Palmer PTSA Newsletter — September 24, 2017


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 Art room 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!

Fall Picture Day

It’s almost time for Picture Day and we need your help! The essentials will be covered, from the photographers to the smiling kids, but need a few volunteers on deck to help things go smoothly.

We need a few volunteers to make sure students are spreading out to all cameras and to remind any classes that forget to come in. If you can help out, sign up at

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!

From the Learning Commons (Media Center)

We are under construction! Our Media Center is making the transition to a “Learning Commons” model. What we do in the space – reading, teaching, researching, and learning – will stay the same. However, we are getting all-new furniture in the next couple of weeks to provide flexibility for the activities that happen as well as some soft seating for our many readers and friends of the library! Stay tuned for exciting changes!

If you are interested in volunteering in the Media Center/Learning Commons, please contact Taylor Wickline at Sign up for weekly time slots or monthly! Any help is appreciated. We generally ask for volunteers to come in for a minimum of one hour and we primarily need help with shelving. It’s easy and fun!

Zoyo Yogurt

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


Boberry 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

Sept 25 – 29 2017: FALL BREAK – NO SCHOOL
Oct 2 2017 (8:00-8:50 am): 4-H Club Meeting in the AVID room
Oct 2 2017 (3:45 pm): PTSA Board Meeting
Oct 3 2017 (4:30 – 7:30 pm): 6th Grade Orchestra Lesson Camp
Oct 6 2017: Fall/Yearbook Picture Day
Oct 7 2017: PTSA Duty Free Lunch
Oct 10 2017: PSAT for 8th Grade
Oct 12 2017: Early Release at 1:30
Oct 16 – 20 2017: Conference Week / Red Ribbon Week / Early Release
Oct 27 2017 (8:00-8:50 am): Bring your Parent(s) to Intramurals
Nov 3 2017: PTSA Duty Free Lunch
Nov 7 2017: Student Holiday – No School
Nov 8 2017: Fall Dance for 7th and 8th Grade
Nov 9 2017: Fall Dance for 6th Grade
Nov 20 – 24 2017: Thanksgiving Break
You can also check the Palmer Calendar at


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