Palmer PTSA Newsletter — May 6, 2018

Field Days Are Coming!

6th Grade – May 18th

7th Grade – May 16th

8th Grade – May 15th

Do you want to volunteer? We could still use some help! Sign up with

Driver Permits

If your child will be turning 15 over the summer and will need to get his/her enrollment certificate to get his/her driver’s permit, please email our PPO clerk, Heather Simmons at Please include the student’s name and DOB. Mrs. Simmons will distribute the certificates to the student during the last week of school. If your child turns 15 after 8/1/18, you’ll need to request the certificate from their high school. Certificates are only good for 30 days from the date they are issued.

The last day to request a certificate of enrollment is May 14th.

8th Grade News

Can you believe that middle school is almost over?!? We’re gonna celebrate during the last day of school (May 23rd). We’ll have a carnival, music, Kona Ice, a cookout, and the slide show. Make your lunch choice, pay for the event, and order a copy of the slide show here: 8th Grade Form

If you have any fun group photos of Palmer events, send them over to (if you haven’t sent your “baby” picture, do that ASAP).

For parents or other family members that want to volunteer that day, please sign up here:

We need LOTS of donations of snacks, drinks, & chips, so please sign up here:

Cafeteria Meals

During the last 2 weeks of school, you must use funds from your account, cash, or check to pay for a meal and/or a la carte purchases. Charging a meal will not be permitted!

Counseling Corner

Congratulations to these homerooms for April Attendance!

6th Grade – Ms. Dubanevich

7th Grade – Mr. Klein

8th Grade – Mrs. Huff


10 Golden Rules for Being Cyber Smart

Block the Bullying

Ignore if it is a First Offense

Don’t Retaliate

Tell an Adult

Save the Evidence

Keep Log of Everything that Happened

Report it to the Social Media site

Don’t Share your Passwords or Accounts

Keep it Kind

Crush Cruel Content


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

Early Release Last Two Days of School

May 22nd and May 23rd

11:30 a.m. – High School
12:30 p.m. – Elementary School
1:30 p.m. – Middle School

News from the Learning Commons

An interest meeting for the Helen Ruffin Reading Bowl will be held Thursday, May 10th during Success Block and Friday, May 11th at 8:50. Students only need to attend one meeting. Helen Ruffin is a quiz-style bowl and students read 10 books from the Georgia Children’s Book Award list. Students practice weekly after school and the team competes in a competition at a local high school over Martin Luther King, Jr., Weekend. Contact Media Specialist Taylor Wickline with questions –


All student materials were due back to the Learning Commons Friday, May 4th. Students should return books as soon as possible to the Learning Commons so that they may participate in all end-of-school-year activities.

Yearbooks are still available to order!


You can order your yearbook at Palmer MS; CASH ONLY, through 5/18/2018


North Cobb / Harrison NJROTC

New Cadet Orientation

North Cobb HS and Harrison HS are offering a new cadet orientation for rising 9th graders

on July 17-July 20th 9:00am to 1:00pm at North Cobb High School room 207. Cost is $40 per student.

Please see the link below for the registration form and more information.



North Cobb Junior Softball

For rising 5th – 8th Graders – North Cobb Metro

For rising 9th – 12th Graders – North Cobb Fastpitch

If you are interested in playing softball for The Warriors

please see the attached link for tryouts and additional information


Kell High School Girls Junior Volleyball


Tryouts have been scheduled for MAY 16, 2018 and MAY 17, 2018 at Palmer Middle School. Address: 690 N Booth Rd NW, Kennesaw, GA 30144

Check in will begin at 5:30pm and tryouts will run from 6:00pm – 8:00pm (both nights).

Parents are encouraged to attend a brief meeting from 6:00pm-6:15pm.


Register for tryouts here or you can register your player at the registration table beginning at 5:30pm on the days of tryouts.


The 2018-2019 Cobb County Physical Form must be completed and present at the Registration Table at the time of tryouts in order for the player to participate.


It is recommended that players wear comfortable athletic clothing (t-shirt, athletic shorts, etc.) and tennis shoes. Knee pads are suggested but not required at this time.

This will be a closed tryout. Parents will be asked to wait outside of the gym.

Please e-mail Coach Keri at with any questions.

Link to registration:


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


North Cobb High School Summer STEM Camps

Please see the attached flyer on the 2018 Summer Sports Camps that are offered at North Cobb High School.

2018 North Cobb High School Summer Sports Camps


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

Calendar of Events

May 5 2018 (9:00-11:00 am): EOC Physical Science Review (H Physical Science Y MS-HS)

May 5 2018 (1:00-4:00 pm): AVID Picnic at Palmer

May 5 2018 (6:30 pm): Night of Jazz and Pancakes at Kell High School

May 7-8 2018: High School Physical Science and HS Algebra / HSAlgebra/Geometry EOC Testing

May 7 2018 (3:45 pm): PTSA Board Meeting

May 8-12 2018: 8th Grade Disney Trip

May 10 2018: Last day of Success Block

May 10 2018 (9:30 am – 2:00 pm): 8th Grade Sparkles Field Trip

May 10 2018 (4:15 pm): FCS(4:15 pm): FCS

May 15 2018: 8th Grade Field Day

May 16 2018: 7th Grade Field Day

May 16 2018 (4:15 pm): Destiny’s Daughters of Promise (4:15 pm): FCS

May 18 2018: 6th Grade Field Day

May 18 2018 (8:15 am): School Council Meeting

May 18 2018 (4:30-5:30 pm) S.T.A.R.S

May 21 2018: Yearbook Day

May 21 2018 (6:30 pm): 8th Grade Awards Night


May 23 2018: 8th Grade Carnival


May 30 2018: Report Cards Mailed

You can also check the Palmer Calendar at

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