Monthly Archives: December 2017

The Werner Family: From Alumna to Parent

I chose Palm Valley as the foundation for my son’s education because as an alumna, I know firsthand the unparalleled sense of community, education, and individual support the school provides to each student. I still remember my admission interview, and when I first met Ms. Zachik, my future English teacher. I felt so comfortable with…
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Weekly Notes from the Head of Upper School, 12/20

Dear Upper School Families, It may seem counterintuitive, but breaks from school can be a time of great anxiety for children. Even though the students are just as excited about vacation as teachers are, breaks in routine can cause students to experience transition anxiety. While not as serious as summer transition anxiety, a few weeks with no…
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Weekly Notes from the Head of Middle School, 12/20

Dear Middle School Families, It is a privilege to work alongside such a strong group of teachers and fellow administrators. I am proud of the work I see being done with our amazing Middle School students every day. What makes this possible is the cooperation and support from our PVS Families. I wish every PVS…
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Weekly Notes from the Head of Lower School, 12/20

Dear Families, 2018 is a mere eleven days away! As we approach the end of the year, I look back with pride at everything the students and teachers have accomplished in these past three months. Student learning and hands-on discovery take center stage inside and outside of the classrooms. Teachers are finding innovative ways to…
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