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AMI Team     Dawn Fulton


Thank you to everyone who participated in the vaccination clinic this week at Palisades!  AMI (the vaccination provider) was able to give out 149 doses (1st shots) on Wednesday!  Details regarding the schedule for June 8th for the second dose will be forthcoming!  Please stay tuned!

As a reminder, students and staff members are asked to provide a copy of the confirmation of vaccination to their building nurse for future COVID tracing purposes.  If you need your copy, please go to trackmyvaccine - to get your copy.

OTHER AREA VACCINATION CLINICS:  (Pfizer is approved for children 12 and over)

Vaccination Clinics
NOTE:  Pfizer vaccine available for youth 16 years of age and up.

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Debczak Wealth Management Group (of Wells Fargo Advisors)
Bloom Chiropractic
Vandergast Family in fond memory of Mr. James Kinsey "The Voice of Palisades"
Penn Community Bank
Swamp's Auto Works, Auto Body, Riverside Garage and Used Auto Parts
Carol C. Dorey Real Estate, Inc.
Colonial Woods Family Camping Resort
Crews Surveying, LLC
NAPA Auto Parts
Franconia Insurance and Financial Services
Mr. Michael Strickland, Realtor
Palisades Education Association
Snip in Thyme Hair Salon
Mr. Scott Freeman

Also, thanks to our partners in health and wellness from Lehigh Valley Health Network and Coordinated Health

What a fantastic day for a fun run!  Thank you to all of our participants and congratulations to our 1st, 2nd and 3rd place overall fun run winners - Lynn Taylor, David Becker and Greyson George!  Also, there was a very special tribute to Mr. James Kinsey - the Voice of Palisades - by the Vandergast family!  Finally, Springfield Elementary brought home the Golden Sneaker Award again this year!  Here are a few photos from the day:

Run Winners

Kinsey Tribute

Springfield Elementary

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

Springfield FH
Food for Springtown


As a matter of fact...PCF made it's first distribution of goodies to our area first responders!  Special thanks to Mary's Rustic Kitchen for supporting Palisades Community Foundation in this endeavor...who's next?

Giant Donation


This week, representatives from the Giant Company presented a donation to the Palisades School District in the amount of $9,786.30!  Through the Feeding School Kids initiative, The Giant Company and their customers raised more than $3.3 million to address the issue of childhood hunger throughout local public school districts in the communities they serve.  From January 4th through February 28th, customers were invited to "round up" their purchase to the nearest dollar or convert their store points into a donation for public schools' food programs.  The Giant Company matched the first $1.5 million in donations by customers.

Special thanks to The Giant Company for providing this support for our Food Services program at Palisades!  Receiving the donation was Superintendent O'Connell, Board President Musantry and Food Services Director Giarratana.

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This week, our PALMS Musicians were very busy, performing in 3 different performances! On Monday, we had our outside Spring Cabaret which featured solo and duo musicians. On Wednesday we performed and recorded our amazing PALMSingers and PALMS Honors Jazz Band for their virtual performances.

These kiddos worked so hard, and we are so proud of how much they achieved! In case you missed any of their performances, you can view all 3 of them here! 

Thank you to all of you who helped make these performances happen! 

🎵Jazz Band Performance 

🎶PALMSingers Performance

🎼Outside Spring Cabaret
MASTER AND GRASSHOPPER EXHIBIT:  Click here to view all of the pieces recognized - Master and Grasshopper Exhibit
by Grasshopper - Fiona Adams


by Grasshopper - Honey Smith


by Master - Brent Jones (PHS Art Teacher)

Grasshopper 1

by Grasshopper - Trysta Lawson

Grasshopper 2

by Grasshopper - Alessia Manesis

Master Kintner

by Master - Tiffany Kitner (PHS Art Teacher)

STAY TUNED...More to come on Ms. Kitner's summer ceramics studio class through our Community School Program!

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TRACK AND FIELD RESULTS...Girls Track & Field Crowned District XI Champs!  Boys Track & Field is Runner-Up:

On Tuesday, the boys and girls competed in the District XI Track and Field Championships held at Blue Mountain High School in Orwigsburg.  Our teams had one of the most dominating performances of any team in recent history.  The medal winners and state qualifiers are listed below:

Girls (state qualifiers are italicized):  100 meters-1st place- Sydney Odle- 12.95, 800 meters- 4th place- Amelia Smith- 2:28.89, 100 hurdles- 2nd place- Skye Porter- 16.84, 100 hurdles- 3rd place- Morgan Magditch- 17.18, 300 hurdles- 1st place- Kayla Walker- 49.33, 4 x 1 relay- 1st place- (Ava Balliet, Kaylei Gruver, Angela Henry, Sydney Odle)- 51.22, 4 x 4 relay- 2nd place- (Charlotte Houghton, Ava Balliet, Angela Henry, Sydney Odle)- 4:12.73, 4 x 8 relay- 2nd place- (Amelia Smith, Brynn Chilton, Sara Reguera, Alayna Stiansen)- 10:01.32, High Jump- 1st place- Trinity Williams- 5' 2", High Jump- 2nd place- Paige Casterline- 5' 2", Long jump- 3rd place- Trinity WIlliams- 16' 1.25", Long Jump- 4th place- Paige Casterline- 15' 11.25", Triple Jump- 3rd place- Trinity Williams- 35' 1.5", Shot Put- 1st place- Delaney Hilferty- 34' 1.5", Shot Put- 4th place- Katelyn Shoemaker- 32' 2.5", Javelin- 2nd place- Katelyn Shoemaker- 115' 3", Javelin- 3rd place- Delaney Hilferty-  111' 8"

Overall- Girls finished first with 141 points followed by North Schuylkill 104 out of 18 scoring teams.

Boys (state qualifiers are italicized):  100 meters- 4th place- Mason Smeland- 11.5, 200 meters- 3rd place- Nate Hendricks- 23.68, 400 meters- 2nd place- Marcus Yearwood- 51.55, 1600 meters- 1st place- Thomas Smigo- 4:36.71, 3200 meters- 4th place- Mitch Campbell-  10:37.33, 300 hurdles- 4th place- Bryce Guthier- 42.73, 4 x 1 relay- 3rd place- (Marcus Yearwood, Nate Hendricks, Bryce Guthier, Mason Smeland)- 45.12, 4 x 4 relays- 1st place- (Thomas Smigo, Mason Smeland, Bryce Guthier, Marcus Yearwood)- 3:32.51, High Jump- 3rd place- Jake Benner- 5' 11", Long Jump- 2nd place- Jake Benner- 20' 11.5", Triple Jump- 1st place- Jake Benner- 42' 0"

The Boys finished 2nd with 95.5 points behind Pen Argyl with 117 out of 16 scoring teams.

The PIAA State Championships are Friday, May 28th at Shippensburg University.  GO PIRATES!!

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Palisades School District and the Upper Bucks YMCA are teaming up to provide a summer recreational camp for children (entering 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.  Camp hours are 9AM until 4PM (updated).  Before and after care will be available each day of camp for your convenience.

Links for Information and Registration:

Registration Flyer:  Palisades_CampBrochure2021 rev.pdf
Pricing Information:  palisades-registration-grid.pdf
YMCA Website Link to Program:  YMCA Website-Direct Link to Camp Bucks at PSD

NOTE:  Families who wish to receive scholarship consideration, please contact or complete the assistance request form on the YMCA registration website.

New Camps Offered!  Athletics Summer Camp Flyer 2021

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05/26/21 - Facilities Committee Meeting; 6:30PM - to join by phone:  1-314-649-9729  (PIN: 920788853)
06/01/21 - Athletics Committee Meeting; 5:30PM (NEW TIME ON TUESDAY)
06/02/21 - Regular School Board Meeting; 7PM
06/09/21 - Education Programs and Services Meeting; 6:30PM
06/14/21 - Fiscal Oversight Committee Meeting; 9AM
06/16/21 - Regular School Board Meeting; 7PM
06/17/21 - Joint Operating Committee; UBCTS 8PM

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


At the upcoming School Board Meeting on June 2nd, our Business Administrator, Drew Bishop, will be reviewing the final school district budget for the 21-22 school year. 

As presented in an earlier budget discussion (November 18, 2020), it was noted:

There is a $1,125,000 increase in the Charter School tuition budget. This increase factors in an increase in the number students attending outside charter schools and an increase in the tuition rate the District must pay for any student attending an outside charter school. (NOTE:  the rates are projected to increase to $23,000 and $51,000 for non-special education students and special education students respectively.)

Currently, there is proposed legislation being discussed to reduce the cost for students attending outside cyber (not brick and mortar) charter schools to $9,500 per student.  Click here for a recent article:  Wolf and Cyber Charter Funding Reform

For more information about cyber charter funding reform, please go to this section of our website:  Cyber Charter Info

If you would like to advocate for the proposed CYBER CHARTER FUNDING REFORM legislation (proposed cap $9500), please contact your legislators:

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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 for face to face instruction, please contact the Community Relations Office at 610-847-5131, ext. 2401 or email


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

PreK Registration 

Chicken BBQ
Monster Mayhem

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Palisades Youth Soccer Association Spring Update:
While our Spring Travel and Intramural programs are well underway, we're now planning for what comes next:

Fall Travel:  Birth Years 2013 and older.  Travel Tryouts will be held in Mid/Late May.  If interested in playing Travel Soccer with us this Fall, please fill out this brief Interest Form:

Summer Intramural:  PYSA is offering a Summer Intramural Program for players born 2009-2018.  Sessions will be held weekly on Tuesday and Wednesday  from 6-7pm from late June through early August.   2018-2017 players will play once a week on Wednesday from 6-7pm, parent participation required.  To register:

Questions? Email Nikki Bowen

Scouting Promotion

Bucks Camp Expo


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Anderson Mechanical Corp. is looking for energetic, responsible students looking for a good paying summer job.  We do all aspects of heating and air conditioning work, as well as plumbing construction and service.

No experience is required.  Asking that our summer employees show up on time, and are willing to work in construction environments.  We will provide safety training, and instruction.  This employment opportunity will also offer the student a look into our industry as a potential career.   

If interested,  Please contact Kerry Anderson at 215-766-9890 to schedule an interview.

Jerry Fritz

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 with interest and include work history/ experience as well as 3 references.


I am Lynne Wheeler- Human Resources for Oldcastle APG Lawn & Garden.  We have a work site located in Quakertown, PA and I am working on recruiting efforts for entry level open positions that we currently have.  I have worked with the Guidance office at Quakertown High School in the past and had some success.  I thought I would reach out to you as well.  I am looking to recruit 18 year old Seniors that may not be going off to college after graduating this spring and would be looking for full time work.

 We have a Full Time positions open for:

*  Color Line Production Laborer-  This is a labor intensive job that works with our mulch production and colorants (black, red, brown mulches).  $18 hr

*  General Laborer Color Line Support- This position supports the Color Line Production Laborer with tasks. $15hr.  This position would just complete application for Production Laborer.

*  Production Laborer-This position works on our manual soil production line.  (This is where Tim is working with us). $15 hr

These positions are entry level positions and we will train the right candidate.

The online application link to these positions is

 The individual can text the keyword QTN to 833-865-3227.  They will automatically receive a text message with a link to our landing page to these job postings and then complete the online application.

We also have a Facebook page called Oldcastle Lawn & Garden Careers that they can check out and see posts for Quakertown Site as well.

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Weekly Hot Jobs 5.3.21.pdf
On the Job Training May 2021.pdf

The Golden Pheasant Inn and Restaurant

Bussers Needed

Starting wage 8.50/hr plus tips 

Dishwasher Needed
Starting wage $12/hour 

(both with advancement opportunities) 

Flexible hours for the summer 

Closed on Mondays and Tuesdays 



Please contact Jacob Donnelly for more information about employment


Krapf Bus Drivers Needed

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