Lowell Newsletter

April 2, 2020


8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Monday - Friday

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  • Current school closure has been extended through April 12, we will share updates as they become available visit the district Coronavirus Information Webpage for more details.


  • Lowell Elementary Meal-site: Lunch, plus Breakfast for the next day, is available for pick-up from 10:00 a.m - 1:00 p.m., Monday-Friday - we prefer that adults pick-up for students, any child 18 or under is eligible. Access on the East side of the school at the cafeteria doors.

  • School Bus-stop Food Delivery for Kids: 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m., Monday-Friday, CLICK HERE and enter your address to get your location and approximate time.

  • Market at Lowell - Missoula Food Bank pick-up at Lowell School - Wednesdays from 10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m., Bags of food for the whole family will be available. If there are extras they will be available as requested throughout the week.

  • EmPower Packs (Weekend Food) - These will be available on the bus routes and at Lowell Meal-Site on Fridays. Please request one if you normally receive one at school. If there are extras they will be available as requested throughout the week at Lowell.

Monday, Tuesday & Thursday, 10:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m

Wednesday, 10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Grab and Go meals are also available at EmPower Place, the center is closed for play.

If you are sick or cannot travel to the Missoula Food Bank, call (406) 219-1843 for delivery options.


Welcome learners!! Our goal is to stay connected digitally during this period of distance learning. We are excited to continue communication and collaboration with our classrooms, while providing opportunities for continued teaching and learning.

Each day, you will have the opportunity to engage and stay connected to your teacher and the students in your classroom!! Click on the button below to access Lowell's Remote Learning page.

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March Book Madness 2020 will continue into April! If you would like to participate, look for the March Book Madness tile on the Lowell Library webpage. You will find the full bracket, matches for each week, the link to the slideshow that contains all of the read aloud videos and a voting form. Please vote for the Elite Eight matches by Friday, April 3rd if you would like to participate!

The March Reading Log deadline has been extended! All reading logs will be due Friday, April 24th. You will still be eligible for one youth ticket to Silverwood as well as prizes from the Missoula PaddleHeads. In the event that school closures are extended, please send a picture of your completed March Reading Log. My email is: cmrussell@mcpsmt.org. Happy Reading!

The 3rd competition for Battle of the Books has been rescheduled for Friday, May 15th!

All video messages and read aloud videos by Mrs. Russell can be found using the Remote Learning Messages on the Lowell Library webpage. She has also been updating the library webpage. Check out all of the new online reading links available like Audible Kids, Abdo Digital Books and JLG Digital.


Dearest Lowell Flagship families,

I hope this finds you well and hanging in there, during this unique time.
We are excited to launch FLAGSHIP LIVE, this week. Our Flagship team has developed a variety of afterschool experiences for each of our eight MCPS sites that will promote interaction and connection. We hope your students will join us each day after school, through Google Meet. Check out our Flagship website for each school’s schedule and even more content for your kids to engage in.

Attached is the Flagship Live schedule for Lowell for this week.

Steps to gain access to FLAGSHIP LIVE:

  1. Just drag and drop this week's schedule on to your desktop. There are 2 schedules that are exactly the same; one is in Word and the other PDF format--use whichever one works best for you.
  2. To join our LIVE program, simply click on the link at the bottom of the day. (You may have to copy/paste into your URL).Some of the programs are geared towards a certain grade level, however, anyone and everyone is welcome to join every day!
  3. Please have the materials needed ready to go for our live program!

I can't wait to see all of your beautiful faces!!

---Isabelle Tutwiler

Youth Development Coordinator
The Flagship Program at Lowell Elementary School



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  • Missoula County Covid-19 info line: Call 406-258-INFO from 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Mon. - Friday

  • Partnership Health Center - (406) 258-4789


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.