6th and 7th Grade Progress Reports went home on April 26th
Due to testing 8th Grade Progress Reports went home on April 27th
Final Disney Meeting
7:00 pm in Palmer Theater
8th Grade Activities
We need your help with the 8th grade Carnival. If you are able to volunteer or donate items, please sign up below:
We need your help to celebrate our children as they make their next transition from Middle School to High School. Let’s give them a great send off! Please consider volunteering and/or donating for our 8th grade end of year activities.
Please send in your 8th grade activity dues as soon possible. $10.00 for the carnival.
We need these donations 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 dance tickets are on sale at the school store for $7.00. Tickets will go to $10.00 the last week. May 4th is the last day you can purchase tickets. The dance is on Friday, May 5th.
If you have not turned your Pictures needed for the Annual 8th Grade Slide Show, please do as son as possible to be included in the video.
Please email a baby picture (birth – 5 years old) and a current picture of your 8th grader to Shari@dskbk.com.
Media Center Changes Coming!
The Media Center is in need of a gently used Wii system if anyone would like to donate one. It should be in good working condition. Please contact Taylor Wickline at firstname.lastname@example.org if you can help! A tax deduction can be provided.
Secondly, the Media Center is in the process of streamlining resources and equipment. We could use any extra help possible with this process. Parents who can spare any time to help, please contact Taylor Wickline in the Media Center at email@example.com.
Palmer Panther Champion Experience
8:30 am – 12:30 pm
Palmer MS is hosting a Rising 6th grade Student Champion Experience. Students will have an opportunity to participate in exciting activities, meet future teachers and learn effective strategies to have a successful 6th grade year. Students will meet other students and participate in team building activities with peers.
Students will be provided a Pizza lunch and a Palmer MS t-shirt. There is a $10 registration fee to cover program costs.
Students will check in from 8:30 am – 8:45 am. Student pick up will be at 12:30 pm. Please come by the front office to pick up your registration form.
6th Grade – May 18th 6:00 – 7:00 pm
7th Grade – May 18th 7:30 – 8:30 pm
8th Grade – May 22nd 6:30 – 7:30 pm
Field Days Are Coming!
6th Grade – May 19th
7th Grade – May 17th
8th Grade – May 16th
As always, students will enjoy a wide variety of activities in which all students may participate. Homerooms represent their academic teams A or B and will “compete” against each other during a memorable day filled with camaraderie, sportsmanship, and fun!
Inspire and encourage our students to explore career possibilities for their future at our 3rd Annual Career Day on Tuesday, May 23, from 9:25 am – 1:30 pm. We need approximately 20 enthusiastic speakers to share their expertise in their specific occupation with our students. Go to the Palmer website for letter and registration form.
We look forward to hearing from you soon!
If you have any questions about this opportunity, please feel free to contact Chelsea Hunsberger, Career Day Coordinator, via email at Chelsea.Hunsberger@cobbk12.org.
Stamps for Mailing Report Cards At End of School Year
In an effort to help cover the postage cost to mail report cards home, we are requesting each student make a $2.00 donation towards postage. Donations can be made through the end of the school year May 24th. Please place your donation in a school payment envelope and drop in one of the black payment boxes located throughout the school. We appreciate your help and support!
Sold every Wednesday before school starts in front of the School Store!
Flavors: chocolate, strawberry, and vanilla
Sold every Thursday
7:45 am – 8:20 am
Sold at the front of the school!
Check out the Clubs on the Palmer Websites
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 5th. You can sign up at http://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0f45a4ac2ea64-palmer
PTSA Spirit Night
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 http://palmer.ptsamail.com/school-store/ or just stop by any morning to check it out!
Kell HS Football
Rising 9th Graders
The Kell Football Program is having 9th grade football spring practice for all upcoming 9th graders districted for Kell on the following dates and times: Freshman will practice on May 3,4,8,9,11,12,15,16 and 18 from 5:30 until 7:15.
On Tuesday May 2nd from 4:45 pm to 6:30 pm upcoming 9th graders are to register and pick up equipment at Kell. In order to register and get equipment you MUST have an updated copy of a physical. If you have any questions please contact Head Football Coach Brett Sloan by email at firstname.lastname@example.org .
Kell HS Softball
Informational parent/player meeting
Rising 5th – 9th Grade Girls
May 16th @ 6:30 pm
At Kell HS; Room #1106
North Cobb HS Fast Pitch Tryouts
May 8th – 11th (Attend all days)
Rising 10th – 12th Grade @ 4:00 pm
Rising 9th Grade @ After Middle School Releases
North Cobb Field
Need: softball pants, socks, cleats, glove, bat, water, sun screen, bug spray
For more information: www.northcobbfastpitch.org
North Cobb HS Metro Fast Pitch Tryouts
May 1st, 3rd, 9th, 11th
Rising 5th – 8th Grade
6:00 pm (arrive 15 mins. early)
North Cobb HS Field
North Cobb HS Junior Lady Warrior Fast Pitch Camp
June 12th – 15th
Ages 6 – 15
8:30 am – 12:00 pm
North Cobb-Harrison NJROTC
11-14 July, 2017
Register at www.nchrotc.com
Visit Kell HS and North Cobb HS websites for more junior sports programs!
Step Up Step Out
Presented by: Kennesaw State University
Dept. of Health Promotion and Physical Education
Growing Up Healthy and Strong!
Goals: Increase the consumption of fruits and vegetables; increase physical activity and improve fitness levels; and independently make healthy after school snacks
– Session 1, Let’s Get Physical: Wednesday, April 19th – 6:30 – 7:15 pm
– Session 2, Feeling Fit and Eating Right: Wednesday, April 26th – 6:30 – 7:15 pm
– Session 3, Healthy Habits for the Home: Wednesday, May 3rd – 6:30 – 7:15 pm
Location: Cobb County 4-H, Suite 200
678 South Cobb Drive
Marietta, GA 30060
FREE to ALL
Grades 6th – 8th
Contact: Cassie McCollum, email@example.com
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 www.KMWP.org
Cost is $175
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
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
Calendar of Events
Apr 29 2017 (6:30 pm): Jazz Night at Kell High School
May 1 – 5 2018: Teacher Appreciation Week
May 1 2017 (3:45 pm): PTSA Board Meeting
May 2 2017 (9:15 am – 3:00 pm): 7th Grade AVID Field Trip @ Berry College
May 2 2017 (7:00 pm): 8th Grade Band Concert @ Kell HS
May 3 2017 (9:45 – 11:00 am): Pitner ES 5th Graders visit Palmer MS
May 4 2017 (9:45 – 11:00 am0: Chalker ES & Big Shanty ES 5th Graders visit Palmer MS
May 4 2017 (7:00 pm): Final Disney Parent Meeting – Theater
May 5 2017: PTSA Teacher Appreciation Luncheon
May 5 2017 (7:00 – 9:00 pm): PTSA 8th Grade Spring Dance
May 9 – 12 2017: 8th Grade Music Disney Trip
May 11 2017: PTSA Spirit Night @ Jumping World (Wade Green Location)
May 16 2017: 8th Grade Field Day
May 17 2017: 7th Grade Field Day
May 18 2017 (9:00 am): Parent Volunteer Breakfast
May 18 2017: 6th & 7th Grade Honors Night
May 18 2017 (6:00 pm): 6th Grade Chorus Spring Concert (performing @ Honors Night)
May 18 2017 (7:30 pm): 7th Grade Chorus Spring Concert (performing @ Honors Night)
May 19 2017: 6th Grade Field Day
May 19 2017 (4:30 – 7:30 pm): AVID Picnic @ Palmer
May 20 2017 (7:00 pm): Night of Percussion/Stomp Concert @ Kell
May 22 2017 (6:30 pm): 8th Grade Honors Night
May 22 2017 (6:30 pm): 8th Grade Chorus Spring Concert (performing @ Honors Night)
May 23 2017 – Career Day (dismissal @ 1:30 pm)
May 24 2017 – LAST DAY OF SCHOOL (dismissal @ 1:30 pm)
You can also check the Palmer Calendar at http://palmer.ptsamail.com/calendar