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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.

Dance-a-thon, October 9- SCHEDULE CHANGE!
Put on your dancing shoes for our biggest fundraiser of the year! Family and friends can donate through the fundraising form or  online at www.palmerdanceathon.myevent.com  Make sure to put the students name, grade and teacher in the Message Box so they are eligible for prizes.

Families are welcome to join the dance in the gym on Oct. 9. Our schedule has changed. See below!

11:15-11:45 a.m. ECE-3 AM
12-12:30 p.m. ECE-4
12-1 p.m. Kindergarten
1-2 p.m., 3rd, 4th and 5th
2-3 p.m., 1st and 2nd
3-3:30 p.m. ECE-3 PM

Picture Day has been rescheduled to Oct. 16
Picture day will be on Oct. 16 instead of Oct. 9 so that it doesn’t conflict with the Palmer Dance-a-Thon. Palmer is using Lifetouch school portraits this year. Check out the online brochure (but note that the date is wrong). And see this reminder flier: Life Touch Picture Flier

PTA Communications
Did you get a confirmation email from Mail Chimp? PTA is migrating our list to Mail Chimp so if you see an email in your inbox asking you to confirm you want to be on the Palmer PTA list, please subscribe. If you aren’t on the PTA list but would like to be, please send a note to palmerelementarypta@gmail.com.

Palmer needs volunteers
Parents interested in volunteering at Palmer need to go through volunteer training and submit information for a background check. The next volunteer training is coming up on Oct. 6 at 5 p.m. Sign up for it here.

We need volunteers for Halloween Carnival
Palmer PTA puts on the biggest and best Halloween carnival every year and we need your help to make it a success. Please sign up to help before, during or after the carnival on Oct. 30. The carnival runs from 6 to 8 p.m. We will start setting up at 3:45 p.m. Please help if you can. If you can’t, please see if your spouse, parents, aunts, uncles, high school- or middle school-age children can help in your place. We need a lot of helpers to pull it off. It is worth it though. It is our most popular community event. Volunteer Signup Sheet

Family Academy Night , Wednesday, Oct. 14
Family Academy Night, which was scheduled for Sept. 16 has been rescheduled to Wednesday, Oct. 14, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Please put the new date on your calendar and additional information will be sent home in Friday folders closer to the event.

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.