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REMINDER:  February 16th is a regular school day for students

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PIRATE PRIDE!!!

Wrestling Champs

COLONIAL LEAGUE CHAMPIONS!  Palisades Wrestling wins Colonial League Championship

Last Friday, the wrestling team defeated Bangor HS in the Colonial League Championship dual meet. Congratulations to our wrestling team, who was crowned CL Champions, for the first time in school history!

DEBATE TEAM WINS!  On Monday, February 8th, two of our debate teams were able to virtually compete. The team of Hailey Coughlin, Oliver Olmstead, Honey Smith, and Layna Transue celebrated a win over Pennridge. Congratulations to all members who were able to compete on Monday. Your dedication to the team and preparation were excellent and the transition to virtual was handled with resiliency!

Financial Aid

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IMPORTANT COVID-RELATED INFORMATION FOR FAMILIES:


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.

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!

 

COVID Testing

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


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The St. Luke's Community Health and Preventive Medicine Team is excited to provide your school with resources promoting healthy behaviors throughout the school year. HKBF February Resource Packet.pdf

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UPCOMING SCHOOL BOARD MEETINGS (All Virtual):
02/16/21 - Fiscal Oversight Committee 9AM - (US) +1 530-618-7087 (PIN: 260555139)
02/17/21 - Regular School Board Meeting 7PM - (US) +1 929-276-0412 (PIN: 241552505)
02/18/21 - Joint Operating Committee (JOC) 8PM
02/24/21 - Facilities Committee 6:30PM
02/24/21 - Athletic Committee 7:30PM

CHARTER SCHOOL FUNDING REFORM:  The Palisades School Board of Directors renewed its call for funding reform related to charter schools.  The fees related to children living in the district and attending non-district charter schools continues to put pressure on our operating budget.  Click here for a recent article published by the Herald - charter reimbursements, Feb. 11, 2021.pdf

PHS Ice Cream Fundraiser

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!

League of Women Voters

Click on this flyer for contest details: LWV PSA Contest Flyer

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
Bird Count
FAMILY FUN!!! HOW TO PARTICIPATE IN THE GREAT BACKYARD BIRD COUNT:
The dates are February 12 to February 15. It is a great family adventure that can enhance family fun through bird counting. The link to the great backyard bird count is https://www.bird count.org/ It is a global event that children and adults can take part in. The information will direct people how to count, when to count and how to report the bird they have seen.
CODE BLUE:

Greetings, everyone!   Here’s our call for February 12-14, 2021:

We don’t have any groundhog recipe suggestions for this weekend— but alas, we won’t have rest for the weary either, as we’re likely to see a series of fast-moving storms come through our area over the next few days bringing not only a little more snow (around 3” or so), but sleet and ice as well.  The warmest day of our weekend looks to be Sunday, but even then, the highs will barely get to freezing, and our lows will be solidly below our Code Blue threshold.  So our Code Blue Shelter at the Quakertown Masonic Lodge will be OPEN Friday, Saturday, and Sunday nights, Feb. 12-14.  Our doors will be open from 8:30-11:00 PM. 

If you need further information on the ministries of Advocates for the Homeless of Upper Bucks, please contact Pr Dave Heckler @ 570.470.0716.  Thanks!

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

PAGSL Registration Info


Registration for Silver Creek

Please use this link:  Silver Creek Athletic Association Registration

TYAA

Tinicum Baseball registration is open! Click here to register. Registration ends March 5! Lets play ball!

TYAA Registration is Now Open!

Plumstead Hawks

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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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