Announcements from Head of School, 1/31

Dear Palm Valley Parents and Families,

What a blessing to be living in a place with such beauty! The surrounding snow-capped mountains and blue skies may be typical for many of you this time of year, but being new to the Coachella Valley, I find it amazing and such a blessing to see each day. I am excited and hopeful as we anticipate the arrival of a vaccine and outdoor dining has returned to our lives! Karen and I are looking forward to enjoying the many culinary delights in our midst.

We are also thankful to the many of you that have recently given to our important Annual Fund. This year more than ever…. your gifts of support have been appreciated! 

As mentioned in my last eblast, we are turning our focus to spring events and enrollment for the next school year: 2021 – 2022. I would like to highlight several important upcoming dates and events:

  • Tomorrow, February 1st is an important date for those of you that will be applying for Financial Aid for next school year: our Financial Aid portal and application becomes available. This year, we had an increased demand for aid and anticipated another robust year for requests. As we have a limited amount of aid, we strongly encourage you to get your aid application in sooner rather than later. The longer you wait to apply, the less likely that we will be able to meet your needs as a family. Contact Abby Sturgeon for additional details.
  • Thursday, February 11, 9 am: We will be hosting a Virtual ZOOM to communicate changes in tuition, enrollment policies, and dates for the 2021 – 2022 school year. This is especially important as we will be sending out Student Re-enrollment Contracts the following week. Contact me or Abby for details.
  • Thursday, February 18, 1 – 5 pm: PVS Family Field Trip to the Living Desert. I am excited to make my first trip to the Living Desert and to share it with all of you. I hope that you make plans to join us. Contact your division head for flyer and additional details.
  • Saturday, March 27th: Save the Date! We are excited to make plans to hold our annual evening on our campus outdoors, under the stars! Attendance will be limited, so look for additional details this week and make plans to join us!

Thank you for all of your smiles and waves on Friday mornings! Those moments make my week!

Thank you for your continued trust and partnership!

Dr. Steven Sherman
Head of School