Palmer PTSA Newsletter — December 3, 2016

Holiday Giving Tree

Please help to spread holiday cheer to some Palmer families in need! The Palmer Giving Tree is located in the front lobby through Wednesday, December 14th. If you are able, please stop by and take an ornament or two from the tree. We do REQUEST that you return gift items to Mrs. Barnes in the Counseling Office. Items should be UNWRAPPED with the ornament attached. It would be helpful to include a gift receipt, along with a gift bag or a roll of wrapping paper. Gift cards should be given to Mrs. Crain, the bookkeeper, in the front office. Each ornament is coded for privacy and identification so that we know where the gift will be sharing the holiday. All items with the ornament attached must be returned to school no later than Wednesday, December 14th, so that they can be delivered before the break.
Thank you all in advance for your generous support!!


Coat & Blanket Drive

The Palmer Chamber Orchestra is collecting coats & blankets to donate to Must Ministries and SafePathways. If you have a coat or blanket to donate, please consider sending it with your child to place in the coat and blanket barrels located at the mural by Friday, December 9th. Thank you for helping other families in need during the winter months!


Georgia Parent Survey

The Georgia Parent Survey is also modeled after the student survey and contains 24 questions. Parents may complete the survey using their personal computer, smartphones, or tablet. For parents who do not have access to the Internet, please contact the school Media Specialist. All parents are encouraged to participate in the Georgia Parent Survey because the data will be used as part of the calculation of the School Climate Star Rating. Survey responses are anonymous and will be submitted directly to the Georgia Department of Education for analysis.

Access the Georgia Parent Survey by going to the link below.
http://apps.gadoe.org/schoolclimate/parents.nsf/Survey.xsp


Parent Sign Up for Career Day

Please use the following link to sign-up for Career Day.
Parent Survey


Intramural Basketball in the Afternoon

4:15 – 5:10 pm
Every day except Thursdays!
All students invited


Students Leaving Early

Please help us to maximize your students learning experience by minimizing classroom interruptions. We ask that if your child needs to leave school early, please SEND a note with him/her to school. Your child should take the note to the Attendance Office where he/she will be given an early dismissal pass. That way, your child will be waiting for you in the Attendance Office when you arrive. Your help with student check-out will be greatly appreciated! Due to verification we cannot accept dismissals over the phone.


Zoyo Yogurt

$2.00
Sold every Wednesday before school starts in front of the School Store!
Flavors: chocolate, strawberry, and vanilla


Chick-Fil-A Biscuit

$3.00
Sold every Thursday
7:45 am – 8:20 am
Sold at the front of the school!


Palmer Clubs!!

Check out the Clubs on the Palmer Websites


PTSA

Sparkles FUN Night

Friday, December 9th
5:00 – 8:30 pm
$6.00 All Inclusive (skating, rental, & 1 game of laser tag!)
$12.00 Unlimited Fun (skating, rental, and unlimited games of laser tag!)

1000 McCollum Pkwy; Kennesaw
www.SparklesFamilyFunCenters.com

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PTSA Holiday Gift Shop

December 13th – 16th
8:15 – 9:15 am
CR11 Room
Cash Only
We invite you and your child to participate in the upcoming “Holiday Gift Shop” program at Palmer MS. This program makes it possible for children to experience the joy of choosing their own special holiday gifts for family and friends. The “Holiday Gift Shop” program will be set up at Palmer and supervised by our parent volunteers. We will help your child pick that perfect gift for the price they want…in a familiar, comfortable atmosphere.

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School Store

Make sure you’re prepared for class with school supplies. We have all those specialty spiral notebooks (8.5″ x 11″), AVID notebooks, 3-ring binders, and more.
Of course, there’s plenty of fun stuff to buy with fun hand sanitizer, locker mirrors, fun erasers, cool pencil sharpeners, earbuds, and mints. Check out pricing at http://palmer.ptsamail.com/school-store/ or just stop by any morning to check it out!


Community News

Sleighbells on the Square

5K Run/Walk
Saturday, December 10, 2016
Marietta Square
Race starts at 8:30 am
(A Peachtree Qualifying Race)

For more information and registration go to: active.com (Sleighbells on the Square 5K)

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Kell HS Junior Wrestling Registration Now Open

Ages: Kindergarten – 8th Grade
Online registration at
www.KellWrestling.com
Any questions, contact Coach Paul Amend: 770-778-1814; or Nicole Meza: 404-433-9893;
or Amy Springfield: 770-363-3199

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Visit Kell HS and North Cobb HS websites for junior sports programs!


Calendar of Events

Dec 5 2016 (3:45 pm): PTSA Board Meeting
Dec 5 2016 (4:15 – 5:15 pm): Helen Ruffin Reading Bowl
Dec 6 2016 (4:30 – 5:30 pm): Men of C.H.O.I.C.E. & STARS Induction Ceremony
Dec 6 2016 (4:30 – 5:30 pm): Running Club
Dec 6 2016 (6:30 pm): Beta Club Induction Ceremony
Dec 7 2016 (8:15 – 8:50 am): AVID in the AM
Dec 7 2016 2016 (8:15 – 8:50 am): Yearbook Meeting
Dec 7 2016 (4:30 – 5:30 pm): Destiny’s Daughter of Promise
Dec 8 2016 (9:30 am): Spelling Bee
Dec 8 2016 (4:15 – 5:00 pm): FCS
Dec 8 2016 (4:30 – 5:30 pm): Running Club
Dec 8 2016 (7:00 pm): Chorus Winter Concert @ Shiloh Hills Baptist Church
Dec 8 – 10 2016: UGA Midfest Honor Band
Dec 9 2016 (8:10 – 8:50 am): Art Club
Dec 9 2016 (6:00 pm): Chamber Orchestra Winter Concert @ Piedmont Church
Dec 9 2016 (5:00 8:30 pm): PTSA Spirit Night @ Sparkles
Dec 10 2016 (9:00 am): Chorus Christmas @ Piedmont Church
Dec 12 2016 (4:15 – 5:15 pm): Helen Ruffin Reading Bowl
Dec 12 2016 (4:30 – 7:00 pm): Talent Show Auditions
Dec 13 – 16 (8:15 – 9:15 am): PTSA Holiday Shop
Dec 13 2016 (4:30 – 5:30 pm): Men of C.H.O.I.C.E. & STARS
Dec 13 2016 (4:30 – 5:30 pm): Running Club
Dec 13 2016 (4:30 – 6:00 pm): Talent Show Auditions
Dec 13 2016 (7:00 pm): 7-2 & 8-2 Band Winter Concert
Dec 14 2016 (8:15 – 8:50 am): AVID in the AM
Dec 14 2016 (4:30 – 5:30 pm): Destiny’s Daughter of Promise
Dec 14 2016 (4:30 – 6:00 pm): Talent Show Auditions
Dec 15 2016 (4:15 – 5:00 pm): FCS
Dec 15 2016 (4:30 – 5:30 pm): Running Club
Dec 16 2016 (8:10 – 8:50 am): Art Club
Dec 17 2016: Chorus Students Caroling @ Six Flags
Dec 19 2016 (4:15 – 5:15 pm): Helen Ruffin Reading Bowl
Dec 20 2016 (4:30 – 5:30 pm): Men of C.H.O.I.C.E. & STARS
Dec 20 2016 (4:30 – 5:30 pm): Running Club
Dec 21 2016 (8:15 – 8:50 am): AVID in the AM
Dec 21 2016 (8:15 – 8:50 am): Yearbook Meeting
Dec 21 2016 (4:30 – 5:30 pm): Destiny’s Daughter of Promise
Dec 21 2016: End of 2ND Nine Weeks
Dec 22 – Jan 4 2017 – Winter Holiday Break
You can also check the Palmer Calendar at http://palmer.ptsamail.com/calendar

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