Eblast for May 2, 2021
Miami Palmetto Senior High School PTSA
May 3-7: Teacher/Staff Appreciation Week
May 3-12: FSA Reading Testing for 9th, 10th Graders
May 7: Underclass Awards Night (Virtual)
May 7: Last Day to Buy Yearbook
May 13: Last PTSA Meeting (Elections, Only Members Can Vote)
May 15: Student Council Senate Applications Due
May 20: Silver Knight Awards night­
May 21: Cap and Gown Distribution
May 25: Seniors Awards Night (Virtual)
May 31: Memorial Day (No School)
June 9: Last Day of School
June 9: Graduation Ceremony, 9:30AM
Teacher Appreciation Week: May 3-7
Teacher Appreciation Week is an excellent time to celebrate our teachers. We’re rapidly approaching the end of the school year. Our teachers and students have spent a lot of time together! Teachers have worked hard all year to educate and prepare students for the future. While the fruits of their labor will be realized when their students go on to do great things, it’s also always nice to let them know how much we appreciate their hard work. Please feel free to email your teachers an e-gift card, emails can be found here. Thank you for all your generosity and support to our school community. 
M-DCPS Q&A About Graduation/Promotion and Testing:
Questions & Answers - Emergency Order
M-DCPS has developed questions and answers to provide guidance to students, families, and employees about the implications of Emergency Order 2021-EO-02 which waives assessments for graduation, grade promotions, and provides additional flexibility.
News From CAPS:
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.
Student Council Senate Applications Now Available:
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
Yearbook and Class Pictures Announcements:

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 to www.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. 
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!
You’ve Been Paw’d Fundraiser:
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 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
Yard signs and magnets can be purchased at tinyurl.com/ptsapawd
100% of proceeds go to Palmetto High PTSA
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.
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:
Library News:
The Miami-Dade Public Library System (MDPLS) has added free unlimited access to The New York TimesThe Wall Street Journal and Consumer Reports online to its extensive collection of online digital resources. Additionally, ABCmouse, a popular digital education program with thousands of learning activities for children ages 2–8, is now accessible from home through ABCmouse Home Checkout. All these products are available for free with a MDPLS library card.

To access these digital resources, and the Library’s entire online collection of learning and training resources, visit www.mdpls.org/learning and click on the corresponding link, or use the Library’s free mobile app available for Apple and Android devices. Patrons will need to enter their MDPLS library card number and PIN and create a free account for each of the new resources.

For questions and assistance, including PIN resets, patrons may email customercare@mdpls.org or call 305-375-2665.

Those without a library card can apply for an eCard at ecard.mdpls.org to get immediate access to the MDPLS online library.
Thank you Sponsors:
Have Something You Want to Share?
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