Quail Call

April 12, 2022

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Dear Families-Read on for the News

Important Funding for our School

Due to the fact that schools are not using the federal Free and Reduced Lunch Program applications this year, Idaho State Department of Education is asking schools to have families fill out this Income Determination Form. This form will determine our school's literacy funding allocations for next year. If you have not already filled it out and returned it to the school, please do. We ask that you return it in a sealed envelope with 'IDC' on the front of the envelope. Please contact the office with any questions. We appreciate you helping us support our school's funding!

Chinese Language Program

Due to Covid, PPCS had to suspend our Chinese program. PPCS renewing our Chinese program is linked to Moscow High School having a Chinese program. Moscow School District will be discussing renewal of their Chinese program at their April 27 Board meeting. If you feel that a Chinese program at the high school level is valuable to your students, you may want to consider sending communication to the MSD Board of Directors. In your communication, you would not be advocating for a program at PPCS, as we are not part of Moscow School District. By advocating for a high school program, however, you improve the chance of PPCS being able to have a Chinese program. Ken Faunce is the MSD Board Chair - kfaunce@

PPCS Landscape Committee Call for Support

The Landscape committee is looking for volunteers to help in the long term vision and planning of the landscape at PPCS, as well as volunteers that would like to be added to a landscape work party e-mail list. If you would like to be a part of the long term vision of healthy roots and soils at PPCS or would have fun giving back to the school by getting dirty, weeding, moving materials, and planting, please email David Herbold at: davidherb@yahoo.com

PPCS Development Committee Needs Help

Our school board’s Development Committee has been hard at work fundraising for our school, and are working on launching our annual appeal as the year draws to a close. We are very excited about the opportunity that this year’s annual appeal provides, but to get it off the ground we need someone with videography and editing skills and equipment to volunteer their time, work with some amazing kiddos, and contribute to the success of our fine school. Specifically we need help with filming and editing some student interviews. If you have the equipment and skills, and some free time in the next month, please reach out to our development committee at development@palouseprairieschool.org

Seeking Motivated Parents to Lead Our Parent Crew

Our current Parent Crew leaders are stepping down next year, so we're looking for one or two folks who are interested in leading the events that bring our parents and school together.

There are two parts to the role.

1. To inspire other PPCS parents to get involved in our school's events!

2. To coordinate and lead those events.

Some of the events that Parent Crew typically leads are:

  • Back to School Picnic
  • Walk to School Days
  • Teacher Appreciation
  • Book Sales
  • Run the Palouse
  • Middle School Dance
  • CREW social events

Being a Parent Crew leader allows you to play an important and practical role at our school, one where you'll have the opportunity to create events for our kids and our community, and help the teachers and staff. If this sounds like something you are interested in, please contact ppcsparentcrew@gmail.com

Share your Photos for the Yearbook!

If your child did not get a school photo taken at Palouse Prairie or if you have photos of any fieldwork, adventure, or class activities that you would like to share, please contact the office or click this link to upload them.

Yearbooks are available to purchase at this website.

Please Check Out the Lost and Found

Our lost and found bins are overflowing! There are many winter items, including coats, sweaters, gloves, boots and hats. There are also a few water bottles and other miscellaneous items. Please consider stopping by and taking a look for anything your child may be missing. All unclaimed items will be donated.
Lost and Found March 30, 2022

Idaho Hospitals Need Blood - Where to Give

If you saw this recent local news article, then you know Idaho hospitals are in desperate need of blood. Moscow's Best Western University Inn holds blood drives *every Monday from 3 to 7 p.m. No sign up is necessary. You can just walk in and give. Please donate for the sake of our local, and larger, community. (*Exception June 13.)