Kindergarten - 2nd Grade

  • Dynamite Dads November

    Dynamite Dads November: Museum of the Rockies

    November 14 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

    Dynamite Dads is designed for dads, uncles, grandfathers, or male role models to spend time with the children they adore while enjoying a free activity and a free meal! This month we’ll be exploring MOR’s exhibits including their changing exhibitions on the world’s polar regions and playing in the Children’s Discovery Center. Register here!

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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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    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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    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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    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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  • 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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  • For Parents

    CAP Mentoring Program Parent Portal 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…

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  • Thriving Transitions

    Thriving Transitions Practical advice for positive transitions Join families to learn more about the transition into Kindergarten, sixth or ninth grade. Now available at all Bozeman and Big Sky public schools. Sign Up for Our Newsletter What are Thriving Transitions? Thriving Transitions are free workshops put on by Thrive, in collaboration with Bozeman Schools for parents and…

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  • Dynamite Dads

    Dynamite Dads What is Dynamite Dads? Dynamite Dads, an event organized by Thrive’s Parent Place, is a monthly opportunity for dads, uncles, grandparents or any male role model to spend quality time with the child they adore! Each event is free and dinner is provided. Location Different place each month! Day and Time Third Wednesday…

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  • Parent Liaison

    Parent Liaison Building a bridge between the home and school. Connect with a Parent Liaison today! What is a Parent Liaison? Parent Liaisons (PLs) are professionals who work in the schools and facilitate parenting classes, connect parents to community resources and support parent-teacher collaboration. Did you know? There is now a Parent Liaison in every school…

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  • Child Advancement Project (CAP)

    The Child Advancement Project One hour a week. Transformative impact. Become a CAP Mentor! Become a CAP mentor In just one hour a week, as a Child Advancement Project (CAP) mentor you can help a child believe in themselves. Join our community of over 600 students and professionals invested in local children. Become a CAP mentor…

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