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Golden Paws 

Celebrating our Rainbow Readers

Our next Golden Paw Ceremony will be tomorrow, Thursday, January 29 on morning broadcast for students who have gone over the rainbow in January.


Parent Seminar Series
Stay tuned...


The parent seminar scheduled for Thursday, January 29, has been postponed.  We'll post a new date as soon as we are able to reschedule.  We apologize for any inconvenience, and thank you for your support!


Winter Concert                             

At Pinecrest Gardens THIS Saturday, January 31st 
Cocktails & Hors D'oeuvres at 7pm 
Concert at 8 pm 


A musical evening featuring, internationally acclaimed saxophonist Dr. Ed Calle, Singer-songwriter Dani Driggs, singer-actress Brenda Alford and Musician Johnny Rez.  Joined by our very own chorus and jazz combo with a return appearance by PES Alumni Jazz Combo performers.

Don't miss out on a truly MEMORABLE musical experience for our students!!!

Tickets on sale before school & after school in front of the Cafeteria:  
$40 per adult & $30 per child*
*Performers do not need to purchase tickets.

Proceeds go to benefit PES Performing Arts! 
Palmetto Middle School PTSA Fundraiser
Thursday, February 5, 2015null
at St. Andrews Church, Palmetto Bay 7:00pm - 9:30pm
Join the Palmetto Middle School PTSA for a night out for our community with food, drinks and music which will take place on Thursday, February 5, 2015.   Tickets are $25 pre-sale, $30 at the door.  This in an adult only (21 and over) event.

We hope to see you there!

For more information see the attached flyer or contact Linda Dwyer at 
Dinner & A Movie Night
Friday, February 6
Join PTA and ACT for Palmetto's annual Dinner & a Movie Night on Friday, February 6, 2015, featuring Mr. Popper's Penguins!  Movie Night is a family event for all ages and all proceeds benefit ACT.  Come join in the fun! Bring your blankets and chairs and watch the movie under the stars!  There will be food vendors, pizza and a concession stand.  Movie will begin at nightfall.   

Buy your tickets early and save $!  Tickets will be sold next week in front of the cafeteria before and after school (day of event before school only) for $5.  Tickets purchased on the evening of the event will be $8.

Sponsorship spots are available! Have your company name and logo over & over on the BIG screen prior to the movie for only $50.00!  If interested, please email your jpeg to Shara Pelz at

We hope to see you there!
Jumping for a Cause!

Jump Rope for Heart: Friday, February 13 


Our school is participating in a very special community service program to raise funds for the American Heart Association. We are jumping to fight against our nation's #1 and #3 killers: cardiovascular diseases and stroke.  Our Annual Jump Rope for Heart event helps students learn about the benefits of regular physical activity and heart health, and teaches children the value of giving back to those in need. Heart disease affects every family, so help us support the American Heart Association, as they help people live longer, healthier lives! Contact Coach Tanner with questions.


Look for flyers in your child's backpack. Donations are due on Monday, February 9. To donate online, please go to 


Fashion in the Gardens

Friday, February 27, 10AM-2PM


It's time for the Third Annual Fashion in the Gardens luncheon and fashion show at Pinecrest Gardens. Join friends from neighboring schools to shop local vendors, bid on auction goodies, dine on delicious cuisine and delight in the latest fashions from Bloomingdales!


Tickets are $60 and will be available through PTA and online via Eventbrite...Details coming soon! For more information contact Dena Lundy (305) 801-7273 or


Relay for Life
Saturday, February 28
One of our community's greatest events is coming up: The Pinecrest, Palmetto Bay, and Cutler Bay Relay for Life on Saturday, February 28, at Evelyn Greer Park. Please consider getting involved in some way in this great community event.

Relay for Life is a fundraiser for the American Cancer Society focusing on community engagement and is not an actual race: it is an analogy, created to replicate a relay race, set around a track, with a group of teams working for months towards a fundraising goal. This is the event's fifth year, and the second year we have included our neighboring cities to the south. Our community has raised $500,000 over the past four years, making us one of the top 20 Relays for Life in the State of Florida.  

More than 30 teams have already signed on this year, but opportunities to create your own team still exist -- in honor of someone currently battling cancer, or a survivor, or in memory of someone lost to cancer. Contact Cheri Ball at to learn about creating a team, or to get involved in some way with this great community event.

Lunch Bunch Day Thank You

A Big Thank You!
To everyone who came out and participated in our Lunch Bunch Day!  The kids had a blast!  Remember you can participate in Lunch Bunch any day.  Register as a volunteer and schedule with your child's teacher. 

Thank you for making our school special.
Volunteers Needed: Media Center
Can You Spare an Hour a Week? 

Did you know when the Media Center does not have volunteers, the children cannot check out books? The Media Center is especially in need of volunteers mornings from 8:30-12 and Friday afternoons. To get involved at the heart of PES, email Shara Pelz at


What's APP?
PES App -- Download It Today!
Have you downloaded the PES app? If not, visit the app store on your iPhone OR Android device, search for "Palmetto Elementary" and download it today. Click here for details and download instructions. This exciting new tool is fast becoming a key way to receive information and updates from PES and the PTA, as well as a one-stop shop for all your PES resources, so don't delay! 
PTA Membership
Our Membership is Growing -- Join Us!
The PTA is an organization dedicated to improving our children's scholastic lives through its fundraising efforts during the school year. You can join through one of our membership packages - click here for details and forms needed to join. Grandparents and other members of the community are welcome, too!
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...JOIN THE PTA TODAY!

PTA Website
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