Scenes from Lowell: Elementary School Edition

There's been a lot to celebrate at Lowell area schools lately.

The first week in May is Staff Appreciation Week (SAW).  The Parent Teacher Organizations (PTO) at Bushnell/Cherry Creek, Alto,  Murray Lake, and St. Patrick School did things throughout the week for those who work in their buildings.  It was a week of food and surprises.

Lunch for Bushnell and Cherry Creek staff was a taco/nacho bar.   Items needed for lunch as well as dessert were provided by parents and the PTO.

Bushnell and Cherry Creek staff also enjoyed a chocolate fountain complete with choices of items to dip.  It was a hit for both the cool and the yum factor.


Even the bus drivers who transport numerous kids to and from school were shown appreciation.


Staff at Alto Elementary were treated to some Mickey and Minnie fun.

Up at St. Patrick School, the PTO skipped the bouquet of flowers and instead gave the principal what can only be described as a “bro-quet” of meats and cheeses with chives for garnish.

Students at St. Pat’s took advantage of the nice Friday weather and moved their weekly rosary to the Marian Grotto in the church’s adjoining cemetery. The 8th grade class, shown here, also led the school in a May Crowning ceremony.

May means baby animals, and there has been no shortage of those at St. Patrick School this week. The rural school has had visits from baby sheep and goats in the past two weeks. Meanwhile, these chicks have hatched and are making themselves at home in the kindergarten classroom.

Friday night Alto Elementary had their carnival.  Lots of games, food, and of course fun was had by those who attended.

A trailer with video games inside was a big hit with the kids.

Inflatable soccer was another hit.  The weather made it enjoyable being outside having fun.

Silent auction items helped raise money for Alto’s PTO.



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