Lowell Memo: Issue #29

May 11, 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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Did you know Lowell PTA has raised over $2100 from Cook's Night Out this school year alone??? Keep our success going & join us at Portillo's!

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Classroom Planning for 2018-19

As we prepare for the 2018-19 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 Wednesday, May 23. Please do not link your requests to specific teachers, as teaching assignments and section numbers change in the summer months for a variety of reasons.

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

Picnic Lunches at Lowell

We will hold picnic lunches, or lunch in the courtyard, on a limited basis this spring! On those days, students will bring their lunch box or school lunch to the courtyard to eat. With both lunch, recess and occasional outdoor learning, please be sure children are dressed for the weather and have sunscreen on as needed.

Help Needed! Discovery Day Donations!

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 Thursday, May 24th to allow enough time for the leaders to purchase their remaining items. Thank you!

Items Needed for Discovery Day

  • 3 Pin-the-tail-on-donkey games
  • 5 dozen plastic cups (clear cocktail size)
  • 3 dozen cake size plates
  • Cling Wrap
  • Wax Paper
  • ZIPLOCK sandwich size bags
  • ZIPLOCK gallon bags
  • ZIPLOCK quart size bags
  • 2 boxes of rock (ice cream salt) salt
  • 4 large boxes of regular salt
  • 2 bags of white sugar
  • 3 large bottles of vanilla
  • 2 bags of mini marshmallows
  • 2 large cans of Pam cooking spray
  • Large bag of M and M’s
  • Large bag of Gummie Bears
  • Sprinkles – (all colors; must be new/unopened)
  • Candy glitter
  • Wilton cookie icing or small tubes of frosting (all colors)
  • Ice cream toppings
  • Sprinkles
  • Sugar flowers
  • Sugar pearls
  • Cake decorations (any)
  • Small plastic cake toppers
  • 16 Round Foil Aluminum Cake Pans – deep ones
  • 48 plastic spoons
  • Paper towels

  • Green Pipe Cleaners
  • New Tissue Paper
  • Thick rubber bands
  • Glass marbles/glass stone pieces from Dollar Store

  • Fleece fabric (Kid Friendly) – (12 in x 12 in squares or half yards) kid friendly styles, patterns & designs - solid colors are welcome too

End of Year Health Office Happenings: May 2018

Purging Student Health Files

Portions of the temporary health records for students moving on to (middle school or high school) will be updated and/or deleted prior to the end of the school year. If you would like to come in to inspect or copy any health records, please call the school health office. All immunization records, accident reports, and records of release of information contained in the permanent record will be kept as part of the permanent school records.

Health Requirements for School Attendance

Below is a list of school health requirements for kindergarten, second, sixth and ninth grade students for the upcoming school year. The required forms can be found on the district or school website under Health Services.

Physical Examination Requirements

The Illinois school code requires that students entering school for the first time (early childhood, kindergarten, or first grades), students entering kindergarten, sixth and ninth grades, and transfer students must submit evidence of a physical examination and a complete record of immunizations.

  • The completed physical examination and record of immunization form is expected at the school health office upon enrollment/ registration and required by the first day of student attendance.

  • Appointment dates for obtaining a physical exam do not meet the school requirement.

Students who do not meet these requirements will be excluded and will not be permitted to attend school per district policy.

Immunization Requirements

Immunization records must show proof of immunization against diphtheria, tetanus, whooping cough, measles, mumps, rubella, polio and chicken pox.

  • Early childhood students are also required to have the haemophilus influenzae and pneumococcal vaccines.

  • Early childhood and sixth grade through high school students are also required to have the hepatitis B vaccine..

  • Sixth grade thru twelfth grade are required to have the Tdap vaccine.

  • Sixth grade and twelfth grade are required to have the meningococcal vaccine.

Dental Examination Requirements

Students in kindergarten, second and sixth grades must submit evidence of a dental examination by May 15th of that school year. Dental exams must be completed within 18 months prior to May 15th.

Vision Examination Requirements

Students entering Illinois schools for the 1st time (kindergarten or transfer) must submit evidence of a vision exam.

All required health forms are available at the school office or www.cusd200.org. The school nurse may be able to provide resources for obtaining health requirements.

Medication Pick-up

Any student with medication kept at school must be picked up by you or a designated adult by June 6, 2018. After this date all remaining medications will be discarded.

Each school year we must have a new doctor’s order to continue giving your child medication in school. All medical forms are available online at www.cusd200.org/healthservices
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Save the Date: Franklin 6th Grade Orientation Night for incoming 6th graders will be May 15 at 7:00 p.m.

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

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.

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.


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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