Thursdays March 15, 22, April 5, 19, 26
(No Club during Spring Break or April 12 ) 2:40-4 pm FREE  

Sign up Deadline is Sunday February 25th!

Snack & bus transportation is provided by 
funding from the Goodman Community Center!


Art meets Craft  (open to grades 2-5)
Let's do some crafty art & artsy craft! We'll explore dioramas, hand sewing, needle felting & more.
Led by Lowell parents Leah Evans, Anna Rochon, Hannah Murray

Soccer  Club (open to grades 3-4)
Want to be the next Mia Hamm or Lionel Messi? Or just simply want develop soccer foot skills, learn to dribble & score goals? Then this is the club for you!   Led by Lowell parent Jason Waller

Club Creative 6.0 (open to grades K-5)
Explore. Discover. Create. Each artist can work at their own level as we try out a variety of art making materials each week in an open studio setting.
Led by Lowell parents Jo Ann Kraus & Laurie Zimmerman    

Pokémon Club (open to grades 1-5) sound reading skills a must
Learn the basics of the game; how to evolve Pokemon, use trainer cards, 
& be a good sport. We’ll have half-decks of cards for beginning players provided. Bring your own cards if you’d like to (not necessary), use more powerful cards, & build a working deck! 

Led by Lowell teachers Becky Oglum & Jason Sailing

Young Scientist’s Club (open to grades 1-2)
Make things bubble, change color, turn cold & more with hands-on science fun!  Please bring a curious mind & clothes that might get messy.. 
Led by Lowell parent Melissa Le Blanc  

Knitting Club (open to grades 2-5)
Open to beginning or experienced knitters. Needles & yarn supplied or bring your own. Learn the basics of knitting, and other fun yarn crafts. 
Led by Lowell parents Emily Greenall & Joy Zotalis

Nature Explorers (open to grades 4-5)
Get ready for an outdoor adventure! Learn how to protect nature while checking out the birds, lakeshore, plants & natural beauty surrounding Lowell. (Dress appropriately. Special permission slip for leaving Lowell grounds will be required.)
Led by Lowell parents Aleksandra Zgierska & David Rabagoi

Makers Club (open to grades 3-5)
Build, create & craft - this is a space to design, explore & build your ideas.

Led by Lowell Library Media Tech Specialist Stacey Pipson

Garden Club: (open to grades K-5)
Come dig in the dirt, plant seeds, & create artwork for our school gardens! Explore how worms, bees, and other insects help us grow food.
Led by Lowell parent Melissa Hayes & the Lowell Garden Workgroup

Community Art Club (open to grades 3-5)
Mural Art and Painting in Madison: Work with local artists to create a large mural as a group that will be displayed at Lowell for years to come! Bring a painting shirt for the class - we may get messy!
Led by Lowell parent
Mallory Shotwell

Game On!  (open to grades K-5)
Board Games, Card Games & Puzzles for all ages! Come & play your heart out - Bring in your favorites or try playing or creating something new!
Led by Lowell parent Nina Lebwohl

Questions or concerns? Please call, email or text Nina or JoAnn
Nina 608-712-2725

JoAnn 608-212-6126 or

Download a copy of the Lowell Family Favorites Cookbook, originally published in 1977!

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Lowell Community Organization
is the Parent Teac
her group at
Lowell Elementary School

LCO's Mission: Build community
Offer educational/learning opportunities to parents
Support school projects & enrichment activities through         fundraising

Meetings are Held:
The 2nd Tuesday of every month at 5:30 pm in the Lowell Auditorium

You can also join us online.
Join the LCO Google groups:
Simply send an email to

To post something to the group after joining, simply send an email to

Join the discussion on Facebook as well!

A brief history:

January 3, 1916: The school opened its doors as New Irving School for the first time to students living on the East Side of Madison. During the early years it was known as “East End School.” It was renamed Lowell Elementary in that first year. 
1916: The school had eight classrooms surrounding a central gymnasium and enrolled 411 students. 
1927: A nutrition room and solarium on the third floor were added to serve the educational needs of students suffering from tuberculosis. By the late 1920s, enrollment was just short of 1,000 students. 
1931-32: Lowell had a junior high and taught 981 students.
1932-33: The school started a track system where students were placed in classes by their abilities.
1934-35: Diseases disrupted the school year: scarlet fever, mumps, chicken pox and others kept kids from school. Next year there was a remedial learning program with many students repeating grades.
1939-40: The school was open four nights a week and the community used it for the PTA, a mothers group, study groups, sewing classes, scouts, city recruiting and as a library.
1940-41: With World War II in mind, the school celebrated “The American Way” as its annual theme -- “the model democratic spirit, living with others, in peace and harmony, working for all.” Lowell took part in the war by having air raid drills, students purchasing bonds and stamps. The 5th and 6th grade studied the war.
1947-48: The Wisconsin state centennial was observed with a pageant. The 5th and 6th grade choirs sang for the State PTA convention and made a record for the movie, Central School.
1961-62: TV was first used as a teaching medium.
1969-72: The school underwent major remodeling. The old gym was turned into a Modern Instructional Materials Center. The old office became a work room and a conference room. The old library became a suite of offices.
1975: A playground committee was formed and plans for the new construction were put into action. The new playground was constructed during summer 1975, by Lowell parents, with many materials donated by area businesses. The school forest was constructed.

Interviewees: Principal John Burkholder and LCO member Kim Neuschel are available at certain times before and during the weekend.

Contact: Jason Waller at or 608-689-5948