Palmer Post


Usually November is the month when we all take time to reflect on things we are thankful for. I can honestly say that I am thankful to be the principal at Palmer Elementary School. Click here to read more..

October holds one of our most important days in Grand Rapids Public Schools-COUNT DAY! This year, Count Day is on Wednesday, October 7th. It is very important for all students at Palmer to come to school on this day. The district is hosting a special Count Day Challenge. Click here to read more..

Welcome back to the 2015-2016 school year! I hope that you and your family had a restful and memorable summer break. On behalf of myself and the staff, we would like to thank you for choosing Palmer Elementary. Click here to read more..

As you know, reading fluency is one area we are focusing on this year at Palmer. Research shows that improved reading fluency positively impacts students’ ability to comprehend text. Below is the data from our October Reading Fluency Data. Click here to read more..

Happy New Year! It is hard to believe that 2015 has come and gone, but here we are starting a brand new year. It was nice to have the last two weeks off to spend time with family and friends and to recharge our batteries. We are anxious to get back into our daily classroom routines and to pick up where we left off. Click here to read more..

We have completed our first semester of school! We are now in the middle of our MAP testing which is a test we take on a computer three times a year to track our growth in both reading and math. Your child’s teacher will share how they did during conferences in March. Click here to read more..