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Golden Paw Awards
United Way Week
Red Ribbon Week
$aveAround Coupon Books
Community Theater
Character Day Parade
Performing Arts Picture Day
Career Day
Winter Social and Silent Auction
PTA Reflections
District 9 Town Hall & Awards Ceremony
Palmetto Feeder Pattern Curriculum Expo
EESAC Election Results
Stem Night Thank You
Palmetto Proud
Cleaning Out the Closets?
PTA Membership
PTA Website
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Golden Paw Awards
Celebrating our Rainbow Readers! 

Our next Golden Paw ceremony will be held tomorrow Thursday, October 22, on Morning Broadcast, for students who have gone Over the Rainbow for the month of October.

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!  Here is what is scheduled for the rest of the week:
Throwback Thursday:  Dig in your closet for some oldies but goodies!
"Fan"atical Friday:  Show your team spirit with jerseys, hats, socks, etc...
Red Ribbon Week 
October 26 - 29! 
Celebrate Red Ribbon Week October 26 - 29.  Our theme is "Respect Yourself:  Be Drug-Free."  We will have dress-up Days to celebrate each day's theme. Here is the schedule:
Monday Oct. 26: Love Yourself:  Wear RED and/or HEARTS
Tuesday Oct. 27:  Turn Your Back on Drugs:  Wear your shirt backwards!

Wednesday Oct. 28:  Dress-up day for our Cambridge celebration of Austria

Thursday Oct. 29:  Peace Out to Drugs:  Wear Tie-dye and Peace signs and Character Day:  Dress as a storybook character
VOLUNTEERS NEEDED:  Mrs. Astuto needs volunteers to decorate the school for Red Ribbon Week.  If you're interested please e-mail Julie Lambert at

$aveAround Coupon Books

Coming homing in backpacks October 26!
See attached flyer for more details.

Community Theater
Palmetto Senior High School Production...     
PES is cordially invited to PSHS's Broadway Musical production of Little Women October 28 & 29 at 7 pm at PSHS auditorium.  See attached flyer for more details.
Hope to see you there!
Character Day Parade
Thursday, October 29, at 8:45 am     
PES will hold its annual Character Day parade on Thursday, October 29, at 8:45 am.  Parents and guests are welcome to gather on the PE Court and watch the student parade.  Please watch backpacks and check for details about costume guidelines.
Performing Arts Picture Day
Friday, October 30

Mark you calendars now for Performing Arts Department Picture Day, Friday October 30, 2015, (teacher work day).  Individual pictures will be taken in the Cafeteria for the photograph composite which hangs in the main office.  Pictures are taken on a first come first served basis by group as scheduled:

Chorus:  8:00AM - 11:00AM
Orchestra:  12PM - 1:00PM
Beginning Band/Concert Band/Jazz Combo:  1:00PM - 3:00PM   
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.
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.
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.
District 9 Town Hall & Awards Ceremony

Save the Date:  Thursday, November 5 


Join Dr. Lawrence S. Feldman at the District 9 Town Hall & Awards Ceremony on Thursday, November 5 at 6:15 pm at Palmetto Senior High School.  See the attached flyer.


Hope to see you there!  

Palmetto Feeder Pattern Curriculum Expo
Save the Date: Tuesday, November 10
On Tuesday, November 10th, from 6:30 to 8:00 pm we will be holding a Curriculum Fair highlighting the clubs, special programs, and curriculum our feeder pattern has to offer. The Fair will be held at Palmetto Senior High see the attached flyer.
Please come and join us to discover the excellence in your own backyard!

EESAC Election results
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We would like to congratulate Shara Pelz, Laura Pugliese and Paula Pugliese for being elected to EESAC at the general PTA meeting held on October 14, 2015.  They join our other parent representatives, Shannon Del Prado, Thaddeus Foote, Arianne Sasso, Teresa Fitzgerald, Linda Dwyer and Issac Pesin.  We also like to congratulate Jelani Morgan for being elected student representative.  He joins student representative Sophia Perez.
STEM Night
Thank you!

Thanks to all our families and our community partners Zaniac and Mathnasium who made our Math and Science Night a huge success. Special thanks to our amazing Math and Science teachers, as well as all the volunteers who put in their time and effort to make this event happen. 

Palmetto Proud

Award Winning Teachers 


Our own recently retired, Mrs. Cummins was named the 2015 Elementary Art Educator of the year by the Florida Art Education Association at their annual conference.  Dr. Lawrence S. Feldman, School board Vice-Chair recently issued a proclamation for Mrs. Cummins contributions to art education in Miami Dade County Public Schools. 


Congratulations Mrs. Cummings!  

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
Submissions for Next E-Prints

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Include it in the next E-Prints!  Submit all materials NO LATER than Friday, October 29th to: