Palmer PTSA Newsletter — February 18, 2017

Winter Break

February 20th – February 24th
No School
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.

Scholastic Book Fair

March 3rd – March 10th
Hours: 8:30 – 4:00 with extended hours Thursday evening until 6:45 before the Band Concert at 7 p.m.
Shop a great selection of books and support our school!
This is also a great way to volunteer! Use the sign-up genius below to sign up for short volunteer slots!

Spring Picture Day!

March 9 , 2017
Mark your Calendars!

EOG Boot Camps

Starts March 20th
Mark Your Calendars
Stay tuned for schedule!

Rising 6th Grade Spirit Night

Tuesday, March 28, 2017
6:30pm – 7:30pm
Please join the Palmer Middle School Administration, Faculty, and Counselors as we present important information about your student’s transition to Middle School.


Order your 2017 yearbook!
The cost is $40.00.
Stop by the front office to pay by cash or check.
To use a credit card to order, call 1-866-287-3096 or
Go to and use order #2401.

8th Grade Celebration

Pictures needed for the Annual 8th Grade Slide Show!

Please email a baby picture (birth – 5 years old) and a current picture of your 8th grader to by Friday, March 31, 2017. In your email please include your student’s first and last name, homeroom teacher and what high school they will be attending. These pictures will be used for the slide show presented during the end of year events.

If you cannot email a copy, please send in the actual photo (write name and homeroom teacher on the back) to your child’s homeroom teacher by March 31st.

Parent Sign Up for Career Day

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

Palmer Clubs!

Check-out Palmer’s Clubs days & times on our website at:

Zoyo Yogurt

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

Zoyo sales will resume after the February Winter Break!

Chick-Fil-A Biscuit

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



Nominating Committee

Are you the type of parent that likes to be involved? Well this is a rewarding opportunity! The Palmer PTSA is looking for individuals that would like to serve on the nominating committee. The nominating committee helps slate the PTSA board for the upcoming year. The nominating committee is also accepting nominations for the upcoming board. If you would like to serve on the nominating committee or nominate yourself or someone for the next PTSA Executive board, please see the email address below:

Duty Free Lunch

We give our teachers a real lunch break once a month by strolling the cafeteria to help monitor students (administration will be present, so you just need to keep an eye on things).

Please honor our teachers by signing up to help during one of the upcoming dates: March 3rd, and May 9th. You can sign up at


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 or just stop by any morning to check it out!

Community News

Kell Jr Lacrosse

Grades 1- 8 (Boys and Girls)
Spring Season Begins 1/30 and Ends 5/7
Registration is open until teams are full!!
Kell Jr Lacrosse is open for players for all levels, both new and returning. Our program focuses on fundamentals and skill building.
1st time player? Email with equipment questions.
Register online at


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

Calendar of Events

Feb 20 – 24 2017: WINTER BREAK – NO SCHOOL
Mar 2 – 5 2017 (4:30 – 6:30 pm): 7-1 & 8-1 Band Symphonic Band Camp
Mar 3 – 10 2017: Scholastic Book Fair
Mar 6 2017 (10:15 am): 7th Grade Chorus LGPE @ Burnt Hickory Church
Mar 6 2017 (4:30 pm): 8th Grade Chorus LGPE @ Burnt Hickory Church
Mar 6 2017 (3:45 pm): PTSA Board Meeting
Mar 7 2017 (4:30 pm): 6th Grade Chorus LGPE @ Burnt Hickory Church
Mar 8 2017 (1:30 pm): 7th Grade Orchestra North LGPE @ Wheeler HS
Mar 8 2017 (3:00 pm): 8th Grade Orchestra North LGPE @ Wheeler HS
Mar 9 2017: Spring Picture Day
Mar 9 2017 (7:00 pm): 7th Grade & 8-1 Band Pre-Festival Concert
Maar 10 2017: AVID Day @ The Hawks
Mar 13 2017: PTSA Spirit Night @ Guston’s
Mar 14 2017 (7:00 pm): Joint Band Concert: 8-2 Band & North Cobb HS @ Palmer
Mar 16 2017: END 3RD NINE WEEKS
Mar 17 2017: 4th Nine Weeks Begins
Mar 20 – April 18 2017: EOG Boot Camp
Mar 21 2017 (7:00 am – 7:00 pm): Special Election (SPLOST)
Mar 22 2017 (6:55 pm): 7-1 / 8-1 Band LGPE @ McEachern HS
Mar 23 2017 (11:00 am): 7-2 Band LGPE @ McEachern HS
Mar 23 2017 (5:40 pm): 8-2 Band LGPE @ McEachern HS
You can also check the Palmer Calendar at

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