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MEAL UPDATE FROM PALISADES:  MEALS PROVIDED FOR 7 DAYS A WEEK!

We are now offering drive through pick-up, pre-packaged breakfast and lunch meals for your children 7 days a week. Pick-up service occurs at the front door or rear door of each school building. Choose the most convenient location for you. On Mondays & Wednesdays, between 10:00AM & 10:30AM. Mondays you will pick up for 3 days, and Wednesdays you will pick up for 4 days. Meals are for all children including pre-K, in the household.  For cyber learning, virtual days, holidays and closed days. When you arrive, simply tell us how many children you will be feeding, and we will safely hand the bags to you.

All bags are pre-packaged and ready, including milk, fruits, vegetables, and heat n’ serve entrees.


Pirate Nation

Football Team wins District XI 2A Championship

On November 21, the Varsity football team defeated Northern Lehigh HS to capture the District XI 2A Championship! The team finished the season with a record of 8-2. This is the 4th District XI Football Championship in school history. 

McDowell

National Merit Scholarship - Commended Student

Recently, the National Merit Scholarship Corporation announced that senior, Liam McDowell has been named a Commended student in the 2021 program. Commended students placed among the top 50,000 scorers of the more than 1.5 million students who entered the 2021 competition by taking the 2019 Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test (PSAT/NMSQT).

DeNato

DeNato named by Morning Call as Male Athlete of the Week

Congratulations to senior, Jon DeNato, who was selected as Lehigh Valley Health Network Coordinated Health's Male Athlete of the Week winner for Week 9 of the 2020-21 season.

Cybersonics Raffle

Cybersonics, Palisades High Schools FIRST Robotics Team, is raffling off several tech items to fundraise for their upcoming season. Proceeds from the raffles will go towards materials and tools for building their robot.  Raffles open on November 20th and close December 11th.  Enter now at http://www.cybersonics.net
 

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To Honor a Teacher, visit: www.palisadescommunityfoundation.com
OR download this form and mail with your donation: Honor a Teacher 2020.pdf
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OTHER WAYS TO HELP THIS HOLIDAY SEASON:  Any tax-free donations made to our Community Giving Tree holiday relief fund will be channeled back to Palisades' families in need for the holiday season.  Every donation, regardless of the size is helpful to aid in the holiday giving program organized by the school district's Community Relations Office.  Approximately 50 families with children needing some assistance this holiday season.  Interested in finding out what gifts/donations are needed, please contact Mrs. Berger - aberger@palisd.org

To make a TAX FREE donation to Palisades Community Foundation, please visit PCF's new website - use PayPal or you can mail in a check to the address listed.  Also, please check out the tax benefits available to charitable donors by clicking on this link:  More on Charitable Donations - CARES Act


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UPCOMING SCHOOL BOARD MEETINGS:  All board meeting agendas are posted on Board Docs - https://go.boarddocs.com/pa/pali/Board.nsf/Public under the “meetings” tab.

Here is the schedule for upcoming virtual School Board (Regular and Committee) Meetings:

12/07/20 - Budget Presentation 6:15PM - To join by phone 1-813-435-3693; PIN 285143684# NEW TIME AND PHONE #

12/07/20 - School Board Reorganization/Regular School Board Meeting 7PM - To join by phone 1-321-428-6218; PIN 978834978#
12/14/20 - Fiscal Oversight Committee 9AM
12/16/20 - Budget Presentation 6PM
12/16/20 - Regular School Board Meeting 7PM
12/17/20 - Joint Operating Committee (UBCTS) 8PM

CALENDAR
CALENDAR INFO - LOOKING AHEAD - 2020-2021 District Calendar revised 11.4.2020.pdf

12/21 - Virtual School Day for All Students
12/22 - Virtual School Day for All Students
12/23 - Half Day Virtual School Day for All Students
12/24-1/1 - Enjoy the Holiday Break - Welcome 2021!!!
1/4/20 - Students Return to School from Holiday Break
12/9/20 - 2ND SEMESTER CHANGES DUE:

On Thursday, November 19th, a notice was sent to parents/guardians to ask if there is a change in mode of education or transportation being requested.  If you should have received the email and did not, or if you have any questions, please contact dholmes@palisd.org - Only those who wish to make a change in their child’s current status need to complete the form - due by December 9th.

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If you are considering switching to online instruction for your child with Palisades Cyber Academy (PCA) - click on our website pages for more information linked here:
Palisades Cyber Academy
All PCA Presentations from December 2nd are now online! Please click here for the archived recordings: Archived Presentations 12.02.20
Capri Restaurant
FROM TINICUM PTA:

We are excited to present to you our first ever Capri Restaurant Fundraiser

MARK THE MONDAY'S ON YOUR DECEMBER CALENDAR....
12/7, 12/14, 12/21, 12/28 you don't have to cook!!! 

Every Monday in the month of December, dine in or take out from Capri Restaurant, and they will donate 20% of all food sales to Tinicum PTA! We thought this was the perfect way to give back to our school during this different time AND give all of you a night off from the hustle and bustle of dinner!! 

SHARE THIS WITH ALL YOUR LOCAL FAMILIES & FRIENDS!!! 

NxStop App
LOOKING AHEAD - STAY INFORMED WITH NXSTOP (New Transportation App for PSD):
We are excited to announce that we will be testing a new school transportation app called “NxStop” (pronounced “next-stop”). NxStop is an app that lets parents and students know when their school bus is arriving at their stop. 

NxStop takes a slightly different approach than other apps of its kind. It started “from the inside out”, meaning that it first began as a solution to a problem faced by its founder, James Polhemus, after he missed his school bus on a rainy morning. Since then, the company has remained devoted to bettering the school transportation experience for parents and students. 
Get Started with NxStop Information Handout
FROM OUR FRIENDS AT ESS - NEW OPPORTUNITIES FOR YOU!
ESS December Events

ESS Hiring Event
College Recruiting
COVID APP ANNOUNCED:
The following information was released from the PA Department of Health and the Department of Education this week.  Please see the press release linked below with directions as to how to download the COVID related app; information regarding COVID mitigation and tracking of cases in your area are part of the services provided through this app. It is a free app available for Android and Apple devices.  LINK TO PRESS RELEASE HERE

NOTICE FROM WORTHWHILE WEAR:

As you may know by our recent newsletter email, Worthwhile Wear is planning to launch a pilot program of our virtual Worth It Outreach on January 12th!

We're looking for some skilled Arts & Crafts volunteers to create handmade gifts for the 8 women that will be in the inaugural program (i.e., knitted prayer shawls, knitted hats/gloves, bracelets, purses, cord tacos, etc.).  Since the sessions will have some pre-recorded content and live virtual presenters, we want to make sure there is a personal touch as well, and we're sure there's a few skilled volunteers out there that are up for helping us achieve the impact that Worth It is intended to have - that every woman is Worthwhile!

If you are interested, please let me know and I will get you set up with our Worth It coordinator on next steps.

Also, we're still in search of a tech-savvy volunteer to help us install safety and security measures on our Well participants' laptops.  We would ideally want to do this through our server by installing measures to block specific websites and to monitor activity when the laptops are in use.  As we continue to mirror COVID safety protocols similar to what schools are using for our counseling and education sessions with the Women at The Well, we need to be sure we're applying similar methods to monitor laptop use and block certain sites that a school would use for laptops issued to students.

The service provider at The Well is Verizon Fios, and the laptops are HP EliteBooks.  If you have expertise in this area and would be willing to install the necessary software on the participants' laptops, please let me know.

Thanks again for being a part of our mission to serve survivors of human trafficking.  We cannot do what we do without you!

Contact:  Ray at 267.905.8110 | worthwhilewear.org


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