Dear Moscow Charter School Families,
Did you read the Daily News today? There were several articles pertaining to statewide and local educational issues. The district is continuing meetings regarding the movement of sixth grade to Moscow Junior High and ninth grade to the Moscow High School. I want to stress that MCS will continue to offer self-contained 6th grade in our small elementary environment.
The Governor Otter and Supt. Luna are reformulating their plan for education since the budget has been found to have additional shortfalls. It is important for all families to keep an eye on these deliberations since any cut in educational funding will impact our school. The original plan entitled Students First recommended sweeping changes to Idaho Education at all levels. We will have to see how additional financial cuts will change the plan.
Monday is Valentine’s Day and we will not be having an all school Monday Morning Meeting. Instead, this coming Tuesday we are being visited by the MAC choir. The assembly will begin at 9:15. Immediately following the choir presentation, we will be giving out the Spelling Bee Awards.
The Polar Walk is coming up next week. Children are encouraged to walk to school on Wednesday, February 16th. Those who walk to school will be greeted by U of Idaho student athletes and parent volunteers. There will be hot chocolate for all walkers. In addition, a white Polar Bear will be hidden somewhere along the route. The student who finds the bear will be awarded with a bag full of prizes and the bear will stay in their homeroom. For those children who are driven to school, the run/ walk route on campus will be open. Students who take two laps around the course will be able to get a hot chocolate too. This should be an enjoyable event for all.
Remember next weekend is an extra long weekend. We have no students on Friday, February 18th to allow for teacher in-service. On Monday, February 21st we have no school to observe Presidents Day. Following the year long theme that states “Just because the kids are out of school doesn’t mean they still can’t learn.” another Academy Day has been scheduled for this Friday, February 18th. This academy day will introduce My very first computer program. This program focuses on the belief that computer programming is not only for grown-ups? Every kid can program too! This is a one-day program where students will work on simple programming examples using some high level programming tools designed for kids. Be sure to check the website to sign up.
Have a great weekend!
Marie Axman Ed. D.
Principal, Moscow Charter School