Lowry News 1/18

Posted: Jan 18, 2018

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LOWRY NEWS                                   

January 18, 2018

Thank You for Helping Our Students SOAR!

Hello Lowry Community,

As my Principal lead ends this week, I just wanted to say how grateful I am to work for the students and families at Lowry Elementary. We have such a wonderful, supportive school family, and I have felt the love over these past two weeks (and past three years!) That being said, we are so excited to welcome Dr. Cooper back on Monday, January 22 and look forward to kicking off the week with our all-school Community Meeting in the gym at 8:15 am. Please don’t forget to give us your feedback on parent communication at this survey link: https://goo.gl/forms/Zzoag1zX9GFrIGiJ3 Check out our Lowry app and our website for the January principal resident letter as well as all up-to-date Lowry information.


Ms. Nault, Principal Resident


KEYSTONE FUNDRAISER TODAY, January 18 at Chili’s in Glendale 790 S. Colorado Blvd Glendale, CO 80246 Please help 4th grade!  This runs ALL DAY!


After School Enrichment ~ Winter & Spring Enrichment classes are here!

Please see the following online flyer for enrichment classes offered after school at Lowry this winter/spring.  http://lowry.dpsk12.org/wp-content/uploads/Online-enrichment-flyer.docx

All classes start the week of February 5 unless otherwise noted.  

Many of your favorite classes are returning and some of your favorite teachers are offering a class too! Registration is open and will close on 1/26.  All registration is done online through each vendor.  Please contact them directly with questions.

Please read details about classes carefully; ages eligible for the class, date the class starts, length of class session, etc.

Scholarships are available, please fill out the following form and email Rebecca with questions,  info@artsandmindskids.com


Talk to the Camera Flyer

Lego Stem Flyer

Sticky Fingers winter flyer

Play on winter flyer

ASG k-5 Lowry Flyer-WinSpr 2018 WED

Dining for DollarsOrder from Jay’s Gourmet 2 Go by TOMORROW, Friday, January 19 and have a meal delivered to your home on either Monday, January 22 or Wednesday, January 24 depending on delivery zone. Once the meal is delivered, heat it up and enjoy.  For more details visit the website and do not forget to enter the code LOWRY18 to make sure 18% of proceeds go back to Lowry. .        http://www.jaysgourmet2go.com/store/c53/Dining_for_Dollars_for_Lowry_Elementary_.html

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2018-2019 School Choice Information

Round One of School Choice opens – Thursday, Feb 1, 2018. School Choice forms available at schools, on the DPS website, and via online School Choice and ends February 28, 2018.

DPS EXPOS:  To make it more convenient for families to learn about their school options, DPS is holding five regional school expos rather than one large district wide expo, as we have in the past. These expos will take place the week of Jan. 22, 2018. Families can:

  • Visit with school leaders from elementary, middle and high schools in the area.
  • Find out which schools might be a good fit for your student.
  • Learn more about the School Choice process, which takes place Feb. 1-28, 2018.
  • Here’s the expo schedule:
  • Northwest Regional Expo
    6 to 8 p.m., Monday, Jan. 22
    North High School
    2960 Speer Blvd.
  • Southeast Regional Expo
    6 to 8 p.m., Tuesday, Jan. 23
    George Washington High School
    655 S. Monaco Pkwy.
  • Near Northeast Regional Expo
    6 to 8 p.m., Wednesday, Jan. 24
    Manual High School
    1700 E. 28th Ave.
  • Far Northeast Regional Expo
    6 to 8 p.m., Thursday, Jan. 25
    Evie Dennis Campus
    4800 Telluride St.
  • Southwest Regional Expo
    6 to 8 p.m., Thursday, Jan. 25
    Kepner Campus
    911 S. Hazel Court

Friends and families of Lowry – help us support the Aviator fund by attending this event!!!  This is a great event at the very cool neighbor venue, The Stanley Marketplace!

Every ticket earns the Aviator Fund $8. Don’t forget to designate Lowry when you buy your ticket!!


Date: Thursday, January 25, 2018
Time: 4PM – 9:30PM
Location: The Hangar at Stanley (Stanley Marketplace in Aurora, CO)

From the Nurse Office:

As you may have been hearing in the news, this year the flu has already hit the country and Colorado pretty hard.  As your school RN, I am committed to keeping our students healthy.  We are diligent about hand washing at school and covering coughs, and hope this practice continues at home.  This is a friendly reminder to review our illness policy and keep your student home if they have the following symptoms: Fever over 100, body aches, respiratory symptoms accompanying the fever, lethargy or feeling ‘weak’, and vomiting and/ or diarrhea.   If your student has had a fever, we need them to be fever free for 24 hours before returning to school.  This is important in order to prevent the spread of illness. Below is from the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment on the flu this season.  Please take care of yourselves, and let me know if you have any questions or concerns.

Hospitalizations since 10/1/17   2,055 

Outbreaks: 95

Pediatric deaths: 1

Ann King RN, BSN, CRRN , School Nurse

There are three main reasons to keep sick children at home:

  1. Your child doesn’t feel well enough to take part in normal activities. For example, your child is overly tired, fussy or won’t stop crying.
  2. Your child needs more care than teachers and staff can give while still caring for the other children.
  3. The illness is on this list and staying home is recommended.
***Remember, the best way to stop the spread of infection is through good hand washing. Children with these symptoms or illness should be kept home (excluded) from school:
Symptoms Child Must Be at Home?

frequent, loose or watery stools (poop) compared to child’s normal ones that aren’t caused by food or medicine

Yes – if child looks or acts sick;

if child has diarrhea with fever and isn’t acting normally;

if child has diarrhea and is also throwing up; OR if child has diarrhea that cannot be contained in the diaper or the toilet.


with behavior change or other illness.

Babies who are 4 months or younger needs to see a doctor right away for a fever of 100°F or higher.

Yes – if the child also has a rash, sore throat, throwing up, diarrhea, behavior changes, stiff neck, OR difficulty breathing.
“Flu-Like” Symptoms

Fever over 100°F with a cough or sore throat. Other flu symptoms can include tiredness, body aches, throwing up and diarrhea

Yes – for at least 24 hours after the fever is gone.

The fever needs to be gone, without using medicine that reduces the fever (acetaminophen or ibuprofen).


Note: Children with asthma may go to school with a written health care plan and the school is allowed to give them medicine and treatment

Yes – if the coughing is severe, Uncontrolled;

OR your child has wheezing, rapid or trouble breathing and medical attention is needed.

Mild Respiratory or Cold Symptoms

stuffy nose with clear drainage, sneezing, mild cough

No – your child may go to school if they able to take part in school activities.

Keep your child home if the symptoms are severe. This includes fever and the child is not acting normally and/or has trouble breathing.

Vomiting/Throwing Up

Throwing up two or more times in the past 24 hours

Yes – until throwing up stops or a doctor says it is not contagious. If your child has a recent head injury, watch for other signs of illness and for dehydration.

AUCTION NEWS ~ we will be holding our biggest fundraiser of the year on April 14, 2018. The auction this year will be more than just the auction; it will be a parent’s night out! More information will be coming out early next year so keep your eyes and your ears open.

We are giving two tickets to anyone who collects $200 worth of donation or sponsorships. You can ask anywhere you shop, eat, or anyone you do business with. Businesses can use these donations as a write off so many of them are more than happy to give to our wonderful school.   Make sure and put your name on the form so you get credit for any acquired donations.

This fundraiser provides so many great opportunities for our children and we would love to have more parents come out and have a fun night while supporting our school!

Thank you for your continued support of our school & our children!

Charity Simchen, charity.simchen@gmail.com

Lowry Elementary Auction Survey

Hello Lowry parents! We are working on the details for our biggest fundraiser of this calendar year, our school auction! This event is a super fun parent’s night out that also raises a lot of money for Lowry. Please fill out the survey below and give us your feedback.  The auction event is April 14, 2018 at the Soiled Dove below The Tavern in Lowry.


Lowry Yearbook: Parents, we need your photos for our yearbook. Photos from FunRun, book fair, field trips, classroom candids, spirit days, science fair, etc. are welcomed. All school photos are welcome. Please contact Mr. Val (valentin_petrov@dpsk12.org ) for the Lowry 2017-2018 Yearbook.


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.