2:30 PM - 3:30 PM Lowrie Meet and Greet your Teacher!
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM PTA Meeting
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM PTA Meeting
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM Lowrie Curriculumn Night
A NOTE FROM THE OFFICE AT LOWRIE
Greetings from our Lowrie Office! I hope everyone has been enjoying time with family and friends and we are looking forward seeing you when we return from our summer break.
Here are a few reminders:
If you have moved and would like to leave a message with your new address or let us know your child is not returning, please call our office at 503-673-7700 or email Mishelle Larson at firstname.lastname@example.org
I hope that this update finds you well and deeply settled into your summers. I miss having the children's voices and energy around the building. I look forward to seeing them all in August and hearing their stories of summer!
I wanted to take this opportunity to update you on a few changes and additions to Lowrie for the coming year. Each summer brings some changes and movement within the teaching staff and I want to take a moment to update you on a few changes.
Trish Cehrs will be returning to the Salem-Keizer School District next year. Trish, who lives in Salem, determined that being so far from her primary school aged daughter was simply putting too much of a strain on her family. I am very sorry to see Trish depart. It was a difficult decision for her, but one she felt she needed to make for her daughter.
Julia Jones will be moving to Bolton next year to teach 2nd grade. This is a wonderful opportunity for Julia to return to the classroom and a grade level she loves! She will be missed, but I am excited that she will be staying in the district.
Crystal Humphries will be moving from the classroom to joining Tracy Dunn in the work of supporting language learners across all grades. Crystal is a remarkable teacher and I am excited for the impact she will make on all students Kindergarten through 5th grade in her new position.
Carol Elischer will be moving from her work in the resource room and joining Jodi Breshears in the work of supporting reading across all grades. Carol brings tremendous strength and expertise to this work and I am excited to see the work she and Jodi will do for all students in the coming year.
I am excited to welcome three new teachers to Lowrie for the coming year. Lindsey Corey will be joining the 3rd grade team next year. Lindsey taught 5th grade in Idaho for five years with wonderful success. After moving to Oregon, Lindsey did a long term substitute position at Stafford this past school year. Nancy Fulcher will be joining the 4th grade team for the coming year. Nancy has done wonderful work for many years at a variety of grade levels in schools in Washington and Canada. Nancy also completed a long term substitute position in our district last year at Willamette Primary School. Katie Canales will be joining our resource room team. Katie comes to us from schools in California where she has had many great years of working within resource room programs. All three of these fine educators bring a great deal of passion, experience and knowledge to their work and we are so fortunate to have them join the Lowrie family.
We are also excited to welcome Myrna Salinas as our 3rd grade dual language teacher. Myrna comes to us from Boones Ferry where she most recently worked closely with language learners. Prior to that, Myrna taught dual language at a variety of grade levels, including 3rd grade, in Woodburn. I am excited for Myrna to join us and for her expertise in dual language.
In other news, Jen Marrinan will be moving up to 1st grade next year and Katie Butler will be returning to Kindergarten. These are both remarkable teachers and they are looking forward to continuing to grow as educators at these different grade levels.
If you have driven by Lowrie recently, you may have seen a crane and other construction related activities going on. This summer the outdoor spaces on the second floor will be enclosed giving us more flexibility of space to support instruction. It will be wonderful to have these additional learning spaces for the coming year.
I wanted to share my appreciation and gratitude for the support, love and care you all give to the Lowrie community – to each other, staff and students – each and every day. Our 3rd year was a truly remarkable one and we are gearing up for another tremendous year here at Lowrie Primary School. When we started Lowrie, we used the guiding question – what do we want for our children here at Lowrie? There are so many different ways to answer this question. However, at the end of the day, we want children who feel connected, engaged and deeply curious about the world around them. It is our collective work together, our relationships and feedback between home and school that make this possible. Thank you for being a part of this incredible journey with us.
For the coming year we are looking for parents who would like to help with two incredible opportunities for student learning. We are looking for volunteers who would be willing to get involved with Math Olympiads and Oregon Battle of the Books. Opportunities range from leading and/or coaching to simply supporting students with their efforts with these two wonderful opportunities. If you would like to know more or want to get involved, please let me know. Thank you in advance for your help these learning activities.
Here are some important dates to remember for the start of school:
August 27th at 2:30pm – Lowrie Meet and Greet – this is a time for children to meet their teachers and drop off school supplies.
August 27th at 3:30pm – Popsicle Social on the playground – come join us for an ice cold treat and a time to play together.
August 31st – This is the first day of school – we will start at 7:50am with a rousing welcome back morning meeting.
Monday, August 31: Children whose last name begins with “A” through “K” begin school. These students do not attend school on Tuesday, September 1; they return to school on Wednesday, September 2.
Tuesday, September 1: Children whose last name begins with “L” through “Z” begin school. These students do not attend school on Monday, August 31; they return for their second day of school on Wednesday, September 2.
Wednesday, September 2: All kindergarten children attend school.
Thursday, September 3: All kindergarten children in class.
Friday, September 4: All kindergarten children in class.
With the deepest of appreciations,
Pick-up, Drop off and Parking Information
• We welcome parents to drop off their children in the gym in
the morning or to meet them after school each day.
• It is important to be mindful of families walking to their cars –
please drive slowly in the parking lot.
• If you are coming into the school, to please park in the
parking lot. I realize that parking is tight, but if you would like to
pick up your child by the buses, we ask that you park in the
• Please only use the handicap slots if you have a handicap
• The curbside is meant just for dropping off and picking up
only. It is very important that drivers remain at the wheel
while waiting for you child. I know that it can get busy,
especially during dismissal, but our goal is to keep the curbside
flowing as much as possible.
• Parents parking in the parking lot and not along the curb in
will certainly help with overall flow within the parking lot.
• Parents are certainly welcome to drop-off and pick-up their
children out by the entry plaza in the back of the school. This
can be a more efficient and quick way to collect your child
at the end of the day.