Dragon Tales: “Dine Out” at Witness next Tuesday, Islandwood donations

[This post is a copy of the Dragon Tales newsletter sent 11/7. Sign up on this page to receive Dragon Tales in email.]

A busy start to fall!

There’s a lot going on at Lowell. Read on for updates about next Tuesday’s “Dine Out” night at Witness, Islandwood donations, and Lowell volunteer opportunities

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

Witness “Dine Out” next Tuesday, 11/14, 5–10pm

Gregg Holcomb and the kind folks at Witness want to support our students by hosting a “Dine Out” fund-raiser, with 50% of the proceeds going to Lowell!

Please share the Witness “Dine Out” event on Facebook with family and friends—and RSVP, to encourage other folks to come out and join us!

We’re so thankful that another great Seattle restaurant and community partner has offered to share their proceeds for a night. If you’ve never been, you are in for a treat. Witness is a “Southern-influenced craft cocktail bar with Southern-inspired dishes,” on Broadway between Republican and Harrison. (And if you *have* been to Witness, you don’t need any more encouragement to come next Tuesday!)

As one Zagat reviewer said, “This place is five stars alone just for the chicken and waffles. WOW.”

Help out our Islandwood campers

As you may have seen on the blog, Islandwood is coming up fast! Our fifth-graders will be gone most of next week, exploring the 250-acre Islandwood campus and honing their scientific and problem-solving skills.

Even if you are not a fifth-grade parent, you can support our campers by donating a pillow, a blanket or sleeping bag, or a set of basic toiletries. Ms. Laura says we could probably use about five each of those, contact her if you can help or if you have any questions about the trip. (If you have any connection to a business that might be able to help, email lowellparents@gmail.com and we can try to help make that happen.)

Calling all volunteers!

As many of you know, we have a lot of opportunities for parents and community members to pitch in and help out at Lowell.

We are very happy to announce that Rob Lightner, a former SPS parent (his stepdaughter started college last year), has offered to pitch in as our temporary volunteer coordinator. Rob is great, and he’s run volunteer programs for the NW AIDS Foundation and 826 Seattle.

If you want to volunteer—or you know someone or some business or organization that would like to help out—please send them to lowellvolunteering@gmail.com. You can also see a list of some of Lowell’s current volunteer needs on the PTA blog.

Veteran’s Day assembly this Thursday

Are you or do you know a veteran in our Lowell family? Lowell would like to invite veterans in our community to come and be honored at an assembly and informal reception this Thursday, November 10.

Veterans and their families are invited to attend a short reception at 2:15pm, followed by a school assembly from 2:50 to 3:20pm.

Finish your pie(s) by 11/17 for the Pie Giveaway!

Lowell parents are busy planning our 4th Annual Pie Giveaway, as a fun way to say “thank you” to our amazing staff before the Thanksgiving holiday. Bring one or more pies (homemade or store-bought) on Friday, November 17!

If you’d like to participate or have any questions, email Andrea at millergirl0330@gmail.com or Jen at jenwhitfordanderson@gmail.com.

Important Upcoming Dates

  • Veterans Day, no school, Fri 11/10
  • “Dine Out” at Witness, Tue 11/14
  • Islandwood Trip (5th grade), Mon–Thu 11/13–16
  • Parent Teacher Conferences, Mon-Tue 11/20–21 (check with your child’s teacher to sign up)
  • Thanksgiving Break, no school, Mon-Fri 11/20–11/24