Lowell Newsletter

January 27, 2021

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PARKS & RECREATION AFTER SCHOOL

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Parks and Rec will continue to offer FREE after school programming for Phase 2.

If you need after school care for your Lowell Bobcat, please sign up here.

Even if your child has been attending the after school program, you will need to sign up again using this link.

Parks and Rec asks that parents sign up at least 48 hour in advance. If you need to sign up within the 48 hour window or have other after school related questions, please email Alex Birrell at BirrellA@ci.missoula.mt.us

OPERATION LEVEL UP

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Lowell's school wide goal is for all students to grow at least one level on the IRLA leveling assessment. To help your reader at home, we ask families to set aside 30 minutes every evening for reading. Students who read 30 minutes per day outside of school are shown to have higher reading levels and greater academic achievement than students who do not read outside of school. Let's work together to help all Lowell Bobcats level up!

KIDS EAT FREE MOBILE MEAL BUS SCHEDULE

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For the next two weeks, beginning today, Monday, Jan. 25 through Friday, Feb. 5, our Kids Eat Free Mobile Meal Bus will be out on our four stop route on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday. Times & locations listed below. Any kids under 18 years old can pick up free meals from the Meal Bus or at

EmPower Place

(1720 Wyoming St) during our open hours.

MARKET AT LOWELL

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KIDS HEART CHALLENGE

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Our Kids Heart Challenge program is starting soon and we are so excited to teach our students how to have a happy and healthy heart, as well as how to help others with special hearts.


VIRTUAL ASSEMBLY RECORDING


This year, we are working with Secret Agent KHC and he’s looking for new Heart Hero Recruits to join him in the mission to defeat heart disease. Help your student contribute to the mission by completing their first secret agent assignment and join our online team. Your child can sign up by downloading the FREE Kids Heart Challenge App for Apple or Android or visiting www.heart.org/khc.

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

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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