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Principal's Monday Message

  • Greetings, Palmer Parents!

    We hope that you enjoyed your weekend. We had a busy week last week. We completed the Boosterthon Fun Run, the Palmer Bear Bolt, we honored our crossing guard, Thomas Penson, during our Veterans Day Program this past Friday and we had a great time at our planting party Saturday. In this Monday Morning Message, read about our Palmer Bear Garden, last week's Palmer Papa Bears on Patrol, October Students of the Months, Grandparent Luncheon, Toys for Tots and Upcoming Events.

    Remember at Palmer Elementary, Hustle and Heart, Set us Apart! Have a great week.

    Mrs. Clay, Principal and Mrs. Bailey, Assistant Principal

    (281) 634-4760


    Palmer Bear Garden


    This past Saturday, with help from Lake Olympia Garden Club member and Master Gardener, Tracy Pereira , our Palmer Bears, parents, and staff members were able to create four garden beds for our campus. We learned how to create a raised garden bed using cardboard boxes. It was a wonderful learning experience for all. We planted all sorts of vegetables and the weather was perfect for planting. We had so many volunteers, even a Boosterthon rep attended and provided music for us to enjoy while planting. The “Hustle and Heart” spirit of Palmer Elementary was very evident. We want to thank Palmer's Garden Club Sponsors, Student Council Sponsors and staff members, Ms. Urich, Ms. Godfrey, Ms.Centeno, Ms. Chavez, Ms. Dressen, Ms. Kahla, Mr. Naranjo, and Mr. Davis. Thank you to Tracy Pereira, for sharing her talents with our Palmer Bears. Thank you to Lake Olympia Garden Club, Master Gardener Association, and Home Depot for your donations. Thank you to the Palmer Bears and their parents for attending and participating and a huge thank you to Palmer Grandparent, Alma Swenson, for planting the seed with the Lake Olympia Garden Club and "making our garden grow." This event would not have occurred without you.


    Palmer Papa Bears on Patrol


    We want to send a huge thank you to Mr. Kerr, Mr. Nolasco, and Mr. Preciado. We enjoyed having you on campus. If you are interested in being a Palmer Papa Bear on Patrol on December 6th, please contact your child’s homeroom teacher by Friday, November 17th. Please remember you must have completed your background check through the district and be listed on your child's Skyward account in order to participate.


    October Students of the Month


    We are excited to announce the following students as October Students of the Month. These students were selected because they demonstrated critical-thinking skills, which is one of the attributes of a Profile of a FBISD graduate.

    Hand in Hand

    Ellen B.


    Kodi C., Seraiah S., Lily R., and Chloe T.

    First Grade

    Marla R., Kelvin S., Ayla L., Christian N., and Ana G.

    Second Grade

    Paola L., Kyndall H., Aiden G., and Duquay B.

    Third Grade

    Trinity H., Drayton W., Maryam Y., Tristan C., and Trinity L.

    Fourth Grade

    Sydney S., Sully G., Dylan K., Kaycee P., and Arie S.

    Fifth Grade

    Ariella A., Zoe P., Alan O., Lauren B., and Anthony C.


    Grandparent Luncheon is scheduled for November 16th 


    We are super excited about the Grandparent Luncheon that will be held on Thursday, November 16th. We want this to be a positive event for the students and their grandparents. To ensure a smooth luncheon, below are a few procedures we kindly request that you share this information with your child’s grandparents who are visiting Palmer on Thursday.

    1. Grandparents are to check in through the front office. A visitor’s badge will be waiting for them. They must wear the badge throughout their visit.
    2. Please sit at the table of your grandchild’s teacher.
    3. Please go through the serving line marked Grandparents. Please do not ask your grandchild to join you. Students will go through the student serving line.
    4. Your meal cost will be $3.25. We ask that you have the exact cost of your meal or do not pay with bill over $5.00. We will have limited change on hand. All meals must be paid with cash. You will not be able to charge the meal to the child’s account. You may purchase a meal or bring lunch for you and your grandchild.
    5. Please know that grade level lunches are back to back. In order to prepare for the next grade level lunch, all students must exit the cafeteria by the end of their lunch period. Please do not request children to remain longer. Once lunch is over, please leave your visitor’s badge with a staff member or volunteer and exit through the cafeteria.
    6. We are not allowing classroom visitors at this time unless you have made prior arrangements with your grandchild’s teacher.
    7. We strongly discourage early checkout. However, if you plan to check out your grandchild, you must be on your grandchild’s emergency card, and you must do so through the front office.

    Again, we are excited about grandparents visiting our campus. Please see the lunch schedule below.

    Kinder and Hand in Hand 10:15 am-10:45 am

    First Grade 10:45 am-11:15 am

    Second Grade 11:15 am-11:45 am

    Third Grade 11:45 am-12:15 pm

    Fourth Grade 12:25 pm-12:55 pm

    Fifth Grade 12:55 pm-1:25 pm


    Toys for Tots and  Santa's Exchange Program


    Please support Toys for Tots and Santa Exchange Program by bringing a new, unwrapped toy or gift for children ages infant through 17. We will collect the toys in the front office through December 8, 2017. If you have any questions concerning this event, please email Thanks for your support.


    Upcoming Events


    This Tuesday night, let Chick-Fil-A do the cooking. It is Palmer Spirit Night. Please expect to receive your child's progress report this Thursday. Remember, next week is Thanksgiving break. We wish our Palmer Bears and you a Happy Thanksgiving.

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