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April 13

Dear Families-Read on for the News

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Mask Wearing During Drop-off and Pick-up

For the safety of all students, staff, and families please make sure to wear a mask during morning drop-off and dismissal. Please wear one if your child needs assistance buckling, if you walk to the school to pick up your child, or at the bus stops. Thank you!

School Board Election 2021

The Palouse Prairie Charter School Board of Directors is recruiting candidates to fill 4 open Board seats with terms running July 2021 – June 2024. 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 a one to two paragraphs biography to Jeff Lonneker at jlonneker@palouseprairieschool.edu by May 6th.

Run the Palouse!

Run the Palouse is a yearly fundraiser to raise money for our Adventure Program. Kids get pledges of financial support from family, friends. This year, on the last day of school (June 8th) each grade will run the last 1.2 miles together as a crew. Grades will run separate from each other and all runs will take place starting at PPCS.

Here are a few things you should know:

  • Donation envelopes and pledge forms should come home with your student this week. Check backpacks if you haven't seen them. :) Pledges from friends and family should be noted on the form and cash/checks collected in the envelope. Donations also can be made on the PPCS website.
  • Students need to collect a minimum of $20 in donations to receive a race shirt but may participate regardless.
  • Donations are due May 3rd.
  • "Run the Palouse" is the largest source of funding for our Adventure Program, which will be up and running again next year! You can read more about it on our website, palouseprairieschool.org

If you have any other questions you can contact our Parent Crew at ppcsparentcrew@gmail.com

PPCS Book Fair at Book People

This semester the book fair will be online and in the Book People of Moscow store. Order any item from Book People of Moscow, tell the store that you are supporting the Palouse Prairie Book Fair, and your money will not only support a local business but will also support our school! You can see teachers' wish lists for their classes here: https://www.bookpeopleofmoscow.com/ppcs-book-fair

Co-op Food Drive

Palouse Prairie School is working with the Moscow Co-op to provide food for any family in need. If you would like your family to benefit from the Co-op food drive, please contact the office. They will also provide fresh fruit and vegies upon request.

Yearbooks are available to purchase!

You can purchase your yearbook online until 5/01. There is a limited quantity. Click on the button below or head to our website to purchase your yearbook today.

Photos for Yearbook!

If your student did not have a school picture taken this year please submit a headshot for this year's yearbook.

If you have any photos of your child's remote learning or at a Wednesday meetup you can submit them for the yearbook. Please upload them this week! You can use the link below or email them to the office. Thank you for your contribution!
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2021 Fish and Wildlife Virtual Film Fest

We will be sharing this year’s festival with you online through a YouTube premier showing on

April 16 and 23, 2021 at 6:00 p.m. Pacific Time.

Each night will feature a separate line-up of award-winning and selected films, and we ask that you register separately - although we’d love to have you join us for both events!

Register for April 16, 2021

Register for April 23, 2021

We will be holding people’s choice awards and Q&A with film makers on Zoom after the live showings, and look forward to seeing you there.

If you are busy during our premier showings, you can still register for the festival and receive the YouTube link which can be viewed any time after our premier.

Read more on our website www.uidaho.edu/fwff and please pass this on to others you think might be interested.

Parent Meet Up - Zoom

Are you interested in joining the Peaceful Parenting Group? Our next and last Zoom session for the school year will be on Thursday, May 6th from 7:30 - 8:30 pm.

We will have a special guest and local author, Sara Zaske, join the group and share insights from her book Achtung Baby and engage in a Q&A.

“Ideal for parents of young ones…Unlike many parenting books, Zaske’s is not judgmental, prescriptive or didactic. For that, American parents may soon be saying Danke and sending Achtung up the [bestseller] charts, too.”USA Today

If you are interested in joining, please email catherine.hogue@gmai.com and/or erinemiko@gmail.com to be added to the group. You need to request to be added to the group in order to receive meeting/Zoom information.

Covid Self Health Check

To help keep our school open and Covid free please remember to follow these guidelines:

Every morning before you head off to school, please check the following:

1. That you do NOT have a fever 100o F or higher.

2. Other signs of illness such as:

You should stay at home (do not come to school) if:

1. You have been in close contact (within 6 feet for more than 15 minutes) with anyone confirmed with Covid-19 within the past two weeks or if you are awaiting the results of a Covid-19 test.

2. You have a fever of 100o F or higher, any respiratory symptom or any other symptoms listed above not attributable to another cause or condition. Contact your medical provider to determine if a test for Covid-19 is indicated and when it is safe to return to school (see additional guidance, next page.)

When in doubt, please stay home, notify the school office, and check in with Canvas.

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If you or a family member is experiencing any of the above symptoms please keep your student home and follow the stated guidelines.

If student tests positive for COVID-19

Student with symptoms:
May return to school after 10 days from positive test AND symptoms improving AND more than 24 hours fever-free

Student without symptoms:
May return to school after 14 days from positive test

A negative test or medical provider note are not required for return if following Public Health guidance

Student who develops symptoms during school or activity

If a student presents with any of the conditions listed above during school or activity, the student will be sent home, per the guidelines described above.

Spread the Word

All Idahoans Over the Age of 16 Are Eligible for the COVID-19 Vaccine

There will be no prioritization of any group of people. All Idahoans over the age of 16, regardless of their age, medical condition, or occupation, are able to receive the COVID-19 vaccine. Please visit this link for the entire list of eligible groups.

Links and Resources

Click on the button below to join our K-5 Community Circle every Friday, 8:30-9 a.m.

Covid-19 resources below