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

Dear Middle School Families,

It has been a pleasure to serve as your Head of Middle School for the last two years. I will certainly miss welcoming everyone in the morning at drop off. Being greeted with your waves and smiles has meant a lot to me and I sincerely appreciate the time we have spent together and the opportunity to work with you and your children. I am excited for Mrs. Manny Mulé, our new Head of Middle School, to experience your kindness and the positive support you, your wonderful students, and our faculty will give to her as she dives into the next academic year. I wish Palm Valley School, our incredible students, and talented faculty the very best in the years to come.

Graduation
Please join us for our all school Commencement Ceremony tomorrowJune 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 Promotion 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. 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.

August Mailing
For returning families, this is a reminder that our August mailing will provide you with everything parents need at the start of the new year. It will include the Family Handbook, a letter from the new Head of Middle School, Pizza Friday forms, hot lunch forms, pick up and drop off information, calendar of events, and After Care information. If you have any questions over the summer, please call our reception and we will be happy to help you.

Upcoming Dates
Thursday, 6/7 - 8th Grade Promotion, JW Marriot Springs, 6:00 PM
Friday, 6/8 - End of Year Awards Assembly, 8:30 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