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Monday, January 26, 2015

Monday Message 1/26

Good Morning Lowell Families,

The forecast is calling for lots of snow this week.  Please check local news outlets for updates on school closings or delays. 

As of 9:00 AM on Monday- Courses for Kids for Monday afternoon have been cancelled and Boys and Girls Night at the Hosmer School this evening have been cancelled.  

Perseverance

The core value we are focussing on for the month of January is perseverance.  This is an important trait for all New Englanders to develop to survive the long winters.  Perseverance is also an important value for students.  Learning involves working through problems and using what you already know to help you figure out something new.  This happens in pre-K when students are trying to balance blocks and build a tall tower or in fifth grade when students are solving complex multi-step word problems.  The learning doesn't happen just by getting the right answer.  Important learning happens with each incorrect answer along the way.  

International Night


This Friday, January 30th from 6:00 – 8:00 PM is International Night at the Lowell School.  International Night is an event that celebrates the diversity of the population at the Lowell School.  There will be tables representing different countries and foods from different cultures.  Please join us on Friday evening for this event.

Have a great week.  Be safe in the storm. 

Ms. Donovan

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Tuesday Message 1/20

Good Morning Lowell Families,

I hope everyone enjoyed the long weekend.  Teachers were busy at school today but we are looking forward to seeing students back at school tomorrow morning.

Site Council
There is a Lowell School Site Council meeting tonight at 7:00 PM in the library.  The Assistant Superintendent Darilyn Donovan will be in attendance to answer questions about elementary curriculum.

Spirit Day Friday- Bring a Flag
On Friday, January 23rd students should bring an 8 1/2 by 11 piece of paper make a flag to represent their cultural heritage.  These flags will be used to decorate at International Night on Friday, January 30th.

International Night
International Night is Friday, January 30th from 6-8 PM.  This is a great event to recognize the cultural diversity at the Lowell School.  Families can sign up to have a table by emailing: lowellvolunteers@gmail.com.  Families can also bring food from different cultures for a feast in the cafeteria.

Have a great week!

Ms. Donovan

Monday, January 12, 2015

Monday Message 1/12

Good Morning Lowell Families,

Students got right back into the swing of things last week.  I have been visiting classrooms and it is impressive to see the challenging and engaging work students are doing.  Our core value this month is perseverance.  Perseverance is a quality that all students need to develop to continue to grow as learners.  Teachers encourage students to stick with challenges, learn from mistakes and celebrate effort not just success.

Kindergarten Registration
Last week's Kindergarten Information night had low attendance.  If you have friends or neighbors with kindergarten age children please reach out to them and let them know about Kindergarten Registration.

Monday, January 12th 7:30 AM- 10:00 AM  and 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Tuesday, January 13th 7:30 AM- 10:00 AM  and 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Thursday, January 15th 7:30 AM- 10:00 AM  and 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Friday, January 16th 7:30 AM- 10:00 AM  and 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM

PTO:
PTO Meeting, Tuesday January 13th at 7:00 in the Teacher's Room

International Night, Friday January 30th 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
We currently have families setting up tables to represent Albania, Bulgaria, Germany, India, Italy, Palestine, Puerto Rico, Russia, South Korea, Tunisia and Turkey.  If you would like to set up a table to honor your cultural heritage please email: lowellvolunteers@gmail.com

Have a great week!

Ms. Donovan

Monday, January 5, 2015

Monday Message 1/5/2015

Happy New Year Lowell Families,

I hope everyone had a restful vacation.  It is often difficult to get back into the routine after vacation but, it was great to see many smiling kids entering the building this morning.

Reminders
As the weather gets colder remember that classes do try to go out to recess every day.  Please make sure students are dressed appropriately for the weather.  Doors open for students at 8:05.  If you are using the Drop and Go, please make sure to pull all the way forward to allow many cars to get through quickly.  Watch carefully for students in crosswalks.

Kindergarten Information Night
This Thursday from 6:30-7:30 is Kindergarten Information Night.  You will…..

  • learn about early education in Watertown 
  • find out when to register your child
  • learn how to register your child for school 
  • ask questions about early education and registration 
  • pick up registration packets 

Kindergarten Requirements:
Your child must turn 5 years of age on or before September 7, 2015
Full Day Pre-Kindergarten Requirements:
Your child must turn 4 years of age on or before September 7, 2015

PTO
The next PTO meeting is Tuesday, January 13th at 7:00 in the Lowell Teacher's Room.

International Night
International Night at the Lowell School is on Friday, January 30th from 6 to 8pm.  Countries represented so far are: Albania, Germany, India, Italy, Puerto Rico, South Korea, Tunisia, and Turkey.  If you would like to host a table please email lowellvolunteers@gmail.com.

Have a great week!

Ms. Donovan