Friday, February 24, 2017

IMPORTANT EVENTS at Palms Elementary (Feb 27 - March 3)

Palms Parents,
This email contains a ton of important information of things going on at Palms THIS WEEK (Feb 28 - March 3).  Please read below...

1. MARCH IS READING MONTH  - Attached you'll see the March is Reading Month (MIRM) calendar that students will get tomorrow (Monday, February 27) at school.  We will have a Kick-off Assembly with all students and staff talking about our theme, events, and expectations for the month.  This is going to be an awesome month of showcasing our reading skills!  We have a green screen with Rock Band equipment set up in the lobby, please check it out if you come to the school.  Students will get their pictures taken here on Friday's.  We also have tons of other things planned throughout the month so once again, please see the calendar attached to this email.

2. BOOK FAIR - The Book Fair is here Monday through Thursday this week (Feb 27 - March 2). Students will be able to Preview books on Monday, buy books on Tuesday, the Book Fair will be open all day on Wednesday (especially for Grandparents Day), and it will end on Thursday.  If you are unable to come to the Book Fair, please feel free to order online, CLICK HERE.  You can also see the 2nd attachment on this email for information about the Book Fair and the online Book Fair.

3. SUCKER SALE - This goes along with Book Fair.  We will be selling suckers to students at lunch for 25 cents each.  For each sucker that a student buys, they will be entered in a drawing for a FREE BOOK or a FREE POSTER from the Book Fair.  We have alot of these we'd like to give away, so bring in those quarters on Monday and Tuesday!

4. GRANDPARENTS / GRANDFRIENDS DAY - All grandparents or grandfriends attending on Wednesday, March 1 during lunch should have RSVP'd last week.  All grandparents or grandfriends are expected to bring their own lunch as lunch is not provided for them.  Please remind them of this.  Here are the grade level lunches that day: 1st grade (11:20-11:55), Kindergarten (11:40-12:15), 2nd grade (12:00-12:35), 3rd grade (12:20-12:55), 4th and 5th grade (12:40-1:15).  3rd/4th/5th grade were switched from their normal scheduled times due to the amount of students getting through the lunch line and through Book Fair with their Grandparent or grandfriend.

Any questions on any of these items, please call the school.  Thank you for all your continued support of Palms Elementary and the East China School District.  #palmsrocks  #PositivityUnknown2Mankind

Monday, February 20, 2017

March Book Fair 2017 - (Online Book Fair)

Dear Parents and Families:

Reading for pleasure unlocks the power of information and imagination and helps children discover who they are. Here’s what you can do to help children develop stronger reading skills and a love
for reading:
·      Set the example. Let children see you read.
·      Have a collection of books in your home. Update this collection routinely to keep pace
with changing tastes and reading skills.
·      Support our school’s Book Fair. Allow your children to choose their own books
to read.

Our Scholastic Book Fair is a reading event that brings the books kids want to read right into our school. It’s a wonderful selection of engaging and affordable books for every reading level. Please make plans to visit our Book Fair and be involved in shaping your child’s reading habits.
Book Fair dates: February 27- March 2
Shopping hours: 8:30am-4pm
Special activities: Grandparents Day-Wednesday, March 1 During lunch hours

If you are unable to attend the Fair in person, 
we invite you to visit our online Book Fair by CLICKING HERE

  Our Online Fair is available from February 19 to March 4.

We look forward to seeing you and your family at our Book Fair! Remember, all purchases benefit our school.


Michael Domagalski
Palms Elementary, Principal

Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Mid Winter Break

There is a half day on Thursday, February 16 for all students. Mid Winter Break is Friday, February 17 through Monday February 20. Classes resume on Tuesday, February 21.

Friday, February 3, 2017

Care Packages for Soliders (Student Council Project)

The Palms Elementary Student Council is participating in a project organized by a group of students from Riverview East High School in Marine City.  They are collecting care packages for deployed soldiers.  Palms Student Council is asking Palms students to bring in items for the care packages.  Suggested items are listed below.  Please do not include liquids, weapons, scissors, religious items or bags of chips. The deadline for bringing in items is Tuesday February 21nd.  Thank you for your support!

Personal Care items (these are high demand items):
Tooth brush, tooth paste, dental floss
Individually packed tissues and baby wipes
Eye drops, lip balm, shampoo, deodorant, unscented lotion
Band-aids, foot powder, athlete’s foot cream
Female hygiene products

Coffee, tea bags, packages of hot chocolate
Quick protein: bags of tuna, sardines, beef jerky, protein bars
Powdered flavor packets for water bottles
Gum, candy (no chocolate)

Other items:
Disposable hand warmers
Paperback books, comics, current magazines (no war or violent themes)
Crossword/puzzle books, writing items (pens, pencils, paper, envelopes)
Coloring books, crayons, colored pencils
Playing cards, yo-yos, hacky sacks, frizbees
Hair ties, headbands
Disposable cameras

Thank you,
The Palms Elementary Student Council

Thursday, February 2, 2017

Kindergarten Round Up (March 8 & 9)

It is that time of year again! Kindergarten Round-Up will be held on Wednesday, March 8 and Thursday, March 9 at the East China School District Administrative Office building at 1585 Meisner Road. Registration will be from noon to 5:30 p.m. for children who will be five years old on or before September 1, 2017. Please park in the lot and enter the doors by the parked school bus. Enrollment is on a walk-in basis. The busiest times tend to be from 12:00 - 1:00 p.m. and from 3:30 - 4:15, so please plan accordingly. Your kindergarten student is invited and encouraged to attend Round-Up with you. Let your child experience a "Learning Safari" and take the opportunity to board a school bus! District staff will be present to answer questions about bus transportation, before and after-school childcare services, food services and other topics.
Registration packets containing detailed information are available at all East China elementary schools and at the Administrative Offices and can be downloaded below. Parents are encouraged to pick up and complete a packet before coming to round-up

Monday, January 30, 2017

Daddy Daughter Dance - February 24, 2017


The Daddy Daughter Dance is going to be on Friday, February 24, 2017 here at Palms Elementary from 6-8pm.  To attend this event, please complete the form below (or CLICK HERE) and turn it into the office by Tuesday, January 31.  Thank you!

Thursday, January 26, 2017

Thank you for the Teacher Resources!!!

Thanks to everyone in the Palms community for supporting the PTO fundraisers throughout the year. Whether it's Little Caesar's, Box Tops, Fitness Frenzy, etc. every little bit helps - it all goes back to the kids and classrooms! PTO kicked off 2017 by purchasing resources for every classroom - teachers received supplies, alternative seating, educational games and more. A few pics are below. None of this would be possible without your fundraiser support so THANK YOU!