Chief Charlo Elementary School News - Summer Edition

Our 5th Grade Teachers Welcome Summer with a Special Friend

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Have an AMAZING summer and be safe!!


Kindergarten Registration will continue to happen throughout the summer. Visit the MCPS Administration Office at 909 S Ave or register below.


Returning to in-school learning from MOA?? Visit the MCPS Administration Office at 909 S Ave or register below.


FREE MCPS Art and Music Camps still open. Register below for our Art, Band or Strings Camps.


Registration for Fall Kindergarten

Click above to register your incoming Kindergartener for Fall.

Registration for 1st-12th grade

Click above to register your 1st-12th grader if you are returning to MCPS from MOA.

FREE MCPS Summer Art and Music Camps

Two week camps FREE to MCPS students

Summer Months At-A-Glance

June 10 - August 29 - Enjoy your Summer Break!!

Aug 16 - Kindergarten Roundup (Tentative time - 3:30pm-7:00pm)

Aug 30 - First day of school for Kindergarteners

Aug 31 - First day of school for 1st - 5th graders

Get Involved with the PTO next year!!

Click above to take part in the PTO Parent Survey to let them know how you're interested in being involved in the 2021-2022 school year.

MCPS Summer Breakfast and Lunch Program

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~ Missoula Community Meal Sites ~

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~ 5th Graders Say Goodbye ~

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~ Field Day Fun ~

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~ Counselor's Corner ~


We want to make sure our students stay safe over the summer. Here are some great summer safety tips to ensure we all stay healthy and safe! Please take a moment to look over them with your child(ren). We will miss you all over the summer and will be looking forward to seeing you at the end of August! Be Safe!!

Mrs. Holden and Mrs. D

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~ Fun Reading Opportunities with Prizes

Barnes and Noble Summer Reading Log

Click above for Barnes and Noble Reading log and win a FREE book.

Pizza Hut Reading Program

Click above to win FREE one topping pizzas thru out the summer.

Scholastic Home Base Reading Program

Bring reading and gaming together in this program. Read books, learn about characters/authors, and earn points for reading and learning.

READsquared Missoula Public Library Program

Youth 2021 Tails and Tales Program for youth age 0-17.

~ FREE Local Family Fun Activities ~

LOTS of FREE Activities for Kids in Missoula

Click above for Mountain Line, Public Library, Missoula Outdoor Cinema, Out to Lunch, The M Trail, Moon-Randolph Homestead, Fort, Missoula, Parks and Rec, and more.

Kids Bowl Free - Westside Lanes

Bowl 2 FREE games per day ALL summer long. You pay for shoe rental.

Chief Charlo Garden Summer Programs:


Wednesdays, 9am – 12pm

June 23rd – August 18th*

*No open garden hours August 11th

Garden City Harvest staff will be in the garden every Wednesday morning this summer with fun garden-themed activities! Come visit, help out, learn about gardening, and take home some fresh fruits and vegetables!


Be an ambassador for the garden! Volunteer to weed, harvest ripe produce, and welcome visitors in the garden for a few hours one week of the summer.

Adopt-the-Garden Sign-Up HERE!

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~ Many, Many Thanks ~

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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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McKinney-Vento Assistance Act Information

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

Chief Charlo FIT Program Information

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

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Current Board Members:

Kara Cook, President:

Heather Bomb and Britteny Lundberg, Co-Vice Presidents:

Amy Mill, Treasurer:

Elyse Johnson, Secretary:

Meeting Schedule: We meet virtually the FIRST 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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