Lowell Memo: Issue #31

May 25, 2018

Published by Lowell School & the Lowell PTA

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Congratulations to 4A, our 2017-18 Box Tops contest winners!

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This year classes were once again competing to collect the most Box Tops for Lowell. We're happy to announce the winning class: Mrs. Adam's 4th grade won with 1,061 Box Tops! Students in the class received a prize for their efforts.

Mrs. Carlson's 4th grade class came in second place (696), and Mrs. Thurston's 3rd grade class was third (543).

Congratulations and thanks to everyone who sent them in this year; we submitted $631 worth of Box Tops! Don't forget to keep collecting Box Tops over the summer; a Box Tops collection sheet went home recently to help you remember to clip and save Box Tops all summer!

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!

Carlson's School Supply Kit ordering is open until June 18! Click the link below to order!

2018-19 Staffing and Section Updates

Please note the following information regarding the 2018-19 school year:

  • Our current enrollment supports 2 sections of Kindergarten and Grade 5. We anticipate 3 sections of all other grades. We will closely monitor enrollment leading up to the start of school to ensure we are properly staffed and prepared for the children's arrival!
  • The following staff changes are anticipated within the school: Mrs. Moone will move to Grade 1 & Mrs. Rowley will move to Grade 4.
  • We thank the following staff as they move on to new adventures: Mrs. Kaczmarski, Mr. Weaver, Mrs. Amy Nickels, & Mrs. McCulloch.
  • We wish a happy retirement to Mrs. Betsy DeBiase.
  • We welcome Mr. Mike Klos to the Lowell band program.

Please direct any questions to Dr. Melton. You may contact her through the office or via email at kathleen.melton@cusd200.org. Thank you!

Discovery Day Updates

  • Thank you to all of you who donated so generously to Discovery Day. The activity leaders have received all of your donations and can now purchase their remaining supplies.

  • Please turn in any outstanding permission slips ASAP.

  • Look for Discovery Day memos to come home next week for certain activities.

  • All volunteers have now been assigned to an activity. If you have not received your volunteer assignment, or have any other questions about Discovery Day, please contact Barbara Razzino at babsrazz@gmail.com

We will see you on Tuesday June 5th! Check in at the front table at 9 am

Wellness News

Bike Safety

Spring has finally arrived and everyone is looking forward to more outdoor activities. One popular activity is bike riding, but before using your bicycle this year it is important to make sure it is working properly. It is also essential to review bike safety with your children. Below you will find Lowell’s guidelines for riding bikes to school and a bike safety flyer is linked here to review with your child. Enjoy safe riding!

Bicycles (Information from the Lowell Student Handbook)

  • Students in third through fifth grade, who are walkers, are permitted to ride their bicycles to school. For safety reasons, students below third grade cannot ride their bike on their own without a written request from the parent and permission for the principal. Students need to wear a bike helmet for protection.
  • Bikes are to be walked on school grounds at all times. Once on the grounds they are to be parked and locked in the bicycle rack.
  • Bikes should be ridden on the sidewalk, yielding to pedestrians. Bikes should be walked if many pedestrians are present. Where there is no sidewalk, bikes should be ridden in the same direction as traffic. Bicycle privileges may be taken away if a student consistently makes unsafe choices.
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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

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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