A Staged Reading of
A Midsummer Night’s Dream
by William Shakespeare
On the Stage at East City Park April 16th, 2015 at 5 p.m.
Selected Scenes Performed by the 7-8 CREW
Please Join Us!
Trish Gardner will be out of the office from April 27 through May 8th due to family medical leave. Her husband Brian Gardner, PPSEL's Board Chairman, will be having surgery and recuperating for four to five weeks. During his absence Vice-Chair Amy Ball will be Acting Chairman of the Board. If you are interested in being a long term substitute in the office during Trish's absence, please contact Mr. Ellsworth at 882-3684.
Pledge Drive 2015 :: We ♥ Palouse Prairie!
A huge thank you to those families who have already pledged! We have raised $6,000 but are still far from our goal of 100% family participation. The suggested $250/student donation could mean $40,000 for improved technology equipment, competitive salaries for our dedicated teachers, more opportunities for fieldwork and adventure, and the continued development of new programs like foreign language or art. We have our sights set on moving into a new facility in the not-too-distant future and a strong base of financial support from families could expedite that exciting development.
Please take a moment to think about what *you* love about Palouse Prairie and give a donation that is meaningful for your family - whether that be $10 or $1,000. http://www.palouseprairieschool.org/donate.html
Moscow Kids Marathon :: May 29th
The 2nd Annual "Moscow Kids Marathon" will be on May 29th at Mt. View Park! Your student should have received a pledge envelope and mile tracker this week. Start logging your miles or equivalent exercise (30 minutes = 1 mile) and ask your neighbors, grandparents and family friends to sponsor you as you work towards the goal of 26.2 miles. Note that PPSEL students DO NOT need to register online; they will indicate their participation by returning their pledge form by MAY 8th.
Non-PPSEL children are welcomed and encouraged to participate and can register at http://www.moscowkidsmarathon.eventbrite.com. Please help us spread the word by liking and sharing the new FB event page. https://www.facebook.com/pages/Moscow-Kids-Marathon/1428888664087798
100% of the funds we raise will finance our innovative and wildly popular “Adventure Fridays” - full-day experiences that introduce students to a wide range of physical skills and activities from rock climbing to skiing to biking to swimming. In the spirit of “Collaboration and Competition,” the class that raises the most donations will earn an extra adventure!
School Board Openings
Do you have a personal interest in preserving and improving the high quality education your child is receiving at Palouse Prairie School?
Would you like to share your time and talents to commit to the long-term success and stability of our school?
Do you have a minimum of 5 hours each month to contribute towards bringing an engaging Expeditionary Learning education to the children of Moscow?
If so, please consider serving on the Palouse Prairie School Board of Directors.
The PPSEL Board of Directors is recruiting candidates to fill two open Board seats with terms running July 2014 – June 2017.
Interested candidates should submit a one-paragraph biography to Carole Bogden email@example.com by May 15th.
Our next Walking Wednesday will be May 6th. 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 which will leave the corner of 3rd and Polk Streets at 7:50 a.m. and head to the Co-op.
Julene Ewert will lead a walking bus that will leave the Co-op at 8 a.m.
Marisa Gibler will lead a walking bus leaving Veatch and Adams at 8 a.m.
As always, fun hats, musical instruments, and other embellishments are welcome!
(Next up: June 3rd. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org if you'd like to add another walking bus to this announcement for next month).