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ATTENTION PARENTS/GUARDIANS:  Please note that our building principals have reached out to families to provide the timeline for picking up your child's belongings from school.  If you have any questions regarding the schedule, you may e-mail your child's building secretary for information:

PHS - Kelly Miller - kmiller@palisd.org
PALMS - Sandy Aikey - saikey@palisd.org
Durham Nockamixon - Pat Lilley - plilley@palisd.org
Springfield - Terry Burns - tburns@palisd.org
Tinicum - Judy Doerr - jdoerr@palisd.org


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FREE MEALS PROVIDED - Drive Thru Service

WELCOME TO ALL CHILDREN IN THE PALISADES SCHOOL DISTRICT AND COMMUNITY (Pre K thru 12 th grade)

During your pick up on Monday, Wednesday and Fridays, we offer a breakfast bag and lunch bag for you to take home.

We distribute from Tinicum Elementary and the Palisades High School.  We wish to provide each student free meals, breakfast and lunch each day with one pick up time, between 11:00-12:30. Our staff will prepare pre-wrapped complete meals for you, and for the weekend also.

All children may receive:  A breakfast bag consisting of a breakfast sandwich meal, and fruit, OR a yogurt fruit meal, cereal or a pop tart.

A lunch bag consisting of a wrapped sandwich meal, or reheat meal, OR a chicken or burger variety meal.  All meals will include a piece of fruit, fruit cup, vegetable, bread or crackers, and juice cup and milk.

Each day all meals will be served in a bag, directly to your car. This is a drive thru service system.

Please advise us, if you have a specific medical food restriction; please contact ggiarratana@palisd.org

(Students will NOT need to be present in the car to receive the meals)

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PCF WEEKEND MEAL DISTRIBUTION:  NEARLY 1200+ MEALS DISTRIBUTED TO FAMILIES!!!

If you or someone you know would like to receive a free meal next weekend, courtesy of Palisades Community Foundation (PCF), please fill out this form: FREE MEAL Registration 05/22/20

This meal is being provided to families in the Palisades School District thanks to the generous donations made to PCF to support those most affected by the COVID-19 pandemic.  Please share this information with senior citizens who may wish to receive a meal.  You may fill out the form on their behalf and pick up the meal for them if you would like.

Meals will be distributed again on Friday, May 22nd from 3-5PM at Palisades High School in a drive through fashion.  We ask that you remain in your vehicles when picking up the prepared meals for your family, friends or neighbors. 

If you are interested in donating to this COVID relief project, please mail your tax free donation to PCF at PO Box 194, Kintnersville, PA  18930 or go to http://www.palisadescommunityfoundation.org to make an online donation using PayPal or to purchase a t-shirt (proceeds go to the COVID-19 Relief Project).

Again, if you would like to reserve meals to pick up on Friday, May 22nd at PHS between 3 and 5PM, please fill out this form by the end of day on Wednesday, May 20th (that will give us enough time to prepare and package the meals for distribution on Friday).  Click here: 
FREE MEAL Registration 05/22/20

We are very excited to have had an outpouring of compassion and commitment to this project by our community members!  We are all proud to be a part of this project and are thankful for your support!  We hope to continue to provide weekend meals at least through June 12th.

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Stay Safe and Donate Today!

We are raising funds to help those in need in the Palisades' community, as we all go through this tough time together. We would love to send you a comfy t-shirt showing your dedication to our community! $9 of every shirt sold goes towards helping serve others in our community.  Donate today and stay...PALISADESSTRONG

Round Up at the Register

Here is one more opportunity for you! When shopping at Kimberton Whole Foods during the month of May, consider “Rounding Up at the Register” to support the PCF COVID Relief Effort - Funds will go toward the meal and support program.



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SCHOOL BOARD MEETINGS CONTINUE VIRTUALLY: The Palisades School Board Committee and Regular Meetings continue virtually until further notice.  Information regarding public access to those meetings will be posted on the Monday before the meeting; an email will be sent to all subscribers as well.  A notice will be found on our website - www.palisd.org - we encourage the public to join us via telephone for our meetings of the Board.

 

Please note:  Beginning with the SB Meeting on May 6th, regular meetings of the Palisades School Board (on the 1st and 3rd Wednesdays of each month) will be audio recorded and posted on our website.  Please click here for the recordings:  SB Meeting Recordings

 

Upcoming Meetings for May:

 

05/18/20 - Fiscal Committee Meeting at 9AM - Join by phone 1-402-736-0307; PIN 460048136

05/20/20 - Policy Committee Meeting at 5:30PM

05/20/20 - Regular School Board Meeting at 7PM

05/21/20 - Joint Operating Committee at 7PM
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Thank you to everyone who tuned in last week! We had another great slew of performers.


Our thirteen performers were, in order:
- Gianna Nastasi
- Micaela Cavallaro
- Abby O'Donnell
- Lauren Plunkett
- Ilaria LeBlanc
- Brynn Chilton
- Luke Ruvo
- Leila Prunkel
- Mikayla Irvine
- Kirsten Mayers
- Kaya Rutstein
- Sierra Kunigus
- Jaime Patterson


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Enjoy Week #4 of the PHS MORNING SHOW - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PoB3vk6rz9Y&feature=youtu.be

 
Congratulations to our seniors

Let's Celebrate the Class of 2020 Together!

End of year celebrations:  In addition to celebrating the promotion of our 5th grade students on June 11th and 8th grade students on June 15th, our team with input from junior and senior class officers, class advisors and parents, have planned for the following events for the Class of 2020:

HAPPENING NOW:

Social Media Senior Spotlight:  Our senior students were encouraged to submit information about themselves to be shared along with their senior portraits on Instagram and Facebook for our community to share in the celebration of the Class of 2020!  Please follow the Senior Class on Instagram @palisadesseniors and our district Facebook, Palisades School District Bucks County.

Spring Sports Senior Nights:  Our Athletics Department has put together a series of tributes for our senior class student-athletes who were not able to participate in sports this spring.  In these short videos, they are recognized for their achievements in the spring sports in which they have participated throughout their high school years.  In addition, on April 17th, we participated with the PIAA and District XI to pay tribute to the Senior Class of 2020 and emergency responders by Lighting Up the Stadium.  Please see the videos linked below.

Softball and Baseball:  https://youtu.be/-Z81MsU8Qho 

Track and Field:  https://youtu.be/wYdtOGyUues

Light Up the Stadium:  https://youtu.be/_M12c6ZhjRk

Adopt a Senior:   A group of parents in our community have put together a Facebook page where senior parents may post information about their graduating senior.  The graduate would be “adopted” by another family or individual in the community, and a special message or care package would be sent to the graduate.  This is another fun way for our community to share in the celebration of the Class of 2020.  Please go to Facebook and search for Palisades Adopt a Senior 2020 to post your senior graduate or to adopt a senior!  Go to this link to participate in the online celebration:  https://www.facebook.com/groups/592613201356446/?ref=share

Here are the details of the program from the parents who are organizing this project:  https://www.palisd.org/our_district/palisades_patch/adopt_a_senior_from_the_class_of_2020

MAY 20, 2020

Cap & Gown Pick-Up: Students will come to campus to pick up caps and gowns on Wednesday, May 20th.  A schedule and process for pick up will be provided by Mr. Heffernan and Mrs. Schlosser tomorrow, please be sure to check your email.

Class of 2020 Graduate Lawn Signs:   A  lawn sign has been purchased by the district for each senior. Pick up will occur at the same time that seniors are picking up caps and gowns.

Senior Athlete/Musician Signing Day:  This is a virtual event for students involved in the Signing Day to recognize their choice of college after graduation from high school.  The event will be recorded and will be aired on our YouTube (PSDtv) Channel after the ceremony takes place.

MAY 21, 2020 AND MAY 26, 2020

Ceremonial Graduation Walk at PHS:  Graduating seniors will have the opportunity to do their graduation “walk” in the auditorium at Palisades High School.  Seniors will be scheduled over the 2 day period to enter the auditorium area with 4 family members (all of whom must wear masks) to do their ceremonial walk across the stage.  We will be adhering to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and Department of Health (DOH) guidelines, having no more than 10 people at the venue at a time, and everyone will remain socially distant.

The ceremonial walk will be recorded for our “virtual graduation” airing on June 12th.  A photo of the graduate and their family members in attendance (no more than 4) will be taken by Christmas City Studios.  The photo will be taken outside (a backdrop will be set up), so masks will not be required.

Graduates will choose a time slot using Sign Up Genius.  The link has been sent to students and families by Mr. Heffernan and Mrs. Schlosser.

MAY 26, 2020

Senior Awards:  Senior Award Recognition Program will be held on Tuesday, May 26th at 6:30PM.  The program will be aired on the Palisades School District Facebook page, our Website (www.palisd.org) and the district Youtube Channel (PSDtv) for our entire community and extended Palisades family to enjoy.  A link will be shared a few days before the event.

BEGINNING JUNE 1, 2020

Community Porch/Yard Decorating:  Show your spirit!  To celebrate all of our graduates, we are encouraging community members to decorate your porch or yard with our Pirates’ colors - purple and gold!  The Senior Class would be so appreciative of this outpouring of love and support.

10 Days of Celebration for Grads:  Our faculty and staff are making plans to celebrate our seniors for 10 days beginning on June 1st.  Please stay tuned for more information.

JUNE 11, 2020

Diplomas:  Diplomas will be mailed to the homes of the graduates in the Class of 2020.

JUNE 12, 2020

Palisades Virtual Graduation Ceremony:  Our virtual graduation will be professionally produced with every graduating student represented. It will include pomp and circumstance, student-performed  music, presentation of students with an accompanying photo, student speakers, speeches by our Principal,  Superintendent and Palisades School Board President, as well as the conferral of diplomas. Our virtual ceremony will air on the Palisades School District Facebook page, our Website (www.palisd.org) and the district Youtube Channel (PSDtv) for our entire community and extended Palisades family to enjoy. The pre-show will begin at 5:30PM, while the Graduation Ceremony for the Class of 2020 will begin at 6:00PM.

OTHER ITEMS:

Yearbook Distribution: Yearbooks will be funded for all seniors this year. If a deposit or full payment was already made a refund will be issued. Yearbooks will be distributed as soon as they are received. 

Young Alumni Gathering: Our current senior class advisors will support our senior class officers/young alumni in organizing an event when health and safety restrictions allow for a larger gathering.

For more details - click on this link for a message from Mr. Heffernan, along with details of the ceremonial "walk" across the stage at PHS which will be included in our video commencement broadcast being aired on Friday, June 12th.  More Information for Seniors and Families

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COMMUNITY ASSISTANCE FOR PARENTS:

Hope this email  finds all of you safe and well. Family Fest 2020 is unfortunately cancelled. Family Service Association and Bucks County Children and Youth will not be holding this event/activity IN Person due coronavirus restrictions and guidelines. As always we want to keep everyone safe.

Please join Family Service Association of Bucks County and the Early Learning Resource Center for a virtual conversation, via Facebook LIVE!, with Patty Kent, M.Ed, LBS  on “Positive Parenting During the Pandemic.”

Are you looking for more or better ways to cope with family life during the COVID-19 pandemic? Or are you seeking alternatives to positively shake up your current routine at home with your children? Patty’s strategies may be just what you’re looking for!

 The event details are listed below, and I’ve attached a flyer for this event.

Virtual Family Night: Positive Parenting During the Pandemic

Free virtual event complete with giveaways, raffles, and a conversation with Patty Kent, M.Ed. LBS.  Positive Parenting During the COVID-19 Pandemic

Date: Tuesday May 19, 2020

Time: 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM

Location: Facebook LIVE! on Family Service’s Facebook Page (FamilyServiceBucks)

Register at https://facebook.com/events/s/positive-parenting-during-a-pa/235266701255237/?ti=ia  or visit www.facebook.com/FamilyServiceBucks to learn more.  

 Giveaways

Giveaways of age-appropriate books and learning materials will be mailed to event participants. (Quantities are limited.)

This free event is open to all families. We hope you’ll join us! Please feel free to share this with your friends and family members and encourage them to join, as well.

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