Parent Newsletter

December 2021/January 2022

Together, we are The 1104

Hello Palm Bay Families,

We are just about through the first half of the year! As we move into the second semester, we will be concentrating on school attendance. The chaos of the last two years has affected students negatively when it comes to academics and behaviors. Any time a child is out of school, they are missing instruction and the learning of valuable skills. No matter how hard our teachers try, giving make-up work just isn't the same as being in class. Please make every effort for your child(ren) to be in school.

The staff at Palm Bay wishes you a happy holiday and prosperous 2022.

The 1104 is where the expectations are high and the learners WILL thrive! Thank you all for your support!

Your Administrative Team,

Patty Phillips

Principal K - 12

Heather Clark

Asst. Principal K-6

Kristen Cook

Asst. Principal 7-12

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School Spotlights

So many exciting events are happening at the Palm in the months of December and January!

In kindergarten, our students have been participating in a project based learning with Anchorage Children's Home ! I hope everyone had a chance to see the news report on Channel 13 news! Their driving question ( "How can we take action to make a change in our community? ) lead this grade level to partner with Anchorage Children's Home to collect pajamas for students in need.

Also in December, we are hosting the school book fair and holding a family movie night! We will be having concessions, watching The Grinch, and taking pictures with the our very own Grinch ! There will also be a Whoville photo booth! This K-12 event will bring all ages and families together for a night of fun and fellowship at the 1104.

Middle and High School students are wrapping up their first semester in the coming weeks! Students have been completing projects and preparing for semester exams. Lots of public speaking is happening at Palm Bay! Psychology students have been presenting their research on meta-analysis and middle school science students have been presenting medical research this week. Middle school students are completing their first large scale novel study in December with the book Code Talker by Joseph Bruchac, a novel about the Navajo Marines of World War Two. In November, each elementary classroom "adopted" one of our senior students. Beginning next week, our ninth graders will be partnering with kindergartners in a Reading Buddies program on Fridays. It is our goal that we continue to build relationships across the 1104 campus!

The Robotics Team went to competition in Orlando, FL! This is their first competition of the year displaying their innovative robots and making connections with other students across the state. Thank you to Mrs. Scurlock for organizing this event and teaching these critical thinking skills. Ms. Quillman is hosting an after school watch party for a special Zoom event on Tuesday December 7th from 3:30-4:30 with Dr. Derek Buzasi of NASA. He will be discussing the James Webb Space Telescope which provides an unprecedented look into the infrared spectrum of space!

On the calendar

Dec. 6-10: Book Fair K--12

Dec.9: Family Movie Night - more info to come about this soon!

Dec.16: Christmas Lunch (**K-2 families invited)

Dec. 22: Early Release @ 11:30 - ALL Students - NO L.E.A.P. today

Jan. 10: Students return to school from Holiday Break

Jan. 17: No School - Martin Luther King Day

Jan. 21: Class Pictures

** Invitations went home to grades K-2 and due back on November 10th


Parent Involvement Team (PIT) PIT is a vital link between the school community and the parents it serves. Thus, parents are urged to join and take an active part in PIT. This organization raises money to provide Palm Bay Schools with cultural programs, assemblies and other specific needs as they occur. The group also runs book fairs and supports student activities on a regular basis. All parents are invited to all meetings and are encouraged to contact for more information or to get answers to questions regarding PIT.

Additional ways to stay informed of events at The 1104

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Our School Grade...

Check out our school report card at:

Choose Bay County and Palm Bay Elementary School/Palm Bay Preparatory from the drop down bars. A school grade will not be reported for the 2020-21 school year due to COVID. However, the information on the website is the most current data available.