Weekly Notes from the Head of Middle School, 12/18

Dear Middle School Families,

We had a wonderful time at the Winter Wonderland Dance. Thank you to Coach Gilmour, Ms. Maguire and Mr. Williams for helping me to chaperone and a heartfelt thank you to the Middle School Student Council for organizing the dance and donating the treats!

As we prepare to depart for our much needed break, I wish you all a peaceful and relaxing holiday. May it be full of love and laughter and all the best for an excellent 2020.

Early Release Day
A reminder that this Friday, December 20 is an early release day. Students will be dismissed at 12:25. There will be no lunch or after-care.

A Swingin’ Holiday Affair
Join us for the Winter Choral Concert featuring the PVS Chamber Singers. The concert takes place tonight at 7:00pm in the MPR. You can purchase tickets here.

Holiday Luncheon
The PVS Parent Association will be hosting the annual Holiday Luncheon for Middle and Upper School students on Thursday, December 19th. They will be serving pasta/meatballs/salad from Giuseppe's. They are asking parents for donations of drinks and desserts. Also needed are parents to volunteer to help set up/serve/clean up from 11:30-1:30 pm. Please click on the link to sign up. Thank you for your support!

Palm Valley School Secret Garden Gala
This year, our gala will be held at the Westin Mission Hills on the evening of Saturday, February 8th. This "Secret Garden" is shaping up to be a lovely, beautiful event that you will not want to miss! If you attended last year’s Gala, all your registration information should be easily accessible under the email you used. We are in the process of securing items for the auction and we need your help! If you have a business or connection that you think might be great for a donation to make our event a success - please contact us at gala@pvs.org. Additionally, we have sold out tickets for this event for the last couple of years and anticipate this year will be no different! Please log on today and secure your ticket or table today!

Annual Fund
There is still time to contribute to Palm Valley’s Annual Fund before the year ends. You’ll support the school, students, and programs and get a tax deduction!  Please click on the link to give today!

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.

$45 now until Jan. 5
$50 Jan. 6 - Jan. 31
$55 from Feb. 1 - Feb.29
$60 March 1 - March 31
$65 April 1 - April 24

Events Pass 2020
Get the Golden ticket to all of Palm Valley School’s exciting events this year with the Events Pass! One purchase equals three enjoyable evenings, all of which support Palm Valley School and the students PVS serves. Pay $250 (or $300 for VIP Fashion Week seating) and get admission for one to our Secret Garden Annual Gala, Fashion Week El Paseo and Bourbon + Barbecue. This is a great value which gives you the opportunity to attend all three of our major events on a single purchase.

The Events Passes are limited and will not be available after December 20th.

To purchase, click here, then click on TICKETS-->Add Ons-->Events Pass

Upcoming Dates:
12/18 - MUS Winter Choral - 7pm-8pm - MPR
12/20 - Early Release Day - 12:25pm - NO AFTER-CARE
12/23 - 1/3 - Winter Holiday - NO SCHOOL
1/20 - Martin Luther King Jr. Day - NO SCHOOL, Offices Closed
1/24 - End of Q2 (Semester 1)

Manny Mulé
Head of Middle School