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K-8 ART SHOW 2019 - See photos from Mrs. Rutstein linked in an album on the left.  Special thanks to Art Teachers, Mrs. Denato and Mrs. McNichol for working so hard to make this event a wonderful experience for our students and families.

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PALISADES MOBILE APP IS NOW AVAILABLE FOR DOWNLOAD!

Connect to all of your Palisades info spots under one umbrella - the Palisades School District App for mobile phones.  Available for Apple and Android devices for FREE!

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TEACHER APPRECIATION WEEK IN THE U.S. IS NEXT WEEK MAY 5 - 11!
Across the nation, schools and families will be celebrating teachers next week.  A kind word of thanks to a special teacher in your child's life goes a long way!  Thanks to our teachers for the great work you do for our students and families each and every day!

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SPRING YOUTH FIELD HOCKEY CLINICS:

Saturday mornings from 9-10:30am
May 11, 25 / June 1, 8
Cost: $25
Welcome to all girls in current grades K-6 who are interested in field hockey. Girls will participate in different stations each week that will focus on basic skills and game sense. We will also be playing small games each week. Players will need their own mouthguard, shinguards and stick. Any questions please contact Pam Garner pgarner@palisd.org

Field Hockey Registration Link

SPRING COMMUNITY EVENING SCHOOL - YOUR PASSPORT TO SUCCESS!

REGISTER TODAY!  Next Week's Classes Include:

Sunday - Dog Tracking
Monday - Pottery, Web Development, Men's BBall, Basic Dog Training, First Time Home Buyer
Tuesday - Volleyball, Beginner's Crochet
Wednesday - Country Line Dance, Memory Loss/Dementia/Alzheimer's
Thursday - Volleyball, Self Defense

Looking forward to the upcoming week:
Saturday - Men's B-Ball
Sunday - Dog Tracking
Monday - Pottery, Web Development, Men's BBall, Basic Dog Training
Tuesday - Volleyball, Beginner's Crochet
Wednesday - Country Line Dance, Effective Communication Strategies Dealing with Alzheimer's
Thursday - Volleyball, Self Defense 


Fitness Center and Driver Training offered year round! And don't forget to check out the Tennis Schedule at Bucks County Tennis Association

Register now for the Spring Community School Programs - follow this link for all of the info you need!  COMMUNITY SCHOOL PROGRAMS FOR SPRING 2019 - any problems registering, please email dholmes@palisadessd.org

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PSD SUMMER REC REGISTRATION HAS BEGUN!
Take advantage of 5 weeks of summer programming for your elementary aged child (5-11) by signing up for our popular Summer Rec Program- being held at PALMS from July 8 through August 8!  Follow this link for more information:  SUMMER REC 2019

There is an Early Bird fee for those who register by 5/17/19!  Don't miss out on the fun!  AM/PM and FULL DAY programming options available!  Trouble registering? Please email dholmes@palisadessd.org

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5 WEEKS OF SUMMER FUN FOR MIDDLE SCHOOL-AGED STUDENTS!
Check out the schedule of fun and exciting activities planned for middle school-aged students through our Purple and Gold Adventure Day Camp for this summer!  Enroll now to secure your spot!

Purple and Gold 2019 Schedule and Registration

Or go to My School Bucks to register and pay online - Use this Link for Purple and Gold 2019

PSD Sports Camps Offered

THIS JUST IN...SPORTS CAMPS FROM PALISADES! 
Click on this link for a complete listing (checks made payable to Palisades Sports Boosters) Palisades Athletics Summer Camp Flyer 2019

5K Community Event

REGISTER NOW!  Sign up now for the 5K Family Walk/Run being held on Saturday, May 18th at PHS!  Don't miss this family fun event!  Registration begins at 7:30AM and the race begins at 9AM.  Go to http://www.palisadescommunityfoundation.org/

Vendors or schools/community organizations that are interested in setting up a table at our community fair following the race, should contact Palisades Community Foundation OR fill out the form linked below to make those arrangements.  Cost will be $25 for vendor tables and no charge for non-profits.

ONLINE VENDOR REQUEST FORM
Both forms attached on E-Friday Folder section linked below.

Proceeds from this event will go towards the Education, Arts and Wellness initiatives in Palisades School District. 

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Consider purchasing a Star Way Brick (installed at the high school stadium) for your graduate from the Class of 2019 or to honor a loved one or your family!  The tax-deductible donation is $100 for a commemorative brick - an honor that will last a lifetime! 

Please submit this STAR WAY BRICK ORDER FORM and payment to Palisades Community Foundation, PO Box 194, Kintnersville, PA  18930.  Proceeds from the sale of these bricks goes to support Education, Wellness and the Arts in the Palisades community!

Feeling generous or wish to join this organization serving the Palisades community?
Please visit the website or contact PCF! OR Support PCF by donating using Amazon Smile


Pirate Pride

Fishing Tournament Winners

Fishing Duo Takes 1st place

Parker Lambert and Brandon Lawson, who represent Palisades on the high school fishing circuit, were crowned champions in the FLW High school Open on Smith Mountain Lake!  Their 1st place finish secures their spot in the FLW Bass Pro Shops High School Nationals which will be held June 19-21, 2019 at Pickwick Lake, AL. Congrats and Fish on!

Boys Tennis Continues Their GREAT Season

On Monday, April 29th for first time in school history, the Tennis Team hosted a first-round District XI match. The team was victorious over Blue Mountain HS. Later this week, they played top-seeded Moravian Academy, but lost a hard fought match. Michael Swope, Gavin Kelly, Tim Gehman, and Ethan Scott will play next week in the District XI doubles tournament.

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Cybersonics Finishes an Outstanding Season!

Last week, the Cybersonics team competed at the F.I.R.S.T. Robotics World Championships in Detroit, MI. Prior to the championship round, the team secured the #8 alliance. This was the first time in 23 years that the team received a seeded position for the championship playoffs! The team finished the competition as the #7 team before they lost to the eventual World Champ! A big round of applause for an outstanding season!

Sarah Grim Cheer Championship

SHOUT OUT to Sarah Grim, PHS Junior, who's cheer team won their division at the USASF World Championships last Monday. The gym Sarah competes for is in Freehold, NJ and she has been on a traveling team since 4th grade!  What a pinnacle of achievement for Sarah!

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PACT PROUDLY PRESENTS....FREE WORKSHOP FEATURING BUCKS COUNTY DISTRICT ATTORNEY MATT WEINTRAUB:

Please join us on Tuesday, May 28th, as we welcome Bucks County District Attorney, Matt Weintraub, to Palisades High School.  This evening event will be focused on the opiod crisis in Bucks County and across the nation. Matt will share his knowledge of this severe epidemic which he encounters each and every day in his office.  The presentation will begin in the high school library at 7PM and allow for questions at the end of his one-hour presentation.  All are welcome to attend!  If you would like to attend, but will require babysitting, please contact the Community Relations Office - 610-847-5131, ext. 2401.

For more information about District Attorney Weintraub's experience, please click here:  DA Matt Weintraub


Kindergarten Registration 2019

FOR KINDERGARTEN REGISTRATION:   GO HERE

Click HERE for more information about registering your child (must be age 5 before September 1, 2019).  Any questions, please contact Sue Reiss (ext. 2012), Ann Berger (ext. 4000) or Donna Holmes (ext. 2401).  Registration appointments will be held at PALMS - next date for screenings is May 6th - you MUST make an appointment to participate in the screening.

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UPCOMING SCHOOL BOARD MEETINGS:

5/8/19 - Education Programs and Services Meeting (EPS) at 6:30PM in the PHS Audion
5/13/19 - Fiscal Oversight Committee at 9AM in the District Office
5/15/19 - Regular School Board Meeting at 7PM in the PHS Library
5/16/19 - Joint Operating Committee (JOC) Meeting at 7PM at the UBCTS Conf. Room
5/22/19 - Facilities Committee Meeting at 6:30PM in the PHS Audion

For Board Meeting Agenda/Minutes - click here for BOARD DOCS

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PROPOSED BUDGET HIGHLIGHTS 2019-2020:


The School Board approved a Proposed Final Budget with a 2.3% tax increase as a “worst-case” scenario (millage increase of 2.629 mills for a new millage rate of 116.929 mills). This would result in a real estate tax increase of roughly $90.46 to the average homeowner (calculated on the current median household assessed value of $34,410).  That calculated increase may still be adjusted to a lower rate; it cannot exceed this amount as an average.


The allowable increase for the Palisades School District set by the Pennsylvania Department of Education was 2.3% or 2.629 mills.


The biggest driving force behind the expenditure budget increase is an increase in State mandated retirement costs of more than $261,000 and the State mandated Charter School increases totaling $111,302.


At the upcoming meeting of the Fiscal Committee, on May 13th at 9 a.m. (in the District Office), further discussion will take place regarding additional reductions to the Proposed Final Budget.  A goal of a 0% increase is ideal, and more reductions will be needed to meet this goal. For details of the Proposed Budget, please click on this link: Proposed Budget Presentation 19-20


Final Budget is scheduled for a vote by the School Board on June 5.

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


Stuff the Bus Advertisement

It's Time to Stuff The Bus!
The Palisades High School Band Program is hosting our Spring Clothing Drive!  This is a week long event beginning on Saturday May 4th, 2019 and ending on Saturday May 11th, 2019.  Please see the Acceptable Items List Below.

Acceptable Items:
Gently used/wearable conditioned/new mixed Clothing all sizes/ages
Shoes, Sandals, Sneakers, Boots, Construction Boots, Work Gear, Jackets, Coats, Rain Gear, Leathers, Belts, Ties, Pants, Shirts, Sweaters, Vests, Blouses, Dresses, Skirts, Robes, Undergarments, Bedspreads, Blankets, Comforters, Curtains, Sheets, Pillowcases, Towels, Linens, Tablecloths, Hats, Scarfs, Gloves, Handbags, Purses, Wallets, Jewelry, Watches, Uniforms, Jerseys, Backpacks, and New Diapers.

Thank You for Your Support of the Palisades High School Band Boosters and the Palisades Band Program!

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OTHER UPCOMING COMMUNITY EVENTS:


Spaghetti Dinner

All You Can Eat Spaghetti Dinner
Friday, May 10, 2019, 5:30-7:00
DELAWARE VALLEY VOLUNTEER FIRE COMPANY 
75 Headquarters Road
Erwinna, PA 18920
Adults - $10.00
Senior Citizens and Emergency Personnel - $9.00
Children ages 7-12 - $7.00
Children 6 and under eat FREE!
Take-out is available for $11.00

Thank you for helping our first responders support the community 

See  http://delawarevalleyfire.com   for more details 

Lifeguard Class

Upcoming Palisades Youth Soccer Events/Programs:

Summer Intramural Registration (2016 and older): Finally! Summer Intramural Registration is now OPEN! 

Early Bird registration is open until April 30th. 
Regular registration closes May 15th. (+$10 per player)
Late registration closes May 30th (+$10 per player)

Fall Travel Tryout Registration for New Players (2012 and older): New Players interested in Fall Travel Soccer with PYSA, register here: https://pysanet.sportngin.com/register/form/421154069

Beach Blast Sand Soccer Tournament: Beach Blast (June 29/30)/More Beach Blast (July 20/21) are soccer tournaments held on the beach in Wildwood, NJ.  3 game minimum, 5v5 and all players receive a wristband for the rides and waterparks good for Friday-Monday of the tournament weekend and a team tshirt.  The cost is $105 per player.  We're opening up registration to all interested players in the community.

Just coming to cheer us on?  You can get in on the wristband deal as well! Family and friends can get ride/waterpark wristbands for $80.  This is an amazing deal as the ride passes are usually about $65/day.  Additional tshirts are available for $10.

Register here: https://pysanet.sportngin.com/register/form/862801804

Soccer Night at the Iron Pigs: Join Palisades Youth Soccer Assn for Soccer Night at the Iron Pigs!

The first 1500 attendees U17 receive a soccer ball, plus other fun experiences!

June 27th, 2019

Game time 7:05 pm vs Rochester

Tickets are $12 each and include a $2 ballpark credit.

Orders must be placed by 5/15. https://pysanet.sportngin.com/register/form/784834228


Philadelphia Union Tickets: 
Join Palisades Youth Soccer Assn at the following Union games:
  • Sat May 4 vs New England at 7:30pm
  • Sat May 18 vs Seattle at 7:30pm
  • Sat May 25 vs Portland at 7:30pm
  • Sat June 8 vs NY Redbulls at 7:30pm

Discounted Tickets are $32, in section 111 or 103 - assigned based on availability (Does not include parking).  Orders must be placed by 5/3. https://pysanet.sportngin.com/register/form/956659662


FROM OUR FRIENDS AT TINICUM CIVIC ASSOCIATION:

** WANTED!  
(pretty please)

White Elephant & Collectibles and Book Wagon Donations

The 70th Tinicum Arts Festival is coming -
July 6th & 7th, 2019
Please help make the festival successful!


All proceeds benefit the Tinicum Civic Association,
A non-profit organization created to benefit YOUR Community.

EVERY SUNDAY in JUNE from 10 am to 1 pm

We will be collecting:

Books - in Tinicum Park, River Road, Erwinna &
Recycled White Elephant & Collectible Treasures
- at the residence of 226 East Dark Hollow Road
(near the corner of East Dark Hollow and Municipal Road)

The White Elephant & Collectibles is the recipient for:
Silver plate / Embroidered Linens / Kitchen Gadgets / Christmas Ornaments
Toys / Craft Supplies / Hand Tools / Vintage items / Attic Treasures
(no electronics, please)

The Book Wagon is the perfect way to recycle:
Paperback or Hardcover books / CD’s / DVD’s
(no magazines or encyclopedias, please)

There are some items we cannot accept, please check our website:
tinicumcivicassociation.org

The Tinicum Civic Association is a volunteer non-profit organization that encourages artistic talent, supports community well-being and preserves the historic Stover Mill in Erwinna, PA.

RIEGELSVILLE LIBRARY BOARD POSITION:

The Riegelsville Public Library currently has an opening on its Board of Trustees for a Treasurer’s position. The candidate should have knowledge of accounting principles.  The basic commitment of a board member involves active participation in meetings on the second Monday of each month. Board members are expected to make a personal commitment of time and to actively participate in committee work.  If interested in serving on the Board, please mail a cover letter expressing why you would be a valuable board member along with your resume.

Thank you,

Riegelsville Public Library

Terri Randolph, Director


Earth School Teachers Wkshp 

Mental Health Event in Doylestown

Fishing Tournament

E-Waste Disposal Event
Basketball Event June 8

Earth School Camp

Basketball Camp Flyer

GSK Science Camp


CLICK HERE FOR THIS WEEK'S E-FRIDAY FOLDER 
Congratulations to Palisades swimmer, Nick Caldwell
Last Weekend, Palisades Junior, Nick Caldwell, participated in the District XI AA swim meet as an independent swimmer. Nick had an exceptional meet swimming personal best times. Nick finished fourth in the 50 free swimming a 22.63 and fourth in the 100 free with a time of 49.24. Nick has earned his way to the State Swim Meet, March 13th & 14th, at Bucknell University. Please congratulate him and wish him the best of luck. Congratulations on an amazing season Nick!
Congratulations to Palisades swimmer, Nick Caldwell
Last Weekend, Palisades Junior, Nick Caldwell, participated in the District XI AA swim meet as an independent swimmer. Nick had an exceptional meet swimming personal best times. Nick finished fourth in the 50 free swimming a 22.63 and fourth in the 100 free with a time of 49.24. Nick has earned his way to the State Swim Meet, March 13th & 14th, at Bucknell University. Please congratulate him and wish him the best of luck. Congratulations on an amazing season Nick!
It's Time to Stuff The Bus!
The Palisades High School Band Program is hosting our Spring Clothing Drive!
This is a week long event beginning on Saturday May 4th, 2019 and ending on Saturday May 11th, 2019.  Please see the Acceptable Items List Below.

Acceptable Items
Gently used/wearable conditioned/new mixed Clothing all sizes/ages
Shoes, Sandals, Sneakers, Boots, Construction Boots, Work Gear, Jackets, Coats, Rain Gear, Leathers, Belts, Ties, Pants, Shirts, Sweaters, Vests, Blouses, Dresses, Skirts, Robes, Undergarments, Bedspreads, Blankets, Comforters, Curtains, Sheets, Pillowcases, Towels, Linens, Tablecloths, Hats, Scarfs, Gloves, Handbags, Purses, Wallets, Jewelry, Watches, Uniforms, Jerseys, Backpacks, and New Diapers.
Thank You for Your Support of the Palisades High School Band Boosters and the Palisades Band Program!
It's Time to Stuff The Bus!
The Palisades High School Band Program is hosting our Spring Clothing Drive!
This is a week long event beginning on Saturday May 4th, 2019 and ending on Saturday May 11th, 2019.  Please see the Acceptable Items List Below.

Acceptable Items
Gently used/wearable conditioned/new mixed Clothing all sizes/ages
Shoes, Sandals, Sneakers, Boots, Construction Boots, Work Gear, Jackets, Coats, Rain Gear, Leathers, Belts, Ties, Pants, Shirts, Sweaters, Vests, Blouses, Dresses, Skirts, Robes, Undergarments, Bedspreads, Blankets, Comforters, Curtains, Sheets, Pillowcases, Towels, Linens, Tablecloths, Hats, Scarfs, Gloves, Handbags, Purses, Wallets, Jewelry, Watches, Uniforms, Jerseys, Backpacks, and New Diapers.
Thank You for Your Support of the Palisades High School Band Boosters and the Palisades Band Program!
It's Time to Stuff The Bus!
The Palisades High School Band Program is hosting our Spring Clothing Drive!
This is a week long event beginning on Saturday May 4th, 2019 and ending on Saturday May 11th, 2019.  Please see the Acceptable Items List Below.

Acceptable Items
Gently used/wearable conditioned/new mixed Clothing all sizes/ages
Shoes, Sandals, Sneakers, Boots, Construction Boots, Work Gear, Jackets, Coats, Rain Gear, Leathers, Belts, Ties, Pants, Shirts, Sweaters, Vests, Blouses, Dresses, Skirts, Robes, Undergarments, Bedspreads, Blankets, Comforters, Curtains, Sheets, Pillowcases, Towels, Linens, Tablecloths, Hats, Scarfs, Gloves, Handbags, Purses, Wallets, Jewelry, Watches, Uniforms, Jerseys, Backpacks, and New Diapers.
Thank You for Your Support of the Palisades High School Band Boosters and the Palisades Band Program!
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