Principal's Monday Message

  • October 17, 2016

    Greetings, Palmer Parents!                              

    Happy Monday morning! I hope that you and our Palmer Bear enjoyed the weekend and the weather. Today, is a professional development day for our staff, but we look forward to seeing our Palmer Bears tomorrow morning.

    This past Friday our PTO sponsored a student assembly performed by the Morris Brothers. The students enjoyed the assembly and learned ways to deal with bullying. Thank you, PTO, for sponsoring this assembly.

    We have received inquiries regarding the arrival of the popcorn orders. Our PTO board meets this Tuesday and we will discuss the arrival of the popcorn orders. I will send an email with an expected arrival date of the popcorn sales by the end of this week.

    Report cards will go home with students Thursday. Many of you will celebrate your child’s performance this grading period and many of you will have concerns. Please keep in mind that this is the first Nine Weeks and if your child did not perform as you expected, we have three additional reporting periods in which your child’s performance may improve. Turning unsatisfactory grades into satisfactory grades is a group effort among the parent, the teacher, and the child. As a parent, the best thing we can do is be involved, be consistent, be supportive, and most importantly, be patient.

    This Thursday, October 20th, our 5th grade students will perform, We Got the Beat, at 6:30 p.m. A repeat of their performance will be held Friday, October 21st at 8:45 a.m. The students and our music teacher, Mrs. Alvarado, have been working very hard on this performance. We hope that you are able to attend.

    October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. In recognition of this month, this Friday is Pink Out Day at Palmer. We are encouraging all students to join our staff in dressing in all pink this Friday. Pink bows, pink shoes and laces, pink tops, pink socks, pink bottoms, let’s bring the pink!

    Come one, come all, and let’s have a ball. Next Thursday, October 27th, we will hold Curriculum Night starting at 5:15 p.m. To kick off curriculum night, all students and staff members will be dressed as their favorite book character on that day.  We will have a book character parade around the perimeter of the school from 2:15 until 2:45 p.m. This is a time change from last week’s Monday morning message. We realized that many of you will attend the parade and in order to avoid congestion at dismissal time, we changed the time in order for parade spectators to leave the campus before dismissal. More information about our Book parade will be in next week’s Monday morning message.

    Before Curriculum night starts, we will sell pizza and water in the cafeteria, and our 5th grade choir will entertain us.   Pizza will cost $2 a slice and a bottle of water will cost $1.   Please reserve your family’s pizza and water orders by clicking here. If you do not reserve your order, we may not have enough to serve you. Parents who place reservation orders will have priority. We will end the evening with a book character fashion show in which your child can show off his or her book character dress. Please save the date and make plans to attend.

    This afternoon, please expect to receive a letter from me regarding our Parent Climate Survey results from the 2015-2016 school year. You will also receive a hard copy of the letter in this week’s Tuesday folder. This past year, we only had about 45 parents respond to our survey. I strongly encourage all Palmer parents to participate in the Parent climate survey this school year which will be emailed to the parents in the Spring.

     In this week’s Tuesday folder, please expect to receive the following notices: Curriculum night flyer, 2015-2016 Parent Climate Survey letters, and more.

    If you have a question, concern, or want to make a general comment, please do not hesitate to contact me.

    If your child is absent this week, please be sure to email his or her absence note to  

    Have a great week.


    Mrs. Clay, Principal

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