Palmer PTSA Newsletter — January 13, 2018


Cobb County Schools will be closed Monday, January 15, 2018 for the Martin Luther King, Jr. holiday

Palmer’s Talent Show

Come one, come all to the greatest show on North Booth Road–the annual Palmer Talent Show! There will be a wide variety of amazing student acts and maybe, just maybe, there might be a special surprise act. The show is one-night only:

Thursday, February 1st starting at 7:00pm

Tickets are just $5 and go on sale in the school store (8:40am-9:10am) starting January 16th. Get ’em while they last!

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.

411 from your School Social Worker

Please remember any time you child is absent they need to have an excuse note from either the parent or a doctor. This is for all absences, even if the absence is unexcused (i.e.: vacation)

Notes are to be turned in to Heather Simmons, PPO Clerk.

Counseling Corner

Waiting patiently …

Does your child expect everything to happen now? If a friend doesn’t call back immediately or his teacher hasn’t graded his project yet, encourage him to come up with possible explanations. Maybe his friend is at a movie or the teacher has 100 assignments to grade. Thinking reasonably can help him be patient.


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

Palmer Spring Tutoring Schedule

January 24 – March 9

Tutoring sessions begin at 8:15 am. AVID in the AM starts at 8:00 am.

Please follow this link for the SPRING SEMESTER 2017-2018 schedule:

Palmer 2017-2018 Tutoring Schedule

January Intramurals – Soccer and Basketball

Intramurals meets Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday (Student Choice Day).

School doors open at approximately 8:00 and will close at 8:10.

Students will need to bring a change of clothes (PE clothes) to participate.

Bring your Parent to Intramurals Day is January 26, 2018.

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.

Visitor Procedures

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.

Zoyo Yogurt


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

Flavors: chocolate, strawberry, and vanilla

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.

Calendar of Events

Jan 15 2018: SCHOOL HOLIDAY – MLK Day

Jan 16 2018: PTSA School Night at Taziki’s Mediterranean Café –

Jan 17 2018 (8:15 am): Yearbook Meeting

Jan 17 2018 (4:15 pm): Destiny’s Daughters of Promise

Jan 18 (4:15 pm): FCS

Jan 19 2018 (8:00 am): ART Club

Jan 19 2018 (4:30 pm): S.T.A.R.S.

Jan 19 & 20 2018: 7-2 & 8-2 Symphonic Band Camp at Palmer

Jan 22-26 2018: Great Kindness Challenge Week

Jan 23 2018 (4:00 pm): 8th Grade Planning Meeting (Blue Conference Room)

Jan 24 2018: Palmer Tutoring Resumes

Jan 24 2018 (4:15 pm): Destiny’s Daughters of Promise

Jan 25 2018 (4:15 pm): FCS

Jan 25 2018 (4:30-7:30 pm): 7th Grade Orchestra Workshop

Jan 26 2018 (8:00 am): ART Club

Jan 26 2018 (8:15 am): School Council Meeting

Jan 26 2018: Club Yearbook Picture Day

Jan 29 2018 (4:15 pm): Talent Show Rehearsal – First half of the show

Jan 30 2018 (4:15 pm): Talent Show Rehearsal – Second half of the show

Jan 31 2018 (4:15 pm): Destiny’s Daughters of Promise

Jan 31 2018 (4:15-5:15 pm): Full Rehearsal of the Talent Show

Feb 1 2018 (4:15 pm) FCS

Feb 1 2018 (7:00 pm): Palmer Talent Show

Feb 2 2018 (8:00 am) ART Club

Feb 2 2018: First Friday Duty Free PTSA Lunch

Feb 2 2018: End of 3rd Quarter 4 ½ Weeks

Feb 2 2018: Kell High School / North Cobb High School 8th Grade Visit during connections

Feb 5 2018 (3:45 pm): PTSA Board Meeting

You can also check the Palmer Calendar at

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