3rd - 5th grade

  • Dynamite Dads October: Fun at the Pumpkin Patch

    October 17 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm

    Dynamite Dads is a free, monthly event series designed especially for dads, father-figures and the kids they love. The event series puts male role models in the spotlight and foster the father-child bond.  This month we’ll be playing at the pumpkin patch at Rocky Creek Farm!   Thrive will provide the dinner and Rocky Creek Farm…

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  • Dynamite Dads September: Galactic Greenhouse

    September 19 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

    Dynamite Dads is a free, monthly event series designed for dads, father-figures and the kids they love. The event series puts male role models in the spotlight and fosters the father-child bond. Dinner is included. This month we’ll be touring the greenhouses at MSU!   Register here!

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  • Summer Fun in the Park – 8/15

    August 15 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm

    Bring your kids along to have fun in the summer sunshine at this family activity series. Enjoy a free lunch and meet other local parents while your kids play and burn off some energy! Register below!  

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  • CAMP GIRLS ON THE RUN

    June 25 @ 8:00 am - 12:00 pm
    |Recurring Event (See all)

    An event every day that begins at 8:00am, repeating until June 29, 2018

    Girls Have Power! A new week-long camp just for girls entering 3rd – 5th grade. Girls will enjoy building friendships in a fun and inclusive setting that includes interactive lessons, being physically active, and expressing creativity through arts, crafts and storytelling. The cost of the camp is $125. Register below; limited to 20 girls.   

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  • March Mentor in the Spotlight: Susan Dawson

    CAP Mentor at: Morning Star Elementary CAP Mentor for: 3 years! Susan has been mentoring her same CAP Student for 3 years! During that time, Susan has built a close, caring, and supportive relationship with her CAP Student. Together, they have created projects such as: a birthday cake that looks like a dog (!), and…

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  • Thrive Block Party

    September 13 @ 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm

    The 3rd Annual Thriving Community Month Block Party will be held on Thursday, September 13th at Thrive from 4:00p – 7:00p.   Music | Carnival Games | Snacks | Toy Raffle | Popcorn | Cotton Candy | Community Fun! R.S.V.P. below:

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  • February Mentor in the Spotlight: Ann Dickensheets

    CAP Mentor at: Irving School CAP Mentor for: 5 years! Ann is truly the CAP Mentor that every child should have. After 2 years of previous CAP Mentoring experience, Ann has been with her current CAP Student for 3 years, changing schools this year just to be able to stay matched with her student! Ann…

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  • Grow Your Daydreams at this Year’s Girls for a Change Summit

        Written by Greta Moore, Girls for a Change Program Coordinator at Thrive.  Article also published in Montana Parent Magazine (January 2018 Edition.) When I was a teenager, like most, I had no idea what life would look like beyond the concrete walls of high school. Though my school was relatively inclusive and representative…

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  • The Importance of Games

    Written by Maria Malloy, Youth Programs Manager at Thrive.  Article also published in Montana Parent Magazine (November, 2017 Edition.) “Let’s play a game,” is a phrase that brings smiles to so many faces. Games are a fundamental way that humans interact and learn. They provide so many benefits for people of all interests and abilities.…

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    Thrive Mentoring: A Story of Community

    Written by Maria Malloy, Youth Programs Manager at Thrive.  Article also published in Montana Parent Magazine (October, 2017 Edition.) Where did the word mentor first come from? The word first appeared in the Greek poet Homer’s Odyssey tale.  When Odysseus, the king, goes to fight in the Trojan War, he puts the care of his son…

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    Thrive at School

    Written by Anna Redbond Summer vacation has come and gone, and somehow we’re already back to the school routine, with early morning scrambles to get lunches ready and school bags packed. The start of a school year always comes with a transition or two, whether that be a new teacher, a new school or even…

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    Girls on the Run is so Much (Family) Fun!

    Written by Maura Riley, Thrive’s Girls for a Change and Girls on the Run Assistant.  I can’t imagine how difficult it must be for today’s young girls to navigate this crazy world. Every friend they make, picture they post, status they update, and joke they laugh at is judged and scrutinized by everyone around them.…

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    Spring Girls on the Run Coach in the Spotlight: Megan Deveau

    Head Coach for Girls on the Run at Irving Elementary School   What Girls on the Run coaches say about her:  “Megan has been such an amazing head coach this season, who has truly gone above and beyond for the girls that she worked with! She was such a passionate, patient and kind role model who…

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    May Mentor in the Spotlight: Luke McKay

    CAP Mentor at Longfellow Elementary School CAP Match for Two Years   What his CAP student says: “Luke, I always have a fun time when I’m with you!  Thank you for helping me a lot!”   What his CAP Coordinator says: “Luke, congratulations on being our May CAP Mentor in the Spotlight!  You are an outstanding…

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    March Mentor in the Spotlight: Hilary Johnson

    CAP Mentor at Hyalite Elementary School First year as a CAP match What her CAP Coordinator says: Congratulations on being one of our March 2017 Mentors in the Spotlight! We appreciate your commitment to your student and the CAP Program. Thank you for your dedication; not only are you a wonderful academic support for your CAP…

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    January Mentor in the Spotlight: Gerrie Mohr

    CAP Mentor at Morning Star Elementary School CAP match: for 5 years What CAP Coordinator’s say: Gerrie, congratulations on being our January 2017 Mentor in the Spotlight! We appreciate your commitment to your student and our CAP Program.  You have shown such dedication to and care for your mentee and it is fun to see…

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    Thrive talks mentoring and parenting tips with Rob Watson

    Written by Anna Redbond, Thrive’s Communications Coordinator. January is National Mentoring Month. In honor of the celebration, Thrive interviewed Bozeman School District Superintendent, Rob Watson, to discuss mentoring, role models and his one piece of golden parenting advice. Was there anyone who was a mentor or role model for you growing up? My parents were…

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    December Mentor in the Spotlight: Dakota Rouse

      CAP Mentor for a 3rd grader at Meadowlark.  CAP match for: 2 years!   What our Thrive CAP Coordinators say: Dakota, I love being your CAP Coordinator!  It makes my day to visit you and your CAP kid. You two are always giggling and having so much fun.  You are making such a positive impact…

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    Simmer Down: Teaching Children to Self-Calm

    Written by Hanna Doil, Thrive Parent Educator Emotional regulation is the ability to provide adequate control over emotional responses. As adults, we have learned how to effectively support and manage our emotions in a way that works for us as individuals. Going to the gym, calling a friend to vent, or going to hot yoga…

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