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By Tammy Jordan

Lincoln PTSO meeting update


November 20, 2019

The PTSO held their monthly meeting Monday, Nov. 4 at 5:30 p.m. in the Lincoln Library. There were several people in attendance and lots of upcoming events were discussed.

First on the list was the upcoming annual Santa’s Workshop, set for Saturday, Dec, 7 from 10 a.m. to noon. Jill Frisbee is in charge of putting everything together and is looking for help with set-up.

Next on the agenda was a discussion about “Jingle Bell Jukebox,” the upcoming school Christmas Program slated for Wednesday, Dec. 18 at 6:30 p.m. at the school gym. Teachers are looking for assistance from the PTSO and other volunteers for help with set-up for the performance. Art teacher April Erickson said the high-school students would be working on the set, but they welcome volunteers to help. In addition, volunteers are still needed to help sew the costumes for the girls. Several local seamstresses have offered to help, and a member said they would follow-up with others in town.

Anyone interested in helping with the effort should contact Stacey Mannix directly at the school.

Missoula Children’s Theater was the next topic. The theme for next year’s performance is Snow White and the Seven Dwarves. This year, the Lincoln Council for the Arts and the PTSO are covering the expense of bringing MCT here for the kids.

The Pounce Program/21st Century Grant used to cover the expense of the program, including the cost of the program, snacks for the children during rehearsals, additional staff to help coordinate the kids and housing for the MCT members.

This year, kids who are in the performance will need to bring their own snacks to rehearsals and at least two volunteers are needed each evening, from start to finish, to help keep the kids focused, organized and helping where needed. Anyone interested in volunteering to help or donating snacks for the kids should contact the school as the date for the performance nears. MCT is scheduled to come sometime in April; firm dates will be announced at a later time. The PTSO also needs someone to be the contact person to arrange meals and housing for the two MCT staff who will run the program.

Other topics included Read It Night in February. Further information will be available at future meetings. Battle of the Books, which had also been covered by the 21st Century Grant, may not happen due to financial constraints. Dani Barnett is planning to follow-up with school librarian Joanie Templeton to see if a back-up plan can be arranged.

The last topic was ACES training, a childhood trauma and health awareness program. The group felt January was a good time for the program, which will be open to all interested adults in the community.

The Lincoln PTSO meets the first Monday of the month at 5:30 p.m. in the school library and welcomes anyone interested in attending. Their next meeting is scheduled for Monday, Dec. 2nd. For more information, contact PTSO President Melody McDonough at 406-461-5001.


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