We are finishing the last few details in getting everything ready for school. Mr. Harrison and our custodial crew have everything clean and shining. The teachers and teaching assistants are getting their rooms ready for the first day. Mrs. Theobald is busy organizing materials. We look forward to seeing all of our children next Wednesday for the first day of school! We know the children must be just as excited as we are!
We have some exciting news to share with you. Our new basketball and soccer goals are scheduled to be put in this week. In addition, Matt Wilcox, our physical education teacher has been selected as the Head Varsity Lacrosse coach for Baldwinsville, and he is setting up a lacrosse field on the back playground that our students will be able to use at recess or for physical education class! In addition to our playscapes, our students will have many other fun activities for recess each day.
Kelly Roe, one of our parents, has volunteered to maintain our front message board! Thanks for your help, Kelly!
Mrs. Kulle, one of our third grade teachers has received some very exciting news. She and her husband have just been able to adopt a baby! We want to congratulate Kara and her family, and welcome Kara's replacement, Allison Bowden to our school. Allison is a Baldwinsville parent and an excellent teacher. We are very fortunate to have a wonderful educator like Mrs. Bowden join our staff. She will be sending a letter out to the students in a few days. Welcome to Palmer, Mrs. Bowden!
We have had a program called the Excellence Team at our school for many years. This is a program where students are chosen by their teachers for hard work, achievement, helping others, good behavior, improvement in some area or other various reasons. The students have a special luncheon with me on Fridays and are recognized at our Penguin Showcase. They also receive a letter home and a special certificate. Our PTA supplies milk and paper products, and we have a new business partner that will be helping us with pizza! Sal's Pizzeria, which is currently located at 24 E. Genesee St., Baldwinsville, will be supplying four large pepperoni pizza's for our Excellence Team each time we have it. Sal's is owned by the LoMedico family, who are parents at our school. We thank Sal for his generosity in helping us, and, of course, encourage everyone to make Sal's your "go to" restaurant in B'ville! By the way, Sal will be opening a new restaurant just down the street from the current location in the near future. Thanks, again, Mr. and Mrs. LoMedico!
Kindergarten Orientation was fantastic! Many thanks to all of our parents, students, and staff who helped to make it go so smoothly.
We also thank our PTA for supplying refreshments, the wonderful book, "The Kissing Hand," for each student, and the red folders that the kindergartners and all of our other students are receiving for carrying materials to and from school. It was great to have our newest Palmer Penguins visit!
Finally, our staff has been working hard on our curriculum and developing our Professional Learning Community all summer. Our school's vision statement, "Together, We Learn," is so important to us and, hopefully, to you. We are all learning, growing, becoming better educators. We want to work closely together with you throughout the school year. Together, we will provide your child with the best, well-rounded education possible!
Please let your child know how excited we are to see him or her on the first day of school!
Steven W. Frey