Weekly Notes from the Head of Middle School, 2/5

Dear Middle School Families,

Congratulations to this year’s eleven 7th and 8th grade students who performed at the Annual Coachella Valley Monologue Festival hosted by John Glenn Middle School. Our students performed with over 100 middle schoolers from around the valley where they earned two honorable mentions and brought home 7 out of 13 trophies! In addition to the awards handed out at the festival, each year, directors from The Green Room Theatre scout the festival in order to award a talented student a $600 scholarship to their Summer Production Youth Program. Congratulations to this year’s winner, 8th grader Indiana Behr! Thank you to Mr. Ken Sarkis and many special Middle School parents for organizing and supporting these incredible performers! 

The 2020 winners are:
Classical DramaticMegan Briggs, Honorable Mention; Victoria Schnell,3rd place.
Classical ComedyBuse Ozturk, 1st place.
Contemporary DramaticLilah Nick, Honorable Mention; Lila Nash,1st place; Victoria Schnell, 2nd place.
Contemporary ComedyIndiana Behr, 1st place; Luke Sonderman, 2nd place.
Best of the FestivalLila Nash

Secret Gala Tickets and Auction
Today, February 5, is the final day to purchase tickets for The Secret Garden Gala! Our online auction remains open until February 15, however. Anyone can register and bid.  Click here to purchase tickets and bid!Special Awards Assembly: On Friday, February 14th, we will recognize 5th - 12th grade students who achieved Honor Roll and High Honor Roll for the first semester during the regular All-School Assembly at 8:15 in the GYM.

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.

$55 from Feb. 1 - Feb.29
$60 March 1 - March 31
$65 April 1 - April 24

Hot Lunch Program - Session 4
Session 4 of our hot lunch program begins Monday, February 24th. Please print and complete the new order form and return to your division's front desk by Thursday, February 13th.

Upcoming Dates:
2/7 - Free Dress Day
2/7 - Report Cards sent Home
2/8 - PVS Secret Garden Gala
2/14 - Awards Assembly in the GYM
2/17 - President’s Day - NO SCHOOL, Offices Closed
2/18 - 2/21 - February Break - NO SCHOOL
3/4 - Student Led Conferences - No ClassesManny Mulé
Head of Middle School