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May 24, 2022

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Dear Families-Read on for the News

PPCS Board Election-Extended Deadline! Please Consider Running!

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 27th. These snapshots will be available on the school's 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?

Memorial Day Planting

Join the PPCS landscape CREW planting native plants and pulling weeds this Monday, Memorial Day, May 30th 12:30 to 4:30pm. We will have 125 plants, top soil, stakes, and mulch, if you have your own sturdy garden tools for weeding and digging bring them along. We will meet in the front of the school at 12:30 and will be working until 4:30, please dress for the weather.

The school and some generous parents have purchased the plants from our local native plant society sale to be planted on the school grounds. There isn't enough time left in the school year for another planting day during class, however, we would still love to have student involvement getting them in the ground! If you have any questions contact David Herbold: davidherb@yahoo.com

End of Year Picnic

Save the date! Sunday June 5, from 2 - 5 pm at Mountain View Park. All PPCS families are welcome to come kick back at the park for a pot-luck picnic and social time! It's been such a long time since we could all get together. We hope to see you there!


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.

Book Fair

Our spring book fair is with BookPeople of Moscow. You can order online at this link https://www.bookpeopleofmoscow.com/palouse-prairie-charter-school-2022-book-fair, or in the store. Be sure to mention PPCS and our school will get 20% of the profits! The fair runs until the end of June.

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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