Chief Charlo Elementary School News - May (2nd Edition)

Students busy learning while having fun on the classroom Chromebooks

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A HUGE shout out goes to the Chief Charlo PTO for making the entire staff feel extra special last week!! They, along with several Chief Charlo families and local businesses, spoiled us with daily treats, meals, quotes and door prizes for Staff Appreciation Week. We can't thank you all enough for making us feel so special!!


KINDERGARTEN REGISTRATION is currently happening. Child must be 5 on or before 9/10/22. Visit your school or to register.


We still NEED volunteers for this year's annual FIELD DAY, June 3rd. Look for times below and sign up at the Chief Charlo Volunteer Opportunities link.


We are so excited to have the 5th Grade Wax Museum back!! If you have time on Friday, May 27, come take a peek at this incredible experience and all the hard work the 5th graders have put in to transforming themselves into a famous person from our history. This event has 3 viewing sessions:





PLEASE check the Lost and Found. We have an overabundance of sweatshirts, hoodies, zip ups, water bottles, lunch boxes. Any items left after MAY 31 WILL BE DONATED.

Chief Charlo May At-A-Glance


May 26 - Early Out - ALL students dismissed at 2:30pm

May 27 - 5th Grade Wax Museum - located in the gym

May 30 - Memorial Day - NO SCHOOL


June 3 - Annual Field Day - ALL students will participate (Watch for volunteer needs to come)

~ May School Lunch Menu ~

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~ Annual School Field Day - June 3 ~

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  • If you would like to volunteer, please go to the MCPS Volunteer Portal ( or red button below, register as a volunteer & complete a background check first. Once the check clears volunteers can return to the same link & sign up under the Chief Charlo Opportunity called 'Chief Charlo's Annual Field Day'
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~ Counselors' Corner ~

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~ Chief Charlo Library ~

Farm to School and Garden

To learn more about Garden City Harvest Farm to School programming, visit or contact Erin Austin, School Garden Manager, at or (406) 285-1109.

Thank you to everyone that came out to help us on Garden Clean Up day!! Your hard work putting in new garden beds, weeding and cleaning up has made our garden a wonderful Outdoor Classroom where our students can learn about planting, composting, harvesting, native plants and more.

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Families in Transition (FIT) Program

The Families in Transition (FIT) Program is here to assist Chief Charlo students and families experiencing housing instability (McKinney-Vento Act) and/or economic hardship. FIT works as a bridge between those families, our school and the district staff to empower students to stay in school and remain successful both in school and as lifelong learners. FIT also provides families access to community resources and services.

FIT is here to support your family, because we care about all of our Wolves - BIG and small!!

Coryll Rupert (FIT Coordinator)

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Chief Charlo Families in Transition (FIT) Program

Click on link above to learn what services are provided through the Chief Charlo FIT Program

McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Act Information

Click on the above link to learn more about the McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Act

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Missoula County Public School Information

MCPS Main Web Page

Forward Thinking, High Achieving - find Schools, Web Connect, Staff Directory, Student Registration, Volunteer Application, and MUCH more.

MCPS Native American Student Services Department

Mission: Help Native American students achieve academically, culturally, and socially to graduate and become successful lifelong learners. Locate your individual school's Native American Specialist and learn about resources available to your child.

MCPS District COVID Information

Click button to learn more about MCPS COVID-19 Task Force, individual School Data and additional info.


Current Board Members:

Heather Bomb, President:

April Miller, Vice Presidents:

Amy Mill, Treasurer:

Elyse Johnson, Secretary:

Meeting Schedule: We meet virtually the SECOND WEDNESDAY of each month. Meetings start at 6:00pm.

Interested in becoming a member? Everyone is welcome! Membership is free due to our amazing sponsors. The Chief Charlo PTO encourages families to join, stay informed, and help out in any way you can. It's never too late to join and be part of the FUN!!

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