Eblast from the Head of Middle School, 12/13

Dear Middle School Families,

In this season of love, compassion and benevolence, it is heartening to see so many examples of your generosity and donations. Thank you for your contributions to The Coachella Valley Rescue Mission, there is one more week to get the socks and toiletries in. Thank you also for supporting our Annual Fund Campaign. This year especially, your gifts and support are very much appreciated. I wish you a peaceful and safe Holiday season. May it be filled with laughter and joy.

MUS Community Service Project
Our Middle and Upper School students will be participating in a community service project this month to support the Coachella Valley Rescue Mission. We are asking for donations of socks and/or travel sized toiletries such as toothbrushes, toothpaste, floss, sunscreen, shampoo, conditioner, washcloths, razors, deodorant etc. Toiletry kits should be packaged at home in ziploc baggies and can then be dropped off in the middle or upper school lobbies. Donations are due by Wednesday, 16 December. Students may donate as many kits as they like.

Annual Fund Campaign
Please consider donating to the Annual Fund. This year, we have a generous donor who has pledged matching funds! That means, for every dollar donated we earn TWO for our school. We understand that this is a difficult time financially for everyone, but any amount you are able to give will make a big difference. Annual Gift

Poetry Recital Competition
It is Poetry Recitation time again at Palm Valley School. In the Middle and Upper School English classes, we are in the phase of looking for and memorizing poems for recitation and sharing. Through studying, memorizing, and performing influential and timeless poems, students immerse themselves in powerful expression and provocative ideas. This year, the final poetry celebrations will be attended by students, faculty and staff. We appreciate your support in encouraging your students to do their best.

Spirit Days
Spirit days are always an exciting and celebratory time to dress up as the holidays approach.  Whether your student is virtual or in-person, students’ dress for spirit days contributes towards their “Nest” points.  Spirit days for December 14th through the 18th are the following:
Monday-Plaid Day
Tuesday-Sports Day
Wednesday-Ugly Sweater Day
Thursday-Inside-Out Day
Friday-PJ Day

Spirit Store Message
The Spirit Store pop-ups that were scheduled for this Wednesday and next Wednesday are being postponed.  Due to the current COVID situation, the Parent Association decided it would be best to reschedule them for some time after the first of the year.  Also, the Spirit Store will be open by appointment only from now until we are out for winter break (December 18th).  If you have a specific item that you need to purchase, please email spiritstore@pvs.org and we will find a way to get it to you.  We will be in touch in early January with more Spirit Store info.  We do still have approximately 10 items left from the wreath fundraiser available for sale (wreaths, sprays and centerpieces).  Email pa@pvs.org if you would like to purchase something.

Yearbook
You may now order the 2020-2021 Yearbook online for the early bird price of $55. Please note: the price increases after 4 January! You may purchase your yearbook  here.

Upcoming Dates:
12/14-12/18 - Spirit Week
12/16 - CVRM Donations Due
12/18 - Early Release Day, 12:30pm
1/7 - MS Poetry Recitation Finals - Gym Outdoor Amphitheatre - 8:50am

Best Wishes,

Mrs. Mulé