Weekly Notes from the Head of Middle School, 2/27

Dear Middle School Parents,

Hard to believe that we are once again preparing for Student Led Conferences. You should soon be receiving information from your student’s Advisor regarding scheduling your conference for next Wednesday, March, 6th. This is always an excellent opportunity for your student to showcase their progress and take ownership of their learning while you hear about their experience in the classroom. There will be no regular classes that day and all families are encouraged to sign up and meet with their student’s advisor.

CSF Car Wash
While you’re meeting with your student’s advisor, consider getting your car washed by the members of our Upper School Honor Society, California Scholarship Federation. They’ll be in the staff and student parking lot next to the Lower School from 8 am - 11 am on Wednesday, March 6th. Donations appreciated.

Puttin’ on the Ritz Online Auction
Our online auction is now LIVE! Start bidding on over 100 great items both local and out-of-market. Gift cards to your favorite restaurants, fun and unique experiences, activities with teachers, and more! Visit www.pvs.org/auction and remember to share the link with family and friends. Anyone can bid, anyone can win!

Parent Diversity Night
What is Gender? Why does it matter? Please join us on Thursday, March 7that 5 pm to view the National Geographic Film, GENDER REVOLUTION, narrated by Katie Couric followed by a Q/A led discussion. Diversity Night is hosted and presented by the Board Committee for Equity and Justice. Click here to register. Event is FREE and open to the public.

Grandparents and Special Friends Day
Invite your grandparents and special friends to join us for our annual Grandparents and Special Friends Day breakfast and ceremony on Friday, March 15th. An invitation postcard was sent home with your student to give to their special friend or grandparent. Breakfast starts at 7:30 am followed by a special student performance. Students will be dismissed at 12:25 pm. After-Care will be available.

Palm Valley School Night at Fashion Week El Paseo
Enjoy an evening at the runway hosted by Palm Valley School on Thursday, March 21st at 5 pm. Wine and hors-d'oeuvres provided by Sullivan’s Steakhouse, Spa Girl Vodka cocktails, photo booth fun, and a silent auction. Reserved, premier seating is included in your ticket. Proceeds benefit Palm Valley School's students and programs. Click here to reserve your seat! We’ve already sold half of our tickets so don’t delay, purchase today!

Yearbook
Pre-order your Yearbook online for $50! Visit ybpay.lifetouch.com and use Palm Valley School’s code: 12453419.

Important Dates
3/2 - PVS “Puttin’ on the Ritz” Gala - 6pm - Ritz Carlton
3/6 - Student Led Conferences
3/7 - Parent Diversity Night - 5 pm
3/11 - NO SCHOOL - Professional Development
3/15 - Grandparents and Special Friends Day - 7:30 am
3/21 - Fashion Week El Paseo Reception - 5 pm

Mrs. Mulé
Head of Middle School