Lowell Newsletter

February 24, 2021

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Lowell School - Westside Park Neighborhood Center Survey to Design Programs & Activities

Please take a few minutes to complete this important neighborhood survey. It will help community partners work with Lowell and other agencies to provide programs and supports to the neighborhood! Provide some feedback on what those programs and supports should be and lets make it happen! Survey is open until February 28th. https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/NbrhCtrSurvey

SPECIALIST'S CONFERENCES: LIBRARY, PE, MUSIC

Hello Guardians,


Below are links to the specialist learning intentions and success criteria from trimester 2. If you have any questions please sign up for a conference.


Library: Trimester 2


PE: Trimester 2


Music: Trimester 2

SNACK DRIVE!

Teachers could use help with classroom snacks! If you'd like to contribute we're accepting donations of pre-packaged, healthy snacks. Granola bars, fruit or applesauce cups, crackers, pretzels, fruit leather, string cheese, etc. are all great ideas for classroom snacks. Donations can be dropped off at the front office and we'll distribute as needed to teachers. Thanks for your help Lowell families!

LOWELL POETRY JAM!!!

Last week, in collaboration with SPARK! Arts Ignite Learning, we sent home Lowell Poetry Jam packets with every Lowell student. Packets included a journal, materials to make a collage and templates to jumpstart poetry writing at home. Students are encouraged to submit videos or type up their poems to share with the Lowell community. Please submit poems by March 1st to rmiller@mcpsmt.org. We can't wait to see what you all come up with!

KINDERGARTEN REGISTRATION

Kindergarten registration is OPEN! Please pick up a packet at your neighborhood school, or start the process online https://www.mcpsmt.org/studentregistration

MORNING DROP OFF

Please do not drop students off before 8:15am. We would like to avoid students gathering on the playground and we do not have any playground supervision before 8:15. Please wait until 8:15 to drop off your Lowell Bobcat.

OPERATION LEVEL UP!

We have been celebrating students around the school who are leveling up on the IRLA Reading Assessment. Way to go, Lowell Readers!!


Please encourage your Lowell Bobcat to keep reading 30 minutes every night so all readers can continue leveling up!

PARKS & RECREATION AFTER SCHOOL

If you need after school care for your Lowell Bobcat, please sign up here.

Even if your child has been attending the after school program, you will need to sign up again using this link.

Parks and Rec asks that parents sign up at least 48 hour in advance. If you need to sign up within the 48 hour window or have other after school related questions, please email Alex Birrell at BirrellA@ci.missoula.mt.us

MARKET AT LOWELL

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VACCINE UPDATE

As COVID-19 vaccine providers in Missoula County start the transition to vaccinating individuals in Phase 1b, residents can now find up-to-date information about vaccine options by visiting https://covid19.missoula.co/ online or calling 258-INFO if they do not have Internet access.

MCPS NATIVE AMERICAN STUDENT SERVICES DEPARTMENT & ALL NATIONS HEALTH CENTER

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Our community is fortunate to have resources available through All Nations Health Center. If you or your household have had to isolate or quarantine due to COVID-19 exposure or a positive test, please go to https://www.allnations.health/covidsupport/ Fill out the COVID response survey to alert the All Nations team of your needs. One of their team members will call and set up a no-contact delivery of a COVID care package, including traditional medicines and funding for essential items. They serve residents of Missoula and Ravalli County.


All Nations Health Center has also started administering the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine in a phased approach. If you believe that you meet the criteria for Urban Indian eligibility and are interested in receiving the vaccine through All Nations, please fill out the survey at www.allnations.health/covid-vaccine-survey to be put on the waitlist. They will contact individuals from this wait list as they become eligible to be vaccinated.

NMCDC KIDS CLUB

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FLAGSHIP LIVE

The Flagship Program provides out of school time opportunities for youth in seven Missoula County Public Schools from Kindergarten through 12th grade. As a program of Western Montana Mental Health Center, Flagship offers a school-based experience in mentoring and skill building. Our program focuses on four core components: academic achievement, health and wellness, art and culture, and social emotional development. Enrollment in Flagship out of school time programs is open to all youth at the following schools:
  • Franklin, Hawthorne and Lowell elementary schools
  • Meadow Hill, Washington and CS Porter middle schools
  • Hellgate and Willard Alternative high schools

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CDC MILESTONE TRACKER APP

Milestones matter! Track your child’s milestones from age 2 months to 5 years with CDC’s easy-to-use illustrated checklists; get tips from CDC for encouraging your child’s development; and find out what to do if you are ever concerned about how your child is developing.

From birth to age 5, your child should reach milestones in how he or she plays, learns, speaks, acts, and moves. Photos and videos in this app illustrate each milestone and make tracking them for your child easy and fun!


www.cdc.gov/MilestoneTracker

MONTANA KINSHIP NAVIGATOR PROGRAM

MONTANA HUMAN RIGHTS NETWORK - HHRN

Are you the parent of a transgender, non-binary or two-spirit child? Need community? Look no further! The Montana Gender Alliance is now organizing a support group for the parents of gender diverse kids! Please email paxton@mhrn.org for more information!
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EMERGENCY WINTER SHELTER IN MISSOULA

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Project Westside Park

WESTSIDE PARK PLAYGROUND

The Lowell community is working hard to fundraise for a new playground. Please visit the Project Westside Park website to learn all about it.
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