Dear Palmetto Families,

Welcome back to Palmetto Elementary School for the 2020-2021 school year.  My name is Brooke Lam and I am your PTA President for the coming year. While this will certainly be a year unlike any other, I know that together, we are #virtuallyunstoppable.  Whether this is your first year as a Palmetto Elementary parent, or you are a long-standing member of this family, we are so glad that you are here. Each new school year typically brings excitement and anticipation, along with the promise of learning and growth. This year, though, we have the challenge of staying safe and connected, while helping our children succeed through a pandemic. Your school and PTA Board have been hard at work throughout the summer to prepare for this year, and I know our Palmetto family will get through the upcoming challenges as we always do–together.

In lieu of a traditional “First Day of School” Information Packet, we have created digital versions of all of our forms, which are currently housed on our PTA website.  Please visit the “Back to School” section of the website, or the specific linked items below.  If you have any questions, please reach out to me at pesptapres@gmail.com.

Upcoming Events for the Next Two Weeks…

  • August 24-28 – M-DCPS Week of Welcome for Parents and Families
  • August 25 – Superintendent’s Parent Webinar, 5:30pm
  • August 26 – PES PTA & Principal Welcome Meeting, 5:30pm Register
  • August 27 – PES PTA PreK and Kindergarten New Student Jam Session with Jam With Jamie, 11-11:30am
  • August 28 – PES Meet and Greet with your Teacher, TBA More information to follow from your teachers
  • August 31 – First Day of Distance Learning for All Students
  • September 2 – PES 1st General PTA Meeting & Volunteer Orientation, 9:15am


Wishing you well,
Brooke Lam