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Monday, September 14, 2015

Monday Message

This is the first Monday Message of the school year! I use this message to communicate with families every Monday. I usually like to include pictures from the week and an interesting article. As this is the  first Monday Message, it is "all business".

Breakfast Program at Lowell
Each school has a before school breakfast program from 7:45-8:15am.  The process for payment is the same as lunch payment and students who qualify for free/reduced lunch also qualify for free/reduced breakfast. Menus can be found on the district main webpage under "food menus". Breakfast is such an important part of student's learning! If you have any questions, please contact our food service director, Stephen Marshall at 617-926-7756.

Dismissal Forms
Dismissal forms were due last Friday. Please turn them in as soon as possible if you have yet to do so.

Dropping Off and Picking Up
Some gentle reminders about drop off and pick up.
-In the drop off car line, please pull all the way to down to the second crosswalk/last yellow cone.
-In the drop off car line, DO NOT DRIVE AROUND THE CAR IN FRONT OF YOU. Some cars have been doing this and it is extremely dangerous as there could be children crossing ahead.
-Do not block neighborhood driveways or fire hydrants.
-Do not park in staff parking lots.

Events This Week
-New Family Coffee: There will be a new family coffee at 8:20 am in the Lowell cafeteria on Friday, September 18th. This is a great time for families new to the Lowell (whether it be a first child in Kindergarten or have moved in from another school or district) to learn more about the school and meet others!

-PTO Meeting: The first PTO meeting of the year will be this Tuesday, September 15th in the Lowell libary at 7pm. It is a great opportunity to get involved and learn more about school All are welcome! We have some new, exciting things happening this year.
Our teacher representative at this week's meeting will be Mrs Walsh and we will be discussing fifth grade events.

-Movie Night: The annual movie night and ice cream social is this Friday, September 18th at 6:30 pm on the Lowell front lawn. It is such a fun family event! Ice cream will be served first and then the movie, The Incredibles, will be shown at dusk! Bring blankets and chairs to watch the movie. This is a FREE event. Children must be accompanied by parents as this is not a drop off event.


PTO Updates
-Summer Box Top Contest ends this Friday. Please remember to turn in all Box Tops by then and make sure they are labeled with your child's name!

-Color Run: The first annual elementary school wide color fun run is October 4th! Please register at http://goo.gl/HbwNUw

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