Weekly Notes from the Head of Middle School, 3/11

Dear Middle School Families,

I would like to reassure you that Palm Valley School is taking the Covid-19 situation seriously. Mrs. Rice’s email yesterday outlined some of the steps we are taking. Attached is a link to a communication from the Riverside County Department of Public Health with more guidelines, resources, and information: click We ask that you support these efforts at home by continuing to encourage everyone to wash their hands frequently. Please feel free to reach out to me with any questions or concerns.

Grandparents and Special Friends Day
This event will be rescheduled to a later date. Please note, however, that Friday, March 13 remains an early release day. Dismissal will be at 12:25 pm, lunch will not be available and there will not be any after-care available in the Middle School.

Welcoming the New Head
Everyone is invited to a “Welcoming the New Head” event to meet Dr. Steven Sherman and his wife, Mrs. Karen Sherman, on Thursday, March 19th at 5:30 pm in the Upper School Courtyard. You can RSVP to bot@pvs.org or cherisesonderman@gmail.com

Upper School Play: Firebird
Palm Valley Theater Department presents Firebird. The play has been created specifically for Palm Valley students, incorporating their unique talents. The production examines a young person’s quest for self-discovery while passing into, through, and out of our wondrous planetary existence. Prepare to be entertained, provoked and inspired, all at the same time, in an audio-visual experience of spiritual delight. Put the dates on your calendar and spread the word about the FIREBIRD! Get your tickets before they get sold out using this link!

March 20, 21, 26, 27 and 28th at 7:30 pm
March 22, Matinee at 2:30 pm

El Paseo Fashion Week
We're excited to announce that the six student models are now set for the night on the runway presented by Palm Springs Life, Palm Valley School and Animal Samaritans at the Le Chien fashion show on March 22, 2020. Each of the four PVS divisions (Preschool, Lower School, Middle School, and Upper School) is represented, so there is probably someone you and your student know bravely taking their turn in the spotlight to benefit the school. Come enjoy an evening of fun, fashion and family and offer your support to them and Palm Valley!

On March 15, from 10 am to noon, on the PVS Upper School campus, a FitMama seminar led by Jen Oliver will guide participants in a short, but effective fitness session to build central strength, learn special breathing exercises to reconnect their core -- it's all about being fit and able to cope with the pressures of the world!

On March 23, world-recognized player development and basketball coach education expert, Chris Oliver, will instruct those looking to improve specific skills in a small-group basketball training session at the Palm Valley School Gym from 3:30 - 4:30.

Thursday, March 26th from 6-7:30, Thunderbird Country Club hosts a social, rejuvenating Vino and Vinyasa yoga session led by Margi Briggs.

A few spots are still available in all of these sessions -- treat yourself and join in! Email or call Andrea Turner (aturner@pvs.org, 760-328-0861) to get your name on the participant list. Each session costs $150 and benefits Palm Valley School. 

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.

$60 March 1 - March 31
$65 April 1 - April 24

St. Patrick’s Day Bracelets
Please help support our hard working Parent Association and purchase a green shamrock bracelet for $5. Students wearing the bracelets on March 19th can come to school that day in Free Dress!

Upcoming Dates:
3/13 - Early Release Day, Students dismissed at 12:25pm - NO LUNCH - NO AFTER-CARE
3/18 - Winter Sports Awards - Gym - 6 - 7:30 pm
3/20 - US Play “Firebird” Opens - MPR - 7:30 pm 
3/23 - 3/27 - Spirit Week

Manny Mulé
Head of Middle School