Weekly Notes from the Head of Lower School, 12/18

Dear Families, 

2020 is just fifteen days away! As we approach the end of the year, I look back with pride at all the students and teachers have accomplished in these past few months. Student learning and hands-on discovery take center stage in and out of the classroom. Teachers are finding innovative ways to work with their students whether one on one, in small groups, or as a whole group to keep them motivated and challenged.  One of my favorite things to do is walk into the classrooms and witness students collaborating on a task or hearing their excitement when they solve a problem. I cannot wait to see what 2020 holds for our Lower School Community.  

PVS Gala
Early bird pricing for gala tickets ends this Friday, December 20th. This year’s event promises to be the best ever. You can purchase tickets online and if you attended the Gala last year, all your registration information should be saved and easily accessible under the email used for purchase. Buy today! 

Yearbook
If you purchase the yearbook by January 6th, you can take advantage of the discounted price of $45.00 After this day, the price increases to $50. Click here to order: click Our school code is: 12453420.

Early dismissal: As a reminder, students are dismissed at noon this Friday, December 20th. There is no pizza lunch or AfterCare.

Mini-Camp:
We will be offering a mini-camp for students on Thursday and Friday, December 26th and 27th, and Thursday and Friday, January 2nd and 3rd. We ask that you sign up in advance so we can adequately staff the camps.

Dates:
January 6thSchool resumes
January 20thSchool closed- Martin Luther King holiday
January 24thEnd of the quarter/1st semester

I hope you and your families have a wonderful Winter Break. I wish you Happy Holidays and a very Happy New Year!

Francene Fisher
Head of Lower School