Palmer PTSA Newsletter — March 5, 2017

Scholastic Book Fair

March 3rd – March 10th
Hours: 8:30 – 4:00 with extended hours Thursday evening until 6:45 before the Band Concert at 7 p.m.
Shop a great selection of books and support our school!
This is also a great way to volunteer! Use the sign-up genius below to sign up for short volunteer slots!

National School Social Work Week

March 6th – 10th

Mrs. Ginnie Barnes, we appreciate all you do for the students, staff, and community!

Good Luck
Music Students
On Your Large Group Performance Evaluations (LGPE)

Spring Picture Day!

March 9 , 2017
Mark your Calendars!

EOG Boot Camps

Starts March 20th
Mark Your Calendars
Stay tuned for schedule!

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.


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 Celebration

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.

Parent Sign Up for Career Day

Please use the following link to sign-up for Career Day.
Parent Survey

Palmer Clubs!

Check-out Palmer’s Clubs days & times on our website at:

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!


Spirit Night @ Guston’s

Wade Green Location
March 13, 2017
Great fundraiser for our school! Just mention you are with Palmer MS!


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


Move on When Ready Summit
Thursday, March 9th
6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Campbell High School
5265 Ward Street
Smyrna, GA 30080

You are invited to attend a MOWR Dual Enrollment Summit to learn about opportunities available for students to earn college credit while enrolled in high school as well as receive 100% paid tuition, mandatory fees, and books!

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:


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 3 – 10 2017: Scholastic Book Fair
Mar 6 2017 (10:15 am): 7th Grade Chorus LGPE @ Burnt Hickory Church
Mar 6 2017 (4:30 pm): 8th Grade Chorus LGPE @ Burnt Hickory Church
Mar 6 2017 (3:45 pm): PTSA Board Meeting
Mar 7 2017 (4:30 pm): 6th Grade Chorus LGPE @ Burnt Hickory Church
Mar 8 2017 (1:30 pm): 7th Grade Orchestra North LGPE @ Wheeler HS
Mar 8 2017 (3:00 pm): 8th Grade Orchestra North LGPE @ Wheeler HS
Mar 9 2017: Spring Picture Day
Mar 9 2017 (7:00 pm): 7th Grade & 8-1 Band Pre-Festival Concert
Maar 10 2017: AVID Day @ The Atlanta Hawks
Mar 13 2017: PTSA Spirit Night @ Guston’s
Mar 14 2017 (7:00 pm): Joint Band Concert: 8-2 Band & North Cobb HS @ Palmer
Mar 16 2017: END 3RD NINE WEEKS
Mar 17 2017: 4th Nine Weeks Begins
Mar 20 – Apr 18 2017: EOG Boot Camp
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 (11:00 am): 7-2 Band LGPE @ McEachern HS
Mar 23 2017 (5:40 pm): 8-2 Band LGPE @ McEachern HS
Mar 28 2017 (6:30 – 7:30 pm): Rising 6th Grade Spirit Night
Apr 3 – 7 2017: SPRING BREAK – NO SCHOOL
You can also check the Palmer Calendar at

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