Dragon Tales: Picture Day, “Cookies with Colleen”

[This post is a copy of the Dragon Tales newsletter sent 10/15. Sign up on this page to receive Dragon Tales in email.]

Time to say cheese!

Don’t forget: Student pictures are this week! Monday (10/16) for pre-K and special ed, Tuesday (10/17) for the rest of K–5. If you haven’t received a picture packet, you should receive it Monday, or you can get one from the office.

As always, you can follow PTA news on Facebook and at www.lowellelementary.org—and if you ever have school-related news or events to share, email lowellparents@gmail.com.

Pies, pies, and more pies! Bring yours on 11/17

Do you love to bake pies? On Friday, November 17, we’ll be having our 4th Annual Pie Giveaway, sending pies home with every staff member at Lowell before the Thanksgiving holiday.

This event was created by Lowell parents who wanted to find a fun way to say “thank you.” You can bake or buy pies to contribute, any kind or flavor you like. (We need about 80 pies total!)

If you’d like to participate or have any questions, please email Andrea at millergirl0330@gmail.com or Jen at jenwhitfordanderson@gmail.com. Thank you, Andrea and Jen, for coordinating this great event!

[update: Colleen is out this week, so this will be rescheduled!]

“Cookies with Colleen” this Thursday!

Colleen Stump is our amazing principal and we are so thankful for everything that she and her staff do for our kids. But did you know that she also loves to bake?

This Thursday, October 19, from 8 to 8:25 am, please join her for “Cookies with Colleen,” a chance to grab a yummy treat and hear all about what’s happening at Lowell.

If you have specific questions or need to talk one-on-one with Dr. Stump, she also has office hours every Monday from 2 to 3pm. You do not need an appointment, you can just come to the office during that time.

Lowell Food Pantry in action

One of the amazing ongoing programs at Lowell is our in-school Food Pantry, operated in partnership with the University District Food Bank. Each Friday, volunteers meet in the Lowell cafeteria after the start of school and help distribute weekend-meal bags for Lowell kids. The bags are delivered to each child’s classroom, so they can easily take them home at the end of the day.

Over 60% of our students receive free or reduced cost lunch, and approximately a third of our students are housing insecure (living in shelters or other temporary housing), so this program is very important to our school.

If you would like your child to receive a weekend-meal bag, or know a family who might be interested, please connect with Tammy or Maria in the office. If you would like to volunteer, email lowellparents@gmail.com.

5TH GRADE FAMILIES: Islandwood information meeting this Thursday, 10/19 at 5:30pm

Islandwood is an overnight camping and outdoor learning experience that all our 5th graders go to every year. This year’s trip is coming up fast: November 13–17!

This Thursday, October 19th, parents of 5th grade students are invited to join the 5th grade teachers in Room 105 at 5:30pm for a quick information meeting. If you’re unable to attend and have questions, email Laura Schulz at lmschulz@seattleschools.org.

If you’re not familiar with Islandwood, check out this cool video from 2015.

Important Upcoming Dates

  • Picture Days, Mon 10/16 (pre-K, special ed) & Tue 10/17 (rest of K–5)
  • Cookies with Colleen, Thu 10/19
  • Lowell Fall Harvest & Literacy Night, Fri 10/27 Thu 10/26, 6–7:30pm
  • Chipotle Dine-Out, Thu 11/2, 5–9pm
  • Islandwood Trip (5th grade), Mon–Thu, 11/13–16
  • Parent Teacher Conferences, 11/20–21 (check with your child’s teacher to sign up)
  • Thanksgiving Break (no school), 11/20–11/24