September 23, 2019

Riverview Pints for TroyRV Pints for Troy

Riverview is having a blood draw in honor of Troy Ross.

Date:  Wednesday, November 13
Time:  11:00 A.M. to 6:00 P.M.
Location:  Riverview Gym, 100 Smelter Ave.

Sign up for an appointment on line at redcrossblood.org (search by troystrong) or by calling Lee Ruud at 268-7040.

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Impact Aid (Federal) Count
Impact Aid Count

 

 

 

 

 

Impact Aid (Federal) count will be taken in all schools on Monday, October 7, 2019.

The cards, forms and letters will be delivered to your school on September 30, 2019, and are to be sent home with the students the following Wednesday, October 9, 2019.

Students who are absent need to take the cards home when they return.

DO NOT send the cards home earlier than October 9th.

If you have any questions, please call the Student Services Secretary at 268-6775.  Thank you.

Dale Lambert
Student Services Director


Employee Wellness: 2019 FALL Poker Walk2019 Fall Poker Walk


Yoga Class Cancelled

yoga newsYoga class will be CANCELLED for Wednesday, September 25, 2019, due to the Fall Poker Walk. Class will resume on Thursday, September 26, 5:30 pm-6:30 pm at the Free To Be Yoga Studio, located at 1415 NW Bypass.

Have you attended a class yet? Make a plan to attend!


THIS WEEK IS AMERICAN INDIAN HERITAGE WEEK!

Help us celebrate American Indian Heritage Week! You may see a tipi at your building and we invite you to share this experience with your students.  Below are some helpful tipi etiquette tips for traditional and contemporary use!  We look forward to seeing your classroom utilize this resource!

TipiTraditional Tipi Etiquette

  • If the door is open, a friend may enter the tipi directly. But if it is closed, he/she should announce his/her presence and wait for the owner to invite him/her to come in.
  • A male enters to the right and waits for the host to invite him to sit to the left of the owner at the back of the tipi.
  • Never walk between people who are talking to one another.
  • Never interrupt the person who is talking.
  • Always acknowledge your elders when entering or leaving the lodge, or anywhere.
  • Never sit while elders stand.
  • Be kind.
  • Every part of the tipi was once or is living and must be treated with the utmost respect.

Contemporary Tipi Etiquette

In addition to traditional etiquette, use these common sense measures while entering and exiting the tipi:

  • Be careful not to pull on the canvas of the tipi while entering or exiting the tipi, additionally do not pull on the rope or poles.
  • It is okay to take pictures both inside and outside of the tipi, as long as the people in your photo have given you permission to take their picture.
  • Do not litter around or inside of the tipi, it is important to treat the lodge with respect.
  • If another group is inside the tipi, wait until they exit before you enter.

Above all else, show respect!  Respect yourself, your neighbors, and the environment.  This tipi belongs to your building and it is a group effort to take care of that responsibility!


Construction Week 2019

We will celebrate National Construction Week in our schools on October 7-11!  It will highlight different areas of our CTE program throughout the week!
Construction Week 2019

 


Safe Schools Online Safety Training $50.00 Card Drawing 

Safe Schools Safe Training

During the months of September through November, Montana School Boards Association invites you to participate in Safe Schools online safety training.  Safe Schools offers online video safety training to all Great Falls Public Schools employees.

Please follow the instructions below to access the video trainings:

Instructions:

  1.   Make sure you are using Google Chrome Browser.
  2.   Go to the Safe Schools Link: http://www.greatfalls.mt.safeschools.com
  3.   Sign-in with your first name_last name
  4.   Password will be your first name_last name
  5.   Click “View More Courses”
  6.   Choose a safety training to view
  7.   Once you have viewed the safety video, please go to the provided Google Doc’s Link https://goo.gl/forms/WmxZXuuAovGasgZw2
  8.   Sign into your google account to fill out a 2 question survey on the training. You will be entered in a $50.00  gift card drawing upon completion of the survey. The drawing will end November 29th with the winners being announced the following week.

Help Wanted: Volunteer STEM Mentors

Starbase Mentors Flyer

STARBASE 2.0 is an after-school mentoring program sponsored by the Great Falls STARBASE Academy, a Department of Defense youth program hosted by the 120th Airlift Wing in Great Falls.

Click here for more information on how to become a volunteer STEM Mentor.


Calumet Montana Mini-Grant Program

Calumet 2019 Mini Grant

To foster greater understanding and appreciation of science and environmental issues, the Calumet Montana Refining Community Advisory Panel (CAP) is sponsoring a mini-grant program for secondary schools in Great Falls.

Cash mini-grants of $100 to $500 may be awarded to individual classrooms, a group of classrooms working together, or an entire school working on the same project.  Examples of potential mini-grant projects include investigating a specific scientific or environmental problem, developing a series of science experiments to enrich classroom teaching, or taking a field trip to learn more about a certain area of science.

Mini-grant recipients will be required to attend a future Community Advisory Panel meeting to describe the methodology and results of their project.

Eligibility:
Any secondary classroom, group of classrooms, or school in Great Falls, as well as private and charter schools, are eligible.  The program is not intended for individual student projects.

Grants:
$100 to $500 grants will be awarded to projects chosen by a committee appointed by the CAP.  A recipient is eligible for one grant.

Application:
Any teacher or administrator who wishes to have a project considered for a mini-grant should complete this application form and submit by email to the CAP.  The application must be received by October 31, 2019.  The application should be emailed to karen.mcdaniel@clmt.com.