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JANUARY IS SCHOOL BOARD RECOGNITION MONTH!  Shout out to our School Board Directors for their commitment to our students, staff, families and residents!  Thanks to Directors Freeman, Hallowell and Gretzinger (representing Region 1-Bridgeton/Tinicum); Directors Haubert, Ott and Vandergast (representing Region 2-Durham/Nockamixon/Riegelsville); and Directors Clemens, Fumo and Musantry (representing Region 3-Springfield).  We are thankful for your diligence and hard work on behalf of our district!

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PIRATE PRIDE!

Lydia Bottelier #2 high jumper in the NATION!  Last weekend, Lydia Bottelier jumped 5’10” during the indoor track and field championships at the Armory in New York City. That accomplishment ranks her as the #2 female high jumper in the nation! Congrats, Lydia!


COMING UP IN PALISADES SPORTS...FOR YOUR CALENDAR:


Tuesday, January 29 and Tuesday, February 5th(*) are double header girls and boys varsity basketball games.  These games will be live streamed, and our pep band and cheerleaders will be at both games to cheer the Pirates onto victory!

(*) February 5th is senior night for girls and boys basketball.

Also, Friday, February 8th, we will be live streaming wrestling - Palisades against Panther Valley.  Follow PSDTV-palisades on YouTube.


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COMPREHENSIVE PLAN SURVEYS-TAKE THE SURVEY AND LET YOUR VOICE BE HEARD!

As we begin to develop our goals for the upcoming Comprehensive Plan at PSD, we are once again asking for your input.  Please complete the parent/guardian survey 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

Also, as a community member, you received a paper copy of your survey in the mail. If you would prefer to take the survey online, please Use This Link - thank you in advance for your willingness to participate in our survey.

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UPCOMING FEBRUARY SCHOOL BOARD MEETINGS:

2/6/19 - Policy Committee Meeting - 5:30PM in the PHS Admin Conf Room
2/6/19 - Regular School Board Meeting - 7PM in the PHS Library
2/13/19 - Education Programs and Services Meeting - 6:30PM in the PHS Audion
2/18/19 - Fiscal Oversight Committee - 9AM at the District Office
2/20/19 - Regular School Board Meeting - 7PM in the PHS Library
2/21/19 - Joint Operating Committee - 7PM at the Upper Bucks County Vocational Technical School
2/27/19 - Facilities Committee - 6:30PM in the PHS Audion
2/27/19 - Athletic Committee - 7:30PM in the PHS Audion

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

2019-20 District Calendar - Approved by the Board this past week, click on this link for next year's one page school calendar -  Calendar 2019.2020.pdf

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TICKETS ON SALE NOW! 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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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

Also, check out this 2 minute video about addiction and the brain,,,Recovery is Possible!

Addiction and the Brain

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IN COMMUNITY NEWS:

BRING A FRIEND AND BEAT THE WINTER BLUES...


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


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

Country Line Dancing is back!  This is a FREE session - fun for all!  Held at Palisades Middle School each week starting at 6:30PM.

OTHER COMMUNITY HAPPENINGS:


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Visit:  Silver Creek Athletic Association

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For Registration Information

Durham AA

Registration Link for Durham Baseball - Click Here

Revere Athletics Sign Ups

REVERE ATHLETICS SIGN UP INFO


TYAA Sign Ups

TYAA 2019 Sign-up Information

Haws Registration Info

PYSA Soccer

PYSA OFFERS FREE soccer sessions at PALMS on Sundays (except 2/3 and 3/17):
  • 12-1 pm: U12 (2009-2007) Boys
  • 1-2 pm: U9 (2011/2010) Co-Ed
  • 2-3 pm: U10/U11 (2009/2008) Girls
  • 3-4 pm: 2012-2013 Co-Ed - 2014 rising Kindergartners are also welcome.
  • 4-5 pm: U15 (2006-2004) Boys

Please wear shin guards and sneakers/indoor shoes and bring a ball if you have one.

Per Palisades rules, please carry the ball to the gym (do not kick it in the hallways) and do not sit on the top of the bleachers.

Also, for 2010/2011 birth year players, if you are interested in playing Spring Travel Soccer and/or participating in the Beach Blast Soccer Tournament in WIldwood, NJ, please fill out this survey: https://goo.gl/forms/RxNARjABCnyzGeKw1
Questions about the above info or anything soccer related, contact nbowen@pysanet.com


FROM SENATOR MENSCH'S OFFICE: 

A representative from Senator Mensch’s office will be at the Riegelsville borough building to answer questions and concerns from this area on the fifth Wednesday of the months - January 30, May 29, July 31 and October 30. They will be available from 9:00 am to 12:00 pm and will be in the downstairs big room. Sponsored by the Riegelsville Public Library.

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4-H in Bucks County is available to youth ages 8-18. We have Community Clubs that offer a variety of 4-H projects and meet once per month, Animal Clubs that specialize in raising different types of animals, Project Clubs that are specific to one project (such as veterinary science) and usually meet for a series of weeks.

For More Information About 4H

Currently the following programs are running: 

Veterinary Science I (The Normal Animal) - Click Here for Flyer

Classes cover the basic knowledge and skill factors for the young animal enthusiast. Youth will gain a basic understanding of animal behavior, attitudes and body systems. Participants will practice taking pulse and respiration rates, body temperatures and diagnosing the health of an animal. 

Vet Science II – (Animal Diseases)  Click Here for Flyer

Classes will cover how bacteria viruses, internal parasites, external parasites, nutritional deficiencies and heredity affect animal health.

Tractor Safety

Youth will learn safety concerning tractor rollovers, power take-offs (PTO’s), tractor implements, grain storage, silo safety, mowers, ATV’s, and daily maintenance checks. The course will run for six classes.

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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 are on sale now - visit Palisades Community Foundation for ticket and sponsorship information!

Interested sponsors, please contact Sean Kirk at seankirk29@hotmail.com - proceeds for this event benefit the
Palisades Community Foundation - supporting education, arts and wellness in Palisades!

PCF 2019 Wizards Press Release.pdf



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