Palmer PTSA Newsletter — August 19, 2016


Welcome Back Students!!

Hope you had a great summer and are ready for an awesome school year!!

Open House

“Be A Champion!”
7th & 8th Grade
Tuesday, August 23, 2016
6:30 pm – 8:00 pm

Come and learn about the exciting plans our teachers have for your students this year!! You will have the opportunity to learn more about your child’s teachers, the curriculum, and much more.

Yearbooks on Sale Now

Save $10 by purchasing your book by September 16th!
After September 16th, the price will increase to $35.00.
To reserve your book at the year’s lowest price, simply go to OR call 1-866-287-3096 and use order number 2401. You can also order your yearbook at Palmer MS; please make your check payable to Palmer Middle School.

FCS Carnival

Palmer’s Fellowship of Christian Students is hosting a FREE Carnival after school on Thursday, September 1st. Local area churches are sponsoring games, food and fun for EVERY Palmer student. The permission form is attached and must be returned to box in the hallway near the chorus room by Wednesday, August 31st. Click here for the FCS blog and more information:

FCS Carnival Permission form

Let the Games Begin!

Intramurals will begin Tuesday, September 6th. Students MUST be present before 8:10 a.m. to participate in Intramurals. The front doors will be locked until 8:15 for Study Hall; therefore, a teacher or student will be waiting at the front door to let students in for Intramurals. Anyone arriving after 8:10 a.m. must report to Study Hall. Intramurals will meet on Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Fridays.

Palmer Clubs!!

Check out the Clubs on the Palmer Website!

Fall Picture Day

Wednesday, October 12th
This WILL be your yearbook picture!
Order forms will go home with students next week.

Box Tops News

Please start sending in your Box Tops for Education!
Our Fall collection deadline is October 21, 2016

Please place cut box tops in a plastic baggie with your child’s homeroom teacher’s name on it. Drop off locations for students will be: Front Office and Media Center. The 6th, 7th, and 8th grade homeroom that collects the most Box Tops will win a donut party!

Thank you for supporting Palmer through Box Tops!

Support Palmer’s PTSA

Visit PTSA at Open House

During Open House, PTSA will have the following:

Spirit Wear – We’ll have new shirts, vintage shirts, pajama pants, string bags, and car magnets. You can also order long-sleeved shirts or hoodies!
Memberships – Show your support for our schools, teachers, and students by joining PTSA (plus you’ll get some nice freebies). We also accept family donations in lieu of a school-wide fundraiser this year.

Help Wanted

Middle school may not need room parents, but we still need your help! PTSA assists the school in many ways and we need parents to help out. Even if you can only help for one hour this year, we can use you. Check out just a few of the ways you can volunteer:
-Front Office
-Store Store
-Book Fair
-Duty Free Lunch
-Watch Dogs

Go to and learn more about these tasks. Contact to sign up for a task, or just sign up as a general volunteer. (We’ll send an email when something is needed throughout the year, and you let us know if you’re interested.)

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.
If you’re in band or orchestra, you can pre-order your music books and workbooks, plus we have a selection of strings and reeds.
Of course, there’s plenty of fun stuff to buy with 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

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

Calendar of Events

Aug 23 2016 (6:30 – 8:00 pm): 7th & 8th Grade Open House
Aug 24 2016 (8:15 – 8:50 am): AVID in the AM
Aug 25 2016 (4:15 – 5:00 pm): FCS
Aug 26 2016 (8:10 – 8:50 am): Art Club
Aug 31 2016 (8:15 – 8:50 am): AVID in the AM
Sep 1 2016 (9:30 am -1:00 pm): 6th Grade AVID Field Trip – Chattahoochee Tech
Sep 1 2016 (4:15 – 6:00 pm): FCS Carnival
Sep 2 2016 (8:10 – 8:50 am): Art Club
Sep 5 2016 – Labor Day – No School
Sep 6 2016 (4:30 – 5:30 pm) – Real Men Sing
Sep 7 2016 – Band Fundraiser Kickoff
Sep 7 2016 – 4 ½ Week Progress Report go home
Sep 7 2016 – (8:15 – 8:50 am): AVID in the AM
Sep 8 2016 (4:15 – 5:00 pm): FCS
Sep 8 2016 (7:00 pm): 8th Grade Disney Parent Meeting
Sep 9 2016 (8:10 – 8:50 am): Art Club
Sep 9 2016 (4:30 – 10:00 pm): 8th Grade Band Night @ Kell HS
Sep 10 2016 (12:00 pm): Real Men Sing Concert
Sep 10 2016 (7:00 pm): Real Men Sing Concert
Sep 12 2016 (3:45 pm): PTSA Board Meeting
Sep 13 2016 (5:45 – 8:00 pm): AVID Parent Night
Sep 14 2016 (8:15 – 8:50 am): AVID in the AM
Sep 14 2016 (9:30 – 2:30 pm): 7th Grade AVID Field Trip – Georgia State
Sep 15 2016 – CoGAT Assessment – 7th Grade Only
Sep 15 2016 (4:15 – 5:00 pm): FCS
Sep 16 2016 (8:10 – 8:50 am): Art Club
Sep 16 – 21, 2016: IOWA Assessment – 7th Grade Only
Sep 16 2016 (4:30 pm): Chorus Rock-a-Thon
Sep 17 2016 (9:00 am – 4:00 pm): 6th Grade Band Carnival at Kell HS
Sep 18 2016 (7:00 pm): 8th Grade Chorus Concert at Kell HS
Sep 21 2016 (8:15 – 8:50 am): AVID in the AM
Sep 22 2016 (4:15 – 5:00 pm): FCS
Sep 23 2016 (8:10 – 8:50): Art Club
Sept 26-30, 2016: FALL BREAK – No School
You can also check the Palmer Calendar at

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