Eblast from the Preschool Director, 12/13

Preschool Families,

This week is the last week before our two weeks Winter Break. We have many fun activities happening and I encourage our families to participate in these. Thank you to all our families who have shared family holiday traditions with us virtually and will continue to do so this week. Our students truly love learning about what their peers do at home during these holiday times. Although it is different from previous years, I believe the spirit of the traditions still enlighten and teach our students about family tradition differences and similarities.

Spirit Week
This is an annual tradition at Palm Valley School. Our Upper School ASB creates our Spirit Days and we implement them each year the week before Winter Break. Our faculty and students enjoy each of these days and participate in the fun! I want to also remind our families that this coming Friday, December 18th, is an Early Release Day! All students must be picked up prior to 12:00 pm. We do encourage you to bring in a packed lunch for your child as we will still have lunch between 11:15-11:45 am. The spirit schedule this week is as follows:

Monday- Plaid Day
Tuesday- Sports Day
Wednesday- Ugly (Cute) Sweater Day
Thursday- Inside Out Day
Friday- Pajama Day
Meet and Greet with Santa
We have decided to offer a meet and greet with Santa while at school! We will also be taking a photo of this interaction for a keepsake for our families. The cost of this meet and greet along with a digital photo is $15 total. $5 of each order will benefit Loma Linda's Children's Hospital in Indio.We will be taking COVID-19 precautions in keeping appropriate distance as well as having a chair available for each student to sit on instead of Santa's lap. Santa will be wearing a mask during these exchanges as well as sanitation will take place between students.
Please register in advance on Eventbrite: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/meet-greet-photo-with-santa-tickets-131267746363

Parent Association 
The Spirit Store pop-up scheduled for Wednesday, December 16th has been postponed.  They will reschedule for when we return in January. The Spirit Store will be open by appointment only from now until December 18th. If you have a specific item that you need to purchase, please email spiritstore@pvs.org and they will find a way to get it to you.

There are a few items left from the wreath fundraiser available for sale (wreaths, sprays, and centerpieces).  Email pa@pvs.org if you would like to purchase something.

Annual Fund
We kindly ask you to consider donating to our Annual Fund. This year, we have a generous donor who has pledged matching funds! That means, every dollar means TWO for our school. This is a difficult time financially for everyone, and every dollar you give makes a difference. Annual Gift

PVS Yearbook Purchase
Yearbooks are on sale! Please order them directly from the website using this link:  https://www.balfour.com/student-info?smi=4409 The early bird price is $55 until January 4th, and the price goes up incrementally. If you would like to purchase an ad, please email ahall@student.pvs.org or shabibipour@student.pvs.org for more information.

Upcoming Dates:
Monday, December 14th- Plaid Day
Tuesday, December 15th- Sports Day
Wednesday, December 16th- Ugly (Cute) Sweater Day & Meet and Greet with Santa
Thursday, December 17th- Inside Out Day
Friday, December 18th- Pajama Day & Early Release Day (12:00 pm)
Monday, December 21st- Friday, January 1st- Winter Break
Monday, January 4th- School Resumes

Happy Holidays,

Ms. Kaira Beach
Head of Preschool