A big thank you to those who have contributed to the Lowrie PTA in many different ways. If you have not yet joined the PTA please do consider being a member and make our school a memorable place to be in with your support. The rewards outweigh the efforts by far.
One can contribute at a number of levels and yes many hands make light work! Contribute in ways that suits you…join simply to be a member or join in to take minor responsibilities or become a part of the executive team. We hope you have enjoyed various PTA sponsored events throughout the school year. If you are on the fence then stated below are the reasons why the PTA is necessary.
What is PTA? Why join PTA? The number one reason to join the Parent Teacher Association is to benefit your child. In doing so, you also help your school. But there are many more PTA advantages:
Get Connected. There’s no better way to know what’s happening in your school.
Discover Great Resources. The PTA offers a variety of programs designed for parents as well as students.
Tap into a Network. PTA functions are opportunities to meet other parents and teachers, building rapport and discussing issues that are on your mind. You can share ideas, concerns, and experiences.
Watch Yourself Grow. By volunteering with your PTA, you put your skills and hobbies to use for a noble cause—your child and all children in the community.
Speak Up. PTA can be a way for you to more effectively suggest change at your child’s school.
Witness Improvement. By getting involved at your child’s school you’ll be part of the solution, helping make positive changes. Local PTAs play an important role in fundraising to provide building improvements, curriculum-based programs, and social events.
Be a Role Model. By becoming a PTA member, you’ll be demonstrating to your child the importance you place on education.
It is amazing to think that we will soon be closing the chapter on year three of Lowrie Primary School. I am so thankful to all of your for your tremendous support, kindness and care for our new school community. Words simply cannot express the gratitude each of us who are fortunate to work at Lowrie each day are for all you have done to help make this such an incredible year. Thus, a simple thank you will have to do.
Soon our outstanding 5th grade group will be leaving us. This group’s leadership and contributions over their time at Lowrie has been remarkable. As with all 5th grade groups, it is hard to say good-bye, but we also know that we have all done a wonderful job preparing them for the next chapter of their lives. We recently held our Kindergarten Round-up and welcomed a new group of curious and eager Lowrie students. It was wonderful to feel their energy and excitement for all the possibilities school has to offer.
This all makes me think of the cycle of growth each child shows over the year. When we think about what we want for our children here at Lowrie, we want them to carry forward an eagerness for what is possible with sense of curious exploration that the new kindergarteners show and the purposeful, thoughtful learning our 5th graders take with them to middle school. It has been an incredible year in so many different ways and as we launch our 5th graders and welcome new kindergarteners, we do this together with a strong sense of purpose and community.
As we look toward the end of the year, here are some key dates to put on your calendars:
· June 10 – Field Day – This is a time to come children to come to collaborate and team together in a spirit of fun and good cheer.
· June 11 – 5th graders will be going bowling together and then to Sofia Park for pizza and kick ball to celebrate the end of their primary school years.
· June 12 – 5th grade recognition celebration – This celebration will take place on the morning of June 12, which is the last day of school. At this event, the three 5th grades, their teachers and parents will gather in the gym for breakfast. There will be a short recognition ceremony to recognize each class and their achievements. This will also be a time for the 5th graders to spend some quality time together as a class and to sign yearbooks. There will also be a slide show of the year that highlights all that this group has done over the year.
· June 12 – Dismissal at 10:45
I want to take a moment and thank the entire PTA for their generous spirit, their care for staff and dedication to students they have shown this year. I would also like to specifically thank the executive committee for the tireless dedication and efforts on behalf of the entire school community. Thank you to Travis Tadema, Carrie Keith, Jill Saucedo, Mary Charpentier, Jamie Goodpaster and Sherine Beltran – all of who have put their hearts and souls into the work and I am indebted to them for their leadership, support and care. Thank you. As always, thank you to each member of our school community for all you do each day for children, staff and the school.
With warmth and gratitude, Patrick
Monday, June 1st to Thursday, June 4th
8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.