PublicationOCTOBER 2014 - Waukesha School District

Lori Schultz Principal
Heidi Lopez, Secretary
Carolyn Faland, Health Room
Activities “HOTLINE”
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LOWELL
NOVEMBER
2014
SPOT REVIEW
NO SCHOOL
NOVEMBER 26, 27, 28
HAPPY THANKSGIVING!
WKCE TESTING SCHEDULE
Monday, November 3
Grade 4 ONLY
SCIENCE 9:00 - 10:00 am
SOCIAL STUDIES 1:45 - 2:45 pm
Please try to be in attendance those dates.
And remember to get a good night’s sleep and eat a healthy break%
fast!
SEE THE CALENDAR ON THE LAST PAGE FOR DETAILED SCHEDULE
REMINDER:
CLASSROOMS CANNOT BE INTERRUPTED DURING TESTING.
PLEASE REFRAIN FROM SCHEDULING APPOINTMENTS DURING
DATES LISTED.
NO PHONE CALLS WILL BE MADE TO THE CLASSROOMS.
Thank you for your cooperation.
Dear Parent/Guardian:
The Wisconsin State Assessment System (WSAS) requires testing of all fourth
through eighth and tenth grade students enrolled in public schools. The Wisconsin
Knowledge and Concepts Examinations (WKCE) covers the academic areas of science and social studies at grades 4, 8, and 10. The information gained from this assessment will be used throughout the district to assist students, teachers and parents in planning for increased academic achievement. The results of these tests do
not impact your child’s grades.
The testing window for the Wisconsin Knowledge and Concepts Examination is
October 27 - November 7, 2014.
2014 The test will be administered in your child’s school.
It is important for your child and for our district that our students all participate in,
and do their best on these examinations. Scores will be returned in Spring of 2015.
Depending on the needs of the student, English Language Learners, students with
504 plans, and students with disabilities may receive accommodations on the assessment. This decision is made by school staff in conjunction with parents. A
small number of students with disabilities may require an alternate form of assessment. This assessment will be administered during the testing window and the results will be available in Spring, 2015. Parents of these students are encouraged to
contact their student’s exceptional education teacher or counselor if they are uncertain as to their student’s involvement in the alternate assessment.
It is important for your child to be present for all testing sessions.
sessions Therefore, this notice is being sent home so that you can note the test dates and avoid making appointments for your child that might conflict with the testing. Other ways to help
your child do his or her best include making sure that your child is consistently attending school, getting a good night’s sleep and eating a healthy breakfast.
We will be testing on Mon. November 3:
Science test at 9:009:00-10:00
Social Studies test at 1:451:45-2:45
Sincerely,
Mrs. Conforti and Mrs. Moore
CROSSCROSS-COUNTRY
The Cross-Country competition took place at West High School on
October 15th. Congratulations to all the participants. You represented
the Lowell Community well and we are very proud of you. Thank you for
all your hard work! The following students represented Lowell at the
competition.
BOY’S RED DIVISION
JORDAN MARTINEZ
AN’TONE WASHINGTON
GIRL’S RED DIVISION
CLOVER NIENOW
KATIE FAULS
NOELLE PITROWSKI
JULIA JANSSEN
SIENNA BALISTRERI
OLIVIA RADEBAUGH
BOY’S PURPLE DIVISION
DEVIN LAWRENCE
ZECHARIAH KING
LOGAN KENNEDAY
BEN VERHOFF
AIDAN BREY
JOHN ZIPFEL
IAN KENNEDY
GABE CHANEY
RYUJIN YANG
QUINTIN STARKS
Congratulations to all of you! Great job!
PTO MEETING
WEDNESDAY,
November 5
ROOM 119
ALL PARENTS
INVITED!
LOWELL SPIRIT NIGHTS
and PTO EVENTS
Marcus Ticket/Texas Roadhouse
Sale - November 10 - 21
Wednesday, November 5th
6:30 PTO Meeting - Room 119
ALL PARENTS WELCOME!
UPCOMING DECEMBER
PTO EVENTS
Thursday, November 6 - Skateland
5:00 - 8:00 pm
Tuesday, November 11 CULVER’S NIGHT
2600 N. GRANDVIEW
Lowell earns 10% on all sales from 5 - 8 p.m.
Please put your receipt in the bucket so Culver’s can
track our success! Dine in, drive thru or carry out.
Friday, November 21 MOVIE NIGHT
6:00 - 8:00 pm
BOOK FAIR IS COMING
DECEMBER 1st - 5th!
SPIRIT WEEK COIN
DRIVE DECEMBER
15TH - 19TH.
More information will
be coming in your
December Newsletter.
NOVEMBER NOTE FROM PTO
November is a busy month for us!
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Come to the COMMUNITY MEETING on Wednesday, November 5 in Room 119. Mrs. Schultz will update you on what’s happening at Lowell. Listen to what the teacher rep brings to the meeting. And
most of all, bring your new ideas. Then feel free to stay and attend the PTO meeting to follow.
Have some fun at Skateland night on the 6th from 5:00-8:00. Meet your friends, listen to music and
skate - please mention that you are with Lowell Elementary at the door!
We have our Marcus Movie Ticket/Texas Roadhouse gift card fundraiser running from 11/1011/21...Buy Dinner and show while supporting Lowell Elementary!
November 11th is our Culver's Night...whether dining in or driving thru 10% of all sales from 5-8
come back to our school.
We will be having our Family Movie night (movie to be picked by the 5th grade class) on Friday the
21st. Join us for some budget friendly fun while enjoying a movie, soda, popcorn and more!
Thank you to all the parents that volunteered at the Masquerade Ball! We couldn't host these events
without all of your help, it is truly appreciated!
Lowell PTO
The Christmas Clearing Council of Waukesha County (CCC) promotes and coordinates giving to families in need during the Christmas season. The CCC provides a clearinghouse that matches these families with area groups, families, businesses, and individuals
who wish to help people on a person-to-person basis.
Christmas Clearing Council applicaƟons will be sent home in the near future with the youngest child in the family. Only one applicaƟon is needed per family. The deadline to return the applicaƟons to CCC is Wednesday, November 19th.
Guidelines to determine if you are eligible include the following:
• Client must reside with their child or children in Waukesha County.
• Families must qualify for the reduced lunch program per the federal guidelines.
• Eligible children are those from birth to Senior in high school.
When you receive the applica on from school, please complete and return to school as soon as you can so we can get them to CCC
in plenty of me before the deadline. If you have any ques ons please contact Stephanie Kaebisch, School Social Worker, at 9701626.
Lowell Students and Families,
In appreciation for all the hard work
you do collecting Box Tops, Lowell
Elementary is working with the
Milwaukee Wave Organization to
offer you the following:
BOX TOP WINNERS—
WINNERS—OCTOBER
MARY COLON
SOLEIL GOODMAN
AIDAN PEARSON
LANDON MAPHIS
SAMANTHA MERCADO
2/K
1/M
3/P
4/C
5/K
Special recognition goes to BRADY SUMNER for turning in an
all time high number of Box Tops.
GOOD JOB TO YOU ALL! KEEP UP THE GOOD WORK!
FAX OR EMAIL YOUR ORDER AS NOTED ABOVE. ONCE AGAIN, THANK YOU FOR COLLECTING BOX TOPS
TO BENEFIT LOWELL.
REMEMBER, BOX TOPS HELP PAY FOR ASSEMBLIES AT LOWELL. THANK YOU FOR YOUR HELP.
Steve Carpenter Scholarship
Steve Carpenter was a 1972 graduate in Physical Education from the University of Wisconsin – La
Crosse. While at UWL, “Carp” was on the tennis team and played #1 singles and doubles. As part
of his Master’s degree program in Physical Education at Brigham Young University, Steve wrote a
thesis – “The Evolution of the Two-Handed Tennis Backhand” – in 1987. In researching the topic
Steve personally interviewed and
received questionnaire responses from incredible sources like Arthur Ashe, Peter Burwash, Cliff
Drysdale, Pancho Gonzalez, Rene LaCoste, Frank Parker, John Powless, Fred Stolle, Harold Solomon, Tony Trabert, Jack Kramer, Pancho Segura, Vic Braden, Rick Vetter, and many, many others.
Carp was a Father, friend, teacher, coach, and mentor to many. Steve touched literally thousands
of youngsters and adults during his 35 years as a dedicated and caring Physical Education Teacher
and Coach in the School District of Waukesha, WI. Steve was a Tennis Professional at the Moorland Park Indoor Tennis Club in New Berlin, WI, for many years and also at The Olympia Resort in
Oconomowoc, WI. He could always be found in the summers at the Fowler Park tennis courts in
Oconomowoc, WI, giving lessons and working with players of all ages and abilities.
Of the many, many things we all admired about Carp was his enduring sense of humor.
One example is how he used the “No Child Left Behind” legislation to his own benefit in promoting
Physical Education by handing out buttons that said, “No Child Left on Their Behind”!
Sadly, Steve Carpenter passed away after a courageous 16 month battle with ALS in 2010.
The Steve Carpenter Scholarship was funded through the generous contributions of Steve’s family,
friends, and supporters.
The scholarship provides up to $500 each year for a hard working student or students at Lowell
Elementary School that have specific needs in areas of, but not limited to: Physical Therapy,
Occupational Therapy, Speech/Language Therapy, Auditory/Verbal Therapy, etc. Additonally,
students with a demonstrated interest in tennis will also be considered and fees for the summer
program offered through the Waukesha Tennis Association could be funded. Students interested in
other types of athletic/academic/musical endeavors are also encouraged to apply.
A letter from the family of the student, with a brief description of the specific needs of the child,
should be forwarded to Bill Kirsch at Lowell Elementary School by April 1st. The Carpenter family
will then select and notify the recipient(s) of their award.
For more information, please contact:
Bill Kirsch, Teacher
Lowell Elementary School
262-970-1987
bkirsch@waukesha.k12.wi.us
Lori Schultz, Principal
Lowell Elementary School
262-970-1910
lschultz@waukesha.k12.wi.us
INFINITE CAMPUS
ACTIVATION CODE
PARENTS, if you have not picked up your
activation code for Infinite Campus please
stop in the office ASAP. Codes can only
be handed to the exact person listed on
the flyer, meaning a husband cannot pick
up for his wife and vice-versa.
All codes not picked up by the end of
NOVEMBER will be shredded.
It is very important that you log into Infinite Campus regularly to keep abreast of
your child’s activity at school, i.e., grades,
attendance, fee, etc.
BOOK/USE FEES
If you have not paid your BOOK/USE FEES to
date, please do so ASAP to avoid your
account going to collections. Once the
account is turned over to collections, there
is interest added and you will have to pay
the collection agency instead of working
with us at Lowell. You can pay by cash,
check (made out to the SD of Waukesha) or
using a credit card on Infinite Campus/
REVTrack. Log into Infinite Campus to see
your total due.
Remember, fees following your child
through their senior year. They will continue
to accumulate. Once your child wants to
participate in a sport or receive a hard copy
of their diploma, they will have to have ALL
FEES PAID. It is much more manageable to
not let the fees accumulate year after year.
Thank you for your help and cooperation in
this matter.
Dress for the
Weather
This is the time of year when the
weather changes daily, please
watch the weather reports so that
your children come to school
dressed appropriately for the
weather! Also, please make sure
that all of your child’s clothing and
items are properly marked with
their name, grade, and teacher!
We have an abundance of clothing
and items left at the end of every
year!
If names were marked on the
items, we could returned them to
the student.
Thank you for your cooperation!
LOWELL NEWSLETTER
We often receive calls in the office asking
about dates or times of certain events.
Parents, please remember to check the
Lowell website in the beginning of each
month for the most current edition of the
newsletter. The newsletter is filled with
valuable information about what is
happening at Lowell each month. For those
parents who are faithful about going to the
website, please spread the word to the other
parents.
GETTING TO THE WEBSITE:
www.waukesha.k12.wi.us
Go to the middle of the page
Find your school’s website
Scroll down and click on
LOWELL
Once at our website, simply click on
School Newsletter
NOVEMBER LOWEL BUCK WINNERS
ALBRECHTSON, NORA
ANASTASIO, VANIA
BARANYK, EVIE
BERGER, JORDYN
BREY, AIDAN
BREY, QUINN
BUEHL, DOMINICK
BUTLER, CARMEN
BUTLER, CHLOE
CASTILLO, JIMENA
CHMIEL, NICK
CLARKE, CALVIN
COLON, MARY
DANBY, BRAYDEN
DeBIE, DEVON
DELANEY, KYLIE
DELRIO, GABBY
DOCHER, ISIARA
DOCHER, LEE
DUSSAULT, DEREK
ELDER, AUTUMN
ELLENBECKER, JAYDON
ELLENBECKER, SAVANNA
FAULS, KATIE
FIKE, BRIENNA
FIKE, MADALYNN
FOTH, MADISON
FOTH, MASON
GARDNER, KAYLA
GENDRICH, SAMARA
GIENKE, JACKIE
GLOVER, JULIA
GOMEZ, DAYTON
GRUBER, LOGAN
GRUBER, MARY
HAAGES, CARSON
HALQUIST, KYLA
HARDY, DILLAN
HERRING, REJION
HESSE, STAN
JONES, DANICA
KADRICH, JAYDEN "JJ"
KASSEL, CHLOE
KING, ZECHARIAH
KOCH, ETHAN
KOMMALIANE, NATHAN
KORTH, SULLIVAN
LAWRENCE, DEVIN
4C
2K
3M
K/S
5O
1M
2K
4M
1AB
KS
1M
2M
2K
2K
3M
KS
1M
5O
4M
5K
4C
KZ
3P
5O
2M
KZ
4C
2M
4M
3M
3M
1AB
5O
2K
3M
3M
5O
5O
1AB
1AB
2M
K/S
3P
5K
KS
5O
4M
5K
LOPEZ, HEILYMAR
MANTANONA, NICK
MATERNOWSKI, ISAIAH
MAXWELL-SCHALLER, MARLEY
McCARTNEY, GAGE
McCARTNEY, KALEA
MEAD, ELIJAH
MELER, SAM
NIENOW, CLOVER
OLESZEK, HOPE
OLIVARES, YASMIN
ORTIZ, KAYLEE
PEARSON, AIDAN
PETERS, KAYLA
PETERS, MILA
PIEPER, KENDALL
PIEPER, KYLIE
PITROWSKI, CHRISTOPHER
RADEBAUGH, ZACH
REINFELDT, CORDELIA
SANDERS, DAQUAN
SCHAEFER, MacKENZIE
SCHMIDT, MANFRED
SCHMIDT, WARNER
SCHULZ, ADAM
SCHWAB, LUCY
SENZAMICI, PAIGE
SHELLEY, DOMINIC
SHELLEY, SAVANAH
SLOMINSKI, ERICK
STARKS, QUINTIN
THIELITZ, BELLE
THIELITZ, SAM
TUEBER, SCARLETT
TURNER, DEYMONNI
VARGAS, MAKAYLA
VASQUEZ, TERESA
VERHOFF, BEN
VERTZ, ALORA
WALLNER, HAILEE
WALTENBERRY, DELIA
WALTENBERRY, JR
WHITE, ZiDREAMA
WILKUM, CONNOR
WOLFE, HANNAH
WOLFE, MEGAN
YOUNGS-PHAM, THEA
ZWICKY, LEO
KS
3P
4C
KZ
5K
2M
3P
4C
5K
4C
1AB
1M
3P
KS
KZ
KZ
1M
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3M
3P
3M
K/Z
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2M
2K
4C
1AB
3P
1M
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5K
3P
1M
4C
5O
2M
2K
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1AB
5K
4M
4M
1M
2K
K/Z
4M
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1AB
November 2014
Mon
3
A DAY
Tue
4
Wed
B DAY 5
C DAY 6
WKCE TESTING BOOK STORE
GRADE 4 ONLY
OPEN 8:20 - 8:35 AM COMMUNITY
SCIENCE
9:00 - 10:00 am
SOCIAL STUDIES
1:45 - 2:45 pm
BUDDY CLASS
DAY 8:50 am
Thu
A DAY 7
MEETING
SKATELAND
6:30 - RM 119
PTO MEETING 5:00 - 8:00
TO FOLLOW
11
A DAY 12
B DAY 13
C DAY
BOOK STORE
Marcus Ticket/ BOOK STORE
OPEN 8:20 - 8:35 AM Texas Roadhouse OPEN 8:20 - 8:35 AM
Sale
CULVER'S NIGHT
Marcus Ticket/
5:00 - 8:00 pm
Texas Roadhouse
Sale
Marcus Ticket/
Texas Roadhouse
Sale
17
B DAY
Marcus Ticket/
Texas Roadhouse
Sale
18
C DAY 19
A DAY
BOOK STORE
Marcus Ticket/
OPEN 8:20 - 8:35 AM Texas Roadhouse
Sale
Marcus Ticket/
Texas Roadhouse
Sale
20
24
25
27
NO SCHOOL
B DAY 26
BOOK STORE
NO SCHOOL
OPEN 8:20 - 8:35 AM
End of the 1st
trimester
B DAY
BOOK STORE
OPEN 8:20 - 8:35 AM
10
C DAY
Marcus Ticket/
Texas Roadhouse
Sale
A DAY
Fri
14
A DAY
Marcus Ticket/
Texas Roadhouse
Sale
B DAY 21
C DAY
BOOK STORE
Marcus Ticket/
OPEN 8:20 - 8:35 AM Texas Roadhouse
Sale
Grds. 3rd, 4th, 5th
CONCERT
MOVIE NIGHT
SONGS of the SEA 6:00
6:30 pm in gym
28
NO SCHOOL