Weekly Happenings

Week of 2/20/18

A Message from the Administrator

Greetings MCS Families,

I hope you all had a great four day weekend! Our staff was able to accomplish a lot on Friday.

Today has been a good reminder that winter is not over yet and the forecast is predicting single digits for this week. Please send kids appropriately dressed for the weather. If you have any concern about your child being outdoors during this time please let the office know. If the weather is too hazardous we will make the call to have indoor recess.

We have a couple events for families who may be considering enrollment for their child(ren) at Moscow Charter School. We have a Kindergarten Open House taking place on Wednesday, February 28th from 5-6:30 pm. This is a great opportunity for parents to meet our Kindergarten teacher and tour the school. We have postcards in the office if you would like to hand them out to any friends.

On March 20th from 12-3 pm we will be having a middle school recruitment day. Any student from the surrounding area can participate to see if Moscow Charter School Middle School would be a good fit for them. We will be sending out a RSVP within the next couple of weeks for interested students.

Word of mouth is the best way to recruit new students to our school. I really appreciate that you have put the trust of your child's education in our hands. Have a great week!!!


Tony Bonuccelli

Administrator, Moscow Charter School

Help Needed ASAP!

MCS has the opportunity to receive Federal Title 1 Reading Program and E-Rate funds based on the percentage of students who qualify for our Free and Reduced Lunch program as of March 1st. These programs are very important to us because they pay for valuable services for our students.

We are reaching out because there may be more students at MCS who qualify for the program, that we do not know about because their parents have not filled out the form.

If you qualify for the program, you are not required to purchase lunches at our school, it only means you will have the option for your child to receive a free or reduced-price lunch if you wanted them to do so – and it means you will be helping MCS receive funds for these programs.

If you do qualify but haven't applied, or even if you might qualify but are not sure, please fill out the application at the following link: 2017/2018 Free and Reduced Application or you can fill out a form in person at the school. If you have already filled out this form for this year, it is not necessary to do so again, but thank you for your help in keeping these valuable programs available to MCS.

Once your application is completed, please turn it in to our Business Manager, Lashelle Wilson. All information will be kept CONFIDENTIAL. We greatly appreciate you taking the time to fill out the form.

This institution is an equal opportunity provider.

2nd Annual Book-a-bunga

Our 2nd Annual Bookabunga will take place on Friday, February 23, 2018

"Read, Grow, Take Flight"

A celebration of reading for learning and for pleasure

Local author Jeni Leidenfrost will be sharing her natural world picture book at an assembly in the morning. Parents are welcome to attend. Families may purchase a signed copy of Leidenfrost's book through Bookpeople of Moscow online HERE.

Each student's class will be participating in Bookabunga in their own way. Look for communications from your student's teacher about activities and opportunities.

If you have questions about Bookabunga, please contact our reading teacher aide, Paige Buehler, at paigeb@moscowcharterschool.org.

The visiting author from last year, Annette Bay Pimentel, will be signing her new book, "Girl Running," at Bookpeople on Saturday, Feb. 24th at 11:00AM. We enjoyed having her at our inaugural Bookabunga with "Mountain Chef" last year.

100 Days of School

In kindergarten, they celebrated the 100th day of school last week. Each student brought in 100 items and they compared length of different objects. They also practiced counting to 100 various ways.

New MCS Swag!

If you are interested in purchasing a new MCS t-shirt and/or sweatshirt, please fill out the order form and return it to the front desk, with payment, by Friday, February 23rd.

Please make checks payable to MCS PAT.

6th Grade MOSS Fundraiser

Our 6th grade class is doing a fund raiser for MOSS. There are a variety of gift baskets by the office that will be raffled off. Each ticket is $.50 or you can purchase 5 for $2.

If you are interested in buying a raffle ticket, please talk with one of our 6th graders.

Buffalo Wild Wings Fundraiser

The PAT is having a fundraiser at Buffalo Wild Wings on Monday, February 26th, all day long. If you would like to support Moscow Charter School while enjoying a delicious lunch, dinner or snack at Buffalo Wild Wings, please print out or bring a electronic copy of this ticket. Please share this event with family and friends. Thank you for supporting MCS.

MCS Bingo Night

Bingo Night! Please mark your calendar for March 23rd 2018 where the PAT will host a Bingo Night with lots of really awesome prizes.

Kids Science and Engineering Day

Kids’ Science and Engineering Day (KSED) is a community event aimed to expose children in grades K-5 to science and engineering. WSU teams up with science and engineering clubs to set up demonstrations and activities (carnival/expo style event). The event will take place March 24th 2018 from 10AM – 2PM in the Smith Center for Undergraduate Education (CUE) on WSU campus. More more information see attached flyer.