Lowell Newsletter

October 7, 2020

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Missoula County Public Schools needs staff - paraeducators, noon duty aides, and a pool of substitutes are essential to smooth operations

Missoula County Public Schools needs to fill essential positions in our schools and add to the pool of available substitutes. Many of substitutes we have relied on for years have been hired to fill positions within the Missoula Online Academy.

In our school we are working to fill 4 long-term Substitute Paraeducator Positions and 2 Noon Duty Aide Positions.

Please help us to fill these positions as soon as possible.


  • $13.62 to $15.47 per hour depending on position and placement on wage scale

  • 6.5 - 7 hrs/day

  • Requires Copies of college transcripts (2 yr Associate Degree or 72 qtr college credits) or copies of PASS test (MEA-MFT) or TABE test scores (Dickinson Adult Ed 549-8765)

Noon Duty Aides

  • $10.00 to $10.57 per hour depending on experience

  • 2.25 hrs/day, Monday-Friday, 180 days/9 holidays

Custodians - Temporary through December 31st

  • $13.62-14.97 per hour depending on experience

  • 8 hrs/day


• Teachers (requires 4-year college degree, does not need to be in education) $11.43/hour

• Para educators $11.43/hour

• Custodians $10.50/hour

• Secretaries $10.75/hour

• Kitchen Helpers $9.50/hour

• Noon Duty Aides $8.65/hour

• Nurses RN $18.90 per hour and LPN $12.60 per hour

Apply online or visit our office. 215 South 6th Street West




FREE opportunities for out of school care offered to Lowell families as part of our Lowell Community Center initiative. Parks and Rec has partnered with Lowell to offer full-day care (8am-5pm) for all remote Mondays in October and for the Non-School days on October 15-16. These full day programs will be held at Lowell and students will stay in the same pods they attend on school days. Parks and Rec will include time to work on remote learning activities as well as field trips, recreation opportunities, and arts and crafts. Please sign up here if you are interested in full day programs for your child.

If you need full day care for your kiddo on hybrid-remote days (T-W or Th-F), please email WhicherM@ci.missoula.mt.us for low to no cost options.

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MOR4Kids first ever Kickball Tournament!

Get ready to compete in the first ever kickball fundraiser to benefit MOR4Kids! We promise enormous amounts of fun and laughter all while supporting our area schools and students. Save the date! October, 14th 2020.

Get your best team together, find your ultimate kickball outfits and get ready for an amazing day of fun!

With the cancellation of some of our larger events, we are excited to offer a new event that allows us to bring back some in person fun, support our area schools & children, while also maintaining social distance.

KICKBALL "PODS" as we like to call them, will be comprised of (6) of your closest co-workers, friends, or family (adults only and those close contacts you have seen during COVID) to compete.

Your tournament participation includes:

  • Assigned seating for your (6) teammates
  • Lunch for each team member
  • A beverage of choice for each of you
  • Pitcher, catcher & umpire
  • Not to mention enormous amounts of laughter.

We will be leveraging the MYPOD (Maintain Your POD) Model to ensure we all minimize the risk of spreading COVID-19. Maintain Your POD means you stay with group that you arrived with, play with, eat with….. stay safe by staying together.

Limited space at each POD level, reserve your POD today.

Project Westside Park


The Lowell community is working hard to fundraise for a new playground. Please visit the Project Westside Park website to learn all about it.


NeighborWorks Montana has partnered with the Montana Department of Commerce to provide statewide support to renters and homeowners who need assistance applying for the Emergency Housing Assistance Program.


If you need assistance applying, please email NeighborWorks Montana at covidrelief@nwmt.org or call 406.604.4500.

We will do our best to respond to you within 2 business days but higher than expected volume may affect our response times. To adhere to all COVID related social distancing recommendations, this statewide assistance will be provided over the phone.

NEED INTERNET ACCESS AT HOME? Missoula Public Library and its Branches now have Wi-Fi hot spots for check out! You can connect any device, or multiple devices, and access the internet wherever you are. Each Wi-Fi hot spot device is available for a 2 week check out. Cardholders checking out this item must be 18 years or older. To place holds for pick up click here: https://tinyurl.com/y2af8nom

For more information, please call 721-BOOK (2665).

$4000 scholarships available now for special circumstances during Covid-19!

Parents, does someone in your household have a health concern? Are you a foster family needing additional remote learning support? Do you have a unique work schedule? Funding is available for in-home care due to special circumstances where your child is unable to attend child care or school.

Visit www.childcareresources.org/parent for more details and to apply or contact us today!

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