Lowell Newsletter

February 3, 2021

PARKS & RECREATION AFTER SCHOOL

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Parks and Rec will continue to offer FREE after school programming for Phase 2.

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

ORIGINS OF BLACK HISTORY MONTH - CARTER G. WOODSON

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In 1976, President Gerald Ford officially dedicated February as Black History Month, calling upon the public to "seize the opportunity to honor the too-often neglected accomplishments of Black Americans in every area of endeavor throughout our history." This event is an opportunity for ALL people to learn more about the effects of racism and how to challenge negative stereotypes. This wouldn't have been possible without the hard work of Carter G. Woodson back in 1926.

https://www.biography.com/.../carter-g-woodson-origins-of...

NEXT WEEK! - LOWELL KINDNESS WEEK

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  • TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 9 - TOOTLE TUESDAY: Write Tootles to those who have been kind.
  • WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 10 - BE THE 'I' IN KIND: Add Sticky Notes to your pod's Kindness Poster.
  • THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 11 - THANK A TEACHER: Share kind words with those who help us learn.
  • FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 12 - WE LOVE OUR SCHOOL: Wear red, pink or heart designed clothing.


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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.


Registration for two mass vaccine clinics (UM and MCCHD) opened up this week and appointments filled up within about an hour. Keep an eye on the vaccine page linked above for more appointments to open up. We are anticipating more MCCHD mass clinics at Lucky’s Market to open up for Friday, Saturday and Sunday. When registration opens, it will be updated on this page. Now that we are in Phase 1B, it will take our county some time to get through all residents who qualify in category 1B. If you don’t get into one of these first mass vaccine clinics, there will be more in the future.


Staff can also access the vaccine through their own medical provider. Residents can help providers by refraining from calling them directly and using the website instead.

MARKET AT LOWELL

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NMCDC KIDS CLUB

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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

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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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