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
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!
Our produce giveaways will happen on 4 Fridays:
September 6, 13, 20 & 27
- 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
- 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
- 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)
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!
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 firstname.lastname@example.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 email@example.com
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).
** Thank you to the Feed the Need food truck for making this event possible! **
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!
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)!
Farmer Hannah (Farm to School Assistant with Garden City Harvest) is continuing the after school Garden Club in the Rattlesnake garden this spring! During Garden Club students will help with garden work like weeding, watering, and planting, and projects like installing new garden beds. We will also do one special gardening related activity each week and read garden and farming books. Below are the dates and activities for each Spring 2019 Garden Club meeting:
Wednesday May 15th: Popcorn – We will remove popcorn kernels off cured ears of popping corn grown in the garden last season. We will then pop and eat the homegrown popcorn in the garden!
Wednesday May 22th: Seed Collage – We will use expired fruit and veggie seeds to make a seed collage! [We might also eat popcorn if there is any left over from Week 1]
Wednesday May 29th: Planting – Students will plant a seed or transplant a sprout to bring home.
Wednesday June 5th: Seed balls – Students will make clay balls filled with native flower seeds. These little seed capsules can be planted in gardens or public spaces to fill them with polinator-friendly plants!
Students may sign up for ONE of the four sessions to ensure that as many kids as possible get to participate. Capacity is 15 students per session. Parents are welcome to join their students, but do not have to attend.
Garden Club will meet immediately after school (3:00 pm for K-3rd graders and 3:30 pm for 4th and 5th graders) and goes until 4:30 pm.
May 6-10 is Teacher and Staff Appreciation Week!
Last year was a great success and we need your help showing our teachers and staff how much we appreciate them! We will provide food for them each day of the week and also gather donations for a teacher raffle. We will draw names each day so that each staff member can be a winner by the end of the week.
- Monday – Coffee and Breakfast Items
- Tuesday – “Stock the Fridge”
- Wednesday – Sweet Treat Wednesday
- Thursday – Make Your Own Sandwich Bar
- Friday- Green Source Smoothies
You can help us make this week a success! Ways to Help:
- Provide food/treats using the sign-up genius: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0d49a8a92ea31-rattlesnake (Please drop items off at the front office around 8am the day of)
- Donating goods for the raffle. Do you own a local business or know someone who does who would be willing to donate either food or goods? Do you have gift cards that you could donate (any amount is fine!), or do you have gift items that you can donate?
- Donate cash – if you are finding your spring to be too hectic, a monetary donation is much appreciated to help cover costs!
As always, thank you for helping us show our teachers how much we love them. Happy Spring!