Palmer PTSA Newsletter — December 16, 2016


Palmer Families

The school year is going fast and the holiday season is upon us! We want to wish you, your family, and your friends a joyous holiday season. Please have a safe and healthy holiday break.
We hope your children are able to relax before school resumes on January 5, 2017,
And ready to be a Palmer Champion!
See you in 2017!
Happy Holidays from the Administration, Faculty and Staff

A Chance to Win a Kindle Fire!!

PTSA will be selling raffle tickets on Monday and Tuesday (December 19th & 20th) for a chance to win a Kindle Fire! The tickets are $1.00 for 1 ticket and $5.00 for 6 tickets; they will be sold in front on the school store from 8:15 – 9:15 am. The winner will be announced on the morning of Wednesday, December 21st .

Holiday Break

December 22nd – January 4th
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.

Spelling Bee

Thank you to the following students who participated in our annual Spelling Bee on December 8th – 6th Grade: Noah Abraham, Juliette Adams, Adam Horn, Daniel Johnson, Godwin Nwosisi, Christian Taylor. 7th Grade: Mary Austin, Kaliga Sathish Kumar, Kanye Sweeney, Dandre Varela, Elijah White. 8th Grade: Meagan Bass, Josh Chastain, Leah Joyner, Ashleigh Killebrew, Nevin Korbett.
1st Place Winner is Kaliga Sathish Kumar – 7th Grade
2nd Place Winner is Ashleigh Killebrew – 8th Grade

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.

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

Zoyo Yogurt

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

Chick-Fil-A Biscuit

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


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 HS Junior Wrestling Registration Now Open
Ages: Kindergarten – 8th Grade
Online registration at
Any questions, contact Coach Paul Amend: 770-778-1814; or Nicole Meza: 404-433-9893;
or Amy Springfield: 770-363-3199


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

Calendar of Events

Dec 17 2016: Chorus Students Caroling @ Six Flags
Dec 19 2016 (4:15 – 5:15 pm): Helen Ruffin Reading Bowl
Dec 21 2016 (8:15 – 8:50 am): AVID in the AM
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
Jan 5 2017 – 3rd Nine Weeks Begin
Jan 5 2017 (4:15 – 5:00 pm): FCS
Jan 6 2017 – 2nd Nine Weeks Report Card Distributed
Jan 7 2017 – Band All-State (Final Auditions)
Jan 7 2017 – Orchestra All State (Final Auditions)
Jan 9 2017 (3:45 pm): PTSA Board Meeting
Jan 9 2017 (4:15 – 5:15 pm): Helen Ruffin Reading Bowl
Jan 10 2017 (4:30 – 5:30 pm): Men of C.H.O.I.C.E. & STARS
Jan 11 2017 (4:30 – 6:00 pm): Destiny’s Daughter of Promise
Jan 12 2017 (4:15 – 5:00 pm): FCS
You can also check the Palmer Calendar at

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