Lowry News 5/4

Posted: May 04, 2017

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LOWRY NEWS                      

May 4, 2017

Thank You for Helping Our Students SOAR!


PTO Meeting TONIGHT, May at 6:30 pm Dr. Cooper and Ms. Nault will be at the meeting to answer any questions concerning next year. Please come to vote in the new board members. Childcare is provided.  Looking forward to seeing you there!


2016 – 2017 LOWRY YEARBOOK

Our Yearbook has arrived!  All pre-ordered copies are available in the computer lab before school (7:30 – 8:00 am) or from 2:30-3:00 pm. Extra copies available in the office for $15.00 cash or check made out to Lowry Elementary. Limited supplies – first come, first served!


RED Lowry Baseball Hats are available in the office for $10 each. Cash or check made out to Lowry Elementary.  Perfect for our upcoming Field Day!


LOWRY ELEMENTARY CARNIVAL – MAY 19, 2017 4-7PM (on school grounds)

The Carnival is Lowry’s largest community event!  It is a great way to celebrate everyone’s hard work throughout the year!  There will be food, games, music & many attractions!  Punch cards will be sold at the event for $15 (cash only) to go towards all the fun activities!

In order for the event to be a success, we need parent volunteers!  The event is 3 hours and we have created 1 1/2 hour slots so that you can enjoy half of the event with your family and friends.  Please check out our SignUp Genius to volunteer!   http://www.signupgenius.com/go/5080a48a5ae2da64-lowry1


Dining for Dollars ~Tuesday, May 9 from 4:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Qdoba in the Lowry Town Center.  We need you to participate!  The more people that dine out, the more donations come back to the school.
$1000 in sales = 20% back
$1500 in sales = 30% back
Spread the word to your neighbors and friends and have them mention Lowry Elementary when they order.  Remember, your support helps fund some of our most valuable teachers such as paraprofessionals, music, art, technology, Gifted and Talented and more.

New CSC Parent Members:

We are happy to announce the three new parent representatives that will join the Collaborative School Committee (CSC) beginning next school year. Brian Wolfe, Marna Thall, and Cary Carlson have been elected to serve a two-year term and will work to share the parent voice with the school’s leadership team as they design and implement strategies to support all students at Lowry. Please join me in congratulating them and do not hesitate to reach out to them or other CSC team members with any ideas or input you may have.


Theress Pidick

Lowry – CSC Chairwoman


Not Returning to Lowry for 2017-18 School Year? If you are moving or know that you will not be attending Lowry next school year, please let the office know NOW for planning purposes.  Thank you very much!


Talent Show – Thursday, May 25 from 5:00-6:30 in the auditorium.  Everyone is welcome to attend the show, but an adult must accompany students!  If your student would like to audition, please review the guidelines on the flier sent home in Thursday folders last week and help your student sign up using the following link: https://doodle.com/poll/435d8fmpyxdhqwti  If you have any questions about the audition process, contact Ms. Baldwin at Bethany_baldwin@dpsk12.org



We are proud to announce that the LOWRY CRITTER CLUB has been officially awarded a Certificate of Recognition by Dr. Jane Goodall’s Roots & Shoots program! Lowry Critter Club has raised over $800 for The Whale Sanctuary Project, which will be the world’s first seaside marine sanctuary for captive whales and dolphins to go once they (hopefully) are released from marine parks like SeaWorld. They worked hard to raise awareness about the plight of captive whales/dolphins by selling marine themed handicrafts at the Colorado Environmental Film Festival and by visiting Lowry classrooms to teach them about their mission. Groups have to be nominated and then go through an approval process at the Jane Goodall Institute in order to be awarded this recognition. It is awarded to groups or individuals for their efforts on behalf of people, animals and the environment. If you see a Critter Clubber, high five them!

~Ms. Kapsalis


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.


PARENT PORTAL~ Do you have a Parent Portal account?  Get your parent portal account now, so you can participate in online registration this August. Go to https://myportal.dpsk12.org or click on the parent portal button on the bottom of the Lowry website to set up an account. More August registration information coming soon.


ANY MOVING BOXES?  We are looking for any moving boxes of all sizes, especially book box size.  We have several teachers changing classrooms and we will need to package up things for moves over the summer. All boxes can be dropped off at the office.  All kinds accepted!  Thanks in advance!



Letter from the Lunchroom~   As you know the end of the school year is near, and I must collect past due balances on student’s lunch accounts to ensure that your students maintain a positive balance.   As of May 12, 2017, there will be no more charging meals.

STUDENTS MUST HAVE MONEY IN THEIR ACCOUNT OR BRING MONEY TO SCHOOL every day after MAY 12, 2017 in order to receive a complete meal. Students without money on their account will receive a cold cheese sandwich and white milk per the District’s Charge Policy that you can find at this link: (http://enterprisemanagement.dpsk12.org/wp-content/uploads/2015/12/meal_prices.pdf).

There are approximately 25 days left of school, so $46.25 would be needed to finish out the school year.

(25 days x$ 1.85 per day for lunch = $46.25) Parents, I am encouraging you to pay what your child needs into their account so that you do not have to worry about your student’s lunch account for the rest of the year. Thank you in advance for your help.  Please contact me with any questions at 720-424-5918. ~Ambroshia Conner, Kitchen Manager II


PARENT SATISFACTION SURVEYS~ Parent satisfaction surveys are due in the office by May 12. We will be awarding the class with the highest number of returned surveys with a pizza party.  One party for primary and one party for intermediate.  We realize that some students only have their older siblings required to turn in a survey and we will consider those when awarding the pizza parties.   Know that all surveys remain confidential.  Mr. Val will be using a scanner to keep data on how many surveys per class are returned, not per student.


+Pass required for 2017-18~  For the 2017-18 school year, Transportation Services is making it a requirement for all transportation-eligible students to have and use a +Pass when riding the school bus.  A student must request a +Pass through the front office.


Field Day Schedule


Revised lunch menu


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 / Blast.