Lowell Memo: Issue #13
December 12, 2014
Published by Lowell School & the Lowell PTA
Thank you for your generous support of Christmas Sharing & the Lowell-Jericho Road partnership benefitting local families in need!
Lowell Winter Concert: Thursday, December 18th
We look forward to a wonderful evening celebrating the children's talent and traditions!
Winter break begins after school on Friday, December 19 & and school resumes on Monday, January 5th!
The Green Corner: Recycle Your Holiday Lights
If you needed to replace your holiday lights this year (with LED ones, right?) or have some broken old strands hanging around, there are two easy ways to recycle used holiday lights in Wheaton this year. You can drop them in a collection box just inside the Wheaton Public Works Storage Yard (820 W. Liberty Drive) weekdays between 8am and 4 pm OR you can deposit them in a collection box at the Wheaton Park District Community Center (1777 S. Blanchard). Both locations accept incandescent or LED strands, as well as extension cords, and the Park District will even use its scrap material proceeds to benefit their Leisureship Fund, which provides financial assistance to qualified residents for park district programs.
View examples of Lowell Connections from within & beyond our school community! Lowell students & teachers shared this at the December Board of Education meeting.
Chess Club Corner
- Nikhil Cowart
- Gabrielle Horn
- Peter Lange
- Charlie Letizia
- Nicholas Sanguinetti
- Max Stankoskey
- Jordan Winter
The kids were wonderful, and Lowell had an impressive day with two team trophies and three individual trophies
- Lowell 4th place team trophy - (4th-5th grade category)
- Lowell 4th place team trophy - (K-3rd grade category)
- Jordan Winter, 3rd place trophy - (5th grade category)
- Nicholas Sanguinetti - 4th place trophy (K-3rd grade category)
- Gabrielle Horn, 6th place trophy - (K-3rd grade category)
The kids were so excited when Lowell was called up twice for the Team trophies.
They all deserved their big wins. They did a fantastic job.
Please be sure your child dresses for the weather as temperatures drop, as we are outdoors for recess if the wind chill is above 0. Be sure to label cold weather gear with your child's name.
Want to learn more about coding/computer programming with your children? Check out these resources from Time for Kids and Edutopia!
Have your holiday shopping support Lowell!
Support the Lowell PTA through Amazon.com!!
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.
Going to Target??
Six Flags Read to Succeed
Please e-mail any questions to Melissa.Chiappini@cusd200.org. Happy Reading!
The Kane County Cougars reading program is coming in January 2015! Lowell will be recognized at the game on April 17th at 6:30!
CUSD 200 Elementary Testing for the Program of Accelerated Curriculum and Enrichment (PACE)
In March 2015, the PACE Office will host testing for currently enrolled 2nd, 3rd, 4th and 5th grade students. This testing will qualify elementary students for participation in one of the following 2015-2016 classes:
- 3rd, 4th and 5th grade PACE Mathematics
- 3rd, 4th and 5th grade PACE Reading
- 6th grade Fast Paced Mathematics
- 6th grade Fast Paced Language Arts
Please Note – Students currently in PACE Program Classes do not need to re-test for 2015-2016. Students may be recommended for testing by their Teacher and/or Parent.
The deadline for a Parent to request PACE Testing is Thursday, January 15, 2015. Students currently attending a private school and/or home schooled, but reside in the District 200 Attendance Area, are also eligible for PACE Program Testing. Testing will take place at each elementary school around the first & second week of March, scheduled around
mandatory PARCC testing. Parents who register their students by the Thursday, January 15, 2015 deadline will be notified by mail about specific testing dates & times prior to testing.
Parent Testing Referral Forms can be found on the District 200 website www.cusd200.org under Departments >Student Learning > Gifted Education > Parent Referral Forms.
Please contact the District 200 PACE Office at (630) 682-2024 with any questions.
Lowell Guidelines for Success
Lowell Eagles Learn: Our School Blog
Thank you for helping tell our story! Thanks to Brian C. for writing our 1st post of the year!