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Winter Social and Silent Auction
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Career Day Thank You
Fashion Show Thank You
Funfest Date Change
Cleaning Out the Closets?
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PTA Meeting, STEM Discussion and Science Fair
TONIGHT!  Wednesday, November 18
We hope you've marked your calendars for tonight's General PTA meeting! The meeting will begin at 6 pm, followed by a panel discussion for students and parents. "A STEM Career:  What does That Mean and Why Does It Matter?"  Moderated by our own Mrs. Bogert, with panelists: Neydy Gomez, Co-Owner of Zaniac, South Miami, Cindy Gundersen, PES Parent & Owner and President, AMU Engineering and Pearl Seo, PES Parent & Director, Genomic Medicine Registry, University of Miami School of Medicine.   After the talk, check out the amazing STEM thinking already happening at PES by visiting the Science Fair in the Media Center.  This is a night at PES you don't want to miss. Pizza, drinks, and snacks will be available for purchase, and Kona Ice will be on hand once again!
Turkey Grams
Order Deadline Tomorrow!   
Turkey Gram order forms went home in backpacks.  This year, children can send new key ring tags to their friends, classmates, teachers, and others, for $1 per gram or $20 for the class.  Teachers! For just $10 YOU can order Turkey Grams for your whole class! Order deadline is Thursday, November 19.  All sales support the 5th Grade Fund.  Questions? Contact Joy Encinosa at, or Mariana Pesin at
Thank you for your support
Give Miami Day 2015 
Midnight November 19 - Midnight November 20
Palmetto Elementary's Blessings in a Backpack program feeds 60 students every week by providing a weekend bag of groceries to their families.  Please make a donation on Give Miami Day 2015 to this very worthwhile program that exists solely on donations.  To make a donation to support our program, please log on to on November 20 and search for Blessings in a Backpack.  Please be sure to note Palmetto Elementary School in the "Honor Of/In Memory Of/Recommended By" area of the Foundation's Giving Day donation page.  This ensures that funds will go directly to our school.  Please see attached flyer.  Thank you!

Thanksgiving Celebrations
 Happy Thanksgiving!
Thanksgiving celebrations will b held  the classrooms on Tuesday, November 24, beginning at 12 pm.  School will be closed on Wednesday, November 25 through Friday, November 27, for a Teacher Planning Day and then in observance of the holiday.  We wish our entire PES family safe and happy Thanksgiving!
PES Winter Social and Silent Auction
Thursday, December 3 at 6:30 pm

Don't forget to purchase tickets for our Winter Social & Silent Auction which will be held on December 3 at 6:30 at the Garden House at Fairchild Tropical Garden.  This is a night where we can get together, socialize, and meet our kids friends' parents...all while supporting our wonderful school.  Tickets are $20 pre-sale, $25 at the door.  Tickets can be purchased outside the cafeteria at pickup and drop-off.  The silent auction we have for you is just in time for the on hotel stays, jewelry, tons of restaurants and experiences for your family!  Bidding opens online on Friday, November 27 (Black Friday).  A special Auction Edition of Prints is going home in backpacks today (Wednesday) with information on donors, bidding online, the event and much more. 

p.s. Don't forget to like us on Facebook!

Contact Auction Chair Nancy Levy at for further information and volunteer opportunities.
FMEA All State
It is with great honor and pleasure that we announce our three All-state students from Palmetto Elementary: Amanda Leiva in chorus along with Kayla Heller and Zachary Su in the Orff Ensemble.  These students will perform with the Florida Music Educators' Association All-State Elementary Chorus or Orff Ensemble in Tampa, January 14 or 15, 2016 at the Tampa Convention Center.  These students were chosen for this prestigious honor through a competitive audition process among over 800 elementary students from all across Florida.  Special Congratulations to them and to their parents.
Not only is our music teacher proud of these three students but this year there are ten Palmetto Elementary alumni students who were chosen for ensembles such as the All State Middle School Band, Middle School Jazz Band, 9-10 grade Concert Band, 9-10 grade Concert Orchestra, and 11-12 grade Symphonic Band.  These students are Haley Gassenheimer, Zachary Gassenheimer, Diego Gonzalez, Julian Gonzalez, Tyler Goodman, Jake Heller, Harrison Lam, Ian Muņoz, Connor Munroe, and Adam Stein. It is rewarding to see how successful our performing arts students have become even after leaving the halls of Palmetto Elementary. 

Garden Club
Come See What's Flowering at our PES Garden Club!

We meet every other Wednesday at 2 pm in the school garden.  Bring your kids, your water bottle, sun screen, gloves, shovels or weeding tools, and a hat with "closed toed" shoes to contribute to the garden!  Note:  all kids must be accompanied by an adult should they wish to participate.  All grades are welcome!  Please contact Tyler Schwartz for any questions at
Field Day
Field Day Fun
Field Day will be held December 14, for 2nd and 4th grades, 16 for PK, K, and 1st grade, and 18 for 3rd and 5th grades.  Watch your kids participate in a feel good field day!  We need volunteers, for details, please contact Farah Martinez at

Career Day Thank You
A Big Thank you to...

Everyone for all the work they put into making Career Day happen.  A special thank you to our Chair Kris Figeras.  It is going to be a great day and super fun for the kids!  Be sure to ask your kids all about it.  Thank you for making our school the special school it is! 

Mommy & Me Fashion Show Thank You
Thank You
Thank you to all our families who made our first annual "Mommy & Me" Fashion Show a huge success.  Special thanks to our Chair Alina Diez, our very own Cheerleaders and Jazz Combo, as well as all the volunteers who put in their time and effort to make this even happen.
Thank you for your support!
Save the Date Tuesday, December 15
The Annual PES Walk-a-Thon will be held Tuesday, December 15.  Be on the lookout for fundraising and volunteer information for this annual event. 

Save the Date Saturday February 20!
Funfest Date change to Saturday February 20!
Mark your calendars and please be a part of this event.

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 20), 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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