Executive Director Review
The PPCS Board is currently engaged in the mid-year review process for our Executive Director, Jeneille Branen and is looking for feedback from Palouse Prairie families. We would greatly appreciate it if you could spare 5-10 minutes to fill out the following survey regarding your family's experiences at Palouse Prairie this year. The survey is anonymous. https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/D67GBVT
1st and 2nd grade crews are hosting a book drive!
In expedition, the crews have been learning about how children around the world access books. The students would like to show service and compassion and to share the power of reading with others. Boxes will be placed around the school to collect new or gently used children's books that will be shared with Alternatives to Violence of the Palouse to have in their offices and shelters as well as to give to children they work with. We appreciate your donations of books to share with our community!
Middle School Students are gonna Boogie!
A Middle School Dance will be Friday, Dec. 9 at Palouse Prairie School multipurpose room, from 6-8 pm.
Kids are encouraged to dress up a little, however, pairing up or having 'dates' is discouraged. Students have been working in committees to plan the food, music, lighting, decorations, advertising, and photo booth. The dance is for middle schoolers only (no younger or older siblings, please). A student may bring a middle-school-aged guest from another school if they get written permission from Ms. Branen ahead of time. If you have questions, please contact Ms. Branen, email@example.com.
Don't forget Winter Break is coming up December 19 through January 2! We start back to school on Tuesday, January 3.
Save the date for our upcoming school-wide celebration on January 7 at the 1912 Center from 7:00 to 8:30 pm. More to come!
From your PPCS Parent Crew - Upcoming PPCS Parent Events:
- December Teacher Appreciation (1st grade) :: December 7th
- Middle School Dance :: December 9th
- Next Parent CREW meeting :: January 4th at 3pm
- School-wide Celebration (adults only) :: January 7, 2017 @ the 1912 Center
- Schoola Clothing Drive :: Throughout January
Another fundraiser we're excited to announce is the launch of a Palouse Prairie account on Amazon Smile! This program allows you to select PPCS as your designated charity and have 0.5% of your purchases donated directly to Palouse Prairie. Look for more information on FB and in the upcoming Quail Call, but in the meantime, here is a link to our account: https://smile.amazon.com/ch/20-8870679 (Note that you will always need to visit http://smile.amazon.com in order for the school to receive its cut, but your browser should remember that and you only have to select the school as your beneficiary one time.)
The task forces for all of the upcoming events will be meeting and working behind the scenes, but if there is something you'd like to be helping with, let us know and we can connect you to the group. And as always, if you have an idea for a community event or a fundraiser or anything at all, we'd love your input and your energy! (For instance, someone mentioned holding a talent show like we did a few years back - anyone feel energized to make that happen this spring? It was pretty easy to pull of and the kids *loved* it!)
Thanks for all that you do,
Sarah + Jessica
Parent CREW co-chairs
So many fun things happening in December with Moscow Parks and Recreation! See attached flyer.
Prices below do not include sales tax where applicable or additional non-City resident fees. Please call (208) 883-7084 for more information; register at the Hamilton Indoor Recreation Center (HIRC) or on our website http://moscowrecreation.sportsites.com/Player/HomePlayer.aspx
Kids’ Night Out at the Eggan: Ages 3 to 10 years old; Friday, December 9th from 6 PM to 9 PM; cost is $7 per child; pre-register by December 7th.
Breakfast with Santa: All ages; Saturday, December 17th, two seatings – choose 8 AM or 9:30 AM; cost is $22.50 for a family of five OR $6 per person; please register by Friday December 16th.
Letters to Santa: All ages; place your child’s letter in the special mailboxes in City Hall and the HIRC now until Monday, December 19th; include a self-addressed, stamped envelope so Santa can write back to your child; FREE.
Winter Break Kids Kamp at the Eggan Youth Center: Ages 6 to 11 years old; cost is $20 per day per child, some activities require additional fees (in parenthesis below); tentative schedule of activities – subject to change:
Monday 12/19: Wild@Art ($8), Kenworthy Performing Arts
Tuesday 12/20: Making cookies & holiday cards, climbing UI’s Rock Wall ($7)
Wednesday 12/21: Moscow Library, East City Park, bowling at Zeppoz ($7)
Thursday 12/22: Swimming at UI, Gritman tour
Friday 12/23: Build a gingerbread house, watch a movie, ice skating ($7)
Monday 12/26 – No Kamp
Tuesday 12/27: Games at the Eggan, Appaloosa Museum
Wednesday 12/28: Moscow Library, play at the park, bowling at Zeppoz ($7)
Thursday 12/29: Glow in the dark mini golf ($10), Paradise Ridge Challenge Course ($10)
Friday 12/30: Watch a movie at the Eggan, ice skating ($7)
Skyhawks Winter Break Basketball Camp: Ages 6 to 12 years old; Tuesday December 27th to Friday December 30th, 8:30 AM to 2:30 PM; $95 per child; register by December 20th.