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Monday, September 10, 2012

Monday Message

This is my first Monday Message that is a blog entry! I will continue to send the email blasts when I have a message for the community, and will continue the phone calls for the next few weeks. It is my hope that ALL Lowell community members will subscribe to this blog, either by becoming a "follower" or by entering your email address at the top of the site.  If you have already done this-thank you and please spread the word!
 Here is what you need to know this week:

Family Visit

Our annual family visit will be this week on Thursday, September 13th at 8:15 am.  The family visit is a time where parents may be observers in their students classroom! We hope to see you this Thursday!

New Family Coffee

I would like to invite all parents new to the Lowell to a coffee held immediately after the family visit on Thursday, September 13th at 8:45 am in the Lowell cafeteria. It is a wonderful opportunity to have an orientation to the Lowell and meet other community members.  This event is for any one who is new to the Lowell-regardless the grade level.  I will be scheduling and publicizing my grade level principal coffees very soon.

Important From the Main Office

Please return your child's DISMISSAL PLAN to their classroom teacher by Wednesday, September 12th.  

Get Involved!

There are many ways for parents to get involved in their students school experience.  Parental involvement in school can have positive affects on student achievement.  There are many ways you can get involved here at the Lowell.

School Site Council
School Site Council begins this week.  The first meeting will be on Thursday, September 13th at 7:00 pm in the Lowell lounge.  A School site council is a decision making body that creates the school improvement plan.  It must be comprised of school administrators, parents, and teachers.   Subject to open meeting laws, agendas will be posted 48 hours before the meetings. As a parent, being a SSC member is a valuable and important experience.  Please let me know if you will be able to sit on site council this year.  It is an excellent way to be involved in making improvements to curriculum, instruction, and school culture.

PTO
The PTO fundraises and supports much of what goes on at the Lowell school! They also provide wonderful FREE family events.  The Movie Night and Ice Cream Social will be held on Friday, September 21st at 6:00 pm. The first PTO meeting is on Tuesday, September 18th at 7:00 pm in the Lowell library.  Please visit and sign up for updates from the PTO page.
http://teacherweb.com/MA/WatertownLowellElementary/ParentPortal/apt4.aspx

LCVP
The Lowell Community Volunteer Program matches parent and community volunteer members with various needs within the school.  Volunteer tasks include, but are not limited to: recess play facilitation, classroom assistance, and copying help.  More info from the LCVP to come!

Donate

Time to clean out your closets!  Shoes too small or from last season?? Donate your worn shoes (but wearable and paired) to the Lowell PTO Shoe Recycling Program.  Located right inside the main school doors you will find 2 boxes – drop off your shoes into the box and the PTO will earn $0.50 per lb.  Shoes only-no skates, hiking boots, or ski boots!



Stay in Touch

Please remember that my door is always open! Please feel free to email or call with any questions or concerns that  you may have.

Thank you,
Ms Kaplan

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