Weekly Notes from the Head of Middle School, 1/15

Dear Middle School Families,

As the semester draws to a close, please be sure that your student is checking their My Backpack accounts and making sure they have turned in any outstanding assignments or made up any assessments they may have missed. They will be receiving a Google Form from me soon so that they can choose their Semester II electives. At that time, they will be able to make a change if they choose, or they can keep the electives in which they are currently enrolled. Semester II begins Monday, January 27.

Head of School Finalist Open Parent Meeting 
This week, we welcome you to come meet our second finalist for our next Head of School. You are an important part of the process! This Friday, January 17th, the first Parent Open Forum will be held in the MPR at 8:35 - 9:45 am and the second will be later that evening from 5:15 - 6:15 pm. You are invited to meet the candidates and give feedback to the Search Committee. I encourage all of our families to attend and participate in these meetings. The next open forum will be on Friday, January 24th, at the same time.

5th/6th Grade Move-Up Day
The fifth grade class will be visiting the 6th graders on Friday, January 24, immediately following the All School Assembly. 6th grade teachers have an exciting morning planned as they introduce the fifth graders to the scholastic side of grade 6. This is different from the Shadow Day 5th graders have already experienced, where the focus was on the social aspect of our Middle School. The day will end with a lunch hosted and provided by the 6th grade.

Palm Valley School Secret Garden Gala
The Secret Garden Gala is fast approaching! Special awards, Broadway entertainment, and a whimsical garden theme are only a few of the many reasons to attend. Also,  check out the online auction with many unique items for our Palm Valley community.  Click here to purchase and bid!

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. You are able to pay online using this Lifetouch link or you can make a payment with Sarai in our Administration Building in person. The PVS code for our online link is 12453420.

$50 Jan. 6 - Jan. 31
$55 from Feb. 1 - Feb.29
$60 March 1 - March 31
$65 April 1 - April 24

Upcoming Dates:
1/17 - Parent Open Forum, MPR 8:35 am - 9:35 am and 5:15 - 6:15 pm
1/20 - Martin Luther King Jr. Day - NO SCHOOL, Offices Closed
1/24 - 5th to 6th grade Move-Up Day
1/24 - End of Q2 (Semester 1)
1/24 - Parent Open Forum, MPR 8:35 am - 9:35 am and 5:15 - 6:15 pm
2/8 - PVS Secret Garden Gala
2/17 - President’s Day - NO SCHOOL, Offices Closed
2/18 - 2/21 - February Break - NO SCHOOL

Manny Mulé
Head of Middle School