Weekly Notes from the Head of Middle School, 12/5

Dear Middle School Families,

It is difficult to believe that we are in the final month of 2018. How time flies! With December comes a cool down in temperature and I have noticed some of the students shivering. Please make sure your student is wearing the appropriate uniform outerwear this winter. You can make an appointment to shop with Mrs. Denyer in the Spirit Store via text at (760) 641-4445 or email at sharonpvsmum@gmail.com. Otherwise, new and used uniform items can be found each Friday morning with Mrs. White and Mrs. Denyer in front of the Preschool and Lower School.

Three weeks to go before Winter Break and here are the events happening at PVS before we depart:

The Drowsy Chaperone
The reviews are out and Mr. Sarkis has another success on his hands! Only two nights left. Get your tickets before it’s too late - you do not want to miss this spectacular show! www.pvs.org/tickets

Breakfast Burrito Bash
Friday, December 7th, immediately following our all school Assembly, 8th grade students will join the Upper School for breakfast and spend the morning shadowing in Upper School classrooms.

December Admission Open House
If your child is a Student Ambassador and has volunteered for this event, please have them arrive by 12:45 pm, in dress uniform on Sunday, December 9th. We are also looking for parent volunteers, if you are able to help out, please email Shannon Markel at smarkel@pvs.org.

Fun Friday
The MS student council will be hosting a Fun Friday Movie Night on Friday, December 14th from 6 pm - 8 pm in the MPR. We are asking students to participate in an international potluck, representing their cultural heritage. Students can also participate by bringing drinks or paper goods for the potluck.

Get Carded!
Support the Palm Valley Parent Association and ring in the holiday season with a DIY Greeting Card party! Enjoy light appetizers, wine, and an afternoon of crafting on Sunday, December 9th at 3 pm. Early bird tickets are $35 or purchase at the door for $40. Adults only, please. The event is open to the public so invite your friends!

December Dinner Out
Our December Dinner Out event is the “Let’s Eat Out” fundraiser at Old Spaghetti Factory in Rancho Mirage. Raise money for Palm Valley School on Thursday, December 13th between 4 pm - 9 pm. 15% of your check benefits the Parent Association. Dine-in only, present this flyer.

Spirit Week
The last week before break, December 17th - 21st is Spirit Week! Students are welcome to participate:
Monday: Tourist Day
Tuesday: Sports Day
Wednesday: Ugly Sweater Day
Buddy groups will meet in the gym at 8:20 am and parade down the fire lane to show off their unusual holiday sweaters. Parents and families are welcome to join. This will be followed by the Parent Association serving hot chocolate outside the snack shop. Students must wear regular uniform bottoms.​
Thursday: Decades Day
Friday: Pajama Day. On this day students will be dismissed at 12:25 pm. There is no lunch or After-Care.

Important Dates and Reminders
12/7 - Breakfast Burrito Bash
12/9 - Admission Open House, 1 pm
12/13 - December Dinner Out Event - Old Spaghetti Factory, 4 pm - 9 pm
12/14 - MS Fun Friday Movie Night, 6 pm
12/17-21 - Spirit Week
12/19 - Ugly Sweater Parade/Hot Chocolate Buddy Event, 8:20 am
12/19 - Winter Night - Chamber Singers - 7 pm
12/20 - PA Luncheon for MUS
12/21 - Early Release for Students

Mrs. Mulé
Head of Middle School