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Fall Book Fair Thank You
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Walk and Roll to School Day
Walk Your Child to School Wednesday, October 7
October 7th is National Walk/Bike to School Day! Thank you to all the PES families who participated in this event. 
Peace Week 
This Week! 
The theme for this year's Peace Week is "Celebrating Diversity."  We are so excited to host the "Celebrating Diversity Photo-Voice Exhibit" created by Naomi Ross at our school. Students will learn about the exhibit and then we will create our own Palmetto Elementary Celebrating Diversity exhibit. Each grade level, with the help of our amazing Room Parents, will create a board that depicts our diversity and the boards will be on display in the Media Center at the end of the week so classes can do a Diversity Walk to see all of the boards.  As part of our No Place for Hate initiative, 30 of our 4th and 5th grade students will be trained by the Anti-Defamation League on "Becoming An Ally:  Responding to Name-Calling and Bullying."  Here is what is scheduled for the rest of the week:

Thursday 10/8:  Diversity Beans

Friday 10/9:  Diversity Walk
ACT Fall Fundraiser
ACT Catalog sales are underway. . .     

With your help, we hope to raise much needed funds for the Assistant Classroom Teacher (ACT) program.   All money and orders are due tomorrow, Thursday, October 8th.

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
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! 
PTA Meeting/STEM Night
Join us Wednesday, October 14
School Cafeteria
6 pm General PTA Meeting
6:30 - 7 pm Math & Science Night 

Palmetto Elementary School and PTA invite you to a fun-filled night of discovery and exploration. Join our finest math and science teachers for hands-on manipulative demonstrations and curriculum overviews. Come a little early and join us for the PTA General meeting starting at 6 pm. Pizza, drinks, and snacks will be available for purchase. 

United Way Week 
October 19 - 23 
Student United Way campaign - skip uniforms and raise money for the United Way!  It's only $1 a day to participate!
Mismatched Monday:  Pull out those crazy socks, funky hats, patterned shirts, and wild bottoms.  How preposterous can you be?
Double Trouble Tuesday:  Find a friend or two and dress the same
Color War Wednesday:  Who will win? PK, K: wear yellow; 1st: red; 2nd: blue; 3rd: green; 4th: orange; 5th: black
Throwback Thursday:  Dig in your closet for some oldies but goodies!
"Fan"atical Friday:  Show your team spirit with jerseys, hats, socks, etc...

Middle School Night
October 20

Our second annual PES Middle School Night will be held on Tuesday, October 20, at 6PM in the Cafeteria.  Join us for a showcase of area middle schools.  Pizza, drinks, and snacks will be available for purchase.
Participating Middle Schools:

Palmetto Middle

Southwood Middle

Riviera Middle

Arvida Middle

Richmond Heights Middle

Arthur and Polly Mays Conservatory of the Arts

Howard D. McMillan Middle

Ammons Middle
$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! 
Generations Day
Thank you!
Generations Day was a great success! A record turnout, wonderful performances and activities like our family Photo Booth added up to a memorable day.   Thank you to our wonderful Jazz Combo, the PES cheerleaders, the Watch DOGS, Palmetto Senior High volunteers, Generations Day Chair Andrea Gonzalez and our many parent volunteers for all your hard work. 
Fall Book Fair
Thank You! 
Thanks  to all our families who made our Fall Book Fair a huge success. Special thanks to Tina Montesano, Book Fair Chair, our outstanding Watch DOGS and all the volunteers who put in their time and effort to make this event happen.

Career Day:  Seeking Presenters
Parents, Grandparents, Uncles, Aunts, Friends, Neighbors Welcome!

Palmetto Elementary's CAREER DAY
Wednesday, November 18th 9:00 am - 1:00 pm 
Please complete the form at the following link to volunteer:  Career Day Form (additional copies are located in the office).

For questions, contact Kris Figueras at 305-877-3488 or  If you are interested in Chairing or Co-Chairing this event contact Career Day Chair Kris Figueras  for further information and volunteer opportunities.
Let Your Imagination Fly

Write a poem or story or create a piece of visual art and tell us your interpretation of the theme: "Let Your Imagination Fly".  Pick up a PTA Reflections rules and entry form in the media center and return submission to the PTA mailbox by November 6, 2015.

Contact Alina Diez (, Erica Vedmed (, Ari Sasso ( or Carolina Ballas ( for more information.
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.
Cleaning Out the Closets?  
Save Some Items for PES!
Collections of Legos and Books to Come -- Start Saving Now!
We will soon begin collecting Legos for a new project at school, so please round up those bricks you no longer need! Also, we will have our first Used Book Sale at Fun Fest this year (February 6), so if you're clearing your bookshelves, hold on to those gently used hardcovers and paperbacks -- for adults and kids! Collection information for both will come soon. 

If you're interested in helping out with either of these projects, please contact Janet Hodur at Thanks as always 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
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