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Feb. 17 PTSO Meeting Update

The Lincoln PTSO covered two months of agenda items during the February meeting since the group will be hosting an educational training class in place of their next meeting.

Agenda items included the Missoula Children’s Theater visit and performance for the week of April 20-25.

The PTSO still needs volunteers to help out each evening during rehearsals, as well as volunteers to help provide meals and take tickets at the door the evening of the performance. Laurie and Doug Richards donated housing accommodations.

The Dollywood Foundation / Imagination Library program received a total of $1920 from area businesses, which will ensure local children continue to receive books for the next year and a half.

Local businesses who contributed include the Power House, Lincoln Telephone, the Optimist Club, Lincoln Council for the Arts, the Lincoln Library, the Lincoln PTSO and Citizens Alliance Bank. Four more children signed up for the program last month. If you would like more information on the program, visit the website at, and if you would like to donate to the program, contact Annette Gardner at the school at 406-362-4201.

Read it Night is scheduled for March 19 from 5-7 p.m. at the school. The theme for the evening is Dream Big Read and will have literacy-related stations set up and geared towards grades K-6. Students will have a passport book to take around to the stations to complete activities and receive their free book at the end of the evening.

In place of the upcoming March meeting, the PTSO and the “Zero to Five Initiative” will be bringing ACE’s training to the school. The educational training opportunity is open to all parents, teachers, high-school aged students and community members. The training is free and dinner and babysitting will also be provided at no charge. If folks are in need of babysitting services, they will need to RSVP ahead of time.

PTSO Scholarship applications are due April 1, and students are encouraged to apply. E-mails will be going out to all students from the school and those who submit their applications could earn one of two $500 or $700 one-semester scholarships. For more information, contact Melody at 406-461-5001.

Other items discussed were the upcoming events of Teen Appreciation Week, Teacher Appreciation Week, and the Science Fair. The science fair needs judges, and anyone interested in judging should contact Nancy Schwalm at the school.

Lastly, student Scott Butterfield gave a presentation on behalf of the Montana History class requesting funds for their upcoming Montana History Field Trip. The PTSO agreed to a $500 donation to assist the class. They still need funding, and the PTSO suggested other organizations that may be able to help with the cost.

Science teacher Nancy Schwalm explained they applied and received the MILES Scholarships, which iwill help cover the cost of accommodations and the entrance fee into the Buffalo Bill Museum, butadditional funds are still needed for the trip to happen.

The next regular meeting for the Lincoln PTSO is scheduled for 5:30 p.m.. Monday, April 6. at in the school library.


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