Eblast for January 13, 2020
Miami Palmetto Senior High School PTSA
January 13, 2020
Upcoming Events:
January 14: Tour of New Building for Prospective Students, 8:30 AM
Pinecrest Education Advisory Committee Meeting, 9:15 AM, Pinecrest Community Center
Palmetto Bay Education Advisory Committee Meeting, 7:00 PM, Palmetto Bay Council Chamber
January 15: Panther for a Day
January 16: Junior Ring Ceremony, 6:30 PM, Auditorium
January 20: No School (MLK Holiday)
January 23: General PTSA Mtg
February 1: Yearbook Prices Increase (if Available)
February 3: Palmetto Bay Education Advisory Committee Meeting, 9:00 AM, Palmetto Bay Council Chamber
February 7: Love Our Panthers PTSA Party Fundraiser
February 11: Palmetto Bay Education Advisory Committee Meeting, 9:15 AM, Palmetto Bay Council February 17: No School (President's Day)
February 27: General PTSA Mtg
Proposed Bell Schedule Changes for Next School Year:
In addition to the Town Halls mentioned below, the issue will be discussed at the Pinecrest Education Advisory Committee meeting, which will be held Tuesday, January 14 th at 9:15 AM in the Pinecrest Community Center, as well as Palmetto Bay’s Education Advisory Committee Meeting, Tuesday, January 14 th at 7:00 PM, Palmetto Bay Council Chambers. Both are open to the community.
Here is an important message from Board Member Dr. Feldman regarding the proposed bell schedule time changes.
 
To all interested students, parents, guardians, community members and chambers, community groups, etc.
 
The Superintendent of Schools, Mr. Alberto M. Carvalho, is “exploring options for creating a bell schedule that will consider the health needs of our students while also increasing transportation access to high-demand programs across the District.” He is hosting several town hall meetings in January “to provide community stakeholders with information regarding this initiative to redefine the school day to support the future of learning and obtain feedback.” All meetings will take place from 6:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
 
Copies of the English, Spanish, and Haitian Creole flyers that have been developed for the town hall meetings are attached. Please feel free to disseminate them to your constituents as you wish.
 
For more information, visit belltimes.dadeschools.net or contact Ms. Iraida R. Mendez-Cartaya, Associate Superintendent, Office of Intergovernmental Affairs, Grants Administration, and Community Engagement, at 305 995-2532.
 
For questions specific to the Redefining Bell Times for Student Success initiative, please contact Mrs. Valtena G. Brown, Deputy Superintendent/Chief Operating Officer, School Operations, at 305 995-2938.
Yearbook News:
THERE ARE LESS THAN 200 YEARBOOKS AVAILABLE FOR SALE! HAVE YOU PURCHASED YOURS YET? ALL YEARBOOKS ARE CURRENTLY ON SALE FOR $55 UNTIL JANUARY 31ST. PRICE WILL INCREASE TO $60 STARTING ON FEBRUARY 1ST.
If you have any questions, please email the adviser at: a.huffman.thepalmecho@gmail.com
-The Palm Echo Staff
*Note: Additional yearbooks will NOT be ordered.
Once they sell out, there is no other way to obtain one!
Junior Families:
Reminder to JUNIOR FAMILIES: The Junior ring ceremony takes place next Thursday (6:30, Auditorium). In order to participate you must pay any balances owed on the rings beforehand. The Herff Jones representative contact number for Palmetto is (305)-436-1163 and/or you can send an email to customerservice.hjmiami@herffjones.com .
For Prospective Palmetto High Panthers – Want to See the New Building?
We will be offering a tour of our new building Tuesday January 14th at 8:30 AM. The tour will last approximately 20 minutes and will give prospective students and/or their parents a chance to see the new building. We will meet in front of the school at 8:30. We hope to see you there!
PTA/PTSA Senior Scholarship Opportunity:
LOVE Our PANTHERS PTSA Fundraiser:
Community News:
Pinecrest Volunteers Wanted:
Current volunteer opportunities include the Mommy & Son Brunch and Daddy & Daughter Valentine's Dance. For more information, please email us at parks@pinecrest-fl.gov , call 305.284.0900 or visit us at the Pinecrest Community Center at 5855 Killian Drive.
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 Marks, a Palmetto High junior. 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 that can be worn to school five days a week.
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. The current Charity of the Month is Paws for Panthers, Palmetto Senior's own charitable organization, which assists MPSH students who are experiencing serious financial hardship.
 
Please visit SharingWear.org to stock up on Palmetto gear!
H ave Something You Want to Share?
If there is something you would like to share in the MPSH weekly e-blast, please email KatieLAbbott@comcast.net by the end of the school day every Friday.
 
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