Moran Prairie Messenger

Weekly Moran Prairie Family and Community Newsletter

Friday September 23rd

Some amazing things happened this week:


  • Kinder started learning about the Zones of Regulation (see video below, useful for all students!)
  • First grade practiced identifying nouns as people, places, things, or animals.
  • Second grade did some partner reading!
  • Current and former third grade teachers were caught in the staff room talking math and how to use more math games with their students!
  • Fourth graders practiced using number lines to round up or down large numbers.
  • Fifth graders were reading about the sun and light traveling through space.
  • And sixth graders had their first field trip!
✨ Zones Of Regulation ✨ What Are The Zones? ✨ Learning About Feelings And Emotions ✨

Principal Updates

Teachers will begin teaching personal safety units in October. This happens every year and is different than Human Growth and Development (which is only for 4th grade and up, and occurs in the spring). Parent information letters went home yesterday and today to all students. If you would like to opt your child out of Personal Safety, please fill out the Opt Out form on the back of the letter and return to our counselor Leah Lorimer no later than Monday October 3rd. This gives us time to notify teachers and create an alternate plan for your child!



Cross country families! The first time trial is next Thursday September 29th here at Moran! As this is different than a practice, it will run later. The activity bus is scheduled for 5:15. More information to come from our couches!


Please remember to send in your signed enrollment verification form by next Friday!



As the weather gets colder, please send students to school with appropriate clothing! We still go outside to play, to line up, to dismiss, etc.


We will be starting our annual Joya Penny Drive in October. Stay tuned for more information once we have our kick-off assembly scheduled!


Individual Picture Day is coming up on Thursday October 13th! Picture forms will be delivered to the school and sent home for you to order.


Our fall Moran Prairie spirit gear sale will begin October 7th and run through October 21st. Order forms and information coming soon!


Please remember not to park in the ADA parking spots during morning arrival/dismissal unless you have a permit. We have families and guardians who pick up and need access to those spots!


Keep sending games if you have them!

Hooptown USA

Any students grades K-6 were able to sign up for basketball at school through Hooptown Youth League - SPS's newest community partner! The link was on our webpage, on the district webpage, and can he found here.


While priority registration closed today, please reach out to me if you didn't have an opportunity to register and are still interested. Practices start the week of October 17th, so I do need to know soon!

Community Event: Children's Book Art Fair!

Saturday, Oct. 1st, 12-4pm

628 North Monroe Street

Spokane, WA

Spokane Public Schools staff and students will be awarded each month for “Exceptional Excellence.” Anyone is welcome to fill out a nomination!


Nominate a student or staff member who you feel is showing exceptional excellence, and once a month Superintendent Dr. Adam Swinyard will select two employees (one classified, one certificated) and one student to honor!


Find out more here!

September Breakfast & Lunch Menu

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Upcoming Dates

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  • Thursday September 29th = First Cross Country Time Trial @ Moran
  • Thursday October 6th = PTG Executive Board Meeting, 8:30 am @ Moran
  • Friday October 7th = Spirit gear sale begins
  • Wednesday October 12th = Vision & hearing screenings for all students
  • Thursday October 13th = Individual picture Day (make-ups will be offered later)
  • Friday October 14th = Non-student day, staff development

Community Event: Viking Knit Bracelet Making

Saturday, Oct. 8th, 1pm

2111 West Wellesley Avenue

Spokane, WA

Make a Viking Knit bracelet! Viking Knit is an easy way to learn the traditional method of circular wire weaving to make a flexible chain which can be fashioned into a bracelet or necklace.


This event is hosted by Spokane Public Library. All materials are provided!

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