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


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ATTENDANCE

  • 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

TEAMWORK Project

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.

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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!

Palms Polar Pride Winners - December 2

Congratulations to our amazing Palms Polar Pride winners for the week of November 28- December 2! Students were acknowledged by the Principal, Mr. Domagalski, had their picture taken, and were given a small gift they can use at lunch! #PalmsRocks!

Mrs. Brown's Third Grade Class Learns About Force and Motion

Mrs. Brown's third grade class worked togther to see how high their Hopper will launch during a force and motion lesson. Students were able to brainstorm different ways to improve their Hopper. They used teamwork to hold the Hopper down before launch.

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

This year we are partnering with SchoolStore to raise funds to help purchase the essential tools for student success at Palms. Information is being sent home so students and parents can participate. Please look over the packet when you receive it. There are over 300 stores Palms can benefit from when you shop at them. If you have questions, please call the office at 810-676-1350.

Birthdays At Palms

We love celebrating birthdays at Palms; however, we kindly ask that parents be aware of the guidelines we have at Palms when it comes to student birthdays.
  • 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

ARRIVAL PROCEDURES

  • 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.


DISMISSAL PROCEDURES

  • 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.