Monday, May 20, 2013
The pre-kindergarten class in Watertown decorated the houses, which will be sold to help Habitat for Humanity of Greater Boston.
Julia Bean’s pre-kindergarten class at the Lowell School could not build a real house for Habitat for Humanity, so instead they constructed some birdhouses that will be sold to raise money for the group that finds homes for families in need. Last week, the class got a visit from George O’Malley, the director of projects for Habitat for Humanity of Greater Boston. He collected the colorfully painted birdhouses, which will be sold at the Habitat store in West Roxbury. Bean reached out to O’Malley because she hoped to give the 4- and 5-year-old students a better understanding of homelessness. O’Malley said the birdhouse project has been successful in other schools. “It helps them understand,” O’Malley said. “As one student in Boston said, ‘we…
Friday, January 4, 2013
The school started collecting books to add to libraries in the school's classrooms.
[Updated Jan. 7, 2013 at 7:55 a.m.] Lowell School's PTO kicked off a book drive on Thursday, but before it even officially got going the school already had a health set of donations. The books collected will go to enhance the classroom libraries at Lowell, according to the Lowell School PTO's Facebook page. The response so far has been strong. "The Lowell School Book Drive hasn't even officially started and we already have about 600 books. Books can be dropped off at the school starting January 3rd, and a box will be setup right at the Main Entrance to drop your books in. Help us to RESTOCK our classroom libraries by RECYCLING your children's books," said a message on the Lowell PTO Facebook page. The books drive seeks gently used books …
Thursday, March 8, 2012
A trio of doctors from Harvard Vanguard Medical Associates demonstrated to the students why they should choose regular milk over chocolate milk.
When a group of doctors showed Lowell School students just how much sugar they drink each day, as a school, when they pick chocolate or other flavored milk instead of white milk, they were amazed. A group of pediatricians from Harvard Vanguard Medical Associates’ Watertown office visited Lowell School Wednesday. To demonstrate the amount of sugar consumes, they brought up one student who poured two cups of sand – representing the sugar – into a clear tub. Then they brought up another and another and another, until nine students stood up on stage. “You guys drink 19.5 cups of sugar more than you would if you drink regular white milk,” said Dr. Daniel Slater, the Specialty Director of Pediatrics for Harvard Vanguard Medical Associates. He …
Tuesday, December 6, 2011
A group of parents told the School Committee they worry about breaking in a new superintendent, adding that the town has a good candidate right now — Jean Fitzgerald.
Watertown parents told the School Committee Monday night they do not want to break in a new superintendent, especially when they believe there is a qualified candidate in the front office now. The School Committee will pick a firm to search for the next superintendent in December, and hope to select the new school head by March. Elisa Stevenson, a parent and member of the Lowell School Site Council, said she worries that an outside candidate would have a steep learning curve. "The time line is concerning. Hiring someone in March likely means the person will start in July," Stevenson said. "An external hire will take 6 to 12 months to get familiar with the Watertown Schools." She added that the delay in hiring a superintendent has left …
Wednesday, July 6, 2011
School can win $10,000 in school supplies if it is in the top five schools in the contest.
Wednesday, July 6, 2011
The Lowell School PTO made the following announcement: The Lowell Elementary School, located on Orchard Street, is participating in Avery’s Give Back to Schools promotion. This contest, run by Avery Corporation, runs through Sept. 16. In the Avery Give Back to Schools promotion, all you have to do is vote with your mouse! The top five schools at the end of the promotion will each win $10,000 worth of Avery School Supplies, 10,000 Bonus Box Tops coupons, and $1,000 worth of gift cards. Twenty-five runner-up schools will also win 5,000 Bonus Box Tops coupons, worth $500. The Lowell PTO is asking for the Watertown community’s help by registering with the web site and voting one time each day until Sept. 16. As of this writing, the Lowell …