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SHOUT OUT!  National Assistant Principal Week

Today is the last day of National Assistant Principal week. Please join us in recognizing and thanking our assistant principals, Mrs. Amber Schlosser (PHS) and Mr. Rich Spering (PALMS), for doing outstanding work as assistant principals! Their commitment in supporting students, faculty and staff helps make Palisades High School and Middle School great places to learn!  Hats off to these dedicated administrators!


Kindergarten Registration

KINDERGARTEN REGISTRATION FOR THE CLASS OF 2034 - Register by April 30th!


Here is the link to register your child for the upcoming school year - REGISTRATION LINK.  In order to complete the registration for your child, you must provide a birth certificate, immunization records and three (3) proofs of residency - see letter below.  After your child's school is assigned, more information will be forthcoming about orientation, assessment of your child for math and literacy, as well as an opportunity to meet with our school nurses and counselors.

Kindergarten 2021-22 Letter.pdf

In order to begin kindergarten in the 2021-22 school year, your child must be five (5) years of age before September 1, 2021.

Please share this information with your friends and neighbors!


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PALISADES COMMUNITY FOUNDATION...CELEBRATING 25 YEARS OF SERVING OUR COMMUNITY!

REGISTER TODAY!  Palisades Community Foundation will be holding its Annual Family Fun Run and 1 Mile Walk on Saturday, May 15th.  This year's run/walk will take place on the wooded Cross Country trail on the middle school property.  COVID safety protocols will be followed for this event. 

Register for the Run/Walk - Sign Up Today!

Sponsors Needed!  Click here for more information about being a sponsor for this community event -  SPONSORSHIP LEVELS-2021 rev

Proceeds from this event benefit the Palisades community:  PCF Scholarships for students and support other school and community endeavors - Neighbors Helping Neighbors, Family Meals, classroom mini grants, and a special surprise for our Local First Responder Heroes!  Thank you for your consideration.  Questions? Please email palisadescommunityfoundation@gmail.com

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SUMMER CAMP COMING TO PSD - STAY TUNED FOR REGISTRATION INFORMATION!

Palisades School District and the Upper Bucks YMCA are teaming up to provide a summer recreational camp for children (grades 1-6) in the district this summer!  Arts, crafts, outdoor games and swimming are just some of the activities that will be available at camp this summer!  The camp will be held at Palisades Middle School on Monday through Friday beginning on July 12th and running through August 13th.  Before and after care will be available each day of camp for your convenience.

Summer is just around the corner...stay tuned for more!

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REMINDER:  Friday, April 23rd is now a half day for students.

2020-2021 District Calendar revised 3.12.2021.pdf

LOOKING AHEAD...The first day of school for the 2021-22 school year (all grades) is scheduled for Monday, August 30, 2021 for those planning summer vacations!  The calendar is linked here for your perusal:  District Calendar 2021.2022 approved 1.20.2021.pdf 



Annual Golf Classic


FOLLOW THIS LINK FOR THE GOLF OUTING FLYER: 
SUPPORT PALISADES FOOTBALL - Annual Golf Classic

Pirate Flag

PIRATE PRIDE!!! SHOUT OUTS AND ACCOLADES FOR OUR STUDENTS!


Best Communities for Music Education

For the second year in a row, Palisades School District was Nationally Recognized as a 2021 Best Communities for Music Education by the NAMM Foundation. The award program recognizes outstanding efforts by teachers, administrators, parents, students and community leaders who have made music education part of a well-rounded education.  Designations are made to districts and schools that demonstrate an exceptionally high commitment and access to music education. 

Instrumental Music Students Receive Honors

Senior, Sierra Kunigus, participated in the 2021 Pennsylvania Music Educators Association's Original Composition Program.  Over 280 students participated all over the state and 40 of them were in her category. Sierra was selected as one of the outstanding compositions! Her piece will be featured at the 2021 PMEA (Virtual) Annual Conference, April 14-17.

Additionally, 6 PHS Band members were selected by the University of Pennsylvania's 2021 Virtual Honor Band.  These students were recommended by Director Maldonado and then accepted by the University of Penn!  This event takes place Saturday, April 17th virtually and should be an amazing experience for the students! The students selected are:  Sierra Kunigus 12-Clarinet, Lillian Speicher 11-Flute, Elizabeth Neeld 9-Trombone, Raymond (Jake) Lucera 11-Trombone, Gabrielle Musick 9-Tuba, and Peter Schaefer 11-French Horn.

Grasshopper Exhibit

Honey Smith (Grade 12) Recognized in Mansfield University Art Competition

This program gives high school students and they're teachers an opportunity to exhibit their work together for the month of April at Mansfield University's Art Gallery.  This year, Miss Kitner and Mr. Johnes (PHS High School Art Teachers) entered a total of four students.  Amazingly our very own senior, Honey Smith, took the top honor of "best in show" this year!  This is a very prestigious honor that Honey was able to accomplish.  Honey's piece was a depiction of a scene from Mary Shelley's literary work Frankenstein, titled Modern Prometheus.  The painting is 30" x 20" and was created with acrylic paint.

Senior Prom 2021 Update

This year’s prom will be a senior event. Each senior will have the opportunity to attend with up to 1 guest/date, which may be an underclassman.  

The prom will take place on Friday, May 21 from 7:00-9:00 PM under a large tent inside the stadium. The senior class officers and advisors are beginning to plan the evening, which will include a series of events that students will circulate in assigned pods/groups throughout the evening. 


PALISADES LOGO GEAR FOR SALE:

Get your Pirate Gear Now! This semester's Entrepreneurship class is running the school store as Pirates Supply Co. We offer the same great items as last semester such as t-shirts, sweatshirts, sweatpants, hats and masks in a range of sizes from small to 2 or 3XL! If you are interested in purchasing from our school store, please visit our website and to place an order, fill out this Google Form: Pirates Supply Co. Order Form.

Thank you for supporting our future entrepreneurs!

~Pirate Supply Co. Team 

ORDERING A PHS YEARBOOK:

The following is a link to purchase this year's edition of the PHS Yearbook:  Preorder yours today!

https://studentservicesco.com/palisades/palisades-high-school-yearbook/

Field Hockey

Field Hockey Clinic - Grades 6-8th

The high school field hockey team is running a spring clinic.

When? May 11,13,18, 20, 25 & 27th. 

Where? Clinic will be held at the high school turf field from 2:30- 4PM.  Students will be able to take the bus over to the high school after dismissal, pick up will be at the high school turf. 

Fee: $30.00  $5 aIl session. 

Checks make payable to Palisades Sports Boosters

All proceeds go towards the high school field hockey team.

Players will learn the fundamentals of field hockey, play games and win prizes and learn the love of the game. Sticks will be provided if you do not have one, all covid procedures will be followed. 

To sign up please email Kim DeNato: 

Daughter’s name, grade 

Mail checks to 4710 Durham Road Kintnersville Pa 18930  Attention : Kim DeNato 

kdenato@palisadessd.org  (Deadline May 7th ) 

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UPCOMING SCHOOL BOARD MEETINGS (All Virtual):

04/14/21 - Education Programs and Services 6:30PM - (US) +1 443-461-5071  (PIN: 171634172)
04/15/21 - Joint Operating Committee (UBCTS) 8PM
04/21/21 - Fiscal Committee 6PM - (US) +1 260-351-1032 (PIN: 930064796)
04/21/21 - Regular School Board 7PM - (US) +1 414-797-1653  (PIN: 364621425)
04/28/21 - Facilities Committee 6:30PM
04/28/21 - Athletic Committee 7:30PM

Public is encouraged to attend our School Board Meetings; use *6 to unmute when appropriate.

FROM OUR BUSINESS OFFICE:

As of right now, the Local Earned Income Tax filing deadline has NOT been extended beyond the April 15, 2021 due date.  While the PA Department of Revenue and the IRS announced that income tax filing deadlines for their 2020 final returns are extended to May 17, 2021, no such change has been made for the Local Earned Income Tax Filing deadline. Keystone will continue to monitor announcements from the Governor’s Office, the State Legislature and the Department of Community and Economic Development regarding any potential change in the filing deadline.   Absent notice from at least one of these entities, the April 15th deadline cannot change as it is set by statute.  Returns filed after this date will be assessed statutory penalty, interest and costs regardless of extensions by the PA Department of Revenue and the IRS. 

Any questions regarding the filing deadline should be directed to Keystone’s redesigned website, www.KeystoneCollects.com, or to Keystone’s Taxpayer Services Department at (888) 328-0565.



Palisades Cyber Academy

DID YOU KNOW...
Students enrolled in Palisades Cyber Academy (PCA) are being educated using Palisades School District curriculum taught by Palisades teachers!  These students participate in the extra-curricular programs offered by Palisades schools and graduate with a diploma from Palisades High School upon completion of the eligibility requirements!  PCA is a flexible program, meeting the high standards set by our School Board and Administrators.  Enrollment is now open for the 2021-22 school year!  


ENROLLING FOR 2021-22 SCHOOL YEAR:  Students who are currently enrolled in a cyber charter school (not Palisades) and wish to enroll in the Palisades Cyber Academy or return to face to face instruction, please contact the Community Relations Office at 610-847-5131, ext. 2401 or email
dholmes@palisadessd.org


REMINDER: If you would like to advocate for the proposed CYBER CHARTER FUNDING REFORM legislation (proposed cap $9500), please contact your legislators:   https://www.palisd.org/school_board/about_our_board_of_directors/contact_your_legislator

 


CSP Program Spring 2021

IT'S NOT TOO LATE!  REGISTER NOW FOR SPRING PROGRAMS:  Click here for programs running this Spring!  Looking forward to offering programs at our schools again.  Please note that our programs this Spring are off site or outside.  CLICK HERE


Tennis Anyone
Register for Spring Community Tennis at PHS Courts: Click on this link for registration information - PSD BCTA 2021 Tennis Schedule.pdf

FAFSA Webinar

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Wear a mask

COVID IS STILL HERE, BUT 
WE ARE IN THE HOME STRETCH OF THE SCHOOL YEAR!
REMINDER TO...WEAR A MASK, WASH YOUR HANDS, AND REMAIN SOCIALLY DISTANT!

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.  
BUCKS COUNTY LAUNCHES NEW RENTAL ASSISTANCE PROGRAM: Rental Assistance Program
FREE TAX ASSISTANCE FROM THE BUCKS COUNTY OPPORTUNITY COUNCIL:

The Bucks County Opportunity Council (BCOC) is offering free tax assistance this year for those who made $57,000 or less in 2020.

See our website for more information: https://www.bcoc.org/i-need-help-with/taxes/tax-appointments/

Because many AARP tax sites are closed, we are filling up quickly for the season, but scheduling online is the easiest way to get an appointment. We are scheduling well into March at this time.

Cooks Creek Clean Up

Silver Creek Events
Silver Creek Athletic Association Website


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PALISADES YOUTH SOCCER:

Interested in Travel Soccer? Come check out a practice:

  • 2004-2005 Boys: Sundays 11-12 (Turf), Tuesdays 8-9 (PALMS)
  • 2011-2013 Girls and Boys: Sundays 12-1 (Turf), Wednesdays 7-8 (PALMS)
  • 2008-2010 Girls: Sundays 1-2 (Turf), Tuesdays 7-8 (PALMS)
  • 2007-2010 Boys: Sundays 2-3:30 (Turf), Wednesdays 8-9 (PALMS)
  • 2003-2007 Girls: Sundays 4-6 and Thursdays 7-8:30 (Turf)

Masks are required and parents must drop off at the door for PALMS practices (no parents inside - school policy).

Interested in Spring Intramural?  More info can be found here: https://www.pysanet.com/page/show/6191569-spring-intramural

And look for info on Summer Intramural and Beach Blast coming in April.

Questions? Email Nikki Bowen nbowen@pysanet.com

Bucks Camp Expo

HELP WANTED:

Jerry Fritz
SUMMER EMPLOYMENT:

Looking for summer work?  Jerry Fritz Garden Design is seeking to expand our team with hard working individuals.  We are an award winning landscape design & build firm, providing high quality landscape design and fine garden maintenance to our very loyal clients.  We are looking to fill positions on our landscape team, servicing our clients (not at the retail nursery, since Linden Hill Gardens is closed).

Please email jfritz@epix.net with interest and include work history/ experience as well as 3 references.

On behalf of Steve Shreiner, President of Shreiner Tree Care

Good afternoon,

Spring is finally here and with it come new opportunities. As mentioned in my previous communication, Shreiner Tree Care is seeking graduating students, and/or students 18 years of age, who enjoy working outdoors, thrive in a team setting, don’t shy away from responsibility, and embrace a learning environment that will nurture new skills. For these students, we can provide the foundation for a secure financial future and foster a new trade.

Attached please find our flyer with a brief overview of the company, areas of focus, and employment benefits. The positions available are entry-level and full-time. Please note myself and my team are available to interview students by phone and/or Zoom, as well as in person. I would be delighted to connect with you to and discuss the opportunities available to your students. Feel free to call my cell phone at with any questions 610.246.6070.

STC_Full-time Opps_with links (1).pdf

FROM OUR FRIENDS AT WORTHWHILE THRIFT:

You probably already know that the revenue from Worthwhile Thrift is funneled into our programs for survivors, but what you might not know is that Worthwhile Thrift also functions as a place of employment for the women in The Well program.  It's where they get their feet wet in the resume-building, application process, and employment training skills as they work their way through the program.

To help support the store, Worthwhile Wear is making April "Customer Appreciation Month."  In the final week of April, we will be raffling off a gift basket.  Basically, for every $20 spent at the thrift store, a customer can fill out a slip to be entered to win the gift basket.

This is where you come in!

If you're interested in rallying a team or working alone, would you like to assemble a themed gift basket to be raffled out at the store in the final week of April?  If so, we're looking for something valued at about $150 with a theme of your choosing (remember, the basket will be awarded to a Worthwhile Thrift customer, not to the women at The Well).  With your completed basket, we'll also need a list of the basket contents with an estimated value of each item.

Attached is a list of themed baskets we've used in the past, but you are encouraged to brainstorm.  Gift Basket Ideas

Let me know if you are interested.  The drop off location for the completed baskets is: 5835 Easton Road, Plumsteadville, PA 18949.

For more information about Worthwhile Thrift - please visit Worthwhile Website




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