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Wishing Everyone a Great Summer Break
Last Day of School & Modified Schedule Days
Next Year's PTA Board
New Summer Reading Program
Pinecrest People Mover 2014-2015 School Year
Palmetto Nights at Giraffa's2014-2015 School Year
Editor Position Open for 2014-2015 School Year
Palmetto Middle Newsletter Sign-up For New Parents
ArtWise Card & Gift Fundraiser
Golden Paw Awards
PTA Membership
PTA Website
E-Prints Archive
Submissions for Next E-Prints
Upcoming Events

6/4-6/5:  8:20AM-1:35PM Modified Schedule for all Grades 


6/5:  Last Day of School  


Click here for more future events.  See Recurring Events below for recurring events.
Recurring Events
Recycling Corner
(Mon-Fri in Media Center)

We are collecting:

--Batteries (no car batteries
--Laser and ink jet printer cartridges
--Aluminum pop tabs (for Ronald McDonald house)

Walk Florida


(Mon-Fri 7:45-8:25am
Next to the Basketball Court)


Join us for some wonderful physical activity before the bell rings Monday-Friday. Coach Sundry has challenged our students and faculty to embark on a 1,600 mile trek around the state of Florida this school year.  Grab a friend and your sneakers!  See you there! For more information, click here.   
Tasty Treats Snack Shack
(Weds starting at 1:50pm in front of the Cafeteria)   

Enjoy fresh fruit smoothies and seasonal healthy snacks at the Snack Shack. Snacks are available for $1. Come try something new and delicious!  For more information, click here.  



Edible Gardens 

(Wed starting at 7:45am) 


Come learn more about planting, tending and tasting your own grown food and explore the wonders of the garden!  For more information, click here.    

School Store
(Select Weds 1:50-2:10pm in Front of the Cafeteria)
If you are unable to 

pick up your orders at these times, please

notify Jordan Schroeder at palmettoschoolstore@ to work out an alternate schedule. 

Please leave your payment in the PTA mailbox in the office.


Box Tops


Our goal this year is to earn $1,900, That works out to 8,000 individual Box Tops. We can use this cash to buy the things we need. This year we're planning to use the money to support ACT.


We need you to clip
Box Tops to raise money for ACT!   Please turn in your Box Tops to your class or the front office labeled with your child's and teacher's name (for credit for individual and class prizes).     


It's easy! Look for Box Tops on hundreds of your favorite General Mills products.  For more information, visit the Box Tops website at or contact Jennifer Bermudez at





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Palmetto E-Prints
Eric Torres, Principal Sarah Fair, Assistant Principal
Carmen Karshis, PTA PresidentBarbara Oikle, Editor
Wishing Everyone a Great Summer Break!
Can't Believe Another School Year
Has Come and Gone!

Wishing all our Palmetto families a safe and happy summer break! 
Last Day of School & Modified Schedule Days:  Today and Tomorrow
Last Day of School:  Tomorrow, Thursday, June 5th
Modified Schedule:  8:20AM-1:35PM for
Today and Tomorrow

Today and Tomorrow June 4th and June 5th, all grades will observe a modified schedule and attend school from 8:20AM-1:35PM.  Please plan student pickups and drop-offs accordingly.
Next Year's PTA Board

Please join us in welcoming next year's PTA Board:

President: Janet Hodur 

1st VP of School and Community Relations: Mariana Pesin  

2nd VP of Ways and Means: Nancy Levy  

3rd VP of Educational and Cultural: Cassi Cohen  

4th VP of Community and Public Relations: Dena Lundy 

Recording Secretary: Rossana Cardoso  

Corresponding Secretary: Jordan Schroeder 

Treasurer: Tina Montesano

Assistant Treasurer: Giovana Dadlani   

New Summer Reading Program
Keep Reading Over the Summer and Raise Money for our School!

Visit to register your child for the program: the accounts have been created, but are not active until you log in with the information provided on the handout.

* Once you have completed the registration, your child will be able to invite friends and family members to sponsor their summer reading. Sponsorships can be for a flat amount, or per book read.
* Students should read books in their reading range as of the end of the school year
* Children will log their summer reading on their personal page, answer a few questions about each book read, and earn points to decorate their "owlvatar" (or owl avatar).
* At the end of the summer, your child can print a report of his or her reading and turn it in during the first week of school. PTA will reward summer readers with $1 Scholastic buck for each book read (up to $10). Other prizes will be awarded for top readers in each grade.
* This program is completely separate from AR, so your child can take quizzes on those books upon returning to school in the fall.

This is a new program that we are very excited to be trying out! Eighty-five percent of funds raised come directly back to PES, which will get our new school year off to a great start. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Janet Hodur at

Thanks as always for your support. We hope you have a safe and enjoyable summer -- happy reading!
Pinecrest People Mover for the
2014-2015 School Year
Welcome Aboard, Neighbor!

The Village of Pinecrest is proud to announce the return of the Pinecrest People Mover for
the 2014-15 school year.

If you would like to use the service in the next school year, please let us know by completing the Pinecrest People Mover Survey at or emailing your contact information to by Friday, July 11, 2014.

A pdf of the survey is also available at the following link:  Pinecrest People Mover Survey

Palmetto Nights at Giraffa's Restaurant
Dine Out at Giraffa's and
Help Our School!

Looking for a break from the kitchen? We are pleased to announce that EVERY Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday night is Palmetto Night at Giraffa's Restaurant at Dadeland Plaza. When you dine between the hours of 3:00 and 10:00pm, simply mention Palmetto Elementary when placing your order, and 20 percent of your purchase comes back to our school. No coupons needed! This partnership continues throughout the summer and into next year, so keep it in mind when you need a dinner solution.
Palmetto Prints Editor Position Open for 2014-2015 School Year
We Need You!

If you are interested in editing the E-Prints for the 2014-2015 School Year, please contact Barbara at

Attention 5th Grade Parents
Palmetto Middle School Newsletter:  Sign-up Now if Your Child Will Attend Next Year!

Is your child attending Palmetto Middle School next year?  If so, please go to and sign up to receive the "LINK" (weekly online newsletter).  We would love to be able to keep you informed over the summer regarding upcoming events such as: 6th grade orientation, uniform sales, etc.

If you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact Linda Dwyer, PMS PTSA President Elect at
ArtWise Card & Gift Fundraiser
Buy Your Art Cards & Gifts Now!

If you signed your child up for the ArtWise card & gift fundraiser, the artwork is up and ready for your purchase!

Buy your cards, phone cases, mugs, tote bags and more by logging in to your account at These items make great gifts! Contact Janet Hodur at with questions. Thank you for your support!
Golden Paw Awards
Congratulations to the following students 
for Going Over the Rainbow in May!

Oliver Diez
Vincent Vedmed
Anne Oria
Abigail Ros (2)
Mason Kaplan
Alexander Bellas
Scarlett Hunter
Daniel Arguez
Myles Messinger

Charlotte Diedrick (2)
Lexi Herskowitz (4)
Sara Parades (5,6)
Carlos Perez (3)
Kaitlyn Williams (3)
Isaac Mesnekoff
Dylan Nayak (2)
Shira Rosenberg
Aryn Mohan
George Pesin (2)
Cemre Sengul (5)
Valerie Williams (2)
Victoria Collazo
Gianluca Madonio
Jack Muniz
Mahmood Alkhenaizi (2)
Sabrina Herring
Camila Gutierrez
Ava Alvarez (2)
Lucas Bauza (4)
Danna Velasco-Cabrera (3)
Ignacio Perales (2)
Katia Sasso (2)
Octavio Schroeder (2)

Justin Khilnani -(2nd)
Nicholas Pichel
Maurice Pierre
Julian Conde
Carlos Muniz
Harper Rhodes
Nicholas Valdes
Chloe Leith - (2nd)
Nicholas Ortega - (2nd)
Sandy Puga
Justin Skoke (5th)
Justis Frank - (2nd)
Cody Knecht - (2nd)
Ruthanne Lally - (2nd)
Philip Lane - (2nd)
Matthew Loeb - (2nd)
Ryan Potash - (3rd)
Evelyn Yu - (2nd)
Tsung-Hua Yu - (3rd)
Nicholas Valdes
Evelyn Yu (2nd)
Tsung-Hua Yu (3rd)

Purusha Hossein  (8)
Jada Palomino
Martin Peralta
Jesus Sabino
Jordan Vo
Omari Winkfield
Erin Fitzgerald
Ryan Goodman
Abigail Lambert  (3)
Jason Lu  (2)
Samantha Mejia
Kaitlyn Oikle   (3)
Barnett Pesin  (9 & 10)
Sarre Soto  (2)
Jasyn Altchek  (2)
Julia Beiley
Luca Cannarella
Jordan Finkle
Brady Herskowitz
Teagan Nayak
Madison Cohen
Sofia Holzer  (2)
Marino Kulisic
Thomas Mussman  (3)
Danny Perruc   (2)

Mahdi Alkunaizi
Liam Burge
Joseph Mackle
Ryan Park (5)
Savannah Sarafoglu (9,10,11)
Chi-Hua Yu (7,8)
Riley Diedrick (3)
Andrew O'brien (5)
Matthew Savage (2)
Carson Sleeman
Lucas Herring
Ashely Baxter (4)
Andrea Buitrago (2)
Adam Cohen
Margaret Miao (6)
Chloe Rabbino (7)
Charles Nye (2)
Isabella Martin
Lucas Ortiz
Diego Martinez (2)
Jason Rodriguez (3)
Oramys Collera
Isabella Matos
Tomas Lara (3)

Brenda Lara (2)
Delfina Young (2)
Silvia Alonso
Valeria Sharam
Kian Bayzid
David Buitrago (5)
Colin Reed 
Luke Slifer (3)
Ivy Tan (6)
Jared Dwyer (2)
Charles Munroe (2)
Olivia Ortega (2)
Ella Rabbino (2)
Maia Wenger (2)
Shane Johnston
Zoe Zimsek
Daniel Perez (2)
Eduardo DeAndrade

PTA Membership
We Need You!
This year more than ever, we need the Palmetto Elementary Community to support our PTA. The PTA is an organization dedicated to improving our children's scholastic lives through its fundraising efforts during the school year. The easiest way to contribute is by purchasing one of our membership packages - click here for details and forms needed to join. Anyone can join - including grandparents - and your contribution funds programs and activities that directly impact our children's academic experience at Palmetto Elementary.


Membership is not tied to any volunteer commitments, but rather is a way to show your support for the programs and events that the PTA provides. Don't miss out on this very significant opportunity...


PTA Website
Check Out the Palmetto Elementary PTA Website & Stay Up To Date


We have created this website to keep you up to date with the latest news and information from our PTA and other organizations in the school. You can check out our PTA's website at

E-Prints Archive

Miss an E-Prints Issue or Looking for a Prior Article?  


Now you can find prior E-Prints in our archive!  Just click on the "Newsletter Archive" link at the end of the left hand column in each E-Prints to find prior email communications.  An Archive link is also available on the Palmetto PTA website at .    
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