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Message from the Head of Lower School

Weekly Notes from the Head of Lower School

"Time flies over us, but leaves its shadow behind."  ~ Nathaniel Hawthorne   Dear Families,  I don’t think anyone could have predicted the challenges, changes and opportunities for the 2019-2020 school year! We are abundantly aware of the challenges and changes, but sometimes we overlook the opportunities. The Lower School faculty have had the opportunity…
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Weekly Notes from the Head of Lower School, 5/13

Dear Families, As you know, in the fourth quarter, Lower School teachers are providing assignments and activities that promote reinforcement and mastery of foundational skills students need to succeed at the next grade level. Instructors are also providing mandatory and optional assignments and holding whole class, small group, and one-to-one virtual meetings to support and…
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Weekly Notes from the Head of Lower School, 5/6

At the end of the day, the most overwhelming key to a child’s success is the positive involvement of parents. ~ Jane D Hull, Governor of Arizona (1997 to 2003) Dear Families, It is Teacher Appreciation Week, and as we stop to take a moment to thank the fabulous teachers at Palm Valley School, I say ”Thanks…
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Weekly Notes from the Head of Lower School, 4/29

Dear Families, We are finishing the seventh week of Distance Learning, and have learned much on our journey so far. As we move into the last quarter, we will be making some adjustments that we hope will help students and families at home.  Every student works at a different pace, and every home situation is…
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