It was great to see all of our children returning to school today. We hope you and your family had a wonderful February Break!
First, congratulations to our 5th grade students and staff on their Wax Museum project. They did a wonderful job researching and interpreting their historical figures. Thanks to all of the parents who were able to come in and check out the projects!
Our 1st and 4th grade students had a wonderful time with the Planetarium. Thanks to our PTA for sponsoring this important part of our astronomy units!
We had a lot of fun activities with our Wellness Day! The students were moving and learning about health and nutrition all morning!
We have a couple PARP activities coming up this week. First, Wednesday, February 26th is PARP Book Donation Day. Please send in your gently used books, grade levels K-5, to school with your child on Wednesday. Books will be donated to Palmer classrooms as well as Success by 6, a local organization that will distribute books to our community. Donation boxes will be located at Palmer's main entrance doors so students can drop them off when they come to school. Also, this Friday, we have a special Reading Reunion in the afternoon, where students will read with their teacher from last year. Some of our teachers are returning for the occasion!
Also, our PTA is reminding us that Box Top submission for this year should be made by this Wednesday, February 26th. We are always collecting box tops, however, this will be the last submission of the school year. The PTA submits box tops twice a school year to generate funds that support our school. Any box tops sent in after Wednesday will be saved for the next school year. Thanks for your participation and support.
Just a reminder that the meeting for our upcoming High Five program is this Thursday, February 27th, at 6:00 PM in our library. A letter went home with the children about this K-2 program today. This meeting is just a chance to answer any questions you may have about this excellent program.
Also, we have our READy for Kindergarten program set for this Thursday, February 27th at 6:30 PM in our cafeteria. Spread the word for any potential kindergarten students and parents. We'd love to have them attend and start becoming a part of our Palmer Penguins family!
Next Monday is Read Across America Day in honor of Dr. Seuss's birthday! It also marks the end of PARP, and our PTA will be having a free book giveaway for each of our students! Thanks, PTA!
We would like to congratulate the newest additions to our Excellence Team: Rachel Waller, Hannah Plumpton, Addison Burkhard, Dustin Walser, Xander Mills, Meghan Crowley, Ava Lucio, Brianna Andrews, Zachary Pendergast, Bella Pompo, Jamie Gipe, Jack Hayland, Andrew Stratton, Allison Hay, Keri Manning, Max Funiciello, Jed Chesbro, Catherine Thompson, and Alexander Pompo. Congratulations, students!
Steven W. Frey