Palmer PTSA Newsletter — August 13, 2017

Open House

“Be A Champion!”

6th Grade – August 15th at 6:30 pm

7th & 8th Grade – August 17th at 6:30 pm

Come and learn about the exciting plans our teachers have for your students this year!! You will have the opportunity to learn more about your child’s teachers, the curriculum, and much more.

Come join us for Palmer’s Back to School Bash

Movie Night and Food Trucks

Friday, August 25th

6:30pm until Movie Ends

Bring your chairs/blankets and plan to purchase dinner at one of our yummy food trucks before the movie.

Food Trucks

The Royal Big BBQ

The Filipino Food Truck


Kona Ice

We will have Community sponsor tables to visit before the movie begins.

*The students are voting on the movie that will be shown on Movie night.

Early Dismissals

Please help us to maximize your student’s 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.

Yearbooks on Sale Now

Save $5 by purchasing your book by September 22nd!

After September 22nd, the price will increase to $35.00.

To reserve your book at the year’s lowest price, 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.

Box Tops News

Please start sending in your Box Tops for Education!

Our Fall collection deadline is October 20, 2017

Please place cut box tops in a plastic baggie with your child’s homeroom teacher’s name on it. Drop off locations for students will be: Front Office and Media Center.

Thank you for supporting Palmer through Box Tops!

From the Learning Commons (Media Center)

We are under construction! Our Media Center is making the transition to a “Learning Commons” model. What we do in the space – reading, teaching, researching, and learning – will stay the same. However, we are getting all-new furniture in the next couple of weeks to provide flexibility for the activities that happen as well as some soft seating for our many readers and friends of the library! Stay tuned for exciting changes!

If you are interested in volunteering in the Media Center/Learning Commons, please contact Taylor Wickline at Sign up for weekly time slots or monthly! Any help is appreciated. We generally ask for volunteers to come in for a minimum of one hour and we primarily need help with shelving. It’s easy and fun!

If anyone has a Wii or Nintendo gaming system they would like to donate, please contact Taylor Wickline in the Media Center at We use the systems as a rotation in our weekly “Play Room,” and we are down to one unit.

All Summer Reading is due by next Friday, August 4th. Please log your minutes or write short book reviews at the Summer Reading link on the Learning Commons web page – The link for the Learning Commons is at the top of Palmer’s school web page.

Everyone gets a prize!

Zoyo Yogurt


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

Flavors: chocolate, strawberry, and vanilla


Boberry Biscuits – $2.00

Chicken Biscuits – $3.00

Starting August 17th and then every Thursday Morning!

7:30 am – 8:15 am

Sold at the front of the school!

Support Palmer’s PTSA

Calling all Volunteers

Whether you’re a parent, grandparent, or otherwise involved in a Palmer student’s life, the PTSA could use your help. We provide volunteers for many areas of the school, in a variety of programs throughout the year. Signing up does not commit you to anything, it just allows us to contact you when volunteers are needed.

We have an immediate need for volunteers at the attendance desk and at our school store. Both of these areas are staffed by volunteers every morning, from 8:40-9:20 in the school store and from 8:30-10:00 in attendance. Whether you can help one day every week, one day every other week, or just every once in awhile, we can use your help. Please contact for more information or to volunteer. Thanks!!

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.

In addition to traditional school supplies and spirit wear, we also have music books for band and orchestra. Music books are pre-order only, so bring this FORM and cash or check (or we have forms in the store). Band and Orchestra books are $10 each, and the additional 6th Grade Orchestra workbooks are $5 each. We will pick the book up and have it waiting at the school store within a week.

Please note: 6th Grade Students should wait until their instrument is approved by their instructor. Additionally, 8th Grade Band students will use the same book from 7th grade for part of the year. The 8th grade book may be purchased now or later in the year.

Visit PTSA at Open House

During Open House, PTSA will have the following:

1. Spirit Wear – We’ll have new shirts, vintage shirts, pajama pants, string bags, and car magnets. You can also order long-sleeved shirts or hoodies!

2. Memberships – Show your support for our schools, teachers, and students by joining PTSA (plus you’ll get some nice freebies). We also accept family donations in lieu of a school-wide fundraiser this year.

Community News

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


Parenting the Social Media Generation


Looking at Social Media and Internet Safety

Keeping Your Children Safe Online and Offline

September 7th

7:00 – 8:30 PM

Palmer Middle School Theater

Join us for an informative PARENT ONLY talk on how to help parents navigate their child’s hyper-sexual culture and use of social media in today’s world. Information will be shared on how to understand this culture and ways to introduce discussions with your child about making wise choices when using social media and the Internet.

Sponsored by: The Palmer Counseling Department and PTSA

Calendar of Events

Aug 14 2017 (7:00 –pm): 7th & 8th Grade Band Parent Meeting

Aug 15 2017 (6:30 – 8:00 pm): 6th Grade Open House

Aug 16 2017 (8:15 – 8:50 am): AVID in the AM

Aug 17 2017 (7:45 am): Bojangles Biscuit Sales Begin

Aug 17 2017 (4:15 – 5:00 pm): FCS

Aug 17 2017 (6:30 – 8:00 pm): 7th & 8th Grade Open House

Aug 18 2017 (8:10 – 8:50 am): Art Club

Apr 21 2017 – Delayed Dismissal (Solar Eclipse) – 5:00 pm

Aug 23 2017 (8:15 – 8:50 am): AVID in the AM

Aug 24 2017 (4:15 – 5:00 pm): FCS

Aug 25 2017 (6:30 pm until Movie Ends): PTSA Back-to-School Bash

Aug 29 2017 (4:15 – 5:30 pm): Real Men Sing

Aug 30 2017: End of 1st 4 ½ Weeks

Aug 30 2017 (8:15 – 8:50 am): AVID in the AM

Aug 30 2017 – EARLY RELEASE DAY @ 1:30 PM

Aug 31 2017 (4:15 – 5:00 pm): FCS


Sep 6 2017: 4 ½ Week Progress Report Distribution

Sept 6 2017 (8:15 – 8:50 am): AVID in the AM

Sept 7 2017 (4:15 – 8:50 pm): FCS

Sept 7 2017 (7:00 pm): Parenting the Social Media Generation Seminar – PARENTS ONLY

Sept 8 2017: CogAT Assessment – 7th Grade Only

Sept 9 2017 (9:00 – 4:00 pm): 6th Grade Band Carnival @ Kell HS

Sept 9 2017 (12:00 – 8:00 pm): Real Men Sing

Sept 11 – 15 2017 – IOWA Assessment – 7th Grade ONLY

Sep 11 2017 (3:45 pm): PTSA Board Meeting

Sep 11 2017 (7:00 pm): Disney Parent Meeting

Sep 12 2017 (4:30 – 7:30 pm): 6th Grade Orchestra Lesson Camp

Sep 13 2017 (8:15 – 8:50 am): AVID in the AM

Sep 14 2017 (4:15 – 5:00 pm): FCS

Sep 15 2017 (4:30 – 10:00 pm): 8th Grade Band Night @ Kell HS

Sep 16 2017 (9:00 am – 4:00 pm): Orchestra Stars & Strikes

Sep 16 2017 (12:00 – 6:00 pm): Real Women Sing

You can also check the Palmer Calendar at

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