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HOLIDAYS ARE A TIME FOR GIVING!  
We have several opportunities for you to help!

Palisades Giving Tree - set up in the main office at PHS - grab a tag and bring back the wrapped gift for one of our own students from across the district.  Many tags on this year's tree!  Deadline for returned gifts is December 19th so we will have time to distribute to the families.  Special thanks to Mrs. Berger and our counselors and nurses for helping to make the holidays brighter for families in our district!

Springfield Family Needs Your Help!  Let's Help the Macorts - Any of your help is deeply appreciated during this sad time!  The friends of this family have organized this GOFUNDME fundraising effort on behalf of the family.  Thank you for your help!

Information for Chris Macort (father) funeral:

Naugle Funeral Home
135 West Pumping Station Road
Quakertown, PA 18951

Viewing:
Wednesday, December 12th   6 pm - 9 pm
Thursday, December 13th   10 am - 11 am

Service:
Thursday, December 13th   11 am
Burial to follow service

ANOTHER OPPORTUNITY TO SHARE HOLIDAY CHEER!

It's that time of year again!  PALMS is collecting new and unwrapped toys for less fortunate children in our area. Collection boxes are located by the auditorium. Deadline for donations is December 10, 2018.  Thank you and have a wonderful holiday!

DURHAM NOX COLLECTS FOR SASSY MASSEY:

It’s that time of year again! Durham Nockamixon staff and students are invited to participate in the Sassy Massey Toy Drive.  Interested students are invited to donate one toy. Please send in an UNWRAPPED toy into school by DECEMBER 14th and bring it to Mrs. Przyuski’s 3rd grade classroom for collection.  You may also donate toys online through Amazon at www.sassymassey.org

The toys will be delivered to children at local hospitals. Our goal is to deliver miles of smiles! (Flyer attached)


Tinicum 4th Grade Project 1

Tinicum 4th Grade Project 2

TINICUM 4TH GRADERS LEARN ABOUT GIVING BACK!

To honor Tinicum’s 60 years of service to the community, the fourth grade class decided to raise money for the Sunshine Foundation, a charity that has been a part of our 60-year history.  The Sunshine foundation was created by Philadelphia police officer Bob Sample to provide dreams to terminally ill children. This year students made ceramic holiday ornaments to sell at Tinicum’s Holiday Market. The class is proud to announce that they raised $184.00 to make a dream come true for a child in need. 

BOYS BASKETBALL TO PLAY OPENER AT THE WELLS FARGO CENTER!

Best of luck to our Boys Basketball team as they take on Palmerton HS as the season opener on December 10th at the Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia.  A student fan bus is going to the game to cheer on their team!

GIRLS BASKETBALL SEASON BEGINS - GO PIRATES!

The girls teams are selling magnets as a fundraiser - the cost is $6.00

Please contact Coach Hibbler directly:
610-577-5832

** Note, there are some available the HS athletic office for people to purchase.

girls basketball magnets

Good luck to the girls as they open their season at home vs. Quakertown tonight (Friday) - JV at 5:30PM and V at 5:45PM

Senator for a Day Student Participants

CONGRATS TO OUR "SENATOR FOR A DAY" STUDENTS:

The following students were recognized at the last School Board Meeting for their participation in the Senator for a Day program organized by Senator Mensch.  The students who participated (left to right):  Maura Campbell, Anna Leinenbach, Matthew Giarratana, Rebecca Skibo, Teddy Koven, Amy Farese, William Schulz and Kyle Trexler.​


School Board News

UPCOMING SCHOOL BOARD MEETINGS:
  • Education Programs and Services Committee Meeting - NO DECEMBER MEETING
  • Fiscal Oversight Committee Meeting - District Office 9AM on Monday, December 17th
  • Policy Committee Meeting - PHS Admin. Conf. Room 5:30PM on Wednesday, December 19th
  • Budget Presentation (3rd of 3) - PHS Library 6PM on Wednesday, December 19th
  • Regular School Board Meeting - PHS Library 7PM on Wednesday, December 19th
  • Joint Operating Committee - UBCTS Conf. Room 7PM on Thursday, December 20th
Follow this link for detailed budget information: Budget Highlights for 2019-2020

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.


PALISADES COMMUNITY SCHOOL CLASSES FORMING NOW

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

UPCOMING:

Tri Loom Weaving - 12/8/18
Making a Holiday Wreath - 12/8/18
Pin Loom Woven Tree Ornament - 12/14/18
Painting with a Twist/Kid - 12/15/18

ONGOING/WALK INS WELCOME:
Fitness Center
Driver Training
Volleyball
Country Line Dancing


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MARK YOUR CALENDARS...Join us on February 4th, when our guest speaker will be Lauren Verbilla, Director of Family Services for Penn Foundation.  Lauren served as one of our panels earlier this month and has agreed to come back to PHS in February to discuss mental health awareness!



MORE ON VAPING - CNN VIDEO ON VAPING VERY INFORMATIVE!


LAST REMINDER...SIGN UP FOR THE SAFESTOP TRANSPORTATION APP TO GET UPDATED BUS INFO:

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.

USING TECHNOLOGY IN THE CLASSROOM:
Our own World Language teacher, Anxo Otero, was recently published in Edutopia for his article on the use of Twitter in language classes.  Another example of Palisades teachers on the cutting edge of educating students!

Read the article here:  Edutopia Article by Anxo Otero

PALMS Winter Concert

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SOUNDS OF THE SEASON...GET IN THE HOLIDAY SPIRIT W/ OUR ELEMENTARY CHORAL CONCERT:

Join us for a FREE concert on Tuesday, December 18th at 7PM at the Palisades High School Auditorium featuring 4th and 5th grade students from our elementary schools.

Photos above from the PALMS Winter Band Concert held earlier this week led by Music Teacher, Mr. Eric Morris.


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Want to know what's going on at the high school?  Follow 
@phspiratespearl on Twitter 
HOLIDAY GIFT IDEA FOR PHS STUDENTS:

The Palisades HS yearbook is a one of a kind publication.  It's a limited edition collection of stories and events from the school year and with the holiday season upon us, now is a perfect time to give your son/daughter a special gift!

You can place your order online easily by going to sscyearbooks.com and following the instructions.  You can also place your order by phone (800-600-9107).

All online orders will be emailed a holiday card that you can present to your child.  The yearbook staff has been working hard putting together a great book - so don't delay, purchase your yearbook today!!

Thank you,
2019 Palisades HS Yearbook Staff

IN OTHER COMMUNITY NEWS:

There is a contest for 'River of the Year' and the Delaware is not only a contender, it made it to the final 4.

The Delaware River is currently in second place with 23.1% of the votes. The Clarion River is in first place with a whopping 56.6% of the votes.

Check out the link and vote for your favorite PA River. http://pariveroftheyear.org/

Spread the word and VOTE, (one vote per email address).

Spaghetti Dinner Ad

All You Can Eat Spaghetti Dinner
With an appearance from SANTA
Friday, 14 December 2018, 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 


 E-FRIDAY FOLDER FOR THIS WEEK: Click Here for E-Friday Folder

Live Nativity

Holiday Cookie Sale

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

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