Memorial Day Parade



May 14, 2012



Dear Parents:

Your child’s 6th grade beginning band class is marching in Dearborn’s annual Memorial Day Parade. The Parade counts as a grade and all students are required to participate.  This is the first time in several years we have had enough students to participate.  It is an honor for Lowrey school!

The details of the parade are as follows:

Your child must be dropped off at Lowrey school at 9:15 a.m. on Monday, May 28.  Remember that there is no school that day except for students marching in the parade.  Students should report to school with their instrument and wearing the Red Lowrey Shirt (or red short sleeve shirt) , black pants, and tennis shoes. We will meet outside at the entrance near the small playground area   at the corner of Haggery and Bingham.

A school bus will transport all band students to the parade “staging area” at Michigan Avenue at Greenfield (Kroger parking lot).  The parade begins at 10:05 and travels east to Schaefer Avenue and then turns south for about 1 block.  The school bus picks the students up at the end of the parade and returns them to Lowrey where you can meet your child.

The clothing to be worn for our Lowrey students  MUST be a the Red Lowrey Shirt  and black pants with tennis shoes. 

Lowrey school is located on Haggerty, which is the traffic light between Warren and Ford Rd.  The school is approximately 3 blocks east of Haggerty and between Jonathon and Bingham streets.  Use the entrance next to the small playground area at the corner of Haggerty and Bingham.

If your child has a cell phone, it would be a good idea to let them have it for the parade so that they can phone you as they are traveling back to Lowrey after the parade.

Also, no hats are allowed to be worn during the parade. If it is a sunny day, I would also suggest your child wear a strong sun screen to avoid sunburn.


A permission slip for the parade will be following this letter shortly and must be returned to Band class the very next class day.


Participation in this parade is a great experience for your child and also an honor as we pay tribute to those men and women who have served and made the ultimate sacrifice to our country.  It is also a concert grade for our students .  Students who participate will be treated to a pizza party the following week!


Please make sure your child has eaten a healthy breakfast and had some water before they meet at school  Thank you for your attention to this matter.




Ms. Pegouske, Director

Lowrey Middle School Music


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Memorial Day Parade

6th grade beginning band students are scheduled to march in the Memorial Day Parade on Monday, May 28, 2012.  The parade is in the morning.  I estimate we will be at the parade from 8:00 a.m. until 11:30 a.m.  Please be sure your child is available for this important school event.  We need all of the 6th grade band students. Ms. Pegouske will be sending home final details very soon.  This is the first time in several years Lowrey has participated and we are very excited.  Thank you. 



Students and Music

Dear Parents:

Did you know research shows that music students, whether vocal or instrumental, score higher on SAT tests and other standardized  tests?  This is just one of the many benefits of having your child involved in school music!  Please consider having your child register for music connections (vocal), or band or strings for the 2012-2013 school year. The benefits will pay off for a lifetime!  Go music!

Ms. Pegouske


Many families are planning to visit overseas during the summer months.  Summer is a great time to travel and spend time enjoying and bonding with friends and family. Although we encourage this family time, we would like to make sure that you are planning  your vacation around your children’s school schedule.

When children leave school before the semester ends and return after the new school year begins, it creates a problem for the school and causes a negative impact on students’ learning and their readiness in the fall.  In addition, at the end of May and at the beginning of June, teachers are administering exit/district exams.  Not only do these exams assess your child’s learning for the current year, but they also help determine appropriate placement for the upcoming school year.  We are unable to accommodate you by administering these tests at an earlier date.

Your child’s presence at the beginning of the school year is equally important!  At this critical time, teachers are preparing and reviewing important material for the state exam that the students will be taking.

We are confident that you will continue to work with us during these last few months to ensure that you are taking these dates into consideration when booking your summer vacation.

For your planning purposes, Summer vacations starts June 15, 2012 and ends first week of September 2012.


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