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Come see what Palmer has to offer
School tours are held every Friday at 10 a.m. and by appointment as needed. Come see this hidden gem tucked into the heart of Denver.

Uncorked! Fundraiser
Palmer PTA hosts a tasting event this Friday, April 25, 2014, from 6:30 to 9 p.m. at Anthology Fine Art Gallery, 635 Santa Fe Drive. The cost is $25 per person. Proceeds from the event will benefit learning technology in the classroom. Thank you to Palmer parents Traci Stewart, Kendra Custer, Jill Laflen, Tiffany Diubaldo and Erin Van Remortel for organizing the event and special thanks to Kendra and Zach Custer for donating their art gallery space for the event. Buy tickets to the event through the Anthology Fine Art Gallery website.

Palmer Student Art Show, April 26
Join us at Anthology Fine Art Studio, 635 Santa Fe Drive, on Saturday, April 26, for the Palmer Student Art Show. Every student in the school will have one piece in the gallery show, so come and see what your children have been up to in Ms. Gouge’s class all year. The show is open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. We hope to see you all there!

Shakespeare Festival- A Family Affair, Friday, May 2, 9:30 – 11:30 a.m.
Hear Ye! Hear Ye! Palmer Elementary’s annual Shakespeare Festival is open to all Palmer parents and students on Friday, May 2, 2014, on Palmer’s playground. Palmer’s Shakespeare Club will open the ceremonies by presenting two scenes from their play Hamlet in the Auditorium.  We will then move outside for the remainder of the theatrical activities.  This year will feature six dramatic stations where students and parents can learn and be involved with the theater of Shakespeare’s time.  Insults and compliments by the Bard will be discovered, while at the next station, students explore the world of stage craft through dramatic death scenes and stage combat techniques as well as Elizabethan improvisation.

They’ll be able to sing a simple tune, make a family crest to show The Bard their Elizabethan flair, and even take a stab at fencing!  Students and parents will also be able to shop the Market for goodies to stave off hunger, or trinkets and baubles to please the eye. Teaching Artists from the Denver Center Theater Academy, fencing masters from Cheyenne Fencing, and our own homegrown theater gurus will volunteer to support and guide our budding actors.  To conclude our festivities, students and parents will move to one of our two “open-mike” stages to present one of their new talents! Come one; come all to Palmer’s day of the bard – sharing the joy and excitement of Shakespeare!

Run for RIF, May 15, 9:30 a.m. – Noon
Fun run for all Palmer students to raise money to sustain the Reading is Fundamental (RIF) program at our school. Visit the webpage for more information and to donate.
http://www.runforrif.myevent.com/

Next PTA Meeting, Tuesday, May 6, 6 p.m.
The next PTA meeting is on Tuesday, May 6, at 6 p.m. in the school Library. Free school-age babysitting is provided. April 2014 PTA Minutes

Collaborative School Committee (CSC) meeting
The next CSC meeting is Wednesday, May 21, at 6 p.m. CSC meetings are open to the public and a great way to get involved with the school. For more information visit the CSC page.

PALMER IS A TOP PERFORMER! CHECK IT OUT!
Palmer is one of only 17 schools in Denver to win the Governor’s Distinguished Improvement Award in 2013!

Welcome to Palmer Elementary School located in the heart of Denver. Palmer is a small school with a lot of personality. Our school offers ECE through 5th grade classes including Advanced Kindergarten. The student body is very diverse with 10-12 different native language speakers attending each school year. We attempt (and have been very successful) in keeping our classes small so that the upmost attention can be given to each individual child. They are each so important to us and we want to ensure that each has an excellent education.

Our staff consists of a blend of seasoned teachers with volumes of experience and knowledge to beginning teachers that bring new ideas that reinforce the education presented to our students. We have a mixture of male and female classroom teachers that allows Palmer different views and ways of teaching.

Our art and music program is excellent and various forms of art are experienced by our students. The entire school benefits as they create the beautiful art that decorates our hallways. Our physical education/dance class is involved in so many health building programs and games along with dance introduction and experiences. All children, including ECE, are involved in music, art and PE weekly. Palmer also has a 30 iMac computer lab and a very up-to-date library for use by our students. Our upper grades platoon so that teachers can offer students their expertise in subject areas, while our primary grades focus on building a strong foundation for our students. Palmer is a green school and has shown growth for the past four years on state assessments (CSAP now called TCAP). This indicates that Palmer is consistently moving its students at all levels. Tours are given on a scheduled basis and we encourage you to come in and experience the “best kept secret” in Denver – the little school with the BIG heart!