Weekly Notes from the Head of Middle School, 3/28

Dear Middle School Families,

Last Friday was the Middle School Spring Formal Dance. The students looked the part in their suits, tuxedos, and fancy dresses. They all brought their own charm and style to this special occasion. Everyone had a great time, dancing and singing along to all of their favorite songs. The students behaved incredibly well and it proved to be a night to remember. Thank you, Mr. Zinman, Mrs. Farley, Sra. Huerta, and Ms. Bernstein for chaperoning. Looking ahead, our Middle School Student Council will be meeting to organize a Fun Friday for April and May as well, so watch for details coming soon!

Next week is spring break. I want to wish everyone a safe, fun, and enjoyable break with family and friends.

Purchase your yearbooks by April 16th online at ybpay.lifetouch.com - ID code is 12453418. All yearbook ads (copy and photos) must be submitted to sfarley@pvs.org no later April 1st. Photos and or ads must be in JPEG format with a resolution of at least 4 megapixels. Ad sizes and specifications are as follows:

  • 1/4 Page-   $50     3.5 inches by 4 inches
  • 1/2 Page-   $90     4 inches by 7 inches
  • Full Page-  $150   7 inches by 9.5 inches

End of Quarter
This Friday will be the end of the 3rd Quarter. I want to remind everyone that we now do end of semester Honor Roll and that the end of this quarter is to communicate student progress only. Honor Roll is determined by the GPA calculated from the 3rd and 4th quarter grades, not an average of 3rd and 4th quarter GPA. I encourage you to reach out to teachers and advisors if you have any questions about your child’s progress.

Enrollment Contracts
Please remember that re-enrollment contracts and deposits are due by April 1st. If you need another copy of your child's re-enrollment contract, contact the Business Office and we will be happy to print one. Any student who does not have a re-enrollment contract submitted by the deadline will be required to reapply to the school which includes completing a new application, application fee ($125), and new family fee ($1,000). If you have any questions or concerns please call or email Jodi Wiseley at 760-328-0861 or jwiseley@pvs.org.

Our Middle School soccer players are off to a great start practicing and preparing for the season. The regular season games have not yet been announced but we welcome all of our families to come out and support the team once our home games have been confirmed. We wish our 15 players that make up the team the best of luck this year! If you have any questions about the soccer schedule or practice, please contact athletics@pvs.org.

Alice in Wonderland, Jr - A Middle School Musical Production
This year's Middle School Play is a musical performance of Disney's Alice in Wonderland, Jr. Join precocious and curious Alice on an adventure that is altogether fantastical and memorable. Thirty-one talented singing and dancing Middle School actors and actresses under the direction of Mr. Gahnz and Mr. Sarkis will bring it all to musical life, this Spring, on stage at Palm Valley School. You can purchase your tickets here. This show is guaranteed fun for all ages!

Upcoming Dates:
3/30 - END of the THIRD QUARTER
4/2 - 4/6 - Spring Break, NO SCHOOL
4/5 - 4/10 - Choir Trip to New York
4/12 - 4/13 - Athletic Photos
4/13 - All School Free Dress Day
4/27 - 4/28 - MS Production, Disney’s Alice in Wonderland, Jr. at 7:30 PM
4/29 - MS Production, Disney’s Alice in Wonderland, Jr, at 2:30 PM
5/4 - 5/5 - MS Production, Disney’s Alice in Wonderland, Jr. at 7:30 PM
5/5 - MS Production, Disney’s Alice in Wonderland, Jr. at 2:30 PM
5/21 - 5/25 - MS ERB Assessments

Mr. Brooks
Head of Middle School