"Working to create a commUNITY of respect everywhere"


The house of INTEGRITY is Russell Elementary's second trimester trimester award winner for earning the most house points SINCE November. On Thursday, March 16th all the houses celebrated their successes along with Integrity. We LOVE our communities and look forward to building more relationships 
through good behavior and service!
This week's leading house is RESILIENCE!

  • MCPS Elementary District (K-8) Operations LevyBallot Information

    Missoula County Public Schools will have an elementary (K-8) operations levy on the May 2, 2017 school elections ballot.  Ballots will be mailed to voters in mid-April and must be returned by 8 p.m. on Tuesday, May 2.  Ballots can be returned by mail or dropped off at the Missoula County Elections Office or Missoula County Fairgrounds:

    What does an operations levy support?

    • Instructional programs and materials
    • Extra-curricular programs
    • Employee salaries and benefits
    • Maintaining and operating school facilities - including utilities


    For levy details and to learn more, click here.


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MEF Creative Classroom Grants and Elementary Educator of the Year


The Missoula Education Foundation (MEF) is now accepting grant applications for the MEF 2017-2018 Creative ClassroomGrants.  In addition, MEF is accepting nominations for the Elementary Educator of the Year.  The application and nomination deadlines are both April 28, 2017.  Click here for details.


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  • Download the MCPS App
    Don’t miss this opportunity to help our school win a Chromebook!  In the spirit of a friendly contest…the top three schools to obtain the highest percentage (based on their student population) of MCPS Mobile App Downloads/School Followers by February 17 will win a Chromebook!  The app is FREE and available now in the Google Play Store and the App Store.  Students, parents and staff can now receive messages from one or multiple schools, have easy access to the Q Portal, Moodle and more!  

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  • Kindergarten Registration
    kinder Kindergarten registration begins March 6, 2017 and will run through April 14, 2017. Click here for registration details.

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thank you

Thank you Missoula for affirming the new location for Cold Springs Elementary School. We are excited to work with the staff, students, parents and the community and our partners at A&E Architects to design the new school.
Thank you to Modern Machinery and The Dennis and Phyllis Washington Foundation for purchasing a Russell Bears sweatshirt for every student and staff member at Russell! We appreciate your kindness!


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