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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 Volunteer Orientation Scheduled
If you would like to volunteer at Palmer this year, the school is offering its first series of Palmer Volunteer Orientations. As a reminder, all volunteers who wish to help out during the school day will need to complete the Palmer Partners Orientation. If you are unavailable to help out during the school day, you are welcome to join the PTA or work on projects that can be taken home (e.g. cutting, sharpening pencils, etc.)

To sign up for a Palmer Volunteer Orientation, complete the Palmer Volunteer Form and return it to our main office by Thursday, October 2. The three sessions are Thursday, Oct. 2, 12 p.m., Friday, Oct. 3, 2 p.m., and Friday, Oct. 10, at 1 p.m.

Pig races coming to Palmer!
The fall fundraiser will kick off on Monday, Sept. 29. Look for the fundraising packets in your children’s backpacks. Here’s a teaser for the pig races. Catch the excitement!

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.

SuperCuts Super Fundraiser
Our local SuperCuts, at Colfax and Krameria, is supporting Palmer.  When you get your hair cut there between now and October 31, mention Palmer PTA and 10% of proceeds will go to Palmer!  SuperCuts Fundraiser

Many thanks to BKD Staff Foundation and Bill Schneider and CitiScapes
BKD Staff Foundation generously donated time, labor and made a financial contribution during a volunteer day on August 14 to plant new landscaping in the front of the school and to spruce up the playground.  What a wonderful gift to start the school year!  Bill Schneider and CitiScapes designed the new landscaping and provided oversight on the project!  Many thanks to everyone.  Check out pictures in our photo gallery.

 

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!