SEA STAR

STUDENT PROGRAMS

Academics

Book Fair

  • A week long event that takes place once in the fall and once in the spring

  • Benefits students and teachers - all proceeds go directly to classrooms!

  • Lowell cafeteria is transformed into a mini bookstore 

  • Contact bookfair@lowellpta.com for more info

Authors & Illustrators Night

  • A special evening in which students attend workshops with successful authors and illustrators to learn more about the process of writing and illustrating books.

  • 75-minute workshops are tailored to students in each grade level

  • Meet and greet for parents and students in the cafeteria after the workshops allows families to purchase books and get them signed!

  • Contact authorsnight@lowellpta.com for more info

Science Fair

  • Annual science competition for all grade levels; winners move on to compete at the district level

  • Contact sciencefair@lowellpta.com for more info

Earth Day

  • Lowell's annual celebration of our precious planet Earth and all the ways we can be responsible environmental stewards 

  • We emphasize the importance of recycling, using sources of clean energy like our solar bench, planting our own garden, reducing harmful chemicals in the air with our Car Free days, and more.

  • Contact earthday@lowellpta.com for more info

Character Development

Career Day

  • Students hear about the real-world experiences of local professionals from a variety of industries to inspire them for the future.

  • Contact careerday@lowellpta.com for more info 

Second Step

 

Diversity & Inclusion Committee

  • Lowell's commitment to fostering diversity, inclusion and equity in all that we do is a wholistic effort facilitated by our PTA's Diversity & Inclusion Committee, in partnership with a district-wide initiative sharing the same commitment.

  • Check out the diversity and inclusion wall around the corner from the school office for inspiring student art and information that showcases how our students are learning these values.

  • Contact inclusion@lowellpta.com for more info 

Health & Fitness

Jog-a-Thon

  • This annual fitness fundraiser encourages kids to move and exercise and, as one of our premier PTA-sponsored events each year, a major fundraiser for all of our student programs. 

  • The school playground is transformed into a running track and each grade runs laps to raise money.

  • Funding supports tech upgrades for classrooms, Meet the Masters, the Lowell Learning Garden and Green Team, Playground supplies, The Variety Show, and more. 

  • Local businesses can sponsor the Jog-a-Thon and anyone can donate. 

  • Contact jog@lowellpta.com for more info 

 

Walk/Bike to School Day

  • Long Beach is a bike-friendly city, and so is Lowell! Ditch your car for the day and walk or bike to school. 

The Arts

Reflections

  • Annual art program and competition for performers and artists of all disciplines

  • Artworks are submitted first to school-level PTAs, where they are first recognized, celebrated and judged by five grade-level divisions, while a non-judged Special Artists division celebrates student artists with special needs.

  • School PTAs then choose a selection of entries to be judged by local PTA units, which are then sent on to councils and then districts for consideration.  The final artworks submitted to California State PTA by districts are then considered for Awards of Excellence or Awards of Merit. Award of Excellence entries then go on to represent California in the final National PTA judging round.

  • Contact reflections@lowellpta.com for more info and visit our Reflections page for more details

Variety Show

  • What would elementary school be without an annual variety show? Sea Stars show off their performance skills in this annual event for everyone.

  • Contact varietyshow@lowellpta.com for more info

Meet the Masters

  • Students learn about a variety of celebrated artists and then produce art in each artist's style in their classrooms.

  • Not only does MTM foster an appreciation for art and art history, but it also allows students to showcase their unique artistic capabilities.

  • MTM requires VIPs to facilitate classroom art lessons, so let your Room Rep know if you're interested in volunteering

  • Contact mtm@lowellpta.com for more info

Sea Star Clubs

Chess Club

  • The Lowell Chess club is open to all students in grade 1-5, regardless of experience. Space is limited!

  • Due to limited equipment and space, each grade level will have a maximum level of representation equivalent to its percentage of the school population.

  • Contact chessclub@lowellpta.com for more info 

Robotics Club

 

Green Team

  • Since 2014, Lowell has been recognized by the U.S. Department of Education as a Green Ribbon School (at the time, one of only four schools in California to receive this recognition)

  • Through our Green Team efforts, we have reduced lunch waste by 70%, won a $750 prize in the Grades of Green Trash Challenge, and accumulated 8000+ student hours in our outdoor Learning Garden.

  • Support the Green Team with a trash-free lunch:

    • bring reusable utensils 

    • pack a cloth napkin

    • grab a reusable water bottle​​

    • try reusable containers

    • take a trash-free lunchbox

  • While all Green Team activities are kid-powered, we need lots of Parent volunteers (VIPs) to assist. Sign up to help at Back to School Night!

  • Contact greenteam@lowellpta.com for more info 

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Long Beach, CA 90803

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