SHARPEN THE SAW DAY – Monday, April 6th Stephen Covey said, "We must never become so busy sawing that we forget to sharpen the saw." The concept of Sharpening the Saw is listed as the seventh habit in Covey's SEVEN HABITS OF HIGHLY EFFECTIVE PEOPLE. We understand that the remote instruction and remote learning has been very challenging for everyone. In fact, it's been overwhelming for many families, especially for parents who are essential employees still working a full schedule every day -- plus providing assistance to their children. Throughout the school closures, the expectation is that everyone does the best they can with what they have. In order to give everyone a day to take a breath, collaborate, get caught up, reflect, refresh, etc., we are designating this coming Monday April 6 as SHARPEN THE SAW DAY. It is still an official school day; however, teachers will not be providing new instruction or new assignments on this day. Students and parents are encouraged to get caught up and reach out to teachers for support.
FaNcY FriDaY FiNaLe! We've been wearing sweats & PJs for far too long. Let's get fancy! Dress up like you're walking Palmyra's RedCarpet & strut your stuff for REMOTE Spirit Week Finale! REMEMBER TO SHARE your photo using the google form-code: https://forms.gle/jhP38XDxn1Ga7xne8
Good Morning-Welcome to day 14! Let’s see your Fanciest for our Fancy Friday Finale! Today’s announcements: PMS/PHS: Open office hours & PHYS ED/Health CSS: your THANKFUL SpiRiT is ruling Spirit Week! Today’s spirit form: https://forms.gle/jhP38XDxn1Ga7xne8
Good Morning-Welcome to day 13! Let’s use today to share who we are thankful for! Today’s announcements: PMS/PHS: Math, Science, & Elective (Bus & Arts) day CSS: Looking forward to your THANKFUL SpiRiT Today! Today’s spirit form: https://forms.gle/zFrVR6LELdasnoZN7
ThanKfuL ThUrSdaY! Make a sign, make a video, make a card- be cReaTiVe! Share what you're thankful for during this time & all the time! Let's beat those numbers from yesterday! REMEMBER TO SHARE your photo using the google form-code: https://forms.gle/zFrVR6LELdasnoZN7
How is YOUR day 12? April starts in the strangest way-ever-for all of us! Today’s announcements: PMS/PHS: English/ WORLD Language/ Social Studies CSS: show us your Wear REDS SPIRIT! Today’s spirit form: https://forms.gle/4Ad9UzhW7a5axDtx6
RocK YouR REDS Wednesday! Show us your ReDs-all of them! Let's beat those numbers from yesterday! This is for your whole homeschool team! REMEMBER TO SHARE your photo using the google form - here's today's submission code: https://forms.gle/4Ad9UzhW7a5axDtx6
Good Morning-Welcome to day 11! Yesterday was a sleepy & fun start to our SpiRiT WeeK! Today’s announcements: PMS/PHS: Math, Science, & Elective (Bus & Arts) day CSS: Make sure you show your Super Spirit Today! Today’s spirit form code: https://forms.gle/48C1u523ft4nSqRQ6
Please see the School District Website- COVID 19 tab- for the Superintendent’s Update Letter. https://core-docs.s3.amazonaws.com/documents/asset/uploaded_file/635139/Superintendent_Update_March_26_2020.pdf
Please tune in to Ms. Sabo's Monday Message live from her home. https://www.facebook.com/palmyraproud/videos/238379737289272/
Keep in touch with Mr. Tracey! Go to Flipgrid.com... the grid code is tracey1911 and the password is my favorite word... with a capital K! Kindness
Here’s the CliffsNotes on getting to remote class: 1/ go to WEBSITE (https://www.palmyraschools.com/o/palmyra) 2/ go to COVID-19 red button 3/ see where the overview is 4/ click the shortcut to your school teacher websites 5/ css: click your teacher PMs/PHS click your class teacher’s sites to see the plan. Each teacher teaches their own way! 6/ have fun, wash hands & always check for updates on the website!
Good Morning. School buildings will be accessible today ONLY from 9-2 to pick up any school materials, medications, and personal belongings. Access to the buildings will be minimized to maintain safe distancing. An escort will accompany the student/parent to their items & back out. Please remember to bring along something to carry any items. This is the only day that building access will be available.
A message from Dr. McBride: Palmyra School District Families, The preemptive closure of Palmyra School District was initiated based on the recommendation of the Burlington County Health Department. District schools will be closed for students from March 16 – April 19, 2020. Although we anticipate re-opening on April 20, 2020, the actual date will be dependent upon the recommendation of the Burlington County Health Department. Palmyra School District staff will be reporting on Monday, March 16, 2020 to make preparations and finalize plans for remote instruction. These are unprecedented times and I kindly ask for your patience and understanding as our dedicated team works through the unique challenge of providing remote instruction for such a long duration of time. Remote learning for students will begin Tuesday, March 17, 2020. Information about our public health-related school closure and remote learning can be found using the COVID-19 link on the district website. Our teaching staff and school leaders are working very hard to develop instructional lessons that can be adapted for remote learning. Please look for more specifics as they become available.
In our efforts to give you up to date information, you may have received duplicate notifications. The most recent from Dr. McBride reflects the early evening decision of the County Board of Health & school will be closed until April 17th.
Late this afternoon, the Burlington County Health Department announced the preemptive closure of ALL Burlington County school districts from Monday, March 16, 2020 until Friday, April 17, 2020. As was communicated earlier today, we have information available on our website, www.palmyraschools.com. Please see the Public Health-Related School Closure Plan for more information on school closures and home instruction. District teachers and staff will attend a Teacher In-Service Day on Monday, March 16, 2020. School will be closed for students. Home instruction will begin on Tuesday, March 17, 2020 and continue through Friday, April 17, 2020.
A tech survey was previously sent out to assess internet access in student homes. If a parent needs a device to be used at home, please let the school principal’s office know. We have been made aware of this “Internet Essentials” program regarding access to low cost internet services: https://www.internetessentials.com/covid19
The NJ Department of Health has a coronavirus (COVID-19) information page. Please see nj.gov/health/cd/topics/ncov.shtml for up-to-date information.
Teen Arts Festival for Middle School today at RCBC! Our Palmyra Players performed scenes & songs from ELf,jr. followed by Middle School Concert Band, workshops, Visual Arts displays from Mr.George’s classes & of course, lunch! #PalmyraProud of the arts being represented here today! See our fb live for video of the band performance.
Congratulations to Calli Carr- selected by the Burlington County Principals & Supervisors Association as recipient of the 2019-20 Eighth Grade Academic Award. This is the first time a Palmyra Middle School student has ever received this prestigious honor. Calli will be recognized at the Spring Academic Dinner held on April 2nd @TheMerion.
Palmyra School District will be closed this Monday, February 17th in honor of the President's Day holiday. Schools & Offices will return to regular hours on Tuesday, February 18th #LoveYourLongWeekend #familytime
Congratulations Lady Panthers! #P https://www.burlingtoncountytimes.com/sports/20200212/palmyra-is-burlington-countyrsquos-hottest-girls-basketball-team almyraProud #intensity
Click the video for a tour of the District’s new app! It’s everything Palmyra, in your pocket. https://youtu.be/3fol2gQBZjs With the new app, you can access sports updates, cafeteria menus, news updates, and even emergency notifications. #PalmyraProud
Palmyra BoE Salutes outgoing member, John Quigg. Shown in photo: Dr. Brian McBride- Superintendent; Mrs. Judy Belton, Mrs. Laurie Beck- VP of the Board; Mrs. Amy Austin, Ms. Erica Campbell, Mr. Mark Russell- President of the Board, Mr. Michael Stewart- Beverly Representative, Mr. Jim Dickinson, Mr. John Quigg & Mr. Sean Toner
AND THE RESULTS ARE IN! Congratulations to the MATHLETES of PALMYRA! We are #PalmyraProud of all of your NJ MATH Championship efforts! 8th grade finished 9th out of 12 7th grade finished 6th out of 12 6th grade finished 12th out of 17 and 5th grade finished 9th out of 29!