For those who missed the event and the school's big announcement, see the attached "Building for the Future document" about the recent signing of a sale agreement to purchase 2.35 acres of land on Palouse River Drive (adjacent to Frontier Anderson Park) for the future home of PPCS! While it will take a coordinated fundraising effort and more hard work, the ambitious goal is to occupy the new school by fall of 2018!
Upcoming Enrollment Lottery: Palouse Prairie is holding its annual enrollment lottery on Friday, March 31st at 10:00 a.m. We will be providing tours for prospective families on the following dates and times: Friday, February 24th 8:45 to 10:00 a.m., Wednesday, March 1st 12:00 to 1:00 p.m., and Friday, March 24th 8:45 to 10:00 a.m. Friday tours will include a Community Circle, school tour, and Question and Answer session with the school director and students. The Wednesday tour will include a school tour and Question and Answer session with the school director and students.
For more information and lottery applications, please visit www.palouseprairieschool.org. Enrollment lottery applications must be received by 10:00 a.m. on Thursday, March 30th. If you have any questions, please call the office at 208-882-3684 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Help Spread the Word: The most impactful thing families can do to help Palouse Prairie School is to spread the word about our school. If you know families who will be enrolling kindergarteners, who are new to the area, or who are looking for a school for their students, please let them know about our school!
PCEI Food Coalition: PPCS 7th Graders are presenting at the 2017 Palouse Clearwater Food Coalition Food Summit at 10:00 a.m. on Friday, January 27th at the 1912 Center. The Food Summit runs from 9:00 to 4:00, with registration at 8:30. Parents and students are welcome to attend. This is a Teacher Work Day so school will not be in session. For more information go to: http://www.pcfoodcoalition.org/.
Deadline for Schoola is Fast Approaching - January 31: We are currently holding a Schoola clothing drive to raise money for our school. Last year we raised over $3000!!
- Please donate freshly laundered, high-quality items that originally sold for more then $30. The clothing needs to have tags (sizes, brands).
- Shoes, handbags, coats, jackets and dresses will earn the most!
- No men's clothing, but children's clothing are accepted. Please no undergarments (bras, socks, underwear).
- Can’t bring a bag to drop-off? Fill a box and ship from home. Create a postage-paid shipping label at www.schoola.com/donate
Drop off your donations at the school before Jan. 31. If you are a business or know of a business/church/facility that could be a drop location, please let us know. (email@example.com) All funds go directly back to support students in off-campus learning and travel. So start cleaning out those closets!!
Polar Walk Day: Join Us for Polar Walk to School Day - Wednesday, February 1st! Julene Ewert will meet walking groups at the Moscow Coop and leave at 8am. Colette DePhelps will meet walking groups at the corner of Mabelle & Lynn at 8am. Please feel to lead your own group and have fun!
Knitting Club brought to you by The Yarn Underground (Grades 4-8): Come learn to knit with us! Knitting is a great skill to learn – you can knit warm things for yourself and others, and it’s a great reliever of stress and boredom. Learn about wool, basic knit stitches, and maybe even learn a little about how yarn is spun. To register, please come to the first session with $15. We will provide all materials. Fee covers the entire session. Grades 4-8 are welcome. (PARENT VOLUNTEERS ARE VERY WELCOME!) Wednesdays, 3:15- 4:15pm from January 18 to March 8, 8 weeks. Knitting Club will meet in the 4th grade classroom. If you already know how to knit and just want to hang out, please come for free! For more information, contact Shelley at The Yarn Underground, 882-7700.
Silverwood Reading Program: The Silverwood Reading is the Ticket program is about to be underway. This week your student will receive an informational form and reading tally sheet. Each student that reads and logs 10 hours and turns in their completed tally sheet by March 3rd will receive a free ticket to Silverwood Theme Park north of Coeur d'Alene (a $25 to $48 value)! Please be on the lookout for these forms in their backpack this week!
For Families Who Need Epi Pens: This information comes from our contracted Health Department Nurse, Mickey Chamberlain. If you’re looking for a low-cost alternative to the EpiPen you may want to consider generic Adrenaclick, also referred to as an "epinephrine auto-injector." Using a GoodRx coupon, you could get it for as low as $140 at Walmart or $205 at Rite-Aid. In most states, to get the low-cost, EpiPen alternative, you can't use a prescription for "EpiPen" from your doctor. That's because pharmacists at your drugstore likely won't be able to automatically substitute the low-cost version if your prescription is written for EpiPen. Ask your doctor if an "epinephrine auto-injector" or "generic Adrenaclick" is a good choice for your child.
9th Annual Spaghetti Feed n' Read: Please see attached flyer for more information.