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Palmer Elementary


L. Pearl Palmer Elementary School
7864 Hicks Road

Baldwinsville, NY13027

(315) 638-6127


Together, We Learn!   

October 1, 2014

Dear Parents,

It is hard to believe it is already October, especially with all of the warm weather we have had lately!  I wanted to share with you information about some upcoming events.

     Tonight, we have our annual Reading/Math Information Night.  This night is designed to share with you information about our reading and math intervention programs, but it would be helpful for parents interested in finding ways to support their children at home with reading and math skills.  Our meeting will begin at 6:30 PM in our cafeteria.

     Our October calendars went out yesterday, and I just wanted to remind you to go by our school calendar for events.  Sometimes events are changed or added that didn't make the district calendar last June such as our Reading/Math Night, which we usually set up in the fall.

     Tomorrow and Friday we have our Special Person's Breakfasts.  Thursday's schedule is 8:00-2nd; 8:15-1st; and 8:30-Kindergarten. Friday's schedule is 8:00-5th; 8:15-4th; and 8:30-3rd.  We hope your children's special people can make it!

     We are sending home the Individual Student Reports for our students' performance on the state assessments last spring.  Overall, our students did really well when compared to district, county, and state averages. Of course, we are constantly developing our curriculum and instructional methodology to better instruct our childen!   Fourth and fifth grade parents will be able to compare their child's scaled score to the district and county scaled score. Parents can also see how their child compares to other students in the state through the Overall State Percentile Rank on the report, which ranges from the 1st to the 99th percentile.  We use these assessments to plan instructional programs, and they are just one of many indicators of the students' overall performance.

     We have our Palmer Penguin Fun Run/Walk coming up next Tuesday, October 7th.  The rain date is Thursday, October 9th.  We adjusted our specials schedule slightly at the beginning of the year, so these are the times that the grade levels will be participating in this wonderful Wellness activity:

Kindergarten     12:25-1:05

First Grade         2:00-2:40

Second Grade   1:10-1:50

Third Grade       11:40-12:20

Fourth Grade      9:45-10:25

Fifth Grade          9:00-9:40

     All of our students will be participating in this physical education activity, and we are hoping that as many parents and relatives as possible will support our children with donations or donations for the number of laps walked for the PTA fundraiser part of this event.  This is a great way for us to emphasize fitness as a school community and to have our PTA's one large fundraiser be a success at the same time! 

     The newest members of our Excellence Team are: Kaci Burgess, Koba Vernyi, Grant Clift, Abby Dwyer, Ava Zimmerman, Zach Holz, Brendan DeCesare, Jenna Martin, Vivian Capone, Anya Rudka, Gabriella Valentine, Dimitri Ioannidis, Isabella DiGregorio, Stavros Ioannidis, Brian Yager, Madison MacArthur, Carlie Desimone, Allison Hay, Christian Petragnani, Emily Forman, and Bella Iannitti.  Congratulations, students!


Steven W. Frey




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