Principal’s Page

Message From the Principal

Welcome Lowell Families!

Welcome to the 2023-2024 school year at Lowell Elementary School!  We look forward to reconnecting with our returning families and welcoming our new families.

There are many new exciting updates inside and outside of the building. We are looking forward to a productive partnership with you to ensure that our children can achieve their highest potential.  We recognize that in order to be successful in school, our children need support from both home and school.  A strong partnership will make a difference in your child’s education.  We ask that you support your child’s learning by ensuring that they:

Attend school daily and arrive on time, ready for the day’s learning experiences.  On time, daily attendance is extremely important.
Complete all homework and independent work assignments given by the teacher.
Read daily to develop a love for reading and to improve literacy skills.
Share their learning experiences with you.
Ensuring these supports at home will help us reach our school goals as a community. All of our goals are aligned to the district’s Board Goals and Guardrails. Below are our goals for the year:


School Goals:

ELA- At least 50% of grades 3-4 students will score proficient/advanced on the ELA PSSA

At least 44.3% of grade K-3 students will score proficient or advanced on the ELA PSSA (Monitored by K-3 STAR data)

Math- At least 33.8% of grade 3-4 students will score proficient/advanced on the Math PSSA

Attendance- At least 60% of students will attend school 95% of days or more (Missing no more than one (1) day per month)

Suspension- At least 99% of students will have zero out-of-school suspensions

Communication and involvement is extremely important to us at Lowell.  Please be sure to “Save” our school website, as well as “Connect” with us on our Facebook page Lowell Elementary, Philadelphia, PA and our Instagram account @lowell_elementary. These will be frequently updated and will provide valuable information.  We encourage you to get involved with our school community by participating in Family Meetings, Trainings, our School Advisory Council (SAC), and Recognition Assemblies.  Please mark your calendars for our Back to School Night on September 28th from 4:00-6:00pm. Dinner will be provided.

On behalf of the staff, thank you for entrusting your child’s education to us.  We look forward to the first day of school on Monday, August 29th, 2022 at 9:00am.

Warm Regards,

Dr. Chantal Barr

Chantal Barr, Ed.D.