Weekly Notes from the Head of Middle School, 1/29

Dear Middle School Families,

This Saturday, February 1st some of our Middle School students will be demonstrating their courage and talent when they participate in the 9th Annual Coachella Valley Middle School Monologue Festival. This year the festival takes place at John Glenn Middle School in La Quinta where a total of 6 valley middle schools will be performing before judges. We wish our students well and encourage everyone to try and attend this amazing event which begins at 9am. For information on PVS events, you can keep track of our school calendar here.

January Dinner Out Event
Our January Dinner Out event is the “Pizza with a Purpose” fundraiser at California Pizza Kitchen in Palm Desert. Raise money for Palm Valley School Wednesday, January 29th. This opportunity is inclusive of dine-in, take-out or catering. Present this flyer either printed or digitally from your device.

Head of School Finalist Open Parent Meeting 
This week, we welcome you to come meet our fourth finalist for our next Head of School. You are an important part of the process! This Friday, January 31st, 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.

Secret Gala Tickets and Auction
The Secret Garden Gala is fast approaching! Special awards, great items for auction, entertainment, and a whimsical garden theme are only a few of the many reasons to attend. Also, even if you’re unable to attend, check out the online fundraising auction with many unique items for our Palm Valley community.  Click here to purchase tickets 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

Special Awards Assembly: On Friday, February 14th, we will recognize 5th - 12th grade students who achieved Honor Roll and High Honor Roll for the first semester during the regular All-School Assembly at 8:15 in the GYM.

Upcoming Dates:
1/29 - January Dinner Out - CPK
1/31 - Parent Open Forum, MPR 8:35 am - 9:35 am and 5:15 - 6:15 pm
2/1 - MS Monologue Festival - John Glenn MS - 9am-2pm
2/4 - PA Meeting in MPR, 8:15 am - 9 am
2/7 - Free Dress Day
2/7 - Report Cards sent Home
2/8 - PVS Secret Garden Gala
2/14 - Awards Assembly in the GYM
2/17 - President’s Day - NO SCHOOL, Offices Closed
2/18 - 2/21 - February Break - NO SCHOOL

Manny Mulé
Head of Middle School