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WELCOME TO PALMER! Are you a prospective family? Click here. School tours are held every week beginning in October or by appointment as needed. Come see this hidden gem tucked into the heart of Denver.

Palmer's new sign! Isn't it wonderful. The sign took a lot of years to complete, but it is great and we are excited to have it. Thanks to the Palmer PTA for purchasing the sign for Palmer.

Palmer’s new sign! Isn’t it wonderful? The sign took a lot of years to complete, but it is great and we are excited to have it. Thanks to the Palmer PTA for purchasing the sign for Palmer.

First PTA meeting of the year is Tuesday, Sept. 1, 6 p.m.
Join us for the first PTA meeting of the year. It is Tuesday, Sept. 1, at 6 p.m. in the school library. Come and find out what we are up to for the upcoming year. Principal Dr. Paula Bieneman comes to every meeting and it is a great way to meet other Palmer parents. Free school-age babysitting is provided in the gym.

Palmer Night at Chipotle, Sept. 9, 4-8 p.m.
Join us for dinner at Chipotle, 8th and Colorado, on Wednesday, Sept. 9, from 4 to 8 p.m. Mention Palmer or show this flyer and Palmer PTA will receive 50 percent of your purchase to help pay for field trip buses, field trips, technology and more. This is one of our best restaurant night fundraisers because Chipotle is so generous! We hope to see you all there!

School supply lists for 2015-2016 school year
Here is a link to the Palmer School Supply List 2015-16.

Palmer is a high growth school! Superintendent Tom Boasberg sent a letter to Palmer today talking about the school’s growth on the School Performance Framework or SPF. And while overall the school dipped into the yellow (by less than a point), Palmer showed tremendous growth in numerous areas, including math. Here is an excerpt from his letter:

It is our pleasure to announce the Top Performing and High Growth Schools for the 2013-14 school year. Each year, teachers participating in ProComp earn incentives for serving in schools that are Green or Blue on the School Performance Framework (SPF) and/or on the SPF academic growth indicator. Educators in schools that are Green or Blue on both growth and overall SPF receive both incentives. We are thrilled that the number of schools that qualify for these incentives continues to grow!

This year, nearly 59 percent of our schools achieved either the Green or Blue status, according to the 2013-14 School Performance Framework, qualifying them as a Top Performing School under ProComp. Additionally, 60 percent of our schools also achieved Green or Blue status on the combined SPF academic growth measures, qualifying them as a High Growth School. To view the Top Performing list, please click here. To view the High Growth list, please click here.

Palmer is on the High Growth list! That means the school is absolutely moving in the right direction.

Palmer one of 10 schools selected for Personal Success Factors Pilot (From DPS’s Week in Review Publication)

Palmer was selected as one of 10 Denver Public Schools to pilot a new program that helps teachers address the emotional and social needs of their students. Personal Success Factors systematically integrates ways to help kids grow academically, socially and emotionally. While teachers around DPS already help students develop positive behaviors and habits on a daily basis, the personal success factors pilot schools will work with local and national models to learn about the best ways to integrate these personal success factors at school. Learn more about this exciting program by watching this video highlighting how teachers are learning to apply “grit” into their everyday teaching. A big congratulations goes out to Palmer and the other pilot schools: Colfax, College View, Force, Harrington, Steck, Hill, Morey, CLA and Manual.