Weekly Notes from Head of Lower School, 5/15

Dear Families,

It is difficult to believe the school year is winding down since you’d never know from all of the activity in the Lower School:

First Graders have been exploring their cultural heritage and will have a culminating event on Thursday, May 30th. Each student will come to school dressed in a traditional outfit and share traditional foods. There will be a short presentation in the Lower School Amphitheater at 8:05 am.

On Wednesday, June 5th, our Fifth Grade Apprentice Choir will visit Atria Assisted Living and bring the gift of music to the residents.

CTP V/WrAP Assessments: May 20th - 24th, and May 28th - 31st. Please ensure your student is on time, well-rested, and has had a healthy breakfast.

Angel View Clothing Drive
Let's give a helping hand. Palm Valley School is partnering with Angel View Resale Store the week of May 20th - 24th. Please consider donating your gently used clothing items. Donation bins will be located in each division. *Angel View will ONLY accept clothing item donations for the purposes of this drive. All items will be picked up on Friday, May 24th at noon. We will not accept donations after that time.

May Dinner Out
Our last dinner out of the year is taking place on Tuesday, May 21st at CPK on El Paseo. Present this flyer and 20% of your check will benefit Palm Valley School. Valid all day on dine-in, takeout, catering, and all beverages.

Volunteer and Donor Breakfast
Whether you served hot chocolate in the Lower School during the Ugly Sweater Parade, helped the Preschool on Safety Day, provided snacks for the MS and US plays, drove students for a field trip, donated on #GivingTuesday, or prepped flowers for Teacher Appreciation Week - we want to THANK YOU for all that you do, please join us for our Volunteer & Donor Appreciation Breakfast in the gym on Friday, May 31st at 8 am.

Please join us at our most important school community event of the year on Thursday, June 6th! We will be celebrating the Graduation of the Class of 2019, as well as the promotion of the 8th and 5th grade classes at the Hyatt Regency Indian Wells Resort, 44-600 Indian Wells Lane, at 6:00 pm. Please click here to view our Graduation information sheet with specific times and details about the day of the event.

Friday, June 7th is the last day of school! Students should arrive at school in regular uniform. We have an end of the year awards assembly in the gym starting at 8:20 am. After this, students return to their classrooms. Lunch will be served at 11:30 am and then, students change into their swimsuits for Water Day! This is a full day. School is out at 3:00 pm and After-Care is available if needed.

What are your plans for summer? Check out our Curiosity Summer Camp! Attend one, two, or all three weeks from June 10th - 28th. Open to all Coachella Valley students grades PS - 5th. Visit pvs.org/camps for more information or to sign up.

Enjoy the week!

Mrs. Fisher
Head of Lower School