The Palms Post
December 2, 2022
DECEMBER AT PALMS ELEMENTARY
Tuesday, December 6
- Palms T-shirt Day
Thursday, December 8
- Popcorn Day
Wednesday, December 14
- Early Release - Dismissal @1:39pm
Thursday, December 15
- SPIRIT DAY: Ugly Sweater Day
Friday, December 16
- SPIRIT DAY: Flannel Friday
- Little Ceasars Pizza Kit Flyers Go Home
Monday, December 19
- SPIRIT DAY: Christmas Sock Day
- ECSD Board Meeting @6:00PM
Tuesday, December 20
- SPIRIT DAY: Christmas Spirit Day
- Classroom Christmas Celebrations
Wednesday, December 21
- SPIRIT DAY: Winter White-Out Day
- Last Day Before Christmas Break
Thursday, December 22 - Wednesday, January 4
- Christmas Recess - No School
Thursday, January 5
- Classes Resume
- Call the Attendance Line at 810-676-1366
SCHOOL DISTRICT CALENDAR & HOURS - District Calendar LINK
- Regular School Day: 8:45am-3:39pm
- PLC Wednesdays: 8:45am-1:39pm
- 1/2 Days of School: 8:45am-12:08pm
- Office Hours: 8:00am-4:00pm
The 2nd grade classes at Palms have been learning about TEAMWORK. What better time to come together as an entire Palms team to help those in need this holiday season. They are asking for donations to benefit the organization, Kids in Distress. This organization is based in St. Clair and serves the kids in our local area.
The following items are needed for donation: Winter hats, gloves, and socks!
We will be collecting from December 5th - December 16th. Donations can be dropped off in the box outside of the 2nd grade classroom doors right by the lobby & office at Palms.
November Students of the Month
The theme for November's Student Of the Month was Gratitude & Bravery.
- You are aware of and grateful for good things that happen.
- You show empathy, happiness, and optimism.
- If you are afraid, you take action to overcome your fears.
- Knowing the right thing to do doesn’t matter if you don’t do what is right.
- When facing a tough decision, it’s better to act in good conscience than sit and do nothing.
- You act with mental, moral, or physical strength even when you know things are difficult or scary.
Congratulations to our November Student Of the Month recipients!
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Kainen is Mrs. Woodhouse's Young 5's Student Of the Month for November. Kainen has shown mental bravery by overcoming his fear of participating in class. Each day he is becoming more confident and speaks up and participates in class. Kainen demonstrates bravery each and every day when he challenges himself to perform tasks in front of his classmates. I am so proud of Kainen for taking a risk, coming out of his comfort zone and letting his mental bravery shine! Keep up the good work, Kainen!
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Maren is Ms. Minano's kindergarten Student Of the Month for November. Maren has shown determination and bravery from the beginning of the year. She tries her very best in everything she does, and shows gratitude towards her friends and teachers. She is always happy and ready to help out! Congratulations, Maren!
Finely is Mrs. Schindler's kindergarten Student Of the Month for November. He continuously displays a grateful heart. He recognizes the people and things he is thankful to have in his life, and always says thank you! He is generous to his friends a wonderful role model. Way to go, Finely!
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Erika is Mrs. Cabanilla's first grade Student Of the Month for November. She shows gratitude when she says thank you, without being prompted. Her initiative to show gratitude creates a chain reaction and others follow her lead. She displays gratitude when being rewarded for going above and beyond expected behavior. Congratulations, Erika!
Cash is Ms. Reed's first first grade Student Of the Month for November. He takes on hard challenges and faces difficult situations with bravery and confidence. Cash works hard every day. He extends friendship to his classmates and leads with a kind heart. Nice job, Cash!
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Mia is Mrs. Schneider's second grade Student Of the Month for November. She has wonderful manners! She shows bravery each and every day, raising her hand to participate in class even when things are tough! Way to go, Mia!
Gia is Mrs. Visnaw's second grade Student of the Month for November. She shows gratitude daily in class. Gia is always thankful for what she receives and encourages others to do the same. Congratulations, Gia!
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Gabe is Mrs. Brown's third grade Student Of the Month for November. He is a brave kid through everything life has handed him recently and has kept his great smile on his face through it all. He is also very grateful for tacos! Way to go, Gabe!
Cadie is Mrs. Molesworth's third grade Student Of the Month for November. She is a great example of being both brave and having gratitude. Cadie always makes sure to say thank you and show appreciation. She also does what is right even if it is not the most popular thing to do. Cadie is an amazing Polar Bear! Congratulations, Cadie!
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Marcy is Mrs. Militello's fourth grade Student Of the Mnth for Novemer. She is a true leader in the classroom. She comes to school each day with a grateful attitude and ready to learn.Congratulations, Marcy!
Violet is Mrs. Mychek's fourth grade Student Of the Month for November. She has a zest and enthusiasm for learning. She perseveres even when concepts might be difficult. Violet looks at the big picture and does what is right even when it's tough. She also shows kindness & gratitude toward others on a daily basis. We are proud to call you a Palms Polar Bear! Keep up the good work, Violet!
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Weston is Mrs. Versteegden's fifth grade Student Of the Month for November. He is a student who has an incredible attitude of gratitude. He always thanks people for sharing their resources or ideas with him. He is grateful for any help and encouragement. Congratulations, Weston!
Mrs. Brown's Third Grade Class Learns About Force and Motion
Mrs. Wilson's Art Classes Prepare For Christmas At Palms
In the art room, students are as busy as elves preparing to deck the halls of Palms Elementary with beautiful holiday art! Through projects such as Christmas trees, glowing string lights, Christmas candles and winter landscapes, students are learning about color value, how to create depth in drawings, practicing watercolor techniques, getting messy with oil pastels, and gaining skills and confidence as young artists. Mrs. Wilson is so proud of their progress!
Palms Partnering With SchoolStore
Birthdays At Palms
- RECOGNITION: When a student has a birthday, they will be recognized during the morning announcements and given a gift certificate to purchase a treat in the lunchroom.
- TREATS/GIFTS FROM PARENTS: If parents would like to send in a birthday treat, we ask that the treat be pre-packaged, individual-packaged, and nut-free. Classroom supplies would be a great treat for the class as these are recommended as opposed to a food treat.
- COMMUNICATE W/ TEACHERS: Parents sending in a birthday treat/gift for the class should communicate with their child's teacher a week in advance on a birthday and agree on the appropriate treat/gift for the class. Communication is key so the teacher can plan.
Arrival, Dismissal, Safety & Security
- DROPPING OFF: Out of consideration for others, when dropping off students, please pull to the front of the drop–off area and keep the line of traffic moving.
- When students are dropped off they are to line up and enter the building at the south entrance, door #1.
- Mrs. Woodhouse’s Young 5’s students will line up outside the door to Mrs. Woodhouse’s room, door #2.
- The office staff will sign-in the students if they are not here when the bell rings. Building entrance bell rings at 8:40 a.m.
- Full school day classes begin daily at 8:45 a.m. and dismiss at 3:39 p.m. Students should not arrive at school before 8:30 a.m.
- Latchkey is available to parents who need supervision for their children before this time.
- PICK-UP: If you are picking your child up from school at dismissal time, grades K-5 will be dismissed out of the doors by the office, door #1. Parents will stay outside of the building during this time. If parents are a few minutes late picking up, students will stay inside the building to wait.
- If your student is leaving early for the day, please send a note with the student to let the office know. If you are picking up your student at the end of the day, they will meet you outside the doors at the south entrance (Door 1).
- The turn-around on the west side of the building (on Palms Rd) will be for buses and staff parking only.
- Visitor parking will be located in the parking area on the south side of the building.
- As a matter of safety, DO NOT park along the sidewalk. This is a Fire Lane.
- If your child does need to be released from school during the instructional day, please notify the office in writing. Students will be called to the office when you arrive and walked out to you at the door.
*****POLICY TO BE STRICTLY APPLIED*****
For the safety of your child and to avoid confusion, no child will be dismissed between 3:15pm and the 3:39pm bell dismissal. Please wait outside to greet your child after school as this will ensure a positive and safe dismissal for all children.
Please be sure to check your child’s backpack for notes and homework assignments on a daily basis. We are looking forward to a very productive and exciting school year. Additional information is available in the Student Handbook here.