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THIS WEEK'S SPOTLIGHT:  PA's SAFE2SAY SOMETHING (S2SS)PROGRAM

 

The S2SS program is explained by their administrators of the program as a life-saving and life-changing school safety program that teaches students, educators, and administrators how: (1) to recognize the signs and signals of individuals who may be at risk of hurting themselves or others, and (2) to anonymously report this information through the S2SS app, website, or 24/7 Crisis Center Hotline. The following provides an overview of how the program works and will be implemented in schools: 

HOW IT WORKS 1. A tip is submitted via mobile app, website, or phone call—arriving first at the S2SS Crisis Center. 2. Crisis Center analysts vet and triage the tip, then engage the tipster in anonymous two-way chat in order to provide detailed and immediately-actionable information to schools and dispatch. 3. Crisis Center analysts deliver the tip to the impacted school and, as needed, local law enforcement via 911 County Dispatch. 4. The school and, as needed, local law enforcement, assess and intervene with the at-risk individual. 5. The school then closes out the tip and reports actions taken as a record for their school. 

PROGRAM BACKGROUND The Office of Attorney General (OAG) has established S2SS and will manage and maintain the program. The OAG, in partnership with Sandy Hook Promise (SHP), a leader in anonymous reporting systems, has built out the app, website, and PA-based 24/7 Crisis Center. SHP is a national non-profit committed to creating safe schools and communities through their four evidenced-based Know the Signs intervention programs. To date, SHP has delivered its programs to 10,000+ schools and trained 5+ million youth and adults in every state resulting in countless suicide, school shooting and firearm threat interventions and countless bullying, drug use, and other acts of violence and victimization interventions. TIP PROCESSING OAG Crisis Center analysts are trained to vet and triage tips by: (1) conducting 2-way anonymous dialog with tipsters to gather missing information and ensure enough information is provided for schools and local law enforcement to act upon, (2) categorizing each tip as either “Life Safety” or “Non-Life Safety,” for ease of prioritization by tip recipients, and (3) delivering the tip to the impacted school and, when needed, its local law enforcement via 911 county dispatch.

During the week of October 7th the middle school and the high school students, who were previously trained, received refresher trainings. To view the videos that were shown to them, please click the following links. These videos were prepared by a team at the state level with Sandy Hook Promise:   

Introduction Video (2+ minutes):  https://youtu.be/QtQi-Xn1EIE

 

Refresher Video (16+ minutes):  https://youtu.be/AmjsJNHdb3E

ATTENTION PARENTS/GUARDIANS! SCHOLARSHIP HELP NEEDED? PLEASE READ THIS:

Scholarship funds are often made available for students who need financial assistance in order to participate in certain activities/programs which are offered by our District.

If  your child is eligible for consideration for a free, reduced or lending opportunity, please complete the attached form and submit it to your child’s school office.  If you have more than one child, please complete an affidavit for each school-aged child. This affidavit will expire on August 15, 2020. All Economically Disadvantaged Affidavits will be shredded at the beginning of the 2020-21 school year.   If you remain eligible after August 15, 2020, please submit an updated affidavit to the building principal prior to the deadline stipulated on the form (Fall 2020).

We have inserted the link to our Website page containing the form for your convenience.  Click here to access the form: https://www.palisd.org/for_parents_students/district_forms

Please note: If you have already submitted a form for this school year, you do not need to complete a new form for 2019-20.  Thank you.


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FROM PALISADES HIGH SCHOOL:

Smigo places 1st at CL Cross Country Championships

Congratulations to Thomas Smigo, who placed 1st in the Boys Colonial League Cross Country Championship meet! His winning time was 16:21. He is the first Palisades boy to win the CL Cross Country individual championships since 1991! 

Next week, District XI competition starts for our Girls Soccer team, Field Hockey team, and Cross Country teams. Please click the link for the District XI website, which contains playoff information. GO PIRATES!

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month.  Kids for Kindness members and students in the Journeys program are selling pink roses and Breast Cancer Awareness ribbons for a donation of a dollar or more to students, staff, administration, and members of the community.  


They will also be selling laminated pink metallic stars in four different sizes, which will be displayed in the Palisades High School cafeteria.  If you purchase a star, it can bear your name, a family member or loved one’s name, a name of an organization, or a message.  The sizes and respective prices are as follows:

5” star – A $1.00 to $4.99 donation; 9” star -  A $5.00 to $9.99 donation; 12” star – A $10.00 to $14.99 donation; 15” star – For any donation equal to or exceeding $15.00. A Breast Cancer Awareness ribbon will be added to all stars for which the donation is $20 or more.

Both fundraisers are a means to raise funds for the Breast Cancer Research Foundation.  This organization received an A+ from Charity Navigator, a watchdog group that rates charities and philanthropic organizations on their activities and appropriation of funds.

Please consider helping with this worthwhile cause.  ALL money collected will be donated to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation.  The cost of supplies will be donated by the Kids for Kindness organization.  BREAST CANCER AWARENESS STAR ORDER FORM.pdf


Ski & Snowboard Club

 

Attention all skiers and boarders! Ski club registration forms are available for any student (and their families) looking to ski at Camelback this winter.  Please go to the high school lobby or click this link to get yours today.  Forms and payment are due back in the main office by November 19th.

#HoldOnYouMatter Walk

On November 2nd the #HoldOnYouMatter walk will be happening at 1pm at Bucks County Community College in Perkasie. This fundraising event supports suicide awareness and prevention in Bucks County.  Key Club and Stand Up To Silence members will be fundraising for this event at next Friday's Homecoming game. 

  • When you register, please choose the fundraising option to "Join a Team", and then select "Palisades High School".  If you are a student and would like transportation to and from school for the event, please register online and pick up a field trip form from the guidance department.

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Palisades Youth Basketball sign-ups are now open for boys and girls in grades K through 6. Please use this link for more information and to register. Any questions can be sent to mike@professionalpainters.org.

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UPCOMING BOARD MEETINGS IN OCTOBER/NOVEMBER:

10/17/19 - Joint Operating Committee Meeting at 7PM at UBCTS
10/23/19 - Facilities Committee Meeting at 6:30PM in the PHS Audion
10/23/19 - Athletic Committee Meeting at 7:30PM in the PHS Audion
11/06/19 - Regular School Board Meeting at 7PM in the PHS Library
11/13/19 - Ad Hoc Broadcast Committee Meeting at 5:45PM in the PHS Audion
11/13/19 - Education Programs and Services Committee Meeting at 6:30PM in the PHS Audion
11/20/19 - Fiscal Committee Meeting at 6PM in the PHS Library (budget presentations begin)
11/20/19 - Regular School Board Meeting at 7PM in the PHS Library
11/21/19 - Joint Operating Committee Meeting at 7PM at UBCTS

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

Public is encouraged to attend!

What You Should Know About Our Last SB Meeting...

*  Comprehensive Plan Review - Plan will be posted for the public on 10/23/19
*  Board policies presented for a 1st read
*  Fund balance accounts reviewed and approved
*  PALMS PEEC trip approved for Spring 2020
*  Affiliation Agreement approved for University of St. Francis

See Agenda for all related details and documents associated with these motions.  Agenda 101619

PARENT EDUCATION NIGHT:  Vaping – Is My Child Vaping and How Do I Know?

When:  
October 29, 2019, from 6 pm to 8 pm
Where:  Pennridge High School Main Auditorium
Agenda:
6:00-6:30 PM – Display of Vapes and Vape Products
6:30-7:40 PM – Presentation
7:40-8:00 PM – Questions and Answers

The evening will feature guest speaker, David Fialko from The Council of Southeast of PA. David is an Internationally Certified Prevention Specialist as well as a Nationally Certified Tobacco Treatment Specialist and a commissioned FDA officer. David has over 18 years of experience working in the drug & alcohol and mental health fields in treatment, prevention, cessation & tobacco enforcement

Pennridge Regional Police Officer Nathan Alcott and Joe Gallo Pennridge School Police Officer will also present important information and will answer questions.

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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:

10/20 - PHS Marching Band Saucon Valley Spirit Parade Performance
10/21 - Red Ribbon Week begins at PALMS - focus on health and well being
10/24 - Oktoberfest at PHS (6-9 PM) - see details below
10/26 & 27 - PHS Marching Band Performances at local parades - Riegelsville and Springtown respectively
10/28 - Dr. Dahlsgaard Presentation (see details below)
11/5 - Student Holiday/In-service Day
11/6 - End of 1st MP
11/6/19 - Visual Arts Expo at CB (see below)
11/9 - PCF Coat Distribution from 8AM to noon
11/7 - UBCTS Open House
11/13 - Various dates - Parent Teacher Confs. - info sent by building principals
11/16-23 - Stuff the Bus
11/22 - PHS Fall Play (NEW DATE)
11/24 - PHS Fall Play 2PM (NEW DATE AND TIME)
11/26 - 1/2 Day for Students
12/2 - Student Holiday/In-service Day

Visit our web calendar at www.palisd.org for band competitions, sports and other activities!

OKTOBERFEST - PULL OUT THE LEDERHOSEN! The Palisades High School German Club will hold its 33rd annual Oktoberfest on Thursday, October 24th, 2019, from 6 PM to 9 PM. This popular German event is open to all students, parents, and members of the community. The German Club members will create an authentic Bavarian atmosphere through music, food, and delightful decorations. Dinner is served from 6 to 7 PM in the Palisades High School cafeteria. Club members will be serving a selection of German food, including Bratwurst, Sauerkraut, and Spaetzle. The desserts include “Kuchen” and “Torten,” cakes and pastries, and are always a special feature.

The entertainment begins at 7:15 and includes numerous games and contests, such as the Polka dancing contest and the pretzel eating contest. A beginner German lesson will also be available for children who are eager to learn the language. The cost for adults is $10, and the cost for students and children is $5 in advance or $6 at the door. Tickets are available by calling Palisades High School at 610-847-5131 extension 2000 or by emailing sschopf@palisadessd.org. 


COMMUNITY SCHOOL PROGRAM INFO FOR FALL 2019!  Classes forming now!  More to be added next week - please check often!

Click on this link for registration and course information!
Community School Programs Fall 2019

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COMMUNITY EVENING VOLLEYBALL AT PALMS
Walk ins welcome!
$5/night
Open to all skill levels 
Tuesdays at 7:30PM AND Thursdays at 7:30PM


Groundwater Presentation


The Bridgeton-Nockamixon-Tinicum Groundwater Management Committee (BNTGMC) will be presenting Our Community Water Monitoring Network: Partners and Applications, a Palisades School District Community School course, at Palisades High School on Mondays 10/21 and 11/25, 7:30-9:00 PM. The course is FREE to the public.

Water supply in our townships is drawn from home wells and disposed via septic tanks. The seminar will present local volunteer and government efforts to manage our water, avoiding overuse, avoiding drought effects, contaminated wells, and promoting citizen stewardship! Learn about hydrology basics and the data collection programs of BNTGMC. Bring along a phone, tablet, or laptop to access the various websites that archive data and provide general information. 

Presenters include Dr. Art Baehr, retired USGS hydrologist, Dr. Stephen Donovan, Chair of Nockamixon EAC, and Todd Stone, President of the Gallows Run Watershed Association and Chair of the BNTGMC.

Fall is always an exciting time for the GRWA. With activities to look forward to, cooler weather and the changing of leaves, it's the perfect time to get together with you and learn something new. 

OTHER COMMUNITY HAPPENINGS:

Library Book Sale

Pipersville Free Library Fall Book Sale Fundraiser

DATES:
Thursday, Oct. 24, 7 to 9 p.m.; Pre-Sale event nibbles/coffee/tea, live music, and first chance at the books with $10 admission
Friday, Oct. 25, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Free
Saturday, Oct. 26, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Free

Location: Christ Lutheran Church, 353 E. Dark Hollow Road, Pipersville.

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COAT DRIVE - DROP OFF YOUR GENTLY USED COATS TO ANY SCHOOL!
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.  Thank you for your generosity!

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

HELP WANTED:  Our educational partner, Wehrungs is looking for a daytime/part-time cashier.  Looking for a school-hours retail job?  Contact Julie Beinhauer - Main:  610-847-2066; Direct: 610-847-1422; E-Mail: jbeinhauer@wehrungs.com; Web: www.wehrungs.com

Riegelsville Story Time-Saturdays

Riegelsville Story Time Fall

ALSO FROM THE RIEGELSVILLE PUBLIC LIBRARY:  

Wednesday October 30, 2019 a representative from Senator Mensch’s staff will be in the Borough meeting room to answer questions and concerns from residents of Riegelsville and Durham from 9am to 12pm.       

Wednesday November 6th Lydia Hill from the U.S. Census Bureau of the Philadelphia Regional Census Center, will hold a public briefing to inform the community about the upcoming 2020 Census, and include available jobs with the Census Bureau. There will be a 30 minute presentation with time for follow up questions. To be held in the Borough meeting room from 1pm to 2pm. 

Baseball Fundraiser
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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:  Take Back Day Locations Flyer 10-26-19 PDF.pdf

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


Zoofari Event

Trunk or Treat Flyer
Trick or Treat at Bridgeton AA
Dahlsgaard Presentation on 102819
Light Up The Night Halloween Event

Fall Roll Out 2019
Visual Arts Expo Nov 6
BINGO Night in November
Kids Club

Legos

TIRED OF STEPPING ON OLD LEGOS?  YEP, THERE IS A LEGO TAKEBACK PROGRAM!  RECYCLE YOUR OLD LEGOS!!!

Recycling Legos to Give to Others

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Lego Recycling Program


OTHER E-FRIDAY FOLDER SUBMISSIONS:


Volunteers Needed!  Tinicum ClubhouseClubhouse - 2019-2020 Flyer 2019

FREE Ski Passes for Students in Grades 4 and 5 - Free Ski Passes Grades 4 and 5 - Ski PA

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Palisades Community Chorus Poster Contest Poster Contest 2020 - deadline is November 12

Lenape Chamber EnsembleLenape Chamber Ensemble-Concert in the Round - 
November 16 Concert in the Round for children ages 4 - 12.

Healthcare Info for Children w/CHIP:  CHIP-Strong-Brochure

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