December 7, 2017
Thank You for Helping Our Students SOAR!
PTO Meeting Schedule
There will not be a meeting in December. Our next meeting will be January 17, 2018. Stay tuned for more information!
Holiday Gifts for Support Teachers and Staff
The entire Lowry staff works every day to make our school a great place for our Lowry community. The classroom teachers (and ECE/Kinder paraprofessionals) are generously thanked with gifts from their individual classes.
The Lowry PTO has a tradition of giving a holiday gift to each of the over 25 Lowry staff that does not have a classroom of kids. (This includes the office staff, specials teachers, interventionists/specialists, the nursing staff, custodians, kitchen staff, etc.)
If you would like to donate, please put a check/cash in the black PTO mailbox in the office with check made out to Lowry PTO and labeled “Staff Gifts”. Donations will be accepted through Wednesday, December 13. Your name will be on the card/gift given to every non-classroom staff member. Gift amounts are based on the donations received, so every amount makes a difference. Please send any questions to LowryPTO@gmail.com. Thank you for your generosity!
The Lowry Innovation Fund was created as part of the PTO’s financial policy. It is an avenue to award PTO funds in an organized manner to all Lowry stakeholders, including staff and parents. The money will be awarded for ideas that provide benefit to the Lowry students and community. If you have an idea you would like to submit, the Innovation Funds requests for spring are DUE Friday, December 15. All requests approved by the board will be reviewed at the January PTO meeting on January 17, 2018.
FOOD DRIVE to benefit our Backpack program ~ tomorrow is the last day to bring in non-perishable food items for our children and families that benefit from our backpack program. We really appreciate the support, especially around the holidays. There is a collection jar in the office if students choose to bring in loose change. ENJOY A PJ DAY ON FRIDAY, 12/8 WITH A FOOD OR CHANGE DONATION.
2017 Lowry Basketball
Lowry will be having its first game of the season! We will be playing against Montclair Elementary on Thursday, December 14. The first HOME game is Thursday, December 14 at 4:15 pm. Please support the Lowry Basketball Team if you can! They would love for you to cheer them on! GO AVIATORS!!!
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 @ email@example.com
Dining for Dollars for 4th Grade Keystone ~Join us at Next Door American Eatery in Glendale on Monday, December 18, from 5:00-9:00 pm where 50% of each check will benefit 4th Grade Keystone fundraiser.
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
Dining for Dollars: TODAY-ALL DAY LONG at California Pizza Kitchen (CPK) in Cherry Creek. Dine-in, carry out or curbside delivery. CPK will deliver 20% of proceeds back to the school. Be sure to mention Lowry Elementary when ordering (mention when placing online orders in notes section).
Mark your calendars: Nothing Bundt Cakes on Colorado Blvd will donate 20% of all proceeds for an entire week 12/18 – 12/24 when you mention Lowry Elementary. Don’t have time to go to the store? Pre-order your cakes and pick them up after school on Thursday, 12/21. Look for the order form in today’s folder. These are AMAZING cakes…order for friends, neighbors, co-workers, mail carrier and client gifts!
ELA PAC MEETING
Is your child in ELA classes? Please join the Lowry ELA Team and other parents of emerging bilingual students at the first ELA-PAC meeting of the 2017-2018 school year! Find out what an English class looks like! Learn about the curriculum we use at Lowry and get your questions answered. Wednesday, December 13, 2017, 4:00-5:00 pm, Lowry Library.
English Language Acquisition Resource Teacher K-5
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
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 (firstname.lastname@example.org ) in order to get a Lifetouch invitation to be an official photographer for the Lowry 2017-2018 Yearbook. Your help is appreciated! — The Yearbook Team
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.