Lowell Newsletter

September 8th, 2021



Please do not drop off students before 8:05 a.m. We do not have staff around the building until that time. Doors will open and students can head right to class through their assigned pod entry door. The bell rings at 8:15 to start the school day. If you arrive after the bell you can enter through the front lobby.
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Garden lessons will begin soon!

Fall Harvest is also beginning. We will have an all school snack of fresh pulled carrots.

We will also have a table with garden goodies sometime in the next couple weeks. We will spread the word when the time comes!


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The Market at Lowell is available thanks to a partnership with the Missoula Food Bank and Community Center with the help of Missoula Fresh Market. Hours are

Wednesdays from 3:15 - 5:30 p.m. We typically have a variety of non-perishable items, some household items and fresh produce thanks to Fresh Market and our own Lowell Garden. You can locate the Market at Lowell in the Amphitheater.


EmPower Place is an open play space at the Missoula Food Bank & Community Center with LOTS of fun things to do, free meals and snacks, games, art, crafts, books, cool adults present to help with homework, amongst many other things.

Hours are:

Monday: 2pm-6pm

Tuesday: 2pm-6pm

Wednesday: 10am-1pm

Thursday: 2pm-6pm

Friday: 10am-1pm

Due to Covid-19, the Food Bank requires everyone 2 and older to wear a mask, but we have tables and chairs set up outside for people to eat at, as well as a whole lot of masks to give to adults and children of all ages. We also have a limit of 15 people in the space at one time. Anyone can come to EmPower, it is not just for customers of the Food Bank!


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Did you know that you can apply for 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. Even if you qualify for eviction protection under the latest CDC order, that doesn’t get rid of your obligation to pay rent. The Montana Emergency Rental Assistance program can help you get caught up on rent before the CDC eviction moratorium expires. Apply today at: https://housing.mt.gov/.../Montana-Emergency-Rental....

The Montana Eviction Intervention Project (MEIP) has resources to help tenants facing an eviction, including legal advice and representation in court. The program is free and you must apply. To find out if you qualify, contact Montana Legal Services Association (MLSA) at 1 (800) 666-6899 or apply online at mtlsa.org.


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Envision West Broadway seeks to gather big-picture input from the citizens of Missoula and establish a long-term vision for the future of the West Broadway Gateway area and how it should evolve in the coming years. The roughly 15-acre project site on the western edge of Missoula’s downtown is bounded by West Broadway Street, North Russell Street, North California Street and the Clark Fork River.

This project will build upon the ideas of Missoula’s Downtown Master Plan. Missoula’s Downtown Master Plan provided robust opportunities for input both in-person and digitally over the span of several months with input received from several thousand people from a variety of backgrounds. While there was some discussion of what the West Broadway Gateway area could become in the future, no solid vision for what the area could ultimately be was settled on.

As ownership patterns in the West Broadway Gateway area have evolved, there is now an opportunity to work closely with the community to develop a more specific vision for the area.



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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