November 2, 2021
November is one of my favorite months of the year. The temperature is finally where it is cold in the morning and beautiful during the day. The fall colors are in full swing, and the holidays that are focused on family, gratitude and caring are upon us. We have much to be grateful for here at Lowell. We have a wonderful, caring staff from our custodian, paraprofessionals, educational assistants, therapists, office staff, to all of our teachers. I am grateful every day for the opportunity to work with all of them and I know your children are in good hands with them. We have supportive parents and community, with an active PTO at the forefront, to which we all say thank you for all that you do. And finally, we have incredible students, who challenge themselves every day to learn and to be engaged as well as challenging us to become better people. They are why we are here every day!
Hello Lowell Families,
Thank you all so much for a great dance and Papa Murphy Fundraiser!!!!!!! Your support has been mind-blowing to say the least. Want to know why? Well let's look at what we did for the dance.....
1. We had 183 kids bounce in the bounce house
2. Painted 40 faces
3. Sold 457 drinks
4. Sold 102 Caramel Apples
5. Sold 200 Glow Sticks
6. 290 kids played Poke A Pumpkin
7. Sold $1250 at concessions
Needless to say everyone had a lot of fun lol. While we will have final expense numbers ready at our November PTO meeting, we had $2,604.00 come in from all of you during the dance. We also want to thank everyone for their patience with long lines. It was so appreciated <3 Based on this dance, at our Winter Social Dance, we will have better marked lines and an extra bounce house and face painter! We also wanted to thank all the kids for their great behavior! We only had 1 complaint about bad behavior and that was with 20 minutes of the dance left for a small group of kids. I wish I could give everyone a Lowell Buck for that!
For Papa Murphy's Fundraiser, everyone again blew our expectations out of the water. Also thank you everyone for being patient while we are getting the vouchers ready. We are so proud of these kids and all your efforts ....drum roll.......
1. We sold $8,734.00 worth of pizza and Peel-A-Deal Cards (Goal was $5,000.00 in sales)
A. Breakdown: 68 Cards, 500 Pizzas, 58 Salads, 117 Cheese Breads, 140 Desserts and 149 Mini-Murph Kits.
2. 5k Sold the Most and won a pizza party!!! Date to be determined.
2nd Place- 1st Grade $1,776.00
3rd Place- 3rd Grade $1,541.00
4th Place- 4K/Early Childhood $1,152.00
5th Place- 4th Grade $919.00
6th Place- 2nd Grade $913.00
7th Place- 5th Grade $130.00
We will have final expenses and breakdown at the November PTO meeting as well.
Please remember that Culvers Night is on 11/9 and our PTO Meeting is on 11/16 at 6:30pm in the library. I will send out a Zoom Meeting link closer to that date along with the agenda and minutes.
We will also be doing a free Movie Night this month on Friday the 19th. Time to be determined. Viewing the movie will be free and we will have concessions for sale as well. This is part of our goal to help build and strengthen our awesome Lowell community. We will also be having a gift card sale for KwikTrip and Culvers. These make fantastic presents for the holidays and I'll have more info on that soon.
Again, thank you all so much for the fun and support you've given us this year already. Let's keep it up and make this school year even better!!
Duct cleaning will start on Nov. 8th at our school. This will occur after students are dismissed each day. We will also be upgrading to the MERV 13, as soon as they arrive.
This month with our Playworks coach Coach Alyssa, students are learning how to use Lightning Lingo with peers at recess. Lightning Lingo is using positive language with one another while playing games like saying "good job", "nice try", and giving out high fives! Ask your child what games they learned while using Lightning Lingo at Practice Recess this week!
The Junior Coaches program will be starting up again! This is a wonderful opportunity for our "upper classmen" at Lowell to take a leadership role on the playground. Our Playworks Coach will begin orientation with them shortly, and then the students will be serving as positive role models on the playground, as well as support good sportsmanship, collaborate in conflict resolution, and engage students in games.
PBIS Focus Area
During the month of November the PBIS focus will be Hallway Expectations. The Lowell Matrix for teaching safe, respectful, and responsible hallway expectations will be used.
Parent Teacher Conferences
IN PERSON on November 11th, from 4-7pm
VIRTUALLY on November 17th, from 4-7pm
Please look for SIGN UP GENIUS in your email to sign up for conferences with your child's teacher!
November Important Dates
November 7th-DAYLIGHT SAVINGS TIME
DON"T FORGET TO SET YOUR CLOCKS BACK 1 HOUR!
November 9th-CULVERS NIGHT
November 11th-IN PERSON CONFERENCES 4-7PM
November 16th-PTO MEETING at 6:30
November 17th-VIRTUAL CONFERENCES 4-7PM
November 19th-PTO MOVIE NIGHT
November 24, 25, 26-NO SCHOOL THANKSGIVING BREAK
November 30th-End of First Trimester