Monday Notes from Head of School, 12/16

"It's the Most Wonderful Time of the Year!"

Dear Palm Valley Families,

We are so excited for all the festivities of this last week of school before the Winter Break. Be sure that you do not miss the Ugly Sweater Parade and Hot Chocolate event on Wednesday, December 18 at 8:30 am starting in the Gymnasium. We are looking forward to seeing you all there with your best holiday gear on! Please consider making it a family event - everyone is invited! Hint: there might even be some holiday song sing-a-long action before we depart for the parade!

We are still gearing up for the Gala in February and in need of items for auction, ads for the program, and tickets and table sales to fill the room with supportive bidders and celebrators! If you have not yet had a chance to purchase tickets, please visit here to do so before the Early Bird Ticket price ends this Friday, December 20th. This is the biggest Palm Valley Event of the year, you want to be sure to attend! Additionally, we are looking for ad sales to support your business or just to send a great note of celebration to your student or on behalf of your family. Can't attend the Gala? This is a great way to support our important event, grab a quick tax write off, and send a message of support and celebration to the community. Thank you for considering.

Lastly, the Gala committee met this morning and we are still in need of items and services from Businesses and Organizations to auction online or live. Here are some ideas if you need inspiration! If you have contacts or the ability to donate these or other goods or services to the auction, we would be so grateful for your assistance. The more creative, the better! Please contact Andrea Turner at to donate. Thank you for considering supporting Palm Valley in such an important way! Our Gala Committee (Lindsay Davis, Briana Jordan, Eve Fromberg, Michelle Jowitt, Tamara Munoz, Kimberley Yang, Andrea Turner, Candace Nelson, Abby Sturgeon) thanks you!

Make it a great week!

Susan Rice
Head of School