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May 10, 2022

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Dear Families-Read on for the News

Empowering Parents Grant Program

The Empowering Parents Grant program is aimed at addressing learning loss among Idaho students. Families making less than $60,000 have priority status for receiving funds. Recipients can receive up to $1,000 per student, or $3,000 per household to help families cover the cost of a number of educational needs — such as a laptop, internet access, learning materials, or physical or occupational therapy. The grant program process is still in development, however parents can fill out this form to receive updates on the program. The program will open later this summer.

Bus Emergency Evacuation Drills

During the week of May 16-20, the MSD Bus Garage will be conducting Emergency Evacuation Drills on their afternoon bus routes. This practice drill will add an additional 7-10 minutes to the route. These drills are mandatory training required by the State Department of Education Transportation Division. If you have any questions and/or concerns, please do not hesitate to call the Bus Garage at 208-882-3922.

PPCS Board Election

School Board Election 2022

The Palouse Prairie Charter School Board of Directors is recruiting candidates to fill 3 open Board seats with terms running July 2022 – June 2025. The PPCS Board of Directors plays a critical leadership role in maintaining the foundation of the EL model through the educational program as well as the long-term sustainability of the school. The board is also responsible for ensuring that the school has strong leadership, sound finances, effective fundraising, and high academic achievement.

Serving on the PPCS Board of Directors is a compelling and rewarding commitment. It might be right for you if:

  • You are able to consider decisions in light of what will best serve the whole school community, including students, teachers, and families.

  • You would like to share your experience in fields like finance, operations, education, law, human resources, marketing, fundraising, construction, landscaping;

  • You have 8 to 10 hours a month, year-round, to devote to board service and commit to attending board meetings (typically once a month);

  • You welcome the opportunity to serve as an active ambassador for the school, telling your friends and colleagues about the school and its mission;

  • You are willing to help PPCS raise money by connecting the school to people in your network, making a personal donation and asking others to donate, and participating in fundraising events;

  • You are able to hold information in confidence and speak with professional discretion in matters concerning our school.

Please consider serving on the Palouse Prairie Charter School Board of Directors.

Interested candidates should submit responses to the following questions to Jeff Lonneker at jlonneker@palouseprairieschool.org by May 25th. These snapshots will be available on the schools website for 1 week prior to the vote. Please keep your total submission to one page.

  1. Provide a short bio (~ one paragraph) that helps us get to know you.

  2. Why do you want to serve as a Palouse Prairie Charter School board member?

  3. What skills, experience, attributes, etc will you bring to the Board?

  4. What is your vision for the school?

Request for Garden Tools!

PPCS would appreciate donations of a few good quality garden implements for our weeding volunteers. We could us trowels, hand rakes, and soil or hori hori knives. You can drop them off at the PPCS office. Thank you!

Middle School Dance

Save the Date:

Middle School Dance

Saturday June 4, 2022

Location PCEI Pavilion

Time ( evening specifics TBD)

Looking for parent chaperones, volunteers, and sound system to borrow.

Please contact Jessie Campbell at lettuceeatwell@gmail.com or

Jenny Campbell Aoki at j.campbell.aoki@gmail.com

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