Lowry News 3/23/17

Posted: Mar 23, 2017

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LOWRY NEWS                      March 23, 2017

Thank You for Helping Our Students SOAR!

 Want to help with your child’s education?  Join CSC and/or PTO: 

The Collaborative School Committee (CSC) is a Denver Public School mandated board consisting of the principal, elected parent representatives, teachers, support staff, and community members.  The purpose of the CSC is to implement strategies for the achievement of Lowry students.  One way that this is done is by creating, guiding and evaluating a Unified Improvement Plan (UIP).  The CSC is a policy-setting and decision-making body of our school.  CSC does not operate on a budget, but makes decisions about how funds received from DPS, supplementary grants, and the Aviator Fund is best spent to support the UIP.  CSC meetings are held monthly and are open to the public.

Interested parents must self-nominate and provide a brief personal description including why they would like to be a member of the CSC. The Nomination form will be available after spring break with a final vote by the end of the month.  If you have additional questions, please feel free to reach out to Theress Pidick at theress_pidick@dpsk12.org.

OPEN: (3) Parent Representative positions on CSC

The Parent Teacher Organization (PTO) is parents, staff and the community working together to enrich and improve the school experience by providing activities and resources that build our Lowry community.  PTO meetings are held monthly, are open to the public, and time commitment varies by committee. Willing parents (positions can also be shared and expanded to committees) fill positions; the existing members vote in the Board member positions. (Board members: President, Vice President, Treasurer, Secretary).  In addition to the open positions, many of the committees need additional support, which is a great way to help support the school rather than head a committee.  If you have further questions, pleas feel free to contact Tina Skewes tinab0714@gmail.com or Charis Sederberg charismarie@gmail.com

OPEN:                                                                          Treasurer

Box Tops                                                                      Grocery/Gift Card Secretarial position

Edukit                                                                          Enrichment

5th Grade Special Projects                                      4th Grade Special Projects

Garden                                                                        Original Works

Room Parent Liaison                                                Scholastic Bookfair


These two committees are great opportunities for you to participate in the education of our young people.

Thank you for your support!

Lowry CSC and PTO


A note from the Aviator Fund:

Do you want to help Lowry Elementary employ more teachers that are specialized, para-professional support and additional staff to help support your child’s education? Donations are always needed and appreciated! Go to www.coloradogives.org to schedule a one-time donation or set up a monthly recurring donation in the amount that you choose. Want to know more or to help fundraise? Contact Amy Hulsey at 303-810-8463 or ahulsey@denverrealestate.com.


GT CORNER ~ Critter Club Fundraising Success: Lowry Critter Club raised $800+ to support The Whale Sanctuary Project! Our animal advocates staffed their own Critter Club table at the Colorado Environmental Film Festival in Golden on Saturday 2/25 in order to spread awareness about the plight of captive whales/dolphins in marine parks and Swim-with-Dolphin programs. They hand-crafted gorgeous marine-themed contributions for the fundraiser – knitted cetacean tissue holders, orca oil paintings, beluga pillows, cetacean string art, marine mammal origami, Critter Chow, fudge, octopus wine stoppers – you name it, they had it. While selling their fabulous wares, they educated Fest-goers and advocated for releasing captive performing cetaceans into the Sanctuary. TWSP will be the world’s FIRST cold-water marine sanctuary where these sentient beings can retire from their concrete pools in peace, never again being forced to perform. #Don’tBuyATicket! Visit www.whalesanctuaryproject.org and www.ceff.net for more info on the Sanctuary and the Fest. And big CONGRATS to our Changemakers.


Summer Learning Fun: Looking for something fantastic for your kiddo to do this summer? Interested in camps with scholarship availability? Check out the attached DPS Summer Camps with Scholarships below!

summer program


PARCC Testing Dates for Lowry! (Please ensure your student is in school for testing these dates. Also, NO smart watches allowed in the classroom during testing times.)

  • 3rd Grade: April 11, 12, 13; April 17, 18, 19, 20
  • 5th Grade: April 10, 11, 12, 13, 18, 19, 20

 Save the Dates ~ Fourth Grade “Sweet Global Beats: Remix” Show on April 18th and 19th. They will perform songs and dances at 1:30 on April 18th (dress rehearsal) and 9:30 am (dress rehearsal) and 6:30 pm performances on April 19th. The evening performance is for all our families and friends.


From Ms. Zilverberg:  There is an art show at the Denver Public Library-Schlessman Branch from April 10th-30th.  It is open for the public to see.  It will be featuring our 3rd graders. They will be creating art showing the importance of “Earth Day”. Art will be on display throughout the month of April in the children’s section, so the community can browse and enjoy it.


Saturday Night Fever – Spring Auction, April 22, 2017

The auction is just over a month away and will be here before we know it! Time to secure your sitter, buy your tickets, and dust off your bell-bottoms!  As many of you know, this auction is our largest fundraiser of the year and typically raises about $75,000, which helps provide so much for our school (activities, technology, events, etc.). We need YOUR help to try to reach our goal of at least $80,000 this year! There are many ways that you can get involved:

  • Buy your tickets today (price goes up April 1) – https://lowrypto.ejoinme.org/2017. Whether you have been at Lowry for years or have a child in ECE, we want you there! The auction is a super fun party and a great place to get to know other parents. And while many folks will dress up in 70’s garb, it is definitely not required. Just wear whatever is comfortable for you!
  • Donate a silent auction item – gift cards, merchandise, gift baskets, condo in the mountains, sports tickets, or just about anything! Just drop it off in the office.
  • Sign up to help with set-up the day of the event – whether you can give 30 minutes or a couple of hours, we will take the help – http://www.signupgenius.com/go/70a084aabab28a20-2017
  • Invite your friends/family to attend – The more people we have attend, the more money we raise! This event is open to folks outside of Lowry, so invite your siblings, your parents, your friends! With food, drinks, great company, amazing auction items, and an awesome band – this is a Do Not Miss party!
  • Contact Lori Hunter (LoriLHunter@gmail.com or 720-840-7790) if you have questions, ideas, or want to get involved!

Discovery Link 2017-2018 registration will be opening for Lowry for families. All families fall into a specific category and we will be adhering to the times and deadlines strictly.

  • Current families April 17 – April 28.
  • Currently waitlisted families May 8 – May 12.
  • New families May 8 – May 12.

Please follow this link   http://discoverylink.dpsk12.org/register-your-child/  for information on registration locations, dates, and times.

Ashley Calixte

Discovery Link at Lowry

720 424-5974


Mr. O is going to Africa!  Mr. O is visiting Africa in July and would like to contribute to the children that he sees there. Do you want to help? Clean out your closets, drawers, desks… He’ll take any and all gently used clothing, books, toys; anything children love and need! He’ll take contributions up until April 14th so that he can ship the crates to be there when he arrives in July. There is a collection box in the office. Thank You for your generosity! J


STP is excited to announce that DSST: CG will be hosting a showing of “Screenagers, Growing Up In The Digital Age” on Thursday, April 13th at 7pm in the DSST: CG gym. Tickets are $5 each and can be purchased now!  TICKETShttps://impactflow.com/event/presented-by-dsst-conservatory-green-2122

Doors open at 6:30pm and students will be selling concessions to help fund student activities at CG. There will also be a discussion period after the movie.

Screenagers is a documentary done by Physician and filmmaker Delaney Ruston. The one-hour film covers internet, video game and social media use by pre-teens and teenagers and how parents can empower kids to best navigate the digital world. The movie reveals how tech time affects kids’ development and offers solutions on how adults can empower their kids to best navigate the digital world to find balance.

You can visit www.screenagers.com for more information. The movie is geared towards all parents and kids in 5th-9th grade, but can be valuable to children aged 10 and up.

April Menu

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