Dear Lowell School Families,
We are pleased to announce that our Wellness Committee will be expanding the District-wide,
healthy eating initiative this school year. This initiative will bring exciting events and helpful
resources to all the families in Watertown, including:
● Continuation of the after-school cooking classes and gardening clubs for 4th and 5th graders
● Implementation of parent workshops and healthy eating events throughout the school year
● Reinforcement of a home-school connection on healthy cooking and eating by distributing
the award-winning ChopChop: The Fun Cooking Magazine for Families. Thanks to a
generous grant from Watertown Savings Bank and funding from the PEP Grant, every
elementary student will receive a copy of ChopChop Magazine for the entire school year
(Fall, Winter, Spring, and Summer).
● Distribution of lesson plans using ChopChop in the classroom will also be available to all the
Based in Watertown, ChopChop’s mission is to inspire and teach kids to cook together with their
families. We encourage you to look through the magazine with your children and pick a recipe to
make together at home!
Please take a few minutes to complete this online survey:
https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/watertowncooks This survey is to help understand your
family’s current eating habits and how often you cook at home. All answers will remain
anonymous. There will be a follow-up survey at the end of the school year as well. Complete both
surveys for a chance to win a Kitchen Essentials gift basket valued at over $100 and other
Here’s to a healthy (and delicious) school year!
Jean M. Fitzgerald Donna Ruseckas
Superintendent Director of Wellness and Extended Services