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PIRATE PRIDE!!!


We wanted to share some great news- our FBLA members participated in a virtual Regional Leadership Conference this week, and we are happy to announce the following students have qualified for the virtual State Leadership Conference.
  • Jacob Curtin & Collin Schaufele (both gr 11) (Computer Game & Simulation Programming)
  • Sarah Goggin (gr 11) (Personal Finance)  
  • Camila O'Donnell (gr 10) (Electronic Career Portfolio)
  • Michael Zaleski (gr 10) (Business Ethics)
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MORE COOL NEWS...FUN INTENDED!

Watch Steven Max (gr 10) compete this Friday and Saturday in the Snocross Nationals held in Deadwood South Dakota.
  • On Friday, he will be competing in the following classes: Sport Lite and Snobike.
  • On Saturday, he will be competing in following classes:  14/15, 16/17, Sport Lite, and Snobike.
  • Remember, this is MT time zone.
  • For more info Snocross Nationals Website
     
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IMPORTANT COVID-RELATED INFORMATION FOR FAMILIES:


WEEKEND MEALS:  If you would like to pick up free weekend breakfast and lunch, including milk, fruits, vegetables, and heat and serve meals, please stop by your child’s assigned building on Wednesdays between 10-10:30AM; you may choose just one if you have several children in different buildings.  If this is an inconvenient time for you, please contact Gerry Giarratana at 610 847-5131 ext. 5002, so that we can accommodate you.

 

FREE COVID TESTING FOR CHILDREN WHO ARE SYMPTOMATIC:  The Bucks County Health Department has recently expanded free COVID-19 testing to now include children who have exhibited symptoms of COVID-19 for at least 24 Hours.  This is in addition to school employees and contractors already eligible to be tested at these sites.  Every child must be accompanied by a parent/legal guardian who will be responsible for administering the nasal swab to the child.  An updated flyer with location addresses, hours of operations, and registration information is attached below.  We thank the Bucks County Health Department for expanding this free COVID-19 testing for symptomatic children in Palisades School District!

 

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If you or a family member is trying to learn more about the vaccine and availability, please use these links below:

COVID-19 vaccine pre-registration and information is available.

A guide about how to get the COVID-19 vaccine is now on the Department of Health website, which can be found here: https://www.pa.gov/guides/get-vaccinated/.

Berks County vaccine information can be found at https://www.doyourpartberks.com/covid-19-vaccine-information. To locate a COVID-19 vaccine provider and schedule your vaccination appointment, visit https://www.health.pa.gov/…/COVID-19-Vaccine-Providers…. If you have a question about the COVID-19 vaccines, you can call the PA Health Hotline at 1-877-724-3258.

Bucks County has posted COVID-19 vaccination pre-registration information on their website. Visit https://buckscounty.org/…/CoronavirusInfo/VaccineInfo for more information. For any questions regarding COVID-19 and vaccinations you can email COVID19@buckscounty.org or call 215-345-3318.

Montgomery County has posted COVID-19 vaccine FAQs on their website, along with COVID-19 vaccination registration. Visit https://www.montcopa.org/3660/COVID-19-Vaccine for more information. Any questions or concerns regarding the vaccine registration must be directed to the Montgomery County Office of Public Health at publichealth@montcopa.org or 610-278-3000.

OTHER VACCINE RESOURCES:

  • Lehigh Valley Health Network - lvhn.org
  • St. Luke’s University Health Network - slhn.org
  • Reading Hospital - towerhealth.org
  • Doylestown Hospital - doylestownhealth.org
  • Crozer-Keystone Health System - crozerhealth.org
  • Walgreens - https://www.walgreens.com/

FAQ FROM BCDOH ABOUT THE VACCINE:  COVID Vaccine FAQ's.pdf

MORE ON COVID FROM ST. LUKES' UNIVERSITY HEALTH NETWORK:

Dr. Mascitti discusses the COVID Vaccine - https://vimeo.com/502169324

REMINDER TO...

Kindly notify our nurses of any COVID-related developments at covidnurse@palisadessd.org - this is extremely important and allows us the opportunity to quickly perform a case investigation and execute the necessary follow up if as a positive case is reported.  
COVID RELIEF FROM PGW: PGW customers who face pandemic-related financial hardships may be eligible to receive $300 for their natural gas bills under a $2 million PGW COVID-19 Relief Grant program.  https://www.pgworks.com/customer-care/payment-assistance    
BUCKS COUNTY DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH IS NOW HIRING: See information here County Of Bucks-Health.pdf

WEBSITE UPDATE: Please note that the COVID-19 section of our website has been organized to be more useful to our community - visit www.palisd.org and click on the COVID-19 Information section linked at the top of the page.  The link at the bottom left of our homepage will direct you to the district’s notification dashboard only.


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UPCOMING SCHOOL BOARD MEETINGS (All Virtual):
02/03/21 - Policy Committee 5:30PM
02/03/21 - Regular School Board Meeting 7PM
02/10/21 - Education Programs and Services Committee 6:30PM
02/16/21 - Fiscal Oversight Committee 9AM
02/17/21 - Regular School Board Meeting 7PM
02/18/21 - Joint Operating Committee (JOC) 8PM  CORRECTION
02/24/21 - Facilities Committee 6:30PM
02/24/21 - Athletic Committee 7:30PM

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UBCTS - APPLY NOW!


UBCTS is now accepting on-line applications for the 2021-22 school year via our website https://ubtech.org/ubt/_top or https://upperbucks.enrolltrack.com/studentportal/#  

Since many programs fill to capacity quickly, we encourage you to complete your application by February 12th.  

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PALMS ONLINE MUSICAL - FREE FOR YOUR ENJOYMENT DON'T MISS THE AIRING TONIGHT!

The show is a comedic whodunit, following an amateur sleuth and her fellow classmates as they tackle the mysterious disappearance of Janitor Humphrey and Lunch Lady Linda. With a lot of laughs and a lot of heart, this musical is bound to brighten your spirits (as it has our students!).


We have two talented cast lists this year, and with the show being fast-paced (and free to watch!), you should check out them both! A cast list is located here


Premiere dates are as follows:

PURPLE CAST: Thursday, January 28th at 7 PM

GOLD CAST: Friday, January 29th at 7 PM


HOW TO WATCH (updated!):

1.) Go to the PALMS Choirs YouTube Channel at 7 PM on either night. If the videos do not show at first, refresh the page. PALMS Choirs YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/palmschoirs

2.) Go to the PALMS Choirs Facebook Page at 7 PM on either night. Here, you'll be able to react and comment on the videos as well. PALMS Choirs Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/PALMSsings


The shows will remain available on both platforms after their premiere. 


Congratulations to these students on their wonderful performances! Thank you for supporting the PALMS Theatre Department and its dedicated and determined young actors.


PHS PRESENTS...HIGH SCHOOL MUSICAL - Musical for Spring 2021:

This year's spring musical, "High School Musical On Stage: One Act Edition" is set to live stream on Friday, March 5th at 7:00PM. Patrons can purchase tickets and view the show through the online platform "ShowTix4U". Adult tickets are $8, and Student/Senior tickets are $6. Please consider purchasing a ticket for everyone viewing the stream, as the ticket money helps sponsor this production. Based on the Disney Channel Original Movie, this on stage version is sure to entertain. Thank you for your support of our PHS Student Performers and Crew members. The link to purchase tickets is https://www.showtix4u.com/event-details/43206 . Tickets are now on sale!
SPONSORS AND ADVERTISERS WANTED!!!
Additionally, our students are hard at work selling playbill ads in our community. Attached is a SPRING MUSICAL PATRON FORM - Please consider supporting our students with a virtual ad before the show.  Please send your landscape ad by Monday, February 8th so that they can be compiled in time for the production.  Send via email to nchaban@palisadessd.org


POETRY COMPETITION FOR HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS:  This year's Bucks County High School Poet of the Year Competition is on! The deadline is March 19, 2021.

 

The winner will receive a $300 prize and be acknowledged with a proclamation from the Bucks County Commissioners.  In addition, the Bucks County High School Poet of the Year runners-up and finalists will give a live virtual reading. Mentioning the contest and public reading on college applications will demonstrate initiative, writing skills, and public speaking experience. Clearly, there’s a lot to gain from entering the contest.

The application process is easy and there is no entry fee. 

Poems and entry form must be submitted online atbucks.edu/hspoetentry
A flyer detailing this information is attached HERE

  

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RECEIVED A GIFT CARD FOR THE HOLIDAYS THAT YOU WON'T USE?  CONSIDER DONATING IT TO PCF FOR REDISTRIBUTION TO FAMILIES IN NEED:  

This is a great way to help families in our community without spending your money to do so.  If you have a gift certificate that will go unused by you, why not donate it to the Palisades Community Foundation for redistribution to another family who would welcome the assistance!  Gift cards can be mailed to PO Box 194; Kintnersville, PA  18930 OR drop off at the high school main office between 7AM and 3PM (please mark attention Donna Holmes).  Thank you for your consideration!

BRICK SALES RETURN!

Use this P.C.F. Brick Application Form to purchase your commemorative brick which will be installed at the Walter T. Rohrer Stadium at PHS.  We have found a mason to help us get these bricks (past and present) installed!  Thanks for your consideration and for supporting PCF!

In the past PCF has helped our community with funding for numerous projects such as the stadium lighting, the all weather track, and murals at our schools...just to name a few. PCF also gives many grants to our students and teachers to help fund various projects and activities throughout the year. 


We also give back to our community members in need. This past year, PCF offered hundreds of free dinners each week over the summer  to our neighbors that were negatively impacted by the COVID -19 economic disruptions and we have purchased gifts and gift cards for families needing some extra help over the holidays!
To make a donation to PCF, please visit PCF's new website



DN PTA - Valentine's Day Fundraiser

Spread the love this holiday! The DN PTA is hosting a Sweetheart Bag Fundraiser this year.

Our bags include: a $5 Gift Card to Owowcow, a Trauger’s Decorate-Your-Own Sugar Cookie Kit (2 cookies)*, Minute to Win It Game Ideas & Supplies, and some Valentine’s Day treats for you and your Valentine to share! Spend the day with your favorite person and make it date! These bags can be enjoyed by all and make a great gift! 

Cost: $15 each bag, 3 or more $12.

Pick up: Wednesday, February 10th from 4:15-5:30pm DN Main Foyer entrance. Drive up to pick up, please stay in cars and we will hand to you via car window.

Place your order here: https://my.cheddarup.com/c/date-night-in-a-bag-fundraiser

Happy Valentine’s Day and thank you for supporting the DN PTA, students & staff!!

*Any families who have a gluten, peanut, or tree nut allergy please contact shannonronca@gmail.com so we can ensure an allergen friendly treat is included for your child(ren). 

PCCY Insurance

 

PCCY's Child Helpline helps families get health insurance for FREE and in every language!


The Helpline is for parents/guardians:  215-563-5848 x17.


  • Who have lost their jobs and are worried about losing health coverage for their children and themselves
  • Are  concerned with the costs of testing and treatment of COVID-19
  • With any questions about CHIP or Medicaid coverage
  • With language interpretation needs

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The St. Luke’s Healthy Kids Bright Futures Team is very excited to work with our students virtually. We know that these are extremely challenging times for students, parents, and school faculty and staff.  In an effort to help enhance distance learning during these trying times, the Community Health and Preventive Medicine staff at St. Luke’s University Health Network have gathered resources together for you to share with your children and friends!  HKBF January Resource Packet.pdf


IT IS TIME FOR REGISTRATION!  SPRING IS NOT TOO FAR AWAY!


Registration for Silver Creek

Please use this link:  Silver Creek Athletic Association Registration

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PALISADES YOUTH SOCCER:

Palisades Youth Soccer has been providing travel and intramural soccer programs to our area for the last 40+ years and we’re working on planning this year’s programs.

Currently we’re offering open sessions on the Palisades High School Turf on Sundays for the following age groups:

·         11-12pm: 2004-2005 Boys 

·         12-1pm: 2011-2013 Girls and Boys

·         1-2pm: 2008-2010 Girls

·         2-3:30pm: 2007-2010 Boys

·         4-6pm: 2003-2007 Girls

In addition, we’re working on the following programs:

·         Spring Travel Soccer

·         Spring Intramural

·         Summer Intramural

·         Beach Blast

·         Fall Travel

·         Fall Intramural

If you are interested, please fill out this form: https://pysanet.sportngin.com/register/form/906556533

Questions? Email Nikki Bowen nbowen@pysanet.com

Visit https://www.pysanet.com/ for more information.

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