Weekly Notes from the Head of Middle School, 4/10

Dear Middle School Families,

Happy Spring! The weather has changed and there seems to be an interesting phenomenon happening - illness is on the rise. Many of us here in the Middle School have either caught and battled this virus that came to visit, or we are about to catch it. Compounding that, we are also feeling the effects of our rainy winter with the super bloom. For those with allergies, this is becoming a challenging season. Please remind your student to drink plenty of fluids throughout the day. After my bout with an illness last week, my care provider stressed the importance of flushing out the toxins our immune systems seem to be up against. Remember we have an EZ H2O water-filling station in the middle school, making it easy and eco-friendly for our students to stay hydrated all day.

College Affordability Planning Night
Educational Funding Solutions presents College Affordability Planning Night at Palm Valley School. At this free event on tomorrow, April 11th at 5:30 pm you will learn that you can develop a customized plan to meet ALL the educational costs you will incur for college. Sign up here.

Who do you want to SLIME? - Coin Drive
Who will it be? Mr. Klausz, Mrs. Fisher, Mrs. Mulé, Ms. Steinman, or Mrs. Rice? Voting is easy - STEP 1: Collect coins, loose change, quarters from the couch cushions. STEP 2: Bring them to your division's front desk. STEP 3: Place your coins into the bucket with the name of the person you want to SLIME! The last day to bring in your coins and "vote" is next Thursday, April 18th, the person with the most coins in their bucket will be slimed during morning assembly!

Flapjacks for Families
Join us for the second annual Flapjacks for Families on Friday, May 3rdstarting at 8 am. All Palm Valley families are invited to join us for light refreshments and a pancake breakfast in the Administration Building Courtyard.

MS Drama Production
This year’s Middle School musical production is Guys and Dolls. The show opens, Friday, May 3rd at 7:30 pm and runs on the following dates: Saturday, May 4th at 7:30 pm, Sunday, May 5th at 2:30 pm, Friday, May 10th at 7:30 pm, and Saturday, May 11th at 7:30 pm. Tickets are now available at www.pvs.org/tickets.

Spring Break
Spring Break is coming up Monday, April 22nd - Friday, April 26th. Friday, April 19th will be a half day for students. No lunch or After-Care will be provided.

Yearbook
Pre-order your Yearbook online for $60! Visit ybpay.lifetouch.com and use Palm Valley School’s code: 12453419. The deadline to order your Yearbook is April 14th.

Important Dates
4/8-4/18 - Coin Drive/Slime Week
4/19 - Early Release - 12:25 pm NO AFTER-CARE
4/22 - 4/26 - Spring Break
5/3 - Flapjacks for Families - 8 am
5/3 - Guys and Dolls Opening Night - 7:30 pm - MPR

Mrs. Mulé
Head of Middle School