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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

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Lowell School Reminders

Hello Lowell Families,

Just a few quick reminders.

Notices
It is important to check backpacks for notices.  Thursday is notice day at the Lowell School so it is especially important to check backpacks on Thursdays.  We will try not to send paper notices on other days unless it is something time sensitive.  One important notice this week is about iparent which is our parent link to our student information system.  You can use iparent to keep contact information and emergency phone numbers updated.

Dismissal Plans
Please make sure to return your child's dismissal plan.  We follow dismissal plans carefully.  If you need to make a change to the dismissal plan on a particular day, please put it in writing.

PTO
There was a great turn out for the first PTO meeting last night.  PTO is looking for volunteers to help with fundraising and events.  There is a volunteer sign-up sheet in the PTO welcome packet.  The summer box top contest has been extended to September 15th.  Friday at 6:00 is the Ice Cream Social and Movie Night.  It is a great way to reconnect with families after the summer.

Lowell Community Volunteer Program
The Lowell Community Volunteer Program is a group that helps organize parent volunteers at the Lowell School.  Parent volunteers can sign up to help with administrative tasks such as photocopying and laminating.  If you are interested in volunteering please stop by the LCVP table at Back to School Night or contact Stephanie Venizelos,  svnov3@yahoo.com or Deb Ortiz,  ortiz60@hotmail.com to volunteer.

Have a great rest of the week,

Ms. Donovan

Monday, September 8, 2014

Monday Message 9/8/2014

Hello Lowell Families,

We had two great opening days last week.  It was wonderful to walk around classrooms and see students getting to know their teachers and classmates.  On Friday we had our first assembly for students in grade 1 through 5.  I was able to introduce myself and we sang our updated Lowell School Song.  We talked a little about the core values we will focus on this year: cooperation, kindness, perseverance and integrity.  I am looking forward to our first full week of school.  This week there is a PTO meeting on Tuesday evening and the PTO Ice Cream Social and Movie Night on Friday evening.  On Friday morning I will be hosting a coffee for new families just after drop-off in the cafeteria.  

See the week's schedule below for times and locations.  


Schedule for the week of September 9th to September 12th

Tuesday, September 9th
PTO Meeting 7-8:30 pm, Library

Friday, September 12th
Parent Coffee for New Families 8:20 -9:00am, Cafeteria
PTO Ice Cream Social and Movie Night: The Lego Movie 6-8pm


Ms. Donovan
Acting Principal

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Lowell School Update 9/2/2014

Good Afternoon Lowell Families,

Today was the first day back for Faculty and Staff.  We are busy preparing for students to arrive on Thursday.  I am finally able to send out emails to everyone so, I will do my best to communicate regularly. 

Communication

There are many ways that the school will communicate with families including: paper notices, emails and phone calls.  If you change your phone number, email or address please update this information in iparent so that you continue to receive communications from the school. 

The Lowell School does not have an absence hotline for students.  If your child is going to be absent you can email the teacher directly.  You DO NOT need to call the main office.  You only need to call if you receive an automated message that your child is not in school and you believe the student is present. 

Drop-off

Please remember that if you are using the “Stop, Drop and Go” it is important to :
1.  Pull as far up as possible. 
2. DO NOT get out of your car.  
This will keep the traffic moving and allow students to get into school on time. 

LEDP
The Lowell Extended Day Program begins on Thursday, September 4th for students in grades 1-5 and Tuesday, September 9th for students in pre-K and Kindergarten. 

Calendar
I will put out an updated calendar once the school committee votes on the calendar.  

See you on Thursday!


Ms. Donovan