Weekly Notes from the Head of Lower School, 3/27

Dear Lower School Families,

As you may already know, Palm Valley is a NoBully School. Since we became a NoBully School three years ago, I have seen amazing results as children work with NoBully Coaches and Solution Teams to solve problems and build a culture of compassion. I strongly encourage you to attend the presentation on Tuesday, April 2nd at 5:30 pm in the MPR. “Bully-Proofing Your Child” is a parent-centered presentation and Q&A led by Palm Valley School NoBully Coaches. We will be offering some tips and solutions for how to recognize if your child is being bullied or behaving like a bully. Childcare is not provided for this adults-only event. Sign up here.

Though there are some instances of bullying, more often than not, situations are conflicts. Conflict occurs when two or more students disagree because they perceive each other as getting in the way of their needs, concerns, or goals. In these situations, we use a protocol for helping students resolve conflicts called TALK. It is very effective!

Tell what happened and how you feel
Ask for what you need
Look for solutions
Keep the best ones and commit to following the agreement

I encourage you to try this next time a conflict arises - you'll be amazed at the results. Let me know if you’d like more details about this method of conflict resolution.

Pre-order your Yearbook online for $60! Visit ybpay.lifetouch.com and use Palm Valley School’s code: 12453419. Order today! Ad orders and designs are due no later than April 1st; please contact Ms. Straky at sstraky@pvs.org for more information.

Dates to know:
Friday, March 29th is the end of the Third Quarter. Report cards will go home on Friday, April 12th.
Monday, April 15th - Thursday, April 17th: Lower School Talent Show Rehearsals. Students planning to participate must attend rehearsal. We sent information home last week. Please let us know if you need another permission slip.
Friday, April 18th: Lower School Talent Show at 6:00 pm in the gym.
Monday, April 22nd - Friday, April 26th: Spring Break. Friday, April 19th will be a half day for students. No lunch or After-Care will be provided. Minicamp is available Tuesday - Friday, sign up at pvs.org/camps.

Enjoy the week!

Mrs. Fisher
Head of Lower School