Weekly Call

  • 01.21.20

    Posted by Steven Alex on 1/18/2020

    1/21/2020

     

    Good evening Panther families,

     

    This is Melissa Athanson, Principal of Palm Harbor Middle calling with your weekly update.

     

    Parents, students will not have school on Monday January 20th for Martin Luther King. On Tuesday we will have a Parent information meeting at 4:30 for those students interested in participating in Track. The meeting will be held in Mrs. Anderson’s room. Track tryouts will begin on 2/10. We will be having voluntary conditioning prior to the start of tryouts. Like all other sports students must turn in all paperwork to the front office and it must be a completed packet. This includes: participation form, proof of insurance & current physical.

     

    Report Cards will go home on Tuesday the 21st. Parents I do ask if you have not completed the parent survey to please do this by the 24th of this month. We appreciate and value your input. Please go to www.pcsb.org/parentsurvey and select our school from the drop down.

     

    In Basketball news our girls will be away at Safety Harbor on Wednesday. The boys will be home onThursday. Please come and cheer on our student athletes.

     

    Thank you for another amazing week & as always, thank you for your support.

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  • 01.12.20

    Posted by Steven Alex on 1/12/2020

    1/12/2020

     

    Good evening Panther families,

     

    This is Melissa Athanson, Principal of Palm Harbor Middle calling with your weekly update.  

     

    Welcome Back parents and students. We had a wonderful week back and were thrilled to see our students get excited about second semester.  I wanted to let everyone know that one of our beloved teachers, Mrs. Cavanagh retired. While it will be some huge shoes to fill we have hired a teacher that will start soon.

     

    This week we will be the host school for the ESE Advisory Committee Meeting on January 15th in our cafeteria at 6pm.  All are welcome to attend.

     

    We have students who are seeking their Girl Scout Silver Award and are conducting a community outreach initiative. They are collecting Bags4teens. They are looking for any of the following items for teens that are placed in the foster care system. These items include but are not limited to: toiletry items, socks, stationary, toothpaste, shampoo, earbuds, etc. Any donation would be appreciated & students can bring their donations to any grade level office. They will be collecting from the 13th through the 17th.

     

    In Basketball news our girls will be away at Oak Grove on Monday and away at Dunedin on Wednesday. The boys will be home on Tuesday and Thursday. Please come and cheer on our student athletes.

     

    Just a reminder to all families that it is that time of year where we seek out your input on how we are doing as a school. We continually strive to provide a quality education to your students and are always looking at ways to improve our practice. Please take a moment to complete the survey found on our website. You can also go to www.pcsb.org/parentsurvey and select our school from the drop down.

     

     

    Thank you for another amazing week & as always, thank you for your support.

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  • 12.15.19

    Posted by Steven Alex on 12/13/2019

    12/15/19      

     

    Good evening Panther families,

     

    This is Melissa Athanson, Principal of Palm Harbor Middle calling with your weekly update.  

     

    Parents, this week students will be taking their mid-term exams and will follow an alternate schedule. This schedule is posted on our website for you to review. Mid-term exams are worth 10% of their semester grade and any student that does not take them will receive a 0 for this grade. If your student will be absent for any reason please contact the grade level counselor to schedule a make-up time.

     

    We have an exciting opportunity for all of our students. Tarpon High School’s Colorguard will be a part of one of our clubs starting January 13th. They will hold this club on Monday’s from 4:15 to 5:45 in the cafeteria. Please see our website for more information & please turn in the information sheet by Wednesday December 18th. All students interested will need school insurance.

     

    Just a reminder to all families that it is that time of year where we seek out your input on how we are doing as a school. We continually strive to provide a quality education to your students and are always looking at ways to improve our practice. Please take a moment to complete the survey found on our website. You can also go to www.pcsb.org/parentsurvey and select our school from the drop down.

     

    Thank you to all of the families who have helped us with our spirit of giving program. Please make sure any donations are here by Wednesday. We appreciate any assistance with this community outreach program.

     

    We are having a holiday Bingo Challenge that opens up on December 20th. Please encourage your students to log into Clever to access this challenge.

     

    When we come back from the holidays we will be having a collection drive to support the homeless population in our county. We will be collecting blankets (can be gently used) and new socks. If you have something you would like to donate prior to the break we will be happy to take them. We are doing this drive in partnership with our YMCA in Palm Harbor.

     

    Our school will be on winter holiday from December 20th through January 6th with students returning on January 7th. We wish everyone a wonderful holiday.

     

    Thank you for another amazing week & as always, thank you for your support.

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  • 12.06.19

    Posted by Steven Alex on 12/6/2019

    12/8/19        

     

    Good evening Panther families,

     

    This is Melissa Athanson, Principal of Palm Harbor Middle calling with your weekly update.  

     

    Our basketball season has started and we are off to a great start. Monday the boys are away at Tarpon Middle and again on Wednesday at Oak Grove. Tuesday our girls play here against Carwise. Please come out and cheer on our student athletes. 

     

    On Wednesday our amazing band will be having their Holiday Performance in the gym starting at 6:00. We look forward to seeing you there.

     

    Just a reminder to all families that it is that time of year where we seek out your input on how we are doing as a school. We continually strive to provide a quality education to your students and are always looking at ways to improve our practice. Please take a moment to complete the survey found on our website. You can also go to www.pcsb.org/parentsurvey and select our school from the drop down.

     

    We will be collecting items through your students’ first period class to support a family (or families) in need of assistance this holiday season. We appreciate any assistance with this community outreach program.

     

    Lastly, a few reminders. As it gets colder we have a tendency to see students in pajama pants and a lot of blankets. Please know that we always adhere to dress code regardless of the temperature & students need to come to school dressed appropriately. We are also having several students on campus prior to 9:10 am. Please know that student safety is a priority but we do not have supervision outside until that time. We do have several before school tutoring opportunities that you may utilize.

     

     

    Thank you for another amazing week & as always, thank you for your support.

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  • 11.10.19

    Posted by Steven Alex on 11/10/2019

    11.10.19

     

    Good evening Panther families,

     

    This is Melissa Athanson, Principal of Palm Harbor Middle calling with your weekly update. We will continue to collect canned goods and other nonperishable items for our annual food drive. This will be the last week to collect. Please bring these items to your 1st period class.

     

    Tryouts begin for basketball on Monday November 11th. All paperwork was due on November 8th – no exceptions. If this was not turned in students are not permitted to tryout.

     

    On Wednesday we will have our Great American Teach In. Make sure that you ask your students about all of the wonderful guest speakers we have on campus. Also, students will be bringing home their mid-term progress reports. Please contact their grade level counselor if you have any concerns.

     

    Thank you for another amazing week & as always, thank you for your support.

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  • 11.03.19

    Posted by Steven Alex on 11/3/2019

    11.3.19

     

    Good evening Panther families,

     

    This is Melissa Athanson, Principal of Palm Harbor Middle calling with your weekly update. Starting on Monday we will be collecting canned goods and other nonperishable items for our annual food drive. Please bring these items to your 1st period class. The class with the most items collected will earn a Popsicle party.

     

    Picture retakes are on Tuesday, November 5th. Retake day is for those who took pictures and ordered a packet, but want to exchange those pictures for a new photo; missed the original Picture Day due to being new or sick; it is NOT for students who didn't order the first time, but now have decided they want to take a new photo (they can order their original photo online).

    Students may order packages online; https://inter-state.com/order the order code to order online (45070MB).  

     

    Also on Tuesday is our Chorus / Strings concert at 5:30pm in our Multi-Purpose Room. Please come see our students and all of the hard work they have put into making this a magical evening.

     

    It is time for basketball season. Tryouts begin Monday November 11th. All paperwork must be turned in to the front office as a completed packet by November 8th – no exceptions.

     

    Lastly, on Friday the 8th we will be hosting our 36th annual Veteran’s Day Celebration. We will have an assembly at 9:50 with all of the students. Parents, this event is open to the public so please if you have the time.

     

    Thank you for another amazing week & as always, thank you for your support.

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  • 10.27.19

    Posted by Steven Alex on 10/27/2019

    10.27.19

     

    Good evening Panther families,

     

    This is Melissa Athanson, Principal of Palm Harbor Middle calling with your weekly update. On Monday the 28th we are having our annual Halloween Dance. Tickets were on sale all last week and will not be sold on Monday. The dance will be from 5:30-7:30 and all students must enter and exit through the car loop. Students are not permitted to walk home. Pizza, cookies and water will be provided as well as fun costume competitions and dance competitions. I’m sure it will be a fabulous evening.

     

    Report cards will go home Tuesday with your students.

     

    It is time for basketball season. Tryouts begin Monday November 11th. Before any student can try out they must have a participation form, proof of school insurance and a current physical that goes through the length of the season turned in together to the front office. All documents must be submitted as a packet. More information is available on our website.

     

    Monday starts Red Ribbon Week & we encourage all students to show their spirit. Monday is neon or tie die day, Tuesday is “shoe” away drugs, Wednesday is be a superhero, Thursday is “Boo” away drugs & Friday is “mustache” day. As always, all outfits must follow school dress code.

    Lastly, Thursday is our student /faculty volleyball game. Tickets are $3 and will be sold in lunches.

    Thank you for another amazing week & as always, thank you for your support.

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  • 10.20.19

    Posted by Steven Alex on 10/20/2019

    10.20.19

     

    Good evening Panther families,

     

    This is Melissa Athanson, Principal of Palm Harbor Middle calling with your weekly update. Starting Monday we will have our Book fair in the media center. Students will get an opportunity through their language arts classes to come and see what is available as well as time to visit before school and during lunches.

     

    On the 21st will be our last volleyball game of the season and it will be at Tarpon Springs Middle. Thank you to the amazing students and coaches for a great season.

     

    On October 22nd we will have a Basketball information meeting for both girls and boys. This meeting will be at 4:20 in our gym. The coaches will go over all required documents needed to try out and the practice schedule.

    8th grade parents you are cordially invited to an informational presentation about the high school and career curriculum that is being taught to all 8th grade students through their social studies classes. This will be held on Wednesday, October 23rd from 6:00 to 8:00pm in the Cafeteria. We will be discussing high school graduation requirements, magnet and academy programs, high school registration processes, and other important information related to your child’s education. Several of our feeder high school will also be visiting with us to share information about their programs. We hope to see you there.

     

     

    Thank you for another amazing week & as always, thank you for your support.

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  • 10.13.19

    Posted by Steven Alex on 10/11/2019

    10.13.19

     

    Good evening Panther families,

     

    This is Melissa Athanson, Principal of Palm Harbor Middle calling with your weekly update.  On the 16th our volleyball team will have an away game at Carwise Middle and the 17th we will have a home game. All games start at 4:45.

     

    Glory Days Grill has renamed October 15, 2019 "Panther Day".  Please support our school by eating lunch or dinner at Glory Days Grill on October 15, 2019.  After you have enjoyed your meal, please scan a copy, or take a photo of your receipt and send it to our PTSA President at phmsptsapresident1@gmail.com.   We will collect all receipts and send a total to the restaurant.  In return, we will receive 20% of the proceeds.  PTSA utilizes these funds to pay for activities such as school dances and to pay for mini-grants for our teachers. 

    We look forward to seeing you and your families on October 15th

    Just a reminder that TIPS tutoring is being held Mondays and Thursdays starting Monday Oct 7th at 4:20pm in Room 1-301. All paperwork for TIPS needs to be completed by October 18th. Please see Mr. Green for any questions.

     

    On October 16th our 8th grade students will be taking the PSAT. Students will report to their homeroom that morning.  Also on the 16th we will be having our fundraiser “Day of Awesomeness” in the afternoon. This will be for the students that participated in the event.

     

    Thank you for another amazing week & as always, thank you for your support.

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  • 10.04.19

    Posted by Steven Alex on 10/4/2019

    10.6.19

     

    Good evening Panther families,

     

    This is Melissa Athanson, Principal of Palm Harbor Middle calling with your weekly update.

    Our volleyball team will have a home game against Dunedin Middle at 4:45 this Monday. Both boys and girls are doing an amazing job. Please come out and cheer them on!

     

    Parents, if your child receives free or reduced lunch it is important that you complete those forms annually. This service does discontinue if it is not completed. These forms are located on the Pinellas County website under food and nutrition / Apply for school lunch. If you need any assistance please contact your grade level counselor.

     

    Attention 7th grade parents if your child is going to be a part of the TIPS program the tutoring will be held Mondays and Thursdays starting Monday Oct 7th at 4:20pm in Room 1-301. Please see Mr. Green, Ms. Montgomery or Ms. Jankowska for questions.

     

    There will be a parent information night for the Boys’ Basketball Team on Tuesday Oct 22, from 4:15 to 4:45pm.  Information about needed paperwork and try out processes will be covered.

     

    Thank you again to all of the students and families that participated in the school fundraiser. I am overwhelmed with the support you have provided to our positive behavior intervention program by being a part of this.

     

    Thank you for another amazing week & as always, thank you for your support

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