✏  Principal's Desk Newsletter - 6/28/2017  📚

June 28, 2017

Gott’s Notes

Summers are always a good time to reflect. For most educators, our year ends in June and the new one begins after the 4th of July. As I look back on this past school year, I have a wonderful sense of peace. It wasn’t perfect. There were some trying days. But when all was said and done, it was a remarkable run. Now, we are preparing for what looks to be one of the best years ever. It will start with a new look inside the building with a new paint job and waxed floors. We are working on getting a couple of modular classrooms to help give us some growing room. These may not be quite ready by the time school starts but it won’t be long after before we can use them. We will  have some new faces in the building and and some folks in new roles. With all of these things, there is excitement and enthusiasm in the prep for August.

Below you will find some information about the rest of the summer and some info for things revolving around the start of the year. Look for more details in mid July as all the plans are finalized for our new beginning. In the meantime, seize the day. I recently went to a memorial service for my uncle Alton. He passed away after a 5 year battle with prostate cancer. Celebrating his life and his servant heart was a strong reminder for me that today is important. It needs to be valued and lived fully in light of how precious each day is. Let’s not lose sight that we have it within us to make a difference today. Carpe diem!

(By the way, I will be out June 30 -July 8 and July 20 -30 for vacation)

Art Early Bird Class Offerings

Interior Design  M , W , F    7:30 - 8:20. $20
Intro to Textile Art and Fashion Design. T, Th, F  7:30- 8:20  $50
Introduction to Apparel Construction II. T, Th, F 7:30 -8:20. $50

Students can come in every morning and use it as additional studio time if desired
Please email if you have any questions or want to enroll for the class. These are HS fine art credit classes

Orientation and Registration Dates

Please join us for new student orientation and registration on August 3rd. Parents and students are encouraged to attend.

High school at 2 pm.
Middle school at 6:30 pm.

Returning student registration is August 10th.

7th and 8th grade at 5:30 pm.
High school at 7 pm.

Save the date! The PCA will be hosting a Back to School Bash on August 19th. 

New School Hours for 2017-2018 School Year 

We will start officially at 8:30 am and still dismiss at 3:45 pm. The building will open for early options at 7:15 am. (QUIPS and early bird classes). Students who are not enrolled in QUIPS or an early class will be able to enter the building at 8:10 am.

Let us know if you are not returning

If for any reason, you are not planning on returning in August and have not informed the front office, please do so ASAP. We have a substantial waiting list (over 500 students) and would like to process any changes sooner than later. 

Cheer Camp

-July 31-Aug 2
-9 am - 3 pm
-$125 per athlete--Money can be dropped off at the front desk at any time if paying by check. Cash can be handed in the day of. 
-Camp is mandatory for all who made the team in the spring. 
-Contact Coach Ruth for scholarship opportunities 

Any new PSA student who did not try out in the spring is welcome to attend camp to get to know the team and use this as a "try out" period. 

All cheerleaders: Please follow our Google Classroom if you have not done so already to get any up-to-date information. Class code:1xxj3zq

Upcoming Events & Reminders:

Summer Hours

Monday - Thursday 8:30 - 3:30 pm 
Closed on Fridays through July 28.

The office will be closed the week of July 3rd - 7th 

June 30 - July 7 - School Office Closed

July 8 - Middle School Game Night
6:30 - 8:30 pm at PSA

July 14 - School Office Closed

July 18 - PSA Board of Directors Meeting - Parents are encouraged to attend
6 pm at PSA

July 21 - School Office Closed

July 28 - School Office Closed

July 31 - Virtual School Summer Final Exams

July 31-Aug 2 - Cheer Camp
9 am to 3 pm at PSA

Aug 3 - Orientation / Registration for NEW Students
NEW High School Students - 2 pm at PSA
NEW Middle School Students - 6:30 pm at PSA

Aug 10 - Returning Student Registration
7th & 8th Grades - 5:30 pm at PSA
High School - 7 pm at PSA

Aug 19 - Back to School Bash
6 pm at PSA

Weekly Announcements - click here
Sign up for Carpool Info - click here
PSA Calendar - click here
FAQs for New Families - click here
Frequently used links - click here

Principal, Dr. Tim Gott

Dr. Gott

Phone:  843-300-4118
Palmetto Scholars Academy website