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Open House
ACT Donations Needed!
Spirit Week
Day Break for Dads
String Orchestra
Performing Arts Meeting
Blessings in a Backpack
Author Julie Lythcott-Haims visit
School Store
Generations Day
Fall Book Fair
Career Day
Winter Social and Silent Auction
Newcomers Thank You
Box Tops
$aveAround Coupon Books
PTA Membership
PTA Website
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Open House
Join us tonight!
Open house is tonight Wednesday, September 9. Learn about our PTA and meet your Palmetto Community.  Join us for our a PTA Meeting where we will vote to approve our new bylaws at 6 pm in the cafeteria, with Open House beginning at 6:30 pm.


ACT Fall Fundraiser
The ACT Catalogs Are Coming . . .     

ACT Catalog sales begin September 24, so please watch backpacks for information on this important fundraiser.

It's not too late to make your tax-deductible donations to PES ACT, Inc!  You can drop off your donation with your child's teacher or at the front office.  Please feel free to call Shannon del Prado at (305) 670-8060 with any questions.

Thank you,

Your 2015-2016 Palmetto Elementary ACT Committee:

Shannon del Prado, Daiana G. Diez, Shara Pelz, Janette Ramirez
Spirit Week 
Show Your School Pride and help support Performing Arts at PES!  
September 15-18
Tailgating Tuesday:  Rep your team colors on this
FANatical day. (Jersey, hat, socks etc.)
Wild Western Wednesday:  Lets Boot, Scootin', Boogie the day away!
Laid Back Thursday:  Wear your favorite
cozy PJ's.
Roarin' Friday:  Show your Palmetto Pride by wearing our school colors from head to toe! (BLUE AND GOLD Shirts, socks, bows, glasses, beads, and be creative!!)

Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday funds will be donated to Palmetto Elementary Performing Arts.  Friday funds will be donated to the Live Like Bella Foundation.  Only $1 each day to participate!

Day Break for Dads
Wednesday, September 16, 8:30 - 9:45 am
Fathers and Father-figures join us Wednesday, September 16 for our 2nd annual Day Break for Dads' event.  Have fun and enjoy breakfast with your Palmetto student(s) and learn about our Watch D.O.G.S. program. See attached flyer for more details.  

Hope to see you there!

String Orchestra

For any parents who are interested in having their child join this year's String Orchestra please email Mr. Diez at with the following information: Child's name, grade level, teacher's name, is your child a beginner or how long has he/she played, and which instrument will he/she play: violin, viola, cello, or bass.  Please spread the word as we are trying to have a group of 20-25 students.  
Performing Arts Meeting
Wednesday, September 16, at 6:45 pm Cafeteria
The Performing Arts department will hold a meeting for all parents on Wednesday, September 16, at 6:45 pm in the Cafeteria.  If you have a child in band, chorus, orchestra, or cheerleading, you should plan to attend.
Blessings in a Backpack Event
Blessings in a Backpack Kickoff Event 

Come out an join Pinecrest Mayor Cindy Lerner and MDCPS School Board Vice-Chair Dr. Larry Feldman at the Blessings in a Backpack kickoff event on Thursday, September 17, at 4 pm in the Cafeteria, and learn more about how to volunteer for this special program. 

Palmetto Elementary's Blessings a Backpack, or Palmetto Pals, program is for students on free or reduced lunch and provides a bag of groceries every Friday so the student will have food over the weekend. Funding is provided through private and public donations.   
Author Julie Lythcott-Haims visit 
Friday September 18, 11:30 am
Miami Palmetto Senior High School Auditorium
The Miami Palmetto Senior High School PTSA welcomes us to their campus on Friday, September 18 at 11:30 am for a special guest speaker.  Julie Lythcott-Haims, former Dean of Freshman and Undergraduate Advising at Stanford University, will speak about her new book, How to Raise an Adult.  The event is free and open to the public.  See the attached event flyer and link to book review for more information.
School Store
Get Your Supplies . . .
The Palmetto Elementary PTA School Store still has many school supplies you need available, including school uniform polos, Peace Love Paw T-Shirts, New Edition Wordly Wise Books, and much more.
Hours of Operation:
Mondays & Fridays,  8:30-9:00 am
Wednesdays, 1:45-2:15 pm

By Room 28/Kindergarten Playground.
If you can't make it at these times email Jordan Schroeder at   
Generations Day
September 25, 8:30 - 10:00 am

Generation's Day will be on Friday, September 25th from 8:30 to 10:00 am.  Grandparents or other special family members are invited to come to school this morning for classroom activities and a visit the Book Fair, which will open a day early for our special guests.    


Fall Book Fair
A Great Book Fair Can Never Have Too Many Volunteers!
Our Fall Book Fair will be held September 28 to October 2 to motivate students to read more. Check with your teacher or room parent for you class's time to visit.  Join our volunteer group and help us plan and conduct our school's best reading event ever!


Join us if you ...


      like to organize and put things in place.
      bring creative flair to signs and decorations.
      enjoy offering a helping hand, setting up, or packing up.
      like to help serve food and refreshments.
      want to help shoppers of all ages find the perfect book.


We appreciate your support in whatever form it takes!


If you are interested in helping, please contact Tina Montesano at   


Career Day
Join Us Wednesday, November 18!

This year we will be celebrating Career Day at Palmetto Elementary on Wednesday, November 18th.  Save the date!

If you are interested in Chairing or Co-Chairing this event contact Career Day Chair Kris Figueras at for further information and volunteer opportunities.
PES Winter Social and Silent Auction
Save the Date:  December 3

The first annual PES Winter Social and Silent Auction will be Thursday, December 3, 6:30 pm at The Garden House at Fairchild Tropical Botanical Gardens.  Mark your calendars and please be part of this event! 

Contact Auction Chair Nancy Levy at for further information and volunteer opportunities.
Newcomers Thank You

A special thank you to our Newcomer Chairs Carrie Foote and Erica Vedmed for organizing and hosting another great Newcomers luncheon on August 28.  Also, a warm welcome to all our new Palmetto families! 

Box Tops Collection Sheets
Coming Soon....

Start saving up Box Tops to submit a collection sheets for our first drawing the week of October 12.  Support ACT and win fun prizes!

PTA thanks you for your support! 
$aveAround Coupon Books
Fall Fundraiser Coming Soon....

Please support our school by purchasing and/or selling $aveAround (formerly Enjoy the City) Coupon books!  Books and packets will be distributed in class on October 22.
For $20, you get a book that offers many discounts to tons of local businesses...every book comes with $20 grocery store coupons, so the book pays for itself!  
Contact Vivian Estevez at, Deborah El Assad at or Alexandra Ghandour at with any questions.  Happy Selling and Happy Savings!!!  PTA thanks you for your support! 
PTA Membership
We Need You! 
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
Submissions for Next E-Prints

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