Principal's Monday Message

  • December 5, 2016

    Greetings, Palmer Parents!

    Happy Monday Morning! 

    Message from PTO

    We are proud to announce that the Palmer Elementary Yearbook is now available to order online!   Purchase and Personalize your 2016-17 Yearbook online today for only $25 by following this link,   Photographs from school programs, field trips, class parties and other fun Palmer Happenings will be featured in the yearbook.  Please share your photos from recent events such as Spirit Night, 50’s Day, or Veteran’s Day Program by downloading the RePlayit App by Jostens in your App Store!   

    The Holiday School Store is here.  Students will be allowed to shop in the Holiday School Store starting Wednesday, December 7th through Friday, December 9th.  The holiday school store will have a variety of items in which students can purchase.  Prices will range from $1.00 to $20.00.  The holiday store will be set up in the gym.  Please allow your Palmer Bear to shop in the holiday store this week.

    Message from the Principal

    I would like to congratulate the following Palmer Bears for being selected as November’s Students of the Month.  These students were selected for displaying the character trait of Honor during the month of November. 

    November Students of the Month

    Hand in Hand







    Juliette M.

    Siying Z.

    Paola L.

    Abigal R.

    Joana M

    Ethan P.

    Alyssa V.


    Peyton D.

    Abigail O.

    Maryam Y.

    Brooke E.

    Ava P.

    Kelon F.


    Leah R.

    Joseph K.

    Rumaisa F.

    Chloe G.

    Isabella M.

    Mykal C.


    Gabriel L.

    Allison R.

    Lauren D.

    Daniella G.

    Brandon S.

    Isabel V.


    Joshua C.


    Linnea O.


    Ethan J.







    Joseph B.



    These students were recognized during today’s morning announcements   Their photo will be displayed on our Students of the Month Bulletin Board.  They will receive extra recess and a Certificate for Student of the Month from our school counselor one day this week.  If your child was selected, please expect to receive written notification from our school counselor this afternoon. 

    Parents, please be sure you are reading your child’s weekly newsletter or visiting the teacher’s website each week. K-2nd and 5th grade teachers email the newsletter using Skyward.  If you happen to miss the email, you can always login to Family Access and the email will be posted on your child’s Family Access wall.  Third and Fourth grade teachers are updating information to their website weekly.  If you have a 3rd or 4th grader, please check your child’s teachers webpage by visiting    The newsletter or website contains helpful information about upcoming projects, units of study, due dates, etc. If you are not receiving updated information weekly, please let me know.    In addition, please make sure you are accessing your child’s current average through family access.  This will help you keep track of your child’s performance.  If you do not know how to access your family access account, please contact our ADA clerk, Barbara Shaver, at (281) 634-4760.

    This week our 4th grade students will perform Holidays Around the World, on Thursday, December 8th at 6:30 p.m.  A repeat performance will be held Friday, December 9th at 8:45 a.m.   We hope that you are able to join us.

    Save the date.  Thursday, December 15th is Papas, Pajamas, and Polar Express Day for all Kinder through 2nd grade Palmer Bears.  All Kinder-2nd grade students will be allowed to wear pajamas on this day.  We are inviting all Papas (Dads, Grandads, Uncles, or any other adult male figure) to read to his Palmer Bear’s  classmates, in pajamas, between 8:45 a.m.-10:00 a.m.  Please click on the link   if you are interested in reading to your child’s class.    Last year, we had over 35 Dads participate.  We hope to have even more this year.   

    This year your child’s Winter Holiday class party will be held on Friday, December 16th between 11:00 and 11:45.  Be mindful that this is an early release day and all students will be released at 12:10 p.m. on this day.  Parents are welcome to attend the party, however, we kindly request no more than 2 guests per child.  Class parties will be held in students’ homeroom classes and there will be limited space available.  Additional information about the winter holiday party will be in your child’s Tuesday folder.

    Parents, we are ready to try on MyOn.   Be on the lookout for how your child can access a digital library with over 50,000 book titles from any mobile device or computer.  All Palmer Bears in kinder through fifth grade will have access to MyOn before the Winter Break.  Students will finish their initial reading assessment this week and their personal library will be set up.  We will have a reading contest over the Winter Break.  More information about the reading contest will be in your child’s Tuesday folder.

    In this week’s Tuesday folder, please expect to receive Winter Holiday Party information, MyON reading contest, Yearbook Cover contest, December calendar, Papas, Pajamas, and Polar Express Day flyer, etc.

    If you have a question, concern, or just want to share information, please don’t hesitate to contact me.

    Mrs. Clay, Principal

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