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Thank You for Supplies 2018
SPECIAL THANKS TO THOSE WHO DONATED SUPPLIES TO OUR STUDENTS!  YOUR HELP IS GREATLY APPRECIATED!

ONLINE PAYMENTS FOR PARENTS/STUDENTS:
  My School Bucks -
www.myschoolbucks.com - is the place to go to pay for PHS parking $40 full year/$20 half year); Accidental Damage Protection for Chromebooks ($35 - grades 6+); winter/spring sports ($25/season for PHS students).  Set up an account and select your child to pay online.


BRINGING FOOD FOR CELEBRATIONS:  Classroom party guidelines have changed- check out the new guidelines for party foods - Classroom Party Guidelines


FACILITY USE FORMS AVAILABLE ONLINE:  Work continues on our new website - www.palisd.org - most recently, all facilities use forms have been set up for each school under OUR DISTRICT.  If you are interested in arranging to use space in one of our buildings, please complete and submit a form online to reserve the space.


NATIONAL DRUG TAKE BACK DAY SCHEDULED:  The national drug take back day has been scheduled for Saturday, October 27th - please drop off any unused or unwanted prescription drugs at Springfield Elementary School or Wehrungs between 10AM and 2PM.  Get them out of your medicine cabinets and keep them away from our youth! Also, it is better to drop off than to flush into our water system - thanks for keeping our community safe!


Over 54 tons of unused/unwanted drugs have been collected since the beginning of the program!


There are 10 drop sites in Upper Bucks.  The 8 Police Departments will be at their regular sites including:  Dublin, Hilltown, Pennridge Regional, Tinicum (at Wehrungs), Perkasie, Quakertown, Richland Township and Springfield Township (at Springfield Elementary School).  We also will now have drop sites on that day at Grandview Hospital Outpatient Center and St. Luke's Quakertown.

 

Palisades Youth Crew


You’re invited!  PYC (Partnering With Youth and Community) will be holding Open House events on Sunday, September 16 and October 14, both at 3:30 pm at
Camp Haycock. Choose the date that works best for you! PYC is a 501(c) (3) nonprofit, non-affiliated community youth group based in Upper Bucks County, PA that strives to give youth members the tools they need to develop into successful adults, bring together families, and benefit our local and global communities through service projects and activities.  Please see our PYC Open House Flyer for more details.  You may also visit us at www.PYCrew.org and FaceBook:

https://www.facebook.com/PYCCrew/


VOLUNTEERS NEEDED! 
Springfield Township Community Day - 275TH Anniversary!


Springfield Township needs volunteers to help out with the 275th Anniversary Event 
on Saturday, September 22, 2018.

Volunteers are needed from 8:30 a.m. until 8 p.m. Any amount of hours you want to help is appreciated. Your duties will include: helping vendors to set up (8:30 - 9:30 AM) Assist community groups with their displays. Walking grounds  to help where needed. Monitor trash cans. Run errands (on grounds) for adults in charge.  Please contact:  Jim Nilsen at  610-346-9592 or 610-360-9556


ORDER DINNER:  Chicken BBQ dinner for only $9 per person.  Dinner includes a split chicken breast, potato salad, corn on the cob, applesauce and a drink.  Served from 4 – 8 pm. Preorder at finance@trinitypv.org or 610-346-7282 and leave a message for Debbie.

 

GED COURSES AVAILABLE - REGISTER NOW:  Free program at Bucks County Community College Perkasie Campus for students wishing to acquire their GED; classes on Tuesday and Thursday evenings; test cost is $30 - http://www.bucks.edu/businesscareer/pro-dev/adultliteracyhseged/

PIRATE PRIDE:  During the last few week’s Palisades High School students were recognized for the following achievements:

 

  • Nathan Haubert verbally committed to Lehigh University where he will continue his academic and wrestling career upon graduation in June. Nate will receive a wrestling scholarship for his work in the classroom and on the wrestling mat!

  • During the first two football games, Trey Gretzinger, Sr. running back, has been piling up the yards! Following the win over Palmerton HS he was selected as the LV Chapter of the National Football Foundation player of the week, and was the Coordinated Health/Morning Call player of the week. Last week, after the Wilson HS game, he received the Tom Poynton 100% Memorial Award. He had 5 touchdowns, which is a new school record!

  • Congratulations! Amanda Zaner - Palisades Field Hockey Goal Keeper on surpassing 500 career saves this week.  #FierceGK


AUDITIONS FOR THE FALL PLAY AT PHS: 
Calling all performers!  Auditions for "A Little Princess" will be held after school on Monday and Tuesday.  This year's fall play is being produced by PHS students, Anna Leinenbach and Julia Costello.

PYSA Fall Soccer Opportunities:

Fall Soccer is just around the corner!

This year we will be having Intramural on Wednesdays and Sundays.

For more info and to register: http://www.pysanet.com/fall-intramural

And new this year, we'll be offering a Pre-Travel Academy for 2011-2012 players on Friday nights.

For more info and to register: http://www.pysanet.com/academy


PARENT/TEACHER CONFERENCES:  Please see the Fall Evening Conference schedules listed below for our schools.  Notices will be sent from the individual schools later this quarter.


Durham Nockamixon - 11/15 and 19

Springfield - 11/7 and 15

Tinicum - 11/7 and 15

PALMS - 10/25 and 11/8

PHS - 11/20 (afternoon)


ELEMENTARY SCHOOL SKI PROGRAM:  The 2018/2019 Palisades Elementary Ski Program has begun!  Please review this flyer for more information- Elementary Ski Program Flyer For those familiar with the program, it is largely the same, with these notable exceptions:


1. Lessons are now limited to age 8 and up

2. You can use the program tickets any day starting March 4,2019.


For those unfamiliar with the program, please see the attached flyer.


If you'd like to participate, send an email to skiprogram@pmostech.com  no later than October 5th, 2018.  You will then receive a signup link, which will direct you to Blue Mountain's website to sign up for the program. Please do not share this link, as without a list of who purchases tickets I will not be able to get them to you.

 

Gallows Run Watershed

Gallows Run Watershed Event

To Order Tickets Use this Link:  ORDER TICKETS

BUCKS COUNTY SUICIDE PREVENTION TASK FORCE:  #holdonyoumatter Walk to raise money and and awareness for suicide prevention in Bucks County.  Walk will be held on Saturday, October 20th.  See attached flyer - You Are Not Alone

FROM OUR PARTNERS IN EDUCATION - NOCKAMIXON STATE PARK:  This October, we will be hosting two trainings for anyone looking to enrich their knowledge of how to recreate outdoors safely and sustainably. West Chester University and Nockamixon State Park Educators are teaming up to bring you workshops on Leave No Trace Ethics and Wilderness First Aid. You can sign up for one or both of these trainings - there is a special discounted price for anyone who opts to attend both trainings. A total of 30, Act 48 hours will be available for teachers who attend. These trainings are geared toward formal and informal educators and/or group leaders (ie. Scouts, Outdoor youth group leaders, etc). If you do not fall into any of these categories, but are interested in attending one or both of these trainings, please contact me and we can discuss registration options.

 

*Lodging and some meal/snack options will be provided by the park as part of the training.*

 

Attached are copies of both training flyers with more detailed information. Below are quick highlights for each training, including dates, cost, and location. If you have any questions, please contact me directly, at rsheeler@pa.gov

Leave No Trace Trainer Course:  Oct 23 - 24 - Cost $40 (cost will cover certification fee and other program materials) - *Overnight accommodations for Oct 22-24 provided at Nockamixon*

Wilderness First Aid Course:  Oct 25 - 26 - *optional FREE CPR certification training the night prior to this training, Oct 24th, 6-8pm* - Cost $80 (cost will cover certification fee and other program materials) - *Overnight accommodations for Oct 24-26 provided at Nockamixon*

**Register for both courses and receive a $20 discount.. pay only $100 and receive two certifications!!

Contact: Rebekah Sheeler, Environmental Education Specialist at Nockamixon State Park

rsheeler@pa.gov ...or... (215)529-7307

Location for both trainings: Nockamixon State Park

1542 Mountain View Drive, Quakertown, PA 18951


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