Rattlesnake School News...

  • Class Placement 2017/18

    One of the most exciting tasks we have in schools is to create classrooms that present the greatest opportunity for all children to learn and succeed. Among the variables we consider are class size, gender, ethnicity, ability and exceptionality distribution, special learning needs, student personalities, and teaching styles. Each year teachers, counselors, and the principal work together to find an appropriate assignment for each student.

    If you think your child has specific learning needs or unique considerations that should be brought to our attention, please let us know in writing. Please do NOT ask for a specific teacher by name but instead describe the environment you believe might best support your child’s learning needs. These letters will be shared with your child’s teacher next fall. In communications with your current teachers through this year, please do not name teacher preferences or solicit a teacher recommendation from your child’s current teacher. Please email letters to Principal Pam Wright at pcwright@mcpsmt.org by April 27, 2017.


    Apple  Kindergarten Registration March 6th - April 16th


     Test Smarter Balanced Assessment

    English Language Arts & Math for all students grades 3-5

    Missoula County Public Schools and teachers are preparing to administer the Smarter Balanced assessments.  These assessments are a computerized adaptive test that measures our students' knowledge and skills of Montana Common Core Standards.

    To help promote a successful and positive testing experience, we would appreciate your support in the following ways:

    • Make sure your child is not tardy for school
    • Eat a good breakfast
    • Get a good night's sleep
    • Promoting and reinforcing an "I can attitude"
    • Please note your child's testing schedule below

    5th Grade:  April 3-7 & May 1-5

    4th Grade:  April 10-14 & May 8-12

    3rd Grade: April 25-28 & May 15-19

    District-wide test results will be reported at the end of July.  Individual student reports will be sent home to families in the Fall.

    If you would like additional information, please contact me or log on to the Montana Office of Public Instruction website @ http://www.opi.mt.gov/.


    Pam Wright, Rattlesnake School Principal


    Families First~Helping Your Child Cope with Anxieties

    When:  Wednesday, March 29, 2017

    Where:  Rattlesnake School

    Time:  6:15-8:15 PM

    Free Child Care;  Pre-registration is required.

    Children worry, some more than others.  Learn techniques to help ease your child's anxieties and fears.  These learned coping skills will help your child navigate some of life's stresses.

    Please registrater online at www.missoulaclasses.com or call (406) 721-7690.










  • Madison St. Bridge Rehabilitation Project

    (November 2016 - August 2017)

    Construction crews have started to rehabilitate the failing bridge deck on the Madison St. Bridge.  While work is currently taking place underneath and on top of the bridge, lanes will be closed and traffic will be impacted.  Construction will continue through the end of the school year.

    The bridge will remain open, but will be reduced to two lanes of traffic.  There will be two-way traffic allowed on the bridge during construction.  This reduction of lanes will likely cause delays in bus transportation to and from your student's school.  Our transportation provider, Beach Transportation will be able to provide detailed information about routes affected and schedule changes for remainder of the school year.

    If your child's bus is late to arrive in the morning or afternoon, it is likely due to impacts from this construction project.  If you or your student commute to school in a personal vehicle, it will be important to be aware of the construction zone and delays it may cause.

    You can stay up to date on this construction project by visiting:


    The following radio stations will also carry updates about the construction:

    Montana Public Radio

    The Mountain 102.5 FM

    The Blaze 96.3FM

    If you would like to contact Beach Transportation directly, please call (406) 549-6121.


Kindergarten Registration


  • Kindergarten Registration

    School Kindergarten registration begins Monday, March 6, 2017 and will run through Friday, April 14th.  Click here for registration details.


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