Weekly Notes from the Head of Middle School, 11/14

Dear Middle School Families,

The season of gratitude has arrived and we have much to be thankful for here at Palm Valley School. Monday’s Veterans Day Assembly was poignant and an example of what makes our community unique. Recognizing the sacrifice made by so many and acknowledging that the sacrifice continues is an invaluable lesson for our students.

Thanksgiving Day is just a week away and as we gather with our families, I know one of the things I will be most grateful for is having a home in which to celebrate with my family and friends. There are so many for whom that will not be the case this Thanksgiving. The Christy family, in middle school, along with Mr. Williams is organizing a drive this week to help the families in our state who have been affected by the wildfires currently burning. Items needed include gift cards to Target, Walmart, Home Depot, Lowes, Fast Food restaurants, Gas cards, toiletries, and blankets. Donations will be delivered to the Red Cross and Salvation Army and boxes have been placed in the MS lobby for collection. Your support is appreciated.

MS Poetry Recitation Finals
Yesterday afternoon 14 Middle School finalists competed on stage in the MPR in our Poetry Out Loud Recitation. Congratulations to our winners Rilee Riami, Lilah Nash, and Mia Alexander!

Middle and Upper School Sports Awards TONIGHT!
Please join us for the Middle and Upper School Sports Awards tonight, at 6 pm in the gym in celebration of the fall season.

Giving Tuesday
Mark your calendar for Giving Tuesday! Celebrated on the Tuesday following Thanksgiving, #GivingTuesday kicks off the charitable season.

#GivingTuesday is a movement that celebrates and supports giving and philanthropy nationwide. On Tuesday, November 27th, give your gift to Palm Valley School via our website, social media, or in person to receive a special social media shout out! For more information on ways to give, visit: pvs.org/support-pvs/annual-fund/.

Upper School Play: The Drowsy Chaperone
Our Upper School Drama Department’s winter production is a parody of American musical comedies of the 1920s. A middle-aged, asocial musical theatre zealot sits in a chair in his small apartment playing the record of his favorite musical, the 1928 hit...The Drowsy Chaperone. The show comes to life onstage with all its crazy-fun characters singing and dancing in 1920’s style. As the story unfolds, the man in the chair wryly comments to the audience on the music, the story, the actors and his own complicated life. Join in on the fun and laughter by purchasing your tickets now at pvs.org/tickets.

Have a happy Thanksgiving!

Mrs. Mulé
Head of Middle School