Friday Flight

March 13, 2015

Enjoy the weekend & thanks for your hard work!

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Please review the Memo to stay current on building parent communication & events!

It is important that you read & know the information that is shared with our families. Information in the Memo is not necessarily duplicated here.

PARCC Schedule & Times

Remaining Tests


  • Monday, March 16: Math 2
  • Make-ups


See test times below; they refer to Session 1, 2 & 3 (ELA only) from right to left. Est. Time on Task refers to the allowable test time. The unit time refers to the testing times & time for directions & such. Again, please review the information posted on the district site linked through the Memo. All classroom testing should take place in the morning with flexibility in exact times.


Readable Administration Manual: PARCC Rules & Ethics

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PARCC & Specialists

Please note that the resource teachers, EL teachers, Eileen Boehm, Laura Baumann, Chris Fitzgerald and some teaching assistants will be administering PARCC during the days listed above. This will interrupt their morning services. The degree to which depends on the amount of extra time needed by students taking the test.

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Thanks to those who have taken the 5Essentials Survey. The survey is open through March 13th.

Week of March 16-20

Monday, March 16

  • 2nd grade Health Department program; 1-2:45 p.m.
  • Kathy @ Illinois Principals meeting through arrival; let Cathy know as you check out your PARCC box.


Tuesday, March 17

  • Floor Hockey before school (through Spring Break)
  • (World Relief Homework Club; LLC after school)

Wednesday, March 18

  • Staff meeting; 8:30 a.m. in LLC
  • (Tutoring; LLC after school)

Thursday, March 19

  • Floor Hockey before school (through Spring Break)
  • Problem solving & IEP as scheduled
  • (Spanish after school in Room 129)

Friday, March 20

  • Dental Clinic
  • Really Big Show during PE
  • (Chess Club; 3:30-5 in LLC)
  • (Girl Scouts; 3:30-5 in Art Room)

Upcoming Lowell Events

All School

  • PARCC Testing; March 9-27 (& May window)
  • Amy Logan Author Visit for all grades; Tuesday, April 14
  • Kane County Cougars Game (Reading program recognition); April 17th @ 6:30 p.m.
  • 5th Grade Step-Up Day to Franklin Middle School; April 21st from 9:30-11:30ish a.m.
  • PTA Sponsored Assembly: Kidworks Theatre- Endangered Animals: Wednesday, April 22 (Earth Day) 1:30 show (K-2); 2:30 show (3-5)
  • Culture Fest; Friday, April 24 from 6-8 p.m.
  • Cook’s Night Out/Spirit Wear Day - Barone’s; Thursday, April 30; 4-9pm
  • Lowell 5K; Saturday, May 2
  • Franklin Music Tour: Tuesday, May 12 @ 9:30 a.m.
  • Chorus, Band, & Orchestra Concert: Tuesday, May 12; 6:30 p.m. @ Franklin
  • EL trip to Brookfield Zoo; Wednesday, May 20th


Grade Level Trips/Events

  • 2nd Grade to Fullersburg Woods: Friday, May 15; 9:30-2
  • K-2 Author Skype with Kate McMullan; Thursday, April 9
  • 3-5 Author Skype with Gordon Korman; Friday, April 10
  • Kindergarten to Morton Arboretum: Thursday, April 23; 9:30-Noon
  • 4th Grade Family Living: Friday, April 24th; 2:30-3:30 p.m.
  • 4th Grade to Lincoln Marsh: Monday, May 18; 9:15-2p.m.
  • Robert Crown Health Center visits 5th grade: Friday, May 22; 1:30-3p.m.

2014-15 Shift Day Schedule

  • Tuesday, May 26 is a Monday


PARCC Window

  • First Window: March 9-March 27
  • Second Window: April 27-May 22

Professional Learning Calendar

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