Weekly Notes from the Head of Lower School, 4/11

“The important thing is not to stop questioning. Curiosity has its own reason for existing.” -Albert Einstein

Dear Families,

Last month, our word of the month was "inquiry." There is story after story about the power of inquiry and curiosity and how it has led to discoveries, explorations, amazing inventions and developed lifelong passions. At Palm Valley, teachers encourage students to delve deeper, to find out why and what as they explore the world around them. One example is in technology, where students are taking apart computers, large and small and seeing how they work. Make sure you ask your student about all the exciting activities they are doing in their classes!

Our Third Quarter Specialist Newsletter has valuable information about your child's experiences last quarter. There are great pictures, as well. You can view it by clicking here. It is hard to believe we are in the 4th Academic Quarter! Report cards will go home on Monday, April 16th

Monday, April 16th is the last opportunity to purchase your yearbook. You can do so online at ybpay.lifetouch.com. Our yearbook ID code is 12453418. The price is $60. If you have any questions, feel free to contact Susan Farley at sfarley@pvs.org.

Thanks to all who attended our Lower School Talent Show. I was so very proud of the student participants! Our next event is the Missoula Children's Theater. They will be in residence the week of May 7th. Students from Kindergarten through Fifth grade will have the opportunity to work with this professional theater company and participate in the musical production, Wiz of the West, based on the Wizard of Oz. All students will have a part in the production. The cost is just $50 per student. This includes two tickets to the performance on Saturday, May 12thAdditional tickets are $5 for students and $10 for adults. This is the third year we have brought the Missoula Children's Theater to Palm Valley, and it is a favorite event. We will be sending home informational flyers and sign up sheets next week. We are still in need of a piano accompanist for this production. If you play piano or know someone who does, please contact me for details.

Visit Chipotle in Palm Springs on Thursday, April 26th between 4 pm - 8 pmand present this flyer to donate 50% of proceeds to PVS!

Our PVS Day of Golf is coming up Saturday, April 21st at Tahquitz Creek Golf Resort. The LAST DAY to purchase tickets is this Friday, April 13thThis family-friendly event is scramble style open to ALL ages and abilities. Bring the whole family for a day of fun in the sun and this year we've added Footgolf! Footgolf is a combination sport where instead of clubs you kick a soccer ball to the pin. Come try it out!  Click here to purchase.

As a reminder, we do not allow dogs (or pets) on campus unless they are registered service animals. Even if a dog is on a leash, it may not be walked around our school for safety reasons. Also, if you bring your dog to campus in your car, it must be kept in the vehicle at all times. If you have any questions regarding these rules, please do not hesitate to contact me.

Have a wonderful week!

Mrs. Fisher
Head of Lower School