Palmer PTSA Newsletter — October 7, 2017

Conference Week is Coming!

We have made it to the end of the first nine weeks! We have sent home a conference week form with your student’s scheduled conference time. Please make sure you have signed the form so your student can return that back to their homeroom teacher.

Report cards for the 1st quarter will be handed out during your conference.
Conference week is Oct 16-20.

2017-2018 Reflections

Attention all artists!!!

The Reflections contest has officially kicked off for the 2017-18 school year! Last year Palmer’s very own Isabelle Gonzales won FIRST PLACE on the state level for her film entry! There is no doubt we have some extraordinary artists at Palmer and can’t wait to see what they delight us with this year!

This year’s theme is “Within Reach”.

As always, the categories include: visual art, music composition, literature, dance choreography, film production, and photography.

Student entry packets can be found in the all the Connections Classes and Language Arts rooms or on the Reflections bulletin board outside of the Media Center.

The deadline to turn in entries is Friday, October 13. Turn into the media center. Entries can also be emailed to

There will be a celebration at Palmer after the entries are judged. At the celebration the winners will be announced and they will advance to the next level of judging.

If you have any questions please do not hesitate to call or email me, Stacey, Palmer PTSA Reflections Chair, 678.237.1751.

Let your creativity flow!!! Best of luck!

From the Learning Commons (Media Center)

Mark your calendars for the Fall Book Fair!
Books make AWESOME holiday gifts!
November 13-17, 2017
Volunteer information will be coming soon.

Palmer Counseling Corner

Congratulations for Mrs. Flaig’s 6th Grade Homeroom for having the best attendance for September!
The winning homeroom gets to have a donut party.

2nd Place – Mrs. Huff – 8th Grade
3rd Place – Mrs. Moss – 7th Grade


Attention 8th Grade Parents!
8th Grade Parents/Guardians- The Magnet School application system opened on Sunday, October 1st and will close on Friday, December 1st (except Pebblebrook). If your 8th grade student is interested in attending a magnet school in high school, please make sure you don’t miss this window to apply. During the month of October, CCSD Magnet programs will also be hosting prospective student nights at their respective schools. For additional information, please visit:


Free Food for those in need Saturday October 14th at 2pm– Heritage Presbyterian Church will be holding their monthly mobile food pantry. They are located at 5323 Bells Ferry Road, Acworth, 30102. Lines can begin forming at 1:30pm. 2 family maximum per car – an adult must be present to represent each household.

October Intramurals – Basketball & Soccer

Intramurals meets Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday (Student Choice Day). School doors open at approximately 8:00 and will close at 8:10. Students will need to bring a change of clothes (PE clothes) to participate. All students welcome! Bring a Parent(s) to Intramurals will be Friday, October 27th.

Early Dismissals

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.

Yearbooks on Sale Now


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.

Box Tops News

Please start sending in your Box Tops for Education!
Our Fall collection deadline is October 20, 2017

Please place cut box tops in a plastic baggie with your child’s homeroom teacher’s name on it. Drop off locations for students will be: Front Office and Media Center.

Thank you for supporting Palmer through Box Tops!

Zoyo Yogurt

Sold every Wednesday before school starts in front of the School Store!
Flavors: chocolate, strawberry, and vanilla


Bo-berry Biscuits – $2.00
Chicken Biscuits – $3.00
Starting August 17th and then every Thursday Morning!
7:30 am – 8:15 am
Sold at the front of the school!

Support Palmer’s PTSA

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.

Calendar of Events

Oct 10 2017: PSAT for 8th Grade
Oct 10 2017 (4:15 – 5:00 pm): Helen Ruffin Reading Bowl
Oct 10 2017 (7:00 pm): 8th Grade & Kell Joint Orchestra Concert at Kell High School
Oct 12 2017: Early Release at 1:30
Oct 13 2017 (8:00 am): Art Club
Oct 13 2017 (4:30 pm) S.T.A.R.S.
Oct 16 – 20 2017: Conference Week / Red Ribbon Week / Early Release / Scoliosis Screening (6th & 8th Grades)
Oct 17 2017 (7:00 pm): 7th & 8th Grade Chorus Concert – Palmer Theater
Oct 23-27 2017: Hearing & Vision Screening for 7th Grade
Oct 24 2017 (4:15 – 5:00 pm): Helen Ruffin Reading Bowl
Oct 27 2017 (8:00-8:50 am): Bring your Parent(s) to Intramurals
Oct 27 2017 (8:00 am): Art Club
Oct 27 2017 (4:30 pm) S.T.A.R.S.
Oct 30 2017 (7:00 pm): 8-2 Band Concert – Palmer Theater
Nov 1 2017 (7:00 pm): 6/7 Fall Orchestra Concert – Palmer Theater
Nov 3 2017: PTSA Duty Free Lunch
Nov 3 2017 (8:00 am): Art Club
Nov 3 2017 (4:30 pm) S.T.A.R.S.
Nov 7 2017: Student Holiday – No School
Nov 8 2017: Fall Dance for 7th and 8th Grade
Nov 9 2017: Yearbook Picture Retake Day / Fall Dance for 6th Grade
Nov 20 – 24 2017: Thanksgiving Break
You can also check the Palmer Calendar at


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