October 2016 Principal’s Den Dear Lowell Community, October is here! It’s hard to believe September has come to an end and we are only weeks away from the end of our First Quarter and Parent-Teacher Conferences. However, there are many great things to highlight from last month.  The staff has spent time getting to know your children, identifying where they are academically in order to provide instruction to meet their individual needs.  We had a great turn out for Open House. The staff and I enjoyed visiting with students and their families.  Our first practice Lockdown drill was a success with the Boise Police Department. Detective Lori Bourgeau said the staff and students “Rocked it!”  On Friday, we had our first Lowell Pride Assembly, recognizing students who have displayed Nurturing Attitudes all month long. In order to continue to streamline the process for scheduling a time to meet with teachers for Parent-Teacher Conference, we will continue to use Sign Up Genius. This program allows you as the parent to pick a time slot that is convenient for your schedule.  An email will be sent out with additional information and instructions on how to sign-up.  If you need time slots back to back for multiple children, you will want to go into the website and sign up for your preferred date and time as soon as possible. As we move into the beautiful fall colors of October, it will also be a busy month for staff and students. Please take a moment and review the key dates and events listed in the newsletter and mark your calendars. I look forward to our continued partnership, seeing you all at the Fall Carnival and Parent Teacher Conferences. Together we make a difference in the lives of our Lowell students. Lowell is a great place to be! Kind Regards, Dr. Adria David Eight Habits of the Heart Character Trait of the Month: Brother/Sisterhood and Friendship Within the community, brotherhood and Sisterhood is the habit that reaches beyond comfortable relationships to extend a welcome to those who may be different from yourself. Friendship is the habit that binds people together when they take pleasure in each other’s company, listen, laugh, and share good times and bad. Clifton Taulbert
October 2016  Principal   s Den Dear Lowell Community, October is here  It   s hard to believe September has come to an en...
Page |2 October 2016 Recognizing Lowell’s Safety Patrol Members Lowell’s Safety Patrol students are selected because they have demonstrated to their teachers that they can be responsible, courteous, dependable, and have shown leadership potential, while also having good attendance. Being a member of the Lowell Safety Patrol means they have agreed to take on the responsibility of arriving early before school starts and staying late after school ends. Patrol members constantly demonstrate good citizenship and are courteous while on duty. Meet our September Safety Patrol members, Maddie W. and Kaylee L. and what they had to say about serving, as well as comments from Mrs. Merrick. Maddie – “I love Safety Patrol because I love keeping everyone safe, and it makes me feel good about myself to know that I’m keeping my school’s students, parents, and teachers safe.” “Maddie W. is a dependable sixth grader who also did Safety Patrol last year. I knew I could call her even before school started to be on the first patrol shift, and she even offered to help train the new patrol members! We are fortunate to have such a dedicated student serving our school on Safety Patrol.” Kaylee – “I like being on Safety Patrol because it’s a good way to gain responsibility for kids at Lowell.” “Kaylee L. is a new fifth grade patrol member, and she has been a great addition to the patrol. She has substituted for other members a few times, and she often asked if she was needed on patrol to help. Thanks for all your dedication to keeping our school Safe, Kaylee!” Wahooz Fit For Fun Exercise 20 hours and get a FREE Wahooz ticket Fit for Fun is a fitness incentive program for elementary school students. It rewards kids for being physically active outside of school. Each student who completes 40 half-hour exercise sessions during the months of October & November will receive a Wahooz Fit for Fun ticket (Indoor Incredible, $24.99 value!), including unlimited:          NEW! Laser Maze NEW! Twister NEW! Frog Hopper NEW! Bumper Cars XD Dark Ride Laser Tag Bowling, including shoe rental Kiddie Cove (max 48" tall) $5 Game Card It Is Easy 1. Students return completed Fitness Logs with parent signature to teacher no later than Friday, December 2, 2016. 2. The PE teachers will distribute tickets the first week of January.
Page  2  October 2016  Recognizing Lowell   s Safety Patrol Members Lowell   s Safety Patrol students are selected because...
Page |3 October 2016 Fall Carnival The Lowell Elementary Carnival is right around the corner! It is a great family event where you can have fun with your kids AND help raise funds for Lowell programs and projects! We can't run the carnival without the help of volunteers like you! Please consider volunteering, volunteer signup: http://www.signupgenius.com/go/2 0f0945aba92c7-lowell1. The PTSA is also asking for the help of each classroom to create a gift basket to raffle at the Carnival. All proceeds from the baskets benefit programs and projects at Lowell Elementary. Please sign-up and deliver your basket items to the office at Lowell Elementary by Tuesday, October 11th. Drawing Gift Baskets: http://www.signupgenius.com/go/20f09 45aba92c7-lowell. For reimbursement forms, contact information and upcoming events, go to: https://lowellptsa.wordpress.com. Parent Teacher Student Association (PTSA) Please show your Lowell school spirit by joining our PTSA! The Lowell PTSA meets on the 2nd Thursday of each month at 4:00 pm in the library. You do not have to be a member to come to the meetings. However, if you would like to become a member it is only $10.00. Forms to become a member are located on Lowell’s website at, http://lowell.boiseschools.org/parents___patrons/parent_teacher_student_association__ptsa_. For more information on Lowell’s PTSA, please contact Amber Bennett, Lowell PTSA President at amberjbennett@ymail.com.
Page  3  October 2016  Fall Carnival The Lowell Elementary Carnival is right around the corner  It is a great family event...
Page |4 October 2016 Important Dates and Events Oct. 5 Oct. 6 Oct. 7 Oct. 10 – 14 Oct. 12 Oct. 13 Oct. 14 Oct. 17 Oct. 21 Oct. 28 Oct. 31-Nov. 4 Nov. 2 Nov. 3 Nov. 4 Individual Pictures Teacher In-Service Day-No School Teacher In-Service Day-No School Fire Safety Week National Take Your Parents to Lunch Day, (purchase tickets by October 11th) Parent Teacher Student Association Meeting (PTSA), 4:00 PM in the Library School Carnival District Community Meeting, Capital High School Lowell Pride Assembly No School, End of First Quarter Lowell Library Book Fair Looking Ahead… Parent Teacher Conferences – Kindergarten No School Parent Teacher Conferences – Kindergarten through 6th Grade No School No School Idaho State Department of Agriculture hhttp://www.farmtoschool.org/resources http://www.farmtoschool.org/
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Page |5 October 2016 National School Lunch Week ***To help the school prepare for enough food, please purchase your ticket by October 11th. Thank you!
Page  5  October 2016  National School Lunch Week     To help the school prepare for enough food, please purchase your tic...
Page |6 October 2016 Thank You to our Donors: The Assistance League of Boise Operation School Supplies (OSS) is a philanthropic program of Assistance League of Boise (ALB). OSS has been providing school supplies to the children of Ada County since 1996. This year we are able to provide 95 elementary, middle, junior high, charter and alternative schools with approximately $80,000 worth of school supplies. The 12,735 students selected by school counselors or teachers will receive supplies which include crayons, erasers, pencils, pens, glue sticks, rulers, notebook paper, spiral notebooks, paints, felt markers, and colored pencils and other items. ALB is a member of the National Assistance League and we are an all-volunteer, non-profit organization that puts caring and commitment into action through philanthropic programs in Ada County. Other ALB programs include: Operation School Bell, Teen Retail, History in the Bown House, Cinderella’s Closet, Project Hearing, Baby Bundles and Empowering Youth. Funds for our programs come from community donations, private contributions, grants, and the operation of ALB Thrift Shop at 5825 Glenwood Ave. The public is invited to visit our Thrift Shop, and to support our programs by donating good quality used clothing and small household items. Assistance League of Boise P.O. Box 140104, Boise, ID 83714 377-4327 Thank you to our Donors: Presbyterian Women of Southminster Church For many students, shopping for school supplies is an exciting time. Selecting a brand new backpack, the perfect notebook, and the right outfit for the first day of school are all things most of us remember fondly from our academic years. While an exciting time for students, back-to-school shopping can be a different experience for parents: between clothing, school supplies, and activities…costs add up quickly! This year the Presbyterian Women of Southminster donated 45 backpacks filled with supplies for students in grades K-6th. Providing a student with the proper supplies to learn not only boosts their confidence in the classroom, but also provides a sense of belonging, and can have a positive impact on reducing absenteeism. Thank you!
Page  6  October 2016  Thank You to our Donors  The Assistance League of Boise Operation School Supplies  OSS  is a philan...