District 200 Discount code for Cosley Zoo Run

Register today for the Cosley Zoo Zippity Zoo Run and enter a discount code exclusive to School District 200 families. This ½ mile run for kids ages 6-12 years is held on June 7 and benefits Cosley Zoo. For more information, visit cosleyzoo.org. Receive $3 off registration by entering the code: D200.  Hurry, the discount ends Friday, May 30.

Our final Cooks Night Out!

Join us for our FINAL Cooks Night out for the 2013-2014 School year! Please join us at Chipotle in Glen Ellyn from 4 pm – 8 pm, AND Yogurtland just a few doors down. Chipotle gives back 50% of all profits brought in by Lowell supporters! Last spring we set a Chipotle record and we came close to breaking that record this fall. There will be raffle prizes at Chipotle and lots of good food and great company at both places! Wear your Lowell Spirit Wear!

New 200 Meeting tonight!

NEW200 Flyer


NEW200 Foundation is seeking support to expand educational opportunities:

Did you know that Illinois is 50th in the nation as far as educational funding from the state?   In addition, the school district’s annual revenue increase is limited by CPI.  As we learned at the last community engagement session, our CUSD200 is doing its best with the limited financial resources available.  School foundations are an important resource as they can help bridge the gap between district revenue limitations and the desire to expand educational opportunities for our students.

In our district, the NEW 200 Foundation is a non-profit organization, operated by parent and community volunteers, that brings innovative teaching methods and new technology to District 200 classrooms.  Please click here for flyer to learn more about NEW200 and how you can help revitalize this great organization for our district!  Our next meeting is this Monday, May 12th at 7pm.  We are very excited about all the ideas we have about growing the foundation to partner with alumni, businesses, and other organizations.  Please take a look and consider how you can help.  Thank you!




Teacher Appreciation week and Discovery day items needed!

The year may be winding down but there is still so much going on!

Teacher Appreciation Week

Hello, Lowell Families! In honor of Teacher Appreciation Week and all our wonderful teachers here at Lowell, we will be be having a small assembly the morning of May 7th outside the sun porch door at 8:45 a.m. Please join us that morning in making our teachers and staff feel like the true “stars” that they are! 


Teacher Appreciation Week Co-Chairs:

Mary Howard and Kim Swallow


Can’t be at Discovery Day but would still like to help in a REALLY BIG WAY????

Please consider donating some of the items listed below. There is a collection box for donations in the school office. Thank you!


Items Needed for Discovery Day


  • Girls size plain flip flops – (Dollar Store has some)
  • Fabric strips (1 inch x 14 or 15 inches)
  • Duct Tape – Patterns please (no silver)
  • Metal Key rings (any size)
  • Satin 1/8 ribbon (any color)
  • Pony Beads
  • Fuse/Perlar Beads (small size)
  • Colorful Tissue Paper
  • Green Pipe Cleaners
  • Rainbow Loom Rubber Bands
  • Large Mason Jars/Pickle Jars
  • Pin the Tail on the Donkey
  • Birthday candles, plates, cups, napkins
  • Balloons
  • Crepe Paper
  • Plastic forks and spoons (approximately 40)
  • Seashells
  • Glass marbles/glass stone pieces from Dollar Store
  • Round Foil Aluminum Cake Pans – deep ones
  • Paper plates
  • Plastic bags (gallon, quart and sandwich)
  • Paper towels
  • Wax Paper
  • Small plastic cups
  • Long wooden skewers
  • Cotton balls
  • Q-tips
  • 3 rolls of soft, absorbent paper towels
  • 3 boxes of Kleenex
  • 3 disposable tablecloths
  • 30 8 oz. size solo cups
  • Toothpicks
  • Large Pretzel Rods
  • Bakers Premium White Chocolate (4 boxes)
  • Small pretzel sticks
  • 5-6 bags semi sweet morsels
  • 1 block of Crisco
  • 3 bags mini morsels
  • Plastic Spoons
  • Sprinkles

A parenting seminar with Dr. Mark McKee

Raising a Successful Child

Wednesday, April 30

7:00 pm

Edison Middle School

“Dr. Mark McKee . . . provides parents with the core knowledge necessary to develop and maintain what he calls a ‘positive parenting roadmap.’ [He] has a forward-looking focus on What To Do, rather than What Not To Do . . . .”

How do I . . .

Develop a positive & healthy relationship with my child? Discipline effectively at different ages?
Help my child develop into a resilient adult?
Incorporate hobbies, team sports, and other success-oriented

activities into our family life?
Navigate stressful family situations?
Know when to ask for professional help?
Act rather than react?
Help my child develop self-control?
Deal with my strong-willed child?
Instill self-discipline in my child?
Help my adolescent avoid common teenage pitfalls?

Dr. McKee’s book will be available for $10.

sponsored by the Wheaton Warrenville PTA Council

Lowell 5k Fun Run….Dash For Dr. Murphy

Registration forms were sent home for the 17th Annual Lowell 5k! Did you turn yours in yet?
We hope you can all join us on Saturday May 3rd at 9:00am!

It is a special morning, where we come together to honor former Lowell Principal, Dr. Rosemary Murphy who
passed away from cancer. It is also a time for us to remember the loved ones in our lives who are survivors or who have lost their battle. Public is invited, so feel free to invite extended family and friends! 100% of the proceeds are donated to The American Cancer Society.
If you are unable to make the event, consider “registering” your child anyway. For an $8 donation, your child will get a fun new shirt and goody bag!
*Back by popular demand: Add a loved one’s name to our race shirts! For only $50, honor or remember your loved one who had/has cancer. Space is limited, and names must be sent in by 4/17. See registration form for details.

Registration for the 5k is only $8 a person through April 17th. This includes a shirt, goody bag, medals for students (8th grade and under) and post run treats.
The only way to guarantee yourself a race shirt is to get forms in by THIS Thursday April 17th. After this date the cost goes up and shirts will be gone quickly, we sell out every year! We have a new shirt color this year with an all new logo… it is sure to be a big hit!

FYI:There is no packet pick up. Goody bags and shirts will be delivered directly to the classroom a few days prior to the run!

If you would like to volunteer for the Lowell 5k, there are plenty of positions available! From cheering for runners on the race course, to early morning set up or stuffing goody bags, there is sure to be something for you to do!
Extra forms may be found in the school office.

If you have any registration questions, please contact:  Kelly Nielsen at kdnoe2002@yahoo.com or (630)728-4928

If you have any volunteer question, please contact:  Courtney Henderson at mchenderson0618@comcast.net or (773)304-8875


PTA Meeting 4/11/14


Please join us for the April PTA meeting!  The meeting will be held this Friday (4/11) at 9:30 am in the Art Room.  The agenda is attached.  Come and be part of the discussion of Spring events and exciting programs at Lowell!  All are welcome and there will be free babysitting!

Hope to see you there!
4-11-14 Agenda

Wheaton Warrenville PTA Council and Middle School PTA Scholarships

Thank you Lowell PTA for your support of the Wheaton-Warrenville PTA Council Scholarship program. This year, the Council will award 14 $500 scholarships to our community’s best and brightest high school seniors. In addition, each middle school will recognize four of its alumni with $500 scholarships. Together they total 30 scholarships and $15,000 in funding awarded by CUSD200 PTAs.
The council’s scholarships are funded through donations from local elementary and middle school PTA units. This year, 135 students applied for the scholarships. Applicants were evaluated on the basis of academic achievement, extracurricular involvement, leadership qualities, and community service. Students also submitted essays that detailed their goals for the future and how their educational experiences in the Wheaton-Warrenville schools have prepared them to be successful college students. This year’s scholarship winners are:
Wheaton-Warrenville PTA Council Scholarship Recipients
Caitlin Berry Lowell/Franklin/WNHS
Alexandra Burda Wiesbrook/Hubble/WWSHS
Tara Chattoraj Johnson/Hubble/WWSHS
Anna Gorman Longfellow/Franklin/WNHS
Cassidy Graham Hawthorne/Franklin/WNHS
Jeremy Hunka Whittier/Edison/WWSHS
Anthony Karahalios Whittier/Edison/WWSHS
Matthew Kienzl Madison/Edison//WWSHS
Monica Larson Wiesbrook/Hubble/WWSHS
Lauren Liebman Emerson/Monroe/WNHS
Tyler Miksanek Lowell/Hubble/WWSHS
Hadley Pfalzgraf Pleasant Hill/Monroe/WNHS
Leah Schwartz Hawthorne/Franklin/WNHS
Katherine Shikany Longfellow/Franklin/WNHS

Middle School Alumni Scholarship Recipients
Sarah Bradley Emersonl/Monroe/WNHS
Hailey Kendall Cound Lowell/Franklin/WNHS
Jack Coutre Madison/Edison//WWSHS
Emily Ericksen Wiesbrook/Hubble/WWSHS
Rhiannon Euhus Pleasant Hill/Monroe/WNHS
Theodore Grant-Funck Longfellow/Franklin/WNHS
Madison Jadzak Whittier/Edison/WWSHS
Lindsey Johnson Pleasant Hill/Monroe/WNHS
Kasey Pham Wiesbrook/Hubble/WWSHS
Margaret Richards Longfellow/Franklin/WNHS
Jake Schultz Lowell/Hubble/WWSHS
Emma Kay Shine Washington/Franklin/WNHS
Brooke Sommerfeld Wiesbrook/Hubble/WWSHS
Roshni Vakil Pleasant Hill/Monroe/WNHS
Sherry Yu Madison/Edison/WWSHS
Marilyn Zubak Whittier/Edison/WWSHS

We’re especially pleased to report four of our own are among the students selected to be honored with a scholarship. Please join us in congratulating Caitlin Berry, Tyler Miksanek, Hailey Kendall Cound, and Jake Schulz, all former Lowell students.
Recipients will be honored during a special breakfast meeting of the Wheaton Warrenville PTA Council on Wednesday, April 30. More than 100 guests are expected to attend, including Dr. Brian Harris, superintendent of District 200 schools; district administrators; school board members; recipients and their guests; and PTA representatives from all of District 200’s local unit PTAs.

PTA meeting tonight


Think Spring and come join us for the March PTA meeting! The meeting will be held this Thursday (3/20) at 7:00 pm in the LLC (library). The agenda is attached. Come and find out about Spring events and exciting programs at Lowell! All are welcome and there will be free babysitting!

Hope to see you there!