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Weekly Notes from Head of Upper School

Message from Head of Upper School, 8/2

Dear Middle and Upper School Families, The summer is rapidly winding down and it's time to start thinking about making a strong start to the school year. If your student is looking for a quiet, distraction-free zone to complete the last of their summer reading and assignments, consider our "Fired Up for Fall" Summer Assignment Seminar.…
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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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