Weekly Notes from the Head of Middle School, 5/27

Dear Middle School Families,

While this year has brought twists and turns like no other before, one thing that has not changed is the care and support from the parents in our Palm Valley community. A sincere thank you to those who volunteered to drive for field trips and away games, for providing food and helping set up and take down special luncheons, for coming to school gatherings and supporting students and teachers in and out of the classroom, (especially those of you who helped build sets for drama performances -- that’s a biggie!) Your devotion and care does not go unnoticed and we are very grateful for you.

Virtual Parent Meeting
Please let Dr. Sherman know if you plan on joining this virtual event (similar to our Parent Coffee Meetings) to discuss relevant school topics and answer any questions. Please feel free to submit a question ahead of time for Dr. Sherman to address on Thursday, May 28 at 9 am

8th Grade Promotion and Awards Ceremony
Please join us in congratulating our 8th grade graduates! A pre-recorded video will be released via email and on our social media on Friday, May 29 at 5:00 pm. A video of the Subject Book Awards and other awards will be released the week of June 1.

Last Day of School and Report Cards
This Friday, May 29th, is the final day of school.  Please remind your student to do their best on final work and projects, so they are able to leave the academic school year on a high note.  These final days of the school year are a good time for students to make sure all their work is complete, and to reach out to teachers with any concerns and questions.  Report cards will be mailed out on June 9.   

Locker Clean-Out and Chromebook Drop-Off
Wednesday, June 3, and Friday, June 5 are the scheduled days for locker clean-out and Chromebook drop-off for Middle School. Students have been scheduled and emails have gone out to everyone with a day and time reserved. Please notify me if there is a conflict and I will reschedule your appointment. We will be maintaining social distancing protocols and masks will be required while on campus.

Contracts for 2020-2021 School Year
Contracts for next year are out and are due back by June 15. Dr. Sherman and The Board of Trustees have added two addendums to the enrollment contract for the 2020-2021 school year designed to support our families. These addendums were outlined in an email sent last week. If you have any questions or concerns regarding this, please feel free to contact me, mmule@pvs.org or Abby Sturgeon asturgeon@pvs.org at any time.

Alumni Newsletter
As our Firebirds head into the summer, we wanted to share with everyone the latest issue of the PVS Alumni newsletter. Past newsletters are also archived on the PVS Alumni page. All our students are part of what makes Palm Valley special. Memories are more than simply the past -- they're important reminders of what matters in the future.

Upcoming Dates:
5/29 - End of Q4, Semester 2
5/29 - 8th Grade Virtual Graduation Ceremony, 5:00 pm
6/3 and 6/5 - Locker Clean-out and Chromebook Drop-Off

Manny Mulé
Head of Middle School