Lowry Movers and Shakers
With the last weeks of school approaching, Lowry students are using every minute to reach their goals.
In April the students raised over $3,000 through the Pennies for Pasta program, which ran for two weeks. All of the proceeds went to the Leukemia Lymphoma Society. Third grader Aanya Bastain personally donated $100 of her birthday money to the fundraiser. The top class received a pasta lunch donated by Olive Garden. Other top classes received a popcorn party provided by the PTA. The students learned that a little pocket change could help change a person’s life.
The month of May doesn’t slow down for the Leopards. There are many fun activities and celebrations planned to help close out the school year.
Lowry’s Fourth Grade Battle of the Books is on May 1 while the Art and History Fair is on May 9. Come and see the amazing art pieces the children have been working on throughout the school year.
If you’re looking for a great opportunity to show your gratitude to your child’s teacher, Teacher Appreciation Week begins on May 6.
Bring your appetite to Pancakes for Parents on May 16 at 7:15 a.m. Your child will love to share breakfast with you before they start the day!
To extend our appreciation to the volunteers of the school, PTA will be hosting a Volunteer Breakfast on May 17 at 8:15 a.m.
The month keeps cruising along with the Lowry Musical Concert on May 22 at 7 p.m. at Sickles High School. Come out and watch our music ensembles in action.
We will close out this active month with the Lowry Talent Show on May 31 at 6 p.m. Plan on attending to support the very talented children of Lowry!
The students, teachers and staff at Lowry Elementary have had such an enjoyable school year. Each day they’ve supported and celebrated each other’s success. The Lowry community will be busy continuing to learn and grow in the remainder of the school days. Come join us and end the year on a high note!
By Angela Getty
Lowry Leopards Celebrate Two Decades of Smarts
Happy 20th anniversary, Lowry! This year we are celebrating 20 years of excellence!
Exciting things are happening for Lowry Elementary’s 2012-2013 school year as we start the school’s 20th year.
The Lowry PTA strives to work with the school to create a safe and effective learning environment to benefit our students, teachers and staff. It takes teamwork and parent involvement to provide the best for Lowry. Your PTA membership, ideas and participation are critical in making this happen. Be a part of this great organizational team that benefits all of those who are a part of Lowry. Know what is happening in your child’s school by becoming involved in your PTA.
We have lots of great events planned this year! So you are not left out, please visit the calendar of events on our new PTA Web site, http://www.lowrypta.org (The .Web site was by a middle school student who is a Westchase resident!) Coming up we have great events like the Grandparent’s Breakfast, Spaghetti/Curriculum Night, the Lowry’s Fall Carnival, the Gingerbread Shop, the Used Book Fair, our first Fall Market Day and more.
Lowry collects Box Tops. Please send your Box Tops to school with your child on Friday mornings and have them take them to the Lowry Reward Cart, located in the Multipurpose Room. Every 25 Box Tops (please place them in a baggie in multiples of 25) will earn your child one certificate to choose a “prize” from the cart. One certificate earns a chance for the top shelf, two certificates earn a trip to the middle shelf and three or more certificates will earn a trip to the bottom shelf with specially marked items. We thank you for your support!
Mark your calendars for these special, upcoming events. Grandparents Day is Friday, Sept. 7. On Thursday, Sept. 20, we will hold Lowry’s Spaghetti Dinner, combined with a General PTA Meeting and Curriculum Night. It will be a fun evening with entertainment for the kids. Lowry’s Fall Carnival will be held Thursday, Oct. 18.
Watch for more details about these events; more information will come home on Tuesdays in the Take Home Tuesday Green Folder.
If you have any questions, if you’d like more information or if you’d like to contact a Lowry PTA Board Member, please visit http://www.lowrypta.org.
By Dianna Hatch
Lowry Spotlight Singers Celebrate Westchase Anniversary
What an honor it was for our Leopard Spotlight Singers to participate in Westchase’s 20th Anniversary Party. Under the direction of Mrs. Leikensohn and Mrs. Naylor, the fourth and fifth graders performed several amazing songs in front of a fantastic crowd on stage in West Park Village.
This show was great practice for our Winter Concert, Surfin’ Santa, at Sickles High School on Dec. 7. All are invited to attend to enjoy great music and support your fellow Leopards!
The Fifth Grade Committee is making great progress planning its field trip and the end-of- year banquet. They’ve held carwashes to raise funds and the Spirit Cup fundraiser is now under way. All fifth grade parents are encouraged to attend these meetings. Please check your child’s planner for the next date.
We held our first Ice Cream Scoop Night in September. Congratulations to Mrs. McGovern’s fourth grade class for the having the most participation. We thank Carvel Ice Cream on Sheldon Road for donating over $120 to Lowry, and our principal, Mrs. Spagnoulo, assistant principal, Mrs. Kepa, and teachers for participating!
Please remember the next Spirit Night at Chick-fil-A on Waters Avenue is Dec. 8.
Lowry’s recycling program is in full swing. Kudos to the students for participating! One student takes a wagon around her neighborhood with her mom to pick up additional aluminum cans and another student took 15 bags of cans to recycle with her dad on their first load. Please keep sending in aluminum only. Cans may be brought into the office or car line.
On Veterans Day, Lowry proudly dedicated a U.S. flag honoring the parents of one of our little Leopards. Both are serving overseas.
Our “Give Thanks for Reading” night was a huge hit with the students. Around 350 students and parents attended, including some of our fifth grade Pilgrims. It was fun to hear what the students had learned about their Pilgrim and why others were thankful for reading.
Ever wonder which popcorn pops fastest or which bubble gum flavor lasts the longest? Just ask some of our students working on their science fair projects!
We especially thank all who came out for the Great American Teach In. We had over 100 participants sharing their hobbies and careers and having a great impact on our students.
We wish all of our families, teachers, faculty and staff a peaceful holiday season!
By Elaine Ragan PTA Corresponding Secretary
Lowry Conference Night is Oct. 6
Lowry’s theme this year is “Ride the Wave to Success!”
The Lowry Leopards are already working hard and have shown great spirit during the first events of the year. The Back to School Teacher Luncheon was a huge success thanks to Lynn Simmons. Parents are also looking forward to seeing their child’s first school pictures of the year.
We would like to thank all the Lowry grandparents for coming and reading to their grandchildren’s classes.
Lowry showed that we will never forget what happened on Sept. 11, 2001, by all wearing yellow and tying yellow ribbons throughout the school. We also posted a large American flag with the names of the victims in our front office.
Lowry has just ended its first fundraiser of the year. We had an amazing turnout for our Spaghetti Dinner/General PTA meeting.
Mark your calendars for Lowry’s upcoming events. We will have two used uniform sales on Sept. 21 and Oct. 5 from 7:30-9:30 a.m. in the multi-purpose room. Also remember our Oct. 6 Conference Night, which is a great way to find out how your child is progressing.
By Pandora Ray, PTA Corresponding Secretary