Lowell Newsletter

May 12, 2021

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SNACK DRIVE

Classrooms are still in need of 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, 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 GARDEN SUMMER PLANS

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OPEN GARDEN HOURS

Wednesdays, 9am – 12pm

June 23rd – August 18th*

*No open garden hours August 11th

Garden City Harvest staff will be in the garden every Wednesday morning this summer. Come visit, help out, learn about gardening, and take home some fresh fruits and vegetables.


ADOPT-THE-GARDEN

Be an ambassador for the garden! Volunteer to weed, harvest ripe produce, and welcome visitors in the garden for a few hours one week of the summer.

Adopt-the-Garden Sign-Up HERE

SCHOOL SUPPLIES FOR NEXT YEAR

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MARKET AT LOWELL

The Market at Lowell is currently open on Wednesdays from 4:00 - 5:30pm.

Please reach out to Libby Miller in the Family Resource Center, rmiller@mcpsmt.org, if you'd like to access food outside of these set hours.

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 the May afterschool sign ups. Note that you can also sign up for the Full Day Monday on May 17.


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

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

MONTANA EMERGENCY RENTAL ASSISTANCE

The Montana Emergency Rental Assistance program is now available for Montanans who have lost household income as a direct or indirect result of the COVID-19 pandemic and are at risk of housing instability.

Renters can receive a monthly maximum of $2,200 for past due and future rent payments, up to $300 for past due and future utilities including gas and electric, and $50 per month for internet. Households can receive assistance for rent and utility bills dating back to April 1, 2020.


Click here for a step-by-step guide to creating an Okta account required for completing the application. Renters and landlords will need to create and Okta account to receive funding.

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.