Weekly Notes from the Head of Lower School, 2/28

"He that loves reading has everything within his reach." -William Goodwin

Dear Families,

Welcome Back! Friday, March 2nd is one of my favorite days of the school year: Read Across America! The first celebration was on March 2nd, 1998. The date was chosen to commemorate Dr. Seuss's birthday, and it is the largest celebration of reading in the country. At Palm Valley, students in Kindergarten through Fifth grade are encouraged to dress as a favorite Dr. Seuss character, and teachers encourage their students to read, read, read. This year, there will be guest readers who visit every class and will be sharing a favorite book with students. I hope you get a moment to stop and savor a good book, too.

Please be aware of the student pick up procedures at the end of the day.

  • Pull up along the curb as directed by Palm Valley staff, your student will be called and escorted to the car. Please do not leave your vehicle unattended or drive around stopped vehicles to get to the front of the line.
  • Please remain in your car. If your children have backpacks or other items, PVS staff will help them load it into your vehicle. This will expedite the pickup process and help alleviate long pickup lines.
  • If you need an additional placard to place on your dashboard, please contact Ms. Erika Kaban by phone (760) 328-0861, or email: ekaban@pvs.org.

We have developed this system to ensure the safety of all students. Your cooperation is appreciated.

This month’s Dinner for Dollars is at The Habit Palm Desert tonight from 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm. We sent flyers home Monday, but you can click here for another. I hope to see you there!

This is the last week to donate your gently used items for Desert Best Friend’s Closet. They are asking for gently used Men’s and Women’s suit and professional clothing, shoes, handbags, and accessories. Please drop your items on hangers at the Lower School Office.

Please don't forget to order your yearbook! This year's Ember, Palm Valley School's Preschool-Grade 12 yearbook promises to be out of this world. Order your copy online at ybpay.lifetouch.com. Our yearbook ID code is 12453418. The price is $60. The last day to pre-order your Ember is April 16. If you have any questions, feel free to contact Susan Farley at sfarley@pvs.org.

Dates to know:
Student-Led Conferences: Wednesday, March 7, no school this day. Sign up for mini-camp here.
Professional Development Day: Monday, March 12no school this day. Sign up for mini-camp here.
Book Fair: Tuesday - Friday, March 13 - 16 in the MPR. The hours will be 7:308:15 and 2:45 - 3:30 Tuesday through Thursday, and Friday during the Grandparents’ and Special Friends’ event.
Grandparents’ and Special Friends' Day: Friday, March 16There is a special student performance in the gym starting at 8:30 am and students are dismissed at noon.

Mrs. Fisher
Head of Lower School