Thursday, April 27, 2017

Warm Weather - Dress Code Reminders


It's so nice to see the sun; however, with the warmer weather we have Elementary Handbook reminders we would like to share with parents.  Here are three of the biggest issues/concerns we see at school towards the end of the school year when the weather turns warm and nice.

1. Shoes are to be worn at all times.  Heelies and other footwear that may cause injury are not permitted at school.  Athletic (tennis shoes) are required for participation in P.E. classes.  
2. Bare midriffs, halter tops, tank tops, spaghetti straps, and open-armed shirts should not be worn.  All shirts and blouses must modestly cover upper portion and mid-section of the torso; no undergarments should be visible. 
3. Shorts and dress/skirt lengths are acceptable only if it is mid-thigh length or longer.

At Palms, the three biggest issues we seem to have are footwear, length of shorts, and tank tops or spaghetti straps.  Here is some additional info on how you, as the parent, can partner with us to help us out.
     - FOOTWEAR: When students come to school wearing flip flops or open-toe sandals, there are often times issues with splinters due to the wood chips on the play ground, they are accidentally getting their foot/toes stepped on, they are getting stubbed toes much easier, a strap breaks, etc...  
     - SHIRTS: For shoulders, we use the three fingers rule... If the strap is three fingers wide or more, then the shirt can be worn.
     - SHORTS: Use the finger tip rule.  If a students puts his/her arms down along the side of his/her body with fingers extended, the shorts should be at or below the fingertips.  We use this as a means to decide "mid-thigh"

If there are any questions, please contact Mr. Domagalski.  Thank you in advance for helping us with these Elementary Handbook items.  

  - Mr. Domagalski

Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Palms Survey's - 2017

Palms Community,

Each year, I like to send out short survey's about the work we do here at Palms.  Understanding that a lot of things come back to the Principal, this is great feedback I take into consideration when planning future changes, events, development, etc...  If you haven't already, please link your appropriate link and complete the short survey.  Please only complete it once.

Student Survey - CLICK HERE

Parent Survey - CLICK HERE

Thank you ahead of time for your honest feedback, input and dedication to our school!

 - Mr. Domagalski

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Mother / Son Event

Friday, May 19, 6-8pm
@Palms Elementary

All Palms boys, Kindergarten-5th grade, and their mom, grandmother, Stepmom, Aunt, etc., are invited to come play dodgeball~moms vs sons. Pizza, drinks and ice cream will be served.

Questions call/text Kelly Volkman (586)201-7467 or Kristi Muscat (810)499-4521

CLICK HERE for a permission slip

Monday, April 24, 2017

Palms Dates to Remember


Below are some dates to keep in mind as we are finishing out the 2016-2017 school year.

May 2 - PTO Meeting 3:40 pm 
May 5 - Classroom Placement Consideration Form Due (forms available in office) 
May 10 - 5th Gr. Orientation at MCMS 
May 18 - Muffins With Mom 7:45-8:30 am 
May 19 - Mother/Son Event 6:00-8:00 pm 
May 24 - Student Council Meeting 3:40-4:30 pm 
May 25 - Kindergarten Orientation for 2017-2018 Kdg. 
May 26 - Field Day 
May 29 - No School – Memorial Day 

June 2 - Field Day Make-up Day 
June 12 - 5th Grade Celebration 1:00 pm 
June 13 - ½ Day School 
June 14 - ½ Day School 
June 15 - ½ Day School – Last Day of School


Preschool Flyer - 2017-2018

Friday, April 21, 2017

Updated Testing Schedule - M-STEP and K-2's



As you may know, the season for M-STEP is upon us for all students in 3rd, 4th, and 5th grades.  This spring, we are also giving the new Early Literacy and Math Benchmarks to Kindergarten, 1st, and 2nd grade students.  Click Here for info on the new K-2 Benchmarks.

It is VERY important that your child is at school on the designated days these assessments or benchmarks are given.  When a child is absent for one of these assessments, it really puts a straight on the child, and their schedule, because the student must make up these assessments and their absence tends to take them away from normal instruction when they return.  

So, please find your child's teacher below and see what dates those students will be assessed.  Any questions about the dates or assessments, please don't hesitate to give me a call.  Thanks!  #PositivityUnknown2Mankind

Thursday, April 20, 2017

Spring Pictures - April 21, 2017


Spring pictures are completely optional.  NOT ALL STUDENTS GET THEIR PICTURE TAKEN. 

Your child can get their picture taken by having one of the following done:
   1. Your child brings in the previously sent home Picture Packet on April 21.
   2. Parents order pictures online before April 21.

To order online, simply CLICK HERE, enter code "PALMSFD38" and fill in the information for your child.