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Jump Rope for Heart
Spelling Bee Winners
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Fashion in the Gardens
Relay for Life
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2015-2016 School Year
K-5 Registration now open!PeaceLovePawLogo

The VPK Orientation will be held in the cafeteria on February 12th at 9am.


This Friday: Jumping for a Cause!

Jump Rope for Heart

Friday, February 13

9:00 am - 2:00 pm


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.


To make a donation online, please go to 


Spelling Bee Winners
To Kaitlyn Oikle, winner of the Palmetto Elementary Selling Bee for 4th and 5th graders.  Kaitlyn, a 4th grader in Mrs. Ferrer's homeroom, is the school champion after competing against other finalists for the top honor. She will represent Palmetto Elementary at the District bee in March. 

Congratulations also to Jason Lu from Mrs. Ferrer's 4th grade class, who placed second and is the runner up.  

Golden Paw Awards

Congratulations to the Following Students for Going Over the Rainbow in January!



Abbey Salyers (2)


Iris Byrd
Tav Dotanfuchs
Olivia Encinosa
Helen Holzman
Rachel Hunter (2)
Scarlett Hunter (2)
Danielle Martinez
Myles Messinger
Lindsay Potash
Samantha Sandrow
Kylie Singer
Quinley Wylie
Alexander Bellas
Hailey Lau
Evan Martin
Anne Oria (2)
Zachary Prager



Nicholas Henry

Robert Dickman (4th, 5th, and 6th)
Tomas Feeley

Sydney Lambert

Declan Nayak

Sara Paredes (3rd)

Sebastian Prusky (5th)



Mikel Aizpurua

Isabella Diez

Lukas Gunderson

Emma Hussey

Catalina Jorquera

Nicholas Ortega

Tsung-Hua Yu  (3)

Blake Alexander

Cody Knecht

Chloe Leith

Gabrielle Ros

Zachary Salyers

Kevin Seo

Justin Skoke  (3)

Alexa Fein


Jasyn Alchek

Jake Brunschwig

Purusha Hossein (5)
Lucas Netto

Saree Soto

Zachary Su (9)

Emma Leonardi (4) 

Reese Martinez (2)

Barnett Pesin (4)

Ryan Sarafoglu (2,3)

Heather Spinelli

Samirah Mustafa

Sofia Holzer



Lucas Herring (2)

Olivia Ware

Mikayla Ashe

Megan Sabates (2)

Milo Quintana

Ryan Park (4)

Savannah Sarafoglu (5)

Jason Rodriguez (4)

Aiden Kong

Aiden Leith

Josephine Blohm (2)

Paulina Yu (3)

Charles Nye

Tatiana Cardoso 


PTA/ACT Movie Night
A Big Thank You To... 
All the families who came out to support our Movie Night.  Additionally, we couldn't have done it without all of our dedicated volunteers. Thank you for making Palmetto Elementary the special school that it is!
Art Exhibition

Reception Saturday, February 21, 6pm-9pm at Miami Design District! 


Come and support our own Mrs. Cummins and celebrate her being juried into "Artistic License" with 16 other amazing artists.  Please come and celebrate the moment at The Miami Design District!  Exhibit is on display now through February 24, 2015.  Check out link for more information. 

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 can be purchased through Dena Lundy (305) 801-7273 or All proceeds from the event benefit the five Pinecrest schools. Thank you for your support! 

In support of Fashion in the Gardens, Bloomingdales at the Falls is donating 10 percent of sales between February 12 and 16 to the event. Turn a copy of your receipt in at the Fashion in the Gardens booth at the store to make sure your purchase counts! If you can volunteer to help staff the booth over the weekend, please contact Dena Lundy at


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.

Spring Book Fair

Coming March 9 to 13!  


We invite you to visit our Scholastic Book Fair and experience a celebration of reading that provides families the opportunity to get involved in a universal mission: encouraging kids to read every day so they can lead better lives.


Our Book Fair is part of a reading event that brings to school a wonderful selection of fun, engaging, and affordable books kids want to read. Giving kids access to good books and the opportunity to choose books will motivate them to read more. And like most acquired skills, the more kids practice reading, the better they'll get. Since there will never be a substitute for a parent's direct involvement in his/her child's education, please make plans to visit our Book Fair.


Before your visit, be sure to download the FREE Book Fairs App to help you find the right books for your child. For more information, visit: All booked up during Book Fair week? Visit our Online Fair, available March 1, at


Time to volunteer during Book Fair? Contact Tina Montesano at Thanks for your support! 

Evening at Book Fair
Save the Date:  Wednesday March 11, 5pm-8pm
Join us for PTA meeting, Parent seminar, food vendors, reading activities for kids, and more.
Miami Dade County Public Libraries
Did you Know?                                 
Among the many wonderful services offered by Miami Dade County Public Libraries is access to online tutoring at Visit your local library to learn how you can access this great resource!  
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!

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Stay Up-to-Date with the Palmetto Elementary PTA Website


Our PTA website is designed to bring you the latest news and information from our PTA and other organizations in the school. Visit often!

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