Lowell Memo: Issue #26

April 20, 2018

Published by Lowell School & the Lowell PTA

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Lost & Found

The Lowell Lost & Found is filling fast with the changing weather! Please stop in between 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. to claim your lost items!
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The Lowell 5K is coming! Register or volunteer here!

There’s still time to register for the Lowell 5K on Saturday April 28th! This fun family friendly race is a great way to show your support for friends or loved ones affected by cancer. It is a double loop course perfect for those who want to run or walk the entire 5k or a single loop for half a 5k. Shirts are still available on a first come-first serve basis. Register at lowell5k.com or return your registration forms today!


If you are not interested in running we are also looking for volunteers! Volunteer opportunities include handing out water around the race route and directing runners and cheering them on throughout the race route. This would be a great opportunity for older student volunteers who require service credits. If you are interested please complete the following volunteer form linked here.

Wheaton Memorial Day Parade Color Guard Flag Team

  • Calling all 3rd, 4th, and 5th graders to march with the Lowell Color Guard Flag Team in the Wheaton Memorial Day Parade, Monday May 28, 10:00 am.
  • Practices will be held on Tuesdays and Thursdays after school from 3:45 to 4:30 beginning next week, April 24 through May 24th.

  • 3rd, 4th, and 5th grade students are invited to join us if they are not already committed to marching with another group i.e. baseball, softball or soccer


To sign up please click here and complete one registration form per child.

Discovery Day, Volunteer Luncheon and Field Day Oh My!

Discovery Day volunteers needed! Volunteer forms for Discovery Day were sent home this week. If it did not come home in your child’s backpack, you can find it by clicking here as well.


Please send in your completed form to the office by April 11, 2018.


Discovery Day will be on Tuesday, June 5, 2018. Plans are underway! It is a fun opportunity for kids to grow, stretch, learn, discover and try activities by introducing them to new and unique learning opportunities. During the morning of Discovery Day, students will participate in three activities. Discovery Day is a collaborative effort made up of parent/family volunteers, teachers, staff and some outside vendors. We need leaders, co-leaders, assistants, and helpers to make this day a success! If you have a hobby, talent or special interest you would like to share with the students OR if you just want to be part of a really fun morning at Lowell, please join us! All are welcome and appreciated!


Any questions, please contact Barbara Razzino at babsrazz@mac.com.


Also, the Volunteer Appreciation Luncheon will take place in the LLC immediately after Discovery Day again this year. Please join us as we honor all of the volunteers (classroom, LLC, PTA, etc) that have worked so hard to make it another great year at Lowell.


Free babysitting is provided for any who needs it from 9 am to 1 pm, so you can help in the morning and stay for lunch!


And finally, we are looking for Field Day volunteers as well. Field Day occurs in the afternoon on June 5th and we need volunteers to assist the PE teachers. It is an afternoon full of action and fun!

Save the Date: Franklin 6th Grade Orientation Night for incoming 6th graders will be May 15 at 7:00 p.m.

Attention Current 4th Grade Parents: CUSD200 Band and Orchestra Programs

Did you know the District 200 instrumental music program is known through Illinois for its excellence? Incoming 5th graders who do not play an instrument now have the opportunity to sign up to learn! Students will have a chance to see and hear all the instruments when school starts in August. They then have an opportunity to try out the instruments with the band and orchestra teachers during the first weeks of school. After instruments are chosen, they are ordered and delivered in time for the second lesson. Band instruments include flute, oboe, clarinet, saxophone, trumpet, trombone, French horn, baritone, tuba, and percussion. Orchestra includes violin, viola, cello, and bass; students who already take lessons and are proficient in guitar, piano, and harp may audition for orchestra. We do not offer beginning instruction in these instruments.


Parents may register for 2018-19 band or orchestra when paying fees for 5th grade; there is an $80 tuition fee (this fee is adjusted for students who qualify for exempt or reduced fees). Other expected expenses are instrument rental, instrument accessories, lesson books, and a music stand for home practice.

Instrumental lessons start in mid-September. Lessons are once a week and rotate during the school day so that students do not miss the same subject every week. After students learn the basic fundamentals of playing, large group rehearsals are added for ensemble instruction, either before or after school once a week.


Recruitment nights are: Tuesday, September 11, 2018 at Hubble or Monroe Middle Schools, or Thursday, September 13, 2018 at Edison or Franklin Middle Schools. Drop in any time between 4:00 and 8:00 p.m. to meet the teachers; you may also order instruments and accessories at this time. (Please do not purchase online bargains, especially stringed instruments, without consulting a teacher - these often need expensive set-up before they can be played in school!) We look forward to seeing your child in band or orchestra next fall!


Students who already play an instrument may also participate, starting in 3rd grade. Please notify your band or orchestra director!


Please visit bit.ly/d200band or elementary band to learn more about the BAND instruments you could play in the band! Click on “Future Band Students” to watch videos and hear the different instruments!


Please visit bit.ly/D200Orch or elementary orchestra to learn about the Orchestra program!

Lowell Spring Chorus, Band & Orchestra Concert: Wednesday, May 16 @ Franklin

Lowell Running Club: K-5 Girls & Boys

Join us on Thursdays from 3:45-4:15! We are starting running club when we return from spring break! Our goal is to be ready to run the Lowell 5K on April 28. We will meet in the gym after school. Pick up is in the car line @ door 16. We only have 4 actual Thursdays before the 5K, so try to attend all meetings! Also, take advantage of any nice weather and get running over the break! Please fill out this form to register!

Student Council News

Feed My Starving Children (21 Spots still available!)

Student Council is organizing a packing event at Feed My Starving Children on May 29, 6:00-7:30 in Aurora. If you would like your child to get involved you can sign up and help! This is a great opportunity to teach your child how to make a difference! Space is limited. You can follow this link to sign up!


  • Grades K-2: 1 child to 1 adult
  • Grades 3-6: 3 children to 1 adult


Buddy Bench Halfway Funded!

Student Council is raising money for a Buddy Bench for our playground. Students will have the opportunity to use the Buddy Bench to signal that they want to join in group fun at recess. There are 3 rules to the Buddy Bench: Only sit on the bench if you need someone to play with or need a friend. If you see someone sitting on the bench, talk to them invite them to play. If you are sitting on the bench and someone invites you to play, say "Yes". You can donate to help us get our bench at this link. Every little bit helps!

Jefferson Early Childhood Center Tuition-Based Registration for 2018-2019 School Year

Applications for the tuition-based program at the Jefferson Early Childhood Center are now being accepted. The program runs Tuesday through Friday from 9:15 am to 11:45 am or 1:00 pm to 3:30 pm. All applications received will be admitted on a first-come, first-served basis. Applications must be accompanied by a deposit check in the amount of $245.00 made payable to CUSD 200. Deposit checks represent the September, 2018 tuition payment and are always refundable if the student is unable to attend.


Please contact the school office at 630-682-2474 if you have questions.

Do you think Lowell is amazing? We do! Click below to see what others think & add your own Flipgrid video!

We thank you for not double parking on Illinois, in the car line, and in the surrounding neighborhood during arrival and dismissal to keep the children safe. Car riders should remain indoors until they are called; they should not be on the playground. We also thank all families for crossing Illinois Street at the corner. Safety for the children is our top priority!

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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.


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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