Family Resource Center (FRC)

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  • C.S. Porter's Family Resource Center is a place where families, students, employees, and community members can connect to resources that encourages family engagement surrounding academics, mental, and social/emotional well-being. 

    Staffed by Miss Kat, our Family Resource Specialist and Families in Transition Liasion, the Center works to encourage youths to be champions of their learning while also empowering families to be partners in their child's education. 

    School is back in session and our FRC is open! Unfortunately, only staff and students are allowed in the builing at this time, but please call, text, or email with any questions or concerns. 

    Work: (406) 728-2400 ext. 4613

    Cell: (406) 624-9437

    Email: porterfrc@mcpsmt.org

     Take care and be well- Miss Kat

     

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    • CHRISTMAS PRESENT SIGN UP

     Before going to the website, please read the following as it will answer most of your questions. 

    • The first page will ask if you have an invitation code. Click "no" and enter your zip code.
    • You will need an email to sign up. All communication from the system will go through that email. If this is an issue, contact us.
    • You can do this through a phone, tablet or computer.
    • Uploaded documents can be pictures from your phone, but they must be legible.
    • Distribution this year will be drive-thru, so you will not be able to pick out specific gifts for your child.
    • Please fill out the toy wishes for your children. While this does not guarantee your child will get that toy, it does help us to pick a toy your child will like.
    • Please only sign up children over whom you have custody.
    • Duplicates in the system will be erased, so please only sign up once.
    • If you do not have a computer, please call our office to schedule a time to come and fill it out. We have computers available for this purpose.
     
    • PORTER POTLATCH

    In hopes of celebrating some of our normal Porter traditions, we will begin collecting items for Porter Potlatch in December.

    For those of you new to Porter: Potlatch is our annual gift-giving celebration, where we collect donated new or gently used items and sell them to students as a way to shop for family or friends during the holidays. It's a great way to involve our community members, through both donations and volunteer opportunities and the kids LOVE the opportunity for a chance to give to others.

    In order to make Potlatch successful, we are asking for any new or gently used donation trinkets. Clean out your junk drawers, recycle old toys, or pick up an extra item at your next garage sale:)  Hot donation items may include:

    • wrapping paper or gift bags
    • holiday ornaments
    • trinkets
    • jewelry
    • children's toys/games

    Drop off donation items at CS Porter, Tuesday-Friday, 8am-3pm. Contact Kat Harmon with any questions- 406-624-9437

     

     

    • FREE DROP IN AFTER SCHOOL STUDY CLUB
     

    What is Kids Study Club? 

    In response to COVID-19, NMCDC is launching Kids Study Club – a free neighborhood tech hub and open meal site for youth in 3rd grade through high school!

    Kids Study Club is a “drop-in” hub in the Westside for youth to use a laptop for schoolwork, get a free snack and meal, and hang (at a distance) near other young people and caring adult mentors. And if a young person just wants to hang out and draw or read – that’s okay, too!

    Through this program, we strive to increase access to technology, healthy food, and positive adult supervision for kids who need it most during this pandemic – all while being as safe as possible!

    When and Where is Kids Study Club? 

    Monday – Thursday from 3-6 PM beginning Monday, October 26th, 2020 until at least December 30th, 2020.

    Burns Street Center, 1500 Burns St, Missoula, MT 59802.

    How does the “drop-in” structure work?

    Kids Study Club, like our summer program, is a free “drop-in” program, meaning that participants do not need to come every day – but are certainly welcome to – and do not need to stay for the whole 3 hours! Youth can come and leave whenever is best for them or their guardians, as long as staff are notified of how young people will be getting home. (Our detailed check-in/check-out policies and agreements are in the registration form.)

    How do I sign up?

    To participate, simply bring the young person(s) to Kids Study Club, fill out a registration form on the spot, and you’re good to go! If you’d like to print and complete the form in advance, you can download it here.

     
     
     
    • VIRTUAL TUTORING
     
     
    We recently started a virtual tutoring service, Connecting Concepts Tutoring, which helps connect students in need of academic support with qualified tutors in a wide range of K-12 subjects and with SAT/ACT preparation. Our prices are affordable and we selectively, hand-match all of our tutors with students. We are a family-owned company who treats our tutors, oncoming students, and their families as our own.
     
     
     
    • AFTER SCHOOL CARE AND FULL DAY CARE ON REMOTE LEARNING DAYS
     
    After School Club: Available to all students on days they are in school. Every day after school until 6PM, BGCM offers a safe, positive environment with positive role models, supportive relationships, and a diverse set of opportunities. Our goal is to offer parents a sense of relief, knowing that their kids are safe and taken care of in the time between school release and the end of the workday. Members receive a free, healthy meal every day at the Club. C.S. Porter Middle School students would attend Club at our Mid Missoula Site, located in our main building at 1515 Fairview Avenue.
     
    Full Day Club: Due to Covid-19, our club has expanded its Full Day Club that allows club members with a supervised space to spend their days that their school is not in session. With many schools turning to hybrid methods during the pandemic, our goal is to offer parents an option for childcare throughout the workday. Any youth in Missoula County can attend our full-day clubs. Full day clubs run from 7:30AM - 6PM at our Mid Missoula Site , 1515 Fairview Avenue. Members are provided with breakfast, lunch, and snacks throughout the day. 
     

    Registration: 

     
     FOOD AND NUTRITION 
    • For students who are participating in remote learning or the MCPS Online Academy, you can access free lunch at any MCPS school building.  
    • If students have transportation issues, they can take home extra meals on their last day of in-person instruction or pickup multiple meals at a time. 
    • Anyone can pick up meals on behalf of a student. 
    • Meals are free through Dec. 2020 to any school aged kiddos

    Even though school breakfast and lunch is free to all student through 2020, please complete a Free and Reduced Meal Application. This application will help you in 2021 and also helps our school secure funding for next year.