Palmer PTSA Newsletter — April 22, 2018

Gimme 5 for Education

This year our school is participating the “Gimme 5 for Education” campaign to raise funds for the Cobb Schools Foundation and our school! All students who donate will be entered into a drawing to win 2 Braves tickets!

The Cobb Schools Foundation is the only non-profit organization that supports all of our 112 schools, staff and students in Cobb County School District. All funds collected will directly benefit our schools through Foundation supported scholarships, grants and programs for our schools, students and staff.

Help us to reach our goal of 100% participation by making a $5 tax-deductible contribution and return it to school today! Give a “High 5” to education!

Help support our schools & students! Donations can be sent to the school or donate online by visiting

8th Grade News

We are still collecting baby photos for the end of the year slide show. Please send your photos to Heather Galloway – – or drop them off at the front office. Please remember to include the student’s name and homeroom teacher.

We are also looking for any group photos you may have of your student with friends at school events since the 6th grade. Thank you!

Success Block Resumes

Success Block schedule will resume on Tuesday and Thursdays the weeks of April 23rd, April 30th and May 7th.

Field Days Are Coming!

6th Grade – May 18th

7th Grade – May 16th

8th Grade – May 15th

The 2018 Field Day shirt order form was sent home with the students on April 11, 2018 and is attached.

2018 Field Day T-Shirt Order Form

Online Payments Now Available at Palmer!

MY PAYMENTS PLUS is now available to pay for Palmer Middle School activities. You can now use the online credit card payment system like you use to pay for your student’s lunch account.

Now available on your students My PAYMENTS PLUS ACCOUNT

7th grade trip to “College Hall of Fame”

2018 Field Day T-shirts

If you are not signed up to pay with a credit card online, it is very easy to sign up! Just go to: and follow the steps to register a new account.

Please contact Jeanne Crain, Bookkeeper at 770-591-5020 or email if you have any questions.

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

Congratulations to our own Barbara Truluck!

She was awarded Middle School Counselor of the Year for Cobb County!

Way to go, Palmer Middle School Counselors!


“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!


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

Zoyo Yogurt


Celebrate Spring and the end of testing!!

Sold every Wednesday before school starts in front of the School Store!

Flavors: chocolate, strawberry, vanilla and many more!

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.


Georgia Boy Choir Concert

Sunday, April 22nd at 4pm

Heritage Presbyterian Church

All proceeds will benefit Santa’s Caravan, a mission which provides needy families from Palmer, Chalker,

and Pitner with Christmas gifts of clothes, toys, food and toiletries.

The Georgia Boy Choir is an internationally known group of young men and boys who excel in choral music.

Ticket Prices include the concert followed by a pasta dinner

Adults (13 and up) $25

Children (5-12) $15

Children 4 and under are free

Family pass $65 (2 adults and 3 children)

Palmer Families get a discount of $35 on the family pass.

Heritage Presbyterian Church

5323 Bells Gerry Road

Acworth, GA 30102


Kell High School Physical Night 2018-2019

May 1st 4:00-7:00 PM

This is open to all students. Cost is $20 cash only.

The Physical is valid for the entire 2018-2019 school year.


North Cobb Cross Country

Rising 9th Graders

There will be an informational meeting for those interested in running on the 2018 North Cobb Warriors Cross Country Team. The meeting is Tuesday, April 24th at 6:00 PM in the North Cobb Freshman Academy Cafeteria.

Email questions to

Rising 6th – 8th Graders

There will be an informational meeting for those interested in running on the 2018 North Cobb Warriors Cross Country Team. The meeting is Tuesday, April 24th at 7:00 PM, immediately following the high school meeting in the North Cobb Freshman Academy Cafeteria.

Email questions to


Kell High School Junior Softball

Kell Junior Softball is for ALL rising 5th – 8th Grade girls who live in the Kell High School District.

An information session will be held May 3rd at Kell High School at 6:30 PM – room 1106

Please see the attached flyer for additional information.

Kell Junior Softball 2018


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


North Cobb High School Summer STEM Camps

Please see the attached flyer on the 2018 Summer Sports Camps that are offered at North Cobb High School.

2018 North Cobb High School Summer Sports Camps



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

Calendar of Events

Apr 21 2018 (8:30-10:30 am ): 8th Grade Band to march with Kell High School Big Shanty Parade at Adams Park

Apr 21 2018 (10:00-11:00 am): 6th Grade Chorus @ Big Shanty Festival

Apr 24 2018: Success Block Resumes

Apr 24 2018 (8:00 am): Parent Volunteer Breakfast

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: Q4 4 ½ week Progress Reports available on ParentVue

Apr 27 2018 (8:00 am): Art Club Apr 28 2018 (7:00pm): Kell High School Night of Percussion/Trash Talk

Apr 30 2018 (7:00 pm): 7-1 & 8th Grade Band Concert at Kell High School High School

Apr 30-May 4 2018: Teacher Appreciation Week

May 1 2018 (7:00 pm): 7th & 8th Grade Orchestra Concert at Palmer

May 2 2018 (8:00-8:50 am): AVID in the AM

May 2 2018 (4:15 pm): Destiny’s Daughters of Promise

May 4 2018 (May 3 2018: Duty Free Lunch – Teacher Appreciation Luncheon

May 3 2018 (4:15 pm): FCS

May 3 2018 (7:00pm): Final Disney Parent Meeting

May 4 2018 (8:00 am): Art Club

May 4 2018 (9:30 am – 2:00): pm) 7th Grade College Football Hall of Fame Field Trip

May 7 2018 (3:45 pm): PTSA

May 5 2018 (9:00-11:00 am): EOC Physical Science Review (H Physical Science Y MS-HS)

May 5 2018 (1:00-4:00 pm): AVID Picnic at Palmer

May 5 2018 (6:30 pm): Night of Jazz and Pancakes at Kell High School

May 7-8 2018: High School Physical Science EOC Testing

May 7 2018 (3:45 pm): PTSA Board Meeting

May 8-12 2018: 8th Grade Disney Trip

May 10 2018: Last day of Success Block

May 10 2018 (9:30 am – 2:00 pm): 8th Grade Sparkles Field Trip

May 10 2018 (4:15 pm): FCS(4:15 pm): FCS

May May 11 2018 (8:00 am): Art Club

2018 (8:00 am): Art Club

May 15 2018: 8th Grade Field Day

May 16 2018 (8:00 am): Art Club

May 16 2018: 7th Grade Field Day

May 16 2018 (4:15 pm): Destiny’s Daughters of Promise (4:15 pm): FCS

May 18 2018: 6th Grade Field Day

May 18 2018 (8:15 am): School Council Meeting

May 2018 (4:30-5:30 pm) S.T.A.R.S

May 21 2018: Yearbook Day

May 21 2018 (6:30 pm): 8th Grade Awards Night


May 23 2018: 8th Grade Carnival


May 30 2018: Report Cards Mailed

You can also check the Palmer Calendar at

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