Lowell Newsletter

February 10, 2021

Lowell School - Westside Park Neighborhood Center Survey to Design Programs & Activities

Please take a few minutes to complete this important neighborhood survey. It will help community partners work with Lowell and other agencies to provide programs and supports to the neighborhood! Provide some feedback on what those programs and supports should be and lets make it happen! Survey is open until February 28th.

MORNING DROP OFF

Please do not drop students off before 8:15am. We would like to avoid students gathering on the playground and we do not have any playground supervision before 8:15. Please wait until 8:15 to drop off your Lowell Bobcat.

LOWELL KINDNESS WEEK

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  • TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 9 - TOOTLE TUESDAY: Write Tootles to those who have been kind.
  • WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 10 - BE THE 'I' IN KIND: Add Sticky Notes to your pod's Kindness Poster.
  • THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 11 - THANK A TEACHER: Share kind words with those who help us learn.
  • FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 12 - WE LOVE OUR SCHOOL: Wear red, pink or heart designed clothing.


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LIBRARY CORNER

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The votes are in! "Honey, The Dog Who Saved Abe Lincoln" written by Shari Swanson received the most votes from Lowell for the 2021 Treasure State Book Award! "If I Built A School" by Chris Van Dusen came in second and "We Don't Eat Our Classmates" by Ryan T. Higgins placed third. Our results have been submitted to the state and the overall champion for Montana will be announced soon. Thank you everyone for participating! If you would like to listen to any of the nominees again, you may still access them at: Treasure State Book Award.

OPERATION LEVEL UP!

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We have been celebrating students around the school who are leveling up on the IRLA Reading Assessment. Way to go, Lowell Readers!!

Please encourage your Lowell Bobcat to keep reading 30 minutes every night so all readers can continue leveling up!

VACCINE UPDATE

As COVID-19 vaccine providers in Missoula County start the transition to vaccinating individuals in Phase 1b, residents can now find up-to-date information about vaccine options by visiting https://covid19.missoula.co/ online or calling 258-INFO if they do not have Internet access.

MARKET AT LOWELL

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NMCDC KIDS CLUB

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MCPS INDIAN EDUCATION DEPARTMENT & ALL NATIONS HEALTH CENTER

FLAGSHIP LIVE

The Flagship Program provides out of school time opportunities for youth in seven Missoula County Public Schools from Kindergarten through 12th grade. As a program of Western Montana Mental Health Center, Flagship offers a school-based experience in mentoring and skill building. Our program focuses on four core components: academic achievement, health and wellness, art and culture, and social emotional development. Enrollment in Flagship out of school time programs is open to all youth at the following schools:
  • Franklin, Hawthorne and Lowell elementary schools
  • Meadow Hill, Washington and CS Porter middle schools
  • Hellgate and Willard Alternative high schools

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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

MONTANA HUMAN RIGHTS NETWORK - HHRN

Are you the parent of a transgender, non-binary or two-spirit child? Need community? Look no further! The Montana Gender Alliance is now organizing a support group for the parents of gender diverse kids! Please email paxton@mhrn.org for more information!
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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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