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Golden Paws
Winter Concert
Movie Night
Valentine Grams
Jumping for a Cause
Waste Free Wednesdays
Palmetto Pride hoodies
Palmetto Middle School Tours
Nature Film Night
Lunch Bunch Day Thank Yo u
Classroom Pictures Thank You
Cleaning Out the Closets?
Volunteers Needed
DVD Collection
Garden Club
PTA Membership
PTA Website
E-Prints Archive
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Golden Paws
Congratulations to the Following Students for Going Over the Rainbow in January!
Our next Golden Paw Ceremony will be tomorrow, Thursday, January 28 on morning broadcast.
Jacob Barnes
Jordan Diamond 
Justin Kaplan (2)
Blake Kandell
Tegan O'Quinn 
Michael Tracy
Neve Salem 
Matthew Capote 
Alyssa Tanner 

Aaidan Johnson
Saja Taja
Vieve Berglund
Thibault Carbonnell
Beau Gibson
Dylan McDaniel
Simon Paredes
Mateo Riquezes
Bria Sharpe
Natalia Ventosa
Jacob Gonzalez (2)
Dylan Kaercher (2)
Colson Knecht (2)
Victor Pesin (2)
James Calvo
Samuel Dickman
Sol Jaure
Dylan Jewell
Logan Lin
Ivy Mesnekoff
Michael Sharp
Sophie Perales (2)
Abbey Salyers (3)

Ashlynn Do (3)
Myles Messinger
Quinley Wylie
Yaar Dotanfuchs
London Estes
Darryn Grubbs
Geoffrey Laklak
Mason Levin
Evan Martin
Anne Oria (3)
Tatiana Ortega
Victoria Ramirez
Paul Sasso

Adelaida Gomez
Tomas feeley
Tyler Ferzli
Lucas Bauza
Michel Estivill

Gabriel Montesano
Sienna Viteri
Isabel Duran
Zachary Salyers (2)
Nicole Savage
Timothy Thomas
Tsung-Hua Yu
Lukas Gundersen
Emma Leonardi (2)
Saree Soto
Heather Spinelli
Mikey Tafur
Elias Barcenas
Jake Brunschwig (2)
Demi Chirino
Israel Encinosa
Ruby Friedman
Jack McCabe
Grace Uhle
Thomas Mussman (2)

Winter Concert
 Pinecrest Gardens THIS Saturday,
January 30th


Cocktails & Hors D'oeuvres at 7pm

Concert at 8pm


A musical evening featuring, Latin Grammy Winner Dr. Ed Calle, Singer-songwriter Dani Driggs, singer-actress Brenda Alford and Musician Johnny Rez.  Joined by our very own chorus and jazz combo with a return appearance by PES Alumni Jazz Combo performers and special performances by our PES Cheerleaders.

Don't miss out on a truly MEMORABLE musical experience for our students!!!

Tickets on sale before school & after school in front of the Cafeteria:  
$45 per adult & $35 per child*
*Performers do not need to purchase tickets.

Proceeds go to benefit PES Performing Arts! 

Dinner & A Movie Night
movie-tickets2.jpgFriday, February 5
Join PTA and ACT for Palmetto's annual Dinner & a Movie Night on Friday, February 5, 2015, featuring Night at the Museum 3!  Movie Night is a family event for all ages and all proceeds benefit ACT.  Come join in the fun! Bring your blankets and chairs and watch the movie under the stars!  There will be food vendors, pizza and a concession stand.  Gates open at 5:30.  Movie will begin at nightfall.   

Tickets will be sold next week in front of the cafeteria before and after school (day of event before school only) for $5. 

We hope to see you there!
Save the Date Saturday, February 20
Our Fun Fest will take place on Saturday, February 20
Get Involved in our biggest FUN and FUNDraiser of the Year!
We need YOU to make it a success!

Please join us for coffee, donuts and a FunFest planning meeting this Thursday, January 28th at 9 am in the Media Center immediately following the Golden Paw ceremony.

Don't forget about our used book drive for the Fun Fest Book Sale. Donations may be dropped off in the Media Center starting February 1.

There's something for everyone and it's guaranteed to be fun. Whether you chair a committee or volunteer for a few hours, we need you! If you are new to Palmetto, helping out at Fun Fest is a fun and easy way to meet other parents. You can sell T-Shirts, work on public relations, help with ticket sales, run a game booth, and more. We welcome and encourage EVERYONE to get involved. To learn more, contact Tina Montesano at
Valentine Grams
Have you Bought Your Valentine's Day Grams Yet?
February 14th is right around the corner & 5th Grade Funds will be selling VALENTINE GRAMS! Order forms were sent home via backpacks earlier this week and the Grams will be sold through February 8th.  Send Valentine Grams to your friends, teachers and your entire class!  For more information or questions, contact Yami Alicea at 786-290-3321 or Leslie Cardenas at 786-393-8840.
Jumping for a Cause
Jump Rope for Heart
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. See the attached flyer for how to earn the bonus of sliming Coach Tanner and Principal Torres eating Puppy Chow!  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.
Look for flyers in your child's backpack.  To donate online, please go to

Waste Free Wednesdays
Reduce lunchtime trash with new challenge

Each Wednesday, Girl Scout troop 283 will be counting the number of trash bags PES produces at lunchtime, and report on this to challenge students to reduce the amount of trash we throw away. 
Palmetto Pride hoodies
Back by popular demand!
The Fifth Grade Fund is offering another opportunity to purchase your PES hoodies! See attached order that the weather has turned Miami chilly, it's a great time to order.  

Fifth Grade Fund appreciates your support.
Palmetto Middle School Tours
Dates still available

Monthly dates for tours at Palmetto Middle School through May.  No need to RSVP.  Mark you calendars:

Thursday, February 4
Tuesday, March 1
Tuesday, April 5
Tuesday May 3

All tours begin at 9:10 am.  Contact Linda Dwyer at for more information. 
Nature Film Night
Pinecrest Gardens
Friday, January 29

Join us at Pinecrest Gardens for the second season of our Nature Film Series.  This presentation is of Warner Brother's film Born to be Wild.  Oscar-winner Morgan Freeman narrates with Dre Fellman as producing artist.  We also invite you to join us in the hibiscus room in the hour before the film to meet our community experts!  Hands on exhibits will be displayed by The Zoological Society of Florida, Save the Chimps Florida, The Center for Great Apes and Maderas Rainforest Conservancy.  Learn about great apes from these incredible experts!  Save the Chimps will be accepting donations for their chimpanzee family, including items such as paper towels, laundry detergent, nuts, seeds, dried fruits, peanut butter and plastic toys.  Gates open at 6:30 pm with exhibits beginning at 7:00 pm, followed by the movie at 8:00 pm.  Tickets are $5.00 at the door.
Lunch Bunch Day Thank You
A Big Thank You!
To everyone who came out and participated in our Lunch Bunch Day!  The kids had a blast!  Remember you can participate in Lunch Bunch any day.  Register as a volunteer and schedule with your child's teacher. 

Thank you for making our school special.
Classroom/Club Pictures Thank You
Thank You!

To all the volunteers that make this possible.  So many groups to photograph!
Cleaning Out the Closets?  
Save Some Items for PES!
Collections of Legos and Books to Come -- Start Saving Now!
Sneakers too!
We are excited to embark on a fundraiser that will run through the end of the school year. In the spirit of environmental and economic sustainability, our school has partnered with the Miami Dadeland Pinecrest Rotary Club and a local sneaker recycling organization. For each pair of sneakers collected, the Rotary club will contribute funds to our school, regardless of their condition. 
This is a way to raise funds for our school that doesn't require a monetary donation!
The more we collect the more we earn.  We look forward to everyone's cooperation in making this a successful fundraiser.
When dropping off the donation sneakers please tie each pair together.
All your old sneakers can be taken to the Media Center, a box has been placed there for your convenience.
"One person's trash is another person's treasure."
Thank you in advance for your assistance.
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, start bringing in those books to the collection box in the Media Center! 

If you're interested in helping out with either of these projects, please contact Janet Hodur at Thanks as always for your support! 
Volunteers Needed
Sign up and join the PES Volunteer Bank!

Receive email alerts throughout the year whenever we need help for an hour here or there.  Simply respond to our volunteer website to let us know if you can make it.  No job is too small.  We would love to see our parents' smiling faces around our school and so will your kids! If you aren't available to volunteer during school hours, there are opportunities for you as well!

Send your email address to  to be added to the bank and start receiving requests.  

Act fast.  PES is "banking" on your help.

DVD Collection
Girl Scout Service Project

Sara Alessa, Gaby Perez, Maia Wenger and Maddie Wise, all alumni from Palmetto Elementary, are working on their Girl Scouts silver award. They are collecting used DVDs which they plan to donate to Miami Children's Hospital, with DVD players, for the kids waiting for surgery and chemotherapy. They have placed a collection box by the Birthday Book club display in the Media Center.  If you have used DVDs (PG and G) that would like to donate, please place them by the box.
Thank you!

Garden Club
PES Garden Club Meets Every Other Wednesday at 2 pm

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
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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