Weekly Notes from the Head of Middle School, 12/6

Dear Middle School Families,

Our lovely desert weather brings chilly mornings and mild afternoons, thus prompting students to shed their outerwear. Please remind students to keep track of their winter wear by placing them in their locked lockers or tying them around their waist. These items are easy to misplace or to be confused by another student as their own. Encourage your child to safeguard their PVS outerwear to avoid incurring any future costs for replacement. Families can help by clearly labeling any personal items with a name written on the tag. If you are in need of any PVS winter wear, please visit the Spirit Store located next to the snack bar or contact Ms. Denyer to set up an appointment.

With two and half weeks left before the break, we have a lot going on! Here are a few reminders to keep us moving forward:

Ugly Sweater Day
The Ugly Sweater Parade will take place December 20th at 8:20 AM in the gym. All students may take part, but please remember this is NOT a free dress day. Uniform bottoms and shoes MUST be worn.

Winter Choir Concert
On December 20th and 21st at 7:00 PM in the MPR, you are invited to the Winter Choir Concert as our MS and US Choir Elective and Select Choir Students perform Songs of the Season. Tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for students and can be purchased here.

Shoe Drive
For the month of December, we will be conducting a Shoe Drive benefiting students at the Bubbling Wells Elementary in Desert Hot Springs. Please participate by bringing in new, unisex colored shoes (red, blue, white, black), sizes 13-5 to your Divisions' reception area. We want to help these local students feel confident and comfortable running, jumping, and playing. Thank you for your participation and support.

PVS on Ice!
Bring your families out to The Rink at the River at Rancho Mirage for a day of ice skating! On Saturday, December 16, 20% of ice skating ticket sales will benefit PVS. Please bring this flyer to take part, have fun, and support PVS. You can also pick up the flyer at any front desk reception.

Upcoming Dates:
12/20 - Ugly Sweater Day and Parade at 8:20 AM - Gym
12/20 - 12/21 - MSUS Winter Choir Concert at 7:00 PM in the MPR
12/21 - LS Winter Sing at 9:00 AM in the Gym
12/22 - Student Half Day - Students are released at Noon - No Aftercare
12/22 - Pajama Day
1/12 - Free Dress Day
1/15 - Martin Luther King Jr. Day - No School
1/18 - FIND Foodbank trip for 8th grade from 8:30 AM to 11:30 AM
1/26 - End of Quarter 2 and the first semester
1/25 - FIND Foodbank trip for 6th grade from 8:30 AM to 11:30 AM
1/28 - Open House at 1:00 PM

Mr. Brooks
Head of Middle School