April 2017 Principal s Den Dear Lowell Families and Patrons Welcome back after a fun filled Spring Break I find that Spring Break comes at the perfect time to rejuvenate both students and staff to finish out the school year April is always an exciting month as spring testing begins our students get to share what they have learned this year We encourage students to get a good night s rest and eat a well balanced breakfast Please check with your child s classroom teacher regarding specific assessment dates and times your child will be testing April also brings healthy competition for our 5th and 6th graders who are participating in Track and Field Please join us in cheering them on during track meets We are always looking for parent volunteers to help out with the track events If you are interested in helping please contact our track coaches see page 4 This week our 6th graders have the opportunity to participate in the MOSS Outreach Program focusing on 6th grade science standards It will be important students dress in layers and wear closed toe walking shoes as students will be spending the whole day outside in the different elements please see previous email sent by the 6th grade teachers regarding specifics On April 11th the district has brought in Tom Schimmer author of Grading From the Inside Out to present to parents regarding grading practices This year the School Board passed a new grading policy that will go into effect Fall 2017 I highly encourage all parents to attend this presentation as it will be a great opportunity to learn more about the new policy and the background for why the policy needed to be changed see page 6 Third quarter report cards will be sent home at the end of the week This is a great time to visit with your child reviewing and or setting new goals to finish out the semester We are proud of how far the students have come this year Thank you for your continued support Your Principal Dr Adria David April 22nd
April 2017  Principal   s Den Dear Lowell Families and Patrons, Welcome back after a fun filled Spring Break  I find that ...
Important Dates and Events Mon Tues April 3 May 3 April 4 Wed Thurs April 5 April 6 Fri April 7 Mon Tues Thurs Mon Tues Wed Thurs April 10 April 11 April 13 April 17 21 April 18 April 19 May 19 April 20 24 Fri April 21 Wed Fri April 26 April 28 Begins ALL Day 9 30am 12 35pm ALL Day ALL Day 4 00 6 00pm ALL Day 1 00 2 00pm 2 15 3 15pm 4 00 6 00pm 6 30 8 00pm 4 00 5 00pm All Day 4 30 6 30pm Begins Begins 1 00 2 00pm All Day 12 30 1 30pm 5 00 7 00pm 9 30am 2 00pm 8 30 9 00am STAR Reading and Math Assessment 6th Grade MOSS Birds of Prey 4th Grade Bown House 6th Grade MOSS Celebration Park 6th Grade MOSS Kathryne Albertsons Park 5 6th Track Tri Meet Lowell Volunteers Needed 6th Grade MOSS Table Rock Theatre Workshop Class Student Assembly Stuart Little in the Gym 5 6th Track Tri Meet Taft Parent Night Sound Grading Practices Borah High School PTSA Meeting Carol and Jenna in attendance Earth Week 5 6th Track Regional and City Meet Boise HS ISAT Testing check with your child s classroom teacher for exact times IRI CBM Testing Mrs Hagerty s Class in the gym Jordan Music Performance Earth Day Wear green and brown 5th Grade Ballet Idaho Peter Pan 5 6th District II Track Meet East Junior High Classroom Pictures Lowell Pride Eight Habits of the Heart Character Trait for April is Dependability Within the community dependability is being there for others through all the times of their lives a steady influence that makes tomorrow a welcome event Clifton Taulbert
Important Dates and Events Mon Tues  April 3-May 3 April 4  Wed Thurs  April 5 April 6  Fri  April 7  Mon Tues Thurs Mon T...
Message from Parent Teachers Student Association PTSA What a success STEM night was for Lowell The enthusiasm is contagious Who wants to be a part of our great PTSA organization The Lowell Parent Teacher Student Association is seeking interested individuals to run for the Executive Board for the 2017 2018 School Year Positions include President Vice President Treasurer and Secretary Nominations will be made at the April Board meeting and the election will be held in May To nominate yourself or someone else please contact a member of the election committee Laura Bainbridge at bainlaur isu edu Shari Fernandez at safernandez05 yahoo com or Sarah Miller at sarahstrangemiller gmail com Help us make Lowell stronger for our kids and the community Box Top Winner The PTSA would like to thank everyone who saved and submitted Box Tops this Spring We congratulate Mrs Baker s class for the most Box Top submissions Their class will earn a pizza party This year with fall and spring Box Top collections Lowell earned a total of 1079 10 Way to go Lowell Families Keep saving those Box Tops all Spring and Summer We will collect and earn more money for Lowell in the fall Lowell PTSA
Message from Parent Teachers Student Association  PTSA   What a success STEM night was for Lowell  The enthusiasm is conta...
5th 6th Grade Track Tri Meets April 6th Highland and Adams Lowell home April 10th Lowell away Taft Regional Meet April 18th Lowell away Boise High School District II Meet April 25th Lowell away East Junior High School City Meet May 1st Lowell away East Junior High School Coaches Contact Information Mark Largomarsino mark lagomarsino boiseschools org 870 4570 Dustin Whittington dustinwhittington20 gmail com 530 957 2988 Highlights from Mrs Hagerty s Classroom Fieldtrip to Home Depot Home Depot was so much fun We learned about making keys sawing painting carpet and TOOLS
5th 6th Grade Track Tri Meets  April 6th- Highland and Adams   Lowell  home  April 10th- Lowell  away    Taft Regional Mee...
Continued Highlights from Home Depot Thank you Home Depot
Continued Highlights from Home Depot  Thank you Home Depot
Grading in Schools Today With Internationally Known Educator Author and Speaker Tom Schimmer You ll Learn Why teaching has changed since you were in school How today s grading practices hold students accountable What is the purpose of homework How a grade builds confidence What a grade should tell you about your student How you and your children can be more involved in the learning process When Tuesday April 11 6 30 Pm 8 00 Pm Where Borah High School Auditorium 6001 W Cassia Road Boise Id 83706
Grading in Schools Today With Internationally-Known Educator, Author and Speaker Tom Schimmer You   ll Learn    Why teachi...