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Boys Soccer:

The Boys Soccer team qualified for the Colonial League Playoffs! The boys will play in the first-round of the playoffs versus Notre Dame GP HS on Monday, October 17th at Salisbury HS. Game time is scheduled for 7:00 PM. Tickets for this event must be purchased online through the Colonial League’s website that can be found at this link.

Cross Country:

Also next week, the Boys and Girls Cross Country teams will compete in the Colonial League Championships on Wednesday, October 19th at DeSales University. The girls race starts at 3:00 PM while the boys will start at 3:45 PM.


This evening is our last home football game of the regular season. Our senior football players, cheerleaders and marching band members will be recognized! It is also a PINK out night for the Palisades Community to show their support to fight breast cancer. Before the game there will be a helicopter flyover by Palisades graduate, Tim Kepp, who is also a pilot for Sky River Helicopter Company.  Visit them at


The Class of 2025 is selling Palisades Pirates Cowbells!

Get yours at an upcoming football game for just $15, and show your support for our Pirates!

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Marching Band Fundraiser - Gertrude Hawk Chocolate

The PHS Marching Band is fundraising with a Gertrude Hawk chocolate sale. The sale runs through November 7th. The money raised will be used toward the band's many needs such as equipment and travel expenses. Orders will come in around the week of December 5th, just in time for Christmas.

It’s easy to participate by simply clicking the following link to shop!

Here is the correct link for the PHSMB Gertrude Hawk Fundraiser

If someone would like to buy online, they will need to go to this link, then... 

1. Select buyer

2. Find a Fundraiser

3. Type Palisades HS Marching Band

4. Choose a seller

For the seller, you should type in any of the students' names who are in the marching band. If you don't want to contribute to a particular student, you should use our Band Director’s name, Sam Jennings. Regardless, all of the money raised is going straight to the band boosters, so the seller does not matter!

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UBCTS Open House

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COMING SOON...Comprehensive Plan Parent/Guardian Survey

As October is well underway, keep your eyes out for a variety of surveys that will be shared from the district in order to support the development of our next Comprehensive Plan. A regulation of the Pennsylvania Department of Education, every school district is required to create and submit a plan for the district’s focus every three years. Our next plan will drive our work for the 2023 - 2026 school years. Your input is so important. Our Comprehensive Plan co-chairs are looking for a sizeable return on our surveys - this information is vital to our Plan development.
COMMUNITY SURVEY: If you have not taken the community survey, please click on this link to complete it: TAKE OUR BRIEF SURVEY

School Board Meetings

Resource Allocation Ad Hoc Committee will be chaired by Mr. Scott Freeman (Region 1).  Mrs. Dawn Grochowiak (Region 3) and Dr. Jim Ott (Region 2) will also serve on the committee.  The purpose of the discussion will be to discuss the impact of declining enrollment on all of our resources.  The next meeting will be held on Monday, November 7th at 6:30PM.

Upcoming Meetings: 
10/17/2022-Fiscal Oversight Committee Meeting-9:00am DO Conference Room
10/18/2022-BCIU Board Meeting-7:00 pm BCIU Board Room
10/19/2022-Policy Committee Meeting-5:30pm PHS Library
10/19/2022-Regular Board Meeting-7:00pm PHS Auditorium

Mental Health Matters


Click Here to view the video from the event; starts with Board Member, Shari Vandergast at 55:45 - LINK - start at 55:45

A summary of the event will be distributed next week - stay tuned!

We have posted a listing of critical Mental Health and Crisis Resources - Resources for Mental Health

Our panelists included:  Dr. Bridget O'Connell, Superintendent; Chief MacDonald, Springfield Township PD; Ms. Kristi Hoover, Deputy District Attorney of Bucks County; Mrs. Katie Lloyd, PSD School Crisis Counselor; Mr. Dave Stiansen, Executive Director of Haycock Ministries; Mrs. Beth Hall, Assistant Program Director, Lakeside Global Institute; and Melissa Groden, Director of Prevention,Training and Education, Council of Southeast Pennsylvania.  

Thanks to Dr. Michael Donnelly who served as the moderator of the event.

Here is more information about our panelists:  Youth Mental Health Panel Handout rev2.pdf

MH Walk

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Click on this Link for All Sessions Offered this Fall

Use My School Bucks:  Payment Using MSB
Email:  [email protected]
Call:  610-847-5131, ext. 2401

Coat Drive for YMCA

Transition Program

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RETURNING STUDENT REGISTRATION:  It is that time of year when we ask all students’ families to update their information via the Returning Student Registration process.  In order to update your child(ren)’s forms you will need to create or use your Parent Portal Account on PowerSchool.  For directions on how to create an account or to add a student to your current account, please use this link:

You will need your student access id information (not the same as the student id) to create an account.  We have sent this information to you via separate email or you may contact your child’s building secretary at 610-847-5131, ext 1000 (PALMS), 2000 (PHS), 3000 (DN), 6000 (SPR) or 7000 (TIN).  Thank you for your anticipated cooperation as this information is important to our nurses (updated health information) and is used for communications.

STUDENT ACCIDENT INSURANCE: If you are interested in student accident insurance, you can learn more at

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PCF is here for the Palisades Community...We Donate to these activities and MUCH more:

· Playground Enhancement Projects

· Palisades Community Chorus

· Holiday Gift Certificates for Families

· Book Bags and Supplies for Students

· School Building Murals

· STEAM Programs Across the District

· The Lord’s Pantry in Ottsville

· Local Emergency Responders

· Student and Classroom Scholarships

Purchase a Brick:  This is a great fundraiser for PCF - please consider purchasing a brick to commemorate an important event of simply to show your support for the Foundation and the work we do!  Click here to start your order:  Purchase a Brick at the Stadium

If you wish to help, purchasing a brick is one way to do it...or if you would prefer, make a donation to PCF by visiting our site at Palisades Community Foundation - any donation (large or small) helps to support the Palisades community!  We are here for you!


Girl Scouts

Calling all Kindergarten and First Grade girls! If you like to camp, hike, learn about nature, science, and life skills, and help your community, then Girls Scouts might be for you. There is a new Tinicum Daisy Troop (#02390) that has a lot of activities planned and we would love for you to join us.  If you are interested in joining, you can contact Lisa Cooper at [email protected] and if you would like more information on Girl Scouts, you can visit

DN Historical Society
Durham Day - Saturday, October 15 1-4PM; The weather looks perfect!
Two DHS led mill tours:  1:30 & 2:30.  Come see all of our Mill's newly installed "museum quality" high tech lighting!
Many other free activities including, but not limited to:
Moon Bounce - Palisades Regional Fire Rescue
Face Painting - Masking Faces
Pumpkin Painting

Rain Barrel - hand painted! - giveaway by raffle - Durham Township Environmental Advisory Council

Kids games, miniature pony, bee keeper's display, local honey, free popcorn, homemade soup to go $7/qt., political representatives, bake sale, & many more. 

Youth Basketball Registration

Palisades Youth Basketball Association - Registration 2022-2023

The Palisades Youth Basketball Association is excited to put together another basketball season for our first through sixth grade boys and girls. All skill levels are welcome. 

PYBA will have travel teams for boys and girls in grades 3rd-6thBoys and girls in 1st & 2nd grade will have the option to participate in an in-house intramural league. Registration runs Oct 3rd-Oct 17th. If late registrations are accepted there will be a $25 late fee. Please follow the links below for more information. We look forward to seeing you on the courts. Questions? Please contact us at

Link for Travel Registration

Link for Intramural Registration

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SCAA Fall 2022

Use this link for more information - Silver Creek Athletic Association

Drug Take Back 22

National Prescription Drug Take Back Day is Saturday, October 29, 2022 from 10 am - 2 pm!

This year’s Take Back event will feature 48 public collection sites throughout the county. Simply drive up – or walk in – 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 October 29! 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:

As we get ready for National Prescription Drug Take Back Day on Saturday, October 29, 2022, we encourage you to take the Bucks Take Back Challenge and share with families! Bring a completed sheet to one of the Take Back sites in Bucks County and receive a fun prize (while supplies last). Don’t forget to share what you do on social media and use the hashtag #BucksTakeBackChallenge!

Pipersville Library Event

Happy Halloween

Pumpkin Carving Contest

 Troop 27 Halloween

Light Up the Night

Bridgeton AA Trick or Treat

Halloween Parade