Weekly Notes from the Head of Middle School, 9/20

Dear Middle School Families,

It takes a lot of collaboration and teamwork to make our MS so successful. An integral part of that success is the support of our Room Parents. I want to thank our Room Parents in advance for their efforts in promoting PVS events, enlisting volunteers, and accurately communicating all that we do that makes our MS so great. Thank you, Sherelle Craven, Bea Alexander, and Karen Makkai, our 6th, 7th, and 8th grade Room Parents. Any questions that are specific to your year group can be directed to me or your Room Parent. We all want the same thing, an incredibly successful school year for our students.

Looking forward, here are a few reminders:

Picture Day and Dress Uniform
Picture Day is on Tuesday, September 26th. For Picture Day and for any other future events that require Formal Dress Uniform, it is important to understand what that entails. 7th grade pictures will be made up on October 3rd.

For Formal Dress, students are required to have (from Norman’s Uniforms) a white PVS Oxford Dress Shirt with appropriate neckwear and one of the options for Formal Dress bottoms:

  • Black Pants
  • Black Skirt/Skort
  • PVS Red Plaid Skirt

Shoes can include leather dress shoes, closed-toe sandals or flats, or tennis shoes/sneakers (with socks). Your shoes should aim to be as close to a single solid color as possible, be unobtrusive in appearance, and lack unusually bright colors.

Socks and/or Leggings may be worn as appropriate to choice of footwear in the following solid (without embellishments, pattern, or visible logos, etc.) colors only: white, black, tan, brown, grey, or red. Black belts (only) should be worn with formal dress black pants when appropriate.

Please note: The last day to order uniforms and receive them in time for All School Picture day is today. You can order by phone, (310-832-8342) and online at www.normansuniforms.com. The online password for our school is: 35525.

This year you can preorder your portraits online without filling out a paper order! Click here. If you have any questions regarding your order or Picture Day, please feel free to contact Córdova Photography at inquiries@cordovaphotography.com.

7th Grade Pathfinder Trip
It is important that students stick to the packing list. A copy of the packing list has gone home with students and can also be viewed here.

Also, we are in need of approved adult drivers. We have enough drivers willing to drop off on Monday, but we could use a few more drivers to pick us up from Pathfinder on Wednesday. If you are a cleared driver please contact me if you wish to help. Your time would be greatly appreciated. We will be departing from school at 10:30 AM on Monday, September 25th. We will be departing Pathfinder on Wednesday, September 27th at 12:45 PM.

Upcoming Dates
9/21 - Pieology Pizza Night, proceeds benefit Palm Valley School all day

9/25-9/27 - 7th Grade Pathfinder Trip, Idyllwild

9/26 - Picture Day, Formal Dress Uniform Required
10/3 - 7th Grade Picture Make-Up Day, Formal Dress Uniform Required
10/4 - Student Led Conferences, NO SCHOOL
10/6 - Free Dress
10/9 - NO SCHOOL, Professional Development Day for Faculty
10/10- 10/11 - Athletic Photos
10/13 - Peace Pole Dedication
11/1 - 11/3 - 6th Grade Catalina Trip

Mr. Brooks
Head of Middle School
jbrooks@pvs.org