Palmer PTSA Newsletter — December 15, 2017

Happy Holidays from Palmer PTSA!

Please remember that Cobb County Schools have early release days
Tuesday, December 19, 2017
Wednesday, December 20, 2017
High School 11:30 am
Elementary School 12:30 pm
Middle School 1:30 pm

Cobb County Schools are closed December 21, 2017 – January 4, 2018.
See you next year!!

Palmer’s Annual Holiday Giving Tree

Thank you to everyone who pulled an ornament to help a family in need.
Palmer’s generosity will help many families this holiday season.

Destiny’s Daughters of Promise

Destiny’s Daughters of Promise (DDP) is a mentor and leadership program for middle and high school girls that meets after school on Wednesdays at Palmer. They are currently accepting applications for the 2017-2018 school year. Program activities are grounded in leadership development and basic like skills that serve to help teen girls discover their strengths, potential and leadership abilities. A $25 registration fee is required. To learn more about the program, visit Please reach out to Tanya McKinney at if you are interested in this program for your female student.

Counseling Corner

8th Grade Parents
AP Information Night
Kell High School
January 4, 2018 – 6:30-8:00
Please plan to attend and learn more about the Advanced Placement program at Kell High School.

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

Congratulations to these students for their FIRST PLACE FINISH in the Northwest District 4-H Consumer Judging Competition!

Junior Team Members:
Lindsey Hoffman
Emilia McElroy
Malachi McElroy

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 on Sale Now


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.

Personalized Name Plate DEADLINE is December 20, 2017.
Name Plates are $5.00

Zoyo Yogurt

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

We are taking a break from selling biscuits until January 2018.
Details to come

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.

Community News

Calling all young chefs!!
Master Chef, Junior is now casting!

Atlanta Casting Call for talented home cooks between ages 8-13
Saturday, January 13, 2018
Four Seasons Hotel Atlanta
75 14th St, NE, Atlanta, GA 30309
To apply go to:

For application instructions, auditions, eligibility requirements and open call details, please see their website..



NOVEMBER 6th, 2017 through MARCH 2018

Email for more information.

Cost: $50 plus USA Wrestling Card ($40.00)

Equipment Needed
Shoes and Headgear
Practice Days and Time
Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays
6:30 – 8:00
NCHS Wrestling Room
Jeffrey Bettis, Head Coach
Leo Herring, Head Coach (Junior Program)


6th, 7th, and 8th GRADE BOYS



Register at:
Cost: $125 if you have your own equipment
$205 if you need to rent equipment
Equipment needed
Chest Pads
Arm Pads

General Information:
Parent Meeting on Dec. 19th @7pm in the Freshmen Cafeteria
Mandatory Fitting in January
1st games start March 3th
League website:
PARENT VOLUNTEERS are encouraged!!!!!

Calendar of Events

Dec 16 2017 (TBD): Chorus Six Flags Concert
Dec 18 2017 (4:15 pm): Helen Ruffin Reading Bowl
Dec 18 2017 (6:00 pm): S.T.A.R.S Holiday Banquet
Dec 19 2017 (1:30 pm): EARLY RELEASE
Dec 20 2017 (1:30 pm): EARLY RELEASE / End of the 2nd Nine Weeks
Dec 21 2017 – Jan 4 2018: Winter Holiday Break
You can also check the Palmer Calendar at

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