Kindergarten - 2nd Grade

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    Dynamite Dads in June: Fun with the MSU Bobcats!

    June 21 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

    Dynamite Dads is a free, monthly event that gives dads, father-figures and the kids they love the chance to bond. This month we’ll be watching the MSU Bobcats in practice, getting autographs and tossing around footballs in the stadium! Dinner is included. Come along for an evening of football fun and adventure! We’ll provide the pizza…

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    Dynamite Dads in May: Bingo and Movies

    May 17 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

    Dynamite Dads is a free, monthly event that gives dads, father-figures and the kids they love the chance to bond. This month we’ll be watching movies and playing bingo at Highgate Senior Living Center! Dinner is included. Come along to play games and watch movies! We’ll provide the pizza!  

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    Dynamite Dads in April: Fun with Pots and Plants

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

    Dynamite Dads is a free, monthly event that gives dads, father-figures and the kids they love the chance to bond. This month we’ll be potting and planting at Cashman’s Nursery! Dinner is included. Come along to paint, pot and plant! We’ll provide dinner and Cashmans Nursery will provide the plants!    

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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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    Dynamite Dads in March: Cricket Adventure!

    March 22 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

    Dynamite Dads is a free, monthly event that gives dads, father-figures and the kids they love the chance to bond. This month we’ll be exploring Montana’s first (and only!) cricket farm! Dinner is included. Come along to see and learn about bugs! We’ll provide dinner and the Cowboy Cricket Farm will provide the crickets!    

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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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    Dynamite Dads in February: Lego Extravaganza!

    February 15 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

    Dynamite Dads is a free, monthly event that gives dads, father-figures and the kids they love the chance to bond. This month we’ll be playing with Lego! Dinner is included. Come construct objects, vehicles, buildings, working robots, houses or whatever your imagination will let you build! We’ll provide dinner and the library will provide the Lego.

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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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    Dynamite Dads in January: Culinary Adventure

    January 18 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

    Dynamite Dads is a free, monthly event that gives dads, father-figures, and the kids they love the chance to bond! This month we’ll be cooking! Dinner is included. This event is free.  

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    Bozeman Parent University – Raising a Motivated Child

    November 15, 2016 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

    Join Thrive’s Parent Liasons for an informational lunch-time workshop packed with tools and techniques to enhance your child’s motivation, whether in school, homework, chores, or activities. All parents with children K-8 will benefit from this presentation. This is part of the Bozeman Parent University lunch-time parenting workshops. Located in the Willson Library.

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    Add Emotion Coaching to your Parenting Resume

    Written by Hanna Doil. Published in November 2016 edition of Montana Parent Magazine. “Children’s emotions are just as real as yours. Just because they might get sad over the color of their cup, does not make their emotion any less real.” –Rebekah Lipp How many of our children’s tears have been spilled over not getting…

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  • Dynamite Dads in November – Museum of the Rockies

    November 16, 2016 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

    Dynamite Dads in November Dynamite Dads is a free, monthly events that gives dads, father-figures, and the kids they love the chance to bond! This month we’ll be exploring the Villas of Oplontis, a village near the ash-covered ruins of Pompeii! Dinner is included. This event is free. Register Below!

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    Family Fun Night at The Ridge

    September 30, 2016 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

    THIS EVENT IS FULL! Keep checking our calendar for more free, fun family events!  Thrive is hosting Family Fun Night at The Ridge Athletic Club. Join us for a fun Family Boot Camp! Free Event Dinner will be provided

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  • CAP Success Story: Jim & James

    I want you to take a moment and picture being James. James is nine years old, and he is in third grade.  He is like many children his age: let’s say his favorite book is James and Giant Peach, his favorite food is macaroni and cheese, and he has recently decided that he wants to…

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  • Dynamite Dads- August- Block Party at Zoot

    August 17, 2016 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

    In the month of August Thrive and Zoot Enterprises will be hosting a Block Party for our Dynamite Dads! We are going to be making Tie-Die shirts and playing yard games. Dynamite Dads, is a chance for dads, uncles, grandparents, or any male role model to spend quality time with the child they adore! This…

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  • For Parents

    For Parents Support for kids when they need it most. The CAP program connects school-age children with individual mentors who work one-on-one to help them succeed. Contact the CAP Program What is the CAP Program? The Child Advancement Project (CAP) matches community volunteers in the Bozeman and Big Sky Public Schools with children in grades…

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  • Parenting the Love and Logic Way® – Sacajawea Middle School

    November 5, 2016 @ 8:00 am - 1:00 pm

    Registration for this course is now closed. Thank you for your interest! Please contact the Thrive office if you have any questions: (406) 587-3840. This two-session intensive Parenting the Love and Logic Way® course is developed by the Love and Logic Institute, Inc., will help you find specific answers and strategies for some of those difficult moments in parenting. These simple techniques will be…

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  • Parenting the Love and Logic Way®- Hawthorne and Longfellow Schools

    February 4 @ 8:00 am - 1:00 pm

    Registration for this course is now closed. Thank you for your interest! Please contact the Thrive office if you have any questions: (406) 587-3840. This two-session intensive Parenting the Love and Logic Way® course is developed by the Love and Logic Institute, Inc., will help you find specific answers and strategies for some of those difficult moments in parenting. These simple techniques will be…

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