Palmer PTSA Newsletter — March 20, 2017


EOG Boot Camps

March 20th – April 18th
(No boot camps during Spring Break!)
8:00 am – 8:45 am
Open To ALL students. No sign-up necessary. All subjects are covered.
Intramurals are only on Fridays during EOG Boot Camp.
All morning clubs are canceled!
EOG Testing starts April 19th through April 25th

Emails & schedules were sent home on March 15th

Rising 6th Grade Spirit Night

Tuesday, March 28, 2017
6:30pm – 7:30pm
Please join the Palmer Middle School Administration, Faculty, and Counselors as we present important information about your student’s transition to Middle School.

Career Day

May 23rd
We are excited to announce that Palmer Middle School will host its third Career Day on Tuesday, May 23rd from 9:25am to 1:30pm. We are in need of approximately 60 speakers for this event and we would love to have you share your expertise in your specific occupation with our students. This will be a wonderful way to help educate with firsthand information from “real life” individuals who can explain their education backgrounds and professional experiences. Go to the Palmer website for letter and registration form.

If you have any questions about this opportunity, please feel free to contact Chelsea Hunsberger, Career Day Coordinator, via email at


Order your 2017 yearbook!
The cost is $40.00.
Stop by the front office to pay by cash or check.
To use a credit card to order, call 1-866-287-3096 or
Go to and use order #2401.

8th Grade Activities

Please send in your 8th grade activity dues as soon possible. $10.00 for the carnival and $7.00 for the 8th Grade dance.
We need these funds 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 Flyer

The winning theme for our 8th grade dance on Friday, May 5th is Red Carpet Hollywood
Pictures needed for the Annual 8th Grade Slide Show!
Please email a baby picture (birth – 5 years old) and a current picture of your 8th grader to by Friday, March 31, 2017.
In your email please include your student’s first and last name, homeroom teacher and what high school they will be attending. These pictures will be used for the slide show presented during the end of year events.
If you cannot email a copy, please send in the actual photo (write name and homeroom teacher on the back) to your child’s homeroom teacher by March 31st.

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


Teacher Breakfast

March 30, 2017

The PTSA is sponsoring a teacher breakfast on March 30th where the Teacher of the Year and Certified Employee of the Year will be announced. We need lots of help preparing the breakfast casseroles and sending in fruit, doughnuts and other goodies, as well as helpers to set-up, serve and clean up that day. Please consider helping to honor our wonderful, hard-working teachers. Thanks so much!


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 9th. You can sign up at


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, 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

Kell Varsity and Junior Varsity Cheerleading

Attention all 8th grade students, Kell High School Varsity and Junior Varsity Cheerleading tryouts are right around the corner. There will be an informational meeting on Tuesday March 14th at 6pm in the Kell Media Center. Information regarding tryout procedures and necessary paperwork will be discussed. Tryouts will be held Monday March 27th through Thursday March 30th from 4:45 to 6:30 pm in the Kell auxillary gym. All rising 9th graders should come over to Kell as soon as their school day is over. Contact Coach Burrus, Coach Adams or Coach Patterson at Kell with any questions. Anyone interested in trying out must provide a current physical on the first day of tryouts in order to be allowed to participate.


Kell HS Junior Cheerleading

Rising 5th – 8th Graders
Do you have school SPIRIT?
Do you want to be part of a winning team?
Do you love to cheer, tumble and dance?
If you answered YES, then please join us for an informational meeting on Thursday, March 16th at 6:30 pm in the Kell Media Center.

TRYOUTS: April 10th – 13th
5:00 pm – 6:30 pm

For more information please visit our website at:


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


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


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

Calendar of Events

Mar 17 2017: 4th NINE WEEKS BEGINS
Mar 20 2017: First Day of Spring / Day of Movement
Mar 20 – Apr 18 2017: EOG Boot Camp (Morning Clubs Canceled; Intramurals only on Fridays)
Mar 21 2017 (7:00 am – 7:00 pm): Special Election (SPLOST)
Mar 22 2017 (6:55 pm): 7-1 / 8-1 Band LGPE @ McEachern HS
Mar 23 2017: Report Cards Go Home
Mar 23 2017 (12:00 pm): 7-2 Band LGPE @ McEachern HS
Mar 23 2017 (5:40 pm): 8-2 Band LGPE @ McEachern HS
Mar 23 2017 (9:15 am – 2:00 pm): 6th Grade AVID Field Trip @ KSU
Mar 23 2017: 6th Grade String Jamboree @ Daniell MS
Mar 28 2017 (6:30 – 7:30 pm): Rising 6th Grade Spirit Night
Mar 29 2017: 2017 – 2018 Kindergarten Pre-Enrollment @ Elementary Schools
Mar 30 2017 (9:15 am – 2:00 pm): 8th Grade AVID Field Trip @ Reinhardt
Apr 3 – 7 2017: SPRING BREAK – NO SCHOOL
Apr 10 2017 (3:45 pm): PTSA Board Meeting
Apr 19 – 25 2017: EOG Testing
Apr 22 2017 (10:00 am): 6th Grade Chorus @ Big Shanty Festival
Apr 25 2017: End of 4 ½ Nine Weeks
Apr 26 2017: 4 ½ Week Progress Reports Go Home
Apr 29 2017 (6:30 pm): Jazz Night @ Kell HS Theater
You can also check the Palmer Calendar at

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