Weekly Happenings

Week of 1/28/19

A Message from the Administrator

Greetings MCS Families,

During our Friday Morning Meeting today, we discussed two very exciting topics with our students! First, was the donation of our new “Friendship Bench” and the other was about the upcoming Polar Walk that is happening on Wednesday.

Our new "Friendship Bench" was donated by a MCS grandparent. It has added to our playground area and the purpose/idea behind the bench is to provide a place for students to sit who are looking for someone to talk to or a friend to play with. This encourages other students to invite them to participate in a game or activity. The students already love it and are taking full advantage of it.

The Polar Walk will take place on Wednesday morning and Mrs. Erin Bacon, Director of the Safe Routes to School, spoke with our students this morning about walking safely. She focused on topics including walking to school, being aware of your surroundings, and how to safely cross the street and driveways. This information will be beneficial for our upcoming expansion as we are encouraging more families to walk or find a drop off/pick up point for their students.

MCS students are being sent home today with a travel plan form and a reflector generously donated by Gritman Medical Center. The travel plan form will help families locate/establish the best route for their children as well as coordinating drop off/pick up points. The reflectors can be attached to backpacks and will help students to be seen better. Our long term goal is to build participation of alternative transportation to school!

I hope you have a wonderful weekend!


Tony Bonuccelli

Administrator, Moscow Charter School

A Message About our School Counselor

Our chaos causing counselor will be out next week. Unfortunately she was recently diagnosed with colon cancer, and is undergoing surgery this Monday to remove the affected areas. She has a positive outlook and is expected to make a full recovery and return to work on February 11, pending positive biopsy results. She truly appreciates all the support and positive thoughts she has received, and looks forward to getting back to work to see all of our wonderful student’s smiles! She has spoken with students about the situation and given them the opportunity to ask questions, or talk with her privately with concerns. She also thanks you in advance for all the positive thoughts and well wishes!

(Photo provided by Mrs. M)

Robotics Team

This past weekend our robotics teams competed in the State Championship. Teams from all over Idaho and some part of Washington participated. Plasma Novas and The Satellites did an amazing job! They presented their robots and research projects in front of judges and competed in the robot game. They ended up ranking 16th and 23rd best teams in the entire state. Over 64 teams competed altogether (southern and northern Idaho). They showed excellent teamwork and sportsmanship throughout the 11-hour competition and represented our school wonderfully.

Lion's Print

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Upcoming MCS Events

Marimba Club Concert

Come and support our Marimba Club as they are fundraising for a new Bass Marimba! The concert will take place on February 8th from 6:30-7:30 pm in the Moscow Sr. High School Auditorium.

We hope to see you there!

MCS Winter Celebration

This is a time for students to bring their families and showcase their work in their classrooms. There will be performances by our dance club, the Merry Missives, and Mr. Bonuccelli will be discussing our upcoming expansion.

Mark your calendars for our Winter Celebration! This fun event will take place on February 13th from 5-7 pm!


The PAT is hosting a family Bingo Night on March 22nd. There will be dinner, a silent auction, bingo games and a live auction! Dinner will be served from 5-6 pm with proceeds from the food sales supporting the kids going to MOSS.

  • Volunteers: We are still in need of volunteers! Please sign up at https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0d48a9ab2baaf58-family
  • Location: We need to find a good location for Bingo Night that can host about 100 people, preferably with table and chairs available, access to restrooms, and that does not cost a lot. Ideas/help would be appreciated.
  • Donations: Help collecting donations for bingo prizes, silent auction and our live auction would be greatly appreciated. If you would like to help please send me an email on pelan02@hotmail.com so I can give you a copy of the donation letters as well as a link to the document I have created, so we don't contact the same businesses more than once. Last year over 300 businesses was contacted in order to get enough prizes for our Bingo Night and our silent auctions, so we really need help on this.
  • Our Facebook event page can be found at https://www.facebook.com/events/377161799726783/ Feel free to share and invite others!

So far we have prizes from Spokane Comedy Club, Palouse Ice Rink, Escape, Snowhaven Ski & Tubing, Bald Mountain Ski Area, Kenworthy Performing Arts Centre, Lewiston Civic Theatre, Avista Stadium, Westcoast Entertainment and Lake Pend Oreille Cruises just to mention a few. Thank you to our donors, we greatly appreciate your support.