Weekly Happenings

Week of 9/9/19

A Message from the Administrator

Greetings MCS Families,

I am going on 17 years in education, with 10 of those being a music director and in my 7th as the administrator of this great school. I have to say by far this has been the best start I have ever had to a school year. I am in awe of my staff, students, and families in how well prepared everyone has been to start a successful year. We have gained amazing new students and are lucky to have each and every returning student. Our enrollment is currently at 184 students which is an all time high for our school.

This morning we had our first full morning meeting of the year. We had a guest speaker, Melissa Snow Williamson, to talk to our K-5 students about our compost from our school lunches and how it is used in our raised beds to help our plants grow for our science classes. We also spoke about our school wide matrix and how following it creates a positive experience for our school. Here is a link to our PBIS page that will give you more insight into this program: MCS PBIS

Next week our middle school students will have their ASB elections. They work very hard throughout the week to campaign and come up with "Mr. B. approved" speeches. I have been impressed over the years with the seriousness these students take to be ambassadors for our school. Best of luck to those running!!!

I hope you all have a chance to take advantage of the fair this weekend and visit our student exhibits and animals that are being shown.


Tony Bonuccelli

Administrator, Moscow Charter School

**Early Release every Friday @ 2:15 pm!!**

Message for Middle School Parents

Engrade will no longer be used for MS grades. Moscow Charter School has recently switched over to PowerSchool. Access for this for our parents will be available soon!

A Message from the Counselor: Get the school year off to a great start with routines and habits!

It’s the beginning of the school year—the perfect time to set the stage for learning success. Try these simple strategies:

  • Get a head start. Many families find that organizing at night prevents morning “rush hour.” You can review school papers, pack and refrigerate lunches, set backpacks by the door and agree on outfits.
  • Establish sleep routines. Choose reasonable bedtimes so everyone is rested when it’s time to wake up. Make sure everyone sticks to their bedtimes.
  • Develop morning habits. If your child does the same things in the same order each morning, it’s less likely that she will forget a step.
  • Choose a homework time. With your child, pick a time when she will have the most energy and motivation to do assignments. Create a quiet study spot (complete with necessary supplies) where she can work at the same time each day.
  • Use tools for organization. Teach your child how to use calendars, to-do lists and a filing system for schoolwork and important papers.
  • Set priorities. Schedule things like schoolwork, family meals and even free time on a calendar. Treat them like appointments. If there are open blocks of time, your child can add activities.

Reprinted with permission from the September 2019 issue of Parents make the difference!® (Elementary School Edition) newsletter. Copyright © 2019 The Parent Institute®, a division of PaperClip Media, Inc.

Sewing Club

Sewing Club is starting Thursday, Sept. 19th and will continue each Thursday school is in session from 3-4 pm in the first-grade classroom. Please bring supplies and material since we are not in the Life Skills classroom.

Safe Sitter® course now being offered!

Gritman’s Education Department will offer Safe Sitter® courses for young teens, grades 6-8, at Gritman Medical Center, on the following dates:

  • October 4, 2019
  • December 30, 2019
  • January 24, 2020
  • February 17, 2020
  • March 13, 2020

Pre-Registration is required.

More than 600,000 young teens have graduated from the medically-accurate program which teaches how, why, and where injuries happen so they can be prevented. The cost of the course is $50. Call 208.883.2232 to register your son or daughter or your child’s babysitter.

The course provides hands-on practice in lifesaving techniques to young teens who are home alone, watching younger siblings, or babysitting so they are equipped with the skills and confidence to act in an emergency. They learn basic first aid, infant and child choking rescue, and CPR. Students also receive instruction on how a child’s age affects how to care for them, how to prevent problem behavior, and how to run their own babysitting business.

Students who graduate from a Safe Sitter® course receive a completion card demonstrating that they know how to use their skills in situations they encounter.

For more information about the Safe Sitter® organization, contact National Headquarters at 317.596.5001 or visit safesitter.org.