Palms Middle School

Welcome New Palms Families

Camp Palms 2016 Signups

Once information about Camp Palms 2016 has been mailed out, you can contact the Main Office if you did not receive the information.

Students should sign up for Camp Palms by Tuesday June 14, 2016, since space may be limited.

What the Parent Orientation Covers

  • Overview
  • Teacher Introduction
  • Transition to Middle School
  • School Safety
  • Academic Placement
  • Counseling Department
  • Magnet Program Busing
  • Title I Funds and Meal Program
  • Team Prime Time
  • Parent Volunteers

Tip: The Student Store is Open

While you're on campus for Camp Palms, you or your child can purchase P.E. clothes at the Student Store. Cash only.

You can find Student Store on the campus map.

See also

Camp Palms

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

Camp Palms Schedule for 6th Grade
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
Day 1
9:00am-10:00am: Orientation

(or)

6:00pm-7:00pm: Orientation (repeat)
Wednesday August 10, 2016 9:00am-noon: Camp Palms
Day 2
 

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!

Faculty

  • Ms. Andersen, Camp Palms Leader (and also Title I Coordinator and math teacher)

Many other Palms teachers lead Camp Palms sessions.

You're invited!

Camp Palms

Incoming 7th and 8th Grade Families

New 7th and 8th grade students are already familiar with middle school but may not have seen the Palms campus (see campus map). We invite these parents and students to join one of our Palms tours.

7th and 8th grade parents who are new to Palms may attend either of the Camp Palms one-hour orientations, with or without their 7th or 8th grader, but 7th and 8th grade students do not attend the rest of Camp Palms.

Orientation Schedule

Camp Palms Schedule for 7th and 8th Grade
Date Incoming 7th or 8th Grade Students Incoming 7th or 8th Grade Families
(parents, with or without students)
Tuesday August 9, 2016 You may attend an Orientation session only if you are with your parent. 9:00am-10:00am: Orientation

(or)

6:00pm-7:00pm: Orientation (repeat)

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