Lowell Newsletter

January 20, 2021

PHASE 2 INSTRUCTION


We are excited to share that students in K-2 will begin attending 4 days per week (Tuesday-Friday) next week on January 26th and students in grades 3-5 will start 4 days per week on February 2nd; grades 3-5 will remain in the hybrid model of 2-days/week for the week of January 26-29.

During Phase 2:

  • The school schedule will remain the same (8:30-2:10).
  • We will continue to open our doors at 8:15am for students to head into their classrooms as no gathering is allowed on the playground.
  • Students will remain in pods and most students will eat in their classrooms to limit transitions and passing in the hallway.
  • Masks will continue to be required for all students and staff and teachers will continue to schedule hand washing breaks into the day.
  • Please screen your kiddos for symptoms each morning and do not send them if they show any symptoms of illness.

PARKS & RECREATION AFTER SCHOOL

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Parks and Rec will continue to offer FREE after school programming for Phase 2. Please sign up here for the Out of School and After School care opportunities that will be starting next week. 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

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PTA MEETING THIS WEDNESDAY at 6:00 p.m.


Mark your calendars for the January (virtual) PTA meeting on Wednesday 1/20 from 6pm - 7pm. We will discuss Phase 2, what that means exactly, and how we can help our teachers, staff, and students with the transition. Hope to see you (online) next week! https://meet.google.com/juw-ydxq-nex

OPERATION LEVEL UP

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Lowell's school wide goal is for all students to grow at least one level on the IRLA leveling assessment. To help your reader at home, we ask families to set aside 30 minutes every evening for reading. Students who read 30 minutes per day outside of school are shown to have higher reading levels and greater academic achievement than students who do not read outside of school. Let's work together to help all Lowell Bobcats level up!

MARKET AT LOWELL

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NMCDC KIDS CLUB

MCPS INDIAN EDUCATION DEPARTMENT & ALL NATIONS HEALTH CENTER

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

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

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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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