Lowell Lantern

May 1, 2020

Principal's message

Hello Lowell Families! I hope your family is enjoying this sunny Friday! We have had another great week of Learn at Home with our Lowell students! I appreciate all of their hard work and efforts! I have been joining some classroom zoom sessions and love seeing those smiling faces! We miss our students but certainly appreciate getting to see them and spend time with them during the classroom learning sessions.


Next week is a special week for our teachers and staff. It is Teacher Appreciation Week! Our Lowell teachers are top notch! We are so fortunate to have such hard working and caring teachers! I feel honored and blessed to work with such dedicated professionals! Over the past several weeks, we have kicked off each week with a spirit day Monday. This Monday is going to be Thank a Teacher Day! We are asking our students to take some time on Monday to thank their teacher. Students can create a thank you sign for their teachers. They can decorate their thank you signs and then have someone take a picture of them while holding it. Please forward these pictures to your teacher or to Mrs. Griffin at kgriffin@warren.k12.in.us We will post these on social media next week! Thank you for helping us to thank our Lowell Staff and make next week a special one for them!


Registration for Kindergarten and Preschool in Warren Township begins on Monday, May 4th. There will be a live webinar Monday evening at 7pm. Principals and teachers will present information about Kindergarten and Preschool programs in Warren, demonstrate information about how to register online, and conduct a live question & answer session with audience members. Children must be age 5 on or before September 1 to register for Kindergarten and age 3 on or before September 1 to register for Preschool. We hope many of you can view and participate in the webinar on May 4 at 7:00pm. Please look for the Kindergarten Registration flyer in our newsletter this week for other important information about what is needed for the registration process.


The District will be making a couple of adjustments to our food outreach program starting the week of May 4th. We will continue on Tuesdays and Fridays from 11am -1pm at 11 locations. Renaissance School, located at 30th and Post Road, will be a new site and will replace Hawthorne Elementary. Wednesday food distribution will continue to be from 5:30pm- 7pm at 2 locations. We will continue on Wednesdays at Lakeside Elementary and will add a new site at our Moorhead location at 8400 East Tenth Street. Because there is a need for a refrigerated space, we could no longer use Post Road Christian Church. We appreciate Post Road Christian Church and their partnership with our food outreach program. If you have needs beyond what is being offered, please call or email our hotline at 317-869-4308 or MSDWarrenOutreach@warren.k12.in.us.


Please remember, the district has set up a Learn at Home/eLearning hotline for Warren families. The number is 317-608-0545. Please do not hesitate to reach out if you have any questions or needs related to Learn at Home lessons, devices, or technology.


Thank you, again, to our parents and caregivers for continuing to support your children and their learning! We appreciate all you do! Let’s remember to take some time next week to reach out to our teachers and show our support during Teacher Appreciation Week. I hope to see many students with their thank you signs on Monday! Have a great weekend and enjoy the sunshine! Take care and be safe!

Mrs. Griffin

Teacher Apppreciation Week is May 4 - 8! Monday Spirit Day ~~ Thank a Teacher!!

The week of May 4 is Teacher and Staff Appreciation Week! We are asking our students to take some time on Monday to thank their teacher. Students can create a thank you sign for their teachers. They can decorate their thank you signs and then have someone take a picture of them while holding the sign. Please forward these pictures to your teacher or to Mrs. Griffin at kgriffin@warren.k12.in.us We will post these on social media next week! Thank you for helping us to thank our Lowell Staff and making this a special week for them!

Kindergarten Registration Begins on May 4, 2020

MSD of Warren Township PreK & Kindergarten Registration Promo
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Come to Our Scholastic Online Book Fair ~~ Starts May 6 and runs through May 19

Lowell will be hosting a Scholastic Online Book Fair starting on May 6 and running through May 19. There are a lot of great selections to choose from if you are interested in ordering books! Our homepage address for the online book fair is bit.ly/3f5MK8Y All orders will ship directly to your home. It's a great way to find some good books for summer reading! Again, the book fair runs from May 6 - May 19.
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MSD of Warren Township Survey Regarding WiFi Connection at Home

MSD of Warren Township is evaluating our technology needs and how to better serve our families and students of the district. Since iPads and Chromebooks require a WiFi connection, we are interested to know whether our students have access to WiFi at home. We are asking the parents of our K-4 students to please take a few minutes to complete an important survey to help us to better understand the technology needs of our families. Please take a few minutes to complete this important survey for the district. We appreciate your time in doing so.

Click on the following link to access this survey:

https://forms.gle/NqgYgg15iyHZNyXX7

Student Devices

We have distributed student devices to most of our Lowell students. If you were unable to pick up your child's device but would like to have their device at home to use for Learn at Home lessons, please contact Mrs. Griffin to make arrangements. You may email her at kgriffin@warren.k12.in.us or call her at 317-532-3901.

School Counselor Connection

Even though we are not physically in the school building, Mrs. Hand, Lowell's school counselor is still here for all of our Lowell family. If there is anything she can do for you, please reach out to her at bhand@warren.k12.in.us.

Have You Completed Your 2020 Census?

Your Response Matters!

The Census Questionnaire plays an important role in determining funding for our schools, hospitals, roads and other resources for our community. Please complete your census online at 2020Census.gov.

Learn at Home/eLearning Information

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WIFI OPTIONS FOR HOME

Food Outreach Program

The District will be making a couple of adjustments to our food outreach program starting the week of May 4th. We will continue on Tuesdays and Fridays from 11am -1pm at 11 locations. Renaissance School, located at 30th and Post Road, will be a new site and will replace Hawthorne Elementary. Wednesdays will continue to be 5:30pm- 7pm at 2 locations. We will continue on Wednesdays at Lakeside Elementary and will add a new site at our Moorhead location at 8400 East Tenth Street. Because there is a need for a refrigerated space, we could no longer use Post Road Christian Church. We appreciate Post Road Christian Church and their partnership with our food outreach program. If you have needs beyond what is being offered, please call or email our hotline at 317-869-4308 or

MSDWarrenOtreach@warren.k12.in.us.

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Tutoring Help By Phone ~ ~ ~ Call and Learn

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Playworks at Home Resources

Playworks has for over 24 years focused on bringing games and activities to schools, while creating a safe and healthy recess for students. We are now, more than ever, committed to responding to the need for continued healthy activities at home through several resources we are offering for free:

  • Play at Home Webpage: A library of videos and other resources featuring games and activities families can play at home. Each meeting the CDC requirements of social distancing and limited equipment. All available free on the Play at Home webpage

  • Play at Home Playbook: This game guide has a variety of games and activities families can do in their own home, with little to no equipment necessary.

  • Live Virtual Recess: A Playworks Coach leading a morning warm-up, a midday game, and an afternoon cooldown each day. Anyone can tune into Facebook Live Monday- Friday at 12:00pm, 2:00pm, and 4:00pm EST and play along.


Daily schedule - Facebook Live Recess


12:00PM - Morning Stretches & Warm Up


2:00PM - Recess Game


4:00PM - Afternoon Cooldown & Cheer


Families can also connect with us on Facebook (@makereccesscount), Twitter (@playworks), and Instagram (@playworksrecess).

Lowell Construction Updates

Look how much has changed in just a week! It's so exciting to see the building change from week to week! We will continue to keep you updated on these improvements throughout the year and share pictures so you can see the progress. It is exciting to see all of these enhancements and improvements to our school!

Lowell Learners are Rocking It!!

Lowell Spirit Day -- Pajama Day!