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Tinicum Elementary Distinguished School

TINICUM ELEMENTARY IS RECOGNIZED AS A DISTINGUISHED SCHOOL!
Congratulations to Tinicum Elementary School's teachers, staff, students and families for being named a Distinguished School by the PA Department of Education.  Tinicum Elementary School was recognized for being in the top 5% of Title 1 schools in the state for academic achievements  in math and language arts based on the growth assessment data for the students tested.  This is a tremendous honor for our school community - Tinicum is one of 158 schools recognized across the state!  GRRRREAT JOB TIGERS!

Photo above from this week's School Board Meeting - Distinguished School representatives:  Janet Link (principal), Alissa Corboy (teacher), Lauri Brunton (teacher), Lynn Freeman (instructional assistant) Justin Fachet (teacher), Lisa Waibel (teacher) and Angie Leopold (teacher).

ATHLETIC NEWS FROM PALISADES HIGH SCHOOL:

Last evening, the Girls Soccer team competed in the Colonial League championship. It was a great game and our girls played their hearts out! Unfortunately, we lost 1-0. However, please join me in congratulating our girls for finishing 2nd in the league. The team and community can now look forward to the District XI playoffs.

Speaking of District XI playoffs and championships, the boys soccer team along with the girls soccer team have qualified and will compete next week. The cross country teams will run in the championship meet on Wednesday, October 24th. Please check the District XI website for more information regarding the playoff brackets.  http://www.districtxi.com/home

On Tuesday, October 16, our debate teams competed at Catasauqua High School. Two teams were undefeated (each scoring 2 wins and 0 losses). Ally Kaiser, Tim Goggin, Anna Leinenbach, and Will Schulz represented one of the winning teams while Sarah Goggin, George Gavin, and Greg Derr-Haverlach represented the other. While her team suffered two narrow losses, Maddie Freeman celebrated perfect scores the entire day. Great job Debate Team!

Friday Night Lights, October 19thThis evening is the final home football game for the regular season. It will also be our senior night for the football team, cheerleaders, and the marching band.

We will LIVE stream starting at 6:45 pm upon the start of the senior night ceremony.  This week’s broadcast will include an on field camera! If you can’t make it to the game or you want to view it while sitting in the bleachers, be sure to click on the following link:

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UChZcI_VtyGRWqGCCUNhIlVA

Are You Ready for Some Football

YOUTH FOOTBALL PLAYOFFS SCHEDULED:  JV YOUTH FOOTBALL SATURDAY (10/20) AT 10:30AM AT SOUTHERN LEHIGH!


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Please submit your request for babysitting OR any questions you wish to have asked of our panelists to Deana Cronk no later than Wednesday, November 7th.  Thank you!

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ANNUAL COMMUNITY BONFIRE!
Tuesday, October 23rd (weather permitting) - Come on out to celebrate our fall sports season!  Bonfire starts at 6:30PM at PALMS softball field (plenty of parking) - with an opening by our PHS Marching Band and our high school student-athletes!  Food, fun and FIRE!  A great way to enjoy fall at Palisades - BRING A FRIEND!


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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. 

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JOIN US FOR OUR ANNUAL BASKET BINGO!
This event will be held at the high school cafeteria on Sunday, October 28th from 1 - 4PM; doors open at 12:30PM.

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SAFESTOP TRANSPORATION APP IS PLANNED TO LAUNCH ON NOVEMBER 5TH:
Stay tuned for information about how to download our new transportation app with SAFESTOP.  You will receive updates regarding delays or other important information regarding your child's bus once you load the app and subscribe (not yet...please stay tuned)!

WE NEED YOU! BECOME A PEARL VOLUNTEER! 
Earn a $500 property tax rebate for 40 hours of volunteer service during the school year.  PEARL volunteers are:

Palisades Residents
Earning less than $35,000/year
Aged 65 or older
Reliable
Love kids!

If you are interested in volunteering, please contact the Community Relations Office at 610-847-5131, ext. 2401 (Donna) or ext. 2446 (Ann).  You will be required to obtain clearances - free for volunteers.

REMINDER...COMMUNITY ACCESS TO THE TRACK AND STADIUM:

Please help spread the word throughout the community that our stadium and track are available for community use on school days from 6:00-7:30AM and 2:30-10:00PM. On weekends and other school holidays, the community can access the stadium and track from 6:00 am until 10:00PM.

 

School Board News

UPCOMING SCHOOL BOARD MEETINGS:
  • Facilities Committee Meeting - PHS Audion - 6:30PM on Wednesday, October 24th
  • Athletics Committee Meeting - PHS Audion - 7:30PM on Wednesday, October 24th
  • Budget Presentation (1st of 3*) - PHS Library - 6PM on Wednesday, November 7th
  • Regular School Board Meeting - PHS Library - 7PM on Wednesday, November 7th
  • Education Programs and Services Committee Meeting - PHS Audion - 6:30PM on Wednesday, November 14th - NEW TIME!
  • Joint Operating Committee Meeting - UBCTS - 7PM on Thursday, November 15th
  • Fiscal Oversight Committee - District Office - 9AM on Monday, November 19th

(*)  Budget Presentations are scheduled for 12/3 and 12/19 at 6PM in the high school library.

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Palisades Youth Basketball
 sign ups are now open for boys and girls in grades K through 6. Please use this link for more information and to register.  Any questions can be sent to kathryn.anderson.ka@gmail.com. https://goo.gl/forms/cHqwcYm14EItW1cO2)

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED FOR THE UPPER BUCKS EMPTY BOWLS SUPPER:  November 10th, 5-8pm. 
The Empty Bowls Project is an international, grassroots, crafts-based effort to fight hunger. As guests arrive they will choose one of several handmade bowls donated by local artists and art students. Volunteers will serve soups donated by local restaurants. At the end of their meal guests may take home their chosen bowl as a thank you and a reminder of hunger in our community. Proceeds from our first supper we will be donated to The Lord’s Pantry in Ottsville, PA. For more information or to volunteer/donate, contact paula@focazio.com.
Artist Bowls, first come first serve!   Minimum donation is $15. 

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E-FRIDAY FOLDER FOR THIS WEEK: CLICK HERE


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