Weekly Notes from the Head of Middle School, 5/30

Dear Middle School Families,

As we head quickly toward the end of the year, I want to remind our families that our students are still expected to work hard on their assignments until the end. Please stay on top of your student to ensure that the excitement of the end of another amazing year doesn’t distract them from finishing strong!

The Ember
Yearbook pre-order sales have ended, but you can still purchase The Ember for $65 until this Friday, June 1st. If you wait until the yearbooks arrive, your child will not receive their copy on the delivery day and the price will raise to $70. See Ms. Jimenez at the MS front desk to order your yearbook now if you have not done so already before it is too late!

Graduation
Please join us for our all school Commencement Ceremony coming up on Thursday, June 7th, 6:00 pm at the JW Marriott Desert Springs. Click here to view the information flyer with all the day of graduation details you need to be prepared. To pre-order 8th Grade Promotion portraits, click here.

8th Grade Graduation Dress Code
Girls can wear simple, tasteful "afternoon dress" attire: white or light-colored 3⁄4 length dresses or dressy pants with dressy tops, but should be of the same level of formality that a dress would be. Appropriate dress shoes should be worn. Dresses should not be prom-like or formal. No long dresses, strapless, or spaghetti strap dresses are permitted. Straps must be at least one inch wide. Miniskirts, solid black or revealing dresses are NOT acceptable. No flip-flops, sandals or super high heels.

Boys must wear dress pants; dress shirts in a solid white or light blue, ties, and dress shoes with dark socks.

End of Year Activity
On our last day of school, Friday, June 8thwe will be participating in our end of year activity to Wet ‘n’ Wild Water Park. Students will need to be picked up from the waterpark at the end of the day by 3:30 PM. Parent drivers will be contacted to confirm availability to drive students from school to the park. As always, your support is very much appreciated!

Full S.T.E.A.M. Ahead Summer Camp
Don't forget to check out this year's Summer Camp! Open to K - 8th grade students. There are some great activities planned, including Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, Music, Math and more! Click here for more information or to sign up.

Upcoming Dates
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 Marriott Desert 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
6/11 - 6/29 - Palm Valley School S.T.E.A.M. Summer Camp

Mr. Brooks
Head of Middle School