Lowell Newsletter

March 3, 2021

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MARCH IS NATIONAL READING MONTH!

Keep reading every night for 30 minutes and keep Leveling Up Lowell Bobcats.


The Reading is Fundamental Literacy Network is celebrating National Reading Month by posting tips on their website daily https://www.rif.org/nrm#node-107833.


Follow this link for a handy Read Aloud Guide https://www.rif.org/literacy-network/resources/quick-guides/read-aloud-support

SPECIALIST'S CONFERENCES: LIBRARY, PE, MUSIC

Hello Guardians,


Below are links to the specialist learning intentions and success criteria from trimester 2. If you have any questions please sign up for a conference.


Library: Trimester 2


PE: Trimester 2


Music: Trimester 2

PICTURE DAY - Thursday, April 1st

Fall portraits have been rescheduled for Thursday, April 1st. We will not be sending flyers home but we will have a link to order pictures on-line in the near future. Retakes will be scheduled for Thursday, May 6th.


We will not be scheduling class pictures with individual spring portraits this year due to COVID safety precautions.


Visit inter-state.com/kiosk and sign up to receive helpful email reminders from Inter-State Studio.

SNACK DRIVE!

Teachers could use help with classroom snacks! If you'd like to contribute we're accepting donations of pre-packaged, healthy snacks. Granola bars, fruit or applesauce cups, crackers, pretzels, fruit leather, string cheese, etc. are all great ideas for classroom snacks. Donations can be dropped off at the front office and we'll distribute as needed to teachers. Thanks for your help Lowell families!

LOWELL POETRY JAM!!!

Two weeks ago, in collaboration with SPARK! Arts Ignite Learning, we sent home Lowell Poetry Jam packets with every Lowell student. Packets included a journal, materials to make a collage and templates to jumpstart poetry writing at home. Students are encouraged to submit videos or type up their poems to share with the Lowell community. Or, students can bring them in to school and we will get their picture and poem for the newsletter. Please submit poems by March 1st to rmiller@mcpsmt.org. We can't wait to see what you all come up with!

KINDERGARTEN REGISTRATION

Kindergarten registration is OPEN! Please pick up a packet at your neighborhood school, or start the process online https://www.mcpsmt.org/studentregistration

PARKS & RECREATION AFTER SCHOOL

This program is supported and ran through a partnership with MCPS, The Flagship Program, CSCT, and Missoula Parks and Recreation.


Alex Birrell is now on maternity leave. Tyler Decker will be stepping into her shoes.

Albert Williams is the Youth Development Coordinator at Lowell for Flagship

PROGRAM PHONE - (406) 830-0259
EMAIL CONTACT for last minute registration, early pick up, problems, questions and other general information: Tyler Decker at deckert@ci.missoula.mt.us


There is a 24 hour block on registering for programs - if you need to register last minute please reach out to Tyler at the above email.

Afterschool Program is from 2:00 - 5:30p.m. with pick up in the Cafeteria.


The School's Out Full Day Program will run
Mondays: March 1, March 8th and March 22nd 8:00a.m. - 5:30p.m.
Friday, March 12th 8:00 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.


https://forms.gle/vBiUFQW4QcHgX9pK8

MARKET AT LOWELL

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MCPS NATIVE AMERICAN STUDENT SERVICES DEPARTMENT & ALL NATIONS HEALTH CENTER

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Our community is fortunate to have resources available through All Nations Health Center. If you or your household have had to isolate or quarantine due to COVID-19 exposure or a positive test, please go to https://www.allnations.health/covidsupport/ Fill out the COVID response survey to alert the All Nations team of your needs. One of their team members will call and set up a no-contact delivery of a COVID care package, including traditional medicines and funding for essential items. They serve residents of Missoula and Ravalli County.


All Nations Health Center has also started administering the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine in a phased approach. If you believe that you meet the criteria for Urban Indian eligibility and are interested in receiving the vaccine through All Nations, please fill out the survey at www.allnations.health/covid-vaccine-survey to be put on the waitlist. They will contact individuals from this wait list as they become eligible to be vaccinated.

NMCDC KIDS CLUB

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MT Natural History Center

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Is your family looking for an outdoor adventure this spring break? Join the MT Natural History Center to explore the Fort Missoula Native Plant Garden on Tuesday, March 16 and/or Thursday, March 18 from 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. for a FREE, socially distanced program designed for elementary-aged students and their families.


This program is free but registration is required. https://www.montananaturalist.org/.../spring.../2021-03-16/

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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

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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