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Weekly Notes from Head of Upper School

Weekly Notes from the Head of Upper School, 6/6

Dear Upper School Families, After many lively conversations recently about what is the right amount of screen time for kids, I was inspired this week to write one more educational message to parents before the end of the year. I was watching Apple’s Keynote on the launch of their new iOS for mobile devices. What…
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Weekly Notes from the Head of Upper School, 5/16

Dear Upper School Families, This week we welcome Mr. Bret Helvig to our Palm Valley family. Mr. Helvig will be teaching French, as Mme Mulé transitions to leading the Middle School next year. Mr. Helvig has more than 15 years of experience teaching French and Spanish in independent schools. His education is most impressive, as…
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Weekly Notes from the Head of Upper School, 5/9

Dear Upper School Families, This week I have the pleasure of welcoming Mr. Rich Zinman as our new Palm Valley School Athletic Director for the fall.  Many of you know him as our current Middle School Athletic Director, Physical Education teacher, and coach of many sports.  Mr. Zinman joined the Palm Valley School community this…
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Weekly Notes from the Head of Upper School, 5/2

Dear Upper School Families, This fall we welcome two new members of the Palm Valley School community. Kerry Maguire joins us as a new Middle and Upper School English teacher. Mrs. Maguire comes to us from The Episcopal School of Los Angeles. She has a rich background in independent schools and brings with her not just an…
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