Did you know when you donate to Palouse Prairie and live in Idaho that 50% of your donation can be taken as a direct reduction to your Idaho taxes?
* For individual taxpayers, the tax credit is up to 50% of the total Idaho income tax liability, up to $500
* For those filing a joint return, the maximum annual credit increases to $1000
You may also qualify for federal tax deductions. Please consult your tax advisor to determine applicability for your individual situation.
Our BookPeople Bookfair is Dec. 7-10th. This is a good fundraiser for our school. It provides an opportunity for students to get good books in their hands. A portion of the proceeds allows us to purchase books for our school that are needed.
The bookfair will be open in during the following hours:
- Dec 8th: 8:00-8:30 a.m., Grand Lunch: 11:00a.m.-12:00 p.m. (Child invites someone special for lunch and bookshops!), 3:00-4:00 p.m.
- Dec 9th: 8:00-8:30 a.m., 3:00-4:00 p.m.
- Dec 10th: 8:00-8:30 a.m., 3:00-4:00 p.m.
Facilities Planning Meeting
The PPCS Facilities Committee is currently exploring options for a future permanent facility. The community’s input and feedback is extremely important to the process. The goal of the meeting is to inform the community of the current progress of the planning, share the options being considered, and gain input on the needs and wants of our community. Please join us Thursday, November 19 at 6:00pm at the school.
Christmas for Kids
We have CHRISTMAS FOR KIDS applications available at the office. If you would like to submit an application, please stop by the office to pick one up. Christmas for Kids is a local Moscow organization formed to distribute Christmas gifts to low income children under the age of 18 in Latah County. CFK is staffed entirely by volunteers. They are not a government agency. They rely completely upon donations of money, gifts and volunteer hours. The deadline for submitting applications has been moved to December 1st. Completed applications should be mailed to:
Christmas for Kids
PO Box 8883
Moscow ID 83843
Student-Led Conferences; information for some a refresher for all!
In EL Education schools, Student-Led Conferences are a critical part of the yearly routines and rituals in which all students participate. Student-Led Conferences are a very important way to engage children in understanding and taking ownership of their learning. We also believe that this conference structure will help us build better communication and stronger relationships with all families. As parents and family members, you are critical partners in helping support your child's learning and growth. Student led conferences provide a setting for parents to learn more about their children, the school and the teacher. In place of the traditional parent-teacher conference, your child will lead his or her conference. During this conference your child will show you their work, reflect on his or her progress, and receive feedback.
Parent responses play a key role in the Student led conference. Remember that the purpose for the Student-Led conference is to learn about your child as a learner and their strengths and weaknesses. Please support, encourage and interact with your child. However, please do not quiz your child. Quizzing can take the conference off track and some children simply shut down. The approach is key!
Teachers will be sending out communication for signing up, we are counting on 100% participation!
Incredible Events to Attend Where You Get to See Our Students in Action
6th Grade Work Supporting Water Conservation
Come join us tomorrow, November 18th at 7pm. at the Kenworthy. Palouse Prairie 6th graders are partnering with the Moscow Food Co-op for a celebration of learning, which includes a showing of Last Call at the Oasis at the Kenworthy Theater. SIxth grade student work will be on display, including essays describing how people affect water resources of the Palouse, and a water audit they are created for residents of Moscow to evaluate their water use.
Spoken Word Art at One World: War and Poetry
Join us Thursday, November 19th at 7 p.m. at One World to hear our own 8th graders perform original works of poetry presenting multi perspectives of the Israel and Palestine conflict.
Adventure Film Festival
The Adventure Film Festival is almost here! On Dec 7th, Palouse Prairie will be holding its first ever Adventure Film Festival at the Kenworthy Theatre to raise awareness of our program and enjoy some great adventure films including: Citadel, Pretty Faces, and an awesome film featuring our very own climbing club! The film festival will have a raffle and silent auction with many donations from local businesses including gifts cards, apparel, and even a SUP (stand up paddleboard) from NRS! All profits will go towards our Adventure Program!
We want as many community members as possible to show up for great adventure films, good people, a plethora of super auction items, and fun! There will be a no-host bar, Blue Sky Soda and snacks at the event too! Spread the word far and wide!
We have some awesome raffle and silent auction prizes donated from local businesses, but we want to invite you to contribute too! If you have crafts, art, specialty food items, or any other ideas for prizes, we would love to have them. In addition, we are also looking for homemade baked goods or snacks to have for donation at the festival. Help make our film festival as successful and fun as possible! Thank you for your support and enthusiasm. If you are able to make a contribution or you have questions or comments, please contact Bridget Berg (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Daniel Fleming (email@example.com). For more information, visit the Film Festival Event on our Facebook page or visit our instagram - PPCSAdventure.