Palmer PTSA Newsletter — April 14, 2017

EOG Boot Camps

March 20th – April 18th

8:00 am – 8:45 am

Open To ALL students. No sign-up necessary. All subjects are covered.

Intramurals are only on Fridays during EOG Boot Camp.

All morning clubs are canceled!

EOG Testing starts April 19th through April 26th

Palmer Day of Service – Earth Day

April 22nd

9:00 am -12:00 pm

Come join us to help make Palmer beautiful!

Mulching, painting, planting flowers and more!

(Donations welcome: paint supplies, brown mulch/pine straw, monetary donations, etc.)

Media Center Changes Coming!

The Media Center is in need of a gently used Wii system if anyone would like to donate one. It should be in good working condition. Please contact Taylor Wickline at if you can help! A tax deduction can be provided.

Secondly, the Media Center is in the process of streamlining resources and equipment. We could use any extra help possible with this process. Parents who can spare any time to help, please contact Taylor Wickline in the Media Center at

AVID Car Wash

April 30th

11:00 am – 4:00 pm

Burger King at Wade Green Location

Donations Welcome!

Field Days Are Coming!

6th Grade – May 19th

7th Grade – May 17th

8th Grade – May 16th

Career Day

May 23rd

Inspire and encourage our students to explore career possibilities for their future at our 3rd Annual Career Day on Tuesday, May 23, from 9:25 am – 1:30 pm. We need approximately 20 enthusiastic speakers to share their expertise in their specific occupation with our students. Go to the Palmer website for letter and registration form.

We look forward to hearing from you soon!

If you have any questions about this opportunity, please feel free to contact Chelsea Hunsberger, Career Day Coordinator, via email at

Stamps for Mailing Report Cards At End of School Year

In an effort to help cover the postage cost to mail report cards home, we are requesting each student make a $2.00 donation towards postage. Donations can be made through the end of the school year May 24th. Please place your donation in a school payment envelope and drop in one of the black payment boxes located throughout the school. We appreciate your help and support!

8th Grade Activities

Please send in your 8th grade activity dues as soon possible. $10.00 for the carnival and $7.00 for the 8th Grade dance.

We need these funds to make the 8th grade activities a huge success.

Please see the link below for the permission slip for the carnival and dance.

8th grade Flyer

The winning theme for our 8th grade dance on Friday, May 5th is Red Carpet Hollywood

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.

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


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 date: May 5th. 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, Scientific Calculators, standard calculators, 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

North Cobb High School

Junior Warrior Football Registration

Rising 6th – 9th Graders!

April 15th and April 22nd

9:00 am – 12:00 pm

Sign-ups will be in the Varsity locker room adjacent to the football field.


North Cobb-Harrison


Freshmen Orientation

11-14 July, 2017

Register at


Northeast Cobb Community

Egg Drop

April 15, 2017

10:00 am – 5:00 pm

Sprayberry High School football field/stadium area

Parking and Admission – FREE

Plan to join us for the 8th Annual Northeast Cobb Community Egg Drop. There will be fun, food, games, DJ, activities, and of course egg hunts for everyone. Kids will marvel as a helicopter drops thousands of eggs onto the Sprayberry High School football field to kick-off the hunt. There will be more than 90,000 eggs and candy for the various hunts. The funds raised from the Egg Drop go to support both the Shop with a Yellow Jackets and the Shop with a Longhorn programs for Sprayberry and Kell High Schools.

More information: email: / website:


Step Up Step Out

Presented by: Kennesaw State University

Dept. of Health Promotion and Physical Education

Growing Up Healthy and Strong!

Goals: Increase the consumption of fruits and vegetables; increase physical activity and improve fitness levels; and independently make healthy after school snacks

– Session 1, Let’s Get Physical: Wednesday, April 19th – 6:30 – 7:15 pm

– Session 2, Feeling Fit and Eating Right: Wednesday, April 26th – 6:30 – 7:15 pm

– Session 3, Healthy Habits for the Home: Wednesday, May 3rd – 6:30 – 7:15 pm

Location: Cobb County 4-H, Suite 200

678 South Cobb Drive

Marietta, GA 30060


Grades 6th – 8th

Contact: Cassie McCollum,


Kennesaw State University

Youth Writing Academy Creative Writing Camp

June 19 – 23, 2017

9:00 am – 1:00 pm

This camp, grouped by middle school and high school, will explore the craft of writing while in a supportive environment. Each day will include a combination of activities from discussion with a local author to a trip around campus for inspiration.

Register On-Line at

Cost is $175


Family Fun Safety Days

April 29, 2017

Time: 9:00 am – 1:00 pm

Location: Cobb County Safety Village

1220 Al Bishop Drive

Marietta, GA 30008

Cost: $5.00 per person

($20/family max)

Family – Friendly, Fun & Educational activities for kids of all ages. Come tour Sparky’s House, see Puppet Show, and emergency vehicles! Additional dates: June 15th and 22nd


Bring Your Grandparents to the Safety Village

May 13, 2017

Time: 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

Location: Cobb County Safety Village

1220 Al Bishop Drive

Marietta, GA 30008

Registration begins at 8:30 am

Registration required, no fee to register, call 770-956-7827

Five 30 minute interactive programs:

Bus, Lake, and Firework Safety

Safety Village Puppet Show

Rules of the Road

Fire Extinguisher Training

Sparky’s House Tour:

Kitchen safety, slips and falls prevention, home escape plan


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

Calendar of Events

Apr 17 2017 (5:30 pm): Rising 6th Grade Music Open House

Apr 19 – 25 2017: EOG Testing

Apr 22 2017 (10:00 am): 6th Grade Chorus @ Big Shanty Festival

Apr 22 2017 (9:00 – 12:00 pm): Palmer Day of Service – Earth Day

Apr 25 2017: End of 4 ½ Nine Weeks

Apr 25 2017 (7:00 pm): Orchestra Spring Concert

Apr 26 2017: 4 ½ Week Progress Reports Go Home

Apr 27 2017 (7:00 pm): 6th Grade & 7-2 Band Spring Concert

Apr 29 2017 (6:30 pm): Jazz Night at Kell High School

Apr 30 2017 (11:00 am – 4:00 pm): AVID Car Wash @ Burger King (Wade Green Location)

May 1 2017 (3:45 pm): PTSA Board Meeting

May 2 2017 (9:15 am – 3:00 pm): 7th Grade AVID Field Trip @ Berry College

May 2 2017 (7:00 pm): 8th Grade Band Concert @ Kell HS

May 3 2017 (9:45 – 11:00 am): Pitner ES 5th Graders visit Palmer MS

May 4 2017 (9:45 – 11:00 am0: Chalker ES & Big Shanty ES 5th Graders visit Palmer MS

May 4 2017 (7:00 pm): Final Disney Parent Meeting – Theater

May 5 2017 (7:00 – 9:00 pm): PTSA 8th Grade Spring Dance

May 5 2017: PTSA Teacher Appreciation Luncheon

May 1 – 5 2018: Teacher Appreciation Week

May 9 – 12 2017: 8th Grade Music Disney Trip

May 11 2017: PTSA Spirit Night @ Jumping World (Wade Green Location)

May 16 2017: 8th Grade Field Day

May 17, 2017: 7th Grade Field Day

May 19 2017: 6th Grade Field Day

May 20 2017 (7:00 pm): Night of Percussion/Stomp Concert @ Kell

May 23 2017 – Career Day

May 24 2017 – LAST DAY OF SCHOOL

You can also check the Palmer Calendar at

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