Wednesday, June 14, 2017

A Thankful Farewell

It is with mixed emotions that I announce that I will be transitioning from my position as the Principal at Palms Elementary at the end of this school year.  Although I am very excited for the challenges and opportunities that await me as the new appointed principal at Belle River Elementary School on July 1, and I am blessed to be continually serving those within the East China School District, I can’t help to think about the impact that the parents, students, & staff have had on me as the Principal at Palms Elementary over the last 4 years.  

Parents, the kindness and caring for your children, the school, instruction, education and whole child development is a big reason why we see so many Palms Elementary students blossom into successful leaders.  You dedicate so much time and effort to the entire school, that it’s easy to see why the school has the positive and respected reputation it has in and around the community.  Keep up the great work you do, stay involved, and continue your investment in your children.  To all the parents, I say THANK YOU!

Students, always strive to be the best you can be and never settle.  You are all so wonderful in your own right, and I’ll never forget the countless stories that we have shared.  As you move through your educational career, always know that it is how you treat people, how much you give back and how hard you work that has a bigger impact in life rather than one math or science test score.  Continue to do great things, stay in touch, say hi, and always wake up in the morning thinking that you’re going to make today better than yesterday.  To all the students, I say THANK YOU!

Teachers and staff, you have taught me so much on how to operate not only as a building manager, but a building leader.  The knowledge gained from our collaborative experiences with each other is so valuable that we should all be proud of the accomplishments we’ve made as well as the risks we’ve taken together.  You are a one-of-a-kind staff and I appreciate all you have done, continue to do, and will do for not only yourselves, the school, or the district, but for people in general.  The people you touch and the relationships you build far exceed any curriculum you teach and the relationships we've built over the last few years have truly touched my heart.  To the teachers and staff, I say THANK YOU!

As I prepare to transition from my first administrative role for a new adventure, I could give so many thanks to so many individuals, but it is very easy to see that there is no one person more important than the next.  It’s the TEAM of Palms that makes it thrive.  I can’t thank you all enough for the time, dedication, passion, and commitment you have given not only Palms Elementary, but myself as a person.  From the involved and invested parents, to the respectful and hardworking students, to the fantastic instructional and support staff, to the constant and countless volunteers, and so on…, I simply say, THANK YOU!  #PositivityUnknown2Mankind

Mike Domagalski

Monday, June 12, 2017

Meet Up & Eat Up

The East China School District announces the sponsorship of the Summer Food Service Program for Children.  Free meals will be made available to children 18 years of age and under or persons up to age 26 who are enrolled in an educational program for the mentally or physically disabled that is recognized by a State or local public educational agency.  The meals will be provided without regard to race, color, national origin, age, sex, or disability, and there will be no discrimination in the course of the meal service.  Meals will be provided at the site listed below:
Marine City Middle School
6373 King Road
Marine City, MI. 48039

We will serve lunch from 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m., Monday through Friday. The program will operate from June 26 through August 24, 2017. The site will be closed July 3-4, 2017. No paper work needed. Please call Julie Humphrey at 810.676.1112 with questions.

Friday, June 9, 2017

Palms Pumpkin Patch Sign-Up (Summer 2017)

We are looking for Palms parents (families) to sign up for a week or two over the summer months to help weed and water the Palms Pumpkin Patch. Please click this link: to sign up.

Any questions, contact the school or Palms parent Lynnea McFadden at 906-869-1530. Thank you!!!

Thursday, June 8, 2017

The Palms Pumpkin Patch 2017


The Palms Pumpkin Patch is now planted with pumpkins and sunflower seeds ready for the summer. Come fall, we use the pumpkins for decorations around the school, school activities, and for Boo Bash.  Stay tuned for a sign up genius to be shared so parents/families can sign up for a week in the summer taking care of the Palms Pumpkin Patch.  Special thanks to Lynnea McFadden for heading up this project this year.

Sunday, May 21, 2017

Mother-Son Event - Friday, May 19, 2017

The Mother-Son event at Palms was a huge hit.  Special thanks to Kelly Volkman and Kristi Muscat for organizing this fun time for the boys and moms.  Here are some pics from the event and two videos of the dodgeball portion.  Individual pictures (green screen) that were taken at the start of the event will be sent home with the boys soon.

Thursday, May 18, 2017