Eblast for April 4, 2021
Miami Palmetto Senior High School PTSA
Upcoming Events - ALL EVENTS AND DATES SUBJECT TO CHANGE:
Apr 5: Back to School (A DAY)
Apr 22: PSAT Makeup for Sophomores
Apr 23: Virtual Cocktail "Love Our Panthers" Mixer, 7PM
May 3-7: Teacher/Staff Appreciation Week
May 14: Student Council Senate Applications Due
May 31: Memorial Day (No School)
Jun 9: Last Day of School

Resources:







Student Council Senate Applications Now Available:
VIRTUAL COLLEGE FAIR SCHEDULE VIA SCOIR SPRING 2021:
 
April 6             11:00              Suffolk University
 
STUDENTS NEED to register with Scoir to attend.
(Parents can sign in for notifications on their child’s page)
Spring 2021 Testing Info:
 
**All Spring 2021 testing information is posted on our main website,  palmettopanthers.org under "Important Testing Information." You will find Student Testing Rosters (dates/times) for each FSA ELA and EOCs. Information is by student ID in numerical order.
 
**AP testing schedule is also found here. Thank you.
 
Alejandra Valencia
Testing Chairperson
Co-AP Coordinator
Miami Palmetto High School
(305)235-1360 x2284
Fantastic Drama News!
Congrats Panthers!
Nicholas Harris - has been accepted to 3 BFA programs to-date (FSU, UF and PACE/NY)
 
Breanna Suarez - (Silver Knight Nominee and Posse recipient) - was awarded a DRAMA Scholarship (only ONE was given)
Logan Esco was admitted to the prestigious UNCSA (University of North Carolina, School of the Arts), his dream school, to pursue a BFA in Make-up and Wig Design (one of the only programs like this in the country)
 
And in the Florida State Thespian Festival (which wrapped up, virtually), our kids received 1 Excellent, 5 Superiors (including a solo by Breanna, and a Make-up Design by Logan), and a Top Honors Award (perfect score) in Costume Design, by Lilija Stevenson, a Junior.
 
Stay tuned, we have 3 big (virtual) shows after Spring Break, a Student-Directed Showcase, the play, PUFFS (a Harry Potter parody) and our annual, Final Act for Seniors.
School Board Member Luisa Santos Office Hours in Pinecrest:
Interested in speaking with School Board member Santos? You can sign up to meet with her in Pinecrest here
Yearbook and Class Pictures Announcements:

1. Attention all underclass students, physical and MSO- if you took your photos during regular picture day, on make-up day and purchased a picture package from FoxMar, this is your last chance to pick up your photos. You may come to room 1124 during 4th period ONLY OR after school on Tuesday April 6th & Thursday April 8th, from 2:30pm-3:30pm in the main office. No other dates or times will be available for pick up after these dates so make arrangements to claim your packages now. See the flyer at the end of the announcements for additional information. 
 
2. Attention all underclassmen: Are you interested in Designing, Writing & Photography? Then you might be a great candidate for the 2021-2022 palm echo yearbook staff. Applications are officially out. Go towww.thepalmecho.com and read through the instructions on the home page to apply. If you have any questions, see Mrs. Huffman in room 1124 during 4th period. See the flyer at the end of the announcements for additional information. 
 
3. Attention all underclassmen: if you took your underclass pictures, whether you purchased a package or not, please pick up your Student ID during your lunch time, during 4th period only in room 1124.
 
4. Hey Panthers, guess what? There are only 100 yearbooks left for sale and they are selling fast! Don't be left without what's sure to be one of Palmetto's most historic yearbooks. They are on sale now for $60 until April 6th. Starting April 7th-May 7th, they will be sold for $65. Go to www.thepalmecho.com, and find the link at the top of the webpage named "Yearbook Purchases". Sales will end on May 7th and not guaranteed on the day of distribution. Stop procrastinating & buy yours today!
Dual Enrollment Class Offered for Fall ’21 AT Palmetto:
 
Palmetto has an exciting opportunity for Fall 2021. Students can take a college course right here at Palmetto. This is a Miami Dade College (MDC) course but only Palmetto students can take this specific class. Students will earn 3 college credits, but the credits can transfer to any college. Not only will they earn college credit, this class can also help raise their high school GPA.
 
Everything is free!  Students do not pay for registration or the textbook.
 
Students need to have at least a 3.0 unweighted GPA. There are no prerequisites.
 
We meet after school twice a week. The class is just one semester and will finish by December 17, 2021.
 
Here is a description of the course:
 
Student Life Skills (SLS) 1510 Preparing Students for Success
This course provides an orientation to college life and helps develop academic, career, and personal goals. Students will learn college success strategies, goal-setting, learning style assessments, as well as general and discipline-specific study skills in the context of various theoretical, practical, and experiential perspectives.  (3 credits)
 
If you are interested, please complete this form:
 
This form is just for us to keep track of interested students. This is not registration for the class.
 
If you have any questions, please email Dr. Schaffer anytime.
LOVE our PANTHERS Cocktail Party Info:
Please join us for a Virtual Love Our Panthers Cocktail Party on Friday, April 23rd at 7 pm!
This event is FREE for any teacher or staff member who is a PTSA member and for any of our Sponsors (all sponsors are listed at the bottom of this email). However, you STILL NEED TO RSVP to reserve your box and get the zoom link here.
 
If you are not sure if you are a sponsor or a member, please email Nicole Zimelman at niczim3@gmail.com
 
NOT a sponsor nor a teacher/staff member? PURCHASE TICKETS HERE. After your purchase, you STILL NEED TO RSVP your box and get your zoom link here.
 
Tickets are $50 (includes a Cocktail Box and Raffle tickets) or $10 (to join the Zoom without a Cocktail Box). See box content details below.
 
Teachers and Staff who would like to become a PTA MEMBER can JOIN HERE. After joining, you STILL NEED TO RSVP your box and get your zoom link here.
 
** ANYONE ATTENDING MUST RSVP BY APRIL 2nd HERE.
 
We hope to "see" you all there on April 23rd!
You’ve Been Paw’d Fundraiser:
PAW’D YARD SIGNS:
Surprise your friends and family with a little fun and a lot of school spirit! The Pride of Paws will be placed in the yard for 48 hours and then picked up by pawsitively awesome volunteers. Paw’d house must be within a 5-mile radius of the high school.
Cost: $25 for a "Pride" of 5 Paws / $50 for a "Pride" of 10 Paws
 
PAW’D CAR MAGNETS:
Paw your or someone else's car! We will arrange with you a time for you to pick up the magnets (and you place). Magnets are yours to keep.
Cost: $10 for 1 magnet / $45 for 5 magnets
 
HOW TO PURCHASE:
Yard signs and magnets can be purchased at tinyurl.com/ptsapawd
100% of proceeds go to Palmetto High PTSA
 
QUESTIONS?
Contact Dana March: fundraising.mpsh@gmail.com 
Spring Parent Academy Schedule:
Programs for Students in Need:
FREE Tutoring through Miami-Dade Public Library System:
The Miami-Dade Public Library System has two programs to help students academically, and best of all they are FREE. live, and interactive:
 
“Help your child have a successful school year with the Miami‑Dade Public Library System’s Homework Help & Tutoring Program. Free, 30‑minute one‑on‑one virtual tutoring sessions with certified teachers are available on Saturdays from 9:00 a.m. ‑ 1:00 p.m. and 1:30 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. to all K‑12 students who reside in Miami‑Dade County. Tutoring is available in reading and math. To participate, please submit a tutoring appointment request for your child/ren each week. To maximize learning, a computer or laptop with Internet access and a working camera and microphone is required.”
Very soon, MDPL will be rolling out a program in which we circulate laptops to take home that will include internet access. It’s a CAREs Act grant. 
 
2-  tutoring.mdpls.org  
Tutoring.com is normally a paid service through The Princeton Review, but is free for students with a library card (easy to get- see below). 
“Experts help you with homework, study for tests and write essays from noon to midnight daily.” The student can have typing or voice chat. They can request a specific tutor that they have worked with before or take a random tutor. The entire interaction is recorded and the student can put the transcript into a personal virtual locker. They can email it to their teacher or refer to it in the future. 
Other Notes: 
If a student doesn’t have a library card, they can get one almost instantly at https://www1.mdpls.org/webservices/ecard/Account/Register.
 
If they have any issues with logging on to any of the resources, customercare@mdpls.org can resolve problems from M-Th 9am-8pm, Fri & Sat 9am-6pm. 
 
Public libraries are open for students to study in, with safety measures in place. They also have computer access. For locations and hours: https://www1.mdpls.org/webservices/locator/
FREE Tutoring from Tutoring for Tomorrow:
 
Mu Alpha Theta, Science National Honor Society, and Social Science Honor Society have partnered to tutor Palmetto students in math, science, or social science every Wednesday over zoom from 3-4 p.m. Wednesday tutoring is completely FREE and open to all subject levels. See the zoom code in the flyer below.
GET YOUR PALMETTO SPIRIT WEAR:
The Miami Palmetto Senior’s PTSA school store is operated by Sharingwear.org, a charitable organization founded and operated by Nicole Markus, a Palmetto High senior. Sharingwear’s Palmetto Senior Online Store is the sole PTSA/school source to buy dress code shirts for Palmetto Senior as the Palmetto Senior PTSA does not operate a physical store at school. All clothing featured on Sharingwear’s Palmetto Senior Online Store are approved by Miami Palmetto Senior High as qualified dress code attire.
Designs can be purchased in multiple clothing styles (tshirts, sweatshirts, etc.) and some designs are available in multiple colors. Orders are custom printed and take 2-3 weeks for delivery. Several great new designs have been added.
All profits from Sharingwear’s Palmetto Senior Online Store are shared 50% with the Palmetto Senior PTSA and 50% with Sharingwear’s Charity of the Month. 
Please visit SharingWear.org to stock up on clothes for next year!
Get Your Palmetto Gear!
Thank you Sponsors:
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