Weekly Notes from the Head of Lower School, 10/9

Dear Families,

Happy October! We are already in the middle of the first quarter, and the campus is filled with laughter, excitement, and learning. Today was the first Student-Led Conference. Our students spent much time reflecting on their learning and goal setting. Thanks to all our families who were able to attend.

The fall is jam-packed with events and activities. Here are some highlights:

Our Lower School students have been working hard rehearsing Space School: the Musical. The performance will be on Friday, October 18th at 7:00 pm. Students must be at the gym at 5:30. I sent an informational flyer home yesterday with details about what to wear. Please reach out to me if you have any questions.

I cordially invite all our school families to attend the upcoming grade level coffees. This is a time for you to ask questions and meet other families. Kindergarten, First and Second Grade is on Monday, October 21st at 8:05. Third, Fourth, and Fifth Grade is on Monday, October 28th, at 8:05. Both will be held in the Lower School Library.

School Spirit Week is coming up! Students are invited to show their school spirit the week of October 28th - November 1st. Participation is optional. However, if students choose not to participate, they will need to wear regular uniforms to school:

  • Monday, October 28th: Pajama Day
  • Tuesday, October 29th: Twin Day
  • Wednesday, October 30th: Fan Day
  • Thursday, October 31st: Halloween
  • Friday, November 1st: Red Out! Dress in red to support our Palm Valley athletes.

For safety, athletic shoes are required on all days, including Halloween.

You are invited to participate in the 55th Annual Palm Desert Golf Cart Parade with PVS! The parade and festival takes place on Sunday, Oct. 27th The theme this year is Let the Good Times Roll, so any 50s and 60s style costumes are encouraged. We will meet at the Bank of America at 10:30 am if you plan on walking in the parade. Email Abby Sturgeon at asturgeon@pvs.org for more information!

On Halloween, students will meet with their buddies in the gym at 8:20. They will “parade” together down the road adjacent to the gym toward the baseball fields. Families are welcomed to join! The students will then go to the Middle and Upper Schools and trick or treat at classrooms with decorated doors. We encourage students to dress up and have fun, but remember - no blood, no masks, no weapons, no full face paint, and no revealing costumes. If you have any questions about your student’s costume, please ask! Students must wear athletic shoes for the entire day. 

Francene Fisher
Head of Lower School