Lowell Newsletter

April 14, 2021

NO SCHOOL MONDAY, APRIL 19th

Next Monday is a remote learning day. Teachers will be available from 9-10am online for students and parents to connect about questions or concerns. Each classroom teacher has sent home a letter with instructions for logging on.

If your child needs care on Monday, April 19th, please register with our Lowell Out of School Care program at this link. The program is free will be open at Lowell from 8-5:30.

The next remote Monday will be May 17th.
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PTA MEETING WEDNESDAY, APRIL 21 @ 6pm

Please join us virtually for our monthly PTA meeting next week. This month we will be discussing Teacher Appreciation Week in May, 5th Grade Graduation, and the upcoming PTA Board elections. Join us at this link: meet.google.com/pzk-yifp-bku

EARTH DAY - APRIL 22nd!

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MISSOULA GIVES! - May 6th & 7th

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Mark your calendars for the Lowell PTA's Missoula Gives Campaign on May 6th and 7th!


Find out more at our event website: https://www.missoulagives.org/organizations/lowell-school-pta

Please sign up to participate through the webpage or email Heidi at adelheid.west@gmail.com.

Stay tuned for a fun activity schedule of neighborhood based activities and incentives.

IT'S HAPPENIN' AT FAMILIES FIRST LEARNING LAB!

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This week is spirit week for Families First- we hope you and your family join our team in celebrating The Week of the Young Child!

We hope to see you this Friday at Bonner Park!

BIKE MONTH - MAY 2021

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May 5th is Bike to School Day! We will be planning some fun activities and safety education around bike month. Please stay tuned for more information and reach out if you'd like to help!

rmiller@mcpsmt.org

COVID PRECAUTIONS, TESTING & VACCINATION INFORMATION

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Keep your child home and call their healthcare provider if your child gets sick.


If your child has symptoms of COVID-19:

  • Keep your child home.
  • Consider whether your child needs to see a healthcare provider and be tested for COVID-19. CDC recommends all people with symptoms of COVID-19, including children, get tested. CDC has a Coronavirus Self Checker available in its website, which may help you make decisions about seeking medical care for possible COVID-19.
  • Protect yourself from COVID-19 while caring for your sick child by wearing a mask, washing your hands frequently, monitoring yourself for symptoms for COVID-19, and using other preventive measures.
  • Notify your child’s school that your child is sick. Also inform the school if your child has had a COVID-19 test and what the result is, if available.
  • Review your child’s school (or other childcare facility) policies related to when a child who has been sick can return.
  • Bring your child back to school or other in-person activities only after they can safely be around others.


Missoula Testing Locations

https://covid19.missoula.co/TestingHealth


Missoula Vaccination Sites

https://covid19.missoula.co/get-vaccinated/

KINDERGARTEN REGISTRATION

Kindergarten registration is now open. Please encourage your friends and neighbors with kindergarten aged children to register soon. Families can register in person or online. Our Welcome Kindergarten Spring Orientation is May 27th and families can sign up for a time slot at our office.


https://www.mcpsmt.org/studentregistration

PARKS & RECREATION AFTER SCHOOL

This program is supported and ran through a partnership with MCPS, The Flagship Program, CSCT, and Missoula Parks and Recreation.


PROGRAM PHONE - (406) 830-0259

EMAIL CONTACT for last minute registration, early pick up, problems, questions and other general information: Tyler Decker at deckert@ci.missoula.mt.us


There is a 24 hour block on registering for programs - if you need to register last minute please reach out to Tyler at the above email.

Afterschool Program is from 2:10 - 5:30p.m. with pick up in the Cafeteria.


Below is the link for April and May afterschool sign ups. Note that you can also sign up for the Full Day Mondays that there is no school on April 19 and May 17.

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScEdM-DcZvH97RKQvPTXLb14OQQLPnQ8US8W24-u4WHGqGDdg/viewform?usp=sf_link

MARKET AT LOWELL

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EARTH WITHIN GIRLS SPRING SERIES - Scholarships available

Earth Within Girls is a non-profit that offers a nature-based educational program for upper elementary and middle school youth who identify as girls. Our mission is to teach plant wisdom and self care to empower girls to connect their internal cycles and natural environment. With after-school programs, in-classroom (post- COVID!) and caretaker/daughter workshops, EWG’s curriculum develops skills in plant wisdom, floral art, building friendships, and confidence through unique activities that act as a bridge to hormonal and cyclical wellness.


online scholarship and registration form, deadline has been extended


hard copies are available in the Lowell Family Resource Center. Contact Libby Miller at rmiller@mcpsmt.org

MONTANA EMERGENCY RENTAL ASSISTANCE

The Montana Emergency Rental Assistance program will provide rent and utility assistance to Montanans who have been financially impacted, directly or indirectly, by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Renters will be able to apply directly for rent and utility assistance, and landlords will be able to apply on behalf of renters with the renter’s co-signature and required documentation.

Renters will need to provide income documentation to verify program eligibility. To streamline the application review process, we recommend renters file their 2020 tax return now and have that document available to submit when the program opens for applications.

The program is still being developed, but you can begin preparing for your application using the information provided on this website https://housing.mt.gov/Rental-Housing/Montana-Emergency-Rental-Assistance-Program

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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.