Weekly Notes from the Head of Lower School, 3/18

People working together in a strong community with a shared goal and a common purpose can make the impossible, possible. - Tom Vilsack
Dear Families,
Thank you for your support and kind emails you sent over the last few days. This is an unprecedented time, and we are all getting used to providing Distance Learning for your students. I appreciate your patience and flexibility as we work out the glitches. Because our teachers have integrated technology into their curriculum and classrooms since the first day of school, it has been a smooth transition, for the most part. The teachers are accessible via email during regular school hours. I am available via phone, (760) 328-0861 or email, as well. 
This is a link to CommonSense Media’s resources for families who are at home during the COVID-19 pandemic. It contains tips about how to talk to your children about the situation as well as some great at-home activities and learning for your kids: click
A heartfelt thank you to the volunteers who helped with the Scholastic Bookfair last week: Mrs. Habibipour, Ms. Saubel, Ms. Britz. Ms. Chisholm, Ms. Gizaw, Mr. Hansen, Ms. Gray, Ms. Schiel, Ms. Drickey, Ms. Hall, Ms. Denyer, Ms. Nadav, and fifth-grader, Shayan Habibipour. Despite the rain, the postponement of Grandparents’ and Special Friends’ Day, and preparing for possible school closure, the bookfair was a success!
As a reminder, contracts and deposits are due as soon as possible to reserve space for next year. We have seen an increase in applicants and tours, and anticipate waiting lists in several grades for the fall. Many of you have inquired about the curriculum and academic programs for next year. Please feel free to reach out via email. I’ll also be reaching out in the next week to all families who have not returned their contracts yet.

2019-2020 Palm Valley School Yearbook: It is that time of year again to buy yearbooks for this school year. The prices will be going up as we approach the deadline for purchasing yearbooks. Below is the timeline for when the price goes up, which has a deadline on April 24th, 2020. Pay online using this Lifetouch link The PVS code for our online link is 12453420. 

As the above quote says, those in a strong community can make the impossible, possible. I am grateful to be part of the Pam Valley Community. Have a great week, and stay healthy!


Mrs. Fisher
Head of Lower School