Lowell Parent Community (LPC)

The Lowell Parent Community’s (LPC) mission is to facilitate a positive, welcoming, and inclusive climate for all parents and to work closely with the school in meeting its goals.

What We Do

As representatives of the LPC, the Parent Council (PC) serves as a collective voice for parents and as an organizing vehicle for efforts to support the School. The Council aims to reflect the diverse views of parents and families at the school. Members meet monthly with the Head of School.

All parents belong to the LPC by virtue of having children at Lowell and are encouraged to join in the many parent-sponsored activities and events throughout the year.

Get Involved!

As announced during the State of the School meeting, the Lowell Parent Community is planning a great lineup of beloved activities this spring. To make each of these events a success, we need your help! Each event relies on the time and participation of the Lowell community, and we hope that each family will identify at least one event with which to volunteer. Check out the full listing of opportunities in the LPC Resource Board in the parent portal. Many thanks for all you do to make Lowell, Lowell!

Fundraising Fête
Our 40th annual fundraiser will be an inclusive celebration consisting of food, drink, door prizes, raffles, a paddle raise, and bidding on exciting live items to raise funds for financial aid at Lowell School. Volunteer Tasks: Leading up to the Fête, six volunteers will be needed to collect donations, host or assist with hosting a pre-party promoting the fête or a sign-up party, and document and organize donations. During the Fête, approximately 30 volunteers will be needed to set up and decorate the party space, run registration, sell raffle tickets, greet guests, assist with back-office tasks and Dollars for Scholars donations, clean up, and distribute items to the winners.

Kalmia Creek Clean-Up and Restoration
Get your hands dirty as we improve our very own Kalmia Creek and the Front Field gardens! This year will be extra special as we embark upon a major restoration project for Kalmia Creek. Volunteer Tasks: Volunteers are needed to serve as Team Captains and lead small groups of volunteers in specific tasks. Families of all ages are encouraged to participate. No sign-up or experience is needed!

Spring Bazaar 
The Bazaar is back - Spring edition! This special Lowell School tradition brings together families, faculty, and staff for a fun day of games, food, and community. We are excited to gather and will need your help to make this a special event for the children and the entire Lowell community. Volunteer Tasks: An additional event chair to help plan and run the event, a volunteer coordinator on the day of the Bazaar to answer volunteer questions, set up and clean up, and a ride/game operator are needed. Stay tuned for an email from your Group Parent. Each class will be asked to cover one ride or game for the duration of the Bazaar. 

Teacher and Staff Appreciation
The LPC will host a wellness lunch and market for all staff and faculty. This is a great way to say a big THANK YOU to everyone who makes Lowell a special place for our children. Volunteer Tasks: We need four to five volunteers to set up, (wo)man the lunch distribution and market, and clean up following the event. 

STEMFest
This is Lowell’s annual exposition celebrating Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math! The event provides an opportunity for students to showcase their STEM projects through hands-on activities and demonstrations. It’s a great opportunity for all families to connect and explore the integrated curriculum together. Volunteer Tasks: Parent volunteers will be needed to staff information and activity tables.

End of Year Picnic
Coming Soon!

Lowell Parents of Students of Color (LPSC)

LPSC pursues its mission by hosting parent conversations, speakers, book clubs and other engaging activities, creating a gathering space for parents and students to reflect on diversity and inclusion topics, particularly as they relate to students of color.

Learning Differences and Neurodiversity (LDN) Parent Affinity Group

The LDN is a forum for Lowell families and faculty to engage in discussion and provide support and resources around learning differences, neurodiversity, strengths-based, and social-emotional learning. The group holds regular meetings and hosts events to share their work with the Lowell community.


Lowell School is a private PK-8th grade school located in NW Washington, DC. At Lowell students gain the knowledge, skills, and social-emotional literacy to be the bold leaders and creative problem solvers our world needs.