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What is Lowell Lions' PRIDE?
We have been talking about our Lion PRIDE as we begin the school. First, we defined what "pride" meant and found out that we really have two meanings at Lowell: 1) a pride is a group of lions that live socially together (a family) and 2) pride is a feeling of happiness we get when someone does something good, difficult, etc.
When we talk about showing our Lion Pride, we are really stating that we are following the expectation that all students will behave in a safe, kind, respectful, and honest manner each and every day.
A committee of teachers have committed to the implementation of PBIS (stands for Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports). This group is working in conjunction with the other teachers and will be seeking input from students to develop behavior expectations for specific locations at school.
In the future, you will hear more about some of the positive rewards being implemented at Lowell and what recognition will be given to individuals and groups for showing their Lowell Lion PRIDE!
If you are interested in learning more about the PBIS framework, please click here.
Playscape and Nature Trail opens
The trail and outdoor classroom will be used by teachers and classes throughout the year. Kevin Zak, parent and Northland College professor, met our staff to explore the Nature Trail and get teachers excited about outdoor learning. Teachers came away with tip sheets for conducting classes outside and other resources to immediately implement into their teaching.
Students have been utilizing the lower portion of the playscape during recess. We will wait to expand to the upper portion until we have proper supervision on the playground.
Speaking of...we are looking to hire a person to assist on the playground. You would work 2.5 hours per day from 10:45-1:15. When it rains or the temperatures are too dangerous to be outside, you would supervise indoor recess in the classrooms. Please contact Gayle Hunger at 336-8895 if you are interested.
Welcoming New Staff to Lowell!
Philip Warmanen (5th Grade)
Nancy Pulkrabek (3rd Grade)
Sarah Burris (Special Education)
Becky Sheldon (Spanish K)
Emma Pickard (Spanish K)
Diana Anstett (Ojibwe 1/2)
Crystal Goldman (Immersion/ELL Coordinator)
Monica Schack (Interim Keyzone Coordinator/Family Liaison)
Martha Mitchell and Jim Watczak (Kitchen staff)
Jonia Gordon (True North Member)
Eli McDonald (True North Member...and former Lowell student)
Margaret Carroll (ReadingCorps Member)
President- Leslie Bucar
President Elect- Kari Speer
Secretary- Justina Deluca
Treasurer- open position
The next PTA meeting is scheduled for September 26 at 6pm. Parents will hear about our Title I Parent Involvement plan and will be planning the Fall Carnival (date TBD).
Student Arrival and Dismissal Procedures
- Utilize the parent drop-off/pick-up location off of the Barnes Rd in the back of the building. This ensures the safety of all around our school buses.
- Communicate with your child's classroom teacher and/or the office of any changes to the end of day routine before 1:30pm. Any later and the message might not received by the teacher in a timely fashion.
- If you are coming into the building at either the am arrival or pm dismissal, please respect our bell procedures. Students and Parents should not enter the building before 7:30 am. At the end of the day, please wait in the lobby for your child. Parents should not be going to classrooms to pick up students.
What happened to all of the Friday Folder information?
Currently, we have the signup for rookie basketball and cheerleading camp on that resource page.
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Upcoming Events at Lowell
9/26- PTA meeting (6pm)
9/28- Polka Band Performance
10/11 & 10/13- Conferences (more info to come from classroom teachers)
10/20 & 10/21- No School for Staff and Students