Academy at Palumbo high school will be hosting its 5th Annual Rooftop Celebration

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February 1, 2017

Dear Friend of the Academy at Palumbo High School:

It is with pleasure that we announce that the Home & School Association of the Academy at Palumbo high school will be hosting its 5th Annual Rooftop Celebration on Friday June 2, 2017 at 3:00 pm at 1100 Catharine Streets -‘Meet us on the Rooftop’.

The members of the Home & School Association for the Academy at Palumbo share in a common vision; we are committed to making the school an academic, cultural, social, and athletic “jewel” that will be an ongoing source of pride to students, parents, the community, and the School District of Philadelphia. It is our responsibility to help realize this dream.

We would love to have your support for our event this year. Your donation will allow us to honor our vision/mission to host social activities that support the families of our more than 900 students. We believe that strong businesses create stronger communities and stronger communities build better schools and your donation will help us in this effort.

Attached please find the contribution form that will allow you to provide a description of your donated item. We will gladly post signage at the event and publicly thank you to our students, parents, and staff. Please let us know if we can count on your donation this year. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact one of our event chairs, Michelle McGinty 267.872.6037 or Monique Evans Wescott at 215.837.1225.

Sincerely,

The Academy at Palumbo Home and School Association

Class of 2017 Activities Letter

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January 6, 2017

The Academy at Palumbo Class of 2017

Dear 12th grade parents and guardians,

We are moving ever closer to your child’s graduation activities! This letter serves as an update on the important events that senior families should be aware of as Spring approaches.

Wednesday, February 1: Cap and Gown Assembly. There will be an assembly at 8am for seniors to provide their sizes and other information pertinent to caps and gowns.
Friday, February 17: All senior dues should be paid by this date. Senior dues are $200 in total.

End of Year Senior Activities:

Thursday, May 25th: Senior Prom at Drexelbrook. Cost of prom tickets not included in dues.
Wednesday, May 31st: Senior Class Trip to Pocono Valley Resort. Cost of this trip is not included in dues.
Thursday, June 8th: Senior Breakfast on the Spirit of Philadelphia. Cost of breakfast is included in dues.
Wednesday, June 14th: Senior Picnic at Brandywine Picnic Park. Cost of picnic is included in dues.
Friday, June 16th: Mandatory Graduation Dress Rehearsal at Irvine Auditorium. Time TBD.
Monday, June 19th: Graduation at Irvine Auditorium. 10am.

In addition, all Scholarchip fees that have been accrued since freshman year must be paid in full before Friday, June 9th. Students may consult with the dean’s office to determine if and how much they owe in these fees.

Please feel free to contact me with any questions or concerns!

Thank you,

Ms. Meghan McCabe
Class Sponsor, Class of 2017 Mamccabe@philasd.org

Spiked enthusiasm

The Academy at Palumbo girls’ vol­ley­ball team won its second pub­lic league title in three years.

Sports fans of­ten hear about how col­lege pro­grams and pro­fes­sion­al squads fre­quently ex­per­i­ence re­build­ing peri­ods. That, of course, does not mean high school teams can­not un­der­go the same sort of ma­jor over­haul; it’s just that the former types of change re­ceive much more scru­tiny. Tinker­ing with a roster and pon­der­ing an iden­tity once al­ter­a­tions have oc­curred typ­ic­ally equal los­ing cam­paigns, but such is not the case for the vol­ley­ball unit at The Academy at Palumbo.

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