Eblast for June 6, 2021
Miami Palmetto Senior High School PTSA
Upcoming Events - ALL EVENTS AND DATES SUBJECT TO CHANGE:
June 7: Secret Sauce, 6:30PM- 8:00PM (Virtual)
June 7-9: Modified Bell Schedule
June 9: Last Day of School
August 23: First Day of School
Resources:
End of Year Bell Schedule:
MANDATORY Graduation Rehearsal Video (for Seniors Only):
 
Senior students are required to watch this video. It contains important information normally shared during our graduation rehearsal in person. 
 
MANDATORY VIDEO: https://youtu.be/aVVfI4GNDoY
 
As a reminder, Palmetto High’s graduation is at 9:30AM on Wednesday, June 9th and can be watched virtually here: https://classof2021.dadeschools.net/
 
 
Thank you so much! 
 
Elizabeth Silverio Valero
Student Activities Director 
Miami Palmetto Senior High
LAST CHANCE to Pick-Up Yearbook:
Miami-Dade County Public Schools 2021-2022 Calendar:
News From CAPS:
HARRY NERENBERG is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.
 
Topic: The Secret Sauce 2021
Time: Jun 7, 2021, 06:30 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)
 
Join Zoom Meeting
 
Meeting ID: 959 635 5625
Passcode: 223204
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Meeting ID: 959 635 5625
Passcode: 223204
Find your local number: https://dadeschools.zoom.us/u/kmtb10nCb
 
Please note that the event will also be on Mr. Nerenberg’s Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/groups/Palmettoscholarshipsandmore/?ref=bookmarks
M-DCPS Parent Academy Synergy 2021 For Parents:
Panther Music Program - At A Glance:
The Miami Palmetto Panther Music Program offers various ensembles and opportunities for all 9th-12th graders. Feel free to email Ms. Monica Serrano (m.serrano@dadeschools.net) for Band and Color Guard related questions and Ms. Angela Lin (alin@dadeschools.net) for Orchestra, AP Music Theory, and Guitar related questions. 
 
Find out more about our program here:
Class of 2022 Yearbook Photo Session Scheduling:
Spring Testing Updates:

**All Spring 2021 testing information is posted on our main website:
  • Go to palmettopanthers.org 
  • Click on "Important Testing Information." 
  • Scroll down and click on "CLICK HERE TO VIEW YOUR SCHEDULE." 
  • Write student ID and click on lookup and you should see student testing schedule for all tests for April and May.
  • Any changes that I made to schedule after posting will not be updated in the website. Those students/parents were given the updated information via email for their records.
Makeups schedules will be sent to subject teacher and I will try my very best to post online. Makeup dates can only be determined after each round of subject testing. I cannot give you a date/time until I determine the number of students who will need to be rescheduled. Makeups will be a last minute schedule. Please be patient and considerate on the amount of students not coming to test on the first call and the makeup days will extend to the first week of June- most likely.

Alejandra Valencia
Testing Chairperson
Co-AP Coordinator
Miami Palmetto High School
(305)235-1360 x2284
Summer Reading List:
This website lists the books that Palmetto students are expected to read over the summer. Students can purchase books online or download books or free pdf files to their devices.
 
M-DCPS Summer Intern Program:
M-DCPS Looking to Pair High School Interns with Businesses for 
5th Annual Summer Youth Internship Program 
Miami-Dade County Public Schools (M-DCPS) and the Foundation for New Education Initiatives are collaborating with Miami-Dade County and The Children’s Trust to operate the 2021 Summer Youth Internship Program (SYIP). This initiative provides 10th-12th grade M-DCPS students with valuable internships.
Last summer’s internship program adapted its procedures due to COVID-19. This year’s program will be held in-person, (following health guidelines) remotely and through a hybrid model.
High school students must complete 150 internship hours during the five-week period of July 1 – August 5, 2021, with registered businesses and organizations throughout the county. This initiative will provide youth with meaningful educational knowledge, work experience and training opportunities. Along with receiving stipends, paid for by the sponsoring organizations, program participants also will earn high school credit and may earn dual enrollment credit through Miami Dade College.
  • Eligible students must meet the following requirements:
  • Be eligible to work in the U.S. and a resident of Miami-Dade County
  • Be currently enrolled in a M-DCPS high school
  • Open an account with EdFed - The Educational Federal Credit Union
  • Complete the online pre-internship course, submit ALL documents, and register for the internship hiring process through miami.getmyinterns.org
  • Priority will be given to at-risk students who meet one of the following criteria: enrolled in free/reduced-price lunch; are English Language Learners (ELL) or are truant with 15 or more unexcused absences.
CareerSource South Florida, The Children’s Trust, Miami-Dade County, and EdFed - The Educational Federal Credit Union are key sponsoring organizations for this initiative. To register a business or organization as an internship provider, visit miami.getmyinterns.org.
Senior Yard Signs:
Senior yard signs are now available. Artwork designed by a Palmetto student. Proceeds benefit Palmetto football. Signs can be delivered or picked-up.
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
 
SENIOR ADD-ON PACKAGE: $10

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 
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/
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!
Community Events and Events:
Library News:
MUSEUM PASSES:
Museum Passes are now available from the Pinecrest Library: As of this morning, one Phillip & Patricia Frost Museum of Science (Frost Science) Museum Pass has been made available for checkout at all library locations. Additionally, Patricia & Phillip Frost Art Museum passes have been made available for checkout as well.
 
Next week on June 8th, the Zoo Miami passes will be made available for checkout through August 11th. Residents will be able to use the Zoo Miami pass for Wednesday visits only. A Zoo Miami pass is for a family of two adults and two children ages 3‑12 yrs. and it can be used for general admission only.
 
The two other types of passes are for the Fruit and Spice Park and A Thursday tour of the Graffiti Museum.
For more information, visit https://mdpls.org/museum-pass
 
 
DMV at the Pinecrest Library:

Here's some good information on discounted broadband for those eligible.
Last week, the FCC announced that beginning on May 12, 2021, eligible households will be able to apply for the Emergency Broadband Benefit.
Please send any questions about the toolkit materials or the Emergency Broadband Benefit to broadbandbenefit@fcc.gov.
 
Tablet Lending Program:
Need access to a mobile device and the internet? Our new Tablet Lending Program can help! Starting today, you can check out an Android tablet with built-in wireless internet access and Wi-Fi capability that you can take home and use for 30 days – free with your library card! Tablets are available at all our library locations and come complete with a keyboard case, power adapter and USB cables. You can check the availability of tablets at your local branch by searching the library catalog or calling the branch.

You can use your tablet for work, school and personal browsing, plus enjoy popular preloaded apps, including social media and meeting apps and Library apps to access online learningeBooks, audiobooks, movies, and more.

For more information, visit www.mdpls.org/tablet-lending. If you need any assistance, please email us at customercare@mdpls.org.
Thank you Sponsors:
Have Something You Want to Share?
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Thank you!!!
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