Weekly Notes from the Head of Middle School, 5/1

Dear Middle School Families,

Welcome back, everyone! We are all eager for the last month of school and all the excitement it brings. This can be a tough time for students to remain focused and motivated, but there are many events to help the time pass more quickly. This Friday, May 3rd our musical Guys and Dolls opens. Purchase your tickets before they sell out at pvs.org/ticketsSaturday, May 4th is Math Field Day and Friday, May 17th, will be our Starry Night Middle School Spring Dance. Finally, our Chamber Singers are preparing for their Spring concert entitled, Music of Life coming up Wednesday, May 29th.

Today is #PVSDayofGiving19! We are closer to our goals than ever before and need your help! As is our tradition, our spring "PVS Day of Giving" is a last chance opportunity for families and supporters to contribute to our annual fundefforts before the end of the school year. Please consider giving to honor a favorite teacher, your student, or memory of a loved one. Leave a note of thanks, congratulations, or tell us why you give and we'll post it on social media along with a thank you! Give your gift on Facebook, online, or in person before midnight tonight.

This Friday morning, May 3rd starting at 8 am is our Flapjack for Families breakfast. While there are many special community events here at Palm Valley throughout the course of the year, this one is truly my favorite. It speaks to my Italian cultural heritage, where cooking and serving food is the most meaningful way Italians have to show their love and appreciation to their families. I am very excited to see you there Friday morning, eating, sharing stories and having some fun together! 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 pvs.org/tickets.

Starry Night Dance
Our semi-formal Middle School Spring Dance is coming up Friday, May 17thfrom 7 pm - 9 pm in the Gym. This dance is semi-formal (no jeans) and there is a cover charge of $10. Snacks and refreshments provided by the MS Student Council. Tickets can be purchased from Ms. Jimenez at the MS front desk or at the door.

Angel View Clothing Drive
Let's give a helping hand. Palm Valley School is partnering with Angel View Resale Store the week of May 20th - 24th. Please consider donating your gently used clothing items. Donation bins will be located on the stage in the gym. *Angel View will ONLY accept clothing item donations for the purposes of this drive. All items will be picked up on Friday, May 24th at noon. We will not accept donations after that time.

GSA Potluck/Fullerton Follies
Palm Valley Upper School's GSA Club and faculty advisor, Mr. Griffin, are hosting a community potluck! Join us on Wednesday, May 22nd at 5:30 pm for a Firebird family gathering to learn about the mission of our Gender and Sexuality Acceptance Club followed by the Fullerton Follies performance!

Important Dates
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
5/7 - Parent Association Meeting - 8:15 am SENIOR PANEL
5/20 - 5/24 - ERB Testing
5/20 - 5/24 - Angel View Clothing Drive
5/22 - GSA Potluck/Fullerton Follies
5/27 - Memorial Day - NO SCHOOL
5/28 - Parent Diversity Night - 5 pm, adults only
5/28 - 5/31 - WRaP Writing Test

Mrs. Mulé
Head of Middle School