The PPCS Annual Enrollment Lottery will be on March 25th @ 10:00am. We have open seats available for the 2016-2017 school year, and we would appreciate help in filling those spots! At PPCS we want to ensure that we are providing a quality education to a diverse group of students in and around Moscow. At PPCS we view as a gift and strength of our school community. We strive to have our school represent the mosaic of the City of Moscow. To help us out, please talk about the great things your students have been doing and learning at PPCS with your co-workers, friends and family. Encourage those interested to attend one of our school tours, and please remind them at our school is public and free to all. For those that can not make one of tour dates or times, they can always call our main office at (208) 882-3684 to schedule a tour at their convenience.
Intent to Return Form
The Intent to Return form will be coming home this Friday. Please look for it in your student’s backpack, it will be on gold/yellow paper. Please make sure to return these no later than February 19th to secure their position for the next school year!
Bullying Awareness Week
Bullying Awareness Week will be February 8-12. PPCS is dedicated to fostering positive interactions between students, increasing awareness of this destructive behavior, and empowering students to respond in meaningful and appropriate ways. Each day students will be engaged during their morning meetings in lessons to help them understand the what behaviors are considered bullying, how to identify various forms of bullying, and how to respond and report to such behavior. Please engage your students at home about these topics, and to gain additional information visit www.stopbullying.gov or www.tolerance.org.
Community Facilities Meeting
Come share your voice in the planning of our facilities! See attached flyer for details.
This Wednesday, February 3rd, is Polar Walk, sponsored by Safe Routes to School!
Participants who walk, bike or sled will receive hot chocolate and reflectors when they arrive at school. The reflectors are meant to go on student’s backpacks or jackets to help them “Be Seen and Be Safe.” Bussed students can also earn hot chocolate and a reflector by doing some exercise (eg. build a snowman, run in a relay, play an active game with UI volunteers) before the bell rings. Parents and volunteers who walk are welcome to get a cup of hot chocolate when they get to school as well!
Everyone is welcome to join one of the Walking School Buses below, or to start another one or walk on your own!
Judy Sobeloff will lead a walking bus leaving Third and Polk at 7:50 a.m. and heading to the Co-op to join that walking bus.
Julene Ewert will lead a walking bus leaving the Co-op at 8 a.m.
Also, two stuffed polar bears will be hidden for students to find somewhere on Palouse Prairie property.
Safe Routes to School would like to remind parents and teachers to review safety rules of the road (and sidewalks – including a reminder to watch for cars backing up from driveways) before the event day. Make sure children dress up with hats, gloves and warm jackets for the weather, and use reflective clothing whenever possible. Cars take longer to stop on the ice and students are not easily seen in early morning light. Here are 5 tips about walking to school safely for the Polar Walk this year http://sr2smoscow.com/2016/02/02/5-tips-to-teach-kids-safe-winter-walking-skills/
Safe Routes to School invites students to write a story (fictional or true) or poem about their walk to school, and bring it to the school office by February 16th. They hope to display this writing at this year's National Safe Routes to School conference.