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October 19, 2021

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Dear Families-Read on for the News

PPCS Pumpkin Roll Dessert Fundraiser!

From now through October 29, PPCS families can order Pumpkin Rolls and enjoy a delicious treat for the holidays while earning money for the school! Pumpkin Rolls are $15.00 and will be delivered the last week before Thanksgiving. Everything over cost will be donated to PPCS! Orders will be placed at the time of payment. Checks must be made out to The Wooden Spoon. Mail orders with payment to PPCS at PO Box 9511, Moscow ID 83843, or stop by the school. Thank you to a PPCS grandparent for this wonderful opportunity!!

Playground Update

Through mid-October we have raised $21,515 toward our $25,000 goal. Our next phase will include installing slides, a swing set and ball court. We are so grateful to all our donors!! Please help us spread the word to reach our fundraising goal!

LCBOR Clothing Giveaway

The 4th annual Latah County Board of Realtors Clothing Giveaway will be Wednesday, October 20. For more information about the event see the flyer below.
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Being a Good Neighbor

We value our community and want to be sure that our presence in the neighborhood is the source of only positive engagement. When you drop off or pick up your child, please drive respectfully, park only in designated parking on side streets, and refrain from using our neighbors' driveways. Thank you.

Lunch Program Update

School meals are an important part of fueling both healthy minds and bodies. This school year's meals may look a little different, in part due to food supply and labor challenges related to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) public health emergency. At times, our lunch vendor may not receive expected food orders (delivery driver shortages) and have limited product availability (for example, discontinued products or not enough of a specific type of product). As a result, there may be last-minute menu changes. Know that our lunch vendor is thinking ahead to identify alternative food items that are nutritious and appealing for the students. We appreciate your patience, flexibility, and understanding as we work to provide school meals in a challenging and changing environment.

Hello from the PPCS Development Committee!

Dear Fellow Crew Parents,

We would like to introduce ourselves to you as the co-chairs of the Development Committee. We are Willma Fields and Christen Findley, two PPCS Board members who are working moms with kiddos of our own in Palouse Prairie Charter School. We know what it is like to have a busy schedule, many obligations, and more, but we also know how important the sustainability and growth of our school is to our children and the community. That is why we are seeking enthusiastic volunteers to join us on the Development Committee. Now, we know what you’re thinking, you don’t have any spare time to give, and we understand that, which is why we are hoping for a full, dynamic team this year, so that we can help spread the load and benefit from a diverse collection of skills, ideas and talents.

The Development Committee has several responsibilities to achieve our mission of supporting the school with grant opportunities, fundraisers, and giving campaigns. Some of our other duties are:

  • Orchestrating fundraising activities with the Board and Parent Crew

  • Coordinating grant writing with teachers and school administration

  • Developing strategies for raising funds for our adventure program and other opportunities for authentic learning

  • Planning the Winter Celebration with Parent Crew

  • Launching social media campaigns to raise money for special projects

You might also be thinking: I don't know anything about fundraising, I've never written a grant proposal, and I hate asking for money. Luckily, you do not have to know anything about fundraising or grant writing to join this group! And you will not have to go around asking for money (unless you want to). There are so many ways that your talents and energy can help make our school successful -- please join us!

Please email all interest and questions to either of us at:



Please be Aware of our Safety Procedures and Covid Scenarios

Our Covid Safety and Risk Mitigation Procedures can be found at this link. If your family has an exposure or positive case, please notify our Director, Jeneille Branen immediately at jbranen@palousepraririeschool.org and refer to our PPCS COVID Scenarios document for details. All Covid safety related information is easily accessible on our website under the Covid Tab at the top of the homepage.