Welcome Sixth Grade Students!
Camp Palms is a middle school orientation for incoming 6th grade students, who will have the opportunity to become familiar with the campus, meet some of the teachers, rotate through classes, and make new friends.
Camp Palms is a 2-day program in August, before school starts in the Fall. See the schedule below.
Invitation letters are usually mailed by the end of May. Sixth grade students wishing to participate in Camp Palms should sign up in advance for this event.
Camp Palms starts in the School Auditorium on Woodbine Street (see campus map). Over two days, students attend 8 sessions (4 each day), learning everything from study skills to math games to using a P.E. locker. Students learn their way around campus in a fun scavenger hunt.
Sign up ahead of time to guarantee a space.
Show up anyway if you didn't sign up. We'll do our best to make room!
Incoming 6th Grade Families
Parents of 6th grade students are welcome to attend, with or without their 6th grader, either of the one-hour orientation sessions held on the first day.
If students in Camp Palms attend the 9:00-10:00am orientation session with their parents then at 10:00am parents leave campus while 6th grade students remain until noon. Students, without parents, return the next day from 9:00am to noon.
2016 Camp Palms Schedule
|Date||Incoming 6th Grade Students||Incoming 6th Grade Families|
|Tuesday June 14, 2016||Sign-up deadline|
|Tuesday August 9, 2016||9:00am-10:00am: Orientation
10:00am-noon: Camp Palms
6:00pm-7:00pm: Orientation (repeat)
|Wednesday August 10, 2016||9:00am-noon: Camp Palms
What if You Miss Camp Palms?
Don't worry if your child cannot attend Camp Palms. New students are made to feel welcome on the first day of school and beyond. People will be standing by to answer questions and help with maps and directions for any student who seems a little uncertain. We want all of our students to feel comfortable and confident as soon as possible!
- Ms. Andersen, Camp Palms Leader (and also Title I Coordinator and math teacher)
Many other Palms teachers lead Camp Palms sessions.