Palmer PTSA Newsletter — April 23, 2017


EOG Testing

EOG Testing April 19th through April 26th
All morning clubs are canceled!

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 are welcome, paint supplies, brown mulch / pine straw, monetary donations, etc.)  Community service hours are welcome.

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

Final Disney Meeting

May 4th
7:00 pm in Palmer Theater

Honors Night

6th Grade – May 18th 6:00 – 7:00 pm
7th Grade – May 18th 7:30 – 8:30 pm
8th Grade – May 22nd 6:30 – 7:30 pm

Field Days Are Coming!

6th Grade – May 19th
7th Grade – May 17th
8th Grade – May 16th
Field Day t-shirt order extended until April 26th!

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

We need your help with the 8th grade Carnival. If you are able to volunteer or donate items, please sign up below:

We need your help to celebrate our children as they make their next transition from Middle School to High School. Let’s give them a great send off! Please consider volunteering and/or donating for our 8th grade end of year activities.

Please send in your 8th grade activity dues as soon possible. $10.00 for the carnival.
We need these donations 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 dance tickets are on sale at the school store for $7.00. Tickets will go to $10.00 the last week. May 4th is the last day you can purchase tickets. The dance is on Friday, May 5th.

8th grade Flyer

If you have not turned your Pictures needed for the Annual 8th Grade Slide Show, please do as son as possible to be included in the video.  Please email a baby picture (birth – 5 years old) and a current picture of your 8th grader to

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


PTSA Spirit Night

May 11th
Jumping World


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, 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.


Kell HS

Rising 9th Graders

The Kell Football Program is having 9th grade football spring practice for all upcoming 9th graders districted for Kell on the following dates and times: Freshman will practice on May 3,4,8,9,11,12,15,16 and 18 from 5:30 until 7:15.

On Tuesday May 2nd from 4:45 pm to 6:30 pm upcoming 9th graders are to register and pick up equipment at Kell. In order to register and get equipment you MUST have an updated copy of a physical. If you have any questions please contact Head Football Coach Brett Sloan by email at .


North Cobb HS

Warrior Elite Dance Team Auditions
Rising 9th Graders
Meeting: Monday, April 24th @ 7:00 pm
Workshop Dates: April 24th – 26th @ 4:30 – 6:00 pm
Auditions: April 27th
At: North Cobb HS Freshman Academy Room (Rm 2110)


Kell HS

Informational parent/player meeting
Rising 5th – 9th Grade Girls
May 16th @ 6:30 pm
At Kell HS; Room #1106


North Cobb-Harrison

Freshmen Orientation
11-14 July, 2017
Register at


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 19 2017: End of 4 ½ Nine Weeks
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 (7:00 pm): 7th & 8th Grade 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
May 1 – 5 2018: Teacher Appreciation Week
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 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 18 2017 (9:00 am): Parent Volunteer Breakfast
May 18 2017: 6th & 7th Grade Honors Night
May 18 2017 (6:00 pm): 6th Grade Chorus Spring Concert (performing @ Honors Night)
May 18 2017 (7:30 pm): 7th Grade Chorus Spring Concert (performing @ Honors Night)
May 19 2017: 6th Grade Field Day
May 20 2017 (7:00 pm): Night of Percussion/Stomp Concert @ Kell
May 22 2017 (6:30 pm): 8th Grade Honors Night
May 22 2017 (6:30 pm): 8th Grade Chorus Spring Concert (performing @ Honors Night)
May 23 2017 – Career Day (dismissal @ 1:30 pm)
May 24 2017 – LAST DAY OF SCHOOL (dismissal @ 1:30 pm)
You can also check the Palmer Calendar at

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