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COMPREHENSIVE PLAN SURVEYS:
Every three years, school districts in Pennsylvania are required to develop and submit a new Comprehensive Plan to the Department of Education.  As we begin the process for the 2020-2023 school years, we would like your input in developing our new plan by way of a parent/guardian survey. Surveys have been developed and are being disseminated for Palisades' employees, students and community members in order to begin the development of our new Comprehensive Plan.

The Comprehensive Plan drives the work that we do at Palisades every day. Over the past two and a half years, our district has focused our efforts in curriculum development, professional development, facilities management and budgeting to meet the goals of the current Comprehensive Plan (2016-19). The focus areas include:

·         Academic Excellence

·         Technology Integration

·         Community Engagement

·         Enriching Environment:  Wellness, Leadership and Mental Health

As we begin to develop our goals for the upcoming plan, we are once again asking for your input.  Please complete this parent/guardian survey by January 23rd using the link below. The data from the completed surveys will be compiled and analyzed by our Comprehensive Plan Steering Team (which includes representatives from many sectors of our community, including community leaders, parents, teachers, staff, administrators and school board members).  Throughout the Spring of 2019, many volunteers will be helping to develop action plans for the new Comprehensive Plan based on the information we receive from all of the completed surveys. As a parent/guardian of a student in our district, your input is essential. Thank you for taking the time to complete this anonymous survey. Parent/Guardian Survey

JANUARY 18TH IS A REGULAR SCHOOL DAY:

You may have noticed that January 18th on the district calendar is shaded.  This typically means that the day is off for students. However, this is a mistake on the calendar. January 18th is a regular day of school for all students. The next scheduled student holiday is Monday, January 21st.  Sorry for the error and any confusion this may have caused.


SAFE2SAY SOMETHING:  


Information was sent out to all families this week regarding the state's new initiative to help keep students and staff safe, called SAFE2SAY SOMETHING.  Please see the letter from our Superintendents, a flyer about the new program, and here is a recent article - ARTICLE LINK - all explaining the implementation.

SAFE2SAY ltr for families.pdf

Safe2Say Brochure


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UPCOMING JANUARY SCHOOL BOARD MEETINGS:

1/16/19 - Fiscal Committee Meeting - 6PM in the PHS Library
1/16/19 - Regular School Board Meeting - 7PM in the PHS Library
1/17/19 - Joint Operating Committee - 7PM at the Upper Bucks County Technical School
1/23/19 - Facilities Meeting - 6:30PM in the PHS Audion

Click here for other meeting dates throughout the year:  District Calendar


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As a follow up to our Security Town Hall Meeting in November, we have invited Lauren Verbilla, Director of Family Based Service at the Penn Foundation, back as a guest speaker to talk about "FOSTERING A SENSE OF BELONGING AND RESILIENCE IN TEENS" - This presentation will help parents recognize connection as an antidote to depression, anxiety, and apathy. Parents will learn ways to help their teens connect with themselves and others in order to build resiliency and belonging.

The event will be held from 7-8:30PM at the high school on Monday, February 4th.  FOR THIS EVENT...Attendees will be entered into a drawing to win 4 free tickets to the Harlem Wizards at PHS event on February 25th PLUS $10 in food vouchers!  EVENT FLYER

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IN COMMUNITY NEWS:

JOIN US AND BEAT THE WINTER BLUES...

Community Volleyball on Tuesdays starting 1/8 at 7:30PM at the middle school; all levels welcome!  Walk ins welcome!  $5/class


Pottery Classes on Mondays at PHS starting on 1/7 at 7PM in Room 215.  Just bring your creativity!  Sign up by emailing dholmes@palisadessd.org - cost is $90 for 7 weeks.  Materials fee payable to the instructor.

BENEFIT PLANNED:

Friends of the Macort's are holding an ADULTS ONLY benefit for the family to help with expenses. The event is being held on January 19th at the Springtown Volunteer Fire Co. Local Act-Waterfront Blue will be playing the event

Tickets will be on sale during the Fire Co. Sunday, January 6th Community Breakfast. Donations are being accepted for the bake sale at the Fire Co. breakfast.

Call the number on the ticket pictured below to donate a bake sale item or request tickets.  You can also email silvercreekaa@gmail.com

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OTHER COMMUNITY HAPPENINGS:

owl night hike

Spotted Lantern Fly


Bucks County Camp Expo

Hawks


Silver Creek

Visit:  Silver Creek Athletic Association


Seussical Jr.

Ticket sales open January 14th and can be purchased at Purchase Tickets for PALMS

Speaking of upcoming shows...PHS PRESENTS FIDDLER ON THE ROOF (March 1, 2 and 3) - Click on this link to become a patron.  PHS Musical Ad form.pdf

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THE WIZARDS ARE COMING...

Palisades Community Foundation is teaming up with Coordinated Health and our district to bring the Harlem Wizards to Palisades on Monday, February 25th!  Game time is 6:30PM.  Doors open at 5PM for food and refreshments.  Tickets will be $12 in advance and $15 at the door.  Tickets will go on sale soon...STAY TUNED!

Interested sponsors, please contact Sean Kirk at seankirk29@hotmail.com

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