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Monday, December 21, 2015

Monday Message


Pajama Day
Pajama day will be on Wednesday, December 23rd. Please remember to wear school appropriate footwear!

Winter Break
School will be closed for winter break from 12/24/15-1/3/16.  December School will reopen on Monday, January 4th, 2016.

Save the Date and a Call for Countries!
Our fourth annual International Night will be on Friday, January 29th. It is an amazing evening of delicious food and sharing so much about the diversity of our community.  All are welcome. Also, please consider hosting a table that represents your culture. This involves bringing a small display to represent your culture or nation! The countries we have represented so far are...
Argentina
Australia
Dominican Republic
Germany
Greece
Guatemala
Ireland
Japan
Namibia
Palestine
Russia
Senegal
Switzerland
Vietnam
Please email yolyett@gmail.com if you are able to host a table!

Book Fair and Literacy Night!
The book fair and literacy night were tremendous successes. Thank you to all who came, supported, and volunteered. Pictures to follow!

Box Tops Winter Contest
Winter box top contest begins the day we return from vacation!  Please label bag/envelope with child's name as well as child's teacher. This is the first year we need both names as two separate contests are going on.

Monday, December 14, 2015

Monday Message

I hope you had a good weekend!  Thank you to all of the volunteers who are making the book fair run!

Book Fair 
The book fair is open! It is located in the school library the hours are...
12/14: 2: 15 - 3:30PM
12/15: 2: 15- 3:30PM
12/16: 2:30- 6:00PM
12/17: 2:15- 3:30PM
12/18: 2:00- 3:30, 6-8PM

Family Literacy Night
Is this Friday, December 18th from 6-8pm. Parents must supervise their children during this event. There will be celebrity readers, a performance from the amazing storyteller Len Cabral, craft activities, and amazing raffles! The Emily Miranda from the Watertown Public Library will be there setting students up with library cards. Please bring proof of address for this (a bill or license) Please join us for this great event!

Spirit Day Wednesday 12/23, Spare Change Day Friday 12/18!
Spirit Day on Wednesday 12/23 is a  Pajama Day. Students can wear pajamas! Also we will be collecting spare change from students on Friday, 12/18.  The change will be used to buy book fair books off of teacher wish lists! P

Tuesday, December 8, 2015

Book Fair, Picture Day, Coding, and Progress Reports!

There is so many good things happening-I had to write another post this week!

-A reminder that picture re-take day is tomorrow, Wednesday, December 9th

-This week the Lowell school students are CODING! In honor of the international "hour of code" students will be learning more about computer science this week and coding in their library classes. I had an opportunity to watch a kindergarten class coding on Monday! To learn more about this event visit https://hourofcode.com/us

-First term progress reports will be going home this Thursday for students in grades 1-5. Parents of PreK and K students should receive an online invitation from Teaching Strategies GOLD to access their child's report.

-Our Scholastic Book Fair starts next week. The book fair is a great opportunity to buy books and gifts and support our school. We still need more volunteers to help. If you can offer some time please click here to sign up. The book is open:
Sunday 12/13 Public Sale: 10am-1pm 
Monday 12/14: 2: 15 - 3:30PM 
Tuesday 12/15: 2: 15- 3:30PM 
Wednesday 12/16: 2:30- 6:00PM 
Thursday 12/17: 2:15- 3:30PM 
Friday 12/18: 2:00- 3:30 &  6-8PM




Monday, December 7, 2015

Monday Message


There are a lot of updates this week!

I also want to remind everyone of our Lowell Facebook page. It is a Facebook page and not a Facebook group. This means that it's purpose is to provide updates about events and in the moment happenings of our school. Any specific questions or comments about your student or about school should be directed to the right staff member via email or phone.  Please follow us on Facebook if you can and enjoy the updates and pictures of our great community.

Toy/Clothing Drive
The girl scout toy and clothing drive is still going on until December 18th! The girl scout troop appreciates all of the donations of winter clothing and now are hoping to get some more donations of new, unwrapped toys! Drop boxes are in the main office

Family Literacy Night
Please join us for family literacy night on Friday, December 18th from 6-8pm. Our book fair will be open and there will be a lot of amazing and engaging activities for students of all ages!

PTO Meeting
The Parent Teacher Organization (PTO) will meet this Tuesday, December 8th at 7pm in the Lowell library. All are welcome!

Picture Retake Day
Picture retake day is Wednesday, December 9th. Students who would like to have pictures re-taken should just return their original photos. Students who were absent may have their picture taken for the first time.

Parent Coffee Dates
The remaining (we have already had grade 1 and grade 4) principal parent coffee dates for the rest of the year are on the calendar on the main Lowell website and they are below. They are in the Lowell cafeteria from 8:20-9am and it is a time to learn about grade level specific curriculum, assessment, and more.

1/7/16-Grade 3 Parent Coffee
2/4/16-Grade 2 Parent Coffee
3/3/16-Grade K Parent Coffee
4/7/16-Grade 5 Parent Coffee