October Update


Together , we are The 1104

Hello families,

Happy Fall!

It is hard to believe October is already here! And our calendar is filled with fun activities and events. Be sure to mark your calendars for the events listed below.

Our annual cookie dough fundraiser starts next week. The funds raised from this will go towards our Shade Campaign to add shade sails to the elementary playground and Prep Courtyard. We are close to having the money needed to fund this project.

Lots of learning, student engagement, activities and school spirit is happening at The 1104. The first nine weeks ends on October 13th. To check your child's progress, log in to your parent portal account. If you need help accessing the portal, please reach out to Carmen Guzman (carmen.guzman@palmbayschools.org).

Please note below the change/addition we have made to our Student Code of Conduct and Handbook. The change clarifies plagiarism and the use of AI technology under the Chearting/Plagiarism section.

Hope to see you on campus for our events this month!

~ Patty Phillips


Dates to note:

Oct. 2-13th: Our Annual Cookie Dough Fundraiser

Oct. 3: Tutoring starts on Tuesday and Thursday after school (3:15- 4:15)

Oct. 9th: NO SCHOOL in observance of Columbus Day/Indigenous Peoples' Day

Oct. 11th: Senior Parent Meeting @ 5:30 (All Senior Parents are encouraged to attend.)

Oct. 13th: End of the first nine weeks

Oct. 16th: Soccer Tryouts for MS Boys and HS Boys

Oct. 25th: Report Cards posted in Focus Parent Portal

Oct. 26th: Bingo for Books @ 5:00 p.m.

Oct. 27th: NO SCHOOL - Teacher PLC Day

We are wearing pink on Wednesdays in October

On Wednesdays in October, students can wear a pink t-shirt for $ 2.00 to support Breast Cancer Awareness. All money collected will go to the American Cancer Society.

Bingo for Books

Join us on Thursday, October 26th for dinner and fun games of BINGO where the prizes are awesome books!

Sign up for FREE books!

For more information about Palm Bay Elementary

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Palm Bay Schools Vision

To improve the lives of our students.

Palm Bay Schools Mission

Provide authentic learning experiences, a collaborative, nurturing environment that will equip our students for academic and personal success through their educational careers and beyond.

Palm Bay Schools Core Values

Kindness, Responsibility, Respect, and Integrity are our core values and expectations for our students and staff. Individual worth and high expectations are for all students as part of this value system.


Due to ability for students to access AI to assist with assignments and assessments, we felt it was necessary to update our handbook under the area of Cheating and plagiarism.

It now reads:

Cheating and plagiarism are serious offenses which will result in suspension and a zero for the assignment or test or possible reassessment/submission of assignment. Cheating is defined as giving or taking of information or materials with the purpose of wrongfully aiding oneself or another person in academic work that is to be considered in determining a grade. Plagiarism, considered literary theft, involves copying/passing off answers, ideas, or words of another one’s own. Also, the work a student produces should be their own authentic piece of work and not generated from an artificial intelligence website or generator.