Eblast for January 20, 2020
Miami Palmetto Senior High School PTSA
January 20, 2020
Upcoming Events:
January 20: No School (MLK Holiday)
January 23: General PTSA Mtg, 7:00 PM, Room 1141 (New Building)
January 29: Tour of the New Building for Alumni & Community, 6-6:30 PM
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
Testing Info:
Mid-Year Assessments for Biology and US History are from 1/21/20 thru 1/29/20
Proposed Bell Schedule Changes for Next School Year:
1-   Do you have an opinion about it? SPEAK UP through this online survey (scroll down) and encourage your children to do it too: http://belltimes.dadeschools.net
2-  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!
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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