PTA Book Fair

This year’s PTA Book Fair will be held in the school library Tuesday through Thursday, November 9-11. Students and teachers will have the opportunity to complete book “wish lists” during the school day Tuesday. Books will also be available online for purchase at between now and the end of November. Please use coupon/promo code “Rattlesnake” when making purchases online so that PTA receives a percentage of the sale.

In-person Book Fair hours have been modified from past years due to COVID-19. This year books will be available for sale in the library:

Tuesday, November 9: 3:15 pm to 6 pm

Wednesday, November 10: 7:30 am to 8:30 am / 3:15 pm to 6 pm

Thursday, November 11: 7:30 am to 8:30 am / 11:05 am to 12:05 pm

Rattlesnake swag, including new zip-up hoodies, will be also available for purchase in person. Additionally, books for the Battle of the Books program will be available for purchase in person or online for 4th and 5th grade families who may be needing to purchase those books.

Please join us in thanking Fact and Fiction for assisting us with this event and providing PTA a percentage of the sales. Money from the Book Fair sales helps PTA support the school community, such as: paying for the school’s reading specialist, funding educational opportunities like field trips and visiting naturalists and poets, and providing $300 to every classroom teacher and specialist. PTA funds fun, educational events like this year’s Wizard of Oz movie night and the Animal Wonders presentation.  PTA  also organizes, and helps to fund, Battle of the Books and the Missoula Children’s Theater residency week.

If you would like to volunteer at the Book Fair, please sign up below.

Rattlesnake Outdoor Classroom Celebration!


5:30 to 7pm

Located just west of the school building on school grounds.

Animal Wonders will be doing an exciting educational presentation with live animals to celebrate the Rattlesnake Outdoor Classroom (ROC).

The ROC has turned out beautifully! This was a collaborative effort with help from the Rattlesnake PTA, parent volunteers, Missoula Neighborhoods Grant, and many business and private donors.

We are so appreciative of the businesses who assisted and donated to this project; WGM Group (site design), Native Yards, Mutual Materials, Grant Creek Excavation, and Wild Rockies Landscaping.

Battle of the Books 2021/2022

Rattlesnake PTA, in conjunction with Missoula County Public Schools (MCPS), is bringing Battle of the Books (BOB) to Rattlesnake Elementary School this school year.

BOB is a volunteer reading program for Rattlesnake Elementary 4th and 5th graders. The purpose of the program is to encourage students to read and help increase their reading comprehension. Participating students meet weekly and also participate in reading comprehension “Battles” in teams of three every two months. The program takes place during school hours. The goal is to make reading fun!

See below for the invite letter, the handbook, and the sign up sheet.

Rattlesnake Outdoor Classroom

Completion plans are in place for the Rattlesnake Outdoor Classroom (ROC) happening in the amphitheater area west of the school. BUT in order for students and staff of Rattlesnake to have an opportunity to use the ROC space this fall, we need strong, capable, helping hands that can lift 80-pound pavers to assist the landscaping team from Wild Rockies Landscaping. Ideally, there will be two volunteers at a time working in 3-4 hour blocks with the talented landscaping team, starting August 23rd week and continuing until the project is complete. Please reach out if you think you may be able to help. Doug from Wild Rockies Landscaping is available via text at 406-250-1171 to schedule volunteers.

Movie Night at Ogren Park

Rattlesnake PTA is excited to kickoff the school year with a community movie night! Please join us for a showing of The Wizard of Oz, Wednesday evening, September 22nd at Ogren Park. The movie is free and concessions will be available for purchase. This is an alcohol-free event. Thanks to our sponsor, Worden Thane P.C., for helping to make the event possible.

 The Wizard of Oz Movie (Classic Version), 101 Minutes

When: Wednesday, September 22nd, Doors Open at 5:00 pm, Movie Begins at 5:30 pm

Where: Ogren Park, 700 Cregg Ln (Outside)

Cost: Movie is Free, Concessions Available for Purchase (Alcohol-Free Event)

Questions: Contact Dana Hupp at

Financial Assistance: Contact Stacy Jehle at (after 8/30/21)