Weekly Notes from the Head of Middle School, 4/17

Dear Middle School Families,

There are just a few days left before Spring Break and then it’s the countdown to summer break! But before we get too excited, there are many activities yet to come. Once we return from Spring Break, students will begin preparing for their standardized tests, the ERBs. We also have a few enrolled in Math Field Day on Saturday, May 4th and it’s not too late to sign up! Mrs. Bernstein would love more students to help represent Palm Valley School. The Middle School play, Guys and Dolls, is in full rehearsal and opens Friday, May 3rd. Finally, our Student Council is working hard on planning one more dance and running a printer cartridge drive to raise money for cameras. May promises to be a very busy month, thank you for all you do to support your student.

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 vote is this Thursday, April 18th.

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.

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

Math Field Day
The 25th Annual Rotary Math Field Day at John Glenn Middle School is Saturday, May 4th from 8:30 am - 3:00 pm. This is a fun and rewarding experience for students with a love of games and problem-solving. There’s still time for your student to sign up. Please contact Mrs. Bernstein at abernstein@pvs.org for more information.

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.

Yearbook
Order your Yearbook online or at your division's front desk for $60! Visit ybpay.lifetouch.com and use Palm Valley School’s code: 12453419. The deadline to order your Yearbook is April 30th.

Important Dates
4/15-4/19 - Coin Drive/Slime Week
4/19 - Early Release - 12:25 pm NO AFTER-CARE
4/22 - 4/26 - Spring Break
5/3 - Guys and Dolls Opening Night - 7:30 pm - MPR
5/4 - 25th Annual Rotary Math Field Day - 8:30 am - 3:00 pm
5/20 - 5/24 - ERB Testing
5/27 - Memorial Day - NO SCHOOL
5/28 - 5/31 - WRaP Writing Test

Mrs. Mulé
Head of Middle School