Monthly Archives: October 2019

Weekly Notes from Head of Upper School, 10/30

Dear Upper School Families, Thank you to everyone who participated in the Annual Palm Desert Golf Cart Parade.  It was an enjoyable afternoon, and Palm Valley represented well. The buddy activity celebrating Diwali in the Lower School this past Monday was a huge success.  The designs were very creative, and all the Upper School buddies…
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Weekly Notes from the Head of Middle School, 10/30

Dear Middle School Families, Happy Halloween! Tomorrow, our middle school students will participate in a little role-reversal activity. They will be taking their PS, PK and Kindergarten buddies on a costume parade down the Fire Walk and then off to Trick-or-Treat through the Middle School and Upper School Buildings. I’m not sure which group is…
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Weekly Notes from the Head of Lower School, 10/30

Dear Lower School Families, Did you know that your attitude and beliefs about math can have a positive (or negative) influence on your child’s achievement? Studies show that offhand comments such as, “Math is hard for me,” or “I wasn’t good at math, either,” can be detrimental. Jo Boaler, Professor of Mathematics Education at the…
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Weekly Notes from Preschool Director, 10/30

Dear Preschool Families, What an amazing Spirit Week we are having! It has been so much fun seeing our students come to school in pajamas, dressing up for Twin Day and today with Fanatics Day! Tomorrow is our Costume Day Assembly along with our Costume Parade/Trick-or-Treating. When it comes to student costumes, please remember that…
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