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who was james russell lowell?

James Russell Lowell (February 22, 1819 – August 12, 1891) was an American poet, professor, critic and diplomat. A member of the American Fireside Poets, and one of the founders of the American Dialect Society, he believed a poet served as both prophet and critic of society. 



Why do I PTA?

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Amber Emigh


I PTA because I wanted to build a village for myself and my kids! I have met wonderful people and found life long friends I may have not met otherwise. PTA volunteering has helped me expand my horizons and develop empathy for other people’s life experiences. My goals are to not be the stereo typical PTA-

“parent to avoid”, develop my leadership skills, be a support for all Lowell families and most important of all, HAVE FUN!! 

Lluvia Monarrez

Executive Vice-President

Knowing that our public schools do not have all the resources they need to provide the highest quality education for ALL students, I PTA so that:


  • ALL children have all the resources they need to succeed.

  • Teachers and school site staff feel supported in our mutual goal to help ALL children succeed.

  • Now that I am fortunate enough to be involved in my daughter’s school and education, parents like my own (and so many others that did not have the opportunity to be involved) have an advocate and ally in me for their own children’s and family’s success.

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Heather Waider


I PTA to stay connected with my children and their community.  It is a way to give back to those who have given so much for my children and their education.  I love getting to know the families and our incredible Lowell staff.


Nathalie Soussan


I PTA because my kids are such different people at school. I get to glimpse at the ‘who they can become‘ outside the bubble of home. I also believe that when I’m helping somebody else’s kid, I end up helping my kids too.

Sandee Paige

Financial Secretary

I PTA because I love the sense of community I found at Lowell: When I came here I felt that a whole new world had opened up to me.  It's a way to help, really, everyone in the community and to give back or pay forward the richness I've found.  

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Kara Camper


I PTA to help give our children everything we can to open their eyes and minds to learning experiences that will stay with them for a lifetime and inspire them to think big and find what makes them happy in life.


Aarti Harper


To help make Lowell a safe, welcoming, and supportive place for ALL students, staff, and families.

Jen Radaich


I love being a member of the Lowell PTA because it gives me the opportunity to be a more involved part of my children’s school community.


Annie Vilchuck

Head Room Rep

I PTA because it takes a village to raise strong minded, confident children and I am thankful be a part of supporting students at Lowell.

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Nina Mehigan

Ways & Means

I PTA because I love this community, and am grateful my 3 Sea Stars are a part of it. Participating in the PTA has also allowed me to get to know so many of our amazing Lowell Staff and Families! It takes a village to build and maintain a great school, and I am honored to be able to help however I can. 

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Edina Wade

Ways & Means

I PTA to help advocate for students, to help foster a sense of community, and to be an example to my girls.

Jennifer Watkins


I thrived at Lowell as a kid and now my daughter can, too. I PTA to give back and ensure the legacy continues for all students in our community.

Christina Mansour


I PTA because I wanted to give back to our strong community where we can be the voices for our kids to help them thrive and grow at Lowell. 

Melissa Sipowicz

Teacher Rep

I PTA because I love being involved! I love being a part of a group that not only improves my workplace, but also my daughters' school. I bring a unique perspective being a teacher and a Lowell parent.


Dow Lawson

Lowell Principal

I PTA because a collective community voice allows all stakeholders a microphone and a stage. Draw the




Teachers, staff, students, parents, and the community work in collaborative partnership, utilizing technology, to create life-long learners who are productive and environmentally conscious global citizens.


Lowell Elementary School's mission is to ensure the personal and intellectual success of all students by having high expectations, a commitment to excellence, and a comprehensive school program, confirming the belief that all students can learn and lead responsible, satisfying lives.


  • Challenged, engaged, and respectful students

  • Safe, clean, and welcoming campus

  • Friendly, positive, and nurturing school climate