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TOMORROW'S 5K CHALLENGE!  Which school will win the Golden Sneaker? Who will win the age categories? Who will have the stamina to cross the finish line? And who won't even chance it...me!  See you tomorrow morning!  7:30 AM registration and 9AM start time!

Join us for the Community Fair during and after the event - food and beverages, games, vendors and more!

5K Community Event

SPECIAL THANKS TO OUR SPONSORS FOR THIS EVENT:

Coordinated Health (Platinum Sponsor)

Wehrung’s Home Center (Gold Sponsor)

Solid Products (Gold Sponsor)

Sullivan Building & Design (Gold Sponsor)

Bloom Chiropractic (Gold Sponsor)

Vernon & Jean Wehrung (Gold Sponsor)

Swamp’s Auto Body (Gold Sponsor)

DiPalantino Paving (Gold Sponsor)

Crews Surveying (Gold Sponsor)

Palisades Education Association (PEA) (Gold Sponsor)

James and Sally Beck (Silver Sponsor)

In Motion Tire (Silver Sponsor)

Willowcreek Landscaping (Silver Sponsor)

Litzenberger Contracting (Silver Sponsor)

Scott Freeman, Coldwell Banker, Hearthside Realtors (Silver Sponsor)

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

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

Springfield Elementary at Hershey
Photo L to R:  Scott Davis, Joanne Butler and Kim McKenney

GREAT JOB PANTHERS FOR SHOWING OTHERS HOW TO GROW!
On Tuesday, May 14, teachers Joanne Butler and Kim McKenney and Principal, Scott Davis attended the 2019 PA PBS Implementers’ Forum in Hershey.  This team was recognized on behalf of Springfield Elementary for earning the Sustainability badge for continuing to implement Tier I interventions with fidelity as part of the School-wide Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports (SWPBIS) program now in its third year at their school.  They presented to a room of 333 educators from across the state on the Building Blocks of Tier 2: Universal Screeners, Low-Intensity Strategies, and Check In/Check Out.  Please click on the following link if you’d like to see the presentation.  
https://bit.ly/2J94ljm      

We are all very proud of the Springfield Panthers for being a leader in adopting this program to promote respectfulness, responsibility and kindness among all students!  Durham Nockamixon Elementary, in year two of the program, was also recognized for implementing their program with fidelity. Tinicum Elementary and PALMS are in their first year of implementation.


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Photo L to R:   Mr. Bob Musantry, School Board President, Dr. Bridget O'Connell, Superintendent, Mr. Scott Freeman, School Board Director, Mr. Rich Spering, PALMS Assistant Principal, Mr.  Bruce Vosburgh, Director, Pennsylvania Schools to Watch  and Dr. Karl Scheibenhofer, PALMS Principal.

PALISADES MIDDLE SCHOOL RECOGNIZED AS A SCHOOL TO WATCH:

On Tuesday, May 14th, Palisades Middle School students, teachers, staff, administrators and school board directors came together to celebrate a significant award for middle level schools.  Palisades was awarded the PA Don Eichhorn:  Schools to Watch Award.  Palisades joins an elite group of 41 schools in the Commonwealth and 480 schools across the nation to receive such a prestigious honor. 

Schools to Watch recognizes exemplary middle grade schools for Academic Excellence, Developmental Responsiveness, Social Equity and Organizational Structures and Processes. 

The organization also recognizes schools with strong leadership and teachers who work together to improve curriculum, instruction, and assessment.  “Through this hard work and accountability, our school has demonstrated the ability to improve and grow,” said Dr. Karl Scheibenhofer, the school’s principal at this week’s celebration. 

Dr. Bridget O’Connell said at the school celebration, “this award recognizes what I have always known.  At Palisades, we are committed to the success and achievement of each and every one of our students. We have learned much through the process and look forward to what PALMS will look like in the years to come.” 

About Schools to Watch:  

The Schools to Watch selection process is based on a written application that required schools to show how they met criteria developed by the National Forum to Accelerate Middle Grades Reform.  Schools that appeared to meet the criteria were then visited by state teams, which observed classrooms, interviewed administrators, teachers, students, and parents, and looked at achievement data, suspension rates, quality of lessons, and student work.  Schools are recognized for a three-year period, and at the end of three years, they must demonstrate progress on specific goals in order to be re-designated. Unlike the Blue Ribbon recognition program, “Schools to Watch” requires schools to not just identify strengths, but to also focus on areas for continuous improvement; thus the three year re-designation.

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GRADUATION FOR THE CLASS OF 2019:

Be sure you have marked your calendars! The graduation date for the Class of 2019 will be Friday, June 14th. The ceremony will begin at 5:30 PM. If the weather permits, the ceremony will be outside in Walter T. Rohrer stadium where tickets will NOT be necessary. However, if the ceremony needs to move inside to the auditorium, tickets will be required.

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GET PALISADES MOBILE APP!  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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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!

This Week:
Saturday - Men's B-Ball, Hand-dyed Sock Yarn
Sunday - Dog Tracking
Monday - Pottery, Web Development, Men's BBall, Basic Dog Training
Tuesday - Volleyball, Beginner's Crochet, College Financial Planning
Wednesday - Country Line Dance, Real Estate Investment
Thursday - Volleyball


NEWLY ADDED!

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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

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

SUMMER SPORTS CAMPS AT PALISADES! 
Click on this link for a complete listing (checks made payable to Palisades Sports Boosters) Palisades Athletics Summer Camp Flyer 2019


Pirate Pride

SENIOR AWARDS...A WONDERFUL NIGHT OF CELEBRATION!  Congratulations to the Senior Award Recipients who were honored on Monday night at Palisades High School.  A whopping 102 awards were bestowed on the deserving seniors in the Class of 2019!  A complete list of awards and winners will be published in next week's edition!  Stay tuned!

WORLD LANGUAGE HONOR SOCIETY INDUCTEES:  Congratulations to our newly inducted students from PHS - 2019 Inductees World Language Honor Society.pdf

French HS Inductees 2019
French Students
German HS Inductees 2019
German Students
Spanish HS Inductees 2019
Spanish Students

DISTRICT XI TRACK & FIELD CHAMPIONSHIP RESULTS:
Our Track & Field Team had a great showing at the District XI Championships! Below is a full list of medal winners. Congrats to Coach Antoni and his staff for their outstanding work preparing our student-athletes!

200 meters-  Lydia Bottelier- 2nd***, Ethan Miller-4th

400 meters- Marcus Yearwood- 3rd, Mason Smeland-4th

300 hurdles- Colton Kentopp- 4th

4x100 relay- (Ethan Miller, Scott Segreaves, Gus Yocum, Mason Smeland)- 3rd

4x400 relay- (Mason Smeland, Gus Yocum, Ethan Miller, Marcus Yearwood)- 1st new school record***

Long jump- Lydia Bottelier- 4th, Josh Volak- 1st new school record ***

Triple jump- Josh Volak- 2nd

High jump- Lydia Bottelier- 1st***, Josh Volak- 4th

Pole vault- John Woehr- 4th

Shot put- Autumn Carr- 3rd***

Javelin- Leah Spies- 4th

***-means state qualifier

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Cybersonics in Detroit
Congrats to this team who came in 7th in the World this spring!  Great job!

Matthew Weintraub DA

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:

5/22/19 - Facilities Committee Meeting at 6:30PM in the PHS Audion
06/04/19 - Athletics Committee Meeting at 6:30PM in the PHS Audion
06/05/19 - Regular School Board Meeting at 7PM in the PHS Library
06/12/19 - Education Programs and Services Meeting at 6:30PM in the PHS Audion
06/17/19 - Fiscal Oversight Committee Meeting at 9AM in the DO Conf. Room
06/19/19 - Policy Committee Meeting at 5PM in the Admin. Conf. Room
06/19/19 - Ad Hoc Broadcast Committee Meeting at 6PM in the PHS Audion
06/19/19 - Regular School Board Meeting at 7PM in the PHS Library

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

Looking Ahead: Final Budget is scheduled for a vote by the School Board on Wednesday, June 5th.

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


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OTHER UPCOMING COMMUNITY EVENTS:


SCAA Carnival Advertisement

Real ID Presentation

Memorial Day Schedule

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 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.

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Calling all rising Kindergartners and First Graders interested in Girl Scouts! Take your next step towards a lifetime of adventure by joining our Daisy Launch Program! This is a fun-filled introduction to Girl Scouts where girls will learn about the outdoors, talk about courage, and learn the significance of being part of the Girl Scout sisterhood!

Our 3 week Launch In to Daisies Girl Scout program will be held at Springfield Elementary School.  This is a free program and girls from all three schools – Springfield, Durham Nockamixon and Tinicum – are welcome to attend.  It will take place Wednesdays, May 29th, June 5th, and June 12th from 6:00PM-7:00PM.  Please see our flyer (attached in E-Friday Folder section) for more details and how to RSVP!

Mental Health Event in Doylestown
Fishing Tournament

E-Waste Disposal Event
Basketball Event June 8

Earth School Camp

Basketball Camp Flyer

Riegelsville Antiques

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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