Holiday Book Fair 2019

The annual Rattlesnake School Holiday Book Fair will be held November 12th-14th 2019 at Rattlesnake School.

When:

  • Nov 12th: 8am to 7pm
  • Nov 13th: 8am to 7pm
  • Nov 14th: 8am to noon

Where: Rattlesnake School Library.
Who: All community members are invited.

Overview: Each year, the Rattlesnake School librarian coordinates with school staff, PTA volunteers, and local downtown bookseller Fact & Fiction to offer an amazing selection of books to families for purchase just in time for the holidays. This book fair is a PTA fundraiser – the majority of the proceeds directly support the school library’s needs.

VOLUNTEERS ARE NEEDED: THANK YOU to the parents that volunteer to plan and run the Holiday Book Fair! Want to help out? Sign up here >>

More Book Fair Details: Students will create and then bring home their own book wish lists to allow you to preview what you might want to purchase. Teachers will have their own wish lists at the Book Fair if you’d like to purchase a book for your child’s classroom. Fact & Fiction gift cards will also be available for purchase.

Rattlesnake spirit gear will be for sale as well, and we hope to have a gift wrapping station available, too!

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Spirit Week – Sept 30 – Oct 4

IT’S ALMOST TIME FOR SPIRIT WEEK 2019 AT RATTLESNAKE SCHOOL!

We hope you will show your school spirit and join in on the fun next week!

  • Monday, September 30: Dress Like a Teacher
  • Tuesday, October 1: Dress Like A Superhero/Villain
  • Wednesday, October 2: Wacky Wednesday – wear crazy patterns or mismatched clothing
  • Thursday, October 3: Dress Fancy/Formal (note that this is also school picture day)
  • Friday, October 4: Griz Day – wear your Griz gear or maroon

 

Beef Jerky Fundraiser 2019

Welcome to the first fundraiser of 2019 – BEEF JERKY

The beef jerky comes in one package that contain three flavors (Original, Peppered, & Teriyaki). The company that makes the beef jerky is owned by a Rattlesnake resident whose kids attended Rattlesnake Elementary- so we are able to “keep it local” by selecting this product for our only sales-based fundraiser of the year. It is a natural product that is low fat, high in protein, and contains:

  • NO artificial ingredients, nitrites, preservatives, or erythorbate
  • NO added MSG (except that which naturally occurs in soy sauce)
  • TWO flavors are gluten free – Original and Peppered

The profits from the sale will go toward funding our FAMILY CONNECTION CENTER (FCC). The FCC provides services for Families in Transition, parenting classes, Family Fun Nights, child care during conferences, and provides short-term emergency food and clothing for anyone who needs it within our school community. 

  • Each 6oz package of jerky (2oz of each flavor) is sold for $20
  • It’s important to please COLLECT MONEY AT THE TIME OF THE SALE
  • Please make checks payable to RATTLESNAKE PTA.  

During the sale, please help your students to sell packages of jerky to friends, neighbors, and family. In addition to the gratification of helping to support FCC’s valuable services, any student who sells 15 packages will earn a LIMO ride to the Carousel with Principal Wright! She looks forward each year to this annual adventure!

Please put students name, phone number, and teacher’s name on the order forms. Return completed forms and all funds by September 30, to your student’s teacher. 

Your beef jerky will be available in your teacher’s homeroom around October 21-22, for pick up. Thank you for your help – we are hoping for great results!

 

Rattlesnake Garden: Fall Produce

The Rattlesnake School Garden is overflowing with produce, and it’s time to get as much of these goodies into your homes as possible!

Our produce giveaways will happen on 4 Fridays:

September 6, 13, 20 & 27

Our Garden Coordinator, Lori Blumenthal, is looking for volunteers who know the garden and can harvest veggies and/or help at the giveaway table. Volunteer shifts last about an hour. For those of you who are interested, the sheet to sign up is HERE.

Harvesting Volunteers:

  • Will need to arrive to the garden around 2:00pm
  • Harvest all available tomatoes, grapes, cucumbers, and beans, and a portion of carrots and tomatillos
  • Weigh and log amounts in shed
  • Wash anything that needs it
  • Place compostables (carrot tops, etc) in garden cart
  • Deliver veggies to giveaway table
  • Sign up here

Giveaway Volunteers:

  • Give produce to kiddos and families
  • If you’re signed up for a bus giveaway, tell kiddos how much they can take
  • There will be some grocery bags in the garden shed, but bring extras if you have them
  • Sign up here

Rattlesnake Garden: Summer Programs

Did you know Rattlesnake School’s garden has had the highest number of summer volunteers, and the largest quantities of produce donated to families of any other school garden for the last 2 years?
Here are the numbers:
  • 2017: 660 lbs produce, 138 Open Garden Visits,
  • 2018: 561 lbs produce (Charlo had 556), 98 Open Garden Visits (Chief Charlo had 112!), 20 families adopt-the-garden (ten more families than any other school)
Let’s keep our garden going and growing this summer! Here are some fun opportunities for your family to participate in our school garden throughout the summer break:
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1. OPEN GARDEN HOURS

Thursdays, 9am-12pm / June 27 – August 15

Garden City Harvest will be in the garden every Thursday morning this summer. Come visit, help out, learn about gardening, and take home some fresh fruits and vegetables!

2. ADOPT-THE-GARDEN

Be an ambassador for the garden! Volunteer to weed, harvest ripe produce, and welcome visitors in the garden for a few hours one week of the summer.

Email School Gardens Manager Lori Blumenthal at lori@gardencityharvest.org or sign up online: https://secure.everyaction.com/Z75PFEJWmUWwz1ZZqxsZ6A2

 

3. FAMILY COOKING CLASS

Wednesday, August 7, 5:30-7:30pm

Join Garden City Harvest staff for a fun and family-friendly cooking class in your school garden. Only $5 for the whole family! Together we will make four garden-fresh recipes and eat together as a community.

Sign up at least 48 hours in advance online at  https://secure.everyaction.com/PIToxit2v02NJ655niOzkQ2 or  by contacting School Gardens Manager Lori Blumenthal at lori@gardencityharvest.org

Family Fun Night: June 6!

We hope to see everyone at our final Family Fun Night of the year on June 6!

This FREE event is a Summer Kick-off BBQ and will be held in East Missoula from 6:00 – 7:30pm at East Missoula Lions Park (by Mt Jumbo School).

Join us for food, a bouncy house, and games to kick-off summer! Food and activities will be provided by the Feed the Need food truck. This is a free family event so come check it
out!

** Thank you to the Feed the Need food truck for making this event possible! **

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Kindergarten 2019/2020

Do you have an incoming Kindergarten student next year?

Please attend a parent/guardian meeting for registered students on May 29!

  • Wednesday, May 29, 2019
  • Rattlesnake School
  • 5:30-6:30 p.m.

This meeting is for parents and guardians only.  Our staff will have lots of information to prepare you and your child for kindergarten at Rattlesnake School.  We will also let you know about the scheduled day in August that students will be able to come and tour our school.

We hope to meet you soon!

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Rattlesnake Spirit Wear!

Show your school spirit and order your Rattlesnake Elementary gear online at https://rattlesnakespiritwear18.itemorder.com/  from now until May 21!

Hats, mugs, shirts, hoodies and more are all available with the super-fun snake logo. 5% of each sale go to our PTA fund for classroom and school enrichments.

The sale ends May 21 so that the orders can be ready before the end of school. All orders will ship to school for easy pick up (and no shipping costs)!

SHOP NOW!