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Principal's Monday Message

  • January 16, 2017

     

    Greetings, Palmer Parents!

    Happy Monday Morning! I hope that you are enjoying this MLK holiday. We look forward to seeing our Palmer Bears return on Tuesday, January 17th.

    We had a great time this past Friday at Principal’s club, in which 250 2nd-5th grade students were invited to attend for their behavior and academic performance for the 2nd Nine Weeks grading period.  Thank you to the numerous parent volunteers and teachers who helped monitor the hallway, game room, nail polish room, arts and crafts room, and helped with dismissal.  Our Palmer Bears had a good time! 

    Attention 5th Grade Parents.  Tomorrow, we will hold a 5th grade Math workshop for parents only.  During this workshop, you will learn how to help your 5th grader with math concepts such as decimals and fractions.  These concepts are very challenging to students.  Our Math Specialist will show you how these concepts are taught and how you can help your child at home.  I hope that you are able to attend.

    This Friday, we will recognize K-5th grade students who participated in the Merry MyOn Challenge.  160 students will be treated to a popsicle party during the school day.

    Gentle reminder to 4th and 5th grade parents, please be sure that your child is working on his or her Science Fair project.  The due date is February 1st. 

    Parents, student safety is one of our primary concerns.  The crossing guard shared a major concern with me last week.  He shared that instead of parents dropping off their children in the established car rider line in the morning, parents are dropping off students in the school bus ramp area.  This is a problem because cars are pulling in behind the buses and blocking the walkers’ crosswalk.  He observed students walking into the street because the crosswalk was blocked by a car.  Parents, I please request that you exercise safety over convenience.  The school bus ramp is a drop off for school buses and students who are in our special programs only.  All other car riders must be dropped off in the established car rider line.  Please think of our students’ safety and follow these procedures.  Staff members will monitor this concern.  Please do not be offended if you are directed to drop off your child in the right location.  It’s for students’ safety, including your child.  

    In addition, he also expressed concern about afternoon dismissal and parents’ parking in the no parking area.  He stated that once parents receive their walkers, they are getting into their cars and pulling out, while students and parents are still crossing.  This is very dangerous.  This may result in a someone getting hit.  Again, I request that you practice patience and exercise safety over convenience.  Missouri City Police department has been notified and will be monitoring this more closely.  Again, safety is our primary concern, and your help in following the procedures is needed. 

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

    Mrs. Clay, Principal

    Kellie.clay@fortbendisd.com (281) 634-4760

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