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Weekly Notes from the Head of Lower School

Weekly Notes from the Head of Lower School, 11/13

Dear Families, I love this time of year! Not only are we enjoying crisp, cool mornings and planning for upcoming holidays, but our students have settled in and are thriving! They are used to routines, feel comfortable taking chances, making mistakes and learning from them, and asking for help. I encourage you to take a…
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Weekly Notes from the Head of Lower School, 11/6

Dear Lower School Families, The first quarter of the 2019-2020 year has gone by quickly, and it has been an exciting time. The holidays will be upon us before we know it! For the Fisher household, this means it is a time to celebrate some family traditions. Palm Valley has some great traditions, too. One…
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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 the Head of Lower School, 10/23

Dear Families,  Many thanks to all of you who attended the Lower School performance of Space School: the Musical. I am sure you all agree our students did an outstanding job. What a fun way to learn about science! I have to admit, some of those tunes are still playing in my head. I will forward…
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