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Spelling Bee Club

11/13/2017 - Announcements
We will be meeting on Tuesdays from 3:15 - 4:00pm starting in December for any kids grades 1 - 7 that want to compete in this year's Scripp's Spelling Bee in January or early February! Contact Ms. Bonzo for more information!

Box Tops Progress Update!

10/13/2017 - Announcements
We are halfway to our Box Top Competition deadline, here is our progress so far! Please continue to send in your Box Tops and help us reach our $600 goal! (competition details)

Learn to Play Hockey!

10/5/2017 - Community Event

No skating experience needed, see attached PDF for details!

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Box Tops Competition!

9/29/2017 - Fundraiser
The PAT is excited to announce the October Box Tops for Education Class Competition! From today through  October 27th, each class will be competing for the most Box Tops, and the winning class will get to have a party! Parents, it may seem like Box Tops bring in only a tiny amount of ... [more]

Little Diggers

9/25/2017 - Community Event
Volleyball camp put on by the Moscow High School volleyball team! When: September 30 (Saturday) 10-12 Where: Moscow Middle School Bear Den (Gym) Cost: $20 Ages: K-5th grade >To sign up contact Toni Claus

MCS Dance Club

9/7/2017 - Announcements
The MCS After-School Dance Club (now known as the Merry Missives troupe) will resume classes the last week of September, September 27 and 28, and is open to students from Second to Eighth Grade. •The Beginners Class will take place on Wednesdays, from 3:15 to 3:45pm. As students progress, the Intermediate ... [more]

MOSS Fundraiser!

9/6/2017 - Fundraiser
  The 6th graders are starting the first of 4 fundraisers to get us to MOSS in the Spring. MOSS is the McCall Outdoor Science School, an amazing week-long science program in McCall.   This first fundraiser is selling bulbs from Dutch Mill Bulbs. If you would like to help us raise ... [more]

Budget Hearing for FY 2018

6/16/2017 - Announcements
Tuesday June 20th at MCS at 6:30pm - June board meeting will be held immediately after the budget meeting is adjourned.

Women's BBall Camp

6/16/2017 - Community Event

2017 MCS Parent Survey

6/2/2017 - Announcements
Please take a moment to give us feedback about your experience at MCS this school year!   2017 MCS Parent Survey

MCS Monarch Waystation Certified

6/2/2017 - Announcements

PAT President Info

6/2/2017 - Announcements
Our PAT President for the 2017-18 School Year is Amanda Palmer.  We did not need to have an election due to her being the only applicant.  I look forward to working with her and I would like to thank Angie Spellman and the other volunteers for their work this year!!!!  ... [more]

Summer Hours

6/2/2017 - Announcements
MCS SUMMER HOURS 8:30 - 11:30 am or by appointment. To make an appointment, email Tony Bunuccelli

Music for Mary!

6/2/2017 - Community Event
SESITSHAYA MARIMBA HOLDS ALS TREATMENT FUNDRAISER, MUSIC FOR MARY, JUNE 23. Sesitshaya Marimba is hosting a fundraiser for one of our members, Mary Donohoe, who has been diagnosed with ALS. ALS is a debilitating disease.   Treatment can help but not cure ALS. Radicava, the first new ALS treatment in 22 years, will soon be available. On ... [more]

Greetings MCS Families

6/2/2017 - From Mr. Bonuccelli
We had a wonderful Friday Morning Meeting this morning. Leslie Baker and Susie Johnson presented to our students about the solar eclipse that will take place on August 21, 2017. All students received a pair of solar eclipse glasses that they can use to view the eclipse. This afternoon our ... [more]

Lion's Print Student Newsletter

6/2/2017 - Stories
Lion's Print Student Newsletter June 2, 2017

Lion Pride!

6/1/2017 - Announcements
Don't forget to show off your LION PRIDE this summer with a Moscow Charter School car magnet!! You can buy one from the office for $10... OR make ANY PORTION of your suggested donation and get a magnet for FREE. If you already made your donation but don't have a ... [more]

Piano Lessons

6/1/2017 - Community Event

Summer of Science

6/1/2017 - Community Event

Palouse Choral Society Children's Choir

5/30/2017 - Community Event

Auditions by Appointment

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Greetings MCS Families

5/26/2017 - From Mr. Bonuccelli
We had a great Fun Run this year, raising money for the school. As the weather heats up, remind your students to stay hydrated and protected from the sun while at school. Students can refill water bottles at our drinking fountain. It is also the season for allergic reactions, so ... [more]

Order a Yearbook!

5/25/2017 - Announcements
Order Form You can now order school yearbooks! $15 per book, these will be handed out the last day of school. Orders and payment are due by June 7th. They include photos of many activities throughout the year. You can purchase a yearbook at the front office with cash or check. Make checks ... [more]

Summer Meal Program

5/24/2017 - Community Event

Free for ALL children
June 14 - August 11
11:30 am to 12:30 pm

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Greetings MCS Families

5/18/2017 - From Mr. Bonuccelli
Our annual Theater Production was such a success! Thank you to all the parents for getting their children  ready for the performance with costumes and transportation. Thank you to teachers for all  their support the past few weeks during rehearsals and stage prop preparation. Last but not least , thank you to Ms. ... [more]

Greetings MCS Families

5/12/2017 - From Mr. Bonuccelli
Last week the PAT celebrated Teacher Appreciation week, by showering our staff with great food and gifts! I know the staff greatly appreciated all of it. I feel so lucky to have such a great teaching staff here at MCS and I deeply appreciate all of the hard work they ... [more]

Lion's Print Student Newsletter

5/12/2017 - Stories

How Dodgeball is Scientific

5/12/2017 - Stories

Moscow Afro Music Camp

5/9/2017 - Announcements
Moscow Afro Music Camp - June 26-30, 2017 Ages 6 - 14 $125 per student Informational Poster Registration Form

Science Classroom Mural!

5/9/2017 - Classroom Communication
Thank you, thank you, Mrs. Jepsen for the absolutely gorgeous "4 Seasons Aspen Grove" mural! ... [more]

MCS Annual Fun Run!

5/9/2017 - Fundraiser
Pledge Sheet We are excited to kick off Moscow Charter School’s Annual Fun Run! This tends to be our most successful fundraiser each year, and we need your involvement to make it such. You can help by supporting your child in recruiting pledges.   Our challenge to you is to reach at ... [more]

Greetings MCS Families

5/5/2017 - From Mr. Bonuccelli
I can’t believe we are already into the first full week of May. We have many events coming up before school ends.  Here is the list: Testing​: ISAT Math May 8th and 11th - ​Grades 3-5 May 9th and 10th - ​Grades 6-8 ISAT Science May 15th - ​5th Grade May 16th - ​7th Grade IRI Grades K-3 - Mornings May 9th​ - Third ... [more]

Plant Club Cancelled

4/28/2017 - Announcements
There will be no Plant Club on 5/1 due to the fact that Mr. Collins has taken the 6th graders to MOSS.

Rendezvous for Kids

4/28/2017 - Community Event
July 13th - 14th

Greetings MCS Families

4/28/2017 - From Mr. Bonuccelli
Testing has begun, so please review the following schedule to see when your students will be testing. Please make sure that students come rested, bring what they need, and are on time. Our 6th graders are going to MOSS, the McCall Outdoor Science School, for this coming week. This provides ... [more]

Young Marimba Players Mastering Syncopated Patterns

4/28/2017 - MCS in the News

Lion's Print Student Newsletter

4/28/2017 - Stories
Lion's Print April 18, 2017

Counselor Position

4/17/2017 - Announcements

Music Position

4/17/2017 - Announcements

Theater Position

4/17/2017 - Announcements

The Donohoe's Say Farewell!

4/14/2017 - Announcements
Saturday April 22 11:00 - 2:00pm Fairgrounds Building Potluck & Performances

Archaeological Discoveries

4/14/2017 - Community Event
June 12-16 9:00 - Noon Grades 1-4

Greetings MCS Families

4/14/2017 - From Mr. Bonuccelli
Thank you to all the families that shared thoughts and opinions regarding our school upgrade! The results are in, with overwhelming support for Option #3. This means a new parking lot and a new building in place of the existing house and portable unit, with many future expansion possibilities, as ... [more]

Baseball - T-Ball - Softball!

4/7/2017 - Community Event
Baseball - T-Ball - Softball Registration Ends Soon!

Outdoor Fun Day!

4/7/2017 - Community Event
Join the Annual Biology Outdoor Fun Day Science Activities for Kids of All Ages!

Greetings MCS Families

3/31/2017 - From Mr. Bonuccelli
The Spring Showcase went well, our students have really made a lot to be proud of this year. Our Marimba Club had a great performance, showing off their dedication to music. Our middle schoolers had a great display showing their Social Studies “Trip to Somewhere” projects. Our school lottery for ... [more]

2017 Spring Showcase

3/24/2017 - Announcements
Wednesday, March 29
5:00 - 7:00pm ... [more]

Greetings MCS Families

3/24/2017 - From Mr. Bonuccelli
You may have seen this week that we did a roll out of expansion ideas prior to our board meeting on Tuesday night. There were three different options to vote on in the next phase of our school campus. You are able to see the presentation and vote here: ... [more]

Lion's Print Student Newsletter

3/24/2017 - Stories

Science Newsletter

3/24/2017 - Stories

Science Newsletter

3/8/2017 - Stories
Science Newsletter By Meradydd

Greetings MCS Families

3/3/2017 - From Mr. Bonuccelli
I can’t believe it is already March, and Spring Break is only a week away. We have a great week coming up, with two events on Wednesday, March 8th. Our Kindergarten Open House for the 2017-18 school year will be from 5:00-6:30 pm in the main building.  Please send anyone ... [more]

Help Me Build a Better Classroom!

3/2/2017 - Classroom Communication
Just $1,067 away from our goal! ... [more]

March Pool Pass Sale

3/1/2017 - Community Event
Be ready for summer fun - and save money, too! Buy or renew your HLAC Season Passes in the month of March and save $10 off the 2017 prices!


Spring Break Drama Camp!

2/24/2017 - Community Event
Learn about acting • Building Props • Sets • Costumes • More While learning about Shakespeare and "A Midsummer Night's Dream". Hosted by UI Theater Arts and Montana Shakespeare in the Parks

Greetings MCS Families

2/24/2017 - From Mr. Bonuccelli
What a jam packed week of fun we have had at MCS. On Tuesday we had Jazz in Schools come and visit with guest artist Bob Athayde, Dave Bjur, and Dave Jarvis. They put on a great performance and discussed different types of jazz music and compositions. We also had a ... [more]

Lion's Print Student Newsletter

2/24/2017 - Stories

Vandal Overnight Games

2/23/2017 - Community Event

Sewing Club!

2/22/2017 - Announcements
Tuesdays, 3:00-4:00 pm Ms. Hoffmeister’s Room (The House) Learn all the basics or continue on to more advanced projects. Participants will provide their own materials We will provide machines and know-how. Open to all middle school students, fourth and fifth grade by ability and any parent of MCS no matter what grade ... [more]

Kids' Science & Engineering Day

2/21/2017 - Community Event

Greetings MCS Families

2/17/2017 - From Mr. Bonuccelli
Monday: No School; President's Day Tuesday: Jazz in Schools @ 12:45 Wednesday: Kindergarten Open House 5 pm Friday: Bookabunga!


Renaissance Fair Poster Contest Flyer

2/15/2017 - Community Event
$200 Cash Prize! ... [more]


2/10/2017 - Announcements
Bookabunga is an all-day celebration of reading for pleasure and information. ... [more]

Moscow Elementary Science Fair

2/10/2017 - Community Event
Moscow Elementary Science Fair
Registration Due -  March 6th
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Greetings MCS Families

2/10/2017 - From Mr. Bonuccelli
I want to thank everyone for their understanding for cancelling Winter Celebration, again due to hazardous winter conditions. I have rescheduled the Kindergarten Open House to Wednesday, February 22nd from 5 to 6:30 pm. Please let anyone know that may be interested. We will also look at adding another art ... [more]

Give Kids a Smile!

2/4/2017 - Community Event

Lion's Print Student Newsletter

2/4/2017 - Stories

Spring Sports with Parks & Rec

2/1/2017 - Community Event

Box Tops!

1/27/2017 - Fundraiser

Too Sick for School?

1/20/2017 - Announcements

Pleiades Poetry

1/20/2017 - Community Event


Cruise the World

1/20/2017 - Community Event

Greetings MCS Families

1/20/2017 - From Mr. Bonuccelli
It is hard to believe it is the 20th of January and we have not had a full week of classes yet. Unfortunately we will not throughout the rest of the month. A reminder that next week is the end of the semester and Friday will be used as a ... [more]

Creative Communication Contest

1/13/2017 - Announcements
Middle School rocked the Creative Communication Contest with seven winners! They will be published in this year's book, congrats! Below is a list of the winning poems and participants. A Confusing World Such a confusing world out there Where children shout  And no one seems to care; Where cars are driving everywhere It's such a confusing ... [more]

Greetings MCS Families

1/13/2017 - From Mr. Bonuccelli
It was hard to believe that we had a snow day this first week. I appreciate everyone's patience and understanding when working through the process. As I had mentioned in an earlier email this week it is always best to check multiple sources. The most accurate will be our website ... [more]

Lion's Print

1/13/2017 - Stories

Ice Skating Lessons

1/6/2017 - Community Event

Greetings MCS Families

1/6/2017 - From Mr. Bonuccelli
Great to have everyone back in school! Please remember to email or call the office if you are running late or if your child is not attending that day. Also, please keep our office up to date on any changes in contact information. It is greatly appreciated. Our Winter Celebration is ... [more]

Greetings MCS Families

12/16/2016 - From Mr. Bonuccelli
You may have noticed we have had a lot of snow and winter weather this week.  You may have also noticed that we did not follow suit with other districts with a two hour delay.  The reason for this, is that the Moscow School District does not have enough drivers ... [more]

FitBit Raffle Winner!

12/9/2016 - Announcements
The eighth grade class would like to thank everyone who supported the raffle for the Fit Bit! Baxter Harmon was the winner. We have enough for the Senior Sneak! We appreciate all the support.

Greetings MCS Families

12/9/2016 - From Mr. Bonuccelli
Greetings MCS Families, Winter is definitely upon us and it is nice to be getting some snow to get everyone ready for break.  As a reminder please send students to school with appropriate winter apparel such as coats, hats, gloves, and snow pants if they want to play in the snow ... [more]

Donation goal: 100%

12/9/2016 - Fundraiser

Lion's Print

12/9/2016 - Stories

Breakfast with Santa

12/7/2016 - Community Event

Spelling Bee Club!

12/2/2016 - Announcements
Great opportunity for students! We will be starting a Spelling Bee club for grades 3rd-7th, starting on January 3, 2017. It will meet from 3:00-4:00 on Tuesdays.  Since 1925, children across America have participated in school, local and regional bees with the singular hope of making it to the Scripps National ... [more]

PDSC Winter 2016

12/2/2016 - Community Event

Greetings MCS Families

12/2/2016 - From Mr. Bonuccelli
I hope you all had a great Thanksgiving Break and it was great to get the kids back into the building. We have had snow a few times this week, which means that students need to have gloves, hats, and coats if they want to play in the snow. This ... [more]

Greetings MCS Families

11/11/2016 - From Mr. Bonuccelli
Retired Staff Sergeant Sam A. Collins (the big little brother of Mr. Collins) visited our school today and spoke about his experiences in the Armed Forces. Sergeant Collins was granted an honorable discharge after seven years of service, due to injuries sustained by in IED in Afghanistan. He was riding ... [more]

Panda Express Fundraiser

11/11/2016 - Fundraiser

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Coat, Food, and Boot Drive

11/11/2016 - Outreach
Coat, Food, & Boot Drive!

T-Shirt Fundraiser

11/11/2016 - Parent Action Team
Moscow Charter School is having a T-shirt fundraiser. Keep in mind, the holidays are fast approaching, and these T-shirts can make great gifts. You can use the order form sent home with your student, and put a check in an envelope along with your order. The deadline to receive your ... [more]

Winter Break Activities

11/7/2016 - Community Event

Greetings MCS Families

11/4/2016 - From Mr. Bonuccelli
Thank you to everyone that participated in conferences this week. Hopefully the time spent with the teachers was helpful to make sure your child is continuing to move on the right track. I would also like to congratulate our 5th grade class on being the winners for our Box Top ... [more]

Fitbit Alta Raffle!

11/1/2016 - Fundraiser
Thank you to the families that came to the Fall Carnival in support of the Eighth Grade class. Since we have such a large number of eighth-graders this year, we didn't make enough for the "Sneak". Mr. B has graciously donated a Fibit Alta to use as a raffle. The ... [more]

Greetings MCS Families

10/28/2016 - From Mr. Bonuccelli
We had a wonderful Spirit Week with many students participating in the dress up days. We ended the week with a Mock Election that was set up by Ms. Kintner and the League of Women Voters. Students had the opportunity to vote during lunch and were able to learn about ... [more]

Greetings MCS Families

10/21/2016 - From Mr. Bonuccelli
This week for our Friday meetings students were able to recognize their efforts of Loyalty in our PBIS Matrix. The next two weeks will focus on Integrity. If you have not seen the PBIS Matrix follow the link here: Next week we will be having our annual Spirit Week! Here ... [more]

Lion's Print Student Newspaper

10/14/2016 - Classroom Communication

Box Tops

10/14/2016 - Parent Action Team
Hello Families! This is just a little note to remind you that our school collects Box Tops and we would absolutely LOVE it if you could collect them and send them in to your child’s classroom! You can find Box Tops on lost of packages.  Everything from school supplies to taco shells!  ... [more]

Greetings MCS Families

9/30/2016 - From Mr. Bonuccelli
Next week we have International Walk to School day on Wednesday, please encourage your children walk, ride, or roll to school! Next week is also a short week, Thursday and Friday the school will be closed for Professional Development. Today is Ms. Angie's last day at MCS. She will be greatly missed ... [more]

Lion's Print Student Newsletter

9/23/2016 - Classroom Communication

Confucius Institute Day

9/23/2016 - Community Event
WHEN Friday, September 23, 6:30pm – Sunday, September 25, 2016, 9pm WHERE Kenworthy Performing Arts Centre 508 S. Main Street Moscow, Idaho 83843 DESCRIPTION As part of the 12th anniversary celebrations occurring around the globe for the Confucius Institute program, come join your University of Idaho Confucius Institute at the Kenworthy Performing Arts Center for a three day ... [more]

October Swim Lessons

9/23/2016 - Community Event

Greetings MCS Families

9/23/2016 - From Mr. Bonuccelli
This week has been one of those weeks where the Fall weather is definitely starting to show. Our temps have been in the 30’s in the morning and I have noticed students still coming to school in shorts and t-shirts. Please be aware and have students dress appropriately for the ... [more]

Suggested Donation

9/16/2016 - Announcements
A huge thank you to all of the parents who have made their suggested donation to MCS so far this school year. We are well on our way to reaching our goal of 100% participation, as 30% of you have already donated! While the school board suggests a donation of ... [more]

Counselor Introduction

9/16/2016 - Counselor''s Corner
What was your experience with a school counselor? Some people think counselors are only here if things go wrong, but at Moscow Charter School, I am here for both the ups and downs of life. It is my pleasure to observe children learning in the classroom, lunchroom, and on the ... [more]

Greetings MCS Families

9/16/2016 - From Mr. Bonuccelli
It was our first full week of school and it is definitely starting to feel like fall in the air. One thing I would like to touch on is our new math curriculum. This year we switched from Everyday Math to My Math. Everyday Math had been our curriculum for ... [more]

M.O.S.S. Fundraiser: Flower Bulbs!

9/14/2016 - Fundraiser
Help students get to M.O.S.S. and add color to your garden at the same time! Be sure to mark "Paul Collins" in the special instructions, so we get credit for it! Online sales will be split evenly among all participating students. http://groups.dutchmillbulbs. com/moscowcharterschool.php You can also purchase directly from a 5th or 6th grader! Ends October ... [more]

Lion's Print Student Newspaper

9/9/2016 - Classroom Communication

Greetings MCS Families

9/9/2016 - From Mr. Bonuccelli
It has been our last short week for a while as we venture towards next week being our first full week of school. This morning for our Friday Morning Meeting the K-5 classes performed skits that showed how to follow our Positive Behavior Matrix. All of the classes and teachers ... [more]

Donations for Art Needed!

9/2/2016 - Classroom Communication
Our middle school art class could use the following: • pantyhose Thank you!

Greetings MCS Families

9/2/2016 - From Mr. Bonuccelli
9/2/2016 Greetings MCS Families, We are off to a great start for the 2016-17 school year. I want to start off by thanking the PAT for a wonderful “Back to School Social” as well as Culligan, Rosauers, Safeway, McDonalds, and Walmart for their generous donations! It was great to see all of ... [more]

2016 Yearbook

6/3/2016 - Announcements
Forgot to order a yearbook? It's not too late! The remaining yearbooks are available on a first come first serve basis. $15 per book, make checks out to MCS!

Greetings MCS Families

6/3/2016 - From Mr. Bonuccelli
We have had a great short week here at MCS!!! It is definitely winding down with our Kindergarten Graduation on Wednesday and 5th Grade Promotion last night. The students and families had a great time and thanks to all those that took part in helping out. Our 8th Grade Graduation ... [more]


6/3/2016 - Parent Action Team
Hello MCS families! As this year comes to an end the PAT is excited to start planning for next year! We are in the early stages of setting up the calendar of events and would love your help :). Please e-mail Angie Spellman if you are ready to help MCS ... [more]

Transporting Plants

6/3/2016 - Stories
Transporting Plants By: Angus Because of our recent trip to the arboretum I thought that I would write about the dangers of transporting plants and invasive species.  If the plants are not contained in the right way when moved to another place, one plant could kill an entire ecosystem.  In this report ... [more]

How Fish Breath

6/3/2016 - Stories
How Fish Breath By: Angus Because Mr. Collins fish are now gone I thought I would do a mini report on fish.  So I thought of doing a report about how fish breath.  This is an interesting topic and includes a lot of science.  Who could have thought that fish breath through ... [more]

Middle School Coding Camp!

5/26/2016 - Community Event

Middle School Coding Camp!

5/26/2016 - Community Event

Come Shoot Rockets with Pack 326!

5/20/2016 - Community Event

Greetings MCS Families

5/20/2016 - From Mr. Bonuccelli
Thank you all that came out for our Spring Production!!! The kids did an excellent job and had lots of fun throughout the process this week. My hat goes off to Mr. Gregory, Ms. Shinham, and Mrs. Donohoe for all of the work they put into the production. Also, thank ... [more]

Kids Safety Fair

5/19/2016 - Community Event

Play Itinerary

5/13/2016 - From Mr. Bonuccelli
Itinerary: Wednesday, May 18th 8:35 - Attendance and lunches 8:45 - K-5 Load buses out front by the middle school 9:00 - Arrive at Moscow High School 9:15 - Start K-5 rehearsal 10:45 - Middle School Theater to MHS 11:00 - Walk to East City Park for lunch - K-5/Middle School rehearse 11:50 - Walk back to MHS 12:30 ... [more]

Greetings MCS Families

5/6/2016 - From Mr. Bonuccelli
We had a great morning meeting this morning finishing up our prize giveaways for the Fun Run. In second place Ashlyn in kindergarten raised $420, and in first place Carson from second grade raised $1000. Our second grade class raised a total of  $1350.50 to be the top class, and ... [more]

Moscow Afro Music Camp 2016

5/5/2016 - Announcements
Moscow Afro Music Camp 2016 Marimbas, Drumming, Dance, and Games! June 27 - July 1, 2016 With special guest: Tendai Muparutsa Master Musician & Teacher Camp Flyer Registration Form

Rendezvous for Kids

4/29/2016 - Community Event

Maker Mondays

4/29/2016 - Community Event

Greetings MCS Families

4/29/2016 - From Mr. Bonuccelli
Thank you to all that came out last night for our Spring Showcase and to all of the staff that worked so hard to put on a successful event. Next week is Teacher Appreciation Week, Fill the Racks and a visit from the Idaho Charter School Network, our PBIS Party, ... [more]

Greetings MCS Families

4/22/2016 - From Mr. Bonuccelli
Thank you to our students and friends that contributed to the Fun Run. The students easily surpassed their goal and now I am going to spend my weekend looking for a Bieber wig for my upcoming performance. It is great to see how hard our kids work to help our ... [more]

Testing Season

4/21/2016 - Announcements
We are coming up on "testing season" at MCS. During this time it is important to make sure students are getting lots of sleep each night, a good breakfast, and that they are on time to school (8:30am) as our testing sessions happen in the mornings. Please give the school ... [more]

Insect Expo

4/21/2016 - Community Event

Fourth Grade Mars Rover Challenge

4/15/2016 - Classroom Communication

Greetings MCS Families

4/15/2016 - From Mr. Bonuccelli
We had a great Fun Run on Tuesday, in which all of our students were able to participate during their PE time. The morning classes had to run in the HIRC due to rain, but the afternoon classes were able to take advantage of the weather change and run outside. ... [more]

Entertainment in the Park

4/11/2016 - Community Event

PDSC Astronomy Day

4/11/2016 - Community Event

UI Summer Drama Camp

4/8/2016 - Community Event

BLOCK Fest Returns to Moscow

4/8/2016 - Community Event
The University of Idaho Margaret Ritchie School of Family and Consumer Sciences is bringing BLOCK Fest to Moscow on Friday, April 15. BLOCK FestTM is a research-based exhibit that helps raise awareness of early math and science learning by offering hands-on block play experiences to families with young children. The interactive ... [more]

Greetings MCS Families

4/8/2016 - From Mr. Bonuccelli
I would like to thank all of the parents and students that came in for conferences last Friday. It sounded like it all went well and we are making a good turn into the final quarter of the school year. We have some fun events coming up next week with ... [more]

Greetings MCS Families

4/8/2016 - From Mr. Bonuccelli
I would like to thank all of the parents and students that came in for conferences last Friday. It sounded like it all went well and we are making a good turn into the final quarter of the school year. We have some fun events coming up next week, 2nd ... [more]

Robotics Camp

4/5/2016 - Community Event

Eureka! Palouse - Grand Opening!

4/5/2016 - Community Event

Moscow Parks and Recreation

4/5/2016 - Community Event

Admissions Lottery

4/1/2016 - Announcements
Our admissions lottery was held yesterday, and we want to welcome all of our new families to Moscow Charter School! We still have spots available in our Middle School classes as well as short wait lists for some of our elementary grades. Please help us spread the word! A big thank ... [more]

Theater Help Needed!

3/31/2016 - Classroom Communication
Ms. Shinham needs help with both props and costumes for the upcoming theater production. We will be making fake rocks, a few fake weapons, and a host of other things. Please email her if you can help!

MCS Fun Run!

3/30/2016 - Fundraiser
Click here for more information!

Food Web

3/30/2016 - School Projects
Food Web By: Markanthony During the past week our science class has been study the ecosystems around the world. We are learning how different types of animals survive to their climates. If the animals cannot survive to their climates then they will die. We are also study food chains and food webs ... [more]

Palouse Power All Star

3/28/2016 - Community Event

Greetings MCS Families

3/25/2016 - From Mr. Bonuccelli
On this upcoming Tuesday we will have a Health Fair from 5:30 to 6:30 pm in the MPR or in the parking lot weather permitting. The local sponsors will be Gritman Medical Center, Blue Sky Dental, Clear View Eye Clinic, Palouse Pediatrics, Nicole Whiting and Co., Palouse Pediatric Dentistry, Nurse Mickey, and ... [more]

Palouse Cup

3/24/2016 - Community Event

Introducing our new PAT President!

3/11/2016 - Announcements
Moscow Charter School is happy to announce that Angie Spellman will be our new PAT President for the 2016-2017 School Year! We want to thank Sarah Kelley for all of the amazing time, energy, and creativity she put in to making MCS great this year! The following is Angie Spellman's ... [more]

Counselor's Corner #2

3/11/2016 - Counselor''s Corner
Counselor's Corner: Help! Playground equipment needed! We have several volleyballs and badminton sets and do not have a net with poles. There is rumor of a net somewhere in the MPR, but we do not have side poles. We would love to have two tires filled with cement with upright poles that ... [more]

Greetings MCS Families

3/11/2016 - From Mr. Bonuccelli
Last Saturday two of our students Angus in 6th grade and Zach in 7th grade participated in the State Invent Idaho. The boys created a medieval board game that ended up winning for their age range. They were invited to Boise and will get to participate in Nationals in May ... [more]

The Physics of Baseball

3/11/2016 - School Projects
The Physics of Baseball By: Angus Baseball involves many physics concepts that vary from basic to almost theoretical in our knowledge.  As we are playing baseball this week I am making an extra credit report about it.  There are many concepts so I am going to start on how the pitcher throws ... [more]

Adventure Club Summer Program

3/4/2016 - Community Event

Greetings MCS Families

3/4/2016 - From Mr. Bonuccelli
Our enrollment is now open for the 2016-17 school year and I would like to ask for your help. Over the past few weeks I have received questions about if we are going to offer full day kindergarten and parents who know someone that wants to get into the school ... [more]

PDSC March

3/3/2016 - Community Event

Moscow Parks And Recreation Newsletter

3/1/2016 - Community Event

Project Moonwalk

2/26/2016 - Announcements
The MOONWALK Consortium is happy to invite children aged 6 to 14 years to actively participate in the space project MOONWALK!!   find out more here!

Greetings MCS Families

2/26/2016 - From Mr. Bonuccelli
It has been another great week at MCS with the sun shining and a hint of Spring in the air.  As we start to make the transition to Spring our Lost and Found has found its fair share of snow pants, boots, and coats.  If you notice any of these ... [more]

Jazz Fest Workshops for Kids!

2/24/2016 - Community Event

Jazz Fest Workshops for Kids!

2/24/2016 - Community Event
Anyone can attend the workshops if they purchase a $3.00 JazzFest 2016 button at one of many places in town, such as: Atom Heart Music, Best Western Univ. Inn, Bucer's Coffeehouse, Cafe Artista, Hyperspud Sports, One World Cafe, and the movie theatre at Eastside Marketplace. WORKSHOPS: Friday at 3:30 pm, Kibbie Dome, ... [more]

Health and Wellness Fair

2/23/2016 - Announcements

Moscow Science Fair 2016

2/19/2016 - Community Event
Schedule of Due Dates March 7 - Registration Due March 28 - Project drop-off at McDonald Elementary School Gym March 29 - Project evaluation and Open House March 30 - Open House and project pick-up All students from kindergarten to fifth grade are invited to participate. Prizes, provided by Schweitzer Engineering Laboratories, will be awarded ... [more]

Greeting MCS Families

2/19/2016 - From Mr. Bonuccelli
Greetings MCS Families, This morning at our Friday Morning Meeting we rolled out our Positive Behavior Matrix that our staff has been creating over the past few months. Each PBIS team member presented a column of the matrix with help from their classes and other volunteers.  This matrix shows positive behaviors ... [more]

Greetings MCS Families

2/12/2016 - From Mr. Bonuccelli
I would like to thank everyone who took part in our Winter Celebration on Wednesday night! We had an amazing turnout to watch the performances, go through classrooms, and purchase concessions to go towards Marimba and Plant Clubs. Both clubs combined to make $541.47 throughout the event. Winter time has seemed ... [more]

Greetings MCS Families

2/5/2016 - From Mr. Bonuccelli
It was a busy and wonderful week here at MCS! On Tuesday we held our first Kindergarten Open House for new incoming families. Our next Kindergarten Open House will be held on March 2nd from 5-6 pm. Please let anyone know that may be interested to attend in March. We ... [more]

Box Top Competition!

2/5/2016 - Parent Action Team
Moscow Charter School Families, The Box Top Competition has begun! Each grade will have a small tub to collect Box Tops until March 11 th. The class that collects the most will win a fun party of their choice. Thank you, MCS PAT

Plant Club - Cancelled!

2/4/2016 - Announcements
No Plant Club on Wednesday, February 10th due to the Winter Celebration which starts at 5:00!

IMAGINE STEM - Girl Scouts

2/3/2016 - Community Event
Saturday, March 5, 2016 Lewis-Clark State College, Lewiston, ID 8:30am - 12:15pm Grades K - 5 8:30am - 11:15am Grades 6 - 12 8:30am - 12:15pm $5/girl

Attention Parents

2/2/2016 - From Mr. Bonuccelli
Dear MCS Families, I am asking for your help. MCS receives Federal Title 1 Reading Program funds based on the percentage of students who qualify for our Free and Reduced Lunch program. This program is very important to us because it pays for valuable services for our students. Due to a ... [more]

MCS Principal Evaluation 2015-2016

2/2/2016 - School Board
Dear parents: The Moscow Charter School Board of Directors is seeking your input on Tony Bonuccelli's performance as Principal for the 2015-2016 school year.   Please fill out the survey here no later than March 1st:

PDSC - February Events

1/29/2016 - Community Event

Greetings MCS Families

1/29/2016 - From Mr. Bonuccelli
This week has been National School Choice Week!  You may have noticed your student came home with a yellow School Choice scarf in the past few days. These scarves were handed out to students who were caught doing positive things throughout the school like cleaning up the playground without being asked, ... [more]

PATH to Success

1/28/2016 - Community Event
PATH to Success Through Horsemanship! What: Palouse Area Therapeutic Horsemanship (PATH) Designed to strengthen children's social skills by teaching basic horsemanship in a safe and supportive environment.   When: Mondays, 3:30 - 5:00pm, February 22 - May 2   Who: 5th - 8th grade students. Previous horse experience is not required.   Where: Orvil Sears' Riding Arena ... [more]

Valentine's Fundraiser!

1/27/2016 - Fundraiser

Counselor's Corner #1

1/21/2016 - Counselor''s Corner
“You Hurt My Feelings” If you have ever heard this phrase, you have been prey to a guilt trip. The person saying this is giving away their power to you and you probably felt the weight of this guilt. Today the fifth grade class learned a lesson about the locus of control. ... [more]

Greetings MCS Families

1/21/2016 - From Mr. Bonuccelli
I can’t believe how quickly our first semester has come and gone. It has been great to see the students grow and gain knowledge throughout the last 18 weeks. Second semester is going to start off very busy with our Kindergarten Open House on February 2nd, Safe Routes to School - ... [more]

The Wave Rock

1/21/2016 - School Projects
The Wave Rock By Angus The wave rock is a huge rock that has eroded mainly on one side causing it to have the shape of a wave. It is predicted to be at 2.5 billion years old. The reason particularly that it takes this shape is because winds in that area ... [more]

Epic Beats Dance Team Performance

1/19/2016 - Announcements
The Epic Beats Dance Team will be performing at the U of I Women's Basketball game! February 6th during the half-time of the 2:00 game.

Spanish Club - Last Call!!

1/15/2016 - Announcements
If you haven't emailed Mr. Joe, please send an email to and let Mr. Joe know if your student will participate in Tuesday's Spanish Club (K-3) or Thursday's Spanish Club (4-8) Both clubs will run from 3:10 - 4:10 and will begin at the start of the second semester (week ... [more]

Greetings MCS Families

1/15/2016 - From Mr. Bonuccelli
It has been a very busy week as the staff and students prepare for the end of the semester on January 21st. I would like to congratulate Ava in 4th grade who won first place for upper elementary art in the Martin Luther King Art and Essay contest. She will ... [more]

Children's Matinee Series

1/14/2016 - Community Event

Skating Classes

1/14/2016 - Community Event

Give Kids a Smile! 2016

1/14/2016 - Community Event
During the month of February, volunteering local dentists will provide free dental care to children of need throughout the month. Parents can call individual offices that are participating to sign up their children for the event. Space is limited and appointments are made on a first call, first serve basis.    

LCYA Awards Night & Talent Show

1/11/2016 - Community Event

Elementary School Night

1/8/2016 - Community Event

Greetings MCS Families

1/8/2016 - From Mr. Bonuccelli
This first full week of the new year has completely flown by. We had staff professional development on Monday, where the staff worked on the implementation of our Positive Behavior Implementation Supports (PBIS) and upcoming plans for ISAT testing. It was great to see the students walk in on Tuesday, ... [more]

The Physics of Volleyball

1/8/2016 - School Projects
The Physics of Volleyball By: Angus      There are many simple principles of physics involved in volleyball. Ranging from gravity to two-dimensional movement planes there is much involved that allow people to play this sport. I am writing this paper because for the last few week we have played volleyball in P.E. In ... [more]

Greetings MCS Families

12/18/2015 - From Mr. Bonuccelli
This morning we had a wonderful morning meeting with our Epic Beats Dance Team performing and the Redman Family Bluegrass Band playing many fun tunes.  The students also got to learn about the guitar, double bass, mandolin, and banjo.  The students had a great time and it was a wonderful ... [more]

The Experiment that Shocked Me

12/14/2015 - School Projects
The Experiment that Shocked Me Braden      When I was gone, my class did an experiment. I did it at home and I got the same results as the class did except I used a different light bulb. I started like all of my class did except that I spent about 20 ... [more]

5th Grade Cell Project

12/11/2015 - Classroom Communication
The 5th graders have been studying plant and animal cells for the last two weeks. They were asked to create either an animal or plant cell model and present it to the class. We then had a cell party and ate them! (see attachment)

Greetings MCS Families

12/11/2015 - From Mr. Bonuccelli
Today, our ASB President Bergan announced that the school will be running a food, coat, and boat boot drive next week through Thursday. On Friday we will be donating to our school families in need and to local community drives. If you are a family that could benefit from this drive please ... [more]

Holiday Swag!

12/8/2015 - Fundraiser
Click for Details!

Climates of Hawaii

12/7/2015 - School Projects
Climates of Hawaii By Angus      When our class was studying rainshadow effect I had learned much about Hawaii. Hawaii has climates of almost every kind. In fact 8 of 13 of the climates are present on Hawaii’s Big Island. There are even seasonal snow packs on top of the highest mountain. ... [more]

Amazon Smile

12/4/2015 - Announcements
Support Moscow Charter School while you shop! ... [more]

A Home for the Holidays

12/4/2015 - Community Event
Alternatives To Violence of the Palouse's 3rd Annual, "A Home for the Holidays!" December 4th, 2015 from 6 to 8 pm. Tickets are only $10 for an individual or $15 for a family. A supervised, separate holiday celebration space is provided for children, complete with Gingerbread person decoration, holiday movie, ... [more]

Greetings MCS Families

12/4/2015 - From Mr. Bonuccelli
Today our middle school had ASB Elections and I was very impressed with the caliber of work the students put into the speeches, posters, and campaigning. If it was possible they would have all made great officers. I would like to congratulate President Bergan, Vice President Lydia, Secretary/Treasurer Rose, Community Service ... [more]

Uof I Swim Lessons - Winter 2015

12/3/2015 - Community Event
Contact the Swim Lesson Coordinator Mikayla Johnson

December at PDSC

12/2/2015 - Community Event

The Comedy of Magic

12/2/2015 - Community Event
MHS Drama club presents: The Comedy of Magic by Jesse Alves-Foss Three shows: December 12, 2:00 and 7:00 PM December 13, 2:00 PM General Admission: $8 Students / Seniors: $5 Moscow High School Auditorium

MCS Thanksgiving Challenge!

11/19/2015 - Announcements
Thanksgiving Challenge! Get outside with a family member over Thanksgiving break and enjoy a physical activity together! See attached pdf for details! Have a wonderful Thanksgiving break!

A Community Meal

11/19/2015 - Community Event
1912 Center * 412 E St. * Moscow, ID Wednesday, November 25th Dinner served at: 4pm, 5pm, 6pm, and 7pm. Free and Open to All!

The 12 Days of Science

11/19/2015 - Community Event
6:00 pm - Wednesday, December 9th - 2015 Renfrew Hall Room 111

Ski-Free Season is Here!

11/17/2015 - Community Event
Ski Free Passport. Compliments of Ski Idaho, the passport allows all 5th and 6th graders to ski or ride free at 18 Idaho ski locations. Sign up Now

Greetings MCS Families

11/13/2015 - From Mr. Bonuccelli
I would like to start off  by extending a big congratulations to Ms. Bonzo, who was newly elected to the Moscow City Council and our Vice Board Chair, John Menter who was elected as the Idaho School Board of Association President. The city of Moscow and Idaho education are both ... [more]

Christmas for Kids

11/12/2015 - Community Event

Mini Cubs Cheer Clinic

11/12/2015 - Community Event

Volleyball Tryouts

11/3/2015 - Community Event

Trick - or - Treat

10/30/2015 - Community Event

UofI Swim Lessons

10/30/2015 - Community Event

Greetings MCS Families

10/30/2015 - From Mr. Bonuccelli
We had a great Spirit Week with many students, staff, and even parents taking part in the different dress up days. (see Spirit Week gallery) Today many classes ended the week with a party or market day to head off into the Halloween weekend. Thank you to everyone that attended the Fall Carnival ... [more]

Greetings MCS Families

10/23/2015 - From Mr. Bonuccelli
Fall is finally here and so are the cold temps in the morning.  Please remember to have your child dress weather appropriately to be outside for recess.  We have had a great week with 2nd grade taking a field trip to the Insect Museum at U of I, 4th grade ... [more]

Pancake Feed & Safety Fair!

10/21/2015 - Community Event

Skating Classes at the Palouse Ice Rink

10/20/2015 - Community Event

Greetings MCS Families

10/16/2015 - From Mr. Bonuccelli
This week we had three different Field Trips, Picture Day, and a great Friday Morning Meeting with our very own Mr. Collins. The 3rd and 4th grade classes attended Festival Dance on Monday in Pullman with many other schools throughout the area. They had a wonderful time and gained knowledge on different ... [more]

Dear MCS Families

10/9/2015 - From Mr. Bonuccelli
It has been a fun week here at MCS with 103 students participating in the International Walk to School Day!  Even though there was a little rain it did not stop our students and some parents from participating in this great city wide event. I have also noticed that speeding ... [more]

5th Grade - Donors Choose

10/9/2015 - Fundraiser
Support our Small Group Learning Environment!

Head Lice Information - Facts & Myths

10/8/2015 - Announcements

Cub Basketball - 6th, 7th, 8th Boys

10/8/2015 - Announcements

Moscow Parks & Rec Youth Sports

10/8/2015 - Announcements

2015 Phillips Farm Fall Festival

10/8/2015 - Community Event

Fall 2015 Swim Lessons

9/29/2015 - Community Event

Greetings MCS Families

9/25/2015 - From Mr. Bonuccelli
It has been a very busy week here at MCS with our 6th grade at the McCall Outdoor Science School and I was in Boise the first part of this week sitting on the Idaho Principal Evaluation Committee at the State Department of Education. Thank you to Mr. Collins and Anne Wessels ... [more]

Schoola Fundraiser Update!

9/24/2015 - Fundraiser
The Parent Action Team would like to give everybody a little bit of an update on the Schoola clothing drive. To date, we have sent in a total of 70.6 pounds of boxes filled with clothing. Right now, they have received some of the boxes and are working on getting things scanned ... [more]

Greetings MCS Families

9/18/2015 - From Mr. Bonuccelli
We ended the week with a science and technology driven Friday Morning Meeting.  Jacob Turner from the U of I Physics Department and MCS Board Member brought in his 3D printer and some of his creations to show off to the students. It was amazing to see some of the ... [more]

MCS Fall Carnival

9/18/2015 - Fundraiser
click for details We will have games, food, and prizes!

After School Dance Club

9/11/2015 - Announcements
After school dance club will start up again next week! Classes are for second grade and up. Beginning classes will start at 3:10 on Wednesdays after school and run until 3:45pm. Advanced English Country Dance and Morris Dance classes will restart on Thursdays from 3:15 - 4:15. Please make sure your children ... [more]

Palouse Discovery Science Center

9/11/2015 - Community Event


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Greetings MCS Families

9/11/2015 - From Mr. Bonuccelli
This week we have continued to work to get back into the swing of the school year and the students really enjoyed their specialty classes.  I am looking to our first full week next week so the kids can finally see what it is like to wake up on Monday ... [more]

Box Tops & Clothing Drive!

9/11/2015 - Parent Action Team
Moscow Charter School Families, The Box Top Competition has begun! Each grade will have a small tub to collect Box Tops until   October 29th. The class that collects the most will win a fun party of their choice. We are also still collecting clothing for Schoola for another 2.5 weeks. Make sure ... [more]

Moscow Elementary School Choir

9/3/2015 - Community Event
  Come Join in Singing! Moscow Elementary School Choir   This is an announcement for the 2015-2016 elementary school choir. Choir is available to all students in grades 3 – 6 who are ready for part-singing. In this group, children will be given the opportunity to share in the ... [more]

Summer Art Camps!

6/5/2015 - Community Event
Jeanne Leffingwell’s ArtCamps at Studio 835 Drawing, Painting, Beadwork, Mosaic, Paper Arts, Printmaking, Weaving, Sculpture June 15- 19 July  6 -10   July 20- 24 August  3 -7 10am -3pm  M-F Designed for ages 8-16   Visit: www.jeanneleffingwell. com Call:  208-882-7211  or  208-301-3360 Email:

Greetings MCS Families

6/5/2015 - From Mr. Bonuccelli
We have finally made it to our last day of a busy and fun year.  Students have been buzzing all week in anticipation of summer break and I am pretty sure the staff is excited too.  This year was a great learning year as we completed our middle school expansion ... [more]

PE Shoe Swap!

6/2/2015 - Classroom Communication
We will have a PE shoe swap at the back-to-school picnic in the fall.  If you have any tennis shoes with non-marking soles that your kids outgrow over the summer, please consider donating them to the swap.    If you have any shoes that you'd like to donate now, you can ... [more]

Summer Lunch Program

6/2/2015 - Community Event
The Moscow School District will offer FREE LUNCH to all children ages 1-18. There are no income requirements or applications, simply show up for fun and food!   11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. June 10th - Aug 14th Monday through Friday  

Moscow Parks & Rec

5/29/2015 - Community Event
Summer Fun with Moscow Parks and Rec!   MPR Youth Sports - June Newsletter!

Festival Dance

5/29/2015 - Community Event
2015 Summer Intersession   Storybook Ballet Workshop   Imagination Arts Workshop

Greetings MCS Families

5/29/2015 - From Mr. Bonuccelli
You may have noticed today that there were two trees sitting out in front of the school. These trees were earned by our students for the “Walk and Roll” program that we piloted with Safe Routes to School. Our students that chose to walk, ride, or exercise saved up over 255 gallons ... [more]

Moscow Afro Music Camp

5/22/2015 - Community Event
Moscow Afro Music Camp June 22-26, 2015 With Special Guest Tendai Muparutsa Master Musician & Teacher Jacqueline Fallon (K-5 Music Teacher) 509-254-1899 Mary Donohoe (local music teacher) 208-596-7156 Located at Moscow Charter School 1723 East F St. - Moscow, ID (Entrance across F St. from the Hamilton Recreation ... [more]

Greetings MCS Families

5/22/2015 - From Mr. Bonuccelli
A big thank you to all that participated in the 2014-15 production of “Give My Rewards to Vaudeville.” The student’s and staff did a wonderful job in making sure the play went the best it could possibly go. Thank you to Moscow High School for allowing us to use their auditorium and ... [more]

Jr Dance Team Workshop

5/18/2015 - Announcements
Jr Dance Team Workshop May 28th 3-4pm Workshop Flyer Workshop Registration

Science Saturdays in the Arboretum

5/18/2015 - Community Event

Arboretum Associates Plant Sale

5/18/2015 - Community Event

Greetings MCS Families

5/15/2015 - From Mr. Bonuccelli
This morning we had Ms. Jacki and Ms. Betty from the Moscow Public Library come and tell a story and then talk to our elementary students about the summer reading program. I hope that our students are able to take advantage of this FREE program throughout the Summer. It starts June ... [more]

Greetings MCS Families

5/8/2015 - From Mr. Bonuccelli
Thank you to all that attended our Spring Showcase Wednesday evening.  It was a fun way to display the great things going on at MCS to our community.  I would like to thank all of the groups that performed and all of those that bought dinner to help raise money ... [more]

Celebrate National Bicycle Month!

5/5/2015 - Community Event

All-City Summer Band / Music Camp!

5/5/2015 - Community Event

Family Concert

5/5/2015 - Community Event

Greetings MCS Families

5/1/2015 - From Mr. Bonuccelli
Our Spring testing is now complete and we are looking forward to getting back to our routine schedule as we finish up the rest of the school year. Today the middle school had Steven Mylar in to share and give backgrounds on different reptiles that his family has. The students ... [more]

Rendezvous for Kids

4/30/2015 - Community Event

Pleiades Poetry Celebration

4/24/2015 - Community Event
All of the "Stars of Pleiades" poets, along with Hayden & Eilonwy in fourth grade, will be honored at a reception to be held on Sunday, April 26 at 3:00 pm in the 1912 Center Great Room. Donna Potts - poet, author and professor at WSU will read the celebrated poems ... [more]

Greetings MCS Families

4/24/2015 - From Mr. Bonuccelli
We are into the downhill slope for the rest of the year and we have some fun events coming up in the next couple weeks.  On May 6th we will have our Fill the Racks day, where all students are encouraged to ride their bikes.  There will be prizes and ... [more]

Greetings from the MCS theater department!

4/17/2015 - Classroom Communication
      Our year end performance is quickly approaching and the students have been working very hard. There has been a bit of confusion expressed over the dates of the play as they are different from last years. The Moscow High School theater was not available on our original dates requested ... [more]

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Palouse Outdoor Science Day 2015

4/17/2015 - Community Event

Greetings MCS Families

4/17/2015 - From Mr. Bonuccelli
We finished up our week with an all school Friday Morning Meeting, which our middle school dance team performed for our students.  We then had Brooke Lowry from Safe Route’s, hand out prizes for the students taking part in our Walk and Roll program.  We continue to encourage students to ... [more]

Kids win Jamms!

4/16/2015 - Announcements
Check out our new Digital Tally Sheets! The following middle school kids won Jamms Gift Certificates from the Walk & Roll to School program! Last month, Jacob carpooled to school 15 times, Rose walked to and from school 24 times, and Logan booked 19.5 walking miles! Riley rode her bike to and from ... [more]

6th Grade Frog Dissection

4/10/2015 - Classroom Communication
The 6th grade class began their introduction to the Life Sciences with an anatomy lesson on amphibians.   Students read a text closely as an introduction to the material and to establish a base knowledge of these organisms. Students then used the amazing “Science Games” app on their Chromebooks to complete a ... [more]

Building a Resilient

4/10/2015 - Community Event

Dear MCS Families

4/10/2015 - From Mr. Bonuccelli
It has been another great week here at MCS, where Spring is definitely in the air.  We are about half way done with our testing and we have greatly appreciated parents scheduling appointments outside of the testing period.  If you notice on our lunch calendar it now states who is ... [more]

BLOCK Fest "Trial Run"

4/9/2015 - Community Event
Join us for our trial run on Monday April 13th at the HIRC from 4:00 - 5:00 pm! ... [more]


4/9/2015 - Community Event

Basket Raffle for MOSS

4/9/2015 - Fundraiser
 Drawing will be held on Friday April 17th at 11:15
... [more]

Reading Events at Hastings

4/7/2015 - Community Event

Moscow Kids Marathon!

4/6/2015 - Community Event

Walk & Roll Reminder!

3/27/2015 - Announcements
  Reminder that the Walk and Roll Program will continue until May.  Please continue to record  how  your student gets to and from school each day, and if your student "Got their 60" on the  Walk and Roll tally sheets.    To be eligible for prizes, each month's tally sheets need to be handed into the office by   the 1st  week ... [more]

School Aide Position Available!

3/27/2015 - Announcements
School Aide Needed! ... [more]

Greetings MCS Families

3/27/2015 - From Mr. Bonuccelli
This morning we had our morning meeting with Brooke Lowry to hand out prizes from the Walk and Roll Program that we are currently running.  Ms. Kintner’s and Ms. Bonzo’s class had a very strong showing and we look forward to other classes joining in as the weather improves.  If ... [more]

Greetings MCS Families

3/27/2015 - From Mr. Bonuccelli
Greetings MCS Families, This week we were able to have some fun assemblies that matched this years theme of “Moscow Charter School Goes Classic.”  We had two music groups perform this week, one was the Moscow Elementary Jazz Choir under the direction of Lisa Steckel and the other was a group ... [more]

MCS Bingo Night!

3/27/2015 - Fundraiser
1. $20 Home Depot Gift card with small can of white paint and paintbrushes 2. Remote Control Battling Robots 3. Date Night Basket with 2 movie passes to Eastside Cinemas, 2 $15 Smokey Mt. Gift cards, and 2 Gift cards to Pretzelmaker for a free pretzel 4. Winter Basket with ski gloves, glove ... [more]

MCS Principal Evaluation 2014-2015

3/24/2015 - School Board
Dear parents: The Moscow Charter School Board of Directors is seeking your input on Tony Bonucelli's performance as Principal for the 2014-2015 school year. ... [more]

Softball Clinics

3/13/2015 - Community Event

Greetings MCS Families

3/13/2015 - From Mr. Bonuccelli
It seems as if everyone is ready for Spring Break!!!  I know that the time off will be beneficial for students and staff as we make the final push toward the end of the school year.  A couple of quick reminders that Silverwood Reading Tally Sheets are due on Monday, ... [more]

Greetings MCS Families

3/6/2015 - From Mr. Bonuccelli
This has been a great week for tech at MCS.  Grades 3-5 were able to take advantage of the Minecraft EDU software that was purchased last year from a donation.  5th grade were also able to take part in a KANO Kit build off that was also purchased last year.  ... [more]

LCYAC Awards Night & Talent Show

3/5/2015 - Community Event
Latah County Youth Advocacy Council Thursday, May 7 • 6pm - 8pm Kenworthy Performing Arts Center 508 S. Main St. Moscow, Idaho   Talent & Art Application  

PDSC March 2015 Activities

2/25/2015 - Community Event
Wonder!Science • Afterschool Science • Kinder!Science • Curious!Kids • Just Ask Why • Windy Scinece • Animal Hall Exploration • Green Science • Nano Science • This Is Your Brain On Science • PSD Spring Break Robo Camp! • Planetarium Shows

Yo Yo Assembly!

2/25/2015 - Fundraiser
The "School is Cool" assembly was presented to the school this morning. It was a fun, fast paced, educational, inter-active program. ... [more]

Happy Birthday Dr. Seuss * Read Across America

2/24/2015 - Community Event
  Join us on Monday March 2nd at 6pm for a Dr. Seuss Story Time & Activities at Hastings

Moscow Parks and Rec Night at the U of I!

2/20/2015 - Community Event
  February 28, 2015, is Moscow Parks and Rec Night at the University of Idaho!   The Vandal Men will be playing against Montana State at 1:00 pm, and all kids who wear their Moscow Parks and Recreation jerseys to the Men’s Basketball game in the Memorial Gym – and brings at least ... [more]

2015 Summer Adventure Club

2/20/2015 - Community Event

Greetings MCS Families

2/20/2015 - From Mr. Bonuccelli
I would like to extend a warm welcome to our new school counselor Julie Reynolds.  Ms. Reynolds started last week and has already been great to have in the building for student and staff needs.  Today, our practicum counselor Addie Borseth did a presentation on bullying for our middle school ... [more]

Mobilize Parents to Support Charter Schools

2/20/2015 - School Board


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Kelly Creek Fly Casters

2/20/2015 - Thank You Thank you for coming to Moscow Charter School!   We truly appreciate you taking the time to teach us about fly fishing . . . from the gear to tying flies to casting.  Your enthusiasm for fishing was evident and passed on to the students.  Your introduction to a new sport may ... [more]

Greetings MCS Families

2/13/2015 - From Mr. Bonuccelli
You and your children may have noticed that I have not been in the building since Tuesday Morning.  Tuesday afternoon we had to take Gavin (my son) to the ER and found his blood sugar to be elevated to 733 (normal is around 100). Gavin and my wife Alison had ... [more]

Cal Ripken & Babe Ruth Registration

2/11/2015 - Community Event

Greetings MCS Families

2/6/2015 - From Mr. Bonuccelli
Last night our Epic Beats Dance Team performed at the University of Idaho Women’s basketball game.  Thank you to Ms. Hoffmeister and the students that performed.  This week we also had the Polar Walk in which 110 of our students participated.  The Polar Walk was the kickoff to the Walk ... [more]

Rummage Sale

2/6/2015 - Parent Action Team

Moscow Parks & Rec

2/4/2015 - Community Event
February Newsletter Eric's Newsletter Youth Microsoccer Hunter Education Aquaponics Workshop The Moscow Rolling Hills Half-Marathon!

Greetings MCS Families

1/29/2015 - From Mr. Bonuccelli
We finished up our week with a Thursday Morning Meeting.  Our middle school Epic Beats dance team performed to end School Choice Week.  We then had Brooke and Suzanne from Safe Routes to School to talk about the Walk and Roll program which will be kicking off Wednesday during the ... [more]

Walk and Roll to School!

1/28/2015 - Announcements
  February 4th through May 15th Dear MCS Parents, This year, Moscow Charter School is inviting parents to participate in a Safe Routes to School program called "Walk and Roll". Walk and Roll is a semester-long program that encourages children and families to begin walking, biking and carpooling to school, by making ... [more]

Silverwood - Reading is the Ticket!

1/27/2015 - Announcements
Every student who completes 10 hours or 600 minutes of recreational reading will earn a ticket good for free admission to Silverwood Theme Park! It's fun, it's easy, and it doesn't cost a thing!   Your child will bring home a tally sheet to list the time they spend reading and to ... [more]

1/23/2015 - Community Event
It is time once again to start thinking about the Science Fair! The 2015 Science Fair for Moscow elementary school students will be held   March 30 to April 1  at the McDonald School Gym.

Greetings MCS Families

1/23/2015 - From Mr. Bonuccelli
This morning at our all school Friday Morning Meeting, we discussed how next week is National School Choice Week.  This week will be a fun week to recognize school choice at MCS and students will receive a scarf that is being handed out nationally.  We will finish the week with ... [more]

Hello Moscow Charter School Families!!

1/21/2015 - Parent Action Team
Our Winter Arts Showcase is just around the corner on February 18th. This is going to be a great night!   The Plant Club and the PAT will be offering Chili, or Frito boats with a drink and dessert at cost to raise money for both our groups. We thought it ... [more]

Greetings MCS Families,

1/16/2015 - From Mr. Bonuccelli
This morning at our middle school morning meeting we had Chris Terwilliger from Northwest Management Inc. to speak about his job in forestry.  It was great for our students to see how math, english, and science can relate to work in the forest.  I would like to thank Chris for ... [more]

Give Kids A Smile!

1/9/2015 - Community Event
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Skating Classes

1/9/2015 - Community Event

Greetings MCS Families

1/9/2015 - From Mr. Bonuccelli
I hope you all had a wonderful and relaxing holiday break!  I was able to take some time off and spend it with my family and made a quick trip to Spokane.  It was great to take the time to recharge.  In speaking with the students, it sounded like there ... [more]

First Book's 7th Annual Spaghetti Feed & Read

1/6/2015 - Community Event

January 2015 PDSC Activities

1/5/2015 - Community Event

Greetings MCS Families

12/19/2014 - From Mr. Bonuccelli
I would like to congratulate Ms. Hoffmeister, Mrs. Granja, and Mrs. Donohoe and all of the student participants on a job well done last night at the 1912 Center.  Merry Missives, Epic Beats Dance Team, and the Marimba Club all performed in a well planned performance.  It was great to see ... [more]

Two After School Camps: French and Creativity/Mindfulness

12/18/2014 - Community Event


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Public Health Press Release

12/17/2014 - Announcements

Dear MCS Families

12/12/2014 - From Mr. Bonuccelli
I would like to start this letter by congratulating Ms. Chatburn and the Robotics team for receiving the Core Values Award and making it to State next month at the University of Idaho.  I appreciate all of the hard work that students, parents, and teachers put into this competition.  There ... [more]

EPIC BEATS Dance Team Workshop!

12/5/2014 - Announcements

Moscow Parks and Rec (Dec - Jan)

12/5/2014 - Community Event

Greetings MCS Families

12/5/2014 - From Mr. Bonuccelli
I would like to remind our families that we are currently in the middle of our food and coat drive to help support our MCS community and local residents.  We are taking gently used coats and non perishable food items through next Friday.  If you are a family in need ... [more]

MCS Futures Committee Volunteers Needed

12/5/2014 - School Board
For anyone interested in having the opportunity to recommend future projects, fundraising activities or other long range plans to our school board you now have the chance.   As the chairman of the Futures Committee I have been tasked to lead this effort.   Often the best ideas come from the community.   ... [more]

Middle School Veteran's Day Celebration- Skyping!

11/21/2014 - Classroom Communication
The Middle School students celebrated a postponed Veteran’s Day by Skyping with Sergeant S. Adam Collins this past Tuesday. Sergeant Collins is currently stationed at Jt. Base Lewis-McChord, near Tacoma and has served the U.S. Army for the past nine years. He also happens to be Mr. Collins’ younger brother. ... [more]

Frederick the Corn Snake

11/21/2014 - Classroom Communication
Middle School science students welcomed a new member of the class on Monday, the 17th thanks to the willing contribution from the Mylar Family! The name was democratically selected by the Middle School after conducting individual class Primaries to select "Caleb" "Syltherin" and "Frederick" as potential names. The 7th grade ... [more]

Greetings MCS Families

11/21/2014 - From Mr. Bonuccelli
This morning our middle school ASB announced that MCS will be holding a non perishable food and coat drive December 1st-14th.  This will be a great opportunity for our students to participate and give back to our community.  The food will be donated to the U of I food bank ... [more]

Despicable Science!

11/19/2014 - Community Event
Interested in Science? This presentation of a variety of scientific demonstrations will entertain and excite you. Presented by the University of Idaho College of Science Ambassador Program and the Chemistry Club. Show starts at 6:00 PM Friday, December 12, 2014 in Renfrew Hall Room 111 Tickets $1.00 Limited Seating. Tickets can be purchased ... [more]

Palouse Discovery Science Center Events

11/19/2014 - Community Event Daily Lessons:   November 18 - 21 : Food Science November 25 - 28 : Turkey Time Science   December 2 - 5 : Christmas Coup December 9 - 12 : Roll It On a Ramp December 16 - 19 : Rainy Day Science December 23 - 26 : Tree Science December 20 - January 2 : Cold Science   (See November ... [more]

Dear MCS Families

11/14/2014 - From Mr. Bonuccelli
This week definitely started off with a chill and stayed cold throughout.  It is obvious the students are ready for the snow, by them wearing snowpants to doing the snow dance and listening to “Let It Snow,” in Ms.  Hoffmeister’s 6th grade language arts class.  I appreciate that the kids ... [more]

Biology - Open House!

11/10/2014 - Community Event
The BGSA will be providing tours of the Conner Museum and the Botanical Greenhouse as well as showcasing kid-friendly activities in microscopy, crafts, games, experiments with plants, animal behavior, and more!   The event is free and open to everyone. There is parking available nearby on the WSU campus at the ... [more]

Club Moscow Volleyball Try Outs!

11/7/2014 - Community Event

Greetings MCS Families

11/7/2014 - From Mr. Bonuccelli
Today was the day I had to perform “Let It Go,” for all of the students and staff for breaking the Fun Run goal.  The expectation to make this happen was $2014 and last week I said that it could be recorded if we broke $3000.  Well evidently enough of ... [more]

5th & 6th Grade Ski Free Program!

11/4/2014 - Community Event
5th & 6th GRADERS SKI FREE IN IDAHO! Don’t forget about the 2014-15 Ski Free Passport program. 5th graders ski three days free at 18 Idaho ski locations. 6th graders ski free twice at each 15 participating Idaho resorts.   Learn more and sign up today at

Greetings MCS Families

10/30/2014 - From Mr. Bonuccelli
What a crazy and fun Spirit Week it has been here at MCS!!!  To top it off the goal was reached in our Fun Run and next Friday I will be donning a tutu, a crown, and a pink microphone to sing “Let It Go,” from Frozen.  Unfortunately, I had ... [more]

Lost and Found

10/29/2014 - Announcements
We are overflowing! Please remember to check Lost and Found when you come in for your Parent Teacher Conferences!


Trick or Treat @ Eastside

10/29/2014 - Community Event

Spooky Science & The Fungus Among Us

10/29/2014 - Community Event

LC Pea Shooters Vs Harlem Ambassadors

10/24/2014 - Classroom Communication

One Day Cooking Camps

10/24/2014 - Community Event
One Day Cooking Camps at Miss Nancy's Place:   Kids bring home food for the family and parents get free time to prepare for holidays!    Pot Roast and Rolls:  Sunday, Nov. 16  from 12:30-5:30 French Christmas!  Yule Log cake and French songs:  Sunday, Dec. 7 from 12:30-5:30. Chicken Pot Pie and Rolls: Saturday, ... [more]

Greetings MCS Families

10/24/2014 - From Mr. Bonuccelli
This morning at our Friday Morning Meeting we kicked off the campaign for Spirit Week by our middle school ASB students dressing up as the days for next week. We then raffled off an electronic toothbrush donated by Bearable Dentistry for those students who ran over two miles in the ... [more]

Square 1 Art

10/24/2014 - Fundraiser
Square 1 Art Coming home to you soon is a school sponsored fundraiser called Square 1 Art. This fundraiser takes your child’s artwork and makes it into great products for you to purchase. These products are wonderful keepsakes and gifts for family and friends. Your child has been busy making beautiful ... [more]

Amazon Smile

10/24/2014 - Fundraiser
Moscow Charter School!

Fun Run Update

10/24/2014 - Parent Action Team
The weather held out for our Fun Run Fundraiser! Many children ran over 2 miles! We had three stand out children that ran the most laps, a total of 13 each! Traye, Jayden, and Curtis were given a certificate of accomplishment at our Friday morning meeting! Congratulations! Special thanks to Blue Sky Dental ... [more]

Greetings MCS Families

10/17/2014 - From Mr. Bonuccelli
I would like to start this letter by giving you an update on how Ms. Kintner is doing.  She was dismissed from the hospital yesterday and is resting at home. When I spoke with her this morning she was doing very well and the doctor gave her permission to come ... [more]

Dear Parents

10/17/2014 - Parent Action Team
The PAT would like to extend a huge thank you to all those that bought raffle tickets, to those that have been bringing in cans, and to all those in the coming days that donate to the students Fun Run. So far this year the PAT has given a few ... [more]

Picture Day - October 16th

10/10/2014 - Announcements
Your children have received a picture order form. If you need a replacement, we have plenty in the office!  Or, place your order online at Picture Day ID: BV414049Y0 

Animals of the Night

10/10/2014 - Community Event
Treat your family to a night of autumn fun and discovery!  Join the Palouse-Clearwater Environmental Institute (PCEI) for our 7th Annual Animals of the Night family event on Friday, October 24th, 5pm to 8pm.  Explore the trails of the PCEI Nature Center (1040 Rodeo Drive, Moscow) as you learn about ... [more]

Greetings MCS Families,

10/10/2014 - From Mr. Bonuccelli
It’s been another very busy week here at MCS with ASB elections being announced for the middle school, a new phone system, and many more donations for our can drive.   First, I would like to discuss some changes we made to our lunch ordering this year.  In previous years we ... [more]

10/10/2014 - Parent Action Team
Pledge Form Tuesday, October 21 - Mark your calendars! Please help the Moscow Charter School PAT raise money for continued improvements to technology, classroom equipment, class field trips, and much more! Every student will benefit. Our goal is to raise at least $2,014   • On October 21st all students will walk/run/jog around the designated ... [more]

UofI Fall Swim Lessons!

9/29/2014 - Community Event

Greetings MCS Families

9/26/2014 - From Mr. Bonuccelli
It has been another great week here at MCS!  This week we ordered the trees and shrubs for the landscape buffer zone to finish up our middle school expansion.  I would like to thank the PAT for donating the money for this part of the project.  Also, Moscow Building Supply ... [more]

Aluminum Can Competition!

9/26/2014 - Parent Action Team
The class that collects the most cans by October 22nd will win a prize!   Please drop your cans off in the multi-purpose room!  

Open House Raffle!

9/26/2014 - Parent Action Team
1 Ticket = $1 7 Tickets = $5 The PAT will be selling raffle tickets at our all school Open House on October 1st.     You will have a chance to win one of the following four prizes donated to our school:   Walmart Gift Card value $20 Maialina Pizzeria Gift Card value $20 Professional Family Portrait Session by Stephanie Marie Photography value ... [more]

Donations Donations!

9/25/2014 - Thank You
Thank you Lynn family for donating books to our kindergarten class! Thank you Gritman Medical Center for donating office supplies to our school!   Thank you to Anne Shearer and the Moscow Garden Club! The Garden Club donated $200 for the MCS Plant Club and we are putting it to good use. We have purchased an ... [more]

MCS Shirts

9/19/2014 - Announcements Order online or in person! Please get your orders in by: Monday September 22nd!

Palouse Rinkfest

9/19/2014 - Community Event
Friday, September 26, 2014 from 5:00 PM to 8:30 PM Palouse Ice Rink 021 Harold St Moscow, ID 83843 Bring your blankets and your lawn chairs and come enjoy a movie on the lawn at the RinkFest! Meet your 2014-15 PHYA hockey coaches and teammates.  Register for hockey, curling, & figure skating. And enjoy some ... [more]

Greetings MCS Families

9/19/2014 - From Mr. Bonuccelli
The week started off with Mr. Collins, Dan Jooston, and Stephanie Roper taking our sixth grade class to McCall for a fun filled week of learning at the McCall Outdoor Science School (MOSS).  In talking with Mr. Collins this week and following the blog at it seems the kids ... [more]

Dear Parents

9/12/2014 - Announcements
If you plan to purchase hot lunch via our lunch program for your children this school year we need you to fill out the lunch agreement and return it to the school by Monday, September 15th, if you have not already done so. The lunch agreement must be signed to ... [more]

Elementary Choir 2014-2015

9/12/2014 - Community Event
September 18 - February 26 Mondays & Thursdays from 3:20 - 4:30 $35.00 per semester   See flier for more information/registration sheet.

Dear MCS Families

9/12/2014 - From Mr. Bonuccelli
I couldn’t be more happy with the way things have started off this first week with our students, staff, and MCS community.  I think we were all excited to get back into the swing of things, and I know I could not wait to see how our middle school would ... [more]

Parent Action Team Meeting

9/12/2014 - Parent Action Team
Tuesday, Sept 23 7:00pm in the MPR Please join us this Tuesday - September 23rd at 7:00pm in the MCS MPR for our first official PAT Meeting! Anyone and everyone is welcome!   We will be discussing potential fundraisers for 2014-2015 and so much more! See you there!

Thank you!

9/12/2014 - Thank You
Thank you to Mathew & Karen Sept and Kurt & Jennifer Markuson for donating to the kindergarten classroom! We were happy to be able to purchase our new Zoo Phonics curriculum that should be arriving soon! Mrs Fullerton

Fall into fun!

9/3/2014 - Community Event
Fall into fun with autumn events at Moscow Public Library!   Lego Club - Ages 7 and up Pokémon Gym - Ages 8 and up Kids Reading to Dogs - Independent readers ages 5 and up Star Wars Reads Day - All ages   See attached flyer for more details!

School Registration

6/26/2014 - From Mr. Bonuccelli
Greetings Moscow Charter School Families! I do hope everyone is enjoying their summer so far! As summer gets underway this is just a brief message to let you know that Registration for the 2014/15 School Year will be available on our website in July.

Moscow Charter School Special Budget Meeting 06/16/2014

6/12/2014 - School Board
MOSCOW CHARTER SCHOOL BOARD OF DIRECTORS SPECIAL MEETING AGENDA Monday June 16th, 2014 7:00 p.m. Moscow Charter School At 1723 East “F” Street Pursuant to Idaho Code Sections 33-506, 33-510 and 67-2345 (1) (a) (b) (c) & (f) Directors: Leslie Baker (Chair), Cassidy Hall, Tecla Markosky, Jay Ostvig, Jaclynn Wallace, Richard Williams Staff: Tony Bonuccelli, Administrator/Principal, Lashelle ... [more]

More information about Spanish and the SBAC

6/6/2014 - From Mr. Bonuccelli
More information about Spanish and the SBAC This year Idaho transitioned from the ISAT to the SBAC (Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium test) as their standardized test.  This was a trial year for our state to prepare for when it becomes official for 2014-15 school year.  The state of Idaho rates our ... [more]

Moscow Charter School Board Meeting Agenda 6/10/14

6/6/2014 - School Board
MOSCOW CHARTER SCHOOL BOARD OF DIRECTORS MEETING AGENDA Tuesday June 10th, 2014 7:00 p.m. Moscow Charter School At 1723 East “F” Street Pursuant to Idaho Code Sections 33-506, 33-510 and 67-2345 (1) (a) (b) (c) & (f) Directors: Leslie Baker (Chair), Cassidy Hall, Tecla Markosky, Jay Ostvig, Jaclynn Wallace, Richard Williams Staff: Tony Bonuccelli, Administrator/Principal, Lashelle Wilson, ... [more]

Wonder Works Summer Day Camp

6/2/2014 - Announcements
Wonder Works is a FREE summer day camp for kids! Held July 21 – 25, 2014 at 9 AM – 12 PM at The Yellow House (at the Unitarian Universalist Church of the Palouse), 420 East Second Street, Moscow, ID. We welcome ALL children ages 7 – 11 regardless of religion, ... [more]

Year book 2013/14

5/30/2014 - Announcements
We are working hard on getting the year book completed and for purchase next week. If you haven't already let the office know you are interested in one so we have an idea of how many we may need.

Greetings MCS Families!!!

5/30/2014 - From Mr. Bonuccelli
Greetings on this last Friday Letter of the school year!  I would like to start this letter off by talking about a couple changes for the upcoming school year.  If you recall I had mentioned that the Moscow School District is changing their Friday release time to 2:15 pm every ... [more]

A Very Special Thank you...

5/30/2014 - Thank You
We have some big thank you's to go out!!   Cadet Payne and Cadet Wilson with the University of Idaho ROTC took some time out of their day today and came to our school to do some PT type activities. The kids had a blast, so we thank you very much for ... [more]

Officer Newbill Kid's Safety Fair

5/28/2014 - Announcements

Science Saturdays in the Arboretum

5/27/2014 - Announcements

PCEI Summer camps

5/27/2014 - Announcements
Please visit for more information and to enroll.

Greetings MCS Families !!!

5/23/2014 - From Mr. Bonuccelli
5/23 Greetings MCS families!!!  We are on the fast track to the end of the school year, with many fun and exciting things to come.  Wednesday night our School Board approved the contracts to move ahead with our mobile classroom for the middle school next year.  Work should begin shortly after ... [more]

Basketball Clinics for upcoming 3-8 graders

5/19/2014 - Announcements
A message from the girls basketball coach of Genesee I am the head girls basketball coach at Genesee High School. I am working to establish basketball clinics to be held at a Genesee High School gym. These hour clinics are open to those entering 3-8 grade for the 2014-15 school year. ... [more]

School Board Special Meeting Agenda 5/21/2014 at 7pm

5/19/2014 - School Board
MOSCOW CHARTER SCHOOL BOARD OF DIRECTORS SPECIAL MEETING AGENDA May 21, 2014 7:00 p.m. Moscow Charter School At 1723 East “F” Street Pursuant to Idaho Code Sections 33-506, 33-510 and 67-2345 (1) (a) (b) (c) & (f) Directors: Leslie Baker (Chair), Cassidy Hall, Tecla Markosky, Jay Ostvig, Jaclynn Wallace, Richard Williams Staff: Tony Bonuccelli, Administrator/Principal, Lashelle Wilson, ... [more]

Free Summer Lunch!

5/16/2014 - Announcements
Moscow School District's Free Summer Lunch is available to ALL children between the ages of 1 to 18!   Dates: June 9 - August 15 (closed July 4) Monday through Friday Time: 11:30am to 12:30am   2 Locations Ghormley Park 510 Home Street Eggan Youth Center 1515 East D Street   There is no cost for children's meals. Adults may purchase ... [more]

WSU Youth Camp

5/16/2014 - Community Event
The WSU Men’s Basketball Team will be holding our annual Youth Camp this summer, June 16-19, we would love to have your son or daughter in attendance! This camp has been great for our program to connect with the community and have our team teach the fundamentals of the game. ... [more]

Greetings MCS families!!!

5/16/2014 - From Mr. Bonuccelli
Greetings MCS families!!!  I would like to congratulate Mr. Gregory, Mrs. Donohoe, and all of the students and staff that took part in our wonderful production of “Full STEAM Ahead.”  Many hours of work were spent, making sure that we had a great product to present to our MCS community.  ... [more]

MCS Explorers Workshop

5/15/2014 - Announcements
What is Happiness? Poster • What is Happiness? Program Schedule Video/Photo Release Form Only 22 spots available! Register at the front desk ASAP!

Summer Reading Program - Moscow Public Library

5/14/2014 - Community Event
Fizz Boom Read!   Moscow Public Library   Summer Reading Program   June 5 - August 31             see attached flyer!

City of Moscow High Five Passport Program!

5/14/2014 - Community Event
What are your kids doing this summer?   Have them join the City of Moscow High Five Passport Program!   This new program will run June through October at the Moscow Farmers Market. It is designed to empower kids to make healthy choices, like being active and eating fruits and vegetables. How it works: Kids, ... [more]

Skills & Drills FREE Basketball Camp

5/14/2014 - Community Event
June 5, 6, 9, 10 10:00am - 11:30am HIRC Skills & Drills FREE Basketball Camp   Come improve your basketball skills with intense training from 10:00 - 11:30 at the HIRC.   • Footwork • Dribbling • Shooting   Boys and Girls Ages 7-18 - ONLY 40 Spots!   Program Director: Kendra Pickard 208-882-3858 Email to register:

Art Camps 2014

5/14/2014 - Community Event
ArtCamps 2014 With Artist Jeanne LeffingwellWith Artist Jeanne Leffingwell Drawing, Painting, Beadwork , Mosaic, Paper Arts Printmaking, Weaving & Sculpture Inspire the Creative Spirit At Studio 835 Designed for ages 8-15 $180.00/week includes all materials Dates:  June 9-13,  June 23-27,   July 7-11,  July 21-25,  July 28-Aug 1 For more information 208-882-7211  or  208-301-3360 Or visit: Note: Jeanne ... [more]

Art Camps 2014

5/14/2014 - Community Event
ArtCamps 2014 With Artist Jeanne LeffingwellWith Artist Jeanne Leffingwell Drawing, Painting, Beadwork , Mosaic, Paper Arts Printmaking, Weaving & Sculpture Inspire the Creative Spirit At Studio 835 Designed for ages 8-15 $180.00/week includes all materials Dates:  June 9-13,  June 23-27,   July 7-11,  July 21-25,  July 28-Aug 1 For more information 208-882-7211  or  208-301-3360 Or visit: Note: Jeanne ... [more]

Skyhawks Sports Academy Sport Programs for Kids!

5/12/2014 - Community Event
Basketball Mini-Hawk (Soccer, Baseball & Basketball)  Multi-Sport (Soccer, Basketball & Baseball) Soccer Tennis Tiny-Hawk Soccer   see attached flyer for more information

Moscow Parks and Rec. Summer Activities!

5/12/2014 - Community Event
Cycling Clinics ~ June 12th and June 14th Handbuilding With Clay ~ June 16 - 20 theatrix ~ June 16 - 20 Zumba For Kids ~ June 23 - July 30 Printmaking ~ July 21 - July 25 Fun With Drawing ~ August 11 - 15 Woodworking for Kids ~ August 18 - 22 Swimming Lessons for ... [more]

Dig'n IT Summer Camps

5/12/2014 - Community Event
Camp Details Dates:  June 23-27 Times: 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Who:  Girls entering Grades 6-9 Cost:  Free to all participants! Location:  University of Idaho, Coeur d'Alene

Full Steam Ahead!

5/9/2014 - Announcements
May 12th Tech Rehearsal May 13th Dress Rehearsal 9 - 12:00 May 14th Matinee 11:00 - 2:00 May 15th Main Production 6:00 students arrive 5 - 5:15   click here to visit the theater page    

Greetings MCS families!!!

5/9/2014 - From Mr. Bonuccelli
This week has been the calm before the storm as we head into the last four weeks of school.  We have some great events coming up that I look forward to seeing you all at.  Next week is our theatrical production “Full Steam Ahead.”  Mr. Gregory, Mrs. Donohoe, and of ... [more]

No Plant Club!

5/8/2014 - Announcements
Plant Club is Cancelled due to the Theater Production. Plant club will resume on Thursday May 22nd.

Rendezvous For Kids

5/7/2014 - Community Event
                                                                     RENDEZVOUS for KIDS July 17th and 18th 2014   It’s time to register!   Rendezvous for Kids is an annual, 2-day Arts Festival for children, which occurs in conjunction with the Rendezvous in the Park concert series.    Hosted in Moscow’s beautiful East City Park, Rendezvous for Kids offers children (3-12 years of ... [more]

MCS BBQ Thank You!

5/7/2014 - Thank You
A Gargantuan Thank You to the families of MCS for your support at the BBQ! We raised $1063 for the middle school expansion! What a wonderful group of people we have here at this school!!!!!!  

Greetings MCS Families!

5/2/2014 - From Mr. Bonuccelli
Wow!!!  That is all I have to say after such a fun filled evening for our Spring Showcase.  The performances, weather, food, and our school community made it a blast.  I would like to give a special thank you to Ms. Hoffmeister and the Bashaw Family for organizing and cooking ... [more]

Lions Paw News

5/2/2014 - School Projects
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International Migratory Bird Day Festival

5/1/2014 - Community Event
Saturday May 10 7:00 am - 2:00 pm Lewiston Wildlife Habitat Area on Warner Ave next Idaho Fish and Game Office  3316 16th St. International Migratory Bird Day Festival   7am - 9am: Bird Mist Netting   9am - 2pm: Guided Bird Walk & Activity Tables   2pm: Guided Bird Tour at Mann Lake   Fun for the whole family!   Learn about: BIRD Identification, feathers, habitat, bills & ... [more]

5th Grade Teacher Needed!

4/29/2014 - Announcements
Teacher Application (pdf) Pdf's are fillable, save pdf  to your computer first.   Electronic Applications Strongly Encouraged The 5th Grade Teacher is responsible for the education of each child in his or her classroom. The 5th Grade Teacher works with students, families, fellow teachers, and other staff members to ensure that the goals of the school are ... [more]

Open House - Alfred W. Bowers Laboratory of Anthropology

4/28/2014 - Community Event
May 17th 2pm-4pm see flyer We would like to extend an invitation to all members of the Moscow Charter School community to attend a free Open House at the Alfred W. Bowers Laboratory of Anthropology on May 17 from 2-4pm.    There will be activities for parents and children to share and light ... [more]

Outdoor Science Day!

4/28/2014 - Community Event
May 4th 10am - 2pm Virgil Phillips Farm Park The WSU Biology Graduate Student Association is hosting a free science education event for all ages on Sunday, May 4th at Virgil Phillips Farm Park on Hwy 95 north of Moscow, ID. We'll be set up in the pavilion at the Park where ... [more]

Greetings MCS Families!

4/25/2014 - From Mr. Bonuccelli
It has been a fun and busy Spirit Week here at MCS.  This week we concluded our second cancer fundraiser, Pennies for Patients in which we raised $153.71 for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society.  This brings our total for the last three weeks of fundraising to $353.71 for cancer awareness ... [more]

Spring Picture Day!

4/18/2014 - Announcements
  Spring picture day is coming up on Thursday, April 24th!   Check your child's backpack next week for order forms!

Greetings MCS families!!!

4/18/2014 - From Mr. Bonuccelli
It is hard to believe that there are just over six weeks left until students are out for the summer.  We have many different events taking place and I look forward to a great end to the school year.  I would like to thank those that took part in the ... [more]

Lions Paw News

4/18/2014 - School Projects
  Read Now!

Spring Showcase and BBQ

4/16/2014 - Upcoming Dates
Spring Showcase and BBQ      During the Spring Showcase on May 1st, there will be a family BBQ fundraiser to raise money for the new middle school expansion. As you know, the school will be upgrading to include an eighth grade next year and will be moving out to the Lang ... [more]

McCall Outdoor Science School Summer Experience!

4/15/2014 - Community Event
Spend a week of your summer exploring the rivers, lakes and mountains of the northern Rocky Mountains that surround stunning McCall, Idaho. We offer residential Field Science Expeditions for Middle School students as well as fun, adventure filled day camps for younger students.   See attached PDF

Dear MCS Families

4/11/2014 - From Mr. Bonuccelli
It has been another great week at MCS!  Last night we had a meeting with the Moscow Board of Adjustment to give a decision on our Conditional Use Permit for the middle school portable.  I am happy to say that the board unanimously voted to approve it.  The next steps ... [more]

Miss Nancy's Place (Summer Camps)

4/10/2014 - Community Event
SUMMER CHILDREN’S CAMPS     Miss Nancy’s Place, Moscow Idaho Cooking Camp     Garden Camp French Camp Garden Harvest Camp   see attached pdf

Theater Letter

4/9/2014 - Classroom Communication
CAST LISTS  by Student Name by Character Tech Positions & Places Dear Parents, Greetings from the theater department at MCS. As May draws near we are preparing for our annual year end theatrical performance. Students received roles, positions, and scripts this week for our original production “Full STEAM Ahead”. We have so many eager, capable ... [more]

Ren Fair Kids Market!

4/9/2014 - Community Event
What: Sell/Trade your handmade arts & crafts When: Saturday, May 3rd, from 11 - 3 PM. Stay as long/short as you want. Who: Children 12 & under! Where: Kid Village at the Renaissance Fair How: We’ll have a covered spot for you. Why: It will be fun! Maybe you can make some $, or trade ... [more]

Lost and Found!

4/3/2014 - Announcements
  Stopping in for your Parent Teacher Conference?   Stop by Lost and Found and find out why your kid's room has been so clean! All items left in Lost and Found will be donated to a local charity on Friday April 11th!    

Nano Days!

4/3/2014 - Community Event

Square 1 Art Fundraiser

4/3/2014 - Fundraiser
celebrate upcoming holidays with gifts that will be cherished for years to come.   Purchase your child's artwork on useful keepsakes   for any occasion or celebration. LAST DAY TO ORDER: 4/17/2014 reminder:  every order   benefits  your child's school iPhone Case personalize Sports Bag personalize Waterbottle personalize Shop now for unique and useful gifts! Your order counts! Help us make a ... [more]

Important Letter from the Principal and School Board

3/28/2014 - From Mr. Bonuccelli
Dear Moscow Charter School Parents, As you may recall, a few weeks ago, a neighbor’s dog escaped from its yard, entered our school property, and bit one of our students, who fortunately was not badly hurt. At that time, the Moscow Police Department assured us that the dog would not be ... [more]

Teacher Appreciation Brunch

3/28/2014 - Parent Action Team
Hello Parents- It is time again, to celebrate our teachers, and show our appreciation for all the hard work they do for us and our children, in a tangible way. The PAT is sponsoring a   Teacher Appreciation Brunch  Friday April 4th.  Please consider participating in this event, and bringing a breakfast or brunch item ... [more]

Lions Paw News

3/28/2014 - School Projects

Lions Paw News

3/14/2014 - Announcements

Greetings MCS families!!!

3/14/2014 - From Mr. Bonuccelli
It has been another great week here at MCS, with an occasional spotting of our long lost friend “The Sun”. The kids are very excited for Spring Break and we ended the week with a K-4 Morning Meeting visit from our school Resource Officer, Phil Gray. We appreciated the time ... [more]

Title I Family Night!

3/14/2014 - Upcoming Dates
Please RSVP so that we know how many people to plan for. (see attachment)

Career Day

3/12/2014 - Classroom Communication
The 6th and 7th graders were very lucky to have Pat Severance from Ridesel Engineering come and speak to them during careers. He brought in samples from a couple of roads, one concrete and one asphalt, that the students were able to pass around. We were all amazed how thick ... [more]

Newsletter by Kai

3/12/2014 - Classroom Communication
Newsletter By: Kai W. 3/11/14     Yesterday in science the 5th grade class ended our human body study by making a little scrapbook with all the body systems in it. We had multiple body systems such as skeletal, respiratory, digestive, nervous, muscular, and circulatory. We had the choice of using a study guide ... [more]

Marimba Camp! Summer of 2014

3/7/2014 - After School Program
Dear Parents: The last week of June, from 6/23 through 6/27, Moscow Charter School will be hosting our first Marimba Camp. Zimbabean teacher and performer Dr. Tendai Muparutsa will be leading the camp, along with music educator Jacqueline Fallon. The camp is open to students from 6 to 14 years, and ... [more]

Donations Needed!

3/7/2014 - Classroom Communication
We are in need of copy paper!  If anyone would like to pick up a box of paper next time they are out and about, we would really appreciate it!  This is the best deal we have found in town.   Also, with the nice weather the kids are really excited to ... [more]

4th Grade Measures Planets

3/7/2014 - Classroom Communication
The 4th grade has been working on the concept of scale and applying it to measuring the distance of the planets from the sun. Meter sticks were the tool, and one meter stick length equals one million miles. Each partner group was given a certain planet and Earth.  The two ... [more]

Marimba Club Fund-Raising Concert

3/7/2014 - Community Event
On Saturday, March 8 from 7:00 to 9:00 pm at the 1912 Center, the Moscow Charter School Marimba Club will give a fund-raising concert in partnership with the local klezmer band Gefilte Trout. This event will offer wonderful music from the children during the first hour, from 7:00 until about ... [more]

Greetings MCS Families!!!

3/7/2014 - From Mr. Bonuccelli
We ended a great week with a fabulous Friday Morning Meeting.  It started off with our middle school students doing a hip hop dance they learned from the Lionel Hampton Jazz Festival dance workshop.  Then we were treated to science experiments provided by students from the University of Idaho Chemistry ... [more]

3/7/2014 - School Board
The Moscow Charter School Board of Directors is seeking feedback on the performance of Tony Bonuccelli as MCS Principal for the 2013-2014 school year. Please submit this form no later than March 31st.   Principal Evaluation Online Survey

Got Talent?

3/4/2014 - Community Event

Marimba Club

2/28/2014 - After School Program
Next week the Marimba club will be practicing after school on Monday and Tuesday, at the usual time.   After that, beginning on March 7, Tuesdays will be the time for students who are new to Marimba Club. We'll take the time necessary to bring them up to speed with the more ... [more]

Middle School News by Simon

2/28/2014 - Classroom Communication
Written by Simon   On Thursday the 27th the 6th graders read Latin American folktales to Mr. Cole's 1st graders. They had spent a long time rewriting the folktales and illustrating them. They spent about a half an hour reading their stories to many 1st graders. They read to two 1st ... [more]

Summer Adventure Club Enrollment Form

2/28/2014 - Community Event

Greetings MCS Families!!!

2/28/2014 - From Mr. Bonuccelli
Thank you to those families that submitted their Intent to Return forms. It has been wonderful to see that such a large majority of our students will be returning to MCS for the 2014-2015 school year.  We are excited to make the addition of 8th grade and move forward with ... [more]

Lions Paw News

2/28/2014 - School Projects

GIRLS Try Hockey for FREE!

2/27/2014 - Community Event
GIRLS Try Hockey for FREE! Sat. March 1, 6:15pm-7:15pm Help your daughter or other girls bring home the gold in 2026…Girls ages five to nine are invited to a Girls Try Hockey for Free clinic at the Palouse Ice Rink on Moscow Fairgrounds, Saturday, March 1st @ 6:15pm-7:15pm. Girls and their ... [more]

Missing: Snow Pants

2/21/2014 - Announcements
Parents, please check your children's snow pants to make sure they belong to them.  Your child may have taken snow pants that belong to someone else on accident.  Kids need to check for names before they take snow pants, coats, backpacks, lunchboxes etc. If you have not put your child's name ... [more]

Greetings MCS families!!!

2/21/2014 - From Mr. Bonuccelli
This week has brought some guest performers, field trips, and spelling competition to our school.  I couldn’t believe that we were able to fit it all into a four day school week. As you may know this week is the Lionel Hampton Jazz Festival, bringing in guest musicians from all over ... [more]

Class Constitution

2/18/2014 - Classroom Communication
Class Constitution By: Bergan 5th           This week we have been working on our Class Constitution in social studies. It is made up of rights and rules that we have agreed on. We decided on the rights and rules by doing a 3/5 vote. Each table had a delegate to vote and ... [more]

Tar Wars

2/18/2014 - Classroom Communication


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Marimba Camp! Summer of 2014

2/14/2014 - After School Program
Dear Parents: The last week of June, from 6/23 through 6/27, MCS will be hosting our first Marimba Camp. Zimbabean teacher and performer Dr. Tendai Muparutsa will be leading the camp, along with music educator Jacqueline Fallon. The camp is open to students from 6 to 14 years, and takes place ... [more]

MCS Marimba Camp Fundraiser!

2/14/2014 - After School Program
Dear Parents: On Saturday, March 8 from 7:00 to 9:00 pm at the 1912 Center, the MCS Marimba Club will give a concert in partnership with the local klezmer band Gefilte Trout. This event will offer wonderful music from the children during the first hour, from 7:00 until about 7:45. At ... [more]

Business Manager Needed

2/14/2014 - Announcements
DESCRIPTION    - 20 hrs per week    - Pay and benefits negotiable    - Responsible for a/p, a/r, payroll, and Medicaid billing    - Provide government reports as necessary to appropriate entities    - Prepare monthly reports for board meetings    - Assist board treasurer with annual budget    - Prepare information for annual audit    - ... [more]

Lions Paw News

2/14/2014 - Announcements

UofI Jazz in the Schools

2/14/2014 - Announcements
Next week on Wednesday, Feb. 19, from 2 to 3 pm, MCS will welcome professional jazz musicians Kelby MacNayr and Storm Nilsson. Mr. MacNayr is a Canadian drummer, composer and band leader who performs with musicians from New York, Seattle, Portland, Vancouver, Montreal and Toronto. He is on the faculty ... [more]

Greetings MCS families!!!

2/14/2014 - From Mr. Bonuccelli
I was greeted with great birthday and Valentine gifts today from our wonderful students and staff. I would like to thank everyone that gave me something and I am truly lucky to be at such a great school. In today’s letter I would like to address some changes that may ... [more]

Moscow Science Fair 2014

2/11/2014 - Community Event
All students from kindergarten to fifth grade are invited to participate.  Prizes, provided by Schweitzer Engineering Laboratories, will be awarded to four fifth-grade entries.  The grand prize is $300.  Three $100 prizes will be awarded to the runners-up.  Entries will be judged based on best overall project, honorable mention, best ... [more]

Plant Club Funding Sprouted Like Weeds!

2/7/2014 - Announcements
The Plant Club had a tremendous success with the concessions sold during the Winter Festival. The club also sold houseplants that had been propagated by the club members several months ago. Plant Club made almost $500! Thank you to everyone who supported us! We also thank Amy Ross-Davis for the ... [more]

Students Earn Free Pass to Silverwood!!!!

2/7/2014 - Classroom Communication
The students at MCS will be participating in the, “Reading is the Ticket”, program for the first time this year.   A  flyer was sent home with your child today that will explain the program in greater detail and give you the materials to start the program. The students will be reading 10 ... [more]

First Tech Challenge (FTC)

2/7/2014 - Community Event

Greetings MCS Families!!!

2/7/2014 - From Mr. Bonuccelli
Thank you to all who attended our MCS Winter Celebration last night. It was great to see how our staff and students came together and put the A in STEAM. Thank you to our staff for decorating their rooms, selling concessions, and showing off their students performing abilities. I would ... [more]

Charter School showcasees its talents beyond books

2/7/2014 - MCS in the News
Posted:   Friday, February 7, 2014 12:00 am  |   Updated: 7:59 am, Fri Feb 7, 2014. By Sunny Browning, Daily News staff writer   Moscow Charter School students and teachers showed how they incorporate the "A" in their STEAM curriculum on Thursday night. Students from a variety of clubs performed and sold ... [more]

Moscow Parks and Recreation Feb. Newsletter

2/5/2014 - Community Event
• Spring Break Kids Kamp • Pool Pass Sale Next Month • After School Activities at the Eggan Youth Center   See attached flyer

MPR Youth Sports Feb, March, April

2/5/2014 - Community Event
• Micro Soccer • Junior Fast Pitch League • Senior Fast Pitch League • Hunter Education • Youth T-Ball / Pitching Machine • Dance Classes for Toddlers - 3rd Grade!

38 Minus: The Idaho Fish Project

2/5/2014 - Community Event
The Prichard Education Outreach Program is now scheduling tours for “38 Minus, the Idaho Fish Project,” by local artist, Lonnie Hutson. Through his own research and collaboration with UI Fish and Wildlife Sciences, Hutson has collected specimens and created hand made paper castings of Idaho’s native fish in order to ... [more]

Greetings MSC families!

1/31/2014 - From Mr. Bonuccelli
It has been a busy first week of the new semester as our students and staff adjusts for the second half of the year.  Today we had a fun filled talent show with our K-4 students.  Students shared their talents such as singing, magician skills, musical abilities, and acting.  Thank ... [more]

Exciting Science News!

1/23/2014 - Announcements
Solar Cars and Middle School Science Middle School Science received its first shipment of items made possible by a grant from Walt Disney and an anonymous donor from right here in Moscow. This grant comes in the form of various science and engineering supplies and was made possible through These ... [more]

Spaghetti Feed & Read

1/23/2014 - Community Event

Indoor Track and Field Kids Camp

1/23/2014 - Community Event

Greetings MCS Families!!!

1/23/2014 - From Mr. Bonuccelli
It has been a short, but busy week throughout the classrooms and hallways of MCS.  I can’t believe first semester is already over and we are in the downhill slope towards the end of the school year.  We have a couple of fun and exciting events coming up with our ... [more]

Greetings MCS families!!!

1/17/2014 - From Mr. Bonuccelli
I know that students and staff are looking forward to the extended three day weekend in honor of Martin Luther King and Idaho Human Rights Day.  In staying with the theme, I would like to congratulate Sarah and Glory in Ms. Bonzo’s fourth grade class for winning the MLK Art ... [more]

Spelling Bee Club

1/10/2014 - After School Program
Please join us in Mrs. Bonzo's classroom after school to practice up for the Spelling Bee on February 21st! Spelling Bee Club! Tuesdays 3:05 - 4:00 Mrs. Bonzo's Room Spelling Bee: Feb 21st

The Elks National Hoop Shoot

1/10/2014 - Classroom Communication
Next Friday MCS students will have the opportunity to participate in the Elks National Hoop Shoot Free Throw Contest during PE! Who:     Grades 3 - 7 Where:   Hamilton Indoor Recreation Center When: Grade 3  12:05-12:37 Grade 4  12:37- 1:10  Grade 2   1:10 - 1:45 Grade 5   1:45 - 2:20      Grade 6/7 ... [more]

Mini Bear Baller Girls Basketball Clinics

1/10/2014 - Community Event
All 3rd, 4th, & 5th grade girls can participate in the 2nd annual Mini Bear Baller Basketball clinic. Informational flyer and registration page attached.

Greetings MCS Families!!!

1/10/2014 - From Mr. Bonuccelli
It has been a great first week in the 2014 school year.  I would like to thank Ms. Kintner for stepping in as the vice principal and my staff for covering while I was out for paternity leave before break.  It’s hard to believe my son will be a month old next week.  ... [more]

Moscow Parks & Rec January 2014

1/9/2014 - Community Event
Moscow Parks and Recreation January 2014 Newsletter Super Bowl Bash, Father-Daughter Princess Ball!, After school activities MPR Youth Sports December and January Newsletter 1st - 4th Grade Basketball League, Hunter Education, Music & Movement Classes

Heifer International

12/20/2013 - Announcements
Today the kids of MCS purchased 4 flocks of chicks, 1 flock of ducks, 1 flock of geese, 1 share of a goat, 1 Honeybee Hive and $10 to where the money is needed most! Happy Holidays from Moscow Charter School!

Greetings MCS Families!

12/20/2013 - From Mr. Bonuccelli
It's with excitement and joy that I get to tell you that Gavin James Bonuccelli is finally here. He is a 7lb 9oz bundle of joy that is 21 inches long. My wife is was a champ throughout this whole process and I couldn't be more proud. Gritman Announcement I would like to ... [more]

Children's French "Fun" Camp

12/19/2013 - Community Event
Children's French "Fun" Camp Learn basic French while doing art, cooking, theatre, games and songs in a warm, loving environment.  - Ages: 6-11 Dates: 8 Mondays From 1/13 to 3/3/ 2014 - Time: 3:00-5:30 Location: Moscow - Cost: $120 for 8 week session, includes a healthy snack. - Small group (6 children maximum) - Scholarship ... [more]

Hour of Code

12/13/2013 - Classroom Communication
MCS 6th & 7th graders participate in the hour of code-technology rocks!  Check out for some fun coding projects!

Greetings MCS Families!!!

12/13/2013 - From Mr. Bonuccelli
This week we had the chance to thank three different companies and organizations for grants and donations at our Friday Morning Meeting.  Walmart awarded a grant worth $750 that was written by Ms. Hoffmeister.  This money and a $250 donation from the PAT will fund a new and exciting technology ... [more]

PCEI Visits 5th Grade

12/6/2013 - Classroom Communication
Two representatives from PCEI visited the 5th grade on Wednesday to discuss the stratigraphy and the importance of water conservation on the Palouse. Students learned about the different layers of the earth below their feet and what makes the Palouse such a unique and special place to live- and why ... [more]

Good afternoon MCS families!

12/6/2013 - From Mr. Bonuccelli
I hope you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving and believe it or not we are only two weeks away from Winter Break.  This week MCS took part in the Alternative Giving Market in the Prichard Art Gallery.  The event was a huge success despite the cold temperatures.  If you would ... [more]

Greetings MCS families!

11/22/2013 - From Mr. Bonuccelli
It is hard to believe that Thanksgiving Vacation is already here and a much deserved break for students and staff.  We ended this week having a full school Friday Morning Meeting, with our Marimba Club giving a fabulous performance that all enjoyed. Thank you to Mrs. Donohoe for taking the ... [more]

MCS Expansion

11/22/2013 - School Board
Dear MCS Families, As you are aware, MCS has added a 7th grade class this year and will be adding an 8th grade class in the fall of 2014. We are going to need to add some extra space since we do not have an additional classroom for the 8th grade.  We hope to ... [more]

Is this yours?

11/15/2013 - Announcements
We will be getting rid of our lost and found soon! Take a look at these pictures, do any of these belong to you? There is much more piled up at the school! Stop by and get your lost clothes before you have to buy them back from the Hope ... [more]

Good afternoon MCS parents!

11/15/2013 - From Mr. Bonuccelli
It’s been another great week here at MCS with both  students and staff looking forward to Thanksgiving Break.  I would like to congratulate  Mrs. Granja and the Merry Missives on a wonderful performance at the Spokane Folk  Festival last weekend. It was great to see students K-6 doing such complicated dances  at such a high ... [more]

MOSS Fundraiser

11/15/2013 - Fundraiser
The 5th Grade class will be holding a basket raffle next week as a way to earn funds for McCall Outdoor Science School (MOSS).   A wide range of themed baskets are being offered; themes include “Winter” “Candy” “Stuffed Animals” “Book Club for One” and “Popcorn and Pop.”   Tickets will be sold from ... [more]

MPR November 2013 Newsletter

11/8/2013 - Community Event

Hello MCS Families!

11/8/2013 - From Mr. Bonuccelli
Another week has quickly passed as we head down the slope to the holiday season.  I would like to thank the parents that were able to come and be a part of conferences last week.  Conferences are very beneficial for the student, teacher, and parents in making sure that students ... [more]

MCS Spirit Shop!

11/8/2013 - Fundraiser
We have added an MCS Spirit Shop to the Moscow Charter School website!   Now you can easily order and pay for your MCS Spirit Gear online!  We are also happy to introduce hoodies so you can stay warm while showing your school pride!

Alternative Giving Market

11/8/2013 - Parent Action Team
Shop Local, Buy Local, Give Local Moscow Charter School will be featured at the Alternative Giving Market of the Palouse again this year! The Alternative Giving Market of the Palouse is a meaningful alternative to holiday gift giving and an opportunity to support 30 local nonprofits. Wednesday, December 4, 2013 4-8 pm Prichard Art ... [more]

Good afternoon MCS families!

10/30/2013 - From Mr. Bonuccelli
See more pictures on our FB page! It’s been a short and exciting Spirit Week, for both students and staff. We enjoyed Spirit Day, Crazy Hat Day, and Character Day. On Monday I was lucky enough to wear pajamas and dye my hair blue, because our kids raised $4000 in the ... [more]

You are invited!

10/28/2013 - Community Event
Come Trick or Treat at Good Samaritan in a safe (and warm) environment!  Hot spiced cider and treats will be served. Good Samaritan Thursday, October 31st 6:30pm - 7:30pm For more information, call: 208-882-6560

Thank You!

10/28/2013 - Thank You
PAT & MCS Families THANK YOU SO MUCH to our WONDERFUL MCS FAMILIES for the wonderful FOOD, TREATS, AND GOOD FRUIT AND VEGGIES for Teacher Appreciation Day! We really appreciate everything you all did for us! Miura Family Thank you for the basketballs and ball pumps! The kids have really been enjoying them! Ms. ... [more]

Good afternoon MCS families!

10/25/2013 - From Mr. Bonuccelli
We have had a very busy week in planning for next weeks Spirit Week! Students will have the opportunity to dress up for each day to show school spirit.  Monday will be School Spirit Day, Tuesday will be Crazy Hat Day, and Wednesday will be Character Day.  The ASB officers ... [more]

Fall Carnival Cancellation

10/25/2013 - Parent Action Team
CANCELLED Our Fall Carnival has been cancelled due to time constraints and the overwhelming success of our Walk-A-Thon. The prizes that were donated for the Fall Carnival will still be put to use and are very much appreciated! The PAT will be meeting on November 5th at La Madrid at 7:00 to discuss ... [more]

Walk-A-Thon Reveal!

10/25/2013 - Parent Action Team
Top prizes were awarded today at the Friday morning meeting. Moscow Charter School PAT would like to send a BIG thank you out to Bonkerz Indoor Playcenter and Moscow Wild at Art for their gracious donations of day passes, awarded to the top earners i in Kindergarten - Second grade, ... [more]

Dear Parents

10/24/2013 - Middle School ASB
Dear Parents,      The ASB has been planning activities for next week’s Spirit Week. We will have activities for three days in our school. The following activities are: Monday 28th: School Colors Tuesday 29th: Crazy Hats and Lunch Mix it Up  Wednesday 30th: Dress as a Character (No Weapons, Masks or Fake Blood Please) For ... [more]

Mix It Up!

10/24/2013 - Upcoming Dates
Moscow Charter School Students Cross Social Boundaries During 12th Annual Mix It Up at Lunch Day Students will be joined by more than one million other students across the country to help break down social and racial barriers by participating in the 12th annual Mix It Up at Lunch Day. Cafeterias are ... [more]

5th Graders make crystals grow!

10/18/2013 - Classroom Communication
On Monday the 5th graders mixed salt and warm water together into a solution and then poured equal amounts into petri-dishes. They then left the dishes sit for the week and made observations today.   After a brief discussion, the class looked at their petri dishes with the microscopes and they were ... [more]

Good afternoon MCS families!

10/18/2013 - From Mr. Bonuccelli
We have had a very productive week here at school with many different learning opportunities occurring. On Monday the fourth grade had an educational and fun field trip to the Appaloosa Horse Museum, where they integrated the subjects of Social Studies, Science, and Art into their experience.  Then on Thursday our ... [more]


10/18/2013 - Fundraiser
We are so impressed with you guys!   We forgot to email out a reminder to bring your walk-a-thon money in today, and almost all of you remembered! For the few of you who didn't remember, please send your envelopes in Monday so we can get a final count! Next Friday we will ... [more]

Make a Difference Day!

10/16/2013 - Parent Action Team
Hi Parents-   It’s that time of year again… leaves are falling, and things are needing to be pruned, swept, tidied, and put away, at home and at school, before winter hits on the Palouse.  So, we have scheduled a work day here at school for the morning of Saturday, October 26th ... [more]

MCS Plant Club

10/11/2013 - After School Program
Plant Club used leaves from the trees around the school to create some amazing “Leaf Art.” We began the meeting by learning about tree identification through leaf shape (aspen leaves are short and fat, oak leaves have lobes, willow leaves are long and skinny, and maple leaves look a bit ... [more]


10/11/2013 - After School Program
International Walk to School Day was very successful this year! It was a very cold and foggy morning but that didn't stop the kids from walking and biking to school! We had challenge categories this year, the winners are as follows: Ammon 5th Grade - Craziest Hat Ibrahim 4th Grade - Most ... [more]

5th Grade Goals for the Future

10/11/2013 - Classroom Communication
The 5th Grade Class discussed goals and created a spider-web map for their lives on Monday in Health this week. Here are some of their future goals they set for themselves: “go to college” “have a family of my own” “make a spa called heaven” “police officer” “singer/actress/nurse” “make a robot spider” “eye doctor” “be a rich trillionaire” “be a ... [more]

Class Pets!

10/11/2013 - Classroom Communication
The Fifth Grade class welcomed their new class pets on Wednesday (10/11). Mr. Frank Merickel, the Director of the Entomological Museum at U of I gave us a pair of Madagascar Hissing Cockroaches! The boy is very docile and doesn’t mind being touched or held. The girl, however, tends to be ... [more]

Learn to Play Hockey!

10/11/2013 - Community Event
LEARN TO PLAY HOCKEY! Hockey is good wholesome fun: an exciting, safe, active winter sport for girls & boys!   • October 21, 23, 28 & 30 (M/W) • 6:00 - 7:00pm • @ Palouse Ice Rink (Moscow Fairgrounds) • Ages 5-9 Cost: $35 • Register: or 509-334-6219 (Jen) All hockey gear provided. No skating experience needed.

Good Afternoon MCS Parents!

10/11/2013 - From Mr. Bonuccelli
This has been a busy week of walking for our students.  Wednesday was International Walk to School Day and today is our Walk-A-Thon, which is a fundraiser for the PAT. For today’s event, if the kids walk enough laps around our walking path, I will have to wear my pajamas to ... [more]

The MCS Walk-A-Thon was a huge success!

10/11/2013 - Fundraiser
There was actually more running than walking, so don't be surprised if your kids are worn out tonight! The weather cooperated, so we were able to put our new walking path to use! We won't know how much money we raised until after the 18th, but we do know that ... [more]

Fourth Graders Learn Mancala!

10/2/2013 - Classroom Communication
Integrating Language Arts and Social Studies into math helps the kids connect subject areas. We got out our planners and looked at the world map and the kids found that games of this type have been played in many parts of the world. We looked up the word Mancala, it's origin is ... [more]

Fifth Grade Field Trip to UofI

10/2/2013 - Classroom Communication
The 5th Grade class had a wonderful field trip this past Tuesday to the University of Idaho’s Annual Young People’s Concert. We had the opportunity to listen Grammy Award-wining bassist/composer/bandleader John Clayton and his son, Gerald Clayton, pianist and 2-time Grammy Award nominee. Both are classically and jazz trained. The Claytons ... [more]

Palouse Harvest Festival

10/2/2013 - Community Event
Come Celebrate what is great about the Palouse at the 2013 Palouse Harvest Festival! See attached pdf for more information!

MPR Youth Sports

10/2/2013 - Community Event
Register for Youth Sports On-Line!  Check out the other events the Moscow Parks & Rec planned for this winter! see attached pdf for more information!

Greetings MCS parents!

10/2/2013 - From Mr. Bonuccelli
This is a short week for the students here at MCS, but staff will be busy taking advantage of professional development time.  All of our teachers will be out the building Thursday and Friday, working with other teachers in the area and taking part in Moscow School Districts in-service meetings. ... [more]

4th & 5th Grade Families

9/30/2013 - Classroom Communication
Greetings!  We’re off to a great start in music this year, and looking forward to a wonderful adventure with your children.  At Moscow Charter School, students in grades four and five study the recorder, a precursor to woodwind instruments such as flute, clarinet, and oboe.  The recorder is small enough ... [more]

Christmas For Kids

9/30/2013 - Community Event
Christmas For Kids is now accepting applications for our 2013 program   To Apply: • Children must live in Latah County • The family must meet the income requirements for free/reduced lunch • Parent/Guardian must request an application by mail: C hristmas for Kids P.O. box 8883 Moscow, Id 83843 or email: • Completed applications must be received no later ... [more]

MCS Families

9/27/2013 - From Mr. Bonuccelli
Good afternoon!  It has been a busy week here at MCS, but many things have been accomplished.   First of all I would like to thank everyone that helped complete the playground last weekend and also the people that have helped through the entire process.  We will be having a ribbon cutting ceremony Monday morning at ... [more]

Book Fair!

9/27/2013 - Parent Action Team
October 2nd • 3:00 pm to 8:00pm Our Scholastic Book Fair is coming up on Wednesday October 2nd from 3:00pm to 8:00pm. We have decided to have only ONE book fair this year!  If you like the book fair and want to buy books, this is the ONE and the ONLY opportunity ... [more]

All-School Fundraising Event!

9/27/2013 - Parent Action Team
All-School Fundraising Event Friday, October 11 Mark your calendars! Please help the Moscow Charter School PAT raise money for continued improvements of the playground area, class field trips, and much more!   Every student will benefit! Our goal is to raise at least $2,000 ·         On October 11th all students will walk/run/jog around the designated area during their PE time. The more laps they complete ... [more]


9/27/2013 - Thank You
A BIG THANK YOU to everyone who helped with the playground installation!!   We can never thank you enough for all of your hard work, sweat, sleepless nights, and even on occasion tears!  We appreciate you sacrificing your days, nights weekends, and time away from your families!  This playground has been ... [more]

Animals of the Night

9/25/2013 - Community Event
DISCOVER THE WORLD THAT PERKS UP WHEN THE SUN GOES DOWN! Come celebrate and learn about fascinating nocturnal critters such as owls, bats  and wolves from local experts. Enjoy hands-on activities, crafts, games, storytelling,  live animals and more. Don’t miss out on this family fun event!

PCEI In-Service Days

9/25/2013 - Community Event
October 31st - All About Autumn With fall themed crafts and games, costumes encouraged! Price: $30 November 1st - Hearty Harvest Learn all about our land and crops by exploring the Palouse and making yummy treats. Price: $30 January 24th - Our Furry Friends Discover where all our favorite animals go when it starts to snow. ... [more]

Dear P.A.T. Staff

9/25/2013 - Thank You
Dear P.A.T. Staff, Thank you for the nice playground it is so awesome to have it around.  It is awesome that you are fundraising for all this nice stuff for us. Sincerely, Madison Thank you so much for all the great stuff this year!

Dress for the Weather!

9/19/2013 - Announcements
Please remember to send your children to school with appropriate clothing for the weather.  It has been getting quite chilly and rainy. Also, remember to write your child's name on the items they bring to school!

Calling All Young Writers!

9/19/2013 - Community Event
Writing Workshop taught by Katie Ellison October 3rd & 4th Ages 8 - 12 Prichard Art Gallery

Dear MCS Parents

9/19/2013 - From Mr. Bonuccelli
I am excited to announce that the Moscow Charter School Middle School will be forming an ASB.  I have found over the years that having an ASB helps to build comradery, leadership, and a voice for the student body.  Next week will be our election week for our students. On Monday, ... [more]

Toys at School

9/16/2013 - Announcements
Please leave all toys at home, including stuffed animals. When children bring in toys from home, they become distracted and the other children do as well. Some toys get misplaced or broken, and then children get sad and do not concentrate on learning. The only exception is if your child has ... [more]

Fall Art Workshops

9/16/2013 - Community Event
There are three wonderful fall arts workshops coming up in Moscow! Colorful Printmaking Ages: 6 to 12 years Adventure in Canning Ages: 18 years and up Drawing Ages: up to 15 years

Nature Classes with PCEI

9/13/2013 - Community Event
PCEI invites 2nd through 5th graders to attend our nature classes. Spend time exploring the Palouse region’s natural history through engaging field trips, hands-on activities, crafts, games, and scientific investigations! We’ll pick kids up from school, and parent pick up time will be 5:30pm from our nature center at 1040 ... [more]

MCS Plant Club

9/11/2013 - After School Program
MCS PLANT CLUB Thursdays 3:00 - 4:00 Begins Thursday, September 26 First Meeting 3:00-3:15 Each member will be given a permission form that will need to be signed by a parent and then returned by the next meeting.  Club activities will determined by student interest, but will include planting and growing seeds, caring for plants, plant dissection, ... [more]

MCS Dance Club

9/11/2013 - After School Program
MCS Dance Club Page Come learn the court and village social dances of the Renaissance and Jane Austen's 18th century England, as well as the traditional English performance dance-forms of *Morris Dance. The Beginning class will run from 3:10 until 3:40 with the Advanced class continuing until 4:00 pm.  Students should bring their water ... [more]

4th Grade Playing with Robots!

9/6/2013 - Classroom Communication

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MCS Families

9/6/2013 - From Mr. Bonuccelli
It has been a nice transition into the school year with three days last week, four days this week, and then back to our normal five days next week.  The kids seem to be adjusting into the routine and are loving their new climbing wall and the play field.  Work ... [more]

MCS T-Shirt Deadline

9/6/2013 - Fundraiser
We are anxious to get our shirt order in!  The more shirts we buy, the less they cost and the more money we raise! If you haven't ordered a shirt, decided you want another, decided to pay for a scholarship, or if you can't afford one and need a scholarship... let ... [more]

Moscow Parks and Rec Events

9/5/2013 - Community Event
Palouse Youth Triathalon September 7th, 2013 12:00 pm  HLAC & HIRC Howling at Hamilton! September 8th, 2013 1:00 pm - 6:00 pm  HIRC See attached PDF for details

MPR Youth Sports

9/5/2013 - Community Event
Micro Soccer Registration: August 1 - Sept 6 Ages: 4yrs - 6th Graders 4th - 6th Grade Volleyball League Registration: August 1 - Sept 8 Ages: 4th - 6th Graders Punt, Pass, and Kick Registration: August 1 - Sept 6 Ages: Boys and Girls Divisions 8/9, 10/11, 12/13, 14/15 5th & 6th Grade Basketball League Registration: August 1 - October ... [more]

Regional FIRST Robotics

9/5/2013 - Community Event
September 11, 2013 5:30 - 8:00 p.m. SEL Event Center 1825 Schweitzer Drive Pullman, Wa See attached PDF for details!


8/30/2013 - Announcements
We still have dishes at the school leftover from the back to school picnic. Please stop in Tuesday to retrieve your dishes!  They are located in Lost and Found just outside of the girls bathroom. We also had three lunch boxes left behind!  Please label your children's lunch boxes, shoes, jackets, ... [more]

Moscow All City Band

8/30/2013 - Community Event
Grades third through seventh, classes start September 3rd.   See attached pdf for more details.

Guess that Song!

8/30/2013 - From Mr. Bonuccelli
Mr. B playing Guess that Song with the 5th, 6th, and 7th graders! So far the 5th graders are in the lead!

Dear MCS Families

8/30/2013 - From Mr. Bonuccelli
Welcome Back!!! It has been a great first week back at Moscow Charter School.  Many great changes have occurred over the summer and I am very excited to see students in our hallways.  We had a great turnout for our Back to School Night and I would like to thank the ... [more]

Playground Project

8/2/2013 - Parent Action Team
Dear parents,   Thank you for your interest in helping us get this playground installed for the kids!! We are looking forward to having this project completed. The latest info we have received from the playground company is that the structures shipped Friday, August 23rd. Assuming this happened as planned, this will ... [more]

Dear Parents

7/2/2013 - From Mr. Bonuccelli
I am writing this letter to inform you of some changes that are coming to Moscow Charter School. Unfortunately, this summer Mrs. Horne and Mrs. Knott moved on to different positions in the Moscow School District. We are saddened by their departure, but understand their needs in changing teaching positions. We thank ... [more]

Dear MCS Families,

6/5/2013 -
Here comes summer. It is time to kick back and yet learn by exploring the world around you. Remember, our theme next year will be “We Invent Our World.”  Summer is a special time to read for pleasure. The library speaker who came to MCS on Monday encouraged every child ... [more]

Grants that helped MCS

6/5/2013 - Parent Action Team
The PAT would like to recognize and thank the following organizations who have helped us out this year by providing us with grants that greatly benefit our school:   We received the following grants to go towards our goal of enhancing the playground: Walmart-$250 Shopko-$250 Lowes-$3715 Alternative Giving Market-$1802.58   A grant from Target in the amount of ... [more]

Things to think about this summer

6/5/2013 - Parent Action Team
What fun events or camps are happening this week around town? (List of Summer Camps ) Is it a pool day or park kind of day? Should we go for a hike or a bike ride? Did I remember the sunscreen? How many days until summer break is over? What events would I like to organize or ... [more]

Lee Newbill Safety Fair

5/31/2013 - Announcements
Sixth Annual Officer Newbill Safety Fair Saturday, June 1 Eastside Marketplace 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. This event honors the memory of Moscow police officer Lee Newbill and features child safety education and interactive sessions on bike safety as well as the proper use of safety seats. Hot dogs and snacks are being provided ... [more]

Technology Poll

5/31/2013 - Announcements
Technology Poll Mr. Bonuccelli and a few of our teachers, are working on a technology grant for our school.  We have put a poll on our site in an attempt to gather data for the grant.  Please help us out by giving us your feedback.   Thank you.

Teacher Position

5/31/2013 - Announcements
  Teacher Application (pdf) Job Description  The 6th/7th Grade Teacher is responsible for the education of each child in his or her classroom. The 6th/7th Grade Teacher works with students, families, fellow teachers, and other staff members to ensure that the goals of the school are carried out. We at MCS strive to build ... [more]

MCS Marimba Club

5/23/2013 - After School Program
MCS Marimba Club Mondays - Starting June 10th 3:00pm - 4:00pm MCS Multi-Purpose Building Marimba Club News Summer, 2013 Dear Parents and Students: Please forgive me for not having been more specific about this opportunity until now.  This program is the outgrowth of an informal MCS after-school group which has met regularly all year, once or twice ... [more]

Introduction Letter

5/23/2013 - Announcements
Tony Bonuccelli Greetings Moscow Charter School Parents! My name is Antonio (Tony) Bonuccelli, your newly selected Principal/Administrator for the 2013/2014 school year. Please allow me to tell you a little about myself and my family.  I was born in Spokane, WA into a family of educators.  My mom was a teacher, my ... [more]

Lost and Found

5/23/2013 - Announcements
The end of the year is quickly approaching.   We have a remarkable amount of clothing & toys in our Lost and Found!   Please be sure to look for your lost stuff before the Lost and Found is donated to charity!

Summer Lunch Program

5/20/2013 - Announcements
Dear Parents and Students: We are happy to announce that the Moscow School District will be offering FREE LUNCH to all children between the ages of 1 to 18. There are no income requirements or applications to fill out, simply show up for fun and food! Here is the information about the ... [more]

First Grade Parables

5/17/2013 - Classroom Communication
Never underestimate the power of...

"a hard table"  - Tommy
"love" - Annie
"water" - Asa
"a hero" - Kalispell
"magic" - Ava
"a wolf" - Brooke
"super wrestler" - Ronan
"babies" - Jamison
"a magic wand" - Malia ... [more]

Dear MCS Families,

5/10/2013 -
The excitement is building for the performances of the Moscow Charter School play 'These are the days of Our Earth'. I hope you have had an opportunity to look at the practice schedule and the notes regarding costume requirements. We will be rehearsing next week over at Moscow High School ... [more]

Theater Bouquets For Sale!

5/10/2013 - Parent Action Team
Theater Bouquet Order Form You can purchase a flower and/or balloon theater bouquet from MCS as a way to tell your MCS student “Great Job” after their performance, and to help raise funds for playground equipment!   Roses will be wrapped in tissue paper and tied with a beautiful ribbon. Balloons will be ... [more]

50/50 Raffle

5/10/2013 - Parent Action Team
The PAT has worked extremely hard this year to raise money to enhance the play space for our kids. We are just over halfway to our goal with our current amount of funds raised sitting at $8288.55 and almost have enough to complete Phase 1!   We will be holding a 50/50 ... [more]

Teacher Appreciation Week

5/10/2013 - Parent Action Team
It is Teacher Appreciation Week and we would like to thank ALL of our teachers for all they do for our school and our kids. Your hard work does not go unnoticed!!   Parents feel free to give them a shout out on our Facebook page, or maybe just when you see ... [more]

Schools to Pools

5/9/2013 - Announcements
Tuesday June, 4th Our school will be going swimming at the Hamilton Lowe Aquatics Center on June 4th 2013. What the kid's need to bring: Swim Suit Towel Sunscreen Water Bottle Snack Warm clothes to change into A bag to carry everything in! 

Flip Flops

5/9/2013 - Announcements
Everyone is very excited that the weather has finally warmed up!   This is a friendly reminder that flip flops are not allowed at school.  Please be sure that your children wear shoes that are safe to run and play in!   Thank you!


5/9/2013 - Announcements
Yearbooks have been ordered and will be arriving next week!  If you didn't order yours, let us know, we may have extras!

Help clean up the Maranon River

4/29/2013 - Fundraiser
Dear MCS Families,                 In keeping with this year's theme, Earth Through Time and History, we would like to participate in a fundraiser to help clean up the Maranon River in Peru.   This is a very important river the contributes to the Amazon and runs all of the way through the ... [more]

Costume List

4/26/2013 - Announcements
MCS Presents: "These Are The Days of Our Earth" Location: Moscow High School Matinee: May 15th @ 12:30pm Evening Performance: May 16th @ 6:00pm   Questions? Email Miss Toni Costumes for the end of the year production! Kindergarten:   Farmers (class) 2 scarecrows, 2 crows, 2 main farmers, horse Lillian, Soraya, Kyle, Eleanor, Faith, Noah, Brayden   1st Grade:  Explorers (boys) Spanish girls in long skirts  Asa, ... [more]

Meet the Principal Candidates

4/26/2013 - School Board
Dear MCS Families, As you may know, Dr. Axman is leaving MCS after this school year to move to Arizona. Our board and search committee have identified two leading candidates for our new principal. These candidates will be visiting MCS in the next two weeks to meet students, teachers, and families. ... [more]

Dear MCS Families

4/19/2013 -
Thank you to all who participated in our Spring Showcase and Book Fair last night. The teachers and students really gave us great examples of the excellent work we do here at Moscow Charter School. A big thank you to Brenda Reindeu for her work on the book fair. It ... [more]

Moscow CommUNITY Walk

4/13/2013 - Community Event
Moscow CommUNITY Walk Homepage When? Saturday, April 27th, 2013 | Gathering at 12:00 noon Where? Friendship Square Who? Moscow Community, anyone & everyone! At 12:00 noon, Moscow Community members will gather at Friendship Square for music and community speakers. At 12:30 PM, the Walk will proceed with balloons, banners and flags. The celebration will continue at East City Park with ... [more]

Dear MCS Families,

4/12/2013 -
We have a “Poet Society” here at Moscow Charter School. The Pleaides Group has recognized twelve of our students for their poetry writing abilities. The following students will have their poems read at a celebration at the 1912 center on Sunday April 28th:  2nd: grade: Cadence Wilson, Keeahna Clary, Delaura ... [more]

Box Tops Drive

4/12/2013 - Fundraiser
Thank you so much for the great donation of Box Top Labels!   Please keep the coming! This money is used to replace playground balls, jump ropes, hula hoops and more!     Opportunities are available to add to the MCS cash total received from Box Tops. 1)  Sign up at  as a supporter ... [more]

Aluminum Can Fundraiser!

4/12/2013 - Fundraiser
  Don't forget to take your cans to Moscow Recycling today and say you are with Moscow Charter School you will get the Can Day Event pricing!   Payout is 50 cents per pound instead of the normal 35 cents per pound!  For this fundraiser all we need is your receipt!    Loridee will be at the ... [more]

Scholastic Book Fair

4/12/2013 - Parent Action Team
Shop Online! April 15 - April 22 The Book Fair was a huge success last night!   If you missed it, don't worry... you can still shop online until Aprill 22nd!    

Thank you!

4/12/2013 - Thank You
Thank you to everyone who brought food to the Teacher Appreciation Brunch last Friday!  All of the teachers really enjoyed your wonderful food and it helped each of them get through conferences!

Dear MCS Families,

4/4/2013 -
Dear Moscow Charter School Families, Please remember that Friday April 5th is a non-student attendance day. However, it is not a day off for teachers. This will be a full day of parent-teacher conferencing. To help the teachers keep up their energy, the PAT will be providing the teachers with an ... [more]

Bring Cans Tomorrow!

4/4/2013 - Parent Action Team
We are quickly approaching our deadline for our Aluminum Can Fundraiser!   If you have any cans or your neighbors have any cans, gather them up and bring them to the school when you come for conferences!    Loridee Wetzel has gratiously offered to haul the cans down to the recycling center so you ... [more]

Idaho Roks

3/27/2013 - Community Event
Moscow Charter School 2nd graders have become engineers!  The class has divided into three teams to solve the Junior FIRST® LEGO® League (Jr.FLL®) Super Seniors Challenge. Each week they get closer to understanding how the world, entertainment, transportation, and technology have changed over the past 60+ years and projecting where it will go ... [more]

Dear MCS Families

3/22/2013 -
The Moscow Charter School Board has made arrangements to purchase the property next to the school where the mobile home now sits. Closing will take place in early April. This property addition is exciting news that will support Moscow Charter School’s effort to expand our school to a K-8 school. ... [more]

Dear Parents : From Homa Assefi

3/6/2013 - Community Event
As part of your child’s Language and Culture Education Program at Moscow Charter School, students have recently learned several songs in Spanish which focus on cultural awareness and diversity. As an extracurricular volunteer activity, our students have been invited to sing those songs at the upcoming 2013 Moscow CommUNITY Walk. ... [more]

Dear MCS Families,

3/1/2013 -
Have you noticed the live web cam of the trout eggs on the Moscow Charter School web site? The students have been gathering around our “Trout Tank” like expectant parents waiting for the babies to come.  The due date for the hatchlings to arrive is March 6th but the students ... [more]

Dear MCS 5th and 6th Grade Families,

2/28/2013 - School Board
Parent Meetings March 4, 3:15 pm March 5, 7:00 pm I am delighted to inform you that the Moscow School District Board of Trustees has voted to approve our charter updates. As a result, we are now actively planning to add a 7th grade class at MCS for the 2013-2014 school year, and ... [more]

Dear MCS Families,

2/22/2013 -
Congratulations to Annalie Reed for winning the Moscow Charter School Spelling Bee. She will be representing MCS at the regional Spelling Bee in Lewiston.   Our hard working School Board along with the principal attended a three hour training this past Tuesday night. Our ISBA (Idaho School Board Association) trainer Jackie Hopper ... [more]

Kindergarten Open House

2/22/2013 - Announcements
Kindergarten Open House Moscow Charter School will be having 3 opportunities for families to visit the Kindergarten classroom and tour the school!   Tell your neighbors, tell your friends!               February 28th 1:00 - 3:00   February 28th 5:00 - 7:00 Kindergarten Families will be having a Karaoke night! Stop by, see the classroom, meet Ms. Hoffmeister, have some fun! March ... [more]

PCEI Spring Break Camp

2/21/2013 - After School Program
PCEI Jump into Spring! Spring Break Camp Do you want to learn more about outdoor skills? Learn how to build a shelter, start a fire, and what you need to be aware of your surroundings! Have you wondered how to identify animal tracks and scat? Experience what you cando to open your eyes ... [more]

Dear MCS Families,

2/8/2013 -
We are getting STEAMed up. Yes, Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math are all getting kicked up a notch here at MCS during this second semester. The whole school is getting involved in two major projects which are Steelhead in the classroom sponsored by Idaho Department of Fish and Game ... [more]

Polar Walk!

2/7/2013 - Upcoming Dates
Reminder: Feb. 13th -- this Wednesday-- is Polar Walk! Parents and children are invited to bundle up and walk together to school! Invite your neighbors to walk with you, form a group, create a group name, look for the stuffed Polar Bears along the way. This is a fun event for ... [more]

Dear MCS Families

1/18/2013 -
Moscow Charter School has taken building security very seriously in response the heightened safety concerns that have resulted from the horrific events that occurred at Sandy Hook Elementary. We have evaluated the communication systems that are in place between the buildings. The board is in the process of ordering an ... [more]

Dear Parents and Friends of Moscow Charter School,

1/18/2013 - School Board
As many of you know, the MCS Board has been working on updating our founding charter.  These updates reflect changes in technology, state and federal law, and required educational standards since the original charter was approved in 1998.  The charter updates do not seek to change MCS’s philosophy or practices, ... [more]

No School Reminder!

1/18/2013 - Upcoming Dates
Reminder, we have a three day week next week! No School Monday, January 21st - Idaho Human Rights Day No School Friday, January 25th - Teacher Workday

Dear MCS Families,

1/11/2013 -
We are back at school and education is in full swing. Here are some of the highlights of the important news for the week.   The PE department is participating in Elk’s Hoop Shoot. Third through sixth grade classes had an opportunity to try their luck at making baskets. Each child that ... [more]

Dear MCS Families,

12/14/2012 -
We almost have enough money to buy two water buffaloes  The sixth grade did an awesome job with putting together and delivering their presentation on the Heifer Project. Students are enthusiastically donating.  It is a gratifying feeling to know that the money raised will truly change the lives of people ... [more]

Heifer Project

12/10/2012 - Fundraiser
"Peace begins when hunger and poverty end." "A rising tide lifts all boats" Hello Parents, Currently, MCS is raising money for Heifer International.  This worthwhile project places useful animals in deserving villages throughout the world. The offspring of these animals are also distributed to others in that village, creating, over time, a more prosperous environment for all. The sixth ... [more]

Dear MCS Families,

12/7/2012 -
Great News Regarding Tax Benefits for your Donation to Moscow Charter School!  Idaho tax credit possible when given to education Reduce Your Taxes! We encourage every family to carefully review the information and consider your ability to see your tax dollars work for our school.  Your contribution to Moscow Charter School ... [more]

Dear MCS Families

11/30/2012 -
I hope you enjoyed the week-long Thanksgiving break. The children really came back to school with renewed energy for learning. The weather has been kind to us and we are still able to play in the parking lot.  So, the four square “courts” are still in use. We appreciate the ... [more]

Help Wanted

11/30/2012 - Announcements
Brandy Sullivan, parent of 5th grader Terra Sullivan, is a Speech Language Pathologist and she is a field examiner for Pearson, a company that develops and publishes standardized tests.   She is in need of candidates ages 4-25 years old to participate in a project on academic and problem solving skills ... [more]

Thank You!

11/30/2012 - Parent Action Team
The PAT would like to extend a special Thank You to all who contributed to making the Fall Carnival a success again this year! This includes parents who volunteered their time to help set up, clean up, baked goods, sell tickets, run booths, organize the silent auction baskets and games for the ... [more]

Dear Moscow Charter School Families,

11/16/2012 -
This Thanksgiving Holiday break is unique because we have the ENTIRE week off. We will have many exciting activities taking place when we return from this break. The fourth grade will be in charge of the November 26th  Monday Morning Meeting. We will also be getting ready for “Market,” which will take ... [more]

Dear MCS Families

10/31/2012 -
Happy Halloween! As a treat the whole school went on a field trip to the Washington State University campus and visited many of the museums there.  So, even though this was a short week we packed a great deal of valuable learning into it.   I hope to see you all sometime ... [more]

Dear MCS Families

10/26/2012 -
Jack-o'-lanterns are one of the most recognizable symbols when it comes to the Halloween holiday.  Did you know Jack-o-lanterns originated from Ireland? The practice of decorating "Jack-o'-lanterns" comes from an old Irish folktale about a man named Stingy Jack.  Turnips and potatoes served as an early canvas, then Irish immigrants brought ... [more]

Dear MCS Families

10/26/2012 -
Jack-o'-lanterns are one of the most recognizable symbols when it comes to the Halloween holiday.  Did you know Jack-o-lanterns originated from Ireland? The practice of decorating "Jack-o'-lanterns" comes from an old Irish folktale about a man named Stingy Jack.  Turnips and potatoes served as an early canvas, then Irish immigrants brought ... [more]

Before - After School Care Survey

10/26/2012 - After School Program
Moscow Charter School Survey of Before- and After-School Care Needs As a service to the Moscow Charter School community, the MCS Board is considering beginning before- and after-school care programs.  Currently, as everyone knows, children should not be dropped off at school before 8:00 am and must be picked up no ... [more]

MCS Academy Days - Earth's Fish & Wildlife

10/26/2012 - After School Program
Earth's Fish & Wildlife Idaho Fish & Game Thursday, Nov 1st

MCS - Fall Carnival!

10/26/2012 - Parent Action Team
Fall Carnival 2012 Friday, Nov. 9th   Activities Petting Zoo Fortune Teller Bake Sale Angry Birds Auction And so much more!!   The MCS Fall Carnival is happening soon!  Please tell your friends, families, and neighbors about this fun family event!  Everyone is invited!     Tickets will be available at the door. Cash or check only: $.50 for ... [more]

Free Basketball Clinic! This Sunday!

10/24/2012 - Community Event
Join Coach Ken Bone and the Washington State men’s basketball team for a FREE kids’ clinic. Boys and Girls-grades kindergarten-6th Sunday, October 28 2:45-4:00 p.m. Check-in: Begins at 2:15 p.m. in Bohler Gym Register deadline 5:00 p.m. Friday, Oct. 26; online only To register: mensbasketballcamp/ Questions? Contact Mike Simonson - 509-335-7693 or

Dear MCS Families

10/19/2012 -
The weather on the Palouse is always changing. As a result, our lost and found has filled up with jackets and sweat shirts. If you get a chance, come by and check the lost and found for missing items. Also, please be sure that you put names in coats and ... [more]

Make a Difference Day - Tomorrow!

10/19/2012 - Parent Action Team
This Saturday, from 9AM until noon, it is our landscape  day.  It is also the U of I  Make  a  Difference  Day. This means we should have between 15-20 students at the school to help with our project. Our goal is to work on the walking path that will encircle the school. Specifically, we'll be trimming bushes, ... [more]

Dear MCS Families

10/12/2012 -
Thanks to the efforts of many segments of the Moscow Charter School community we have a beautiful green lawn growing in our back area. We want to thank the board for approving funds for the sprinkler system and the grading of the field. Thank you goes out to our generous ... [more]

Thank You!

10/12/2012 - Parent Action Team
The PAT just wanted to say THANK YOU again for all your help completing the sod project!!! We couldn't have done it with out you!!   The field prep and fertilizer day went really well. Thank you very much to the following people who came to help out on Friday:   Anne Wessels Lisa ... [more]

Support MCS with your Safeway Club Card!

10/11/2012 - Fundraiser
Use your Safeway Club Card to support Moscow Charter School with your regular grocery shopping!   Just follow the instructions below to register your card, and MCS will receive a portion of the amount you spend at Safeway stores each month.   We are working hard to support the teachers, classrooms, and ... [more]

Free After-School Dance Lessons

10/10/2012 - After School Program
Starting October 16th Returning to Moscow Charter School!! Free After-School Dance Classes! Come learn the court and village social dances of the Renaissance and Jane Austen's 18th century England, as well as the traditional English performance dance-forms of Morris Dance Beginning October 16, 2012   Lessons in English Country Dance will take place in the Multi-Purpose ... [more]

Palouse Spanish After School Program

10/8/2012 - After School Program
Palouse Spanish After-School Program Oct 16th - Dec 13th Tue/Thu 3:05-5:00pm registration (pdf) registration (pub) Hola!  We are now accepting 2012 Fall Registrations!   8 week session! (Oct. 16th - Dec. 13th 2012)   (1-6th): Tuesday/Thursday 3:05 - 5:00pm; Moscow Charter School ($175)   Snack, music, supplies and small-group lessons provided by bilingual instructors.   Come join us for Week of Welcome (Oct. 16th ... [more]

Elementary Choir

10/1/2012 - After School Program
ELEMENTARY CHOIR Who:  3rd – 6th graders who love to sing When:  Mondays and Thursdays from 3:20-4:30 Where:  Russell Elementary Music Room  119 N. Adams Street Cost:  $30.00 This year, choir will begin on Monday, October 8, in the Russell School music room.  Rehearsals will run from 3:20-4:30 on Mondays and Thursdays and will ... [more]

Skating Classes at the Palouse Ice Rink

10/1/2012 - After School Program
Next session starts October 20, 2012.   Registration forms at or at the Palouse Ice Rink.  Classes held Saturdays, starting at noon or 12:30 depending on experience.  Levels for complete beginners to advanced skaters up to spins and jumps.  Ages 5 to adult.  Sessions are $78 for 5 Saturdays and include skates and ... [more]

Dear MCS Families

9/28/2012 -
The back field will finally go green this weekend. You can help. The sod party will start at 7am this Saturday morning. Just come to the school wearing work clothes and ready to place the sod.  If you have a bit of muscle and can remember green side up you ... [more]

Box Tops for Education

9/28/2012 - Fundraiser
Opportunities are available to add to the MCS cash total received from Box Tops. 1)  Sign up at  as a supporter of MCS.  This gains us 5 box tops or 50 cents for each signup.   MCS currently has only 40 online supporters. Remember, family & friends can signup.  If they don't want the newsletter, ... [more]

Scholastic Book Fair

9/28/2012 - Parent Action Team
Dear Parents and Families: Reading is the most important skill you can teach a child. Of all the skills children learn, it is the one you can influence the most. We invite you to visit our Scholastic Book Fair and experience a celebration of reading that provides families the opportunity to get ... [more]

International Walk to School Day

9/28/2012 - Parent Action Team
International Walk to School day is Wednesday, October 3rd!   When you arrive you will receive an apple or a Cliff Bar!  This year for the iWalk, our goal at Safe Routes to School is to get at least 4 Walking School Buses walking to school.  A Walking School Bus is a ... [more]

Dear MCS Families

9/20/2012 -
This was a short week but we packed a lot into the four days.  Picture Day is always a busy event and it filled a large part of Monday Morning. Hopefully the pictures will turn out great. I want a slide show of all the funny face class pictures for ... [more]

2012-2013 Volunteer Form Drive

9/20/2012 - Parent Action Team
2012-2013 Volunteer From Moscow Charter School depends on our families to help in the classroom, help run events, and help with our fundraising activities.  What we are able to do each year is dependent on the number of volunteers who participate. Please take time to fill out our 2012-2013 volunteer form.  Carefully ... [more]

Sod Laying Party!

9/20/2012 - Parent Action Team
Sept. 28th & 29th Dear Parents:   We will need a handful of people to help power rake and fertilize on Friday, Sept 28th, starting right after school and a large group of parents to help us lay sod on Saturday, Sept 29th starting at 8am.   If you are able to help us out, ... [more]

Parent Survey

9/20/2012 - Parent Action Team
Parent Survey Dear Parents,   Please take a moment to fill out this survey and provide some valuable feedback to the PAT. Your answers will help give us an idea on how to reach out to you and make sure that you feel like you are part of the MCS community. The survey ... [more]

Dear MCS Families

9/7/2012 -
I know this is going to be a special year. We have HAD a growing enthusiasm for volunteering here at the school. The children are really focused on learning and we have a new addition of six Service Learning students from the university of Idaho to help individual students with ... [more]

Sod - Coming soon!

9/7/2012 - Parent Action Team
coming soon! The PAT is happy to announce that we should be ready to lay down the new sod in the back field by the end of the month!   Please stay tuned for further details!  We would really appreciate volunteers to help lay the sod and get the field ready to be played ... [more]

Volunteer Form Drive

9/7/2012 - Parent Action Team
Please be looking for a volunteer form coming your way!    We have a wide variety of opportunities for you to make a difference at your child's school!    We need volunteers to come in occasionally to read with students, or fix broken playground equipment, bake goods for our wonderful Staff, help out at ... [more]

Dear Moscow Charter School Families,

8/31/2012 -


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Budget Workshop

5/31/2012 - School Board
On June 5, 2012 the Moscow Charter School will hold its annual budget workshop.  The annual workshop is designed to highlight the fiscal year 2013 budget and collect input from stakeholders.  The workshop begins at 7 p.m. and will be held at the school. The final proposed budget will be ... [more]

Dear Moscow Charter School Families

5/25/2012 -
This Friday marks the last full week of school. Yes, we only have seven more school days before we start summer vacation. As you know, these last few days are a very busy time. So, please make note of the many end of the year activities that are planned.   Next Tuesday, ... [more]

It's time to buy your yearbook!

5/25/2012 - Announcements
Moscow Charter School yearbooks may be purchased in the school office!  You have one day left to get your yearbook for the pre-sale price of $12.00!  After Tuesday the 29th the price goes up to $15.00.   Allegra Printing, of Moscw has graciously offered to print our full color book for a ... [more]

Box Tops for Education

5/23/2012 - Fundraiser
Learn more ways to earn! I wish to express my sincere gratitude to everyone who contributed Box Tops for Education over this school year.  Please continue to collect them over the summer break, so we can send in another shipment at the beginning of next school year.  The results of our ... [more]

Dear Moscow Charter School Families,

5/18/2012 -
It took the entire Moscow Charter School community to help produce “A Life Time of Water.” Therefore, it is appropriate to thank the parents, the teachers, the students and the high school administrators for helping to make our play such a success. What a great job!   The end of the year ... [more]

Dear Parents,

5/18/2012 - Announcements
Hello, my name is Adam "Mr. Mac" McNamee; I am the Americorps volunteer at Moscow Charter School. To end my year of service I have to present a final project to my superiors at Americorps. I have decided to make a Shutterfly Photo book. While my superiors will see the ... [more]

Dear Parents,

5/11/2012 -
The excitement is building for the performances of the Moscow Charter School “A Lifetime of Water”. I hope you have had an opportunity to look at the practice schedule and the notes regarding costume requirements. We will be rehearsing next week over at Moscow High School on Monday and Tuesday. ... [more]

Consider ordering a theater bouquet for your MCS student today!

5/11/2012 - Announcements
Click here for more details! This year you can purchase a flower or balloon bouquet from MCS as a way to tell your MCS student "Great job" after the theater performance this Thursday night.   Roses will be wrapped in tissue paper and tied with a beautiful ribbon. Balloons will be mylar to ... [more]

Spring Market Day

5/4/2012 - Announcements
The kids had a great time at their last Market Day, check out our slideshow! ... [more]

Volunteer Thank You Breakfast - You are Invited!

5/4/2012 - Announcements

Box Tops for Education

5/4/2012 - Fundraiser
If you have been collecting Box Tops, please bring them to the school soon!  Our Box Top Coordinator, Laura Williams will be sending in the next shipment this Friday, May 11th!   Thank you!

Letter from the Theater Teacher

4/27/2012 - Announcements
Matinee Performance: May 16th - 12:30pm Evening Performance: May 17th - 6:00pm     Dear Parents,   Our Play, "A Lifetime of Water", is truly a collaborative effort.  Our teachers and students are working on costumes, dances, back drops, props, makeup and even programs.  I am very excited for this production and hope it meets your expectations.  ... [more]

MCS LOGO - Vote Now!

4/20/2012 - Announcements
This is your last opportunity to voice your opinion!  Tell us which MCS Logo you like best!  To view the logos and cast your vote... click here!

A Trip To Somewhere Pictures!

4/20/2012 - Announcements
Check out our pictures from Moscow Charter School's "A Trip to Somewhere" on the main page of our site and on our Facebook page!

Dear MCS Families

4/13/2012 -
Dear Parents,   I know all of you have busy schedules, however,  I am asking you to consider volunteering for a position on the Moscow Charter School Board. Many of our members have served their two year terms and the board has several openings. The MCS Board is a working board. As ... [more]

New MCS Logo? Vote Now!

4/13/2012 - Announcements
  Vote now on your favorite logo!

Notice of Schedule Change

4/13/2012 - Parent Action Team
Due to scheduling conflicts we will be postponing the Landscaping Day on Saturday April 14th.  We have rescheduled this event for Saturday April 28th from 9-Noon. We apologize for any inconvenience this has caused but we hope that if you have the time, you will join us that day for ... [more]

ISAT Testing

4/13/2012 - Upcoming Dates
We have successfully completed the first week of ISAT testing!  You should all be proud of your kids for being so patient and quiet while others are testing.  Testing resumes next week.   Please remember that it is important for your children to get a good nights sleep and eat a ... [more]

Dear MCS Families

4/6/2012 -
Next Tuesday, April 10th  we will begin to give ISAT (Idaho State Achievement Tests) to grades three through six. These tests are required as a part of the  No Child Left Behind  law. Historically, our students have done very well on these tests. In order to ensure that each child ... [more]

Dear MCS Families,

3/23/2012 -
  Our property value is going up because the back of the school is now on a lakefront complete with ducks! The children are so drawn to the water that we have depleted our supply of “extra” clothes that we use to help students who have slipped into the pond. So, ... [more]

MCS Academy Day - The Creative You!

3/23/2012 - Upcoming Dates


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Scholastic Book Fair

3/23/2012 - Upcoming Dates
April 2nd @ MCS Spring Scholastic Book Fair! The Scholastic Book Fair is coming up on April 2nd!  Stop by and take a look at the books while you are at the school for your Parent Teacher Conferences!   If you are interested in helping at the book fair, please contact us!    

Read It = See It!

3/20/2012 - After School Program
Read It = See It! Get a free movie pass to Hugo.  Bring proof of a passing AR score to the MCS office and claim your FREE ticket to the last movie of the year!   Date: April 13th Time: 6:30 PM Location: MCS Multipurpose Room     For more information... Visit the Family Movie Night Page

Young People's Arts Festival

3/2/2012 - Community Event
Save the Date!   Saturday, April 14th 2012 Location: Moscow Jr. High School Time: 9:00am to 2:30pm preK - 6th grade Half-day: $15 Full day: $30   Registration packets will be available at local schools and Moscow City Hall in late March. For more information: or 208-883-7036

PAT Elections

3/2/2012 - Parent Action Team Interested in making a difference at MCS?  Do you have experience with fundraising?   We will be holding our annual PAT elections at next month's PAT meeting which will be held on March 6th at 3:15.  Please email the PAT or stop by the meeting for more information.  We need your help ... [more]

Idaho Repertory Theatre - FREE Family Fun Night!

3/1/2012 - Community Event
When? Wed, March 28 6:30 - 8:00 pm Where? 1912 Center 412 E. Third St. Kids and parents are invited to a night of: Improv theatre led by Suzie DuVal and Mindy Curtis Mask Makin Cookies, hot cocoa and tea Pre-register for the IRTY Spring Drama Camps May 3 and 4 and receive a discount!   Click here for more information!

Dear MCS Families

2/24/2012 -
Did you see all of the coverage we have gotten in the newspapers lately? The articles about MCS have demonstrated our commitment to the Arts. Our children are really expressive and photogenic and we even made the Front page!   We have finalized the dates for our end of the year program. ... [more]

PAT Newsletter - February

2/24/2012 - Parent Action Team
February Newsletter Please take the time to read to this month's newsletter from the Parent Action Team!

MCS Teacher Wins Teacher Scholarship!

2/22/2012 - Announcements
Mrs. Jana Horne, a 4th-5th grade teacher at Moscow Charter School, has been awarded a teacher scholarship for $455 from Northwest Professional Educators (NWPE), the state’s only non-union professional teacher association. The scholarship, which will fund a course titled "Inspiring Elementary Students with Engineering" on PBS TeacherLine, will augment Ms. ... [more]

2/22/2012 - Community Event
Cruise the World UofI Student Union Bldg Saturday, March 5th 11:00am - 5:00pm The University of Idaho's International Friendship Association will host the annual Cruise the World event on Saturday, March 5, 2011, from 11 am - 5 pm, in the Student Union Building.   Admission tickets are exchanged at the International Ballroom door for ... [more]

Dear MCS Families

2/16/2012 -
The teachers were here this Friday working on the Curriculum Policy and the Updated Moscow Charter School document revision. Everyone is excited to update these documents in order for them to reflect our STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) focus. It is so rejuvenating to incorporate these fresh and new ... [more]

Palouse Spanish After School Program

2/16/2012 - After School Program
Hola! We are excited to announce that Palouse Spanish After School Program will begin February 28th, 2012 and go through April 26th!  As in the past, the program will be on Tuesday and Thursday afternoons after school from 3-5pm.  Snack will be included.  The location will be the Moscow Charter School. NEW!  ... [more]

Dear Moscow Charter School Families

2/10/2012 -
February is National Heart Month. To recognize this tremendous effort, we are going to wear red on Monday to support Heart Health Awareness. Even though we are not directly involved with Jump for Your Heart during PE on Monday, we will be doing some rope jumping exercises. If your children ... [more]

2/10/2012 - After School Program
How Your Body Works Part 2! February 17th 9am to 3pm at Moscow Charter School   $20 for MCS students $30 for Non-MCS students   Enrollment limited, sign up now!

MCS Family Movie Night - Diary of a Wimpy Kid 2!

2/10/2012 - After School Program
Feb. 10th at 6:30pm Diary of a Wimpy Kid 2 Don't forget!  MCS Family Movie Night is tonight!

Jazz in the Schools

2/10/2012 - Announcements
Lionel Hampton Jazz Festival February 22-25, 2012   The Jazz in the Schools program, presented by Potlatch Corporatioin, reaches out to school children to allow them to experience the joy and uniqueness of jazz.   We have vouchers available in the office that allow Jazz in the Schools students ree admission to one Friday or ... [more]

The Polar Walk is coming up on Wednesday, Feb. 8th!

1/25/2012 - Announcements
Students are encouraged to walk, slide or glide with friends and parents on this day!    Safe Routes will be hiding the stuffed polar bear again so try to find it along your way and get a warm drink once you get to school.    Remember to dress warmly and in layers so you ... [more]

1/20/2012 - After School Program
We are sorry to announce that the Civil Rights Academy Day has been rescheduled for Friday May 4th.   Our next Academy Day is Friday, February 17th - How Your Body Works Part 2 with Aria Arrizabalga, MD!

Special Message from the Board

1/14/2012 - School Board
Dear MCS Families,   I am writing to bring you up to date on board activities designed to enhance learning at MCS.  During the last several school board meetings votes have been taken on the following:   1.  To continue to offer 6th grade.  While the Moscow School District has decided to move 6th ... [more]

Dear MCS Families

1/6/2012 -


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Employment Opportunity

1/6/2012 - Announcements
Moscow Charter School is seeking a Business Manager, please see attached job description.

Headsets Needed

1/6/2012 - Classroom Communication
Anne Wessels our technology teacher is in need of about 6 headsets in the computer lab and in a few classrooms, please spread the word. Even the headsets you buy on an airplane will work! Similar to these pictured, with a Connectivity: 3.5mm Stereo Headphone Plug.

Box Tops

12/9/2011 - Fundraiser
If you have collected any box tops, please bring them in next week, we will be shipping them off soon!  Thank you!

Dear MCS Families

12/2/2011 -
We have such a short time before winter break and I know it will go fast. Here are few dates to mark your calendar. Dec. 16th will be the last student contact day for 2011. We will be having our “Winter Market” that afternoon.  We will begin classes on Jan. ... [more]

Fun with Dry Ice!

12/2/2011 - After School Program
  The kids had fun with dry ice after school on December 2nd!

MCS Family Movie Night

12/2/2011 - Fundraiser
Friday - December 9th - Holiday Movie Collection! Want to go out with your family and not break the bank? Everybody likes a good movie! MCS Family Movie Night will be held once a month on a Friday at 6:30pm.   Adults $2.00 K - 12 $1.00 Under K Free!   Concessions will be available for purchase.  Please bring a lawn ... [more]

Dear MCS Families,

11/4/2011 -
Don’t forget that next Thursday 11/10 and Friday 11/11 we have no school in order for parents and teachers to conference together. These conferences are so important to ensure each student’s academic progress. We look forward to seeing all of you at these meetings. The field trip to Washington State University ... [more]

Dear Parents,

11/4/2011 - Fundraiser
We are looking for some parent volunteers to help out the night of the carnival. It is just a short 2 weeks away!! If you are available on November 18th please let me know!   Here are some areas where we are looking for help:   Set-up (from 3:00 pm to 5:45pm on November 18th) Clean-up (immediately following ... [more]

Pre-Sale Tickets Available!

11/4/2011 - Fundraiser
Pre-Sale tickets for the MCS 2011 Fall Carnival are now available for purchase. Please click on this link if you would like to purchase tickets via our website using a credit card or PayPal.  Tickets can also be purchased via cash by filling out the form on the flyer that should ... [more]

PAT Newsletter - November

11/4/2011 - Parent Action Team
November Newsletter Please take the time to read to this month's newsletter from the Parent Action Team!  We have alot going on the next couple months and there are a lot of opportunities to volunteer!

Two MCS Academy Days Next Week!

11/2/2011 - After School Program
We have 2 great Academy Days coming up next week: Spanish celebrations on Thursday, Nov. 10, and Biodiesel Power on Friday, Nov. 11. Enrollment is limited for both, but Friday's session will be a particularly small group of only 15 students and is limited to only 3rd-6th graders.     Sign up now! http://www. academydays ... [more]

Spanish Speakers Needed

11/2/2011 - After School Program
We are seeking ideally bilingual, parents or other adults who are willing to volunteer their time for next week’s Academy Day “One World Academy: A Celebration of Spanish”.  Volunteers will need to be at Moscow Charter School on November 10 th from  9:00am to 3:00pm. Children of volunteers attend MCS Academy Day ... [more]

MCS Family Movie Night

11/2/2011 - Fundraiser
MCS Family Movie Night this Friday November 4th at 6:30pm we are showing Cars 2!   Want to go out with your family and not break the bank? Everybody likes a good movie!   Adults $2.00 K - 12 $1.00 Under K Free! Concessions will be available for purchase. Please bring a lawn chair or a blanket or two ... [more]

Dear MCS Families,

10/28/2011 -
All first through sixth grade students will be taking a field trip to Washington State University on Monday, October 31st. Buses will be leaving at 8:45am so we need students dressed appropriately for the weather, wearing sturdy walking shoes and with a lunch and a snack in their back pack. ... [more]

Family Science Saturday - Spooky Optics: Tricks and Treats with Light!

10/27/2011 - Upcoming Dates
Palouse Discovery Science Center October 29th 11am - 12pm Celebrate the Light in Action! Exhibits, Learn about light and optics through fun demonstrations! Something for the whole family!   Free for PDSC members / $4-$6 for non-members

UofI Make a Difference Day/Landscaping Day

10/23/2011 - Thank You
We would like to thank the participating MCS families/parents:     Matt Catt,  Stenzel family (Sabrina, Aaron, Kayla, Cherise, Maddy Stenzel), Johnson family (Hannah, Aaron, Madeleine Johnson), Lisa Harmon, Christina Todd, Wappett family (Liana, Matt, Isabelle, Meridian Wappett), Mike Nelson, Casey Scott, Mike Miura, Leslie Baker, Bean family, and Ay family (Sakire, Zeynep Ay) ... [more]

Save the Date!!!

10/21/2011 - Fundraiser
Coming Soon...The MCS 2011 Fall Carnival will be held Friday, November 18th from 6:00pm to 8:30pm!!!   You'll find plenty of family fun with over 15 booths including an Angry Birds booth, lollipop tree, fiber crafts, face painting, fishing for prizes, cake walks, football tosses and much more. We will also be serving concessions, ... [more]

Dear MCS Families,

10/14/2011 -
This has been a wonderful week. We had a surprise guest speaker. Dr. John L. Phillips, who is a retired US astronaut came and talked to the children about his experience on the space station. Dr. Phillips flew into space three times: In 2001 aboard STS-100, space shuttle Endeavour; in ... [more]

International Walk to School Day - follow up

10/14/2011 - Announcements
We had 70 kids sign up on our check in sheet! Only 3 kids got off the bus! We had 15 from Moscow Junior High School too! We had 5 parent volunteers and 3 college student volunteers, thank you to Rodney & Celena Wolverton, Casey Green and Charlie & Gretal!   The kids wrote on ... [more]

Make a Difference/ Landscaping Day

10/14/2011 - Upcoming Dates
UI Make a Difference/ Landscaping Day is this Saturday, Oct 22nd from 9 a.m. to Noon We will be working on the following projects: Weeding Trimming bushes and dry plants hanging over beds Adding bark to the entrance and the front beds Fluffing and leveling out the bark in all the playground areas Painting the MCS ... [more]

Free After School Dance Lessons

10/11/2011 - After School Program
Join us every Monday 3:15 - 4:00 Come learn the court and village social dances of the Renaissance and Jane Austen's 18th century England, as well as the traditional English performance dance-forms of *Morris Dance. Classes are free and open to students of MCS and the Moscow community. Instruction takes place in the Multi-Purpose room at ... [more]

Dear Moscow Charter School Families,

10/7/2011 -
Monday October 12th is Walk to School Day. Hopefully, the rain will let up. There will be student athletes from the University of Idaho at the school that morning to give out prizes and congratulate our biking and walking participants. Even if you usually drive your students to school, you ... [more]

Palouse Spanish After-School Program

10/7/2011 - After School Program


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Academy Days - We are Detectives

10/7/2011 - After School Program
We had a lot of fun at the MCS Academy Day on October 6th!  We were featured in the Daily News, you can read the story here.   Next Academy Day Thursday, Nov. 10 Spanish Academy!    

Update from the PAT

10/7/2011 - Parent Action Team
October 2011 Newsletter Please take the time to read to this month's newsletter from the Parent Action Team!  We have alot going on the next couple months and there are a lot of opportunities to volunteer!

Dear Parents

9/30/2011 -
So, this was a slimy, long-driving, erosion and MOSS filled day. I had decided that there was no better way to celebrate my birthday than to go down to MOSS Camp with our sixth graders. I arrived Wednesday night in time for a gourmet dinner of cold mashed potatoes, canned ... [more]

MCS Garden Club

9/30/2011 - After School Program
Help support the MCS Garden Club by purchasing a pumpkin (grown in the garden) during the Open House Wednesday night from 6-7PM.   You can see all the pumpkins on display in the lobby of the school!   The MCS Garden Club meets every Wednesday from 3:00 - 4:00 please join us!  

Open House

9/30/2011 - Announcements
Please join us  - Wednesday, October 5th from 6:00 - 7:00pm at the MCS Open House!   This is a wonderful time to visit your children's classrooms and see what they've been up to!  Stop by the Scholastic Book Fair and purchase a book for your child or your child's classroom!  Purchase a pumpkin ... [more]

Volunteer Form Drive

9/30/2011 - Parent Action Team
A big thank you to all of you who filled out and turned in a Parent Volunteer Form!  The winner of the Family Movie Night package will be announced at the Monday Morning Meeting!    If you have not had a chance to fill out a Parent Volunteer Form, it is not ... [more]

Dear MCS Families,

9/23/2011 -
Tonight is Family Movie Night here at school which promises to be a great way to get together with school friends. Our PAT has been very busy getting everyone involved in making Moscow Charter School the best school in town. I hope all of you have turned in the blue “Let’s Get Involved ... [more]

Dear MCS Families,

9/16/2011 -
Thursday was so busy. The rain in the morning added some fun and excitement to opening. We had the school nurse doing eye exams in one of the classrooms. We had yummy cheese sandwiches for lunch (one of my favorite). Most importantly we had our first hands-on science day. Dr. ... [more]

9/16/2011 - After School Program
We are detectives: a kid's introduction to Forensice Science! October 6th 9am to 3pm at Moscow Charter School   $20 for MCS students $30 for Non-MCS students   Enrollment limited, sign up now!  

Fun at the Fair

9/16/2011 - Announcements
The kindergarteners had a great time at the fair seeing the animals and trains! They saw Kheldar from the 6th grade and his sheep "Noisy"! The MCS Garden Club won a couple of ribbons for a pumpkin and a sunflower!

MCS's Excellent Adventure on DVD!

9/16/2011 - Fundraiser
DVD's of last years play "MCS's Excellent Adventure" are now available for just $10! The DVD includes a slideshow of still images taken by various people at the production!     This is a wonderful addition to your child's portfolio!    Remember, your kids did not get a chance to see themselves in ... [more]

MCS Family Movie Night

9/16/2011 - Fundraiser
Please join us for our first family movie night September 23rd at the Moscow Charter School!   The feature presentation will be Ponyo.   Tickets for the show will be $2 for Adults, $1 K-18 and Free under K.   Concessions will also be available for purchase.   Please bring a lawn chair or blanket ... [more]

The PAT Pride

9/16/2011 - Parent Action Team
Welcome to the first PAT newsletter of the year!!  It is our hope that with this newsletter we will keep you up-to-date on all the events we have planned for the year as well as providing you with an additional resource for finding out ways you can help out at ... [more]

Hello MCS Families,

9/9/2011 -
Remember that Monday, September 12th is picture day. So, send your students in their best outfit and looking sharp because that class picture will wind up in the year book! Picture order forms will be available at the front desk in the morning if your form did not make it ... [more]

Hello Moscow Charter School Families,

9/2/2011 -
We are off to a great start of the 2011-2012 School Year. The “Back to School Picnic” was a great success. Thank you to all of the parents and friends that came with food to share. The P.A.T. planned a great evening of fun for us. The pizza from Pizza ... [more]

9/2/2011 - After School Program
The Moscow Charter School Garden Club is Blooming! A few parents and students kicked off the MCS garden a few days after school was out in June 2011. We tilled the earth and amended it with some compost. We then set about making rows and planting. Our plant choices included some ... [more]

Student Directory

9/2/2011 - Announcements

Have you filled out the Student Directory form online?

The password protected digital directory includes...
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Welcome Back!!

9/2/2011 - Announcements
We hope everybody had a wonderful first week of school!!  We would like to thank all the families who joined us for the Back to School Dinner and also those who brought side dishes and desserts. We hope you all had a great time. A special Thank You to all the ... [more]

The Road to MOSS

9/2/2011 - Fundraiser
MOSS Donation Page Moscow Charter School's sixth grade class will be participating in M.O.S.S. at the end of September!  This is a wonderful opportunity for our children.    The sixth grade students and families have raised a little over half of the money they need to get everyone to MOSS.  According to our map, ... [more]

Friends of Moscow Charter School

9/2/2011 - Fundraiser
Please consider becoming a Friend of Moscow Charter School today.
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Combined Fund Drive

9/2/2011 - Fundraiser
MCS ID#1479345 The mission of the CFD is “Empowering Washington public employees and retirees to strengthen communities through the funding and support of charities.” The CFD is Washington State’s workplace giving program for active and retired public employees. This program allows employees to make donations via check and payroll deduction to ... [more]

Dear MCS Families,

8/22/2011 -
Welcome to the STEAMy days of August. You may think that the capitalized STEAMy is a misprint but I am referring the acronym for Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math. We are refocusing our curriculum to make a strong connection to these areas of study. You might ask why? The ... [more]

Welcome Back to School

8/22/2011 - Announcements
Dear Parents and Students:   The summer is quickly coming to a close and here at the school we are beginning to gear up for a new school year.   Last year was an exciting and successful year for MCS.   One example of that success was our students’ performance on the ISAT tests.   As you may ... [more]

MCS's Excellent Adventure DVD

6/3/2011 - Announcements
Purchase a copy of MCS's Excellent Adventure and DVD including a slideshow of still images taken by various people at the production!   Remember, your kids did not get a chance to see the play!   All proceeds from the sale of this DVD will go towards MOSS! Order Today!


6/3/2011 - Announcements
It's not too late to order a yearbook!  Order Now!

2011-2012 MCS Fundraising Survey

6/2/2011 - Announcements
Dear Parents,             First and foremost, we would like to THANK everyone who donated their time this year, whether it was in your child's class, at a landscaping day or at a PAT event. We certainly know how busy things get and know that your time is precious, but truly do ... [more]

Hello MCS Families

5/27/2011 -
Wow that was quite a week. The play on Wednesday and Thursday was a complete success. The students were great at remembering their lines and putting together very creative costumes. The play was such a success that we had a party at lunch with music dancing cookies and balloons to ... [more]


5/27/2011 - After School Program
Have you pre-ordered a yearbook yet?  The 6th graders have been working really hard, and have done an excellent job! Please bring $15 to the office by the end of the day June 1st if you would like a yearbook! 

Help 6th Graders get to MOSS

5/27/2011 - After School Program
McCall Outdoor Science School Donate a scholarship to help send a 6th grader to MOSS! $165 - Full Scholarship $82.50 - Partial Scholarship Even if you are not able to provide a full or partial scholarship any donation is greatly appreciated! Donate using our easy PayPal donation link on our MOSS Page or pay in ... [more]

MCS Budget Approval Meeting

5/27/2011 - School Board
MCS Proposed Budget (pdf) It is that time of the year again: budget approval.     The MCS Board will be holding a special meeting to approve the '11-'12 budget Tuesday, May 31 at 8:00am (yes that is morning) in the Multipurpose Room.     All are welcome to attend.

Dear Parents

5/20/2011 -
The excitement is building for the performances of the Moscow Charter School Excellent Adventure. We had a full rehearsal today out on the playground. It was nice to be able to be outside in the sun and work on our songs and lines. One of the students found a four ... [more]

Parent Volunteers Needed

5/20/2011 - Announcements
PARENT VOLUNTEER NEEDS for TECH: 1) For rehearsals and performances at MHS: a.  One parent Stage Left, and one parent Stage Right. b. One parent on stairwell deck (outside rear of stage) to supervise costume and prop check. c. Runner from backstage to balcony (“green room”) for messages from director. d. Point person in balcony.   e. At least five parents ... [more]

MCS in the News

5/20/2011 - Announcements
Learning through play Moscow Charter School prepares for an 'Excellent Adventure' By  Alan Solan  Daily News Staff Writer Posted on:  Thursday, May 19, 2011 Photos: +enlarge    purchase Geoff Crimmins/Daily News +enlarge    purchase Geoff Crimmins/Daily News +enlarge    purchase Geoff Crimmins/Daily News While the young actors in Moscow Charter School's upcoming production learned their lines for the play, they also were learning about math, science, history, geography and other ... [more]

Please take our poll!

5/20/2011 - Announcements
We would like to know how many people would be interested in purchasing a DVD recording of this years play Moscow Charter School's Excellent Adventure! Please stop by the main page and take our quick poll!  

Hello Moscow Charter School Families,

5/13/2011 -
There is lots of news from the principal’s desk…. Important – Please note that sixth grade graduation has been changed to June 1st. Field Day has been moved to June 2nd  in order to schedule the Jr. High Track     MARS ROVER COMPETITION  Friday eighteen students (four teams) went to the University of Idaho to compete ... [more]

Chicks in Kindergarten

5/9/2011 - Announcements
Congratulations are in order for the new mommies and daddies in Kindergarten! 9 chicks have hatched on Mother's Day making history for the most chicks hatched in Ms. Hoffmeister's ten year experience of hatching chicks. The students became mommies and daddies on Mother's Day since they have been incubating the ... [more]

Next Friday, May 6 - Academy Day "Moving to the Beat!,"

4/29/2011 - After School Program
Next Friday, May 6 we will have an Academy Day entitled "Moving to the Beat!," an  all-day workshop coordinated by Shelly Werner of Spectrum Dance including Capoeira (a non-contact martial art with music), Hip-Hop, "The Wave", and designing a T-Shirt.  Register soon at academydays.

Next Thursday, May 5 - Academy Day "What to do when you're Home Alone"

4/29/2011 - After School Program
Next Thursday, May 5, we will have an Academy Day entitled "What to do when you're Home Alone - Staying safe at home, and out and about", with Stacey Trivelpiece who teaches the Babysitter prep course at Gritman, and Judi Dunn-Gray, who teaches babysitter prep, home alone safety, and other classes ... [more]

Spring Landscaping Day is this Saturday, April 30th from 9 a.m. to Noon

4/29/2011 - Upcoming Dates
Spring Landscaping Day is this Saturday, April 30th from 9 a.m. to Noon Goodies will be provided by the PAT We will be working on the following projects: Weeding Sweeping Picking up trash Cleaning up the Kindergarten area Trimming bushes hanging over beds Leveling out the bark in all the playground areas General spring clean-up If you have any of ... [more]

Fill the Racks

4/22/2011 - Upcoming Dates
On Wednesday, May 4th the Safe Routes to School Group is putting on a Fill the Racks event in which they would like students to ride their bikes to school. All participants who ride (or walk) to school that morning will receive a bike spoke reflector and other incentives when they ... [more]

Dear Parents

4/15/2011 -
April 15, 2011 Dear Parents, Remember this Saturday is a Volunteer School Clean up Day. So bring a rake and gardening gloves and come help out. This is in keeping with the theme of ‘Earth Day” which we are using for next week. The Monday Morning Meeting will feature a guest Speaker ... [more]

Spring Landscaping Day is this Saturday, April 16th from 9 a.m. to Noon

4/14/2011 - Upcoming Dates
Spring Landscaping Day is this Saturday, April 16th from 9 a.m. to Noon   Goodies will be provided by the PAT   We will be working on the following projects:   Weeding Sweeping Picking up trash Cleaning up the Kindergarten area Trimming bushes hanging over beds Leveling out the bark in all the playground areas Pressure washing the sidewalks Clean the gutters Waterproofing the ... [more]

Dear Parents

4/8/2011 -
Dear Parents,   We start ISAT testing on Monday, April 11th. It will be very important to send students to school well rested and with a good breakfast. Even though these tests are a snap shot of how our students perform, the school is evaluated on our over-all student scores. So, we ... [more]

Landscaping Day April 16th

4/8/2011 - Upcoming Dates
Save The Date: Landscaping Day is Saturday, April 16th from 9:00 am to Noon

Dear MCS Families

4/1/2011 -
Starting with last Friday night, this has been quite the busy week. The Family Dance was a huge success and everyone had a great time. Thanks go to the two bands, Gefilte Trout and Musaiique; both of whom donated their time and talents to help us fund raise for the ... [more]

Hello Moscow Charter School Families

3/25/2011 -
It was wonderful to see so many of you at our first annual TRIP TO SOMEWHERE. All of the grade level displays were so impressive. Parents and students alike could look around with pride at the impressive work that our students are accomplishing. We really appreciate Mr. Tousley for bring us ... [more]

A Trip to Somewhere

3/12/2011 - Announcements
Thursday March 24th 5:30 - 7:00 Moscow Charter School Please join us for an evening of student presentations on March 24th from 5:30 - 7:00 at the Moscow Charter School. The theme of this event is “A Trip to Somewhere.” Students from MCS’s sixth grade will have displays of projects they’ve completed about countries ... [more]

Dear Parents,

3/4/2011 -
We have lots of dancing going on around here... ... [more]

Free After School Dance Class

3/4/2011 - After School Program
Classes are free and open to students of MCS and the Moscow community... ... [more]

Introducing March Health Madness Month!

3/4/2011 - Announcements
Introducing March Health Madness Month! MCS students have been issued a challenge to be physically active every day for our first ever March Health Madness Month!  They will be given a packet on Monday March 7th of activities to complete throughout March.  Additional plans for the month include: • During the week ... [more]

Parent meeting about proposal for MCS to adopt to a STEAM approach to learning

3/4/2011 - Announcements
Parent meeting about proposal for MCS to adopt to a STEAM approach to learning   Monday, March 7, 7:30pm: The MCS Faculty and Board of Directors are considering a proposal from the Futures Sub-committee for MCS to adopt a STEAM approach to learning. STEAM stands for Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Mathematics. It ... [more]

Dear Families

2/25/2011 -
Is it a snow day today? It seems like that has been the question on every child’s lips as they woke up every day this week. We sure have had our share of the white stuff. We have been able to keep school open and that is a good thing ... [more]

10% Back to Schools

2/18/2011 - Announcements
Safeway has a promotion this month that ends on February 28th.  Simply visit the 10% Back to Schools website type in Moscow Charter School's zipcode and enter the code printed at the bottom of your receipt!

MCS Brochure

2/18/2011 - School Board
The School Board has put together an informational brochure about Moscow Charter School.  If you know anyone interested in learning more about our school.  Please direct them to the website, or print off a copy for them!   There is a link to the brochure on the top left of the Moscow ... [more]

Dear Moscow Charter School Families,

2/11/2011 -
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 ... [more]

Spanish After School Program

2/11/2011 - After School Program
Greetings all! We just finished SpanishASP instructor orientation meetings this past Tues/Thursday  and what a fabulous group of talented people we have working with the program this session!    As you know Valerie Roloff will be returning for her 3 session!  YEAH Valerie!  Valerie will continue to work with the 1-2nd graders. Mari Avil ... [more]

MCS Academy Day

2/11/2011 - After School Program
We are excited to announce that our next Academy Day is coming up next Friday, February 18!  It will consist of two sessions, "My very first computer program" in which students will write their own programs, and the "Web Monkey Training Camp" teaching web programming and database development.  See the attached ... [more]

Polar Walk

2/7/2011 - Announcements
The Safe Routes to School organization is sponsoring another   walk  to school day on February 16th. They will be providing hot chocolate and stickers for each student who participates. We are in need of 2-3 parents to volunteer to help serve hot chocolate and pass out stickers to the kids before school, ... [more]

Hello Moscow Charter School Families

1/28/2011 -
We all are getting excited because there are only seven more days until the Winter Arts Program over at the HIRC.  Doors will open at 6:30pm for seating the evening of Friday, February 4th. All of our students will have an active part in the music presentation which is integrated ... [more]

Spelling Bee

1/28/2011 - After School Program
Our school's spelling bee will be held in the back building on Wednesday, February 2 at 9:00 am.    Students interested in participating may request a copy of spelling words from their classroom teacher.  A student may visit and click on the parent/student link to practice words, too.      ... [more]

Spanish After School Program

1/28/2011 - After School Program
Palouse Spanish ASP will be serving K -6th graders in an 8 week program, starting February 15th and running every Tuesday and Thursday from 3:15 to 5:00pm.   Please contact Gretal Leibnitz for more information.

Volunteers Needed

1/28/2011 - School Board
Volunteers Needed:
There are several Board Committees that could use more members to help do important work for the school.  These include the Grants Committee, the Facilities Committee, and the Recruitment Committee. Click "more" for committee descriptions.
... [more]

Lions Pride - Digital Anthology

1/28/2011 - Website Update
We have been receiving quite a few submissions the Lions Pride Digital Anthology!  Please take a look at what we've done so far. We are very excited to receive new documents and pictures from kids. You can check out the staff page to find who to turn your work into. Any of ... [more]

Dear Moscow Charter School Families

1/14/2011 -
Dear Moscow Charter School Families, For some reason this has been a long week. I think the rain and inside recess has given us all bit of cabin fever. Good thing we are off on Monday to observe Idaho Human Rights Day. Next week we only have school on Tues. Wed. ... [more]

MCS Academy Day - Civil Rights - Cancelled

1/14/2011 - After School Program
Due to coordinating difficulties, the MCS Academy Day for this coming Monday, January 16 has been cancelled.  The next Academy Day will be February 18.

Dear MCS Families

1/7/2011 -
Happy New Year! I hope you had a restful Winter Break. The children came back to school with a renewed excitement about school. Our Monday Morning Meeting was a real highlight to the New Year’s celebration as the second grade did a mini concert that included a violin solo, a ... [more]

Winter Fundraiser for Heifer International

1/3/2011 - Announcements
Congratulations to children, staff and parents at Moscow Charter School!! Our Winter Holiday Fundraising drive for Heifer International during the month of December raised $460.00!! Heifer International is a charitable organization whose mission is to work with communities to end hunger and poverty and to care for the Earth, using the simple ... [more]

Dear MCS Families,

12/10/2010 -
The excitement is building here at MCS as the date for the beginning of Winter Break comes closer. Students are getting ready for the Winter Market which will take place on December 17th. Classes will be selling all kinds of products and foods. Games of chance will also be a ... [more]

Dear Moscow Charter School Families,

12/2/2010 -
Time is flying by and we are already into December. Winter break will be here before we know it and with the way it is snowing lately we may have more days off than we planned. I appreciate all of the parents who are sending their children to school with ... [more]

Dear Moscow Charter School Families,

11/19/2010 -
I don’t have to tell you that this has been a crazy week.   Some of us had to learn to go without electricity and heat for many hours. This surprising storm has made it clear that we all need to have a portable, battery powered radio to find out if ... [more]

Useful Links

11/19/2010 - Website Update
Our "Reading Links" has been changed to "Useful Links" with the addition of a link to Apangea, an online Math program!   Apangea is for grades 4-6.  This website provides online instruction in math.  Students work through different math threads while earning points and learning more about math.  Students were given their ... [more]

Attention Sixth Grade Families

11/18/2010 - Announcements
“i2i” returning to MJHS – Free dinner, childcare and door prizes!!   On Wednesday night, December 8, from 6 – 8 p.m., MJHS and the MJHS Parent Support Team will once again be hosting the “i2i – Seeing Eye to Eye on the Issues” Project.  This program will be presented by staff ... [more]

Head Lice Information

11/18/2010 - Announcements
It seems that not everyone saw the message in the Friday newsletter two weeks ago about lice, so we thought it might be helpful to re-send this as a stand-alone.  There was at least one new case of head lice earlier this week (11/15), that student's class was checked at ... [more]

Dear Moscow Charter School Families

11/12/2010 -
It’s a big day on the Palouse because the Vandals are playing the Broncos for what could be the last time. I am hoping for good sportsmanship and a positive outcome for University of Idaho.   This was a very positive week at Moscow Charter School. Our Monday Morning Meeting was focused ... [more]

School Pictures

11/12/2010 - Announcements
School Pictures are in!  If your student has not brought them home yet, please stop by the office and pick them up!   Remember, picture retakes will be on November 19th!   Thank You!

Dear Moscow Charter School Families,

11/5/2010 -
Students were busy trying to fit five days of learning into three days of classes this week. Monday Morning Meeting was hosted by the kindergarten class and they demonstrated all kinds of things to us including the value of money and the need for daily exercise to reduce our “chicken ... [more]

MCS Academy Constitution Day was a success!

11/5/2010 - After School Program
  MCS Academy Constitution Day was a success!  We had thirteen kids from 1st grade – 6th grade. The kids learned about different rules of law, branches of government, and how our founding fathers wrote our constitution.  The kids also participated in a constitution jeopardy game, decorated a flag cake and ... [more]

Halloween Fun Run a huge success!

11/5/2010 - After School Program
The Halloween Fun Run was a huge success, we had over 150 participants!  Most of the children arrived in Halloween Costumes.  Grades K-3 took a 1 mile route that led them around the Good Samaritan. Grades 4-6 took a 2 mile route which went out to Mt. View park before coming ... [more]

Kindergarten Carnival Night

11/5/2010 - Announcements
The Kindergarten has classroom events every month.
For the month of October we had a carnival with fun games and prizes!  The students, parents and siblings had a great time!   
... [more]

More WSU Field Trip Pictures!

11/5/2010 - Website Update
Friday, October 29th, the whole school went on a field trip to the WSU campus to visit The Museum of Art and other museums found on campus.  The buses were paid for by The Museum of Art's  "Buy-A-Busload-of-Kids", which uses donated funds to help pay for students in the Pullman/Moscow area to attend the museum. ... [more]

Hello Moscow Charter School Families

10/29/2010 -
This has been one very unusual week. We had a garter snake loose in the building, a scarecrow was built in the garden in front of my office and little bugs (head lice ) have invaded some of the classrooms. Well, we caught the snake and returned it to the ... [more]

Make a Difference Day Slideshow

10/29/2010 - Announcements
A slideshow of pictures taken at Make a Difference Day on October 16th, has been added to the website.   Watch it now!

Head Lice Information

10/29/2010 - Announcements
Several children at MCS have been found to have head lice (pediculosis) this week.  All children in the affected classrooms have been checked by school staff, but we recommend that parents of all our students also check their children every several days for the next few weeks and treat promptly ... [more]

MCS Academy Day - The Constitution and You

10/22/2010 - After School Program
Registration for the upcoming November 4 MCS Academy Day, The Constitution and You is now full.  It is a great lineup of speakers and we are looking forward to hearing back from our students about what they learn about democracy and the Constitution.    Our next Academy Day will be Monday ... [more]

Ferdinands Ice Cream

10/22/2010 - Announcements
The all school field trip includes a trip to Ferdinands Creamery.   Each teacher is asking their students which flavor, vanilla, chocolate, or cookie dough, they would like.    Each child will need to bring in $1 to cover the price of the ice cream.  If a child can bring in more than ... [more]

WSU Parking Passes

10/22/2010 - Announcements
If you are planning on attending the all school field trip to WSU and do not wish to ride on the bus, you will need a a parking permit.   *On weekdays cars need a visitor parking permit to park on campus.  There are two locations to purchase a permit: 1.  Parking Services ... [more]

And the winner of the Ice Cream Party is....

10/22/2010 - Announcements
Kindergarten Ice Cream Party And the winner of the Ice Cream Party is....Kindergarten!!!   With 69% of the class submitting their volunteer forms, Kindergarten has won our volunteer form drive. The MCS PAT would like to thank all parents who have submitted their volunteer forms and also thank those of you who have ... [more]

Dear Moscow Charter Families,

10/21/2010 -
Please get your calendars out because this letter will contain many important dates. October 25th the first grade will be hosting the Morning Meeting. I am sure Mr. Cole has something musical and original planned. Along with the first grade presentation,  Oct. 25th is our student voting day. Voter registration slips ... [more]

Vermicomposting in 4th Grade

10/21/2010 - Announcements
Mrs. Horne's 4th Grade class launched a worm factory on October 13th. The students learned about how useful red wigglers can be in composting food (greens) and paper (browns). The worms are settled into their new home in the multipurpose room and have thrived amidst the hustle and bustle of ... [more]

Dear MCS Families,

10/15/2010 -
It’s Friday already! This week has just flown by and it will not end on Friday because we have Make A Difference Day on Saturday. If you would like to help out with some of our maintenance and grounds keeping projects that are in preparation for winter, please come to ... [more]

Sack Lunch Orders Needed

10/15/2010 - Announcements
If you cannot send a lunch with your child on October 29th for the all school field trip to WSU.  You must either email the office or call 883-3195 letting us know which children will be needing a school lunch by Tuesday, October 19th.   The lunch will be a pb&j ... [more]

Dear MCS Families,

10/8/2010 -
On October 11th, our Monday Morning Meeting will be lead by Third Grade. Please remember that our 6th graders will be in McCall at Moss Science Camp. We also have our monthly School Board Meeting on Tuesday evening Oct 12th  at 7:30pm all are invited to attend,   This week has been ... [more]

"How Your Body Works" - a huge success!

10/8/2010 - After School Program
Our very first MCS Academy Day took place Wednesday Oct. 6, 2010. 39 students (including a few non-MCS students) came to school on the no-school day and enjoyed a hands-on workshop about "How the Body Works."  The students were separated into K-3 and 4-6 grade groups.  The day was divided into ... [more]

National Walk to School Day - October 13th

10/7/2010 - Announcements
Join Moscow Schools K-8 and other students around the world as we celebrate Interational Walk to School day on Oct. 13th. On this Wednesday we will be counting all students who participate and having activities for students who bus to participate. Walking, biking or scooter, students are invited to walk with ... [more]

Spanish ASP Job Announcement - Program Coordinator

10/5/2010 - After School Program
  Spanish ASP Flyer Job announcement—Part Time Program Coordinator Seeking hourly, part-time Program Coordinator for the Palouse After-school Spanish Program for K through 6th graders.  Duties include marketing; parent/school/local business liaison; program coordination; teacher support; snack coordination.  Anticipated work-load, 10 hours/week or less.  Spanish language not required but desired; enthusiasm for learning Spanish ... [more]

Spanish ASP Job Announcement - Spanish Instructor

10/5/2010 - After School Program
  Spanish ASP Flyer Job Announcement:  Spanish Instructor Seeking part-time (5 hours-10 hours/week,) Spanish Instructor for the Palouse Spanish After-School Program.  Native and fluent, non-native speakers please apply.  Teaching experience preferred but not required.  Experience and enjoyment in working with young children (K-6th grade) required.    Please send cover-letter, resume and 3 professional references ... [more]

All School Field Trip

10/5/2010 - Announcements
Friday, October 29th, the whole school went on a field trip to the WSU campus to visit The Museum of Art and other museums found on campus.  The buses were paid for by The Museum of Art's "Buy-A-Busload-of-Kids", which uses donated funds to help pay for students in the Pullman/Moscow area ... [more]

Palouse Spanish ASP Enrolling Now!

10/2/2010 - After School Program
Now Accepting 2010 Fall Registration (pdf)   8 Week Session!  Begins October 19th!   Contact: Gretal Leibnitz, Palouse SpanishASP, Director or (208) 310-6892

MCS After-School Program

10/1/2010 - After School Program
An After-School Program is in consideration at MCS, which would include homework tutoring and various clubs. Clubs would include science, theatrics, literature groups, the Nature Explorers with PCEI and an MCS choir.     The goal of the MCS After-School Program is to continue the excellent learning environment of the school in ... [more]

MCS Academy Days Update

9/28/2010 - Announcements
"How Your Body Works" Coming up NEXT WEEK! The K-3 workshop is full, but there are still several spots in the 4-6 grade workshop. We are looking for one more coordinator for MCS Academy Days.  If you are skilled and/or interested in Arts, Music, or Technology and would like to choose a ... [more]

Nature Explorers After School Program Enrolling Now!

9/26/2010 - After School Program
Nature Explorers is an after school program for active and curious kids who love to spend time discovering the outdoors. Under the direction of Palouse-Clearwater Environmental Institute (PCEI) educators, Nature Explorers go on field trips to local natural areas such as the UI Arboretum, Phillips Farm, Idler’s Rest, Robinson Park, ... [more]

Monday Morning Meeting

9/24/2010 -
5th Grade Morning Meeting Fifth Grade opened their presentation with a Video entitled Always Do Your Best.  A tiny humming bird was trying to put out a forest fire by putting all the water he could carry (which was not more than a drop) on the fire. When the other animals who could ... [more]

Dear Moscow School Community

9/17/2010 -
This was our first full week of school and the students are successfully in the class routine.Our school nurse was here doing eye exams for first through third grade. If there were any issues of concern, a letter was sent home regarding the findings. The sixth grade started using the ... [more]

Monday Morning Meeting

9/17/2010 - Announcements
Watch Slide Show SIXTH GRADE MORNING MEETING PRESENTATION AS THE NEW “LEADERS OF THE SCHOOL” Mrs. Knott introduced the Sixth grade class at the Morning Meeting on September 13th .  She stated that the sixth graders are here to help the younger students follow the rules. Sixth graders made a commitment to ... [more]

Accelerated Reading Counter

9/17/2010 - Website Update
We now have an accelerated reading counter!  It will show us how many book and words have been read this school year!  It also displays recently read books! Remember to have your child log in and take a quiz after they finish reading books!    Check it out!

KidsONLY! Athletic Series

9/10/2010 - Website Update
  You can now register online for the KidsONLY! Athletic Series  Register before October 8th for your choice of pedometer!  

Kindergarten Class Project

9/10/2010 - Website Update
The Kindergarteners did a great job with their About Me Projects, you can see them on the Kindergarten class page.        

Meet Mr. Wilkinson

9/10/2010 - Website Update
Get to know our new Fifth Grade teacher Mr. Wilkinson by watching his slideshow on his bio page.    

Kids ONLY! Athletic Series

9/3/2010 - Fundraiser
  The mission of the Kids ONLY! Athletic Series is to provide exciting, fun, well-organized athletic events and activities for all local elementary school children that encourage and motivate them to exercise regularly and eat healthfully. We hope that our program establishes beneficial exercise and eating habits early in a child’s ... [more]

Volunteer Sign-Up Form

9/1/2010 - Announcements
  Please take a moment to review the many volunteer opportunities on this form and choose the activities you are interested in. After you return the form, you will be contacted by Lashelle Wilson for more information, or regarding any questions that you may have. We hope that we can count on your ... [more]

Welcome Back to School Dinner

8/18/2010 - Announcements
Please join us at the Welcome back to School Dinner!   Tuesday, August 31st at 5:30pm   Families A-M bring a dessert Familes N-Z bring a side dish Main Dish Provided by PAT   Music by Yellow Dog Flats   Bring picnic blanket or chairs, we'll eat on the MCS grass area behind the school   This is a ... [more]

Dear Moscow Charter School Parents,

8/17/2010 - School Board
As many of you may already know, Tim Hand recently resigned.  The school thanks him for his years of service with MCS.  Mr. Hand had been assigned to teach fifth grade for the coming year, so we have been working to find a new teacher for that position and are ... [more]

School Board Openings

8/11/2010 - Announcements
The Board of Directors of the Moscow Charter School voted to increase the size of the board at its recent monthly meeting.  The board will increase in size from 6 to 8 members.  MCS directors encourages letters of interest from Moscow community members, but is particularly focused on attracting volunteers ... [more]

MCS Recent Hires

8/11/2010 - Announcements
The Moscow Charter School is pleased to announce the hiring of Dr. Marie Axman as the Principal/Administrator. Axman has more than 14 years of experience leading public and private schools in the Arizona, Wisconsin, and Washington State. Axman begins her duties immediately and can be contacted at Janet Granja of ... [more]

Dear Members of the Moscow School Community

8/10/2010 -
I am so happy and excited to be appointed your new principal of the Moscow Charter School. I love my work as a school principal because I can help so many children to become enthusiastic and competent learners. I have been a principal for 12 years and I have a ... [more]

Thank You!

8/9/2010 - Announcements
We would like to give a big thanks to the families that came out to help spread bark last Saturday! Anne Wessels and her husband Duane and son Colin; Jenny Horn; Lashelle Wilson with her 2 kids Tristan and Cadence; Sakire Ay and her daughter Zeynep; Matt and his daughter Ella ... [more]

Administrator Selection

8/4/2010 - Announcements
Dear MCS Community, Thank you to all who were able to participate in yesterday's open house with the two administrator candidates, it was great to see so many people there.  In the interests of allowing the new administrator as much time as possible to get established before the school year, the ... [more]

MCS Interviews Administrator Candidates

7/28/2010 - Announcements
Moscow, Idaho - The Moscow Charter School will hold an open house on Tuesday, August 3, 2010 beginning at 5 p.m. in the multipurpose room for the purpose of introducing candidates for the open Principal/Administrator position. Parents, students and community members will have an opportunity to meet the candidates and provide ... [more]

Special Meeting of MCS Board of Directors

6/25/2010 - Announcements
Special Meeting of MCS Board of Directors 6/29 7pm - Executive session for personnel issue   (Discussion during executive sessions is not open to the public.)

Summer Reading Blog

6/17/2010 - Announcements
Mr. Tousley and Mrs. Knott are trying to help combat the summer slide by promoting summer reading!   They have chosen four books to appeal to many different readers and will be posting blogs for each.  Each blog will be broken down into chapter chunks so that children can read some of ... [more]

MCS Student Fee 2010

6/11/2010 - Announcements
  MCS Student Fee 2010-2011 Background: Moscow Charter School, like all public schools in Idaho, is facing a significant reduction in its state funding. In order to retain our quality education and programming, we are implementing alternative strategies to generate needed revenue, including an increased student fee. Policy: To raise needed revenue to support MCS ... [more]


6/11/2010 - Announcements
Announcing “MCS Academy Days” New program of school time (9am-3pm) workshops on certain no-school days (generally the first day of 4-day weekends for teacher workdays and holidays) open to all local children grades K-6, if there is sufficient enrollment we will separate into 2 groups: K-3 and 4-6 MCS students pay $20, non-MCS ... [more]


6/9/2010 - Announcements
Moscow Charter School (MCS), Idaho’s first charter elementary school, seeks a dynamic and experienced Principal/Administrator. MCS, located in Moscow, Idaho recently celebrated our 11th Anniversary. The successful candidate will be responsible for ensuring execution of the instructional and philosophical elements of our charter, and work collaboratively with a volunteer Board ... [more]

PE Position

6/8/2010 - Announcements
Moscow Charter School is seeking a PE teacher K-6 to work 6 hours a week (afternoon) at $18.00 an hour starting on September 1, 2010 - June 8, 2011.   Call 208-883-3195 or email with a letter of interest and a resume stating qualifications by June 18, 2010.

Educational Assistant

6/8/2010 - Announcements
Educational Assistant - $10 hour   17.5 hours a week 8:30 a.m. - Noon or 15 hours a week Noon - 3:00 p.m.   Starting September 1, 2010 - June 8, 2011   If interested call 208-883-3195 or email   Qualifications: Must have 2 years of college or an associates degree   Job Summary: Education Assistant will work directly under the supervision of licensed ... [more]

Basketball Hoops

6/4/2010 - Announcements
Thank you to Matt Renzelman-Catt, Nick Jorgenson and Val Carter for getting our permanent basketball hoops and poles last week!  They look great!

Lost and Found

6/4/2010 - Announcements
Wednesday is the last day of school!    Remember to look in the Lost and Found for missing items!

Field Day

5/28/2010 - Announcements
Field Day - June 2nd  8:45-11:15 at the Moscow Junior High Track   There will be eight stations, 100 Meter Run, Long Jump, 4x50 Meter Relay, Frisbee Golf, Hula Hoop Relay, 3 Legged Race, Beach Day Relay and Bountiful Breakfast Relay!   Children should bring tennis shoes, water bottles and sun screen.   Parents are welcome and encouraged to ... [more]

Water Day

5/25/2010 - Announcements
Hamilton-Lowe Aquatics Center is still closed for renovations, so we will be having a Water Day on June 8th from 12:30-2:30 at the school.  Kids will be getting wet and should bring a change of clothes, shoes or sandals, sunscreen and a towel.  They can bring food and drinks as well.    We will ... [more]

No hot lunch on June 9th

5/24/2010 - Announcements
  There will be no hot lunch provided on the last day of school June 9th. Children must bring a sack lunch on that day.

Virtues Variety Show - Slideshow

5/24/2010 - Announcements
Thank you to everyone involved in the Moscow Charter School Virtues Variety Show!   We have a slideshow for MCS families to enjoy!  You will find it on the main page of our site!   Everyone did such a great job, what a wonderful end to a year full of virtues!

Sixth Grade Graduation

5/18/2010 - Announcements
The Sixth-Grade Graduation will be on June 4th  at 1:00 pm for the school children and 7:00 pm for the parents and family members.   There will be fun remembrances by former teachers, student chosen awards for each student, a special video presentation and refreshments.   Please let Ms. Hoffmeister know how many ... [more]

Summer 2010 Adventure Learning Camps

5/14/2010 - After School Program
Summer 2010 Events Adventure Learning’s mission is to foster growth and to enhance the well-being of children and families through enjoyable, nature-based, active learning experiences. We believe that the foundation of a sustainable society requires that children learn resilience, cooperation, self-confidence, and the connection between our everyday lives and the natural ... [more]

Safe Routes to School Survey

5/14/2010 - Announcements
Parents, please take the time to fill out the end of the year Safe Routes to School Survey.  This survey is part of the reporting process that allows more money to be given to the Moscow SRTS program.  This money goes toward sidewalks, signs, incentive programs, educational programs etc   Thank You

Volunteers Needed

5/14/2010 - Announcements
You may have been asked by your child’s classroom teacher already to help with the program on Thursday night and Friday afternoon. However, Sharon Trautwein would like to know if there would be a few people who might be willing to set up a table to sell tickets the night of ... [more]

Thank You!

5/13/2010 - Thank You
On Saturday May 8th Matt Renzelman-Catt and his brothers, Mike Renzelman and Monte Renzelman and his Dad, Clarence Catt built a storage room in the multi-purpose room.  This storage room will enable us to use the multi-purpose room for PE next year instead of using the HIRC, saving the school a ... [more]

Kindergarten Graduation

5/12/2010 - Announcements
Kindergarten graduation will June 9th at 1:00.  Parents, grandparents, siblings, friends and family are all welcome to attend.  We will not be inviting the other grades due to space, but siblings will be able to attend.  It will be held in the multipurpose building.  The kindergartners will be performing some ... [more]

April Newsletter

5/4/2010 - Announcements
The April Newsletter is now available on the main page of the website!

5/3/2010 - Upcoming Dates
RENDEZVOUS for KIDS July 15-16, 2010 Its time to register! Rendezvous for Kids is a 2-day arts festival for children that occurs annually in conjunction with the Rendezvous in the Park concert series. Hosted in Moscow’s beautiful East City Park, Rendezvous for Kids offers children (3-12 years of age) an opportunity to ... [more]

MCS Budget Information

5/2/2010 - School Board
Dear Moscow Charter School Parents, Recent state budget cuts have significantly reduced our anticipated funding for next year.  In order to write a budget in line with this reduced state funding we have been looking at numerous difficult choices including cuts to the services we offer our students and increases to the ... [more]

Virtues Program

5/1/2010 - Announcements
Come one, come all to an evening of  "virtuous" performances.  Each class has been working for most of the year on a small production of their own creation based on the Virtues theme.  The performances range from rap songs to a TV game show.  The children have all worked very ... [more]

Home & School Connection - March

4/29/2010 - Announcements
Working together for School Success (pdf)

Home & School Connection - April

4/29/2010 - Announcements
Working together for School Success (pdf)  

Bike to School Day

4/27/2010 - Announcements
Kids bike to school on Wednesday April 28th!

4/23/2010 - School Board
Dear MCS Community; Last week Tom Luna, the Superintendent of Public Instruction, held several meetings across the state with school and district administrators.  In these meetings he confirmed the 7.5% reduction in funding passed down by the Idaho Legislature this year, but also warned that additional cuts were likely.  Superintendent ... [more]

Landscaping Day

4/23/2010 - Thank You
We would like to thank the parents who came out last Saturday to help improve the school grounds.   Aria Arrizabalaga, Kristine Searcy, Nicole Drake-Weiss, Matt Renzelman-Catt and Val Carter.   Weeding and sweeping was done around the school and parking lot.  The lattice cover for one of the heat/ac units has been ... [more]

Budget Workshop

4/19/2010 - School Board
The MCS Board of Directors in sponsoring a budget workshop on Thursday, April 29 from 7 to 9 p.m. in the school multipurpose room. The State of Idaho has informed the school that a budget reduction of 7.5% will occur next year and that an additional holdback of 5.5% is highly ... [more]

Monday Morning Meeting

4/16/2010 - Announcements
Kathy Knott's fifth grade class peformed a Wizard of Oz virtue skit at Monday Morning Meeting.  Monday, April 2nd... watch a video clip!
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Playground Improvement Update

4/16/2010 - Announcements
We are excited to announce that the permanent basketball hoops and the multi-hoop have been ordered for the basketball court...
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Parent Action Team Openings

4/16/2010 - Announcements
The following positions are available for the 2010 - 2011 school year.   President Fundraising Chair Assistant Fundraising Chair Secretary Campbell Soup Labels   If you are interested in helping in any way or would like to learn more about the PAT please contact Kristine Searcy.

Landscaping Day

4/9/2010 - Announcements
Please stop by the school on April 17th between 8:00 - 12:00 to lend us a hand improving the school grounds!  You will need to bring your own gloves and tools.  (rake, shovel, broom, etc.)   If you have questions please contact Nicole Drake-Weiss or Matt Renzelman-Catt    

Scholastic Book Fair

3/29/2010 - Announcements
Moscow Charter School Spring Scholastic Book Fair   Wednesday March 31st setting up after school Thursday April 1st open during conferences Friday April 2nd open during conferences   If you have any questions about the Scholastic Book Fair please contact  Heather Frazier.

Parent Survey

3/26/2010 -
Moscow Charter School is considering adding after school care for next year, in addition to after-school clubs. Please take a minute to fill out the following Parent Survey for Moscow Charter School to help us determine if there is an interest in such an endeavor.

Playground Progress

3/26/2010 - Fundraiser
We would like to thank Matt Catt, Angie, Zahn and Ava White, Sherry & Terry Rozell, Sakire & Zeynep Ay, Nick, Kristine, Ben and Toby Searcy for the hard work they put in on the basketball court during spring break.  (Click for larger images) COMING SOON:  Permanent Basketball Hoops, 3 Way Ball Shooter, Kindergarten ImprovementsPermanent Basketball ... [more]

Fundraiser Survey

3/26/2010 - Fundraiser
Please take a moment to fill out our Fundraiser Survey.  We would like to find out from you what you think is the most important fundraiser for the 2010-2011 school year.

Monday Morning Meeting - Kindergarten

3/9/2010 - Announcements
The kindergartners started the morning meeting by reciting a poem called The Boy That Never Told a Lie which is about honesty.    Then they each showed a mask of an animal they had created.  They picked an animal based on a virtue that they shared.   

Census Day

3/5/2010 - Announcements
April 1 is Census Day.   Teachers will be doing activities in the classroom the week of March 29-April 2.   Students will be bringing home letters to remind families that it is very important to answer the questionnaire that the Census 2010 sends.   Millions of dollars are given to education based ... [more]

Income Determination Form

3/5/2010 - Announcements
Please fill out this form and return it to the school office by March 12th.   The data gathered from this form is used to determine the school's eligibility for a variety of Federal funds including but not limited to Title I.

PAT Elections

2/19/2010 - Announcements
Please join us after school Tuesday, March 23rd at 3:15 to learn about the various opportunities available to help Moscow Charter School! Childcare and snacks will be provided. If you cannot attend but are interested in helping please contact Kristine Searcy 892-3908 for more information.

Spelling Bee

2/19/2010 - Announcements
We had our school spelling bee Wednesday, February 17th to see who would go to the Inland Northwest Regional Spelling Bee on Saturday, March 6.  A lot of students participated from 3rd-6th grades.     The spelling bee lasted for 16 rounds!  Ian and Cade competed against one another for 8 rounds! Our ... [more]

Lionel Hampton International Jazz Festival

2/18/2010 - Announcements
How to use your ticket vouchers The ticket voucher will allow a K-12 student a free ticket with a paying adult into one of the evening concerts at the Lionel Hampton International Jazz Festival.  The voucher is only valid with the purchase of a General Admission adult ticket, and vouchers must ... [more]

Read Across America

2/18/2010 - Announcements
Teachers and students are asked to dress up as their favorite book character on Tuesday, March 2nd! ... [more]

Palouse Spanish After School Program

2/12/2010 - After School Program
Palouse Spanish After-School Program is now accepting 2010 Winter Registration!
... [more]

Child Volunteers needed!

2/12/2010 - Announcements
Seeking children with ADHD from the ages of 7-12 to participate in a research study to investigate the effects of brief exercise on attention skills.  It only takes about one hour and participants will be given a $20 gift card to thank them for their participation.    Please e-mail Dr. Laura ... [more]

Safe Routes to School Survey

2/12/2010 - Announcements
Dear Parents and Caregivers, We need your help.  Over the last 3 yrs we have been working with the School District and the City on Safe Routes to School (SRTS).  This relationship has been successful in enabling us to gain funding for developing safe sidewalks and bike paths around Lena Whitmore ... [more]

Haiti Fundraiser

2/6/2010 - Outreach
  The school earned $316.36 to send to Haiti during the Winter Arts Showcase! The Kindergarten students brought baked goods to sell, which was a smashing success and the 6th Grade students created a power-point presentation that ran continuously throughout the night with photos and newspaper articles about Haiti.  The money collected ... [more]

Girl Scout Donation

2/5/2010 - Announcements
Girl  Scout  Troop #3710 has graciously offered to donate a percentage of their cookie sales to the Moscow Charter School!   Thank you to Zoe, Morgan, Eleanore, Elizabeth, Aurora and Troop Leader Amy Richard.

Science Fair Online Registration

2/5/2010 - Announcements
If you have not yet registered for the Science Fair you can register online!    Registration Due February 26 Project Drop Off March 29 (3:00 - 7:00 p.m.) Evaluations March 30 (8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.) closed to public We will contact you about evaluation times for your child. Open House March 30 (5:00 - 8:00 p.m.) and March ... [more]

Jazz in the Schools

1/29/2010 - Announcements
  Jazz in the Schools will be coming to MCS on February 23rd at 8:45 a.m. to perform for our children.   Jazz in the Schools comes to us through the University of Idaho.

Tile Art Workshop

1/29/2010 - Fundraiser
MCS Parents: This Spring the PAT is excited to provide an opportunity for students to permanently display their artwork at MCS in the form of a Tile Art Wall, which will be mounted outside of the MCS multi-purpose building.  Additionally you may order from an assortment of items (magnets, coffee mug, ... [more]

School Board Minutes

1/29/2010 - School Board
The January Draft Minutes are now available on the website.  To view past minutes and the minutes from January please visit the School Board page.

Polar Walk

1/26/2010 - Announcements
Safe Routes to School Meeting February 9th Students walk, ride or roll to school and receive a warm drink!   Wednesday, February 10th  8:00 - 8:30   We are in need of volunteers for this event.  If you are interested in lending a hand please contact Christina Todd.   Christina Todd Volunteer Coordinator

Winter Arts Showcase

1/22/2010 - Announcements
The Winter Ats Showcase goes from 5:00 to 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, February 3rd.   Grades K-3 Theatre and Music Presentation 5:30 to 6:00, in the multipurpose room.   Grades 4-6 Theatre and Music Presentation 6:00 to 6:30, in the multipurpose room.   The kindergarten and 6th grade class have teamed up to help the people of Haiti.     We will have ... [more]

Idaho Charter School Day at the Capital Event

1/8/2010 - Announcements
Idaho Charter School Day at the Capital Event (pdf)   Dear Administrator, I once again want to make you aware of an event your parents and students should be interested in attending. The 2010 Idaho Charter School Day at the Capitol event and rally will occur on Monday, January 18, 2010. The event ... [more]

Budget Information

1/8/2010 - School Board
The Moscow Charter School Board of Directors (MSC) is considering budget scenarios designed to maintain the school's strengths and continuously improve in the face of coming fiscal challenges.  As many of you know the state reduced support for public schools during the 2009-10 academic year (AY) by 5 percent.  MCS ... [more]

Report Cards

1/6/2010 - Announcements
Report Cards will be coming home with students on January 25th  instead of being mailed.

A Very Special Thanks

1/5/2010 -
Angie and Dain White for providing training for staff using the new website in December 4th .   Matt Renzelman-Catt replaced all the faculty emergency light batteries and aided with the install of the new wireless system   Dave Waltner was instrumental in getting the new projectors, batteries and everything technical- He also fixed ... [more]

Home & School Connection - January

1/5/2010 - Announcements
Working together for School Success (pdf)

Art Tile Workshop - Rescheduled

1/5/2010 - Announcements
Please note that the Tile Workshop scheduled for Wednesday January, 6th has been cancelled.  You will be notified with a new date and time when one has been arranged.   We apologize for any inconvenience.   Tile Wall In January the PAT will collaborate with MCS art teacher Carolyn Berman to begin working on a ... [more]

Moscow Charter School Parental Involvement Plan:

12/18/2009 -
At Moscow Charter School, we are strongly committed to encouraging parental involvement.  When parents are involved in their children’s education, a climate of partnership and a sense of community are strengthened within our school. Our school provides children with high quality curriculum and instruction within a supportive and effective learning ... [more]

12/18/2009 - Announcements
The December Newsletter is now available online! ... [more]

12/16/2009 - Classroom Communication
Your recorder orders need to be placed as soon as possible.  Please drop off or send $9.75 per recorder to the school or order online.
If you are unable to purchase a recorder for your child, please notify the school and arrangements can be made.
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12/15/2009 - Classroom Communication
We can reuse your old colorful picture calendars in our art classes.  Please put any calendars you want to donate this January in the box located in the entrance foyer.   Thank You!    Carolyn Berman, Art Specialist

Tile Wall Fundraiser

12/10/2009 - Fundraiser
Just a friendly reminder that orders for our tile wall and any additional art orders are due back to the school on Monday 3/29. Lori Clary 882-1306 If your family cannot afford a tile, please complete the tile order form anyway and just mark that you'd like to be added to the tile ... [more]

Lost and Found

12/9/2009 - Announcements
Please come to the school by Friday to view the lost and found items if your children are missing things. We will be taking the items to the Goodwill on Friday afternoon.   Thank You

Virtues Rap

12/9/2009 - Announcements
Mr. Hand's 5th grade class was in charge of the December 9th, Monday Morning Meeting.   The students wrote and performed Virtues Raps.  Mr. Hand and Mr. Cole led the school in Christmas Carols, with the aid of kazoos!  

Cold Weather Policy

12/9/2009 - Announcements
It is the season when we are beginning to experience very cold weather here in the Northwest. Please make sure that your child is properly dressed each morning for the weather.   During the cold weather at MCS children will go out for recess if the actual temperature or wind chill ... [more]

Parenting with Love and Logic

12/3/2009 - Announcements
For Parents, Teachers, and Counselors who want to increase their skills working with children of all ages, even teenagers!   Please read the attached pdf for more details!

Heifer International Project - Results!

12/3/2009 - School Projects
Moscow Charter School students gathered $338.25 for the Heifer International Charity. The students did chores and odd jobs around town to earn the money to send 9 flocks of chicks, 8 shares of a goat, 2 shares of a pig, a water buffalo, and a hive of honeybees to families ... [more]

Spanish B-I-N-G-O

11/30/2009 - Announcements
Mrs. Wharton’s 6th grade class was in charge of the Monday Morning Meeting this week. They had the students sing B-I-N-G-O in Spanish because everyone in the school has learned that song from Ms. Assefi, our Spanish teacher. In addition, the class showed a slide presentation of their trip to ... [more]

Novel H1N1 Vaccine Clinics

11/24/2009 - Announcements

Find the dates and times of upcoming H1N1 vaccine clinics.

... [more]

MCS Report Card for 2008-2009

11/23/2009 - Announcements

The School Report Card provides an in-depth look at student achievement at the state, local and school level. These reports are a great way for Idaho parents and citizens to see how Idaho schools are performing.

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Homeless Shelter Donations

11/20/2009 - Outreach
Moscow Charter School is collecting canned goods, paper goods, personal hygiene items, coats, hats, gloves and boots to give to the homeless shelters in the area.  Sandra Cook-Gallardo decorated boxes for us to put our donations into.   The boxes are located in the entrance foyer.  We will be taking the items ... [more]

Field Trip

11/20/2009 - Upcoming Dates
Tuesday, November 24th   Mrs. Horne's class will be going on a field trip to the Prichard Art Gallery.  The exhibit we will be viewing is called "Up On The Wall, 6 Painters From the West."  It features diverse approaches to painting technique and media.  The field trip will be from 1:00pm ... [more]

Introduction to the New Site

11/11/2009 - Announcements
I am pleased to announce that the MCS website is now repowered with the Ultranet content management system. The Ultranet is extremely feature rich and very intuitive to manage, with a nearly non-existent learning curve - my goal has been to produce a system that will be as easy to use ... [more]

Dear Moscow Charter School Families

This Friday marks the last full week of school. Yes, we only have seven more school days before we start summer vacation. As you know, these last few days are a very busy time. So, please make note of the many end of the year activities that are planned.   Next Tuesday, ... [more]

Dear MCS Families,

Congratulations to Annalie Reed for winning the Moscow Charter School Spelling Bee. She will be representing MCS at the regional Spelling Bee in Lewiston.   Our hard working School Board along with the principal attended a three hour training this past Tuesday night. Our ISBA (Idaho School Board Association) trainer Jackie Hopper ... [more]

Dear Families,


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Sprit Bracelets


Mr. Matthews worked to get a donation of compasses from Tri State! As a firefighter, he has been a great resource in teaching about map skills--especially after the 2015 season. He talked to the kids about the skills he uses and then taught map skills. We wanted to a map quest ... [more]

Class Constitution

- After School Program
Class Constitution By: Bergan 5th           This week we have been working on our Class Constitution in social studies. It is made up of rights and rules that we have agreed on. We decided on the rights and rules by doing a 3/5 vote. Each table had a delegate to vote and ... [more]

Palouse Discovery Sci

- After School Program

basketball hoops

- Announcements
Thank you to Matt Renzelman-Catt, Nick Jorgenson and Val Carter for getting our permanent basketball hoops and poles last week!  They look great!

Lions Paw News

- Announcements

Tar Wars

- Classroom Communication


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Greetings MCS families!!!

- From Mr. Bonuccelli
It is hard to believe that there are just over six weeks left until students are out for the summer.  We have many different events taking place and I look forward to a great end to the school year.  I would like to thank those that took part in the ... [more]

- From Mr. Bonuccelli
Good afternoon!  It has been a busy week here at MCS, but many things have been accomplished.   First of all I would like to thank everyone that helped complete the playground last weekend and also the people that have helped through the entire process.  We will be having a ribbon cutting ceremony Monday morning at ... [more]

Good afternoon MCS families!

- From Mr. Bonuccelli
I hope you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving and believe it or not we are only two weeks away from Winter Break.  This week MCS took part in the Alternative Giving Market in the Prichard Art Gallery.  The event was a huge success despite the cold temperatures.  If you would ... [more]

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