Palmer PTSA Newsletter — March 25, 2018

Palmer PTSA 2018-2019 School Year

The Palmer PTSA is looking for parents that would like to be involved in planning the activities for the 2018-2019 school year. The nominating committee is taking nominations for PTSA board positions for the next school year. This is a great way to stay involved in your student’s middle school. If you are interested in getting more involved and would like to learn more about the Palmer PTSA board opportunities, please email:

Spring Picture Day

Get ready for Spring Picture Day on March 27, 2018!

Order forms are going home with students Monday, March 19, 2018. To save time and money, pre-order your photos at

Rising 6th Grade Parent Night

Tuesday, March 27, 2018

6:30 – 8:00 PM

Please join the Palmer Middle School Administration, Counselors, and Faculty as we present important information on your student’s transition to middle school. Parents and students are both welcome to attend!

8th Grade News

The 8th Grade Dance will be on April 20th from 7-9 PM. The students have chosen the theme “Flash Back and Get Retro”. This event is FREE for all 8th graders, but they must turn in a signed permission form, attached:

8th Grade Dance Form

Please remember that the Palmer Dress Code, found on page 5 of your student’s agenda, must be followed for ALL Palmer events.

North Cobb Rising 9th Grade Parent Meeting

March 29, 2018

6PM Activity Information / 7PM Parent Meeting

Rising 9th Grade Parent Night 2018

Tomato Plants for Sale

7th Grade Science Academy students will be selling tomato plants in the main hallway on Monday, March 26th through Wednesday, March 28th to raise funds for a school garden. They have a limited number of plants, so don’t forget to bring money to pre-order. The cost is $2 each or purchase 3 plants for $5.

Online Payments Now Available at Palmer!

MY PAYMENTS PLUS is now available to pay for Palmer Middle School activities. You can now use the online credit card payment system like you use to pay for your student’s lunch account.

The 7th grade trip to “College Hall of Fame” is available on your students MY PAYMENTS PLUS ACCOUNT.

If you are not signed up to pay with a credit card online, it is very easy to sign up! Just go to: and follow the steps to register a new account.

Please contact Jeanne Crain, Bookkeeper at 770-591-5020 or email if you have any questions.

Destiny’s Daughters of Promise

Nx Gen is a leadership development program for teen girls. Meetings are held from 4:15-6:00 pm on (you will need to add the day based on each school before sending it to the person. See the days they meet below). For parents interested in registering a student for the program, click the link:

Please reach out to Tanya McKinney at if you are interested in this program for your female student.

411 from your School Social Worker

Students have three (3) school days to turn in an excuse note to the Attendance Clerk. Any note turned in after that, the absence will remained unexcused.


Absences due to vacation/family trips, outside of school sanctioned holiday breaks, are considered un-excused.

Counseling Corner

February Attendance Winners!!

These homerooms won for top attendance in February

6th Grade – Ms. Crumpton

7th Grade – Ms. Tatum

8th Grade – Ms. Robinson

Way to go!


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

Car Pool Rules

For the safety of all the children, please do not stop to pick up your student in the afternoon until your car is inside the blue painted lines. Also, if you would prefer to park your car, we ask that you meet your child at the crosswalk and walk with them back to your car.

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 are still available to order!


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

Palmer’s 2018 TOTY and CEOTY Celebration will be held Thursday, March 29 at 8:00 am. If you would like to help make this event awesome for the teachers and staff at Palmer, please see the SignUp Genuis link to sign up.

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.


Kell High School Junior Cheer Tryouts

Tryouts – April 9-12 – 5:00 pm to 6:30 pm at Kell High School AUX Gym

Tryout Forms and more information: go to


North Cobb Freshman Cheer Tryouts

Tryouts – March 26 to March 29 – 4:45 pm to 6:00 pm at North Cobb High School Gym

Tryout Forms and more information: go to

Contact: Coach Toledo:


Free Agility Workouts at Kell High School

Great for Football, Baseball, Soccer and Lacrosse

Morning workouts will be held EVERY MONDAY and WEDNESDAY morning from 7:00-7:45am until the end of April as long as Cobb County is in session.
These workouts are run by our varsity coaching staff and are FREE!!
Focus of these workouts is to increase your player’s speed and agility.

Players need to arrive a few minutes before 7 AM (drop off by the lower level gym entrance) and go straight to the weight room.
Players should arrive in their workout clothes (shorts or sweatpants/t-shirt and tennis shoes).
Work outs will run from 7 AM until 7:45 AM.
At the conclusion of each workout, your player will be fed a sandwich and bottle of milk to help them recover from the workout.
Players will then get dressed and, at approximately 8:10 AM, they will be escorted to the buses that will take them to Palmer.
These workouts are open to all Palmer students, regardless of their high school feeder.
If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact Brett Sloan

We look forward to seeing all the Longhorns at workouts!


Walton High School Summer STEM Camps

This year we are expanding our offerings to include a Science Camp, a Forensics Camp, Robotics Camps, and a Coding Camp in addition to our Camp for Puzzles and Logic. Please click this link for more information

STEM Summer Camp


Technology, Engineering & Computer (TEC) Camp @ Georgia Tech

Rising 7th and 8th grade girls are invited to an upcoming TEC (Technology, Engineering & Computer) Camp, which will be held from June 5 – 7, 2018, on the Georgia Tech campus.

This fun and interactive camp is hosted by the Georgia Tech Women in Engineering Program and is designed to introduce young girls to the exciting world of engineering with the hope of inspiring them to eventually consider college majors and careers as engineers. More information on the camp can be found in the attached flyer.

TEC Camp 2018

Please note that the application deadline for TEC Camp is Friday, March 30, 2018 and applicant decisions will be made by Monday, April 16, 2018.

For additional information, please email Tonia Knobf Valeck at Georgia Tech:

Calendar of Events

Mar 27 2018: Spring Picture Day

Mar 27 2018 (4:30-5:30 pm): Jazz Band Rehearsals

Mar 27 2018 (6:30 pm): Rising 6th Grade Spirit Night

Mar 28 2018 (8:00-8:50 am): AVID in the AM

Mar 28 2018 (4:15 pm): Destiny’s Daughters of Promise

Mar 29 2018 (8:00-9:00 am): Jazz Band rehearsals

Mar 29 2018 (4:15 pm): FCS

Mar 30 2018 (8:00 am): Art Club

Mar 30 2018 (4:30-5:30 pm) S.T.A.R.S

Apr 2-6 2018: Spring Break

Apr 9 2018 (3:45 pm): PTSA Board Meeting

Apr 10-20 2018: EOG Assessment Testing

Apr 10 2018 (4:30-5:30 pm): Jazz Band Rehearsals

Apr 11 2018 (8:00-8:50 am): AVID in the AM

Apr 11 2018 (4:15 pm): Destiny’s Daughters of Promise

Apr 12 2018 (8:00-9:00 am): Jazz Band rehearsals

Apr 12 2018 (4:15 pm): FCS

Apr 13 2018 (8:00 am): Art Club

Apr 13 2018 (4:30-5:30 pm) S.T.A.R.S

Apr 13 2018: Sparkle’s Spirit Night

Apr 16 2018 (5:00-6:30 pm): Rising 6th Grade Music Open House

Apr 17 2018 (4:30-5:30 pm): Jazz Band Rehearsals

Apr 18 2018 (8:00-8:50 am): AVID in the AM

Apr 18 2018 (4:15 pm): Destiny’s Daughters of Promise

Apr 19 2018 (8:00-9:00 am): Jazz Band rehearsals

Apr 19 2018 (4:15 pm): FCS

Apr 20 2018 (8:00 am): Art Club

Apr 20 2018 (4:30-5:30 pm) S.T.A.R.S

Apr 20 2018 (7:00-9:00 pm): 8th Grade Spring Dance

Apr 24 2018 (4:30-5:30 pm): Jazz Band Rehearsals

Apr 25 2018 (8:00-8:50 am): AVID in the AM

Apr 25 2018 (4:15 pm): Destiny’s Daughters of Promise

Apr 26 2018 (8:00-9:00 am): Jazz Band rehearsals

Apr 26 2018 (4:15 pm): FCS

Apr 26 (5:30-10:30 pm): 6th & 7th Grade Chorus to Atlanta Opera “Carmen”

Apr 26 (7:00 pm): 6th Grade and 7-2 and Jazz Band Concert at Palmer

Apr 27 2018 (8:00 am): Art Club

Apr 27 2018 (4:30-5:30 pm) S.T.A.R.S

Apr 30 2018 (7:00 pm): 7-1 & 8th Grade Band Concert at Palmer

You can also check the Palmer Calendar at

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