Art Workshop: We are offering an Art Workshop this Friday 2/17 for students K-6 during the Teacher Work Day from 8:10-3:00. The workshop is $20 which includes an art supply fee. Sibling discounts are available. Please sign up by contacting the office: firstname.lastname@example.org
No cash without labeled envelope: Please do not send cash payments with your student of any age, or drop it off at the school, unless it is sealed in an envelope that is clearly labeled with the name of the student, what the payment is for and the date. Thank you!
Intent to Return Forms: You should have received an Intent to Return Form in your student’s backpack. The forms need to be filled out whether your student is returning or not. These forms tell us whether your student’s seat should be reserved for next year or not. Please complete and return them to the office by February 24th.
Jazz in the Schools: As part of the 2017 Jazz in the Schools Program, Christian Fabian and Claudio Roditi will be performing at Palouse Prairie School on February 21, 2017 from 8:45 to 9:30 a.m. Parents are welcome to attend. For more information about these amazing artists, please see the attached flyer.
Hearts in Motion Surgical and Medical Mission to Guatemala Service Project: The PPCS middle schoolers are collecting donations on behalf of Hearts in Motion and the WSU Civic Center for Engagement. We are collecting small stuffed animals, shoes (no winter boots, please), toothbrushes, and travel-size shampoo or soap, to send to Guatemala. Please bring donations to PPCS by the end of February. Items can be placed in one of the donation boxes in the building. Stuffed animals and shoes can be used but still in good condition.
The purpose of the medical mission is to conduct cleft palate surgeries and provide dental care to local Guatemalan families who do not have regular access to medical care. Our donations will be given to children and families who receive care; the dental procedures are done without a local anesthetic and kids LOVE picking out a stuffed animal after getting a tooth pulled. Shoes are in great demand - especially kid sizes. Our donations have made a big difference to Guatemalan families in previous years. Look around your house to see what you can pass along to those in need.
Science Fair: All Moscow students from kindergarten to fifth grade are invited to participate in the Moscow Elementary School Science Fair, March 27-29. Students should select projects that match their interests and abilities. This voluntary activity should be fun and interesting and provide a chance for parents and students to work together. Prizes will be awarded to fifth-grade students for best overall project ($300), and for honorable mention, best display, and most original idea ($100). Informational materials will be coming home soon in your student's backpack. For more information and to register, visit http://media.msd281.org/sciencefair/. Registration is open until March 6.
Eureka Palouse STEM summer camp registration is open online at www.eurekapalouse.org. Please see the attached flyer for more information.
From our Public Health Nurse: “Give Kids a Smile” is a free dental program operating during the month of February. Dentists participating in this program are: Dr. Henry and Dr. Sept in Moscow. The CHAS clinic in Moscow has also added 6 dental chairs and are now operating full time to serve children and adults for most dental needs. The number there is: 208-848-8300. The CHAS clinic in Moscow is also a full service medical clinic with a sliding fee for all services. It is not mandatory to make a payment the same day a person is seen. They have a pharmacy and also serve our communities for Behavior Health concerns. I can’t say enough good things about this wonderful medical facility. They are now housed on the ground floor in the new medical building that was built across the street from Gritman Medical Center.