Weekly Notes from the Head of Middle School, 5/16

Dear Middle School Families,

Our Middle School Soccer Team is in the playoffs! Be sure to wish them good luck in their games this week. Students that commit to after school activities like athletics and the arts provide themselves with the opportunity to learn discipline and how to apply effective time management skills. Offering a variety of activities is a holistic approach to education that is the foundation to our core values here at Palm Valley School.

Mental Health Awareness Month
PVS families are invited to join us tomorrowMay 17th at 6 pm for a screening of the movie ANGST, a documentary that discusses the symptoms and struggles of living with anxiety. For more information and to RSVP, click here.

End of Year Activity
On our last day of school, Friday, June 8th, we will be participating in our end of year activity to Wet ‘n’ Wild Water Park. We need volunteer drivers from all grades to support us in transporting our MS Students from PVS to the water park. Students will need to be picked up from the waterpark at the end of the day. Permission slips outlining the details of the trip have gone home. Please sign and return them to Ms. Jimenez. If you are available to help drive, please mark the permission slips and your calendars accordingly. As always, your support is very much appreciated!

Fullerton Follies
There will be a showcase of the students who performed in the Fullerton festival on Tuesday, May 22nd at 6:30 pm in the MPR. No cost for entry is required, but donations will be accepted at the door. Support the US Students and enjoy a spectacular evening of entertainment.

Spring Choir Concert
Please join the Palm Valley Choirs for a concert featuring songs of Spring on Thursday, May 24thand Friday, May 25th at 7 pm in the MPR. Featuring our Middle and Upper School students in Vocal Music Elective and Select Choir. General Seating tickets: Adults $10.00, Students $5.00. Purchase your tickets at www.pvs.org/tickets.

Flapjacks for Families
Please join us for our first annual Flapjacks for Families on Friday, May 25th!All families in our Palm Valley community are invited to this pancake breakfast in the Administration building courtyard from 7:30 am - 9:00 am.

Graduation Photos
Graduation is coming up on Thursday, June 7th, 6:00 pm at the JW Marriott Desert Springs. To pre-order 8th Grade Promotion portraits, click here.

Full S.T.E.A.M. Ahead Summer Camp
Don't forget to check out this year's Summer Camp Full S.T.E.A.M. Ahead. Mrs. McGrew and Mr. Killeen have planned some wonderful activities! Click here for more information or to sign up.

Upcoming Dates:
Thursday, 5/17 - Screening of the movie ANGST, MPR at 6:00 PM
Wednesday, 5/23 - Sports Banquet at 6:00 PM in the Gym
5/24 - 5/25 - MSUS Spring Choir Concert, MPR at 7:00 PM
5/21 - 5/25 - MS ERB Assessments
Friday, 5/25 - Flapjacks for Families at 7:30 AM
Friday, 5/25 - Ben and Jerry’s Ice Cream, End of ERB Celebration, Lunch Time
Monday, 5/28 - Memorial Day, NO SCHOOL
5/29 - 6/1 - MS WRAP English Assessment
Tuesday, 6/5 - MS Dramerican Idol, MPR, 1:30 - 3:20 PM
Thursday, 6/7 - 8th Grade Promotion, JW Marriot Springs, 6:00 PM
Friday, 6/8 - End of Year Awards Assembly, 8:20 AM in the Gym
Friday, 6/8 - End of Year Activity, Wet ‘n’ Wild Water Park, 11:45 AM - 3:30 PM

Mr. Brooks
Head of Middle School