Lowell Lantern

Week of January 14-January 18, 2019

Monday is a WHITE DAY for specials


Our theme at Lowell this year is "We are Lowell...CORE is our Superpower!"--Civility, Order, Respect, Excellence. We are encouraging students to embrace this challenge and achieve them.

Report Cards

Please be sure to check your child's backpack! Report cards were sent home with students Friday, January 11th!


Dear Lowell Families,

We have had a great first week back to school! Students have worked hard to get back into the school routine! Students began their NWEA Reading and Math Assessments this week and will continue to finish those through next week. I appreciate their effort and hard work with these assessments! Student report cards will come home with students today. Please check backpacks and review their second quarter grades. If you have questions, please do not hesitate to reach out to your child’s teacher.

We kicked off our Kindness and Justice Challenge this week and will continue our Challenge through the month of February. The K & J Challenge is a national initiative that was started by the son of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. to promote the importance of treating each other with kindness and respect. The components of this challenge tie very closely to our CORE beliefs at Lowell. Through the K & J Challenge, we support many local community organizations. Students get to be an active part in giving back to our community -- a valuable lesson! We encourage you to talk to your children about our Challenge and promote these acts of kindness and justice both at home and at school. This truly is one of our favorite events that we do each year, and it is so rewarding to see the pride that students have for taking part in something so special! Each Friday, students will have the opportunity to participate in a spirit day. We ask students to pay $1.00 to participate. We also will have our Penny War again this year. Students are asked to bring in loose change to donate to our Penny War. All money raised will be donated to our charitable organizations that we are sponsoring through the K & J Challenge. We will be supporting Riley Children’s Hospital, The American Heart Association, and our own Warren Early Childhood Center through this Challenge. We appreciate your participation!

On Saturday, January 26, 2019 at 9:00am, the district is hosting a Legislative Forum at the Warren Education and Community Center at 10th and Post Road. State representatives and governing officials will be on hand to listen to the district initiatives and to share their plans and insights. We welcome all of you to attend this very informative session and to hear from our legislators.

Have a great weekend and enjoy your time with your children!

Mrs. Griffin

Lowell Community Forum for School Renovation

Thursday, January 15 -- 6:30pm

Lowell Cafeteria

As the district continues to plan for renovating Lowell School, our top priority is to continue to keep families and community members informed. As a result, we are hosting another Community Forum regarding upcoming renovation plans and processes on Tuesday, January 15 at 6:30pm in the Lowell Elementary School Cafeteria. During this forum, we will continue to discuss progress with plans for renovation. We encourage families to attend and participate in the discussion. We look forward to seeing many of you at this Community Forum next Tuesday, January 15!

It's Time to Show our Superpower of Kindness!

It's time to make the kindness connection! The National Kindness and Justice Challenge is a celebration of the life and works of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Lowell students began the 15th annual Kindness and Justice Challenge this week. They will participate in activities that build an understanding of how simple acts of kindness and justice make a tremendous impact on our community and our world.

For the next several weeks, Lowell students will create "Superhero Capes" to be displayed in our hallways. Students will be encouraged to think about how we treat one another and how we must work together to make this world a better place for everyone.

During the months of January and February, students can bring in money for our Penny War to donate toward the Early Childhood Center in Warren Township, American Heart Association, and Riley Hospital. Students may bring in pennies, nickels, dimes, quarters, and bills.

One Way all parents can help is by simply enforcing and encouraging the demonstration of kind and just acts at home! Thank you for teaching the valuable lessons of kindness and justice through your own example and support. These will be a part of your child's life forever just as your child will always be somebody special to us!

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Please join us...

The Warren Arts and Education Foundation invites Warren Township Students K-8 to audition for King Arthur's Quest directed by Missoula Children's Theater. Auditions are Monday, February 4th @ 4:30pm in the auditorium at the Creston MIddle School, 10925 E Prospect Street. Students who are cast must be available to rehearse Monday, February 4th - Friday, February 8th from 4:30pm-9:00pm and ALL day Saturday, February 9th for dress rehearsal and performances at 3:00pm and 7:00pm. This opportunity is free to students, there is a $5.00 admission fee to attend performances on Saturday. Questions email Michelle Shuffitt mshuffitt@comcast.net or call 317-490-7752.

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**Food Service Department News**

Did you know that you can add money, check balances and view what your child is eating for lunch on the Food Service Parent Portal? You can even pay your textbook rental invoice at the same time! Simply to go https://foodservice.warren.k12.in.us/Login.aspx.

If you need your username and password, just email mgallmey@warren.k12.in.us or bsmith@warren.k12.in.us so we can provide you one.

Need to speak to someone in the Food Service Department? You can also call us at 317-869-4381 or 317-869-4389. To view the Food Service website, go to http://www.warren.k12.in.us/food-service.


* Students are expected to be at school on time every day. Our tardy bell rings at 8:40am. Please plan accordingly to ensure your child is in his/her classroom by 8:40am each day.

* If your child will be absent due to illness or late due to a doctor's appointment, please call the front office at 317-532-3900 to report the absence or late arrival. This helps to ensure your child's safety. Please bring a doctor's note to document the excused absence.

* Dismissal is at 3:40pm. If you are picking up your child from school, please follow our car rider procedures.

* When arriving at Lowell, please make sure you stop first at the front desk. All visitors MUST sign in and put on a Lowell Badge while in the building. Safety is our top priority for our students. This process allows us to ensure every child's safety during the school day. Thank you for your cooperation.

* Parents are always welcome at Lowell! If you would like to visit your child's classroom, please call or email your child's teacher or Mrs. Griffin so we can make arrangements and ensure that the students will be in the classroom at the time of your visit. We encourage you and welcome you to always be a part of your child's learning, and we truly value your involvement!

* Please remember that our Lowell Campus is a smoke-free campus. There is no smoking allowed anywhere on Lowell grounds. This includes smoking in your cars while on the Lowell Campus.

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