Lowell Newsletter

September 30, 2020

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FREE opportunities for out of school care offered to Lowell families as part of our Lowell Community Center initiative. Parks and Rec has partnered with Lowell to offer full-day care (8am-5pm) for all remote Mondays in October and for the Non-School days on October 15-16. These full day programs will be held at Lowell and students will stay in the same pods they attend on school days. Parks and Rec will include time to work on remote learning activities as well as field trips, recreation opportunities, and arts and crafts. Please sign up here if you are interested in full day programs for your child.

If you need full day care for your kiddo on hybrid-remote days (T-W or Th-F) over the next two weeks, please email bfrank@mcpsmt.org and we will connect you to Parks and Rec staff to sign up for this additional care opportunity.

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The 2020 YMCA Virtual Riverbank Run Fundraiser

is going on now through October 3! Run the 1 Mile, 5K, or 10K in support of our Missoula YMCA. Youth (17 and under) registration is just $5 and adult (18+) registration is just $20. Looking for an extra challenge? Run all three distances in our Trifecta event!

Register today at riverbankrun.org.

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MOR4Kids first ever Kickball Tournament!

Get ready to compete in the first ever kickball fundraiser to benefit MOR4Kids! We promise enormous amounts of fun and laughter all while supporting our area schools and students. Save the date! October, 14th 2020.

Get your best team together, find your ultimate kickball outfits and get ready for an amazing day of fun!

With the cancellation of some of our larger events, we are excited to offer a new event that allows us to bring back some in person fun, support our area schools & children, while also maintaining social distance.

KICKBALL "PODS" as we like to call them, will be comprised of (6) of your closest co-workers, friends, or family (adults only and those close contacts you have seen during COVID) to compete.

Your tournament participation includes:

  • Assigned seating for your (6) teammates
  • Lunch for each team member
  • A beverage of choice for each of you
  • Pitcher, catcher & umpire
  • Not to mention enormous amounts of laughter.

We will be leveraging the MYPOD (Maintain Your POD) Model to ensure we all minimize the risk of spreading COVID-19. Maintain Your POD means you stay with group that you arrived with, play with, eat with….. stay safe by staying together.

Limited space at each POD level, reserve your POD today.


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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NeighborWorks Montana has partnered with the Montana Department of Commerce to provide statewide support to renters and homeowners who need assistance applying for the Emergency Housing Assistance Program.


If you need assistance applying, please email NeighborWorks Montana at covidrelief@nwmt.org or call 406.604.4500.

We will do our best to respond to you within 2 business days but higher than expected volume may affect our response times. To adhere to all COVID related social distancing recommendations, this statewide assistance will be provided over the phone.

NEED INTERNET ACCESS AT HOME? Missoula Public Library and its Branches now have Wi-Fi hot spots for check out! You can connect any device, or multiple devices, and access the internet wherever you are. Each Wi-Fi hot spot device is available for a 2 week check out. Cardholders checking out this item must be 18 years or older. To place holds for pick up click here: https://tinyurl.com/y2af8nom

For more information, please call 721-BOOK (2665).

$4000 scholarships available now for special circumstances during Covid-19!

Parents, does someone in your household have a health concern? Are you a foster family needing additional remote learning support? Do you have a unique work schedule? Funding is available for in-home care due to special circumstances where your child is unable to attend child care or school.

Visit www.childcareresources.org/parent for more details and to apply or contact us today!

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