Weekly Notes from the Head of Middle School, 2/6

Dear Middle School Families,

Saturday, February 2nd saw the culmination of weeks of hard work for the 8th annual Middle School Monologue Festival. Our school hosted this event and needless to say, thanks to our incredible and selfless community of parents, students, and teachers, it was a huge success. This year, we had the largest number of middle schools participating - five, including ours. Thank you to Mr. Ken Sarkis and many special middle school parents for masterfully organizing this complicated event and for making sure everyone knew where to be! I also want to recognize the Upper School students who donated their time to prepare the classrooms for competition, helped register participants, helped the judges during the performances, and supported their younger PVS classmates by helping them practice and refine their monologues.

The 2019 winners are:
Classic Drama: Honorable Mention - Isabella Morrison, 3rd Place - Indiana Behr, 2nd Place - Mia Alexander, 1st Place - Alexander Kler.

Classic Comedy: Honorable Mention - Lilah Nick, 3rd Place - Bennett Creighton, 2nd Place - Lila Nash, 1st  Place - Joey Martin.

Contemporary Drama: Honorable Mention - Joshua Dubinsky, 3rd Place - Rilee Raimi, 2nd Place - Lilah Nick, 1st Place - Bennett Creighton.

Contemporary Comedy: Honorable Mention - Lily Neil, 3rd Place - Harliana Otto, 2nd Place - Joey Martin, 1st Place - Alexander Kler.

Best of the Festival: A tie between Alexander Kler and Bennett Creighton!

Honor Roll and High Honor Roll Assembly
Friday, February 8th is a Special Awards Assembly where 5th through 12th graders who earn Honor Roll or High Honor Roll will be recognized. You are invited to attend the assembly which starts at 8:15 am in the gym.

February Dinner Out Event
Our next dinner out event is coming up Wednesday, February 13th at The Slice - Rancho Mirage. Present the flyer or mention Palm Valley School and 20% of your purchase will benefit the Parent Association. Valid for dine-in and takeout from 11 am - Close.

Hot Lunch Program - Session 4
Session 4 of our hot lunch program begins Monday, February 11th. Please print and complete the new order form and return to your division's front desk by Thursday, February 7th.

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

8th Grade Trip
Permission slips went home Monday and are due back with a $100 deposit by Friday, February 8th. If you are interested in sending your student on this exciting outdoor adventure trip, please return the permission slip by then.

Puttin' on the Ritz Gala
There are a limited number of tickets left for our Puttin' on the Ritz Gala! Enjoy a sit-down dinner and dessert, signature cocktails, a live auction, casino-style gaming, and more! Put on your glitz, ritz, and glam for an evening to remember. The Puttin' on the Ritz Gala will be held at The Ritz-Carlton, Rancho Mirage on Saturday, March 2nd at 6 pm. Purchase your tickets at pvs.org/gala19.

Upcoming Dates
2/7 - Hot Lunch Forms due
2/8 - Move-Up Day
2/9 - CSF Field Trip to UCLA
2/13 - Dinner Out Event at The Slice, 11 am - Close
2/18 - 2/22 - February Break

Mrs. Mulé
Head of Middle School