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    •  Summer Garden Activities - here      Adopt-the-Garden Week Sign UP



    •  ATTENTION Kindergarten Families:

    Corrected class placement letters were sent by email and voice mail on Tuesday, June 20. If you did not receive a message, please email Pam Wright

    Thanks to Rattlesnake PTA for posting FAQs for Kindergarten Roundup. This recaps much of what we discussed during the roundup sessions in May. Check it out!


    • 1st - 5th Grade 2017/2018 School Year

    Teacher Assignments will be emailed to parents mid August.  Please watch our website for more information.

    Vegies Open Garden Summer Hours

    Please join us in the garden every Thursday from 9:00 a.m-12:00 p.m., starting June 22nd and ending on August 17th. 

    Summer Family Cooking Class

    Food Wednesday, July 26, 20017 from 5:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.  Join us for a free, fun family cooking class in the garden this summer.  We will make a number of delicious recipes.  Space is limited so please RSVP~Amy Harvey (RA School Gardens Manger)  amy@gardencityharvest.org at least 24 hours in advance.  See you in the garden!

    Food Adopt-the-Garden

    We are looking for families to adopt-the-garden each week of the summer!  It will entail opening the garden for a couple of hours during the week, or whenever it fits into your schedule.  We need help with light weeding, harvesting, and welcoming the community to the garden. There will be a chore board in the garden and volunteers can help out as they wish.  Volunteers can be any community member willing to be a Rattlesnake Garden ambassador.  Some of the perks of the job...take home free fresh produce, enjoy the outdoors and meet friends and neighbors! Contact Amy Harvey at amy@gardencityharvest.org

     House Moving

            If your family is moving to a new location, please contact the office to update your address.  If your family is relocating  and will not attend Rattlesnake next school year, please let the office know A.S.A.P.  Thank you!














  • Madison St. Bridge Rehabilitation Project

    (November 2016 - August 2017)

    Construction crews have started to rehabilitate the failing bridge deck on the Madison St. Bridge.  While work is currently taking place underneath and on top of the bridge, lanes will be closed and traffic will be impacted.  Construction will continue through the end of the school year.

    The bridge will remain open, but will be reduced to two lanes of traffic.  There will be two-way traffic allowed on the bridge during construction.  This reduction of lanes will likely cause delays in bus transportation to and from your student's school.  Our transportation provider, Beach Transportation will be able to provide detailed information about routes affected and schedule changes for remainder of the school year.

    If your child's bus is late to arrive in the morning or afternoon, it is likely due to impacts from this construction project.  If you or your student commute to school in a personal vehicle, it will be important to be aware of the construction zone and delays it may cause.

    You can stay up to date on this construction project by visiting:


    The following radio stations will also carry updates about the construction:

    Montana Public Radio

    The Mountain 102.5 FM

    The Blaze 96.3FM

    If you would like to contact Beach Transportation directly, please call (406) 549-6121.



  • Become a Special Ed Paraeducator!

    MCPS hires dedicated, professional and caring Paraeducators for all of our 17 schools.  We need individuals who can work one-on-one and in small groups with students who require extra support.  Please visit the Job Fair on Tuesday, August 1, 4:30 - 7:30 p.m. in the Sentinel High School Cafeteria, 901 South Avenue. 

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  • Register for School 
    Parents are encouraged to register their student(s) for school as soon as possible after relocating to Missoula or outlying communities.  During the summer, MCPS elementary and middle schools are closed but families will be able to register their student at the MCPS Administration Office located at 215 S. 6th Street West.  The high school offices remain open during the summer.  Click here for registration details.
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  • Summer meals for kids 
    Beginning Monday, June 12, summer meals are available at four Missoula locations to children ages 18 and younger at no cost. No sign up required, students just need to stop by.
    Both breakfast (8:30 a.m. to 10 a.m.) and lunch (11 a.m. to 1 p.m.) will be served at these locations:
    • Chief Charlo Elementary, 5600 Longview Drive
    • Jefferson Center, 1700 South Ave. W.
    • Head Start, 1001 Warden Ave.
    • Russell Elementary, 3216 Russell St.
    Summer meals will be served through Aug. 18 with the exception of the Head Start location which will end Aug. 11. For details, please call Stacey Rossmiller at 728-2400, ext. 3023. 
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