Dear Families and guardians of LD students, SUMMER FEEDING will be non- operational from Tuesday, June 29th to Monday, July 5th due to Professional Development training for our Food Service staff. SUMMER FEEDING WILL RESUME ON Tuesday, July 6, 2021. We apologize for any inconvenience. IM MEMORY OF GEORGE SCALPCANE, LDPS will be closed on Friday, July 2, 2021. LDPS will also be closed on Monday, July 5, 2021 for the Independence Day Holiday. All Business will resume on Tuesday, July 6, 2021.
ECSB is providing limited, onetime scholarships to working families of elementary-age children (children entering first grade through children entering fifth grade) to help cover the cost of out-of-school time summer programming or care for the summer months. This opportunity is made possible by the Coronavirus Response and Relief Supplemental Appropriations Act (CRRSA). ECFSD anticipates 2,500 scholarships awarded across the state. To ensure equitable opportunity for funding across the state, applications will be awarded following a regional allocation formula based on census information. To be considered eligible, parents must be employed and be able to provide documentation of summer care or summer program arrangements. THIS IS THE LINK FOR THE APPLICATION: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/CRRSAOutofSchoolTimeApp
WONDERFUL NEWS!!!! Dear Parents and Guardians: One location for the continued disbursement will be the Elementary Office- for all Elem/JH/HS parents/guardians who have yet to pick up their student's gift card(s). These payments were approved by the LDPS Board of Trustees to accommodate families from the missed DPHHS payment in August 2020, due to Co-Vid 19. Parents/guardians will be signing for the cards, designating themselves as the 'Responsible Party" for any gift cards given. LDPS or LD Trading Post will not replace any misplaced, stolen or lost cards once the parent/'guardian signs for responsibility. Please remember that LDPS is still on a 'mask mandate', so all visitors will need to be wearing masks and maintain social-distancing. The gift cards are to be redeemed at the "Lame Deer Trading Post" in the amount of $125.
The Montana Indigenous Food Sovereignty Initiative (MIFSI) is distributing seed bundles to our relatives in MT Indian Country this Spring. When garden see shortages have developed last year, they did a grassroots seed and seedling drive for our relatives. This year, they have procured non-GMO, organic, and ancestral seeds and are building seed bundles for family and community gardens. They hope that through distribution of seed bundles, seed saving by all, and the development of an ancestral seed cooperative, they will add momentum to food sovereignty with families and communities. Seed bundles going to families, schools and community gardeners can be ordered through the MIFSI Facebook page. Bundles will be shipped through USPS the first week of March. Their Facebook page also serves as an online Indigenous gardening community where you will find talks by expert Native gardeners and we can support one another's successes.