Lowry News 11/30

Posted: Nov 30, 2017

LOWRY NEWS                                 

November 30, 2017

Thank You for Helping Our Students SOAR!

DEC 6 FROM 5-7pm ~ SCIENCE FAIR AND GRAND OPENING OF THE STEM LAB – Boards detailing experiments will be displayed by the students who participated and awards will be announced.  Exhibitors will be present with some fun and interactive activities for all ages.

LOWRY AUCTION ~ WE NEED HELP PLANNING!  Are you interested in helping to plan the Lowry Auction this year, our biggest fundraiser…we would love your help and ideas!  Everyone is welcome!  We are meeting at school on Dec 5 from 430-530.  If you are not able to join us but are interested in helping out please email Charis at lowrypto@gmail.com.

FOOD DRIVE to benefit our Backpack program ~ please bring in non-perishable food items during the week of Dec 4-8 for our children and families that benefit from our backpack program.  We had such a great turnout last drive; we really appreciate the support, especially around the holidays.  There will also be a collection jar if students choose to bring in loose change.   ENJOY A PJ DAY ON FRIDAY, 12/8 WITH A FOOD OR CHANGE DONATION.


Colorado Gives day is December 5 and we need your support for the Aviator Fund.

Looking for ways to help Lowry?  A donation to the Aviator Fund may be the answer you have been looking for!  The Aviator Fund brought in Mr. Val and the computer lab special years ago.  Without these additional funds, the computer program might not have grown into the amazing new STEM lab that we have today.  The Aviator Fund also helps fund the additional paraprofessional support in our school.  Wouldn’t it be great to have the funds to support Dr. Cooper’s vision of TWO adults in every classroom?  We can help work towards that goal with donations to the Aviator Fund.

But WAIT!  There is more exciting news!  If you schedule your donation for Tuesday, December 5, Coloradogives.org matches a percentage of all our donations.  That means MORE money for our school!

Please consider donating an amount that is meaningful to you and your child’s Lowry education.  Cash/checks are accepted in the school office; please label “Aviator Fund”.  You can also make your donations on-line at ColoradoGives.org.  The direct link is on your Lowry app under parents.

Please do not let the giving be limited to the school’s immediate families.  Please reach out to grandparents, aunts, uncles, close friends as well as your work place.  Many businesses match donations, all you have to do is ask.

Questions: contact Amy at ahulsey@denverrealestate.com.

Thank you for your donations and supporting Lowry Elementary!


Chinook Books ~ are available now!  The 12-month app subscription and book can be purchased for the low price of $18.  50% of the proceeds ($9 from every combo sold) will go to help fund our Fourth Graders going to the Keystone Science Camp in April.  To purchase a copy please e-mail Julie @ spankymp@hotmail.com

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GT Corner

  1. We have some exciting upcoming DPS events for GT students and their families. The first is GT Family Night, which will be held on November 16 from 6-8 at Thomas Jefferson High School. The next is a “Super Saturday” event on December 9 at Denver Language School and is for families to learn, build community and share resources. There are fun and engaging sessions for students and parents. Please see attached flyer – I have also placed them on the entry hallway table in the vestibule at school for those who would prefer paper copies!


  1. Kinder GT Universal Sweep results coming soon! Students will come home with their NNAT3 Home Reports on 11/16 or 11/17. Pending the results parents will be notified if any further steps need to be taken. Any questions, please feel free to contact me at alison_kapsalis@dpsk12.org


Dining for Dollars:  Thank you to everyone who dined at the Garlic Knot. We earned a total of $251.75. We will also have Panera totals soon!

Don’t forget our next event at California Pizza Kitchen in Cherry Creek on Thursday, December 7th. ALL DAY-dine in or take out. Don’t want to deal with parking, call ahead and they will deliver to your car!

Destination Imagination ~ Denver Public Schools is proud to bring Destination Imagination to Lowry Elementary School! Destination Imagination is preparing Colorado’s kids to be the innovators of the future by combining the arts, sciences, and technology with creativity, teamwork, and problem solving. In order to be successful and offer this opportunity to our students, we need adult volunteers as well. If your student is interested in competing this year, please consider co-managing a team!  If your student is interested in participating in DI this year, please complete the district google form on our website here: www.dpsdi.weebly.com

LOST and FOUND ~ Be sure to check the Lost & Found.  Cold weather is coming and our coat racks are getting full!  All items left at the end of the year are donated to charities.

December Lunch menu

Aviator Fund Colorado Gives Day


Email all newsletter submissions to Maureen_jarrett@dpsk12.org  by Friday at 3:00 pm in order to be in the following Thursday folders and /or newsletter.