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Thursday, May 30, 2013

Weekly Update

Hello! I am a little late with my update this week. I hope you had a good Memorial Day weekend.

Kindergarten Parent Coffee
Is tomorrow at 8:20 am in the Lowell lounge. Topics covered will be curriculum, assessment, instruction, and transition to grade one! I hope to see many K parents there.

End of Year Picnic and Lowell Garden Ribbon Cutting!
The PTO end of year picnic is Thursday, June 6th at 2:30 on the front lawn.  We will also be officially introducing our Lowell Learning Garden. We hope families and students will join us. There will be a Lowell celebrity dunk tank at the event as well....

Monday, May 20, 2013

Monday Message

Hello! MCAS testing is over for the year and the month of May is coming to an end. The last day of school will be here before we know it.  This week there is an early release day and we end the week with a Memorial Day assembly and spirit day on Friday.

Early Release Day
Wednesday, May 22nd will be an early release day for students. Dismissal will be at 12:15 pm and lunch will be served. There will be no Course for Kids, but there will be LEDP.

Kindergarten Parent Coffee
There will be a principal's coffee for all current kindergarten parents on Friday, May 31st at 8:20 am in the Lowell lounge. Topics that will be covered include curriculum, instruction, assessment, and transitions. I hope to see many kindergarten parents there!

Monday, May 13, 2013

Monday Message

I hope you had a wonderful Mother's Day weekend!

School Site Council 
Site Council will meet this Thursday 7:00 pm in the Lowell lounge. All are welcome to attend as we plan our school improvement plan.

PTO Meeting
PTO will meet this Tuesday at 7:00pm in the Lowell lounge. There will be a special presentation from Camp Hale. There will also be a presentation and discussion on iPads in the classroom. Toni Carlson (K-12 Ed Tech Coordinator), Tom Stezzi (4/5 Teacher), and Nicole Brown (K Teacher) will be special guests. Please join us!

We still have many volunteer opportunities at the Lowell school. If you are interested in helping out at our school in any way (the time commitment is up to you), please email the Lowell Community Volunteer Program to hear about opportunities! Send your email to

Monday, May 6, 2013

Monday Message

Teacher Appreciation Week
This week is Teacher Appreciation Week. I am so grateful for all of our amazing teachers! 

Important Opportunity
This is an important invitation to parents in  Watertown. In response to the recent events, the Watertown Public Schools has been able to obtain the services of the Israel Trauma Coalition (ITC) to work with school leadership, staff and parents to help create a recovery process for our schools and community.
The ITC will be meeting with parents on Tuesday evening, May 7th at 6:30 p.m. and then again on Friday morning, May 10th at 8:45 a.m. Both events will be held in the Hosmer School auditorium.  The focus of the discussion will be supporting families in the coping and recovering process. 
The ITC travels around the world to strengthen community resilience following disasters. We are fortunate to have them share their expertise with us. The Combined Jewish Philanthropies, is sponsoring the ITC trip and work in Watertown.
We hope you will be able to attend one of these sessions.

MCAS Testing
Students in grades 3-5 will be taking math and science MCAS testing over the next two weeks.  The dates and times for testing are below:
Grade 3 Mathematics MCAS: Tuesday, May 7th and Tuesday, May 14th
Grades 4/5 Mathematics MCAS: Wednesday, May 8th and Thursday, May 9th
Grade 5 Science and Technology MCAS: Wednesday, May 15th and Thursday, May 16th