Weekly Notes from the Head of Middle School, 1/9

Dear Middle School Families,

Happy New Year! The students have returned excited and ready to learn! We have a very busy month of January as our athletic season begins, our second quarter ends on Friday, January 25th and our second semester begins on January 28th. Teachers will be working hard to support our students and make sure they finish the first semester strong! I encourage all families to contact teachers if they have any questions about student progress. Students will also be selecting their electives for the second semester. Please feel free to contact me if you have any questions about our elective choices.

Winter Outerwear
Please remember to label your students’ winter jackets. I have had several appear unlabeled in the lost and found cart and have not been able to return them to their proper owners.

8th Grade Trip
Information regarding the 8th grade trip to the Channel Islands National Park on May 13th-15th will be sent home soon. Students have the opportunity to spend 3 days and 2 nights tent camping on Santa Cruz Island where they will develop outdoor skills, self-reliance, and confidence. There will be hiking, kayaking, a scavenger hunt, team-building, and educational activities. More information to come once I confirm transportation costs.

Yearbook
Pre-order your Yearbook online at the Early Bird price of $45! Starting Friday, January 11th, the price goes up to $50 so don’t delay, order today. Visit ybpay.lifetouch.com and use Palm Valley School’s code: 12453419.

#FeedtheFire Classroom Competition
Each class that reaches 100% participation in our 2019 Annual Fund will be invited to a Family Ice Cream Social on February 1st! You can give in person by visiting the Business Office or online at www.pvs.org/support-pvs/annual-fund.

The toddler class is in the lead with 67% participation, followed closely by Kindergarten and 10th grade tied at 57%!

Puttin' on the Ritz Gala
Enjoy a sit-down dinner and dessert, signature cocktails, a live auction, casino-style gaming, and more! Put on your glitz, ritz, and glam for an evening to remember. The Puttin' on the Ritz Gala will be held at The Ritz-Carlton, Rancho Mirage on Saturday, March 2nd at 6 pm. Purchase your tickets before they're gone at www.pvs.org/gala19.

Upcoming Dates:
1/11 - Free Dress
1/13 - Admissions Open House - 1 pm
1/25 - End of Quarter 2
1/28 - Start of Semester 2
1/29 - 8th Grade to Knott’s Berry Farm

Mrs. Mulé
Head of Middle School