Eblast for May 9, 2021
Miami Palmetto Senior High School PTSA
May 3-12: FSA Reading Testing for 9th, 10th Graders
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 26: 2021-2022 Silver Knight Info Session for Juniors (Virtual), 3:00PM
May 31: Memorial Day (No School)
June 9: Last Day of School
June 9: Graduation Ceremony, 9:30AM
Happy Mother’s Day!!!
Join Us! Final PTSA Meeting of the Year:
You must pre-register for our final PTSA meeting of the year:
You are invited to a Zoom meeting. 
When: May 13, 2021 07:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada) 
Register in advance for this meeting:
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.
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.
Summer 305 Program
Miami-Dade County Public Schools is excited to offer over 18 summer school programs district-wide for grade levels Pre-K through 12th grade. 
 To learn more about our Summer 305 Programs, Credit Recovery and Summer Camp options, please log on to summer305.dadeschools.net. Registration will end on June 9th.  
Please note this will be the only way for a student to take a class they have failed and need to retake for credit. This registration must be initiated and filled out by the parent. The form will then be automatically sent to the counselor for course selection. Deadline for completion is June 9th.
Florida College Night Recap:
If you missed the program (#365dayslater) with the admission directors from FSU,UF,FIU and UCF it is being replayed on YouTube.
The link is  https://youtu.be/lylCBQT8NMw .
Miami-Dade College Kendall Campus Open House:
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.
Attention Seniors:

Sent by HARRY NERENBERG at Miami Palmetto Senior High School
M-DCPS Q&A About Graduation/Promotion and Testing:
Questions & Answers - Emergency Order [link to http://dadeschools.net]
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. 
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 
Senior Add-on to PAW’D fundraiser
Now available on Memberhub!!!
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?
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.

PLEASE FORWARD this email to any new parents who may not be receiving it yet. 
Thank you!!!
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