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Community Message - safety 042023.pdf

ESY Hiring Event

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May 1 – May 5 – Activities Theme is “Stop and Smell the Roses”

May 1st – Wear GREEN to show your support for Positive Youth Mental Health

May 1st – Book Talk Session 1 – The Happiness Advantage by Shawn Achor; session at PHS Library from 6PM to 7:30PM (facilitated by school counselors)

May 8 – May 12 – Activities Theme is “Being Positive and Kind”

May 8th – Book Talk Session 2 – The Happiness Advantage by Shawn Achor; session at PHS Library from 6PM to 7:30PM (facilitated by school counselors)

May 15 – 19 – Activities Theme is “Do Your Best and Persevere”

May 15th – Book Talk Session 3 – The Happiness Advantage by Shawn Achor; session at PHS Library from 6PM to 7:30PM (facilitated by school counselors)

May 20th – PCF Annual 1 Mile Walk and Family Fun Run held at Palisades High School (see details below); Mental Health Resource Fair will be held from 9AM until noon at the same location.

May 22 – May 26 – Activities Theme is “Be Present…practicing mindfulness and self-regulation”

May 22nd – Book Talk Session 4 – The Happiness Advantage by Shawn Achor; session at PHS Library from 6PM to 7:30PM (facilitated by school counselors)

You must register in advance to attend book talks on Mondays in May:  Click Here to Register  

HERE IS A HIGHLIGHT...Check out this clip of Shawn Achor on his book - The Happiness Advantage-Shawn Achor

Wear Purple and Gold each Friday during the Month of May!



You Matter

PALISADES COMMUNITY FOUNDATION'S ANNUAL 1 MILE WALK AND FAMILY FUN RUNMark your calendar for Saturday, May 20th.  Exercise is an important part of positive Mental Health - since May is Mental Health Awareness Month, join us in this worthwhile event - helping you stay healthy AND our community benefits from your donations!  Registration begins at 7:30AM and the walk/run begins at 9AM! 

Register for the event on Saturday, May 20th!  A healthy way to celebrate Mental Health Awareness Month!  Exercise with your community - click on this link:  Sign Up for the PCF 5K and 1 Mile Walk

PCF Logo

SPONSORS NEEDED!  To be a sponsor for this event, please click on these two links:

PCF 5K Sponsors 2023 rev.pdf

PCF sponsor letter rev.pdf

All monies donated to the Palisades Community Foundation support this community!  Make your tax-deductible donation today!

Help Wanted

Palisades School District Maintenance Position Openfull-time, 12 month, daytime position for the Palisades School District. Position starts upon successfully completing all pre-hire paperwork and pre-employment drug-screening. 

The interested candidate must have experience in all aspects of building maintenance. Mechanical, plumbing, electrical  HVAC and snow plowing. Preference given to those with HVAC experience. Candidates must be willing to work overtime as needed.Starting hourly rate after probationary period is $27.25/hour. Candidate must work well independently and in a team environment.  

This position is 7.5 hours per day, 6:00 am to 2:00 pm (with half hour unpaid lunch). This is a support staff contracted position and receives all benefits as per the collective bargaining agreement. 

Interested applicants must submit through Recruit and Hire at their letter of interest, resume, Palisades application, 3 current letters of reference, clearances (current within the past 12 months of the closing date of this posting: Act 24, 34, 114 and 151), and disclosure form(s) to Al Crouthamel, Director of Facilities, at [email protected]. Deadline for applications is NOW April 28, 2023. Letters of interest can be addressed to Mr. Al Crouthamel, Director of Facilities. 

Palisades requires a pre-employment drug test as a condition of employment.

Link to clearances:


Sports Camps


Boys Basketball  - Camp Director: Bob Musantry

High School Purple Gym - June 24th and 25th 

Skills Clinic - Working on skills and drills for basketball players in grades 5th-8th

9 AM - 12 Noon 

$50 a camper, $40 per camper if registering more than 1 child 

Contact: Bob Musantry [email protected]  for more information.


Girls’ Basketball - Camp Director: Karlee Krchnavi

High School Purple Gym - July 24th, 25th, 26th

8am - 12 Noon

$50 a camper, $40 per camper if registering more than 1 child 

Register by July 1st to guarantee t-shirt. After July 1—t-shirt is not guaranteed

Contact Coach Krchnavi for more details: [email protected]


Baseball - Camp Director Gary Koenig

Dates: June 26th, 27th, 28th

Times: 8:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Ages: K-7th

Price: $150.00

Contact:  Coach Fachet for more information [email protected]

Field Hockey - Camp Director Kim DeNato 

Dates: June 12-14

Times: 9-11am

Grades 3rd- 6th 

A great way to try field hockey, learn new skills, play games, and team building exercises. The high school players will be assisting. 

Cost - $40  

[email protected] 

Pirate Updates

Boys Track and Field Relay Team Sets NEW School Record

During last week’s Pirate Invitational, held at Palisades, the 4x400 Boys Relay team consisting of Gianluca LeBlanc, Bryce Guthier, Hugh Salva, and Thomas Smigo set a NEW SCHOOL RECORD on their way to winning 1st place in the event!  Congratulations to these seniors! 

Please click this link to view their amazing accomplishment captured in an outstanding video (A Talon Film) by senior, Talon Falcone.

Holly Pason

Key Club Clothing Drive Follow-Up

Throughout the month of March, Holly Pason ran a school wide clothing drive with the help of our Key Club. This was through the Fostering Hope organization supporting the needs of foster children in Bucks County. Our clothing drive collected over 100 pounds of donations! 

Joe and Camila

FBLA Results

Congratulations to the following students who competed in the FBLA State Leadership Conference in Hershey this past week:

Camila O'Donnell- Broadcast Journalism

Abbie Schleiden- Agribusiness

Joe Zaleski- Job Interview

They all did a phenomenal job in their respective events. Joe made it to the finals and had the honor of accepting his 7th place award at the Giant Center in Hershey, PA!

Joe and Camila pictured above.

Graduation Date for the Class of 2023

The graduation date for the Class of 2023 will be Friday, June 2nd at 5:30 PM in Walter T. Rohrer stadium. The rain date will be Saturday, June 3rd at 10:00 AM. More information will be forthcoming.

YLEAD Summer Youth Leadership Program

The 2023 YLEAD summer youth leadership program that will be held in July 2023 for high school students.

YLEAD is an opportunity for high school students from across the Lehigh Valley to come together for leadership skills, community engagement and developing new relationships.  YLEAD combines in person learning with community service projects in support of our nonprofit community. 

For 2023 the program will be held for two separate weeks.  July 10th to July 14th and then again on July 24th to July 28th.  Each week is a new cohort of students.  The program is led by two summer college interns and is a great networking and skill development opportunity for high school students.

Please see the flyer at this link for more details or visit their website at Each cohort is limited to 18 students and there is a $100 fee for the program.  The organization does also have scholarships to offer. 

Voter Registration

The local chapter of the League of Women Voters will be coming to Palisades High School on April 26th to help students who are 18 register to vote.  They will be here during all three lunches on Wednesday the 26th.  Seniors, please look for them outside the cafeteria if you are interested in taking advantage of this opportunity.  All you will need is a copy of your driver's license or the last four digits of your social security number.

Pirate Signs

Palisades Pirates Yard Signs $25

Show your friends & neighbors how proud you are to be a Palisades Pirate by displaying one (or many) of these double-sided yard signs on your front lawn. 

Order yours by completing the  Order Form by Thursday, May 11th. Proceeds benefit the Class of 2024. 

Questions? Please email Mrs. Thomas at [email protected]

ESS Attention Graduates

Community School Programs



Use this link to access class info - Community School Programs for Spring 2023

Classes this Spring include:  Tai Chi and Qi Gong (new dates), dog training, tracking for dogs and the new FREE real estate courses!

REMINDER...Fitness Center Hours:  Tues, Wed, Thurs from 6 - 9PM and Sat from 8 am until noon - see attendant in the fitness center at the high school.

Register using My School Bucks or by mail.
Checks made payable to Palisades School District.

School Board Meetings

Upcoming Meetings:

04/26/2023 - Facilities Committee Meeting - 6:30PM - PHS Library
05/03/2023 - Regular School Board Meeting - 7PM - PHS Auditorium
05/10/2023 - Education Programs and Services Committee Meeting - 6:30PM - PHS Library
05/15/2023 - Fiscal Oversight Committee Meeting - 9AM - District Office
05/15/2023 - Bucks County IU Meeting - 7PM - BCIU Board Room
05/17/2023 - Policy Committee Meeting - 5:30PM - PHS Library
05/17/2023 - Regular School Board Meeting - 7PM - PHS Auditorium
05/18/2023 - JOC Meeting - Upper Bucks Tech School - 7PM - Main Office Conference Room
05/24/2023 - Facilities Committee Meeting - 6:30PM - PHS Library

Girls Wrestling


The team was recognized at this week's School Board meeting for their success as a PIAA sanctioned team! "They are the next trailblazers," declared Superintendent O'Connell who was recently recognized as a trailblazer during the 50 Year Celebration of Title IX - Women in Sports! Missing from the picture: Kyra Kochanowicz, Sioban Devlin, and Savannah Witt.



YMCA Summer Programming

Campers will be bussed from Palisades to the Quakertown Y and returned to the Palisades campus at the end of the day for parent pick up.  Click on this brochure for registration and more information:  YMCA Camp Brochure 2023


Rummage Sale 2023

Pipersville Library

Drug Take Back 23

National Prescription Drug Take Back Day is Saturday, April 22, 2023 from 10 am - 2 pm! This year’s Take Back event will feature 48 public collection sites throughout the county. Simply walk or drive up and drop in any unused, unneeded or expired medications for safe disposal.

In addition to prescription medications, law enforcement officers will be collecting over-the-counter and pet medications, vitamins, vaping products and more. Plus, select sites throughout the county will be collecting medications and sharps and distributing Narcan on April 22! Visit for site locations and what’s accepted.

(Can't make it to Take Back Day? You can still safely dispose of your medications at one of the collection boxes located in Bucks County Police Departments. Find a box near you:

Tinicum Earth Day 2023

Tinicum Township is celebrating Earth Day on Saturday, April 22, from 10 AM to 2 PM at the Tinicum Township Community Park on  Tohickon Valley Road in Ottsville. Come join us! Activities will include bluebird and wetland walks, native plants, a variety of vendors, a rain barrel raffle, and lots of fun for kids of all ages. Mark you calendar now!

CLICK HERE FOR NOCKAMIXON'S TOWNSHIP CLEAN UP DAY - April 22, 2023 - Nockamixon Clean-Up Day 04222023.pdf

Northwester Wooden

Virtual Parenting Group

FMI Summer Program

Krapf Job Fair

PPYFC Camp 2023

Prevention Day 2023

Pennridge Community Night

Hazardous Materials

UBE Garden Club

Tinicum Park

QNB Art Contest 2023

QNB is calling for entries to its annual Student Art Collector Calendar contest!

As always, the contest is open to all high school students (grades 9-12) in QNB Bank's market area, now through May 26, 2023. The theme for this year's calendar is "Architecture" and the art format is the same as years past – a pen and ink drawing measuring 9" wide by 7" high. In June, fourteen winners will be selected and receive a prize of $100 deposited into a QNB CD or Savings Account and their artwork published in the 2024 calendar.

This will be the 28th installment of the QNB Student Art Collector Calendar, and we look forward to seeing the amazing artwork from all of the talented students in our communities. Entry forms with a full list of rules and regulations for the contest are available at all QNB Bank locations and on our website at Questions may be directed to the QNB Bank Marketing Department at 215-538-5600 ext. 5756.

BMX Program for Kids

Click here for the pdf version:  Hunterdon County BMX Program

Tinicum Yard Sale

Tinicum Elementary School Yard Sale - Final Flyer and Application PDF.pdf

Prallsville Camp

Summer Camp

Tinicum Arts Festival Dates 2023

Earth School Summer Camp

Here are the details:
Session 1- July 3-7, Ralph Stover State Park
(4th off)
Session 2 - July 10-14 Ralph Stover State Park
Session 3 - July 17-21 Ralph Stover State Park 
Session 4 - July 24-28 - Bucks Co. Audubon