PTA President’s Message, April 2017

Looking forward to things is half the pleasure of them.
– L.M. Montgomery, Anne of Green Gables

Happy April! Do we have a lot to look forward to this month here at Lowell!

  • Our Spring Fling Auction, this Friday, April 7 – a totally awesome ‘80s party at The Grand full of friends, food, fun and fundraising for Lowell technology and other classroom needs (with ‘80s icon Richard Blade from the World Famous KROQ DJing!). If you haven’t bought your tickets, hurry! You won’t want to miss this fun night!
  • Our Lowell Spring Book Fair, all this week, April 3-7, in the Cafeteria – stop by with your Sea Star and check out the selection!
  • Dining for Dollars at Domenico’s on Second Street, Wednesday, April 5 – a fun way to catch up with your Sea Star’s friends, and 25% of what is spent goes to Lowell!
  • Parent Education with Lowell’s Dr. Brennan, April 12 in the Cafeteria – Second Grade teacher Dr. Brennan will run a workshop on helping your child learn how to learn. This is the second in our speaker series this Spring (our thanks go to Professor Yamarik for speaking at the March PTA meeting on college savings plans!).
  • Spring Break, April 14 through April 23 (school starts April 24) – enjoy the special time with your family!
  •  Our April 25 PTA meeting – learn from a speaker from LBUSD about how the Measure E construction will affect Lowell over the next two school years.
  •  Earth Day, April 27 – Sea Stars will have Earth Day fun after school!
  • Career Day, April 28 – your Sea Stars will learn from Lowell parents about various career options!
  •  Summer Camp Fair, April 30 – booths will be set up in the playground from various summer camps – browse and figure out your summer plans!

In the spirit of looking forward, I also want to congratulate and thank those committed and enthusiastic Lowell parent leaders who were elected at the March 28 PTA meeting to serve as officers for next school year. They will do a great job!

  • President – Melissa Brower
  • Executive Vice President – Taryn Bagwell
  • Executive Secretary – Kara Camper (continuing in the position)
  • Treasurer – Sandee Paige
  • Financial Secretary – Holly Torpey
  • Communications Chair – Michael Hale and Leeanna Izuel, as co-chairs sharing the position
  • Ways and Means Chair – Tracy Kollin and Anne Smith, continuing as co-chairs sharing the position
  • Room Rep Chair – Nathalie Soussan
  • Membership Chair – Macy Jelinowicz and Liz Barnett, as co-chairs sharing the position

Whew! We have a lot going on here at Lowell! A huge THANK YOU to all who make these events happen and to those who were involved in the election process. It takes a village to make Lowell the great place it is!

See you at school!

Leeanna Izuel
2016-17 Lowell PTA President

Principal’s Message, April 2017

Lowell Families,

So many exciting things are coming up in the month of April. Aside from the many events that we have, it is Spring. This time of the season is such a great time to take stock in the growth that our students are making. As we ready ourselves for the testing of our 3rd, 4th, and 5th graders in the month of May, we see our students making strides in all of their academic areas. The state testing gives us results of the growth that our students are making, but parents and faculty alike are able to see this growth on a daily basis.

Our T/K, Kinder, 1st, and 2nd graders are making tremendous gains in their classes and are readying themselves for the next grade that they will promote to next year. From baby chicks hatching in classes, to our Learning Garden seeds becoming full grown plants and vegetables, Spring is definitely here and something to behold! Enjoy this season, it’s all about growth!

Lester “Dow” Lawson