• School Picture Retakes

    Posted by Maria Ahnen on 10/11/2021 6:00:00 AM

    If your student missed getting their school picture or wanted to get a new picture, retake day is Thursday, November 11th, from 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

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  • Blue Pod Level-Up Celebration

    Posted by Maria Ahnen on 9/30/2021 5:00:00 PM

    Today the students in the Blue Pod celebrated leveling up in their 4B skills, (be respectful, be kind, be safe, be a leader!). They have been working hard to embody and demonstrate what the 4Bs are this school year, and because of it, they have met their first goal of earning enough 'gumballs'! We were able to celebrate all their hard work today! Go Blue Pod Leaders!Operation level up visual. The visual is of a gumball machine that has different levels

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  • Field Day

    Posted by Maria Ahnen on 5/28/2021 12:00:00 PM

    Field day is around the corner. Field Day will take place on Monday June 7th, (blue pod students will be outside from 10:30 - 11:30). On this day please send your child to school in comfortable outdoor shoes, and pack a water bottle and sunscreen in their backpack if possible. Look for more information in the Lowell Newsletter as the date gets closer!

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  • Memorial Day Weekend

    Posted by Maria Ahnen on 5/24/2021 3:15:00 PM

    This coming weekend will be a 4-day weekend. Students will not have school on Friday, May 28th, as well as the following Monday, May 31st. Have a great fun-filled weekend!

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  • Dates to Keep in Mind!

    Posted by Maria Ahnen on 4/19/2021 7:00:00 AM

    Keep in mind the following important dates. If you have any questions, feel free to email me at mahnen@mcpsmt.orgApril - May Schedule

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  • NO SCHOOL MONDAY 04/19

    Posted by Maria Ahnen on 4/14/2021 4:00:00 PM

    Next Monday 04/19 is a remote learning day. Teachers will be available from 9-10am online for students and parents to connect about questions or concerns. Each classroom teacher has sent home a letter with instructions for logging on. If your student has special education services and they would like to join me for some additional time, contact me at mahnen@mcpsmt.org and we can arrange for that!

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  • Return to 5-day a week schedule

    Posted by Maria Ahnen on 3/22/2021 6:00:00 AM

    Starting the week of 03/29/2021, all students at Lowell Elementary will be returning to a full 5-day a week schedule. Peek at the attached calendar to take note of a few upcoming scheduled remote Mondays. We are excited to have all our Lowell Bobcats back for full weeks now!lowell elementary school march and april calendar

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  • Conferences Update

    Posted by Maria Ahnen on 3/3/2021 5:00:00 PM

    Parent teacher conferences are coming up! By now you should have received a link from your students homeroom teacher to sign up for conferences. If your student recieves special educaiton services I will also be attending your conference. If the following week 03/08 - 03/12 does not work for you, we can set up a separate time to speak with me about your child after the spring break holiday. Reach out with any questions you may have as always!

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  • Operation Level Up!

    Posted by Maria Ahnen on 12/4/2020 5:15:00 PM

    At Lowell, we plan instruction using a 6-8 week "impact cycle." During an impact cycle, we focus instruction by identifying the grade level learning intentions and success criteria students need to master. We focus our interventions on the impact cycle and we use frequent assessment to gauge student progress.

    For the upcoming impact cycle, every classroom will be working on improving foundational reading skills. During these first weeks of December, we will begin engaging students in goal setting to look at their current reading level and we will help them set individual goals to "level up" to the next reading level. These goals will be sent home to parents.

    In the classroom, we will focus our reading instruction on building foundational reading skills in phonics and phonemic awareness as well as increasing the time students spend reading independent level texts.

    How can you help as a parent? During the first weeks of December, our teachers will be sending home your child's reading level and the "Power Skills/Words" your child needs to work on to help them move up to the next reading level. Using this Parent's Guide to Supporting Reading At Home, you can identify ways you can also support your child's reading growth. This guide uses the IRLA leveling system that we use at school. At each level, there are specific skills and words students work on to move to the next level. 

    Help your student "level up" at school by practicing at home! If you are interested in obtaining additional materials to assist your child in reading, as always, reach out to me at mahnen@mcpsmt.org!

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  • Parent Teacher Conferences

    Posted by Maria Ahnen on 11/2/2020

    PARENT TEACHER CONFERENCE DATES HAVE CHANGED!

    We will be holding Virtual Parent Teacher Conferences the week of November 17th. '

    On November 4th, your child's classroom teacher(s) will send you an invite to sign up for a conference time via Signup Genius. Your child's classroom teacher and myself will decide whether the virtual link will come from them or myself based on who will be leading the meeting. 

    Virtual conferences will be held at the following dates and times:

    Tuesday, November 17th from 4pm-6pm

    Wednesday November 18th from 5pm-7pm

    Thursday, November 19th from 3pm-5pm

    Monday, November 23rd from 12pm-2pm

    There will be NO SCHOOL for the week of Thanksgiving (November 23-27).

    Please see the updated school calendar for the 2020-21 school year. 

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