Palmer PTSA Newsletter — March 17, 2018

Palmer PTSA 2018-2019 School Year

The Palmer PTSA is looking for parents that would like to be involved in planning the activities for the 2018-2019 school year. The nominating committee is taking nominations for PTSA board positions for the next school year. This is a great way to stay involved in your student’s middle school. If you are interested in getting more involved and would like to learn more about the Palmer PTSA board opportunities, please email:

Spring Picture Day

Ready for Spring Picture Day on March 27, 2018. Order forms are going home with students Monday, March 19, 2018. To save time and money, pre-order your photos at

Donations Needed

Palmer Middle School would love to have donations of tissues and hand sanitizer dropped off for our class rooms and the clinic. After the hard flu season we have had, our supplies have diminished. Donations may be sent in with your student for their teachers or dropped at the front office for clinic.
Thank you!

8th Grade End-of-Year Activities

Mark your calendars for the 8th grade activities this year. We will have a Spring Dance on April 20th from 7pm-9pm and the Carnival & Slide Show on May 23rd during the school day.

If you haven’t done so already, please send your student’s baby picture (anything from age 5 and under). Please email the picture to or bring your physical picture into the front office as soon as possible. Please indicate your student’s first and last name and homeroom teacher (either in the email or written on the back of the picture). Please note: This picture, along with the student’s yearbook photo, will be used in the slideshow and may be pressed to a permanent disc for distribution to students.
8th Grade Committee Meeting

We are meeting Wednesday, March 21, 2018 at 7pm at Palmer Middle School PLC Room to go over the upcoming end of year activities – dance and carnival. All 8th Grade parents are welcome!!

North Cobb Rising 9th Grade Parent Meeting

March 29, 2018
6PM Activity Information / 7PM Parent Meeting
Rising 9th Grade Parent Night 2018

Rising 6th Grade Parent Night

Tuesday, March 27, 2018
6:30 – 8:00 PM
Please join the Palmer Middle School Administration, Counselors, and Faculty as we present important information on your student’s transition to middle school.

Destiny’s Daughters of Promise

Nx Gen is a leadership development program for teen girls. Meetings are held from 4:15-6:00 pm on (you will need to add the day based on each school before sending it to the person. See the days they meet below). For parents interested in registering a student for the program, click the link:

Please reach out to Tanya McKinney at if you are interested in this program for your female student.

411 from your School Social Worker

Students have three (3) school days to turn in an excuse note to the Attendance Clerk. Any note turned in after that, the absence will remained unexcused.

Absences due to vacation/family trips, outside of school sanctioned holiday breaks, are considered un-excused.

Counseling Corner

February Attendance Winners!!
These homerooms won for top attendance in February
6th Grade – Ms. Crumpton
7th Grade – Ms. Tatum
8th Grade – Ms. Robinson

Way to go!

“The time is always right to do what is right.” Martin Luther King, Jr.

Car Pool Rules

For the safety of all the children, please do not stop to pick up your student in the afternoon until your car is inside the blue painted lines. Also, if you would prefer to park your car, we ask that you meet your child at the crosswalk and walk with them back to your car.

Early Check-Out Procedures

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.

Parents, please remember that you need to stop by the front office to sign in as a visitor anytime that you are in the building. This applies to the mornings before the 8:50 homeroom bell as well as after school.
This is for the safety of all the students and staff in the building.

Yearbooks are still available to order!


To reserve your book, simply go to OR call 1-866-287-3096 and use order number 2401. There is a No Additional Fee to order through the Order Center.

You can also order your yearbook at Palmer MS; please make your check payable to Palmer Middle School.

Zoyo Yogurt

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

Support Palmer’s PTSA

School Store
Whether you need notebooks and paper or mints and locker mirrors, we have lots to offer in the school store. You can also buy your spirit wear here! Please visit to check out all the items and prices. We plan to be open every morning from 8:40-9:10, so come by and check things out.


Kell High School Junior Cheer Tryouts

Tryouts – April 9-12 – 5:00 pm to 6:30 pm at Kell High School AUX Gym

Tryout Forms and more information: go to

North Cobb Freshman Cheer Tryouts

Tryouts – March 26 to March 29 – 4:45 pm to 6:00 pm at North Cobb High School Gym

Tryout Forms and more information: go to
Contact: Coach Toledo:

Free Agility Workouts at Kell High School
Great for Football, Baseball, Soccer and Lacrosse
• Morning workouts will be held EVERY MONDAY and WEDNESDAY morning from 7:00-7:45am until the end of April as long as Cobb County is in session.
• These workouts are run by our varsity coaching staff and are FREE!!
• Focus of these workouts is to increase your player’s speed and agility.
• Players need to arrive a few minutes before 7 AM (drop off by the lower level gym entrance) and go straight to the weight room.
• Players should arrive in their workout clothes (shorts or sweatpants/t-shirt and tennis shoes).
• Work outs will run from 7 AM until 7:45 AM.
• At the conclusion of each workout, your player will be fed a sandwich and bottle of milk to help them recover from the workout.
• Players will then get dressed and, at approximately 8:10 AM, they will be escorted to the buses that will take them to Palmer.
• These workouts are open to all Palmer students, regardless of their high school feeder.
If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact Brett Sloan
We look forward to seeing all the Longhorns at workouts!

Walton High School Summer STEM Camps
This year we are expanding our offerings to include a Science Camp, a Forensics Camp, Robotics Camps, and a Coding Camp in addition to our Camp for Puzzles and Logic. Please click this link for more information
STEM Summer Camp

Technology, Engineering & Computer (TEC) Camp @ Georgia Tech
Rising 7th and 8th grade girls are invited to an upcoming TEC (Technology, Engineering & Computer) Camp, which will be held from June 5 – 7, 2018, on the Georgia Tech campus.
This fun and interactive camp is hosted by the Georgia Tech Women in Engineering Program and is designed to introduce young girls to the exciting world of engineering with the hope of inspiring them to eventually consider college majors and careers as engineers. More information on the camp can be found in the attached flyer.
TEC Camp 2018
Please note that the application deadline for TEC Camp is Friday, March 30, 2018 and applicant decisions will be made by Monday, April 16, 2018.
For additional information, please email Tonia Knobf Valeck at Georgia Tech:

Cobb Community Alliance to Prevent Substance Abuse (CCAPSA)
Invites you to attend a Town Hall Meeting Thursday March 8th 6:30pm- 8:15pm
Pine Mountain Middle School – Cafeteria
2270 Pine Mountain Circle
Kennesaw, GA 30152
Presentation by Stacy Seikel, M.D.
The Science Behind Addiction: What parents need to know about prescription drug and opioid use and misuse.

Calendar of Events

Mar 19 2018: 8-2 Band LGPE at McEachern High School
Mar 20 2018: 7-1 & 8-1 Band LGPE at McEachern High School
Mar 20 2018 (4:30-5:30 pm): Jazz Band Rehearsals
Mar 21 2018 (8:00-8:50 am): AVID in the AM
Mar 21 2018 (4:15 pm): Destiny’s Daughters of Promise
Mar 21 2018 (7:00pm): 8th Grade End of Year Planning Meeting – all 8th grade parents welcome
Mar 22 2018 (8:00-9:00 am): Jazz Band rehearsals
Mar 22 2018: 7-2 Band LGPE at McEachern High School
Mar 22 2018 (4:15 pm): FCS
Mar 22 2018 (6:30-7:00 pm) Orchestra String Jamboree
Mar 23 2018 (8:00 am): Art Club
Mar 23 2018 (4:30-5:30 pm) S.T.A.R.S
Mar 23-24 2018: Honors Orchestra Event at McEachern
Mar 27 2018: Spring Picture Day
Mar 27 2018 (4:30-5:30 pm): Jazz Band Rehearsals
Mar 27 2018 (6:30 pm): Rising 6th Grade Spirit Night
Mar 28 2018 (8:00-8:50 am): AVID in the AM
Mar 28 2018 (4:15 pm): Destiny’s Daughters of Promise
Mar 29 2018 (8:00-9:00 am): Jazz Band rehearsals
Mar 29 2018 (4:15 pm): FCS
Mar 30 2018 (8:00 am): Art Club
Mar 30 2018 (4:30-5:30 pm) S.T.A.R.S
Apr 2-6 2018: Spring Break
Apr 9 2018 (3:45 pm): PTSA Board Meeting
Apr 10-20 2018: EOG Assessment Testing
Apr 10 2018 (4:30-5:30 pm): Jazz Band Rehearsals
Apr 11 2018 (8:00-8:50 am): AVID in the AM
Apr 11 2018 (4:15 pm): Destiny’s Daughters of Promise
Apr 12 2018 (8:00-9:00 am): Jazz Band rehearsals
Apr 12 2018 (4:15 pm): FCS
Apr 13 2018 (8:00 am): Art Club
Apr 13 2018 (4:30-5:30 pm) S.T.A.R.S
Apr 13 2018: Sparkle’s Spirit Night
Apr 16 2018 (5:00-6:30 pm): Rising 6th Grade Music Open House
Apr 17 2018 (4:30-5:30 pm): Jazz Band Rehearsals
Apr 18 2018 (8:00-8:50 am): AVID in the AM
Apr 18 2018 (4:15 pm): Destiny’s Daughters of Promise
Apr 19 2018 (8:00-9:00 am): Jazz Band rehearsals
Apr 19 2018 (4:15 pm): FCS
Apr 20 2018 (8:00 am): Art Club
Apr 20 2018 (4:30-5:30 pm) S.T.A.R.S
Apr 20 2018 (7:00-9:00 pm): 8th Grade Spring Dance
Apr 24 2018 (4:30-5:30 pm): Jazz Band Rehearsals
Apr 25 2018 (8:00-8:50 am): AVID in the AM
Apr 25 2018 (4:15 pm): Destiny’s Daughters of Promise
Apr 26 2018 (8:00-9:00 am): Jazz Band rehearsals
Apr 26 2018 (4:15 pm): FCS
Apr 26 (5:30-10:30 pm): 6th & 7th Grade Chorus to Atlanta Opera “Carmen”
Apr 26 (7:00 pm): 6th Grade and 7-2 and Jazz Band Concert at Palmer
Apr 27 2018 (8:00 am): Art Club
Apr 27 2018 (4:30-5:30 pm) S.T.A.R.S
Apr 30 2018 (7:00 pm): 7-1 & 8th Grade Band Concert at Palmer
You can also check the Palmer Calendar at

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