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SPECIAL THANKS TO VETERANS!


Palisades Middle School hosted a special tribute to our Veterans on Friday, November 9.  It was truly a wonderful display of patriotism and a celebration of our freedom!  Congratulations to Dr. Scheibenhofer and his staff for hosting this event.  Special thanks to Paul Clymer for his leadership on this event, and to Representative Staats for being our emcee; Mr. Rich Heffernan and Congressman Fitzpatrick also paid tribute to our veterans.  Kudos to Ms. Baumeister and the 6th grade chorus for representing Palisades beautifully as they performed for our guests this morning.  Students from area schools were in the audience as well and learned about the service from the vets honored today. (PALMS Teacher, Mrs. Pam Flesher and her dad pictured above.)


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PALISADES PIRATES, KEVIN RONALDS, STEPS DOWN AS HEAD FOOTBALL COACH:

Kevin Ronalds, Head Football Coach at Palisades High School, announced his resignation this week. During the past seven years as head coach, Kevin has had a great run with the Pirates.  Among the achievements under Kevin’s reign as head coach, the Pirates enjoyed winning both the Colonial League and District Championships in 2017, as well as the Eastern Conference in 2018. Their record was 55-27 under Ronalds’ leadership.

Rich Heffernan, principal of PHS says of Ronalds, “Kevin has done an outstanding job with our football program at Palisades.  Our student-athletes, the school and the entire community have benefitted from his commitment as a coach and a leader.”

“Coach Ronalds has been a great coach, and our football program is in fantastic shape. We thank Kevin for everything he has done for Palisades football, the players, coaches and our community. We are going to miss him on the sidelines," reflects Brian Gilbert, Palisades Athletic Director.

Says Ronalds, “I want to thank the players, coaches, and their families from all of my years for their dedication and commitment.”

Kevin Ronalds will continue in his position as a Social Studies teacher at Palisades High School.

OTHER NEWS FROM PHS:

Congratulations to our Girls Soccer team for an outstanding season! After winning the District XI 2A championship last week, they lost a heartbreaker in the first round of the state playoffs. Thank you to Coach Chilton, his assistant coaches, and an amazing group of student-athletes! A special thank you to Springtown, Ottsville, and Upper Black Eddy volunteer fire departments who gave our girls a special escort out of the district on their way to the playoff game!  Thanks to everyone for your support!

The first ever High School Ethics Bowl was held at DeSales University. The PHS team, including students Ben Scoggin, Trey Gretzinger, Lydia Bottelier, and Ashley Wenkoski placed 4th out of 12 teams represented!  Job Well Done!

For more about the High School Ethics Bowl  - DeSales Fleming Institute 2018 High School Ethics Bowl

BUCKS COUNTY ART EXPO SHOWCASES STUDENT WORK:

Five Palisades High School students had their art work selected and displayed at the Bucks County Student Arts Expo on November 7, 2018 at Bensalem High School.  The exhibit was a countywide initiative created and supported by the superintendents of our county’s public school districts and proudly showcased and celebrated high school student-created artwork and high school student performances.  Thanks to these students for representing Palisades High School and sharing their work with Bucks County residents:

  • Darren Grigsby - Paper relief
  • Trevor Hammond - Adobe Photoshop design from a graphite drawing
  • Karisa Smith - Glass mosaic
  • Leah Spies - Graphite drawing
  • Victoria Thigpen - Watercolor painting

Ryan Musantry Submission

Congratulations to Ryan Musantry for finishing in the third place in the Morning Call’s Digital Photography contest! Ryan’s photograph, which was taken on the World’s Language European trip, was selected through the Morning Call’s webpage through an online reader vote. His work was one of nearly 100 photographs from which readers could select.

DON'T MISS "THE LITTLE PRINCESS" ON SATURDAY!


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DON'T MISS THIS IMPORTANT EVENT...PLEASE HELP US FILL THE AUDITORIUM ON TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 13TH! SPREAD THE WORD AND BRING A FRIEND!

If you have a specific question that you would like to have asked of our panel, please send it to dholmes@palisadessd.org - put "Question for Town Hall " in the subject line.

Town Hall Security and Safety

THIS IS IT...LAST CHANCE!  PURCHASE PIRATE WEAR...JUST IN TIME FOR THE HOLIDAYS!

Below is the link to the Palisades Spirit Wear store.  The Spirit store will close at midnight on November 16th.



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SAFESTOP TRANSPORTATION APP HAS LAUNCHED!  SIGN UP TODAY!

Click HERE for information about how to download our new transportation app with SAFESTOP.  You will receive updates regarding delays or other important information about your child's bus once you load the app and subscribe.  The app is available to download starting now!  Any questions, please contact Gerry Giarratana or call 610-847-5131, ext. 5002.

SPEAKING OF BUSES...
It's Time to Stuff The Bus!

The Palisades High School Band Program is hosting our Fall Clothing Drive!
This is a week long event beginning on Saturday, November 10, 2018 and ending on Saturday, November 17, 2018.  Please see the Acceptable Items List Below.

Acceptable Items
Gently used/wearable conditioned/new mixed Clothing all sizes/ages including:  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, New Diapers, and Swimwear.

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

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. 4000 (Ann).  You will be required to obtain clearances - free for volunteers.

HELP WANTED!  OPERETTA DIRECTORS NEEDED:

The following 3 non-athletic EDRs are available for the 2018/2019 school year for each of the elementary buildings.  A brief description of the position is listed along with the stipend amount per position. By November 21, 2018, all interested candidates must email their letter of interest, resume, clearances (Acts 24, 34, 114, and 151, current within a year) and Act 168 disclosure forms to the principal of the building they would like to apply to Durham Nockamixon: Marie Collie - mcollie@palisadessd.org, Tinicum: Janet Link - jlink@palisadessd.org and Springfield: Scott Davis - sdavis@palisadessd.org    EOE

OPERETTA DIRECTOR (Each Stipend Amount $1744)

The rehearsals takes place before or after school and some evenings.

Requirements: * Has singing, piano and conducting skills * Oversee with choreographing students in order to best present the story and the music. * Oversee with lighting design, creating a light plot, and creating an efficient set design. * Assist with gathering and purchasing props needed for the show. * Create props that cannot be purchased that may be needed for the show. * Assist with costume design. * Coordinate rehearsal schedule and run rehearsals * Communicates with students, parents and staff

 

School Board News

UPCOMING SCHOOL BOARD MEETINGS:
  • 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 Presentation (2nd of 3*) - PHS Library - 6PM on Monday, December 3rd
  • Regular School Board Meeting - PHS Library - 7PM on Monday, December 3rd

(*)  Budget Presentations is also scheduled for 12/19 at 6PM in the high school library.

Here are a few highlights from the budget presentation on 11/7/18:  Budget Highlights

PLEASE NOTE: The budget presentations represent requests that may or may not be approved as part of the final budget. These preliminary requests may not be funded as part of the final budget-the budget can come down, but may not increase after presented to the Board.

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UPPER BUCKS EMPTY BOWLS SUPPER:  November 10th, 5-8pm

Volunteers & Diners needed for the Upper Bucks Empty Bowls Supper:
Empty Bowls is an international grassroots effort by artists and concerned citizens to fight hunger on a local level. The Upper Bucks Empty Bowls supper will be held on Saturday, November 10th from5-8PM. For a donation, patrons may choose from a selection of handmade bowls, donated by local artists and students. They will enjoy a soup & bread supper donated by local restaurants and keep the bowl as a reminder of hunger in our community. All money raised will be donated to The Lord's Pantry in Ottsville, PA. For more information please see http://facebook.com/ubemptybowls or email Paula Focazio at paula@focazio.com

Artist Bowls, first come first serve!   Minimum donation is $15. 
Location:  Ottsville Traditional Arts Center - web site

PALISADES COMMUNITY SCHOOL CLASSES FORMING NOW

Click HERE for all the information you need to join our classes - registration and course descriptions (on the calendar links)!  For a complete listing of classes - Community School Classes 2018-19.pdf


Riegelsville Library Fall Used Book Sale

Riegelsville Library Puppet Show
Storytime Flyer
Riegelsville Library Tech Saturday
Free Vision Care Notice

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COMMUNITY NOTICE:
SEE LINK BELOW FOR HAYCOCK BLACK FRIDAY PAINTBALL EVENT
Join us again at Haycock OPS for our 7th annual Black Friday Paintball Open! We’ll warm up in the morning (and work off all that Thanksgiving turkey!) with a series of fast-paced team games. After lunch, we will randomize teams for several rounds of play, then the highest-ranking players from the day will participate in a final challenge to earn some prizes!

General admission is $45, which includes lunch and unlimited CO2 for the day. Equipment rental is an additional $10, or you can bring your own gear. Pre-register before 11/16 and receive a $5 discount! Haycock OPS is a field-paint-only facility; paint costs are $60 for a case of 2000 paintballs.

Where?
Haycock Camping Ministries, 3100 School Road, Kintnersville PA 18930

When?
Friday, November 23rd, 9:00 A.M. to 5:00 P.M. (Registration opens at 8:45)

How?
Walk-ups are welcome the day of the event, or you can email registrar@haycock.org to pre-register.

SEE FLYER LINKED BELOW FOR TINICUM'S HOLIDAY MARKET ON DECEMBER 1:

Join us at the Tinicum Holiday Market on Saturday, December 1st from 9am to 2pm.  This merry event offers a holiday shopping area in the All-Purpose Room with a mix of craft, boutique, artisan, and small business vendors, a sweets ‘Cakewalk’, ‘DIY Make or Take’ holiday crafts, festive raffles, special musical performances, as well as a family lunch area with home-made soups and treats.  Please see the attached flyer for additional information. 

Learn more about our vendors and raffles, see samples of the ‘DIY Make or Take’ holiday crafts, view our musical performance schedules, and much more, at the Tinicum Elementary School PTA Facebook page.


 E-FRIDAY FOLDER FOR THIS WEEK: CLICK HERE


CLICK ON THIS LINK FOR EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES AT PSD:  EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES

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