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May 20, 2024 Newsletter


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Wheel-a-Thon Volunteers Still Needed on Thursday, May 30

Please use the link below to take a look at the many areas where Wheel-a-Thon Volunteers are needed! Because of this new date, we’ve needed to start over from scratch in recruiting volunteers and we need volunteers to help this event happen safely – people to show wheelers where to turn on the route, snack table helpers, check-in helpers and lots more. Please sign up here if you are able to help: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/4090D44A5A828A46-49140795-2024#/ More information about Wheel-a-Thon at the bottom of the newsletter.


For Parent’s Eyes Only! – Donations Needed for Staff Banquet by Friday, June 7

The Hospitality Committee is getting ready for the end-of-the-year staff banquet to be held on Friday, June 14. They are currently seeking donated items to raffle off as prizes for this “thank you Lowrie staff” event. Donations can be brought to Soraya in the front office. Please bring in donations as soon as possible but definitely by Friday, June 7.

All donations are welcome, but past favorites include stationary/note pads, marker sets (such as Mr. Sketch), and gift cards. If you own a business or have a special skill, consider donating a complimentary service, piece of your artwork or something you’ve crafted. Creativity welcomed!


Field Day Volunteers Still Needed on Monday, June 10

We can’t wait for Monday June 10, 2024! Please mark you calendars and sign up to help if you can. Here’s the link to volunteer: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/4090D44A5A828A46-2023#/
Here is the field day schedule:
Round 1 (K-2nd) 8:45-10:40 (First station starts at 9:00) Help out at a Field Day station as classes rotate through (Solorio, Parry, Lindsey, Crystal, Lazaro, O’Brien, Phillips, Claypoole, Fitzgerald, Federico, Griesser) 
Round 2 (3rd-5th) 11:45- 1:30 (First station starts at 12:00) Help out at a Field Day station as classes rotate through (George, More, Howell, Gianella, Burrola, Reeder, Warner, Kamweti, Lemke, Warnke-Crary)


Pictures Needed for 5th Grade Graduation Slideshow

We need help with the slideshow! If you have any past through present pictures of graduating 5th graders please send them to lowrieyearbookpics@gmail.com .


5th Grade Celebration Volunteers Needed on Thursday, June 13

On Thursday, June 13, 5th Graders will have a pre-graduation celebration at Sofia Park. Pizza lunch, Kona Ice, games, swag bags, raffle and more. We would love to have a few 5th grade parents help us monitor the games and make sure everyone is safe and accounted for. If you can help, please use this link to sign up: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/4090D44A5A828A46-49783768-5thgrade


On the Calendar


Next Walking School Bus – Friday, May 24 at 7:25 AM

BONUS – a $25 gift card for the first two adults to sign up to help each week!

Each Friday at 7:25 AM, families can meet at Sofia Park to join our Walking School Bus (or join as the walking bus passes by). At least two parent volunteers are needed each week – one for the “engine” and one for the “caboose” of the walking school bus.  SMART is kindly offering a $25 gift card to these two adult volunteers each week. 

Please sign up by using THIS LINK if you are willing to lead or caboose our walking school bus.


Next Lowrie Gardening Day – Saturday, May 25 from 12-3 PM

We hope you’ll pop in between 12-3 PM on Saturday, May 25, 2024 to help us beautify the grounds of Lowrie. We will be weeding and spreading bark dust , so bring rakes, gloves and other favorite gardening tools to help the work go faster!


Wednesday, May 29 from 2:30-4:30 – Bike Swap/Bike Tune-Up/and Early Bike Drop Off

From 2:30-4:30 PM on Wednesday, May 29, 2024 families can stop by Lowrie Primary to get their bikes checked so they will be ready for the Wheel-a-Thon the next day!

Also, we are using this setting as a venue for families with too-small bikes to collaborate with other families who may be facing the same problem. Bring a bike and exchange a bike!


Thursday, May 30, 2024 – Wheel-a-Thon!

We can’t wait for our upcoming Wheel-a-Thon! Below is the informational letter that will tell you everything you need to know – from bike/wheel drop-off information to class wheeling times. Take a look!

It takes a village to make sure the Wheel-a-Thon happens, and happens safely! Please follow this link to volunteer: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/4090D44A5A828A46-49140795-2024

Wheel-a-Thon FAQ

1) Are electric scooters okay? Nope, no electric anything, just old-school wheels.

2) Can they bring roller-blades, a skateboard, or a hoverboard?  Sorry, no hoverboards and no skateboards. Rollerblades can only be used  if they have some kind of brake on them and it’s highly recommended that students wear protective wrist guards in addition to helmets.

3) Can scooters be part of the swap? Sure.  The PTA doesn’t personally have bikes to swap, we are just providing a venue for families to swap if they would like.  If a swap is not made, the wheels would need to be taken back to their original homes.

4) What if a student doesn’t have a helmet, will there be extras to borrow? Yes, we have a large box with varying sizes.  But, if you don’t have a helmet the best thing to do would be to come the day before the wheel-a-thon between 2:30-4:30 and get a helmet.

5) Kids said that the labels used in the past won’t come off their bikes, and they really don’t want another put on to make it worse. Do they have to have a label? Can the concerned students use something else- like painter’s tape?  They are totally right!  We have ugly helmets at our house too because the stickers won’t come off.  That’s why we are using removable labels this year!

6) If a student doesn’t want to participate, are they allowed to walk instead?  They can definitely walk instead of wheeling!


Wednesday, June 5 from 6:30-7:30 PM – Last PTA Meeting of the Year!

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Our next PTA meeting will be held on Wednesday, June 5, from 6:30-7:30 PM. Usually our PTA meetings are held on the 1st Wednesday of the month, same time, same place – the Lowrie Library. Our PTA meetings are all about learning from our principal and community members, organizing events and seeking to meet the needs of our Lowrie children and families. If you want to have a sneak peak of what’s happening at Lowrie, come to a PTA meeting!

Topic: General PTA Meeting Time: April 3, 2024 at 06:30 PM Pacific Time (US and Canada)     

Join Zoom Meeting

https://zoom.us/j/93931965925?pwd=TUdYbmlwK0JBOVRaVnNUV3UxM2xXQT09

Meeting ID: 939 3196 5925
Passcode: 329689


5th Grade Celebration – June 13 from 11 AM-1:50 PM

Sign Up to Volunteer!

On Thursday, June 13, 5th Graders will have a pre-graduation celebration at Sofia Park. Pizza lunch, Kona Ice, games, swag bags, raffle and more. We would love to have a few 5th grade parents help us monitor the games and make sure everyone is safe and accounted for. If you can help, please use this link to sign up: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/4090D44A5A828A46-49783768-5thgrade

Schedule

11:00 – 11:15   Walk from Lowrie to Sofia Park

11:15 – 11:45   Pizza Lunch

11:45 – 1:15     Kona Ice, Games, Playground, Music, etc.

1:15 – 1:30       Raffle drawings, goodie bags

1:30 – 1:50       Walk back to Lowrie


5th Grade Graduation – June 14 from 9:40-10:40 AM

5th grade families are invited to the 2024 5th Grade Graduation on last day of school, June 14, 2024. We will celebrate with comments from our principal, certificates and a Slideshow.


PTA Membership and Ways to Be Involved

1 Executive Board Position to fill for 2024-2025 school year – President Elect

We would love for you to be a part of things this year. You can easily join the Lowrie PTA by following this link to the National PTA website and entering your contact information. We will reach out when your information is added to our membership list: https://www.oregonpta.org/membership/joinnow/2689316

Email us at lowriepta@gmail.com to see how you can be involved!


Lowrie Spiritwear – Always Available Online @ Hometown Sports NW

1. Go to www.hometownsportsnw.com

2. Click on Online Store Finder (Bottom Right).

3. Select Organization: Lowrie Primary Spiritwear

4. Enter Password –  wolves (case sensitive)

5. Begin shopping.

6. At checkout, choose how you would like to receive your order, store pickup or delivery.


Social Media

There are so many ways to connect with Lowrie Primary PTA! Follow us on Facebook and Instagram for a quick update on upcoming PTA events or reach out to us via our Gmail account.