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AREA SCHOOLS’ SECURITY UPDATE:​

UPDATE #1:  As you may have seen in the local news, multiple emails announcing a bomb threat were received by area locations - daycares, hospitals and schools this week.  (NO threatening emails were received at Palisades.) Police investigations have determined that these threats are all scams derived to extort money from the organizations that were targeted.  All Bucks County schools have been informed of the situation and have been directed to contact 911 and district administration if a threatening email is received. Courier Times Article Click Here

UPDATE #2: This message was released by Quakertown School District earlier today and is worth sharing with all parents/guardians.  The situation occurred in Quakertown School District, however, reminding your children about what to do in a similar situation is prudent.  Here is the message released by Quakertown School District today: Parents and guardians, we wanted to make you aware of a report given to us today by a secondary student. She said she was walking on 9th Street in Quakertown Borough this morning when a man in a black sedan got out of his car and made inappropriate comments to her. He then got back into his car and drove away. Quakertown Borough Police Officer Bob Lee, our Student Resource Officer, is investigating. For their protection, please consider sitting down with your student(s) and remind them how they should react if approached by a stranger. Police recommend that children should leave in the opposite direction of the stranger and go to a public place or other location where there are adults who can help. Here are some tips to share. While they may seem obvious to adults, children can sometimes be too trusting: ​

1. Don’t talk to strangers. 2. Don’t take anything from strangers. 3. Don’t go anywhere with someone you don’t know. 4. Use the buddy system when possible – avoid walking alone.

You and your children can help by immediately reporting suspicious people, behaviors or vehicles to police. Please do not hesitate; it is better to be safe than sorry. Please know that all Quakertown Community School District employees are committed to the safety of your children. Thank you.
UPDATE #3: As if parents and guardians do not have enough to worry about, here is another. This information has been posted on several places and the article warns parents/guardians about a new, dangerous "game" on social media with creepy a character called "MOMO."
‘Momo Challenge,’ a dangerous viral game, prompts warnings to parents - FOX 2 News St. Louis - KTVI
NEW JERSEY — A disturbing viral trend called the "Momo Challenge" centers around a creepy image of a woman. Children as young as 6 years old have reportedly been swept up into the challenge, which promises death to victims who don’t follow the orders of the character. The Brick Township Board of Education, in New... Read the full story<https://apple.news/Atn5NeRmTRBStS8vNV9vhZw>
Full story can be found here also: https://fox2now.com/2018/12/12/momo-challenge-a-dangerous-viral-game-prompts-warnings-to-parents/

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

Palisades Giving Tree - ALL TAGS HAVE BEEN TAKEN!!!   The deadline for returned gifts is December 19th so we will have time to distribute to the families.  Many thanks to those of you who were able to help those who need a leg up this year!  Gift cards are ALWAYS WELCOME for families!  If you would still like to donate this year, we appreciate gift cards for Target, Kohls, Walmart or Giant to help these families enjoy a nice holiday this year!  Thanks for all of your generosity!  Our community definitely steps up for those in need!  Warm wishes for your holidays!

Krapf Bus Drivers

HAPPY HOLIDAYS FROM OUR KRAPF BUS DRIVERS:

Krapf School Bus held their Annual Christmas party on December 7th, with breakfast and an auction. 100 % of the money raised went to Alex’s Lemonade Stand to help fight childhood cancer. Thanks to the generous donations of local businesses, and driver donations, the drivers were able to win some very nice gifts! Krapf would like to thank the following generous donors…Palisades High School, Springfield Diner, Bucks County Hair & Day Spa, Top of the Mall Deli, Seraphina’s, Marriott’s Hair, Giant, Ricks Egg Farm, Frenchtown Roller Rink, Hunterdon Lanes, Harings Butcher Shop, Dominicks Pizza, Deans Deli, El Mariachi, Plumsteadville Inn, Jacks Pizza, Bucks County Nursery, Pipolo’s, Bloom Chiropractic, Vera’s, Kasey’s, Piper Hill Co and Snap On. Krapf would like to extend their Thanks and gratitude to the schools and community, and we wish our students and their families a wonderful Holiday Season!

GIRLS BASKETBALL MAGNETS FOR SALE!
The girls teams are selling magnets as a fundraiser - the cost is $6.00

Please contact Coach Hibbler directly:
610-577-5832

Also available at the girls' games!

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YES...IT'S TRUE!  THE WORLD FAMOUS HARLEM WIZARDS ARE COMING TO PHS!  Mark your calendars for Monday, February 25, 2019!  Ticket information to follow.  Sponsors please contact Sean Kirk at seankirk29@hotmail.com - proceeds from this event benefit Palisades Community Foundation.

PIRATE PRIDE:

Winter Sports Teams are off to a GREAT start

Congratulations to our Boys Basketball team, who won the Bristol HS Basketball tournament. This was the first time in 21 years that the boys won their opening game! The Girls team is off to a 1-1 start while the Wrestling team competed in the Top Hat Tournament at Williamsport HS. Ben Haubert and Adam Marsh placed second, and Mason Smeland placed sixth at their respective weight classes.

Please click the following link for a full list of winter sports schedules. https://palisadesathletics.com/


School Board News

UPCOMING SCHOOL BOARD MEETINGS:
  • 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.



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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!

ALL ATTENDEES WILL BE ENTERED INTO A DRAWING FOR 4 WIZARDS TICKETS AND A FOOD VOUCHER!


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.

See photo page (CLICK HERE) for photos from the PALMS Holiday Concert this week!  Thanks to our photographer...Mrs. Smigo!!!


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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

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

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Holiday Cookie Sale

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

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