Quail Call April 24, 2019

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Better World Day is coming! On May 1 Palouse Prairie Students will be planting native and water-wise shrubs and ornamentals at our new location. Students K-5 will be planting during their regularly scheduled PE times. Middle school students will be working during the afternoon. Families are encouraged to participate! If you have shovels or hand tools we can borrow, please bring them to the school before May 1 (be sure to label all items with your name).  Stay tuned for more class-specific information through Bloomz.

Pennies for Plants and Plants for Pennies! The K-2 Crew and the Palouse Prairie Primary Landscape Committee are raising funds to help create a beautiful green space for all to enjoy at our new location. A can labeled “Pennies for Plants” is in the office to put your spare coins in. We are also collecting plants. You can donate plants and seeds for us to plant at our school. Any extra plants will be sold or donated at an end of year plant sale to raise funds for future landscape projects. You may drop coins and plants off at PPCS or email ksorenson@palouseprairieschool.org for donation pickups or more information.

Please Help us Spread the Word about our amazing opportunity for high-quality flooring in our new multipurpose room. Ecore Bounce 2 flooring is cushioned to protect students from injury and sound absorbent to keep lunchroom and PE noise levels down. Thank you to families who have reached out to friends and family and shared our Facebook and Instagram posts. We’re over halfway towards our $11,500 goal! Please share this link and ask folks to note their donation is for flooring: https://palouseprairieschool.org/donate/. You can share this letter from our director for more information.

We’re more than halfway to another goal – Thirteen families have signed up to do small family fundraisers. Our goal is 25 fundraisers between now and the first day of school Fall 2019. Some families are working with local businesses, others are offering up their skills, and others are using social media to fundraise. If you have a fundraising idea or would like to hear ideas, please contact the office at office@palouseprairieschool.org. We are happy to help in any way we can and have resources and materials to help. Thanks to all who are contributing funds, time and energy to make our dream of a new school a reality!

Middle School Curriculum Night – All 5th grade and prospective middle school families are encouraged to attend a MS Curriculum Night on Monday, April 29 from 5:00 to 6:00 p.m. You’ll get to meet our middle school team, learn about our expeditions, fieldwork, adventure program, and how our educational model is different from the traditional model. You’ll have the opportunity to have all your questions answered. Please contact the office with questions.

Yearbook – To order your yearbook please use the Lifetouch Yearbook form that was sent home last week. If you do not have a form you can still order one through the office. Please make the check out to Lifetouch, place it in an envelope with the student’s name, date and how many yearbooks you would like to order and drop it off at the office. There is no online ordering option this year. We apologize if this causes any inconvenience. There are a limited number of yearbooks so please get your order in as soon as possible. Thank You.

Ayurveda Class – Enjoy homemade chai, chutneys, and an ayurvedic meal while attending a fun and informative class introducing the basics of Ayurveda on Sunday, April 28 from 1:00-2:30. RSVP to candacelouisemagnuson@gmail.com for location. All proceeds will support Palouse Prairie Charter School.  Ayurveda is sister science to Yoga and India’s traditional healthcare model. This class will include how to understand your unique constitution and strategies in nutrition and lifestyle that can support your health. Handouts with concepts and recipes will be provided. A minimum $20 donation is requested. Incentives will be offered for larger donations so bring your checkbook! PPCS parent Candace Magnuson LMT/Reiki Master has three certifications in the practice of Ayurveda.

Free Massage with $100 Donation! Candace Magnuson, LMT is offering a free one hour massage in exchange for a $100 donation to PPCS! There are only six certificates left! If you have been thinking about getting one or would like to give one as a gift, get one before they’re gone. If you have had a stressful week or are looking for the ideal Mother’s Day gift, contact the office to donate and receive your massage certificate.

Silverwood Read2Ride Tickets are being sent home with students this week. Please check their backpacks! If lost, tickets are not replaceable.

Employment Opportunity – Palouse Prairie Charter School is accepting applications for a K-5 teaching position. For details, please go to our employment page: https://palouseprairieschool.org/employment/.