6:30 PM - 8:00 PM Lowrie Festival of the Arts
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM Parent Education Night
What an incredible week at Lowrie Primary! Having the library filled with incredible examples of student thinking and inquiry has been nothing short of inspiring. There is a remarkable range of projects across all grades. From a research project on parachutes to the effects of cola on teeth and from transpiration (the act of water coming up through the stem of a flower to the leaves) to nucleation (the process of materials coming together to form a larger mass), students demonstrated their range of interests, their authentic questions and their deep sense of curiosity. Please come by and look if you have not had a chance to do so!
As I have written about before, we have been doing a lot of great thinking and learning about enhancing our craft knowledge in literacy. One area we have been exploring deeply, is the use of non-fiction texts. Thanks to a generous donation from PTA, with funds from the book fair and from our school fund, we have been able to purchase an incredible number of new non-fiction texts at a variety of levels. This purchase of books will increase the access students have to complex and interesting texts. Thank you so much to the PTA and our entire community for helping make this purchase possible.
It is amazing that the time has come to think about the end of the year. Thank you to Bonnie Sawyer and Jill Saucedo for agreeing to take the lead on planning the 5th grade celebration. The end of 5th grade is a special time and we are planning a number of activities to celebrate and honor our 5th graders. Some of the plans in the works are to acknowledge the passage to middle school with a walk to Wood, we will be organizing an afternoon of activities to give this wonderful class a final chance to play and be joyous together and of course a variety of opportunities to eat together. Part of the celebration is a slide show of their primary years. If you have any pictures of this class from any point in their primary career, please send them to Bonnie Sawyer at firstname.lastname@example.org. If you are interested in getting involved in the planning, please also let Bonnie or Jill know.
Thank you all for helping to make Lowrie the exceptional place that it is.