Lowell Newsletter

April 16, 2020


8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Monday - Friday

(messages will be answered the next business day)


  • Current school closure has now been extended through April 24, we will share updates as they become available. Please visit the MCPS Coronavirus Information Webpage for more details.


Welcome learners!! Our goal is to stay connected digitally during this period of distance learning. We are excited to continue communication and collaboration with our classrooms, while providing opportunities for continued teaching and learning.

Each day, you will have the opportunity to engage and stay connected to your teacher and the students in your classroom!! Click on the button below to access Lowell's Remote Learning page.


Happy Tuesday Lowell Families!

We have some exciting virtual- and in person- events this week!

Our parade is postponed for the time being, stay tuned!

First off, I hope you are already participating in the Trolls Spirit Week that was created by our own student, Quin!

Finally, this is Sharpen the Saw week! How are you and your family sharpening the saw? In our Wednesday message from Mr. Rude and Ms. Kristen they will offer tips and ideas for sharpening your saw and doing things you love. If you have pictures of you or your family doing something you love, please send them our way so we can include them in the Virtual Community Circle on Friday.

Here is my weekly video update.

Remember, our Lowell Helpline is here for you M-F from 8-4 @ 542.4040.

Have a great week. Take care of yourself!

Sending love and hugs,


SEL 4.15 Sharpen the Saw


Covid-19 Information Resources:

  • Missoula County Covid-19 info line: Call 406-258-INFO from 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Mon. - Friday
  • Partnership Health Center - (406) 258-4789

Domestic Violence:
  • YWCA 24 Hr Crisis Line:800-483-7858

  • National Domestic Violence Hotline 24/7/365 at @ndvh by chat or by calling their hotline at 1-800-799-7233

Mental Health Supports

  • Montana Warmline 1-877-688-3377 (not a crisis line, but an option for someone with mental health to talk to someone. Can refer to other services if needed through three-way calling)

  • Crisis Text Line: Text HOME to 741741

  • Suicide Hotline; National 1-800-273-8255 Montana; 1-800-784-2433

  • Covid-19 and Mental Health - Missoula County Resources


Legal (housing support)


Non-Food Essentials

  • Families can contact the Food Bank- (406) 549-0543

and they will figure out a way to get people items the need (may be pick up/delivery)

Emergency Childcare Resources:

Volunteer Opportunities:

Tech Hub at The Salvation Army

Lowell Needs Assessment

NMCDC (North Missoula Community Development Corporation) will be distributing non-food items on Wednesdays from 10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. through the Lowell Cafeteria. Please help them assess needs by listing them in this form and they will do their best to make items available.



  • Lowell Elementary Meal-site: Lunch, plus Breakfast for the next day, is available for pick-up from 10:00 a.m - 1:00 p.m., Monday-Friday - we prefer that adults pick-up for students, any child 18 or under is eligible. Access on the East side of the school at the cafeteria doors.

  • School Bus-stop Food Delivery for Kids: 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m., Monday-Friday, CLICK HERE and enter your address to get your location and approximate time.

  • Market at Lowell - Missoula Food Bank pick-up at Lowell School - Wednesdays from 10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m., Bags of food for the whole family will be available. If there are extras they will be available as requested throughout the week.

  • EmPower Packs (Weekend Food) - These will be available on the bus routes and at Lowell Meal-Site on Fridays. Please request one if you normally receive one at school. If there are extras they will be available as requested throughout the week at Lowell.

Monday, Tuesday & Thursday, 10:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m

Wednesday, 10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Grab and Go meals are also available at EmPower Place, the center is closed for play.

If you are sick or cannot travel to the Missoula Food Bank, call (406) 219-1843 for delivery options.


Lowell’s March Book Madness competition ends this week! Please cast your vote by Friday for the 2020 champion if you haven’t already: Championship Match Voting Form. Will it be Rescue and Jessica: A Life-Changing Friendship OR Her Fearless Run???

March Reading Logs are due by Friday, April 24th! Please send a picture of your reading log to cmrussell@mcpsmt.org. You are still eligible for one youth ticket to Silverwood as well as prizes from the Missoula PaddleHeads.

All video messages from Mrs. Russell can be found using the Remote Learning Messages on the Lowell Library webpage https://www.mcpsmt.org/Page/15359.


Dearest Lowell Families,

Thank you for hanging in there with us while we work to serve your children to the best of our abilities! The Flagship staff is working hard to adjust to live programming and to making our programs as accessible to as many kids as possible. Keep tuned for new programs every week!

Thursday, April 15th

Kindness Club 3:00 - 3:35 p.m.

(rocks, paints, paintbrush)


Theatre 3:45 - 4:20 p.m.

*Work on tongues twisters, accents and vivid descriptions.


Friday, April 16th

Design Challenge 3:00-3:35 p.m.

Make your own sports equipment with recycling! (Tape, plastic bottle, toilet paper rolls, cardboard, paper)


Read Along (k-1) 3:45-4:20 p.m.

Join Quin and Miss Izzy to read our favorite books!


My best,

Isabelle Tutwiler



Click on the pictures and you will be redirected to the specific website.

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.