Weekly Notes from the Head of Middle School, 5/6

Dear Middle School Families,

Let us all welcome Dr.Steve Sherman, who began his tenure at Palm Valley school just yesterday. Dr. Sherman is a passionate leader who joins us ready to guide and encourage us through this unprecedented time. I am very excited to work and learn with him.

This week is Teacher Appreciation Week and already many of you have expressed kind words and offered warm-hearted gestures to our dedicated PVS faculty. I would like to take this opportunity to thank you, the parents, for your extraordinary efforts during this time of distance learning. The classroom experience is irreplaceable and we teachers miss it terribly, but your encouragement, support, and recognition is invaluable.

Support PVS
During COVID-19, families can choose to support PVS through programs like Box Tops or Amazon Smile. These days, Box Tops for Education is online and digital. Families can download the Box Tops app and scan their receipt(s) within 14 days of purchase to earn cash (typically 10 cents per Box Top item, although additional incentives are offered) for PVS. Users don't need to know what products are eligible, when the receipt is scanned, the app will show the box tops earned at that time and credit PVS. If you have questions, our Palm Valley School Box Tops for Education Coordinator is Sarah Dunn, dienys@hotmail.com.

Similar to Box Tops, Amazon Smile is a program that can help support PVS. With families purchasing from Amazon, especially during the pandemic, remembering to conduct their purchases through smile.amazon.com and indicating PVS as their recipient choice, a percent (0.5%) of that purchase will benefit our school. These are small ways to help earn money for our learning community, even during distance learning, and every dollar counts! Thank you for your support.

Richard Brooke Foundation
Many thanks to the Richard Brooke Foundation and everyone who donated to support PVS students, faculty, and programs. Your generous donations allowed us to meet our goal! It was generously matched by the Richard Brooke Foundation. 

Upcoming Dates:
5/25 - Memorial Day - No School

Manny Mulé
Head of Middle School