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November 16, 2021

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Dear Families-Read on for the News

There is no school next week 11/22 - 11/26 for Thanksgiving Break!

Congratulations to 4th Grade Teacher Renee Hill

PPCS teacher Renee Hill was recently recognized by the national organization of EL Education. Renee was nominated by her peers for the prestigious Klingenstein award and was one of the top three finalists. She was asked to speak at the EL 2021 Virtual Summit on her 4th grade Confluence of Cultures expedition. Congratulations Renee!!

We Are Filled With Gratitude

Thank you to Juan Albaitero, Brian Gardner, Harry Moore, and David Herbold for installing our musical playground instruments and surrounding them with bark. Thank you also to staff members Maddie Day and Seth Toebben for installing the personalized bricks from our capital campaign. Our playground and school grounds continue to become more fun, intentional and beautiful thanks to the donations and the volunteer efforts of so many. We so appreciate our CREW!!

7th Graders Help Beautify Our Grounds

The 7th grade class, with the help of native plant expert David Herbold, have contributed to beautifying the PPCS grounds by planting wildflower seeds. These seeds will grow into plants that protect our soil, provide food for pollinators and help to keep native Palouse Prairie plants in existence. The seeds are fragile. Please stay on the sidewalks and stairs and off of exposed ground, especially areas marked by stakes. Please help us ensure that next spring we will get to see our native plants germinate and grow.

Third Grade Needs Your Help

The 3rd grade class could use your help with their fall final product. They are looking for kids in Moscow, Kindergarten through 6th grade, who could give feedback on their playground surveys: https://palouseprairieschool.org/grade-3/city-of-moscow-milton-arthur-park-survey/. Please help them out by sharing this link with all the students you know!

Scholastic Book Fair!

The Parent Crew would like to thank families that have shopped at the Palouse Prairie Virtual Scholastic Book Fair. After the first week we are 40% of the way to our goal of 188 books sold. If you have not yet browsed the book fair but would like to do so, there is still time! Sales continue through Sunday, November 21, 2021.

Special Online Shopping Perks:

* Access to over 5,000 products

* Direct Shipping to your home and FREE shipping on book-only orders of $25 and up.

* Family and Friends can contribute to eWallet digital payment system

* 25% in rewards earned for Palouse Prairie with all purchases.

* If you would like to donate books to your child's classroom, please contact the teacher for recommendations.

Visit our Book Fair homepage to learn more and to shop:


School Pictures

We had an amazing picture day last week! Students were given a card with a unique code to place orders. Please save the card. Families will receive an email when proofs are ready, which should be in a couple weeks. Make-up day TBD.


Yearbook ordering is officially open, now until April 26, 2022. The cost is $12 per book and orders can be placed through this link: https://link.entourageyearbooks.com/YBStore/YearbookStoreMain.asp?yearbook_id=52675

We encourage families to upload photos of children participating in school activities here.

Pink Dismissal Cards Come at 3:00

Dismissal is going so smoothly that folks with pink dismissal cards can arrive at 3:00. Everyone else remains the same.

Winter is Coming!

In the event that Moscow School District closes due to weather-related conditions, PPCS will also close. School closures will be announced on our website and social media.

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.