Weekly Notes from the Head of Lower School, 11/20

“Feeling gratitude and not expressing it is like wrapping a present and not giving it.” William Arthur Ward

Dear Families,

The word of the month for November is gratitude. Yesterday, one of the students asked me an interesting question- "What is the difference between thankfulness and gratitude?" It made me stop and think. I realized, there is a big difference; gratitude is a feeling, thankfulness is the way to express it. There is much to be grateful for- our PVS families, faculty, students, and staff. Thank you for partnering with the teachers to support your students, and thank you for being a part of the Firebird Family. I wish all of you a Happy Thanksgiving. 

Annual Fund
Each year, the Palm Valley School community contributes to enhancing the education of our Firebirds through the Annual Fund.  There is always a 100% participation from members of the Board of Trustees and from PVS staff members showing their Firebird pride.  This annual fund is important to our students and families at Palm Valley. Please remember to submit your contribution or gift in kind.  Please click on the link to give today!

Our AfterCare staff is planning some great craft activities using recycled/repurposed items. They’d appreciate donations of small jars with lids and buttons. Please drop these items off in the Lower School office.

Don’t forget to return the report card acknowledgment forms enclosed with the report card. If you have misplaced it, please contact your child’s teacher. 

Please note, our administrative offices will be open Monday - Wednesday, November 25th - 27th in case assistance is needed.

DATES:
November 25th - 29thThanksgiving Holiday, school is closed. Mini camps are available Monday - Wednesday, to register, click here.
Thursday, December 12thLower School Winter Sing, 8:30 in the gym
Wednesday, December 18thUgly Sweater Day! (details soon!)
Friday, December 20thEarly release- school is out at noon- No AfterCare
Monday, December 23rd- Friday, January 3rdWinter Break. Mini-camps are offered December 26th and 27th and January 2nd and 3rd.

Francene Fisher
Head of Lower School