lunch applications will be sent home the week of August 28. If you need financial assistance with lunch fees, please complete and return the form to the office prior to Friday, September 30. These forms need to be completed each school year.

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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 lowelleagleslearn@gmail.com at any time or make a comment on our posts!

Thank you for helping tell our story! Check out our newest posts, including staff appreciation from a Lowell mom!

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!

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.