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Boys Cross Country Team

Good Luck Boys Cross Country Team in the PIAA State Championship Meet


Earlier today, the Boys Cross Country Team was cheered on by the students and staff of the high school as they departed for the PIAA Championship in Hershey, PA! The Ottsville Volunteer Fire Company gave them a special escort out of Bucks County. Good Luck! Go Pirates! Check out the video of today's send off: Boys Cross Country Going to States


The boys team is comprised of Thomas Smigo, Teddy Koven, Liam McDowell, Mitch Campbell, Matt McClintic, Cole Smith, and Stephen Reinard.


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THIS WEEK'S SPOTLIGHT:  Fiscal Responsibility/Budgeting

With budget presentations beginning before the Regular School Board Meeting on November 20th at 6PM in the high school library, it is a good time to remind you of the work being done in this area.


The School Board and administration at Palisades remains committed to providing an excellent education for the students of this community while remaining fiscally responsible with taxpayer funds. Our approach to budgeting has kept tax increases low while saving for increasing retirement costs, funding facilities upgrades and supporting programs that have garnered state and national recognition including: AP District Honor Roll, District of Distinction for career pathway programs, Don Eichhorn: Schools to Watch at Palisades Middle School and Schoolwide Positive Behavior Supports in our elementary schools.


We are proud of the many programs and services we offer students and their families - programs both in and outside of our core curriculum - math, science, social studies, English/Language Arts, and physical fitness.  We offer programs like World Language in elementary (Spanish) through High School (French, German and Spanish), Family Consumer Sciences (middle school) and Financial Literacy (high school), 15 Advanced Placement Courses (high school), as well as various electives in art/engineering, vocal and instrumental music, in addition to a wide variety of clubs, activities and sports opportunities for our students.


Operationally speaking, we continually maintain and upgrade our buildings and grounds, provide healthy selections each day in our cafeterias, make available the technology that students need to promote enriched learning experiences, safely deliver students to their destinations, provide support services for students and routinely communicate with our school community.


All of these items mentioned above are just some of the many aspects of student-life in the Palisades School District.  Here are a few others that we feel are important:


Proven Advantage Highlights

Finally, here is a rundown of the Palisades School Board’s recent history of tax increases: 2011-2012 = 1.37% 2012-2013 = 0% 2013-2014 = 0% 2014-2015 = 0% 2015-2016 = 0.82% 2016-2017 = 0.9% 2017-2018 = 0.94% 2018-2019 = 0.88% 2019-2020 = 0.61% NOTE:  The public is invited to attend the upcoming Budget Presentations scheduled for November 20, December 2 and December 18, all at 6PM in the high school library.  Highlights of the budget presentations will be posted on our Website under School Board/Budget Presentations - https://www.palisd.org/school_board/budget_information/2020-21_budget_information


Palisades Pirates

FROM PALISADES HIGH SCHOOL:

PALISADES PIRATES, MARK CHILTON, STEPS DOWN AS HEAD SOCCER COACH:


Mark Chilton, Head Girls Soccer Coach at Palisades High School, announced his resignation today.  


During the past 19 years as an assistant coach and as head coach of the Pirates, Mark has been a part of the program’s successes.  Among the achievements under Mark’s leadership, the Pirates enjoyed clinching the District XI Title in 2018 and Mark was also named Morning Call Coach of the Year that same year.  Chilton recorded 112 career wins as a coach for the Pirates and has seen many of his players go on to compete at the collegiate level.


Rich Heffernan, principal of PHS says of Chilton, “Mark has done an outstanding job with our Girls Soccer program at Palisades.  Our student-athletes, the school and the entire community have benefitted from his commitment as a coach and a leader.”


Brian Gilbert, Athletic Director of PHS says of Chilton, “We thank Mark for all his years of dedication to the Girls Soccer Program and wish him the best in his future endeavors.”

 

From Coach Chilton, “I want to thank the players, coaches, and their families from all of my years for their dedication and commitment.”


Mark Chilton will continue in his position as a Science teacher at Palisades High School.



Key Club Promotes Evening Blood Drive:


We are trying out an evening blood drive through Miller Keystone at Palisades Middle School on the evening of Wednesday November 13 from 3:00 - 7:00PM. Please consider donating to this worthy cause. Miller Keystone grants a scholarship every year to a senior from Palisades High School. The more donations that we can get, the higher the value of the scholarship. Plus, your donation through Miller Keystone saves lives in our area. Please use this link to sign up for a time to donate and please bring Photo ID with you to the donation. 

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.

 

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UPCOMING BOARD MEETINGS IN NOVEMBER:

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!

EVENT DATES ON YOUR RADAR:

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 (see below)
11/7 - PHS Coffee 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!

UBCTS Open House

COMMUNITY SCHOOL PROGRAMS - INFO FOR FALL 2019!
Classes forming now!  4 Classes Added:

Wreath-Making
Tai Chi
Hynosis for Smoking Cessation, Weight Loss and Better Sleep
Quilting

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

For a listing by date, please click here:
Fall Community School Schedule 2019-2020 rev4.pdf

One more session with the Groundwater group:

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 Monday 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.

OTHER COMMUNITY HAPPENINGS:

Spaghetti Dinner

All You Can Eat Spaghetti Dinner
Friday, November 8, 2019, 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 

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LAST CALL!!!  COAT DRIVE - DROP OFF YOUR GENTLY USED COATS TO ANY SCHOOL!
The Palisades Community Foundation is planning a coat drive for students and families.  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 


Riegelsville Story Time-Saturdays

Riegelsville Story Time Fall

ALSO FROM THE RIEGELSVILLE PUBLIC LIBRARY:  

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. 

Fall Roll Out 2019
Penn Foundation
RSVP:  Penn Foundation Event Registration

Visual Arts Expo Nov 6
BINGO Night in November


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

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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