Eblast from the Preschool Director, 2/28

Preschool Families,

March Madness is in full effect starting tomorrow! As we approach the last few months of school, there will be many events and activities that we will be informing you about. I will be giving you updates through these bi-monthly emails as well as event reminders using ClassDojo. 

This week, we have our Spring Parent/Teacher Conference on Friday. March 5th, 2021. Sign Up sheets were posted early last week, please make sure you sign up for a time slot. If the available times do not work for you, contact your Classroom Lead Teacher directly to set up another day and time that works for you both. All of our conferences in the Preschool will be held virtually. Our faculty will be sending you Google Meet links toward the end of the week. We do ask that students are not present during these meetings.

The following Monday, March 8th, is Professional Development Day.  We will not be providing a mini-camp on this date. We strongly believe that Professional Development Day is a great time for our faculty and staff to grow professionally within our school. We are committed to a lifetime of learning and modeling that for our students and families.

I also want to let you know that I will be out of the office from March 9th-12th in preparation for my wedding. Mrs. Chaffins and Mrs. Traub will be available if you need anything specific to our preschool offices.  I will also be working from home the week after my wedding. I will return to work in-person after that time. As always, I will be available.

Scholastic Book Fair (Virtual)
This year, our Scholastic Book Fair will be from March 9 - 22nd. This event will be completely virtual. When you purchase books/items from Scholastic, your orders will be sent directly to your home and if you spend $25 or more, shipping will be free! The proceeds directly benefit our PVS teachers. Our school uses the proceeds to build up classroom libraries and purchase supplemental materials.

Preschool Summer Camps (limited spots available)
We want to provide a Summer camp series to our preschool families as a small extension of our school year. We will have low ratios and minimum space available each week. Our camp will be STEAM-themed which embodies science, technology, engineering, arts, and mathematics activities. STEAM helps incorporate multiple disciplines at the same time and promotes learning experiences that allow children to explore, question, research, discover, and exercise innovative building skills.

Our camp will be held in our E9 Preschool building Monday-Friday from 8:00 am-4:00 pm. We will not be providing AM/PM snacks as well as lunch. To register for our Summer Camp, please click on this link. 

Box Tops for Education
Box Tops for Education is now online and digital, with an easy-to-use app. Families can download the Box Tops app and scan their receipt(s) within 14 days of purchase to earn cash (typically 10 cents per Box Top item, although additional incentives are offered). If you have questions, our PVS Box Tops for Education Coordinator is Sarah Dunn, dienys@hotmail.com.

Amazon Smile
Don’t forget, when families purchase from Amazon, visiting smile.amazon.com first and indicating PVS as their donation site of choice will bring monies into our school (plus it will now remember PVS for each purchase once you have indicated it the first time), a small percent (0.5%) of that purchase will benefit our school.

‘The Firebird Oasis’ - PVS Event (Adults Only) - March 27, 6pm
We have already reached 50% capacity! Now is the time to purchase your tickets or table to The Firebird Oasis, as attendance is limited.  You're invited to connect with the PVS community at this first-annual event that reinvents the traditional school 'gala'. Join us for the opportunity to socialize safely outdoors, discover a new cocktail with tasting stations, jam out to music outside of your living room, enjoy delicious food made by someone else, participate in pop-up party games, and bid on unique live auction items - all while supporting the school! Dust your party shoes off, rock your favorite mask, and get ready for an evening to remember.
Event Information and Ticket Purchasing

PVS Yearbook Purchase
You may now order the 2020-2021 Yearbook online here.  If you have questions regarding ad sales, please contact Andrew or Sara at ahall@student.pvs.org or shabibipour@student.pvs.org for more information. The deadline to purchase ads is today, February 28.

Upcoming Dates:
Friday, March 5th, 2021- Virtual Parent/Teacher Conferences (NO SCHOOL)
Monday, March 8th, 2021- Professional Development Day (NO SCHOOL)
Wednesday, March 10th, 2021- PS Wacky Wednesday- Sports Day
Saturday, March 27th, 2021- Palm Valley School Gala, Firebird Oasis

Ms. Kaira Beach
Head of Preschool