Engaging Families in EL Education!
Families are key partners in the education of their children. We honor families as key partners in the education of their children and believe that they add value to our school community.
When: Tuesday, March 21st, 9:30-10:30 am
Why: Informed parents are happier parents
Who: Jeneille Branen, our Executive Director and Dr. Martha Martin,
our EL Education school designer will lead the class
What: The focus of the hour will be to gain a deeper understanding of the school you have chosen for your child and addressing topics suggested in the Survey Monkey
Please RSVP to Jeneille Branen, firstname.lastname@example.org
Intent to Return Forms: Intent to Return forms were due on February 24. These forms tell us whether your student’s seat should be reserved for next year. Please return them to the office as soon as possible!
Tickets to Silverwood: Please be sure to get your Silverwood reading forms back to the teachers by March 3rd. Students should turn their forms into the teacher.
Walk to School Every Wednesday: Spread the news and join us every Wednesday. We meet at Moscow Coop and leave at 8am for the school. If you have a small child that can't safely walk on their own and needs additional help, please consider joining us. See you Wednesdays! Julene Ewert & Ian Schlater
Come see our 7th-grade Crew present their final product videos to learn more (and more) about Frederick Douglass!
This event is co-sponsored by the University of Idaho's College of Education and the Center for Volunteerism and Social Action.
When: Thursday, March 9th from 2:00-2:40 pm
Where: University of Idaho College of Education, Room 141
The 7th-grade Crew has just completed an expedition about Frederick Douglass' life and his impact on the institution of slavery in America. Students will screen a series of social media videos they created during Dr. Anthony Steven’s Teaching Culturally Diverse Learners class but all are welcome. These videos have a dual purpose- to inspire young people to read The Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass and encourage people to donate to the FDFI's One Million Abolitionists project. Students will also be available after the video screening to answer questions about Frederick Douglass, historical racism in America, plantation slavery, modern day slavery, and efforts to eradicate human trafficking once and for all.
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. 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. Thursday March 2 is the last day to donate to Hearts in Motion.
Missing Lunch Room Spoons: Has your student come home with an extra spoon that does not match your flatware? The school is in need of families to check and see if you have spoons from the school.
You can have your student return them anytime, no questions asked!
Yearbook Photos: Janis is in need of Adventure, Polar Walk, and in class photos for the yearbook. You can email them to Janis at email@example.com or feel free to share them through Google Docs or any other media. Photos need to be to her by March 9th. Thanks!
Piano for Sale: PPCS is selling the piano which is sitting in the multipurpose room. It’s a Baldwin Acrosonic Spinet and needs to be tuned. $300 OBO, please contact Janis for more information.
Regarding our New Building ~
PPCS Call for photos!: As part of our upcoming marketing plan to fundraise for the building of the new school, we'd like to collect high-quality images taken by parents and teachers over the years to create an archive/database of images to use in marketing materials. If you have gone on an adventure or field work, helped in the classroom or otherwise documented our PPCS students in action over the last 7 years, we'd love to add your photos to our collection. If you have just a few images to share, you can email the high-res files to firstname.lastname@example.org and we'll upload them to the Flickr page for you. If you have more than a handful of photos please email and we'll give you the Flickr login information so that you can upload directly to the site. Thank you for helping us promote our school and pave the way for our new building!
Gathering Ideas for PPCS New Site: Over the years there have been many wishes for what our school would do with more outdoor space. A few of them include: Grassy place for play, growing healthy food, and places to explore the natural world. Nils Peterson is starting a process to gather information that will shape a plan for our new site. With information gathered ideas for a design can be shared. Children and UI Landscape Architecture students may have roles (adventures) developing the designs. Also, with the ideas we can decide what can be done summer 2017, before construction and what needs to wait for sometime in 2018. If you are interested in participating in this process, or just staying informed, email Nils at email@example.com and let him know what you are thinking.
Community Opportunities ~
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.
Moscow Parks and Recreation: It’s hard to believe, but spring will be here before we know it – and Moscow Parks and Recreation has sports and activities that are sure to make the season fun! Registration is open now for spring microsoccer, t-ball/baseball, and softball – don’t miss out…sign up today! We also offer several camps and workshops to keep kids learning and having fun during Spring Break, including our Follow-Me Robot and Creative Vehicle Workshops, Skyhawks Multi-Sport Camp, and our always-popular (and always fun!) Kids’ Kamp! Register for these and more at the Hamilton Indoor Recreation Center, 1724 East F St., or online at http://moscowrecreation.sportsites.com/player/homeplayer.aspx . For more information, please call Moscow Parks and Recreation at 208.883.7084!