Patch 092019

ATTENTION PARENTS/GUARDIANS: 

1.  PLEASE DO IT TODAY...Please complete your student's Returning Student Registration Form - it takes about 15 minutes to complete and you need to have your student's snapcode in order to process.  Documents that are requested DO NOT NEED TO BE UPLOADED to submit.  The information you provide is vital to our communications and for any needed medical care for your child.  If you need your child's snapcode, please email dholmes@palisadessd.org or contact your school's building secretary.

2.  Chromebook Insurance may be purchased through September 30th! Please go to this link - Chromebook Insurance  - to purchase this coverage at $26/student for chromebook protection for the school year for your student's district issued device (students in grades 6-12).

3.  Voluntary Student Accident Insurance:  Are your medical insurance deductibles rising?  If you answered yes (or maybe even no), please read on! With high deductibles levied by insurance companies, or if you do not currently have medical insurance for your student, this is a program that you will want to consider. The Palisades School District offers you the opportunity to obtain a group Student Accident Insurance Policy. It is highly recommended that parents consider this accident insurance coverage to offset unreimbursed medical expenses(*) for unforeseen accidents that occur at school, even if you already have medical insurance.  NOTE:  Palisades School District does NOT carry medical insurance on students, therefore injuries that occur while participating in non-athletic, school-sponsored activities are covered by the student’s personal medical insurance.  For more information, please go to this page on our website: 
 https://www.palisd.org/for_parents_students/student_accident_insurance

4.  Don't forget to download your PSD app from the App Store - for Android and Apple - it is FREE and easy to use!  A new tool and convenient tool for you!

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PALISADES HIGH SCHOOL NEWS:

1.  This week, we had an opportunity to recognize our Academic Letter winners from the 2018-19 school year. A student qualifies for an Academic Letter if he/she receives an “A” in every class every marking period for the entire year. The exception is a student that takes an AP or college class will qualify them with a grade of B or better. Be sure to review the student handbook for a full explanation. Please click the link to view the recognition presentation.

2.  Our teams continued Colonial League play that resulted in many victories for our sports teams. Congratulations to our teams who posted victories! To check out the Colonial League standings in all fall sports, click on this link for the league’s website.  

3.  On Tuesday, September 24th we will have our first broadcast of the sports seasons. The Field Hockey game will be broadcast with a crew consisting of students and Mr. Al DiCarlo, who is a longtime high school sports broadcaster. Game time is 6:45 PM. If you can’t make it to the game, be sure to tune in!

IN OTHER SCHOOL NEWS...

A delegation of school administrators and principals from China visited Palisades School District on Thursday as part of their US tour through the American Association of School Administrators (AASA).  Fifth grade students from Springfield Elementary gave these guests a tour of our elementary school and talked about the programs we provide.  They toured our middle school and high school and learned about curriculum and activities at those levels as well!  Here are a just a few photos of the day - about 48 delegates were guests at PSD!

Chines Delegation at PHS

Chinese Delegation at PALMS

Springfield and Chinese Delegation

For more photos - go to Twitter and search #palisd

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WARNING!  VAPING CONTINUES TO MAKE HEADLINES:  Thanks to the work of Mrs. Christman and Mrs. French for keeping us informed.  And special thanks to Rep. Ullman for meeting with Mrs. Christman on this issue.  Pennsylvania is now the only state that does not have legislation limiting access of these products for minors.  Use your voice and let's make this happen!  September 13 Morning Call Vaping Article


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UPCOMING BOARD MEETINGS IN SEPTEMBER/OCTOBER:

9/25/19 - Facilities Committee Meeting at 6:30 in the PHS Audion
10/2/19 - Policy Committee Meeting at 5:30PM in the PHS Admin. Conf. Room
10/2/19 - Regular School Board Meeting at 7PM in the PHS Library
10/9/19 - Ad Hoc Broadcast Meeting at 5:45PM in the PHS Audion
10/9/19 - Education Programs and Services Meeting at 6:30PM in the PHS Audion
10/14/19 - Fiscal Oversight Committee Meeting at 9AM in District Office
10/16/19 - Regular School Board Meeting at 7PM in the PHS Library
10/17/19 - Joint Operating Committee Meeting at 7PM at UBCTS
10/23/19 - Facilities Committee Meeting at 7:30PM in the PHS Audion
10/23/19 - Athletic Committee Meeting at 7:30PM in the PHS Audion

Agendas and Minutes are posted under Board Docs:  use this link

Public is encouraged to attend!

Become a PEARL Volunteer

ATTENTION SENIOR CITIZENS!  Learn more about our PEARL Senior Citizen Volunteer Program.  What is a PEARL?

Palisades resident
Earning $35,000 or less
Age 65 and over
Reliable
Loves children

Seniors who wish to volunteer and receive a $600 (*) property tax rebate should contact the Community Relations Office - 610-847-5131 Donna (2401) or Ann (2446).  Proof of residency, age and income will be required.  All clearances will need to be obtained.  A minimum of 40 hours of volunteer service for the school year is required.

(*) This rate is a $100 increase over last year as recommended by our School Board.


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Click on this link for the UBCTS Fall Evening Programs Bulletin - UBCTS Course Offerings Fall 2019

EVENT DATES ON YOUR RADAR:

9/27 - PURPLE OUT NIGHT - Wear purple on Friday 9/27 to support National Recovery Month-raise awareness of substance abuse and mental health
10/7 - Spirit Week begins at PHS
10/10 - Powder Puff Game at PHS and Community Bonfire at PALMS
10/11 - Homecoming Football Game at PHS
10/12 - Homecoming Dance at PHS
10/13 - Cybersonics Annual Basket BINGO Fundraiser
10/17 - PALMS Family Math Night (change from calendar)
10/18 - Teens Night Out at PALMS 
10/21 - Red Ribbon Week begins at PALMS - focus on health and well being
10/24 - Oktoberfest at PHS
10/26 & 27 - PHS Marching Band Performances at local parades - Riegelsville and Springtown respectively
10/28 - Dr. Dahlsgaard Presentation (see details below)

Visit our web calendar at www.palisd.org for more!

COMMUNITY NEWS:

NO PLANS FOR THE WEEKEND? Tomorrow, September 21, is 
National Museum Day.  
At the bottom of this news article is a link that you can select to print two free admissions ticket (per email address) to a variety of museums throughout the greater Lehigh Valley area.  Should you be looking for something cultural to do tomorrow, check it out!

FITNESS CENTER:   The Fitness Center in Palisades High School is open to the community again this year!  Our hours are:

Monday - Thursday from 5PM until 8:30PM
Saturdays from 8AM until noon

See attendant to check in - rates are $5/visit, $25/month or $200 for the entire year (September through September).  The Fitness Center is NOT open on days that are Holiday/Offices Closed  - see web calendar for dates.  NOTE:  Payment by debit/credit at the Fitness Center is coming soon!

DURHAM HISTORICAL SOCIETY GUEST SPEAKER:

WHO:             Michael Margulies
WHAT:           Philosophy and Reality of Architectural Preservation
WHEN:          Sunday September 22, 2019  2:00 PM
WHERE:        Historic Durham Grist Mill, 955 Durham Road, Durham, PA
COST:            Free for members, $5.00 non-members.  (Family Membership only $15, Individual     Membership only $10)   
 
Light refreshments will be served following the presentation and questions from the audience are welcome.   

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Have you ever wondered what makes an old house or other building worth preserving? Join the Durham Historical Society as it welcomes Michael Margulies as a speaker in its continuing lecture series. The presentation will be held this Sunday, September 22nd at 2:00 in the Durham Mill. Mr. Margulies is a well-respected local architect who specializes in architectural preservation. Michael is a consultant to several municipalities and sits on the Board of Directors for Preservation New Jersey. His topic will be “Philosophy and Reality of Architectural Preservation”. A question and answer session as well as light refreshments follow the presentation. Members free. Non-members $5.00

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COAT DRIVE STARTS OCTOBER 1 - REMINDER FROM PALISADES COMMUNITY FOUNDATION!
The Palisades Community Foundation is planning a coat drive for students and families during the month of October.  Gently used coats can be dropped off at any school location and placed in the bins provided.  Save your coats for the coat drive coming soon!

MARK YOUR CALENDAR...NOVEMBER 9 FROM 8AM-NOON - GENTLY USED COAT DISTRIBUTION - PHS GOLD GYM 


Riegelsville Story Time-Saturdays

Riegelsville Story Time Fall
Naloxone Day Information
Click Here for Naloxone Day 2019 Info


Riegelsville Gendered Brain

Springfield Community Day

Join us on Saturday, September 28, 2019 between 10:00 am and 4:00 pm at Silver Creek Athletic Association’s picnic Grove to celebrate Springfield Township.  

 

The activities and more...

 

·        Performance by the Palisades Marching Band and Waterfront Blue

 

·        Pleasant Valley Promotions – Moon Bounce

 

·        Temple MedFlight Helicoptor Landing

 

·        Tug of War

 

·        Dunk Booth (Weather Permitting)

 

·        Baseball Game between the Silver Creek Minors and Lehigh 1

 

·        Community Businesses and Not for Profits

 

·        Touch a Truck Activities and Demonstrations

 

·        Food by Trinity Lutheran Church, Pleasant Valley

Bookfest 2019

For a  complete schedule and more information go to Bookfest Website for Info

Tire Recycling Event

college planning night
 
College Planning Night - Tuesday, Oct. 15 2019


National Prescription Drug Take Back Day

Drug Take Back Day is scheduled for Saturday, October 26th from 10AM-2PM.   Over 62 tons of drugs that have been collected in Bucks County through this program.  Clean out your unwanted/unused prescriptions and drop off at these locations:

Pennridge Regional PD
Grand View Hospital - at the hospital main entrance
Richland Township PD
Hilltown Township PD
Springfield Township PD - at Springfield Elementary School
Tinicum Township PD - at Wehrungs
Dublin Borough PD - at grocery store in Dublin Shopping Center
St. Luke's Hospital Quakertown - at main entrance
Quakertown PD
Perkasie PD

Save the Date

Presentation by Dr. Dahlsgaard-  "Worry Warriors: What science tells us about how to best manage our children's worries, and our own".  

Dr. Katherine Dahlsgaard is Clinical Director of the Anxiety Behaviors Clinic and the Picky Eaters Clinic at the Department of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia. She graduated magna cum laude with a degree in experimental psychology from Bryn Mawr College and received her PhD in clinical psychology from the University of Pennsylvania.  She is board certified in cognitive and behavioral psychology and specializes in the evaluation and treatment of anxiety and related disorders. She is also an educator, writer, and lecturer and recipient of the Pennsylvania Psychology Association's 2017 Psychology in the Media award. 

 

Date: October 28, 2109

Time: 6:30-8:30 pm

Location: PHS Library


Farmers Market

Zoofari Event

Riegelsville Event - Legos

Trunk or Treat Flyer

OTHER E-FRIDAY FOLDER SUBMISSIONS:

Adventure is waiting in Zion Hill!  Join Scouts  See attached Flyers for contact info for Cub Scouts (Girl & Boy) K-5th Grade;     

Scouts (Boy) Age 11-17; Scouts (Girl) Age 11-17.  New start up

E mail Contact     koonsj10@gmail.com

Boys and Girls-Scouts at Zion Hill

Scout Day Event at Riegle Ridge on 9/22/19 - Fall Event Flyer - 09/22/19

Reps. Ullman and Santarsiero College Finance Info Night at CB - College Financial Planning 092619

Join Girl Scouts:  Daisy Troop Forming at Springfield Elementary - Meeting 10/2/19 - Daisy Troop Springfield Flyer

Tinicum Elementary School Blood Drive Tinicum Blood Drive - 10/11/19

From PEMA - September is National Preparedness Month:  Tips and Ways that You Can Be Prepared - 30 Days 30 Ways Fact Sheet

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