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Monday, October 20, 2014

Monday Message 10/20

Good Morning Lowell Families,

Our month long focus on cooperation continues.  Classrooms are continuing to recognize students for their efforts at teamwork and collaboration.  Ms. Knight has been working with 4th and 5th grade classes on promoting friendships, how to approach diversity and differences, and ways to prevent bullying in our school.  Please check out the links to her lessons on her Lowell Guidance Blog.

PTO
Harvest Fest- The PTO is still looking for cooperative volunteers to help out with the Harvest Fest.  Harvest Fest is this Thursday, October 23rd from 6:30 to 8:30.  Volunteers are needed at the food table, and for other events such as face painting.  Please sign-up to volunteer at the PTO table by the front entrance.

Chateau Fundraiser:  On Wednesday, October 22nd bring a fundraiser ticket to the Chateau Restaurant in Waltham and 20% of your bill will go to the Lowell PTO.  Here is a link to the flyer: Chateau Fundraiser.  Flyers are also available on the PTO table by the main entrance.

Spirit Day: Friday, October 24th is Spirit Day.  Wear orange and black to celebrate the harvest season.

Schedule for the week:
Tuesday, October 21st, Site Council 7:00pm in the Library
Wednesday, October 22nd, PTO Chateau Fundraiser, Waltham 11:15am to close
Thursday, October 23rd, Harvest Fest, 6:30 to 8:30pm in the Lowell Gym and Cafeteria
Friday, October 24th, Parent Coffee 8:20am in the Cafeteria - Grade 5 Parents
Friday, October 24th, Spirit Day- Wear orange and black.

Picture Day
Last Thursday was Picture Day.  If you would still like to order pictures you can order online at coffeepond.com.  We will have a retake day on Wednesday, December 3rd.

Have a great week!

Ms. Donovan

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Monday (Tuesday) Message 10/14

Good Morning Lowell Families,

I hope families had a relaxing long weekend.  Today teachers and instructional assistants are busy in professional development classes.  We will see everyone back tomorrow morning for a short school week.

Evacuation Drill

On Friday, October 10th, the Lowell School had a scheduled evacuation drill.  The teachers and students exited the building and proceeded to the Department of Public Works on Orchard Street.  Completing fire and evacuation drills are an important part of school safety and preparedness.  The students were respectful and responsible during the drill.  The drill was complete in under thirty minutes and the students returned to a regular school day.

Traffic and Parking

The school and the Police Department have been getting many emails and calls from neighbors of the Lowell School about parking and traffic during drop-off and pick-up.  Please be respectful of the neighbors.  Do not block driveways, and obey streets that are one-way during school hours.  

CORRECTION PTO Meeting

There is a PTO meeting Wednesday from 7:00 to 8:30 at the Lowell School.  Volunteers are still needed for the Harvest Festival on Thursday, October 23rd from 6:30 to 8:30.  Please contact Nikki Muraca @ niccole_e@yahoo.com to sign up.  

Here is the link to PTO flyer.

Picture Day

Picture Day is this Thursday, October 16th.  Students should have brought envelopes home last Thursday.  Envelopes should be returned to the classroom teacher.  

Have a great week!

Ms. Donovan 

Monday, October 6, 2014

Monday Message 10/6/14

Good Afternoon Lowell Families,

We had a wonderful assembly on Friday focussed on cooperation.  The Lowell leopard made and appearance.  Teachers modeled cooperation by playing a group game in front of the students.  Children noticed that the teachers did a good job cooperating by: listening to Ms. Donahue's directions, cheering each other on, and not giving up.  Classrooms will be having class meetings about cooperation and teachers will be recognizing kids that display good teamwork.


Picture Day:
Picture day is Thursday, October 16th.  Envelopes will go home this Thursday, October 9th.  The envelopes should be returned to the classroom teacher.

Columbus Day and Professional Development:
Reminder there is NO SCHOOL for students on Monday and Tuesday, October 13 and 14th.  There is a PTO meeting on Thursday, October 14th at 7:00.

Have a great week!

Ms. Donovan

Sunday, September 28, 2014

Monday Message, September 29th 2014

Good Morning Lowell Families,

September is quickly coming to a close.  Teachers and students are back into the swing of the school year.  This Friday we will have our second whole school assembly.  The focus of October will be cooperation.  Students will be learning how to work together successfully.  Good cooperation is the result of many other important skills such as communication, effort, focus and creativity.  The Lowell Staff will be on the look out for students that demonstrate good cooperation. 

As Helen Keller said, “Alone we can do so little.  Together we can do so much.”

PTO

Use the link to access the PTO Newsletter.  Find out who won the Summer Box Tops contest. 


School Safety Night

Watertown Public Schools is hosting a School Safety Parent Night on Thursday, October 2nd at Watertown Middle School from 7-9pm. 


Have a great week!


Ms. Donovan

Monday, September 22, 2014

Monday Message 9/22/14

Hello Lowell Families,

It was great to see so many parents at Back to School Night last week.  I hope you were able to meet your child's teacher and learn more about the Lowell School.  Please note that the Lowell School Google calendar has finally been updated with the dates for meetings, conferences and no school days.

Calendar for the week of Sept. 22nd

Monday -Friday Sept. 23rd- 26th Sock Drive Collection for Cradles to Crayons
Box in the front entranceway.

Tuesday, September 23rd 6-8pm Lowell School Cafeteria Instrument Distribution Night,
Lowell Cafeteria

Friday, September 26th, Spirit Day- Crazy Sock Day-
Wear your craziest socks to show your school spirit!

Saturday, September 27th, Faire on the Square- 10am - 4pm Watertown Square

PTO Announcements

PTO is looking for volunteers to help out with the Harvest Festival on October 23rd. Please contact Nikki Muraca niccole_e@yahoo.com or Donna Tuccinardi dmtuccinardi2012@gmail.com to help.  

Have a great week.  

Ms. Donovan



Wednesday, September 17, 2014

PTO Newsletter and Open House

Please use this link to access the PTO Newsletter:

PTO Newsletter

Schedule for Open House:


 
PreK-2 Parents
3-5 Parents
6:30- 6:45
Presentation in the Gym
Presentation in the Gym
6:45- 7:15
Visit classrooms
Visit Specialists in the Cafe
7:15- 7:45
Visit Specialists in the Cafe
Visit classrooms

Monday, September 15, 2014

Monday Message, September 15th, 2014

Hello Lowell Families,

We had our first fire drill today.  The students were able to safely enter and exit the building and, classes quickly returned to their regular routines.

Schedule for the week

Tuesday, September 16th School Site Council Information Meeting 7:00- 8:30 in the Lowell Library

Thursday, September 18th Back to School Night 6:30-8:00 in the Gym/ Cafeteria/ Classrooms

Back to School Night
6:30 - 6:45 pm Principal's presentation in the Gym
6:45- 7:15 pm K-2 Parents visit classrooms, 3-5 Parents visit Specialists in the Cafeteria
7:15 - 7:45 pm 3-5 Parents visit classrooms, K-2 Parents visit Specialists in the Cafeteria

Friday, September 19th, Instrument Demonstration for 4th grade students @ 1:30 pm

Reminder
George Street next to the Lowell Playground is one way.  People should not be driving down George Street towards the Lowell School during Drop and Go.

Courses for Kids
Courses for Kids will be starting soon.  The deadline to register is September 19th.  Please follow the link to find information about the courses: https://sites.google.com/a/watertown.k12.ma.us/dept/wce/lowell-cfk

Have a great week!

Ms. Donovan