Lowell “Parent Guide”

Watch for the “Parent Guide” to come home with your child soon. It’s a little fold-out pamphlet with a ton of great info about this year at Lowell—both curricular (like what Lowell is doing around Social Emotional Learning and closing the opportunity gap) and practical (there’s a great breakdown of what happens during the week with art, P.E., etc.).

Read the whole thing, but Tammy wanted to especially flag the procedures around changing pickup plans. See those below, but the key takeaway is that you can’t have your child communicate any pickup changes. You need to send a note or speak with someone directly at the office by 3pm.

Update on Lowell after-school enrichment classes

Update: We now have a whole page dedicated to describing Enrichment and Child Care options.

Watch for a Fall 2017 Enrichment Catalog in your child’s take-home folder. These after-school classes take place at Lowell but are provided by Miller Community Center and Seattle Parks & Rec.

We’ve been told that two pieces of information are missing from the catalog:

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News on classroom assignments, supply lists, and staff updates

Check out the new artwork in the library! Thank you, amazing volunteers. We are grateful.

A bunch of helpful parent information was recently posted on the official school web site.  Quick takeaways:

  • student classroom assignments will be posted in the building on Tuesday, September 5, outside the office
  • supply lists have been posted as they’re finalized, all but 1st grade is up there so far
  • fidget spinners are on the banned list, i.e., “not permitted in the classroom”! 🙂

School Supply Drive

Lowell Elementary serves a student population that is 30% homeless, and more than 60% of students are low income. They could really use your help.

Stacey Krynsky and the folks at the Capitol Hill location of 1st Security Bank have been great friends to Lowell Elementary. They are at it again, helping with a School Supplies Drive called Stuff the Bus. They have already sweetened the pot with  a $100 donation, and will match cash donations up to $500. Let’s take advantage of their generosity!

Drop off donations of cash, backpacks, notebooks, art supplies, etc, at their Capitol Hill location:

614 Broadway East
Seattle, WA 98102

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Kindergarten Jump Start (free!)

Jump Start is a FREE week-long experience Aug 21-25 for Kindergartners to learn about school. Children will become familiar with their new school building, staff, typical school day activities and practices. Their parents/guardians will be able to meet with the school principal and ask questions about school. Teachers start to build relationships with students and observe their skills and strengths.

Find out more, and how to enroll on the District Jump Start Info Page