Weekly Notes from the Head of Middle School, 10/24

Dear Middle School Families,

Our 6th graders are back from their adventures on Catalina Island and they have some amazing stories to share. I am very proud of their courage and receptiveness to new experiences. I am especially thankful to Mrs. Bernstein and Dr. Cuthbertson for chaperoning this exuberant group and getting them all back safe and sound! These are the memories students look back on over the years with fondness and appreciation. I can’t wait to hear all about Pathfinder from the 7th graders.

Hot Lunch
Session 2 of our hot lunch program begins Monday, October 29th. Please print and complete the MS/US Hot Lunch Form and return to your division's front desk by tomorrow, October 25th.

Fall Festival
Our Annual Fall Festival is coming up on Saturday, October 27th from 3 pm - 6 pm. We still need volunteers to help out, sign up for an activity here. There are games, booths, a costume contest, and activities for all ages and admission is FREE! This event is open to the public, so invite your neighbors and friends to attend, too - RSVP today.

Grade Level Parent Coffees
Please join me at 8:30 am in the MPR on Tuesday, October 30th for our 8th Grade Parent Coffee. It's an opportunity to meet other families and ask questions about your student’s classes.

MS Halloween Dance
The Middle School Student Council has scheduled the Halloween Dance for Friday, November 2nd from 7 pm - 9 pm. Students are encouraged to dress up in their best Halloween costume. Tickets to the dance are $10. Students can purchase tickets from Ms. Jimenez at the MS front desk. You can also pay at the door on the night of the dance. All costumes must be school appropriate and any student wearing a costume deemed to be inappropriate will be sent home or asked to change. Inappropriate costumes include excessive blood or weapons, and clothing that is too revealing.

PVS Events Pass
Save $85 on our fundraising events this year with a PVS Events Pass! This $300 Pass includes a ticket to Wine Night (November 9th, 2018), our Annual "Puttin' on the Ritz" Gala (March 2nd, 2019), and the Fashion Week El Paseo reception (March 21st, 2019 - includes premier seating to the runway show). Purchase at pvs.org/winenight18.

Veterans Day Celebration
You are invited to join us at a special assembly on Veterans Day, Monday, November 12th at 8:30 am in our gym. This event is free and open to the public, RSVP hereDress uniform is required.

Upcoming Dates
10/27 - Fall Festival, 3 pm - 6 pm
10/28 - Golf Cart Parade - 10 am - 1 pm
10/30 - 8th Grade Parent Coffee with Mrs. Mulé - MPR - 8:30 am
11/2 - End of Quarter 1
11/2 - Middle School Halloween Dance - MPR - 7 - 9 pm
11/6 - Admissions Open House - 5 pm
11/9 - Sips for Success Wine Night at the Lower School Courtyard - 6 pm
11/12 - Veterans Day Celebration - 8:30 am
11/14 - MUS Sports Awards - 6 pm

Best,

Mrs. Mulé
Head of Middle School