Welcome to A.F. Palmer Elementary 

  Mr. Toby Youngs - Principal 

 
 
213 Main Street
Windsor, NY 13865
Phone: (607) 655-8225
Fax: (607) 655-8309
 
 Anita Dugan - Secretary 

                                                                                          
A New York State "Rewards School"
as recognized by the NYS Dept. of Education
Palmer News
Sample of new report card

Windsor CSD to Unveil New Report Card

New reporting of grades the result of multi-year project  More +
Windsor CSD logo

Friday's Parent/Teacher Conferences Cancelled

Full day of school at Bell, Weeks & Palmer More +
Dr. Jason A. andrews

Dr. Jason A. Andrews Named NYS Superintendent of the Year

Will be state's nominee for National Superintendent of the Year More +
4th grade students standing around a desk with a box full of dirt on it

Landslide Lessons

4th graders create their own natural disasters More +
Windsor High School

Windsor a Five-Star District

Buffalo Business First gives Windsor five stars, top-100 rank in Upstate More +
Caution tape over a door

Detective Day

Student sleuths solve mysteries at Palmer More +
Deb Kalivoda standing by a white board

Windsor Leads So. Tier Districts with 11 Newly-Named NYS Master Teachers

Program celebrates the work of the highest-performing STEM teachers More +
Two young girls sitting on a rug holding books, next to a black lab puppy

New Dog, Old Tricks

Winnie is Palmer Elementary's newest therapy dog More +
Liz Heller sitting with a group of first grade students sitting around her

Food for Thought

The Day I Wore Spaghetti to School author visits 1st grade class at Palmer More +
Woman standing at a podium with three people behind her

Fighting Childhood Hunger

Weeks hosts celebration of expanded meal programs  More +
Toby Youngs

Toby Youngs to be Principal At Palmer Elementary

Moves from position as Associate Principal at Windsor Central Middle School  More +
A young girl holds up a heart-shaped sign with the word sweet on it

Sharing a Message

2nd graders make commercial to raise awareness of Huntington's Disease More +
Young boy looking down

What Makes Me?

Ms. Horton's students write poems about lives and communities More +
A child drilling screws into a board

Careers in Focus

5th graders spend day at BOCES for hands-on lessons in industry More +
Children standing on stage holding certificates

Palmer Elementary Year-End Awards

Students honored for academics, attitude & effort More +
Two rows of fifth grade students standing on risers in front of a stage

Palmer Elementary 5th Grade Awards

Honors announced during Moving Up ceremony  More +
A line of children walking around a helicopter in a field

Career Day Expands Horizon for Palmer Students

Ten occupations represented from land, sea & air  More +
Young girl on the floor with a robot

3rd Grade Science & Engineering Expo

All Windsor 3rd grade classes took part More +
Rows of young children standing in the front of an auditorium

A.F. Palmer Chorus to Sing Anthem at Rumble Ponies Game

Game is June 12. Parents, click for info & order form More +
USDA Summer Food Program logo

Free Summer Meals Program for 18 & Under

Locations include Weeks Elementary, Windsor Central HS  More +
A young boy working at a desk with a smiling girl next to him

Climate Range

3rd graders learn why some places are always warm & others cold More +
Five children standing in a line outside in a park

Hi, My Name Is.....

5th Grade Mixer gets students ready for middle school. More +
Windsor Central High School

Naloxone Training at Windsor HS Rescheduled for June 5

Event originally scheduled for tonight. Click article for registration info More +
Two boys and a girl playing basketball outside

Windsor HS to Host 3-on-3 Basketball Tournament

2nd annual tournament Saturday, June 2 More +
Dr. Andrews and five students standing outside of CoreLife

Superintendent's Council Meets as School Year Nears End

Student Council presidents share thougths on year More +
Animated figure pointing to "Thank You" sign

Thank You, Voters

Community supports 2018-19 budget, land acquisition proposition More +
A group of children and adults smiling

Palmer Elementary's Walking School Bus Resumes May 15

Program will be every Tuesday through June 12 More +
Budget written on a green chalkboard

Budget, Board Vote Tuesday, May 15

Read the Budget Newsletter in advance of the vote More +
Two rows of female students in team jackets posing for picture

11 Windsor Students Part of National Championship Team

Southern Tier Starlites win 2018 Pom Dance US Finals Championship More +
Cassandra Groome, Brionna Blanchard, Anne Coleman and Sophie Carlin holding certificates

Palmer Students Semi-Finalists at Invention Convention

Exhibit, ceremony at Binghamton University June 16  More +
A young boy with a cookie in his mouth and a teenage girl smiling

Someone to Look up to

Palmer students say goodbye to HS mentors More +
Three young students working at a desk in a classroom

Don't Have to See It to Believe It

Magnets teach 3rd graders about invisible forces More +
Five people standing in a park, with one holding an umbrella

4th Annual Knight Pack Walk Raises Food, Money to Fight Hunger

Program exceeds 80,000th food item collected  More +
One student holding a microphone and another with a guitar on stage

Windsor Named a Best Community for Music Education

District earns the honor for a second time More +
Lourdes mobile dental clinic van

Mobile Dental Clinic Visiting Windsor Schools

Clinic will make stops at Palmer/Middle, Weeks & Bell More +
Verity Sibley standing with a group of children in Senegal

Lessons from Africa

3rd grader Verity Sibley spent 2 weeks in Senegal More +
Knight Pack Walk sign on a table with food around it

Knight Pack Walk Now April 29

Date change. Walk will be at Valley Park in Kirkwood. More +
Five students and Jason Andrews seated at a table in a restaurant

Superintendent's Council Holds Quarterly Meeting

Student Council Presidents discuss safety, anti-bullying  More +
Ryan Kristof and Max DeVoe holding up certificates

Windsor Teams Take Top Spots in Engineering Challenge

5th-Grade teams from Bell, Palmer finish in top 3 More +
Woman holding a microphone with young students seated in an auditorium behind her

Helping Economically Disadvantaged Students Succeed

Weeks, Palmer recognized as being among best in the state More +
Layla Blodgett and Mrs. Bennett

Mini Mentor

Palmer Elementary 1st grader a "mystery reader" for Weeks pre-k students More +
animation of hand holding a smart phone

Help Shape Grading Changes

Take survey & share your thoughts  More +
A yellow Lab sitting and black Lab lying down

Teacher's Pets

 The big impact of therapy dogs at Palmer Elementary More +
Steel Tumblers sale flyer

Tumbler Sale to Benefit Windsor Football

Fundraiser to offset costs of practice gear More +
A teacher stands next to an easel with young students sitting in front of her

PARP Begins at Windsor Elementary Schools

Program encourages students to read at home  More +
Children in costume performing at the front of a classroom

Ten Windsor Teams to Compete in Odyssey of the Mind

Regional competition at Broome-Tioga BOCES March 10 More +
On child jumping in the air with two others holding a jump rope

Palmer Students Jump Past Fundraising Goal

Students raise almost $2,000 for American Heart Association  More +
Community Day flyer

Register for First Annual Windsor Strong 5K

Run is part of Community Day May 19 More +
Three female middle school students hold up a banner

Windsor Banners Go To Stoneman Douglas High School

Middle School, HIgh School students sending support to Parkland, FL students More +
Two students in costume performing on set

Odyssey of the Mind Regional Competition March 10

Ten Windsor teams will compete at BOCES More +
Save the Date card with May 19th date and description of events

Windsor Strong Community Day May 19th

Walk/Run 5K, music, food, games will highlight event More +
Empty Windsor basketball gymnasium

Windsor Broadcasting Club Debut Broadcast Friday

Club will live stream girls varsity basketball game More +
One child with his arm around another giving each other a fist bump

How to build Resiliency in Your Child

Proper skills can lead to healthy, drug-free behavior More +
Children's art work hanging on a wall

Young Windsor Artists Contribute to Holiday Art Show

Works on display at Binghamton General Hospital through January  More +
Jason Andrews, Larissa Balachick and Lizzie Hopkins sit on the left side of a restaurant table while Nora Drexler, Haley Kohlbach and Ryan Kristoff sit on the right side

Superintendent's Council Reports Progress, Offers Change

Five school presidents advise Superintendent on District policy More +
2nd-grade boy in a Santa hat holding a book while a high school female student sits next to him

2nd Graders Say "Gracias" to High Schoolers

Mrs. Andrews class reads to high school Spanish mentors More +
A long table with young students sitting on each side with plates of food in front of them

Holiday Lunch-In at Palmer

Santa visits 12th annual event More +
A female teacher wearing Santa ears holds a up a copy of The Grinch Who Stole Christmas while young students look on

Curriculum Day at Palmer Brings Holiday Spirit

Teachers give the gift of reading More +
A young girl and boy look down at a blue bin on the desk in a classroom with another boy on the left side of the picture

Day at the Museum

3rd graders are creating their own fossil exhibits  More +
Elementary students pose with bags of toys in a classroom

Palmer Elementary Donates to Toys for Tots

School collects 158 toys for those in need More +
A small robot is on a table where two boys are sitting, looking at a laptop

Code Black (and Gold)

Hour of Code highlights Windsor students' year-long programming More +
Flyer of Palmer PATS breakfast with Santa event.

Palmer PATS Breakfast with Santa Saturday

A morning of food, crafts and raffles More +
A classroom full of sixth-grade students look toward the front of the class while a teacher is standing in the left-hand side of the class

Next Question

How inquiry-based learning and new standards are changing science class More +
Group photo of dozens of children in t-shirts and shorts sitting on the high school gym floor with a row of bigger children standing behind them

Baskeball Clinic Available for 3rd-6th Graders

Clinic every Saturday through January from 10am-11am More +
An elderly man in a white Navy uniform with two young children in front of him

Palmer Elementary Students Honor Veterans

Special assembly includes military guests  More +
Group photo of dozens of elementary school students with parents and staff on the lawn in front of a brick building

Dozens of Palmer Students Enjoy Walk-to-School Event

Parents, staff join children on walk to school  More +
Windsor hoodie sweatshirt

Windsor On-Line Store is Live until Nov. 16

Get great gear and support Windsor's Future Business Leaders of America More +
Walk to school flyer with green banner with "walk to school" logo

Walk to School Event at Palmer November 7

Effort to encourage kids to walk & bike to school More +
Teacher in a Double Bubble costume with pink tutu and wig

Costume Contest Highlights Palmer GLOW Assembly

See who won I-Came-Up-With-This-Costume-Last-Night Award  More +
Fill the Bus poster with animated bus and dates and details of food delivery

Fill the Bus Challenge to Help the Hungry

Donated canned goods to Windsor schools, bus garage through Nov. 3 More +
Young girl looking at a robotics part held by a young boy in a classroom

Windsor Expanding Engineering Curriculum

Changes this year in K-8 Project Lead the Way subjects More +
Young girl outside in a garden writing on a clipboard

Young Minds Explore Relationship Between People, Environment

Inquiry-based lesson for 3rd & 4th graders More +
Group picture of a first-grade class sitting on steps leading to the stage in an auditorium

Palmer Students Kick Off Anti-Bullying Campaign

Students take pledge, create puzze to fight bullying More +
Young girl hugging her mother with both looking at the camera

Back-to-School Picnic at Palmer Elementary

Families meet for annual tradition More +
Three smiling young girls in Windsor clothing sitting in open hatch of SUV

Homecoming Week Details

Football game, dance cap Homecoming Week More +
Image of backpack with laptop and tablet resting against it

Library of eBooks & Audio Books Available to Windsor Students, Teachers

Download titles from OverDrive or via OverDrive app More +
Windsor academic logo

Audit Committee Meeting Sept. 12

Meeting at District Office at 5pm More +
First grade boy looks at the camera as his grandmother sits behind him while he's at his desk at school

Grandparents Tea Caps First Week of School

Palmer 1st graders welcome loved ones More +
Flier for cheer fundraiser with silouhette of girl cheering and animated image of hose and bucket

Cheerleading Car Wash Fundraiser Saturday

Fundraiser at Hatala Orthodontics in Johnson City More +
Hannah Tracy and Marissa Strawn speaking at the front of the auditorium

9/11 Service Announcement Highlights First Day of School

Middle School to honor first responders, soldiers More +
Picture of Teena Fitzroy speaking in the auditorium

Advocate for the Disabled Delivers Message to Windsor Staff

"Teena's Trunk" holds lessons for educators More +
Picture of service award winners in front of stage

District Honors Staff Members for Service

Years of service, perfect attendance recognized More +
Logo of United Way of Houston's Harvey Relief Fund

Volleyball Raffle to Benefit Harvey Relief

50/50 raffle at games on September 6th More +
Seven children posing for a picture in front of a teacher outside on a playground

Explosive Finish to Knight Lights

Rocket launches help campers say goodbye to summer More +
Girl smiling holding a saxophone

Summer Program Rundown: August 16

Fine arts performances at noon Thursday at HS. Parents welcome. More +
Three boys posing with their bottle rocket

Go for Launch? We'll Find Out

Knight Lights rocket launches Thursday More +
Young boy playing a saxophone

Summer Program Rundown: August 14

Fine Arts camp sees influx of students More +
Five children drumming on drum sets

Summer Program Rundown: August 10

Claymation movies, farm field trip & water relay races finish week of programs   More +
Picture of boy taking a picture of clay figures

Claymation Showcase at Fine Arts Camp

Finished movies now available for viewing More +
Older sister hugging her younger brother posing for a picture

Summer Program Rundown: August 9

Knight Lights trip to Winsor Acres highlights day More +
Close-up shot of a cow's face

Lessons From the Farm

Knight Lights visits Winsor Acres More +
Picture of Rowdy the Pony mascot with three young children

Summer Program Rundown: August 8

Rowdy the Pony stops by Knight Lights More +
Softball in focus in foreground with children out of focus in background

Summer Program Rundown: August 7

Amimal science week at Knight Lights, Athletic, Fine Arts camps being More +
Child listening to a goat's heartbeat with a stethoscope

Dairy Goat Delivers Lesson to Campers

Animal science week at Knight Lights More +
Group picture of cheer camp students, volunteers and coaches on gym mat

Summer Program Rundown: August 3

Soccer tournament, cheer showcase, & a robotics display More +
Four children smiling while holding their robot

Robotics Week Ends with an Arm-azing Display

Robotic arms "rescue" animals at Knight Lights More +
girls jumping in a gymnasium

Summer Program Rundown: August 2

Campers prep for robotics challenge, cheer showcase. Rain cuts soccer games short. More +
Knight Pack Saucy Hog fundraiser flyer image

Knight Pack Fundraiser August 27

Saucy Hog BBQ to raise money to fight hunger More +
Child looking at a robot on a desk

Summer Program Rundown: August 1

Robotics week, cheer, soccer camps continue More +
High School cheerleaders about to lift a smaller girl

Cheer Camp Performance Thursday

Performance, awards will highlight final day of camp More +
Girls holding up multi-colored tarp

Summer Program Rundown: July 31

Robotics Week at Knight Lights. Cheer & soccer camps begin More +
Teacher pointing at a computer screen with two students looking on

Robotics Week at Knight Lights

Coding and programming on tap for campers   More +
Teacher pointing at a computer screen with two students looking on

Robotics Week at Knight Lights

Coding and programming on tap for campers
Coach talking to young field hockey players on outdoor field

Summer Program Rundown: July 27

Football, field hockey camps end More +
Windsor Strong Students Present Community Findings

Windsor Strong Students Present Community Findings

Presentations cap month-long research projects. More +
Group picture of young students at Cole Park

Summer Program Rundown: July 26

Knight Lights campers go to Cole Park More +
Two football players looking out onto a field

BC Stallions Visit Football Camp

Owner/Head Coach Polhamus is 2003 Windsor Graduate More +
Girl playing field hockey in a gymnasium

Summer Program Rundown: July 25

Fundamentals stressed at football, field hockey camps More +
Two children in a field looking at the ground

Knight Lights Students Prepare for Geocaching Adventure

Students will go to Cole Park Wednesday, Thursday More +
Player holding football with other players in the background in gym

Summer Program Rundown: July 24

Visit from Wagner coach, Windsor alum Houghtaling highlights football camp More +
Combat Veteran Speaks to Students about Keeping Communities Safe

Combat Veteran Speaks to Students about Keeping Communities Safe

Windsor Strong students set to present findings July 27 More +
Children with an alpaca

Tech Wizards Visit Alpaca Farm

Second of three summer field trips More +
Photo of the pool at Windsor High School

Windsor HS Pool Closed to Public July 22 & 24

Pool closed this Saturday, Monday More +
Two children playing basketball

Summer Program Rundown: July 20

Basketball, wrestling camps end. More +
Students at conference table talking to Chad Smith

Windsor Strong Students Continue Community Study

Environment, education groups hold Q-&-A with leaders More +
Two children wrestling

Summer Program Rundown: July 19

Champion guest lecturer at Basketball Camp. Wrestling Camp, Windsor Strong & Knight Lights continue. More +
Picture of Dan Rathmell in gym

Rathmell Returns to Windsor for Basketball Camp Visit

National championship-winning coach delivers lessons to campers More +
Little girl holds up a homemade crown

Summer Program Rundown: July 18

Windsor Strong tours B-Devils, Rumble Ponies. Knight Lights, basketball & wrestling camps continue More +
Students with Rumble Ponies players in front of the outfield

Windsor Strong Tours B-Devils, Rumble Ponies

The pros teach the students about the role of sports in the community More +
Image of Knight in armor next to "Welcome to Knight Lights" sign

Summer Program Rundown: July 17

Visit to MHAST, human body week at Weeks, Basketball Camp More +
Three children playing basketball on an outdoor court

Summer Program Rundown: July 13

Improvement on the court, business meeting & the science of bubbles highlight the day More +
Two children listening to speaker in conference room

Windsor Strong Academy Students Meet with Chamber of Commerce

Binghamton Chamber part of study of what makes a community strong More +
Two young boys shaking plastic bags

Summer Program Rundown: July 12

Knight Lights campers make ice cream More +
Teacher watching a 5-year-old girl reading

Literacy Training at Knight Lights

Program prevents "summer slide" More +
Children working at a desk

Summer Program Rundown: July 11

Windsor Strong Academy, Knight Lights, Basketball Camp in full swing More +
Binghamton University women's player poses for picture with Windsor basketball campers

Visit from BU Women's Team Highlights First Day of Basketball Camp

College, high school players help Windsor children learn the game More +
Photo of children playing basketball

Knight Ligths, Athletic Camps Begin July 10

Campers should get email by end of day 6/30 w/info, bus times More +
Photo of student about to serve a volleyball

Volleyball Camp Kicks Off Summer

Windsor CSD summer programs begin More +
Image of Windsor Logo

High School Graduation Will be Held in Gymnasium

Threat of impending thunderstorms forces move indoors More +
Photo of child getting her face painted

Field Days & Flag Day at Palmer Elementary

Patriotic lessons and outdoor fun mark the day More +
Students sitting in the front row of the auditorium

AF Palmer 5th Graders Moving Up

Annual ceremony sends graduating class off to middle school More +
Photo of students on stage

Palmer Elementary Honors 3rd & 4th Graders

Awards Ceremony recognizes achievement in and out of the classroom More +
Pre-K through 2nd Graders Honored at Palmer

Pre-K through 2nd Graders Honored at Palmer

Citizenship Awards highlight annual assembly More +
Photo of girl eating ice cream

5th Graders Move on to Middle School

Event at Klumpp Park features ice cream and icebreakers More +
Group photo of children at Binghamton University

Windsor Elementary Students at Poetry and the Children Day

40th annual event at Binghamton University More +
Photo of students controlling a robot

5th Graders Find Their Own Answers in Project Lead the Way

Robotics course teaches problem solving More +
Photo of Spring Carnival flyer

1st Annual Palmer Spring Festival Tuesday, May 16

Event will feature art show, music and carnival More +
Photo of zookeeper with snake

Palmer Promise Zone Homework Cafe Send-off

Event features a visit from the Zoomobile More +
Photo of Lunch Meeting

Superintendent's Council a Catalyst for Change

Student Council Presidents provide feedback to Superintendent More +
Students looking at animals

Knight Lights Program Expands Learning

Program targets summer slide, achievement gap More +
Image of Plant Sale Flyer

Daylily Plant Sale to Benefit Palmer Elementary

You can pick up orders May 12th       More +
Photo of students singing before BSens game

Palmer Chorus Sing at BSens Game

4th- & 5th-Grade Chorus sings National Anthem More +
Photo of Sen. Akshar Reading

State Sen. Akshar Reads to Students

Visited classes at Palmer & Bell Elementary More +
Photo of Windsor Student with Slime

International STEM Collaboration Comes to Windsor

K-2 students at Palmer, Weeks, Bell take part More +
Photo of students

Palmer Students to Present Their Poetry at Binghamton University

11 students will take part in Poetry and Children Day More +
Windsor Logo

Black Knight Scholarship Fund Spring Scholarship Shape-Up

Click article for more information and to Register    More +
Picture of proposed STEAM room

Capital Project Vote Newsletter & Public Hearing Presentation

Click to find attachment of newsletter & public hearing presentation   More +

Palmer Events

Nov
21

Thanksgiving Break - No School

Wed Nov 21 2018
to Fri Nov 23 2018
Nov
26

Half-Day Early Release K-5

Mon Nov 26 2018
Dec
21

Bell & Palmer Sing-a-Long

Fri Dec 21 2018
Dec
22

Winter Recess - No School

Sat Dec 22 2018
to Tue Jan 1 2019

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