Welcome 2017! It’s amazing that we are already into the new year and close to half way through the school year. As we reflect on 2016, our students at Lowell have accomplished so much. It is through these accomplishments that we know what we can achieve for the new year.
Attendance continues to be an extremely important area that we need to work on. With winter vacation over, we can set our sights on staying healthy and having our students here and on time each and every day. As a school community we can make a difference with attendance and set the standard in our district.
Once again I hope that your holidays were relaxing and fun and I look forward to hearing from you about all of the fun adventures that you and your families had during winter break.
Lester “Dow” Lawson
“What day is it?” “It’s today,” squeaked Piglet. “My favorite day,” said Pooh.
― A.A. Milne
Happy New Year! I hope you had a wonderful holiday season! With the holiday bustle behind us, we can re-establish our routines, make plans for the New Year and get back into the swing of things.
January is full of memory-making activities you can share with your child, starting this week:
- Thursday, January 12 is this month’s Lowell Social/Dining for Dollars at Ruby’s. Ruby’s will be packed with Lowell community members — this is a fun chance to get together with other Lowell families. Plus, 20% of your check will be donated to Lowell – a win win!
- Friday, January 13 is Lowell’s Winter Ice Skate Night – the “coolest” event of the year! This is another very popular event! You can buy your ticket at the door for $10 or turn in a pre-sale envelope by Wednesday for $8 tickets.
- Friday, January 20 is our beloved annual Authors and Illustrators Night. Online registration has begun (see http://www.lowellpta.com) – and you should sign up early to make sure you get to participate in the session of your choice. The night starts with a visit from the Super Mex Taco Truck, and then continues in hands-on workshop sessions for the whole family led by successful published writers and illustrators eager to inspire kids of all ages with their creative activities.
This month is a great time to become more involved in your Lowell community:
- Wednesday, January 11 is the Variety Show information meeting (3:15 p.m. in the Auditorium). The Variety Show is March 1 or 2 (different shows on different days), with practices on Wednesdays or Thursdays starting in February. Come see how your little Sea “Star” can participate!
- Tuesday, January 24 is our next PTA Meeting (6:30 p.m., Auditorium; childcare is available for school aged kids). Don’t miss the midyear financial report — learn about how we are doing and what our PTA dollars are funding this year and next.
- The Science Fair is right around the corner on February 21-22, so start planning! And don’t miss the opportunity to be a hands-on team member or leader and make a direct impact! Join the Spring Auction planning team (firstname.lastname@example.org) or the Carnival planning team (email@example.com), express interest in one of the open PTA executive board positions (President, Vice President, Treasurer, Financial Secretary, or Membership) (contact our Parliamentarian Melissa Sipowicz at firstname.lastname@example.org), or stake out an event chair position for next year (contact our Ways team Tracy Kollin and Anne Smith at email@example.com).
It’s so true that the more you put into Lowell, the more you and your family will take away! You can find out more about all these events and opportunities (and more!) by reading this Lowell Log and the weekly email blasts from your class room representative. Any questions? Ask me or any PTA executive board officer or PTA event chair!
See you at school!
2016-17 Lowell PTA President