• First Week of School 2023 - 2024

    • Tuesday, August 29th:
    • Wednesday, August 30th:
      • No kindergarten students: kindergarten class lists are being formulated and will be posted by the end of the school day.
      • 8:15 a.m. - 3:15 p.m.  
        • Students in Grades 1 - 5: First Day - Breakfast and lunch is served. Buses will run for 1st through 5th grade.
    • Thursday, August 31st:
      • 9:00 - 11:00 a.m.
        • Kindergarten students come with an adult (parent/guardian/adult supporter) for orientation day in their new classroom.
      • ALL students in Grades 1 - 5 Thurs (early out day) 8:15 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
        • Breakfast and lunch are served. Buses will run for 1st through 5th grade students.
    • Friday, September 1st:
      •  8:15 a.m. - 3:15 p.m. ALL students K-5
        • 1/2 day for Kindergarten. Kindergarten is dismissed at 11:00 a.m.
        • Students in 1st through 5th attend school until 3:15 p.m.
        • Buses will run pick up and drop off for kindergarten kids.
    • Monday, September 4th:
      • LABOR DAY- No School
    • Tuesday, September 5th:
      • ALL STUDENTS, K - 5
        • 8:15 a.m. - 3:15 p.m. on M, T, W, F and 8:15 - 2:30 on Th.

     Where do I line up in the morning on the playground?

    • See attached map.  
    • First bell rings at 8:12 a.m. Students should be in their line up area by 8:12 a.m.
    • Teachers come out on the playground to greet their students and to walk them into school.

    Food Service

    We will have Meal Benefit forms available to fill out for Open House and the first few weeks of school. Please complete and return to the office for processing. If you plan to purchase lunch for your child(ren), please see below. 

    • Lunch is $3.00 daily. Use Infinite Campus to deposit money into your child/children's account or leave a check with the secretary at Paxson Elementary.
    • Breakfast is free every day and available to eat in the classroom.

    After-School Care Options

    • YMCA – meets in the cafeteria at Paxson
      • Phone: (406) 721-9622
    • Boys & Girls Club – picks up at Paxson
      • Phone: (406) 542-3116
    • Parks & Rec – picks up at Paxson
      • Phone: (406) 721-7275

    Save The Dates

    • Open House: Monday, August 28th
      • 4:30-5:30 p.m.  Meet your teacher, drop off supplies and learn about the upcoming year!
      • Kindergarten has not been assigned to a teacher. Please save supplies, etc. for orientation day on Thursday, August 31st.
    • PTA sponsored Ice Cream Social: Tuesday, September 12th from 6:00 - 7:30 p.m.
      • Come celebrate the start of school and our playground improvements!
      • It's sure to be sweet as we connect with old friends and make new ones at the start of the school year.
    • Individual Student Photo Day: Tuesday, September 27th 8:15 - noon
    • PTA sponsored Movie Night: Wednesday, September 28th at Ogren Field

    The Paxson PTA is co-hosting a movie night with Rattlesnake, Lewis and Clark and Franklin Elementary PTA's. We'll be showing Tale of Despereaux -- consider checking out a copy of the book from the Missoula Public or Paxson Elementary library!  More details are coming soon!

    Thank you for reading through this information. We are looking forward to seeing you!

    --Julie Robitaille, Principal and Mrs. Rodin, Kindergarten teacher

    Link To Line Up Map 2023 - 2024